So after recent revelations on this here blog of mine, and a little redesign (thanks Pipdig) I’m beginning to feel a lot more positive and driven about this little online space of mine. Rather than grabbing at straws like I have been for the last 7 months, I feel connected again not only to my blog but to the blogging community as a whole.
Thank you so very much to everybody who took the time out to tweet me, message me or comment on my last post. Honestly, the support I received from everyone made me feel incredibly emotional (in the best possible way) and I am so so glad that I’ve finally admitted to myself and everyone else how much I’ve been struggling. Now I no longer need to fill these posts with faux optimism as a veil to thinly disguise how I’m really feeling.
Similarly to my blog, I have tried to strip my wardrobe back to basics recently. Since my confidence is at an all time low at the moment, and I’m struggling to embrace what I see as negative changes to my body, rather than wearing anything particularly adventurous I am focusing on filling my wardrobe with basic pieces such as this beautiful H&M playsuit (similar here) that I can wear in a billion different ways, with a million different things, on all sorts of occasions. So far I’ve worn it to work, out shopping and on a night out and I really do feel confident wearing it. It flatters me, it skims my hips and hugs my waist while flaunting my chest and basically making me feel the bomb diggety. (Bring it On Again reference, anyone? No? Ok.)
I am however, dressing up my outfits and keeping things interesting with my accessories. I’ve always enjoyed jewellery, but I’ve never really embraced it as anything more than an afterthought to my outfit. Now that I’m stripping back my wardrobe choices I’ve suddenly become obsessed with items like this stunning statement necklace (also from H&M – similar here) that I picked up on a whim a few weeks ago and have worn with practically every outfit since. I love the summer boho/festival vibes it brings and it looks great both during the day and in the evening – a definite must for any jewellery items I own. I can’t be dealing with changing accessories with every outfit – I like to take maybe two necklaces on holiday with me that I can alternate throughout the week.
Do you have any basic pieces in your wardrobe you swear by? What are your feelings on accessorising? I’d love to hear your top tips as someone fairly new to the whole jewellery thang!