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Friday, 6 October 2017

UPROOTING, REBOOTING

I’ve quit my job and booked a flight to Costa Rica. In a couple of weeks my comfy little life as I know it will be upturned, but the uncertainty of what’s ahead is (for the most part) exhilarating!

I have questioned myself a few times – am I really sacking it all off to fly 11 hours away on my larry? But 2017 has been an itch I can’t quite scratch. It’s been so good, and then at times, so bad. A lot has happened, changed but also stayed the same this year, and with this my perspective has shifted. Plodding along stopped being an option, and since I’ve always said I want to do a proper “gap yah”, it became obvious that the time was now.

Corcovado National Park, via costarica.org

I chose Costa Rica within the hour. As the most indecisive person on earth it was a first to make such a swift decision, but something drew me to this country almost instantly. Of the little knowledge that I had, in my mind Costa Rica equaled nature. Your idyllic, white-sand beaches are nice and all, but what I really wanted was wildlife and greenery. Since doing more research, I’ve found out that Costa Rica really is the epitome of these 2 things in particular: nearly a quarter of the country is protected jungle and it’s inhabited by more than half a million species. Woah mama.

Inspired by a successful trip through Workaway last year, I logged on again to see what opportunities I could find in Costa Rica. Here I found Dreamsea, who were looking for a social media producer. I applied there and then – who wouldn’t want to create content at a surfing and yoga retreat? After going back and forth via email they offered me the position, and it felt like everything had fallen into place. I booked my flight back in July and haven’t really looked back since.

Accommodation at Dreamsea, via dreamseacostarica.com

Apart from knowing that I’ll be at Dreamsea to begin with, I really have no idea where the next few months will take me – both physically and mentally. I want to shake things up to see where the dust resettles. While it’s played on my mind that I’m leaving some good things at home, I’ve learnt to relax and just trust the way of the world.  

Friday, 18 October 2013

POOR VS PIMPIN


Options for both the paupers and the prosperous among us.

Above: Stella McCartney's Lug Platforms - £550 
Lookalikes below by Jeffrey Campbell - £95

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

SEEING DOUBLE


Fluffy bomber in teal - Topshop
Unitard - American Apparel 
Leather Belt - Topshop 
Shoes - Office

Miserable day in Nottingham but perfect blogging in bed weather. 

This is what I wore out last night. You can't really tell from these snaps but my bomber is structured with a pleated hem and has purple/bluey-green fibres. Not my usual choice but turns out to be the perfect autumnal jacket!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

@JENNYNAILS

My favourite Instagram account at the moment @jennynails has reignited my questionable taste in arty nails...

 

All photos above: @jennynails on Instagram 
and below: my nails today

Friday, 11 October 2013

DEAD COLD


Coat - ZARA
Joggers with leather look trim - F&F
Nike trainers
Palm leaf bodycon dress (worn as a top) - Motel

Nottingham's got absolutely fureeezing so I finally get to wear this coat I bought back in the summer. I went with my friend to get his tattoo drawn up today and we walked through this graveyard - obviously I snapped up the photo op.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

HEAR AND NOW

If you read my last post you'll know I've just had my ears pierced, and now I keep getting sidetracked from life to scour the internet for earrings. These are me faves. 


UFO Earrings - ASOS
Rose Gold Studs - Gemma Redux
"Forget Me Not" Silver Earrings - Wue
Silver and Gold Loop Earrings - Otis Jaxon
Silver "Scroll Ball" Hoops - Vioella
Gold Twisted Hoop Earrings - Nina B
Walter Earrings in Tortoiseshell - Tory Burch
Petite Leaf Studs - Jamie Wolf
Premium Triangle Stone Earrings - Topshop

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

CAWFFEE CALL


On bleary-eyed (hungover) mornings I am so grateful for the Costa opposite my halls. I got my ears re-pierced today and met my friend Charlotte here for a caffeine bump before lectures. Check out her rings! I love em.


Rings - shoplumo.com, Mor Jewellery, Links of London