This is one of my outfits from yesterday – I seem to be frequently changing my outfits at the moment, I’m always very indecisive about clothes when it’s hot and sunny!! Well, I usually have one outfit for sitting in the sun that consists of shorts and a vest top type thing to ward away as much heat as possible, but I always feel like denim shorts are a bit much for going into uni and change into something a bit longer and more conservative. So I started yesterday in a dress for my exam in the morning (Saturday morning exam, really?!), then I met Ben in town, we went for lunch and popped into a few shops. I’d been really wanting some of those cut-off denim shorts that are vintagey Levi ones that they sell in places like Urban Outfitters, but for £32 and not looking that amazing, I really couldn’t justify buying them. We were about to head home without me buying anything (wow!), but I wanted to pop into Triple S
and have a look, hadn’t been in for quite a long time. I hadn’t realised before but they sell a lot of Glamorous
clothing in there. Then Ben offered to buy me a dress, and picked out this gorgeous pastel lemon one with little birds on, and I couldn’t resist!! I also picked up a pair of shorts (I wore them today and they’ll be coming in a post soon!), and I think I might go and grab another pair in a different pattern before I leave Newcastle (for good!) next week. The material of this dress is so light and flowy though, absolutely perfect for this stuffy weather!!
I’ve been wearing these neonish peep toes a lot in the last week, they’re a lot easier to slip on than my gladiator sandals. I’ve really just spent all my time revising either inside or in the graveyard, so I haven’t really been anywhere, so they’re good for that. I just had to match the neon in the shoes with the bag – I bought this bag for Aintree
because I wanted something like a clutch bag but quite big, and I’d seen this one on various blogs and loved it.
Sorry for the photos being pretty overexposed too, it’s just so sunny all the time at the moment and it’s difficult to get photos without crazy shadows. Plus there was a man sat behind a gravestone drinking cider, which was kind of weird, and I hadn’t realised he was there before and was making a fuss about Ben taking the pictures! So yeh, I decided to take some ‘artistic’ (ha!) photos inside. Not so good at the artistic or inside part of photos, but anyway, here they are!
The flowers in these pictures were my bridesmaid’s flowers! They actually match my dress too!
Just two more exams to go now, I can’t believe I’m so close to the end!! Just three days now. And this is our last ever Sunday up in Newcastle. I’m getting kind of emotional about it now! I’ve lived here for three whole years, and visited Ben up here for a year before that. Ben has lived here for 6 years. And we’ve spent 3 years in this flat too. It’s really been a home – it’s not a student house, we don’t share it with anyone else (Ben shared in my first year with someone else, but I pretty much moved in then anyway), so it’s really our own place, a lot of the stuff is ours, and it’ll be empty in a week’s time. I’ll be glad to be away from the city, but we’ve been so lucky to get such a lovely place in the city overlooking the Tyne, the Baltic and the Millennium Bridge, and with our window out onto our graveyard! At first I was a little wary of that, but it’s been the best – perfect for taking outfit photos and for sitting in in this weather. The graves are really old and very few, in fact we can only see about 4 from our window so it’s not even scary or anything. In fact they’re pretty interesting, they go back to around 1800! We’re lucky that the only building we can see out the window is the church, it’s a lovely view for an English city.
University I don’t think I’m going to miss that much – I’m really getting tired of being taught, if that makes sense. I often feel that what I’m learning is something I could do myself if I wanted to. I don’t know if you’ve all noticed, but I don’t exactly have a close group of friends at uni – as you know I live with Ben, I didn’t get on with my flatmates in first year and it was difficult to meet anyone else in our Halls, so I decided to move in with him. Also my course is very small – there are a total of 3 of us doing it in our year. We do get other people in our classes, but I’m not always in classes with them and I hardly ever have other people I know in my lectures which last one semester then don’t see them again. There’s also the problem that everyone in my classes has also done a year abroad or is doing one now, so it’s difficult to meet and stay friends with people on my course even though I have got on with many people.
But I just can’t believe it’s coming to an end so quickly, I swear it was only a week ago my mum and dad dropped me off at my Halls in my first year, my mum crying as the car pulled away. And now I’m almost finished and moving back home again. It’s surreal that now I have to face ‘real life’, with jobs and houses. I have to be grown up now!