Sunday, 24 July 2011

A week ago...I turned 21

The 17th of July marked the day that I turned 21.
After spending my last birthday up in Manchester with the boy, I was forced thought it would be a great idea to spend my 21st birthday with my family. Although I was initially against the idea, the day ended up being all I had hoped it to be.

I wore the green dress I got in the Zara sale. I had originally planned on making it a work dress and wearing it to hospital, but was convinced by the boy that the low back was not work appropriate. I guess he was right! I teamed it with my hard-earned moschino belt, topshop ring and carvela heels. The bag is my mum's and was a gift from my dad around the time I was born...quite fitting!

Dress/Zara; Shoes/Carvela; Bag/Vintage (mum's); Ring/Topshop; Belt/Vintage Moschino

We went for an awesome three-course sunday lunch at The Mulberry Tree, a quaint award winning restaurant in the Kent countryside. We were nearly put off going there because of the winding country roads that lead to the restaurant. However it was definitely worth the journey and all I can say is great food with a great atmosphere.

Potted Mulberry Tree pork, chutney & toast - starter

Mulberry salmon scotch egg with a prawn and potato salad - starter

Dark chocolate tart with mocha icecream

Every course was delicious but my favourite was the mulberry salmon scotch egg with a prawn and potato salad.
I had a lovely time with my mummy and baby sister but wished my daddy and my older sister could have been there two...there's always next year.

The baby has grown to have such awesome style. I need to feature her on here at some point.

When I was 18 I made a list of things I planned to achieve by the time I was 21. However I failed to achieve most of them. So here is my new list of plans which I hope to achieve by the turn of my next milestone age, 25:

1) Learn how to drive
2) Own a car
3) Graduate
4) Own my own house
5) Watch the top 100 films on IMDB (currently on 25, I think)
6) Own a chanel 2.55 (I can only hope)

I can bet that most people have goals in mind for their next milestone age but many don't like to admit it.


Saturday, 23 July 2011

Travelling Light

Going travelling around Croatia for three weeks on Monday. Since i'm not just in one city, have to pack lightly and in a backpack. Never had to do this before except for 3 day festivals but luckily my friend Laura is a veteran when it comes to trips like this. So this is what i've packed. I really had to limit my self but i feel like i've done a pretty good job! and i hope its enough (fingers crossed)

Shorts - Primark, H&M, GAP, H&M, Random store in Canada, Primark

Bikinis! Primark and New Look

Primark maxi skirt, skirt i made, H&M hareem pants

Thirfted maxi, Pop Vintage dress, unknown, Primark Sun dress, Thifted dress, Miss Selfridge dress

Loads of Tops and Shirts

Bags - Ebay, Thrifted

Sandals - Urban Outfitters, Primark, Marks and Spencer

Lola x

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

By the Seaside

In the interim before my epic trip to Africa, I spent a few days traipsing around the lovely coastal city of Portsmouth. Perfect weather and even better company...what more could I ask for after 4 weeks of being stuck in an office without windows!

Top/Urban Outfitter; Shorts/Topshop

Seeing the sights of the city and having a good chinwag with the girlies from my sixth form made this trip all I had hoped for. Although the time spent was brief, I managed to check out the outlet stores in the city centre and, surprisingly, avoided making any purchases.

I went to Jamie's Italian for the first time...delicious food...I wonder why there isn't one in manchester?

Aside from all the juicy gossip from the girls, one thing I did learn from this trip is that I have great difficulty in packing a suitcase for a holiday. I forgot to take swimwear even though I knew I was going to the beach but remembered to pack leather skirt in 27 degree heat?!? I hope in a week, I remember that stilettos are unsuitable for safari...

Until next time

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

My Graduation

After three years of hard work at uni, I am officially a graduate. Lola Anderson LLB (Hons) it is! So happy that what i have worked so hard for has come to fruition. It was only a measly three years ago i packed my bags and moved up from London and i have had the most amazing time here with all the wonderful friends I've made. So much so that i'm staying another year...not ready to give up Manchester yet!


Sunday, 17 July 2011

Double Denim

Its been a while since I have had some time to post without feeling guilty. The semester officially ended last Friday and from the moment I handed in my 6000 word essay, I have had so much going on.

I took a trip down to the shops whilst I was still in Manchester to pick up a selection of things I had been stalking on the internet for a few weeks.

What do you guys think about the maxi dress? Still contemplating whether or not to run back to zara and purchase it...its now £39.99 rather than the original £100+...but where would i wear it to? Also I cant decide whether to shorten that leather skirt to the level of the upper hem...

Unfortunately my purse could only stretch as far as buying a few things on this list
:-( I purchased the green dress, scallop hem shorts, boots, leather midi skirt and the ring at the top...I was close to buying the crochet shorts but they seemed a little bit too risque for me.

shirt/zara; shorts/levi; boots/primark

It's funny to think that this was the first time, since aged 12, that I have worn double denim...and strangely it works!


Friday, 15 July 2011

Covent Garden

Before leaving London for my graduation, went for dinner and drinks with my sister and two of her friends. And also i am back to Braids!

Jeans/H&M, Top and Jacket/Primark, Shoes/Topshop

Lola x

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Bloggers Meet Up

On Friday, after finishing a hectic last day at my internship and before catching a train (it was a very long day), i breifly went to a bloggers meet up (without fikki. booo). Although i was only there for like an hr and it felt like i just rushed through, it was really nice to get to meet the girls. Upset i did not get the chance to stay longer, but i just couldn't.

Thank you to Jennifer who organised it, and to everyone else who attened - Onyxsta, Jen, Anne, Dami, Lolade, Promise, Tomi and Lola. Especially for the impromptu picture before i left.

Lola x

Saturday, 2 July 2011


Wore this today while doing all my errands and crossing things off my list for my epic Croatian adventure. Bought these Ralph Lauren shorts in the charity shop i frequent (abit too much) for a measly £1.50. Swag.
Got my results for my degree. I got a 2:1 which i'm so happy about. I am officially a law graduate!

Putting Henna in my hair later today. Fingers crossed it comes out nice! Also in the process of buying a new and even better camera :) Just in time for my Graduation.
Enjoy the sunshine wherever you are.

Shorts/Ralph Lauren, Vest/Primark, Belt/Thrifted, Shoes/Topshop

Lola x
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