Jewellery Designer? Me?

Just a note...

I've recently been SUPER busy so sorry I've abandoned you all.
But, exciting news!
I have a new job - in digital marketing no less - and I get an hour lunch - just imagine all the list making, blog writing and food eating I could do! And, hopefully, my job will consist of Facebook stalking and browsing Pinterest. Ok, maybe not, but one can dream.

So, back to the post.

I've recently been making a few pieces of jewellery, which you can have a gander at here. I haven't had too much time so I only get a few pieces done, but I am really excited about how they turned out and cannot wait to get a few more creative juices flowing (ooh er) and make make make.

Oh, I nearly forgot to mention - stay tuned because I will soon be taking part in a new Facebook giveaway with loads of businesses in a massive giveaway so stay tuned for more information about that in a post coming soon :)



Here is one of my favourite pieces. A pair of really cute kite earrings. Imagine wearing them at a picnic or for a day at the beach with a simple white dress. Perfect!

In another post I can show you how to make them too if you like? It's dead simple and they'll make a perfect gift for celebrations happening during the summer! What do you think?

Anyway, hope you are all well and see you all again soon.




Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off to Work I Go

Hi Everyone!

If you didn't know - I have a new job. I am so excited! I've mentioned it before, but the position is within digital marketing, helping people reach their target audiences via different internet mediums. I'm finally on a career ladder and again I really really really really really... (you get the idea) cannot wait!

HOWEVER

There is one thing that I am not excited about...

Clothes.

What on Earth do you wear to work?

The experience I have (in terms of work wear) is extremely limited.
I have worn all black as a waitress - I'm pretty sure that this is just a go to colour to reduce washing and to stop making you looking really grubby. It definitely helps hide food stains and water from washing up anyway.

I then wore black jeans and a top, which was too tight, along with too much makeup and big hair in order to get tips whilst working at a bar. I was desperate for money ok!? And it worked

I now just wear uniform.

In a previous link, which is here, I've clearly stated my hatred for said uniform, but now, this safe option, this comfy, this if I put on 7 stone in a day option has gone. I do not know what to do.

Is it acceptable to wear jeans on a Friday?
Can I wear smart jeans all week?
What about patterned trousers?
Do I go smart casual, formal, posh...

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO



But, here are a few ideas that I'm going to try.

The dress and cardi combo
A fancy blouse and slim black trousers
Peplum and pencil skirt
...and that is it
...very boring and not what I want to portray to my new all male team

I will post my outfits on here and do a work week wardrobe vlog post to give others who may have this problem some very lovely advice and ideas as I start to grow my work wardrobe knowledge and the etiquette that comes with it, but for now I will be panicking and grabbing as many magazines as possible for some much needed inspiration!

If you guys have any ideas, please let me know!

Hairspiration: Nature

 Hi Everyone!

I've been loving the Summer so far.

Everything seems better when the sun is shining and I thought that I would try and create a few hair accessories to jazz up my hair when it's up and off my shoulders to help me cool down in my sticky office! All I'm missing is a bit of inspiration, but I think it has been hitting me in the face...nature!

It's beautiful, flowing, vibrant, fun and just lovely. If I can craft something that looks pretty, feminine and inspired by nature I'm pretty sure I'll be on for a winner.

Here are a few ideas to get some ideas flowing.

See you soon with a related crafty post!











PS. All pictures by me - hope you like them! 
 

Fashion Blunders!

Hi Everyone!

I used to be bullied. (This is a miserable start, but it soon picks up...)

Yeh, I know, loads of people get bullied, but before you say anything, no I am not looking for any sympathy.
I was asking for it.
Especially when it came down to what I was wearing - I didn't exactly do myself any favours.

No, it wasn't nice being bullied and yes, wear whatever you like, but look different and weird and be prepared for people to say something.
Guess what?
If it does happen, you'll survive and more importantly, learn a lot.

So, to my bully causing fashion blunders. 

Outfit 1 - Pink Pyjamas

Ok, so no, I didn't actually wear my PJs... I'm not an idiot! But, I did decide to wear wide leg, flared, cotton fabric, baby pink trousers, which looked a lot like pajamas and I loved them. However, I was a fat child and they didn't fit. I don't remember what top I'd wear with them but c'mon, what would a fat kid wear with flares that were too tight.  This was one of my favourite outfits and I was gutted when the seam down the middle of the trousers split apart. Gutted. No more would I be bullied for wearing these ridiculous trousers, but no more would I wear them, my favourite item of clothing.

Outfit 2 - A More Recent Addition 

I hate being cold. Like really hate being cold.
I'm always out and about in the wrong clothing choices and never learn that the british weather is so fickle. So if I'm stuck in the rain I will always pop into a shop, charity, vintage, designer - doesn't matter - and buy a cardi or a coat - anything that will warm me up!

Now, I've established that I like cardis, coats and jumpers. Oh, I also love shopping with my nan... I'm telling you I am seriously the coolest person I know.
Anyway, back to my blunder.
I once bought a grey fleece with toggles. Plastic, grey toggles. My nan also owns the same one in purple and we usually find ourselves wearing them together (...seriously, the coolest). I don't get bullied anymore about things like this - to be honest I choose my friends wisely and tell people where to go if I have to but my Mum, I cant say a bad word about her. Yet, she can say what she wants about me and I must admit that (regarding my clothing choices) she often asks how I have friends, let alone a boyfriend... so thanks Mum. :)

I could go on and on and on about all the mistakes I have made, but I love fashion now even though I do still make stupid choices and follow trends even if they are not my style. I just want people to know that you can wear what you want. If you get bullied, maybe it's because you are wearing pink flares that make you feel brilliant. Maybe its because you're smokin hot and they are jealous. Who knows? Who cares?
Be yourself and don't change for anyone... please.

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