2017

What They Don't Tell You About Graduation

06:03

I have officially graduated with a BA Hons degree in History from Nottingham Trent University. Can I get a woop woop (ew). Graduation isn't quite what I personally expected. I guess I expected the end of Legally Blonde where we're all dead cute and throw our hats into the air, but no. I didn't throw my hat. It didn't move off of my head all day. There was a sea of grads throwing their hats outside trying to get the perfect boomerang for insta. But me being a scrooge just didn't wanna. So here is a few things that you don't realise about graduation until you're actually there.

1. You spend most of the day away from friends/family
You arrive with your guests you chose to bring with you, have photos with your friends and then BAM. You're sat in the hall for almost two hours in alphabetical order. Probably sat in between two people on your course who won't recognise you cause ya know....you didn't turn up to your seminars for half the year. 

2. The cap and gown is heavier than it looks
I was not prepared for the weight of that hat. Wow. The only way I can explain it is that it is like walking with a pile of 5 books on the top of your head. Like in Princess Diaries, which is fabulous when its a warm sunny day and your foundation is smearing all over it. I will say, you spend the day gliding round feeling like Voldemort in that gown. Which I personally enjoyed.



3. A stranger dresses you in your cap and gown
As I was queuing for my gown, I soon realised that there is people who actually dress you. Me being the awkward human I am immediately panicked and wanted to snatch my gown and run. It wasn't THAT bad but having some random chap adjusting your gown around ya booblies is a tad awks.

4. It's kinda stressful finding what to wear, which actually just gets covered my your gown
Formal is the only dress code you're given. Which is super easy if you're planning on wearing a suit. (I nearly did, a baby pink one) But anything else its a struggle. I stressed for so long over what to wear and then I put my gown on. MY WHOLE OUTFIT WAS COVERED I DIDN'T NEED TO STRESS AT ALL.

5. Its actually not as scary as you think
You spend weeks, even possibly years if you're like me and over plan everything, worrying about this day. Fretting that you might do a Lizzie McGuire and trip over on stage wrecking the backdrop. But chill, its fine. Yeah it's a little freaky waiting to walk across the stage but its fine, and I DIDN'T FALL. 



P.S my dress is this one, the bag is old H&M and my shoes are old Public Desire ones.

asos

OOTD: Green

04:38




Top - No Fun Press
Trousers - ASOS
Shoes -Converse
Coat - Missguided
Tote - Lush

I'd been eyeing these trousers up for a while on ASOS, and when they did 20% this past weekend I couldn't resist. I wasn't sure on the colour, what do you think? I'm still figuring out how to style them but I think this works! They're a little big too big but I already have them in the smallest size which is crazy, why do trousers never fit me?
Also, why are Converse so cold....my toes are permanently frozen in them but I just like wearing them so I try not to care. Maybe it's just because I'm stupidly nesh. (Derbyshire word lol)

Frankee x

city

OOTD: Leeds

08:08





Top - ASOS
Culottes - ASOS
Shoes - Vegan Dr Martens
Fishnets - Depop
Coat - Missguided
Tote - Etsy

Here I am, just verging out of the depths of 3rd year. Dissertation has been handed in, HURRAAAAAHHH. I'm not entirely sure how I did it, but I did. I never thought I'd be able to write 15,000 words of my own research but I did, yay me. One more essay and two exams to go and then I'll be free. Until September when I'll (hopefully) be starting a MSc in Journalism in Leeds. These photos were taken the other day before a gig in Leeds and having a nosy around getting my bearings. I'm excited to move to a new city, I'm tired of Nottingham I must say. These trousers are probably my best purchase of last year, I'm so in love with them. I wear them way too much but its fine, who cares. I also cannot wait until it finally gets warmer so I don't have to wear a coat with EVERY SINGLE OUTFIT.

Frankee x



czech republic

What I Ate In Prague (VEGAN)

03:56

I recently went to Prague with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday earlier this month. I can honestly say it is one of the best cities I've been to, especially for vegan food. We are both vegan so I did some research before on where to eat and there are SO MANY places. I think we managed to get to every one apart from one, which isn't bad as we were only there for 3 days.
Instead of going through what I ate each day I'll just tell you about each place we went to and what we ordered, as you'll notice we went back to one particular cafe every single day haaaa.


Moment Cafe

 "Scrambled Eggs" & Bagel Seitan and Cheese
 Pancakes
 Waffles & yes, another seitan bagel....they were so good
Cheesecake(Can't remember the flavour, sorry!) & Strawberry Cake

We came here every single day around breakfast/early lunch time we loved it that much. I could not stop dreaming of the seitan bagel. It was honestly incredible. The best meal we had their I think we can safely agree on was the pancakes. I felt kinda sick afterwards, I was bloated, but who cares. BEST PANCAKES EVER. They are also dog friendly in Moment so you get to look at cute puppers whilst eating your food, what more could you want? I also recommend trying their smoothie, so delicious.  

Here is a link to the menu (x)


Vegan's Prague

 Hot Chocolate
 Again, can't remember what this cake was but it was a cheesecake!
Coconut Curry with Jasmine Rice

I believe this place was previously called a different name. It is near Prague Castle so after the trek up there it was good to know there was somewhere we could eat. I think this was probably the best meal we had whilst we were in Prague. The curry was amazing, one of the nicest vegan curries and I wish I could have bought some home with me. The hot chocolate was basically melted chocolate as well, perfect.

Here is a link to the menu (x)


Etnosvet

BBQ Burger


This restaurant happened to be over the road from our hotel. It is a Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant. We turned up a little too late in the evening so we could only have one option off of the vegan menu, but it turned out to be really good. The "burger" was actually a giant mushroom smothered in BBQ sauce which was amazing. Also, ice tea with cinnamon is a 10/10.

Here is a link to the menu (x)


We also went to Loving Hut, which is a vegan all you can eat Vietnamese buffet. I didn't get chance to take a photo as I pretty much inhaled the food....soz.


Hope this helps anyone who is off traveling to Prague this year!

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