Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Day After

[Hat - H&M, Jacket and Leggings - Dynamite, Boots - Spring]

Last night was Grad Class trivia at The Cellar, which is our combined campus pub. Five of my friends and I decided to make a team and enter ourselves in the "Trivia Game". Many beers and appetizers later, we tied for first and then lost in the lightning round. With lots of energy left, one of my friends and I stayed up until the early hours of the morning eating McDonalds in our sweats. Needless to say it was definitely a memorable night.

Which is why I'm dressed like this today. Waking up with a bit of a headache and leftover curly hair is never a good recipe for a productive day. So, I managed to save some of the curls and hid the rest with my favourite hat. My only option was leggings and a comfy shirt as I knew I had to get some work done, whether I felt like it or not.

The weather has stayed at a steady 1 degree all day, not too bad for November, but considering I had to walk the full length of campus today, I needed my jacket and boots. After dragging myself out the door before noon, I grabbed some Starbucks and have actually made quite a bit of progress on outstanding assignments. My night classes start soon and I'm just hoping I can make it through before falling asleep. It was a great night, but I'm definitely paying for it today!

All I keep telling myself is: I only do my Grad Year once! Gotta make it count!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Pre Presentation

I have a huge presentation today.
...and I'm terrified.

[Dress - H&M, Tights - Primark, Flats - Topshop]

For anyone who knows me well, they will tell you that I'm an extremely outgoing and bubbly person...who hates speaking in front of crowds. I much prefer writing my thoughts down on paper and having someone else read them. Unfortunately, with University comes presentations and today is one of the most important. Although I only have to stand up in front of the class for a few minutes, this project is a huge part of my final grade. So wish me luck!

Considering it is still freezing cold in the Martimes and was even snowing this morning (hence my crazy pose above) I wanted something dressed up, but cozy for my night class. I chose a lace sundress, that was actually worn in my One Night. One Direction. post, layering a cozy grey and black sweater over it. I went for a monochromatic look with black tights and my favourite gold studded flats. My hair went a bit nuts this morning, so I managed to keep it away from my face and somewhat controlled.

It's going to be a nerve-wracking day, but thankfully by the time I go home tonight it will be all over!
I just have to remember to breathe deeply, talk slowly and I'm sure it will turn out great!

Let me know how you do with public speaking and if you have any tips!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Magic Marc

If you follow me on Instagram, then you would have seen this picture posted up on Halloween showing off my brand new Marc Jacobs glasses. I have been wearing glasses since I was seven years old and this is only the fifth pair I've ever owned. Yet, they are the most unique, most sophisticated and trendiest pair I've ever owned...and I love them.

My mom has worked at the Downtown Optometry Clinic for over ten years, so I am constantly drooling over the designer glasses lining their display cases. When I spotted these plastic, tortoise shell, Marc Jacobs glasses, I knew I had to have them. I have definitely not been disappointed. They are so comfortable and give any outfit a sort of hipster, geek chic look. At first, I wasn't sure I could pull them off, but now I am getting more used to the bigger frames and have gotten so many compliments! 

For anyone who wears glasses, you know that the style and colour are as important as any outfit or pair of shoes. Glasses show your personal style and I believe these ones speak so well for me. So, make sure you follow me on Instagram and look forward to many more posts featuring these stunning Marc Jacobs frames.