Psst…I’m Alive!

I’m sure no one out there thought I was actually dead, but it has been a very long time since my last post, and you’d be forgiven for thinking I’d packed it all in! I’ve ended up taking a somewhat ‘accidental’ break from blogging, as when I started my new job 5 months I wasn’t quite prepared for how much time and energy it could take to settle and feel like I was giving it 100%.

The ‘break’ has also been the perfect opportunity for me to take a step back from what I’ve been doing with my little space of the internet, and what I would like to do with it from now on. There are so many things I don’t talk about because it has nothing to do with the clothes I’m wearing or where I shot the outfit. But there are things I truly care about and think of every day, and I’d like to give those passions a little airtime every now and again.

Working at Amnesty International has made me want to be more vocal about things I’ve tended to limit to my brain only. But opinions are good! So while you’re sure to be seeing the usual over here- AKA outfits and my fringed face!- you’re also going to (if you still want to) read about some of my biggest passions: feminism, the Middle East, being vegan and human rights.

I’m really excited to finally feel like I can write down what I think; I’ve wanted to do this for a while but never quite felt the confidence to do so. I hope you’ll stick around to hear what I have to say, and, of course, I hope you missed me! ; ) x

Jacket – ASOS, Jumpsuit – ASOS, Sandals – ASOS

Take10: Bare Legs & Braun

I did it, I braved bare legs for the first time this year! It may or may not have been a touch on the cold side when I wore this thigh-split number, but to me it’s the perfect kind of dress to coax me out of my trousers/jeans/cover-my-legs-for-days outfit routine. It might seem a little strange to have a Take10 style challenge with Braun, and I certainly don’t think anyone should ever feel obliged to shave (hair does keep you warmer after all) but I liked the idea of having to think up an outfit that was both weather-appropriate and flashed a little leg.

Using an epilator was a little daunting; the first time I ever shaved was with an epilator that my mum gave me to try when I was younger, and my oh my did it HURT (I was sure she was punishing me, the angst-y teen that I was). Luckily, my fears were somewhat put at rest when I tried this epilator because even though it does hurt at first, it’s far more bearable than waxing-pain (ask for a ‘high-bikini wax’ and you really have no one to blame but yourself). With May just round the corner, I’m looking forward to more excuses to whip this sensible-yet-sassy dress out, so long as this weather plays nice. Scroll down to see how the other Take10 ladies took this leggy challenge on! x

Leather Jacket – All Saints, Dress – Topshop, Shoes – Superga

Shiny Thoughts / Anoushka Probyn / intothefoldfashion / The Magpie Girl / Pages by Megan / Hi Fashion /Hands of Style / Love Cloth / Media Marmalade / Dearest Deer

Take 10: Timberland

Jacket – Levis (similar), Jumper – c/o Boden, Jeans – c/o Oasis, Shoes – c/o Timberland, Bag – ASOS, Watch & Ring – c/o McArthur Glen

It’s been a while since the last Take 10 collaboration, but we’re back! This time around we were asked to style a pair of Timberland shoes, any of our choosing. Surprisingly, my huuge shoe collection does not include a pair of boat shoes like these, and with the coming (hopefully) warmer weather, I thought it would be the right time to amend that. These are SO comfortable and wearable, if a little on the large side so if you’re in between sizes choose smaller! The rest of the outfit is pretty self-explanatory; my snuggliest and favourite Boden jumper teamed with a new Levi’s jacket in black.

A few more new additions that you might spot in this post are thanks to a super duper fun shopping experience at one of McArthur Glen’s designer outlets! To get sparkling in time for Spring, I chose two accessories that would make a subtle update to an outfit. The watch has diamonds on the face, and goes perfectly with the ring (which also doubles up as a weapon it’s so sharp!). I’ve got a whole heap of new clothes to get through and post up on here, but in the meantime have a peek at my Instagramx

From left to right: Shiny ThoughtsAnoushka Probyn / Burkatron / The Magpie Girl / Pages by MeganHi Fashion /Hands of Style / Love Cloth / Media Marmalade / me!