Monday, 15 October 2012

Three for the Price of One

Today, I wore three different outfits:
girl next door fashion outfit
girl next door fashion outfit
girl next door fashion outfit
I started out in outfit one, and then felt that the jumper was a bit big and my shirt didn't really look right, so I changed into outfit two as I'd gotten almost all my clothes out this morning and this red shirt was sat on my bed. Then, I quite liked the way it looked so I thought I'd photograph that too. Then, I found a big hole under the arm of the shirt and in a search for something comfortable, went for my favourite Brand New shirt, which was what I wore for the rest of the day. I was a bit worried about the whole leather-skirt-leather-jacket thing, but I actually quite like it. But for the sake of this post, let's just pretend I only wore the second outfit.
girl next door fashion outfit#
shirt- Motel via ebay
leather skirt- Republic
boots- New Look
girl next door fashion outfit
Taking photos today was hard. Very hard. It's hard to smile and take photos of yourself and look happy when you just don't like the way you look at the moment. I put on 9 pounds this summer and have 11 to lose to get back to where I like to be. I know it's going to take me a few weeks, which is frustrating, but I know I'll get there. After weeks and weeks of travelling and eating whatever was put in front of me or easily accessible, it's nice to go back to doing my own shopping and cooking and having control over what I'm eating. I also massively need my hair redoing. It's not really any colour and the ends are really, really gross and it just needs a trim. You might notice, however, that I'm wearing slightly different eye makeup than usual. I am more than a little bit in love with my Urban Decay Smoked palette and I'm enjoying having fun with my makeup. I want to start wearing eyeshadow more frequently and while I'm a really novice with makeup, I'd like to bring more makeup to my blog. I'm really hoping to branch out over the next few months with more makeup, more recipes and more lifestyle topics. I've done a few recipes here and there but I do love to cook and I'd love to share that passion with you. And they're all going to be healthy recipes while I'm trying to lose weight too! I actually just made these tamale pies for dinner with roasted broccoli and made some of this healthy nutella as a snack for with ryvitas or yoghurt!
girl next door fashion outfit
Since I got back on Thursday I've kinda been in a bit of a bad place. I was excited to come home and I am glad to be home, but being home means coming back to reality, which means finding a job. I've started looking and it's tough but I'm feeling confident at the moment. I know I have to put my heart and mind into looking and just try to keep positive and keep pushing myself. I'm just such a busy person that the idea of sitting at home all day doing nothing is driving me crazy! I plan on filling my time at the moment by doing lots of swimming and walking, lots of cooking and catching up on all those silly little things I've "not had time" to do over the last few months. I know things will get easier, but it's hard right now. I remember Michelle going through the same thing, along with thousands of other grads. It's hard coming back from four months away to find everyone already has jobs and while I've had an amazing summer with amazing experiences, I have to get back to reality!
girl next door fashion outfit
I was nervous about going back to blogging after a month off. Really nervous. But it's actually been nice to get back into a routine. It's been nice to get dressed up even when the only time I left the house was to go for a walk and to the supermarket. I've missed blogging. I meant to blog yesterday but I found I had a piece of my tripod missing and it's kinda broken without it so I had to go buy a new one, which was really annoying! But I'm hoping now, for the time being, I'll be back to posting on a regular basis. It's good to be back!
Charlotte x

11 comments:

  1. welcome back!! I've just found a job after getting pretty hopeless after a while, so keep believing :) and your first outfit is my fave, you look SO chic! your hair is gorgeous

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  2. Welcome back! i really love your outfits! you look stunning :)


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  3. Ah you mentioned me haha :) I know how you feel. I'm still trying to lose 10 pounds I gained over six months too -- we should be work out buddies. Keep each other accountable or something. I remember being so excited/nervous about finding a job. I hope you find something (I will fully admit that sometimes seeing other people get jobs -- even in different countries!-- sends me into a spiral of anxiety and disappointed feelings, but alas, that's life, eh?) and I know you will, because you're Charlotte & you get stuff done. :)


    xo Michelle


    PS -- I actually think the third outfit is my favorite! :)

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  4. whew, thats a lot of changes in one day! I think you look pretty darn good in each outfit but I am in total swoon mode over your plaid blouse

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  5. That shirt is lovely, so cute! I'm terrible for changing what I am wearing half way through the day, but the weather is so changeable at the moment I've got no choice. Good luck on the job front and I'm looking forward to seeing where you take your blog from here xo

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  6. I think you look amazing. And I know just what you mean about the job/graduate thing. At least you had an amazing summer though because life's too short and you'll always remember it. I'm sure you'll get to where you want to be :)


    Rosie x

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  7. Love this outfit, that shirt is so cute! I'm always breaking things, it's so annoying I would rather spend it on clothing. It's good to have a break, glad to see you back xx

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  8. love the tartan! amazingggggggg! I need to buy a new tri pod too! xx

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  9. So... you are seriously adorable. I love the plaid outfit so much! In fact I am headed off to find my own!
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  10. Well I like all of the outfits, especially the one with the plaid shirt! So cute!
    And hooray for the smoked palettes! I just got mine too and I've been experimenting with eye shadows. I'm hoping to get better at it relatively quickly since I've never really done any fancy shadow shaping, layering or anything before now. It's exciting!

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