Autumn: Saying YES

I think we can all agree that Autumn has well and truly began. With the new season come new trends, new opportunities and new beginnings. I am about to into my third year at university so I have decided to use this time of year as chance to hopefully make changes, however big or small to my lifestyle.

To do this I have made myself some, I guess I would call them guidelines to follow in order to ultimately make life better and more rewarding for myself and those around me.

Here they are:


Whether it be with outfits or just doing my eye shadow different, be adventurous and outgoing with life. This may be a silly example, but I recently bought the red skirt in this post which was rather out of character for me. I never wear bright colours and I especially never wore red before but then I thought to myself: life’s too short not to say yes to clothes you like. When you start saying no to the little things I believe it can begin to influence other decisions you make. I’ve henceforth decided to alter my mindset, starting saying yes to the right things and no to the wrong.


Don’t sit back and expect things to come to you, if you work hard good things will follow. I cant deny I am incredibly lazy, I love the idea of a day in bed watching Netflix as much as the next person. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s good to have those lazy days where you do nothing. In order to succeed it’s best for me to, yes have lazy days, but also have productive days too! A balance is key.


Spend time investing in work, university and blogging. There’s no need to rush things. Patience is most definitely a virtue and it not one I often practice. It’s frustrating when things don’t go your way straight away, but it’s so rewarding in the end when they do. Patience combined with my new found motivation should hopefully result in good things.


Keep walking to university and stop driving everywhere that’s in a walk-able distance. STOP buying chocolate and crisps. From seeing the effects of what eating sugary, fatty and acidic foods can do to someone life has most definitely opened my eyes for the better. I hold my hands up and say I am a sucker for a cheat day, so much so that everyday can be a cheat day for me.

“One bag of crisps won’t hurt”
“Oh yes I would like the last slice, thank you”
“I probably shouldn’t but…”

I’m trying hard but food is such strong temptation. I’m eating chocolate M&M’s as I type this. I’ve found all things need to be in moderation for me, I can’t cut out bad food entirely otherwise I’ll just eat my heart out at the next available opportunity. By making myself walk more to work and university, I can with any luck improve my health.


Immerse yourself in something other than social media. A good book is priceless. As an English student you would think I read a lot more than I actually do. I used to love reading as a teen, my head was always buried in a book. I find now I see reading as a chore, this is probably because the reading I have to do for my university work. I need to start enjoying books again but seeing it as something fun instead of a chore. 

Top - Primark
Skirt - ASOS
Boots - Clarks
Coat - Primark


  1. It's really stylish outfits i love this look very much.right know i will follow this new season come new trends,

  2. Patience, oh patience... I've never been a patient person so that one certainly goes on my list too. And I've currently fallen in a reading slum. I used to read a lot on the train but lately I can't concentrate and just stare out of the window (while I've got some really new nice looking books laying around). *sigh*

    Love the red skirt and always here for the food-puns! ;)


  3. Some great advice on here! I definitely could do with being healthier.

    Lizzie |


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