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January 1st, 2017. A Day Of New Beginnings.

Good Afternoon and a Happy New Year to all of my lovely readers. 

As can be expected, the welcoming of a new year can only mean one thing - a reflection of all things old and a wishful prospect of new things to come. Obviously, this wouldn't be a blog post without my goofy face making an appearance and attempting to recreate the classic fashion blogger stances. So before I begin to ramble on about my excitement for the arrival of 2017, I shall begin.

Jacket: Missguided (Asos)
Jumper: Asos
Leather Look Jeans: Missguided (Asos)
Boots: New Look

Despite the fact I am an enthusiastic Fashion Student and keen Fashion Blogger, I do tend towards comfort during the Autumn/Winter months, however I still love to feel stylish even when I am wrapped up in 30 layers. As its not always bitterly cold, it isn't always essential for mass layering, and a well constructed jumper with a coat will suffice. So, I have been loving the knitwear selection on the Asos website, and have indulged in perhaps too many - I could do a kind of haul type post if any of you are interested, please do let me know - so here is one of my recent knitted purchases, this Asos own brand black high neck jumper. 

I adore this jumper for a few reasons, which is why I have been enjoying styling it so much. First and foremost, it is a particularly versatile colour, so will match with any pair of trousers in my wardrobe which is so handy. Also, the fit is something I'm not necessarily used to. Its relatively well fitted, rather than being loose and baggy, which means its a bit more snug and so keeps me moderately warmer than a loose knit that's got a little more leeway. Its a relatively thick jumper, which is ideal on colder days but because of the style, it still looks stylish rather than bulky and unflattering - woop woop.

I have also been making the most of these New Look boots which I spoke about in my latest post, so check that out if you're intrigued with these bargain gems.

...Which leads me swiftly on to another staple piece of my current wardrobe and yet again I have mentioned these in another blog post, but these leather look jeans by Missguided have been super useful this season. They're a bit smarter than a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans, and ultimately look a bit cooler and slightly more chic, which is great. Also, they're just a bit different really, and are able to make a simple outfit a bit more adventurous, which nicely ties together the function over form fiasco I find myself with over winter. 

Last of all, my gorgeous Missguided, faux suede salmon-ish jacket.

I have been thoroughly pleased with this jacket for the short period I have owned it, because I honestly think its quite beautiful. In terms of warmth, it isn't the cosiest, but aesthetically it prevails. It doesn't coincide with every item in my wardrobe as obviously, its a statement colour so I haven't been able to wear it on the daily, although I do have a selection of coats (guilty as charged) so it means I am fair on my other coats - lol. But, it really is gorgeous and looks great quality too. I did buy my usual size UK 6, although I do think it is quite oversized which I didn't particularly expect to begin with. This has been a good thing more-or-less, because I can layer underneath, although I am slightly wishing I purchased a smaller size so that I could wear it when its a little less cold without looking swallowed. Ah well. Shit happens.

And now, my ultimate reflection of 2016 and hopes for a t'riffic 2017.

Despite the fact I have not ranted and rambled throughout the year, and in fact I did take a break from blogging for a large part of the year because of my personal life, I have had a significantly challenging 2016. In fact, I would go as far to say that until October, it was undoubtedly the worst year of my life. For several reasons, I was not in a happy place, and the world really had its way of testing me and my capabilities. I shan't go into detail because this blog is an aspiring space of positivism, and although I share lots with you, my personal life and privacy is important regardless. After months of difficulty and fear of commitment, I made the decision to go to University and applied through clearing to a University of my choice, and thankfully I was given a place and am now studying the course I always dreamed of - Fashion Marketing. Since October when term started, I have been filled with happiness and excitement and I have been looking forward to each and every day because I have made my home here and found the inner strength I did not have to hand in the earlier months of the year. Essentially, I think you should all try to grasp that great things are never easy, and even if you feel like the universe is battling against you in a way you feel scared or too weak to make a change, I can assure you that soon enough your problem will subside and that you should go for whatever you believe will make you happy. 

Therefore, with such an incredible ending to 2016, I am hopeful to keep on this positive track and move only onward and upwards. I can confidently say that the highlight of my year has been making the choice to begin my University experience, because I have made some amazing, often drunken memories I will never forget; I have made friends I hope to know for a very long time; and I have met someone who has turned my world upside down in the most wonderful way, and who has taught me what it feels like to be truly content and happy within myself and with life itself. I feel I have someone who makes me ecstatic to get up out of bed each morning and for that I couldn't wish for anything that would make me any happier. The year of 2017 is a hopeful one. A year of magical adventures, a year of making memories, a year of love and compassion and a year to succeed in whatever it is that comes my way. (p.s a huge shout out to George Ritson, the man who inspires me to write all of this attempted poetic nonsense that you guys appear to enjoy and the man who makes me a 'appy little pea. I also wish that upon all of you, to all my lovely readers that make this blog worth writing. Happy New Year everyone and BIG LOVES TO U ALL.

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