It has been a while since I last wrote. Due to trying to find my feet in the working world, I haven't had much time for more artistic ventures. I have now, though, made a commitment to myself to keep up with the hobbies that give me peace.
The transition from a lifetime in education to a full-time job, although still in education, has been interesting. I cannot say that I am fully used to it yet but I am just taking each day as it comes. The trouble I have been experiencing is the inability to shut off from my work mindset. I have now realised that returning home from work to only sit in front of the TV for the rest of the evening is not helpful as my brain does not actually switch off. It is still churning away a vat of thoughts. Yesterday, instead, I indulged in some creative activities which has really helped my brain to focus on something else.
I have been lusting over the Autumn / Winter 70s trends that have been appearing all over the fashion world. Some may say I have invested too much in the two Ms of this season: mustard and mauve, however, I think these two shades are so pretty for Winter and make a lovely alternative to the classic burgundy, brown, orange colours that are thrown together with some tartan year after year! I do still love tartan though..
I am also enjoying the boho vibes we are experiencing this Autumn / Winter - floppy hats, floaty dresses, fringing, suede, (faux) fur - YES PLEASE! I bought this hat from Accessorize towards the end of the Summer and I am not sure I can think of a moment when I have been off work duty where I haven't worn it. It is a beaut and with it being beige it coordinates well with most outfits.
I would also like to mention in this post my new favourite online shopping store: Missguided. Well this site is just divine! As my bank balance probably knows.. I am finding that clothes on the high street just haven't got the originality or edginess that I am looking for in an item. Whereas Missguided has hoards of interesting day and night dresses, knitwear, outerwear, accessories and probably much more that I have yet to buy. I bought this dress and the boots from the fashion gem and did they cost me a fortune? Not really considering most people thought the boots were worth the £100 region. Boots: £25. Dress: £20. Not bad eh?
Anyway enjoy looking at the photos and I will hopefully be updating weeky from now on.
Fur Gilet: Ark
Dress & Boots: Missguided
Handbag: New Look
Jewellery: New Look & Urban Outfitters