Saturday, 20 September 2014

Instagram #3

The past few weeks have definitely been a bit hectic. I've had a couple of photography jobs, moved houses and visited home, hopefully things will be back to normal soon. Oh, I also grabbed a few new pairs of shoes so it makes up for feeling so stressed!

Saturday, 6 September 2014


When it comes to the fashion industry I always think it's important to invest in brands that make an effort to create, design & distribute to the country they are based in. Not only does it help to develop new talent but it helps to create more jobs and it makes it a little better for the environment. 

After doing a little bit of research I've grabbed a few of my finds, some items of clothing and accessories that have been made in the UK.

Probably one of the pairs of shoes that I have had my eyes on for the longest time, I'm definitely close to snapping and grabbing a pair of these. They create them in a couple of different colours (I already have the Oxblood variation, whoops). Dr Martens are definitely worth a look at, especially their Made in England range. 

Definitely of my favourite finds when researching for this blog post. I've been trying to find a good quality, well made Mac for quite a while. I often struggle with longer length coats due to the fact I'm not the tallest! Last spring I managed to grab a very similar navy version of this in Topman, definitely regret holding off and saving for this version instead!

The different colour options for this Jumper are definitely a bonus, while I've shown the cream option above the pastel blue or pink would make a great addition to a wardrobe. Having a bit of colour definitely isn't a bad thing, especially not when used with the right combination.

It's my 21st coming up in the next few months so I have my eyes constantly peeled for any nice watches that I come across. While I absolutely love this watch due to it's classic feel I definitely think the price point is one to consider. Saying that, however, you do get quality with price, and this is definitely a brand that's worth investing in if you have the chance to. 

Thursday, 4 September 2014


It's the end of summer and time to go back to University & College, I've decided to put together a couple of things that have saved me in my first year of university. 

While I've added a Macbook to the list, this definitely isn't essential. I really mean any Laptop, or even an iPad. I study Fashion Communication and often need to use Photoshop & InDesign in lectures, therefore I need something a little more hefty than a laptop to browse the web and run Microsoft Office. I think it's worthwhile investing money in a descent computer, I still use my iMac from when I first started college 4 years ago. While they can be expensive, it's definitely worth it in the long run. 

Having a reliable computer is important, but so is backing up your work. I might sound like a Lecturer here but around deadline time I couldn't even imagine the feeling of turning your computer on to a hard drive failure. Time Machine on MacBook is constantly reminding me to back up my work, while I know it's important however, I definitely need to stop clicking on the little 'Remind Me Tomorrow' option!

I don't even need to explain how important these are, grab a few before University as you sometimes have to hand them in with assignments so they slowly seem to disappear.

An excuse to buy another pair of shoes, maybe? Either way, walking to and from campus can be a treck, something reliable on your feet is always a good call. I recently grabbed another pair of Nike Free Trainers and they're honestly one of my most comfortable pairs of shoes I own, definitely worth a look into.

Power Bricks can be used to charge most portable devices, obviously depending upon what one you choose to buy. They're always handy if you're out all day or in the library for a couple of hours. Especially when you want to check Facebook on your phone instead of minimising your work on the computer, still counts as being productive then, right?

Being organised is probably one of the most important qualities to have when trying to juggle essays, placements, part time jobs and socialising. Moleskines are great for this as depending upon the version you buy you have a descent bit of space to scribble in and plan away the week.

I've tried to generalise a couple of essentials, while they're important to me it will differ depending on the course or subject you've chosen.