SUNNY SUNDAY AT RICHMOND PARK

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A couple of weeks ago my boyfriend came up to visit me for the first time in the England. Instead of making our way back to Guildford from Gatwick airport, we decided to stay a night at Kew B&B (just south of Kew Gardens) in Richmond. We woke up super early the next day to walk down to Richmond Park for a bit of deer spotting as the deer are most active at the beginning and at the end of the day. Like me, they seem to fully enjoy a nap during the day haha.

As we walk around, we not only saw deer fighting between the Saw Pit Plantation and the Jubilee Plantation but caught a glimpse of geese flying overhead and swiftly landing on Upper Pen pond (there's an excellent map of Richmond Park here high-lighting the different areas). After walking around the Isabella Plantation we stopped to chat with a couple sitting on a bench who recommended eating at a pub called Roebuck that overlooked Terrace Gardens and the meandering River Thames (exit the park towards Richmond Hill). The food was so delicious! We must have 3-4h walking around 25-30 km that day so we were pretty hungry by the time we made it to the pub for a late lunch. We ordered a plate of pulled pork nachos, chicken wings and soup. I know, I know... Not exactly the healthiest of options!

 Richmond is 30-40 minutes from the London's city centre and so if you have the time to spend a full morning there, I would more than recommend this place.

MISSGUIDED TROPICAL SHORTS

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This year, I decided not to buy a bus pass. We spend a lot of time sitting down at work, at home or at the library, which I will be doing a lot of in my final year, and so taking 40-50mins to walk to and from between my halls and campus daily seems like a good way to get a bit of easy exercise in. Another good thing is that it warms me up as I am panic-power walking (out of fear of being late) and so I can survive with this leather jacket until the end of November when I go back to Luxembourg and pick up a warmer jacket to bring back with me, and be wrapped up like a burrito.

I haven't quite let go of my summer items, though, and one of the easiest ways to incorporate it into an outfit is to layer it with black and lots of it. Here, I decided to pair my Missguided shorts with one of my favourite tank tops from Cheap Monday. I loved the white version of this, which you can see in this post here, so much that I had to get the black one too. Have you guys got any items which you buy a few of to have in different colours?


HEY HELLO HI - FALL OUTFIT & UPDATE

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OH, hi there. It seems as though I am starting this blog post with one of those typical "hey, remember me...?" openings. I am very much a person who likes to stay on top of things but towards the end of the summer some things for me had changed and I was opening myself up to new, happier beginnings and exciting projects (like this one).

Being back in Guildford has so far been really good but surreal. I joined the Canoe Club, something which I never thought I would ever do. Before heading off to Sardinia I was quite scared of being in water but now I love it.

Another thing which has been looming over me like a ginormous grizzly bear about to wake up from hibernation is my final year dissertation project... Oh boy where do I even begin? My proposal is due in just over a week's time and I have not fully decided what angle I want to take on it. I definitely want to incorporate the blogging world into it as it has been such a big part of my life that has changed me and introduced me to so many new things and people but most importantly, new friends.

Wow, so shall we get on to the actual outfit itself? These shoes are from a Japanese brand called Rose Essence that reminds me a lot of what you can find at Office and Topshop. Have a peek at some of their stuff here but be warned, the site is in Japanese haha. This hat is one that I have living in since I bought it at Accessorize along with this Zara scarf which I got at Gatwick South Terminal because I was on my way back from Tunisia to Luxembourg and I was not prepared for the chilly breeze back home. I have a similar one like it in black and I cannot stress how comfy it is. It also doubles as a fabulous neck pillow for ultimate nap-time on morning commutes.

CASUAL OUTFIT - DENIM JACKET

HELLO FROM ENGLAND! Yes, I am finally back and it feels weird. I cannot believe I am about to start my final year already. So far I have not really done much besides settling in, shopping and bumping into familiar faces. Unpacking was such a chore but I have to say that it is such a relief to have everything in its place. I also rediscovered some clothes I thought I had lost like this grey top! I had absolutely no idea where it had gone and then TA-DA, turns out I had packed it and it was in the bottom of one of my many, many, many bags.

I love the low scoop on this H&M vest as it is such a lovely way to show off some skin without it being too revealing up front/"booby". You could easily where it on a night out with a sleek blazer and a chunky necklace or a long dainty one - a design which I have been starting to fall in love with.

Jacket, top & boots - H&M
Bag - Missguided

HELLO FROM ENGLAND! Eh ben oui, je suis de retour et ça me fait bizarre. Je n’arrive pas à croire que la dernière année de mes études commence déjà. Jusqu’ici je n’ai pas fait grand-chose: je me suis installée, j’ai fait des courses et j’ai retrouvé des visages connus. Le travail de tout ranger était une vraie corvée mais je suis tellement contente que chaque chose est maintenant à sa place. J’ai même découvert des vêtements que je croyais perdus, par exemple ce top gris. J’en avais perdu toute trace et tout d’un coup: voilà, il apparaît que je l’avais mis au fond d’un des nombreux sacs qui m’ont accompagnée.

J’aime bien l’encolure dégagée et arrondie de ce top H&M. Elle montre de la peau mais n’est pas trop révélatrice. Lors d’une sortie nocturne on peut porter ce top avec un blazer élégant et un gros collier, ou même un collier délicat. C’est un style que j’aime de plus en plus