Missguided jumper - Zara skirt (similar here & here) - H&M fur (similar here & here) - ZARA flats - ASOS earrings
Hey you! Long time, no see. I am finally on holiday and definitely making the most of my time off from work. The festive season was as far from festive as possible for me as I was working on Christmas and only flew home in time for New Years eve. Even during NYE I somehow lacked the festive spirit, but then again I am excited to see what 2015 will bring. The last 2-3 years have definitely not been the best, but I have started a tactical mission to make this year different.
The biggest highlight of 2014 was probably getting my first full-time job as part of my degree in business and retail. Having a full-time job and seeing how far certain people my age have worked their way up makes me somewhat reevaluate the importance of getting a degree and see if I can challenge myself more.
In 2014 I also got a new house pet, which is the cutest ever sphynx kitten. Having such a sweet and clumsy baby animal in the house definitely made my summer, and now whenever I call my family, I ask for them to show my cat on camera. I even forgave him for biting a massive hole in my new Zara knitted jumper on Sunday and then claiming it as his new bed (picture evidence #1).
On a slightly different note, one of my blogposts went viral during the summer and literally exploded on the internet, which resulted in me having to delete the post, as well as some Instagram photos. It was on the daily mail, huffington post, various canadian and australian websites. Certain people argue that all publicity is good publicity, however I did not want to be linked to the topics discussed in all those articles so for a week I sent out e-mails every single day, but only 4 or 5 of the sites removed my name and pictures. As with all online stories, it died down a week later and eventually I got over it too.
While this post is already quite wordy, I wanted to squeeze in a brief paragraph on my outfit too (gotta make it somewhat relevant, right?!). I was just thinking that I can't simply talk about random things and pretend I don't care about finally owning these amazing Zara flats! They are the perfect balance of girly and edgy, while still being extremely comfortable. I had been after them for months, however the £50 price tag put me off, but Santa conveniently saw my need and catered to it :). They are currently on sale, by the way. The skirt is also from Zara, however I did end up cutting about 3cm off the length as I found it to be quite an awkward fit when I got home (while shopping I like to pretend I have a "trained eye" for finding the right size and fit). It was somewhere between a mini and a knee-length skirt, but the result ended up giving me no favours whatsoever. I also got this awesome faux fur coat from my sister for Christmas, which was quite a funny coincidence as I got her a pink coat too (picture evidence #2).