“I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.”
― Anne Brontë
Here it is. My first post for the year that includes my body and all of it.
I’ve been run off my feet this past 12 months and my blog has suffered. It was never an intentional hiatus but this year I am making a conscious effort to get back into sharing my style and what makes me ‘tick’ again. Today I wore this beautiful ensemble (sans heels) for a day of running errands and some light thrifting. Jacob and I are heading up the coast this Friday for 2 weeks and in my suitcase I am taking some outfits I want to share on the blog. We’ll find some nice backdrops to share those with you guys because I am going to try my hardest to share my favourite looks.
I also feel like I should mention here that my body is changing and I am happy with how I am at this point in time.
My weight is fluctuating but I am getting back into a healthy routine and I am inspired by my beautiful friends (such as Nicola of the former blog Too Many Cupcakes) and my plans to be married next year so the extra 5-10kg (who’s counting?) I put on after my big loss will be gone before I know it. Not that my health and my size should matter to you. And if it does…buzz off!
Since the beginning of the year I have been working at plus size store City Chic, an Australian store that caters to sizes 14-22. At first I didn’t want to let everyone know this because there can be lines of opinions that are crossed when one writes and also works, and so I have not written about the clothing I wear at work every day. But when this dress came into work I knew I had to share it. Every inch of it is perfectly me: the fit, the colour, the print and the details are dreamy and I have been loving it so much so that I wanted to share it with you all.
I am wearing the Miss Sweet Dress in a size XS and find the fit to be firm and smooth with the stretch back panel.
It fits my waist and flares over my tummy and the pockets are the perfect place to stash your goodies on a busy day. I know it is going to be a firm favourite of mine and I adore it!
The blog has been quiet, but this was not my intention: My life this year has been a whirlwind I am not lying when I say it has been & still is a struggle.
I’m the type of person who need set things, I need to know what I am doing and where my life is heading and sometimes I can’t do that. It’s hard but I like that I can tick things off.
This week I graduated after 4 years of hard work. It was an effort, let me tell you. But putting on that cap, and pulling on that gown and hood made me realise that the hard work and sacrifices I have made are worth it.
My graduation was a celebration of hard work and sheer perserverance and I can only thank those around me who have supported me since day one for my success.
To my loving family, my beautiful grandmother Elaine and both of my parents Sue and Kel. To my loving husband-t0-be, Jacob. Without their assistance, I would not have graduated. I am so lucky to have had them by my side on this journey.
I am officially a Visual Arts teacher, with the paper to prove it! Let’s see where my next journey will take me!