let's face it, summer hasn't been kind to us, and it's felt more like January instead of July/August. so, to cheer myself up, I've scrawled through all of my favorite fashion websites, & found myself physically lusting after some beaut clothes for the winter months. now I know why I'm always so depressingly poor...
Knitted Mohair Boyfriend Cardi, £42.00
Knitted Guernsey Block Jumper, £40.00
Cream spot shirt dress, £30.00
Topshop (I know it's not winter style, but it's SO cute)
Boxy Knitted Jumper, £24.99
New Look KLASS Black Suede Tassel Slipper shoes, £50.00
Black over-sized padlock handbag, £50.00
River Island (I need this bag in my life)
I could be here all night listing all the things I want, but I won't bore you.
What's caught your eye recently?x
Anyone that knows me will know just how much I adore Jennifer Aniston. She has everything going for her, and I'm insanely jealous of everything she has. Her beauty, her talent, her hair, her career, her fashion sense, etc etc, I could go on forever. She's super beautiful, and incredibly talented, and has worked so hard to get where she is today. She's a mega inspiration to me, because it shows that hard work gets you to where you want to be. I love every film she's starred in, and all I want to do is raid her wardrobe & find out who her hairdresser is. She's a total babe, and if I get to 42 and look that fantastic, well, everything will be fan-bloody-tastic. (I just want to be her, is that too much to ask for?)
The Real Housewives of Orange County is my new favorite programme. It's based around five super rich women living in California, who love to spend money, go shopping, create drama & have bitch fights. There is never a dull moment, and there are always arguments over the funniest things. However, their lifestyles are enough to make literally anyone green with envy. Dripping in diamonds, wearing the latest designer clothes, and swanning off to 5* hotels, who wouldn't be jealous? I'm not normally a fan of TV shows like this, but it's completely addictive. Tamra (far right) and Vicki (purple dress) are my favorites, because they are outspoken, honest, hilariously funny & don't give a crap what people think about them. They always seem to be involved in some sort of argument, and that's what makes it such excellent TV. Give me 10 years, and I'll be jetting off to Orange County to live the exact same lifestyle as them. (I wish!)
I'M NOT PERFECT & NEITHER ARE YOU. Everyone has body hang ups, and I don't think I have ever met someone that is truly happy with the way they look. I'm one of these people, and I'm forever moaning to my Mum about what I would like to change. I hate my stomach, my arms, the tops of my legs, etc, etc, and I'm always trying new things to get slim. 200 sit ups, weights, hour long walks & exercise videos. But, I'm suddenly thinking to myself, is it getting a bit too ridiculous?
No one in this life is perfect. No one has the perfect body, or the perfect face. We look at celebrities in films, or the front of magazine covers, and instantly think 'oh I would love to look like her', but these images are airbrushed to within an inch of it's life; wrinkles are removed, any sign of a little tummy roll is deleted, eyes are brightened, hair is shinier, teeth are whitened. This isn't real, and it's a ridiculous perception of what body image should be. Celebrities are rich enough to be able to afford monthly hair cuts, manicures, facials, and everything else that is involved in looking good. They can hire 10 people to make them look amazing, but normal people can't.
I look at Jennifer Aniston and wish more than anything that I looked that fabulous. But I never will. For a start, she's blonde, I'm brunette, she's short, I'm tall, and she's petite and I'm curvy. But what I'm trying to say is that everyone should try to be happy with who they are, and what they look like. I have bits that I am happy with, so I'm going to focus on that, and try to forget about the things I don't particularly like. Okay, so I'm trying to lose weight, but I'm doing it the healthy way. Exercise and a sensible eating plan is always the best way to go about it. Forget the 'no carbs before 12pm, or the baby food diet, grapefruit diet' blah blah BLAH.
Life is far too short to be worrying about what you can and can't eat. Obviously I'm not saying that you should just sit in front of the TV watching Jeremy Kyle, eating a family sized chocolate gateau (OBVIOUSLY), but just don't deny yourself a treat now and again. Enjoy life, eat something naughty now and again, and just be happy and healthy. Be happy inside and out, because everyone is beautiful.