Saturday, 27 September 2014

T-Shirt Dress and Chelsea Boots.

Dress - H&M
Flannel Shirt -  Vintage
Chelsea Boots - Office
Socks - Primark 

I am a poo. I am a poo because I got frustrated at my SD card for locking itself. I am a poo because I thought that biting a groove into it would solve it. It did not. Instead the lock switch broke off and my SD card is now stuck inside my camera. Said SD card is, also, still locked. Which, to cut a long story short, means that I cannot use my camera at the moment and so I resorted to balancing my iPhone on the microwave to take these. I don't think they turned out too badly but I do miss being able to use my tripod. I have been in need of a new camera for a while now so perhaps this was meant to happen - or perhaps I am just giving myself an excuse to splurge out (hehe). I, however, know nothing about cameras, so any advice thrown my way will be caught with open arms. 

The unfortunate mishap with my camera, however, does mean you get to see a little more of my apartment here in Montpellier. I am planning on doing a more 'lifestyle' type post about my move here which will include pics of where I'm staying ect. I am at last feeling more settled and that I can actually breathe now that most of the stressful admin is over, I say most and not all because I've still got shit to do but they're just not as urgent. On a merrier note I'm having a flat warming party tonight which I am super excited for as it means I get to meet more frenchies and practice my awful French. Rest assured I am going to drink no less than a bucket of wine. 

I am still yet to go on a proper shopping trip but I did pop into H&M an pick up this larrrverly T-shirt dress. I wanted it to be really baggy and loose so I just bought a large and I have to say I do really like the way it looks. Although I can't wait for it to be cold enough for me to throw on a jumper I am quite enjoying this transitional weather. Being able to wear boots with bear legs is a novelty I'm gonna run with until it gets unbearably cold.

Speaking of boots - how nice are these babies that have made acquaintances with my feet? I ordered them online before I flew over here and I was so anxious that they wouldn't arrive on time. Lucky for me though they arrived THE DAY I was travelling down to London a couple days before my flight. These are some lucky boots. I do feel like a bad vegetarian because they are real leather - I keep telling myself that I will get a lot of wear out of them and that I will never buy new leather shoes again (second hand is always ok in my books). 

P.S - I would just like to say a big thank you once again to everyone who reads and comments on my posts. It really puts a big smile on my face and I hope I put a smile on yours when I comment on your blogs - So do leave links to them bellow and I will always check them out. 

Because this is all French radio seems to play. 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Grandpa pants and Short Hair.

T- Shirt - Primark 
Trousers - Charity Shop
Shoes - Converse via eBay

My hair is shorter. You might not have noticed because of my lack of posts but it is definitely shorter. I got it cut a couple days before I flew here to Montpellier to just below my chin and I swear it has grown an inch already. I have heard that hair grows quicker in the sunshine, so perhaps it's that - Or it's just all in my head. I really love it this length regardless and if anything I want it even shorter, I will say though that a lack of practice in styling short hair plus humidity equals so many bloody flicks. I constantly look like the mum from My Parents Are Aliens.  

Hair dilemma's aside, I did manage to find the time to get some outfit pics. I have no idea why they are so bright when my window is the size of a pigeon hole. I have got the worst room in the flat compared to the other bigger rooms, two of which have balconies (jealous). I was the last to apply for a room though and to be honest it really isn't that bad and there's a balcony off the living area to satisfy my people watching needs. Also, I have really lovely flat mates who have made me feel so welcome I couldn't be happier. 

Right, so onto clothes. So you might remember these ah-may-zing trousers that I featured in my haul video a couple weeks ago and can I tell you how snazzy I felt wearing these? Well pretty damned snazzy. They are the comfiest trousers I own, and, who doesn't want to look like they're rocking Grandpa/golfer/pyjama chic for the absolute steal price of £1? No one. I paired them with my fave Jurassic Park T-shirt because I am secretly a 12 year old boy and also to inject a bit of fun into the outfit. 

Montpellier is treating me well so for to all those concerned. I still need to sort out about a bank account but once that is done I only have to rectify my learning agreement before I can wash my hands of French admin. I would like to pose a question to anyone who is reading this that is French or has lived in France -  how do you maintain a relaxed way of life when admin is a pain in the bloody arse? I just, I just cant understand it. 

Cos this is a happy song. 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Grandma Skirt and Montpellier.

Top - Hand-me-down
Skirt - Charity Shop
Cardigan - Hand-me-down
Belt - Vintage
Socks - Primark
Doc Martins - eBay

Long time no blog. As I said in my last post I predicted that I'd be MIA this past week because of my move to Montpellier in France. Also, I only got connected to the internet yesterday. Two weeks without the internet was a struggle, let me tell ya. Also, I have been running around constantly like a headless chicken trying to get all of my admin sorted and, needless to say, I am now an expert at queuing. I've been so busy I haven't even had a chance to properly explore the city. It is so annoying because I keep passing some really cool places whilst on one of my many errands but not having enough to time to stop and look. I reckon I need to allocate a day next week for pure exploration and picture taking. 

As you might have guessed by today's photos I haven't had a chance to take any outfit pics yet. However, I have replicated this outfit whilst here in Montpellier but just swapped the Docs for my Converse because it is sooooo bloody hot here by feet would melt if I wore my Docs. When I was unpacking my suitcase my French flatmates laughed at me for bringing jumpers. It's not my fault the internet lied to me! I have also come to realise that my wardrobe is just not built for summer, I had to go out and buy some summer shoes today cos I aint got none. May or may not have bought the perfect pair of Birkinstock knock-offs for 10 euros. 

If you saw my last post and watched my amature attempt at a haul video then you will have seen this gorgeous skirt that I picked up when I was in Devon last month. I have worn it so much already by pairing it with different crop tops and belt combos. I am so excited to wear it with jumpers when the weather cools down a bit. Urgh, listen to me eh? In the lovely sunny south of France and I am wishing for colder weather, haha. My urge to wear jumpers aside, I am hoping the warm weather lasts another month or so because the beach is fast becoming one of my fave spots, hello tan. 

I'll try to get round to taking more outfit pictures and what not, but my posts might be a little sporadic until I get used to my uni timetable and finding a place to take pictures. Until then, a bientot! 

This song has taken over every French radio station. 
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