Good news in Cat's world! I got a new job! I couldn't believe my luck when I found out yesterday that I got the job I was offered to interview for, especially after a weekend of debate in my head about how I should get it, and why I might not get it and the fear of finding out terrorising me! I was told I'd find out Monday or Tuesday, so to find out early Monday morning I was just felt elated with my news and that I would be starting my new job in just two weeks time.
I wore this beautiful 'Art Pop' scuba mixed print dress for the interview on Saturday, and smartened it up with a simple black blazer and my trusty red courts. I wanted to look smart and stylish at the same time, and I think I achieved it! This dress is so comfortable on and the back is so pretty with that cut out. I love the clashing prints too. It's not something I'd normally pick up, but I'm glad I did!
So hooray to me for fresh new starts and a step up in my career path!
Whilst blog reading the other day and discovering new ones, I came across Corrine's blog: Skinnedcartree.com! She wrote a post that made me laugh and smile called Confessions Of A Blogger. I wanted to write my own version of it, of course inspired by Corrine. Everyone has their blog related secrets, and these are mine - I'm sure some of us share a couple...!
I cringe when people talk about my blog to me - I'm still slightly embarrassed by it, even though I'm secretly proud of my little space on the internet.
The only person who I'll ask to help me with my blog photos ever is my 11 year old sister. She's my little photographer when I need rush photos or my tripod is lost! See all photos that have a slant for her photography skills...
I'll won't take photos if anyone is around or my neighbours are in the garden next door because I don't want people seeing me pose away solo!
I care about blog stats a lot and check them everyday. Post success, page views, and comments are important to me - It makes me very happy! Don't pretend you don't care too!
I like to reply to every comment... There are times where I won't reply straight away but I always back track to my last replied comments and bulk reply to them all ♥
I'm always jealous of your amazing photography skills, and how it's always so bright and pretty even though it's pouring with rain outside or you've taken your photos at night - email me how you do it.
I'm the messiest person you'll ever meet. Ask me in person and I won't admit this for the bestest yummiest cupcake in the world.
That said, I'm very organised. It showswith my make up and re-organise it often to keep it looking good. I also like re-organising my wardrobe from time to time... Yes, I'm a messy organised person. Doesn't make sense does it?
I wish I took more photos. I used to be quite the photographer and then I stopped taking so many photos. I'm not talking outfit photos but everyday lifestyle ones and personal ones. Especially when I go out adventuring with John... We do so much more than I blog about! I'd like to even blog about the smallest of adventures, like trying a new restaurant or a walk in the park... And get back into documenting life with him better ♥
I don't do beauty posts often because I suck at taking photos for them before I use them! It's my blogger's pet peeve when people photograph things after they've used them and you can see they have, so I don't do it too!
I like a blog that's written as you would speak. I like imagining that person saying these things along side their outfit photos or as if they're reviewing it face to face. It feels more original!
I'd love to be successful from of blogging - I do blog because I love to, but imagine being able to do what you love for a living!? It would be like living the dream, and I wouldn't mind if it was a little hard work!
I'm inspired by bloggers of all types and ones with thousands of followers or hundreds. Some of my favourites are small like me! :)
You'll impress me if you use big words that aren't often used in everyday conversation, such as 'accentuate'.
I don't like blog posts without pictures. Sorry, I like visual stimulants and enjoy reading those posts more than ones without... Even if it was exactly the same post. Weird?
Don't even attempt follows for follows with me - I know you'll just unfollow me a month onwards so it looks like you have lots of followers. Either way you're not a genuine follower or blogger so... bog off!
I go through phases of followings loads of blogs. And then I can't keep up where I follow so many...
I also try and comment on your blog now and then. I wouldn't like you to think I'm not a genuine follower because I just followed you and never commented on your posts. I don't comment often but I do like to go on a comment spree from time to time so you know I'm enjoying reading your blog even if I don't comment all the time.
I'm a secret(ish) shopaholic. I even bought a green bag used the excuse that I was inspired by the girl with the green scarf - she was successful because of her green scarf and I will be for my green bag. - Yes, taking inspirations from Confessions of a Shopaholic as an excuse for the purchase of a bright green bag. Naughty film... It's supposed to do the opposite of more shopping!
I'll sometimes only wear it if it's blog worthy. An awful way to think in a way, but I always want to dress my best, feel pretty and stylish, and compliment worthy in what I'm in. I often get dressed and think - "would I blog about this outfit?" even if I don't actually blog it with intention to or not. Yes, I have days where im in pijamas or lazy clothes, but this counts for those dressing up days! I always want to look my best, so this is why I think like this! Am I the only one who does this? I honestly hope not!
And I'll leave it there, on my possibly worst confession! If we share some, let me know in the comments below, or share your own confessions. I know I'm not the only one with blogging secrets!
Who says you can't look cute on a budget!? A simple, bright and date night worthy outfit - especially on a hot sunny evening like this - all for just £25. Primark will always be one of my favourite high street stores and I can't help be that person who gets in the zone and will dig through to find my size in a hidden gem, or look for a good 15 minutes for the other pair to a shoe(which I did with these). It's a shopaholic, fashion blogger thing and I don't care to admit it! I adore this outfit - the jersey skirt staple piece you can buy for cheaper than a meal deal, the simple lace tee with the loveliest floral print and french phrase (ooh la la), and finally the staple shoes for the summer - a pair of chunky black sandals to wear with literally every outfit.
I was pretty dressed up for just a trip to Nando's but on a lovely day like this how can you not dress up!?