30 things I’ve learnt in 30 years…

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  1. You definitely will not know what you want to do for the rest of your life at the age of 18… or even 30.
  2. There is no advice you can give for heartbreak… you are grieving for a person that isn’t dead and as cliche as it is, time is the only healer.
  3. Misery loves company, like seriously.
  4. A good family unit will get you through your lowest times… if you are lucky enough to have them, treasure them.
  5. Your sisters will become your absolute best friends.
  6. Relationships are HARD… films definitely do not prepare you for that!
  7. Up until 30 (maybe longer, I’ll keep you posted) you will genuinely believe that if you put on a school uniform you would be mistaken for a 15 year old.
  8. You will never fully understand mortgages, tax, how people in Aldi scan so fast…
  9. 29 is the year you will actually start worrying about the ageing process and possibly consider botox for that annoying crease by your eyebrow caused by years of resting bitch face. (Also a few weeks before my 30th, millions of grey hairs appeared from no where, Mother nature is looking on somewhere and pissing herself.)
  10. 29 is also the year that you will physically begin to hear your biological clock start ticking… like the thought of having a baby isn’t that scary anymore, and thats fucking TERRIFYING!
  11. You will lose 70% of your best friends, even the ones you never thought you would.
  12. No matter what anyone says, exercise has never become addictive to me… you know what is addictive? Getting in from work and sitting on your arse all evening.
  13. I will never be the girl who gets up early and actually makes a full effort for work… every new year I have the intension of doing so but come March, I’ve got my 3 day unwashed hair scraped up with not a scrap of make up on… Hey!!! This is meee!
  14. I never brush my hair (ok maybe like once a week after I wash it) and I have zero split ends and everyone always comments on how thick it is… You can decide if thats a top beauty hack or not? Pahahahaha!
  15. Breakfast is the best meal of the day… you can have savoury, you can have sweet… dammit, you can have both if you so wish!
  16. Owners definitely do look like their dogs, I’ll pass on the French Bulldogs and the daschunds, give me my Lil any day… scruffy blonde hair (see point 14), sassy attitude, lives for comfort… sound familiar?
  17. Having a bath, putting on clean pyjamas and getting into new bedding is one of life’s best simple pleasures, FACT!
  18. Sometimes in life, a McDonalds is necessary, there is no explanation, it just is!
  19. School days really are the best days… God, how old does that make me sound? I remember eye-rolling so hard when people used to say that to me!
  20. Napping is always a good idea.
  21. Saturday Night by Whigfield is the best song EVER… a group of people, dancing in unison is the type of shit I live for, like it doesn’t happen enough in life as far as I’m concerned!
  22. Sometimes you MUST be selfish. Do not compromise on the things you want out of life, or one day you will find yourself so far down someone else’s path you won’t be able to find the way back to your own.
  23. Your boyfriend will never know what you want unless you literally sit him down and tell him, word for word… For a more harmonious love life, just learn to live what that fact.
  24. Winged eyeliner will never be your friend… the older you get, the more it hates you… have you ever tried putting eyeliner on a wrinkly eyelid?
  25. I can almost guarantee that your life will not turn out how you expected it. You will hit 30 and wonder how the hell you got here.
  26. If you’re anything like me, being able to drink in moderation will never be your strong point… I’m an all or nothing girl in everything, completely sober or annihilated, strict diet or eating the world, completely besotted or loath entirely (to quote the grinch)… Go hard or go home, although about 80% of the time I wish I’d gone home!
  27. In life you will either choose love or career… I will ALWAYS choose love, maybe thats why I’ve never really figured out what my calling is!?
  28. A life without travel is not really a life at all, explore new places, book trips, see the world. I haven’t done nearly enough travelling for my liking but I know I will.
  29. – is the age you will wish you could stay.
  30. – will be the making of you (you hope).
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Outfit: The cool girl costume

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetThere was a girl in my class once who had this kind of weird lip twitch that she did when she talked… I found it insanely cool and immediately tried to copy it but couldn’t make the habit stick (which I’m now actually glad of), in total honesty I think I only managed one lesson and then I completely forgot to remember (is forgetting to remember a thing?) to do it. You’re probably wondering what the hell I’m going on about but there is a point to this story… You see, the habits we want to adopt are waaayy harder than the bad habits that so quickly take a hold… AND that is the point of my blog post today! TAH DA!!! πŸ€—

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Outfit: She’s just a baker boy

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So, I am back baby! Sorry about the HUGEEEE break that I have had but in all honesty, time just really slipped away from me and also, it’s super hard to get new material together now my photographer lives half way across the world… but guess what? I visited San Francisco, so I got my photographer back for a blog special… it’s landed, my new blog post for the New Year! πŸ€—

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Outfit: Girl Power

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetSo, after a 2 week absence, I have finally got over my night shifts enough to focus on something remotely creative, hence why a new post is coming your way today. Night shifts have well and truly done me in, it seemed that if I wasn’t in work, I was in bed so yes, not very much time to think up a new post or even just think in general, so apologies for that. However, I have had a week to get over it now and didn’t want to be away any longer, so I am bringing you this very pink infused post and you will see that there is yet another outing for this trusty jacket.

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Life: Has technology given us commitment Issues?

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I used to buy fashion magazines religiously, now I can’t even remember the last time I purchased one, or even read one to be quite honest. Nowadays, everything seems to have become quicker, information is at the click of a button, you no longer have to trawl through pages of adverts to get to the article you desire, it’s there on your screen in a matter of seconds (depending on the speed of your internet). But lately I find myself dreaming of a passionate tryst with a glossy mag, flicking through the pages, breathing in that fresh page scent, sourcing the trends that are to become part of our very being over the following months (even if we despise them at first… hello statement earrings!). Yes, it’s so much easier nowadays to go online for information but I miss the romance of reading, the feeling that you can actually complete something in it’s totality, because lets face it you could never finish all the articles on the internet.

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Outfit: Power Couple!

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I don’t know about you but I’ve always found it difficult to dress for nights out, more so as I’m getting older. Living in the city you don’t really go on a night out, they just kind of happen, one drink leads to 2 and next thing it’s 3 am and you don’t know where your shoe is. So as they are never planned I never really get dressed up and now when the opportunity arises I always seem to dress down and play it safe.

I’ve never been someone who goes full on glamour, it’s just not me but I do like taking the time to get dressed up and look different because truthfully 90% of the time I look like shite! When I first started working as a VM I had all these ideas that it would be super glamorous and I’d wear amazing clothes everyday, in reality I wear no make-up (having to be in work at 7 am, I’d rather have the extra 10 minutes in bed) and paint stained clothes… like all day err-day! So when events do come up that I can look that bit special I want to take the time to get it just right…Β The problem is that I really struggle with what to wear… Nelly and Kelly’s Dilemma right?!

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Outfit: Arrivederci Italy

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So, this is it, the FINAL Italy look and can we just take a moment to appreciate these earrings, I just know that Pat Butcher would be so proud! Do you remember that time when I was trying to egg myself on to wear statement earrings? Well look at me now! Haha! I adore these earrings, I remember the first time I clapped eyes on them and I came over all gooey, a waitress was wearing them (well not these actual ones coz that would probably be a bit gross if I literally swiped them out of her lobes) and I was just like yaaassssss!!! And then the very next day I stumbled across the jewellery shop she had bought them in, hand made in Capoliveri, Italy which of course made them even more special… it was like fate! They were €30 which for someone like me was quite expensive but weirdly money doesn’t seem real on holiday so you feel like you can just blow it on drinks and extravagant treats (ok, it isn’t that extravagant) but in the end Theo bought them for me as a surprise gift so none of what I’m chatting on about even matters, haha! Never the less, they are one of my fave gifts ever and all the more meaningful as they were from my love, hand made in the country that we love… dream! ❀

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Outfit: Double Pleats

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So after last weeks diversion, we are back in Italy for the penultimate look and we are going large with double pleats! I remember this day vividly and not for good reasons… I was so poorly from a bad experience with seafood but I won’t go into too much detail here as some of you might be enjoying your tea. Let’s just say once the guy said “Oh yeah, this is the best fish stew as you can just leave it in the pot on the stove for 3 days” I knew I’d made a huge mistake!Β So a double pleat, block colour combo was born out of a delirious state of (sea)food poisoning!

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