Saturday, 22 September 2012

boy, i don't know what you're doin' to me.

peplum top: ebay (i took the spikes off)
jeans: primark
jacket: ebay
bag: zatchels
shoes: new look
ring: spitalfields market stall

hello lovelies
i'm back from a lovely few days in london staying with the boy and his flatmate ed (whose a babe).
i did lots of sleeping, eating and wandering, i went to westfields for the first time (amzzeeeee but oh so busy!) and took the bus in london for the first time. i think i will enjoy being a part time londoner!
i really like this outfit, the boy said it was very london so i will take that thank you very much!
not having that much shape a peplum is great to make me look a bit more 'womanly' however mine needs taking in a tad to make it sit a bit better. it did originally have spikes on the neck line and sleeves, but i'm not a very spikes girl, don't get me wrong i did try this whole outfit on with them but it just didn't work for me. 
i'm still feeling pretty sorry for myself in the health department and vodka does intact not numb the pain. 
thank you for all your good lucks for next weeks, i will let you all know how it goes!
love livvy 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

short on money but long on time.

jumper, scarf, trousers: crew

hello lovlies
i guess you're wondering why my whole outfit is crew, well this was my entry to 'project runway' a competition (i work for them for all you lovely new readers incase you didn't know) in the company to be the face of the new uniform guidelines and i've made i down to the final six! i get to go on a photoshoot in a 'secret location' next week!
today i'm off to go stay with the boy in london for a couple of days, i've been feeling pretty ill over the last few days, i think the result of two six day weeks haven't helped but chesty cough things and asthma are not a match made in heaven let me tell you!
i have had my hair cut since this picture and am rather missing my blonde ends but i think i might grow it a bit and re-dye them! but my hair takes about a quarter of the time to dry and feels much healthier so i guess is worth it! 
i really must get on with packing for going to back to so'ton but watching secret dairy of a call girl again just feels like a much better idea...
love livvy 

Friday, 14 September 2012

singing standing tall it's now coming easy.

pretty oven gloves from the boys mama - 99p store nail varnish - oxfam books for bedtime reading - emma bridgewater notelets from the boys mama as well (she knows i'm forgetful) - beautiful zatchels bag from mama

hello lovelies
i have been shopping for my second year, i got all the important bits last year so this time rounds its a tad cheaper (apart from having to pay rent for my house over the last three months, hence why i've been working all the time)

i thought i would share some tips for those of you who haven't left yet.

1. poundland and the 99p shop are your best friends, the other day i got a clock for ninety nine pence (lets hope it works). its so useful for getting baking trays, pastry brushes, saucepans and frying pans from, especially as if you lose them (as you will in halls) then you can replace them cheaply! however i did have nice mugs and no one was allowed to use them as well as my plates and bowels which were also pretty (it just makes eating nicer, especially if you like pretty things)

2. wilkinsons, QD and the range are good for pretty but practical things (primark also do nice tea towels and decorations)

3. do be ashamed to get items from the children's section, i got some bunting and a bin which are lovely!

4. don't skimp on duvet, pillows, covers ect, they will be the things you spend most of your life in.

5. when your parents take you on a 'big shop' get those HUGE bags of pasta, powdered milk and teabags, they will be your lifesavers when you have just three pounds to your name (no joke it happens) but also get meat and freeze it as its bloody expensive, unless you live off eighty nine pence sausages like i did.

6. take big packets of washing powder and fabric softener and vanish (those red wine staines don't just disappear)  LEARN HOW TO USE A WASHING MACHINE, you will be everyones best friend (as well as being able to cook) you'll be surprised at how many people cannot do washing. 

7. ikea is god of storage, you will need it. 

hope this is helpful, any questions are welcome!
i cannot believe i'm off to so'ton again next sunday, i've missed my girls and getting drunk on a week day. 
the boy went off to london for his first year yesterday (feels like he's been gone longer), he's doing geology the clever clogs.
good luck to everyone doing their first year and hope everyone else enjoys their second and third years!
love livvy

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