Friday, 25 June 2010

Friday Inspiration

1. I have finished all of my exams, hoorah! As of 11.30am this morning, I was a free woman (for 3 months at least!) It's such a relief to have them over and done with and fabulous to be able to relax

2. I now have the entirely unenviable task of entirely packing up my university room and saying I have ridiculous amounts of stuff is a total understatement. Oh dear. Wish me luck!

3. The sun is out! Hoorah! At a post-exam lunch today I got burnt in about five minutes - well I am translucent at the best of times and have been inside revising for what seems like decades so it's hardly surprising. I don't think I look too lobster-like though!

4. It's my sister's wedding on sunday and the most important thing, above everything else is what I am going to be wearing(!) and this is it, if you're interested. I'm excited!

5. I'm off for a cup of tea. Now exams are over, I'd rather have a cup of tea more than ever!

♥ Saskatoon

Monday, 21 June 2010

Birthday Time!

It is my 21st birthday in 1 hour's time. Terrifying. Just thought I'd ought to let the world know!!

(As a 'present', some comments would be fabulous - thanks so much in advance!)

♥ Saskatoon

Friday, 18 June 2010

Reporting in the Field...

Obviously, I am being ironic. Although I am technically reporting, it tends to be in one of the many concrete blocks of Warwick University's hideous campus, rather than a field. Very sadly.

So yes, I would say that my numero uno passion is tea, closely followed by fashion (and shopping, let's face it) by overriding love is, by far, what will hopefully be my future career - news journalism. And whilst I know that sounds the most boring thing in the world, I am not interested in abandoning all style nous in favour of a serious expression and a North Face jacket. Oh no. My first concern after said serious face is what I'll be wearing, naturally.

I go into raptures over what news readers are wearing (not so much over the reporters, they tend to look pretty dodgy, but I fully intend to change all that when I join their merry band of serious faces). I tell everyone on twitter (which is here if you're interested!) how amazing Sophie Raworth's pink jacket was and was so obsessed with Emily Maitlis' perfect Nanette Lepore suit was that I was seriously considering spending my entire student loan on it (that was until I saw in being worn on Ugly Betty. By Betty. Oh dear).

I even got into huge amounts of trouble on election night last month when I was supposed to be doing a terribly serious live blog for the university newspaper and, because I couldn't really be bothered to look at exact figures and swings and all the rest of it, I thought it would be a fabulous idea to conduct my own poll about the 'Fashion Off' going on between Fiona Bruce and Emily Maitlis. And while it was a fabulous idea (Fiona had the best outfit, Emily had the best hair - just in case you wanted to know!) I got in so much trouble and was told to leave because it was a 'serious exercise' (It wasn't. It was a joke. And my fashion wars totally livened it up!)

So what to do when you go into raptures over jackets on the news and are still too young to work on it - despite being very nearly 21 ancient years old? Clearly, just crack out your own jackets on your own 'news'. Amazing. I do everything (and I mean everything) news-y for the campus TV station and whilst it's not quite the BBC, it's still a good way to practice my 'serious' face and put the sartorial wheels in motion for when I will revolutionise 'reporter fashion'. No North Face jackets for me. Oh no.

(Oh, and the above picture is screen shots of myself in various reports I've done... I tend to go for a navy and white basic palette with the occasional pop of red - which is actually strange as I never wear red in 'real' life. Do excuse the face on most of them, it is literally impossible to find a half-decent shot; I more often look like a horse in the middle of its lunch - and that's not good at all!)

♥ Saskatoon

Friday Inspiration

1. Okay, so I feel like my blog is dullsville. That is because my life is dullsville. When you spend entire weeks cooped up in a miserable house literally in (well, near) Coventry, I feel it's impossible to remain the vivacious (!) person you've always been... So I feel it's time to give my blog (unlike my life) a bit of structure. When I've been having a break from revision / procrastinating (natch), I've been reading some amazing blogs and the constant between them all is that they all regularly post pretty similar stuff, on the same days - rather than when the mood takes them. Order and routine are clearly the order of the day! So...

2. Here is my first 'Friday Inspiration' collage. There's no reason for it being on a Friday, it's just that today is a Friday and it's just stuff that has inspired me and floated my boat this week and I thought 'collages are fun' after a particularly harrowing exam...

3. My exams are nearly over. Thank God! One week today. I had a three hour one today and although I know that's fairly minor for most students, for me it is a huge deal - I can't sit still for ten minutes usually, let alone hours. I didn't even finish the exam despite having such a long time - I had to write at the end 'Please read my plan'. They are all pretty elitist so will probably blame me for the exams being 'too short', haha.

4. I have to go and 'watch the football' this evening. I put that in speech marks because I am only watching it ironically with friends - anything is a welcome break from revision! - and would never actually enjoy it, it's a truly dreadful sport - and we haven't even got the wags to laugh at this time - disaster! I do think, though, that football is good for the facially challenged - many of whom wouldn't even have a successful career in a call centre... (On a rather shocking note, apparently if England lose, a ton - and I mean a ton - of men go home and beat their wives. Dear oh dear, it sounds like the middle ages. It is only a game.

5. It is my birthday in 5 days time. I literally cannot believe how unbebloodyleivably quickly this year has gone and there is no pretending I'm in the first flush of youth any longer. Oh no. I will be 21 years old. 21! I never thought I'd see the day (I did really). And have I mentioned the fact that I have an exam on the day (I am being sarcastic, I have mentioned it a million times) So it won't be amazing fun, but never mind, I have to wait 9 years for my next 'big' birthday so it's not all disastrous... Any birthday wishes (or cake) would be gratefully received however!

Off to pick a suitable football-watching outfit. Ugh!

♥ Saskatoon

Monday, 14 June 2010

There is something you should know about me...

...and that is I am always right.

Did I not do a post about a week ago about how good Zara is these days? And did the Daily Mail print an article on exactly the same topic today? I think they did!

Daily Fail article

And whilst you should NEVER trust the Daily Mail - it's a disgrace to society and journalism in particular, I am just going to sit here feeling smug and quietly right, thinking 'I am ahead of the curve, I am right'.

(I am only being such a bloody twerp because I am quite possibly failing all of my exams - forgive me!)

More (and less nonsense) soon,

♥ Saskatoon

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Zara - back on form (with a little help from the Second World War)

When I was 17, I was in LOVE with Zara - and I do mean in love, so obsessed with the clothing (that seemed to me to embody everything I wanted to be, in sartorial terms) it was on the level of infatuation. But like all good love affairs, it ended. They started to think that everybody wanted to look like a hippy - and I bloody hate hippies. In fact, for the past three years, the only thing I've bought from my previous love was a wartime-esque duffle coat, from the little boys' department!

And this wartime comment leads to my rekindled love affair... I adore the 'evacuee' look above all others (except, perhaps, the 'old lady on a cruise ship' look - as my mother describes my style as or 'Tory wife at a garden party, on crack' - as I describe my own sartorial leanings). I long for a time when you could skip around in a field in shorts and bows and not worry about a thing. (Obviously, as a 'history student' I know that the reality of evacuation was more like survival and less fun times, but... all I really care about is the clothing, so there you are).

I have 'ripped' the following pictures out of the June 2010 lookbook and I think it's the best stuff they've done all year (with the possible exception of the Miu Miu rip-off cat dress from May) and although they are a brief selection, they are all totally fabulous (and evacuee-esque) in their own special way.

Welcome back to my wardrobe Zara, it's been a while!

♥ Saskatoon

Perfection in welly boot form


OMG. These Vivienne Westwood welly boots are, quite simply,'practical' perfection. If I went to festivals, I would be cracking out both pairs without a shadow of a doubt. Sadly, I am too highly-strung to do festivals, love not camping and if I don't have a shower every day I have a literal nervous breakdown. If there was a 1980s one-day festival, however, things would be different. But for now, I will have to make do with admiring these genius boots and perhaps invest in them for country walks come autumn. Yes, that sounds far more me.

♥ Saskatoon