Personal Style

Plaid and Stripes

January 30, 2017
Well the last few weeks have been unexpectedly crazy! I wasn’t quite expecting it, but there’s nothing wrong with being busy! In fact, it’s definitely preferred to the alternative! What it does mean though is that my “Wear My Wardrobe” challenge is having a bit of a make-over! I’ve decided to extend it for a few reasons… firstly, I was having so much fun putting outfits together, so why not keep going? It’s really making me appreciate the clothing I have and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface! Secondly, trying to make loads of plans so that I could fit in 3 outfits in a week was exhilarating but very difficult! I thought it might be better to actually focus on one outfit per post.

The definite bonus of forcing myself to do this challenge has been that I am much more keen to make sure I’m being social each week. Now that my work schedule is changing, having those little moments is so important! More recently, it also means catching up with people out of my usual circle… people I don’t see enough, or people I’ve met through Twitter and various things… Just the other week I finally met up with Jazmine, of Jazzabelle’s Diary, for a bit of outfit snapping and a nice chat over coffee. Despite having never actually met in person before, I’ve read her blog for ages, and it felt like we’d been friends for ages!
I will admit, this outfit made me feel a bit self-conscious about my Christmas weight gain (eep!). The trousers I was originally going to wear, which match the blazer, didn’t fit. Like, I physically couldn’t get them closed. It’s a little disheartening when your clothes stop fitting because you’ve gained weight, but it’s also a great motivator. Trying on those trousers was definitely a little bit of a wake-up call that maybe it’s time to get back to the gym. It also made me realize that I’ve not been taking the best care of myself. The last few months have been rather stressful, and I’ve had lots of low days, which usually results in me eating way too much unhealthy food. I’m an emotional eater. Yuck. Still, all of that unhappiness is changing. I can only recollect 3 bad days in the last month (mainly due to raging tear-inducing hormones), which is actually really amazing for me! Life is pretty good at the moment, and I’m making changes, focusing on taking care of myself and pursuing my dreams!

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