Bell bottom blues, you made me cry.

winter outfit ideas
The Glassblower pub London
leather t shirt outfit
grey and burgundy outfit details
ladies rotary watch
vintage black bally chelsea boots
winter outfit inspiration
F+F leather t-shirt: £25. American Apparel truffle corduroy circle skirt: £15, via ebay. Topshop grey boyfriend blazer: £27. Charity shop fur scarf: 50p. Marks and Spencer leather bowler bag: £43. Charity shop Bally chelsea boots: £8. Rotary watch. Toujours Toi boat necklace. Charity shop belt: 20p.

Nothing like some photos taken just off Regent Street to make a girl feel homesick! Perhaps the burgundy obsession is getting a little out of hand, but why shouldn't I match my outfit with the backdrop? After all, nothing compliments an American Apparel circle skirt and oxblood bowler bag like a wall in the same colour. That's what I'm telling myself, anyway.

Thank you all so much for the well-wishes regarding my move to Munich! It's been a lot of fun so far, and so as long as it continues in the same way I'm sure I'll enjoy the whole of my stay. I'm planning to drag my camera to work this week to get my first german outfit photos too, so expect to get well-acquainted with the car park. I haven't spent that much time wandering the city yet, but a walk to the Altstadt with Kavita last week showed me how beautiful it is - now all I need to do is wrap up warm and see the rest of it!
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I call this the traveller's chant.

what's in my bag blog post
marks and spencer leather bowling bag
easyjet iphone app
what to take with you on a flight

This one's for all the nosy parkers! I love reading "what's in my bag" posts, but have never written one before. As I've recently moved to Munich, I had to do some pretty cutthroat packing, and my fedoras didn't make the cut, even though the kitchen sink almost did. Hand luggage is always tricky (Shini's post inspired me to write my own!), so I thought I'd give you a bit of an insight into what I decided were the most important items to have on me at all times.

Leather bowler bag: £43, Marks and Spencer.
You've definitely seen this one before. I love this bag, and I use it enough to reflect it. It's leather, burgundy, and sufficiently roomy enough to house my camera (which would've been photographed, had I not been photographing with it) and every other "necessity" that winds its way into my possession on a daily basis. And it has a shoulder strap, which is the bag equivalent of clothing having pockets.

iPhone 4S, and telephone box case: £2, Primark.
Although I'm yet to get myself a German sim card (Handykarte in german, in case you were wondering), my phone's definitely coming with me. I've loaded it with the MVV and Munich Metro apps in some vain attempt to help me know where I am, and the EasyJet one means that I don't have to worry about losing my boarding pass, which is a legitimate concern for someone who is not used to waking up early and has a flight at 7am. And it has AM (plus B-sides) on it. 

One of those "I didn't realise I needed this till I got it" items, this tablet has become my go-to piece of technology. Although right now I use it mainly for reading (come on guys, free books without having to leave the house, this is the dream), I've sorted it with Munich maps and tourist information. As my phone's getting a little weatherbeaten, the speed of this is appreciated, and the bigger keypad helps with my essay-length facebook message tendencies.

Purse: Luella (old and battered), with Costa, Nando's, and debit cards, and pounds/euros.
This was the first designer piece I ever bought, I was about sixteen at the time. Heavily reduced (I think it was about £70), I still love it now, even if it's seen better days. You can kind of see in the first picture that it's split into two halves, which I'm treating as my GBP/EUR sides, and is pretty handy for making sure I don't mix currencies. The cards bit is self-explanatory, because everyone needs caffeine, chicken, and the ability to pay for it.

Make-up: Benefit powder and eyebrow kit, Optrex eyedrops, Essie nail varnish, Bourjois eyeliner, and Vaseline.
I'm not one to cake on the make-up, but these are the bare essentials that I'd be pretty annoyed if I lost. I've bought another eyeliner to take with me in case of emergency, and it really would be an emergency if it ran out. The eye drops are a familiar sight for anyone who wear contacts (holla), as I find that any foray into air conditioning/public transport/cold weather/hot weather dries my eyes out, so I'm sure at some point during the flight I'll come into contact with one of these instances.

Disposable camera: ebay.
Ah, the holy grail! I love my DSLR like a child, but film photography will always win when it comes down to nostalgia. I haven't posted a disposable camera round up for a while, but I'll make sure to post one at the end of the year at least. As part of my very lovely leaving gift, Jazmine included one for me to take with me, so I'll have at least one to develop when I come back!

Post written in collaboration with Argos
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I got all I need, so give me whisky measures.

crochet trim collar blouse
winter berry picture
navy and burgundy outfit
monkey puzzle tree
zara double breasted jacket
vintage bally boots
Coat: £29.99, Zara. Blouse: £3.25, charity shop. Jumper: Next (old). Suede skirt: £8, charity shop. Bally chelsea boots: £8, charity shop. Bowler bag: £43, Marks and Spencer. Watch: Casio.

Life's been a little challenging recently, but sometimes all you need to cheer you up is to find a cute blouse in a charity shop, a chocolate and orange mocha from Costa, and time to re-read "The Wrongs of Woman". Being blown down the path by my house on the way to the shops was perhaps not the best time to decide to capture my outfit (and certainly not my hair!), but as the nights draw in and the perpetual rainclouds show no sign of moving we took advantage of what little light there was; perhaps not my finest photos, but you can't be completely perfect every time. I'm starting to get a little nervous about moving to Munich on Saturday and feel completely unprepared, but constantly telling myself that "everything will be alright" is going some way to calm my nerves. Last weekend's Hallowe'en festivities were certainly the perfect sendoff, if only a reminder of how much I'll miss everyone (fomo anyone? Although it's nothing on my friend jumping out of a moving taxi, but that's another story), but I'm sure there'll be plenty of new stories to tell by the time I come back - wish me luck!
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