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May 31, 2010

Gah. I’m on my third day of freedom and I’m already bored!! I always forget how short my attention span is and while I get stressed out revising every day, I do like being busy and I like a routine. Luckily my list of things to do for the next few weeks is about the length of my arm!! And I’ve almost finished my first reading-for-pleasure book, Requiem for a Dream. I loved the film (Jared Leto might have helped…) and I love transgressive writers like Hubert Selby Jr. I have a list of 10 books I want to read over summer but at this rate I might manage twenty!! Shall I write a review when I’m done? I know a lot of you are literature geeks like me :]]]

The last few days have been fun though :]]] Friday we had dinner and went to see Sex and The City 2 (which I thought was utterly godawful. If you want to know why my sentiments are expressed quite well by Hadley Freeman here) and then Saturday my housemate and I had a mooch round Birmingham and then we went to the cinema, got a takeaway and went out :]]] Sunday was well a truly a BBQ and recovery day but I headed off to Leeds in the afternoon to go see my parents and their friends :]]]

This is the outfit I wore on Sunday before I left uni. I’m back tomorrow but I decided to only bring outfits home that I’d already done outfit posts of or wasn’t really sure about so I didn’t miss out on taking photos while I was home!! I love this outfit; I was inspired by a picture I saw in the BooHoo magazine (which I now can’t find!!) of a girl in a tutu skirt with a denim shirt and though, ah!! I could do that!! These little lacey socks are my favourite things ever right now :]] I somehow managed to shoe-horn a lot of trends into this outfit- nude, lace, romantic, denim, socks… I also feel a bit like a fairy!!

I really enjoyed taking photos at uni, and it was such a lovely bright day. The lighting was really nice. I took these in the alley just next to our house; having my tripod really makes things easier!! My hair was still up in a quiff from the night before but it was so solid it was still fine the next day!! It’s nice to be able to have my fringe up or down :]]] I really want my hair cutting but I’m going travelling round Europe in a couple of weeks and I can’t imagine myself blow drying my bob in a hostel!! I’m keeping it longer so I can throw it into a pony or plaits and then I’ll cut it short again when I get back :]]]

skirt- new look vest top- top shop denim jacket- new look lace socks- new look nude flats- next belt- primark jewellery- top shop/accessorize/

So yeah, I think that’s everything!! I’m gonna chill out, watch Glee and read before tomorrow. Hoping to fill my days up with lots of writing and working and maybe go swimming and dancing and get the most I can out of the new few weeks- 3 months til I go to America!!

What do you want to see at girlnextdoorfashion? (while I have a lot of time on my hands!!) Any questions, ideas, debates?

Drop me a comment :]]]

Charlotte xxx

10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2010 03:31

    Here we go!

    1) You always have the best post titles!
    2) That dress is SWEET- j’adore the little froofy and puffy look
    3) Literature geeks unite! I would totally go for some book reviews!

    • June 1, 2010 07:59

      it’s a top and a skirt :]]]
      ahh i will have to write a review then- just finished my first book of the holidays!!


  2. Shawna permalink
    June 1, 2010 21:41

    You are adorable! this outfit is so feminine yet edge.

    I always go back in forth on whether or not I should cut my hair, I always tend to say no though. Your cut is cute though, I wouldn’t mind it being your length.

    • June 1, 2010 21:45

      Ah thank you :]]] that’s always what I go for really with my whole look. I love being girly but i love a bit of an edgy side; and it’s a bit unavoidable having multi-coloured hair!!
      ahh i love my hair shorter :]]] i preferred it when it was just cut into a bob- it’s getting a bit long now but i can’t do anything with it when it’s short!!
      the only problem with a bob is it’s a total nightmare to look after!! it takes me forever in a morning to blow dry the back!!


  3. June 3, 2010 14:40

    wow i can’t believe it is a skirt and a top i totally thought it was a dress!!! it looks so cute, i love the skirt especially!! and your shoes i would love to find a pair of flats like that. I really like how you added the denim jacket to the outfit it give the outfit a really cool edge!

    • June 5, 2010 20:33

      ahh thanks :]]] its kinda cool people keep thinking it’s a dress :]]]
      i love my denim jacket. it makes everything instantly laid back :]]]


  4. Laura permalink
    June 3, 2010 16:46

    Heyyy, 🙂

    It’s good to see you back blogging, hope all your exams went okay 🙂
    Cute outfit, looking forward to reading more of your blog 🙂 Andddd the new blog sounds cool.

    L x

  5. June 4, 2010 06:34

    Every girl needs a dress like that – it is PERFECT.

    Requiem for a Dream is probably in my top 10, I love that movie so much. Another Jared Leto movie you should check out is Lord of War – it’s on hulu (

    It stars Nicholas Cage but Jared Leto has a large role in it as well – It’s based on the true story of an arms dealer who sold guns to dictators for like 20 years. It is better than it sounds lol.

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