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I don’t normally choose pointed-toe shoes but these past two weeks I’ve found myself buying three pairs:

A simple black pair, believe it or not I didn’t own any black flats, despite the majority of my wardrobe being black!

A bright blue pair that I found in the summer sales, bought with my new job in mind.

Finally a pair of lemon yellow sling-backs, specifically for my graduation last Wednesday.

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April turned out to be a pretty stressful month. The deadline of my dissertation, as well as coursework deadlines and full time work over the Easter season, meant very little time for blogging. Despite the completion of my dissertation and all coursework I am afraid I won’t be posting much in May either. My exams start in two weeks and I am going to be spending most of my time focusing on them. However, before I disappear again I have a few posts planned to share with you and will have plenty to post about in June once my degree is finished (how scary!). Today I wanted to share with you the ring I treated myself to as a “well done you’re nearly there” gift. The ring is a silver pigeon claw with gold nails from Tessa Metcalfe’s Homage collection. It’s a really unusual ring but I love that about it, along with the fact that it combines silver and gold, so can be worn with all my other rings.

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Today marks the beginning of lent. Last year I decided to give up fizzy drinks for lunch since my consumption of them averaged at least a can a day. It was a tough forty days where I realised how addicted to them I was, for the first week I suffered from caffeine withdrawal symptoms, the headaches were awful! Sadly since lent last year has ended I have gone back to enjoying fizzy drinks freely although can now go some days without them. Despite them definitely being a habit I need to ultimately kick, this year I have decided to target my main addiction. Shopping. Until Easter I am limiting myself to only buying the essentials, food, toiletries etc. So it is goodbye to Topshop, ASOS, Urban Outfitters and all the other stores I frequent with my dwindling bank balance. I am not even going to allow myself to buy any new make up (I have a habit of picking up a nail polish or two every time I enter Boots), which shouldn’t be too bad since I recently replaced all my make up, it all ran out at once! This is going to be a tough month but hopefully if I take it a day at a time, ignoring all the emails I receive from shops (it ranges from four to about ten a day depending on the promotions), I will make it through the month and save myself some money. I think I will also spend this month going through my wardrobe and getting rid of items that I really don’t need anymore either by selling them or donating them. Whatever you have decided to give up for lent, good luck!

This weekend I am back at home for a fairly busy weekend. Today is not only Valentine’s day but also my boyfriend’s birthday, tomorrow my dad is having his 50th birthday party and Sunday I hope to spend the day with family before my birthday on Monday. When it came to packing on Thursday night I noticed a theme with the outfits I had planned; each revolved around a white top.

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Valentine’s day: Today we went to Ping Pong in London for dim sum and cocktails, it was a casual day so I wore a white lace cami from Topshop and my ribbed black leggings, topped off with several layers to protect from the stormy weather!

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My Dad’s 50th birthday party: I love this blouse I bought from Topshop last year but very rarely get round to wearing it. This weekend I am pairing it with skinny black jeans and heels for a hopefully sophisticated look.

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Sunday: Having spent Friday and Saturday out and about, I am looking forward to enjoying a lazy Sunday in a casual Zara white long sleeve top paired with leggings.

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I hope however you are spending your Valentine’s day/weekend you have a wonderful one with loved ones.