Four things I’m doing following my last post…

So my last post was caught on a total down day with the hair, but hey, life happens and why not document the good and the bad.

Truth be told my own insecurities around the old barnet have been stopping me doing these things, these important to me things, like going on YouTube, and wearing funky indie style clothes and going out full of confidence like I used to.

If I could scroll back to a time when I last wore a wig or had my hair extensions, or even when I first got my fresh new pixie cut you’d see my confidence in full force. But I think the lack of change with the pixie cut (I like to mix it up!) has affected me more than I’d like to admit and as I said in my equally wordy last post, as much as I’d like to be all, this is me and I love my hair and I’m so confident and happy all the time with a pixie and I never get cold ears the real truth is that yeah the pixie cut is awesome and there are days I will be rocking it and truly loving it, but sometimes I just want longer hair, or at least have a little variation to my look.

So I’ve decided on 4 things to do that might make me feel a little bit more confident while I’m growing the pixie out. I’m sorry pixie cut but it’s just not working out and although I love You, it’s time we parted.

1. I’m going to enjoy the pixie cut whilst I have it and look on the bright side

Although I won’t always have my pixie cut in full force, (more on this later) there will be days I will enjoy my pixie cut and indeed the many awkward stages growing it out, including the mushroom and the stage I’m currently in,  “the awkward back fringe as my boyfriend calls it. I’m going to enjoy when I have the pixie cut feels. 

2. I’m going to start growing my hair out.

This is pretty much self explanatory and encompasses looking after my hair more, washing it less, trying not to bleach the roots as regularly and basically letting it do it’s own thing. No more heat styling every bloody day.

3. Most excitingly I found and purchased a wig. 

Now wigs I’m assuming would not be an option for everybody growing out a pixie or just wanting a hair change. But why not? What is the difference really to extensions?! After what happened to my hair I won’t ever risk my hair health with extensions again so if I want the illusion of long hair I’m definitely mixing it up with a wig. I actually decided to go for a bob length as that is the current hair goals and I love the hair piece I got. Wearing it at 29 is different to wearing a wig when I was 19, but it so shouldn’t be! So with the help of my lovely boyfriend I braved the wig outside today and it was actually quite cool. And I felt confident. And it was good! 

4. I’m going to take care of myself more generally because hair isn’t everything.

Be it having a nice bubble bath or reading a good book, I’m going to rest a bit more because sometimes stress can make you stress more about things that are not as important. Things for me can really build up, and something larger that stresses me out can lead me to stress about everything and that ain’t good! So I’m making myself take times out to relax and refocus and think, there’s bigger things to worry about than me wearing a wig whilst my hair grows. I’ve actually started going regular yoga and have scheduled some runs in and I’m feeling pretty good about that! Self care for the win.

So that’s all I can think of right now and I’ll leave you with this lovely picture of my new hair (piece) whilst I chill out and practise what I preach.

Enjoy! 

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Autumn walks and copper talk.

Autumns here you say? Winter coats and Christmas in sight? Well here’s how I feel about that…

Here I am, fully embracing Autumn weather. Fallen leaves and lots of greenery, this pictures got the lot. I love Autumn, transitional dressing blah blah blah I just love cold weather and layering up. So when my photographer a.k.a my boyfriend Ben and I decided on a walk for our days off that actually fell together (hurrah!) I thought it was a perfect opportunity to take some snaps demonstrating how much I bloody love Autumn.

..it might have been slightly windy but we did our best. And we worked out the actual camera..at last!

Propping my leg up on a lovely autumnal bench..

Catching a glimpse of some scenery.

What I wore..

Top: American Apparel.

Skirt: Next.

Coat: Topshop

Shoes: Converse

Necklace: Thailand Market.

Bag: Zara.

So you may have noticed I’ve done a little something something to my hair..  absolutely loving the ginger life. Although the lady I asked about dying my hair said to never refer to it as ginger and it’s actually copper. So I’m loving being copper. Perhaps a little not to Autumn/Winter. As it faxes it’s looking more copper toned, and it makes me love it more. Hopefully this will help me in the growing the pixie cut out journey. Any advice always appreciated! 

Ok, I’m off to enjoy the rest of my day off. P.S I promise, YouTube will come soon!

From me to you.

Here it is, another little gift, featuring myself, and of clourse, some clothes. So here I am, posing awkwardly for the mirror. Not going to lie, I’m loving it.

Here I’m wearing some ASOS stripe trousers that are just a perfect shade of grey, a pink tee that I cropped from Primark men’s, and a Hush denim jacket.

I love how versatile these pieces all are, they are completely mix and match in my wardrobe making them proper ‘weardrobe’ items within my (sortov) capsule wardrobe *maybe more on that later..

But the real ‘features’ here are the accessories. I feel like Iris. I feel fashion powerful in these bits and bobs. Especially these earrings. Such a perfect balance for taking the chop with my hair.

So for now, I’ll love you and leave you. I need to catch up on all the made in chelsea. 

E

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It. Makes. Me. Wonder.

Feeling the ultimate ‘gladiator chic’ today. Oh gosh, even just writing that made me feel like the monkey covering it’s eyes emoji. All the feels!

So I’m stuck in traffic and so I’ve decided to keep up with the up keep of the blog and post. 

Thank you so much if you’ve commented and liked, all I can think is, This is so cool! Maybe I’ve found my motivation to be consistent with these mirror moments.

Here I’m wearing:

Dress:H&M , sandles:matalan, Belt: Dad’s, biker jacket: Zara, Necklace: Thailand, gift from Ben.

Thanks for being here and reading this. 

E

It’s been a while..

Hello WordPress! It’s been a while! 

So Thailand flew over, as all great trips do, and we’ve been back in Newcastle for about 2/3 weeks now. The weather hasn’t been great, but it hasn’t been dismal (except Saturday when I went to Ikea and it rained.) 

After every great holiday, there are, of course, the holiday blues. And I’m afraid I’ve been suffering. Probably not as bad as I expected due to flat hunting, and cheating on fashion with interior design, but still. I MISS THAILAND.

Onwards. 

Today I’m going to do a novel thing, and post what I wore today. ‘A blog post of what I actually wore, written, photographed  and uploaded all in one day?’ I hear you say? ‘But Emma, you never do that?’ 

Today I managed it, hurrah! Probabky by he motivation of a new hair cut. I’m easily pleased.

So onto the photos:

So this little stripy number is by M&S (who are killing it with these perfect summer pieces by the way. ) The shir-jacket aptly named ‘shacket’ is boohoo, as are my sandles.

Absolutely loving a more minimal aesthetic at the moment. If I had real life heart eyes for this look, they would be here.

I’m going to go out on a limb and say normal service is resuming as far as blog posts go. I’m also thinking of delving into a YouTube channel, It’s something I’ve thought about for years but never given a good go. So maybe it’s a good time to start… let me know your thoughts! I’d love to hear them.

I never wanna waste your time…

So I’m stuck on this train listening to Anderson.Paak and it’s ok.

Here’s some pictures from a while ago when I wore pink and red and discovered it’s my favourite colour combination.. .ever. 

It looks so good! PINK AND RED. Who knew! 

Red top: New look. Pink trousers: Primark. Belt: Dad’s. Converse: Cloggs.

We went to Thailand- 9 Outfits I wore.

Without going into too much detail ( to be honest, if you know me or my partner in real life, or have either of us on social media,) you will be sick of hearing about our very recent trip to Thailand. So I’m going to keep this short and sweet and just talk about the clothes (and I might add a few lovely scenery pictures in just because, well, its Thailand.

 

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Bangkok skyline

 

 

OUTFIT 1- In the city.

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CITY OUTFITS

What I wore: 

  • Top: Bangkok market.
  • Trousers: Primark
  • Sandles: Matalan

OUTFIT 2- Fantastic food.

What I wore: 

  • Top: Primark- Mens, cropped.
  • Dress: ASOS
  • Sandles: Matalan
  • Hat: H&M. (The hat on the table is Bens, also H&M)

 

OUTFIT 3- Art in paradise.

 

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What I wore: 

  • Headband: Tynemouth Market
  • Top: H&M
  • Shorts: Topshop
  • Waist bag: Bangkok Market- Koh San Road.
  • Sandles: Matalan
  • Backpack: Fjallraven

 

OUTFIT 4- Its Rainy Season

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What I wore: 

  • Headband: Tynemouth Market
  • Dress: ASOS
  • Bikini: Primark
  • Shoes: Converse
  • Waist bag: Bangkok Market- Koh San Road.

 

OUTFIT 5- Walking in sunshine.20170714_18073220170714_18085720170714_18102420170714_18134520170714_181346What I wore: 

  • Headband: Tynemouth Market
  • Kimono: Forever 21
  • Top: H&M
  • Trousers: Primark
  • Sandles: Matalan
  • Shoulder bag: Miss Selfridge

 

OUTFIT 6- That Swing.

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What I wore: 

  • Dress: Matalan
  • Bikini: Primark
  • Anklet: Chaing Mai Market (handmade)

 

OUTFIT 7- Birthday Suit- AKA- My fave outfit.

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What I wore: 

  • Headband: Part of the cropped pink tee diyed into a headband.
  • Necklace: Gift from Ben (Thailand Market Shop)
  • Bralet: Topshop
  • Jumpsuit: Dancing Leopard
  • Sandles: Matalan
  • Shoulder bag: Miss Selfridge

 

OUTFIT 8- A Small sandy beach.20170717_13571720170717_14044820170718_104118

What I wore: (Pic 1)

  • Headband: Tynemouth Market
  • Swimsuit: Matalan
  • Jumpsuit dress: Koh Lak market

What I wore: (Pic 3)

  • Hat: H&M
  • Dress: Matalan

How lush is pic 2 – Ben on a rock on small sandy beach.

 

OUTFIT 9- Fashion, food and drinks.

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What I wore: 

  • Hat: H&M
  • Necklace: Thailand Market Shop
  • Pink satin Co-ord: Oh my love
  • Kimono: Forever 21
  • Sunglasses: Tiger
  • Sandles: Matalan
  • Shoulder bag: Miss Selfridge

 

Home time 😦 Travel outfit:

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  • Socks: Topshop
  • Travel Pants: Thailand

 

 

Hope you enjoyed my little holiday wardrobe rundown of my favorite outfit pics!

 

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