Firstly I want to start off my saying that I'm not sorry for my mirror selfies anymore or the rawness of my blog. I'm old school and this was how everybody blogged back in the day. I'm a fan of bedroom blogs, showing the real you, maybe a bit of clutter around you and not pretending to be a model in the middle of a street. I also blog without the intention of one day becoming a huge famous blogger. It's never been my intention, I blog because I have enjoyed it since I first ever started just over two years ago now. I don't know how many people read my blog, but even if it's only two or three, I'm happy with that. My blog is somewhere where I can express things, look back on outfits and use it as my little online style and life dairy. I'm so content with how things are and I don't get stressed out with blogging. I want a successful career, lots of money (ambitious I know), my friends and family around me and for them to be healthy, nice clothes and involving myself with fashion daily, whether that is by reading others blogs, magazines, Instagraming #ootd's, browsing tumblr, doing a blog post etc. It just makes me happy, success in blogging or not. I'm not striving for it, or asking everyone to follow me on every blog I go on. This thought came to mind as I'm reading so many blog posts lately where people are giving out blog tips or moaning about the blogisphere and saying they are going to stop blogging because 'too many people are blogging these days'. I don't get it. Blog because it makes you happy, forget about where it could take you and do it in your own way. Why does it matter if everyone starts up a blog? Just focus on yours and gain inspiration from others. Just wanted to get that off my mind.
As you can see in the photos, I purchased those beautiful Topshop shoes tooday. Black, smart, classic with a small chunky square heel so nice and easy to walk in and really comfortable. They were a bit of a splurge for me but I justified it by saying to myself that I needed some smart, classy shoes for my new job. They are perfect for most occasions too, whether that's pairing them with some skinny jeans for a evening meal, or cigarette trousers. They are similar in some ways to my New Look peep toe heels, but my New Look pair are becoming quite scuffed and have a more edgy feel to them rather then classy and so I didn't think they would be appropriate for my new job but it's really hard to know the boundaries in clothing till I start working there. I'm really glad that my student card is still valid so I could get student discount off my new outfit (basically yay for losing my card in Second Year and getting it replaced and the University adding a longer expiry date on it!).
Then impulse shopping got the better of me and I picked up a monochrome pencil skirt which I thought made a bit of a statement, along with a pastel blue shirt. Black and white really does get boring sometimes so I was really drawn to the colour of this shirt. I think this is one of my favorite outfits I have put together in while - I adore the shirt. It's not too structured, it has a loose feel, the material is strong and the colour is perfect. I have budgeted for a new 'smarter' section to my wardrobe and so I have been on a clothing mission and I'm absolutely loving this new excuse to shop. Now I just need a hair cut - desperately.