Sunday, October 11, 2015

Autumn Favourites

As were in one of the best seasons of the year, I thought I'd show you guys my favourite pieces this season. Along with the majority of people, Autumn is my favourite time of the year (next to winter) I love wrapping up warm, coats, boots etc. I think that its easier to dress at this time of the year and I bloody love it! SO here is just an insight to a few of my much loved Autumn pieces.


As soon as its Autumn, this beauty makes an appearance (for most of the Autumn/Winter season). I adore it. It's actually my mums, but if you're anything like me I'm always stealing her old stuff that's cool (not all of it though because she wears crocs HA) anyway, this shirt/jacket is about 18 years old? A family (kind of) tradition of ours is Disneyland every year, this was purchased from one of the stores in Frontierland (right where Thunder Mountain is). And I'm so glad she's kept it all these years as it is my ALL time favourite.I love the red and black pattern and think it looks good on pretty much everyone. I'm on the hunt for shirt with the same pattern (please leave a comment if you know where they're selling them)! This pattern always wearable in the fall and comes back into fashion yearly, you can't really go wrong with it! 

£22.99 Zara
I was accompanying a good friend of mine shopping the other day and ended up spending quite a bit of money on myself, surprise-surprise. I am forever dressing in black, but I've found a few pieces this year that are colourful(ish). I fell in love with this top in Zara and instantly said 'I'm buying it' NO hesitation whatsoever! So I did buy it and love it! I think it will be easy to style with black jeans, or a denim skirt, bringing together a 70's meets 90's style! The colours in this top are orange, green, black and grey, and work pretty damn well together believe it or not! This is from the Trafaluc collection (TRF) in Zara which has forever been my favourite.

Dr Martens Flora Boot £110
For my 18th birthday last year my younger sister got me the Flora Boot in Cherry Red. I ruined the first pair by catching my foot on a door and cut a bit of the shoe off (worst day of my life). Luckily we were able to return them and start again! After that incident I was scared to wear them again so kept them in the box for a long time. Now were back into the cold weather I cannot get them off of my feet. I love how the colour is coming through stronger where I've worn them in. I love them so much and recommend them to everyone. and anybody who wears Docs knows they're worth the money because not only do they look fabulous, they last for a VERY long time and are ALWAYS on trend! (and comfy).

Thanks for reading! I'd love to know your favourites!

Chloë X

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Love Yourself

I always see posts online of people saying 'love yourself before you love anybody else', 'love who you are' and stuff and I think that's true and great. My problem is however, as soon as somebody does show a hint of self praise they're shot down with 'full of themselves', 'big headed' and 'loves themselves too much'.

I grew up hating who I was, it's really sad. I know SO many people are/were the same. I remember literally screaming and crying one day when I was as young as 6/7? in my room because I thought I looked like a boy, and sounded like Malfoy from Harry Potter (lol). I think that is so so so sad that at that young age I was embarrassed of myself. I hope there is nobody that young that feels the same. This feeling was continual for so many years until the past year or so? My unhappiness was getting a little unbearable, looking in the mirror saying ''I hate you, you're ugly,'' I did that far too often and looking back at it now it's quite heartbreaking. I kinda bullied myself I guess, now if I'm feeling shitty I try be positive to myself because it helps. I'm so much happier with myself now. I ditched people who make me feel worthless, stopped caring what people might have thought about me and spent time with people I loved. If you surround yourself with people who love you, you will start to love yourself. 

It is SO important to love who you are, I believe its totally fine to like your body, your hair or facial features. You are you. If you don't appreciate yourself you'll be miserable, you'll train yourself to believe that nobody will want you, because you don't even want you. If you appreciate you, you won't care what other people think. I love the way I dress, I like how I do my hair, I like my make up and I like me and if somebody turned around go me and was like 'I don't like that' I'd let it go over my head, I don't care if somebody isn't a fan of what I'm doing with myself, I'm a fan.

So, love yourself. Tell yourself in the mirror that you look cool today. Rub your confidence off on other people so they can feel good too. Being told that 'you love yourself' shouldn't be an insult, embrace it. You're only given one life, it's up to you to make it a good one.

Thanks for reading.

Chloë X

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

False Charity

I am not the most charitable person but I do what I can when I can. I give away loose change when I have it on me, I'll text £5 to whatever charities when I'm asked on the street and if I walk past a homeless person and I have anything on me I'll give them what I've got. I mean people can be really rude with giving away money but its just small things that you can live without could help someone else a tremendous amount. When I do give money to either a charity or somebody on the street, in myself I feel happy. I may have made that person happy, smile or helped them slightly. I don't expect people to be like 'Oh wow! What a lovely girl' you know, but all I see now is people expecting respect because they've given money or whatever away, 

Knowing myself that I've done a good deed is enough for me. I think it is kind of gross of people to film themselves giving money away, buying a McDonalds for somebody on the street so that people on social media can see them doing something nice. I don't understand why people feel the need to have thousands of views and admiration because they have been charitable. It takes the goodness away from the good deed I think, 'oh hey look at me I gave food to a homeless man share this so I can get more attention' like they crave internet popularity more than that person needed that money or food? Doesn't really make sense.

SO many people do stuff like that daily out of the goodness of their hearts, not to get a few hundred likes, retweets and shares? They don't expect to get anything from it, so I don't understand why people fall at peoples feet just because somebody was filmed giving it away. 

I was out in Canterbury the other night with people from my friends university and as we walked (or stumbled shall I say) out of subway at 4am a homeless lady was kindly asking for money and a girl we were with went over and gave her her change and the cookie she got. Seeing her do it filled me with happiness, it was such a lovely thing to do, just a act of kindness. She expected nothing in return and I think that is what charity is. It's not about having people praising you, its doing it to genuinely help.

People need to stop caring so much about 'street cred' so to speak, and do more of what matters because the goodness is taken out of it when the only reason you gave to charity is to get noticed online.

What do you think?

Thanks for reading.

Chloë X

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