JUNE PLAYLIST

It’s mid week, which usually means maximum stress levels, and praying for the weekend to edge closer. When Wednesday’s get a bit much, I put on a playlist and try to switch off for an hour if my To Do list allows it. Sometimes menial tasks can be the best source of therapy, organising my wardrobe, or my personal favourite when combined with music, cleaning the kitchen. There’s something about it that makes you feel like you’re in a old movie…

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CAN A LEOPARD EVER CHANGE THEIR SPOTS?

Leopard print is slowly making a bit of a come back recently, and it’s definitely one of those prints that has people strongly divided. It’s also one of those prints that can feel a bit tacky (in the best possible way), and has somehow adopted a persona all of it’s very own. Leopard print happens to be one of those prints that for some reason allows people to make assumptions about the person underneath – overly sexy, promiscuous, works in bar, loves rock n roll music, and probably has a pair of fish net tights tucked away in their handbag somewhere…

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A MONTH OF SAYING YES

I had weirdly set myself a challenge to say yes to as many things as possible this month. I say weird, because I’m not really one for setting myself challenges – I feel as though I can be stubborn, and then I end up in a strange sense of reverse psychology with myself. If I know I need to do something, It’s basically the last thing on my To Do list. My twenty sixth birthday is approaching on the 1st July, followed by something not so fun that will probably see me taking a couple of much needed weeks off…

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DESTINATION: WEDDING GUEST | ASOS

Wedding attire can often feel daunting – not just for the bride and groom, but for everyone who gets an invitation to their special day. Suddenly your wardrobe starts to crack under the pressure, and you convince yourself that you need a brand new outfit, with shoes and accessories to match. Everyone wants to feel put together whilst at a wedding, which can seem like a huge challenge when you live in vintage jeans five days out of the week…

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SLOWING DOWN AS LIFE SPEEDS UP

I’ve felt a little funny recently, perhaps it’s because I feel guilty for the position I’m in and the job I get to do. I would have done anything to be where I am now a couple of years ago, and I definitely wouldn’t have believed you if you’d shown me a vision into my future. It’s funny, but success and being stable financially really don’t equate to true happiness. Mental health issues don’t just disappear because you’ve ticked off a life goal, and you don’t always just start being a confident beam of light just because things are going well

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STYLE NOTES FROM DIRTY DANCING

I’ve spoken before about how heavily my style is influenced by the films and tv series I fill my spare time with. There’s something about being sucked into a completely different world that makes me pine for what the characters experience, the surroundings they explore, and the clothes they wear along the way…

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GROWING PAINS

It seems like all the changes I’d been waiting for life to throw at me, happened in the last couple of years. I’d been waiting for something to change career wise – I felt like I was floundering without meaning, I wasn’t sure what my calling was, or what I had to offer the world. I worked so many dead end jobs that I hated, and I’d often be hit with this overwhelming sense that I was just wasting my time…

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ALMOST NEVER SUMMER READY

I’ve realised that anything made from light and flowy material, is where my safe spot tends to lie during the summer months. If I feel too restricted by an outfit, then I sure as hell ain’t having much fun in it. Dressing for the warmer weather should all be about ease, and I’m all for a midi slip dress that conceals my usually bruised legs – maybe even a patch of hair that my razor has missed. I never truly feel that I’m anywhere close to being summer ready, in fact, I’m not entirely sure what ‘summer ready‘ even means…

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EMBRACING YELLOW

Yellow seems to be having a real moment, and I’m all for it. The longer these colour trends seem to hang around, the more they encourage me to step outside of my comfort zone and try something new. I picked up this yellow vintage blouse last year, and almost threw it away in the midst of a big spring clear out. That’s the thing with colourful pieces – I always manage to convince myself that they don’t have the same longevity as the monochrome and neutral ones hanging alongside them…

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LESSONS IN SELF CARE

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, so I wanted to share something uplifting, whilst also being honest about a topic close to my heart. Those of you who have read this blog from the beginning will know that it’s a place I’m always honest about my struggles – I don’t see the point in cherry picking the best moments of my life, because that wouldn’t be a true portrayal of my reality. It also wouldn’t be relatable, and it wouldn’t be the type of space that I’d personally want to engage with. I appreciate it when others are open about their experiences, and I’ve always vowed to do the same…

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