'Mondays is for drinking to the seldom seen kid'

Monday, 19 September 2011

Hi there, I've just moved into my new house at uni so it's safe to say I am avoiding unpacking. Firstly, I hate it when my room is messy, but I know that when I start unpacking I will have to do it from start to finish, which will be exhausting, hence the procrastination. Also, I've been slightly preoccupied by the many things that are not working in the house. The first time I tried to: make a cup of tea, cook dinner, have a shower were all disasters. And I seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time in the creepy basement trying to turn the mains electricity back on. Not good. Last night I started cooking dinner (vegetarian enchiladas in case you were wondering) only to find half way through that the oven didn't work. I was already having to light the gas rings on the hob with matches because the ignition was broken. Don't worry though, the enchiladas quickly turned into fajitas with sauce on top and were delish! It's safe to say that I'm slightly resenting my house at the moment. And the house is actually lovely, it's just that nothing seems to work properly. So it's my landlords I'm resenting really. They had all summer to fix everything but it seems they didn't have time. They did, however, have time to come and collect the playstation that we were told was for watching DVDs on (I was getting really excited at the prospect of singstar nights as well!) but not to sort out the deathtraps that are the front and back gardens. Seriously, it's like a jungle out there, you have to battle with killer brambles to leave the house. Not cool. As for the title of this post - this Monday is enough to make me start drinking in the AM. Alright, I'm not actually that badass, I'm drinking tea, but WITH SUGAR! Ah, yeah. And I'm listening to Elbow, funnily enough.

Ok, rant over. House sucks, landlords are shit, you get it. Apart from that, I'm getting ready to start my work experience tomorrow, which is exciting. I'm spending just over a week working with mystreetchic.com which is a Bristol based fashion website. I'm not really sure what I'll be doing yet, but I think it involves writing some articles and also taking street style pictures of fashionable ensembles on the streets of Bristol. So, if you live in Bristol you may see me wielding a camera around at some point over the next week. I know, I make it sound so chic don't I? 

Obviously, this being a fashion blog, I can't ignore the fact that it is London Fashion Week at the moment. I think half the fun of LFW is seeing what everyone else is wearing, as well as what's parading down the catwalk. Although that's exciting too :) Obviously I am sadly not at LFW, instead I am in Bristol wearing the world's cosiest jumper (stupid cold house) and jeans... what, not blogworthy? I'll have you know that I often get compliments on this jumper. I definitely stole it from my Mum, who was not impressed. But hey, I say that if you don't wear something for ten years it's definitely fair game. In other words, you snooze you lose.. MINE NOW hehehe :)

I've also been lusting over clothes I wish I could afford, as usual. And if I weren't waiting with baited breath for the day my student loan presents itself in my bank account (please hurry up!) this is what I would be buying...

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Mm, I know, so much navy and red and green. Yes, I want to look like one of Santa's elves. That's totally one of A/W 11's hottest trends. No but seriously, velvet ankle boots and velvet dungarees? Yes please. And as for the cosy jumpers I can tell you that they will come in very handy living in this ice cube tray, formerly known as my student house. I also really like these, but they didn't really fit into the collage:

1 & 2

I know, how many dungarees does one girl need? But look, this one's a dungaree dress. Completely different. Yep. And I'm also just a sucker for moustache t-shirts and anything shiny, hence the t-shirt. So, there's some clothes that I definitely can't afford. Oh well. Here's what else I'm loving recently:

1. Collecting recipes on Pinterest
2. Marimo moss ball pets on Etsy. I know, how can someone be this cool? Go on, click the link. You                       know you want one too.
3. Terrariums. Yet more greenery. But so cute, I'm going to make one. How cute are these: 1 and 2
4. Matte nail varnish top coat. I bought a cheap one from Boots, brill.

Thanks for reading, and check out mystreetchic.com over the next week or so, you never know you may see something by me on there!


  1. Hope your work experience goes well, it sounds really fun! And I hope you manage to get stuff in your house sorted soon, landlords can be a pain! x

  2. I love how you write! Hope the uni house situation will turn out ok, I'm grateful I'm still living with my parents, but only one year left as next year I'm off to uni. Student accommodation sounds hellish



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