Well, well, well look who it is. Am I back, am I not? I'm not sure. Where have I been? Having the life of a grown up I guess. Decorating our house, going crazy looking after our now 6 month old puppy, going through one of the hardest times in my career and having a life outside of the internet!
Whilst the blogging world is still booming I guess, I feel like I've watched from the sidelines as more and more bloggers have stopped sharing their thoughts and snaps, maybe some not on purpose (like me) some giving up as it is simply such an over saturated market and a wonder whether all the hard work and effort that goes into maintaining a blog is really all worth it? Are people genuinely interested in what we all have to say, is it just bloggers following bloggers or do non bloggers actually feel inspired by our outfit shots, are my stats real or is every 4 out of the 100 a real person and the remainder spam?
All of these things spin around in my mind when I think do I want to go put my glad rags on, set up my camera, take a million shots to only choose 3 and take my time to sit and write a post that no body will even read. I guess what won me over on this occasion was yes I do actually want to show someone, anyone my outfit today rather than just my boyfriend, he doesn't care about my bargain new coat or how I've put my outfit together, but even if only one real person see's it and likes it well that just makes me smile a little bit.
Hey there y'all! Thought I'd just pop up a somewhat overdue life update and just a little message in the hope that all of you lovely readers can please bear with me, things have been massively hectic since the last time I posted, however I hope to have my normal outfit posts and regular blogging resuming soon.
If you follow me on twitter you might just well of read that we've finally moved into our new house, oh you know just a mere 5 months since having our offer accepted (this is NOT normal!) Therefore it's safe to say any days off I've had since have simply been filled with unpacking, getting to know our new area, installing a burglar alarm and building a ton of flat pack furniture. Throw into that mixture a tummy bug, a leaky boiler and a ton of unwanted overtime at work making certain that I had no time to even switch on my computer let along sit down to write.
The exciting news is that I'm off on me jolly holidays first thing tomorrow morning for a much deserved rest I think! Me, Ben and all of my family are jetting off to Menorca for the week and I can literally feel the rays of sun hitting my skin already. I'm normally such an organised nutter when I'm going away packing way too much and way in advance yet I'm yet to pack a thing and starting to panic.
Although the words of Carrie Bradshaw "I've been cheating on fashion with furniture" is all too true right now I have managed to sneak in a few new clothing pieces ready for a considerably warmer climate, therefore I shall hopefully be taking some outfit snaps while I'm away to share with you all when I get back.
I'm so so happy to be edging closer to my first milestone of 100 followers, I so hope you can all stick with me until normality (ish) can resume :)
Dya know what, I fricking loved wearing this outfit yesterday. Despite the fact that my legs were out and I was sweating like hell in this pleather mini I felt very autumnal, so much so that I actually went and bought a coat. I say coat its actually an over sized "coatigan." I simply cannot help but swoon over chunky knits and plum lippies despite the fact that I still have my summer holiday to look forward to. (2 weeks to go today!)
I am beyond pleased that I manged to get my hands on a pair of these shoes from Primark, ever since I saw them popping up on instagram and blogs from press previews I've kept my eagle eye out for them hitting stores. I adore the clunky, mannish feel to them whilst the deep cut outs mean they look super cute with a bit of sock poking out. I think this mock croc skirt might now be sold out in stores as well as online, however H&M have a ton of other textured pleather skirt offerings at the moment. As soon as I saw it I knew it would be the perfect wardrobe staple, ideal for dressing up or down and also a fab textured piece to work into my winter wardrobe.
I'm sure it's not just me, we all do it right? keep adding and adding items to our Asos baskets in the hope that one day we just might win the lottery and be able to purchase it all finally have our dream wardrobes. Well this dress is one of the many that has sat in my saved items for as long as I can remember so, I finally bit the bullet and hit checkout.
I'd been after a smock dress for a while now however there doesn't seem to be many around on the high street aside from Urban Outfitters, which quite frankly I can't bear to pay their prices. Missguided have some fab looking ones although I've heard that they are ridiculously over sized, so Asos definitely seems to be where its at when it comes to this style. I decided to bulk up my order to over the £100 mark to get free next day delivery, which included four different smocks but personally I found this particular one to be the best fit. Over sized but not silly, well fitted on the arms, ideal length and cute little flecks of colour woven in to give it a little summin summin!
I've had such a nice lazy weekend, which despite the fact our house move is finally imminent I haven't packed a single thing or began to tackle the mountain of ironing that looms over me. Instead we've had an indoor picnic, snuggled up and watched a bunch of rented movies, chilled in the sun with our neighbours furry friend, oh and given myself a black eye. Hope you've all had a good un' too!
Calling all beauty bloggers, nail polish addicts and self confessed beauty obsessives out there, if spending all of our pennies on just another nail polish wasn't enough I dare you to indulge yourself further with this incredible phone case.
I don't even remember how I came across these beauties now but by Jove I must say I am so impressed, not only with the beautifully skilled illustration, the durable quality but also the speedy delivery. From purchase to holding in my hand was little over a day's wait. The cases are designed and managed solely by Polly Vadasz, a graphics student and are available in 9 different designs to fit a variety of different models from iPhone, Samsung and Blackberry.
Okay first of all lets ignore the fact that in the first picture my leg looks like it has no bones and pay attention to just how incredible this tee is. Despite the fact I am now the grand age of 24, as soon as I spotted it the small girl inside me took over and I knew that I simply had to have it in my life. You might know I am a massive tshirt lover, therefore I did have to have a little word with myself to not go crazy as I was greeted by a ton of amazing printed shirts. In the end I choose a size M which is two sizes bigger as personally I prefer to wear them over sized.
I teamed it with this structured skirt from Zara to bring the outfit a bit more age appropriate and finished off with my old trusty new look sandals that have now taken me through three whole summers!