30.12.14

Sharing is caring - A little insight into my life and why I've loved 2014

Four years ago I started to get really ill with a condition called Fibromyalgia/CFS and I had to quit my job as a Textile Designer in London and move home to my parents house. I felt like a total failure and I honestly didn't know what I would do with my life. I missed my life in London, my freedom, my health. I never really talk about my illness as I don't want it to be the first thing people think when they think of me BUT it is a major part of my life. You all see me when I am glammed up, dressed to the nines and sipping on Prosecco at press events... what you don't see is the days I'm too unwell to move or dress or put my make up on. I am in constant, chronic pain and I have become very good at hiding it. Some days I sit and cry at what I've become but then other days I smile from ear to ear; if I hadn't have moved home I don't think I would have started my blog and look at me now! This year I moved back to London and 2014 has treated me exceptionally well.

I feel so, so proud of this blog and of everything that it has helped me to achieve. This year I featured in Vogue Italia, was filmed by Evans, New Look and Simply Be, met some amazing people and wore some beautiful clothes. The blog keeps growing and so does my love for it and I just want to keep pushing myself to do more things with it. I can post when I feel like it or leave it for a few days when I'm too sick and I love the freedom it gives me. I some times have to cancel invites or turn down opportunities due to my illness but thankfully all the brands I work with are really understanding and so are my friends (both blogger pals and my group of wonderful friends)

The constant emails, tweets and comments that you all send to me are a huge part of why I keep posting. I have been bought to tears on a number of occasions after reading your kind words - I am so happy that I have been able to inspire you guys and show you that fashion is fun, accessible to all and that it's ok to experiment with it.

Thank you again for your support - I try to answer all your questions/reply to all your emails but sometimes it's hard but I want you to know I appreciate them all. Here is a little roundup of my fave outfits I have worn this year and here's to 2015 - I am already so excited about the things in store for me and my wee blog.







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18 comments:

  1. You should be proud of yourself. You are honestly my style icon. I follow you on instagram and I never comment and gush on there but I love your blog, I only discovered it a few months ago and I have already bought four things you have posted. I look forward to seeing what you have got coming up in 2015 xx

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    1. Thank you so so much. I am so happy to hear I have inspired you babe. Thank you for following and I really appreciate your kind words xx

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  2. Ugh you always brighten my TL, and you slay with your make up. I'm so glad your health is better. I'm in the same boat of trying to find a balance with mine. You did wear some pretty amazing clothes this year!

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    1. You're soooooooo sweet. I love talking to you online so much as well. I didn't realise you struggled with your health....you slay always xx

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  3. Big but gentle Fibro squishes. I look forward to seeing what 2015 brings you! xx

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    1. Lots of love leah, thank you for always being so lovely and supportive xx

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  4. You should be proud of yourself and what you have achieved. I hope 2015 continues onwards and upwards!

    C xx
    http://curvygirlthin.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Charli, thank you hun. I always appreciate your support and kind words xx

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  5. You are a big inspiration to me on your blog style wise as you dress totally different than me but look so stylish, I love seeing all the different ways plus size bloggers dress and cheer that there seems to be more styles and choice even tho there is a way to go. I am sorry about your health, problems and changes your life has gone through as a result but glad things are on the up and long may it last, looking forward to what you wear next x

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    1. Thank you Vicky, such a lovely comment xx

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  6. Wow. I had no idea you had Fibro (am a fairly new reader!). You do so well to post all the time and look incredible! I have a spinal injury that's really limiting and sometimes just can't get out of bed, but I totally get this - blogging is something we can do *when* we can do it. And it's great to have such a lovely community around it, too.

    I love your blog and style! Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2015.

    Happy new year!!
    Faith xx

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    1. Thank you for your comment, I am so sorry to hear about your injury! We can do this! Just watch us! Lots of love and happiness in 2015 xx

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  7. You are an inspiration to me Dani and you will continue to be. You are awesome lady xx

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    1. Such a lovely thing to say Vicky, thank you lovely xx

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  8. Happy new year! I love your style and look forward to seeing what you wear in 2015. :)

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  9. As a fellow fibro sufferer I totally sympathise. Chronic pain is a bastard. Congratulations on taking back your freedom. You're a total inspiration and the blog is lovely. Have a great 2015.

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    1. Thank you so much. I am so sorry you suffer with it as well babe. You always look amazing though which is fabulous. xxx

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