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.


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!

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