When I found out it was World Mental Health Day a couple of days ago I really wanted to write something. As somebody who suffers from anxiety myself I think it's important to share our stories and personal experiences with one another. I've dealt with this since the age of nine and it's something I've battled with for most of my life. I'm lucky enough to have friends whom I get to discuss these things with. Not only because they're dealing with similar things but because it's okay to talk about it. IT. IS. OKAY. Don't ever let anybody make you think less of yourself because you suffer from a mental illness. You are NOT your illness. Your illness does NOT define who you are as a person nor should we ever let it. It has taken me so long to realize that I shouldn't let dealing with anxiety define me. Hearing other people talk about their personal experiences and what has helped them really has helped me aswell. I've made a lot of progress during the past year and it has made me feel more comfortable in myself, motivated me to be more independent and given me a positive outlook for what's to come. It's the little things that count. Each and every day. I've had fall backs were I've felt really down and unmotivated. But it's important to know that you are doing this for YOU. It's your life, your health and nobody should ever get to judge you on how slow or fast your progress is going or how much time you need. Baby steps really do make all the difference. Sending love and hugs to everyone reading this!
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Acne Studios Sully Block-Heel Pumps in burnt orange.
We all know I prefer not to buy anything real leather. However these shoes are absolutely gorgeous! If they would've been made in a vegan or vegetarian material I would've bought them in a heartbeat. It pains me that I cannot buy them. When Autumn arrives, burnt orange becomes my favorite colour, and based on my last few entries I clearly cannot get enough! 🍂
Top & Skirt - H&M / Heart Pendant - Blue Billie / Letter Pendant - Glitter
In love with this burnt orange skirt and white top with ruffle details. 🍂
Earrings from Zara in burnt orange. 🍂
The cutest earrings I ever did see. I'm head over heels in love and I knew straight away I needed them. I've been trying to add a bit more colour into my wardrobe, but why not let the accessories do the trick? Not only are they soft at the touch but also really joyous to look at. I wore them to work the other day and some of our customers complimented me on them. You really can't go wrong with burnt orange in Autumn can you. Or pom poms for that matter!
Topshop Mini Borg backpack.
I've been lusting after the Chloé Faye mini backpack for quite some time. But as we all know I prefer not to buy anything real leather. You can imagine my excitement when I spotted this bag a couple of weeks ago. It's the mini borg backpack from topshop. It's got a teddy material all over, except for the top flap, straps and details that are made from a faux leather material. It's got gold hardware and the top part closes with a magnetic clasp. I think it's safe to say I've found the perfect autumnal bag! 🍂
Anxiety is like a car alarm. For some cars it takes a bat to break the window, when for others, all it takes to set of the alarm is a gust of wind. It hits you when you least expect it and it takes up all of your energy to get rid off. When I feel anxious, I feel like I've been shoved in a labyrinth and I can't find my way out again. Or like I'm being held under water. You find your way up to the surface enough times to stay afloat, but you're still drowning.
Over the past few weeks I've done really well anxiety wise. I've gone on scheduled trips and taken the bus all by myself. To some people this may not seem like a very big deal or a great achievement, but to me it really does. A couple of years ago I never in my wildest imagination would've thought I'd be taking the bus to and from work. I got a text message from my friends the other day saying they were so proud of me for achieving this and it's little things like that, that really highlights my day. I even feel a bit proud of myself from time to time. Especially when I manage to do scary things by myself and feel independent. I'm doing this for me, in my own pace and right now I'm feeling very positive towards this new change in my life.
Do any of you suffer from anxiety? How do you deal with it? 🍂
Chocolate & banana oatmeal + Metro Mode. 🍂
Burnt Orange Carthamus Tinctorius, Deep Red Chrysanthemums, Orange Roses, Eucalyptus & Panicum. ♥
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald 🍂
Burnt orange - the colour of Autumn. Is it possible for one colour to sum it all up? When I think of Autumn, I think of autumn leaves covering the ground, pumpkins in various shapes and sizes, multiple new autumnal flowers at work to play around with and consuming copious amounts of tea. Evening walks in the crisp air and then coming inside for a cup of tea whilst snuggling up on the sofa. I know I mention this all the time and I don't mean to sound like a broken record but for me the transition from Summer into Autumn is the best time of the year. When we went into town the other day I spotted all the new things that has been brought out for Autumn and when this happens my mind instantly seems to think Autumn is here. Not to mention colours like burnt orange, mustard yellow and deep red really help set the scene. Who could possibly resist getting swapped up in the autumnal spirit?
I've been browsing the shelves in all of my favorite shops for boots, coats and scarves. I've fallen in love with bown-copper-burnt orange clothing and no one I know is more excited for Autumn than I am. When Summer transitions into Autumn shopping becomes my favorite thing! Updating my wardrobe with autumnal staples and wearing layer upon layer of chunky knits is what I've been looking forward to all year. The only thing missing now is the feeling of breathing in the crisp air, to the sound of crunching leaves under your boots, when the temperature has slightly started to drop as the evenings get darker. I absolutely love it when Autumn comes!
What's your favorite thing about Autumn? ♥
Scabiosa, one of my old favorites and my new found love, Amaranthus.