Monday, 4 May 2015

Returning to blogging?


I'm not too sure what came over me this weekend, but for some reason I just had the urge to blog. So here I am.

It has almost been a year (this Wednesday) that I started a job in sales, which is not me at all but you know what, sometimes needs must and at the time I needed a job - anything to help fund me moving out with my boyfriend. I guess I kind of blame this job for me losing touch with my blog. Waking up at 7am each day and not returning home until between 8-9pm, Monday to Friday, is hard going. But then again, maybe if I really wanted to blog then I would have done so...who knows, all I do know is when you work such long hours in what can be a very stressful job, especially when you have never done anything like it before, whilst trying to build up a business of your own on the side, you kind of feel like there are not enough hours in the day and in the end you feel like a bit of a recluse.

Well, luckily for me I was offered a different role within the company I work for last week and I took it straight away without a second thought. This new job role involves helping out in the training department (the place where all the 'new starters' are trained - pretty self explanatory really) which is what I have always been interested in since starting almost a year ago. And do you know what the best part is?...the hours, 8:30am-5:30pm! To some that may not sound that great, but let me tell you after always staying late at work and getting home at what feels like bed time(!) this is a dream! So I start this new job role tomorrow and I'm hoping this will be a step in the right direction for me. I guess finishing at 5:30pm from now on made me think that maybe I will have time to blog again, even if it is just once per week to begin with to jot down my thoughts or capture my fav outfit of the week, who knows.

As I mentioned before, and in the previous blog post, I am trying to start up my own business. It has always been a dream of mine to do so, so why not take a chance and start now, we all start somewhere. I started this website back in December with my first proper collection in March this year, but unfortunately I've begun to feel a little lost with it again. I kind of feel like I'm back to square one and have no idea where to go from here. Do I stick with womenswear? Try baby/kiddies wear? (as that was my initial thought being at the age where everyone on Facebook is having babies!) I just don't know anymore.

I guess I'm in limbo with life right now and just trying to figure out where I want to be and what I want to do...infact I know exactly where I want to be and what I want to do, but it's just the getting there part that I'm struggling with. Sigh.

Sorry for a bit of a rambly post guys, it was always inevitable when returning to blogging after being away for so long. Don't expect too much on here as I don't really know where this will lead me. I'm just going to have to go with the flow, so maybe I'll speak with you soon, maybe another year will past...but thanks for reading if you got this far.


Saturday, 4 April 2015

Silent Sweetheart's Boutique

Hello all,

I don't know if anyone will even read this, seeing as I haven't blogged since September. Last year I was so jam-packed with working long shifts that there was never any time to blog anymore, and us bloggers all know how important daylight is for capturing the perfect outfit photo!

Well, this year I have been making some changes to my work life and hopefully that will leave me more time to do the things I am really passionate about. One of which being my new clothing business which I launched in December. As some of you may know having my own clothing boutique is something that I have dreamed of for a very, very long time and I finally got the guts to just go for it and make it happen, because if you don't do it whilst you're still young then when will you?!


Orders are slow and steady, which I guess is a good thing seeing as I work full time, but I would love for it to really pick up and become my job somewhere in the future. That is what I am working towards atleast. That is why I thought I would write a blog post based on my boutique and spread the word a little more.



This post is more of an intro and the basic outline of my website but in the next coming weeks I will be sharing 'outfit of the day' posts of me wearing the products I have designed and made myself to share with you all! If you have any feedback for me or any questions about any of the items then you can either comment below or email me at silentsweetheartsboutique.bigcartel.com - but for now, I really hope you like my SS'15 collection :)


I definitely feel that I need to make more dresses as they are always a hit so watch this space! I also have scrunchies on the website too so take a look - www.silentsweetheartsboutique.bigcartel.com 

Speak soon loves,

Saturday, 27 September 2014

135. Two peas in a pod

Me - Hat, Cardigan, Jeans & Shoes:  New Look  //  Top: River Island
Jack - Everything: New Look

Hey loves,

Today me and Jack popped into town to buy a few things and have a little browse. Jack ended up buying a hat pretty similar to mine which was really funny as we didn't even notice until we were out of the shop and he put it on!! I thought Jack looked really nice today so I asked if he would like to be on my blog so I can show you guys his style. He really loves to try out new looks and be different and I love it when I can be his personal shopper/stylist! 


Tomorrow's post will also involve Jack too as he has created a really, really cool gift idea for Christmas! I won't reveal anything yet so you'll have to pop back tomorrow to find out what the hell I'm talking about! Haha!

I have to say I am so, so glad I am more organised with my blog and YouTube channel. It's something that makes me so happy to do and I am so gutted I have let it slip so often over the years as I look at other bloggers and wonder where I would be if I have kept it a constant thing since I started back in 2010. Having said that, everything happens for a reason and I am just happy to be back blogging again. It's still early days but here's hoping I can keep it up, and this time for good!


I hope you are all well lovelies! Speak soon!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

134. Back to School

Necklace: New Look  //  Top:  DIY/Handmade  //  Shorts:  DIY/Handmade  //  Rucksack:  New Look  //  Shoes: New Look


Hello lovelies,

Today's outfit looks rather formal and a wee bit 'back-to-school' which is rather fitting for this time of year, however it was unintentional as I didn't notice until I looked back on these photos. I really love this look though as it's so simple and comfortable for the unusual weather we have been having. I don't know whether I'm coming on going this time of the year as the weather is just so unpredictable! Last week I had my legs out and sunnies on and just a few days later I'm wearing tights and a deep red lip! Deary me.


Anyway, this top I made from scratch a little while ago and I am hopeing to make some more to sell, something which I am constantly wanting to do but it's just finding the money to actually do it! Soon I will be creating a 'deopop' account as I need to sell soo much stuff and I need you guys to all take a look and hopefully buy something as I need to money to buy materials to then make into tops like this and 2 pieces etc. Everything will be £5 so if you could have a little look and you may see something you like! I'll update you guys when it is up and running :)


I hope you guys are all good! Expect to see a lot more of me on my blog as I am knuckling down and not letting working long hours get in the way of my blog anymore. It's not my job that's holding me back, it's my lazy ass and things need to change as I love blogging!!

Speak soon sweet,

Sunday, 21 September 2014

133. The last of the summer sun

Sunglasses:  Dublin  //  Necklace & T-Shirt and Shoes:  New Look  //  Skirt: DIY/Handmade  //  Socks: Topshop

Hey beauts,

Oh what a beautiful day it has been!! This week has been very hit and miss with the weather, one minute it's thunder storms and the next it's blazing hot sunshine like today (well, maybe not quite 'blazing' but it's hot non-the-less). I feel like today could have been the last of the summer sun that we will see so I thought I would make the most of it and chill out on the balcony before the Monday blues creep around again. And not to mention snap some pretty outfit photos in the sun!


Can you believe I was actually going to wear tights today?! I am so glad I didn't because it was so lovely and warm where I live today and it was perfect to have a bit of wind to cool me down. That is the great thing about living so close to the see, there is always a lovely breeze in the background. I'm not sure I could ever not live by the sea having grown up living a 5 minute walk away!

Anywho, today's outfit is pretty basic as I think this skirt I made a few years ago is very bold in itself. With statement pieces like this you don't really need anything else to add to the outfit which is why I just opted for white accompaniments. A basic white tee is always an essential in a girls wardrobe and fits perfectly with the skirt to tone the outfit down a little. Having said that I always opt for a statement necklace too to keep the balance in the outfit. Lastly is the trainers and frilly white socks to add a little girly touch to finish. I love basic outfits like this as they are so comfy and fun, perfect for a day like today!


Hope you're all well sweets! Expect to see a lot more of me around on my blog, I have been doing some serious planning today and it's safe to say I feel very humble thanks to finally having a productive day and not being lazy!! Also I did a video alongside this blog post which you can watch below, please also check out my channel and subscribe! :D



Speak soon sweets,

Monday, 25 August 2014

132. In the eye of the beholder

Hat, Top, Shorts & Boots: New Look  //  Scarf: & Blazer: Vintage

Hey sweets,

So what better way to get myself back into the blogging world than with a little 'ootd' for you all. Today the sun has decided to take a off and let the rain and gloom take over, but that's ok, there's something about Autumn/Winter fashion that I just love.

I opted for a pretty basic look with lots of added interest. Underneath the blazer, which is very lightweight so perfect for this type of weather when it is still quite warm, I am wearing a plain black, long-sleeved top tucked into a pair of my favourite teal shorts (which I bought from New Look many years ago!), black tights and my beloved Chelsea boots. I then added my sheer, floral scarf which I bought from a charity shop all those years ago, to lighten up the outfit and my fedora - perfect in the light rain (you know the rain I mean, the type that you can't feel until you walk inside and suddenly realise you're soaking wet!). Lastly, of course I am wearing a bright lipstick to make up for all those months I couldn't wear lipstick with my top brace on. This particular shade is from the Kate Moss range, number 12.


This weekend I have been attempting to vlog, it being a bank holiday weekend and all! And the fact that I can finally enjoy bank holiday weekends now that I no longer work in retail! Woo!! Haha! So today I went for lunch with my Mum and her partner which was lovely and now I am at home, cuddling with the kittens watching the rain through the french doors. There's just something so lovely about snuggling up inside when it raining outside.

Also, the kittens decided to join me for a little photobooth sesh, haha! How cute do they look!!


I promise a post will be coming on the kittens soon! Speak soon lovelies,

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Guess who's wearing lipstick?!


Hey sweets,

Look who's wearing lipstick again?! Anyone who has not read my blog before this will not seem like a big deal, but I have had braces on since February and haven't been able to wear lipstick as it rubs off onto the braces. It's never a pretty sight. But, incase you haven't seen by the pictures already, I got the top row of my braces off last Monday! Horray!! The bottom row will be kept on for around another 4 weeks as I wanted to keep them on a bit longer so that they have more of a chance of being perfectly straight (They're still facing in slightly so a little longer won't hurt!). Anyway, I did a whole video on it so feel free to take a look! Don't forget to subscribe and thumbs up my channel! I also completely forgot to mention on there what the whole experience was like getting them off, but I figure I'll put it all in the next update when I get the bottom row of. It's safe to say it didn't hurt one bit!


I hope you enjoy the video! As always, any questions you have then please leave a comment and I'll get back to you :)

Speak soon lovelies,