Stronger

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Good morning everyone and happy Monday.

A quick Motivational Monday post for you all; I believe today’s quote is pretty self-explanatory.

We often don’t realise how strong we are, how much we can actually take. We only discover our inner strength when we are faced with certain problems, but we don’t allow them to break us.

So, don’t give in too easily. You never know what you are capable of.

Mich x

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The structured peplum dress

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Dress: ASOS

Lace-up sandals: eBay

This dress stayed in my Saved Items on my ASOS account for a while. I checked on it one day and it was out of stock. Despite my disappointment, I didn’t delete it because a girl can only hope. And my optimism paid off. Instead of saying that my size was out of stock when I checked again, it was there in all its pink peplum glory. I ordered it immediately. Not for the sake of it, of course; I had a wedding to attend that weekend… naturally. You all know by now that if it’s an outfit post, it’s because I’ve been to a wedding haha.

I hit the jackpot when I got this dress because of the structured shape, which works very well for my figure. It’s not tight; it hugs my body in the right places and complements my form rather than exaggerating it.

I love the peplum detail at the bottom of the dress and the structured lining. The material is of good, thick quality.

I paired it with my black lace-up sandals – sweet and simple. I can’t resist turning to ASOS for my outfits. I try to steer clear but I can’t help it – I have free next day delivery for a year and I intend to make the most of it.

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I’ll be on my way to Bournemouth in a few hours. I decided to treat my husband to a weekend away for his birthday on Friday. I’m so excited, probably even more so than he is. This is a break that I have desperately needed and I am going to enjoy it to the fullest. Check out my Instagram for updates.

Have a great weekend!

Mich x

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Have a healthy attitude

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Good morning everyone. I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and I believe that you will have an even greater week.

“A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.”

Yes, having a good and healthy attitude is contagious. So is having a negative one. People can read you and feed off of your energy. If you are always miserable and pessimistic, they will want to stay away from you. If you always have something positive to share, people will want to be close to you.

It may be that they aren’t optimistic and just want to grasp a little of what you have for themselves. That is how much having a healthy attitude matters, because you could influence people.

I learnt something yesterday that changed me: when I choose to stay in the shadows, I’m being selfish because my light could make all the difference for someone who needs it.

Hearing this was a reality check because it described who I have been over the past year. I’d allowed a problem I’d been going through to cause me to fade into the background, and I was happy there in my own space. I didn’t want to be disturbed and I didn’t care. But it was only yesterday, when God used someone to tell me the above message, that I realised that for the past year I have been wrong. And I don’t think my attitude helped anyone. I was only harming myself.

So, today’s Happy Quote is more of a note to self rather than a Motivational Monday quote for you all, and I’m going to be working on this. But hopefully, it helps someone too.

Have a great day.

Mich x

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My love of culottes

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Blouse: ASOS

Culottes: ASOS

Lace-up sandals: eBay

I think culottes have become my favourite style of trousers. That’s funny, considering I only have two. Yet, I don’t think it’s about how many I have, but how I feel when I wear them, and I always feel so good. They are loose and comfortable, and even though they are naturally wide-legged, they don’t make you look big. The material of this particular pair from ASOS are soft and feel so good on my skin.

This was my outfit for my birthday dinner at Burger and Lobster. Once again, I wore a blouse covered in ruffles. I just can’t seem to get enough. Turns out my birthday was ruffle-themed. Remember the top I wore to the theatre in this post?

These culottes have a fancy slit on the side of each leg – you can only catch a glimpse of them in the last image –, which gives them that extra oomph and makes them differ from an ordinary pair of black culottes. The great thing about these is that I could wear them to work with smart loafers, or casually with a white t-shirt and sandals or white trainers. I love pieces of clothing that I can wear in a multiple ways.

Mich x

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Burger and Lobster

Happy Monday everyone. No Motivational Monday post today, but instead a post for all of you food lovers. I finally got to go to Burger and Lobster for part two of my birthday celebration! I had wanted to go for the longest while. I dressed up a little (a post about my outfit will be up on Thursday), and set off with my hubby after work.

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I can’t remember the name of the drink I chose – the green one is mine. I picked it because it had matcha in it, which I know is good for you because it is packed with antioxidants. It didn’t taste too bad, but it wasn’t the sweetest.

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I opted for the grilled lobster, as opposed to steamed. Whether you choose a burger, lobster or both, every meal comes with chips and salad. I would have really loved to try the lobster with garlic butter, but being dairy-free, I just went for the sweet chilli.

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The food was delicious, but I wasn’t satisfied. I guess I should have known. How much meat can you really get out of a lobster?

My husband, on the other hand, got a burger and couldn’t finish it so, I had half of his, which was delicious. I should have chosen a burger and lobster. After all, isn’t that what the restaurant name suggests? 😉

I will definitely go back to get a burger or both.

Have you been to Burger and Lobster? What did you think of it?

P.S This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Mich x

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Birthday ruffles

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Blouse: ASOS

Black jeans: New Look

Blue mules: New Look (similar here, here, here and here)

This is what I wore to the theatre on my birthday. It was the perfect outfit because I was comfortable. I had been in a two-hour meeting beforehand, and I didn’t want the hassle of changing into something fancy. I just wanted quick and easy.

I am really loving ruffles and big sleeves, and I don’t think I will get tired of them anytime soon. They are elegant and feminine, and pretty to look at. The only thing that bugged me about this top is that it just about sits on the waist line, so whenever I lifted my arms, it would raise up. I had to wear a vest underneath because I was not keen on showing any skin. But apart from that, I loved it. This top and mules are due to be on repeat very soon.

Two more birthday posts to come and that will be it, promise. Have a great weekend.

Mich x

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Be initiative

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Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend?


“Stop chasing what’s now and create what is next.”

When I pulled this quote out of my Happy Jar, I thought it was so relevant to the here and now.

There is only one way to do the same thing, but so many different ways to be unique. There can be a tendency to copy when you see someone succeeding in a particular area or doing a certain thing that is getting attention.

But instead of trying your hand at what they are doing, why not be initiative? You could be the one to think of the next big thing. Don’t be the same as everyone else. Be a leader, not a follower.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with doing the same thing as everyone else… if that’s all you want to be known for.

I’d rather be known for being initiative. How about you? I hope this post gives you something to think about.

Have a great day.

Mich x

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