Quarter Life Crisis

Sequin Jacket - Vintage
Black Dress - Boohoo
Necklace - Primark 
Lipstick - Rimmel Kate Moss 107
Shoes - eBay
Rings - Biba and Bristol Silver Shops

It's been a while since I posted an outfit, over a month at least and it appears I have forgotten how to have my photograph taken, but after my little blogging break I am back and feeling super positive and excited about blogging again. I've made a few changes in my life over the past 6 months and can honestly say I am currently the happiest that I have been in a long time. My anxiety has almost completely gone away and I feel more like myself again after a very long and confusing period, which scared me and a lot of the people around me.

The biggest change I have made is I have a new job - yes again! When I finished University I felt an immense pressure to go into a career straight away and after interning and gaining experience in fashion retail management, I finally felt comfortable and secure working as the store manager for Motel Rocks. My heart was broken when they closed that shop, it meant so much to me and since the redundancy i''ve been wanting to care about a job that much again and wake up in the mornings looking forward to work. After the redundancy I did some temping and a few odd retails jobs but kept thinking back to how happy I had been whilst working at Motel and felt I needed to go back to doing something along those lines.

After a bit of a search during the summer I found a job with independent boutique Fox and Feather in Bristol; I am working 4 days a week in the shop as well as doing a bit of newsletter and blog writing. I feel really happy to have met Clare, the owner, I love helping her come up with ideas for the shop, and feel so lucky that we have such a great working relationship, it's great to feel like part of the company and not just an employee number.

Working part time means I might not have a lot of money but at least it means I am able to develop my other passions, I have time to practice bass guitar and am even part of a girl band now! I also have time to dedicate to this blog and to concentrate on another project which I can't tell you about just yet. I was a really unhappy person for a long time and if you suffer from depression you will understand quite how debilitating that can be, I feel as though i've finally come through it and understand how I want my life to be, sometimes you just have to do the things you want rather than the things you think you should be doing.

Sorry for the long and fairly deep blog post, I hope no one thinks i've lost the plot! I promise everything else will be light and chirpy from now on!


  1. Such a lovely post Soph, I'm proud of you. You've always shown so much motivation and determination which is something to be very proud of, it will get you far. Keep it up xxxx

  2. You look gorgeous! And congratulations on the job :)

    Rosie x

  3. love everything about this outfit! you look gorgeous! xx


  4. You have worked so hard and I am so glad that you have found a job that you enjoy, it can be so difficult!

    Maria xxx

  5. hey lovely, I was sad and then so happy to read this, it sounds like your new job is marvelous! I can probably relate to a few of the job feelings, finding that balance of working taking up most of your time but working to live can be so hard when you know something isn't quite right. hope you have a fab start to autumn, i wish i had visited that shop when in bristol x x