HELLO! I'm back after a mini blogging hiatus, did you miss me?
I can safely say that I missed you and I really missed writing here on my blog.
I've been in New York for the past week so do head over to my Instagram to have a nosey at all my recent goings on stateside. It was a dreamy week spent in one of my absolute favourite cities, a city that never ever gets old and a city I truly adore getting to know more and more with every trip.
It was my fourth time in the Big Apple and I think maybe my best one yet spent with George and pretty much eating our way through the entire city, but more on that real soon (hopefully next week) as I have an almighty guide coming your way once I have my film photos developed and granted their not all totally pants!
I got back just this morning actually and couldn't wait to get this post live and have a good ole chin wag with you all. I'm feeling SO thankful for so many things in life right now and it's just such a wonderful feeling.
Thankful for travel, but even more so for coming home to a home I love with the one I love and two absolutely GORGEOUS pups who I have missed oh so much (so much so I did a little cry when we were reunited earlier)
I'm thankful for everything I have right now and it's nice to actually say that and not shy away from the fact that I have everything I've ever dreamed of.
I heard a quote a few weeks back from Anna that said 'Remember when you wanted everything you currently have" or something of that ilk and it's really resonated with me and quite frankly stopped me in my tracks 'cause it is so damn true!
It's allowed me to view my life from the outside and to be thankful and grateful for where I am and everything I have achieved. I'm the first to put myself down so this really is quite something.
Whilst we sat on the tarmac of JFK last night, delayed by TWO WHOLE HOURS I had a long hard talk with myself; a talk that went something along the lines of "Right, you've wobbled your way through this year but you will not wobble your way out if it" I'm done with feeling lost, feeling insecure and feeling like I'm not good enough. I've not felt like this since my teens and I don't like that this self doubt has crept back in and eaten away at me for the majority of 2018. I'm putting a stop to it starting right this very moment.
I was thinking about the last time I congratulated myself on something I'd done or achieved and traced it back to very early January when the L'Oreal television advert aired, since then I haven't patted myself on the back once and I've done some pretty awesome things, if I do say so myself.
But thats just it, why did I feel the need to type "If I do say so myself?" of course I say so myself and why shouldn't I ey? We should all shout about our successes and scream it from the rooftops 'cause darling, we bloody did good!
I used to be really great at telling myself I did a good job either by thinking it or treating myself to something special as a "well done Meg", something I've wanted for a long while and that will always remind me of that thing that I did, but that just hasn't happened this side of the year.
But thats going to stop- With less than half of 2018 to go (how on earth did that happen?) I'm going to sing my own praises, I'm going to spoil myself to something special, just because, and I'm going to stop being so god damn hard on myself and in-turn hope I will find that inner confidence once again.
And with that I hope you too will sit back and have a think about that quote 'cause I bet, for the most part it'll ring pretty damn true to a lot of you and if not, then thats okay too, life's tough but it all works itself out in the end hey?
And you know what else I'm grateful for? I'm grateful for this dress!
Yeah, the deep and meaningfulness is over with and we're back to talking about clothes, I can almost hear you all cheering!
But anyhoo, this dress was one of my first ever purchases from Nasty Gal whilst on a lazy Sunday afternoon scroll and I simply cannot get enough of it. After really struggling to find my summer jam, particularly in the dress department I did myself a little victory dance when I came across this piece.
To me it's the, dare I say, perfect transitional piece as the colours really lend itself beautifully to all things Autumn, but for now, whilst summer is still with us (just about) I'll be rocking it with bare legs and cowboy boots and a rather gorgeous bag addition from my friends at Mulberry. It's the all new Leighton and it's the most perfect seventies inspired piece don't you think?
This is a look that feels very me! The dark colour combination, the figure flattering yet flowing silhouette and how it works to show off the things I like most about myself (décolletage & legs) and skirt over the things I'm less confident about (my tummy)
So whether you're saying thanks for all that you have and all that you have achieved or your simply thankful for having found that perfect summer dress after months of searching for it (better late than never hey!?) I truly hope you enjoyed this post and I hope that we can all shout about our successes a little more from here on out.
Love y'all lots and thanks for sticking with me this year.
P.S I've just selected the below song for this post and MY GOD are the words perfect, go on, give it a listen! Such a blast from the past!