Statement Boots Outfit and 2020 Update! - StephLeaMead

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Statement Boots Outfit and 2020 Update!

My outfit and where to buy: (click the shop name to go to the link!) 
Black Knitted Jumper - Primark  (Link is a similar one found on ASOS)
Flared Frilly Black Star Celestial Print Trousers - & Other Stories (Link is a similar one found on ASOS) 
Black Belt with Double Circle Buckle - Primark  (Link is a similar one found on ASOS)
Zebra Print Black & White Statement Heeled Boots - ASOS 
Chain Choker with Pendants - ASOS 
Tapestry Cat Bag - London Camden Market (I couldn't find anything similar online, but try DePop or eBay!)
Moon and Pearl Ring - ASOS
Big Fluffy Faux Fur Purple Coat - Originally MissGuided, I brought from DePop second hand (Link is similar one found from New Look)

Hello lovely people!
   Welcome to my first blog post and outfit of the day of this year, 2020! That sounds so weird to say, doesn't it? Hands up, who is still writing 2019 and scribbling out the year every single time they do paperwork or anything, because me too girl. Me. Too. Haha.

I wonder what 2020 has in store for us all?  I didn't really make any solid new years resolutions or anything like that. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of them but I tend to change things as and when I think I need to do better, but if a new year can motivate you then that's amazing. I have a few unhealthy habits which I should have probably kicked by now, but I know I won't stick to them so why disappoint myself, let's be realistic now haha.

Overall, I have a  few things I'm slowly but surely changing in my lifestyle. I'm attempting to be more positive regarding every aspect of my life, although I am pretty positive anyway about things, little things get to me that I needn't worry about like; financial struggles that I don't have. I lived a lot of my life without money in my childhood, so even though I'm comfortable financially now, it's still a concept I can't seem to get my head around and I tend to panic about money generally. That's something I need to work on and I'm getting there with help from some amazing friends.

Secondly, I'm not letting toxic people get to me anymore. In the past I have just forced myself to let bad people in my life and keep them there because I feel like I should, even if it negatively impacts my mental health. Now, I'm not allowing that to happen. Whether they are family, friends or work colleagues, I'm distancing myself for my own good. And guess what? I've been happier for it.

Also, I'm trying to be more environmentally friendly - I'm making better decisions about things to help our poor world. There are simple solutions I'm doing and other things that take a bit of getting used to, but every little helps! Some things I'm doing to help are to buy more second hand and vintage garments, charity shopping is great because it saves it from landfill and you're helping a charity out all whilst getting some bargains. Plus, it's a great way of getting rid of clothes and bric a brac you don't use anymore. I'm also now only buying 'naked' products, like shampoo bars from Lush, bars of unwrapped soaps, bamboo toothbrushes instead of plastic ones. I'm hardly 'zero waste' but like I said, every little helps.

Lastly - I'm going to enjoy my life more. I'm going to say yes to everything, even if my anxiety tries to hold me back. Yes to that party, yes to spontaneous trips, yes to that job I'm worried about, yes to new things, yes to talking and meeting new people, yes to different experiences. Yes yes yes.
Disclaimer: Unless I feel super uncomfortable in a situation, you've still gotta take care of yourself. Don't push too hard if it's too much for you! Little steps are still great steps. 

So much for not making New Years resi's, there's a bit of a list there haha...

I've been watching a bit more TV recently due to how cold it is, I'm staying in more... I've just finished You on Netflix and I'm in love. I cannot wait for season 3 now, I won't say any spoilers in case you haven't finished it or haven't watched it yet but I'm excited to see what happens with every character left... Still alive... Haha. Penn is an incredible actor, I loved him in Gossip Girl when I watched that way back when and I love him even more now. What a guy...
I've also started watching Unbelievable and Sex Education on Netflix too... I'd recommend both of them, but if you're a sexual abuse survivor maybe make sure you're OK before watching Unbelievable. I've found it to be a hard watch because of how relatable it is and the last episode I watched left me in tears. Take this as a trigger warning if you like...

I also just watched the Storyville of Jonestown which was on BBC (Catch up on i-player) and it was one of the best documentaries I've seen. You get to listen to the accounts of survivors, two of which are HIS SONS, and hear footage of Jim Jones speaking and see real life pictures from during and the aftermath. That literally shook me. It's a two part docu and I cannot recommend enough, if you're interested in cults and murders, definitely give it a go!

What are you New Years Resolutions? Do you have any TV recommendations for me?
As always, thanks so much for reading and your support.
Love, StephLeaMead X

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