It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything

I decided to go for indoor photos today to get practising, and I actually quite like them. I used my flash today, which I haven't used before, and I think it definitely helped. I've had this outfit in my mind for a while- way back when I was in San Francisco, I tried on a white dress and was desperate to pair it with a denim jacket and wedges. I decided against the dress- it made me look pregnant- but thought I'd give the look a go with my lace dress. The only annoying thing is this dress isn't quite white and I always forget. It's a kind of dusty pink. If you read my blog regularly, you've probably seen this dress a million times, but I love it.

The title of my post today is from my favourite film (and one of my favourite books) Fight Club. It really hit me today and really made me think. Since Erick and I broke up, I've felt pretty lost and confused. I had planned so much for the future with him and it's been really hard to accept that this isn't the future I'm going to have any more. But this quote really made me think. I have the world at my feet now. I'm excited for next year. I'm excited for moving to London or pursuing a diploma in journalism. And despite everything, I still want to move back to America. Maybe not Minnesota. But New York or Chicago were amazing. I'd love to live there. And now, I guess I can do all of those things. I'm free to do anything.

Speaking of which, I should probably tell you my news. Yesterday, my first real published article was in the Manchester Evening News-the biggest regional newspaper in the country!! I was even on the front page!! Unfortunately, the article isn't online yet and the website isn't updated very much, but I'm hoping it will go up. If not, I will type the article out for you to read!! It's all about 30 for 30, so if you've been reading my blog for a while you know what it's all about!! Here are the photos I took anyway...

It was really awesome yesterday. I bought like 20 copies! It's so crazy to not only be featured in a newspaper, but know that I wrote it myself too!! I really hope I can get it up for you all to read.

lace dress- topshop
denim jacket- new look
wedges- charlotte russe
gold necklace- c/o Kait Makes Things
pearls- topshop

Today has been good. I always find myself stressing out when I'm at work about everything I have to do for the week, but as always, I had everything done by about 2pm, so I decided to meet my Mum in Stockport. I, naturally, shopped. My autumn/winter wardrobe definitely needs to be complete now. I added two new blouses- one mustard and one mulberry, a beige jumper, a leopard cardigan and a mulberry-coloured skirt. I'm really excited to show you them all. I really, really need to do another 30 for 30 to really rediscover my wadrobe. I hope Kendi does one again soon. Oh but I did cry in the New Look changing room. Trying new jeans has that effect on me. Especially really tight skinny ones that don't go over my hips. Buying jeans always makes me feel fat. Always.

Have a wonderful day!!

EDIT: Oh, I extended the deadline of my giveaway for another week. So, if you haven't already entered, go have a look!!

Charlotte x


  1. I haven't been jeans shopping in years. There's just something so unenjoyable about it. Plus everywhere seems to have different sizing so finding ones that fit is frustrating.

    Congrats on getting in the paper! Front page! That's so amazing, how cool is that. I really like the lace dress with the denim, and the pearl necklace is a nice touch.

  2. Congrats on the feature in the paper, thats ammmazing!! I love the lace dress with the denim jacket and the striped socks are so good with the shoes.
    ps. That quote is soo good, and true

  3. You look lovely, congratulations on the newspaper feature :).

    Sadie x

  4. CONGRATS. that is so awesome! and i LOVE this dress, and your hair is so awesome! oh my gosh. you are so awesome. haha. lovely blog, chick!

    love, rach.

  5. sounds like a lot of big changes might be happening in your life. it's really do cool that you were featured in the paper like that though! i'll bet that's a real boost right now...

    best of luck!

  6. That lace dress is amazing, and congratulations for being featured! That is such an achievement so well done indeed!

    X Zoe X

  7. This dress looks great on you. Love the sandals with the socks too. Congrats on the published article!

  8. I used to hate jean shopping then I brought a pair of Dorothy Perkins jeans... I rarely buy my jeans else where! They fit perfectly, I never feel disheartened and they are usually on offer!
    I love the quote it really made me think about my life!
    Congrats on the article!
    Love the outfit too :)

  9. I'm so tempted to do a style challenge like that. Everything you wear is awesome!

  10. congrats on ur article..would love to read and see all ur lovely outfits for u have the link for the online article?


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