Thursday, 23 June 2011

Life skills...

As uni draws to a close, the worry about adjusting to 'real life' looms even larger. It is impossible to know how easy the transition between uni and work will be but luckily I have a few things working in my favour. So many people I know don't know how to cook or clean or even how to open a bank account but luckily my parents equipped me with these essential life skills and hopefully this will make it a little bit easier for me... 

Dress: Tesco, coat: Antoni and Alison via T.K. Maxx, cardigan: Mango, belt: New Look, shoes: New Look,  bag:  ASOS
I have had this Tesco dress for a couple of years now and I originally paid £7 for it but I wore it so much that it actually wore through in certain places and the belt almost came off. Luckily my mum and grandma taught me how to sew when I was younger so with a bit of work I was able to patch up the holes and reattach the belt. It may seem like a small victory but it was a triumph nonetheless. I saved money on replacing a much beloved dress and proved that I could look after myself


These photos were taken next to a churchyard near to my house and provided a more unusual location than my usual brick wall backdrop. These ruins were once a gatehouse and I don't know how tall people were in the fifteenth century but even I struggled to walk through the doorways and I'm only 5'4"! 


The gorgeous reddy colour of the bricks looked lovely with the tan colour of my bag and I thought it looked quite cute perched up on this ledge! 


I am also considering whether to get my hair cut again as it just seems to be a bit unruly at the moment but I like the fact that I can tie it up when it is warmer...I just don't know what to do!

How did you make the transition between uni and work ? What skills do you think are essential? 
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19 comments

Leia said...

That's a really adorable coat! Well done on patching up the dress. I wish I had those sewing skills!

Leia

Clazzerati said...

Aw you look so cute. Well done on repairing the dress, it always seems like such an achievement when you can 'save' an outfit! And don't worry about 'real life', you very quickly adjust! xx

Sherin said...

Ooo, well done for repairing teh dress. I can do basic sewing, so can save my clothes when I need to as well: Great skill to have!

The dress really is pretty, and the coat looks great.

Emma said...

What a beautiful back-drop, and I love your bag. x

Tamara Epps said...

I love that dress and the backdrop of the Church. I'm having the same worries as you about transitioning between uni and work - especially trying to afford things while trying to find a job! I know a little about sewing but am looking into learning more as at the moment my expertise stretches to sewing on buttons! Look forward to following your journey with you x

Hi! Im Sophie said...

Hey! :)

Ive just started following- lovely blog darling.

Im in my second year at uni, and already have a job (doing agency care work). I think if you have got a part time job now you may find it easier for the transition, but if not you just got to remember to budget for bills, rent etc, maybe best to live at home whilst you save up :)

Im sure you will be fine though, if you can cope with everyday thigns like you seem to be able to, you'll be fabulous!

Btw- love the dress! And thats sucha pretty setting!

xx

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nicsnotebook.com said...

I want that coat it is fab!!!

daisychain said...

Beauty <3

Harriet said...

I love all your photos! The move from uni to work is a tough one, I don't feel that I've totally made it given I still live at home and have all my washing, cleaning, ironing and cooking done for me (oops!)

I think as long as you have humility, and a willingness to learn, as well as a sense of excitement and experimentation about the future you'll be fine! I treat every new 'grown-up' experience as an experiment, and if it goes wrong you just have to try again!

ScienceGeek said...

Lovely dress! Glad you were able to repair it!xx

Lizzy Lips said...

Great photos Maria.

Good luck post uni, you'll be fine I'm sure. It sounds like you've got your head screwed on at least.

Pippa said...

I saw your name on the Aussie list :) Hope to see you there! Love the image of your bag!xxx

artandghosts said...

I so wish that I could find something as lovely as this dress when I visit tesco! The entire outfit is adorable:)

PinkBow said...

the dress is gorgeous as is the coat. don't think i would have been able to fix the dress, it is good to have these skills.

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

I love that dress, you wouldn't think it had been so worn it fell apart then put back together again. I think it is funny, but the life skills I use most frequently have been nothing to do with the decade and a half of full time education I have had, and far more to do with what I have learnt from family and friends.

Beautiful photos xo

Susie said...

Oh, Maria you are just so lovely! Love the dress, the coat, the poses, the cutie pie hair! Hope to see you again soon! :)

TheMissProvocateur said...

You do look fabulous. Comfy and fashionable at the same time - and your smile is so cute :)
I think that the "line" between uni and work is quite big... Haven't started working full-time, but I am sure that the feeling when you are done with the uni it feels really weird...

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Kind of know the feeling- like you I'm very lucky to have proper life skills. I know how to find a place to live, manage my household and find a way to earn money. I also am fortunate enought to have had massive exposure to business. But the whole open ended emptiness thing is a bit worrisome. I'm on the job hunt, massively grateful to have parents who are not only supportive enough to have me back at home and employing me, but are also great for helping me bounce ideas around. I have every hope that this is going to help me find some kind of directions sooner rather than later.

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Oh, I meant to ask, are you back at home for the moment, and how are you finding it? Thinking of posting about moving back home post uni and interested to hear other people's perspectives.

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