Hi everyone! Yesterday was my first day back. For me, the 'first day of school' you're always super organised - I have friends who swore they'd be rolling out of bed at half past 9 and wandering into uni just in time, but for me its one of the days where I know i'm going to get up on time and have everything ready, so naturally I had lots of time in the morning to get ready and make an effort. I wore my Pepa Loves dress again because it was the first day and I wanted to make that silly first impression again - my course is so big I still don't know who people are! I'd already been thinking about this outfit for a while so it was also just an excuse to wear this dress with and old H&M Beret that I didn't end up wearing last time. Of course, smock dresses plus berets demand braids, and I paired them with a berry shade of lipstick from Topshop (it's called 'Beguiled') because I was feeling autumnal and didn't fancy a red or a summery pink. I used a vintage silk scarf to switch things up, too - I want to get better at creating a different 'look' from the same item of clothing this year (student problems) - and of course because I was feeling french I had to wear my french Bensimons.
Beret side-note: I'm still mourning the loss of my leopard beret that I had up until last winter (bought by my first boyfriend and it was gorgeous!) that mysteriously vanished. I had such a huge clearout recently that I can only imagine that it's gone forever and I miss it awfully.
My lectures were pretty interesting - this term i'm working on a group campaign that we were assigned, we were given 'pro-choice' which as a feminist is super exciting for me. I've also already bought three sketchbooks and another marker - naughty me. My outfit, must have been well chosen too, because a fashion student stopped me in the street and asked for my photo for her course which i'm pretty sure happened about this time last year too! I love it when that happens.