End of July

The last day of July already!

Time is just flying by, but I cant deny that its been a good month for me.

Especially in terms of blogging as I’ve been doing it daily this month, so I’ve been able to share much more than usual. I’ve gained some new followers but also found some really cool new blogs. Most importantly I’ve been enjoying it.

Also I’m really looking forward to August, I feel like its going to be a good month!

I’m gonna keep this post short as I am pretty worn out from painting for about 5 hours today and I baked cupcakes. 🙂

Thanks for reading and see you in August!

 

XO lmg

Emulating the hourglass

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Today was pretty chilled spent painting my bedroom whilst listening to The Jezabels. I’ve been having a lot of chilled days lately which isn’t that great as I need to be a little more productive with my time.

Anyway this outfit consisted of a black basic bodycon dress which was from h&m. I haven’t worn it for ages as I don’t really like the bodycon style anymore. Over the top of the black dress I’m wearing a top from Next which was my Mothers. Its floral and the material is like chiffon but a bit thicker. I wore a belt at the waist because I like emulating the hourglass figure

 

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There I am pulling a silly face because I thought I looked fly!

That’s it for today but Seth Godin did a really good post called Doing the hard things on his blog a couple days ago, and I think you might like it as much as I did (if you click and happen to not like it let me know!)

Now I’m going to go back to reading Great Expectations by Dickens 🙂

 

XO lmg

 

July’s themed posts

For the month of July I chose the theme of Favourites because I wanted to share some of my favourite things with you. This is just a quick round-up of the posts I did this month in case you missed them.

TV

Music

Bloggers

I’ve really enjoyed doing this theme and next month there will be another theme, but I haven’t decided what it is yet. I’ll let you guys know in a couple days!

 

XO lmg

Any other way

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Sometimes I find myself in situations where I wish things would have turned out any other way. I feel like each time this happens it’s a reminder to me that I don’t have as much control over things as I think  I do and also that I’m not always to blame.

However, on the flip-side, there are situations where things turn out so good that I wouldn’t want them any other way. For example crop tops and high-waisted jeans.

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I wore high waisted jeans, a crop top and a floral+paisley shirt. I had my patent loafers on my feet with my little red bag at my side.

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I wore this outfit to the market to buy fresh fruit for my smoothies because its so much cheaper than the super markets. I went to the city centre with my dad in the afternoon and the market was still pretty busy but unlike when I was younger I kind of liked the atmosphere.

 

XO lmg

 

 

 

Caught in the act!

A few days ago I was writing in my journal and just as I was about to compare the present to the past, I thought ‘Hang on a minute, I’m always doing that’.

I feel like it was the first time I’ve properly acknowledged that I have a pretty bad habit of comparing the present with the past.

There’s nothing wrong with being reflective but I think the problem with constantly making comparisons is that you can end up focusing too much on the past instead of moving forward.

To end this post I have a line from a song I have been listening to quite a lot recently, ‘If you don’t like the effects,don’t produce the cause’ by Funkadelic

“A situation is just that, it has no special power to do you harm. Its your reactions that count”

 

XO lmg

Revamp: A dress to a crop top

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On the left is a frilly, grey dress from Next that I got a couple years ago but have only worn once or twice. I kept thinking I would grow to like it more and actually wear it, but that didn’t happen.

Today I was going to get rid of it and then I decided to cut it into a crop top, as shown on the left. I think it looks so much better and I can’t wait to wear it!

I’m hoping that this will be the start of a series here on SotL, as I have a some other garments to I’m going to be revamping over the next few weeks. They are a little more complex so I’ll be using my sewing machine and if they go well, I’ll show you the end result.

 

XO lmg

 

 

Pink things

I got this book from Poundland and I chose it because I really liked the TV series ‘The Carrie Diaries’.  I’ve already read the book and thought it was very good. Its one of those books that’s quite an easy read but still enjoyable.

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I got this shirt from the charity shop for just under £5. Its nothing too fancy but I like that it’s unique in the sense that you won’t see anything like it in high street shops.

 

The first photo was taken from here.

 

XO lmg