Welcome to my very first post of 2016, and in a bid to make it all the firsts, also my very first outfit post. Eek I’m so nervous about posting these but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. Fashion is a bit of a passion of mine and I’m just a tiny bit addicted to shopping. With the challenge set up of this blog last year (it feels so strange referring to 2015 as last year!), I couldn’t really cover much fashion here, but this year I’m hoping to change that.
This blog is still very much a place of positivity and happiness so it was only right that this very first fashion post contained some of my favourite things. First off, these boots are just the best. I am obsessed with tassels and feel like a little bit of a cowboy wearing these. I picked them up in the New Look sale last week so try and grab them quick if they’re still there! Then there’s that skirt. It’s just the perfect length, has a gorgeous pattern and I think it is ideal for work, home, and long forest walks. I also love wearing a bit of faux fur on my head, there’s something about covering your ears that makes you feel super warm and cosy.
I don’t know about you but I absolutely love January. I know a lot of people find it dreary and depressing but I love the opportunity for a new start, dark cosy nights and crisp winter walks. As long as it stays dry, January has so much going for it. I took these photos on a forest walk on New Year’s Day, we managed to escape just before it started to pour.
Winter walks are definitely one of my happy things. Last year my challenges taught me more than anything that it is the little things that make you happy, the moments in each day where you feel content. Often we forget that, we think it’s the grand achievements like the new job or getting married. How often have you heard (or said!): “I’ll be happy when I’ve just…” Actually you probably won’t be. You’ll probably stay pretty much the same level of happiness. That’s not to say there’s no hope or you shouldn’t aim for things, of course you should, that’s part of growing up and particularly of being in your twenties. But I’ve been trying to adjust my mindset to realise that old cliche that life is about the journey and not about the end goal. There will always be a new end goal and if you’re only happy when you reach it then you will never be happy. So keep aiming high, keep reaching for those dreams, but remember to enjoy the aiming and the reaching. Remember to enjoy the tiny moments. January doesn’t have to be a dreary month if you fill it full of little happy things like Netflix nights and snuggles in onesies and nights down the pub in front of the fire with friends.
Coat: Dorothy Perkins (in the sale!)
Faux Fur Headband: Accessorize (last year)
Boots: New Look (in the sale!)
So what else does the New Year have in store for this blog? Well I’m hoping to start up some regular features, including something I came up with a while ago and think the internet really needs – a good news round up. I’m going to post it twice a month and just round up all the good news I can find. 2015 was full of dark, depressing news stories and, unfortunately, 2016 will probably be the same. So I would like you to be able to come to this blog to find the positives in the world when maybe it’s getting a bit too much.
If there’s anything else you’d like to see me cover, please please let me know. Eek now it’s time to press publish! Hope you all have a wonderful (happy moment filled) Sunday.