30 April 2013

Let's Take It Back To The Old Skool.

Last week my lovely big sis turned the big 3-0. I've been waiting for this milestone for years so I can rub our 8 year age gap in her face! Sounds mean I know but she's practically over the hill now and I'm in my prime (she can probably still out-party me though). Anyway, she had a 1980s themed party Saturday so I fully embraced the clashing colours and patterns and even turned up wearing her old primary school coat, much to her friends amusement! I think I pulled it off quite well, one could get used to dressing in past trends...! Here's my 80s inspired outfit (basically just look like a massive chav!)

Visor: eBay, Earrings: Peacocks, Top: Primark, Coat: Vintage, BumBag: eBay, Shorts: ASOS Marketplace, Nike Blazers: Office.

By the way.....I SEE BEYONCE IN 4 DAYS. Never been so excited to shake my booty!

21 April 2013

Week In Photos #13

This is how rubbish at blogging I've been lately, I haven't uploaded one of these since FEBRUARY! Whooooops. Oh well here's a little selection of what's been going on round here these past couple of weeks :)
London with Amber/ Sunny Thames/ Night Out in Camden/ Cutie Nell/ Sunny Evening/ Cocktails With The Laydeez/ New Pinafore Dress/ Night Out/ Tea and Cake Waiting For Me At Work :)

I've realised having a full time job means you literally have no time for anything anymore, and weekends become so much more important! Really enjoying it though and definitely appreciating the sunny weather that's started happening...more please! This week is all about making it through to Saturday for my sister's 30th party, we're going back to the 80s baby! Legwarmers at the ready...

9 April 2013

April Showers.

April Showers

April Showers by franleanne featuring a zipper bag

Another month, another gorgeous wish list to pine over! This one doesn't have as much colour as usual but that's because I've fallen back in love with black, especially black accessories like the studded Zara sandals and H&M bag. The bumbag and dungarees are a definite hint that fashion is heading back to the 80s, which works well seeing as my sister is having an 80s-themed party for her 30th birthday this month!! Queue the leg warmers...

OH YEAH so my new job. It was my first day today. I now have an actual job title 'PR and Social Media Coordinator' oooh get me. For those of you that know me you'll know how rubbish it's been for me since leaving uni. Internships and work experience are all well and good but you can't work for free forever- and d'you know what I've realised...YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO!

Media, fashion and journalism in particular are so competitive that there will always be people willing to work for nothing, so 'the internship' is unfortunately here to stay. I personally do not 100% agree with them, especially now I have come out the other side. Yes they are invaluable for your CV and completely necessary for a career within the media. But if you show skill, dedication and passion for the job, why can't you just get paid for it like a normal person?!! I could go on about this forever, so I'll stop.

The point is, I had a very clear idea of where my life would go after university, and it simply just didn't happen like that. For one, I promised myself I wouldn't go back to my old job at Waitrose, and I certainly wouldn't apply for retails jobs. Not because I thought I was too good, but because that isn't what I studied and worked towards for three years. However, there comes a point where working for free just to get that CV boost just isn't that appealing anymore, and so I got a job at Zara. I'm thankful for them for employing me when it felt like no one else in the world would, but luckily I only had to do this for a short time before getting my first big break.

I finally feel like all my hard work is starting to pay off and I'm keen to get stuck in to my new role :)

If any fellows graduates are feeling shit, I know everyone says it but seriously- you WILL get there!

4 April 2013

White Stripes.

Got so many lovely comments about this dress so thought it would be wrong not to share it with you! It's from online store In Love With Fashion (also available in selected Topshops) and you can see it here. It caught my eye as soon as I saw it, I love the contrasting stripes and cute peter pan collar. As it's black and white you can easily add some colour, I think it would look great with a pop of neon (but that's because I love neon atm!) If you're a student you can get 15% off, look around the site for other great offers too :)
Skater Dress, £34, LOVE.

P.S I HAVE A NEW JOB! I'm the happiest I've been in a long time, things are finally going my way! I will post in more detail in a few days :)