8.24.2017

London Calling!

Regent St, London, UK
boden abingdon trench

Oi Oi!

I realised I didn't really explain my move back to the south. I sort of just packed up and left. It all sort of just *happened* really, but reader, it was not my intention at all to return to London. You see, I am an excessive planner. I like to live in a dream land of premeditated thoughts and occurrings - essentially in my head, everything works out perfectly, but in real life, uh... things never quite pan out as expected. You see, I had been applying for Architecture jobs from about April / May, I was diligent in my applications, had a successful exhibition (companies even left cards for me to contact them in regards to working for them!) and I graduated with a 2:1, in my head I had this shit in the bag, I'd worked really hard and hard work is all you need right? I was so happy and positive, on the right track it seemed, but things started to fall apart just before I finished and only went from bad to worse. From heartbreak, to having aforementioned cards stolen (No joke), to a distinct lack of responses from job applications in my personal inbox, and with time and money running out, my dream of staying in my perfect little flat in Liverpool swiftly came to an abrupt halt towards the end of June. As I packed up my things into my Dad's minivan, I couldn't quite believe it and I struggled to hold tears back as I ate the Cheeseburger my Dad and Sister had lovingly gotten me for the four hour ride back. How could I have flopped like this?!
radley lavender gardens
radley lavender gardens
boden abingdon trench
radley lavender gardens
radley lavender gardens
So my Tumblr dreams of finding a lush one bedroom flat smack bang in the Liverpool city centre and filling it with plants and beige furniture, whilst being a serious working woman evaporated before my very eyes. But in the same vein, I'm very very very glad I was able to move back to London instead. My blog was borne out of loneliness, despair and boredom during undergrad almost seven years ago, and along that journey, I've made very good friends out of people on the internet (shout out Sherida, Kristabel and Supal), I've connected with people on-line who for some reason enjoy my sob stories (I promise I'll have some good news to report soon guys - I'm speaking it into existence), and I've worked with brands who similarly for some reason want to work with me. All of this has absolutely kept me on the straight and narrow. Being back in London has provided me with a plethora of blog opportunities, opportunities that will pay da bills (because-still-unemployed-sigh.gif), keep me busy and keep my creative juices flowing. So I guess I'm here. I'm back in LDN Town. For the long haul? Who knows, life right now is so unsettled and the landscape is ever changing, but I'm trying to enjoy the journey and keep on keeping on.

What I Wore...


JUMPER - h&m | SKIRT - asos | TRENCH COAT - boden | BAG c/o radley | SHOES - dr martens | NAILS - Zoya





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13 comments

  1. Firstly, I love these pictures! You look so beautiful and that sweater looks like the comfiest thing ever! Secondly, I'm sad to hear things didn't go as you had planned but it sounds like life is sorting itself out for you as well! London can be so overwhelming sometimes but it's also an amazing hub and a place with endless opportunities (or at least that's what I tell myself when I feel overwhelmed by it all!). x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  2. I know this is such a knobby thing to say but I honestly believe that things do happen for a reason and what's meant to be will be. Things don't always go to plan but I think that's what makes life exciting! I'm sure great things are coming your way, in the meantime enjoy being in London again, blogging and hanging out with your lovely blogger pals :) PS LOVE the trench! x

    What Josie Did Next

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about all of this, but I'm sure things happened for a reason and great things are to come! I truly understand what you are going through since I'm also looking for a job but nothing seems right. Great things come to those who wait, right?
    Love your outfit!
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    Pili
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  4. It sucks when all your effort at planning seems to have been a waste You begin to second guess your self and your decisions tend to start wavering and sucks further for the planner in you. I have been in similar situations this year and one thing I have learnt is to enjoy living in the moment. I can't jeopardize my happiness and sanity worryin over something I am nothing even sure was for my best. God's plans are the best so if he wills it, we will be happy in the end.

    www.ijefinelivin.com

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  5. It sucks when all your effort at planning seems to have been a waste You begin to second guess your self and your decisions tend to start wavering and sucks further for the planner in you. I have been in similar situations this year and one thing I have learnt is to enjoy living in the moment. I can't jeopardize my happiness and sanity worryin over something I am nothing even sure was for my best. God's plans are the best so if he wills it, we will be happy in the end.

    www.ijefinelivin.com

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  6. It sucks when all your effort at planning seems to have been a waste You begin to second guess your self and your decisions tend to start wavering and sucks further for the planner in you. I have been in similar situations this year and one thing I have learnt is to enjoy living in the moment. I can't jeopardize my happiness and sanity worryin over something I am nothing even sure was for my best. God's plans are the best so if he wills it, we will be happy in the end.

    www.ijefinelivin.com

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  7. It's really painful when things don't go as planned, one of the worst feelings in the world.I'm sorry things didn't work out for you in Liverpool Sade but I'm glad you've gotten new blogging opportunities in London. At the end of the day, what's yours will be yours. Wishing you all the best. x
    PS: That's a really cute look.
    Coco Bella Blog

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  8. life is full of ups and downs... and one of the downest of the downs is when one is unemployed, as u start to question every move you've ever made since Kindergarten... but for those looking at you on the outside, we can see that it's really not as bad as you think it is... just enjoy this moment. as hard as it is to achieve, just throw anxiety to the wind, and enjoy your "holiday"... it is only for a season.
    (and between you and me, you have achieved a GREAT deal for the 25yr old young woman that you are. you should be proud of the feats you have achieved so far!!"

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  9. This is one part of a bigger journey, it'll all work out. You'll see!!

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  10. Love these photos and your posts. I want to say your sob stories are interesting because YOU are interesting and I care about you, but I wish you had better things to tell because I want you to have everything you want! I know what you mean about blog ops in London; I wish I'd been better able to take advantage of them when I lived there. And you've accomplished so, so much; be proud of yourself, however life goes for now. <3

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  11. You will have some good news to report soon; and we'd be here to cheer you on. And you don't have to give up dreams of your little flat in Liverpool - you just may head back there soon. You'd be fine hun. Speaking from experience I know how tough it is - but chin up! Xx

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  12. This is usually the story before a very very happy ending, so find some joy in knowing there's laser beams at the end of the tunnel. i love that radley bag too.

    http://www.beebaswardrobe.blogspot.com

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  13. Life has a funny way of screwing you over.....but things will be ok, because they have to be! I lost my job in june after the firm I was working for shut down...life was a lot more scary and uncertain; however I was blessed enough to get another job. Remain positive and positive results will come your way.

    Stay Blessed x

    www.lifeofchi.co.uk

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