If someone would have told me a couple of months ago, that I would be on a path to happiness, I wouldn’t have believed you. 

Generally in my somewhat recent life I have had such great peaks and troughs of happiness, trials and tribulations. And I’ve certainly learned that maybe everyone isnt on your side. Even people closest to you. 

But you know what? That’s ok.

I wrote a post some time ago about a previous job I had where my looks were challenged by a manager I had, and although I was quite cryptic in my previous post, I am now quite happy to divulge that that was when I was a Trainee Teacher. 

Now don’t get me wrong, there are aspects of teaching that I enjoyed (Just like any job) and there were aspects I didn’t enjoy. For me, and within my experiences, I felt the bad outweighed the good. It drove me to a dark place, a place where my happiness was compromised. A little bit of honesty here, I felt pressured to do the course in the first place by several family members, and a legacy of teachers before me, combined with a general unfulfillment in a job before. 

I chose to leave teaching in January, a hard decision to make, again due to family pressures. But I feel like it was honestly the best decision I’ve ever made.

Now I’m in a new job that’s going well and I feel more myself again. Sometimes you just have to block others out and follow your heart. 

A wise man once said, 

Good things come to those who wait.

And I really believe they do.


Top: Whistles via John Lewis 

Shirt: Urban Outfitters

Denim: Levis 501 straight leg

Shoes: converse 


Adventure in the backyard

This post is dedicated (but not sponsored !) By natures real gift, some beautiful scenery. 

And of course, beautiful scenery leads to some impromptu blog post pictures. This area was literally a short walk away from where my boyfriend lives, and it was really  beautiful to explore, even if I was just in my dress and vans…an odd combo that I kinda love.

This dress is by motel, and I do love it, but I think it’s best worn on holiday. I popped it on with tights and a vest for my day of exploration.

 An au natural photo of myself with no editing. AKA a hard to upload photo ..

When in doubt, have a dance. 

And I think I’ll leave it there. I’ll try get back into my normal blogging schedule asap, but sometimes life takes over, which is also cool.

But for now, 


Shorts drama

How hard is it to find oversized shorts?!

So my boyfriend and I went to a vintage fair last weekend, and I had my eyes peeled for one.thing.only.

Denim shorts.

Specifically those vintage Levis denim shorts that would be cut of and fantastic and go with my whole summer wardrobe, and look amazing on holiday…gah I’m exhausted just thinking about the hunt for such perfect items… 

…and I did find some… But these are not them. 

These are some oversized denim shorts that fulfilled the dreams that the Levis failed to offer. 

So to clarify.. I did find some Levis, for the bargain price of £8 at the vintage fair. But I popped them on but they were just so.tight… I wore them to clean out the rabbits hutch and I was sweating on my legs… No.

I love the look of an oversized short, but just like the vintage Levis, all shorts are tight on me. So I scoured some charity shops and contemplated cutting some jeans (I actually did pop to chop a few pairs of men’s jeans) but in wandering mode, I found myself in peacocks of all places.

I tried on these babies in a few sizes too big and I loved how these looked oversized with a big belt to synch in the waist. Paired with a simple stripe gap vest and converse, I really loved this day look for holiday.

I did also style up the shorts with a basic white crop and my most hated loved jacket for day to day in the UK. (Coming soon!)

Here’s the vest ‘untucked.’

To simple denim shorts.. that actually so look cool with everything.. without a comfort compramise.