Until I wrap myself inside your arms I cannot rest...

I know it has been FOREVER since I did an outfit post. I have been really sick for the last two weeks and haven't felt like getting dressed up at all. I swear I have been living in my pjs constantly. So lately all I have been doing is working on MA things and sleeping, I've decided not to apply for a PhD this year and instead am going to spend the time once I have finished my MA thinking about a project I really want to spend three years studying and looking at different universities that offer funding. I recieved a lot of encouragement from my tutor though and she said she would be more than willing to be my supervisor, and I also got a lovely email from a feminist scholar who had given me some advice for my BA research and loved my final piece, so I am content that it'll all be right when the time comes.

This summer will be a big change for me, moving into our own flat and working full time (hopefully!). I am excited though, I have spent the last 6 years straight sitting important exams and writing coursework so I am looking forward to having time to do my own research and reading again and to come up with a topic within feminism and film that I am really passionate about. In the meantime I have my MA dissertation on sexual violence against women in cinema, with particular focus on the films of Lars von Trier, to concentrate on. It's a heavy one, wish me luck with it!

Here's a quick outfit for today. I finally have a day off so I'm tidying and catching up on readings and tonight I am going to Lakeland to spend the vouchers I won for these cupcakes.

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Dress - A-wear
Cardigan - M&S
Shoes - River Island
Necklace - Topshop
Hair bows - Dorothy perkins
Bag - Primark


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I've been so lazy with my hair whilst I have been sick, dry shampoo + hairpins = done.

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I need to wear better tights...

And for what has been constantly on my playlist lately, some Florence and the Machine. I absolutely adore her, please come back to Belfast Florence!




28 comments:

  1. Love this post! I haven't really felt like dressing up much either. I love your bag, dress and shoes - perfect :)
    Was listening to a bit of Florence earlier, she's super.
    x

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  2. I love your dress, and that bag is way cute!
    x

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  3. wow so cute dress, i love...

    xoxo

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  4. Such a pretty bag, I love the dress <3
    Feel better soon xoxo

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  5. Sorry to hear you have been unwell. Hope your feeling better.

    Love the dress and the bag.

    Good luck with your dissertation.

    X x

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  6. I love what you've done with your hair, so cute!
    I always wear mine down, so boring x

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  7. I love that bag, it is so pretty. HOWL! I absolutely love that song, I could listen to it on repeat over and over again.

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  8. Have only recently stumbled upon your blog, and I have fallen in love with it!

    Your MA topic sounds fascinating too (despite being heavy going). Would love to read more of your work; I am currently writing a piece on the effect that raunch culture is having on the feminist movement.

    x

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  9. gorgeous dres, gorgeous bagm gorgeous shoes! love love love =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  10. SUCH a fantastic outfit! The best I've seen in ages. Especially love the shoes and the hair :)

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  11. the dress, bag and the shoes are soo soo cute!
    the patterns and colours are just adorable :)

    aroselikethis.blogspot.com xx

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  12. the dress and the shoes are divine!

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  13. This outfit is so perfect, I love it! Your hairclips are so pretty and I wish my hair looked this good after using dry shampoo haha! Love the dress too, Glasgow needs to get its act together and get an awear!
    So interesting to hear about your choice for your dissertation, it sounds so interesting, good luck with it :) xx

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  14. your hair looks super cute! and so much love for florence. i could listen to her forever x

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  15. Cute outfit.

    Also, your research sounds fascinating - good luck! :)

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  16. That dress is beautiful!

    Your plans sound amazing, I don't know how you've done it, you're so committed! Well done lady :)

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  17. We both have that bag! Such a bargain!

    C&B
    x

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  18. This is a such a pretty dress and the floral print is so lovely. I also love the bows in your hair. All in all a sweet look!

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  19. Your make up always looks so nice Claire! I really need to practice with some liquid eyeliner I think. I honestly can't wait to hand in my MA dissertation, I'm fed up of education & essays now! Haha! I am loving working fulltime though. Good luck with all your uni work over the next few months too!

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  20. I love your whole outfit! The dress is so pretty and the shoes look really vintage. I also really want that Primark bag everyone in the blog world seems to have but I've not spotted it in my local Primark yet.
    Good luck finishing your Uni work :)

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  21. I love this outfit! Those little bows in your hair are the cutest. :) I looove Florence and the Machine soso much! She's amazing live too xx

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  22. Your outfit is so nice, I love the colours and especially those gorgeous little shoes! Good luck with your dissertation, I have less than a week to finish mine now :S EEK!

    Maria xxx

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  23. how do you do that with your hair! so cute!

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  24. That dress, Claire! You look gorgeous.

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  25. I hope you are feeling better. Your dress is really pretty and I love the hair bows! :)
    Your dissertation sounds really interesting. I bet you must be really looking forward to having a year off and deciding what you want to study. I'm just applying for PhD stuff now, but I am really tempted by a lovely year off doing what I want and maybe turning my brain off for awhile :)

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  26. really very jealous of your shoes !

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  27. Aww, thats a really nice dress! You look so pretty!

    http://plussizepaperdoll.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love this outfit. That dress could so easily look frumpy but you make it look effortlesly funky, elegant and chic, all at the same time. You got skillz!

    Loveaudrey xxx

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