4 ways to style a T-Shirt for the best off du-tee look

Hurrah, a new blog post AND it’s almost the freakin’ weekend!

 

My plans for this weekend include wine, friends, chatting, food shopping, cleaning and horse riding. And that’s one of my more exciting weekends – I live a wild life don’t I.

 

So usually on the weekends and any day where I’m not working, not doing an awful lot but I am required to get dressed, you will most likely find me in one of my many t-shirts. For me, the t-shirt is a humble and underrated fashion staple because although it is super casual and a somewhat lazy option for your #OOTD, the modest little T-shirt has very few limits and can be styled in a number of ways for a chilled (but fashionable, obvs) weekend vibe.

 

 

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T-Shirt: merch (obvs)  –  Jeans: River Island  –  Trainers: Topshop    Handbag: Michael Kors  –  Earrings: H&M  –  Lipstick: Clinique

 

1. Basic but sassy

This is such a basic and fuss-free combo which is exactly how I like my combos! Just jeans t-shirt and trainers but paired with a classic handbag, sexy red lipstick and some mahoosive earrings.

 

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T-Shirt, Loafers and Earrings: H&M  –  Culottes: Topshop      Handbag and Watch: Michael Kors  –  Perfume: Daisy Dream, Marc Jacobs

2. Casual gold luxe

If there’s a way to glam up a tshirt it’s by adding some gold accessories and details, am I right? This, again, is pretty basic – just a stripy tee with a fun little cactus on it (thank you H&M), and some incredibly comfy culottes (thank you Topshop).

 

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T-Shirt: Mango  –  Skirt: H&M  –  Trainers and Backpack: Topshop  –  Rings and Bangle: Pandora  –  Lipstick: Colour Me Beautiful          Nail Varnish: Petal Pushers by Essie

3. Pretty pastels

T-shirts can be pretty mundane and boyish but pastel colours make anything feminine and girly, right? So here it is, the proof is in the pudding. The nail varnish is petal pushers by Essie and it’s my favourite RN and goes so well with the grey t shirt.

 

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T-Shirt: Kenzo x H&M  –  Shorts: Zara  –  Choker: River Island    Trainers: Nike  –  Handbag: Oasis

 

4. Vibrant leather

Part of me wondered if this was a bit too much but I think when you have a kenzo t shirt and bright nike high tops, there’s only one direction you’re heading in and it’s not to subtlesville. Also, sorry that the shorts are soooo blooming’ creased, I tried ironing them and it just wasn’t happening. I think the secret is to hang them up straight after you’ve washed them and not leave them chilling in the machine for three days. But anyways, I really love this, what dyou think?

 

 

So there you have it, four ideas on how to get maximum sass and minimum effort out of your basic t-shirts. I hope this has given you some inspiration for a chilled weekend outfit, whatever your plans are!

 

 

P.S. come say hi on my new YouTube channel, I have a summer haul video up with some crazy bargains from the sales!

Follow your instincts: A big life decision

 

Hi Everyone,

 

Forgive me for not being around on the blogosphere lately and for being all “me me me”, talking about myself, but I wanted to update you on quite a big step I took recently in terms of adulting and doing what makes me happy (I’m determined to make these two things go together!) in case there are any of you who are in the same boat as me.

 

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If you have read any of my previous posts you will know that I have spent the past year figuring out what adult life is all about. As I was coming to the end of my degree, I was determined to move forward and live a full life of doing things that I was passionate about and never really having to “work” because I would have a job that I loved. I quickly realized that this is a little bit unrealistic to jump right into when you’re fresh out of uni; after a few months of lying on the sofa feeling sorry for myself, I dusted myself down and got a full time job. It wasn’t a job that I wanted to do for the rest of my life or one that I really aspired to doing at all, but I told myself and everyone around me that “it’s just to keep me going”; “it’ll do for now”; “it’s fine to have until I find something else”. Fast forward almost one year and I am still without this “something else” that I spoke of, whatever it was. Despite my ambitions to being an awesome career woman and a girl boss who took life by the balls, the daily grind took its toll on me. It’s a lame excuse but honestly, after working 40 hours a week as well as sleeping, trying to get fit, catching up with friends, trying to be a good human, starting my blog and trying to grow it into something, there was just no time or energy to figure out this mystical “something else” that I so desperately wanted to spring itself upon me.

 

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Now don’t get me wrong, retail has taught me a lot, it’s given me great experience and most importantly, it’s given me wonderful friends, which are things that have kept me tied to that job. However, lately I’ve been feeling fed up and wanting to move on to something that I love doing, a feeling that I’m sure you can all relate to. As much as I want to be a full-time blogger and youtuber, I am grounded enough to know that this is not a realistic career move to take right now, however, I have found myself becoming so busy with everything mentioned above that I barely have time to grow this little baby of mine into a potential career path in the future. So I’ve been feeling tired, overwhelmed, stressed out, burned out and generally just stuck in a position that I don’t enjoy and can’t get out of. As my year anniversary in my “just for the meantime” job loomed, it suddenly dawned on me how trapped I felt and how fast life goes; I had to do something.

 

So I took a bit of a drastic action: I quit. I haven’t got another job to go to, I didn’t wait around till I found “something else”, I just decided that I owe it to myself to leave and move on to something that I really want, and that I would never find out what that is while my time was being taken up with a full-time job and my blog and everything else in between. This is probably one of the biggest life changes I’ve made for myself because let’s face it, I haven’t been adulting and making big grown up decisions for very long. It may seem a little bit irresponsible to just quit my job without another career move lined up, but as each day has gone by I have been more sure that this decision is right and will allow me the breathing space I’ve been needing.

 

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In the one month since I decided that I would quit, I have applied for more jobs and done more serious thinking about what I want to do than I have in the past year. How crazy is that? I guess sometimes you need the pressure to really get things going. Initially I was frantically applying for just any job to keep me going, but then I realized that I am best not to repeat the past, so I thought about what I would really REALLY love and how I could actually start doing that. My lack of experience and qualified knowledge on all things social and digital make me an undesirable candidate for my dream jobs. I have been advised not to let that intimidate me or stop me from learning as I go with my blog and my (slow) growing prescence on Instagram, but the truth is – I’m a millennial: I’m selfish. I’m impatient. I want it all and I want it now (well, I want some of it soon more like). I just don’t want to spend my days in a job that I don’t love while I very slowly build up my blog in the limited time that I actually have for it. I want my days to revolve around learning more about the things that I’m interested in, and I want to start that now.

 

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So, while I spent my fourth year at university feeling stressed out and desperate to leave, it has become the ex that I am crawling back to with a newfound love and respect, wishing that I never left and said such horrible things about! That’s right – after a lot of thinking and following my gut instincts, Chloe Dangerfied will be getting herself re-educated and will be going back to uni this September to study digital marketing. Maybe this won’t be my missing puzzle piece, maybe it isn’t the right answer, maybe I don’t really have to go to all that effort, but at the moment I feel excited and more sure that this is right for me than I have about a lot of things recently.

 

Phew! Sorry if that was a bit of a ramble, I just wanted to be honest and felt that I owed you an explanation on where the hell I’ve been lately. Since I only have one Rihanna week left (werk werk werk werk werk werk), you’ll be seeing more of me as I’ll have more time to get my posts up and get my blog AND VLOG life in order. (Sidenote: My Youtube channel is now up and going with more content on the way! Come over and say hi!) Some of you have reacted really well to these “struggling through adult life” posts that I’ve done in the past, so I hope that this helps anyone out there who is going through something similar, I’d love to know if that’s you and what you think about this post. P.S – shoutout to my toe that slyly features in these flatlays and if anyone is wondering, the apple and pecan pastry  was really bloody nice and I would highly recommend them. FYI.

 

 

Have a great week everyone, here’s to figuring out life and living it the way we want to!

 

 

 

Day to Night Dressing – Part 2

Hello there you!

 

 

I’ve been a bit inconsistent with when I’m posting lately (I mean always), but today I’m bringing you fashionistas my second instalment of a piece that is great for the day time, or for glamming up a ‘lil for after dark.

 

Youtube update: I’m in the (painful) process of editing down some very chatty videos, then I will be getting the overall setup of my channel complete – hurrah! It will be coming to you by the end of the month, I promise!

 

 

So ANYWAY, here is my day look for a sassy zara blouse

 

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I never ever thought that I would love this colour so much and now I’m wondering why that even entered my mind. Evergreen is a beautiful shade and this top is still super feminine with the flute sleeves – a trend that I’m loving at the moment. Here I’m keeping my outfit very simple with some distressed skinny jeans but the gold loafers for the sass-factor.

 

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Blouse: Zara – Jeans & Choker: River Island – Loafers & Sunglasses: H&M

 

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*photos not as bright here – sun went behind a cloud – classic Scottish weather – sorry*

 

So for night I’ve paired one Zara number with another (because eeeeeverybody loves Zara!), these leather look shorts are a go-to for me just to add a different texture to the mix. Finished off with some embroidered heels and gold details and I’m good to go (note to self though: must fake tan legs!)

 

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Top & Shorts: Zara – Shoes: River Island – Bag: New Look – Choker & Earrings: H&M

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone! I hope you enjoyed this short and sweet post, I would love to hear what you think

 

Stay Sassy!

 

 

What the happiness planner has taught me about being happy (and an exciting announcement!)

 

A few weeks ago I reached a very personal milestone – I completed my 52 week happiness planner!

 

I bought this glorified journal at a time when I was starting a new chapter in life and feeling very overwhelmed about it (read about it here). When I came across the Happiness Planner website I instantly fell in love with how pretty and stylish the products were, little did I know that it would become much more than just another pretty notebook. In fact, it was so much more that even me – queen of saying she will be more organised and happier but NEVER managing to do it consistently– managed to revisit this journal once a week for a whole year and use it to help me become a happier person than I was when I started it! Am I a teeny bit proud of myself? – Hell frickin’ YES!

 

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So, what is a happiness planner I hear you ask? Well, the smart minds over at THP have a load of different planner products for all your badass goal setting needs, all aimed at helping you nurture your happiness through positive thinking, self-development, reflection and gratitude. The planner that I bought is a 52 week undated (so you can start it in June if you’re a crazy kid like me) weekly planner (because ain’t nobody got time for it daily!)

 

Before you dive right in to the weekly organisation, the happiness planner gives you a number of exercises (14 to be precise) about where your life is now, where you want to be, how you can get there and ultimately, what will make you truly happy. For instance, it asks you what makes you happy/unhappy, what you have achieved so far, what is holding you back, and what you are grateful for as well as some goal setting. Next to all these tasks (and for each week in the planner) there are different inspirational quotes which adds to the pinterest factor of the planner and keeps you feeling motivated.

 

So, a quick overview of the weekly stuff – the planner encourages you to think of happy things you plan on doing in the coming week and goals you want to achieve, as well as giving you a week to a view diary to get your life in order. Now for the great part, and the first thing I’ve learned about being happy:

 

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Reflection is Vital

 

Unlike your typical diary or planner where you just write down your plans and that’s it, the happiness planner gives you the opportunity to reflect on the week just passed – how was it? What were the good parts? What were the bad parts? What did you learn? Who are you grateful for? What are you going to do to move forward and improve? I think in this day and age where we are blessed with having so much at the touch of a button, we often miss the value in stopping for a second, looking back at what we’ve achieved, what we could maybe learn and put pen to paper. At the end of some weeks I would be feeling down about my productivity, current life status and just everything really, I would be dreading the part where I have to sit down and write about how shit the week has been and look at all the goals I haven’t met and see how unhappy I was on paper. However, I very quickly learned that no matter how rubbish the week had been, there would always be something good that had happened, people who had kept me going and something I had learned about the week’s shortcomings. This was a great exercise to do at the end of each week because it taught me that there is always something to be happy about even if life isn’t going your way. The same can be said for the exercises at the start and the end of the planner, where you write everything you have achieved before the 52 weeks and after – you don’t actually realize how good you’ve got it or how far you’ve come until you actually think about it, write it down and see this big list staring back at you. The Happiness Planner has helped me realize that if you don’t reflect on a regular basis, you can quite easily disregard some wonderful things that you’ve done and fail to learn from any weaknesses either within yourself or just whatever life throws at you. Happiness isn’t about having a great life all the time, it’s more about seeing great things when life isn’t going your way.

 

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Happiness can’t always be objectified

 

In the reflection part at the end of each week, there are numerical scales which allow you to put various “happiness factors” for the overall week into numbers, which you total up to give an overall score of how happy you have been in the last week. For example, there’s a scale that ranges from tired to energised in the numbers 1-5. Now, I don’t think I would go as far as to say that this is a bad thing about the happiness planner, but I think it is an important aspect to be mindful of in terms of how accurate it is (here comes the social science degree, buckle up). Throughout the past year I had some weeks where I was as happy as a pig in poo, but because I was so tired from all the fun I was having and eating really unhealthily (because pizza makes me happy), my happiness score would be lower, than how happy I actually think I felt. Another lil problem is how harsh a marker you are: On the weeks where good things had happened and my productivity had been not too bad, but on the inside I felt like the world was against me and my life was a shambles, I would be so unforgiving on how good the week had actually been and end up calculating a lower happiness score than I really should have given myself credit for. It was a tricky one for me to navigate, and I was always thinking “I’m giving myself a 3 for how happy I was this week but I think if someone else had the same week, they would give it a 4 or 5”. Us humans can be guilty of focusing too much on the negative stuff; If you’ve had 3 days in the week when you’ve felt great, 3 days that have been fine, and on Sunday when you’re filling in your happiness planner you’re feeling absolutely shit about life, it can be hard to remove yourself from that and look at the rest of the week with a clear head. So, can you really remove all your feelings, stand back and objectively look at your happiness, putting it into numbers to give an accurate representation of how happy you have been? Maybe not? Nevertheless, this was still a really good reflective exercise to get me thinking about how happy I had been each week and why I would be giving myself each score on the scales. It taught me that sometimes the numbers don’t add up to what I consider a true representation of my feelings, and that maybe I shouldn’t be so harsh on myself and how much I actually achieve in a week. So, I’m now making more of a conscious effort to slow down and appreciate the little things in life that make me happy, be mindful of it and focus on the good things rather than dwelling on the things that have made me unhappy.

 

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Not achieving goals doesn’t mean failure

 

I’m gonna let you in on a not-so-secret secret here: I have always been a reasonably organized and ambitious person, but I am so terrified of setting goals. In my mind, once I set a clear and measurable goal, I have something that I could fail at, something that people will judge me for, and something that will determine how (un)successful I am. So in the initial exercises of the happiness planner where I had to write down a lot of goals, I had the fear. I thought to myself “If I look back a year from now and haven’t met these goals then I have failed.” Because of this fear, I end up selling myself short. Very short. To prove my point, in the exercise of “where you see yourself in 5 years’ time”, two of the things I wrote was “be working in a big company” and “have responsibilities”. WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT ABOUT?! What a ridiculous thing to even write down! I know that I’m better than that and that I want more than that, but I’m just so afraid to fail. I try to protect myself by saying that if I don’t get too specific with my goals then it makes it impossible to fail, but in reality you will be selling yourself short and never get to where you want to be, therefore, you will fail anyway.

 

So I thought it was time to be a big girl and really set some goals for the next year, but guess what, I didn’t achieve some of them – and yet I’m still a happier person! In fact, I’m almost glad that they didn’t come true!

 

In the exercise that asked me what I wanted to make more time for in the next year, one of the things that I wrote down was to use my creativity by scrapbooking. This is something I had enjoyed doing but didn’t make a lot of time for over the past few years, so I set myself the goal of getting my craft on once a week. But throughout the year, on the very rare occasion that I would delve into my craft box for a scrapbooking session, I just really couldn’t be bothered and didn’t really do anything. So I just didn’t do it. I didn’t reach that goal. Am I unhappy? Is my life not where I want it to be because I didn’t force myself to do this hobby which I thought would make me happy? No ma’am! I got new hobbies, I reached better goals and I got so much more enjoyment out of them than I would have if I forced myself to make scrapbooks when I didn’t want to. So maybe scrapbooking isn’t something that really makes me happy, so it’s a good thing that I didn’t force myself to do it for the sake of “not failing”, because by “failing” I have succeeded – I’m a happier person now (Yaaay!). So I’ve learned to stop being afraid of setting goals for the fear of not reaching them, sometimes it’s better that way. Now I’m ready to set some bigger and more badass goals for the next year without the fear of failing them! (or maybe just less fear?)

 

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If you’re still reading thank you, you babe! I’ve rambled on quite a lot about this super duper planner but this is something I feel really passionate about. I’m really proud of what I’ve accomplished with my Happiness Planner and it’s been a huge learning curve for me, so I thought I would share the positive vibes with you and encourage you to take control over your happiness too – it’s so worth it, trust me!

 

Now for the “exciting announcement” – In the next coming weeks I will not only be part of the blog community but I will also be joining the vlog community as well! That’s right, your girl here will be launching her Youtube channel (aaaaarrrrggghh)!!! Keep your eyes on my social media for more updates on that, I am planning on making a vlog about what I haven’t mentioned about the Happiness Planner (because I love it so damn much!!) and my journey with it in this post, so if you have any questions or just anything you would like to say please let me know on my social media or in the comments below. I would really love to know what your thoughts are on this post and on what you think about “being happy” in general.

 

 

 

Spreading love and happiness to you all! Enjoy the rest of the week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

OOTD: Making a blouse less blouse-y

Hey there sass queens, it’s finally Friday!

 

So as per, I’ve been a busy little bee tackling the daily grind of adult life, but with the added bonus of playing house. That’s right, I’ve levelled up in adulting and moved in with bae, doing all the grown-up living-together couple things like fighting over who washes the dishes, who puts the laundry on, and who has to decide what we’re having for dinner. I’m happier than ever and living the dream – seriously, I am.

 

ANYWAY, how are you? I hope you’ve had a lovely week, I thought I would bring a little outfit post to you just in time for the freakin’ weekend and what better an outfit than that mustard yellow blouse of mine. Y’know, just to bring some sunshine to a rainy week.

 

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So, making a blouse less blouse’y: I’m a sucker for buying shirts and blouses for their dreamy sass-queen potential, but then not really wearing them enough because I feel they’re too formal and too “workwear” for some casual drinks with friends or catch-ups on the sofa. As always (seriously, ALWAYS) I have that classic first world girl problem – “I have so many clothes but nothing to wear!” – I think us ladies can all relate.

 

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Blouse: Zara  –  Shorts: New Look  –  Sandals: Matalan  –  Backpack: Topshop                                     Belt & Choker: River Island  –  Sunglasses: H&M

 

So what do you think? I went for some festival, gladiator chic vibes to casual down but sass up my yellow Zara baby. Most of these pieces aren’t new (sorry bout it), but the sunglasses, choker and belt are all recent purchases that are probably still out there, ready to be snapped up by you lovely lot.

 

And that’s a wrap! What can I say, I’ve kept it pretty mellow here with just the one outfit. I hope you have a fun-filled weekend, feel free to pop over to Instagram and say hi, I’d love to hear from you and know what your thoughts are on this little post.

 

 

Lots of love to you all, Happy Fri-YAY!

 

 

Day to Night Dressing – Part 1

To be perfectly honest, I wanted this post to go out on Monday in a bid to be consistent with my blog game. That being said, guess who tried to share her photos from her phone to her laptop and when it didn’t work, tried it again and again and again, leaving her laptop weak and withered as it tried to upload 1,382 photos, when in reality there were only about 100 or so. Technology – 1, Chloe Dangerfield – 0.

 

So here I am. Back at it again, and today I want to bring you something that holds an incredible power over which pieces I choose to buy and which pieces I leave on the rack for some other schmuck to pick up and look bloody fabulous in: Day/Night dressing. I am a picky little potato when it comes to clothes shopping – if I can’t think of 5 outfits I can wear it with, that piece will not be making its way into my wardrobe. Yep, I’m very cut-throat which is a blessing because I save some dolla being unnecessarily spent and can have a somewhat minimalist wardrobe.. sort of.

 

So when I find pieces that can be worn for day or night, lunch or party, work or weekend, I’m a very happy chappy, which is why I am bringing you a series of posts of day to night outfit inspiration. So without further ado..

 

 

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Today it’s all about the emerald turquoise cigarette trousers. I picked these Topshop babies up when I was in Glasgow earlier this year and never have I ever found such a good fitting pair of trousers thanks to my short little stumps called legs.

 

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As you can see, for my “day” look I’ve paired the trousers with a casual t-shirt (the greatest t-shirt I’ve ever bought if you ask me), a backpack and some very overexposed trainers also from Topshop (sorry that the trainers are hard to see very clearly, I’m still getting the hang of editing a photo without over-editing)! These trousers are pretty formal which is why I’ve gone for super casual vibes in everything else but as you can imagine they would be a great addition to the workwear wardrobe as well.

 

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Ok, now I know this isn’t exactly a groundbreaking fashion moment and that these photos aren’t all matchy matchy with the day look, but I’m just bringing a little realness over here and showing you that I’m just a girl on a night out taking drunk selfies in the bathroom mirror (because dat mirror dough!) and have my equally drunk friend take some sassy pics of me. In all honesty, I’m surprised these photos turned out as well as they did!

 

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So for this look – New Look top, New Look shoes, a lot of alcohol and a shit-tonne of overconfidence and sass, and voila!

 

 

I hope this has inspired you to get out there and buy some day and night pieces, or haul some old gems out from the back of the closet! As always, let me know what you think of this post, is this something you would like to see more of?

 

 

Have a great weekend, lots of love to you all!

3 things to remember when you completely embarrass yourself

Last week I had that horrible moment of humiliation. The kind where I felt a lead weight in my stomach and a light-headed panic as I realized what I had done. I was at work. The phone rang and it was one of the girls phoning in, putting on an English accent (because us lot all love a good accent). So to go along with this little accent thing she was doing, I went for it too and made general chit-chat in a posh English twang. I can’t really express how hard I went in with the English accent 1. Because it’s hard to emphasize a different accent in writing and 2. Because I’ve blocked out most of what happened in this minute and a half of chat. I do remember saying “daaaaaarling” a lot and being overly enthusiastic about how she was and what she had been up to. I mean, I was going for a recreation of the fields of wheat interview – that’s how full on the accent was. Now, just for a second, imagine talking like this on the phone to your mate.

 

Now imagine the slow, horrible, painful realization that maybe it isn’t your mate on the phone as they start talking about a refund and a customer order form, still not giving up the put-on posh English accent – because that is their real accent. This is the make or break moment right here; you’ve already done something really stupid, now it’s time to save yourself from full-on humiliation by, oh I don’t know, carrying on with the accent so they think that it’s your accent too, or just explaining your misunderstanding in a “Ha! Lol! What am I like, please laugh with me and this can all go away” kind of way, so that they know you weren’t taking the piss out of them or being weirdly overly friendly with them when they don’t know you.

 

But of course, I’m a complete idiot in a blind panic at this point, so the accent dropped completely into my normal Scottish voice – absolutely no where close to a posh English accent – and I just carried on with the phone call as normal. I think I did that thing where you just don’t acknowledge what you’ve done so that the other person is (hopefully) none the wiser. But in this situation that person doesn’t know that I thought they were my friend, but they do know that I was putting on a really posh English accent to copy theirs.

 

So this is a bad enough situation as it is, I just did a really posh English accent in a complete taking-the-piss kind of way to someone who really does have that accent. It would take a real pea-brain to mistake the person on the phone for someone else twice wouldn’t it. Enter stage right: Chloe Dangerfield. That’s right, I then assumed that the person on the phone was a customer, so I tried frantically looking for their name on the customer order system in the hope that I would save myself from my initial embarrassment and come out as the hero who retrieved their order or whatever it was that they wanted. But no no, it turns out it was someone from head office phoning on behalf of a customer. HEAD OFFICE. I just about fell off my chair at this point, and to make matters worse, she asked to speak to a manager. As you can imagine in retail, when someone utters the phrase “can I speak to a manager”, this is not a good sign. I passed the phone to my boss and waited anxiously as I imagined this woman telling my boss what a piss-taking little shit I am and that I ought to be fired immediately for not knowing who she is and that she is from head office. She didn’t, and to this day I still have my job even though I don’t have my dignity, which is fine by me because dignity don’t pay the bills honey.

 

I know it’s not the most humiliating story in the history of embarrassing moments, but my god I haven’t felt that mortified in a VERY long time! So how did this little dweeb bounce back from it?

 

 

  1. Remember that it could have been worse

The number one motto when it comes to embarrassing moments: It always could have been worse! Bear this in mind and you will be able to turn a humiliating mistake into a very mild blunder. I could have sworn, I could have talked about really personal stuff, I could have bitched about someone. Of all the things that I could have said to this woman while I thought she was my friend, general chit chat in a posh accent is absolutely nowhere near the worst.

 

  1. Remember that you’re only human, and so are your witnesses.

When you do something embarrassing, it’s a very personal thing and causes you to turn inward and evaluate yourself. You are focused on what you have done, what you are feeling, what you are perceived as by the recipients of your humiliation in a you vs them kind of way. But remember to come out of that shell you’ve crawled back into and remember that everyone involved in your humiliating fuck-up are humans as well. We have ALL done embarrassing things, and I think sometimes we feel for the person who has embarrassed themselves because we can all relate to it and empathize with it. Babe, you’re not alone.

 

  1. Remember to LOL

Humiliation can be a really hurtful bitch if we let it. Remember that in any situation you always have a choice; I had the choice to confess to my embarrassing mistake or hide it. Now I have the choice to turn on myself and wince at what a humiliating experience that was, or simply laugh at what a silly goose I am. There’s no going back now, what’s done is done so cringing about it won’t make it any better, but laughing will. Laughing at yourself can be a wonderful release of your insecurities and makes a painfully embarrassing situation so much lighter on the old ego. What I did is really funny, I spoke in a posh English accent to a complete stranger on the phone. Some may say that making an idiot out of yourself is embarrassing and a sign of weakness, I say it’s all just part of the Chloe Dangerfield experience!

Loving Lilac: Part 2

 

First thing’s first (I’m the realest): Thank you so much everyone for such a great response to part one of this little blog series I’ve done! (missed it? Catch up on it here). This is a photoshoot I’ve been feeling pretty proud of, mostly because it’s my first one but also because it came together very well and I’m super chuffed that the photos of me didn’t come across as “awkward dweeb pretends she’s a fashionista but has the modelling ability of a goat”. Well – not all of them, I don’t think.. I’ll let you be the judge.

 

 

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Yes – it’s a jumper, it’s maybe not the most “Tropic like it’s hot” look but we’re in Scotland goddammit and I like to be prepared! I think the lilac colour softens the knitwear to make it more summery which is another reason why this colour is so great for this season. Also, I’m obsessing over these cute little socks! If you’re not totally sold on lilac just yet try using it on a smaller scale and you’ll quickly fall in love with it!

 

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Jumper: Pretty Little Thing – Cap: New Look – Backpack: Topshop – Skirt: H&M – Skirt: H&M – Socks: Asos – Trainers: Nike (obvs)

 

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Look number two and it’s little sister’s turn! How unbelievably cuuuuuuuute is this little ensemble!! Everyone seems to be loving sheer material right now and as soon as I mentioned the words “tulle” and “skirt” Cat was totally sold and desperate for this look to be hers. Oh and while this skirt may look very elegant and chic of the week – it’s £12. How bou’ dat?

 

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T-Shirt: New Look – Skirt: Boohoo – Trainers: Topshop. – and that’s it: just three simple but lovely elements of this outfit. Who said fashion had to be difficult?

 

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And here we have the final look, and what a look it is – would you look at how manic those tigers are! If you think they’re a little intimidating now, wait till you see the close up..

 

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Boom: Those tigers pack an edgy punch for an otherwise floaty and feminine tea dress. I feel like this would look much more flattering on someone with a smaller bust than these  ‘effin boulders but hey, what can you do.

 

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Dress: ASOS – Trainers: Topshop

 

And that’s a wrap! Thank you so much again for reading this and for the lovely comments you left on the last post. Which look was your favourite? Let me know below or over on Instagram, I’d really love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

 

Why this colour is a summer must-have

Well here it is ladies and gentlemen, my first “proper” fashion-ey post with an amateur photoshoot to prove it!

 

So, a couple of weeks ago a little bird told me that lilac is trending right now according to Topshop and as us fashion gals know; if Topshop says it, then it must be true. Obviously. So me and me sister ordered some lovely pieces in this beautiful violet tone and got to work in proving Topshop’s theory to be true.

 

(Ironically, none of the pieces are from Topshop. Sorry Topshop.)

 

Now, without further ado..

 

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BOOOM! There she is! People of the blogosphere, meet my not so little sister, semi pro singer and much better model than me; Cat Dangerfield!

 

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This look is a more subtle take on our colour of the moment as it’s the base shade of a mesh top with a floral print, y’know, just for anyone who’s not that excited about lilac. But you totally should be.

 

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Top: New Look – Shorts: Zara – Fishnet Socks: H&M – Trainers: Do I really have to tell you?

 

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For look number two we’re giving some edgy American desert vibes with just a touch of lilac on these Pretty Little Thing shorts which, by the way were SIX FREAKING POUNDS!

 

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Nice and floaty for a hot summer day in a foreign land (or a botanical garden) and gives a bit of an edge to this super girly colour (don’t you think?)

 

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Shorts: Pretty Little Thing – Bomber Jacket and Cap – New Look – Vest Top and Trainers – Topshop .. Ok I lied, there are a couple of things from Topshop. Are we forgiven now?

 

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Here I am being a stereotypical blogger holding an imaginary (and massive) phone, acting like I know how to be candid..

 

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Ok, sarcastic moment aside, here is look number three. We were trying to tick all the SS17 boxes here with gingham, frills and lilac. What do you think?

 

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Top: New Look – Trousers: Zara (shoutout to Gemma for the loan!) – lilac hairspray: Superdrug (it doesn’t stay in for very long but it’s cheap AF and ideal for a quick photo opportunity)

 

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Stay tuned next week for three more lovely lilac looks, I really hope you enjoyed this post and are feeling inspired to wear this gorgeous colour over the summer months.

As always, please feel free to drop me a comment below or on my Instagram and let me know what you think of this post, I’d really love to hear from you!

 

Happy Hump Day Everyone!