September Outfit #1

Jacket | Zara (old, similar here)
Tee | Topshop
Denim | H&M (old, similar here)
Shoes | Gap (old, similar here)
Gold Necklace | Childhood gift
Sunglasses | c/o Sunglasses Shop

It feels like forever since I done an outfit post! I definitely want to get back into the swing of things with them, I feel like this blog has been a little more lifestyle lately which makes a nice change but ultimately fashion posts are my favourite to do (even if I'm not very good at them and wear the same things all the time!) But I shall make it my aim, if I'm well enough, to do two a week.

Now these jeans are my favourite, they get a mixed reaction with people thinking they're either cool or that I look like an urchin. I like to think I'm kinda getting my Jane Birkin on (ha, I know I wish!) but I don't get to wear them a lot. As with a lot of H&M's denim I find they err on the small side so they're really only for skinnier days. 

Such as now! I'm aiming to put on like 5kg at least in the long term but until then I have a few weeks to get myself over 50kg by my next appointment which is very doable I think (just give me ALL the cheese!) I had CF Clinic last Tuesday and it went quite well, I'd gained a tiny bit of weight and although my lung function was a bit poop at 35% before I was too ill to even do the test so the fact I did it is a sign I'm doing a bit better. I also had a little chat with my doctor about my feelings about not working right now, she actually thinks it's not a bad idea. She said I'm kind of balancing between getting very ill or getting a bit better, a little like being on the edge of a cliff. Obviously I want to get better so to be able to put my time into lots of treatment and medicine and getting enough rest when I'm unwell is good. When I left uni due to illness I had a few months to myself and my health improved so much (and then went downhill again when I threw myself into a full time retail job, so lesson learnt!) She said it's not to say I'll never be able to work again, I just need to get my health back to where it should be and then try a part time, less physical job if I feel able to. So I feel a lot better now about things and am going to ignore stupid statements from other people with CF about there being 'no excuses' (yes, there's actually been a lot of judgemental comments from people who should be more understanding than most but hey ho!) I think I'm going to trust the opinion of my doctor more than strangers over the internet! In the meantime I have Frojo Designs to concentrate on, my brother's business The Formal Shirt Company had it's first pop up store on Sunday and it went well which has really inspired me, so I'm aiming to start selling at craft and school fairs next year. And while it may not be a big job, at least I'm feeling confident enough to say I'm an Etsy seller when people ask what I do instead of feeling awkward and saying 'Nothing'. Basically what I'm saying is you will no longer have to read work related worries on here from me, I'm sure you'll be very relieved to not have to sit through those again haha!

Little Things

So I thought it'd be nice to try and do these little weekly round up posts on a Sunday, a day that is boring to some but is most definitely my favourite day of the week.

Last Sunday I was invited down to Tower London at Wood Green for breakfast and to check out their new A/W14 collection. I couldn't stay for long but I loved what I saw, these navy blue suede ankle boots by Ash being a particular favourite...a nice change from black plus they were super comfy to boot (see what I did there? So good, so good.)

Sent out a couple of Frojo Designs orders, as well as working on lots of Christmas stock and ideas for the new collection in January! Remember cards will be sent out 1st Class 1-2 working days after you've placed your order :)

Catching what is probably the last of the summer sun with Freddydog (who is thankfully getting his hair did tomorrow so he can see again!)

photo from @bestldnwalks

On Tuesday I went along on a blogger walk with Best LDN Walks and it was honestly one of the best nights I've had in ages! We did a Secrets of London's Pubs walk, so basically a bit of a pub crawl with loads of interesting and funny facts about the pubs and the Londoners who used to frequent them. I think some people have preconceptions of these London walk things as being a bit stuffy, geeky, touristy or for older generations but this was completely the opposite! I'm gutted because my memory card wiped out all my photos of the night so I only have these two to show you BUT definitely go and check out the lovely Katy's post on the night, Lucy's also done a fab write up too. It was so fab to meet some of my fave bloggers IRL and meet some new ones too!

I met up with the lovely Sophie who I hadn't seen since March and had lunch, I had my first bacon and pancakes which was delish but so filling. It was so nice to see Sophie again, she's just as kind and easy to talk to as you'd expect from her blog...she's a real gem! I definitely have to make sure the gap between our next meeting isn't as long.

When I was out with Sophie we popped into Primark and look what I found! Only the most amazing pyjamas ever. I keep trying to wear chicer, more grown up pjs as I get older but I think they're just getting more and more childish (but I hope I never get too old to wear Disney jammies!)

I also did a few other things like a driving lesson, a meal at a Mexican place, lunch with family plus a trip to the CF Clinic but I'll post about that some other time I think! It was a super busy week for me so by Thursday night I was pooped and felt really ill but it was worth it because I had fun. Today I'm off to Spitalfields, The Formal Shirt Company is doing a pop up shop so I'm off to check it out and show support (it is my big brother's business after all!) If you're in the area come and see!

Hope you've had a fab week :)

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