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As we have established in my previous posts - I LOVE Christmas. This year this has filtered right through to my bedding. There's nothing like putting on the Christmas music and decking the halls and why should our bedroom miss out on this? I got this adorable bedding from #ASDA to sprinkle a little Christmas spirit from waking up to going to sleep.

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Time Magazine just named Trump their 'Person of the Year', don't spit out your tea, this isn't a joke. The article, which you can read here, is very well written by Michael Scherer, and you almost find yourself understanding his point- but then it dawned on me, the main reason this article is palatable is because Trump's voice is barely heard within it. Which is odd, for a piece which is all about him. But no, instead what you can hear is logic, statistics, ideology and philosophy- with the odd quote from the President Elect thrown in for good measure.

It's easy to make something sound plausible or even positive when it's dressed up enough, statistics of unemployment and the Obama administration's failings try and persuade you that Trump's election is understandable. 

Scherer writes that Trump's campaign was "not a campaign about the effects of tariffs on the price of batteries or basketball shoes. He spoke only of winning and losing, us and them, the strong and the weak. Trump is a student of the tabloids, a master of television. He had moonlighted as a professional wrestler. He knew how to win the crowd. First he needed to define the bad guys. Then he needed to knock them over". 

This statement is true- Trump did play the media into his hand, he uses sensationalist language to win support, but this isn't the issue. Yes, it makes people feel defeated that such showmanship can win over actual merit, but the problem lies more in how and who Trump defines as 'the bad guys'. How he gets people to agree with him is a lesser issue, it's what he's trying to get them to agree with that is scary for a lot of Americans, particularly the minorities. 

Time magazine understand this fear, and the validity of this fear that many hold. But they also understand why Clinton's campaign, and its want to condemn this political darkness, was its biggest downfall. "By seeking to condemn the dark side of politics, Clinton's campaign may have accidentally validated it. By believing in the myth that Obama's election represented a permanent shift for the nation, they proved it was ephemeral. In the end, Trump revealed in these denunciations, which helped him market to his core supporters his determination to smash the existing elite". 

The article finishes on a note of uncertainty "the truth is no one really knows what is going to happen, up to and including the occupants of Trump Tower. 'It's a very exciting time. It's been an amazing time' Trump says, as the country still tries to come to terms with what he accomplished. 'Hopefully we can take some of the drama out'." 

This drama is unlikely to die down, because it was Trump who built his campaign on drama and won because of it. The phrase "you made your bed now sleep in it" springs to mind- because this climate he's created and egged on, where "white supremacists throw out Nazi salutes in Washington meeting halls for their President-elect" is now his mess to run. 

Scherer finishes with this line "It's an America of renewed hope and paralysing fear, a country few expected less than a year ago. Because of Donald John Trump, whatever happens next, it will never be like it was before".

On the surface this piece makes me angry, but when you reach the end it feels comforting- Trump is our person of the year, whether we like it or not, because he's the new president-elect of America. This is the truth, no matter how uncomfortable. 

Time Magazine naming Trump their 'Person of the Year' is apt. It's sensationalised, click-bait and misleading- just like Trump's political tactics. 

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Freshers week is almost here for many of you, and the start of University. Being a fresher is a fun, new, exciting, scary thing, and we know that you're probably freaking out. But don't worry, we're here to help and shed some of our wisdom as graduates. The main thing I want to reiterate is "don't sh*t where you eat". Seriously. 


Don't: Shag someone in your flat or block in Fresher's week. You will have to see them every day for the next year. Save yourself from the horrors of awkward pre drinks and wait until you know them better. Plus, everyone in halls are super intrusive and gossip spreads fast- there will often be a chart of who hooked up with who, try and stay off it for Fresher's week. Also, don't have sex with someone in your seminar. Group projects aren't fun when you can't look them in the eye, let alone do a presentation together worth 20% of a module.

Do: Make friends with everyone in Fresher's week, you won't stay close to them as it's a known fact that your fresher's friends don't usually end up being your uni friends. But it helps to socialise, everyone's in the same boat. It's nice to be nice. Plus, the more people you know the more parties you get invited to and the more queue jumps you receive. 

Don't: Ignore the "fresher 15". It's real. You will either gain or lose 15 pounds in freshers. Mostly due to consuming 2,000 calories worth of alcohol a night. And then surviving off dominos to get rid of the hangover. Or, not eating at all because you'll vom. It's fine for the first week to live like trash, but try not to let it seep into an every day lifestyle. 

Do: Take advantage of naps. You'll miss them when you're a third year and a real adult. Nap all the time. Seriously, do all the napping. 

Don't: Peak in first year academically. First year is suppose to be when you peak socially, the academic stuff comes later. Second and third years will always tell you first year doesn't count, and you'll think it's patronising. But seriously, it isn't. You just need 40%, that's less than half. If you even turn up to most of your lectures you're pretty likely to pass. Also, other years hate when first years take up library space, so GTFO and go to the pub. 

Do: Join clubs and societies. They have the best socials, lots of free booze and it's a great place to meet people. Piece of advice, from experience, joining the trampoline club in freshers isn't smart. All that bouncing isn't good for a hangover. 

Don't: Get in a relationship in the first week, or come to uni with a high school boyfriend. Ok, it works out for some people, but they're the exception. If you get in a relationship in fresher's week you'll regret it, because you only know that person drunk, and when you break up your friendship group will have to pick sides. Also, it sounds harsh, but don't come to uni with a bf/gf. You'll break up because one of you cheats- save yourselves the heartbreak and break up amicably before you go to uni. 

Now we've gone through the social main dos and don't of starting university, you need the sartorial ones. First impressions are everything at Uni, so make sure wardrobe is uni ready. Shop below for the outfits that'll see you through Fresher's week...

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Model and actress Emily Ratajkowsk rocked the perfect "First Day of School" outfit, and so can you! The first day of school is all about first impressions. 


You'll meet new people, new teachers, and of course- you will strut the halls in STYLE! Everyone will be looking at you whispering, "Who's THAT girl?" Emily's outfit is simple, yet fashionable and school-savvy. 

We're loving denim lately, and what better way to rock it than denim overalls?! Steal Emily's perfect 1st Day look below <3

Photo Credit: Emrata via Instagram, Daily Mail

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Freaking out about moving into halls? Come September, make your home away from home as cosy and comfortable as the real deal by shopping from our Do Up Your Dorm edits below!

Whatever your taste (be it a love for neutral shades or vibrant florals), scour through cushions, bed sets, desk treats, wall art and kitsch lighting that won't see you spending your entire student loan ;)

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It's nearly the time for lots of you to start your the new chapter in your lives and head to your student halls! It is such an exciting time, not only do you need to get new clothes, you need to dress up your new room! Get lots of inspiration from this hot home list. Photo Credit: weheartit.com #studenthalls #home #unistyle

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