24 June 2017

The Real Me...

"I am someone who has many different sides to them..."

It's very easy to judge someone based on what you see on the outside isn't it? I know for a fact that many people think I'm this bag and shoe loving snob who lives for the champagne lifestyle....and do you know what? Yes, I do enjoy working hard to be able to live this kind of life and am I going to say I don't enjoy it? absolutely not! Why should you be made to feel guilty for enjoying things that you've worked hard for? (even though society seems to think you should these days!) It's nice to be able afford the handbag that you could only dream of in your early twenties and to know that you got to this point in your life through sheer determination.

What I am saying though, is that it isn't really what makes me tick inside.  Sure, a new pair of shoes is great but it's short lived satisfaction as far as I'm concerned.  It doesn't light a fire inside or give you a long lasting memory to treasure and surely this is what life is all about?

"...satisfaction from the simplest things in life"

I am someone who has many different sides to them and I'm a bit of chameleon, so to speak!  But, if I'm being one hundred percent honest with myself the real me gets satisfaction from the simplest things in life. A mug of hot chocolate before bed and my favourite tv programme under a cosy blanket,  a visit to see my Mum and Dad, music (I could talk to you for hours about how music has helped me though some of the toughest times and every song from every era will always bring back memories -good and bad!) driving at night and of course, being close to the ocean.

"The sea makes me feel at peace...."

The sea makes me feel at peace, I can forget about everything while I listen to the waves crashing and the wind runs through my hair and blows away any worries or cares.  It's my therapy.

The 'different sides to me' is also very reflective in the way I dress.  My mantra is to dress appropriately for the occasion and of course I love getting dolled up just as much as the next female! Who doesn't enjoy putting on a dress and feeling good?!

However, at the heart of me is a surfer chick I mostly left behind in my late teens (I went through a phase at one point of only liking the boys at school who surfed!!!)  My school bag was always a surf brand and I used to cover my exercise books with pictures of the sea and surfers!

Behind the Instagram posts, this surfer chick still exists and what many of you probably don't know is that I actually feel my best when I'm wearing minimal makeup, a vest and hoodie, cut off shorts or ripped jeans and either my converse or flip flops I feel comfortable, I feel at ease and I feel happy.

"The importance of being true to yourself...."

As I get older I've embraced the importance of being true to yourself and as a result I've started to let this part of me trickle into my day to day wardrobe.  I care less now if people are going to like what I'm wearing, it really doesn't matter.

The sharp eyed of you will have noticed my love of cut off denim shorts make an appearance into my every day wardrobe and Monica Vinader do some slightly more 'grown up' friendship style bracelets that are smart enough to wear with other outfits.   Over the past couple of years I've definitely been reducing the amount of makeup I wear and I feel more in tune with myself as a result.  I feel more like me.

I'll leave you with this thought.....

Be more like you

Shop the post... 

Vest top - Animal - get it HERE

Denim Shorts - GAP 

Trainers - Converse - get them HERE

Bracelets - Monica Vinader - get them HERE

Hoodie - Animal - get them HERE

White Shorts - Animal - get them HERE

Sunglasses - Ray Ban 

Beach Bag - Zara - last season

*Disclaimer - this post contains items gifted to me by Animal



  1. Lovely post Hun! Never let anyone make you feel bad for being yourself. Gorgeous photos too xx

  2. Lovely post! I love that your embracing what you love, more bloggers need to do this ��

  3. I love this so much. I've always admired your polished style but I think I like this glimpse at the real you even better! Inside I'm still a proto emo teen (emo wasn't really a thing at that time but that's what it came to be) strolling around in ripped fishnets, studded bracelets, battered Dunlop Green Flash and leg warmers! I still love anything with studs on! But you just evolve don't you? I like to think I've taken that moody goth-lite look and worked it into something a little more sophisticated! Turns out studded bracelets and a Chanel classic flap are a perfect match! Thank you for such a beautiful post from the heart!

    Sarah | www.sarahdeluxe.com


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