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Hello again girls and guys. Sorry for being a little mysterious and abrupt in my last post, I wanted to share the few photos I took last week, but received a little bad news at the weekend. I had no idea when I'd feel up to writing on here again, so a short and sweet message felt like the best thing to do! Just wanted to say a thank you to the beautiful girls who reached out and emailed/messaged me, I genuinely do feel like my readers are my friends, especially those who text me at silly o'clock with the best out-of-the-blue messages and hilarious autocorrects. It meant so much to know people were thinking of little ol' me.

I wore the above outfit today. Just a cosy, really casual outfit to pop for lunch with my Dad. I haven't been venturing outdoors too much, was planning to pop over to Vogue's Fashion Night Out but I don't feel up to it. I've been cosied up in my dressing gown (easy to whip off and pretend I've been proactive to people at the door), spending some quality time with my sister, immersing myself in Wikipedia knowledge, and perfecting my hair curling techniques. If you can call them that. I'm also trying to frantically plan ahead for London Fashion Week, because my press pass finally got approved last week and I've had some catwalk invites. Supposed to be moving back to Southampton that week, but you know, I've always got my priorities in order(!)

Had the biggest nightmare with parcels being delivered to the wrong place and all sorts on Wednesday, Amazon, I'm not impressed. Despite being told they'd "happily replace my lost goods", I then received a pretty rude email saying it wasn't their problem! Luckily, my best friend Ebony came to my rescue and rushed to the handling office in Southampton, and rescued my packages which were an inch from death being thrown out. Then this morning, I received the most gorgeous little package from Beth. It was so, so generous and thoughtful of her, as I hadn't asked for anything at all, but she gifted me the Fleur de Lis necklace, that I'm wearing today. There is a September discount code in my sidebar if you want to make use of that.

I'll hopefully be back to posting as usual now, just needed a few days away from talking about frivolous matters such as "my new dress" and what I've been doing, to focus on more important things. x

51 comments

  1. Glad to see you back sweet, hope everything picks up for you again soon, I'm sure it will :) xx

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  2. Hope you're ok, Michelle! Nice to see you posting again; you're one of my favourite blogs! Costing up at home sounds like the perfect thing to do anyway but then again, I'm a naturally lazy person! x

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  3. Glad your back Michelle! I hope everything is okay now!
    Lovely outfit, I really want the purple marl t-shirt i wish i had bought it when it was in the shops damn!!
    ooo exciting LFW pass being accepted. I wish mine had haha! oh well theres always next year i guess!
    xxxx

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  4. Louise: Thank you so much Louise, trying to get by at the moment, but I'm sure something good will come for me soon. x

    Jade: Aw thank you (: I wasn't gone for too long, just had no idea at the time of how long I'd be away from the blogosphere for! Aahh me too, I've had the laziest day today, did respond to emails though, so I can count today as productive, right? x

    Rose: Thanks Rose! It kind of is, I'm just trying to get by and just really fancied writing again to be honest; it keeps me happy which is the main thing (: Oh I'm glad I bought it, it's the perfect stay-at-home top, so easy to wear. Aw the applications don't close until tomorrow so yours might still be accepted if you apply right now ;) Always good to start Fashion Week prep early. xxx

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  5. i really hope you're okay michelle! i was awol from the internet this weekend too so missed your last post. i hope everything is okay though :)
    love your outfit, that top looks uber comfy & i love love your tights!
    have fun at lfw, it'll be my first year not going in 4years this year which feels v.weird xx

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  6. Hope you're ok! I've just finished One Day, thought it took a bit to get into but it's so worth it.

    Make the most of LDN fashion week :)

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  7. Skye: Thanks Skye, I'm fine, just trying to get my head around things and resume normal practices (: Honestly, the top is the most comfy thing I own besides my pyjamas haha, so so warm and cosy. Aw I wish you were going, would've been lovely to meet you! x

    Phoebe: I'm okay thanks sweet, getting back to normal! I've not started reading it yet, just rereading HP and the Order of the Phoenix right now, my absolute fave. I haven't decided which days I'll even be there for yet, I'm still so unprepared! x

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  8. So glad you're back, hope everything is okay & hope you have a fabulous time at fashion week. I'm wearing this top today too but in green, so comfy! x

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  9. i love those shorts. and jesus. i hate when the mailmen screw up my excitement for getting my new clothes.

    love, little.

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  10. So happy your back, I hope ur ok xx I'm so torn whether to get one day, I might just have to though!! Love your shorts, where are they from? Xx

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  11. I'm sorry you had some bad news - sending you lots of thoughts and hugs. Also very sorry that I missed your previously mentioned it otherwise I would have joined the other ladies who sent you messages! In any case I hope you are feeling a little better. I am becoming more and more convinced with every post that you are secretly harbouring Bernard's Watch, how you fit everything into your day I don't know! Glad to hear you have been having some cosy time - definitely well deserved!
    xxx

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  12. Elise: Thank you (: Oh I know, they're unbelievably cosy! x

    Little: Thank you, they're actually the bottom of my heart print playsuit! Haha oh no, they messed up the delivery for my dissertation textbooks, had a mini heart attack when they said they were throwing unclaimed post out haha.

    Sophie: Aw thanks Sophie, I'm fine, just getting on with things at the moment. My "shorts" are the bottom of a heart print playsuit, from Topshop (: I dithered as well, but I've become a bit enamoured with buying books recently, just means I'll have a backlog to read when I'm a jobless student again next month :-P x

    Rosie: Thank you so much sweet, just been feeling a bit lost and uncertain lately, but I figured if I got back to doing what I love most, then I'd start feeling "me" again! Haha I have no idea either, many cups of coffee and late nights is how I'm fitting things in at the moment! Nice little list of things to do while watching Celeb Big Brother final later too ;) xxxx

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  13. Sorry for your bad news, hope everything is ok. I love all the different patterns in your outfit, your tights are lush! I've began reading One Day too, it's so cute, can't wait to see the film once i'm finished! xx

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  14. I hope you enjoy reading One Day! (I really need to stop banging on about the book some people are starting to think I'm borderline obsessed lol).
    Sorry to hear about your bad news too, but it's good you've stuck yourself back into your blog to sort of find piece of mind.
    x

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  15. Jessica: Thanks sweet, all getting better with time (: Think the tights I wore today are my favourite, so warm and comfy!

    Kelsey: Haha ;) I can't believe I haven't read it yet, I'm in the middle of something else at the moment, so going to read it when I'm back at Uni (: Thank you sweet. x

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  16. I love your outfit!
    The quote is so pretty and true!

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  17. i love your tights, so cute!
    i need to head over to Yankee Candles for some new scents, so addicting hehe!
    Krissy xoxo

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  18. happy to have you back, michelle! hope you're okay and sorry about your bad news. have a brilliant time at fashion week! X

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  19. hope you're ok Michelle! Lovely outfit as usual, i love the casual top with pretty shorts and tights. hope you're feeling better soon xx

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  20. i do hope you're doing okay sweetie! sending you happy thoughts and stories from my stormy seaside!

    mmm, christmas candles out already? i do love extra-early festivity. ;) i need to re-stock on a little cinnamon apple scented oil so my home will smell properly like autumn.

    love, always! chloe xx

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  21. I'm sad that you have had some bad news. Please know that we are all here for you and support you through thick and thin. So gutted that some people didn't know about the london blogger meet. I am not going to be there (i'm 5 hours drive away from London so don't feel like i deserve to be there anyway!) but me and niki from H&Cape have made goodies for everyone and I wish you could go so that you could recieve them too! I should have mentioned it sooner on the blog. I will promise that the next time i hear about anything like this, i'll be sure to tell everyone a lot earlier! xxxx

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  22. Grace: Thank you! I've written it in my diary, so lovely. x

    Krissy: Aw thanks lovely (: Mm me too, I really want to try Apple Cider or Midsummer's Night next, so pricey though, not sure if I can justify it right now. x

    Hannah: Thanks sweetie! <3

    Lizzy: Thanks Lizzy, I'm fine, getting by at the moment! x

    Chloe: Aw thank you Chloe, I'm doing okay, just trying to stay happy I suppose. Haha yes indeedy, it's my only large jar candle left and I love the scent, it smells like birthday cake candles (: xx

    Sarah: Oh thank you so, so much Sarah <3 That really means so much. Just dealing with a lot at the moment, and fashion seemed a bit trivial amongst everything. Haha and me too, would be lovely to meet you one day, are you around during London Fashion Week at all? x

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  23. Hope you're alright, those are very sweet shorts :) nice nintendo there too!

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  24. I'm glad you're feeling better Mich! I have to say that i really admire you as a blogger, and in RL, so i've nominated you for an award :) Hop on over to http://legs11eleven.blogspot.com/2011/09/mush-gush.html to see the details :)

    K ox
    legs11eleven.blogspot.com

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  25. Such a cute outfit!! Please check out my blog, I currently have a cute hand made giveaway going on, you could win a gorgeous tea cup candle along with other yummy goodies!!!
    http://www.sugar-for-honey.blogspot.com

    X

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  26. Sorry to hear you had bad news Michelle =( much love from Southampton and keep your chin up!
    You're still looking fab, love that shirt looks so great to slouch around in :) xoxo

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  27. I totally love this pictures!

    xx
    deni.

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  28. I hope everything's going okay, Michelle!
    How exciting for Londond Fashion Week!
    Good luck with everything.

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  29. Your blog is really great I love the simplicity I'm really simple myself and sometimes I feel kind of like an outsider with all the complexity of the other fashion blogs I follow.
    -Farrah
    fabigaelle.blogspot.com

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  30. hope you're ok hun! take all the time you need. xo

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  31. Happy to have you back and hope everything falls into place soon. Love your slouchy tee and mmm bet that candle smells gorgeous xx

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  32. Ah It's great to see you back blogging miss, but how are you going to have time with all the pokemon, pottermore, maplestory playing you've been doing? (I saw your tweet, I'm not psychic lol)

    L x

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  33. Hope you're ok Michelle :) x x

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  34. Glad to hear you're okay, sorry to hear you've had bad news :( On a happier note, One Day is fantastic, possibly my favourite book of the year! You'll have to give us your opinion once you've read it (I'm presuming you haven't yet, I could be wrong!) xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  35. Glad to hear your feeling better, that outfit is lovely! I've just recently brought 'One Day'! Sometimes it does you good to just take a few days away from everything! xxx

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  36. Ta tenue est superbe!!!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr

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  37. I hope everything is OK with you, I'm always here if you need/want to chat :) I love comfy clothes, I have been craving soft layers all the time I have been at work!

    Maria xxx

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  38. Hope all is well my dear, nice to have you back :)
    x

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  39. It's definitly good that you're feeling better and that you're not letting sad things get on top of you :) good blogger right there!
    The picture of the Yankee candle really makes me want to buy one, oh how easy it is to make me part with money! xxxx

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  40. hope you're feeling better! adore you're outfit, and how great is one day?! x

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  41. It's lovely to have you back, sweet. I've just bought a purpley jersey tee like yours :)

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  42. good to see you again! we missed you. xoxo.

    http://howficklemyheart.wordpress.com
    ~you follow me, i follow you~

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  43. Love love love the comfiness of this outfit!

    I've added you to my blog's new blog roll (:

    Annah xx

    girlandbird.blogspot.com

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  44. Loving the tights Michelle! Oh I've read that One Day book, it's one of my fav!

    btw, I spot the Naia bracelet :D xxx

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  45. D'aw, thank you for the lovely comments and messages, I honestly have the best readers! I'm fine, for everyone asking, just needed some me-time for a few days (: ♥

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  46. nice pictures! i really need to get hold of One Day and read it ahha

    hope you'll visit back
    www.marylee31.blogspot.com

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  47. As if they were going to throw your packages away! I hate how un organised the postal service can be sometimes. I always get little red slips in my postbox when I've been in the flat all day! - lazyness.

    Hope you have fun in London!
    xx

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  48. Your photos are beautiful and I love your outfit. Hope you're doing ok.

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