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05 March 2015

Casual university style

PARKA LONDON parka (similar - on sale!), TOPSHOP jeans (here), CONVERSE leather All Star trainers via JD SPORTS*, MARC BY MARC JACOBS beanie, VINTAGE jumper, FJALLRAVEN KANKEN backpack (here) // Ph. by Ella Kemp

Sometimes I have 9am starts. This always sucks. Leaving bed is impossibly hard because, undoubtedly, my heater is constantly turning itself off and while I went to sleep dressed for the warmth I had intended to wake up to, I instead wake up to what is possibly frost melting on my carpet. This means I usually give myself ten minutes to get ready, slap some mascara on and make my packed lunch. There isn't a whole lot of time for clothes because when it comes down to it, lunch takes priority. Sure, I could be more efficient and plan outfits ahead the night before but who has time for that? If I'm not working I'm going out, and nobody wants to see what 2am drunk Camilla thinks is acceptable clothing. The world isn't ready.
This a pretty standard example of "well I had intended to wear something sassy and leather...but this is Bristol and now it's raining and I have five minutes to make a sartorial decision I have to live with all day long" (a.k.a. my morning thought process). Luckily this thought process is also the definition of how people get dressed at Bristol university, so I'm glad we're on the same wavelength.
Not Vogue, but something's gotta give at 7am. 
Here's to all the internet people who ask me how I manage to dress so 'together' on campus.


  1. Nice and cosy! X

  2. gorgeous!!

  3. Haha, had the same situation today! University at 8 or 9 am is my personal worst case situation ;) Chossing an effortless, simple outfit is the only I'm able to. I like your look!

    xx Julia

  4. This parka is sooo good! Love it! :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  5. Ah I think you made a rather good sartorial decision, especially as it always gets so chilly in lecture theatres xx

  6. I ALWAYS wear backpacks to uni, and I still don't have enough space for all of my crap! x

  7. Ahh love this you're so pretty x

  8. Cool parka!


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