Sunday, 20 November 2011

Elmina Castle

Me outside the hotel,the front of the hotel, back of the hotel,the beach outside Elmina and Elmina Castle.

Day 2 in Cape Coast was spent  visiting Elmina Castle, this site is important to the history of Ghana as it was used to keep slaves during the Atlantic slave trade. This was a very moving and informative day where I learnt the struggles and inhumanities these innocent people went through. If any of you ever get the chance to visit Ghana please visit this place.


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Kakum and the Crocodile

  1. Top~H&M
  2. Shorts~Internacionale
  3. Trainers~H&M
 This is not really an typical outfit of the day post as I was dressing more for practicality rather than fashion. This day was one of the  best days of the holiday, we went to Cape Coast(another place in Ghana) for 2 days and stayed at a really lovely hotel. On the first day I went to Kakum National Park and walked across a narrow bridge suspended 130 ft in the air, through the rainforest! how cool is that. 
Now I'm not gonna lie, I was scared but I sucked my fear up and strutted my hi tops across that bridge. Well I say bridge but there was a few of them and I definately had a workout!  The view was amazing from the trees, I was definitely one with nature. Sadly I couldn't see alot of animals but I heard them, but apparantely the come out more at night, especially in the treehouse hut thingy shame I couldn't stay longer.

Next we went to Hans Cottage Botel, strange name huh? its a hotel that you can go crocodile/alligator boating, I always get confused between the two. The boat wasn't working when we visited but we got to witness the crocodile/alligator get fed! was very exciting day.


Saturday, 12 November 2011

In the Mall!

  1. Jumpsuit~Primark
  2. Necklace~Topshop
  3. Belt~Primark
  4. Sandles~ASOS
  5. Bag~Vintage
This is a bit of a cheat post from my previous post, but I just wanted to show you guys this playsuit which I love. Being in Ghana has given me a second chance at summer and another opportunity to rock my summer outfits! 

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

So I turned 21 on Monday and I'm on holiday at them moment in Ghana. The weather is so amazingly hot and makes a change from the cold weather back home, this is actually a picture  of me a day after my birthday when I had a birthday meal with the family.

I actually spent my birthday at a Chinese  restaurant with family and friends here in Ghana, the food was delicious and the staff sang happy birthday to me in Chinese as well as English! was not expecting that! and I got free wine :D.


Saturday, 5 November 2011

Where I've been.....

  1. The best cheesecake evah from wagamamas with my bestie Sarah
  2. Forever 21 and roaming the streets of central with the uni gang
  3. The uni gang going ahead as I hang back
  4. Me and Maram(love ya Ramos)
  5. Vapiano Oxford Street(yum)

Other than working hard at my placement, which is still sick! I have been, well having a life and catching up with my nearest and dearest friends. It is hard to see everyone since we are all so busy with final year,placements and general life  that I love catching up with them and really appreciate them alot. So I jet off on holiday tomorrow so i'll be gone for a week! yay have a good weekend everyone.

Friday, 4 November 2011

The sophisticated gentlewoman

  1.  Bow tie~Little Me
  2. White Shirt~H&M
  3. Chinos~Internacionale
  4. Wedges~New Look

So with my placement I never really have time to take outfit pics any more,but I'll try to be more organised and show you what I wear, as I have a few outfits I think you guys would like.Anyway hope you like this look. Only a few days to the holiday :D

Thursday, 3 November 2011

The Lust List 013: 21st Birthday Lust List

Birthday Lust list
  1.  Marc Jacobs Lola~Boots £63.00
  2. Bag~ASOS £65.00 
  3. Earrings~Topshop £8.50 
  4. Boots~ASOS £50.00 
  5. Shoes~Topshop £42.00 

So I turn the big 2-1 on the 7th and I'm feeling content. I'm not feeling excited or scared that I am turning 21 as I know I won't change overnight, I am going to be the same old Jess just one year older.... For  week's my friends and family have been asking me the dreaded question "What do you want for your birthday??" and I have replied, much to their frustration that I don't know. Why am I being difficult?  because I have already got my main present a birthday holiday. Yes this weekend I will be jetting off in to the sun  back to the motherland, Ghana. I haven't been there since I was 9 so it would be good to see how the country has changed.

 Maybe the lust list will give them ideas and they can stop asking me :D . Anyway the list would not be complete without my obsession with shoes, as you guys know I love statement pieces. Be it jewellery,tees or make up I like to stand out in what I wear. The boots and pumps would add a little oomph to any outfit,I especially like the metallic heel contrasted with the black suede it is very fun and unique. The pumps are perfect for me! I love heels and leopard print, but I struggle to walk in heels and love the look of pumps.

My earring collection is rapidly growing and it is mostly filled with studs. I think studs add a touch of elegance to an outfit. I have heard loads of rave reviews about the Marc Jacobs perfume, that I'm eager to try it out, anyone got it? my favourite perfume at the moment is Vera Wang Princess so I'm not sure how this one will measure up.....
My favourite item on the list this week is the bag, suede,bold colours and croc/snake print, yes please. So there you go I have FINALLY decided..... although I'd be happy with anything I get, it is the thought that counts. What did you guys do/ want to do for you 21st and did you struggle for what you wanted?

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