Nevermind winter is coming. In the North East, winter is most definitely here. We’ve had snow, winds, ice and many days of minus temperatures. So it’s time to whip out the big coat.
Studs, Shakespeare, black, red, stars, zips, hearts. This ASOS Reclaimed Vintage x Romeo and Juliet leather jacket has it all. And I am in love.
Autumn is a funny time of year for me – I find the dark mornings and dark nights a bit depressing, but I love the cosy evenings spent snuggling under a blanket surrounded by candles and fairy lights. The one thing I am sure I love about autumn though is knitwear. I could buy jumpers all day every day. This autumn I’ve picked up a few jumper dresses and I wanted to share how I style them up.
I love going to weddings, and part of the fun for me is picking what to wear. I’ve mostly been to summer weddings, but I’ve got my first ever winter wedding this November and I have no idea where to start with picking an outfit. So I’ve been browsing the shops for a couple of options to try once I’ve been paid (is anyone else just completely skint this month?!) and thought I’d share a few dresses I’ve got my eye on.
We seem to have been blessed with some beautiful sunshine at the start of the month, even though it has disappeared now. When it did show its glorious golden face, I turned to a pleated midi skirt and embroidery. In fact the two are huge news this summer, even if they are a little divisive.
When I look at myself naked, semi-naked or topless (which I probably do at least a couple of times a day), I don’t think “wow you’ve got big boobs”. In fact, I’d say my boobs were pretty average size for my height and weight. (Side note – is there even any way to find out what the average bra size is for your height and weight?) When I was at school, I would even say I had small boobs. I was a B cup, and for a 5′ 9″ girl, that ain’t too big. But as I’ve got older, my boobs have got bigger. Given they’re mostly made of fat, that’s probably in direct correlation to how much I eat (I was a whippet at school) but even now I’ve lost a stone and maintained my exercise regime, my ta-tas have stayed at a strong 32DD / 32E.
Fashion “rules”, who made them up? Where do we get these ideas from? That you can never wear navy and black, that red and green should never be seen, that pink and red don’t go? I recently re-dyed my hair back to a brighter, less natural coppery, blondey, orangey colour that I absolutely love. But it made me question whether I could still get away with wearing the large amount of pink clothes that are in my wardrobe. Orange hair and pink clothes? I’m breaking some kind of fashion rule here, aren’t I?
I strongly believe that if I think I look good when I’m working out, I will feel better about myself. And if I feel better about myself then it will be less of a struggle getting out of bed at 5:39am and braving the cold. I will also feel much more comfortable lunging in front of other people. For me, looking good is about wearing colour and bold prints, so I’m sharing my top colourful sportswear picks for those who are bored of plain old black.