Another working week is upon us and I can't help but think that I have a spot of back to school blues. I don't know what it is exactly but I've woke up today, on Monday morning, with a bout of self doubt. I've had a lovely, fulfilling weekend that involved a lot of relaxing if I'm honest, something both George and I really needed. The dogs let us sleep in until 10am both Saturday and Sunday which is very unusual but very much appreciated! (Yes, having two young dogs is quite like having a baby in the lie in department.) However, today I've still woke to a strange feeling of imposter syndrome, of feeling like I don't quite have my own back and I don't bloody like it!
So this week I'm going to be practicing self care, looking after myself a little bit by going to the gym as much as possible, getting my hair done, perhaps my nails and hopefully with the odd pamper night thrown in for good measure too. I'm also going to get down to those little, boring jobs that I've been putting off for the past week or so and that have in turn worked to bog me down a touch, we all have them hey!
Alas enough about me, how was your weekend? How are you feeling today? I hope a down sight better than me. But if not, and if you're also feeling a little down in the dumps and out of sorts, then thats alright too, as we all have those down days, those moments where our insecurities take over, when we feel that nothing we do is quite right and you can't shake off the feeling of uncertainty. But it will be right, in time and with a few days of hard work and self care!
We have a fair bit of work going on at our house this week, so looking after myself and getting ahead of work could prove a little tricky in parts as I'll be staying home for the majority of the week making endless cups of tea, advising on paint finishes, woodwork and making sure Peter and Nancy are safe and happy, away from toolboxes and open doors just asking to be escaped from.
But it's all rather exciting nonetheless, we're having wooden flooring laid in our spare room and my office, two rooms that once floored, will be more or less complete. And our hall, stairs and landing is getting it's final touches on the transformation game. With the woodwork being painted a sexy dark grey shade as we speak, and a dreamy striped runner and all new carpet going in next week, I'll finally have the staircase of my dreams and in turn our house will be practically complete... Until we set to work ripping out the bathroom, but more on that soon enough.
So with me no doubt wearing loungewear for the majority of the week, today I bring to you a look I sported last week for a quick meeting in town followed by dinner and drinks with one of my besties. It felt SO damn good to layer up for reals as the weather had officially cooled off a bit and I was finally able to rock my new contrast high-neck knit by Warehouse, a piece that had been sitting in the "new in" section of my wardrobe for way too long!
Again, I spied this on ASOS and bagged it when the "20% off everything on site" hit. It's a piece that I was naturally drawn to with it's burgundy and pink colour-way, contrasting in a way that really stole my heart.
Not to repeat myself, but to absolutely repeat myself, I am SO totally into corduroy right now, I know, breaking news right! But here we have yet another oh so fabulous pair of cord trousers, this time in a delightful blush pink shade, with a cropped, wide leg and a touch of tortoise-shell with the chunky front button.
The cord contrasting uhhhmazingly with the zebra print boots which provides yet another sprinkling of AW18 trend heaven. I picked these show stoppers up at a recent Topshop Personal Shopping session and whilst the heel height is a touch too high for everyday-wear, they're perfect for dressing up casual looks like this to make them both meeting and drinks appropriate whilst adding a super fun print to what could be a rather grandad-esque look, clever ey!
A look such as this is a particular favourite of mine as it encompasses everything I love about styling.
First up we have the new, the AW18 trend pieces that I've added to my wardrobe recently but combined with old favourites such as this cropped, contrast-stitch denim jacket and my absolutely beloved Prada Cahier bag that you know I wore A LOT throughout 2017. It's back with a bang and I can't wait to start styling it up again as I find that it's more suited to the colder months as it's a little more glitzy and glam than my other bags so works well with my darker ensembles.
The old with the new, the high street with a touch of luxury a combination that makes me very happy indeed and works to make a really interesting and unique look don't you think?
I love showcasing both my styling and my wardrobe in this way as I really believe that it takes a complete mixture of all four of the above to truly make an outfit, variety is the spice of life after all.
So as always I seem to have waffled my way through yet another blogpost, I do hope you enjoyed it.
Let me know what you think to this look and do leave me some positive notes in the comments, I could do with a pick-me-up right about now.
Please also let me know if there is anything you'd like to see from me on here. Whether it's a particular topic you'd like to see covered from anything such as styling, trends, beauty, travel, interiors or more thought provoking, personal pieces, I'd love to hear em and set to work this week whilst I'm chained to my dining table in building-site hell.