Thursday, 25 August 2016

Distraction







Jumpsuit - Asos // Jacket - Vintage (Rockit) // Shoes - Asos // Glasses - Urban Outfitters

So a friend recently asked me, how do you help someone who is not used to being alone or doesn't know how to be? I've always been pretty comfortable being by myself. I could hole up and seclude myself for long periods of time as I'm pretty comfortable with my own company. However, I do understand that if you're used to being around people 24/7, the idea of being alone for so long can be a bit daunting. And if you're trying not to think about a situation or a person, then it can be hard to be by yourself. This is why distractions are so so important.

When I say distractions, I don't mean things that will take you away from what you're working towards, I mean good distractions that help you zone out and let you stop thinking so much about something or someone that has been bugging you. For me, my main distraction at the moment is blogging. When I edit photos, I listen to music and I literally zone out completely. When I write up a post I also zone out. Writing and reading have always been good distractions in the past and they still are. Writing I find is very cathartic but if I have a lot on my mind and I don't feel like writing,  I exercise. The gym is one of my favourite distractions. Relying on someone to be a distraction can also be fun but at the same time it's quite dangerous because that person is not always going to be around when you need them. Also, you might end up hurting that person if a distraction is all he/she is to you. All in all, what I'm trying to say, is distractions (the right kinds) are sometimes necessary when life gets a bit too serious.

Also, can I say how much I love this jumpsuit? It's not only ridiculously comfy but it's great in the sense that you can dress it up or down as an outfit for the evening or if you're just lounging around during the day, owing to the fact that it's also a halter-neck. 
Hope everyone is having a lovely week and enjoying their distractions! :)

Monday, 15 August 2016

State of Mind







Top - Miss Selfridge // Shorts - a gift // Trench Coat - Primark // Shoes - Asos // Bag - Parfois

I know I've been awol from the blog and instagram recently, but here's a new post for you! I've been busy trying to move and sort things out, so my time has been dedicated to that. This trench coat is perfect for autumn/ the end of summer because it's super lightweight and the fact that it's black means it can go with almost anything. I decided to wear my orange shorts with it to add a bit of colour to this almost all- black outfit.

There are two things that I'm yet to get used to as a "blogger" and one of them is the staring. When I go out to take pictures, people passing by always feel the need to stare. I understand the curiosity but sometimes the staring gets a bit uncomfortable. However, I can't complain that much because there are some really friendly people that come up and compliment my look or awkwardly wave as they pass in their cars as some sort of sign of acknowledgment (which was the case whilst I was shooting this look). Although the staring is uncomfortable and I am yet to completely get used to it, it definitely helps the development of a f**k it attitude which is kinda awesome.

The other thing I am yet to get used to is people calling me a "blogger". Yes, I own a blog but it still feels weird whenever someone calls me a blogger. I think it's the fact that I downplay a lot of what I do. Recently I noticed quite a few people telling me I underestimate myself and this might be true. I feel like I do this mostly because I feel like I can always be doing better or there's something more I can be doing to develop further in whatever I do. I'm not entirely content if there's room for improvement. These are just a few thoughts that have been circulating round by head this weekend. I hope everyone has a great week!


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Highlights








Top - Zara // Pinafore Dress - Asos // Shoes - Nike via Asos // Choker - Topshop

I've been loving this off-shoulder trend that has been sweeping through so many wardrobes this summer so I decided to get on the bandwagon and make a post featuring mine. What's odd is that I actually bought this top about a year or so ago but I never really wore it but I refused to let go of it because I had a feeling this trend would come back in. I'm so happy it did. I've never tried out this outfit combo before but I fell so in love with it once I put it on. Definitely my favourite outfit so far this summer. 
In other news, I'm sure most of you have seen the new instagram update by now. Honestly I don't know how to feel about it. I don't think I'll be switching from snapchat anytime soon (with so many fun filtersss). I won't be posting any stories just yet. Instagram may have crossed the line on this one, disrupting the balance of social media. Ok, I'm being dramatic haha. What do you guys think of the new update? Let me know in the comments below or hit me up on any one of my social media platforms :)