Things have been rather quiet here lately. And, to be honest, there's no real reason why. I've just been taking some time out for myself. I am back working with Bella&Bear, I'm a full time mum and Dan and I are in the process of finding a new house, so things have been quite hectic. Any spare time I've had has been enjoyed with my feet soaking in a bowl of warm, pepperminty water, filling online shopping baskets or lounging and watching Desperate Housewives. And, as much as I love my blog, I don't feel guilty. I am still a person, I still need time for me to be me. I still need time out.
If there's one thing this time out has done for me, it's that it has really given me a sense of clarity and helped me to realise how important time to yourself is. I have gotten back my perspective and ambition and I am fully focused on my goals. It's so exciting. It's also a big comfort to know that we now have a couple of holidays booked - so my next time outs are not too far away to daydream about if life gets stressful. I can come back refreshed with new ideas and feeling focused again.
Time out (or away) isn't something we should ever feel guilty about. Hell, we should indulge in it more often! It isn't wrong to enjoy your own company every once in a while and to not want to share goings on with everyone and anyone you meet. Those special people will be there for you when you jump back onto your feet, glowing and ready to go. They'll congratulate you and enthuse with you about your new goals and dreams.
On a different note, I have been reflecting a lot and I am really looking forward to Autumn. This terrible summer has taken my mind forward to my favourite time of year; crisp mornings, home cooked food, cosy fashions. If you follow my Instagram feed you'll have seen that I've indulged in a few autumnal pieces in preparation for the colder months and I've fallen deeply in love with the 70's vibe which has really dominated autumnal fashion for the past few years. The fabrics and colours are to die for.
BOOTS | PINAFORE | CORDUROY BUTTON THROUGH SKIRT | RIBBED JUMPER | HIGH NECK CROP |