For years and years I had a huge phobia of the dark. I would have nightmares and sleep with a light on, for as long as I could remember. I feared what was hidden in the dark - I didn't like the idea of the unknown. Nowadays, nothing about the dark scares me (okay, maybe the idea of a creepy ass clown chasing me down the street in the dark is pretty terrifying, but besides that kind of thing, I'm good.)

You see, the things that scare me now might not have anything to do with having to sleep with a light on, but they're definitely darker than my fear of the literal 'dark' ever was. I fear things like ending up alone or being a failure in life. I fear the idea that I only have one life and I fear that I'll never get to live it to the fullest. 

It's strange how when we're younger, the most trivial and silly things can terrify us, but then we grow up. We grow up and we realise that the world is a pretty scary place, but not necessarily because of mass murderers or like I said, scary ass clowns, but because you eventually reach an age where you have to go out into the world on your own and live your own life and make your own life. 





I talk about this all the time, but dropping out of college was one of the scariest things I've ever done. Once I started recovering from my illnesses, I was terrified and so clueless about what I should do with my life. I'm very lucky to have kind of 'fallen' into modelling, which has turned out to be something I truly love to do, but I also worked my arse off to create this blog and everything that came with it. I never planned on this blog turning into a form of income, but it is. However, it's not a stable income and neither is modelling and that is pretty scary. 

It scares me to know that at any moment, you could all stop reading. You could all just think 'Hol's boring, we don't want to read all of her rambling anymore' . But, I have to ask myself, do I love this enough to risk that? and the answer, of course, is YES. Because despite how scared I am about the future and whether I'm still going to be living with my Mum and Dad when I'm 30 because I never had a 'proper job', I bloody love what I do and it's all worth the fear and the stress if I can turn this into what I get to get up and do everyday. 

Modelling is particularly terrifying too. There's always going to be rejection and people who don't like you, but it's so worth it when you enjoy the job. Modelling makes me feel this sense of inner confidence and I wouldn't change that for anything. It's given me so much more belief in myself and that is worth being a little bit scared over.





I realise that this little ramble has nothing to do with the outfit I'm wearing in this post, but don't worry, I've give you all the deets for that in a second. But I just want to ask you, are you scared about the future? or are you incredibly content and have a clear pathway? Sometimes I worry that I'm floating in this kind of 'limbo' of not knowing what I'm doing and I never really know if I'm floating there alone.

Anyway, this lovely little outfit features a collaboration with a cool brand called A.C.F. They kindly sent me this gorgeous Ainsworth Street Blouse which I decided to style with my lovely Nobody's Child midi skirt and these cute little heeled sandals from EGO. I know that this look isn't very weather appropriate for the current climate here in the UK however, there's no reason you couldn't add a lovely little coat or jacket to this look too!

If you'd like to recreate this look, check out these pieces below:



Ps/ EGO have been nominated for Best Shoes in the Reveal Awards! Go and give them a little vote here: https://www.demographix.com/surveys/2KVG-RM5T/T8GYJLZP/?reveal2016

What Are You Afraid Of? ft. A.C.F




For years and years I had a huge phobia of the dark. I would have nightmares and sleep with a light on, for as long as I could remember. I feared what was hidden in the dark - I didn't like the idea of the unknown. Nowadays, nothing about the dark scares me (okay, maybe the idea of a creepy ass clown chasing me down the street in the dark is pretty terrifying, but besides that kind of thing, I'm good.)

You see, the things that scare me now might not have anything to do with having to sleep with a light on, but they're definitely darker than my fear of the literal 'dark' ever was. I fear things like ending up alone or being a failure in life. I fear the idea that I only have one life and I fear that I'll never get to live it to the fullest. 

It's strange how when we're younger, the most trivial and silly things can terrify us, but then we grow up. We grow up and we realise that the world is a pretty scary place, but not necessarily because of mass murderers or like I said, scary ass clowns, but because you eventually reach an age where you have to go out into the world on your own and live your own life and make your own life. 





I talk about this all the time, but dropping out of college was one of the scariest things I've ever done. Once I started recovering from my illnesses, I was terrified and so clueless about what I should do with my life. I'm very lucky to have kind of 'fallen' into modelling, which has turned out to be something I truly love to do, but I also worked my arse off to create this blog and everything that came with it. I never planned on this blog turning into a form of income, but it is. However, it's not a stable income and neither is modelling and that is pretty scary. 

It scares me to know that at any moment, you could all stop reading. You could all just think 'Hol's boring, we don't want to read all of her rambling anymore' . But, I have to ask myself, do I love this enough to risk that? and the answer, of course, is YES. Because despite how scared I am about the future and whether I'm still going to be living with my Mum and Dad when I'm 30 because I never had a 'proper job', I bloody love what I do and it's all worth the fear and the stress if I can turn this into what I get to get up and do everyday. 

Modelling is particularly terrifying too. There's always going to be rejection and people who don't like you, but it's so worth it when you enjoy the job. Modelling makes me feel this sense of inner confidence and I wouldn't change that for anything. It's given me so much more belief in myself and that is worth being a little bit scared over.





I realise that this little ramble has nothing to do with the outfit I'm wearing in this post, but don't worry, I've give you all the deets for that in a second. But I just want to ask you, are you scared about the future? or are you incredibly content and have a clear pathway? Sometimes I worry that I'm floating in this kind of 'limbo' of not knowing what I'm doing and I never really know if I'm floating there alone.

Anyway, this lovely little outfit features a collaboration with a cool brand called A.C.F. They kindly sent me this gorgeous Ainsworth Street Blouse which I decided to style with my lovely Nobody's Child midi skirt and these cute little heeled sandals from EGO. I know that this look isn't very weather appropriate for the current climate here in the UK however, there's no reason you couldn't add a lovely little coat or jacket to this look too!

If you'd like to recreate this look, check out these pieces below:



Ps/ EGO have been nominated for Best Shoes in the Reveal Awards! Go and give them a little vote here: https://www.demographix.com/surveys/2KVG-RM5T/T8GYJLZP/?reveal2016



Vouloir, c'est pouvoir. - To want is to be able.

There are a lot of things I want to do with my life. Those things vary from travelling, to seeing films, to being in a LFW show, and I really hope one that one day, I finally stop 'wanting' and start 'doing' these things. Some of them are a lot easier to achieve than others, but I will continuously try t until I get these things going. I think it's important in life to always be striving for something, even if it's one simple, tiny thing. 

I remember back in 2014, I used to set myself goals that were as small as going for a walk round the corner for 5 minutes because otherwise, I had nothing else to strive for. I was in a place in my life where I saw no future plans and basically saw the 'end' rather than the 'beginning' of my life. Since going through recovery, I know that I have to be aiming towards something, I can't just let life swallow me whole. 

Nowadays, every morning I write myself a 'to do' list for the day and keep myself busy and just work work work. I think even if you're not too sure of what you want to do with your life, simply giving yourself even the smallest things to achieve in your day, can spark some kind of inspiration inside of you. 





If you want to achieve something, you've simply just got to put your mind to it. I don't think that things need to happen over night but it's nice to have something to dream of and to have that 'something' turn into a reality one day. A dream doesn't have to be something that's completely unrealistic like 'riding off on my unicorn, into the sunset, with Prince Charming', it just has to be something that gets you excited and motivated everyday. 

My blog was once a little dream in my head. From the age of 11 I was infatuated with YouTubers and Bloggers and always wanted to do just that. Now, hey! Look at me! I'm bloody well doing it! But it took a lot of hard work. It took time, money, and a lot of effort, but none of that ever stopped me from wanting it and wanting to achieve it because it was the one thing that got me 'excited' for each day.





My blog has always brought me so much happiness and excitement, especially when I get to collaborate with wonderful brands. I used to dream of the day when brands would want to work with me and collaborate with me here on little ol' simple things and well, voila! Dreams do come true haha!

I am so excited to be sharing this blog post with you because I absolutely love this outfit! 

Once again, this features a collaboration with Nobody's Child! I chose this gorgeous Gingham Peplum top and styled it with this lovely Popcorn Chiffon Pleat Midi Skirt, also from Nobody's Child, that I recently treated myself to! I added my little black ASOS beret, my Stella Lace Up Heels from Public Desire and a red lip and the finished look left me feeling very Parisian - hence the french blog post title haha! 



If you want to shop this post, then check out these pieces down below:


Vouloir, c'est pouvoir.




Vouloir, c'est pouvoir. - To want is to be able.

There are a lot of things I want to do with my life. Those things vary from travelling, to seeing films, to being in a LFW show, and I really hope one that one day, I finally stop 'wanting' and start 'doing' these things. Some of them are a lot easier to achieve than others, but I will continuously try t until I get these things going. I think it's important in life to always be striving for something, even if it's one simple, tiny thing. 

I remember back in 2014, I used to set myself goals that were as small as going for a walk round the corner for 5 minutes because otherwise, I had nothing else to strive for. I was in a place in my life where I saw no future plans and basically saw the 'end' rather than the 'beginning' of my life. Since going through recovery, I know that I have to be aiming towards something, I can't just let life swallow me whole. 

Nowadays, every morning I write myself a 'to do' list for the day and keep myself busy and just work work work. I think even if you're not too sure of what you want to do with your life, simply giving yourself even the smallest things to achieve in your day, can spark some kind of inspiration inside of you. 





If you want to achieve something, you've simply just got to put your mind to it. I don't think that things need to happen over night but it's nice to have something to dream of and to have that 'something' turn into a reality one day. A dream doesn't have to be something that's completely unrealistic like 'riding off on my unicorn, into the sunset, with Prince Charming', it just has to be something that gets you excited and motivated everyday. 

My blog was once a little dream in my head. From the age of 11 I was infatuated with YouTubers and Bloggers and always wanted to do just that. Now, hey! Look at me! I'm bloody well doing it! But it took a lot of hard work. It took time, money, and a lot of effort, but none of that ever stopped me from wanting it and wanting to achieve it because it was the one thing that got me 'excited' for each day.





My blog has always brought me so much happiness and excitement, especially when I get to collaborate with wonderful brands. I used to dream of the day when brands would want to work with me and collaborate with me here on little ol' simple things and well, voila! Dreams do come true haha!

I am so excited to be sharing this blog post with you because I absolutely love this outfit! 

Once again, this features a collaboration with Nobody's Child! I chose this gorgeous Gingham Peplum top and styled it with this lovely Popcorn Chiffon Pleat Midi Skirt, also from Nobody's Child, that I recently treated myself to! I added my little black ASOS beret, my Stella Lace Up Heels from Public Desire and a red lip and the finished look left me feeling very Parisian - hence the french blog post title haha! 



If you want to shop this post, then check out these pieces down below:





Have you ever just sat back and thought about the future and where you'd like to be? I see myself doing all of these amazing things, things that I really love and have passion for. I see myself laughing and surrounded by friends, travelling and meeting new people and trying new things, but then it all kind of goes 'poof' like a cloud of smoke and I'm back to reality. 

I've come to realise that I'm wayyy too afraid. I've become so scared to take a leap and grab chances. I've let stupid things control what I do and feel even though, I've proved those feelings wrong before. Everyday now, I keep repeating the same thoughts to myself: 'It's time you scared yourself into doing something rather than out of it', 'You've got to grab life and take control of it' and I'm bloody right. I can't keep letting fear stop me from achieving things.





I am a person with huge dreams - I really do dream of success. I want to create and be involved in something that I'm proud of and that I love, but there's no way that I can do that by hiding away.
The problem is that I convince myself that things will go wrong. Without thinking of all of the positives first, I instinctively think of all of the negatives. I'm scared of change and what change could do to me, even though change would probably be the best thing for me.

With dreams as big as mine, you can't hide away forever, or else those dreams aren't going to come true. There's only so much I can do from the comfort of behind my laptop screen and the comfort of my little village where I live - there's a whole world out there, just waiting to be experienced and I'm not experiencing it! (and you know, Kylie said we should all be experiencing things this year...

I often see people achieving the things I'd like to achieve and I get jealous, but not because they've done it and I haven't, but because they weren't scared to. I feel like I've got to have this huge fight with myself and kick my arse into gear and just GO - just stop being so afraid.



You might be thinking, 'what inspired you to write about this?' and well if i'm honest, It was this dress from Nobody's Child hahaha. The star print reminded me of 'Stars in Their Eyes', (you know that TV show where people became pop stars for the day?) Well yeah, it made me think about my own dreams, and maybe being a pop star one day too (metaphorically of course, I don't actually want to be a pop star...)  It's frustrating because deep down I know what I need to do, it's just a matter of putting things into motion, you know? 

Anyway, since at this very moment in time, I'm still sat behind my little laptop screen, let me tell you about this outfit!

Here, as I said, I'm wearing this lovely Black Star Flippy Mini Dress, along with these amazing Loreza Ankle Boots in Black Faux Suede from Ego! The dress is such a flattering fit and the shoes just pair perfectly with it. It's such a cute autumnal and Halloween-ready look - I love it!



If you want to shop this outfit then check these out below:


Starry Eyed ☆ ft. EGO and Nobody's Child




Have you ever just sat back and thought about the future and where you'd like to be? I see myself doing all of these amazing things, things that I really love and have passion for. I see myself laughing and surrounded by friends, travelling and meeting new people and trying new things, but then it all kind of goes 'poof' like a cloud of smoke and I'm back to reality. 

I've come to realise that I'm wayyy too afraid. I've become so scared to take a leap and grab chances. I've let stupid things control what I do and feel even though, I've proved those feelings wrong before. Everyday now, I keep repeating the same thoughts to myself: 'It's time you scared yourself into doing something rather than out of it', 'You've got to grab life and take control of it' and I'm bloody right. I can't keep letting fear stop me from achieving things.





I am a person with huge dreams - I really do dream of success. I want to create and be involved in something that I'm proud of and that I love, but there's no way that I can do that by hiding away.
The problem is that I convince myself that things will go wrong. Without thinking of all of the positives first, I instinctively think of all of the negatives. I'm scared of change and what change could do to me, even though change would probably be the best thing for me.

With dreams as big as mine, you can't hide away forever, or else those dreams aren't going to come true. There's only so much I can do from the comfort of behind my laptop screen and the comfort of my little village where I live - there's a whole world out there, just waiting to be experienced and I'm not experiencing it! (and you know, Kylie said we should all be experiencing things this year...

I often see people achieving the things I'd like to achieve and I get jealous, but not because they've done it and I haven't, but because they weren't scared to. I feel like I've got to have this huge fight with myself and kick my arse into gear and just GO - just stop being so afraid.



You might be thinking, 'what inspired you to write about this?' and well if i'm honest, It was this dress from Nobody's Child hahaha. The star print reminded me of 'Stars in Their Eyes', (you know that TV show where people became pop stars for the day?) Well yeah, it made me think about my own dreams, and maybe being a pop star one day too (metaphorically of course, I don't actually want to be a pop star...)  It's frustrating because deep down I know what I need to do, it's just a matter of putting things into motion, you know? 

Anyway, since at this very moment in time, I'm still sat behind my little laptop screen, let me tell you about this outfit!

Here, as I said, I'm wearing this lovely Black Star Flippy Mini Dress, along with these amazing Loreza Ankle Boots in Black Faux Suede from Ego! The dress is such a flattering fit and the shoes just pair perfectly with it. It's such a cute autumnal and Halloween-ready look - I love it!



If you want to shop this outfit then check these out below:



Good morning every body, I hope you all had a good nights sleep! I definitely did! You see, Drift recently got in contact with me and asked if I would like to receive and test out one of their lovely mattresses. Now, after sleeping on a mattress that felt like it was made of paper for around 3 years, I absolutely jumped at the chance to try one out. Their mattresses are a pocket spring and foam hybrid, which means there's "over 4000 innovative pocket springs sat onto a base of supportive foam", helping to give you the best nights sleep possible. 

Drift use temperature regulating wool on their mattresses to stop you from overheating during the night, whilst also letting your body breathe by allowing air to circulate. What more could you ask for? They also offer FREE Next Day delivery (that's right, you heard me, FREE) if you order by 2pm and you even have 100 days to test the mattress out and make sure that it's right for you - absolutely bloomin' amazing!

So, want to know how I got on with mine? Well, just keep reading!






The mattress arrived Monday morning, after having ordered it Saturday evening, and was perfectly packaged in a a fabric duffle-bag-style sack, rolled up, completely compact. This made life so so much more easier when having it delivered because it was much easier for me to maneuver through the front door. Although, it's still a mattress, so my parents did have to help me with getting it up the stairs and into my bedroom ahaha.  

Within the bag, the mattress was protected by plastic packaging and rolled up. The only negative thing I have to say about the experience with this mattress, was that the fabric bag got stuck when trying to pull it off due to the plastic packaging on the inside. In the end, I had to cut the fabric bag with scissors to finally get to the mattress on the inside, however, I do think that it probably depends on the way that the mattress you receive is packaged, because it may have just been a fluke with the one I was sent. 

Anyway, once I had finally managed to get the mattress out of the bag, I cut down the side of the plastic packaging with scissors and the mattress began to unravel itself from the rolled up shape it was in. Then, all I had to do was simply remove the rest of the protective packaging and ditch my old paper thin mattress and replace it with this super comfy new one!




I could tell immediately how amazing the quality of the mattress was, just simply by looking at it. It has such cute little details like the words 'drift' and 'sleep well' being stitched on either side and is so incredibly soft to sit/lay on. I felt so so happy when I made my bed and sat on it for the first time. I am so used to sitting on a flat, uncomfortable, spring-less mattress, that it literally felt like heaven to sit down on this new one. My back feels so much more supported now and considering the fact that I sit on my bed to do all of my blogging and emails, that is really a huge positive! *thumbs up from me!*


If you want to check out Drift mattresses for yourself then you can have a look at their website HERE and make sure you read all about their story on their 'About Us' page! 

Sleep Well with Drift ☁


Good morning every body, I hope you all had a good nights sleep! I definitely did! You see, Drift recently got in contact with me and asked if I would like to receive and test out one of their lovely mattresses. Now, after sleeping on a mattress that felt like it was made of paper for around 3 years, I absolutely jumped at the chance to try one out. Their mattresses are a pocket spring and foam hybrid, which means there's "over 4000 innovative pocket springs sat onto a base of supportive foam", helping to give you the best nights sleep possible. 

Drift use temperature regulating wool on their mattresses to stop you from overheating during the night, whilst also letting your body breathe by allowing air to circulate. What more could you ask for? They also offer FREE Next Day delivery (that's right, you heard me, FREE) if you order by 2pm and you even have 100 days to test the mattress out and make sure that it's right for you - absolutely bloomin' amazing!

So, want to know how I got on with mine? Well, just keep reading!






The mattress arrived Monday morning, after having ordered it Saturday evening, and was perfectly packaged in a a fabric duffle-bag-style sack, rolled up, completely compact. This made life so so much more easier when having it delivered because it was much easier for me to maneuver through the front door. Although, it's still a mattress, so my parents did have to help me with getting it up the stairs and into my bedroom ahaha.  

Within the bag, the mattress was protected by plastic packaging and rolled up. The only negative thing I have to say about the experience with this mattress, was that the fabric bag got stuck when trying to pull it off due to the plastic packaging on the inside. In the end, I had to cut the fabric bag with scissors to finally get to the mattress on the inside, however, I do think that it probably depends on the way that the mattress you receive is packaged, because it may have just been a fluke with the one I was sent. 

Anyway, once I had finally managed to get the mattress out of the bag, I cut down the side of the plastic packaging with scissors and the mattress began to unravel itself from the rolled up shape it was in. Then, all I had to do was simply remove the rest of the protective packaging and ditch my old paper thin mattress and replace it with this super comfy new one!




I could tell immediately how amazing the quality of the mattress was, just simply by looking at it. It has such cute little details like the words 'drift' and 'sleep well' being stitched on either side and is so incredibly soft to sit/lay on. I felt so so happy when I made my bed and sat on it for the first time. I am so used to sitting on a flat, uncomfortable, spring-less mattress, that it literally felt like heaven to sit down on this new one. My back feels so much more supported now and considering the fact that I sit on my bed to do all of my blogging and emails, that is really a huge positive! *thumbs up from me!*


If you want to check out Drift mattresses for yourself then you can have a look at their website HERE and make sure you read all about their story on their 'About Us' page! 



Sometimes I wonder what people's opinions are of me. Most of the time, I go on and on about not being concerned with what other people think but then I often find myself thinking of people who know of me and what kind of opinion they carry of my character and not necessarily what I do. I'd like to think people think I'm a good and nice person. I'd like to think that people know that I care and that I'd be there for them if they needed me to be. But I'd also like to think that people think that I'm also a total boss ass bitch who could totally hold her own if anyone tried to give her crap, but that's probably not how people would think of me...

You see, we only tend to let the people we're close to see that kind of side to us. Most people who know of me probably think that I couldn't hurt a fly, but if you were to insult me, something or someone I'd care about... I'd try my best to squish you like a bug.
I'm protective of myself. I've had my feelings hurt more than a hundred times and that makes you build up a total defense mechanism. So, yes, I am a nice person but also a nice person who's not going to take your shit.





I've spent a long time becoming the person I am today and a lot of that involved standing up for myself and saying 'F*ck you' a couple of times. I think people think that if you're a 'nice person' that you aren't entitled to have an opinion or fight back if you disagree with something when (and, this may shock you)..you are. Just as much as I have 'friendly' or 'kind' qualities, I have qualities that allow me to say 'No, you're wrong' or 'I don't care for that'. However, the thing is, people don't like it when the 'nice people' speak up. 

There have been several moments in my life where I've thought 'no Hol, just bite your lip and leave it' but then I literally just flip and say what I think. It leaves people with these looks on their faces as if to say 'woah, didn't think I'd ever hear that from you' but like I said, all people, even 'the quiet ones', have their opinions. 

I think that people forget that all people are 'real' and even if you only know a person via the internet, that person will have their own individual thoughts and opinions. Every person on this earth has a brain, which means that every person on this earth can think and feel their own unique thoughts. So, why are only a select few of us allowed to actually share those? 



I don't often let the opinions I have slip out because I don't always think that opinions need to be shared, but sometimes it's just nice to let yourself be heard. 

There are so many things that I'm passionate about that I love sharing my opinion on and discussing. And no, that doesn't just include fashion and the red lipstick I'm wearing. It includes everything from politics, to mental health stigmas, to money, to films and to animals - I, as a human being, can have an opinion on anything. 

I think that sometimes I'm afraid to let people see past my 'kind' and 'fun' side and see that more opinionated and tough part of me. I never really enjoy conflict because a lot of the time, it's so unnecessary and I worry that if I share my opinions on things that people's views of me will begin to change and not in a positive way. I'd love people to still think that I'm a 'nice person', but a 'nice person with their own valid opinion'. However, to be honest, I know that if I were to start discussing my views on things, all the time, that at least one person would have a problem with what I had to say. Maybe that's why, as one of the 'quieter ones', I just stick to saying nothing unless something really rattles me.

But I think I do want to start speaking out a little bit more, especially on topics that I really love to discuss. I don't want to just be 'seen but not heard'. I have a space on the internet with people who read and hear what I say, so why not try and use my voice to talk about important things? Why be afraid to shake up people's views of me? Why not talk if people are willing to listen?




Now, if you're up for listening to me (or in this case, reading what I'm about to type) then let me give you the low down on this outfit!

This outfit includes two fabulous collaborations, one being with Nobody's Child and the other with the fabulous Rocket Dog. I decided to style this gorgeous Animal Pleated Slip Dress along with a white tee, choker necklace and my Zara leather jacket to put a more 'Autumnal' twist on the slip dress. I then, of course, added these super cool Reese Black Heeled Ankle Boots, which have that lovely cut out detail! I loved the boots paired with the slip dress since I think it completely nails the Grunge Girl trend that's 'in' right now!


If you like this outfit, you can find the pieces to make it your own below:


Don't Let It Slip ft. Rocket Dog and Nobody's Child




Sometimes I wonder what people's opinions are of me. Most of the time, I go on and on about not being concerned with what other people think but then I often find myself thinking of people who know of me and what kind of opinion they carry of my character and not necessarily what I do. I'd like to think people think I'm a good and nice person. I'd like to think that people know that I care and that I'd be there for them if they needed me to be. But I'd also like to think that people think that I'm also a total boss ass bitch who could totally hold her own if anyone tried to give her crap, but that's probably not how people would think of me...

You see, we only tend to let the people we're close to see that kind of side to us. Most people who know of me probably think that I couldn't hurt a fly, but if you were to insult me, something or someone I'd care about... I'd try my best to squish you like a bug.
I'm protective of myself. I've had my feelings hurt more than a hundred times and that makes you build up a total defense mechanism. So, yes, I am a nice person but also a nice person who's not going to take your shit.





I've spent a long time becoming the person I am today and a lot of that involved standing up for myself and saying 'F*ck you' a couple of times. I think people think that if you're a 'nice person' that you aren't entitled to have an opinion or fight back if you disagree with something when (and, this may shock you)..you are. Just as much as I have 'friendly' or 'kind' qualities, I have qualities that allow me to say 'No, you're wrong' or 'I don't care for that'. However, the thing is, people don't like it when the 'nice people' speak up. 

There have been several moments in my life where I've thought 'no Hol, just bite your lip and leave it' but then I literally just flip and say what I think. It leaves people with these looks on their faces as if to say 'woah, didn't think I'd ever hear that from you' but like I said, all people, even 'the quiet ones', have their opinions. 

I think that people forget that all people are 'real' and even if you only know a person via the internet, that person will have their own individual thoughts and opinions. Every person on this earth has a brain, which means that every person on this earth can think and feel their own unique thoughts. So, why are only a select few of us allowed to actually share those? 



I don't often let the opinions I have slip out because I don't always think that opinions need to be shared, but sometimes it's just nice to let yourself be heard. 

There are so many things that I'm passionate about that I love sharing my opinion on and discussing. And no, that doesn't just include fashion and the red lipstick I'm wearing. It includes everything from politics, to mental health stigmas, to money, to films and to animals - I, as a human being, can have an opinion on anything. 

I think that sometimes I'm afraid to let people see past my 'kind' and 'fun' side and see that more opinionated and tough part of me. I never really enjoy conflict because a lot of the time, it's so unnecessary and I worry that if I share my opinions on things that people's views of me will begin to change and not in a positive way. I'd love people to still think that I'm a 'nice person', but a 'nice person with their own valid opinion'. However, to be honest, I know that if I were to start discussing my views on things, all the time, that at least one person would have a problem with what I had to say. Maybe that's why, as one of the 'quieter ones', I just stick to saying nothing unless something really rattles me.

But I think I do want to start speaking out a little bit more, especially on topics that I really love to discuss. I don't want to just be 'seen but not heard'. I have a space on the internet with people who read and hear what I say, so why not try and use my voice to talk about important things? Why be afraid to shake up people's views of me? Why not talk if people are willing to listen?




Now, if you're up for listening to me (or in this case, reading what I'm about to type) then let me give you the low down on this outfit!

This outfit includes two fabulous collaborations, one being with Nobody's Child and the other with the fabulous Rocket Dog. I decided to style this gorgeous Animal Pleated Slip Dress along with a white tee, choker necklace and my Zara leather jacket to put a more 'Autumnal' twist on the slip dress. I then, of course, added these super cool Reese Black Heeled Ankle Boots, which have that lovely cut out detail! I loved the boots paired with the slip dress since I think it completely nails the Grunge Girl trend that's 'in' right now!


If you like this outfit, you can find the pieces to make it your own below:


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