20 somethings, Give yourselves a break

Your 20’s are a confusing time. You’re not a kid any more, you’re not an adult yet. At least most of us don’t feel like one.

One thing I’ve noticed about 20 somethings is the worry. We worry about our relationships, our work, university, the future and quite often the past. We’re stuck in the middle ground between thinking we know everything (as most teenagers do) and realising we know nothing. The world seems chaotic and none of us fit in. It’s the time that we’re told we should be focused, have figured out what we’re doing with the rest of our lives and everyone seems one step ahead of us. We judge our success by comparing ourselves to our friends Facebook updates or grades on a piece of paper that we worked 3 years (at least) for.

I want to share a little secret.

Coming from someone who missed the memo that uni was essential, a self confessed trouble maker that can’t seem to follow instructions or do anything simply (But who is finally on the right track), ignore what you’ve heard.

It’s okay if you don’t know what you’re doing yet.
It’s okay if you’ve not done as well at something as you thought you would.

That’s life. It throws problems at you, not to ruin your plans but to teach you problem solving skills and toughen you up. This is what your 20’s are great for. It’s the time you stop relying on other people and start taking responsibility for yourself. You’re going to make mistakes and it might be bad, yes, but nothing is permanent and it’s never too late.

It’s okay to be selfish. Not the ‘run anyone down if they’re in my way’ selfish but the, ‘I need a few hours alone’ kind of selfish.

People will enter and leave your life and that’s okay.

You will outgrow people and people will outgrow you, it’s all a normal process.

I won’t give you advice of what to do or when to do it, that’s on you. Just give yourself a break. Worrying is normal. Growth involves struggle and your experiences will be good and bad but you are learning.

The one thing I will say is take every opportunity you’re presented with, never stop learning and never stop asking questions.

Ageing is inevitable, growing old is a choice.

Zara Man – Rucksacks – Top 3

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Zara is where I go to dream.
Be it the women’s or the men’s.
One thing I’ve noticed is that Zara Man have a beautiful selection of bags.

Today I thought it would be a good idea to have a look at some casual (but beautifully smart at the same time) pieces.

So here is my top 3 pick of Zara rucksacks:

Rubberised rucksack – £39.99

Fabric backpack – £39.99

Minimalist rucksack with hand strap – £39.99

The minimal design and the fabrics they use create elegant, classic bags.
The quality is (from my experience with the bags) great.
You don’t have to lose style wearing a rucksack, you just have to find the right one for you.

Hope you like the look of these beauties!
Happy Tuesday :)

Topman Top Picks – Watches

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Topman – Watches

Topman is great for watches. Ranging from £15 – £25, they’re a bargain, good quality (I’ve owned a few for over a year and they’re still perfect) and they’re gorgeous!

Textured smart leather watch – £20.00

It’s simple but beautiful. Devoid of any colours except the ticking hands which stand out as bright blue.
No numbers and no logos mean it stays true in all forms to its minimal feel.
Comfortable and modern.

http://www.topman.com/en/tmuk/product/shoes-and-accessories-1928527/watches-140530/textured-smart-leather-watch-3031772?bi=1&ps=20

Square rubber strap watch – £18.00

Completely black and silver, this watch has a darker but still minimal feel.
The square body makes it perfect for smarter occasions and the black makes it easy to pair with just about any outfit.
Having a rubber strap makes for a comfortable wear and again, the lack of logos or numbers adds to the simple and modern feel.

http://www.topman.com/en/tmuk/product/shoes-and-accessories-1928527/watches-140530/square-rubber-strap-watch-2599056?bi=1&ps=20

It’s always good to shop around for your bargain accessory finds. There are accessories that men can wear in the women’s section and vice versa, you’ve just got to look!

Happy exploring :)

(All pictures from www.topman.com)

Zara Man – Coats – Our Top 3

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So. Winter is almost here in the UK, so I thought it was about time to start picking a winter coat. As for half of my wardrobe, I shop in the men’s section for my coats. I’ve picked my top 3 from Zara Man.

Number 1:  Wool coat: £159.00

The collar on this coat is, for lack of a descriptive enough word, magnificent. If you’re looking for a jacket to keep you warm and make a statement at the same time, you might want to try the big collar. It’s been a lasting feature on Burberry’s coats, but Zara is far more affordable. The length of the coat is perfect for Winter too. No more cold waist!

http://www.zara.com/uk/en/man/coats-and-trench-coats/wool-coat-c277002p2256526.html

Number 2: Felt Coat: £79.99

This coat has a more casual feel to it, without losing the classic style. The length, again, is long enough to keep you warm in the cold. An everyday coat for the busy city dweller.

http://www.zara.com/uk/en/man/coats-and-trench-coats/felt-coat-c277002p2203509.html

Number 3:  Straight trenchcoat: £129.00

The trenchcoat. A classic, smart and versatile jacket. The length is guaranteed to keep you warm in the ice and snow. The minimal, straight cut of this coat make it a must have for work, business or even a smart night out. Styled with a pair of shiny shiny shoes, a shirt and a pair of black skinny jeans, you’re ready for anything.

http://www.zara.com/uk/en/man/coats-and-trench-coats/straight-trenchcoat-c277002p2018033.html

I don’t think I’ll have to look much further than Zara Man for my winter coat <3

All Images belong to: http://www.zara.com/uk/

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Faux, faux, faux.
There’s nothing like a fluffy scarf to keep you warm on a chilly day.
Winter is coming for us lot in the UK, brace yourselves.
Enjoy the last few days of sun before the ice and the rain starts to make an appearance.

So here’s my outfit today.

Blazer/ring – Topshop
Scarf – Ebay
Shirt – River Island
Casio gold watch

Remember to wrap up, keep warm and keep well! :)