26 October 2014

London.





I have survived my first two weeks in London! 

I am so happy I made the decision to move here. I was so scared to move far away from my family again and have to make new friends at work. But I couldn't have asked for nicer workmates, everyone has made loads of effort to include me which is so lovely. We had our first work social which was a pub quiz, unfortunately we came 2nd last which is not great but at least we weren't last!! 

I have also been out both Saturday nights with friends. We went to Mayfair one night and I couldn't believe how expensive everything was. A double was £12!! A double in the Midlands is about a fiver, crazy! Last night was my boyfriends housewarming where I'm temporarily staying until I find a place. I definitely had a few too many vodka lemonades so I am not feeling quite so fresh today!

I'm off to Ireland for a wedding on Friday which I am very excited about! I've never been to Ireland so it will be fun although we're only there for one night so there won't be much time for exploring unfortunately but I'm excited to meet all my boyfriends family :). 

I definitely want to do some more exploring from now on, there's so much to see and do in London. But it's payday on Tuesday so I'm thinking my first stop will be Oxford Street ;)

Hope you've had a great weekend! 

Tori


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19 October 2014

Haul | Bags, Books & Lipsticks


Moving to London means there are so many amazing shops around but for some reason I am always drawn in to Topshop. I think it's because I know I will find things I like in there, but I do need to branch out from the typical high street shops and take advantage of living in London. But anyway, I found lots of things and spent far too much money.

There is no guidelines about what to wear at my new job, you can go in trainers jeans and a hoody if you wanted to. Which will be great for those mornings when I need those extra 20 mins sleep but generally I do like to make a bit of an effort so I thought I would get a few new bits to perk up my wardrobe.

My best friend bought the coated Topshop Leigh jeans and (with her permission) I copied her! They are a bit smarter than normal jeans but still really comfortable. One thing to bare in mind is that they aren't as stretchy as normal jeans, I think it's to do with the coating on them, I bought my regular size and they are definitely quite snug but I think as I wear them more they will loosen up a bit.

I bought two tops, this Topshop shirt that I have seen Lily Pebbles wearing and I'm so glad I bought it, it hangs so nicely and is really flattering. Then I noticed that everything I was looking at was black and white, I am definitely loving monochrome but I thought I should inject a bit of colour so I went for this peachy orange loose t-shirt. I love this paired with my new jeans.

Finally from Topshop I got myself a new bag, I can't seem to find it on the website though, sorry! I used to buy bags constantly when I was younger but I hadn't bought one in a long time, so I think it was due! I splashed out and got this beautiful black leather bag which I think will last for ages and obviously because it's black it goes with everything.

I also bought Revlon Black Cherry lipstick which I've wanted for ages. I'm getting back into wearing lipsticks, I was always too self conscious to wear them at my last job but new job, new lipsticks! I finally bought Gone Girl, I know I'm a bit late to the party and everyone is raving about the film but I always want to read books first. And sometimes if I love a book loads I won't ever watch the film cause I'm always worried it won't live up to my expectations and then once I've seen a film it makes me forget how I imagined it - Harry Potter is a very good example of this. I will never ever watch The Lovely Bones cause that is my all time favourite book, if you haven't read it I would highly recommend but be prepared for tears!!

I definitely need to rein in the spending from now on, living in London is so expensive!!
Hope you've had a great weekend!

Tori


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8 October 2014

Bad Blogger

A giant deckchair...cool, right?

I don't even know how to start a blog post anymore, it has been that long! Over two months without a single blog post...whoops! I'm not about to type out a load of excuses, I just fell out of love with blogging to be honest. I don't know why but I just didn't want to do it. I was having a pretty hectic time with a lot going on in my personal life. My Grandad isn't very well and combining that with moving out of my flat and getting a new job made for a pretty busy schedule. Sorry!

So, about this new job. I am finally making the move to London and starting a job in an industry I am really passionate about, I don't want to talk too much about it until I have started but I can't wait to get stuck in on Monday. The rest of this week is going to be really hectic, I finish my current job on Saturday, move to London on Sunday and start my new job on Monday. I'm tired just thinking about it! I can't wait to be start living in London, it is something I have wanted to do for a long time but I've always found it a little intimidating. Let me know any recommendations of things to do or restaurants to visit because I know nothing about London at all!

Hopefully this new job will give me more blogging time because I will finally have a Monday-Friday job. I am so sick of working Saturdays so I am ready to take advantage of the weekends and get lots of blogging done. 

Thank you to the people who have still been reading and checking back to my blog, I promise to try harder

Tori
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