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Natasha Steel

BSc (Hons) Psychology


Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Amazing news! I was successful and they offered me the job this morning. I accepted and I start in a few weeks. I’m so happy and really looking forward to it. I was given some amazing feedback, she said I blew her away in the interview with my responses and she’s been interviewing for ten years or so, so that’s a pretty big deal. It’s crazy to think I’ve secured a graduate job before I’ve even graduated! I should be getting my results next Monday though, eeep!! Not long to go now!

Anyway, this is what I wore today, a simple striped dress, my sandals and my fedora that you will have seen in another recent post. You may notice I’ve  added a lilac dye to my ombré, it’s only semi-permanent so should wash out before graduation (hopefully)!

Casual Summer Outfit

Monday, June 16th, 2014

It’s been a while since I last talked about fashion and outfits on here, but today I want to show you one of my go-to summer outfits and something that’s become a bit of a must-have for me lately.

I think smock dresses are really flattering, especially for summer BBQ’s and going for meals, because no one will know if you’ve eaten too much and feel like you’ve got a bit of a food baby! They’re great for keeping you cool too.

My new thing is the black fedora. It’ll come as no surprise to you, that I’m a fan of hats (you’ve probably seen past posts with my bobble hats) so when I spotted this one, from ASOS, I thought I’d give it a go. It’s so easy to wear and I think I’ll probably end up buying another colour too.

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Fashion Blogger Challenge with Very!

Friday, April 25th, 2014

So as I mentioned in my recent video, I was involved in a blogger challenge with Very recently and featured in their magazine that was out with OK! Magazine. Very exciting stuff (if you excuse the unintended pun!)

I was given the trend, Embellishments to style for night time and had to pick items from the website to put together an outfit. It took me a good couple hours to pick out items, since there’s so much to choose from but I ended up deciding on this Lipsy shift dress and Lipsy sandals, a clutch bag by Little Mistress and a black biker jacket by Myleene Klass to toughen up the look.

I thought I’d share with you some of the photos my boyfriend very kindly took for me to show how I styled the outfit and I hope you like it! I’m going to try and feature more fashion/style posts on here since it’s something I’m really interested in. Let’s hope I can be featured in another magazine soon, that’d be amazing!

OOTD: Casual Smock Dress

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

This post is a little different to my usual ones. Today I’m going to talk about fashion (well, in a sense) and my typical attire for this OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) post, complete with a little video too!

At Sunderland University, I see lots of students experimenting with different trends and styles and with there being such an international feel and students from all over the world, it’s really interesting to see what people wear.  Now, I’m gonna put my hands up and admit, I’m not a style icon by any means, if anything I wear something I like and something that I feel comfortable in.

From time to time I put up outfit posts on my blog, Hello Freckles, and ideally I want to get into the habit of doing more frequent posts like that. I enjoy talking about clothes, looking at clothes and buying clothes (as much as my bank balance may not).


This is a pretty typical outfit I would wear during the week for uni lectures and at the weekend to see friends. I’m rarely without my leather jacket as it’s the perfect thing to throw on to toughen up a smock dress and make things casual, while keeping me warm.

Watch my OOTD video below to see where items are from. I hope you like it!

Fashion Journalism Masterclass

Monday, November 25th, 2013

On Friday I had a little coach trip to London for a Fashion Journalism Masterclass. I had to be at St Peters for 5:45am to get the coach down for the event, so as you might expect, I had a little snooze on the way down.


We arrived in London around midday (earlier than we’d expected) and had some free time to wander around the Canary Wharf area before the event started at 2pm. As I’d taken my oyster card with me, just in case, I hopped on the DLR (a bit like the metro) with Emily and Sophie to Canary Wharf which was two stops away from South Quay.

It was so busy and I’d never been to Canary Wharf before, so I was amazed at how tall the buildings were. Sure, I’d seen them on TV and in the distance when I’ve visited London before, but when you’re standing looking up at them it really is something else.

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After getting some food and having a little look around we headed back to South Quay to Sunderland Uni’s London Campus for the masterclass which was only a couple minutes walk away.

We heard from Lucinda Chambers, the Fashion Director of British Vogue, Zoe Beaty, Features Editor at Grazia, Victoria White, editor of Company Magazine and Louise Gannon, a celebrity interviewer who has written for Fabulous, Elle and the Daily Mail. It was amazing to hear from four incredibly inspirational women.  I could have quoted everything Lucinda said; the way she spoke felt almost poetic and she was so passionate about what she said.

I didn’t have a chance to speak to them all at the end but I did have a quick chat with Victoria about blogging and mentioned Hello Freckles and Lives Online then gave her my business card – I don’t know what came over me, some sudden confidence I guess?!

It was a long day, especially the 4am wakeup call but it was completely worth it and I left feeling so inspired and motivated, which is exactly what I needed!

  • Name: Tasha Steel
  • Age: 21
  • Studying: Media Production (Video and New Media) BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Sunderland
  • Ambitions: I want to have a creative role within the media industry. I'm keeping my options open right now and just trying to get as much experience as possible.

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