It’s crazy how fast a year goes by these days. I feel like I blink and then it’s gone. I’m always torn when it comes to a New Year as I want to have so much hope that this year will all make sense, and that everything will click and fall into place. Then there’s the let’s reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far aspect. I know this is important because it’s so easy to forget how far we have actually come in one year. But what if your progress wasn’t as great as you wanted it to be. Can you still say wow look how far I’ve come? There seems to be so much pressure to succeeding in one year. Success takes years to build. So you can see why I’m so torn when it comes to the New Year. I’m torn between excitement and disappointment.
I know Christmas is right around the corner and I know it’s probably silly to have a wishlist but hey why not? My family doesn’t really do a big Christmas so I know these pieces won’t be under the tree but hey that’s ok. Can still use it as a hint hint to the husband haha. My birthday is just around the corner.
I’m so happy to share another playsuit with you today. It’s a good one. I put together playlists based on how I’m feeling at the moment. Some may be super up-beat and fun and others may be a bit more subdued, a bit more reflective. As many of you know my family made a big move from London to Frankfurt, Germany, so we’ve been settling in here and learning to call this place our home.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to want to skip the whole spending money on basics for the wardrobe and would prefer to buy a pretty dress or another pair of jeans that I don’t need. But I’ve come to terms with the essentiality of basics. You need basics plain and simple.
I’m not going to lie, I love fashion, I really really do. I look around and pretty much want everything, but there’s a few big problems here: 1. I don’t have all the money in the world, 2. I don’t actually need it all, and 3. Most of what I see may look super cool from afar but as soon as I get close and touch it, disappointment sets in.
I’ve done quite a few Chit Chat interviews now and I have to say my favourite has to be todays!!!! I had the opportunity to chat with Sally from Manifesto Woman about her new venture and boy was it a delight!
If you haven’t heard of Sally from Manifesto Woman yet then babes get over to her website and check her out!!! Manifesto Woman is a beautifully selected range of secondhand clothing for the modern and fashion conscious woman.
When I started designing clothing my main goal was to design pieces that could be layered and worn time and time again, no matter what the temperature was outside. I was sick of buying garments just to buy garments.
Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday I showed up as a student ready to take on the city. I did take on the city, especially when I first came. I don't think I slept for three months! I made incredible friends and met the love of my life. Who would have thought a girl from the Midwest, Middle America would find herself spending 10 years of her life with you, London. Leaving my friends behind in the States was no easy task.
Let's talk about Sas & Yosh. These ladies are just so cool! We met via instagram and before I met them in real life, I knew they were my kind of girls. And I was so right! Sarah and Yoshie, have their own distinct style. It's not like anything you've seen before. From beautiful wallpapers, to t-shirts, to illustrating books, the design duo works effortlessly to bring their imaginative designs to life for all of us to enjoy! As they say, they are a beautiful mix of Japanese and British imaginative eccentricity and this couldn't agree more.
I'm a sucker for a wrap dress. I just can't get enough of them. Now I must say though, if you don't buy the right wrap dress for your body shape it can go all wrong. Not every wrap dress is suited for the same person. For example, I have what you may call a big rack, yes I am blessed in the boobage area, so I wouldn't go for a dress that would have me spilling out. I would want a bit more coverage so I am comfortable and not constantly starting at my own chest. Now if you are wanting a wrap dress that is a bit more sexy and want to show your amazing cleavage, do it!!!!