Tuesday, 25 June 2013

End of First Year Summer Ball

I finished my first year of university last month, studying Fashion and Textile Retailing at Manchester. I can safely say it's been the best year of my life, and not just the social aspect the course too! If you're um'ing and ah'ing about whether to take textiles or art into further education because it's 'not academic' I strongly suggest you go for it, you can't go through life doing something you don't enjoy!
Anyway to celebrate the end of first year we had a summer ball for our halls which was ace, I wore a gorgeous printed skater dress from Topshop in mint green (which is my new fave colour!). I accessorised with plain black wedges, a cream snakeskin clutch with studs and classic jewellery.

Dress - Topshop £35
Earrings and Bracelet - Miss Selfridge (old)
Black Wedges - Dunnes (old)
Watch - Red Herring (old)

As you can tell buying new clothes and accessories is a rarity as a student as this just can't be factored into the student budget! Hence the only new item I could afford was the dress, but it just goes to show that new shoes, jewellery etc aren't necessarily a must for every occasion!
I didn't want to overdo it with the make-up, I used No.7 Mulberry Moisture Drench Lipstick with Eyelure Naturalties Full Look Lashes, matching green nail polish and did a subtle smokey eye look.



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  2. Gorgeous dress and love the lipstick choice!
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    Alice xx

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