This year I hope you’ve notice a change in my style posts, it was one of my goals for 2015 to make this section feel more editorial, glossy, and inspirational – so I’ve been trying new things, finding great locations, as well as try and inject my personality over into the pictures, instead of being a nervous wreck. I have to be honest it is something I still find difficult, I still get nervous posing, I’m over critical in editing, lots of photos don’t make the cut, and I still need a confidence boost to press publish so you guys can see.
I mention on Instagram that my style posts have been on a journey this year, and thank you all for your lovely comments, it really has made me realised that I am on the right track. I think it has helped that I am doing them more regularly, something that you guys asked for and I hope that you’re enjoying seeing more of my style, it really has helped me step away from wearing jeans every day. I actually think it has been a while since jeans were the focus of a style post, and I’m quite proud that I keep pushing myself to try something new.
It’s weird I used to think style posts were just for those model-esq bloggers, with gorgeous figures, stunning faces and perfect eyesight, but I’ve realised that yes that’s great to see but there is room for all kinds of style bloggers, we don’t need to all come from the same mould. I don’t want to make this about body confidence, more qualified people than me are already talking about this, but it really is healthy for all women to be represented, whether that’s on blogs, in magazines or in fashion campaigns.
Everyone just assumes because you share so much of your life online that you are confident, I find my confidence is linked to my happiness, and as this is the happiest I have ever been and I think it is probably coming across in my style posts, as well as the rest of my work and life. It’s funny how a slight change in mood can effect everything, but I find my mood is much more of driver than say my waist size. I came to accept a while back that I wasn’t the skinniest blogger around, I like cake way too much, and I’m OK with that, well for the most part, everyone would love to be a little slimmer right.
I’ve really started to embrace my figure, you have to love what you have. It is like what my friend recently told me even if you aren’t 100% happy with your body or the way your outfit looks, always wear a smile on your face and that’s what people will take away with them, not your insecurities. I think that is a great lesson, one which I have been trying to put to the test, and I’m telling you it makes your day go so much more smoothly when you are happy, plus I find smiling to be infectious.
It would be lovely to know what you think about my style posts, if there is anything you would like to see, as well as how you guys boost your confidence – leave me a comment below or get in touch on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
My Style: Skirt, Asos // Top, Gap // Push lock bag, Cambridge Satchel Company (c/o) // Glasses, Glasses Direct (c/o) // Shoes, Oasis //
Shot at the Rosewood London.