Monday, 20 February 2012

God only knows what I'd be without you

Not the most exciting outfit post it has to be said, but if the last post and the words "baking" and "dissertation" were anything to go by, I'm sure you'll excuse the fatty oversized jumper. Sometimes you need a little comfort right?

Lately I've found myself feeling massively dejected at the prospect of not being in Sheffield for much longer. If you've followed my blog for a while you'll appreciate how much I LOVE this city and everyone and everything in it. And so, if I can't find a job that permits me to stay, I'll be moving back in with the 'rents for the foreseeable future until I find my feet. Grim, is not the word. (I love my parents, but all of you who live away from home will appreciate what I mean).
Deer pattern collar shirt - Joy
Oversized jumper - Topshop
Polkadot leggings - Select

Over the next few months, while I'm still here, I am going to do my very best to make the most of this city. To visit all of the hotspots and the not-so-visited; to tell the people here who I love how much they have made my past three years so special; and of course, to work damn hard to chase that 1st I'm so hungry for.

I love my life and it makes me so sad that within months it'll be changing all over again. Just when I found my feet. 

And on that sombre note I'll leave this post there. I was just going to write about my pretty new leggings and how I love spotty things but... in context with what's actually going on in my head, what I wear every day just doesn't seem quite as important in comparison. I'm sure it will perk me up again tomorrow but, every now and again I like to have a bit of a diary-esque ramble.

If you have any questions about Sheffield, my life here or anything to do with this blog, I'm always open to twitter, @jazz_pad, or on Formspring. xox

46 comments:

  1. I love this outfit- it's really cute.

    I've just moved back in with the rents- focusing on the positives, I have my tea on the table when I get home from work :)

    Lorren xxx

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  2. I know the feeling- I was just about perfectly at home in Seville on my year abroad when I had to come out to boring old England (so it felt at the time..) really hope you find a job in Sheffield! My friend went to uni there so I visited her and thought it was a pretty cool city <3 xx

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  3. Lovely outfit! Your spotty leggings are particularly awesome.

    I have the utmost sympathy for how you're feeling. I went through the exact same turmoil in the run-up to graduation. Unfortunately I didn't want to stay to live in the city where I studied, and can't seem to find a job elsewhere at the moment, so I'm still at home with the parents. Sheffield is a great city - my sister lives there now after going to uni there and she loves it.

    I hope everything works out for you whatever happens :)

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  4. I know that exact feeling! I'm finishing uni this year too and having to move back in with my parents will be so different. I just love being able to do what I want when I want and living with my friends is so fun! Hopefully getting a new job and moving home will bring something new and exciting, maybe...
    Love the spotty leggings! :)

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  5. A cosy jumper is definitely a necessity when it comes to having to do work! I'm doing exactly the same thing today. I think moving back home could turn out to be a good thing, if anything it might make you more determined to put yourself out there and you never know..a job might pop up in Sheffield! I hope you feel cheerier soon sweet :)

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

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  6. I'm in a similar boat in my last year at Glasgow. Isn't final year just racing by? I have so little time to do those things that I kept putting off because 'pfff, I'm here for four years, I'll do it later'. :(

    And the parents. Oh gosh, I'm going home. Oh no.

    Good luck chasing the first, I'm trying that too. Hoping to leave university sane...

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  7. I completely sympathise, and wish you luck with your job hunt!

    I went to uni in Sheffield, and leaving the city after 4 years was so hard. I moved to London to carry on my studies, and while London is obviously very cool and there is a lot going on, there is a part of my soul that yearns for trams and hills, and friendly old ladies who call you 'duck' :). xxx

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  8. I really really love this outfit. Oversized knitwear and patterned leggings are my go to outfit to be comfy at uni :) xx

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  9. This outfit is very nice.
    I'm with you on dreading leaving Sheffield, 3rd year has seem to have rushed along when I feel like I've only just started :( the prospect of moving home come June is definitely not exciting me at all.
    Good luck on working for your first
    -x-

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  10. Cute outfit! love the colour pallette, those leggings are amazing!
    dimplesx

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  11. I love love the leggings. They're so cute!

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  12. This is perfect! Love all the colors and fabrics and textures.

    Also, you have the best blog background!

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  13. I adore this. The jumper and colours and sooo nice. Looks really good on you and styling looks ace.

    love it xx

    www.mediamarmalade.com

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  14. You've completely summed up my emotions right now. The anxious need to find work to avoid going back into a childlike dependence upon your parents... and what they're going to make for dinner... And at the same time, trying to savour the place that's been your home for the past few years. My housemates and I are making the concious effort to go to all the independent restaurants and boutiques we haven't been to yet.

    Oh man, I'm getting all emotional now :(

    xx

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  15. Gorgeous outfit! Love the big baggy jumper! I know exactly what you mean about moving, I felt EXACTLY the same when I left uni and moved home in sucks massively! I miss where I went to uni loads but you know life goes on as they say :P

    L x

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  16. that jumper is so cute! hope you feel better soon, at least you're in a nice place and sometimes I guess it's good to stay with your parents, not that I know cos I haven't moved out yet! xo

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  17. Aaaw Claire :( Does your uni have placement schemes? Cardiff Uni helps pepole find 10 week paid placements in the area of their choice. Will let you know if I see any library jobs going, not your area but might be worth it of you want to stay in the lovely city xx

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  18. I was so sad to leave my uni city (Cardiff) too. I left to get a job near London, and didn't know anyone when I moved. Now though most of my unin friends have moved away from Cardiff and I feel really settled here. Having said that, I have such amazing memories from the four years I spent at uni, and [CHEESE ALERT] Cardiff will always have a special place in my heart.

    Good luck with the job hunt.

    xx

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  19. Great outfit, it's so sweet without being tooth ache-y, if that makes even an gram of sense?

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  20. I think it's exciting! Love the spots :)
    I can understand why you feel low :( I moved back home and I just want to find my own wonderful place and make a place my own; as well as fall in love with a place as much as you seem to have done! You're so lucky to have had such a fantastic three years though on the positive side :)

    Rosie x

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  21. Those leggings are amazing!

    Catherine, XO.

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  22. lovely post honey!
    really enjoy your blog!
    love
    xxx

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  23. I had exactly the same feeling for almost my entire 3rd year- I was just so sad that I was going to have to leave, and stressed from work, that I didn't really enjoy it properly. I'm still back at home, and whilst things are not great, I don't think there are as bad as they could be. I'm partly restricted by a boyfriend who has to have a job to before we can move in together, and the crappy geographical location of Devon.
    I would just urge you to enjoy all the time you have left and try not to mope too much!

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  24. I really hope you land a job so you can stay in Sheffield. And you never know, maybe something even better will pop up.

    Loving your leggings by the way. Actually, the whole outfit is rockin'.

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  25. your polka dot pants are so cute.

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  26. You look so cute..I really like the pants!

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  27. This outfit is beyond adorable! I just love your sweater:)Xx

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  28. well i know the feeling, i've been at the rents since i finished uni last summer. i do have 3 jobs but i'm not earning enough to move out at the moment. moving back in isn't the worst thing, it's a bit boring but we could be in a much worse position. i think it's quite an exciting outfit, well good pattern on the leggings

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  29. Love your amazing outfit, thanks for the cool comment. I agree the fash pack always look totes amazing in black. Amy x

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  30. Firstly I love the polka dots and slouchy jumper, a match made in comfort heaven!
    I really do feel for you, it can be quite of an upheaval to leave a city you have grown to love over the past three years. I know you will find your destiny and path in life, wherever live takes you, I’m sure you have got a wonderful opportunity ahead of you, and be it Sheffield or back home you will find just what you are looking for xxx

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  31. You look stunning babe, I love the polka dot leggins, so cute :) xx

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  32. this is such an awesome outfit! xo

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  33. I adore this comfy jumper. Hope you perk up again soon lovely xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  34. you look so cute! love the knit jumper :)

    x

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  35. I'm really trying to make the most of Liverpool too, it's scary to think how little time is left here. Sheffield is wonderful too, and I love it every time I go (I've been four times in the past two and a bit years). I will be coming over as soon as I can, just my friend's mega busy at the moment, so I'm waiting for her to have a free weekend! Hope you're well, and the dissertation isn't too much of a drag xxx

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  36. I love love LOVE this outfit Claire! It's adorable. Aww I hope you manage to stay in Sheffield but I know you'll make the most of the time you have left there. I totally need to visit! I've never ventured that far north!

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  37. This outfit is prefect, looks great on you and i love your tattoo! xx

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  38. ahhhh i feel your pain about the thought of going back home, im there :( but least you have heating and food!! lol and I love this outfit its sooo cute and really suit you lovely xxx

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  39. I know exactly how you feel, I am living at home and working at ASDA... hardly the graduate dream! Things are looking up though and I am saving towards moving out VERY soon! If you ever want love and cheering up TALK TO ME!


    Maria xxx

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  40. I completely understand how you feel- I had to move back in with the parents after traveling and two years later, I'm still here! As much as I get annoyed about it and want to move out ASAP, I try to remind myself how lucky I am that I have a lovely warm house to come home to and loving parents who will take me in when I have no where else to go. Even if they do bug me occasionally ;)

    xx

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  41. I completely understand how you feel- I had to move back in with the parents after traveling and two years later, I'm still here! As much as I get annoyed about it and want to move out ASAP, I try to remind myself how lucky I am that I have a lovely warm house to come home to and loving parents who will take me in when I have no where else to go. Even if they do bug me occasionally ;)

    xx

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  42. i love your polka dot leggings and cute collar! I hope you find a way to stay in sheffield my lovely, all the best!
    xx

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  43. Good luck with finding a job, I experienced this a couple of years ago and there's nowt like post uni depression. Even thinking back now I get a bit nostalgic for last minute nights out, fancy dress, and copious amounts of vodka. Howeeeverrr it helped me to look forward, the next couple of years might be a bit crap having to save money and do an entry level sort of job but there's so much stuff to look forward too! Getting our own houses, driving nice cars, filling said houses with lots of nice dogs/babies/cats.
    To help me get through it I look at gross mutton dressed as lambs on nights out and think that if I carried on my uni lifestyle i'd have been like one of those people! 35 year old in a mini skirt girating around a pole? nice! Not that I pole girated whilst at uni!

    Oh this is sort of rambly, sorry if it didn't make much sense! But definitely enjoy the last few months you have left in the city, and again good luck with the jobs!


    xxx

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  44. really like the leggings sweetie
    www.theorangewalls.blogspot.com

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  45. I know exactly how you feel about moving back home. I have had to after finishing uni last year and whilst I love my parents and everything, it does take a bit of getting used to after having been away for 3 years.

    You'll be fine though, just keep your head high and you'll soon be where you want to be!

    Love the leggings!

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  46. Have just come across your blog today, it is very lovely and I follow you now :)

    You dress so cool. This outfit is amazing and I love the colours.

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