Had the standard first day back today, which in translation was headache central, some useful snippets of info and a lot of waiting around.
I honestly can’t believe I’m in my final semester of education… ever! Today also marks the start of the Year of the Dragon! Not doing much by way of celebration, just a quiet night in of attempting to cook some Chinese food and getting on with things.
(Lace and faux leather tunic, Ever Ours;
80-denier tights, H&M;
Suedette slipper shoes, New Look;
Duffle coat, Topshop;
Illustrated cat ring, c/o Jewellery by Jaymie;
White gold heart ring, A gift;
Nails, ‘Razzle Dazzle’ by Deborah Lippmann.)
Had a panicked, last minute shopping session late on Thursday night, after realising I hadn’t bought anything new to wear for Chinese New Year.
It’s tradition to wear new clothes, new shoes, etc. on the first day to bring good luck, fortune and prosperity, and when I celebrate at home, we usually keep to most of the traditions! I bought this after repeatedly going back to Ever Ours to stare at it, and I adore it: it’s a gorgeous balance between prim and proper, and something a little edgier with the faux leather collar and cuffs. I never really wear lace, although I’ve worn it in my last two ‘outfit posts’ now! I think the dress has such a sweet 60s feel!
In other, slightly less materialistic news, I’ve made it to the shortlist of the Marie Claire Blog Awards! I’m still in disbelief, but I’m so, so grateful to anyone who has read my blog and decided to vote for me – thank you times a million.
I’ll be off to the Awards Show next Tuesday to watch them announce the winners, which will make a nice change from mooching about in my pyjamas before Uni! Huge congrats to the other bloggers shortlisted too!
Right, there’s a chicken stir-fry waiting to be cooked downstairs, and things to be sorting out for Uni, so I’m going to start our Chinese New Year festivities, student style!
恭喜發財, 新年進步 and all that jazz 😉 ♥