I’m British so I’m going to assume this post is inviting me to detail what it in my wardrobe rather than being a coming out space? Anyways this is going to seem like a bit of a mixed bag but that’s because it’s my university closet/wardrobe and space is limited! If there is no picture at the end of this post, then that means I had a look at my wardrobe after writing it and decided it was not fit for public viewing!
Okay so my wardrobe has stuff on top of the wardrobe itself so I’ll start there. Up there (and I have to stand on my desk chair to get it down) I have my duvet (because the UK is experiencing a rare heatwave), my laptop bag and a box with my spare bedding and towels.
Then inside the wardrobe itself we have the top shelf (that I also need to assistance of a chair to access) and on there are all my hoodies (stashed away due to the aforementioned heatwave), all my jeans, pyjamas (at the very front of the shelf to make them more easily accessible) and a few random clothing items that stay better off of hangers.
Then down the right hand side we have to two shelves so that makes 3 spaces if that makes sense. The top one contains gym leggings, tops, gym underwear (thick ankle socks and big, 100% cotton knickers – I’m not about pulling a thong out of my butt mid-workout). The second one is the rest of my bras and knickers, tights, anything like that. The bottom one is larger and that’s where I throw all my shoes and bags. I also have my little heater here, and in winter my fan was there instead.
Then to the left is the actual clothes rail featuring a whole variety of items (of which I tend to rotate the same 5-6). As this is so high up there’s a big space underneath it so I kinda just store random food there. Like cereal I haven’t opened yet, new cartridges for my water filter, unopened crisp bags (that’s ‘chips’ for any American folk out there!), porridge sachets, unopened alcohol that doesn’t fit in the fridge, emergency tea bags (could I be more British?) and unopened whey protein. Kitchen cupboard space is very limited here at university.
Guess I was feeling brave enough to let you all have peek (I promise that’s not my idea of ‘tidy’).
Okay I’m not going to get too specific with this post because I know it’ll just read as though I’m draggingggggg an ex-boyfriend/friend/whatever. But its not ‘dragging’ if its true, right?
Honestly I’m not really a ‘regrets’ person. Like yeah I do some dumb stuff but I’m usually able to just go ‘ahhh that was a bad decisions wasn’t it hahaha’. I think this is just going to sound very generic as I know lots of people would answer this post the same but honestly my biggest regret is just putting up with things for longer than I had to, and trying to keep toxic people in my life.
I’m sure you all know what I mean. That guy that’s not even notice to you but you just reeeeeeally like him? That friends you keep making effort with for it to never be reciprocated? Late know phone calls listening to friends going to through hard times, but never quite remember to ask how you are? Who even has the energy? (Answer: not 20 year old me, but teenage me appeared to have plenty of energy for it all).
I think it’s just part and parcel of growing up though right?
Well I’m glad they got specific at the end there before I went off on one about magnetism (kidding, I don’t know anything anyway). Gah this post is going to be so cringe and I don’t even know if my single ass is qualified to be writing it anyway but here’s a lil list:
- Intelligence, but I don’t necessarily mean academic intelligence like there are so many different types. I like people that know things that I don’t know
- Easy going, because I’m so uptight
- But also reliable, to help my anxietyyyyy
- Funny AF, cause you know I can’t be cracking alllllll the jokes myself
- Older and taller. God that sounds shallow.
- Kind. Sounds obvious, but I’ve dated people that weren’t very kind and it’s not very good for me.
I’m gonna wrap this up now because it gets even more embarrassing.
My favourite quote had to be from the one & only Sylvia Plath. My ultimate icon.
I’m going to cheat and post two, but they’re both from her novel The Bell Jar. The first one is very simple:
‘I am, I am, I am.’
I’ve always loved this and a few years ago my parents got me a necklace with this on, like the one below. When I finally get around to it it’ll be tattooed on me too!
The other is:
‘There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.’
I also have a t-shirt with this cover on!
If you haven’t read The Bell Jar, I cannot recommend it enough.
I admit it, doing a blogging challenge, written by someone else, so soon after doing a big tag is probably lazy blogging. But, in my defence, it is exam season for me, and that is eating up 98% of my time and concentration. So I figured doing a blog challenge is probably the best way for me to not fall behind on posting during the exam season.
I’m going to give the below challenge a go:
Okay so if you consider yourself an avid user of make-up and Youtube then you’ll undoubtedly be aware of the huge waves that Colourpop have been making across the industry. Being in the UK it has been notoriously difficult to get hold of their products. I used save up and then just place huge orders whenever my nan visited her friends in the US and have her bring them back for me! Until now, when they now ship to the UK (yaaaay!) but for stupidly high shipping costs (awww). So when they offered free international shipping when you spend $30+, me and my PayPal account jumped at the chance (I actually spent $40 cause you know, I’m weak).
As I sat by my front door (well, reception, I’m in a top floor flat in a student village), eagerly awaiting my order, imagine my disappointment when I received not my order, but a nice little card from Royal Mail letting me know they couldn’t deliver my order as there were fees to pay. The £8.66 VAT I could handle, but an £8 handling fee on top of that?! Fuck you customs charges.
I’ll pop some pictures of what I got below*.
Maybe when I’m home from university and have all my make-up together I could do a bit of a Colourpop collection/recommendations video.
*when viewing these pictures please refer to my earlier post and I revealed that photography is definitely not a strength of mine and these will not be insta-worthy.
So I just decorated my bedroom back home ready for when I move for the summer at the end of this university year (here’s to living at home till I’m 50 thanks to my crippling student loan, am I right?) so I thought I’d share. As you’ll have learn if you managed to get to the end of my 50 questions TMI tag, grey is my favourite colour, so that’s what I wanted for my room. My old room had all sorts of colours (and wholes in the wallpaper from a previous post obsession in my early teens – High School Musical, I’m blaming you). So I just want to create somewhere light and airy if that makes sense, where I can go next year to escape my dissertation!
Here is my bed before…
And here is bed area after!
Brighter right? I’ll include a few more ‘after’ pics below, but probably not anymore ‘before’ pictures cause you know, embarrassed! I’m thinking of introducing a house plant somewhere, they’re supposed to bring calming energy or something right?