50. Graduation Gift
Sunday, 2 October 2011
It's been a long time since I last updated, despite promising myself again and again that I would stop being such a bad blogger and start updating at least once a week, I've yet to come through with said promise.
Time seems to have gone by in so quickly, suddenly I moved home, started a new job and starting dating a lovely man. It's all happened so easily, and I can say I've not been this happy in a long time - despite missing seeing my friends on a daily basis.
It's my graduation next month, and I've felt that over the last five months it has been the ending of one chapter, and the beginning of another. I moved back from university because I was (luckily) able to go from one job and straight into another. Okay, it's only a job in Topshop - but I know retail and I also know how hard some people have had it looking for a job since university. I'm just grateful I was able to maintain a wage! The discount isn't bad either..
I've felt that I'm coasting along a little bit, without a real direction career wise related to what I studied. I imagine a lot of other graduates have been feeling that. Suddenly you're out of the bubble and into the big, bad world! I didn't think about how daunting this would be for me. I wonder if anyone else felt the same? I think I'd like to try and end up working in a press office - so I'm starting to put the feelers out, free or paid, I just want to get some experience!
Last Sunday, my dad and stepmum took me to Brighton for the day to find me a present for graduating.
Blouse worn as cardigan: Vintage, Camisole: Topshop, Skirt: Whistles, Belt: Topshop
After searching fruitlessly for the first hour, I was starting to think I wouldn't find what I was looking for. I knew that I wanted something hat was going to last over the years - and that I wanted to start moving down a more 'vintage' route, rather than the 'retro' items.
Then we stumbled across Hope & Harlequin. I've been in this shop a handful of times before, but this was before I was seriously into vintage and could afford items of the kind the shop stocked. It really is was like wandering into a vintage lovers wonderland! Walking through the door my worries melted away and I knew I'd find something there. After trying on a few items my stepmum passed me this gorgeous dress, and it was love at first sight, love at second sight when I put it on, and eternal love when I came out of the fitting room and my stepmum cried. It was a lovely, emotional moment, but I'm sure the other shoppers must have found us a bit barmy!
I adore this dress, and it's always going to mean a great deal to me. There is a little sun damage, which you can see around the waist at the front of the dress but I think this looks as though it's meant to look like that. It's almost like a panel to break up the patten. I can't wait to wear it! I have a few events lined up that will require breaking out this beautiful dress. One thing is for certain, this dress has further kicked off my passion for pieces from the 1930s!
I had fantastic service in this shop, the uber stylish girl working there was so much fun, and it was a pleasure to be in it. I'll definitely be coming back to continue my collection of vintage! Check out their facebook page too! You know you want to like it :)
That's all for now cherubs, until next weekend, hopefully I'll be able to get back into the swing of things!
Take care cherubs!