I spotted this jacket on a relatively recent trip to Primarni. It's one of those pieces that when I tell people where it's from they're always abit shocked, it makes me smile as I saw a jacket pretty similar to this one in Zara a while ago too, for about triple the price as well! I'm pretty dang pleased with my bargain Primark find, it's also rather stunning and I'm so so so so sooooo happy I picked it up in the end, as I originally wasn't going to.
I've been back home for a few days this weekend, so that means one thing and one thing only, a couple of new outfit posts to grace the blog! A week or so ago they had a student shopping event at Nottingham's main shopping centre, and I just couldn't help myself so headed to Urban Outfitters to see what they had on offer. This dress, plus a top, quickly came home with me that night, and I've utterly fallen in love. Minkpink always create some gorgeous pieces, and this dress is no exception to that. Velvet and paisley? That's one to die for combination, and I just adore it. I've been looking for ways to wear this dress on a day to day basis, instead of just as an evening wear piece, and I'm kinda really enjoying the challenge.
I also have a small request, as you may have gathered I've recently moved to Nottingham for Uni, and since then posting has become alot less often, as the only opportunity I have to take outfit pictures is when I'm at home. So, if any of you kind souls reading this is from the Nottingham area, or you know of anyone that is, and you would be kind enough to maybe take some outfit snaps for me every once in a while, then please please please let me know, as I would be eternally grateful! At home I take my posts using my tripod and camera timer, but there's little to no space in my teeny tiny uni room for me to snap away.
In a rather strange turn of events, September is well and truly over and it's now October! Like how the heck did that happen? In some ways September felt like it dragged and dragged and dragged, yet at the same time it feels like it went by in the blink of an eye. How that works I don't know, but that's what it felt like anyway.
The beginning of September was a time of preparing and saying goodbye. The second half of the month saw me heading east to Nottingham to move into a rather cool flat, with 9 people I'd never met before.
Yeah, to put it simply, September was flipping weird.
It's been the most bizarre, terrifying yet exciting month.
Saying goodbye to some of my favourite people in the world was so dang hard, dealing with some emotional personal stuff also made this month harder, as did moving to a completely new city, to live with completely new people. But I'm excited to see where the rest of this year will take me, September was a month of crazy ass change, transition and emotion, yet I'm so excited about where it's lead me. I've been blessed with the loveliest bunch of people to live with, they have me in stitches all the time, and I'm pretty sure the north south divide debate will be raging for many months to come.
My Instagram feed this month has been full of memories and moments that I want to preserve and treasure for months and years to come; flowers of a group of my friends, saying an emotional goodbye to my bestest friend and baby girl Larls, a Mexican family night with my flat mates. Freshers was a crazy one; no sleep, lots of partying and fancy dress, but I'm definitely thankful for the experience and laughs and fun.
If you want to keep up with my Uni adventure, plus little snippets of my everyday life and any style inspiration I find, then make sure to head over to Insta land and follow me, holljc is my username.
This is just stunning #inspo / Hourglass' blushes are just my fave! So beautiful / This just makes me happy / Who knew you could fall in love with a pair of trousers? #ootd / Leaving breakfast with my mamma and grandparents. Frankie and Benny's for the win! / These cards make me happy! So dang cuteee
#inspo / Trying to hold onto the last days of summer / Can't wait for A/W just for the oversized coats #inspo / #ootd / Prettyyyy flowers / #ootd
Love my Larls, "It's not goodbye, it's see you later" / #ootd / #tbt I miss Florida, and pretty summer clothes and days of magic and dreaming / Beach Party! First night of freshers / #trentarmy / #trentarmy
Family night! #mexican / Loving wearing my tartan Urban Outfitters jacket at the moment / Nottingham has some absolutely stunning street art, so so cute too! / #latergram / Who says a little bit of retail therapy isn't good for the soul? Especially when you have a gift card! / Loving monochrome atm #inspo
Red Indians / The last night of freshers was hilarious and crazy to say the least. Love my I09 crew, they do nothing but make me giggle / A Topshop gift card, plus 20% off means one very happy Holly and a very pretty dress / #latergram Girlies / White duster coat, baseball tee and cute pink flats #ootd
And that was my September! Rather full, pretty manic, but lots of awesome memories were made, which is always a good thing!