Monday 16 November 2015

Life update

Necklace - H&M (similar)
Cullottes - H&M (similar)

I haven't posted properly in so long! But with good reason. I have recently started a new job, so in between spending time on a training course in Reading and the awful winter weather ruining any chance of looking half decent, I just haven't had chance to take photographs. I'm still searching for that perfect indoor spot with perfect lighting - but this is as good as it's going to get for now...

I've started working for H&M Home at the new Selfridges concession in the Trafford centre. It's a part time sales role - so not a 9-5 office type just yet - but after a long summer of writing CV's, online applications and interviews, I decided to give myself a bit of a break. It was all starting to get on top of me and wear me down. I couldn't find anything I was seriously passionate about and everything I applied for seemed to lead to a dead end. I wasn't sleeping at all because I was so stressed and my whole outlook was completely miserable. It took a bit of exasperation from my boyfriend at how irrational I was being towards myself, but I finally sat down and stopped and reassessed everything I was doing. 

At the moment I feel fine about my life, my job and, kind of even the future. I know it's not going to be forever, but it's more than good enough for now. I feel a lot more motivated and confident in myself and my abilities. And earning a bit of money to be able to treat myself and have a nice time makes it all seem OK! I think the pressure of graduating from uni and walking into a job is way too intense. Nobody seems to say 'it's OK to still not know what you want to do with your life.' Or, 'it's OK if you don't want to do anything related to your degree just yet - if at all!' 

For now, I'm fine with saving up for going to New York, drinking a lot of mulled wine and getting out of bed everyday to go to work somewhere I actually enjoy!

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Boot season

It's finally boot season! My collection of black leather boots has steadily grown over the past couple of years, but there's always, always room for more. Rather than going for the standard Chelsea boot, or plain chunky heeled type; this year I'm after a pair with a little bit of something different. I've compiled this list of a few I've found that tick every box for me...

ASOS can do no wrong in my opinion. I think we can all agree that their shoe section is a delight all year round. On my nightly 'new in' browse I noticed this pair. The seventies heel is something I'm obsessed with right now - I literally can't get enough of flared everything - it's starting to become a problem...

via Brantano
I've wanted a pair of metallic silver boots for the longest time, but I've never actually found a pair I love. These have the perfect combination of pointed toe and silver heel that I need in my life! The heel is just the right height for everyday wearability too. I also love their slight western shape, that isn't overly 'cowboy boot'.

via Brantano
I always end up trawling round Clarks with my desert boot obsessed boyfriend, and can quite honestly say I have never seen a pair of shoes that I actually wanted for myself. Until now! Who'd have thunk it ey. That suede panel is everything and the high rise makes them slightly different to most of my other ankle boots. I find myself either going for higher rise boots or incredibly low ones, purely because they're not something you see everywhere! Perfecto.

I've had my eye on these beauties for a while. They're the priciest of the lot, but totally worth the splurge in my opinion. I've seen a few similar styles with an elastic strap over the foot, but none quite appeal as much as these ones from COS! Definitely a Christmas List number.

So there you have it. I hope you're all now happily staring at shoes on the internet!