Friday, September 25, 2009

Let's call this one pink lemonade

This marketing masters is already tiring me out and term doesn't officially start until Monday! I have been running around campus looking for books and discovered a Starbucks that has opened. Very bad as It's definitely a place I will spend hours sitting in and pouring over class notes. I am living at home this year which means a daily commute of about 45 mins requiring two buses. It may be cheaper but it makes things awkward. Especially if I find out that I have a lecture in the morning then a seminar in the afternoon. I guess I will be living in Starbucks, the library or the Student Guild!

I also found that my course has a huge percentage of international students which are mandarin speakers. Very confusing as they try to speak to me in mandarin until they realise I am British born Chinese (something they find fascinating which makes me laugh) and whose only other language is Cantonese! This is something that has confused our lecturers too as me and another girl are British but we obviously blend in with the international students. Never judge a book by it's cover as one of my lectures laughed after speaking to my friend.

The International students are also the most eager and lovely people I've ever met! I am a little bit in awe of them as they've travelled so far to study here and I've travelled a mere 45 mins away. Haha. I know that a few of you readers are studying in countries away from home too, and I definitely think it's an amazing thing!Right sorry for rambling (I'm guessing most of you skipped that anyway) let's get back to fashion. I was sorting out my tights (all rolled up and in an overflowing little drawer) and came across this pair that I don't recall having ever worn. Silly me.
Woolly Dress, Lace Cropped top (Topshop) Cardi (H&M) Shoes (Topshop) Hair Band (Sheena Holland)
I've been layering all my jewellery like this lately...
Necklaces; black and gold chain (Aldo) Pendant (Vintage) Long gold chain (Vintage)
Yes I feel a bit like a big pink marshmallow in these colours but sometimes you get up and just have one colour on your mind. So much so that tomorrow, I will not be wearing any pink whatsoever!
Also...aren't these Kurt Geiger boots lovely? They're really chunky and heavy in real life but I cannot afford the £150 price tag. Boo. I'm beginning to think about buying new boots for A/W!

Anyway, it's been a busy week with uni starting and also my grandparents and aunts from Hong Kong have come to stay for 3 weeks. Hectic to say the least! I promise to start catching up on your blogs this weekend...first time for a nap!
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  1. I'm commuting at the moment as well - such a pain. Especially because on a Tuesday I have a lecture 11am-1pm and then another one from 7 til 9! What am I going to do for HOURS?! Ah well. I also lived with all foreign students last year and they were so nice - an indian guy, chinese girl and two boys - very dedicated to their studies.

    This is such a lovely outfit! Really good for the transition between the seasons :) x

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  2. Winnie! Make sure you rest well! Tehee, BBC was a new thing for me too. And your outfit is lovely. The tights are amazing, xo.

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  3. I am in love with your floral tights!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  4. love it!
    all my chinese friends speak cantonese, im like the only(half) mandarin speaker!

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  5. Those tights are sensational, doll!

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  6. Gorgeous outfit, always love how you put things together, never looks contrived!!

    thestylestrutter.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  7. I love it when exchange students come from Italy and Greece to my school, you always learn so much about their culture. I'm loving the floral tights, I can't believe you have a drawer dedicated to tights:O If I had a drawer for tights it would only have one pair in it because I only have one pair and a back-up!

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  8. Eep these tights are so adorable! And I love the title of the post hehe, it really fits quite nice. :) Your hair looks really great, btw!

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  9. omg the floral tights im in love with you dear! LOVE it, I need to get a pair, and i need to find a place where they sell good ones!

    email me with suggestions if you can!

    p.s im taking 3 marketing classes right now and you're going to get your masters in marketing.. i should definitely stop complaining about it hahaha since you have it the hardest

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  10. This outfit is adorable! I love the printed tights & lover the looks of layered necklaces.Cute blog.
    Have a great weekend!
    xx

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  11. You really made this work. So love the dress and the tights are just amazing. I really love the outfit.

    It should be a very interesting time to meet so many new people in your class.

    All the best!

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  12. Darn those long commutes. I'm sure you'll be having plenty of adventure. Awesome dress and accessories..I hope those shoes are comfortable.

    I bought some button up booties..I guess. Now if I could only get them comfy for an 8 hour day. Guess I'll have to work on that.

    Have a great weekend!

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  13. I don't know which I like more..the tights or the dress. They are beautiful.

    Thanks for the note. Have a restful weekend.

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  14. thats a cute outfit for autumn, love the tights too!!

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  15. Hi Winnie,

    It sounds like uni is keeping you busy. I hate long commutes to school. I go to school in a different city and I only live 5 minutes drive away which I love. Nonetheless, I'll sure it'll be nice spending a lot of time at Starbucks and the library. I pretty much live at school when I'm on campus. It's nice you're getting to meet some of the international students. It's amazing how far people travel sometimes, much like myself, I guess ;) Hope you have a good and restful weekend, Winnie. Sounds like you need it.

    All the best,
    Carrie

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  16. I know how you feel about the long commute! I leave home at 6.30 every day to get to school for about 7.45...fun!! Those tights are so pretty btw.
    xx

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  17. Hi great tight and boots, wish they were up for grabs, drool drool! Sharon xx

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  18. the boots have a fantastic shape to them. can't believe you missed these lovely tights in your drawer!! :)

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  19. Thanks so much for the note. Yes, thats Erika Toda. I liked her in the Death Note series. I hope she's not as thin now. But she really seems to have mischievous down so innocently.

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  20. i know how you feel about the international student thing! cept i dont even speak cantonese so it makes it very awkward when they hear i'm from Hong Kong. <3 C

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  21. The dress is adorable! Not too fond of the legging though.
    You should definitely get the boots, they are fab! :)

    Xx

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  23. i'm so glad you're enjoying the course esp with the international students! it's nice to meet all new people..

    you look lovely! and i have the same tights ;)

    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  24. this is such a nice outfit. (I did not skip your 'ramble').

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  25. love the colours in your outfit! and the tights are awesome ^^

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  26. your outfit is really cool. your pink tights fit wunderful.

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  27. One of the places I lived in college was an hour commute either way but you get used to it and you get loads of reading (and nappping) done on the bus!

    love the tights! And those KG boots are lovely!

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  28. woowh in love with ur tights ,gray dress nd exactly that shoes <33

    bissous xoxoxox

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  29. your tights looks so amazing!

    xoxo,
    http://placeforthemoment.blogspot.com

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  30. Ohmigosh! I adore your necklaces - they are just splendrous! You look utterly adorable. Finding a Starbucks...that could work in one of two ways - great for those moments when you need a caffeine jolt, horrible for those times when you're supposed to be in class! :)

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  31. This is such a cute look- I love tights like that, I have one or two pairs myself saved up for days when I'm feeling really courageous. You look great! (:
    & I hope your commute doesn't totally mess you up ( ididn't skip the top, bahah) Good luck with managing that!

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  32. That sweater dress looks cozy!

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  33. love those floral tights! i've been wanting a pair forever...

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  34. you look LOVELY! :))
    I miss university so much...
    have fun, dear!
    xoxo

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  35. OMG!!!! IM IN LOVE with your tights!!!!!!!! *grabs at the computer screen* i want, no NEED them..........

    *drool drool*

    ~tati~

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  36. Beautiful! I love the gray and pink together!

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  37. Great outfit! reminds me very much of pretty in pink, floral tight= fantastic!

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  38. Awwh, you look so adorable. I love the quirky little headpieces you always wear !

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  39. floral tights!!!!

    you look so cute girl on this outfit.. :)

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  40. Yay for BBC's... I am a TRUE BBC as I can't really speak cantonese (only if I'm forced to and even then very limited stuff. I can understand it though!). People get very confused when I tell them my second language is German haha. I'm commuting from home this year too!! It takes around 45 mins too with a few changes on the tube. Not sure how I'm going to get home from nights out haha. Its monday today and I have a niggling feeling I should be doing something administrative with regard to my masters course but I'm at home, bumming about instead. Oh well, I'll enrol tomorrow! I wonder if I'm supposed to be buying books... you're scaring me now :P

    love the outfit, especially the tights!! i dont think i own a pair of patterned tights... xoxo

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  41. aww i'm also chinese who can't speak mandarin . haha . it's weird , when i went to china it's like everyone was looking at me and my other tour friends . maybe they thought "oh these stupid chinese people can't even speak their own language" . lol ! i so want to go to england or USA to study . :) btw i love your outfit ! those tights are superb ! woah ! x) oh how i want to wear those tights and super cool boots . i just can't . :(

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  42. Love the floral tights and the knit dress. Such a cute outfit. Loving the KG boots too, wish i had a boot fund... Hope Uni is going well, I used to commute during my foundation course and found it v.annoying...wish I could speak another language well enough, I am eternally jealous of the bilingual.

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  43. Ah the pink cardigan & tights are so awesome!!

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  44. I want the boots!
    ...you have such great eye candy accessories always! xo*

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  45. Hi Winnie !

    Your outfit is amazing ! Love the pink ! It really works in automnal times...

    A bientôt !

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  46. loooving all the pink!! haha a chinese boy called chi in my flat is sooo cute and only just turned 19, we call him chi chi! and today he made a load of vegetables and ate them on bread with nutella?! and we were like chichi that is so crazy!! but he said it wasn't exactly a typical chinese dish haha

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  47. love the leggings!

    there's a store here in the Philippines that sells that design in a much cheaper price. Am gonna get one.

    btw don't move to a tropical country like mine. NO! Looks only good in the pictures, or just a good vacation spot. It's still nice ti live that has four seasons, gives more option in dressing. hihihii.

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  48. i love love LOVE the outfit. seriously :D

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  49. Omg..those tights are amazing!! Love the outfit! I really like the pink and grey combination! the sweater dress and heels are so cute! Those boots area amazing!!! Starbucks is so great. It's so calming and I get so much work done! I commute too and it can be so confusing! One time, I forgot to turn on my alarm clock and i was rushing like crazy!! International students are so much fun and they're so nice! :)

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  50. your tights are the coolest!!

    -Mads
    fashionisthebestmedicine.blogspot.com

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  51. I've just discovered your blog and I have to say - I love it! Such an adorable outfit, all the pink tones look amazing together :)

    Would you like to trade links?

    Kitty x

    http://www.ilovekittykiller.co.uk

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  52. I've also been eyeing up these KG boots. £99 in the sale now!

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