1) Temperley for Filofax
I have blogged about this before earlier this year but I want to emphasise just how excited I am for this! Although it won't be on sale til later on the year (if rumours are to be believed), I'm still working up an appetite for it... and will probably end up selling a few belongings to get my hands on one of these beauties! The leopard print is delightful although I can't say I'm a fan of the zip design? Either way, I look forward to analysing this collaboration more as further details trickle out of the Filofax and fashion world grapevine.
With this second collection also Versace's last with H&M, I didn't think I would find anything I would like at all, if the first one was anything to go by anyway! For me, the first collection screamed trashy with a capital T but for some reason, I'm really enticed by the tropical fruit prints of the second collection! Although it has quite a summer theme to it, it will be on sale in mid-January - but online only - and guess who will be eagerly shopping this collection? You guessed it - me!
I especially love the shoes on the top left and also this bikini... And I may get plenty of use out of it too if I do well in my exams as I'm anticipating a summer holiday full of fun...and sun! Watch this space as I have many plans for the summer but I may have to sell my soul first in order to afford any of them.
And the shoes! Isn't the butterfly detail just so adorable? Though, I'm not sure if I am just in love with these pair of shoes because I like them or if I am in lust because it is another high street v designer collection?? Hmm, will have to sleep on this...
Although I will be sad to leave Imperial and all the lovely people I've met through these few years of this degree, I will also be happy to close one chapter of my life that I have worked so hard in. I know that if I were to obtain a place on a medicine course, the hard work won't stop for another few years but for me, at least that means that these three years on this degree have been worth it.
During my time here, I have had some amazing experiences - from karaoke with my Hong Kong friends in first year, hot pot to celebrate Christmas in halls in first year, an amazing year of netball with an amazing bunch of people in second year, learning how to deal with depression in second year, meeting my current boyfriend and lastly, meeting a whole bunch of people who I know I'll stay friends with for life.
-------And so it is. I'm limiting this list to three because I want to be prepared for the unprepared next year. I'm usually someone who loves to make plans (that's why I own so many Filofaxes) but my boyfriend has taught me to be a bit more spontaneous and to take things as they come rather than plan. Even before he taught me this, my mum had been telling me that life doesn't always work out in the way that we plan it to. She's right - I never imagined I'd be such a commitaphobe in relationships after dreaming of weddings and children until the age of about 16! However, I'm trying to change that part of me (as it's a major negative) and just take things as they come.
To end this post, I would just like to say a major HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all - I know for some of you it will already be 2012 (I'm looking at you Australia and Far East Asia). I hope that, for all of you, 2012 is full of positives and that it's a brilliant one!