Trainers – New Balance; Earrings – Lovisa;
Initial Disc Necklace – Kate Spade;
Four Leaf Clover Necklace – Thomas Sabo
I like this time of year though, even though it’s always pretty hectic, because it brings the “fresh start” feeling that I always associate with the start of a new term and the changing of the seasons. I’m back at college now, unfortunately, and the first week back has been a bit of a struggle. My classes seem interesting enough, but the workload already feels intense and the pressure is on. Coupled with the fact that my stamina is shot after being in an accident in August, it’s been tough going! It’s nice to have a bit of routine back in my life, however, and I know that once I get settled back into my old habits it’ll be smooth sailing.
I’d been on the hunt for the perfect pair of dungarees for what felt like forever, but none were quite right. I’m an awkward height, being a tiny bit too tall for petite lengths, but too small for the majority of standard lengths, which combined with the joyous combination of big hips, a big bum and a smaller waist makes finding something that fits well in all areas a near impossible task. Luckily this petite pair from Boohoo are a great fit, and the rest is history. I’ve been wearing these multiple times a week since they arrived at the start of August, to the extent that I think the people around me are probably sick of seeing them. What’s not to love about them, though?! They’re easy to wear, like jeans, but are a little bit sassier than your bog standard skinnies, which is exactly what I look for these days. Plus, they’re super comfortable and have no less than FIVE pockets of a reasonable size. They tick all of my boxes.
Also new in my wardrobe, and very much needed, are my New Balance trainers. Gone are my beloved grey Adidas Gazelles, which had taken quite a bashing over the last two years, and in comes a fresh pair of trainers to see me through the next. Thanks to the joy that is junior sizing, these were only £38 (before student discount!) and were exactly what I was after. They are so comfy, making them perfect for everyday wear, and have slotted seamlessly into my current wardrobe.
You may have noticed that my hair has also had a little bit of a sprucing up too, with a slightly shorter length and a bit of a lighter colour too. It’s not a drastic change, but it is the first step towards bringing some blonde back into my life, as I felt like it was time to try something new and freshen it up a bit. I like my hair dark, but having previously gone back to dark to make my alopecia less noticeable, so finally updating my colour feels like moving on from that chapter of my life. For now, at least!
So, September. It rolled around so quickly and I feel like it’ll be gone in a flash too, especially at the rate my diary is filling up. This is usually my busiest time of year and I don’t think it’ll be any different this year, but I think it’ll be quite good for me. This year has been tough and the closer to the end we get, the more optimistic I feel. For the most part, anyway. I don’t think I’ve actually mentioned it on here, but I left my retail job at the end of August to focus on some other opportunities and the final year of my HND before completing the last two years of my degree at university next year. In all honesty, I probably shouldn’t have gone back there in the first place, but now I know that leaving was entirely the right decision for me.
As a result, my weekends are suddenly mine to do what I please with once again. Last weekend I headed through to Edinburgh to watch Dirty Dancing under the stars with Notonthehighstreet which was so much fun, albeit slightly chilly, and then I had an afternoon tea date with my best pal Sarah, who also played photographer and took these photos for me. This Friday I’m flying off to Leicester to spend the weekend with Paddy, and the rest of the month is already filling up with parties and weekends away. It’s going to be a good one, but very busy to say the least!
Before we know it, it’ll be Halloween, and in the blink of an eye the shops will be filling up with Christmas decorations and cheesy jumpers. I’m dreading the darker nights and icy mornings, but I love Autumn and the cosy nights it brings with it. I can feel a little bit less guilty for popping the heating on and curling up in my onesie with a cuppa.