A Personal style blog

4 July 2018

A life update which has got me out of my style rut

Oh, HI! It's me! Long time since a proper outfit post, right? Since the big move to Sydney my wardrobe has definitely decreased. It had to. The luggage allowance was only two suitcases at 24 kg each and let me tell you, it's quite amazing what you can fit into two cases and one carry on. 

As a professional clothes hoarder, obsessive thrift shopper and high-street lover in general, I had A LOT of clothes - I made a sweet buck on ebay and my local charity shop had a ball before I left. Living out of two suitcases for the last half a year has actually been so refreshing, I have found myself re-wearing pieces (something I rarely did) and finding new ways to style them. It made me realise that I didn't need all those clothes, I loved them and wanted them, but I didn't need them. I also was in lifestyle limbo: job hunting, house hunting, sponsorship searching. I didn't feel settled, wasn't flush with a wad of cash and certainly wasn't in the market to shop and fill a house or wardrobe with beautiful things. 

Fast forward some 6 months and I am finally settled - I had moved to the other side of the world and underestimated how long things take to adjust. My new-found calmness and sense of security is all thanks to having a plan. It might be plan B, but it's a plan, and one I am very, very excited about. My time down under has seen me bag a fella (I KNOW!), a blast from the past (well, a London-based swipe right some year and a half ago) with whom I am very much blasting into the future with too. This makes me happier than anything. Ever. It's great. Feels great. Is great. That's as soppy as you're going to see me guys, back to the fashion and life stuff.

OK, so I bagged the boy but I didn't bag the sponsorship, laws changed and things got hard, but it was fine, it was SO meant to happen. My current visa allows me to live it up Sydney-side for one year and to only work for one employer for 6 months. I actually think this is great as it's allowing me to gain as much as I can skill-wise while I am here. My first 6 months with a fab PR agency are up and I am lucky enough to spend my last 6 months working for the mega iconic Aussie brand, Seafolly. 

So plan B is in full swing; the new job is days away, I have just moved to the beach with the BF and we are saving as hard as we can for some very fun future plans. I'll keep you posted on those but all I can say is it's onward and upwards from here on out. Now my life feels in order it's time to turn my attention to what gives me the creative joy I need to be me. My wardrobe, my blog, my writing, my obsessive outfit planning - all the little passions that I crave and enjoy. It's good to do what you love, whether it's your day job, your side hustle or just using your weekend to do you.  

There is a point here and I think it is this: I don't need all the clothes I always thought I did, my mood and surroundings affect my style and having plans make me feel positive and like I have a purpose again. It feels good. My life to-do list is back on track and I've re-kindled my long-lasting love affair with fashion, personal style and social media. Here's to the next 6 months.

How to wear double denim

How to wear double denim


How to wear double denim


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