Uni Diaries

Norwich: One Fine City

Hi folks! Hope y’all had a syndromeless Monday! As promised, this #OOTD file is all about Norwich, a beautiful and vibrant city in Norfolk, England. I moved to Norwich in September 2017 to study Medicine at the University of East Anglia. When I visited Norwich for the first time back in February 2017 for my medical school interview, I absolutely fell in love with the city as well as the university. Norwich is a place where the countryside meets the city life so you can have the best of both worlds! There are lots of local shops as well as big retailers, cafes, restaurants, museums, parks, cathedrals and so much more! So I wanted to show you guys today some of my favourite places and things to do in Norwich!

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I just want to start with this gorgeous snapshot I took walking through Eaton Park which is right by my house. I mean how beautiful is this view?!! I was walking home from uni one day and couldn’t help but stop for a few minutes to watch this beautiful sunset. Eaton Park is one of my favourite places as it’s just perfect for a little bike ride, a short stroll or a nice picnic on a sunny day, whichever you like the most!

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Taken from https://www.flickr.com/photos/21804434@N02/5319414055

Moving on, I went to The Ivy Norwich last week for one of my close friend’s birthday lunch (You might know her, Jackshanaa, from my previous blog posts about Mallorca). And although it’s a bit pricey, the food was really delicious and we just fell in love with the decor.

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The interior of the restaurant is so gorgeous, every corner is just picture perfect! Anyways, I wasn’t very hungry that day so I only had fried halloumi with couscous and tomatoes and I just LOVED IT!

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Chloe Nile Bracelet Bag

Also how cute is my new Chloe bag?! It fit in very well with this colour combination so I just had to take this pic haha! If you’d like to get your hands on this bag but you think the price isn’t really worth it, click HERE for a more affordable option for a fraction of the price!

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Zara red v-neck sweater (mine is no longer available), similar HERE // Zara check tweed mini skirt (mine is no longer available), similar HERE // Grey heeled boots (mine is from a local boutique in Turkey), similar HERE // Chloe Nile Bracelet Bag

I chose to wear this red v-neck sweater with my check tweed skirt that I got from Zara couple seasons ago. I think these two complement each other very well without making a very full on head-to-toe red look. One thing I love about this skirt is the red hem lining as it brings a bit more sophistication to the overall look. Instead of completing the look with a pair of stiletto heels, I chose to wear these grey suede heeled boots as I wanted to tone it down a bit for this occasion.

After our lunch, we decided to have a few cocktails because why not? LOL. Day drinking at it’s best. So we went to another place called “Turtle Bay“, just down the road from The Ivy. It’s famous for its incredible Caribbean cuisine but they also have delicious cocktails and an amazing 2-4-1 deal during happy hour! I had a Strawberry Daiquiri and a Jumbled Julep and they were both very nice!

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One last fave spot that I’d like to share with you guys is The Royal Arcade in the city centre. It’s a wonderful place to visit, packed with classic and independent boutiques and shops! There is something for everyone from retro/vintage clothing stores like “Lady B Loves” to dessert shops like “Macarons & More“. And if you’re a macaron monster like me, you’ll just love it there!

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I got this box of 6 macarons and seriously, they were so good! From top to bottom the flavours I chose are: raspberry, strawberry passion fruit, cappuccino, lavender, praline, pistachio. My favourite one is by far the pistachio flavoured one as I absolutely love pistachio. Not to mention that I found out it’s made from Turkish pistachio! I guess that’s why I loved it so much haha!

And that brings us to the end of this #OOTD file. It’s been a long one (oops!) but hopefully you guys have enjoyed it! Let me know what you think in the comments section below!

So until next time, stay inspired folks!

xoxo

Uni Diaries

Back To Uni: 3 Days, 3 Looks, 1 Girl

Hello hello! Hope y’all are having an amazing week! You guys might have noticed that I’ve been gone for a while as I was moving into my new house in Norwich, trying to settle in etc. But now… I’M BACK and I’m feeling better than ever! I honestly can’t wait to show you guys my room in my new house and how I decorated it! Anyways, in today’s #OOTD file, I’d like to share with you guys 3 of my outfits from the first few weeks of uni. I also can’t wait to show you a bit of Norwich as well but for that you’ll have to wait for my next post (exciting!).

Moving on, I can’t stress enough how cold it is in England, especially for me as I’m from Turkey and the weather is still quite nice and warm back there. Nonetheless, wearing sweaters, long coats and thigh-high boots after a long time reminded me of how much I missed wearing cozy outfits!

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Faux fur coat (mine is from Stradivarius last season), similar HERE // Polo-neck top // Checkered skort // Knee-high boots

I got this gorgeous beige faux fur coat from Stradivarius last year and I love the quality as well as the colour. I can easily wear it with most of my outfits.  The faux fur is so soft  that I honestly sometimes get distracted and randomly just start playing with it (lol!) The star piece of this outfit though, if you ask me is the checkered skort. It is extremely comfortable and gives me back to school vibes which makes it the perfect piece for this occasion! Also, I can’t help but notice that skorts have become very popular recently as you have the comfort of wearing shorts without compromising from your classy look.

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You’ve probably noticed so far that I have an obsession with beautiful doors as I can’t help but get pictures taken in front of them while my boyfriend just rolls his eyes the whole time (hahah!) But I mean look at these picturesque doors!

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Baby blue jumper (mine is old), similar HERE // Black wrap skort (mine is old), very similar HERE // Vans Authentic shoes (mine is currently sold out), similar HERE

For my second look, I wanted to go for something more casual so I decided to wear a baby blue jumper with this time, A BLACK SKORT! I’ve mentioned how we see skorts everywhere this season and honestly they are must-have pieces! You can wear them with a basic top or a jumper and trainers for an everyday look or combine them with a cute crop top and heels for an evening/night out look! They are so versatile and I just love them!

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Sleeveless knitted dress (mine is very old), similar HERE // White shirt (mine is no longer available), similar HERE

For look #3, which is probably my favourite look, I chose to wear this sleeveless knitted dress with a white shirt underneath, all buttoned up. I think this one is very classy and chic and it has a little bit of a young feel to it. I love the way the knitted dress looks in contrast to the white shirt. You can complete the look with a pair of black ankle boots if you’re going for a more casual style. Alternatively, you can easily transform it into a formal office look with a pair of black pumps.

And that concludes my 4th #OOTD file. Hope you guys have enjoyed it! Let me know in the comments below which look is your favourite one and if you’d like to see more posts like this. I’m thinking of writing a post about Norwich and also my uni, University of East Anglia (UEA) but let me know if there is anything else you’d like me to write about.

Sooo until next time, stay inspired folks!

xoxo