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Birthday Wishlist

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It’s my birthday on Monday! Hoorayyyy! Yep, in just a few short days I will be turning the ripe old age of 26, and will be hurtling my way toward my late twenties… *gulp*. In honour of getting a little bit older and potentially a bit wiser, I’ve compiled a few bits and pieces which I’ve been eyeing up over the last few months, which I’m more than likely going to treat myself to this weekend (it’s mainly clothes and Etsy finds, to be perfectly honest). Read More

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A Girl Can Dream

I’ve been doing some internet browsing. Of the expensive kind.

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Kate Spade Handbag // Shore Projects Salcombe Watch // Dr Martens Polley Shoe // Crosley Record Player and Stand

I’ve compiled a little list of those items on my wishlist which are just a little *too* expensive to buy on a whim, unless I want to be eating beans for a month. These are the bits and pieces that I’ve been dreaming about.

I’m definitely an impulse buyer, a habit I’m trying to curb with my Pinterest wishlist, where I’m trying to keep things for at least a month before buying them. The following things have caught my eye recently, however, and are promising to drain my bank balance imminently… I’d better start saving!

First up, a posh handbag. I never used to ‘get’ why people would spend hundreds of pounds on a handbag until recently. They are a proper investment, and I would treasure this Kate Spade creation – just look at that blue hue! I love how it’s the perfect size for carrying all your essentials without feeling too big or bulky.

I’ve also got my eye on another gorgeous Shore Projects watch. I bought their stunning Portland watch about a year ago and basically haven’t taken it off since, and get loads of compliments on it. This rose gold beauty caught my eye as soon as they launched their Project 2, and I really haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

I know, I know. I have enough pairs of Dr Martens to sink a small ship. But these lush T-bar shoes have been on my wishlist for absolutely aaaaaggeeeeessss, and I reckon next payday I may have to make the small (£90) investment. These shoes definitely last for years, after all!

Last but certainly not least is this stunning record player. Ever since my little friend Lyzi posted a pic of her Crosley teetering at the top of a stack of beautiful vintage suitcases I have been smitten, and when you add this delightful ‘Manchester’ record stand you’ve got the perfect combo… if a teeeny bit pricey. Hurry up, Christmas!

What’s on your wishlist?

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Finding a Style

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I’ve never been particularly fashion-conscious. Even after 24 years of dressing myself, and almost 2 years of putting it on the internet, I have still yet to find what my personal style is. But the thing is, I’m perfectly fine with that. Sure, I do get envious of my super stylish friends from time to time, who have perfected their own way of dressing, but then I remember this quote from curly haired uber American blogger Delightfully Tacky which seemed to sum up how I feel about personal style:

“One of my favorite things about blogging and personal style is that it’s never locked in to one thing. It can change from day to day and that’s totally ok… I don’t feel the same way every day, so I don’t dress the same way every day… I really enjoy the freedom to wear whatever I want, regardless of whether or not it’s my typical style, or if people expect me to wear it, or if it’s considered “flattering” or not. Nicki Minaj one day, Fleetwood Mac the next, Dita Von Teese the day after that. Who cares!”

I love this. I remember reading it ages ago and had a bit of a lightbulb moment – I think often we tend to get hung up on finding our own personal style and creating a perfect capsule wardrobe that it’s easy to forget that you should just dress to make yourself happy, not others. Love that handbag shaped as a camera? Buy it! Not sure you can pull off a bright yellow fisherman’s coat? Forgeddaboutit. Fancy dressing like a princess? Go for it.

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I’m really trying to pin down exactly what my personal style is at the moment. Looking at my Pinterest board it seems that I have a few recurring themes – bright colours, patterns and collared shirts – which do tend to come across in my wardrobe, but it’s ok to deviate from time to time.

Dr Martens Classic Style
Dr Martens Classic Style
Dr Martens Classic Style

Top & Jeans – Beyond Retro // Shoes – Dr. Martens(*) // Watch – Shore Projects

This top I got from Beyond Retro in their sale last summer, and I love it. I never thought red was a particularly ‘me’ colour, but now I’ve learned not to care. If you want to pair your favourite red shoes with a lace top and mom jeans, then go for it. I won’t judge ya.

Dr. Martens as a brand sum up a true rebellious spirit, and are the pioneers for doing things your own way. I love their Stand For Something campaign, showcasing Dr. Martens wearers all over the globe, their personal style, and what they stand for.

In the spirit of Dr. Martens, I stand for doing things your own way, and dressing for yourself, not others.