My life, a year on.

It’s been over a year since I moved to London and started my blogging venture.

In light of this milestone, I wanted to share a little life update along with some of the key things I’ve learned over this year.

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In collaboration with Prettylittlething, all images are shopabble (click on the image).

Stay Hopeful

It’s been a whirlwind few months but gradually things are falling into place and I’m even more excited for my future than ever before. If I’ve learned one thing this year, it’s that everything happens for a reason (it’s taken me a year of setbacks to truly believe this).

I guess the main reason I wanted to write this post was to instil hope into those of you who may feel temporarily unhappy or frustrated with your current situation in life. I wanted to say that this feeling or position won’t last forever and that setbacks are simply part of your journey to success.

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Wearing the LACE TOP PLEATED MIDI DRESS from Prettylittlething in a size 6. This dress also comes in Dusty Blue which is super gorgeous!

Embrace Change

With Alex going on tour at the end of the month (woo), paired with my new job and new house, the word CHANGE comes to mind.

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Wearing the PETITE ZEBRA PRINT HIGH NECK RUCHED SLEEVE BLOUSE in size 6 (on sale £8.00) teamed with the SATIN BOXER JOGGERS in size 6 (£22.00) Photo by Jonny Reid Photography

I haven’t always dealt with change very well which some of you may find surprising, considering I’ve lived in 3 countries in 4 years… But it’s fair to say I like routine and I don’t find it easy to adjust to big changes quickly, so I’m definitely giving myself a challenge these next couple of months.

I’m feeling a mixture of excitement, nervousness and most importantly, progression.

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Photo by Jonny Reid Photography

Gut Instinct is Everything

I’d been desperate for a creative role for a long time and I’d been offered jobs at various different companies throughout the year, but none of them had given me that overwhelming excitement I was yearning for.

Finally, the interview for The Wedding Gallery came around and I knew that this was the job I needed to progress in my career.

 

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Wearing WHITE LACE TOP PLEATED MIDI DRESS with OFFICE MAGSA SNAKESKIN HEELS

 

I’ve now bagged myself a job which encompasses my love of events, social media and creative direction.

Dress Well

“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” – Yves Saint Laurent

In line with my new job, my daily dress code will be changing from smart-casual office wear to a more refined and sophisticated look. When offered the chance to collaborate with Prettylittlething, I used this opportunity to kick-start my new, more glam wardrobe.

 

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Photo by Jonny Reid Photography

 

I absolutely love the zebra high neck blouse as its super easy to mix and match with different looks and remains playful yet classy. The satin trousers are comfortable and lightweight but the material lends them an air of  sophistication.

The white pleated dress is going to be the perfect go-to for meetings and events, its easy to wear, comfortable but extremely elegant and simple. I’m loving the pieces I chose and think they’ll work perfectly within my new place of work.

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Wearing WHITE LACE TOP PLEATED MIDI DRESS with OFFICE MAGSA SNAKESKIN HEELS

Look at the Bigger Picture

Overall, I’m really looking forward to this next stage of my life, but naturally I’m still a little anxious, (mainly because of the unknown). I’m focusing on this amazing opportunity and looking back on what I’ve achieved in the short time that I’ve been in London.

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Photo by Jonny Reid Photography

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the amazing people I’ve met this year, you know who you are and I’m really grateful to have had your support over these past few months.

To conclude, I wanted to finish with this quote;

“Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”
— John Mayer