• In honour of Mental Health Awareness month …

    GET THE LOOK Earrings: Zara, sold out but similar one here Blazer: Primark, sold out but similar one here T-shirt: Zara Skirts: Zara Shoes: Converse Handbag: Vintage, another bag I LOVE and would wear here, here I find it quite me to do a 360 turn on topics… last week ‘the blank slate…’ I talk about how much I want to not be so intense and serious. But after hearing so much about mental health; seeing the Frightened Rabbit, Scott Hutchinson, losing his battle with mental health and corrie covering the topic of male suicide makes me want to honour mental health awareness month.    I have always been a…

  • The type of love I don’t want…

    GET THE LOOK Earrings: H&M Jacket: Zara, old (Similar one here) Jumper: H&M Bodysuit: Primark (So annoying you can’t order primark stuff online so here are other suggestions; here and here) Bottoms: Primark (Similar one here) Shoes: Converse I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston.  This was one of the songs I listened to on repeat when I was dating HM. HM was my first love… it was intense. It was as if any slight negative thing HM did/said to me broke my heart and left me in tears… I felt like he was my soulmate… like I NEEDED him to validate my existence.  I think first loves are always that intense…

  • “Where are you from..?” How I feel about being adopted.

      GET THE LOOK Jacket: Topshop, old (Similar ones here, here, lightweight version here) Earrings: Primark (Other suggestions here, want a different colour? green ones here, some cute pinky ones here) Necklace: Topshop, old (Other suggestions here, here, here) Top: Zara Jeans: Primark (Similar version here) Shoes; Primark (Similar ones here, or prefer kitten heels? here,  or more tassle power? here)   This is a question I have been asked so many times that I usually answer it with another question: originally or where I grew up? Because I NEVER, ever know how to answer that. I mentioned before in a previous post “are we all ignorant?” that AB hated being…

  • Self worth is a balancing act…

        GET THE LOOK Shirt: Primark (similar ones here, here, here) Dress: Primark (similar ones here, here, here) Shoes: Primark (similar ones here, here, here) Necklace: Vintage   I had a my first appointment with my new PT today. When asked about why I was there and what motivated me to go to the gym, I immediately thought about my perceptions on myself. How utterly low my self worth used to be. However self worth is a balancing act.. between being confident and being arrogant.    I love going to the gym. I know its not everyones cup of tea/pack of biscuits/type of pizza, but I LOVE it.  I used to struggle…

  • Are we all ignorant?…

    GET THE LOOK Crop Jacket: Zara Jumper: Zara, SOLD OUT, similar one from Missy Empire Jeans: Zara, SOLD OUT, similar one from here Handbag: Monki  Shoes: Primark   I feel like to some degree we all are, because isn’t it quite arrogant for someone to assume they know everything? … and if we are all in fact ignorant is that a bad thing?    If you were to put this question into very black and white terms then the answer would have to be no.  No, it is not good to be ignorant. Are you crazy? Who wants to be known as ignorant?   This notion came about when a…

  • Why I have a cinema phobia…

    Photographer: Laura Griffin  Edited: Me GET THE LOOK Jacket: Primark (couldn’t find it on the primark website so here is a similar one from BOOHOO here) Zipper: H&M (comes in a few different colours, i just liked grey to go with this outfit!) Crop Top: Zara (sold out, but another one i would wear for this outfit is from ASOS here) Jeans: Topshop (To be honest these are old old Jamie toyshop jeans, they are acid wash skinny and I went into Primark yesterday and they do cheaper high waist skinny that look and feel about the same! Here they are) Shoes: Zara (sold out, but similar ones from Zara…

  • Hindsight is a wonderful thing…

      Photographer: Michael Knight GET THE LOOK Cardigan: Boohoo, (Sold out, similar one here) Top: Primark, (Another t-shirt that I would wear with this outfit! here) Skirt: Zara, (Sold out, similar one here) Belt: Primark, (Similar one here) Shoes: Stradivarius (Sold out, i would wear these shoes with this outfit too) Necklace: Accessorize, (Had this necklace for years, yes I am a hoarder! but found this necklace that I would have loved to wear with this outfit!)     And I definitely mean that. Hindsight can make what would seem like a sad ending into a meaningful experience, a life lesson, a wonderful thing.    In a previous post ‘The…

  • Times not always a healer: In loving memory…

                                            GET THE LOOK Hat: Zara, sold out (similar here) Earrings: H&M Jacket: Zara, sold out (similar here) Jumper: H&M Trousers: Zara, sold out (similar here ) Shoes: Stradivarius, sold out (similar here) Handbag: Zara, sold out (similar colour here, similar style here)       3rd March has a lot of mixed up felings for my mum and me. So this post is in loving memory of my stepdad, Neil.    For those who have lost a parent they will know how I am feeling. Or anyone that has lost…

  • The only me I can be…

    GET THE LOOK Jumper: Missy Empire Skirt: H&M (I have had this skirt for years so it is an old one but found a new one that is similar and I would have also worn with this outfit here) Tights: Primark Socks: Monki Shoes: Vintage (Very old shoes that I love but here are similar ones from asos here)   “I’ve learned to be ashamed of all my scars. ‘Run away.’ they say ‘No one’ll love you as you are” – This is Me by Keale Settle   I had a mate date with my flatmate, Caz, that consisted of a brilliant meal at Chiqitos that I ate so much…

  • The rejection bias…

      GET THE LOOK Hat: Primark Jacket: Zara Jumper: Zara (sold out online the reason why I got this jumper was because i was eyeing up this one… my mum convinced me to get this jumper and so happy she did I just adore it!) Skirt: Zara (sold out online similar one here) Socks: Asos Boots: Zara   I did not tell anyone about my career interview (apart from my mum, but I tell her almost everything so she doesn’t count) as I did not want to make myself too nervous and not get it… even though that is what happened.    I remember seeing the letter through my mailbox,…

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