Sunday, 19 August 2012

Living Life As A Poor Student.

Hello everyone, sorry for the short absence. I've been so busy these few days what with getting my results and my mum coming home after a week away to see my nan who is pretty ill at the mo. So this outfit is one I photographed a while back but hadn't got round to posting. 

Anyway, just want to say thanks to all of you that wished me luck with my results. I am proud to say that I got into my first choice uni (University Of Kent) to study English Literature and Creative Writing and I actually cried when I found out. As for my results I got A* A B B! Not gonna lie I am super chuffed with my A* (in psychology) and it was totally unexpected.

Top: Customised
Skirt: DIY
Belt: Vintage
Fishnets: Primark 


Naturally I celebrated in true teenage British style and got just a little drunk with my friends and played on singstar ever so badly. Safe to say I felt like utter shite in the morning but hey, you're only young once. 

As for this outfit, it's probably one of the cheapest ones I have ever worn as the only thing I actually bought was the vintage belt which was a measly 2 pounds. You see I'm already living the life of a student. The top was a hand-me-down from a friend of mine which I hadn't worn until I attacked it with the scissors. I reckon I'll get much more wear out of it now.


The skirt was one of my very first DIY projects and I made it out of an old denim jacket of all things. I literally cut off the sleeves and collar then tapered it to fit my shape. It was really easy so head down to your local charity shop and give it a go.

I apologise for this photo. I didn't realise I was sticking my bum out, but it was the only back shot I had and I wanted to show off my dreads. It also makes my waist look smaller than it is which is a plus.


I've been looking at travel costs for getting down to uni and gosh it's pretty pricy isn't it? Although, the one thing that has really helped is the fact that I'll be getting a free rail card as I'm a Natwest customer which really helps. So if you're reading this and you're going into sixthform or whatever, get an account with Natwest because a free 4 year railcard is a godsend. 

Just to clarify, no I am not getting paid by Natwest to say that.


On another note, take a look at these babies. Remember years ago say 2005 when being chavy was cool. Well me and my sister clubbed together to get these and we thought they were amazing. After being worn only a few times and years spent in a shoe box I'm bringing them back. Well actually I wore them all winter. But shush. They're making their blogging debut. I am still in two minds as to whether I should dye them or not, what do you think?

Whilst you ponder on that here's liberty X:


Because this is was my fave song that was sung on Thursday night.


32 comments:

  1. Great Post. I follow your Blog now.
    Please follow me.
    A.

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    1. Thank you Amanda! Sure I'll check you out :)

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  2. Love the top :)
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    Amy x

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  3. great skirt! i love your hair :) x

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  4. coolest hair ever.

    :)

    stop by if you find the time!

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    1. Ever? Woah thanks :) and I'll pop by right away

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  5. love everything!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  6. Woo, you're coming to Kent! Which one are you going to (if you don't mind me asking?!) Might be near me :) Congratulations.
    I love your hair, looks super cool!
    x

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    1. Oh wow, small world! And I'll be on the Canterbury campus :) Thank you :)

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  7. Congrats on getting into the uni of your first choice!! That's super exciting & I'm sure a huge relief!

    Also, that skirt is AMAZING! I can't believe you made that...it's super badass.

    Lastly, I noticed on my FB page you said you'd be entering the Summer of Sundresses! I noticed that I still have your entry from the last batch, it just got to me a bit late. I'll include it in part two, unless if you'd rather choose a different dress? (:

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    1. Thank you and definitely a huge relief! I emailed you again so I hope it's reached you on time :)

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  8. Hi dear! Nice post :)
    I hope you like and follow my blog, I'm waiting for your comments!

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    PS: Follow me on Instragram >> @LarissaGuerrini

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    1. thank you :) I'll take a look now :)

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  9. Congratulations on getting into university! I'm actually about to start my second year at the University of Kent haha - small world!
    Loving the DIY skirt, quite an original idea and you've done it so well xx

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    1. Really small world! Thank you, it's a tad messy but I still love it regardless :)

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  10. Fudging heck your waist does look tiny! Love the outfit, it's so effortlessly cool.. might have to try the whole DIY skirt thing, very impressive :-)
    xxxx

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    1. You deffo should, It was pretty simple. And its all about good angles lol!

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  11. Cute!

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    x

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  12. Ohhh that song of liberty x brings me wayy back hahah love it tho!


    - True

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    1. Same! I couldnt get enough of it on singstar :)

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  13. Congrats on your results that's fab! I used to go to uni in Canterbury, it's such a gorgeous place. Lovely outfit by the way! xxx

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    1. Thank you, pretty proud of myself :) and everyone keeps telling me its gorgeous but I'm yet to see it in the flesh :)

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  14. Love the skirt, the perfect DIY x

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