India: What I wore

Outfit posts a plenty. I’m quite impressed that I actually remembered to photograph my outfit everyday. Sorry they’re not the best photos, but I did the best I could with the light that was there. My last room didn’t even have a window.

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From left to right: 
1. Dress – vintage 
2. Dress – vintage 
3. Blouse – Dorothy Perkins, Skirt and belt – Primark
4. Blouse – Love Culture (USA), Skirt – Primark, Scarf – Gift 
5. Blouse – River Island, Skirt – Primark
6. T-shirt – Zara, Skirt – some stall I don’t know where in Las Vegas, USA 
7. T-shirt – Zara, Skirt – Primark, Scarf – India
8. Dress – New Look, Jacket – H&M
 
The thing you have to make sure in India is that you dress modestly so it was maxi skirts and dresses a lot of the time for me. I really enjoyed getting to wear a scarf everyday as I have loads at home but don’t usually wear them. 
 
I think my favourite outfit was to wear was 7 just because it was very colourful and even though it didn’t really match it was fun. 
 

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(The sandals are from Primark)
My second favourite was number 8 that I wore on the day I went to the Taj Mahal. Purely for the comfort factor. This dress is very easy to wear was ideal for the heat. 
 
I also painted my nails for the occasion. I painted them twice actually over the trip as I did such a horrible job the first time. (Patience is a virtue!)
 

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This is the one cool nail from the first time. Funnily enough the pattern was done by my dad! I was trying to use this gadget that my parents brought me from the USA where you can print a pattern on your nails and failing miserably. This wasn’t a complete success but I liked the randomness of it.

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On my last night in India, I took my time while watching tv and properly painted my nails. Polka dots! This colour is officially my holiday nail colour.
 
What do you like to wear on holiday?
 
Coming up: A few of my favourite photos from the trip (promise not to bombard you with too many!)
 
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The adventure begins…

So I’m off to India for a week! I’m extremely excited and just can’t wait to get there. Though you probably won’t hear from me until I get back, my camera will be strapped to my shoulder at all times so I will have plenty to share when I return.

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Have a nice week!
 
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A lovely drive in the countryside

Happy bank holiday weekend! I took a day off either side so that I can have an epic five day weekend so me and the bf headed to Nottinghamshire to see my family.
 
I love the drive between Manchester and Sheffield – it’s so pretty. Since I’m the driver, I entrusted the camera to the bf.

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The cow has no head! OMG!

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I don’t think he did a bad job at all!
 
We ended up at Meadowhall in Sheffield where we met up with my mum and grandma. 
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Mischief Managed

A fair bit overdue but I can finally find the time to show you a few photos from my birthday day out to Harry Potter studios. Only a couple of small spoilers here so if you want to see the entire thing then take a look at the flickr album here.

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Me and the bf with our house badges

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Bf eating action shot

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Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans…Roulette. Always a good way to keep yourself amused on the train.

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How tiny are the trio’s hands? Mine were the same as Rupert Grints. The other two were way smaller!

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Jumping FAIL!

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Flagging down the Knight Bus with lipstick (well whats a girl to do when she hasn’t got her wand on her?)

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Have you been to or planning on visiting the studios?
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Lets go on an adventure

This year one of my dreams is coming true. My parents just announced that for our family holiday this year, we’re going to New Delhi, India! 

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I’m so excited! I’ve always wanted to go to India. It’s just going to be me and my parents as my brother doesn’t want to go which is a shame but he’s not a big travel fan so no point making him grumpy. Since we both went away to uni years ago, we don’t always travel all four of us together anyway. I’m still excited!
 
One thing I’m looking forward to is just the sights and sounds of the city. I love how colourful India is with all rainbow of sari’s, spice markets, transport etc. I’m not surprised why I studied it twice while I did art at college. 

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I can’t wait to start researching all the things to do and places to see. Travel has always been a major part of my life and I love going places I’ve never been. I’m definitely taking my good camera with me. That’s going to be an amazing part, just taking photos and absorbing the atmosphere (I hear New Delhi is mental for being busy, especially on the roads). I’ve never been a lay on the beach getting a tan kind of girl.
 
Something I’ve already learned is that New Delhi has a metro. I had no idea. That’ll be great since we’re not renting a car as far as I know. I’m glad we’re not because I think you get to see more of a place when you’re not just driving around. This happened when I went to New York with my family (yes, I know we drove around in NYC! Mental). I saw so much more of the city when I went with uni because we were walking and taking taxis. 

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Something I’ve always wanted to do and hope to do while we’re there is ride an elephant. I’ve rode a camel and a donkey, but never a horse so I may as well carry on the tradition of riding unusual animals ha ha. I also want to go to the markets. I love markets and souks so it would be a dream come true to go to a real Indian one. 

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Being a typical fashion enthusiast, I am already looking forward to picking out what clothes to take with me. Maxi skirts and dresses a go go I think. I really shouldn’t be planning already since we’re not going until October. 
 
I think we’re also planning on travelling down to the Taj Mahal because how can you not? I doubt I’d go to India again so I can’t leave without seeing it. Plus I need to do the cliche tourist pose where you hold the top of the palace with your hand, ha ha. 
 
If any of you have been lucky to have been before or know someone who has – I would really appreciate any tips or cool things to do or see in New Delhi. 
 
Where have you always dreamed of visiting?
 
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