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Sunday 27 April 2014

Pistachio Green Jacket / Leather Skort / Miu Miu Sunglasses : A Visit to a Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar

Jacket & Skort : ZARA. Top & Earrings : Topshop. Shoes : M&S. Sunglasses : Miu Miu.

Hello all! 
I'm feeling rather stressed at the moment as starting tomorrow, my final week EVER at university will begin. By friday evening, I'll no longer be a student. How magnificent! I can't say I've adored the uni experience. I'm certainly not one of those people who say they never want to leave. I for one, can't wait to be free and start blogging more frequently, giving more of my time to the things in my life that I enjoy (and of course, search for a 'normal'  job - if that's the route I decide to take). My dissertation is due in on Friday so I'm currently in panic mode. I'm not even sure why on earth I decided to produce a blog post when I have so many other things I should be doing. Clearly I'm an insane person who doesn't understand my own priorities. I just find creating blog posts so enjoyable. Also, please let me know if you enjoy the way I've been doing posts recently - including photos from things I've been doing.

Earlier this week my friend and companion in hilarity Bianca took me to visit a beautiful Japanese cherry blossom themed pop-up bar in central London. We sat down and discussed our comical lives as usual, accompanied by cherry iced tea, cherry and chocolate decorated macaroons and chocolate cake with a cherry centre! As you might expect, everything on the menu was cherry themed and every surface was adored with faux cherry blossom flowers! It was truly one of the most beautifully decorated places I've ever been. 

Regarding that day's outfit - yes, another pair of Miu Mius. I'm sorry. I just can't resist. I feel as if they suit my face shape so well, I just want them in every colour. These are the cat eyes in Dappled Havana, so totally different to my other two pairs (I'm trying to justify what I've done, can you tell?). This is also one of my new favourite jackets. Whenever spring comes around I often feel like I don't own enough light, 'springy' colours, so when I saw this jacket it fit the bill perfectly. It's just light enough for a spring day and the colour is so sugary and lovely. Do you like to adjust the colours in your wardrobe for spring, or do you wear colour all year round? Let me know! 

Finally, it's the last chance to nominate in the Company Blog Awards 2014. I've not wanted to bang on about it too much - but as you know, I haven't made it to the Company Blog Awards yet and I'd love it if I was able to go this year. If you'd like to nominate me for 'Best Personal Style Blog' (it only takes a moment) please click here. Thank you if you do choose to nominate me, and if you don't - thanks for reading my blog anyway!

Monday 14 April 2014

Sky Blue Coat / Embellished Collar Blouse / White Pointed Heels

Coat & blouse : ZARA. Trousers : River Island. Shoes : M&S. Earrings : New Look.

Hello all!
The sky has been beautifully blue this weekend, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to wear this sky blue coat. I instagrammed (is that even a verb?) this outfit a few weeks ago and it proved rather popular, so I thought I'd go 'the whole hog' (fab phrase) and share the full outfit with you! 

It's definitely a coat for a slightly nippy spring day. As you might be able to tell, it's quite thick, and I've made the error of wearing this on a slightly warmer day and have cooked like a turkey in my own beautifully blue tinfoil. I wouldn't be surprised if this blouse disintegrated any time soon as I'm wearing it to death, it just seems so versatile! I'll mention that It's a bit see through, but as long as you don't pair it with a neon bra (unless bra-flashing is your thing) I'd thoroughly recommend it! 

I should also mention the trousers; I applaud River Island for these, as so often when I try on a pair of tailored-type trousers in Topshop or Zara, they're so restrictive and not very accommodating for when one might need to do bendy things. I don't know what bendy things might be necessary (I know what you're thinking and you can stop that immediately you rude person) but it's nice to have the option. Many a time I've ripped a Topshop trouser. I do have a habit of sitting on the floor so maybe that's it. Trousers made for fully grown adults probably don't cater to people who like to sit cross legged on the floor like a toddler.

Sunday 6 April 2014

White Pleated Skirt / Ruffle Crop Top / Checked Jacket and Miu Miu - A Day in Notting Hill

Top: c/o Missguided. Jacket: c/o BooHoo (I think..) Skirt & Shoes: ZARA. Necklace: H&M. Earrins & Bag: Chanel.

Hello all!

These photos were taken a little while ago on an absolutely beautiful day in London, when I'd gone out for the day with one of my favourite friends Bianca. Let's just take a moment to gaze at these images and pine for the sun that has now sadly left us. I hope for us all that it will return soon. I should probably address something that to me, seems horribly wrong with these photos. I look quite tanned. This is some unrequested camera trickery, I have not recently popped to the Caribbean or basked in any kind of sun. I'm my usual shade of TRANSLUCENT. Not that there's anything wrong with being tanned, of course. It just doesn't suit me. I once had a spray tan when I was 15 in an attempt to make myself seem cool (it didn't work) and as I was leaving the salon a small child pointed at me and asked her mother 'Mummy, why is that girl so orange?' I looked like I'd rolled in mud - NEVER AGAIN.

In regards to the outfit, I do hope you like it. I feel like sometimes I look so prim and 'prissy' (I'm not even sure I know what prissy means but we'll go with it) and on occasion I wish I could be like one of those people who go around in ripped jeans and trainers looking all 'cool' and like they regularly go to the kind of concerts where there are no chairs and you have to stand up. That kind of thing. Then I remember I hate jeans and trainers make me look like an extra in Kevin & Perry. Do you ever wish you could pull off a style that doesn't suit you? Please let me know!

Oh and p.s. if you'd like to, and if you enjoy my blog & instagram, I'd be so happy if you took a minute to nominate me in the Company Style Blogger Awards for 'Best Personal Style Blog' There's a link to it in my sidebar - I've never made it to the Company Blog Awards yet so I'm hoping I might get there this year :) 

Double p.s. You might also notice that I'm now 'arabellagolby.com' rather than 'arabellag.com', so now all of my social media usernames match, and I always felt like 'arabellaG.com' conjured up images of me as some kind of 'gangster' which is, let's face it, quite far from the truth..