WORK THE WIDE LEG TROUSERS

Leeds, UK

This season I've fallen head over heels for wide leg trousers, they suit my body shape and are totally on trend - they seem to have appeared in every high-street store. In these particular Zara wide leg trousers, I honestly felt like I was sashaying down the street in some hot tropical paradise - yet I'm actually in Leeds City Centre with injured pigeons and dark clouds glooming ahead. But that's the thing I love about a statement piece of clothing, how it can make you feel like invincible...


PINK TO MAKE THE BOYS WINK




Pink to make the boys wink! (As my gran used to say) - Honestly? Some people love it, others not so much. Over the years I've gone through stages of not wanting to go near anything pink, to absolutely showering myself in the colour. I guess I'm back to that stage where I'm totally in love with it and CONFIDENT wearing it. These light pink trousers for instance are an absolutely hit and I get compliments whenever I wear them - it's so important to have a few pieces in your style library that you'll always love. They actually were featured a while ago in my previous, popular Pink post (see here) and I kept them ever since. 

THE PERFECT SUMMER DRESS

Leeds, UK

I've been looking for that perfect summer dress, that you can wear without growing tired of, that will always be that 'staple item' in your wardrobe. I was just about to give up hope of finding one, until I spotted this beautiful powder-blue midi dress in Topshop a few weeks ago. It suits my style in every way - it's to my taste, it was an affordable price, and best of all, it made me feel comfortable. If you haven't read my previous - quite personal - post all about self reflection in 22 things I've learnt in 22 years (see here) I talk about struggles with my body weight and learning to accept myself. This dress honestly was a blessing, as it made me feel confident again... 

22 THINGS I'VE LEARNT IN 22 YEARS | A PERSONAL POST


Over the years I've become adjusted to different challenges and obstacles, within social circles, work life and even blogging. It's very difficult to not be defined by your life choices, to let go of undeserving people and move on to new and better things. I wanted to share with you my experiences, see if it helps in any way and ultimately, know that nobody's perfect. 
These are 22 things I've learnt, in 22 years...

A SUNDAY IN KNARESBOROUGH WEARING M&S



My style is constantly evolving, whether that be due to my expanding waistline or ever impeding age. I never thought I would dip my toe into the trendy abyss of palazzo trousers and '70s bell-sleeves. Nor did I think I would find myself lusting after beetlejuice fashion in the form of an M&S midi skirt. But here I am! Strutting the cobbled streets of Yorkshire market town Knaresborough, on a sunny Sunday afternoon....