Firstly an apology- for how long it's been since I've last blogged. I always have good intentions but always seem to be too busy- and of course my paid work has to come first! But now I am back home I really DO hope to blog more- as I have much more free time since I am working less hours, and can get good quality pictures in the garden instead of the awful ones I've gathered in bad lighting in all my student houses! They were simply not worth blogging and I blame that partly on my absence.
As many of you know - I've also been making and selling jewellery in my spare time which I am loving doing! You can find me on Etsy if you search WanderduskJewellery, or you can buy through the Depop app if you search me: @beckywecky22. As per usual- I am crazily busy, and have soooo much still to make. I have so many pendants that no one has yet seen! Hopefully tomorrow I will have time in the day to make some bits before work in the evening.
It's been a whirlwind month. I have gone from living with friends, working in Southampton, to moving back home and working as a Visual Merchandiser for the Flagship New Look on Oxford Street within a matter of 3 weeks. I had been a bit fed up and have been missing home for a while after I finished uni anyway- but then this amazing job opportunity came along! Sometimes things are just meant to be. So as of the last week- I have been living back home with my mum and commuting from near Reading!
I have been in two days and already love it- it's nice to finally have someone recognize what you are good at, considering studying styling and advertising is what I have done for three years, and I have worked in retail for over 7! Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly- I was so sad to leave all my lovely New Lookers in West Quay. I have felt a bit trodden on for a while and knew I had to push myself further rather than sitting comfortably with my degree. So I am glad- and with my jewellery selling well I am excited for what the future brings, and no longer feel anxious about what could happen, (or not happen..) For the first time in my life- I feel ambitious.
Anyway- it was amazing having a Saturday off for the first time in toooooo long today. Retail kind of kills weekends. Me and my mum spent a nice afternoon shopping in Reading. I ended up on a bit of a raid so will hopefully be posting my haul tomorrow. This is what I wore. My cat Barney was having a 'tree climbing situation' during..!
Bag- £29.99 New Look
Chelsea Boots- £29.99 New Look
Mac Coat- £20 Primark
Orange Tee- £8.99 New Look
Skirt- Sale F&F
Dream Catcher Necklace- £2.95 Forever21
My mum (who has been amazing enough moving my room around and letting me live back home for a while, rent free) treated me to getting my nails done as a congratulations on my new job. I love my new claws - and with all the manual work I do I have literally given up on painting my nails as they get ruined in a matter of a day. I have tried so many top coats, most recently the Sally Hansen Insta-dry Anti-chip top coat - £5.99. None seem to cut it enough for me, on a budget anyway. This Sally Hansen one is great for impatient people like myself and does leave nails touch dry in a matter of seconds, but as a top coat I still wouldn't rate it more than a 7.