Sunday, 16 March 2014

Han's ZARA Wishlist | TRF

Having spent most of March restricting the cash flow coming out of my purse, I've spent a larger amount of time browsing, admiring and goggling over clothing from a safe distance instead (and doing some hardcore revision as well...don't panic Mum). Whilst doing so, I rekindled my love for ZARADangerous? Probably. 

At first glance, I'd always thought ZARA was a little out of my price range. That was until I found TRAFALUC (or TRF for short). 

TRF is a range in ZARA marketed towards younger women and offers slightly less expensive prices (especially for those of us on school/uni budgets) than the rest of its collection. Admittedly TRF doesn't have a huge selection of clothing in comparison to the likes of Topshop, Urban Outfitters etc. However, if you're looking for unique, quirky pieces that won't break the bank, I'd highly recommend you check it out.

So, in an attempt to continue No-Money March ('no-money' meaning don't spend unless in life or death situation
...or hungry), I decided to start a TRF wishlist with a few pieces that caught my eye.

All photos in post:
I think its fair to say that I'm a little (a lot) obsessed with naturally I'm feeling compelled to purchase. Not only does this shirt have a scalloped collar and a quirky second layer, it fits nicely with the Spring Pastels trend too.

I've been searching for print trousers for quite some time now. Whilst this example may be a little too adventurous for me, I love the patterns and colour scheming so much that I had to share them with you.

After withstanding masses of folders, files and notes, my current school bag is slowly coming to the end of its short-lived life. At £29.99, this bag would be perfect for school (and my budget).

4)SHORT SLEEVE DRESS in Lime Green. Despite looking more neon yellow to me, I simply love the colour of this dress. Having never ventured out in neon before and with a wardrobe mainly consisting of blue, white and black at the moment, I think it's time to jump on the bandwagon and try some different colours.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I'd love to hear what catches your eye in TRF, ZARA.  

Thanks for reading!


Monday, 3 March 2014

Places To Visit | Sorrento

Sorrento - August 2013

During Summer, I was fortunate enough to visit one of the most beautiful towns in Southern Italy. My family and I spent 5 nights at the Hilton, Sorrento and enjoyed some amazing sights and absolutely FABULOUS gnocchi... 

We had just arrived, the sun was beginning to set and we were about to meet our family friends by the pool. The view of Mount Vesuvius from the balcony was so beautiful that I just had to take a few quick snaps. 

Having had a lovely nights sleep and a quick morning swim, we took a  scenic drive along the Amalfi coast and stopped off at a little village called 'Positano' for the day.

After clambering down what seemed like a thousand steps, we finally made it to the beach and headed for the sea (much to my brother's delight). 

Half way through our trip, we decided to spend the day touring the surrounding islands of Sorrento via boat. The views were simply phenomenal as we explored the bay of Naples, Capri and revisited Positano.

Along with the completely stunning scenery, the night life and food were equally as impressive. Over the course of the five days, we enjoyed a range of beautiful pizzas and exquisite Gnocchi alla Sorrentina. One evening, whilst munching away on our pasta, the restaurant owner presented us with an array of musical instruments (beautifully presented by my brother) and a band began playing around us (also much to my brother's embarrassment).

and to top it all of on our last day, a beautifully cooked 5 course meal prepared by Em, Dad, Ann and Rob.

It was so lovely to get away after finishing my exams and I was incredibly lucky to visit such a stunning part of Italy. 
 So, if ever you're looking for extraordinary scenery, sunshine, sea and the most phenomenal pasta (particularly gnocchi) on the planet...I would definitely, without a doubt, recommend Sorrento

What were your favourites for Summer 2013?

Han ♥

Friday, 21 February 2014

Back to Blogging | Decisions Decisions

Hello everyone! 

After attempting and failing to blog consistently over the past few years, I decided that (third time lucky) now was the time to actually do it properly.

 With big decisions such as uni/gap year/work fast approaching, only recently had it begun to dawn on me just how clueless I was about life after sixth form. Relatives would bring up the all too familiar questions 'So, what do you want to be when you grow up?' 'What do you want to study?' and my rather vague response would be 'Oh something English based...I think'. Like many other A-Level students, this 'not-knowing' makes it even harder to focus on school work and so I decided that I needed to really start thinking about life after sixth form. 
During my research into potential university courses, I came across this video...

...and it really got me thinking about how much I love writing. I'd never really considered writing as a career before and I'd also never realised the colossal range of jobs associated with it. 
So, next time you're faced with the dreaded 'What are you going to be?' questions, simply think of it as this question instead...

"What would you like to do if money were no object?" 

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