Sunday, 15 October 2017

My Favourite Quotes

Oh, I do love a good quote and over my years I have come across quite a few that I live by and inspire me on a daily basis. Whilst there are some, people have repeatedly told me in my lowest moments which have stuck with me and make them even more special.

'She Believed She Could So She Did'  

'Every cloud has a silver lining'

'You can have all the talent in the world but
 if you don't work hard at it, it'll never become you' - Olly Murs

'Life begins at the end of your comfort zone'

'Don't let someone dim your light because it's shining brighter than theres'

'Beauty begins the moment you be yourself' - Coco Chanel

'Everything will be okay'

'Be a princess with the strength of a warrior'

'F.E.A.R has two meanings:
Forget Everything And Run
Face Everything And Rise'

'Just Say Yes'

'Always look on the bright side of life'

'Enjoy the little things in life for one day
you will look back to realise they were the most important things'

'Be the best version of you'


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Memories Last Forever!

Over the past months I have been keeping a scrapbook and I love it. I stick in photos from the places I have been or things I have done and keep any tickets or memorabilia such as postcards and make a collage of each place on each page. The techniques used in my scrapbook are no different to the next persons with just a bit of cutting, a bit of sticking and a bit of doodling so I'm not here to say how its done as its pretty obvious but I wanted to share a few pages and encourage the idea of keeping one. 

Everything nowadays is digital which in some ways is great as everything is backed up but on the other hand, how many times do you look at the photos you have taken? and also why throw away small bits of paper when they are memories. Of course I'm not suggesting everything is worth keeping but in the future I can't think of anything better than looking back through my scrapbook with family members who might not even have experienced it and laughing, smiling fondly at memories which I am so glad to have made. 

I now appreciate every moment. 

While creating the page I think of the extremely happy time and get the same warm fuzzy feeling as I did on the day which I do not believe you can get digitally.


Sunday, 8 October 2017

OOTD | Staying Cosy In Autumn

I've said it once and I'll say it again... Autumn fashion is hands down my absolute favourite and this year is definitely no different! As soon as I saw this coat, it screamed cosy and I wasn't wrong! It is like a massive dressing gown that I can wear outside and I don't think ANYBODY would have a problem with that! The colour also sums up Autumn as it is a burnt orange colour so is completely wearable with anything autumnal. I was also seriously impressed by the quality of it as it was my first time buying from In The Style but its amazing. The woolliness also continues all the way down the arms so its perfect now its getting cold. I paired this with a slightly darker burnt orange tartan scarf from Primark. Then the other item of clothing I am living in at the moment which is this bardot grey jumper dress from Pretty Little Thing. It is a body con fit so it is super flattering on me and again very warm and cosy. Its perfect to dress up or down. For footwear I went for over the knee black suede boots from New Look which again add to the autumnal vibe. I kept the jewellery quite minimal but wore a layered choker necklace from Miss Selfridge and my usual 'everyday' rings from Pandora. 



Sunday, 1 October 2017

10 Reasons I Love Autumn

Autumn is arguably the best season of the year and every year I share my love for the slightly colder month through this post so I thought why make this year any different.

1. Crisp, cold weather
I absolutely hate the humidity of summer so I am so grateful when the weather changes plus I know Autumn is finally hear so I can then change my fashion and all the other great things you can find out when you keep reading ;-) 

2. Boots
They are my favourite type of shoe and I have more pairs than I can count. With a big pair of socks underneath to keep my toes warm or with a pair of tights and a skirt. There's never ending choices of outfits and I never get bored of it!

3. Scarves
Another thing I can't count how many I own are scarves. I see a nice one. I get it. It's like a constant hug when ones wrapped round you especially the massive ones which go round twice. They're just so soft, snuggly and warm I love them.

4. Pyjama's and Dressing Gowns
Autumns the perfect excuse to cuddle up in a good pair of jim jams earlier than would usually be appropriate. Come home in the evening and straightaway you can snuggle down with a hot drink, snacks and a great TV.

5. Films and Great TV
Autumns the time when all the great TV gets put on. The dramas, the reality TV like the X Factor and I'm a Celebrity plus The Great British Bake Off. Netflix is bringing out Stranger Things and Riverdale. AND then theres the excuse to watch films such as Hocus Pocus. Cosy nights in occupied by all those sounds brilliant to me!

6. Hallowe'en
I don't really do anything special but even so there's something so nice about knowing it it Hallowe'en  and watching a scary film, carving a pumpkin or my annual trip to a horror/thrill fest its just a great time of year.

7. Bonfire Night
This is my third favourite day of the year - i know a bit specific but christmas obvs number one and then my birthdays a strong contender! aha - I just love wrapping up warm and going to a firework display. This year I am more than likely working on bonfire night at the event but even so I love to watch the show and experience the atmosphere. 

8. The things to do
This leads on from Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night but in Autumn there is so much to do theres the days like above and all the fun things to do around them plus they're's the added excitement as everyday Christmas gets nearer and nearer.

9. The food and hot drinks
In Autumn I'm sure I eat my body weight in hot chocolate, hot doughnuts, toffee apples and general unhealthy things but somethings got to keep me warm!

10. The leaves falling
Just walking down the road in Autumn is so idyllic with every step making a crunching noise and its so pretty. That is until it runs and all of a sudden they are all wet and slippy and eurgh the perfect vision doesn't last very long!

What's your favourite thing about Autumn?


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

When Anxiety Takes Over


I may appear like my life is figured out, makeup on, hair done and smile fixed but that doesn't mean I am OK.

I wake up every morning to face something. Something that consumes me. Stops me doing the things I love. Achieving the things I am capable of.

Just because you can't see it what's to say it doesn't exist. 

I have anxiety.

My brain is moving faster than I can comprehend. The thoughts mount up inside me, my heart pounds with every quick inhale and exhale that occurs with every single irrational thought.
I am scared of what may come, what may happen even if there isn't a problem because most of the time there isn't a problem, it doesn't exist there's no reason, no explanation to why every minute lasts forever yet my mind feels as if it is moving faster than time itself.

I bite the inside of my mouth trying to find a solution, a way to get myself out, I blame myself and think I am crazy. My hands shake, my foot taps, whilst I play with a piece of hair and fidget in my seat. Before I realise it...

 I have lost control.

Lost control of what is right, what is reality and most of all what I am doing.

My words are meaningless, with no thought behind them, I can't concentrate, as all I can think of is my own voice, my own thoughts. Drowning out all that is real, telling me- ' I am ill', 'I am trapped' or ' I am alone' they are getting louder and faster by every moment. But...

When will it stop.

This is a bad day, a bad hour or just a few minutes, where I feel there's no way out of a vicious cycle. These days will pass and good ones come too, and I am lucky the good appear more than the bad but just because my thoughts cannot be seen it doesn't mean I am fine.