Wednesday, 11 November 2015

November 2015

I seem to jinx myself with this blog, when I posted "hopefully my next post won't be another 8 months coming" I promise I really did mean it! But anyway, that was eight months ago, it's time to move on...

So at present my circumstances look like this: currently living in Birmingham, pretending to be an adult by going to work every day, paying my own bills, and sometimes even cooking my own dinner. My boyfriend Sam sort of lives with me although not officially - a while ago he just stopped going home and I didn't call him out on it, and now he's got a whole shelf in my wardrobe and I don't even know how it happened. I work in a pretty cool building that used to be a warehouse but is now a conference/events centre and I book meetings and help with weddings and it is brilliant.

I don't have anything with any real meaning to write in this post I just wanted to write something. I'm hoping that I'll find something to say; now that my life has settled around me (where I am a snowglobe and life is the snow) and I actually have time to think about things, maybe I'll start doing this again.

...Or maybe not!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Little Treats

Just a quick post today to show off some little treats I bought myself on my day off on Monday. As well as a lot of boring old basics (pants and t-shirts, woooo) I managed to find some pretty little sparkly things that I am quite pleased about.

This lovely beaded bag is from Primark, I found it dumped on a sale rail but the tag still said £10. To be honest, I probably would have paid that for it, because it is so pretty, I don't think it looks like Primark at all! But anyway, it came up at the till as £5, bargains!

I've started wearing short necklaces recently because, as I mentioned in my last post, longer necklaces always sit funny on me (#bigboobproblems, remember?). These three are from H&M; in total they came to about £11. The one with my name on is my favourite, it came with one of every letter of the alphabet (and it was a fiddly little bastard to put together), which if you think about it is not really ideal if your name has any repeated letters. I don't know if they sell spare letters, you might have to buy two necklaces.

I also want to take this opportunity to show off my fancy nails, which took me well over an hour to paint last night. I was hoping to show them off at work today, but I've been really sick since this morning and have spent the day in bed. I still feel disgusting as I write this, but at least I can say I've been a little bit productive now!

Saturday, 31 January 2015

2015, Hello

Well I believe it's been 2015 for an entire month now, and so far I have to say I am loving it. Lots has changed since I last posted on this blog. I finally feel positive and confident enough to start posting again; I'm not promising daily updates and outfits and I don't believe in putting pressure on oneself to maintain a blog just for the sake of doing so, but hopefully my next post won't be another eight months coming. So anyway, here's a little update about what's changed in my life since I last posted here (hint: it's a lot!) and also today's #ootd.


Top from H&M, I can not resist a nice stripy jersey
Jeans from Tesco, the best dupe for a Topshop Joni I ever met
Boots from H&M
Necklace from New Look, long necklaces never hang right on me #bigboobproblems
I really need a haircut.

So, new fings:

1. I graduated! I am now Rosemary Baldwin BA (Hons). Exciting stuff. Uni itself wasn't really my cup of tea but living (mostly) independently with a large group of people was a massive learning experience for me and I know how much of a better person I am now because of it. Plus it was bloody good fun.

2. I have a new job! When I left Uni I was working at the Co-op at home on a zero-hour contract and I was not happy. In September I got promoted to Supervisor and given a pay rise and full-time hours, which was obviously great, and working in the office was a lot of fun, but the role itself was quite boring at times and I wanted more of a challenge, and somewhere with more opportunity for career progression. And almost by accident (I applied on a whim without expecting anything) I got a job as Supervisor at Warehouse, which I love. I started in January and I've already learnt loads about fashion, visual merchandising and how the company runs, and I can't wait to start working my way up through the business. Plus I get an amazing uniform allowance and staff discount <3 <3 <3

3. I've lost a load of weight! Since the end of July, when I started Weight Watchers, I have lost approximately one stone. I'm still 'overweight', technically (although I still maintain that I have concrete bones) but I feel So. Much. Better. On a slightly related note, I've also got contact lenses which has really increased my confidence too.

So, life is very exciting right now! Today I've been for lunch with my lovely boyfriend (whom I met on Tinder about three months ago which is a ridiculous/lovely story for another day, maybe) and now I am off to have cauliflower cheese pie for my dinner, yum.