Thursday, 27 November 2014

So much can happen in a year..

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Lately, I have had a lot of time to think about things due to my long train travels to and from work. What I have been thinking about is how over the space of a year, so much can change! I feel like I have gone from post Uni student not really knowing what to do in life, to an actual woman. I never thought I would get that grown up feeling as I still love silly toys, stickers and girlie clothes, but I realize I do feel more grown up.
I may not look different on the outside but inside I have realized it's okay to out grow friends, it's okay to spend a lot of time on my own watching TV and not feel pressured to go out and most importantly it is okay to put yourself first sometimes. So many things have happened this year and I feel like I am finally content, so I just wanted to share with you so if you feel stuck in a situation or feel life has grown stagnant then so much can change when you don't expect it too.

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Navy & Coloured Cardie - Chicwish
Lace & Pearl Blouse - Chicwish
Skater Skirt - Topshop
Grey Coat - Thrifted
Pompom scarf - Chicwish
Necklace - A Midnight Wonderland 
Hat - Urban Outfitters
Boots - Red or Dead

Obviously it wouldn't be a blog post from me without an outfit to go along with it. Here I feel like I'm dressing a good mix of smart and sweet, still with fun touches like the fluffy scarf. I am beginning to find my wardrobe a little stale and it needs refreshing. Maybe that's just because my lifestyle has changed now I commute to London. If anyone has any quirky web stores please link below. I love original clothing and often fall in love with everything on Chicwish!  
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Monday, 24 November 2014

The coziest weekend.

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This weekend I went to my grandparents house, which I tend to do often on my days off. I love going and relaxing for a couple of days, spending time with them as getting to cuddle their two gorgeous cats. I am such a cat person but sadly my boyfriend is so aallergicwe haven't been able to get one (yet)! ;) haha. So my favourite thing is seeing the cats and simply watching them, they can entertain you for hours!!
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My outfit was a typical comfy day get up, with a soft dress, cosy cardie from She Inside and my other go to accessories. The cardigan is very thick and soft with a hood, making it super snuggly and perfect for cold rainy days like the ones we have been having. As I was having a bad hair day I popped on this lovely Beauxoxo knitted head band and it made me feel so much better about my hair (considering it covers most of it up)! All you need during the winter are a few fun accessories to brighten up any outfit. My tea pot necklace is from Jodie in Wonderland, a shop belonging to one of my dearest friends, go take a look!

Cardie - She Inside
Dress - Topshop
Boots - Red or Dead
Necklace - Jodie In Wonderland
Knitted head band - Beauxoxo

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Floral Tapestry & Being an Auntie.

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If you didn't already know, I am going to be an auntie soon! Come January our first little baby is coming to the family, meaning my parents will be grandparents, my siblings and I aunties and uncle and of course my beautiful sister a mum!! I can't believe it. My mum and I planned a baby shower for all Ashleigh's friends and family so we could all celebrate as well as play funny games, eat and talk all things baby! It was lovely to share the day with everyone and see my sister so glowing and healthy ready to be a new mum. 

For the day I did most of the creative decoration and my favourite thing was putting together a photobooth! It went down very well and everyone got snap happy with funny props and poses. Below are a few of my favourites! 

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For the day I wanted to wear something pretty but not too dressy. I chose my new tapestry full skirt from Chicwish, which is adorable at above knee length. Lately I have been a bit obsessed with styling a roll neck jumper under pinafores or like this, with a pretty skirt. It's one of my go to looks this winter. I put on my trusty Topshop boots, grey tights and a pretty necklace and I was good to go. 

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Jumper - Primark
Skirt - Chicwish
Tights - Dorothy Perkins
Boots - Topshoop
Necklace - Primark
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