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Hello lovelies! I'm feeling pretty good today after a generic day of stress and 'blah' yesterday. I always seem to end up talking about the weather on here - British trait much?! - but it has been such a lovely, sunny day. I had to be out of the door for 8.30am this morning though, when it was still relatively cold and ended up wearing my proper coat out. So so hot! Anyway, my main point is that today has been nice, and I've finally got my birthday plans sorted, therefore life is good once more (: Also, apologies in advance for awful photos, you can blame dark mornings for that...



(Polka dot tunic/vest, New Look;
Camel shorts, Zara;
Jacket, Warehouse;
Cable knit tights, H&M;
Compass necklace, Handmade by me;
Rings, H&M and Topshop.)

I didn't wear this outfit today... I took these photos on an extremely overcast morning earlier this week, on, would you believe it, the Canon 500D that I hired out over the weekend. Hands up if you prefer the quality from Tuesday's photos! Coincidentally, Tuesday's photos were taken on my little Nikon aha. I don't understand why my camera is so temperamental! I wore this cute spotty top that I bought in New Look about a year ago. I love wearing clothes from months ago that I rediscover! Paired it with my camel shorts, because I really like camel and navy worn together at the moment, it looks really polished and classic, and is perfect for this transitional spring weather. My shorts actually look like paperbag waist shorts here, but they're actually just standard shorts that I've had to belt up. I've lost so much weight this year and dropped a dress size, which is seriously worrying, I might book a dietician appointment soon, as I honestly eat enough for about four people yet am losing so much weight.

I've managed to get so much work done recently. My workload is ridiculous at the moment, although it probably wouldn't be as bad if I er, stopped spending all my spare time routinely watching Big Fat Quiz of the Year clips (the 2010 edition, I'm aware it aired almost two months ago!) and playing The Sims 3. Big thanks to Emma for helping me out with one of my features this week too! Today I spent a good four or five hours working on a cultural theory presentation, with my friend, after my lecture - that's dedication peepz! But yeah, blogging has been slow this month because my workload is horrific, to put it quite simply!

I'm so excited for tomorrow to roll round. I'm going home (again!) for my pre-birthday weekend and to donate all of my Look Show goodie bag contents to my Mama! Can't believe it's almost been a week since my Fashion Week antics, this week has just flown by. I don't really know how I feel about turning 20 next week, it doesn't "feel" like my birthday to be honest, not sure why. I'm having the girls round on Monday evening for drinks and a night out at Bliss, which I'm quite excited about, I've become a stay-in kinda gal lately, so it'll be good to have a night out! I've also finally sorted out plans for my actual birthday, plans which involve a 9am lecture and a fancy meal out at Prezzo with my flatmates!

Hope you've all had a lovely Thursday, I'm sorry I didn't manage to post a Ways to Wear yesterday, but don't fret, I'll be keeping those coming despite Frugal February coming to an end, I will probably alternate them with my regular Wednesday Wants - sound good?!

63 comments

  1. You look so lovely! And wow, damn, I am jealous of your tiny little arms!

    x

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  2. Such an adorable outfit! Ugh, the days just seem to be FLYING right past me these days, too. I have a feeling it's going to be such a quick year!

    Oh, and I know how you feel about games distracting you from doing productive thing... I'm looking at you, World of Warcraft. Though, I've been in the mood to play Sims 3 again for ages now, so hooray! More distractions. Hah!

    x

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  3. I love that necklace!
    I know what you mean about the whole turning 20 thing. Even though I won't be 20 for another 2 months, it still just doesn't feel that way - especially since I've moved back to my parents town and am back working with them again, I feel 16! Roll on september haha.
    So glad you're not stopping the 'Way's to Wear' feature, I love it! xxx

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  4. Ah scary that your turning 20! thats big. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! hope you have a great pre birthday celebrations. I know how you feel about work load it's awful getting loads! I don't know anything about uni work but it does sound hard!! good luck with it all. I wish i was as productive as you've been today, I got nothing done :/ xx

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  5. I love your blog header(:, you look really nice!xx

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  6. I seriously adore your oufit, and your new blog header! xo

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  7. I always love the way you style your outfits. <3 xo

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  8. Love your outfit, your right the navy and camel makes a really good colour combination. I was actually looking at your photos thinking "I like the tone of them, it looks sorta' vintage" when I read it was just dark mornings! I'm turning 20 this year as well, it's kinda' weird but hope you have an amazing time at home with the birthday celebrations :D x x

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  9. Glad you've got your birthday plans sorted! I really love the navy + camel combo. They really compliment one another (: Mm, I'd advise you to go see your GP and try and get a dietician because you shouldn't be losing all that weight. It could be due to stress or something so try and limit that too (easier said than done, I know). I hope you have a lovely weekend! Ooh, 20 ;) Very exciting, hahaha.

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  10. This outfit is gorgeous :) I love the paperbag style of the shorts, even if you didnt mean them to be that way!
    xxx

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  11. Eee I love this outfit! Hope you have a fabby dabby birthday.

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  12. love the new header by the way! this outfit is lovely, i love navy and camel together as well. your birthday plans sound lovely. i felt so nervous about turning twenty as well. i felt odd not to be a teenager anymore, but now i quite like it. i will email you over the weekend about the newletter love. ive been too busy lately as well so will push it back a few weeks xx

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  13. love love love these shorts. look gorgeous on you. the top is lush as well. have you been to the drs to have you thyroid checked out? might explain the weight loss? hope your ok love! xx

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  14. Love this outfit! Tucking in the shirt definitely makes the whole outfit seem more polished and ladylike. I thought they were paperbag shorts at first but at least they look trendy bunched up!

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  15. That's a lovely outfit, I like it best with the sweater. Those shorts are gorgeous!

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  16. this outfit is loverrrly :) you look beautiful

    Kate
    xx

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  17. I always read your blog and love your tumblr so I just thought I'd say hello! :) Gorgeous outfit - the jacket and tights are so cute <3

    Love Ellen
    xxx

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  18. Your outfit is lovely, your tights are soo nice! :) I love your top too :D xxx

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  19. I like what you've done with the blog layout. Do you think you lost all that weight from stress?

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  20. These photos are beautiful Michelle, those shorts are to die for and the way you've belted them up and teamed with that top looks great! Be careful with your weight-loss, although, fingers crossed it's just stress related! Absolutely love that necklace too! Congrats on getting a lot of work done, i have the attention span of a fish when it comes to work! Hope you have an amazing birthday next week too! xx

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  21. Love this outfit, I really need to invest in some camel coloured shorts!

    Glad you have had a productive day, my days seem to be getting less productive as the days go by!

    Hope you have a fabulous birthday weekend at home lovely xo

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  22. I absolutely love this outfit; you're right, the tan the navy look so classic together.
    I love Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, I look forward to it from about mid November, haha. I must have watched last year's one (the 2009 one I mean) about ten times last year.
    Hope you have a lovely birthday :)
    xxx

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  23. I just basically LOVE this! The top & shorts are so so lovely :)
    Great outfit once again, with uh-mazing tights
    xxx

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  24. Great outfit and I love the owl ring!

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  25. Aimee: Thanks sweet. Haha I've always had small arms, think it's just because I've danced since I was 4 (:

    Michelle: Thank you! I love the colours, they're perfect for the Spring. Owwwh a gamer gal! I've not played WoW before, I'd imagine I'd get extremely addicted though, I had to tune out and uninstall my games while at Uni so I'd actually get work done!

    Heather-Lou: Awh thanks lovely, thinking of starting my own shop/boutique in the summer for something to do while I've got nothing to do (: Haha, I'm quite excited about moving back home to my parents' for the summer, I'm a little bit sick of Uni atm.

    Holly: Aaah thank you so much hun :D

    Devs: Thanks lovely! So glad you're back to blogging too by the way!

    Jennie: Thank you! Been gathering lots of inspiration lately and its really starting to show in my personal style (:

    Phoebe: Thanks sweet. Oh god, my photo quality and lighting annoys me to no end, I need a blog photographer! Thank you hun, so excited! <3

    Bee: There was so much pressure to do something for it, but I would be happy with a nice meal and chilled evening aha. I'm going to see a doctor after tonight's events, I'm really worried but really hope that it's just the stress from Uni as opposed to anything too serious (:

    Alex: Thank you! It was annoying because the shorts don't even have belt loops (or w/e they're called!) so it was slipping everywhere, not good ;)

    Alison: Thanks hun (:

    Belle: Eeep thank you, fancied a change and less of the overly girly pink! I'll probably enjoy being 20, it sounds mature but not "too old"! Okie sweet, it sounds so exciting, got a few ideas in mind already! xx

    Katie: Thank you, I got them in the sale in July last year, obvz before they realised camel shorts were going to be h u g e ~ I'm going to pop to the docs over the weekend, will get that checked though, thanks for the advice sweet <3

    Kuleigh: Thank you! Haha indeed, and I can't afford paperbag shorts at the moment, so its a win-win situation ;)

    Raffles Bizarre: Thank you!

    Kate: Thanks lovely, I really don't though - check out my amazing non-brushed hair hahaha ;)

    Ellen: Awh thank you sweet! Hello to you too!

    Patsy: Thank you (: This is honestly one of my favourite tops, was such a good buy last summer!

    Alyse: Thanks Alyse <3 Glad you're back, I adore your new blog concept and can't wait to read more. I think it is through stress, I don't consciously feel "stressed" but I think you could be right, considering my written thoughts about Uni related things recently.

    Courtney: Awh thank you! I'm going to get properly checked over, over the weekend, thanks for looking out for me though hun <3 Haha I'm really well-motivated once I disconnect my Internet actually, Twitter and Tumblr are my biggest distractions!

    Jess: You do indeed ;) New Look and H&M have some beautiful ones in at the moment! Thanks lovely <3

    Rosie: Thank you, it feels really mature and classic, but still fun with the polka dots! Yeeey for BFQ appreciation! I'm currently watching 2009 clips on Youtube haha, ever the productive one me!

    Steph: Basically just love you Steph ;) Thank you so much doll!

    Joanne: Thanks hun :D

    Cherry: Eeep thanks sweet (:

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  26. Those shorts are amazing, the whole outfit looks so good!
    I can't believe how nice it was today here in Winchester! I went out in a long sleeved tshirt, shirt, hoody and a coat! Oops :P
    Hayley
    http://strangeness-charm.blogspot.com

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  27. the compass necklace is gorgeous, you really made that? lovely! i have never quite gotten the hang of jewellery making- which is a bit of a pain because i make basically everything else, haha.

    adore the colours you're wearing, too. especially the pink nails which look extra girlie in contrast, aha. :) xx

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  28. This outfit is uber cool, I really like it :) x

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  29. I've just descovered your blog, and I have to say I love it! I've read quite a few of your posts and I especially like the 'how to wear' posts, it's a really great idea and really unique! This is the first time I'm commenting because I usually read blogs on my ipod, and commenting is a faff (sorry!), but your outfit is lovely as always:) Looks like England's bad weather rep isn't up to scratch, which is obvz a good thing, yayz for the sun! Just thought I'd say i really enjoy reading your blog, and this has turned into a big babble, so I'll shut up now haha!
    Jess
    xxxx

    dangerous-darling.blogspot.com

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  30. Awww this is such a cute outfit. Loving the owl ring, I have earrings like it! It was super sunny today, bring on summer already!! ;)

    Tara
    www.thestylerawr.com

    XoX

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  31. Ooh I do like the camel and navy together here too, I also like camel with red. Both look v. sophisticated.

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  32. Hayley: Thank you! I lovelove my shorts (: Aaah me too, I was in a shift dress, cardigan and my winter coat! It was so warm, but my cardigan was too thin to warrant taking off my coat, I couldn't manage the perfect balance at all. My best friend is at Uni in Winchester too by the way, fun fact haha!

    Chloe: Yeppy! I like jewellery making if I'm chilled out enough, otherwise it becomes a stressed out affair! Really want to start selling my own designs over the summer to give me something to do. Oh gosh, my nails are totally Barbie pink! Eeek!

    Laura: Thanks love (:

    Laura: Thank you sweetie!

    Jess: Awh thank you so much, I'm so glad you enjoy those posts. No worries lovely, I do the same quite often as I'm always on the move and on-and-off trains :p Aha I do enjoy a nice long ramble too, totes understand! Thank you for the lovely comment, its put a smile back on my face!

    Rebecca: Thanks lovely!

    Tara: Thank you! Awh owl earrings must be so cute (: Haha I know, I'm after barbeques with my gals, can't wait for proper weather. Thank you for following Tara <3

    Helen: Thank you. Oooh, good idea! Camel and a deep burgundy red is gorgeous ;)

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  33. Love the new blog header - very diff to your usual style!

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  34. Great outfit and I love navy and camel together at the moment too. Are you stressed out at all, maybe thats why your weight is differing? I get it, I've been stressed out this week due to uni and my camera breaking and found myself loosing my appitite. I love womanly shapes so I try and eat well!

    I turn 20 in a few months and I'm going to feel very old! Hope you have a great time next week, I'll be in berlin so happy birthday for then! :)

    Katie. x

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  35. gorgeous outfit- i love the camel-navy-polka dots combo- it's just lovely! and your new header is fab :) happy pre-birthday! x

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  36. Aaah Michelle can't believe it's your birthday next week too - i turn 21 on wednesday so trust me, your in a way better position that I am! Hope your plans are lovely, and great that your getting a prebirthday with the fam :)

    Love the camel shorts, really hope you get some helpful advice from the dietician - I imagine it's probably stress at this time of year, just as long as your staying healthy I'm sure it's nothing to worry about.

    take care!

    xxx

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  37. that top is so cute, i love your layers here too!

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  38. Just found your blog, it's lovely! I really like the rings.

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  39. i love these shorts so much ! very chic !

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  40. Love love love those shorts, they look so good paper 'baggy' too. Hope you get your work done okay, once the presentation is done it should be okay but then I stressed about work till the website stuff was in (if you do that unit).
    Hope you have a fabby birthday next week too.

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  41. Gorgeous. Love your blog. Now following. Hope you'll follow me back.


    Check out my blog if you've got time and feel like it. It would mean a lot. I've just started.
    Karoline Kalvo

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  42. Ah I am in love with your compass necklace, It is so pretty, I have randomly been looking for compass related jewellery, which I realise sounds really random but i dont know if you watch Life Unexpected (such an awesome show) but it makes sense if you watch that as there is a really lovely moment about a compass in it, which actually sounds quite dodgy reading that back but i promise, its actually really nice, wow i really should stop rambling! Ha!
    Anyway If you start selling them, let me know as i love it!
    Oh amd my goodness I nearly forgot have a great birthday! x

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  43. I love this outfit! it's so cute and those shorts!♥♥♥! xx

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  44. Love your outfit and accessories :) xx

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  45. i love your shorts!
    hope you get all your work done on time!
    look forward to your birthday post next week!
    :D
    Krissy xoxo

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  46. Mandy: Thanks lovely :-) Have to meet up next weekend for a catch up so you can tell me all about Hong Kong!

    Katie: Awh thanks sweet, I think it looks so classic but quite fresh at the same time (: Mm I think it's down to Uni stress, I have so much on at the moment and never get much sleep either, so I'm going to recuperate this weekend! I don't want my curves to disappear either! Aaah I bet you'll have a lovely time in Berlin! Thanks Katie!

    Hannah: Thanks honey <3 (:

    Ellie: Thanks!

    Ellie: Aaah birthday twins ;) 21 is such an exciting birthday though, my flatmates are all 21 and I feel a bit blah celebrating my 20th! Hope you have a lovely birthday <3 Yeah I'm popping there tomorrow with my Mum, just a bit concerned because I won't be at home until April after this weekend and I don't want the situation to get worse! Thanks so much Ellie <3

    Emma: Thank you! Layers are an essential at the moment, the weather is so unpredictable!

    Mo: Thanks sweet (:

    Sara: Thank you lovely! xo

    Chloe: Mm I like them with a paperbag effect, they'll tide me over quite nicely until I have the funds to buy a proper pair. Oh the presentation work is going quite well, and the website is fine (I'm a total HTML geek!), its just Mags + Markets really! Thanks so much lovely (:

    Emma: Thanks lovely! I'm still dithering over opening a shop, I'm worried there'll be negativity if I start one despite me having done it before I even blogged and stuff. Will defs let you know (: Thank you sweet!

    Ellie: Thanks hun!

    Suzin: N'awh thank you! (:

    Krissy: Thanks sweet, Uni work is majorly stressful at the moment, my brain is in overdrive trying to keep up with my work and everything inbetween!

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  47. Love this outfit Michelle, everything's so cute :) That's strange how you've dropped a whole dress size!! I was thinking you were looking really petite in these pictures. Not in a bad way though, but it's def worth getting it checked out if you're not sure why you're losing weight.

    That's exciting that it's nearly your birthday!! I hope you have fun with all your birthday plans :) xxx

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  48. The name of your blog is so cute and I love your polka dot top!
    http://www.stylethroughhereyes.com

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  49. Stefany: Thanks sweet. Ughhh I know, my clothes aren't fitting me anymore which is so annoying. My belt is my new best friend atm! Yeah I'll be seeing a doc over the weekend to get myself looked at (: Eep thank you lovely, I'm slowly getting excited for it.

    Jenmaarie: Awh thanks lovely. I adore your blog!

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  50. I love your outfit! I have a similar polka dot blouse so I might try wearing it with brown shorts :P

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  51. I featured this look in my latest blog spot, since I loved it so much! I hope you don't mind :)
    xxx

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  52. i love the outfit, and your whole blog! im now following :) XX

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  53. Julie: Thanks sweet. Ooh you should, let me know if you do!

    Alex: Aaaah thank you so much, that's amazing :D

    Soph: N'awh thanks lovely! Thanks for following too, means ever so much (:

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  54. definitely one of my favourite outfits of yours! you look hottt xx

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  55. Super chic outfit! :)

    http://samalamode.blogspot.com

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  56. Sam: Thanks for stopping by (:

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  57. Aw I love your outfit ! :D

    xxx
    Laura

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  58. oh, i adore your camel shorts! i wish i looked as good in shorts as you do, you look lovely. xx

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