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Here’s to 25

Here I am, finally recovered from my neck fiasco and feeling super pumped to blog. I have so much to show you, it really is amazing how much internet shopping you can get done on your sick bed. I’ve also just turned 25 and so I’ve got lots of beautiful presents and party stories to share too.

Equally it has rained so much in Cardiff this week it hasn’t been the weather for celebrating. I know it rains all the time here but it really, really rained… a lot. Therefore my outfits this week have been pretty casual and layered up and that’s kind of my everyday vibe at the moment. I really like wearing a hoodie underneath a smart jacket and heels, I like that it gives things a street wear feel and takes it away from looking too dressy. A hood also keeps my hair dry and my eyeliner smudge free, winner.

 

COAT : ZARA // HOODIE & VEST : PRIMARK // TEE : H&M

JEANS :  MARKS & SPENCER // BELT :  MARKS & SPENCER

BAG :  MARKS & SPENCER // BOOTS : JUST FAB

PHOTOGRAPHY : SARAH BARNES

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24 things I’ve learnt at 24.

I thought this post would be a piece of cake, but it actually took me some time to think about the things that I’ve learnt in life so far. 24 may not sound old but that’s still a fair bit of living I’ve got down and I wanted to share some pearls of wisdom that have helped me thus far.

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  1. Be authentic. Don’t be a sheep and do what everyone else is doing because in the long run, it’s not going to make you happy. Just listen to yourself and follow your own journey.
  2. Not everything will turn out exactly how you want/planned. This does not mean you should be disappointed though, you never know what’s around the corner.
  3. Stay positive. This is the one thing that will change your life, satisfaction guaranteed.
  4. Remember that nothing is for free but that hard work always pays off.
  5. Wear things that make you feel good and get rid of things that don’t. Holding on to tiny clothes that don’t fit your fabulous body will only make you feel bad and no one should feel like that.
  6. Let go. Enjoy yourself and stop worrying, life is good and it’s to be enjoyed!
  7. Eat the damn cake! There is always time to indulge and cake will always be one of those times.
  8. Follow your instinct and don’t always take the sensible option. I’ve quit my job, worn ridiculous clothes, said wild things and followed my heart. Hasn’t failed me yet.
  9. Don’t take any bullshit. Ever. Rude, bitchy, negative people are exactly who you need to avoid and ignore. Like bye Felicia.
  10. Ru Paul is life, because IF YOU CAN’T LOVE YOURSELF, HOW IN THE HELL YOU GONNA LOVE SOMEBODY ELSE??
  11. If you didn’t get the last reference and you haven’t watch Ru Paul’s Drag Race yet, then your not living life right.
  12. Make an effort for the people that you love. It’s easy to take people for granted, or to fall out of touch but if people mean a lot to you, you should show them. My family is really important to me and the older I get the more I realise that it’s me who needs to be making an effort and planning stuff with them.
  13. Work hard, play hard. Life is a balance, it’s a little bit of everything that makes it exciting.
  14. Treat yourself. When you’ve worked hard, achieved big things or just really need some chocolate.
  15. Ask for help. You’d be surprised how lovely, generous and talented other people can be with their time.
  16. SAY YES. Don’t waste opportunities and take every challenge, it makes you grow and it opens doors.
  17. Think about what you want. I follow the secret, which I’m not pushing on you here, but visualising your goals and knowing where you want to be gives purpose to what your doing.
  18. Fall in love. It’s actually really fun and it’s good for your soul.
  19. Look after your feet. I’ve already failed at this which is why I now realise how important it is, the ghost of bunions future will thank ya.
  20. Invest in good clothes and look after them. A wardrobe full of quick fixes will only last you one season and maybe even one wash. Investing in good, classic pieces means you’ll always have something to wear.
  21. Be generous. With your time, love, advice, friendship and food.
  22. Never give up. Never, ever, ever. If you have a dream, you freakin’ get up and you get it.
  23. Have fun! Everyday.
  24. Always remember that it doesn’t matter what other people think about you. It’s what you think about you that counts.

I hope you enjoyed reading these and as always, if there is anything you’d like to share leave me a comment below. I’d love to hear your thoughts x