14/08/2008

Back To The Real World.

After a fantastic month I am back home in cold and rainy England, having to think about work, university and (the worst) tidying my room. Argh!
I'd share my favourite photos from the trip, but right now I can't whittle them down to just a few, so I will share them another time. I pretty much loved everywhere, but I really liked Austria - it was so pretty!

Even though it is still a month until I move back to Manchester for uni (which is when I class Autumn as beginning) I can't help but start thinking about the next season, especially since I've come home to colder climates!

Top L-R: Topshop, ASOS hosiery, ASOS jackets, ASOS hosiery again
Bottom L-R Topshop, MbyMJ, Paraphernalia's etsy shop, Nine West

I don't know what has subconciously got me coveting only black items. Maybe it's the old cliche of black for winter, or maybe the credit crunch going on in the UK has inspired me into austerity and so I only desire dark, sombre colours?!

I'm certainly suffering from the inflation of food prices and household bills, I went to the supermarket last night and had to pay 60p for smartprice (the cheapest own name supermarket brand) apple juice. I'm sure I can remember paying almost half that for the same sort of product a year or so ago. Stuff like bread has literally gone up by a third in price in just a couple of months! It might not sound much to some but it will all add up and up my (already worrying) student debts.

37 comments:

  1. I have just been eying the skirt from topshop and the booties :) - gorgeous picks, seems like everyone is tired of summer dressing and can't wait for the darker period to come :)

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  2. Welcome back!
    Glad you enjoyed your trip.
    Well I think there's a neo-goth trend "in the air", that even me " a colour lady" I'm very attracted to black.

    xoxo

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  3. Hi nic and welcome back!! Sorry you had to come back to crap weather here in England, typical, eh!! I love your set, particularly all the boots, very cute! look forward to seeing your holiday pics too!

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  4. I love Austria in the summer-time. One of my favourite places to be.

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  5. I really like the knee high boots!
    What are you studying?

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  6. Cupcakes and Cashmere14 August 2008 at 17:12

    do those tights have zippers down the back? i absolutely MUST have them!

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  7. Ooh, I'm loving the goth rock vibe - that skull necklace is so cool!

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  8. My vacation hasn't started yet, but I'm already afraid of the end. Reality hits like a ton of bricks, no?

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  9. love all of these black items!

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  10. I loved black especially in winter and I dont know why haha

    besos

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  11. The zipper socks are so sick!

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  12. The skirt and the boots are fantastic, and black never goes out of style. Go for it, I say.

    As for Austria, I ADORE living here, this country is heaven on Earth. Can't wait to see your pictures!

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  13. oh that skull charm is great! itd add a little spice to basically any outfit

    www.fashionwonk.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm really liking the skirt and zipper socks

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  15. cool blog. im really loving it

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  16. Thanks for the nice comment!

    Oh yeah, black is beautiful for the cold autumn weather, lovely pieces.

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  17. Thank you. I add you to my blogroll. Nice blog

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  19. Love what you chose! Lovez iit!
    It's rocker chic. Mmm... autumn.

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  20. i have seen lots of dark jewelry, skulls, gargoyles, etc....

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  21. oooh the sequined boots.
    so amazing!!
    i want them!!


    im so jealous you are in england.

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  22. welcome back! glad you had a wicked holiday.

    i feel you on the grocery pricing. here in australia it's the same. rediculously expensive. i end up eating so poorly due to my lack of funds (living by yourself costs a fair bit in rent etc)

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  23. what a nice jumpsuit!!! great!!! greetings from frankfurt/germany from judy
    www.frankfurtfashion.blogspot.com

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  24. Love your picks! Even though I don't wear much black. I love the skull necklace!

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  25. I desperately want a leather jacket. I'm completely broke for the moment though so I won't be getting one for a while. =( I love the skirt from topshop!
    Thanks for the comment! =D

    Tia
    http://fashiondiarygirl.blogspot.com/

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  26. i really wish the best for this new semester!!!

    a kiss my friend :)

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  27. I love every single one of those choices. Leather jackets are so amazing. If only they weren't so expensive.
    <3

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  28. you have been tagged ;)

    Kisses!

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  29. I think it's just very easy to mix black items into your summer wardrobe to tone them down for autumn perhaps.
    And you are a manc student! I am there in september... huzzah!
    The velvet socks from asos caught my eye also... but if I wore them I'd just spend all the time stroking my legs.. or inviting others to. Not good.

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  30. I'm also loving black just now...it probably is just our British brains telling us to anticipate being very cold soon! 60p for smartprice juice is quite ridiculous, it has to be said! More money spent on food means less to spend on clothes, no! Char x

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  31. Sharon Rose - Well, what could I expect from England but rain?! Shame I didn't bring the weather with me!

    Sassy - Im doing Classical Studies!

    Cupcakes & Cashmere - Yes they're zippers! I'm so tempted to buy them!

    The Tiny Little Girl - Im glad someone else feels like myself on the food prices!

    Katie Rosemary - Ooh I hope you like Manchester when you arrive!

    Thanks everyone! It does seem as though the more austere mood is inspiring a lot of people for next season!

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  32. i love all those pieces u posted up ^
    i am into that new chotich/lace trend

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