This week at uni is "buddy week", sounds extremely cringey but we are paired up with a third year student to help them with their work, and I guess its just a chance for us to get an idea of what third year at university will be like, and how much work we will actually have (very scary, dreading it).
So yesterday me and my *buddy* went up to East London to go fabric shopping. I was shocked at how cheap the fabric shops were, i'm used to paying £5-7 a meter for fabric at my local craft shop, these shops were only charging 50p-£2 a meter! Amazing, i'm definitely gonna be making another trip up there for when I'm feeling creative. I bought some BEAUTIFUL silky dalmatian print fabric, I am in love with it! Not sure what i'm gonna make with it yet but I couldn't pass up such a bargain especially since dalmatian is one of my favourite prints at the moment. I also got some cute aztec print material which I am planning on making some shorts with, and some sheer striped fabric, which i've already used to make a maxi skirt today! Outfit post coming soon featuring that.
The one thing I was most excited for was to check out the charity shops, but to my disappointment there were only a few and were actually quite pricey for the area we were in! I will never understand how they think they can charge £5 for a used t-shirt that is probably about 20 years old! I am counting down the days till the car boot sales start again, SO EXCITED! The only bargain I bagged was this French Connection midi dress, very similar to one I already have but it has a poloneck! And you all know I love a poloneck. It's a little big but nothing a waist belt can't fix!
After sitting in traffic on the M25 for aaages with a numb bum, I was soo happy to get home and see my boy. My mum cooked us and my family a delicious Valentine's day dinner of apricot stuffed lamb, veg and red wine gravy, followed by a home-made lemon and lime cheesecake. Simply delicious!
Hope you all had a lovely V-day!