Out of your Comfort Zone

29 January 2017

Literally vomiting at my double chin in this pic....

Nothing rarely catches your eye until someone else brings it to your attention. We're always so stuck in our ways and a style that when we see something that isn't the 'norm' we simply ignore the fact it's there. That was how this incredible pinafore dress made its way into my wardrobe. In an impromptu visit to our local H&M, my friend Donica and I were simply having a little browse when she came across this dress on the mannequin. I'll be honest I didn't think it was nice until she said it was... And I then tried it on and OMG…. How it made me feel. I mean I was a hot mess after a gruelling boot camp session but nonetheless, it looked good on me, I liked it, so I bought it.

I was totally out of my comfort zone when figuring out it to style it. Frills - yuck! Houndstooth - erm no. Tight-fitting? - get me to the gym asap! But I opted for the simple look as the dress has so much character anyway. I could wear this in the warmer months with a pair of white trainers and a t-shirt or pull a chunky knit over it paired with black ankle boots for a more conservative look.  I'm looking forward to playing with the different styles on this one.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate this bargain of a coat from Primark. I found this gem in the sales pre-Christmas for only a tenner! YES! I.KID.YOU.NOT! It's pretty flimsy and well worth the ten pounds but it's so lush that I couldn't resist. 

Pinafore Dress - H&M | Turtle Neck and Shearling Coat - Primark | Boots - Zara
Right Now...
It's Sunday! I have to say I've had the most chilled yet eventful weekend in a long time. The past weekends have consisted of either partying and nursing my hangover all weekend, or staying in all weekend due to the crazy week. I actually feel good right now, like I can start the week off right. 

This Week...
Has been cray. Work has officially taken over my life but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I enjoy what I do which can't be said for some. I did, however, attend a really inspiring talk on Tuesday night held by Future Girl Corp, they offer talks and advice on female start-ups, addressing their trials and tribulations and how we can avoid them. They're held each month and I definitely recommend attending one!

Looking Forward To...
BERLIN BITCHES! This was an off the cuff decision to visit Berlin, I desperately needed a little break (Christmas break doesn't count!) and I didn't want to be here during Valentines, for obvious reasons. So my friend and I booked flights to Berlin last week and the rest is history. We have no idea what we're actually going to do, but Berlin has been a city I wanted to visit for ages. If you've been let me know the go-to places in the comments below! 

Hello 2017!

22 January 2017

Hey, 2017! First blog post of the year and all that jazz!

I'm not sure if we can still say happy new year as we're 3 weeks in, however in all honestly I wrote this post in the first week of the year I've been sitting on it for ages... 

I've contemplated writing this post because I'm all honestly I'm in a transitional place right now. I wanted to make this post about what I learnt in 2016 and a general recap of the year but in all honesty, I absolutely hated 2016. Yes, there were good parts but for the most part, I wasn't happy. So fuck dwelling on the shittest year ever and let's move the fuck on...

Life update
Firstly - I'm newly single and that's not because of the ex BF was a monster - the complete opposite he was perfect however not perfect for me.... 
Secondly - I'm glad to be over 2016 as it was a F**ked up year but I still feel like the 2016 Michelle is starting to creep into 2017 Michelle.
Thirdly - I'm recovering from the cold/flu since New Years so I'm only really getting into the new year now.
And last but not least work has been non-stop since we touched down.

So in a nutshell 2017 has been crazy so far and we're hitting our fourth week!

The contemplation for writing this post was because, in all honesty, I'm pretty much meh.... I'm neither happy or sad I'm just mediocre. And I don't know whether it's a good thing or not. I have my days where I'm super chill then there are days where I'm down but 'ok' and then I have the days where I have too much time to think and that's when I turn to Rachet TV to simmer the brain!

New outlook
I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the blog properly this year. I know I say this year every year but I really want to do more with the blog. I want to start by being more honest and allowing my personality to show rather than the pretty pictures. I look back at when I first started and how I honest I used to be. I miss that.
I'm looking forward to embracing the single the Michelle and letting her shine throughout VK. And I'm also looking forward to new experiences within myself. I'm turning the big 30 this year and I've been dreading it since I turned 28 but now I'm actually looking forward to it. I've achieved so much in the last 5 years and I want to celebrate that.

So that's my little catch-up and to say Happy new year you beautiful people! Let's keep in touch in 2017 x

And in celebration of the New Year here's a little something I put together earlier...

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