The Ultimate Student Shopping Night is Back!

The ultimate student shopping night is back on the 25th September at Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield! The party will start at 6pm and you’ll have 4 hours of shopping, freebies and entertainment to get involved with, PLUS there’s still loads more surprises to be announced so do keep an eye on our Twitter page.

There’ll be 100s of exclusive discounts from the likes of Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Office, Schuh and Ted Baker — this is the one student event this year that you cannot afford to miss, especially if you love saving money on your favourite brands!

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To get you really excited about it, here are a few of the offerings that some of the retailers will be putting on exclusively for students:

Topman & Topshop are offering 20% off for you lucky lot, plus an in-store DJ.

Thomas Sabo will have 10% off and are giving away goodie bags, cocktails and cupcakes!

Urban Outfitters will be repping the 20% off and handing out drinks to you guys to party along with their in-store DJ!

Vans will also have 20% student discount alongside free drinks and beer pong!

Superdry are having 20%* off everything, plus they’ve got live DJ sets going on, style advice sessions AND are giving out awesome goody bags!

H&M, Office & All Saints will also all be offering a massive 20% for you guys (hurrah!).

Oh and don’t forget to swing by Starbucks, not only for the ‘Buy one Get One Free’ deal on all handcrafted beverages, but we’ll also be there with a Bucking Bronco — yes, we repeat…a BUCKING BRONCO. We’ll be rewarding the person that manages to stay on the longest with a £100 prize and 2nd place gets £50, so be sure to bring your game faces (and legs of steel).

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

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If you pre-register with UNiDAYS before the event you’ll automatically be entered into a prize draw to win 8 pairs of gig tickets to see the likes of Lady Gaga, Kasabian, Russell Howard AND more. So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself pre-registered now!

Look forward to seeing you there!

GUEST BLOG: London Fashion Week Round-Up! #LFW

After bidding farewell to the last London Fashion Week of the year, we thought we’d reflect back on the highlights of the catwalks, plus the epic street-style going on from the sidewalk fashionistas too. So this week we’ve joined forces with amazing guest blogger Ellie of Ellie’s Favourite Things and she reported back to us on what rocked it this LFW.

First up, the street style…

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And now, Ellie’s lowdown on the top shows of LFW SS15. Over to you Ellie…

The one show I always really look forward to is the Orla Kiely presentation. I managed to get a ticket this year so was able to witness everything first hand (slightly insane!) at the Vinyl Factory just off Carnaby Street. Full of flower power, graphics prints and tulle skirts, the whole collection is a total dream and made me want to wish away Winter and invest in some chunky t-bar sandals. 

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Topshop Unique. Always a winner. Bold colour blocking contrasted against powder blue and sherbet lemon shades, the collection was based on British subcultures, northern soul meets the rockers. I absolutely love the tomboy boxy jackets and bowling bags and then the simple slip dresses and pleated skirts. 

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There’s something quite fairytale like and romantic about Bora Aksu’s SS15 collection. Lots of white, delicate lace and midi skirts giving a dreamy feel. Halfway through, the catwalk turned dark, revealing a more sinister and gothic side with lots of dark blues, purples and blacks – almost telling a story. (I also love the side braids!)

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If I had things my way (and had unlimited money) my wardrobe would be full of Whistles – even more so after seeing their SS15 collection. Lots of sports luxe shapes, off the shoulder styles and a subtle palette of mainly monochrome, nudes and greys. Whistles stayed casual but sophisticated and I love it!

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Well there you have it, the SS15 collections to watch out for next year as well a head start on putting that new wardrobe wishlist together! A big thanks goes to Ellie for her awesome low-down and if you had any favourite LFW collections, let us know simply by hitting us up via @UNiDAYS_TheEdit or by popping a comment below!

Urban Outfitters Homeware — starting at under £10!

Whether you’re moving into halls or a shared house this term, it’s a sure-fire bet you will be needing some home comforts. We’ve scoured the Urban Outfitters site with their trusty 20% off (limited time) boosted discount in hand  to find you some homeware picks that will totally transform your uni digs from pit to palace.

Feeling flashy with that loan? Or does your pad just need some serious help? Check out our favourite picks under £100 to really feel like you’re walking into Cribs when you come home after lectures.

Investment: Under £100

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Duvet Set – £88 Mirror – £68 Table – £72 Clock – £60

Quick Fix: Under £30

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Cushion – £28 Rug – £14.40 iPad Case – £24 Pineapple – £20

Pick-me-ups: Under £10

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Zebra Hook – £6.40 Pug Mug – £7.20 Roast Book – £4 Tin – £4.80

Check out all the other bargains you can grab with your 20% off boosted discount over at Urban Outfitters. Did you know if you Instagram your homeware haul there’s a chance for us to foot the bill?! Yep, we’ll pay for your shopping. Find out more here!

WIN up to £250 in our #MyUNiDAYSHaul Competition!

We’ve got an awesome competition for you guys that’s running throughout Freshers. How would you like to save loads on your favourite brands with UNiDAYS? Well of course you already do that, but how would you like US to pay for it all? Yep, that’s the prize, you can win your shopping bill paid for by us, up to the value of £250. All you need to do it follow the steps below and then we’ll pick the best haul at the end of the Fresher’s period!

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1. Take a photo of your amazing shopping haul bought using your UNiDAYS discount. (DON’T FORGET to hang onto your receipt!)

2. Upload it to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook tagging us @MyUNiDAYS & using the hashtag – #MYUNiDAYSHaul

3. Tag some of our amazing retailers for bonus points.

4. Make sure that you’re following us on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook so that you don’t miss the winner announcement!

If you need some shopping inspiration, head over to site to see what brands have boosted discounts right now. Happy shopping, good luck and GET SNAPPING!

*To see full competition terms & conditions just click here.

#TipsForFreshers – Our Favourite Hashtag of The Year!

When we saw #TipsForFreshers trending on Twitter, we just had to get involved. Here are our top ten favourites!

1. The Truth about Group Projects
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2. The Primary School Realisation
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3. A Night-Out is Always On The Cards
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4. #AdultProblems
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5. Fish Finger Sandwiches are Always The Answer

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6. The Hogwarts Logic Warning
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7. The Sensible One
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8. Freebies!
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9. Kitchen Problems
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10. The Uni Motto
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If we’ve missed out your favourite one, tweet it to us @MyUNiDAYS!

ASOS Fashion Bargains to Grab with 25% Off!

ASOS have got an amazing 25% off for a really limited time people, get those shopping skates ON! We mean it, you’ve only got until 8am on Friday to grab this boosted discount. This might be a stressful time, getting a quarter of the price off EVERYTHING can make you a little crazy, so we’ve put together a handy little guide of some of the pieces that we think will fly off the site.

Seeing as this awesome event is global we’ve found pieces specifically for the UK, US and Australia and we hope you like it!

UK Students – Under £25 buys
There are some big brands stocked on ASOS and this means some even more epic savings. We’re loving this Cheap Monday Bag and these River Island Loafers which are both a steal at only £18.75 each. Monki is another cool Scandinavian brand, this Maxi Dress hits all the style notes and is now only £22.50 with your student discount. Not feeling the maxi-ness? For the same price you can grab this slick ASOS Skater Dress!

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The Baseball Jersey trend is still huge and is set to continue on it’s sporty trail into A/W. This steal is now only £18 so you can get that wardrobe update for less thanks to ASOS! Pair it with these Skinny Grey Jeans and fresh trainers.

Another menswear favourite of ours is this Biggie Smalls T-Shirt which comes in at a pretty awesome £13.50. Need that piece to really smarten up your look? This all black ASOS Watch is the thing to do it with and for only £16.50 it’s a small investment for big impact.

Australia Students – Under $50
University style has never been better, get the look with some comfy Slip-On Sneakers for under $30. Pair with some fresh Bleach Wash Jeans which are now only $44.47 and carry your books in style with this awesome Backpack. Wanting to get that sporty street-style look? This Nike Vest is now only $42.99!

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A Breton top is a sure-fire blogger fave, we’re loving this ASOS Striped Top and it’s now only $37.06. Throw this Denim Jacket over the top if there’s still a chill in the air left over from Winter for the ideal comfy/casual look. Other favourites that we had from the site are this grey draped Midi Dress, a bargain at $44.47 and this cool marble effect Shopper Bag which is under $30 and perfect for uni.

US Students – Under $45
This Leopard Clutch is the perfect party accessory and it’s now a great price at only $43.53, thanks to UNiDAYS! We think this pink Pop Boutique Dress screams Ariana Grande, so put your hair in a high pony and stick it on. For just over $36, there won’t be that many problems to be singing about! (Get it?!)

For more casual days at college we’re loving these cute ASOS Flats which you can save over $10 on using this boosted discount. Pair with black jeans and this Denim Shirt for a chic but casual college outfit. This would also be a perfect outfit for a creative internship!

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After that casual but fashionable outfit for college? These chinos are the perfect place to start. Paired with a shirt and this burgundy backpack, finished off with some sneakers it’s the ideal match. Need a great pair of shoes to smarten up your closet? This New Look pair are great value at only $36.26.

If you need some more style inspiration, head on over to our Pinterest page where we’ve got a board for every style need! On Tumblr? So are we, we also reblog all of our current style obsessions over there.

*All prices stated are when using the 25% UNiDAYS student discount at ASOS.

Get The Look: Hailey Baldwin

Kendall Jenner’s BFF and New York-based model Hailey Baldwin is starting to become a serious style icon. She has the whole model-chic, just threw this on (but it looks awesome!) thing down to a tee and we are loving her look. Dressed up or down, this girl nails it so we reckoned you guys would wanna know where to get her look for less.

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Hailey has a thing for our very own high-street giant, Topshop and has been pictured in a few pairs of their jeans. Her faves seem to be these Low-Rise Biker Zip Jeans which you can grab for £36 and these Grey Wash Ripped Knee Jeans which are also a pretty decent £37.80 with your UNiDAYS student discount. A pair of these jeans teamed with a simple top like this ASOS Vest and a cool jacket like this khaki Bellfield Bomber equals a comfy and stylish everyday look. Bomber jackets not for you? The classic leather biker is a model favourite and will never go out of style. Channel the style with this ASOS Textured Biker for £49.50!

Hailey has a penchant for chunky ankle boots, we reckon these Office Boots will be right up her street. Her grungy but polished style continues with her usual addition of a few cool rings. Get the look with this selection from Urban Outfitters who currently have 20% off!

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Even dressed up, she’s got the air of casual style about her, these White Trousers from Missguided paired with a simple vest would be perfect for getting Hailey’s night out look. Try adding a cross-body or shoulder bag like this pretty pink one from ASOS to complete it. Check out more of Hailey’s dreamy style over on her Instagram.

Don’t forget to check out what boosted discounts are happening on site before you start shopping, there’s some really exciting ones happening this week!

GUEST POST: 3 of The Best Vegan Puddings!

We’re back on the guest blogger train and today we’ve got a super interesting and tasty looking post from Emily of Emily Cooks Vegan! Now don’t worry, we’re not asking you meat-lovers to permanently put down the ham, egg & chips, however Emily has got some amazing recipes to share that are really yummy, nutritious and make cheap eats at uni. Perfect for student pockets! Over to you Emily…

“Hi, I’m Emily of EmilyCooksVegan; I’m a recent graduate of Lancaster University and and have an extraordinary sweet tooth.        

When you’re vegan or vegetarian, or even just trying to get a little healthier, making food can seem like a bit of a drag. Especially at uni, when spending money on “free from” food over alcohol is the last thing on your mind! I also find that whenever you’re in a restaurant often the only vegan options will be salad, which is a shame because I still adore junk food and puddings… So I invented my own ways of getting a sweet fix. So get into your kitchen and without further ado here are my favourite vegan puddings.

1. Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

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First up, strawberry and nectarine crisp, perfect for lazy afternoons to get you through dull essays (this one’s a one-person portion as well, so be selfish with this pudding!); just preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius, then whack two chopped nectarines and two handfuls of strawberries into a greased dish. Mix one cup of oats, half a cup each of plain flour, chopped pecans, light brown sugar, and four tablespoons of dairy-free butter into a crumble mixture. Add this on top of the fruit and bake for 45 minutes until golden. 

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Secondly, honeycomb! I’m always craving Crunchie bars, so I thought I’d try to make the real thing, and it’s surprisingly easy once you try it a few times. It took me two goes to get it right, so please don’t be disheartened if yours goes wrong the first time! Simply put 100g of caster sugar and 4 tablespoons of golden syrup into a stainless steel pan, stir once, and then heat (do not stir at all whilst it’s on the heat!) 

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Leave the sugar to bubble away for a few minutes until it’s turned a deep golden colour, like maple syrup, then quickly whisk in one and a half teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda, and when it whooshes up, pour it into a small tin lined with grease-proof paper (it will spread out by itself). Leave for a few minutes to set, then bash into little pieces. Try it topping a chocolate mug cake, dipped in dark chocolate, smashed into brownies or just on its own.

3. No-bake Chocolate Macaroons

Lastly, my no-bake chocolate macaroons. Perfect for a chocolate fix without much work, as there’s no baking or cooking required, just leave it in the freezer and enjoy the chocolatey goodness! Mash one banana, then stir in 30ml of  vegetable oil, 50ml of agave syrup (vegan liquid sugar), and half a teaspoon of vanilla essence. Sift in 6 tablespoons of cocoa powder and stir until combined. Now stir in 120g of dessicated coconut and a pinch of salt. Scoop mounds of the mixture into a greaseproof tray and pop it in the freezer for around 20 minutes, or until the macaroons are firm. Store in the freezer until ready to enjoy (they will go soft at room temperature).

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So there we go, there’s how to still have lovely, tasty puddings whilst still maintaining a vegan diet… Who said that vegan food was boring?!

More tasty recipes can be found at EmilyCooksVegan, if you liked any of these be sure to tweet me @EmilyChudy with which recipe you tried!”

A massive thank you to Emily, we’ve loved this guest post. It’s really opened our eyes to other puds and we’re especially excited to try the no-bake macaroons!

Loads of celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce & Jay Z have been following the vegan diet, some permanently and some as just a quick fix. Being vegan is essentially being a strict vegetarian and not eating or wearing any animal products including milk, honey, leather and wool. If you’re fancying a detox, maybe this diet is for you and this guest post will have shown you some amazing desserts which will mean you can still eat healthy AND have pudding.

We always love working with guest bloggers so if you think you’ve got what it takes to be one, we’d love to have a chat so pop us a tweet @UNiDAYS_TheEdit.

The Top 10 Most Creative Snapchats we’ve seen this month…

We have some news! We’ve just joined Snapchat where we’re going to be offering you guys who add us as friends exclusive giveaways, a cheeky look behind the scenes and news about up and coming boosted discounts. Just add ‘unidays’ on Snapchat to be in with a chance of seeing these snaps and grabbing yourself some goodies. To celebrate, we thought we’d have a little look back at some of the classic creative Snapchats that make us LOL everytime we see them. We hope you like them too. Anything to brighten up your days, ya know!

1. The Girl With All The Co-Stars
This girl is Snapchat famous for her epic snap co-stars and we’re obsessed with this Miley/Pikachu collaboration. Genius. We’re big fans of her camel collaboration and of course the one  for the ladies where Ryan Gosling appears!

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2. Duckface or Invisible Spaghetti?
How many times have we all thought this!? We see a girl, she does the duck face, we laugh. BUT! Maybe, she’s doing it to draw some Italian delicacies onto. Think about that.

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3. The Disney Series
What’s funnier than Disney Princesses resorting to the Hunger Games? We beg you to tell us! There’s a whole series of these, you need to check them out, but this one was our favourite. Who do you reckon won?!

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4. Christmas-Themed Hunger Games
Whilst we’re on the Hunger Games subject, we know it’s not anywhere near Christmas but this ‘Katniss Evergreen’ one just had to find a place in our post. To just top up the Christmassy vibes, because that’s definitely what you need in September, check out the sassy elf in at number 5.

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5. Next Level Selfies
This girl has either got some serious skills (well, she is a graphic designer!) or a whole lot of spare time. Either way, she knows how to use that drawing tool to create the most ridiculous, but awesome, snaps.

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6. Art History X Snapchat
Now this was a collaboration that we didn’t see coming. Snapchats of REALLY famous pieces of art. Plus, this one has a Mean Girls quote in it. What could be better?

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7. Frozone
The Disney love continues with a little bit of Pixar and this guy thinking he’s from The Incredibles. Kudos for the effort though, dude.

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8. Sisterly Love
The only way to settle a cake dispute, no?

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9. The Terrible Pun
We’ve gotta admit it. This one’s is deathly funny. (Sorry)

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10. Really Bad Parenting
But who are we to judge?! We’d have probably done the same thing.

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Urban Outfitters Highcross #UOLeicester Launch & AW14 Preview

We’re getting well and truly into this Autumn/Winter thing and when we popped down to the A/W preview for Urban Outfitters it made things a whole lot worse (in a good way)! We now can’t wait for chillier weather, cosy knits and leather jackets. There’s more good news though, because you can get 20% off online with UNiDAYS at UO at the moment too!

This visit also coincided with the opening of Urban’s latest store at the Highcross shopping centre in Leicester, so if you’re an East Midlands-er, go and check it out because it’s awesome! All of the in-store interiors are made with reclaimed materials and are set alongside loads of contemporary art, so it just oozes cool as soon as you walk in. It has the same distinct edgy feel as all of the other stores and we love how they can all be so different, but still, you know you’re in an UO store the second you step foot through the door.

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Key pieces:
We paid special attention to the Urban Outfitters brands and sought out some awesome pieces that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. UO womenswear brands consist of Cooperative, Silence + Noise, Pins & Needles, Light Before Dark and Staring at Stars. The menswear own brands are Shore Leave, Indigo Maine and their new drop, Worland which is full of graphic floral tees — great for brightening up the chilly days. One of the key pieces for the Worland A/W range is an awesome monochrome rose print tee. It’s well worth a look and it can be yours for only £22.40 with your UNiDAYS student discount.

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There was an abundance of checked shirts throughout both the mens and womenswear which brings the perfect cosy 90s grunge feel firmly into A/W. This, paired with loads of denim, was a strong theme throughout all of the collections.

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Urban still have their strong Urban Renewal Vintage collection which is bursting with retro tees, customised pieces and ripped jeans. They stock true vintage pieces and loads of re-made items which are just pre-loved vintage items given a re-vamp and a new lease of life. We loved these graphic tees below…

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How much influence will Breaking Bad have on the rest of our lives? It’s unstoppable it seems. Love this tee? Grab it here for £24 using your UNiDAYS discount.

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Accessories and smaller items are a core part of Urban Outfitters, who doesn’t love going in and just having a nosey at all the funky trinkets and funny gifts? These hip flasks are great as presents and you can grab one for just £9.6o.

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These fruity socks are the perfect pick-me-up and we’re obsessed with them.  Check out the pineapple and the watermelon varieties. You can get them both for £8 with UNiDAYS!

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A little one for the ladies now, Urban’s beautiful range of lace lingerie is a surefire hit. They’re all super pretty but this Kimichi Blue pink bra was a favourite on the day and it’s only £14.80!

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Aren’t these Out From Under Heels just dreamy? Get a whopping £17.00 off them with UNiDAYS and Urban Outfitters boosted 20% discount.
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Of course UO stock loads of other awesome brands too such as Cheap Monday, Vans, Vagabond & Herschel so if you need something a bit more comfy than platform heels, get yourself a pair of these leopard slip-ons. These are a blogger fave and nothing will be comfier than a pair of Vans. They’re also only £40.00 with UNiDAYS.

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What we drank:
These guys were well stocked up on the Coke & Vita Coco!

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What we ate:
Muffin Break had kindly supplied UO with some tasty treats for us to sample. Our favourite were the chocolate chips ones, it’s a no brainer! This pic is from our Instagram where we’ve posted a little video where you can see more snaps of the day! Check it out here.

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Thanks Urban Outfitters, we had an amazing time looking through the stylish new season collections and we’ve definitely got a wish list as long as our arm right now. First up, another one of those muffins…