1: outfit from last week (dress: ASOS, jumper: H&M); 2: a meal I randomly came up with, roasted tomato red pesto chicken and spinach pasta; 3&4: my process boards and research work for a menswear jeans project at uni; 5: pocket and fly detail of my jeans toile; 6&7: some new purchases plus old pieces I'm going to start wearing again. Pic 6 from left to right orange top: Topshop (old); cream dipped hem dress: ASOS (old, as seen here) sheer maxi shirt dress & sheer oversized shirt: New Look. Pic 7 left to right; pleated skirt: River Island; black top: ASOS; 8: guess where I'm going!
Two weeks worth of photos here, although I haven't had chance to take that many but this is what I've got. You know when a week or so goes by but it feels more like a month?? That's what happened to me the week before this one. I had a ridiculous amount of work to finish (on the jeans project illustrated in pics 3-5) and basically spent almost all day every day in the sewing room at uni finishing a toile and then a full pair of jeans. I then ended up missing the critique session and hand-in date because I was so exhausted. I had completely lost what little energy I had meaning everything kind of backfired. Thankfully, this week I managed to put things right by having some time to myself to recover as well as hand in the project, so I can now put it behind me as one of those all-important "learning curves".
So that's why I've been really very quiet on here for the past two weeks. Unfortunately you won't hear from me again for another whole week though, but that's for an entirely different and considerably more enjoyable reason. As some of you may have guessed from the last photo, I am off on a trip with uni to London and then Paris until Saturday! We first go to London tomorrow until Wednesday then we get the Eurostar to Paris and spend the rest of the week there! Our brief is to do lots and lots of market research, which basically just means going into every designer shop/department store physically possible, plus we have to source some fabrics and try our hand at a bit of street style photography. So it's safe to say I'm just a bit excited! And it'll be nice to have a week of doing something a bit different so I can come back refreshed and ready to get on with my other project. So, until then, à bientôt!
P.S. I just had to mention the really amazing post that Blair wrote about unhappiness and blogging. I really admire her for bringing this up as I also suffer from depression and anxiety disorder. This is something I have always kept to myself in the past for fear of people seeing and treating me differently, but her post and all the supportive comments left by her followers made me re-evaluate my reasoning behind this. So I thought that, as a starting point, I would write this here just to prove to myself that I should not be ashamed of something that I cannot help about myself and that there is no reason why I can't be open and honest about it to others. Hopefully this will be my next step in learning to manage my condition and will allow me to feel happier in myself in the future.