Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Diversity In Fashion Catwalk

Hey beauts,

On Saturday I was very kindly invited to sit front row at my lovely friend, and work colleague's, university fashion show. Pasha, who also blogs over at 'It's Fashion o'clock', put on an amazing, diverse fashion show for her final university project. She didn't just do the ordinary, she thought outside of the box and put on an amazing catwalk show involving all kinds of different models to show diversity which I thought was a really lovely and unique idea. The show was also in aid of raising money for 'Young Minds' and in memory of her friend Stevie who sadly passed away earlier this year.

The show consisted of this Spring's trends such as tropical, dark florals, whites and pastels. All clothing was kindly lent to Pasha from various companies around Southampton including New Look, River Island, Matalan and more. Pasha organised and put on this show all by herself! She rounded up a team to help her and arranged everything from the venue to the models to the outfits, and it was all worth it as it turned out to be a really great show, well done Pasha!! :D

Not only did I want to share this with you as it was such a great show and for a really good cause, but also because despite not knowing Pasha for very long she is one top gal! We work together most days and have such a laugh together and it's just so nice to interact with another blogger in person!! As strange as that sounds there aren't many bloggers in our area (or if there are, show yourselves!!) so it's really lovely to be able to talk to someone who holds the same interest and passion as you do. If you haven't heard of Pasha's blog, 'It's Fashion o'clock', before then head on over and give her a huge well done on her show as she did amazing!! 

Speak to you soon lovelies,

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

128. The Simple Life

Sunglasses, Jeans & Jelly Shoes: New Look  //  Jumper: Zara  //  Socks: Peacocks Kids

Hello my lovelies,

As I mentioned in my previous post (a little while ago now) I have had a lot on my mind, some rather sad news had come my way in more ways than one and it has been a tough couple of months. However I have still been reading blogs and keeping myself busy and today I thought I would re-enter the blogging world as I feel much happier than I was before. The main upsetting news I had is on-going, and will be for a while, and another bit of stress in my life is coming to an end so I am finally feeling a lot better and getting back on track with who I am and where I want to be in life.

I have to say, despite missing taking photos of things that I have been loving, I have had a really lovely, peaceful time away from blogging to really appreciate the smaller things in life. But, having said that, I just can’t stay away! I had a lovely little afternoon pic-nic a couple of weeks ago with my favourite twins Jack (my boyfriend) and Rob, and of course my gorgeous dog, who really cheered me up! We bought some bits and bobs from the shop and drove down to our local park which sits right on the beach and stuffed our faces whilst throwing sticks for my dog, Josh (such a human name, I know!). It was strange because despite wearing a really simple outfit I just felt like taking photos and realised just how much I have missed taking outfit photos and photos of the things I get up to etc.

All in all I had a really fun day just chilling out and having a laugh and watching the sun go down. It's days like this that make you really appreciate the simple things in life and to remember that even though you may be having a tough time right now, there are always people surrounding you who can cheer you up and take your mind off things, even if it's only for an afternoon :)

I hope you are all well lovelies, I'm looking forward to getting back into blogging after such a long time away! Speak to you soon,


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Life Update

Hello lovelies,

I think now is a better time than any to do a little life update on where I have been lately. I have said in the past that life has gotten in the way or life is extremely busy and time just fly's so I find it hard to sit down and blog, and that has always been true but no more than it is now. I apologise in advance if this post gets a bit rambly and hard to read, I am literally just going to write down what I am feeling and what has been going on in a matter of words and I already know that this post will be extremely hard to write. 

Since around October/November time my life sort of turned around and got a lot harder. I decided to take my life into my own hands, be selfish and pretty much cut the crap. In a way my eyes were opened and I realised a few home truths about my surroundings and the people that were in my life. It was extremely hard, I still get emotional about it all now, but for once I had done something for myself to make myself happy rather than always putting other people first, and I know deep down that I made the right decision. After all, it took me long enough to realise. Around this time my Dad was going through a tough time too which let to numerous blood tests etc and last month we found out some pretty devastating news. The kind of news where you wake up the next day and think 'did I just dream that?' until you find your bearings again and face the fact that it is in fact all real. This means that for the next 6 months, at least, things are going to get even harder until we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

This news has hit me hard and it has certainly effected my personality, my health and even just my presence. I'm sure we've probably all been in a situation before where we just 'don't feel ourselves', we feel stuck in a rut or daze and don't know how to snap out of it. I sort of feel like I'm just here waiting for someone to tell me how I can get out of this negative box that I feel like I am living in, and when I try a snap out of it I end up smacking a wall and end up back at square one. Obviously, incase you hadn't guessed, this means I don't feel inspired, motivated or even bothered about updating my blog, which is really bad and I resent myself for feeling this way but I just can't help it. I am still on YouTube as I find it easier to film a video, edit and upload than sit and write out a blog post, strangely enough.

What I am trying to say is, I'm still here but I'm not all there which is why I won't be blogging as much as I have previously, and as much as I would like to. Things will get better and we will get through this, my Dad is so strong and positive I honestly don't know how he is doing it. Luckily we have amazing support from friends and family who are keeping us smiling and laughing, keeping us strong. So for anyone who knows me and my Dad and knows the situation, I just what to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wouldn't still be smiling if it wasn't for all of you, you are the one's keeping me strong for my Dad.

Some people may not agree with this post but it is a fashion and lifestyle blog after all and I wanted you guys to know that this isn't it for Silent Sweetheart it might just be a little break, I'm not sure yet.

I hope you are all ok. Speak to you soon loves,

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