One of my mottos for 2018 is that it would be the year of living stylishly. That I would get over my fears of wearing certain things because they would make me look fat or they were too out there. That I would simply just say yes to absolutely everything and anything.
This has not yet materialised. That might be because I’m skint but it is more likely to be that I still haven’t gotten to grips with this confidence malarkey. That and the fact I rotate my wardrobe around hoodies, trainers and gym leggings. I also never really go anywhere so feel a bit of a tit dressed to the nines for the solitary hour of class I have on a Monday.
You might be looking at these photos in this post and be like babe, you are not achieving this. And to you I reply, jog on. Fashion and styling has been one of my biggest passions for years. I would play dress up – from my dressing up box to my mother’s closet. To fashion shows after a shopping trip for my parents to sharing my style with my friends on shopping trips.
When I discovered blogging back in mid 2014 when I stumbled across the queen that is Hannah Gale, I found a whole new way to consume fashion. I didn’t need to flick through Vogue absentmindedly anymore, not caring about high end fashion so far out of my reach I couldn’t even see it. I could see personal style and fashion that I related to on my computer screen. And it was amazing. View Post
Writer’s block can be really shit – especially when your ultimate escape route is writing. My blog is easily one of the most enjoyable things in my life – it is definitely one of the things I care about the most. The complete and utter freedom of having total control of the content, the vision and the future is something I thrive of and somewhere I go to to escape. Having the words unable to come is my idea of a literal hell.
I had about three posts to write for the next couple of weeks. With an essay deadline prancing around my shoulder and another hangover day (swear I’m not an alcoholic, just a student who has partied too much recently), it was the perfect day to smash out some blog posts.
2018 would be the year I am more daring with my personal style, if I had more money. I am currently living on the tightest of tight budgets (well trying too, keep accidentally falling into Nando’s) so all of these dreamy things are planted firmly on my wish list.
As much as I love wrapping up in a huge coat accompanied by a cosy jumper, boots, scarves and hats (oh god hats, live for the hats), I’m excited to have a life without tights again and move onto sunnier styles. I’ve included a couple of borg jackets in this wish list as Chloe Plumstead made them look oh-so-dreamy on her blog and Instagram. But can we say a big fucking hello to the polka dot dress and the return of the bardot neckline, especially in that dreamy Topshop number?
I really love festive style as I die for velvet, sequins and anything that looks a little extra. Anything for the Christmas season will always be a winner with me. I’ve been wanting to make a festive wish list for a little while and adding bits and pieces to my ASOS saved items. I haven’t plucked up the courage to order a pair of paper bag trousers yet but I am loving them, Chloe Plumstead always looks killer in them on Instagram.
Out of this wish list my absolute favourite is the green velvet suit from Monsoon. Crikey, it is gorgeous. I wish I lived the lifestyle where a green velvet suit was a necessary but I think my sister would haemorrhage if she saw me in it. As I’ve mentioned I’ve also love the paper bag trousers, especially the velvet pair and the tassel earrings from Mango as you cannot go wrong with tassel earrings. Oh and the tarot print dress. A smock dress with tarot on it, like hello? Have we met?