Thursday, January 12, 2012

I Get By

Things I have learned this week: Dogs are a pain in the behind. I'm highly fortunate to have nice friends on my GDL. If in doubt, Jelly Beans and Chai Tea will make it better. Leggings are my friends.



Jumper, Primark
Black Vest, H&M
Leggings, Topshop, £20
Shoes, H&M
Necklace, Gift

Still recovering from lurgy, I now sound like a seal when I cough, much to the amusement of my friend Chris! I've decided that Chai Tea (This Teapigs version, a gift from TG this Christmas, he knows me so well) and Jelly Beans are the cure to said Lurgy, and so far, it seems to be working. I'm also really enjoying easy to wear clothing and these leggings are just perfection.

I was a bit unsure at first. And it wasn't the fact that they're leggings, but the colour. I loved them in the shop, then got home and thought... eeeek garish colour. But I've come back around again. The thing I love most is that they're a bit of a cross between denim leggings and cotton, so they're a bit heavier, to warrant being more like trousers, but without being denim. Perfect for days filled with wheezing, snotty noses and awkward customers. And although I wouldn't call these a bargain, I do think they're a just price at £20 (or £18, if you have a student discount....).

Things that have also made me feel better this week, a bit of help from friends. My last GDL essay of the semester is due next week and a couple of friends and I have been struggling. But, because we're writing different essays (we got to pick and choose which ones we did and handed in when...) we've been able to help each other to a certain degree. Natalie and Chris wandered of post-seminar on Tuesday with all of my Contract Law notes, my text book and the Contract essay which I got high marks for. In turn, Natalie sent me away with her Tort Law essay, recommendations for which books in the library would be most helpful and a bit of advice on what exactly "Critically comment..." means.

Having made a start on using some of this info, what really struck me, is that this is how it should be. Helping each other out and being nice to each other. It's such a world away from my experience at university for my undergrad, that this is a real novelty for me. But actually, it's the most natural set up in the world.

I'd best be getting back to me essay writing. Sadly, this is not one of the modules that I find quite so interesting, But the show must go on. Fueled by cake. And Chai.
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16 comments

Milly Youngman said...

Good luck with your essay - cake solves all problems! :D x

Adaisychaindream said...

those leggings are seriously FAB!

tattyboots said...

Cake and tea are the motivational fuels (including chocolate also of course!) for coursework. Although not every time has I'll usually go back for more and then forget about my work!

Those leggings look great on you, they don't look a garish colour I don't think, they look nice with the black top. I think hot pink can be a tad garish but it's how it's styled! I've seen some folks in some ultra funky multicoloured getup's and think 'man, I wish I could pull that off myself!'

Hope you feel better soon too, have you tried honey? It always helps me when I have a bit of a funny throat!

Sophie said...

Love the leggings!

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eloise.smith said...

I was just about too

eloise.smith said...

my comment clearly sent then, sigh. I do like your leggings rather a lot, shame they're from topshop as their prices do not like me. xx

Cat West said...

you look great here, particularly loving the berry leggings mrs! missing our chats a lot, hating how life gets in the way xo

chloelikestotalk said...

Cheers madame. I miss you too. So frickin ill this week though, and business sitting too. 

chloelikestotalk said...

I do that SO much, such a ditz! Thanks, I like Topshop too, and although these are pricey leggings for just going under stuff, I think they're a fair price for something that is much heavier and akin to trousers. I also have the added benefit of having been given a Topshop giftcard for Xmas and getting a student discount mind....

chloelikestotalk said...

Thanks for the honey tip, I do try it sometimes, although at the moment it's the hacking cough causing the problem. A medicinal glass of wine might have helped ce soir.... 

I also, frequently, see people wearing all sorts of colours/styles/shapes that I know I could never pull off. Frustrating, isn't it?

chloelikestotalk said...

They are seriously the comfiest clothes I own at the moment! 

chloelikestotalk said...

Thank you. I'm rapidly reaching the very same conclusion...

whereisharriet said...

Those leggings are a beautiful colour! Glad your starting to get a bit better - chai definitely sounds like a good medicine!

tumbleweed•twine said...

Oooh, your leggings are gorgeous! Good luck with the essays ;D ♥

Sarah ^.^

chloelikestotalk said...

Thanks Harriet, doing better this end of the weekend, although I still sound like a seal, my parents flew back yesterday, and my dad has proceeded to feed me better.

chloelikestotalk said...

Thank you. Onwards...

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