Going to university is arguably one of the best experiences of a young person's life. But visiting your friend at their university? Even better. All the fun, none of the work and the chance to catch up with one of your best friends halfway across the country.
After an eight hour coach/ train/ taxi trek from Sussex to Manchester, my first stop in Manchester was Status at Boutique.
After a much-needed lie in, I was ready to shop. It may have only been Manchester rather than some far-flung corner of the world, but as I'd seen the day before Mancunian girls had a style all of their own: big hair, high heels and false lashes seemed to be daily attire and the glamorous girls looked polished and expensive. I was excited to see what the city had to offer.
No trip to Manchester would have been complete without checking out their local branch of my favourite vintage shop, COW, where I picked up a purple floral playsuit and a Hawaiian shirt (don't judge me).
Here come the touristy photos...
How much do we love Urban Outfitters?! I picked up a black tassel bracelet, leopard print pouch and gorgeous double-finger silver gem and chain ring, all in the sale.
Also I may be biased but...I <3 Topshop.
For my last night in Manchester, Tiger Tiger (rawr).
After this weekend...I can honestly say that I love Manchester!