CLASS OF 2016!

As you’ve probably seen your facebook, twitter and instagram timelines filling up with an array hat throwing montages…It’s graduation season! And despite my fears that I wouldn’t make it, my day came on Monday 11th July. Now of course graduation prep for those of you who have experienced it, know that it is an incredibly stressful time. Full of intense schedule planning, MANY outfit proposals and a whole lot of nerves!

Now in true Georgia fashion, I got stuck in traffic on the M3, JUST made it with 3 minutes to spare until the ceremony proceedings started. However I still had to be brought to my seat MIA style to the utter shock and panic of the lady at the door. As you can imagine I was shot stares from everyone in the room, not one of my finest moments! But the point is I made it! The ceremony was amazing and I didn’t fall over (as i had nightmares about) but my friend did…I have the video, no I am not putting it up…So, if you still have your graduation to come and need some tips on getting organised for the big day I’ve compiled a list of tips. (Which I probably should of done prior to my graduation day.)

*Rent your hat and gown in advance, most universities allow for same day hire, but it just takes away one less stress of the day!

*YOUR OUTFIT. An important part of graduation day, you need to factor in all possibilities when choosing the perfect outfit. Firstly, those heels are uh-mazing, but are they too high? Am I likely to fall over in them? If you’re wearing a floaty style dress, is it going to blow up mid grad picture taking? Is your outfit too revealing? You want to look and feel amazing but remember this is a very formal event and looking smart is key! My graduation dress came from boohoo at a bargain £25, for the most beautiful off the shoulder peach dress. I paired this with a pair of baby pink heels and my prized Vivienne Westwood earrings.

*Have a schedule, plan out your day to ensure you arrive with enough time prior to the ceremony and think about your celebrations afterwards. Maybe you’re going to lunch or for a few drinks to celebrate. Or maybe you’re even staying there the night to go out and party that night. Either way its a good idea to have a rough schedule/plan that you and all your family/friends attending know about, just to help make the day run a bit smoother.

*Graduation is kind of like being at a festival, its all fun and games until you loose half of your friends, you’re flapping your hands around in hopes they’ll see you. And getting a group photo is a task that requires great skill and preparation. So, in order to make sure you get that all important group photo, take a few before the ceremony. (Leave the hat throwing one until after.) Then that way you’re guaranteed to have a few well composed photos of you all before it becomes carnage after the ceremony.

*Stay hydrated! Especially if your ceremony is is in the Summer, trust me those gowns and hats are a lot heavier than they look! You also might need it just before you go on stage, *queue dry throat.*

*ENJOY YOURSELF. This moment only comes around once for most, so make the most out of it, take as many pictures and do as many hat throws as you please!

Congrats Grad!

xoxo

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February Wishlist!

As the new month starts and January flashes before our eyes, I felt it was fitting for me to share my February wishlist with you! Spring is around the corner and I can’t tell you how excited I am. Spring is such a beautiful time and it means I’m that one step closer Summer. So here’s a quick round up of what I’m wishing for this frightfully cold Feb!

Fashion

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Vila Oversized Shirt – ASOS – £35
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Caroline Peep toe shoe – Boohoo – £28

This Winter I’m lusting over over sized pieces and laced shoes, so these two minimalist pieces are a must have for my Winter to Spring wardrobe!

 

Beauty

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – Boots – £9.99
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The Green Balm- Feelunique.com – £12.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So the past month or so I’ve been suffering with terrible dry skin due to the dreaded British winter. I never usually suffer too badly but I definitely need to take some extra skincare measures this month, so The Green Balm will 100% end up in my makeup bag this month! And the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation is well overdue for it’s trial run with me as I’ve heard its amazing!

 

 

Mind

And finally the past few months have been sooo busy for me, with jetting off to America to work, being in my final year of university and starting work on a massive tv show, that I’ve neglected to take proper care of my mind and body and quite frankly I think this book could really help me get it together! (One can hope…)

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Get Your Sh*t Together hardback – ASOS – £6.99

As always peace and love

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