Oh hello, June, where did you come from?  Seriously how is it June already? I'm going to try and make the most of summer this year - despite everything else being rubbish. I'm going to enjoy myself and have fun in the sun. Sound like a good plan, doesn't it? ⠀
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Oh hello, June, where did...

I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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If I were to describe...

* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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* Stare at the computer...

A girl who just love polka dots! Also, you can see the *bad* dyed job I did when I thought it would be rock and roll to go blue. Haha ⠀
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My Boxes of Secrets

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I love going on a treasure hunt in my own home, as you often find things you thought you would never see again. Well, that what I was doing this weekend. I found my boxes of secrets.

I feel almost ashamed to admit this, but I’m little bit of a hoarder. Like one of those crazy people who have a whole filled with the most random object known to man! Ok you know how some people filled their house with cats and dolls, well I filled mine with books, magazines and clothes. There a reason why I very rarely, if ever show you my office, it a mess. This is also much to the despair of my husband who thinks I should throw everything away.

But my argument to this hoarding obsession I shameless have, is that I like to look back on old memories. Go down memories lane. I mean what so bad about that? I get so attached to objects and I like remising on old obsession. At my parents’ house I still have all my old Sweet Valley books, now that is something I will never ever in a million years throw away. God, I want to find those books again.

But the thing with me is I often will stack them away into a box and then completely forget about it. Hence what happens when we moved a few years ago. I put all my bits and bobs into various of boxes and then just forgot about it, until this weekend when I went on a treasure hunt within my own home.

There was no real treasure map and no x mark the spot. But when I moved out of my parents house, I insisted on bringing my old toy box. Yeah laugh at me but it actually a really good storage unit and it to stop my mum throwing away my old toys.  Remember I’m a hopeless hoarder and like reminiscing. Anyway since then, this storage box has stayed with me and I brought it with me when we moved into our current place.

I decided to look into my old toy box this weekend, which now sits in our bedroom and goes through the boxes I have stored in there. I mean for all I know I could have very well stored gold for this length of time and have somehow forgotten about it. Who am I kidding? When would I ever forget I was storing gold? If I was I would be in the Maldives faster, then lighting.

Here is why I discovered in my boxes of secrets.

Well box number 1, contained numbers of junk. I seem to somehow have kept numbers of my old uni papers and documents. I also seem to have kept numbers of my old uni books. I got so fed up throughout my time at uni to find lots of theories books unavailable due to other student hoarding them; that I went to a bookstore and bought a loads of theories books myself. So obviously I kept them once I graduated. Which now I got a family member at the same uni as me, I’m so pleased I did as it would so helpful to her. Oh, by the way, I did fashion journalism at uni.

my boxes of secrets

my boxes of secrets

my boxes of secrets

But box number 1 also contained some old paperback books which I really should have thrown away years ago.

my boxes of secrets

my boxes of secrets

my boxes of secrets

Box number 2 was filled to the brimmed with magazines. Now throughout my time at uni, I had the biggest obsession with magazines. I would visit Selfridge pretty much every week and goes to their international WHSmith section to buy a few magazines. Yeah, that was how crazy I was. I wasn’t interested in the boring weekly you always see on the newsstand, oh no my friend. I was into the niche highly selected glossy photographic magazine such as Lula, Oh Comley, peppermint. You get the picture. These magazines only a few selected newsstands sell them and once they sold out – that it.  Someone told me that these magazines reached a hefty price on EBay.

I should make a mental note and look through these old magazines.

While you could argue that my boxes of secrets had no real hidden gem and no real treasure. Me I tell them they are wrong and my boxes of secrets were filled with hidden gems and treasure.

So tell me, what is inside your boxes of secrets?

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9 Comments
  • Liron
    October 2, 2017

    Loved it! My husband always makes fun of me for keeping boxes of old stuff – but it’s so much fun opening them up and rediscovering and remembering!

  • highstreet beauty
    October 2, 2017

    I am hoarder too! It’s great to look back at things which hold memories.

  • Shirley Corder
    October 2, 2017

    Oh yes, Anna. I identify. As a newbie freelance writer, I kept copies of every magazine I thought I might write an article for. If I DID get something published, I obviously kept copies of that magazine – several in case I lost the first one! Now, I would need to go through them all to sort out which ones contain an article of mine and which ones don’t. So obviously, again, I need to keep them all.
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  • SHALINI BAISIWALA
    October 2, 2017

    Ah I am so like in this regard though I am on a decluttering spree since past few years and have consciously junked many of this stuff!

  • Nadalie Bardowell
    October 2, 2017

    Especially if you live in a large house, things can be misplaced pretty easily. This instantly made me think of spring cleaning, now that it’s Fall, I think I should try to clean out all the closets in my house. We shall see what I find, it has been a really long time since we scavenged and cleaned them out.

  • Laura Mitbrodt
    October 2, 2017

    Cool, I have boxes with little things I have colllected along the way
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  • Erika Ravnsborg
    October 2, 2017

    Wow! Your box of secrets has a lot of books and Magazines. Are they apart of your vision board or future goals?

  • Anna Nuttall
    October 2, 2017

    No i just keep them as I hate throwing anything away.

  • Britt
    October 4, 2017

    I recently discovered a box that was packed full of old photos – some in albums, some just in the envelope that I picked them up in. I really do need to sit down and go through it!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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