Wednesday, 5 January 2011

The Blues

As for so many people at the moment, I am feeling those post Christmas back to work blues. Sometimes I still find it hard to get used to actual 9-5 working, as opposed to the student lifestyle. Work is suitably dire- one of my favourite colleagues is leaving on friday to become, at the tender age of 23, sales director for an interiors company in Milan, dontcha know. It's hard not to compare oneself to our peers, as they always seem to be more successful than oneself.
My other blues come from last night. I went to a delightful wine bar with a friend near Leicester Square (Le Beaujolais), and on the way down the stairs once heading home on the tube I fell over onto my knees. I blamed it onto being jostled, although wearing heels and having drunk some wine probably didn't help. Anyway, mammoth bruises ahoy.

Finally I present the only item of clothing I received at Christmas (bar socks), a vintage sweater from D, as well as some pretty shorts from the New Look sale (£5 bargain!).

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Bwackums says "zzzz"

27 comments:

  1. Awhh I like your jumper and shorts. Those are some fucking epic bruises! I feel so bad for you as did a similar thing to my knee in the early hours of new years day :(
    I think sometimes you have to pretend to be something you need to be in those situations and eventually you will become it. There is a great quote from Aggyness Deyn which goes 'Feel the fear and do it anyway"!

    R x

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  2. thanks for the comment! i absolutely LOVE your jumper and that necklace of yours ;)

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  3. On the topic of comparing oneself to your peers, I have been feeling the same lately. A few girls from my graduation group have already bought their first house, got married, and had a child... I'm not even 20 until Febuary and I feel like I've fallen behind, silly as that seems...not that I want a child lol, but you know what I mean?

    Love your white sweater, it looks lovely over a cute floral dress :)

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  4. Ouch, those bruises! I have some belters on my shins (have no idea where they've come from) but they're nothing in comparison to yours!

    I'm of the opinion that, especially in terms of career, there's just no point comparing yourself to other people. Some people will always be massive overachievers - if you're not naturally that way then you'll just stress yourself out almightily trying to get there and is it really worth it? Go at your own pace and be happy :)

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  5. Wow those are some intense bruises! I hope that didn't hurt as much as it looked! I know how you feel about comparing yourself to your peers. I feel like I'm the only one who didn;t get a good job right outta school. I'm shy (obviously) and reserved as well:(

    Shy

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  6. I hate it when I find im comparing myself to others, especially when they have something specific going for them which I dont...grr.

    Aw your poor knees! Hope they get better soon.

    Thankyou for your tea recommendations! I'm excited to try lots!

    xx Carina

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  7. Your jumper looks so cosy :) And the shorts are amazing! What a steal! xx

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  8. Jesus, those bruises look painful! :(
    On the plus side, that jumper is so so lovely and the shorts really cute,

    Rosie x

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  9. love your sweater!!!

    xx

    http://fashionablepris.blogspot.com/

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  10. Oh dear, your poor knees! Still, the hearts are pretty cute hehe.

    I'm feeling fed up with my career too, and it is even worse when I look at what some other people have managed to do at my age. But Alex is right, all we can do is try to do what is best for ourselves and not compare ourselves to others.

    Thanks for your comment today, very glad I found you! (also, very cute cat)

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  11. Oh dearest,

    I know it is difficult not to compare yourself to others. I am proably the worst person of all as far as comparisons like that go. But it is truly very important to give yourself credit and believe in the things you know you are capable of. Believing is the most important thing of all. I do hope you cheer up soon love.

    P.S. I love your outfit, I have probably mentioned this before but your style is just adorable!

    xx and hugs

    Jhordyn

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  12. sweaters like this are so perfect. I love it with that skirt :)

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  13. lovely photos and your cat is soo cute
    I'm throwing a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to participate dear :)

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  14. That jumper is lovely. And I love the hearts on your knees <3 Hope the bruises heal soon

    sPam of frou-frou

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  15. Ohhh I hear you on the comparing to peers thing. Although this year I've decided to stop worrying too much and just keep on trying to make it happen.

    That jumper looks so cosy! Definitely something I'd like to be wearing in the cooler months.

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  16. I love that sweater! Oh my goodness, I hope your knees heals quickly my dear. And trust me, I know how you feel. Thanks so much for your comment..I was glad to know I wasnt alone in these post holiday blues. I am always comparing myself to my friends who are now finished uni and going to grad school or starting these amazing careers, because all I have done is travel and drop out of university and work silly jobs selling smoothies..but you do have to be true to yourself and be confident in that. You know you're a good worker, so when the right job comes along you will get it! chin up buttercup. <3

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  17. Oh ouch! Are you ok darling? That looks painful:( In regards to jobs...I feel in the same boat at times. Most of my friends went on to get their Masters...I did not. I got married instead and I am actually not working in the field I went to school for. Many of them have really good jobs now. Yes, it's hard not to compare yourself, but you will drive yourself nuts if you do. The perfect thing will always come along especially for you in the right time:)

    You look gorgeous in your cozy sweater:) xx Marisa

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  18. Your poor knees! I once slid down a flight of stairs on my back after falling down drunk. I am told I made it to the bottom, popped up onto my feet, and walked off like nothing had happened. The next day I woke up to black stair lines all over the back of my white shirt. Oops.

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  19. it's so true, things will definitely look up once you believe in yourself! and your poor legs really took a beating from those stairs!! at least your outfit is adorable! I'm really liking your blog. I'm now following!

    xxo Tess S.
    CESTDEMODE.blogspot.com

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  20. I love your hearts on your knees! I have a ton of scars on my legs. I used to not like wear skirts but over the years I've learnt to embrace even my scars :D

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  21. xo!

    Alexandra

    www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

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  22. oh comely is so pretty! definitely check it out :)

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  23. I love your blog so much! What a cute outfit, too!
    xoxo

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  24. your outfit is super cute! what a cute kitty. sorry about your knees :(

    xoxo

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  25. Love your jumper and locket but your poor, poor knees! At least you remembered how you got the bruises, I've woken up many a morning thinking how the heck did that get there!! xx

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