Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Changes in life, changes in style.

For those of you who may not know, I am about a month away from starting my final year of university (Too scary, have a mild panic everytime I think about it!) and so far my university experience has been AMAZING. I really feel like uni has changed my life in so many ways, and the major change I've noticed has been in my own self-confidence.

Three years ago I moved from a small Northern Irish town, to a slightly bigger English city. I left behind my friends, my family and everything that was familiar, to be a small fish in a much bigger pond than I was used to. I remember being nervous about moving, but also really excited. Without dwelling on it too much, I didn't have too fab a time at school, and was really excited to be somewhere that I could have a new start. Going over (with a shocking amount of stuff) I had been chatting to a few people on my course on Facebook, but had absolutely no idea what to expect from them in real life. 

Long story short, some of those people are now my best friends, (Miss you all, as at this point I haven't seen you all since May!) and I feel like a completely different person than that nervous fresher who got off the boat three years ago. I can see these changes in so many ways, but the biggest has to be in my wardrobe and pictures of me. Fresher me didn't know the benefits of a good eyebrow threading and tinting, and even though I study Fashion, I look back and cringe at what I was wearing. But now I am so much more adventurous with clothes and makeup, as well as being so much more comfortable with myself. 

Being really self-conscious meant that a lot of my now everyday wardrobe staples, would have totally terrified me. Leather trousers would've made me run a mile, but now they're the favourite piece I own. Even with regards to my blog, I used to be scared to post the link anywhere and kept it to myself for a while, but know I tell any social media platform that'll listen, and I would never have dreamed of taking pictures of myself and posting them online for fear of people calling me vain. Now, I don't care. Before uni I used to worry about what people thought far too much. I hated my legs so I never went on nights out without tights on, now I wear whatever I want as long as I like it.
Before discovering what an eyebrow pencil was, and well before I realised that a side fringe was SO not a good look for me. But good to see I still have one standard pose. Hands on hips everyone!

Basically the whole point of this post is just to tell anyone debating about their future or whether they should take a massive step in life, to just do it! If it doesn't work out, that's fine, at least you tried, and you never know what amazing things will happen to you along the way.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

"Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world"

Nude Brogues: Clarks// Black Pumps: Oasis// Navy T-bar: Primark// Studded Sandals: ALDO//Pointed Pumps: Miss Selfridge

How many pairs of shoes are too many? I have gone a little bit shoe crazy lately, and they are literally all I have been buying! To me, shoes totally make or break an outfit. What's the point in forking out on the most beautiful outfit ever and wearing the ugliest shoes with it.

I feel like Carrie Bradshaw's Irish soul mate. I'd rather spend my money on Manolo's than rent, and I'd rather starve than pass up some cute heels in Topshop. So here are the many pairs I've bought in the last two weeks (And these are only the ones I've not returned... oops.)

My new nude brogues are a replacement for my much loved, but very battered, grey brogues. These are comfy, gorgeous, and match EVERYTHING, But my favourites are definitely my new pointed toe pumps from Miss Selfridge. They make every outfit look a little chicer, and I feel very classy and sophisticated while wearing them. 

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Summer Daze

 Dress: River Island//Sunglasses: H&M//Hat: Miss Selfridge//Shoes: ALDO//Necklace: Accessorize

How amazing is this weather? 30 degrees? YES PLEASE! This week, Ireland has been hotter than everywhere from LA to Lanzarote. Amazing. This, combined with payday, meant I had to go shopping. Obliviously, any excuse for new clothes.

This Gorgeous cream dress is a River Island sale bargain, this combined with my salt sprayed hair, makes me feel very Boho and cool. The hat is the result of a long laborious search for the perfect floppy hat that actually fits my oddly shaped head, and Miss Selfridge came out on top. I feel very Made in Chelsea!

If any of you saw my facebook post yesterday, these are the shoes from inside the ALDO box. Snakeskin, studs and sandals couldn't really be more perfect for the summer. Hopefully the beautiful weather continues and I get lots of use for them.