Sooo, it's that time of the month! And by that, I mean SUMMER! Because of all the free time and no more studying, I assume you would want to use that time usefully by working and earning some money.

As a 16 year old, finding a job is difficult because of my age and my lack of experience. However, age shouldn't matter. And if you're 16 years old and under, I have a few tips that may help you look for a good job over the summer.

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Now, when applying for a job you always need a CV and/or a covering letter (when asked for one). This is very important as it informs your employers of your skills, your personality, contact details and any experience you may have. To write a good CV, you can go here because this is a very useful website that helped me build my CV!

Also, bear in mind that it is not okay to lie in your CV! If you fail to demonstrate to your employer that you can juggle a bunch of coffee mugs or make a chai latte in 30 seconds as stated in you CV, then you're in some big trouble. Be honest and be yourself - that's key in almost all situations.

If you don't have much experience which you can include in you CV, then I would recommend writing a covering letter explaining your skills and why you would be the ideal employee.

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Once you've completed your CV and ensured it's not all lies, you can now find some vacancies. You can look online, one of my favourite websites to search for a job is Indeed.com because it's very easy to use and very straightforward.

If you prefer, you can go out to your local mall and lookout for flyers indicating vacancies or go in store and ask if they have any vacancies. I feel like doing this, with a good first impression, will make you look eager and willing to take the job and it will allow the employer to see what kind of person you are.

You can also contact any friends or family members or anyone you know who runs a shop/business or who work someplace, you can ask them for a role. I think this is probably the easiest way to get a summer job!

If you don't find any vacancies, you can always do babysitting, dog walking/sitting or paper rounds. These wages usually depend on the people you're working for and for how many hours and it's usually not that much but it's steady.

If you can't find any vacancies or you're struggling to find some people willing to hire you for a babysitting/dog walking job, then you can always volunteer! This is not a paying role, but this will build your confidence, experience and references to add into your CV and for when you're looking for an actual paying job!
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You can volunteer at your local charity shop - all you need to do is ask to volunteer and I think they hand you a form to fill in with all your details and from there you can gain the knowledge you need to help you impress employers!

All these tips are based from my own knowledge and experiences from finding a job and I hope you find these helpful! Please keep in mind that finding a job would also depend on where you live and your current situation!

Also, if you're wondering - no. I currently do not have a job yet. I only recently applied to one at a bakery and I should be hearing from them soon! I have applied to previous jobs before such as WHSmith and New Look but I guess another person took up that vacancy!

Remember, finding and attaining a job is not as simple as it seems. There are some competition to face, laws to look into (especially if you're under 16 because of child labour laws - depending on your country), bank accounts and lots of forms to complete, etc.

And also remember, to be calm, be yourself and be honest! Having a positive attitude and being true to yourself attracts employers!

I hope these are helpful and good luck! xo

Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ


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Update

In my last post, I wrote my first poem! I decided to publish it here with an explanation behind the poem and I would really appreciate it if you check it out! Thank you :D
With a big smile on my face, I'd like to announce that I'M OFFICIALLY DONE WITH GCSEs!!!

After months of studying hard, I finally finished my GCSEs exams and I have officially left school! Now all that's left is prom and results day!!

When my last exam ended, I decided to celebrate my last day by reading (how typical for an introvert) and I read this book filled with love poems by Lang Leav called Lullabies. These collections of poems have inspired me to write (more like attempt) my own poem!
I/HE

I intertwine my
Fingers with his;

I hold them
Tightly as we kiss;

I look him
In the eye;

I see the
Stars in the sky;

He only sees through 
Me, like glass;

...

I am like
The wind against
His fingers;

I am like
The sweat on
His skin;

I am like
The smoke from
His cigarette;

He inhales and
Exhales

My love.


- Nicole I. Abriam

This is my first attempt at writing a poem like this, so I hope you like it! 

It's supposed to imply unrequited love and the feeling of being used or neglected in a relationship (and if you're wondering, it's not inspired by anyone because I've never been on a relationship lol)

Let me know what you think!
Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ


p.s. Sorry if this post was late! I was having problems with my computer and I had to reset it :c but don't worry because I'm back! 

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This week, fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Mother of Pearl, etc. have shown off their new Resort 2017 Collections on the runway! During a daily browse through Instagram, I came across models dressed in these collections: eccentric garments with a variety of different patterns, overlays, vivid colours, styles and silhouettes with different themes.

Probably one of my favourite collection is from my favourite designer, Christian Siriano:

Via @csiriano on Instagram

I love the colour scheme of his collection: light, soft pastel colours - mainly pink, purple and white - contrasted with bold vivid colours, like bright red-pink and black. I also love the floral and striped patterns as it gives a fresh, feminine look! I'm a big fan of 1950s-60s fashion, and the silhouettes and styles of these pieces give a retro vibe and I am in love!! According to a review from runway Vogue, he claimed to have pointed out a 'so-bad-it's-sort-of-good' fusty '50s living room on his moodboard!


My favourite piece is this gorgeous outfit. I love the contrast between the simple pastel purple top and the bright red-ish pink full skirt with rose-like ruffles. I would honestly wear this to prom :D


This is also one of my favourite pieces from Thom Browne's collection. The distortion of the skirt and blazer looks really cool and I really like the colour scheme. The anchor shoes and the odd socks are peculiar but I love its unconventionality!


In this piece, also by Thom Browne, I really like the way he put a floral pattern on top of stripes and creates an innovative pattern. 

In all of his editorials, I absolutely love how the simple background and poses juxtaposes with his flamboyant designs and colours. 

Have you got any Resort 2017 favourite collections or pieces?

Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ

*All images from http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows.

In a cold and dull day with wet and gloomy weather, I strolled around the outlandish but evocative city, known as the happiest place to live in the UK, of Brighton. The retro vibe I got from sauntering around the quirky shops and houses and from looking at the people dressed in vintage, unconventional outfits reminisced 'swinging sixties' Britain.


A vintage furniture store
A fabric store 
"Irregular Choice" an eccentric shoe shop featuring shoes with Star Wars characters as the heel 
Card shop 
Books in Urban Outfitters 
Candid shot of my friend, Nina, in a comic book store 
Vintage books in Spider Plants, a vintage clothing store
'Alan is not a drawer but he can paint'
A flower shop
Beyond Retro - a vintage clothing store

Brighton is also quite iconic for the music and art scene. Wherever you walk in the city, and even in the outskirts, the walls are covered in amazing street art:










To fit in the quirky and retro style of this vivid city, I purchased this cute checkered midi skirt from Beyond Retro (my current favourite clothing shop) which I'm absolutely in love with! 

It would look better if it wasn't overwhelmed with the striped jumper

Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ

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