Another Week At University…

Busy week!!!

Whilst this week was busy, I don’t actually think I did much work unfortunately but that shouldn’t surprise anyone.

On Tuesday night I had to go back home to Manchester to get a blood test. Thankfully, my journey wasn’t the hell it normally is due to Northern rail. I went back to university on Wednesday. Thankfully I discovered that I am able to work quite well on trains so I don’t feel like I am completely wasting my time. However, I was tired when I got back to the house and did no work for the rest of the night.

I had my first actual seminar of the year and it was just as awkward as they used to be. I didn’t say anything because I had no idea what was going on. Seminars are the bane of my life at university.

In terms of exercise, me and Ceara thought we could run up a hill behind our house and then do exercise on top of it. However, we died half way up the hill, it really didn’t look as steep as it was! Will not be doing that again!

Saturday, I was quite productive work wise during the day time. In the evening our house went out for Indian food which was lovely. Then we called at our friends house party for her 20th birthday and ended up on a bar crawl. Plus, a guy in Tesco managed to flirt with both me and Ceara at the same time and we both fell for it. I don’t know how anyone can be that smooth but I will give him the credit, very smooth.

Busy week but not much work done, I should probably start taking second year seriously!!

Today, (Sunday) will probably consist of taking Instagram pics, working (hopefully) and making he girls (Ann and Ceara) fajitas.

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Outfit can be found in my previous post here

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

How To Maintain A (Somewhat) Healthy Lifestyle As A Student!

So going to university probably means, more drinking, take outs and a messed up sleeping pattern, coupled with no spare time. Hence, it is natural to put on weight in your first year and I would say that your happiness and social life should be your priority in your first year! However, I know for me that I let my ‘healthy lifestyle’ relax for the first few months but when I started to feel sluggish and unfit I struggled to feel confident when I went out. I managed to turn it around relatively quickly so that now I am fitter and stronger than ever and I am very happy with my lifestyle and it is still easy and student friendly to maintain. Hope these tips help you.

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  1. Online workouts. 

If like me you can not afford a gym, everyday I do some YouTube workouts. I do one for arms, abs and butt. Then for cardio, I either do a circuit consisting of jumping jacks, skipping and burpees or I go for a run. I love blogalaties personally and emi wong.

2. Ditch Fizzy Drinks Every Other Week. 

Let water be your new best friend.

3. Choose Your Alcohol Wisely. 

Perhaps mix your drinks with juice instead of fizzy drinks and avoid wine and beer and stick to spirits.

4. Walk Everywhere. 

5. Sports Societies 

An obvious.

6. Don’t buy junk food in multipacks. 

By this I mean, when you do your weekly shop, don’t buy junk foods that will take you a while too get through because then you will be having say one of those chocolate bars or packets of crisps everyday. If you are desperate for junk food you will have to walk to a shop and only buy one packet to curb your craving then and there.

7. Add A Fruit Or Vegetable To Every Meal. 

Bananas and apples will last longer then berries.

 

 

Hope this helped!

Eleanor Elizabeth

The Unusual A/W 2018 Colour: Yellow!

Yellow has always been associated with summer and the heat, definitely not the typical winter pallet. However, this year yellow is making a autumn appearance in all clothing pieces.

Looking at the new in high-street clothes it would appear yellow fits perfectly into winter in a bizarre way. After all, why limit certain colours to specific times of year? Whilst mustard is a typical autumnal colour, bright yellow is new this year and I love it.

Here are some of my favourite yellow pieces from high-street stores. Yellow may be a scary colour too some but I think a statement yellow piece doesn’t hurt anyone. Either go all out or a subtle hint, you will look so cute and on trend. That is why I have included a range for everyone.

  1. Primark

I am definitely a Primark lover. These pieces are absolutely perfect. Either a bright yellow jumper for those who love a bright, splash of colour or a more subtle touch of yellow in a simple stripe jeans or yellow piping on a jumper. I love he subtle yellow more personally. I have the yellow check jumpsuit from Primark (same print as the trousers on the model) and I love the yellow detail.

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2. Topshop. 

Whilst this skirt is not for the faint hearted I do think this is easily an autumn piece. Check print is also making an appearance this autumn so a two in one piece is perfect.

Topshop Skirt. £32

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3. Boohoo. 

A more affordable brand than Topshop, try Boohoo. These wide leg trousers are available in multiple colours and are only £!2! On a night out, these trousers will be perfect, a little more covered up but still dressed up with heals.

Boohoo Trousers.

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3. I Saw It First. 

This is an upcoming brand and I have already ordered from here and was pleasantly surprised. They do this bum bag in yellow leopard print which, as well as being ideal for festivals it will be ideal for a night out! Just a subtle hint of yellow in your accessories will be a good starting point to wearing yellow.

Yellow Bumbag.

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4. New Look. 

I am a huge fan of this jumpsuit. How nice would this look with a big black jacket and an oversized scarf! An easy piece that instantly makes you look put together. This jumpsuit is also available in other (more boring) colours and is only £19.99.

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5. ASOS

Now this I personally think is amazing and for a statement coat is actually very reasonably priced at £80. I think this would be a lovely work coat, why not brighten up the office? I also think coats like this are great conversation starters and are a piece that you will receive a lot of compliments with.

ASOS Longline Coat.

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I hope you enjoyed this very yellow post! Will you be implementing yellow into your wardrobe this autumn winter?

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Old Hollywood Stars: Mary Pickford.

There were no movie stars in Hollywood before Mary Pickford (1892-1979) came along. Born in Canada and raised as a child stage actor, Pickford and her family moved to Manhattan so she could make it on Broadway. After her last play closed in 1909, Pickford decided to try out the motion pictures and landed a small part with D.W Griffith’s short-film company Biograph. Exhibiting a phenomenally dedicated work ethic, Pickford acted in fifty-one short films during her first year with Biograph. She created the various yet sassy girl-next-door archetype that would make her a household name.

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Before she came along, there were no actor credits in films for fear of inflating egos and salaries. Pickford knew her value, though, and made sure those credits appeared- and in the process, invented the Hollywood star. She studio jumped, each time getting a substantial pay rise equal to the highest-paid male star’s, until she became the first actor in history to become a millionaire. Then Pickford pulled the ultimate power play: she formed her own studio, United Artists, with her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, and their best friend, Charlie Chaplin and D.W Griffith. As Americas first movie sweetheart, Pickford was savvy enough to leave her name off the executive producer and director credits in order to play to the public’s perception of her sweet, innocent young girl, but industry insiders knew that she called all the shots.

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Pickford won her first Academy Award in her first talkie, Coquette. She also used her star power for philanthropy, selling eighteen billion dollars in Liberty Bonds during WW1, confounding the Motion Picture Relief Fund, and establishing a foundation that still supports the preservation of film and provides scholarships for education today. She essentially invented star power. 

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Hope you enjoyed!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Old Hollywood Stars: Bette Davis.

Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television, and theatre. With a career spanning 60 years she is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history. She was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters, and was famous for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films, suspense horror, and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.

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After appearing in Broadway plays, Davis moved to Hollywood in the summer of 1930. However, her early films for Universal Studios were unsuccessful. She joined Warner Bros. in 1932, and established her career with several critically acclaimed performances. In 1937, she attempted to free herself from her contract, although she lost the well-publicized legal case against the studio, it marked the beginning of the most successful period of her career. Until the late 1940s, she was one of American cinema’s most celebrated leading ladies, known for her forceful and intense style. Davis gained a reputation as a perfectionist who could be highly combative and confrontational. She clashed with studio executives and film directors, as well as many of her co-stars. Her forthright manner, idiosyncratic speech, and ubiquitous cigarette contributed to a public persona, which has often been imitated.

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Davis was the co-founder of the Hollywood Canteen, and was the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, was the first person to accrue 10 Academy Award nominations for acting, and was the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. Her career went through several periods of eclipse, and she admitted that her success had often been at the expense of her personal relationships. Married four times, she was once widowed and three times divorced, and raised her children as a single parent. Her final years were marred by a long period of ill health, but she continued acting until shortly before her death from breast cancer, with more than 100 film, television, and theatre roles to her credit during her six-decade-long career. In 1999, Davis was placed second behind Katharine Hepburn on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.

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Hope you enjoyed!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

My Favourite Coats For Autumn 2018.

Yay, my favourite time of year is nearly upon us! I’m currently writing this with a hoodie, sweatpants, fluffy socks, covered in a blanket, listening to the rain in the conservatory. Definitely autumn weather, it is freezing outside, the English summer heatwave has disappeared I think. However, when I was putting my outfit together this morning I had a mental block when it came to a coat. I haven’t had to wear one for a few months and I wasn’t loving my ones from last year so when I came home I did some online shopping and these are a few of my favourite coats that I found!

  1. Pink Teddy Coat From New Look £29.99

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2. I Saw It First Denium Jacket  £40.

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3. Missguided Bomber Jacket £50.

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4. Nike Windbreaker £68.

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5. Pull&Bear Coat  £34.50 in Sale.

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Hope you like some of these coats, I now need to decide between them!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Autumn 2018 Trends.

Autumn is my favourite fashion season and I am hoping Autumn 2018 will deliver my expectations. I went to the Trafford Centre to browse the new trends and to be honest I wasn’t all that impressed, the clothes in the high streets are so predictable! A lot of burnt orange, burgundy and dark green as the colour pallet (how ground-breaking). In terms of clothes, again a lot of pinafores and teddy bear coats, in my opinion that was great for 2017 but I was hoping fashion would have progressed. I did manage to find some pieces that I think will fit well into Autumn 2018, online shopping might have too best way too update your autumn wardrobe.

  1. Leopard Print Everything. 

So you already knew this was a trend but personally I wouldn’t wear a full on leopard print item such as a top, skirt or coat. I think you have to be a certain level of cool too be able to look good in a leopard print coat, think Anita Pallenberg esc. I do however like subtle hints of leopard print, for example on a flat shoes, a scrunchie or a bandana tied onto a bag, that is how I will incorporate this tend in Autumn 2018.

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Boohoo Dress £22.

2. Rainbow Jumpers.

Again quite a dividing trend but I do actually like this one. I am going to opt for a pastel rainbow jumper but why not inject some serious bold colour into your wardrobe. I have seen one from Primark for £10 if you are not sure about it. If you check ASOS you will be able too look at a range of rainbow jumpers and pick your favourite.

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Monki Rainbow Jumper £25 Available at ASOS

 

3. Boiler Suits. 

This may sound weird but I really think this will take off in Autumn 2018. Topshop have two and I love the black with white piping boiler suit however it is £65 and so I checked ASOS and found an alternative for £45. I would recommend making sure it fits well because otherwise you may look a little shapeless, perhaps try a belt in that case.

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ASOS Boiler Suit £45.

4. Orange. 

I think bright orange will start creeping in Autumn this year. Whilst it is a bold colour, I have an orange tee which I tuck into black jeans and it adds a nice pop of colour too an all black outfit.

5. Teddy Bear Coats. 

In my opinion, I liked these coats but for 2017/ early 2018. I have a black one and whilst I got loads of wear out of it, I enjoy getting a new winter coat each year and I just think everyone will be wearing a tan coloured teddy bear coat. I just find it awkward when you walk past people and you are wearing the same coat, plus I am not cool enough too wear a leopard print coat.

6. Windbreaker Jackets. 

Practical and give a sports lux’s vibe to an outfit. I bought a black and grey one from the men’s section in Primark for £12.

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Boohoo Windbreaker £18

7.  Cargo Trousers.

I like this trend a lot, a trouser that your legs can breath in. I think they are quite a masculine looking trouser and so are perfect for people who want to tone down an outfit. However, I would wear cargo trousers with heals and a black crop top for a night out. Perfect day to night trousers.

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Bershka Cargo Trousers £25.99

8.  Midi Skirts with Flats.  

I love this! Again adding a masculine element too a feminine item. I love black floral print midi skirts with trainers, vans or boots. I have one dress from Nasty Gal which is a wrap dress with an open midi skirt, love it.

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Boohoo Wrap Skirt £10.

9. Open Back Jumpers. 

Whilst this item certainly defeats the point of wearing a jumper too keep you warm, it does look nice and so I am sure we will all manage. I have seen many on ASOS and Misguided. You could wear it with a completely open back and either go braless or wear a cute bralette with your hair in a bun. Cute!

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Pretty Little Thing Open Back Jumper £20.

 

10. Face Print. 

I am actually a fan of this one! I have a tee from Vintage Reclaimed with faces on it and I think it looks very chic and reminds me of the kind of item one might find in Copenhagen. I also have gold earrings with faces on. A number of high street stores are doing these but the cheapest I have seen are in Primark for £2 in silver.

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Face Tee From Asos  £20

Hope you enjoyed this post, please let me know of any other trend you have seen that you are loving!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx