Monday, 26 June 2017

Life Update

I’m currently sat out in the sun; bikini top and straw hat on. I’m on a camping trip but, by the time I post this it’ll be a week and a half in the past. I’m having the best time, the weather is absolutely gorgeous. It’s been sooooo hot, I honestly feel like I’m abroad. I’ve been wandering around with my little straw hat and a glass of prosecco, dipping my feet in streams and feeling the soft grass against my bare feet. It’s not hard to see why people love living out in the country; it’s relaxing and you’re at one with nature. Really, what more do you need?

Right now, it’s eight o’clock at night and I’m sat under a tree. If it wasn’t for my laptop, I’d feel like I was in a completely different century as all I’m surrounded by is fields. There’s even been wild horses and ponies galloping through the valleys. “Through the valleys” haha, I had a proper farmers voice in my head when I wrote that. I wish that I could put into words just how incredible my view is right now. I wish that you could see the image in your mind so, I’m gonna give describing it a good go. There’s a huge hill in front of me but, it fits perfectly into the landscape. It’s like a giant has got a huge shovel and dumped a load of soil on the ground and patted it down with his hands to give it an effortless slope. Trees of all different shapes and sizes sit along the hill – They create black silhouettes against the blue sky. Finally, is the burning fireball that is the sun – It’s just starting to set behind the hill, it’s waving goodbye to the day before allowing the stars to say “Hello” to the night.

Okay, okay – Enough of me trying to describe the view, it’s probably time that I said hey. I created this blog nearly two months ago (I think) and I still haven’t sat down and introduced myself and given a little update on my life. Now that I’m completely relaxed, I thought that it would be the perfect time. So, hi. My names Chloe and I’m eighteen. I set up this blog because I really, really want a career in fashion BUT it’s about baby steps and writing a blog from home (or a field) seemed like the perfect first step.

I’ve had a lot of change in my life recently but, change can be a good thing. The more you embrace it, the more of a chance you’ve got of it being a good thing. So, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing.

About four weeks ago, I started a new job and so far; I absolutely love it. My official job role is a “Style Consultant” which makes me very happy. I am now one step closer to achieving my dreams. I’ve learn a lot in my short time there, mostly how to deal with customers and also how to get a sale.  I’ve also learnt a lot about the money side of it, in terms of setting profit targets to reach and the turnover. I will go a lot more into detail about this but, I want to leave it a few months and write a completely separate blog post about it.

I’ve also recently been through a break up, I don’t want to talk about the relationship/break up itself too much but, what I will say is that I’ve dealt with it a lot better than I ever thought I could. I’ve also seen independence and self-love as two very important things that everyone should have so naturally, I feel like this is the perfect opportunity to really focus on myself and allow myself to grow as a young adult. This is such a crucial point in my life and I really do need to be my main priority. I’m honestly really excited to see what this change in my life brings; my main focus for life at the moment is to have fun and begin my career. This is also something that needs a separate post but again, I will come to that in a few months.

What else have I been doing? Quite a lot actually. I went on a day trip to “Lake Vyrnwy” and “Bala” nearly two weeks ago which was so nice. I’ve never been there before and I seriously recommend that you go if you’ve never been. There’s some amazing views as well and a day in nature is a day well spent. I also went for a tour around “Anfield” (Liverpool’s stadium) as I got into football about eight months ago and they became my club. Honestly, I find it so funny that I actually like football. I used to laugh at people that refereed to their club as “we” and were really enthusiastic about it but now; I know about corners, free kicks, off side – All that jazz. Like, I’m actually upset that football isn’t on in summer. What has happened to me? Haha. On top of all of that, I’ve been spending a lot of time with myself which is nice because I feel reconnected to myself. I feel like myself again which is the nicest feeling.

So yeah, lots of stuff has been going on and changes are still going on which means lots of writing. I’m in a very positive mindset right now which means lots of happy go lucky kinda blog posts are going to be heading your way very soon. I really enjoyed writing this so, I’m definitely going to start writing more chill style posts when I get the chance. I hope you enjoyed reading my ramblings and thank you so much for doing so.

See you on Tuesday,

Chloe x


Friday, 23 June 2017

The 30 day self-love challenge


Do you love yourself?

I hope that your answer to that is yes but, I do understand if it's not. Loving yourself is hard shit man. It's something that I'm learning to do on a daily basis and trust me, I'm not quite there yet but I'm slowly getting there. Whether you love yourself or not, I want you to know that you deserve to feel that emotion towards yourself. More than that, I want you to know that you can love yourself - Honestly, it's possible. You can paint yourself in the brightest of colours, you can plat seeds and grow the most beautiful flowers in your mind.

Hard work? Yes. Worth it? One hundred percent.

To help you (and myself) I've created a challenge aimed at self-care, that I want us to do together. It's 30 days long, I'm planning to start it on July 1st but of course, you can do whenever is perfect for you. The idea behind it is to do a little thing everyday that's going to help you become happier in your everyday life. Above that, it's about taking time to do something for yourself everyday.

I'm really excited to begin the challenge. I want to make sure that I am properly present throughout the tasks that I've planned. I don't want my mind to be wondering, I  want to take that time and own it. That time is me time. That time is YOU time.

So, here is the challenge for you.

Okay, so there it is. It's lots of nice and simple things which I like. I've really tried to make it so that everyone can do using simple tasks that don't cost a penny.
I'm really excited for certain days in particular. I'm looking forward to waking up at 5am, I'm definitely going to make a point to go and see the sunrise because I haven't done that in so long but, it's such a beautiful thing. I think donating to charity is going to be really nice as it's a good thing to do and I truly think spreading love is something we should all do more often. Another one I'm looking forward to is planning a trip, I'm going to go all out with it and plan a dream trip just for fun - I think this will motivate me for the future and give me something to work towards.
Which ones are you looking forward too?
Thank you so much for reading, I really appreciate it and hope you enjoyed it. I had so much fun creating this and I'm really looking forward to completing the 30 days.
- C

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

How to: Wear fishnets

Nailing the fishnet trend is fairly simple, as long as you own it, you're almost definitely going to be able to pull it off.

I started wearing fishnets with jeans about a year ago and I really loved how it looked and the statement it made. Since then, fishnets have grown to be a huge trend and many people love it. Who could blame them? I get that the fishnet trend isn't for everybody but, if it is for you then you're in the right place because I've compiled a little guide that's going to help you smash the fishnet trend.

I promise you, they are the ultimate fashion accessory.

This was the first outfit I EVER paired fishnets with and it's safe to say, I still really love it. I wanted my outfit to be quite simple but have a few statement pieces to give it an edge, those statement pieces are: fishnets, red leather jacket and a scrunchie on my wrist. I feel like the jacket and fishnets work really well together in getting the outfit to say what I wanted it to say. So, if you want to dress up a simple outfit I'd suggest throwing on some fishnets and a coloured jacket to really give it that pop.

The jacket I'm wearing in this was from a vintage store. The bodysuit is from New Look. My jeans are Joni jeans from Topshop. My shoes are Old Skool Vans.

I love, love, love this look. I still own everything in this picture apart from the boots, I lost them which makes me more sad than you know (haha). Again, fishnets really made this look and helped it come together. I love how much more the fishnets are exposed in this outfit, thanks to the huge rips in my jeans. I promise I didn't fall over if your Granddad asks. So, even if you only wear fishnets with jeans you can constantly switch up the style of jeans giving you a completely different look each time. As you can see, I've also got myself some super sparkly socks and I just love how they look with this outfit. You could have any socks you want with your outfit, they could be plain white or have cartoon characters. Whatever you choose, it will really give you that bit of umph.

My jeans are from Topshop as well as my socks. My shoes are from New Look.

Of course, there are plenty of other ways for you use fishnets. I once wore a huge levis shirt with fishnets tights and I really liked how it looked. There are also many different types of fishnet tights: smaller diamonds, bigger diamonds, sparkly, pink, yellow, white. So, even if black fishnets aren't your style please be assured that there are a pair of fishnets out there.

Thank you so much for reading! It's a bit of a shorter post because I've been so busy with work and life at the moment but it means I've got lots to write about for the future. I would love to hear your thoughts as well as your style tips for fishnets.

Anyway, I hope you have a lovely week and I will be back next Tuesday!

- C