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LONDON FASHION WEEK DAY 1 (AND ONLY!)


Happy Saturday y'all! I've had the daytime free today and have ran all my errands, donated a bunch of things to charity, food shopped, had my nails done, and now I'm sat with a face mask on! Very different to yesterday when myself and all the Motel girls were at London Fashion Week!

As our office for the Motel Rocks website (which has had an incredibleee makeover!) is in Bristol, we only went up to London for one day to get as much coverage as possible, and along with fellow office babes Lora, Sophie and Fran, there was a host of street teamers wearing Motel and style snapping too! I always recruit a big team so we have a little Motel army everywhere at Somerset House ready to capture everything!

We plan things MONTHS in advance at work (Christmas is under way already!) and so I've been thinking towards fashion week for ages, but only decided on my outfit the night before. As the Motel warehouse is in the Midlands, we excitedly order our favourites that we want to buy in the post too so I got a few things sent and settled on this matching crop top and skirt! The Carie Crop has straps that cross at the back so it's quite a unique shape from the from, and Kadie Skirts are super flattering circle skirts - I have the black too and there's a really cute one with stud crosses on!

I am a lover of crop tops and skirts, especially with Litas/any lace up boots, but I think I did subconsciously get this outfit idea because Tulisa wore it on an Alan Carr show! She's been wearing a tonne of Motel recently, but I love the New World print anyway as it mixes the cool lilac pastels with warmer orange and yellow. I borrowed this outfit as samples but I might keep it!

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I also wore my new River Island leopard rucksack to clash prints - I got it as my pay day treat as I've been using my faux leather Topshop one for about 6 months! I of course wore my Litas too for comfort and I put on the H&M hat throughout the day as it got so sunny!

The first day always starts off quite calmly and I'd say this year there were fewer extreme outfits where people might showcase an insane hat of their own design or crazy shoes. There seemed to be a lot of random people who may have just stumbled across Somerset House and came in to have a look (including the best looking homeless guy we've ever seen who started talking to us), but of course there were also the masses of photographers, show go-ers and general fashionable people. 

We were on high alert for celebrity spots as I managed to meet (and lurk all over) Pixie Lott last season, and we soon spotted Jameela Jamil! She was tied up by a random film crew and there was almost a little queue of people waiting to talk to her, but she said she loved my outfit and loved Motel - her first TV outfit was Motel apparently! Then we had a photo and I said 'see you soon!' haha no idea why, I was a bit star struck?! We also nearly got mowed down by the paparazzi stampede following Kelly Brooke; it was almost dangerous!

I also hung out with great bloggers Lily, Stella, Camille, Laura, Dina, Natalie, Rosie (are there any bloggers I haven't met yet?!), and a special shout out to Anouska (and her bf photographer!) who it was amazing to finally meet - one of the best bloggers to work with and such a friendly, humble girl!!

And here are a few little snaps of the day! I'd tell anyone to just get dressed up, go down and see who you meet and who you spot! It's also a great opportunity to hopefully get some professional photos of yourself, especially if like me you are not talented at taking good blog photos! Just make sure you ask for the details or a card of everyone who snaps you. I wish we were there for more days but it was hard enough to decide on one outfit!


I Want It Now: ASOS Cartoon Suits

Ohhh emmm geeee OK, so, apologies for the girly start but who remembers Veruca Salt? Of course you know the film, but cast your mind waaaay back to about 2008 (yes, my blog is an oldie!) when I used to post about something I was 'wanting right now' by using Veruca. Well I feel it's time to bring her back because at the moment I cannot afford anything, yet I want everything! If any of you remember when I used to blog Veruca, I'd love to know!

Yes my friends, it is a sad time where I really want to start digging myself out of any student debt, and even though that will take years, the motto is to 'get better and not worse'. I've reached a point where I scrimp on food, travel, makeup, basically everything and now clothes are taking the hit. I still buy clothes and get the odd Motel treat, but I don't want to be spending and spending. I figure I can get just as much joy as posting (hmmm) so from now on I am sharing all my lustings on here and only purchasing where absolutely necessary! Sounds like a plan.

Some things I have had open in my tabs for about two weeks are these AHmazing jogger and sweatshirt sets from ASOS in Disney and Barbie prints! Of course it's the Barbie one I want in all it's amazing '90s wonderness - what fun I'd have in this! I have no idea when I would wear it but it would definitely be a weekend and it would definitely be a time to party!

When my sister and I were younger, we had loads of Barbies and I remember on had chopped off, wonky hair due to a hair bobble tangle incident, and for some reason we dubbed her Rudie Nudie Barbie and she was always naked! And as our posh American Barbies were doing Barbie things like dressing Shelley or changing velcro outfits in their plastic houses, Rudie Nudie would come knocking on the door all naked and crazy and be like 'Heeeey I'm Rudie Nudie!', and all the other Barbies would scream and shun her, hahahahahha! I've probably proved I'm insane but hey, I hope it made you smile :)


WEEKEND LIVING

Hi lovelies! I've had a really productive Monday calmly working through my to-do list, and I have a wee outfit to share from the weekend! I took the chance to go home and usually I'll team it with a night out, but I stayed in with family to make the most of it and relax! I wouldn't advise all graduates to move away from home so quickly as it really is hard to fit in time to see and do everything in a short weekend at home!

My Mom has recently moved so I timed it with my sister visiting her too so we could have a catch up and gossip - and she gave me my belated birthday present of a MAC lipstick and a lush body butter! I cannot tell you how VERY little makeup I have bought in the past 3 months at least, and how many things I've hit the metal pan of! I'm still awaiting this damn camera charger lead in the post so I'll definitely be making makeup videos again ASAP.

It was a rather hot weekend but I have some stubborn tan streaks again so I brought my non-fuss H&M net skirt home and a few bralettes. Everyone thinks this skirt is American Apparel but it was only around £15 about a year ago! My hair looks slightly purple but it is just a bright red.

Motel bralettes, H&M Skirt, Topshop studded flats

I had a busy week with a trip to London for a My Celebrity Fashion event, and there is another this week for fashion week! I'm going to wear something crazy, I have decided! Motel's SS13 range definitely has some beauties. Also I want to shout out to a really lovely and impeccably gorgeous blogger I met at the MCF event called Henriette, check out her YouTube channel too! Sometimes I forget I'm Flying Saucer Selina and well as Motel Selina when someone says they know my blog haha. Here's to a great (and very fast!) week x