I've been saying for a long time now that I'd like to include more OOTD's and fashion related posts on my blog, so I thought it was about time I bit the bullet, grabbed a friend and just went for it.


Today I have a slightly diferent post than normal for you all, in fact today marks the first giveaway I've ever hosted on this little ol' blog of mine! You see, recently I've been having what some may refer to as a "personal-style-identity-crisis". In other words, I've sort of lost myself amongst all the recent trends. In an attempt to find myself and my style again, I have been doing a big wardrobe sort out and getting rid of some clothes that I know I don't like/ don't wear.

Whilst sorting, I came across this Pandora ring that I absolutely lusted after about 5 years ago now. My camera just did not want to focus so in case you can't tell the ring is a beautiful black onyx rose set in a sterling silver twist. The ring is truly beautiful in its own right, however, I don't wear the beauty enough to justify keeping it tucked away at the back of my ring collection. I seem to be favouring smaller and daintier pieces at the moment.  So, rather than put my own little black rose on Ebay or Depop I thought I would give her away to a follower instead.

(Oh and just to verify that this is a real Pandora ring or if you'd like to own a little black rose of your own, you can find a brand new version of this ring here)



So after getting paid the other day I did this thing where I completely forgot about all my responsibilities and my basic human dependency on food, water and heat. Instead, I went online shopping and spend more money than I can reasonably afford on Topshop and Cult Beauty.

I did try to take some pretty photos of everything that I purchased, but as much as I try, I'm just not good at flat laying and taking photos of clothes. However, I did pluck up the courage to finally film a youtube video! It's something that I've wanted to do since I was 13 years old and I'm pretty excited to finally begin my little Youtube adventure.
So if you'd like to see what I picked up on my little shopping spree, or you're just interested to hear what I sound like after following my blog for a while, then feel free to click on my face below and watch my first video! Or you can click here to be transported to my channel homepage.


Today's post is a little bit more of a personal one. You may or may not have noticed that over the past week or so I've been on a blogging hiatus. It wasn't an intentional thing at all, it's just that my 20th birthday fell on a Wednesday - Wednesday the 24th to be precise -  and I seemingly took just about the longest long weekend you can possibly take off. Having so much time to myself has led to me do quite a bit of reflecting on the past 20 years of my life. Whilst my journey to two decades may not have been a graceful one, I made it! 

The past 20 years have been filled with love and laughter. I've fallen in love, had my heartbroken, fallen out of love, made life long friends, done some appallingly stupid things, made some hard decisions and finally begun to understand who I am and what I want from life. "Isn't that what all teens do" I hear you shout, yes, yes it is! But in the hope of adding a little more of my own personality into my blog, I thought I would share with you 20 life lessons I've learned in 20 years - be warned I have pulled these pictures from the archive!
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