I can't remember what it's like to be in full-time third level education and not looking for a job or actually working a job on the side. Even if you're someone who don't live that #treatyoself lifestyle, the bare fact that you are in school or college demands a bit of extra income besides considering that of your parents', for helping out on your daily expenses.
Throughout my relationships with other people and with myself, I can say I've made my fair share of mistakes, most of which had only occured within the past three years. And while everything I've done, I wanted to do at the time I had done them, these decisions that turned out to be mistakes came with irreversible repercussions - a lot of which I still deal with to present day. While I choose to look at these realised mistakes as lessons and a contributing factor to the person I am today, it is with no denying that our mistakes in life - big and small - can often take us to the pits of despair and force us down on our knees; but if there's one thing I have learned from picking myself up from rock bottom each time, it is this: More often than not, our mistakes are the very making of us. If, we allow them to be.
As I type this post with black nail polished fingers and a head to toe black loungewear ensemble, I know there are more than a few of you reading this who can relate to my chosen lifestyle: black clothing. Wearing all black is more than just a sartorial choice. There's a very specific kind of person to whom an entirely black wardrobe appeals, and they tend to be ambitious, bold, self-empowering and unapologetic about it all.
Hello Deetalers! For my latest OOTDeetales series, I've teamed up with Pretty Little Thing to bring you some of my favourite pieces from their new Summer on Lock campaign. I'm particularly excited with this project because I was lucky enough to style six new all black pieces into five separate looks, and what better way to start this summer lookbook series than with the outfit that features something that has Pretty Little Thing literally stitched onto it?