Thursday, 19 January 2017

Fashion & advice: jacquard coat and spending time alone

NO. 17

1 isn't the loneliest number

"Meal for one? No problem. Why being by yourself isn't something to be feared."

Yesterday was a bit of a bad day so I decided to cheer myself up by going to my favourite burger restaurant. I had a 2 for 1 voucher and no one to share it with so I thought... what the heck, I'll order two burgers.

The waitress that brought over my burgers said, "I'll just put this one over here for when the other person arrives."

I replied, "Actually, they're both for me."

Later that day, I told someone I was going to the cinema. She presumed I was meeting other people there and was shocked to find out I was going on my own. I asked her, "Haven't you ever been to the cinema on your own before?" Her answer was no.

Okay, so maybe I just managed to make myself sound like a complete loner. (I do have friends... I promise I do... I really do.)

My point is that sometimes it's actually really fun to enjoy your own company. Being by yourself shouldn't be something to be ashamed of. If you're always waiting around for someone to do a certain activity with you, you never get to do everything you want to.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Fashion: Wedding Wishlist

Wedding Wishlist

Top picks from MillyBridal for the perfect day, by Rosa Fairfield
Click the number that matches the picture to buy it:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

I've always wanted to have my very own wedding, (note how I said 'wedding' and not 'marriage'). I've been planning my wedding for as long as I can remember. I want a beautiful dress just like the one Audrey Hepburn wears in funny face, I want to release doves and I want to have a princess ball afterwards. Nowhere in this plan do I mention a partner to actually marry. That's because, if I'm honest, I just want to wear a beautiful wedding dress and have the perfect day without the whole 'sharing your life with someone' part.

Me and my best friend have spent many hours joking that we should just marry each other so we can have the perfect wedding. (In reality it wouldn't be perfect, we would end up arguing over every little detail.)

Mmm... maybe I will just hire an actor to play the part of my significant other? I'm not even joking... keep reading my blog and you might receive an invite to the ceremony.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Fashion: New York City printed skirt & love affair

Skirt from ChicMe

NO. 16

Fall in love with cities & clothes, not people

New York City is my one true love, find out why it should be yours too, by Rosa Fairfield

Photographs by David Smith


 Skirt from ChicMe

A love affair with a person is okay but a love affair with a city is everything. A city will never call you fat, force you to sleep with it or run off with someone it met online after a forty year marriage. New York City is my favourite. I visited the Big Apple last year and it was love at first sight. 

I loved it even though it wan't all glamorous SATC brownstones. I loved it even though I almost got crushed by a never ending stream of people charging towards me as I left my hotel. I loved it even though my mother said, 'I don't know why you like this place, there are rubbish bags left on the street'. 

I loved New York City because I saw groups of glossy business women shopping in Barneys. I loved it because there was a teeny tiny Marc Jacobs store on a street corner. Most of all, I loved watching the sunset and the buildings begin to sparkle from the Top of the Rock.

So when I saw there was a skirt with a Manhattan skyline printed on it, I knew I had to have it. I wanted it so badly that I ordered it even though they hadn't got my size. (It's one size bigger than I normally take so I'm wearing it lower down on my hips.) 

More skirts from ChicMe here