Being home for the weekend from Uni still hasn’t lost its’ appeal despite this being my fourth day at home this week. I’m someone who loves her solitude and me-time: don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love and value my family, more than almost anything else, but being able to live independently – even if just for Uni – has been such an eye-opening experience for me. I’ve learnt to cope if I get ill, if I’m hungover (kind of, I still rely somewhat on friends serving me up something good to eat!), I’ve learnt to cook and experiment ever so slightly in the kitchen. It’s been a good experience overall!
Home for me is good to see my family, sleep in a cosy bed and not have to worry about what food I have left in the cupboard. At home, I always have, and still do, cook, wash-up, do the laundry, so it isn’t even about the luxury, I guess what I’m trying to say is to appreciate your family for every moment that you’re at home. Being away at Uni and not seeing my Mum, for example, for up to two months at a time makes me appreciate her that bit more!
ANYWAY. Went off on a bit of a tangent there, didn’t I?! I love my family fo’ life and all that 😉 Being home also means being able to borrow clothes from my sister, which leads me to this outfit. (I guess that was kind of related?!) I often find my clothes casually hanging out in my sister’s wardrobe with her clothes. I think this is a generic, standard rule-of-thumb between sisters?! I think I’ll just have to accept that my heart print playsuit and UO grey jersey top have been stolen for good now.
(Grey slouchy burnout top, UO;
Ice-cream sundae print dress, Reko at Topshop;
15 denier tights, Primark,
Crystal on tan cord, Swarovski;
Flower pendant, Trinket Box – thank you again Sophie!)
This ice-cream printed dress is the most adorable thing ever. I saw it about two or three years ago in Topshop, tried it on, wanted to go back and buy it – and it was gone. It turned out that my Mum bought the dress for my sister, whaaaat a cheek! But it is quite handy now, because we’re the same size, and my sister rarely wears it – jackpot! I like the dress both on its’ own and with my (can I call it mine…?) trusty slouchy grey top over it as I so often like to do.
Just wanted to draw your attention to Sophie’s beautiful designs over at Trinket Box. Sophie designed and made me this flower, or dare I say daisy!, pendant with a tiny M stamped on it, as a thank you for designing her blog header, and I’m absolutely in love with it! I’m a huge lover of jewellery, be it a dainty, handmade piece, a longer necklace or wearing about twenty rings at once.
I’m off to work at my parents’ restaurant tonight. Haven’t worked there since Christmas, so no doubt I’ll be struggling to keep up! Hope you all have lovely Saturdays, think of me tonight while I’m surrounded by all-you-can-eat Chinese food and unable to eat any of it!