Today’s post is all about taking risks, not playing by your rules and giving something else a go. Take these photos as an example – this is the first grungy outfit that I have worn in a long time; my hair is swept dramatically to one side; and I am standing in a park experimenting with sunlight to create beautiful imagery rather than just standing on a street.
I would not say that I have one particular style. I love the retro sixties and seventies; I like minimal, basic looks and, like in this outfit, I am into a bit of grunge. I think that is what fashion – and indeed life – is all about. It is fun to mix up personal style, try new things and take risks. Although today’s outfit does not seem super risky, it is different for me because I hardly ever wear figure hugging dresses and I am normally hiding behind my big floppy fringe. It is a funny story about the different hair here really – I was basically just so hot and flustered getting ready for this shoot that I shoved my hair to the side and actually really liked it (but don’t worry, I won’t be getting rid of the fringe just yet).
I guess I am thinking a lot about taking risks at the moment. Lewis and I are currently in Bristol, in limbo, trying to decide our next life move. Last March, we applied for Working Holiday Visas for Canada and after a long wait, we finally got them in October. I feel that it will be such a risk to move to Canada because we do not know what the job market is like over there and we do not know anyone. I also feel like I am getting on a bit – I know, 26 (and a half) is not old but as a woman, my body is a ticking bomb and I need to work out what I am doing with my life! On the other hand, what is life without risks and travel and experiences? If it doesn’t work out, then we can just come back. Nothing is permanent, nothing is wrong and everything can be positive if you have the right attitude.
Am I talking about a super random mix of things in this post? I apologise if you are confused – fashion, life, what?! Sometimes, it is good to get things out, written down and perhaps someone will understand my ramblings.
Every girl reading this would agree, I’m sure, that boobs and what contains them – bras – are pretty damn important. Boobs can be the source stress, insecurity, pain but also freedom and pleasure depending on your attitude towards your own pair. A few years ago, I was obsessed with having larger boobs than I actually did – even though they were definitely bigger than they are now – and I would wear extremely padded push-up bras to boost my bust. However, since losing weight whilst living in Paris, I am finally happy with my moderately sized set and I have fully embraced being able to wear bras without under-wiring or padding.
How has your boob and bra journey been? Have you finally accepted your pair? Have you found your perfect bra? I would love to hear any tips!
Chaque femme qui lit ce poste sera d’accord que des seins et ce qui les contiennent – des soutiens-gorge – sont super importants. Des seins peuvent nous créer du stress, du manque d’assurance et de la douleur mais aussi de la liberté et du plaisir selon comment votre attitude envers votre poitrine. Il y a quelques années, j’étais obsédé par l’idée d’avoir des seins beaucoup plus larges que j’avais. Même si mes seins étaient plus larges qu’ils sont maintenant, je portais des soutiens-gorge rembourre pour donner l’impression d’une buste plus grande. Cependant, après avoir perdu des poids quand j’habitais a Paris, enfin je suis contente avec mes seins d’une taille modéré et j’adopte complètement de pouvoir porter des soutiens-gorges sans rembourrage.
Des soutiens-gorge triangle sont déjà beaucoup plus confortable que d’autres soutiens-gorges – même si je trouve qu’ils s’élèvent des fois parce qu’ils ont moins structure. Ce soutien-gorge que j’ai acheté récemment chez Oysho me donne du confort d’un autre niveau! Apres des années et des années de rajuster mes soutiens-gorges, ça me fait plaisir d’en trouver un qui va parfaitement sur mon corps. Bien sur que c’est un plus que ce soutien-gorge est vachement beau. Normalement, j’achète des soutiens-gorge noirs (et Oysho fait celui-ci en noir aussi, j’ai vérifié!) mais j’aime beaucoup sa couleur rose et les détails de dentelle de celui-ci
C’était comment votre histoire de seins? Vous acceptez votre poitrine? Vous avez trouve votre soutien-gorge parfait? Ce serait un plaisir de lire vos conseils!
Bristol is a city full of really really good places to eat and I am so excited to share with you some old favourites and new discoveries while I am back in my hometown for an extended stay. We are starting this culinary tour at BULRUSH, a relatively new restaurant located in Kingsdown, which serves deliciously exotic and experimental food.
We kicked off with some Kir Royals – always – followed by some complimentary white onion soup with stout vinegar reduction, chargrilled onion dusting served with some beautifully soft bread. Free food is always such a bonus and a real sign that a restaurant wants to treat their customers and show them a good time. I would not normally order onion soup from a menu but I would certainly order this again and pay for it! It was super silky and flavoursome whilst not being too “oniony”.