Happy New Week! Isn't it frightening how fast summer is going, it feels as though I've blinked and we're mid July... What the heck. And whilst this summer has already been one of the best yet with more still to come, I'm already sad that it's almost over, oh summer, can't you stay forever!
I'm in a really bloody good place right now, I'm feeling so super happy, content and settled in most parts of my life. I recently shared a "Whats inspiring my style right now" video where I explained how since turning 27 and even on the lead up up to that day, I felt a sort of shift in my mental space. A good shift might I add, a shift thats made me reflect on pretty much everything and a shift thats come along with a feeling of knowing myself, what I like, what I want and how I'm going to get it and a feeling of being completely care free. It's a really glorious thing when you feel like you've finally found yourself and actually like the person you are. A feeling of not giving a crap about the opinion of others any more and just being myself through and through. I'm feeling super inspired, motivated and happy and it's honestly a breath of fresh air.
There are a few things that are helping me along this journey of self appreciation and happiness that I though would be nice to talk about today. They aren't particularly groundbreaking, but they're small things that have made a huge difference to the way I see the world and the way in which I present and think about myself.
First up let's start with styling, of course. I'm championing the sixties and seventies a hell of a lot lately... Again. It's an era that I feel totally inspired by and totally comfortable and myself when rocking. I'm looking to the past more than ever with the likes of Freddie Mercury and the whole Queen clan inspiring me on the daily through both their style choices and of course their music. I've just finished the book "Mercury and Me" written by Freddie's lover Jim Hutton and I can't tell you what joy it brought me. It's an incredible book, one of my favourites ever and one I urge you all to read if you're a Freddie fan like me. I'll talk more about that in my next book club blog post but what I'm getting at here is that the book inspired me through both my sartorial and personal choices. Freddie was such a good, generous and fun guy.
Reading in general is bringing me great satisfaction and inspiration and I've already read 8 books this year which is totally incredible for me. The book "Daisy Jones & The Six" really worked to bring my love of the seventies to the forefront again and I'm loving injecting a touch of seventies magic into almost all my looks.
Along with the seventies bringing no end of inspiration I'm also really enjoying experimenting with things that in the past I'd regarded as "not me". The main thing being longer hem lines that you can see I'm rocking with this look here. And whilst this particular outfit connotes all the nineties feels, it's the longer length hemline of the Ghost dress that I've strategically styled as a skirt with my vintage Queen tee that's inspiring my style. Whether it's my ever faithful Rixo dresses of slip dresses and skirts such as this it's really nice to have found another look that feels so totally me. This very look has been on rotation a hell of a lot lately with just a switch up of shoe or T-Shirt and accessories. It's perfect for nailing those summer in the city vibes and for making me feel great even when summer styling hasn't always come so naturally to me.
Accessories such as the beaded choker, transparent Nunoo bag and chunky Proenza Schouler trainers are working to make a look that I thought "soooo wasn't me" to be oh so very me and I'm feeling it.
So with that I bid thee farewell, I hope you enjoyed this post and hearing a little more about whats making me so happy right now. I'm so thrilled with how everything is currently and the direction in which it's heading. I still have my days of stressing out and feeling a little low, but I'm getting over it much quicker and now know the means in which to cheer myself up which is really rather lovely.
I hope you're all doing really well and I'll be back really soon with some exciting news and hopefully a new T-Shirt collection...