A Walk In The Park- OOTD.

Instead of doing any work this weekend, me and the girls decided to do anything we could to procrastinate and get out the house. We ended up going for a walk down the river which to be fair was lovely and very autumnal with the leaves falling.

This is just a quick post about my outfit, I think duster coats are such an easy way to look put together and great for transitional weather.

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Coat – £34.99 from New Look

Scalf – £12 from Asos

Jeans- Primark.

T-shirt- I saw it first

Trainers- Adidas Stan Smiths.

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

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

My First Week As A Second Year At University.

Honestly, the first two days were shit. This wasn’t due to any particular reason, it was just overwhelming to hear about essay deadlines and the fact I have seminars every week. I’m still not feeling that motivated to do any work and it’s not because I have no work, I think the prospect of all the work I have to do this term is overwhelming.

I have had one seminar so far, in which I found out I will have to do two presentations and the people in my group had already started reading!! Why do people do reading before hand? How do they know what the topic is about?

As usual though, the non work side of uni I really enjoyed. I went out on Tuesday because I was already done with the week. On Wednesday I went to my friends house for dinner and on Thursday I went to a rugby taster session and to my surprise I actually enjoyed it. I was shocking at catching the ball but I was lifted into the air (and panicked) but it was fun.

Friday night, I think I’m going to have noodles for dinner and potentially go out, not for too late though as I have actual seminars next week where reading has to be done.

On Saturday, we are have a house party for our college kids, hopefully that will be fun and I’m sure Sunday will be a recovery day.

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Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Photoshoot With My Friend- My New Project On Instagram.

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.

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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: Mae West.

Mary Jane “Mae” West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades, known for her light-hearted bawdy double engenders and breezy sexual independence.

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West was active in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian, actress and writer in the motion picture industry, as well as appearing on radio and television. West made a name for herself by writing and staring in her own plays- the first, in 1926, was entitled sex. The American Film Institute named her 15th among the greatest female stars of classic American cinema.

Enforcing a moral code in entertainment was big in that era, and she served time for corrupting the morals of youth- a theme that would follow her for her entire career. She continued to write racy comedic plays that touched on subjects of pleasure and sexuality, including her 1928 play Diamond Lil; it became a Broadway hit, and she took that luxury-loving persona all the way to Hollywood.

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West got her first studio contract from Paramount Pictures at the age of Foughty- and became a silver screen icon shortly after. Her starring roles in ‘She Done Him Wrong’ and ‘I’m No Angel’ were rumoured to have saved Paramount from bankruptcy and made her the second- highest-paid person in the US at the time (just after William Randolph Hearst).

West was a lifetime advocate for equality for all people; when one of her boyfriends, boxing champion Gorilla Jones, was denied entry to her apartment building because of segregation, she bought the building and lifted the ban. In the 1950s, she performed in her own Las Vegas stage show, surrounded by body-builders. One of those men, Paul Novak, thirty years her junior, became her long-time companion until her death.

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Often using a husky contralto voice, West was one of the more controversial movie stars of her day and encountered many problems, especially censorship. She bucked the system, making comedy out of conventional mores, and the Depression-era audience admired her for it. When her cinematic career ended, she wrote books and plays and continued to perform in Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, on radio and television and to record rock and roll albums. She was once asked about the various efforts to impede her career, to which she replied: “I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.”

Hope you enjoyed this post about Mae West, she is definitely one of my favourites!

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