I find it incredibly fitting that, in this post, I am wearing a t-shirt that says 'xoxo'. I guess it's just very reminiscent with the whole Gossip Girl vibe, you know what I mean? 

You see, despite the fact that I tend to really put myself out there online, and despite the fact that you might think that I've bared every inch of my soul to you, I haven't. I think a lot of people can presume that they know everything about someone just by reading through their blog or scrolling through their instagram feed, but that's simply not the case. Much like Gossip Girl (for every episode until the last one, of course), you have no idea who I am. You don't know everything about me, you don't know every little detail, but I think it's fair enough that I keep some parts of my life private.





I am very open online - a lot more open than a lot of people. I talk about personal things, personal situations, and I'm totally happy that I'm able to do that. In fact, I love that I'm able to do that. The fact that I'm not afraid to be honest about who I am or what I have been through/ am going through, is honestly amazing to me. I always used to hide away and not want to be heard... now all I want to do is be heard. I want people to listen, to read and to relate. I want to create content with a purpose.



RING - VINTAGE // GLASSES - FIRMOO

However, as much as I love writing in the way that I do, being incredibly honest with you all, I am not yet able (and don't think I ever will be) to share every single thing.

There are things, our deepest darkest secrets, and these are the things that really make us who we are. Without these things, no matter what it may be, we wouldn't be the people we have become and we wouldn't be living the way that we are living.

I think of my deepest darkest secrets and the idea of sharing them makes me cringe with every inch of my body. The idea of the world knowing certain information about me and my life makes me so unfortable. Yet, there are sooooo many other things about myself that I am fine to talk about.




There are things that I'm comfortable sharing, and there are things that I am not, and I'm so lucky to have people that are readers of my blog and other profiles, that are incredibly respectful of that.

I guess that you all just understand that, despite maybe thinking that you can swipe onto my Instagram profile and learn everything about me, it's just simply not possible. It's impossible to learn about the inner workings of my mind or my every emotion, just by simply looking at an OOTD picture on my feed. It's not possible to work out what I'm going through (even if I have written about 10 million moany tweets in a row) just by looking at my Twitter. Our online lives aren't always a true perception of what's going on, and I'm glad that you respect that with me.

Unfortunately, I know for a lot of other people, that is not the case. I know people who receive awful comments or are presumed the be 'fake', when really, people are just jumping to conclusions. People can be very presumptuous.





So, I just want to remind you, that no matter how much you think you know about someone from the internet, you don't know everything. You don't know what's happening behind closed doors, or what they're dealing with mentally. Remember that we're not just online profiles, we are human beings and as much as we love doing what we do - writing about important topics - it's nice to respect privacy and treat people well.

"Because no matter how tough the world becomes, you must never run out of sweetness."





Now, as much as I could ramble on and on about this topic for another 5,000 words, I won't. Instead, let me give you the low down on this outfit because I am absolutely obsessed with it.

You may or may not already know that I am in love with the red and pink trend this year. I just think it's the most amazing colour combination. It's fun and vibrant and I love how eye-catching it is! Usually, I never know how to accessorize when I wear it however, this time, Paul's Boutique have well and truly come to my rescue.



Now, when Paul's Boutique got in contact with me, I was hit with an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia. Back in 2009, when everyone in my year at school wanted the Paul's Boutique hoodies and handbags, I never would have dreamed that 8 years later, I would be working with them. How time flies, ey?

Anyway, I digress...

This bag is the Mini Cross-body Bag from the Brompton Collection in Pale Gold and is just the perfect addition to this outfit. The colour works wonderfully with the pink and red and it, similarly, is just so pretty and eye-catching. The size is perfect too. It's not too small and not too big - able to fit lots in it without looking big or bulky. I actually LOVE it and can't wait to style it some more. I think it would work amazingly with an all black look too, just to add a little bit of something extra.


If you're as infatuated with this bag as I am, make sure you head on over to the Paul's Boutique website and check out their latest collection! Click HERE to head straight there!

Shop this look:


Do You Really Know Me? ft. Paul's Boutique #ad





I find it incredibly fitting that, in this post, I am wearing a t-shirt that says 'xoxo'. I guess it's just very reminiscent with the whole Gossip Girl vibe, you know what I mean? 

You see, despite the fact that I tend to really put myself out there online, and despite the fact that you might think that I've bared every inch of my soul to you, I haven't. I think a lot of people can presume that they know everything about someone just by reading through their blog or scrolling through their instagram feed, but that's simply not the case. Much like Gossip Girl (for every episode until the last one, of course), you have no idea who I am. You don't know everything about me, you don't know every little detail, but I think it's fair enough that I keep some parts of my life private.





I am very open online - a lot more open than a lot of people. I talk about personal things, personal situations, and I'm totally happy that I'm able to do that. In fact, I love that I'm able to do that. The fact that I'm not afraid to be honest about who I am or what I have been through/ am going through, is honestly amazing to me. I always used to hide away and not want to be heard... now all I want to do is be heard. I want people to listen, to read and to relate. I want to create content with a purpose.



RING - VINTAGE // GLASSES - FIRMOO

However, as much as I love writing in the way that I do, being incredibly honest with you all, I am not yet able (and don't think I ever will be) to share every single thing.

There are things, our deepest darkest secrets, and these are the things that really make us who we are. Without these things, no matter what it may be, we wouldn't be the people we have become and we wouldn't be living the way that we are living.

I think of my deepest darkest secrets and the idea of sharing them makes me cringe with every inch of my body. The idea of the world knowing certain information about me and my life makes me so unfortable. Yet, there are sooooo many other things about myself that I am fine to talk about.




There are things that I'm comfortable sharing, and there are things that I am not, and I'm so lucky to have people that are readers of my blog and other profiles, that are incredibly respectful of that.

I guess that you all just understand that, despite maybe thinking that you can swipe onto my Instagram profile and learn everything about me, it's just simply not possible. It's impossible to learn about the inner workings of my mind or my every emotion, just by simply looking at an OOTD picture on my feed. It's not possible to work out what I'm going through (even if I have written about 10 million moany tweets in a row) just by looking at my Twitter. Our online lives aren't always a true perception of what's going on, and I'm glad that you respect that with me.

Unfortunately, I know for a lot of other people, that is not the case. I know people who receive awful comments or are presumed the be 'fake', when really, people are just jumping to conclusions. People can be very presumptuous.





So, I just want to remind you, that no matter how much you think you know about someone from the internet, you don't know everything. You don't know what's happening behind closed doors, or what they're dealing with mentally. Remember that we're not just online profiles, we are human beings and as much as we love doing what we do - writing about important topics - it's nice to respect privacy and treat people well.

"Because no matter how tough the world becomes, you must never run out of sweetness."





Now, as much as I could ramble on and on about this topic for another 5,000 words, I won't. Instead, let me give you the low down on this outfit because I am absolutely obsessed with it.

You may or may not already know that I am in love with the red and pink trend this year. I just think it's the most amazing colour combination. It's fun and vibrant and I love how eye-catching it is! Usually, I never know how to accessorize when I wear it however, this time, Paul's Boutique have well and truly come to my rescue.



Now, when Paul's Boutique got in contact with me, I was hit with an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia. Back in 2009, when everyone in my year at school wanted the Paul's Boutique hoodies and handbags, I never would have dreamed that 8 years later, I would be working with them. How time flies, ey?

Anyway, I digress...

This bag is the Mini Cross-body Bag from the Brompton Collection in Pale Gold and is just the perfect addition to this outfit. The colour works wonderfully with the pink and red and it, similarly, is just so pretty and eye-catching. The size is perfect too. It's not too small and not too big - able to fit lots in it without looking big or bulky. I actually LOVE it and can't wait to style it some more. I think it would work amazingly with an all black look too, just to add a little bit of something extra.


If you're as infatuated with this bag as I am, make sure you head on over to the Paul's Boutique website and check out their latest collection! Click HERE to head straight there!

Shop this look:





Gingham, despite usually being associated with child hood and picnic blankets, has totally taken the fashion world by storm this season. It's interesting just how much things, fashion and, simply, ourselves, can evolve over time. Trends come in and out (I mean, you won't be seeing me wearing anything that was popular in the 00's anytime soon, that's for sure) and similarly, so do the people, the experiences and the habits of our lives.




When I'm challenged to make big decisions, it makes me realise just how much growing up I've done during my 18 years on the planet. Even just a couple of years ago, I wouldn't have been gutsy enough to do some of the things I do today. I've made life choices that are going to affect my future, I've started earning money from doing what I love and, slowly but surely, I've matured into a young adult (how bloody scary).




Let's go back about 10 years. I would have been 8 years old. At 8 years old, I would have had no idea that my life was going to be the way that it has done. I wouldn't have known about Eating Disorders or mental health issues, I wouldn't have known about modelling and the modelling industry, and I, for sure, wouldn't have known about blogging... I'm not even sure it existed back then! At 8 years old, I was clueless about fashion, and I wouldn't have known what gingham was if you threw it in my face and screamed 'THIS IS GINGHAM!'. I was young, care free, and fashion wasn't something I focused on. Then, fast forward 10 years, and here I am. I'm 18 years old, I've been through hell and back with my mental health, I've been modelling for a year, and my blog is my life. Fashion takes up about 95% of my time; I know all about the gingham trend and am constantly thinking of ways to incorporate it into my wardrobe. I've very simply, 'grown up'. 







You see, we can't predict our futures, even when we're at an age where we're able to start molding it all together. Similarly, we can't predict which fashion trends (that used to remind us of our summer school uniform) are going to come popping back up in Vogue magazine.

I would never have predicted that I'd be wearing bright blue trousers and a bright red jacket and trying to make my hotel room into some kind of editorial photo-shoot, back when I used to stand in my back garden against that white wall with my camera on self timer (you'll know what I'm talking about if you've read this blog for a while haha). Things change and things are very much out of our control, but I kind of love that sometimes.





Everything happens for a reason, and that includes trends and which things are currently in fashion. Gingham is in style right now for a reason, and it's probably to let it escape from that boundary of being 'picnic blanket, summer dress and wicker basket' related. Gingham deserves it's moment, even if it is just by simply incorporating it in a small amount like I've done here. Just like I have had chance to grow up, so has fashion and it's boundaries.

If you're wanting to recreate this look, or simply just incorporate a little bit of gingham into your wardrobe, then head on over to the New Look website and have a good ol' mooch!

Growing Up, Gingham and Predicting The Future ft. New Look #ad




Gingham, despite usually being associated with child hood and picnic blankets, has totally taken the fashion world by storm this season. It's interesting just how much things, fashion and, simply, ourselves, can evolve over time. Trends come in and out (I mean, you won't be seeing me wearing anything that was popular in the 00's anytime soon, that's for sure) and similarly, so do the people, the experiences and the habits of our lives.




When I'm challenged to make big decisions, it makes me realise just how much growing up I've done during my 18 years on the planet. Even just a couple of years ago, I wouldn't have been gutsy enough to do some of the things I do today. I've made life choices that are going to affect my future, I've started earning money from doing what I love and, slowly but surely, I've matured into a young adult (how bloody scary).




Let's go back about 10 years. I would have been 8 years old. At 8 years old, I would have had no idea that my life was going to be the way that it has done. I wouldn't have known about Eating Disorders or mental health issues, I wouldn't have known about modelling and the modelling industry, and I, for sure, wouldn't have known about blogging... I'm not even sure it existed back then! At 8 years old, I was clueless about fashion, and I wouldn't have known what gingham was if you threw it in my face and screamed 'THIS IS GINGHAM!'. I was young, care free, and fashion wasn't something I focused on. Then, fast forward 10 years, and here I am. I'm 18 years old, I've been through hell and back with my mental health, I've been modelling for a year, and my blog is my life. Fashion takes up about 95% of my time; I know all about the gingham trend and am constantly thinking of ways to incorporate it into my wardrobe. I've very simply, 'grown up'. 







You see, we can't predict our futures, even when we're at an age where we're able to start molding it all together. Similarly, we can't predict which fashion trends (that used to remind us of our summer school uniform) are going to come popping back up in Vogue magazine.

I would never have predicted that I'd be wearing bright blue trousers and a bright red jacket and trying to make my hotel room into some kind of editorial photo-shoot, back when I used to stand in my back garden against that white wall with my camera on self timer (you'll know what I'm talking about if you've read this blog for a while haha). Things change and things are very much out of our control, but I kind of love that sometimes.





Everything happens for a reason, and that includes trends and which things are currently in fashion. Gingham is in style right now for a reason, and it's probably to let it escape from that boundary of being 'picnic blanket, summer dress and wicker basket' related. Gingham deserves it's moment, even if it is just by simply incorporating it in a small amount like I've done here. Just like I have had chance to grow up, so has fashion and it's boundaries.

If you're wanting to recreate this look, or simply just incorporate a little bit of gingham into your wardrobe, then head on over to the New Look website and have a good ol' mooch!



As I stood donning this incredibly vibrant outfit, I began thinking to myself just how much my style has evolved and changed, even over the past few months. When I first began blogging, I was very into the 'minimalist' vibe and would only ever grab for the monochromatic pieces. Now, 2 and a bit years later and, I'm really stepping out of that 'comfort zone' and experimenting with my style. It's interesting to see how far you've come and grown and evolved.





JUMPER - ZARA // TROUSERS - ASOS

I spent a lot of the past year worrying about one particular thing and that one thing was 'change'. I'd been kind of stuck in 2014 for the past few years, simply because I'd dropped out of college (and basically society) (you know the story) and my life had stood still for a really long time. Once I had began to feel better, it was really strange to me just how much things, people and life had changed whilst I was 'gone'. The relationships in my life felt different, things that were 'cool' were no longer 'cool', and I just really wasn't sure how to deal with it.

It really upset me that things had changed. I wanted to go back to my 'old life', but 2 years or so had passed and it would be ridiculous for things to have stood still as they were over such a long period of time. But, still, it felt very odd to be trying to slip back into normality when none of it felt 'normal' to me.






That's the thing - nothing felt normal anymore. Everything had progressed (as life does), and because I wasn't there to progress with it, I couldn't just slip smoothly back into the way things were.

This is when I really began to develop Paranoia. I was worrying about why things had changed and it made me constantly doubt myself and other people. I was confused by the way that people had changed their ways and the way that they were acting different with me. I couldn't comprehend that in those 2 years where I had felt the same age (16), the majority of people around me had been going through one of the biggest pivotal moments of a young person's life (turning 18). I just basically wanted things to be how they were. I expected to go back to the exact same life and relationships that I had in 2014, but obviously I'd been off the radar for so long, that that was quite clearly not going to be the case.

I began to question everything. I was constantly concerned that I was doing something wrong and that that was why people were acting different with me. I'd be thinking 'oh my god, you're irritating them' 'they hate you' 'what have I done?', on a daily basis and it became all I would be able to focus on. I didn't want to end up pushing people further away, so I would stop myself from speaking or doing certain things around people. I'd basically began stopping myself from actually being 'myself' - I was more concerned with pleasing everyone.





EARRINGS - VINTAGE // COAT - ZARA

It only really hit me at the end of last year, just how much I was exhausting myself over trying to be this 'old me' and ensure that everyone liked me. I didn't know how to act within these new relationships that had evolved whilst I was 'away' and it really hurt at the time. However, as I began to grow and change and become the person I am today, I realised that we all change and that it's just a part of life. Things can't stay the way that they are, or else the world would just be at a stand still. No one would be able to progress further with anything and we'd all still be acting like we were 16. 

I realise now that change is good. Everyone needs to grow as a human being, both mentally and physically, and emotionally too. Without change, we cannot evolve and challenge ourselves to new things - it forces us to break through our boundaries and move on from stages of our lives that we need to let go of. I was holding on to a part of my life that, really, I just needed to be free from. I was trying to grip onto relationships that no longer existed, rather than excepting the news ones and learning from them. And, even though it was hard and it hurt me to do so, I had to just let go.





LIPS - SMASHBOX // RING - PRIMARK

"The world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it"

The same applies to my style. If my style, my content, my blog, etc etc, hadn't changed and grown since I first started, then I probably would't have made the progress that I have, both as a blogger and simply, a human being, that I have today. Challenging myself by adding a splash of colour or pattern to my wardrobe has allowed me a sense of creative freedom. I can take inspiration from the catwalk trends that aren't 'minimal' or 'simplistic'. I can look at the likes of Gucci and Givenchy and take inspiration from the colours and styles and be excited to try out something fun and new. It's simply wonderful to just feel free and let your creativity out.

Just like with my relationships with people, and the way that life and what's 'cool', adjusts depending on the times, so will my relationship with fashion, so will my relationship with this blog, and that is 100% a positive thing.

Shop this look here:


People Change, People Grow




As I stood donning this incredibly vibrant outfit, I began thinking to myself just how much my style has evolved and changed, even over the past few months. When I first began blogging, I was very into the 'minimalist' vibe and would only ever grab for the monochromatic pieces. Now, 2 and a bit years later and, I'm really stepping out of that 'comfort zone' and experimenting with my style. It's interesting to see how far you've come and grown and evolved.





JUMPER - ZARA // TROUSERS - ASOS

I spent a lot of the past year worrying about one particular thing and that one thing was 'change'. I'd been kind of stuck in 2014 for the past few years, simply because I'd dropped out of college (and basically society) (you know the story) and my life had stood still for a really long time. Once I had began to feel better, it was really strange to me just how much things, people and life had changed whilst I was 'gone'. The relationships in my life felt different, things that were 'cool' were no longer 'cool', and I just really wasn't sure how to deal with it.

It really upset me that things had changed. I wanted to go back to my 'old life', but 2 years or so had passed and it would be ridiculous for things to have stood still as they were over such a long period of time. But, still, it felt very odd to be trying to slip back into normality when none of it felt 'normal' to me.






That's the thing - nothing felt normal anymore. Everything had progressed (as life does), and because I wasn't there to progress with it, I couldn't just slip smoothly back into the way things were.

This is when I really began to develop Paranoia. I was worrying about why things had changed and it made me constantly doubt myself and other people. I was confused by the way that people had changed their ways and the way that they were acting different with me. I couldn't comprehend that in those 2 years where I had felt the same age (16), the majority of people around me had been going through one of the biggest pivotal moments of a young person's life (turning 18). I just basically wanted things to be how they were. I expected to go back to the exact same life and relationships that I had in 2014, but obviously I'd been off the radar for so long, that that was quite clearly not going to be the case.

I began to question everything. I was constantly concerned that I was doing something wrong and that that was why people were acting different with me. I'd be thinking 'oh my god, you're irritating them' 'they hate you' 'what have I done?', on a daily basis and it became all I would be able to focus on. I didn't want to end up pushing people further away, so I would stop myself from speaking or doing certain things around people. I'd basically began stopping myself from actually being 'myself' - I was more concerned with pleasing everyone.





EARRINGS - VINTAGE // COAT - ZARA

It only really hit me at the end of last year, just how much I was exhausting myself over trying to be this 'old me' and ensure that everyone liked me. I didn't know how to act within these new relationships that had evolved whilst I was 'away' and it really hurt at the time. However, as I began to grow and change and become the person I am today, I realised that we all change and that it's just a part of life. Things can't stay the way that they are, or else the world would just be at a stand still. No one would be able to progress further with anything and we'd all still be acting like we were 16. 

I realise now that change is good. Everyone needs to grow as a human being, both mentally and physically, and emotionally too. Without change, we cannot evolve and challenge ourselves to new things - it forces us to break through our boundaries and move on from stages of our lives that we need to let go of. I was holding on to a part of my life that, really, I just needed to be free from. I was trying to grip onto relationships that no longer existed, rather than excepting the news ones and learning from them. And, even though it was hard and it hurt me to do so, I had to just let go.





LIPS - SMASHBOX // RING - PRIMARK

"The world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it"

The same applies to my style. If my style, my content, my blog, etc etc, hadn't changed and grown since I first started, then I probably would't have made the progress that I have, both as a blogger and simply, a human being, that I have today. Challenging myself by adding a splash of colour or pattern to my wardrobe has allowed me a sense of creative freedom. I can take inspiration from the catwalk trends that aren't 'minimal' or 'simplistic'. I can look at the likes of Gucci and Givenchy and take inspiration from the colours and styles and be excited to try out something fun and new. It's simply wonderful to just feel free and let your creativity out.

Just like with my relationships with people, and the way that life and what's 'cool', adjusts depending on the times, so will my relationship with fashion, so will my relationship with this blog, and that is 100% a positive thing.

Shop this look here:


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