Thursday, 30 August 2012

Steal My Student Style With These 5 Killer Items You Need To Buy

1. Miss Selfridge, cable knit jumper (£37) // 2. Topshop, petite cross leggings (£20) // 3. Gucci, Guilty Eau de Toilette (£47) // 4. Monsoon, Louise boot (£60) // 5. H&M, Coloured blazer (£30)

In a couple of weeks I'll be back at uni so I thought I'd share with you 5 killer items from my autumn wishlist.

When I've got an early morning lecture all I want to do is skulk off back to bed and spend as little time getting ready as possible. These Topshop leggings are the perfect comfort wear and teamed with the cable knit jumper make for a super quick outfit that is perfect for Autumn and can be pulled together in a matter of minutes. While I love the Topshop leggings, my sister bought some dupes off eBay for half the price so I am probably more likely to get those.

The blazer is probably one of the things I'm most likely to buy as it will go with so many things I already own! As for the boots, if I ever come into possession of these babies I just know I'll wear them all the time and if they have grippy soles then maybe I can justify buying them as I can make good use of them in the Winter time too.

Finally, with my birthday coming up I'm really hoping someone will be kind enough to buy me the Gucci Guilty perfume. It smells absolutely divine and if I had the money spare I'd have bought it already. In the meantime my sister has a bottle so I'll just keep stealing hers - we all know that's what sisters are for.

What is on your wish list for going back to college/uni/school? Do we have any of the same things on our lists?


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Four Important Lessons I Learned In My First Year at University

The first year at university for many is the next and also, most important, chapter of their pre-adult life.

It's a time when you are no longer a teenager, but not quite yet an adult. Although you're released into the big bad world it's just getting your toes wet in the grand scheme of things.

This is my advice and reflection on my time at university so far:


Welcome to Effy Talks Life

Hello, and welcome to Effy Talks Life!

I'm so excited to finally get started so I thought to get things going I'd give you a quick recap of my summer so far:


I finished (and passed!) my first year at uni - woohoo! I made some great new friends, did some partying and of course a bit of studying too.

Visiting home

It was really nice to see everyone again, especially as I hadn't seen some friends from home in over six months. We drank a lot (probably too much) and reminisced about the good old days. 

I went to Beach Break Live

Beach Break Live is an amazing student music festival set in Wales set on across the beautiful setting of a beach and a forest. It rained practically the entire time apart from our last day.  My friend Becky and I shared a four man tent between us and my sister and her friend Lilly had a three man tent each. Unfortunately, by the second day, their cheap little tents had given up so we all ended up sharing together. It was tight squeeze but hey, that's what friends are for - right?

The train journey back was a nightmare and nobody had any money left on the last day, but all-in-all it was a great time and I can't wait to go back next year.

I've had a great summer so far and I'm heading off to Bestival next week so even more to look forward to. I can't wait to go back to Aberdeen and move into my new flat and see everyone again. As weird as it sounds I miss uni too. 

I've had a five month break and can't wait to get my head back in the game. I'm studying some really interesting sounding modules this year (Documentary Discourse and Practice I am talking about you!) so hopefully it will be a good semester.

What about you guys? What have been the highlights of your summer and when do your holidays end?

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