Saturday, 23 August 2014

OOTD | Maybe I'm the sinner

001. Black Jamie jeans - Topshop
002. Sheer panel floral top - Forever 21
003. Black gladiator heeled sandals - Head Over Heels by Dune
004. Leather jacket - Miss Selfridge
005. Suede metal chain bag - Zara (try eBay)
006. Chelsey Watch - Fossil

So this isn't exactly an Outfit Of The Day but more of an Outfit Of Yesterday (OOYD?). It was one of those awkward 'what the hell can I wear?!' mornings as team Gogglebox were going out for drinks after work. Those type of occasions always throw me but after finding these bargain day to night heels, I think I made a good outfit choice (even if I do say so myself)!

Note to self: stay away from the wine! I'm currently suffering and refuse to move from my bed for a few hours or so. For some bizarre reason, I thought it was a great idea to torture myself this morning with a trip to bootcamp. Which just so happened to be an Insanity session. NEVER AGAIN.

I'm so glad to be blogging again! I've just had a quick look back at my older posts and can't believe how much has changed. My hair for one! It was so long - how did I ever cope? I'm so lazy with hair and makeup at the moment, as you can see. By the way, how is it the summer bank holiday already?! I'm going to take it easy this weekend with a girly evening at the cinema tonight and then a day at Notting Hill Carnival tomorrow. I feel like it's mandatory to go this year seeing as though I've just moved to London - so let's see what all the hype is about!

Speaking of which, I should probably stop procrastinating and attempt to make myself presentable. I might even do my hair - lucky you B!

What are you up to this bank holiday?
L x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Evolution | Three

Three. The number of months since my last post, the placement I am currently in and the number of times I have moved this year. In true nomad style, I have now uprooted to London!

I'm now in my third of four placements - they said these 15 months would go quick but boy did I underestimate that definition - and it's safe to say that since leaving home in June (for what I assumed was a one week stay in London) life has been a little crazy. From having nowhere to live and vigorously searching for a home, to willingly putting my hands in a box of rats; it's difficult to give you a summary that will do it justice. So I won't.

Instead, here are three (anyone noticing a theme here?) things that I've learnt...

ONE |  I have a really strong Yorkshire accent. And people love to remind me. The more I try to avoid it, the stronger it gets. What is that about? But dinner is now formally known as lunch and tea is now dinner. Whilst I'm still northern in many ways, the south has got to me - I'm now that person in the tube station with zero tolerance for slow walkers or those that stand on the left side of the escalator because let's face it, that is just not ok.

TWO |  Who my friends are. My best friends are my rock and despite being miles apart, they can still brighten my day by being themselves - the biggest weirdos (in the greatest possible way) you could ever meet. Whether we're talking about Briony's latest 'I was really drunk...' story, having a rant or discussing the days dilemmas; I don't think any of them quite realise that even on a terrible day, they keep me going and help me stay motivated, even forcing me to blog. I don't say it enough but I mean this with all my heart, thank you girls!

THREE |  Having a routine is a luxury. Until this very day, I haven't had even a sense of routine in the past few months. I'm a little (ok, a lot) nerdy when it comes to organisation and planning so the change can only be compared to a fish out of water. However, doing what I do best, I've adapted and finally feel like I've got my head screwed on and my feet firmly on the ground having finally found the balance between working, having a social life, exercising and making the most of London. With a new home, the greatest housemates and an entire city to explore; I can't wait for what the rest of the year holds.

In the words of Blind Melon - "Three is a magic number"

L x