A morning


Hello hello hello!

I would love to start updating more often now that I'm on uni break. However ... I live in a little student town, I don't go to fashion parties or hang out in trendy bars, I don't have the money to buy new fancy clothes all the time. I also don't have anything super exciting coming up. I'm just hanging out here for the next few weeks! So what can I share with you? My mornings now that I'm 90% stress free! (:

I didn't realise until now that my day kind of revolves around drinks.

I wake. Usually I try to wake up early but I stayed up late-ish last night. If I sleep in past 10, my day is ruined. Haha. So when I'm on the cusp of a ruined day, I try to get out of the house quickly. Here's my sleep cycle for last night. YEAH. I've been using it for ages haha. It felt like a major accomplishment to achieve 92% one night hoho.

Ikea clock + Aubrey Beardsley print = a slightly less gross student flat!

I feed. Breakfast is toasted bagel + vegemite + sunflower spread. My mum sent me this tube of vegemite. A very mum thing to do. In a good way. Thanks mum. I don't get people that don't like vegemite - its the tastiest. Dairy free spread 'cause I try not to eat too much dairy! I will eat meat or dairy if I'm really stressed (e.g. exam period cheese board ohohoh) or if it's a special occasion. I just try to keep the animal products at a minimum for health and sustainability reasons. Maybe I'll write a post about it one day!

I try to get through a glass of water right when I wake up... 'cause it's good for ya.

I then prepare myself for the outside world. Outfit, makeup, sunglasses, sunscreen tattoos, hat 'cause it's summery, tights 'cause it's not quite summery enough. Can't hang around for too long. Must leave the house!

Off for coffee and chats at my favourite cafe in Durham, Flat White. I love sitting outside now that its finally sunny. I grew up in a relatively sunny country so now that I live in the north of England, feels like I have to make the most of nice weather! The one problem is that I went out sans tights for the first time in months the other day and by the time the sun went down I was sunburnt from exactly my mid-thighs to my knees and a random patch on my right forearm. Very curious indeed. The next time I inflict my bare legs on the world will probably require strategic sunscreening.

Sippin'. Tranquil.

I migrate to another caf to be productive / a real person. I drink more coffee. So much coffee. This time it's iced. Variety! What can I say? I love me a coffee.

I just started reading America, Empire of Liberty by David Reynolds haha. My first bit of recreational reading (i.e. not law-related) in months. I didn't even read reviews. I didn't order from Amazon. I walked into a real bookstore and bought it. A real one. Good lord. So I'm going to spend the day reading and doing other bits n' bobs... I'll make dinner, then it's a ~movie night~. So nice to have time to relax without feeling guilty!

Anyway, this has been my morning and IT'S NOW 5PM. WHAT.



  1. hello! I love your blog! :) Also I loved your outift in this post. Super cute with the hat. I love hats. :) And I totally understand, I get sun burnt realy easily too, I think because I am inside most to the time at work. :( but any way, I hope you have a lovely rest of the week, and I look forward to more posts. :)

    1. Hey Cheryl, thanks! Gotta love a good hat haha. Sorry about your sunburn vulnerabilities hoho, at least we can be ~lily white~ come winter? x

  2. looks like a peaceful little day. :) loooove your perfect hair and that cute hat. xo

  3. I really enjoyed this post, it's fun to have a sneak peek into other people's lives :) I'm exactly the same when I sleep in by the way, I just feel so disgusting and sluggish for the rest of the day!

    1. Thanks lady! Haha I know, it's like the knowledge you've wasted part of the day makes everything seem slow and unproductive!

  4. Thanks for your kind words on my last post!
    You are so pretty and it was lovely to see a little peek into your daily life!
    Very nice!

    Have a great day,

  5. It must be nice now that your exams have finished and you are one break, I hope they went well! I like the white dress you are wearing :)

  6. Welcome to my life! Haha this is exactly my life what you just described. Great post and amazing blog!

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  7. correction kate: it's big old college day on tuesday. come up for it? let's get partyyyyyyyyy

  8. Hi dear, your blog is so cool, you've got such an amazing style which inspire me a lot and I love all of your posts! what do you think of following each other via bloglovin and gfc? let me know if you want, and I'll immidiatly follow you back :)
    kisses <3


  9. Ah, the student life something I never got to experience but wish I had.


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