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After my exams finished I decided to treat myself to a little retail therapy, both in London and online. I have been re-watching Sex and the City recently and think I am subconsciously trying to channel Carrie Bradshaw given some of my recent purchases. I bought a cameo patterned mid-length skirt and some pointy skinny heels from ASOS, which I love though I am unsure if I can pull them off. I think they seem too grown up, despite being nearly 22 and only having five months left as a university student! One of my favourite purchases from London was a black top (I told you I had a thing for black tops!), which is photographed above. It features a faux leather panel and mesh detailing, I can’t wait to wear it, though haven’t yet had an excuse to! There are also a few items that I wanted to buy in London that sadly the stores didn’t have in my size whilst we were there so I am going to order them this week and will be sure to share them with you when they arrive.

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{Topshop Premium Faux Leather Panel Tee}


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{ASOS no longer stock this skirt, but this is similar in style}

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{ASOS Stateside Pointed Heels}

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20140124-010837.jpg{Celebrating the end of exams with a glass of champagne.}

Yesterday I finished my exams. All week I had frantically been revising, with my brain pleading me for no more formulae, something I sadly couldn’t avoid. Now they’re finished it feels odd waking up and not having to rush off to the library. The days are mine again, until Semester 2 starts on Monday, not much of a break I know. In celebration this morning my housemate and I are off out for breakfast before heading to London for a little splurge and to see one of my best friends from home. Whatever you have planned for this weekend I hope you have a good one.

20140124-010723.jpg{Now I’m not reading notes I can catch up on magazines.}

20140124-010802.jpg{After a day at the library my friend surprised us with doughnuts.}

20140124-010733.jpg{After a long week a small Baileys night cap was in order.}

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{Tickets printed and ready to set off to London.}

PS. This post was meant to be published yesterday but I was unable to get hold of any internet to complete the post until this morning, so apologies for it being late!

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Yesterday morning I sat my last exam and so decided lunch needed to be more special than the make-shift packed lunch I had been living off in the library. We had a left over bottle of champagne from our Christmas dinner party in the fridge so drinks were sorted and we built lunch around that. After a few hectic weeks the last thing my housemate and I wanted to do was start cooking an elaborate meal. Instead we bought a quiche, some salad and some artichokes hearts. We threw the quiche in the oven and charred the artichoke hearts in the griddle and sipped champagne. It was lovely, though ideally next time I’d like to make my own quiche or tart (there is a beetroot and goats cheese tart I fancy making currently) but if you don’t feel like cooking why make yourself.

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20140117-201736.jpg{My jewellery that I bought in & other stories sale arrived.}

This week has felt like an age, with every day spent in the library there is little to use to decipher between them. So this week I decided to take a photo of all the little things that have kept me going this week and made it a little more bearable. Yesterday was my first exam and marked a week until I finish the January exam period (only four more to go) and with exciting things planned for the weekend after I finish I am excited to push through this next week.

20140117-201717.jpg{Library outfit:ย Cosy new knit and rose gold jewellery from & other stories, with fish braid.}

20140117-201725.jpg{Lush face mask in attempt to keep my face under control during exam stress.}

20140117-201743.jpg{Old school arcade game at my work that I am dying to play on a quiet shift.}

20140117-201755.jpg(My nails this week are pale purple with a matte topcoat, to go with my birthday ring.}