20 November 2016

simple sunday style

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New Look coat & jumper (similar) - Topshop trousers & hat - Boots, c/o Next - Handbag, c/o Nica
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This week has been a bit of a miserable one, to be honest - suffering from constant headaches and bouts of anxiety means I haven't been as happy as I would like to be. Even though all I wanted to do was hide under my duvet and feel sorry for myself today, I knew that wasn't going to make me feel any better, so I got dressed and headed out the door for some fresh air and a wander around town with my mum. 
We didn't venture too far; just popped into a few local shops, stopped for hot chocolate and took a few outfit snaps in some of my recent wardrobe additions. I've worn this babe of a coat every day since I bought it a fortnight ago (it's only £33 in the sale at the moment!) and the trousers and jumper have seen more daylight than anything else in my wardrobe this week. I've always been someone that gets attached to wearing an item of clothing, so much like my pink Boden coat, be prepared to see these pieces non-stop on my Instagram over the coming months... Chat soon! Jazz xx

29 October 2016

five happy things...

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Primark hat - Coat, top & bag, c/o Boden - Asos jeans - Whistles jumper - Asos skirt (similar) & chokerBag, cardi & blouse, c/o Cath Kidston
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Hello y'all! October has been treating me pretty darn well, so I thought I'd share some snaps of what I've been wearin' recently, along with five things that have been making me happy this month...
1. So, you may have seen on Twitter that I've been promoted to Marketing & PR Executive! It may just be an ampersand and two letters that have been added to my title, but those small changes mean a big deal to me - I'm extremely happy that my quality of work, passion and skill set has been noticed in such a way. Even when I have my moments of self doubt, I know I'm pretty darn great at my job and should be SO proud of my career progression over the years, particularly having chosen to not go down the university route. 
2. Following on my job news, this month I also reached my 2016 savings target - two months early! When I first started saving nearly five years ago, it seemed like I just wasn't getting anywhere, but over the last couple of years things have really picked up and seeing my total tot up every month fills me with so much pride. I've mastered by own personal balance between saving, spending and treating myself, and next year I'll be adjusting my target to suit a big holiday I'm *hoping* to take. Exciting!
3. I've been lovin' opting for brighter colour combos and patterns recently, it's been so much fun braving bolder choices with my style. My pink coat has barely left my back since I got it, and it's always lovely to wear a spot of Cath Kidston - despite having not worked there for two years, their designs always make me feel all happy and nostalgic!
4. Imight not even be November yet, but I am totally getting into the Christmas spirit! I've already started filling my 'present drawer', written my Christmas card list, updated my wishlist board and have bought my first box of Celebrations! I wonder how long it will take me before I open it...
5. Last but not least, my new Whistles jumper definitely deserves its moment in the spotlight, I bloody love it. After it originally selling out in my size on Asos, Whistles online and my local store, I popped into a store near my work and found the little lonely jumper hidden away upstairs, in my size, with a 25% discount promotion on - result! Some things are just meant to be. 
 What's been making you happy recently? Jazz xx