No. 9 Manchester

Fashion, outfit, Style, travel

This Valentines weekend I travelled the furthest north I have ever been to Manchester. My boyfriend and had rented a hotel for the weekend and I was so excited to explore a new city.

Upon arrival I met up with two school friends who now study in Manchester for a drink at a trendy bar/pizza place/ arty hangout. It was great to catch up and of course check out the new geo filters I could use on snapchat.

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Tom and Laura dropped me of at my hotel in Salford Quays where I waited for Haydon to arrive from Scotland.

Friday night was spent eating pasta and brownies in Frankie and Benny’s followed by a late night screening of Deadpool. I wouldn’t usually choose to watch a superhero movie at the cinema but as Deadpool said himself, he’s not a superhero. The film was hilarious and kept my attention from start to finish.

On Saturday we spent the day in town wondering round the huge Arndale shopping centre before making our way to China town (much smaller than I thought it would be!) and Canal street. Both were tourist spots I couldn’t visit Manchester with out going to see.

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Hat: Topshop, Bomber jacket: Zara, T-shirt: FLUXDEUX, Jeans: River Island,           Shoes: Converse, Bag: Topshop, Gloves: UrbanOutfitters

Being the middle of the day there weren’t many other people about along Canal street (other than a furry convention at one of the bars) so we walked up, then down, and up again as my terrible sense of direction took us the wrong way back to the Arndale.

It was Franky and Benny’s for dinner again as it was right outside our hotel to line our stomachs for our night out at RAM: Records Mantra festival at the Manchester SU. We cheekily managed to slip in the front of the 3 hour queue and so were able to make the most of the night in the venue. The music ended at 5am after the the main act, and Haydon’s favourite drum and bass DJ, Prototype played so we stumbled into a taxi straight back to the hotel. The night was amazing with such good music and cheap drinks!

Unfortunately Valentines day was spent hungover waiting for our trains at Manchester Piccadilly before travelling our separate ways.

Manchester bettered my expectations, there was so much more to see around the city than I thought, so many beautiful old buildings that I dont get to see around Southampton. It won’t be long until I visit again.

 

No.6 

Fashion

Beach day! It has been so gorgeous and sunny I have had to spend as much time as I could on the beach! My black white and pink Aztec shorts are from primark but you would never tell! The bright pink is a great pop of colour and I love wearing neon colours against black and white. My bikini is from topshop, they did lodes of colours in this style which is always very tempting to buy the whole rainbow when holiday shopping!!  


We went out for lunch along the west coast at a restaurant sat right on the beach. My shorts (topshop) and top (river island) work really well together as I find it hard not wearing either black top or black bottoms but the white shorts makes a nice change. I have always been so against wearing orange (it is my least favourite colour and my mum once said it should only be used in emergencys) but after trying on this tip I thought I should give orange a chance and am glad I did!!  

 

No.4 

Fashion

Day one in Barbados!! The weather is incredibly hot which and the beaches are gorgeous! I spent my morning and afternoon on the beach wearing my ‘aloha’ top (accessorize) and red shorts (primark), I packed lots of throw on clothes that are easily taken off and put on when on the beach. 

  For lunch we went to Sunbury Plantation house where they conduct tours of the historic house giving the history of the house and plantation. We only had lunch which was still lovely and it was great to see some of the islands history. I wore my blue high waisted denim shorts (topshop) and white/black light vest top to keep me nice and cool.  
 

I changed my outfit again for dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Cafe Sol. I felt a little over dressed but over dresses means you are always the best dressed! The play suit is from Oh My Love, I have seen lots of girls wearing this play suit around Southampton on nights  but I know why as its it’s such a light, cool fabric but with such a great summery pattern.  

 

No.3

Fashion

Today I made the long 9 hour long journey to Barbados. The transition from English weather to Carribean weather was a factor I had to consider when choosing my travel outfit. I was planing on wearing a pair of thin black leggings but I forgot to back them before I left uni- typical! Instead I wore my black skinny jeans again and my sparkly silver top (also from River Island). The colour of the top is so summery it will be perfect to wear to summer festivals, the cuts up the sides will also keep me cool in Barbados as well as being a cheeky design feature.