I kept being drawn to this jacket in Zara and at first I wasn’t really sure why. It wasn’t something I’d typically go for, there isn’t much in the way of yellow in my wardrobe and then I thought maybe that’s the appeal. It was something different, something a little more fun and the yellow just made me feel happy.

Shortly after, I picked up the jacket in a sky blue too. I have to admit I kept meaning to wear the yellow but I wasn’t sure if I’d pull it off so the poor jacket just sat there. Then this photoshoot rolled round and I found myself grabbing this jacket as I ran out the door and well……it taught me not to over think things when it comes to clothes and fashion, to sometimes step out of my comfort zone, have some fun and try something new, because I love this look!

Not only do I love this outfit, I feel really great in it; a bit kick ass, a bit who’s that girl walking down the street. I feel confident and it’s not everyday I feel like that to be honest. When it comes to self-esteem it has been a long and bumpy road for me. I have my bad days and the not so bad. It took me a long time to work up the courage to put myself in front of the camera and do outfit posts on the blog and it’s still not something I’m a 100% comfortable with. Clothes should make you feel good, confident and happy and if it boosts your self-esteem too, then celebrate that as good self-esteem is so important! So is believing in yourself, whether that be in your ability to do something, try something new or your outfit or fashion choices. There are no rules, so just be kind to yourself and have some fun. I’m really trying and learning not to be so self-critical; to have a kinder and more supportive inner voice and I try to encourage that in others, though I know it isn’t easy. I know I’m not perfect and you know what? That’s ok, I’m can only be me. The little things that make up the outfit are things that I love. The shoes and bag, I’ve had for a little while now. The shoes were a M&S find and I bought them for work but I like how they take on an edgier feel when teamed with this outfit and although they’re high I can actually walk in them so bonus points there. The clutch is one of my favourite pieces. It always makes me think of holidays and someplace a little exotic. It’s deceptively roomy too which is great as I can fit in my insulin and my blood testing kit.Jacket – Zara similar here, top – Matalan, jeans – Primark, clutch bag – Elizabeth Scarlett, shoes – Marks & Spencer – old, watch – Cluse at ASOS , sunglasses – Ray Ban, bracelet – Accessorize – sold out


Photos by JKG Photography


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