January to May is probably my least favourite time of year – I’ve never really been a fan of Spring. The fun of Christmas has been and gone and left us in the depths of winter, it’s the most intense and difficult period within education (luckily I have no exams this year, but the amount of coursework I’ll be doing makes up for it) and summer waits far ahead, teasing us because there’s nothing else to really look forward to. The answer? Retail therapy, of course.
Oversized shirts are a key staple to my wardrobe, but even more so in the colder months. I love how easy to style they are and also how they hide a multitude of sins! They create a super flattering silhouette and are great to chuck on with jeans or trousers when I’m stuck for what to wear. Baggy shirts are my go-to when eating / drinking out too, as I don’t have to worry about concealing my food baby after a curry or one too many beers…
It’s my bday month (!!!) so I’m on the lookout for the goodies I’m going to treat myself to – because if you can’t do it on your birthday, when can you?! I love being a summer baby, partly because I’m one of the youngest in my friendship / year group, so while for every previous coming of age milestone I’ve been irritated to have to wait my turn (drinking, driving…) now it’s kind of a blessing because I’m still 19. Although not for long. And while it’d be dreamy to stay a teenager forever (please, let me) I’m super excited to be celebrating with some of my closest friends in my fave way: a garden party. That’s the other thing I love about having a birthday slap bang in the middle of summer – it’s a smashing excuse to have a barbie, crack out the Pimms and get your boogie on in the garden, come rain or shine (most probably rain, this is Wales after all). So, here’s whats on the top of my list this year (hint hint).
The best treatment for your body is a week by the sea. Salty hair? check. Make-up free skin? Check. Lots of walking to explore? Check. Minus the sunburn (I did wear SPF 50, promise) all these things contributed to the rehabilitation and relaxation that holidays are meant to encourage.
I feel like a lot has been going on for me in the past few weeks – a mixture of good and bad news, some surprises and the stress of upcoming deadlines. Part of me will be glad when this term is finished, but my emotional and sentimental side knows it’s the closing of another chapter, and a step closer to leaving this make-believe world of university and heading off to start having a go at real life.
And the phrase that sticks in my mind when all kinds of crazy things happen is – ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’ Such a simple saying, but when you apply it to specific contexts personal to yourself, it helps to look on the bright side and work through whatever’s going on. The bittersweet jumble of the happy and the sad that will always be present in life. Continue reading “Lemonade”
While my blog has had a fresh lick of paint, (so faint you might not even have noticed it – a bit of a jazz up and a new site link) I’ve been out giving my wardrobe a fresh lick of paint too.
Skinny white jeans aren’t for me – I’m messy, clumsy, and they just don’t suit me. But the off-white, cream colours and more straight cut styles have appealed to me for some time (and seemed like something I could make work for me). Continue reading “Styling up for Spring”