02 November 2012

onwards and upwards

Gold earring- pennies / Crystal chain - Topshop sale / Spike bracelet - pennies / Cross & jewel necklace - Topshop sale / Friendship bracelet - Topshop. 

Brolly, slipper socks, xmas socks - Pennies.

La Roche Posay - Boots / Ariel Lipsmacker - Pennies / Astral - Boots.

Mens t - pennies.

Beige Cords, Grey Skinnies - Pennies.

Grey Cotton Skirt - Topshop.

Cream T, Grey Snood - Pennies.

Green Knit Cardi - Pennies.

Wool & Knitting Needles - Local Craft Shop.

Hello Lovelies, I am back yet again :) I'm completely pooped so this is just a quick update. The past month has been pretty rough, i've just been discharged from hospital after a 2 week stay which was emotionally draining to say the least. My mood plummeted to an all time low and my behaviours were overly destructive.Before anyone jumps down my throat saying i'm seeking attention that is the last thing I want, I am an honest person and speaking about my struggles is something I am not afraid of doing. I want people to be able to speak freely about mental health issues and not to be ashamed of doing so. I am currently been taking off all my meds and i'm starting DBT therapy and group, i'm feeling much better than I did but i'm extremely struggling with my eating disorder right now. I need to keep reminding myself that Rome wasn't built in a day. 
My boyfriend and I called it day after nearly 2 years together, it ended on good terms but I feel kind of heartbroken about the whole situation, there is so much left unsaid and I need closure. It's funny how you think you know someone but then unexpectedly they change into someone you never thought they'd be. 

So I treated myself to some retail therapy and decided to buy a few essentials from Pennies, I am literally a walking advert for Pennies. I really love the 80s esque t shirt I picked up from the mens section in Pennies. The Ariel lip balm was an impulse buy and I am actually happy I picked it up in the end. I  purchased some woolly essentials to keep me snug and cosy during the winter weather, who can't resist a chunky knitted snood. Yes I bought knitting needles and wool please don't judge me lol, who would have thought I would be sitting in on a Thursday night knitting by the fire and slurping my cup of tea. While I was in inpatient a nurse suggested to me to take up knitting as a distraction method. Sorry about the awful quality of the photos , I am in the process of purchasing a new camera. 


  1. Hey lovely you're not attention seeking at ALL. If anything it's good you can be open and honest as there's no need to hide what you're going through. As you said yourself you need to try not to be too hard on yourself and take it day by day. They key is you want to make positive changes so with effort and time they WILL come about. I'm so sorry to hear that you and your boyfriend broke up, I'm a bigger believer that everything happens for a reason and maybe now you will have more time to focus on yourself than worrying about relationship problems. Stay positive. p.s. love your haul! xx

    1. you are the sweetest, thank you !!! same here I really do believe everything happens for a reason. thanks again


  2. Nice buys!


  3. Hi lovely, great knits and accessory collections, very cute!

    Lovely blog, I'm following you on GFC.
    Would love it if you checked mine out and maybe follow back if you like it?

    Stay in touch.



  4. lovely blog, nice to see another irish blogger. lovely purchaes and you're not attention seeking at all. keep going with your recovery, you'll be so proud of yourself for keeping it up <3 x

    1. thank you soooo much, I love meeting new irish bloggers :)
      I just hope that I can inspire even just one person out there that it's ok to talk about your difficulties. xo

  5. I have nominated you for the leibster award :D - http://velvet-tidesxo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/the-leibster-award.html xo


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