26 Oct 2014

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I feel as though I am ever so slightly losing my marbles of recent.
I have spent so much time pretending that I'm okay when I'm not that I have genuinely made myself more ill than I needed to be;  Tonsillitis struck and he struck hard. However, my hero, Antibiotics, have come to the rescue...all eight tablets a day of them. The positive side of acute tonsillitis? I finally had some actual headspace to start drawing and painting again. The most recent inspiration/fixation being mermaids. The purple haired, flower crowned, unfinished attempt (above) is my favourite mermaid of the batch. 

I would just love to be a mermaid.

Some inspiration;




(images from Pinterest)



9 Oct 2014

Honesty


I have recently learnt the hard way that you should never take for granted the wonderful things that surround you. The past month has been a blur of tears, smiles and realisation. I had not realised how much my family were there for me and had not realised how many true friends I actually had. To all of you, I am forever grateful. I have been forced to look at my life and at myself, and was surprised at what I found.


1. Sometimes, you really do need to remember that you need to look after number one. 
I have a terrible habit of putting everyone else's problems before mine, and in turn end up taking them on as my own, to the extend that I had completely forgotten that I actually needed some TLC! 
Remember, You are just as important! It is definitely still important to help others but you cannot take on more than you can handle for fear of losing yourself.





2. You are a Strong, independent, female human being!!
Own it! Everybody has those days where you feel like the whole world is against you and that everything that is going wrong is impossible to bounce back from. Pick yourself up girly, you got this! It's all about self belief.
Take time out for yourself; do something you love, go somewhere you love, paint, photograph, write, eat, drink - Just enjoy! 




3. Don't underestimate your friends and family.
Whatever it is that you are going through, they have and always will be there for you, just like you are there for them! They have your best interests at heart, they just want you to be happy and will make sure that they help to the best of their ability.
Remember why you surround yourself with these people. They are wonderful to you in every individual way and just like you love them, they love you right back!



Images from weheartit.com

8 Oct 2014

Autumn

All Topshop.

As the seasons change, so does our wardrobe. Autumn is my favourite season of the whole year and this year I am just as excited as ever! Usually I would covert anything burgundy, anything that looks hand-knitted by one of those grannies on the shreddies advert and, of course, the perfect pair of boots in preparation to take me through to the rainy winter that is inevitable seeing as I live in Wales. This year however, I am feeling ever so slightly more adventurous. Previously I have shied away from certain items of clothing because I believed that I was too large to 'pull them off', but lets cut the BS, we are all beautiful so why on earth shouldn't we wear what we like?!! So, in light of my most recent realisations, I am just dying to buy this light pink chenille cropped jumper and textured leopard print mini skirt!! I would wear them together with some burgundy shoe boots and my leather jacket for that extra edge. For a more dressed up evening look, I am very much fancying the digital floral print dress (above) with those very high, very cream, very classic heels. I'd pair them with a smart pastel coloured jacket and a floppy hat for a bit of glamour. I just cannot wait for Autumn this season!!

What are you coveting this Autumn?

Business Wear


This past month has been very busy and has required me to wear smart business wear. However, wearing the same shirt - skirt - blazer combination left me feeling somewhat uninspired. So, what does one do to update her business wear? 

1. Try a smart t-shirt tucked into a pencil skirt to update an otherwise standard business outfit.
A statement necklace will dress the look up.

2. Try a Bandeau dress over a fitted shirt. It fun and playful but smart. Why not jazz it up with a belt and a pair of court shoes.

3. Try a pop of colour! Bright, colourful accessories will update a black smart dress. Match your clutch to your shoes? Be brave!