Knits, silk & being hard on yourself

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I’ve been on a mission to buy as many jumpers as I can recently, in time for the cold weather, and this grey one from Shein is one of my favourites. It is amazing quality, I can’t wait to wear it with some wide legged trousers and heels, it’s also under £16, so great value for money. I love paring a top & bottom piece of a similar colour/tone.  Along with combinations of textures, so this knit grey knit and silk silver skirt are just the perfect combination for me. The skirt gives more of a lux feel to quite an everyday outfit. I don’t need to tell you guys how much of a staple a leather jacket is. I am actually on the lookout for an oversized version as we speak.

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I can be the queen of being hard on myself, its unfortunately a trait that has followed me since school. I feel I need to try as hard as I can and do the best I can, great you say? With this often comes the side effect of then beating yourself up (mentally) when you don’t achieve quite what you thought you would. Especially as you start to do well, whether that is in your job/hobby/family life, I find the better you get at something, and the more it starts to pay off, the harder you are on yourself and the more critical you become of your work.

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I am actually the hardest on myself when it comes to blogging, more than any other aspect of my life. I often look at my bank of pictures, ready to put on Instagram, and I can tear them apart in a matter of minutes. I have to remind myself on a daily basis that blogging is my hobby and it’s supposed to be fun, 90% of the time it is tremendous fun, the 10% of the time it’s not is purely down to me putting pressure on myself and overanalysing everything I do. My aim over the next few weeks is to just try to enjoy it more, it’s not my full-time job, it’s my hobby and I am blessed to be in the position to be able to put so much energy into it. So, my advice to any bloggers out there who are probably being too hard on themselves, remember to enjoy it. Who cares if you get 800 likes or 100 likes on a photo, if you love it then you’ve achieved something, do this for you, nobody else, and if other people appreciate what you do then that’s just a bonus.

Grace

Xx

Grey knitted jumper – Shein

Silky silver midi skirt – ASOS

Black leather jacket – Sold out – similar Zara

Black ring ankle boots – Zara

Black ‘Marmont’ bag – Gucci

 

Tropical Prints For The Win

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I saw this palm printed dress on Shein in the sale (at only £12.00!!) and I flipping love it. I wore it recently shopping with the girls and the weather was lovely, its the perfect dress to sit out in the sunshine with a couple of drinks.

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What’s lovely about this dress is there is actually a slip attached inside, so it is not see-through at all, which as a white dress you really do not need! Its also a great length, not too short & not too long, well mainly not too short, I hate having a constantly pull the back of my dress down incase my booty is sticking out, haha!

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I bought the boots I am wearing in the Topshop summer sale (has anyone noticed how good the summer sales have been this year? Certainly my bank account is aware of this!) I love how they have the cut-out section at the back and are almost like slingback ankle boots (which if you described these to me without seeing them, I’d be like ewwww no thanks!). I also love the nod towards the western style.

Grace

Xx

Palm Print Slip Dress – Shein

Black Ankle Boots – Sold Out – Similar – Topshop