I've been looking so long at these pictures of you.

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Photos from kodak disposable cameras (the second batch taken on expired film)

I was going to start with the old classic "if you haven't been reading my blog for very long, then you wouldn't know that I'm rather a fan of film photography" line, then, on checking, I realised I haven't posted any of my disposable camera shots for the entirety 2013. For me, this came as a little bit of a surprise, but getting an iPhone (and, of course, immediately downloading instagram) for my birthday/Christmas last year, and finally investing in my DSLR meant that I had a means of taking photos on the go, which was much more convenient than the few day wait for your photos to be developed in Boots, even if my advantage card points have suffered a noticeable dip. I have about five on the go right now, with one simply lying around waiting to be developed (I left it in Kendal though, so thanks for posting it back to me Clarity!), so I'm going to try my hardest to get back into it in the new year, as there really isn't anything better than flicking through your printed photos. It goes to show how much my blog has developed in the past year, changing from something I did in my (lots of) spare time at the university of liverpool, to a place for me to develop my photography skills and write fushwun in a way that won't bore my friends in real life (although I did get you a point on the pub quiz for that, don't you forget!); I'm happy with the way it's changed (and am particularly proud of these four outfit posts), but it's always nice to share something that you enjoy, and bits of my life which aren't necessarily picture perfect.

I did think the end of the year would be a pretty good time to share the few that I have taken over the past few months; a more "me" end of year summary than a year in style or instagram post. Although these are only images of heading to the Isle of Wight Festival with Jazmine, Olivia, and Sabby, and a romantic trip to Paris to celebrate the latter's 21st, a lot has happened this year. I only went and bloody graduated with a good grade, then found myself moving to Munich (and even managed to set up a German bank account by myself, speaking constantly in the language that my A Level teachers assumed I'd just give up on afterwards, and kinda had...), not to mention travelling round more of the UK (Sheffield, York, and the Lake District), going to gigs (personal highlights include Miles Kane's acoustic set in Heebie's, Beyoncé et al at Chime for Change, Brownstock, Knife Party's Haunted House, and, of course, Arctic Monkeys at Earl's Court), and having a damn good time whilst doing it. Here's to a 2014 with less rain (impossible), tea prices at an unprecedented low (unlikely), more girl bands (there better be), and more laughs (definitely).

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Doesn't it feel like Christmas?


Merry Christmas!


Just a little hello how are ya on Christmas day as I listen to Happy Xmas War is Over (I'm still a little bit scouse, wherever in the world I am!), and reminisce back a week or two to being in the office with Carmen and Kavita and snapping photos in front of the christmas tree - even the Stylight christmas tree bleeds purple! I hope you've had a lovely time so far today with your loved ones and maybe opening a present or two accompanied by a flute of something bubbly. I'll inevitably be instagramming and tweeting throughout the day, but right now I'm about to slip into my christmas jumper and join in with the rest of the festivities - and with Toy Story 3 being on this afternoon, how could you have a bad time?
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The music went and led me astray.

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Jasmine trousers: c/o Sugarhill Boutique. F+F pleather t-shirt: £25. Zara double breasted coat: £30. Boohoo chain: gift. F+F gold-capped boots: £25. Bally bag: £9, vintage. Rotary watch: gift.

I'm back! Even if only for just over a week. England is comparatively tropical, so it's nice to head outside in "just" a coat and not have to work a beanie, scarf and gloves into my outfit. My first day back in the country involved waking up early to sort a few of my own things out, before heading into town with my mum to pick up a few parcels from the Post Office (I felt so spoiled!), and finally pick up my Boots order. Errands run, I caught a train to Canary Wharf to hang out with some of my pals for a joint "everyone's in the came country!" celebration and cooked christmas dinner with all the trimmings which went down a treat. Several bottles of mulled wine, winter pimm's and, um, vodka later, we found ourselves running for the DLR (would not recommend) and continuing our celebrations well into the night - it's safe to say that the next evening was spent in our pyjamas watching Love Actually and The Holiday!

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If I go out on a limb and if I wait a little longer.

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The Kooples leather jacket. Nancy dress (worn as top): c/o Boohoo. F+F black circle skirt: c/o Tesco. M&S leather bowling bag: £43. Topshop anna boots: £76.50.  Rotary watch: gift. Necklaces: gift, vintage, Elsie Belle. Topshop "really ruby" lipstick: £7.20.

It wasn't until I started editing these photos and looking at them on my screen that I realised there was a slight (and completely unintentional) nod to the German flag from my mainly black outfit, with hints of red from my bag and lipstick, and amber from my hair. I've heard of an outfit being location appropriate, but this is taking it to a whole new level.

I've been here just shy of a month and a half, but I've settled in so well that flying back to England for Christmas today seems a little too ahead of schedule for my liking. Unfortunately I'll be missing my girl Kavita's last day tomorrow due to plane fares, but I'm looking forward to being home for Christmas dinners aplenty (at last count I've arranged three), catch ups over Costa coffee, and crisp London afternoons.
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In my mind, in my head, seeing all the words I've said.

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I'm a charity shop girl at heart, and although I can't say I love the process of rummaging through the rails, you can't really beat the feeling of finding a real treasure (I know I said I'd do a "best charity shop finds" post a while ago, and it's still in the works, moving house three times in so many months has its problems!). Unfortunately Munich doesn't seem to have anything other than an Oxfam bookshop that I've noticed, but when my friends mentioned a late-night flea market I knew I had to do a little bit of research. Coinciding with Sabby's visit last weekend, we popped along to the Nachtflohmarkt in possibly the weirdest area I've ever been in; the flea market was housed in a large hall nestled between about eight nightclubs. Once inside, we were met with a live band crooning brit pop hits and, um, blurred lines, and we browsed the many aisles for a good hour or so, with stalls selling everything from Smurfs vinyl to the coolest patchwork leather jacket, which I regret not buying. Although my friend came away with a fair amount of bargains, I only bought these boots for a mere €4 (about £3.40) after spending too long debating whether €15 was too much for a burgundy leather clutch bag and deciding to get it just after someone else had purchased it - typical! I've been on the hunt for a brown shearling coat after spying the Acne one a while ago, but I'm more than happy with these little ankle booties. Although, judging by these photos, perhaps my next investment should be a hairbrush!
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Slumville sunrise.

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Topshop oversized blazer: £27. Boohoo baseball tee: £10. Carven wool shorts: £69, via Cricket. Topshop anna boots: £76.50. London Retro soho glasses, via MyOptique. Rotary watch: gift. Marks and Spencer bowling bag: £43. Essie "Lapis of Luxury": £6.99. Necklaces: (from top) gift, vintage, and Elsie Belle.

It's dead handy working with bloggers. Nothing quite like asking "photos tomorrow?" as you head out at the end of the day, and know that it's not going to be frowned upon! Luckily I work with Carmen (who took these photos) and Kavita (stood waiting for us to go and get some olive bread, and boy is it worth waiting for), so we're the crazy ones standing outside without coats on while it snows, or, as is the case with this particular set of photos, stand in the cycle lane and have to hop out of the way every couple of minutes. Even if there was a slight risk of bruising, I'm happy with these photos as we somehow managed to procure a little bit of golden hour during our lunch break - it always seems better when I'm abroad!
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I don't know about you.

French Connection blouse: gift. American Apparel circle skirt: £15, via ebay. Topshop anna boots: £76.50. Rotary watch: gift. Charity shop belt: 20p. Essie "Lapis of Luxury": £6.99.


But I'm feeling 22!


On Tuesday I discovered that my friend Sabby had booked flights out to visit me (nothing like spontaneity, eh?), so I managed to book the afternoon off work for us to get the chance to explore Munich's christmas markets, drink glühwein, and generally celebrate being twenty-two! Last night we baked an amaretto cake (I would've gone for a classic victoria sponge, but self-raising flour is a purely British thing, apparently?), which the office promptly devoured today, along with my supervisor's dutch stroopwafeln as it's his birthday too!

We're currently wrapped up in so many layers it's gone past fashionable to michelin man to brave the snow, so wish us luck as we head out into the open! Hope you're all having an amazing day, and enjoying the (much, much warmer) British weather

xx
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Narcissus in a red dress.

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Red drape shoulder dress: c/o LOVE. Nancy high neck dress (worn underneath): c/o Boohoo. The Kooples leather jacket. Topshop Anna buckle boots: £76.50. Charity shop belt: 20p. Rotary watch: gift. MAC Ravishing lipstick: £14.

Have you noticed something a little different about my blog? After a while (okay, a couple of years) of umm-ing and ahh-ing, I've finally purchased a domain for It's Cohen! Party poppers at the ready, right? Having that little .co.uk at the end of my name feels a little bit fancier than the ever-faithful blogspot, but it makes me feel slightly more professional, and it's going to be much quicker to scribble down at meet-ups! If you could update any links you may have, I would definitely appreciate it, although I'm hoping this won't prove too problematic if you follow me on bloglovin'. Fingers, toes, and hair (if I plait it) crossed that everything works out okay.

Now for something completely different. Although the Stylight offices are pretty cosy, it can't hurt to layer up a little, particularly when you've left your scarf at home. On this occasion, I added my now staple high-neck dress underneath my new scarlet LOVE number for a toasty ensemble. Maybe I'm getting into red after seeing every other person wearing a Bayern Munich scarf on the U-Bahn of a weekend, or maybe I'm getting fed up of burgundy. Maybe. We'll test that one out next week.
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The colder the night gets, the further she strays.

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Topshop oversized blazer: £27. French Connection cream jumper: £21.50. Topshop brown leather skirt: £13.50. Topshop tan chelsea boots: £27. F+F cossack hat: £10. M&S leather bowling bag: £43. Rotary watch: gift. Charity shop fur scarf: 50p. MUA Lipstick shade 3: £1.
Photos by Carmen.

It's definitely getting festive in Munich. Snow falls, I'm using a horrendous amount of hand cream, and there are poinsettia in every shop window. Saturday was the day for our christmas party, and we got a coach from work to a location shrouded in secrecy. An hour and a half later, we were considerably closer to the Austrian border, and we pulled up to the view of snow-topped mountains in Schliersee. A wander round the christmas markets with glühwein in hand involved an inevitable photo opportunity (we were all wearing fur hats!), before heading on a boat out to a restaurant on an island in the middle of the lake for food and drink - who could complain? By the time we were all suitably wined and dined, we headed back to our coach for a trip even further east to a club which we stayed in till the early hours, and it was gone 8am before I collapsed into bed - cue one tired girl the next day (and today!).

Germany is such a beautiful country, but I can't help but get a little excited every time I see the "check in" reminder on my calendar, as there are certain home comforts a girl can't help but miss, even if that is mainly cheddar... This will be the first time I've spent my birthday in another country (it's this Friday, for all of you who may have forgotten ;) ), so it'll be odd not to get the usual caterpillar cake, but it's about time new traditions were made. And when they're in the setting of Marienplatz, I really don't think that's a problem!
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