The time of our lives

Monday, 6 October 2014
In a rather strange turn of events, September is well and truly over and it's now October! Like how the heck did that happen? In some ways September felt like it dragged and dragged and dragged, yet at the same time it feels like it went by in the blink of an eye. How that works I don't know, but that's what it felt like anyway. 
The beginning of September was a time of preparing and saying goodbye. The second half of the month saw me heading east to Nottingham to move into a rather cool flat, with 9 people I'd never met before.
Yeah, to put it simply, September was flipping weird.  
It's been the most bizarre, terrifying yet exciting month. 
Saying goodbye to some of my favourite people in the world was so dang hard, dealing with some emotional personal stuff also made this month harder, as did moving to a completely new city, to live with completely new people. But I'm excited to see where the rest of this year will take me, September was a month of crazy ass change, transition and emotion, yet I'm so excited about where it's lead me. I've been blessed with the loveliest bunch of people to live with, they have me in stitches all the time, and I'm pretty sure the north south divide debate will be raging for many months to come. 
My Instagram feed this month has been full of memories and moments that I want to preserve and treasure for months and years to come; flowers of a group of my friends, saying an emotional goodbye to my bestest friend and baby girl Larls, a Mexican family night with my flat mates. Freshers was a crazy one; no sleep, lots of partying and fancy dress, but I'm definitely thankful for the experience and laughs and fun.
If you want to keep up with my Uni adventure, plus little snippets of my everyday life and any style inspiration I find, then make sure to head over to Insta land and follow me, holljc is my username.     
This is just stunning #inspo / Hourglass' blushes are just my fave! So beautiful / This just makes me happy / Who knew you could fall in love with a pair of trousers? #ootd / Leaving breakfast with my mamma and grandparents. Frankie and Benny's for the win! / These cards make me happy! So dang cuteee 
#inspo / Trying to hold onto the last days of summer / Can't wait for A/W just for the oversized coats #inspo / #ootd / Prettyyyy flowers / #ootd 
Love my Larls, "It's not goodbye, it's see you later" / #ootd / #tbt I miss Florida, and pretty summer clothes and days of magic and dreaming / Beach Party! First night of freshers / #trentarmy / #trentarmy
Family night! #mexican / Loving wearing my tartan Urban Outfitters jacket at the moment / Nottingham has some absolutely stunning street art, so so cute too! / #latergram / Who says a little bit of retail therapy isn't good for the soul? Especially when you have a gift card! / Loving monochrome atm #inspo
Red Indians / The last night of freshers was hilarious and crazy to say the least. Love my I09 crew, they do nothing but make me giggle / A Topshop gift card, plus 20% off means one very happy Holly and a very pretty dress / #latergram Girlies / White duster coat, baseball tee and cute pink flats #ootd

And that was my September! Rather full, pretty manic, but lots of awesome memories were made, which is always a good thing! 

God bless  
20 comments on "The time of our lives "
  1. Sorry to hear you had a rough time in September but I hope you are enjoying nottingham and enjoyed freshers, I love a good fancy dress night ;) hope october is better for you :D

  2. wow! you're so brave moving to another city. I hope you are enjoying yourself now you are more settled! looking fab as always girl xxx

  3. I'm so glad you're living with nice people at uni, I hope you continue to have a good time :) I lived at home when I went (my campus was only half an hour away from me) so I can't imagine how it felt to move and live with completely new people haha.

    Louise /

  4. Pizza: always beautiful. I really love the fox street art. It's very cool! :] // ☼ ☯

  5. Uni are some great days, you'll make friends for life and all your old friends will still be there, if not they weren't that good friend in the first place. Enjoy yourself chick

  6. Hope you're having a good time at uni, it must be so hard to move on your own! It will be the most fun years of your life :)

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  7. Cute blog! I love your style. Following :)

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  8. your style is just flawless. can't get over it.

  9. no way did you move to notts!!!! how are you finding it? tbh it's such a wicked city and there's so much to do ...have you been to rock city on a thursday yet? the. best. xx

  10. I hope your new flatmates are great! I'm at uni also! You inspire me to share more of my university life on my blog; I don't really do that so much, but I definitely should! Awesome instagram photos!

  11. Love this post! You look amazing in those culottes x

  12. Great pictures and I love your tartan coat so much :D


  13. Awww it looks like you had an amazing time!! I so wish I was in first year again!!! xoxo

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  14. Love love love these photos! Great post


  15. Great post, looks like you're having a lot of fun!

  16. Nice post! Looks like you had so much fun!

    xo T.


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