OOTD #20 Interview (no.5)

It has been a LONG week. What with trial exam week in College and having my last university interview, I am very tired. But anyways, on Wednesday I had an interview at Bolton and I got offered an unconditional offer! It’s a new Fashion course starting in September so maybe that’s the reason for it being an unconditional. Either way, the interview went really well and it was good to end the uni interview experience on such a high (it has been a JOURNEY).

Whilst I have a big decision to make this weekend, I thought I’d share my last interview OOTD…

1I LOVED this outfit. Do you ever just feel really good when you find a new combination within your wardrobe and it didn’t require you to go out and buy anything new? Well this was me, I discovered that I flippin’ love these shades together.

Heres what I’m wearing:

Off the Shoulder Cropped Jumper

Trousers

Boots

3When I was plaiting my hair that morning I did not think they had been the slightest bit successful. But in this picture it really doesn’t look that bad. The low bun was just not going to have every strand of hair in place and I accepted that pretty quickly.

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If you would like to catch up on any of my Interview OOTD’s…

Interview #1

Interview #2

Interview #3

Interview #4

Have you had any interviews recently?

Lots of Love,

Sophie

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Products That Didn’t Work For Me Part 2

My blog is quite often a space of positivity (and OOTD’s) but sometimes I think its interesting to talk about the products that haven’t quite worked for me. It was a year ago since I last did this post, so I’ve managed to accumulate another group of items that are yet to end up in one of my monthly favourites.

2This is definitely the product that has disappointed me most, My skin had been the best it had for a while and I had a couple small blemishes that I thought this would have been perfect for. Unfortunately, I broke out quite bad, I was getting spots in places on my face I’ve never had before. I was so full of hope, I carried on using it, putting the breakout down to hormones. I probably used this for at least a month, maybe 6 weeks. Yes, my skin would get better (not to how it was before, the spots were just less red) But ultimately, the breakouts came back frequently, with more spots. Realising Proactiv had to be the cause, I stopped using it.

My intention is not to stop you from buying this product, but to share my experience. Using this really knocked my confidence, I disliked having conversations (in fear of judgement) and I generally hated how I looked. After a visit to the Doctors, my skin is slowly going back to the way it was a couple months ago. I don’t want to discourage anyone from using it (what with different skin types) I just wanted to bring a bit of awareness.

5Before jumping straight to ‘it didn’t work for me’ I think its more that I would need to try this product again. When I did use it, I found it almost flaky?/rubbed off, could be down to skin type?? I also didn’t notice a difference in blemishes. However, after having done further research it does say ‘For clearer skin in 4 weeks’. I can’t be certain I used it consistently for a month and that may be where I’m going wrong. Therefore, I’m going to start incorporating this again back into my routine and it may just turn up in next months favourites.

3Is this TMI to talk about? Am I entering weird territory, talking about razors online? Either way, I can’t say I’ve been a no.1 fan of this one. Maybe its just me lacking a good technique, I just can’t seem to achieve that freshly shaved legs feeling (if that’s TMI I do apologise). Anyways, I’ll just go back to one I can actually use, I’m sure you were all sat at the edge of your seat to see how I was going to resolve that issue.

4I think I expected too much from this product. It does what it says, it is a refreshing eye roll on and I think its at a good price point. However, I wouldn’t agree it reduces the look of dark circles (maybe mine are so bad, they’re past the point of help?) I also wouldn’t say it soaks in too quick. Considering its a clear gel, I can still see where I’ve applied it for longer than you’d think.  However, I’ll still continue to use it because I appreciate the coolness it does have on application.

DISCLAIMER: Just because these products didn’t work for me, doesn’t necessarily mean the same for you. I’d also like to say the majority of products mentioned had good qualities. But some that just didn’t suit me.

If you are interested in what wasn’t working for me this time last year, you can here.

Lots Of Love,

Sophie

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OOTD #19 Interview (no.4)

I have come to the realisation I can’t take outfit pictures away from my garden. My back garden seems to be my comfort zone and whenever I’ve been in different cities for University Interviews, I just can’t seem to bring myself to get my Dad to get some pictures. Mainly, because I’m nervous for the interview but also because cities are busy ok? Living in a small, quiet town, I’m just not used to it all.

Anyways, I had my interview at Liverpool John Moores University on Wednesday and whilst it was a very tiring day (a nice 4 am wake up call) I still wanted to do an ootd to carry on this interview series I have going on.

4We can just excuse my appearance in these pictures, it had been a long day.

Starting off with the leather jacket, I have probably had this for a couple of years now and I really believe that because of the quality, it doesn’t show any signs of age or normal wear and tear.

Originally bought from Miss Selfridge. Due to the time, I didn’t think I’d be able to find the EXACT jacket but I’m pretty sure its this Black Bella PU Biker Jacket.

One day, I’d love to be able to afford this Acne Leather Jacket because it would be such a staple in your wardrobe.

Briefly mentioning the trousers. As I said in my last post, they are really versatile, last week I dressed down to have a casual day and for the interview I styled them a bit more formal. If you want to know where I bought them and a similar pair, you can read last weeks post here.

As for the boots, I ADORE these. I originally purchased them from River Island but they’re no longer available on the website and I really struggled to find a similar pair. They’re surprisingly comfortable to walk in and if you’d like a closer look you can here.

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I bought the top from Pull & Bear and if Pull & Bear was anywhere near me it would be my next obsession. Unfortunately, the store I bought this top from was in Dublin. However, overall I think the brand itself seems to be really well priced and I will be very excited to eventually get my hands on more from here. This top is unbelievably comfortable and surprisingly good quality.

Apart from the colour, this isn’t similar, I just thought it was so edgy I had to share. Striped cropped Jacket.

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The good news is I got an offer from Liverpool John Moores University to study Fashion: Design and Communication!

Lots of Love,

Sophie

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OOTD #18 My Mums Birthday

It was my Mum’s birthday on Sunday but because she had to work we ended up celebrating it on Thursday. I needed a casual but still nice outfit for during the day, because I was the designated driver for our plans I also wanted to be comfortable. Anyways, I paired this combination together and I LOVED it, if I do say so myself…

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Off Shoulder Cropped Jumper- Topshop

Ahh its a rarity I find the exact item online. I LOVE this Jumper though, its so comfortable and I don’t own anything else in this colour.

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Trousers- H&M

Similar Trousers Here

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the exact trousers I’m wearing. However, I found similar ones that are a close match. I think these are really versatile, and a good fit; slightly high waisted.

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Shoes- Topshop

These were a recent purchase and I don’t even need to tell you how good they are. I had these in pink and wore them CONSTANTLY. Therefore, I had to buy them again, but this time in white. The real question is how long will they stay that white? I’m thinking maximum, a week.

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Missed my last OOTD? You can read it here.

Lots of Love,

Sophie

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