Friday, 2 March 2012

It's March already!!

I know it's been a while since my last post but time seems to be flying by too quickly and i'm in disbelief that it's the 1st of March already.  I've past a couple of milestones recently, one of them being that I have now been self employed for over a year, this also means that my blog is also a year old too (woohoo).  Having successfully accomplished a year being my own boss I think one of the biggest lessons I've learnt is to always thrive to do better and to set goals which you feel maybe unrealistic, it's the best way to fuel ambition and has surprising results.  

I'm currently reading (and I use the term 'reading' loosely as it's more like a journal of captions) 'Whatever you think, think the opposite' by Paul Arden.  Arden used to be the Creative Director at Saatchi and Saatchi and writes about advertising and motivation, yes it's totally down my street, and one of the reasons I love reading his books is because you always learn something new and end up challenging yourself in one way or another.  Most of the content is based on factual findings and is by no means patronising or cheesy as most 'self help' books tend to be.

Highly recommended read for anyone looking for inspiration

Keeping on the theme of challenging oneself, I have recently signed up for an 8 mile fun run in June.  Admittedly I didn't commit myself to a half marathon as initially planned but 8 miles seems challenging enough at the moment.  It's something I've been thinking about doing for a while and although I would describe myself as relatively fit I am really enjoying focussing my training for this goal, no doubt I shall keep you all updated with how my training is coming along.  If you've undertaken any challenged recently I'd love to hear about them.

On a more lighter note I wanted to mention how disappointed I have been on recent shopping trips, although I am yet again appreciating the pastel and block colours for spring/summer, I haven't found much inspiration.  I do, however, have a few key pieces for this spring  which I have been eyeing up though, take a look:

All Saints Hardy Leather Jacket £350 - Having just recently got into wearing leather jackets I found this gem of a jacket and loved how rugged and fitted it was, the colour is spot on for Spring too although it is a little pricey.  

Topshop Ditsy Print crop Vest £26 - I love the colour blocking and floral mix on this vest, it's feminine and perfect to welcome sunnier weather. 

Jack Wills Hollingworth Chino's £69 - Although these are quite pricey it's hard to find chino's with a vibrant yet versatile colour which can be paired with most things whether it be a shirt, vest or printed tee.  I'm also loving the preppy-ness of this look.

Kurt Geiger Laura £150 - For someone who only wears converse for travelling and is little sceptical of pulling off plimsoles,  I love how smart and casual these shoes are, they're comfortable yet stylish and the perfect colour to go with most things. 


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