Dressing in red and green to prolong what little is left of the festive vibe!
Oh, why can’t Christmas last longer! Is it still ok to eat half a box of chocolates for breakfast? How about chocolate rice crispies? Cereal is cereal!…
Unless it’s a Christmas jumper, you’ll have noticed that thick jumpers are not my favourite item of clothing to wear, especially if it has a wide neck.
I’m just not a fan of winter fashion, and I’ll usually try and get away with the lightest clothing as possible with a cardi thrown over it. I don’t like layer upon layer and because ugh, restrictive body movement.
However, if a jumper is one of my favourite colours, I’m not going to resist. Especially if I can wear it with my favourite white collar top underneath!
And as I’ve got a thing for bright accessories lately (it’s the one thing that gets me out of a style-rut, to be honest!) so I had to bring my red Brit-Stitch bag, from the Make It Your Own section.
I chose a dark red for the main body of the bag, with an olive green side. When I wore my pastel green jumper from F&F with red nail polish, it was a total coincidence that it just happened to match the colours on the bag!
My pretty shoes are from Miss Hamptons, all the way from Spain. It says “Miss” in gold, which is a nice touch, I thought. I definitely need to wear them in a bit more!
As I am currently suffering from a case of the January blues, I’ve decided to stay away from dark coloured clothes for the rest of the Winter. Anything to keep me feeling a bit more positive!
So. I have finally closed down my jewellery shop which I had been running since 2008. In essence, I have quit my job.
It was something that I’d been considering for the past 12 months. I keep telling myself that it is not big deal, but I started the business during University with money I saved up, and I continued working on it after graduation so it has been everything to me for the past five years.
Image credit: Mary Harvey
It’s scary but I’m ready for something new, I’m just not sure what yet – and that’s where I’m having difficulties getting my head around. I’ve learnt so much in that time and the silver lining is that this blog stemmed from that.
I won’t waffle on, not knowing what the future holds is increasing my anxiety levels are at an all time high and there has been many sleepless nights! I should be excited for a new chapter, but I’m really quite scared.
I took last week off from blogging to tie up lose ends and sort things out. I have a couple of exciting short-term plans lined up already but that still doesn’t stop me wondering and worrying about what will happen after that.
I must remind myself that I don’t have to know everything, the future is unpredictable no matter how much we plan things out. I have to remember that worrying about something (anything) isn’t going to benefit me in any way at all.
So I have to find a way to channel that energy and change things for the better for myself. You’ve just got to get on with things, don’t you?
Everything will eventually be ok!