The Missguided Holiday Edit

Whilst you're reading this I'm going to be - most likely - half asleep in the passenger seat of Ollie's car on my way to Gatwick airport, because, ahem, we're going to Turkey baby! After three years of University I finally decided that it was time to book a little get away for me and the boy. Turns out, that despite a few weekend trips away, this is actually going to be my first relaxing holiday in almost four years, and the first holiday Ollie and I have had together. Now my pale skin (and general exhaustion) makes sense!

I couldn't be more excited to go, and I couldn't be more excited for sun (hello, 32 degrees). Ever since finishing uni the most amount of studying I've been doing has been on the new-in section of Missguided. I'm almost certain that about 94% of my suitcase is filled with new season MG, and I have no regrets. I also have no room left in my case for any souvenirs (sorry mum). So to fuel my recent holiday shopping obsession I've decided to do an edit of my favourite pieces from Missguided this season, in hopes that I can vicariously live through all of your purchases (and get them on sale when I come back to the UK in eight days time). Click the images and they'll take you straight to the product! You're welcome.

Now of course, a relaxing holiday means no laptop, but - let's face it - I'm going to be snapchatting and Instagramming my life away over there. #HotDogsOrLegs all day, every day. For seven days, at least.

I've got some posts queued up for you lovely guys and gals over the next week or so, but if you want to stalk me in real-time then be sure to add me on Instagram (@cocochicblog) and Snapchat (cocochicblog) for all the fun. And please, make sure I don't forget my passport!

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When you're your own worst enemy..

I was never very popular at school. In fact, it's safe to say that I've been a bit of a reject throughout the entirety of my education. In primary school I was bullied for being bushy browed, and gap toothed (and not in a sexy Cara D / Georgia Jagger kind of way). In secondary school I was laughed at for being an awkward emo that wore over the top liner, band tees and studded belts. Yes I did have one of those god awful Myspace XsceneX names and no I'm not going to tell you what it was. Fast forward to college and I was called more names in the corridors than, well, someone that gets called a lot of names. It was pretty much a repeat of primary school, only this time around I had a mouth full of braces and near non-existent brows, as well as a particularly questionable fashion sense. Now, I'm a third year at University surrounded by the most amazing class mates and yet, despite all of this on-going (from you guys as well) I've never been more self-critical.

I don't know what it is about our generation. Maybe it's the whole social media situation going on these days, or maybe we've simply just evolved to a point where we're all self-loathing idiots, but I know for a fact that we're all guilty of hearing it. You all know what I'm talking about here. It's that voice in your head that crops up when you least expect it, telling you you can't do something you want to, or telling you you're not as good looking as that person you just scrolled past on Instagram. It's that voice that stops you from reaching your full potential and - let's be honest - it's that voice you quite frankly just want to shut up. And I'm not gonna lie, that voice (shall we call him Gerald?) isn't going to go just by sheer coincidence. It's going to take practise to get Gerald out of our lives. It's time to stop being your own worst enemy, stop listening to Gerald and start being our own biggest supporters. Good riddance, Ger.
 

Stop waiting for life to happen

Guys, life is happening now, like, right now, so stop holding out for that day you're going to be 'perfect' (whatever the hell that means) and get to work today. If you're sitting there thinking 'one day I'll be the person I want to be' you'll never make it. Every day should get you one step closer to where you want to be, and who you want to be - it shouldn't just be another day for you to procrastinate and feel bad about yourself.
 

Stop doubting and start doing

Doubt is one of the main things that holds us back in life. Sometimes Gerald (why did I insist on calling him/her/it that?) will pop into your mind and tell you you 'can't', but do you know what you have to do when that happens? Forget about it. Would you listen to someone else if they told you you couldn't do something? Hell no you wouldn't. So why listen to that voice in your head? Amazing things happen when you step outside of your comfort zone - you just have to take the leap!
 

Stop relying on others for your happiness

Whether it's gaining joy from hitting a new follower milestone, or putting your happiness in the hands of your significant other, the only real way you're ever going to find true happiness is within yourself. Sure, it's great when other people like you, and it's great when people do nice things for you, but that kind of happiness is only temporary, not long-lasting. If you want to stop beating yourself up all the time you need to stop waiting for others to help you out, and instead focus on helping yourself. In the words of Ru Paul: If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love some body else. Can I get an amen?
 

Stop comparing yourself to others

Sometimes people will be better than you, sometimes you'll be the one owning it. It's as simple as that. Jealousy is one of the most toxic things us girls and guys expose ourselves to, and it doesn't get us anywhere in life. Think about it. If I look at five million pictures of Victoria's Secret models, I'm hardly doing to become one overnight (although if there is a formula for such a thing, please send it my way). Sure, there's always room for improvement, but - news flash - you're never going to be anyone other than yourself. Take inspiration from others and build upon yourself, don't sit there wishing you were another human entirely.
 

Stop focussing on what you can't do..

..and focus on what you can! We can't all be great at everything, but we're all amazing at something. Sure, practise does make perfect, so if there's something you really want to get better at, go for it, but if things don't go how you want them to, don't take it to heart. You're not defined by what you can or can't do, but rather who you are and the choices you make in life. Speaking of choices, 

 

What I'm Wearing:

Topshop Leather Jacket
Missguided Boob T-shirt *
ASOS Ripped Jeans
Public Desire Heels
 

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Missguided Shopping Picks

For the past few weeks all I've wanted to do is spend them dollah dollah billz on things that I do not do not need. And tonight is the night that I've finally decided to do just that. I mean, I like to think of all this clothes shopping as an investment for my blog. It's a smart business plan! The better the clothes, the better the blog, am I right? I'm so right. And oh am I about to be so broke.

What's on your wish list right now?

Missguided payday picks

So I just powered through around four hundred emails, which means the only sensible thing to do is reward myself with a good ol' Missguided shop. I don't quite understand what Missguided have been doing lately with their shoes, but oh man, I luv eht. Will resume back to regular postings tomorrow (sorted myself a new blogging calendar yo), but for now, let's just look at pretty pieces of fabric, shall we?

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What's your favourite piece?

The boots that do more than just look good

Okay so maybe these boots do just look good, but then again, how many uses are shoes actually meant to have? I was deliberating about whether or not I should even post something about these boots in a non-outfit manner, since I normally like to keep the majority of my blog posts fairly, I don't know, useful? Insightful?! Whatever. But today I've decided to come at you with something completely materialistic and undeniably impractical in the form of some thigh high lace up boots from none other than my faves Missguided. Oh mama.

So if these boots don't actually 'do' anything, what on earth am I on about in the title? Well my friends, of course I'm going to have some sort of profound thing to say about a piece of material wrapped around my legs and feet. Haven't you learnt that about me by now? But anyway, I'll keep it short and sweet for you - both because I'm sleepy and also because I'm not sure even I can make up an in-depth story about boots.

Basically, these shoes have dragged me out of my style rut. Like I said above, they're completely impractical (especially for a girl that lives in the countryside) but I feel like that's exactly what I've been needing. I mean, comfort is great and all, but that's what pyjamas and Birkenstocks  - still my one true love - are for. I don't know how I'm going to style these babies - let alone walk in them - but I do know that it's time to have fun with what I wear again. Comfort? Pah. I'll wear Crocs when I'm old.

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Missguided peep toe over the knee boots *
Missguided denim pencil skirt *