Sunday, 21 April 2013

Exciting news and a new dress to celebrate

Ooh what an interesting title I hear you all gasp. How mysterious. I do in fact have some extremely good news that I received about three weeks ago and have only just got round to blogging about it. Silly old me thought that I'd have time over the Easter holidays, what with it being a holiday and all, but been super busy instead. I now only have four weeks left of school EVER so it's now a bit of a rush getting all work finished. 

Anyway, on to the news. Anyone else in their last year of sixth form / college will know how tense it is awaiting uni replies and offers. I had applied to three universities to do an art foundation year, my 'back up' choice gave me an offer which was great. I had also applied to Kingston and Central Saint Martins, thinking there's no way I'd get into CSM but I loved it there and it wouldn't hurt to try. I was sure I'd go to Kingston, it's where my friends, teachers and I all thought I'd go, but after a not-so-great interview I was rejected. I was really upset and more disappointed in myself, feeling I'd let myself down and that my artwork wasn't good enough. 

What I really didn't expect was to receive an email from CSM saying I'd been accepted, I was with my friends at the time and we were screaming and laughing and celebrating! I honestly didn't believe I'd get in and accepted the offer straight away. I'm now so excited for my future, and it means I'll be living in London next year!

This leads me to the outfit; a few months ago I spotted some bloggers wearing this dress from AX Paris, and I really wanted to buy it because I loved the crazy pattern and bright colours, but I felt like I needed a reason to get it. I promised myself that if I got into CSM I'd get the dress too, as a treat. I picked out the red colour an teamed it up with a red cardi and a Crown & Glory headband. The necklace is from Delilah Dust, I also bought a silver and turquoise necklace at the same time. The skirt is pretty short but not too revealing for my shortness and the fabric is quite...strong? As in it's not floaty and unlikely to drift up in the wind.





























Headband - Crown & Glory / Dress - AX Paris / Necklace - Delilah Dust / Cardi - blog sale / Belt - New Look / Brogues - Clarks


Blogging may be a bit slow for the next few weeks, but I'll be finishing school for good soon and lucky for me my exams finish quite early, and then I'll be a free elf!
Enjoy the sunshine!


75 comments:

  1. Fantastic news :) you must be so happy!
    Love your dress by the way- its so pretty :)
    Kaz at Sunshine Days x

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    1. I am, still can't quite believe it :D Thank you :) xx

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  2. congrats! love that dress x

    http://lifeinlipstick.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I love your headband, I've been looking forward to summer so I can wear mine again there so cute!x

    www.vintagemacaroons.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, yeah I'll hopefully be wearing mine everyday in the summer :D x

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  4. That is wonderful news, congratulations. I knew you would get into CSM. Loving your dress and accessories too. I have that delilah dust necklace too.

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    1. Thank you, aww that's lovely of you :) I wear this necklace all the time! x

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  5. You look so gorgeous oh my god! And well done for getting into uni! Is it a foundation course your doing at saint martins? or the full degree? I was left in the same position after applying to a uni and being rejected, unfortunately though im still trying to find a place. Thank you so much for your comment and following me! x

    http://www.heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hehe thank you so much! Yes I'm just doing a one year foundation course which will help me pick a degree course to do the next year which may or may not be at CSM. Aww no I hope you find a place, what are you hoping to study?
      xx

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    2. Ahh i wish I'd thought to do it that way! Im planning on taking a foundation now though before my degree as i didn't know all about it before applying oops! Fashion styling hopefully! xx

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    3. Ooh fashion styling sounds really fun :) I wanted to go straight into a degree but had no idea what to do, also I though most degree courses expected a foundation anyway? Or a BTEC..?

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    4. Yeah it's something i'd like to get into :-) Yeah see i never knew that they did (silly me) i thought that you could just get onto a full degree straight from A-level. So now im looking into foundation courses makes sense really, but uni's so scary i think i rushed the process!

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    5. I blame the college for not helping you out with that sort of stuff. Our careers department really don't care about us art students so we got most of our help from the art teachers. Any idea where you'll do the course? x

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    6. Yep so do I I've had no help with appling really and still now they assume I'm sorted. Ahh yeah same for me I just recently got speaking to my photography teacher who's going to help me although I can't help but think its a bit late. I think birminghams my best option at the moment if I haven't missed the deadline. Just wish I'd know about your course sooner :-( sorry for going on haha x

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    7. Well good luck anyway, and I'm told foundation may be intense but it's also the most fun you'll ever have on a course :) xx

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    8. Ahh thank you :-) yeah and I think it'll be a good introduction before the full degree xx

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  6. Love love love the flower crown! I really want one myself :)
    xx

    http://sarah-nunn.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, you should buy one, I think everyone should own at least one item from Crown & Glory! :) x

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  7. Wooooo hoo! Congrats :) love how you styled the dress as well! (Best I've seen it styled!)

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    1. Thank you, and that's such a lovely compliment! *-*
      xx

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  8. Oh wow, congratulations thats such wonderful news!!!!
    And that dress looks lovely on you.

    Hannah
    x

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  9. i love your outfit!!
    Followed you on GFC and bloglovin :)

    xx, riotous lolita

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  10. Cute outfit - love your cardigan and necklace :)


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Yay congrats that's amazing news! :D :D The dress is a lovely reward for getting in! xx

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    1. Thank you, it was the cherry on the cake of good news :) x

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  12. Georgina ! ! ! ! ! congrats love ! I'm so pround of you :) :) :) ! It's such a lovely news <3 .

    You look amazing, just like always! I wish I had such wonderful dress <3 awwww

    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Katie! :D Haha but I'm always wishing I had YOUR wonderful dresses :P
      <3 xx

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  13. Congratulations!!
    PS I adore your outfit!! xoxo

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  14. You're so cute! Has anyone told you that you look like Emma Watson?:) Love the dress! Also, congratulations! I'm on my quest for colleges-a junior in high school! You're so lucky to be given the opportunity to be living in London. Good luck!
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Olivia

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    1. Thank you, what no, never been told that! :P Haha! Good luck on your quest and I really can't wait to live in London!! :D x

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  15. Congratulations on getting into CSM! Also this dress looks lovely on you. I hope this question doesn't sound too rude but what size did you buy? I'm of a similar height and shape to you and really want to buy this but can't find it to try on in any New Look store! x

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    1. Thank you! Not at all, I'm normally a size 10/12 so I was optimistic and went for a 10, it's a little tight round my waist but still wearable, and the zip is quite stiff even when the dress is off. I think the 12 would have been too big and not fit in the right places. Hope this helps, I'm always unsure when buying clothes online too xx

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  16. Congrats to you sweetie, well deserved <3 you look very cute.

    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com


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  18. congratulations! that's amazing!
    love the dress!
    luckfashion.blogspot.com xx

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  19. Love the colors in your dress! Plus the sweater makes the outfit:)
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Olivia

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    1. Thanks, I don't usually go for something so bright, and I'd be nowhere without my cardigans :P xx

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  20. Amazing outfit and congratulations on the great news! Well done lovely <3

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  21. You´re so cute Georgina! Adore your headband :)
    xx

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  22. Your dress is so pretty and your blog is so cool! Would you like to follow each other? :)

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    1. Thanks, I'll check yours out x

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  23. I love your crown, so badly need one for summer! xx good luck with your exams!

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    1. Thanks, I can't wait to wear mine more often! Finished one exam, got two more to go :)
      x

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  24. oh my, you are a total doll! i love your outfit and your crown!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  25. This is the prettiest dress and your photos came out fantastic! Love the sweet floral halo, it perfects this outfit beautifully.

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    1. Thank you! I love the print, it makes me feel really confident. Aww I've never called it a halo before, I like it! :) xxx

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  26. thank you for sending me your link- I can't believe you don't have more followers! I just read through loads of your posts and I love your blog so much! This dress is so pretty, I love the colours in it! Just followed, I'm at islaay.com xxx

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    1. Aww thank you!! :D I looked through loads of your blog posts too!
      xx

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  27. Oh my goodness, I love your style! Following <3 Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  28. LOVE!!! Come check out my blog

    http://abeautifulheart07.blogspot.com/

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  29. WELL DONE on getting in you clever thing :) you definitely deserved a treat and this dress looks incredible on you. amazing pics :) xx

    Visit The Other Side Of Cool

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    1. Thank you! I love this dress cos it reminds me that I got in which makes me so happy! :D
      xx

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  30. Wooo, congratulations! That's so great.
    This dress is so pretty, it's really unique and funky!
    Estelle x
    Let Me Go xo

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  31. (slightly delayed with the commenting) THAT'S SO AMAZING! congratulations- that's me dreaaaaaaaam! and your dress looks so pretty :) xx

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    1. Hurrah for delayed comments because that means my blog is still being visited :D Thaaaank youuuu! I still can't believe it :)
      xxx

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  32. such a pretty dress! Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog, i'd love if you could follow me http://www.berry-crumble-xxx.blogspot.co.uk/
    p.s. im sure you would look great in a pinafore!xxx

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  33. Congrats!!! Reading about this makes me so happy for you. I am literally about to go into winter holidays so I'm halfway through year 12 (equivalent of 6th form). ENd of year exams start October 29 and as they draw closer I get more and more nervous and yet excited because my future depends on them. SO hearing of your success fills me with a bit more hope. Well done! You deserved to splurge on a dress! Wonderful print too :D

    http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

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  34. love these red roses on you! so beautiful xxx

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