20 July 2017

Twenty Eight


The other day, a group of school children called out "ask that woman!" - and as I scanned the proximity for a female adult, I realised (with horror) they were referring to me. Now I feel like I've aged quite gracefully, I still smile smugly when asked every time for I.D, so I'm not sure why it's such a surprise that I am now, days after my 28th birthday, being identified as an adult.

I think I have always compared myself to my Mum, at 28 she was married with two children and a house to call her own. So in comparison, I'm very young for my age. But that's not to say that either is right or wrong.

I've had to overcome a lot of hardships, especially in the last 12 months. I don't think 27 was the finest of years, but it's an age I will look back at (not so fondly) but be greatly proud of myself. 

It has been shit, to be honest. I had my heart broken and I was terrified to start a new life in a new city with new people. But I did it! It took bloody ages to get back to a good place, but I moved into my new flat with my now 2 best friends, and I've started a new job which excites me to a tremendous degree!

I got to celebrate my birthday with my friends in my new home and it was brilliant! We ordered pizza and played our guitars on the balcony, surrounded by fairy lights and candles.


I spent my birthday afternoon in Chester with my Mum, it was wonderful. We had coffee and chatted about what we'd both been up to, went shopping (haul coming soon), and had a delicious lunch at The Botanist - one of my favourite restaurants which I don't get to visit very often anymore.


When I got home, my family had decorated my Grandparent's garden into my very own mini Glastonbury! There were streamers, bunting, pop up tents, camping chairs, tea and hob nobs, and my favourite music. The food was also Glastonbury themed - featuring some of my favourites: Pizza, Mac & Cheese, BBQ, Ice Cream, and of course, birthday cake!

I haven't been allowed to blow out my own candles in 7 years

I had a truly wonderful weekend, and it made me realise that the only thing that matters are the people around you that make you happy and loved.

And, if like me, you find yourself in a bit of a late-twenties emotional crises, I shall share 3 pieces of advice:

1. Enjoy yourself, laugh, have fun, smile, make new friends! Because life is too short to waste it being sad, and you'll look back and regret spending time on things that won't matter in a year.
2. Always be kind to others, even if others are bastards to you.
3. Time heals everything.
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14 June 2017

Daisy Dungarees

Denim dungarees: Topshop // Embroidered top: Zara // Converse: Schuh // Basket: Cath Kidston (similar)

There is something very satisfying about sitting in a field, picking daisies, wearing dungarees... And I'm okay with the fact I'm dressed like a toddler.
I think the Topshop Boyfriend Dungarees are possibly the smartest buy I've made, and although you wouldn't think they're all that practical for Summer - the cloudy British weather has meant I've been able to wear them almost constantly. I also enjoy the cropped length, which I usually wear rolled up as to show a little ankle (saucy, eh?).
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21 May 2017

The Monthly Playlist : May

May is being a bloody great month for music! For the first week I moved into my new flat in Manchester I had no internet connection - and as a result, listened exclusively to records (mostly my Record Store Day loot). It's also been packed full of live music - The View & The Kooks brought back some nostalgic tunes and the crowning jewel being the Cabbage, Blossoms and Courteeners gig on the 27/5.
I'm also really excited to see Seu Jorge play at the Albert Hall on the 25/5. He played on the soundtrack to Wes Anderson's 'The Life Aquatic' and is performing on a special set on stage, with a showing of the film afterwards. His adaptations of David Bowie's songs in Portuguese for the film is one of my favourite records ever - do have a listen.

1. Blossoms - Live From Portmeirion Town Hall, Festival No. 6
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12 May 2017

Topshop SPRING Trend : The Daisy Tea Dress

The tea dress has always been a staple in my Spring/Summer wardrobe - a timeless and feminine classic; yet can be toughened up with a biker jacket and pair of ankle boots. Worn with sandals for picnics and afternoons at the beach, or a cardigan and pair of converse of those chilly British evenings.
I always look to TOPSHOP for my tea dresses (my favourite last year being the red daisy dress), as they add a cool and stylish element to such a traditional style dress.
This Spring I fell in love with the Daisy Print Ruffle Tea Dress, and it features two of this season's favourite trends: pink and ruffles.
The wrap around and side-tie detail adds a little interest to the pretty floral pattern and pale blush colour of the dress. And the floaty sleeves and hem creates a romantic and feminine look.
I have styled the dress with a biker jacket, black fedora and pair of converse to toughen it up; and the pastel lilac cross-body bag is an essential colour for Spring.

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20 April 2017

Spring Fashion Haul | Topshop, Zara, ASOS + More!!


Spring is my favourite season; I love the sunshine, the beautiful flowers in bloom, cute little baby animals, and buying a fresh new seasonal wardrobe. I haven't made too many purchases as I'm saving up to move soon, and have been enjoying styling some of my winter pieces for spring (see video here).

This is what I have bought:

Primark Denim A-Line Skirt

Would you like to see any of the pieces in my Spring LookBook?
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