Oh hello there, we meet again. I am back with another post *mini squeal* as I finally feel like I’m getting my mojo back.

Getting my laptop out of its case no longer feels like an effort as many ideas are whizzing around in my head. A feeling I haven’t had in a while and if I’m honest, I’ve really missed it.

Writing is my creative outlet and not being very inspired lately has really had a strain on my mood. I feel I need to write and create more often than not to feel myself and I’m starting to gain that feeling back so hurrah, yay, let’s go!

Today’s post is a fashion one, a personal one and one I’ve had in mind for a while.

Let’s begin with saying that I’m no fashion guru. I would never see myself as a style inspiration (as much as I’d love to be) but I have recently come to the realisation that I *think* I’ve finally found my style.

Before starting a blog as well as during the first year of Life With MCM, I thought beauty talk was all I could manage. Buying and trying new makeup and skincare on a regular basis was my thing and I love sharing my ideas and thoughts on products, the latest trends and all that beauty goodness. However, a little while ago I decided to kick-start the ‘fashion’ section on my blog hoping to find my style. I had the idea that writing about fashion would make me fall more in love with it and also help me experiment more, and it’s done exactly that.

When I say ‘I’ve found my style’ I don’t only mean one look, one impression, I mean I’ve found out what suits me, what I want to experiment with and also what pieces I want in my wardrobe.

I’ve mentioned before about being stuck in a rut with the same cycle of clothes. I never used to try new things and would always find myself buying the same old tops and jeans from the same old stores and nothing else. In the end it got really boring and I never thought I could be into fashion as much as I’d always wanted to be.

So, when I started this new section on my blog it meant I needed inspiration. Of course, I headed straight for Instagram and Pinterest and questioned why others would look so damn great in their clothes and had such confidence when wearing them. One day it dawned upon me that these people wear what the heck they want. They wear their clothes with confidence and passion, and that’s because they think about their style and what they want their style to be. It was clear that in order to find your style, it was important to have a bit of trial and error in your life.

For years I thought the only way to put an outfit together was to copy others and just buy the most basic things on the rails. I’d never dare myself to try something new, that idea was just horrifying to me.

Since I’ve experimented more, tried things I’d never think to in a million years and listened to my own style thoughts, I’ve started to feel happier in my clothes. I now know what I want and how I want to style it, instead of just copying what I see online and what I think is ‘right’.

More recently it dawned on me that various fashion brands have subconsciously spoke to me and told me to go out of my comfort zone. I found myself going into different shops, seeing new items and putting potential outfits together in my head.

After visiting the Nasty Gal Pop Up on Carnaby Street and was surrounded by clothes I envied but never thought I could pull off, I had a sudden realisation that I can wear those things if I really want to. It’s not a crime to wear what we want, and whatever you feel great in is what you should be wearing – even if it is a little different than what you’re used to or feel accustomed to wear.

I think online platforms, such as Instagram and Pinterest, can make us think we have to dress a certain way, dress like others and copy others style, when in fact these platforms are there to inspire – if you let them.

Now, when I go online I never think ‘I want to be that person, I need to wear what they are’. I go online, search for fashion inspiration in order to inspire my own wardrobe. Not to copy, to inspire.

Seriously, try that wacky jumper, those unusual trousers or those cute shoes – if it makes you feel good, feel confident, feel you then you’ve found your style.

The only person that can wear your style is you, right?

Megan ♥

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Its October, can you believe it? Where on earth did September go?

Autumn is here. The leaves have turned orange, there’s a slight crispness to the mornings that I’ve very much missed and I’m already obsessed with all the cosy nights in.

Although September flashed by in what seemed like a round about 0.5 seconds (slight exaggeration but I bet you feel me), there were a lot of new things that I discovered which are now some of my new in favourites that I can’t seem to get enough of. I always know when something is going to be a long term favourite when I use it every single day without fail, and feel like I have failed if I haven’t used it. You get me?

I’m still going minimal on the makeup, I’m just finding it easier to do so, but there’s been a few new in skincare bits as well as many autumnal things so let’s jump in.

I can’t really start off the list without mentioning my new love, my new companion that I can’t go a day without. The (soy) Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks, where have I been? Why have I not tried this before? This little cup of heaven is literally me in a drink, it couldn’t be anymore spot on if it tried. Its blend of milk with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves and all that autumnal goodness is what I call perfection.

Really, I wish this last years September favourite or even the year before that (if they’ve been going that long) because I wish it had been in my life for longer. Ever since I tried one couple of weeks back, I can’t go into Starbucks without getting one. Yes, I may have wept a little when the barista told me the other day that they had run out of try. Honestly, its true love.

Now that October is here and the summers sunshine has said goodbye until next year, I can’t help but do everything humanely possible to keep my tan. Sad, I know. But there’s nothing I love more than feeling glowy without having to apply much makeup. After my trip to the Dominican Republic I immediately got my last years fave moisturiser out the cupboard, the Vaseline Cocoa Butter Spray Moisturiser. Whether you want to keep your glow or simply love easy to use skincare, then this is a go to.

Not only is this formula super fast drying, it literally dries in under 30 seconds, its incredibly hydrating and smells like a dream. For some reason, this stuff works better at keeping a tan than after sun does and it doesn’t break the bank so I’m all about it. I like to use this everyday after showering to at least attempt to keep a glow alive.

How can one transition into autumn and not mention candles? Because I can’t.

The past few weeks I have admittedly been hunting down all the autumnal candles and I’ve found a good few bargains in Sainsburys and TK Maxx. I must say, Sainsburys have good the warming scents down to a T, my favourite being the Spiced Pumpkin & Chestnut one. I’m one of those who attempt to restrain from lighting a candle as I hate ruining its pristine flat surface and clean wick, but I couldn’t hold back from this. I got it straight home and filled my house with the scent and now I’m probably going to head out later today and get some more. I’m in love and its also really getting me in the autumnal mood.

Of course now that its time to change up your autumn wardrobe I’ve been all over purchasing some new bits. There are so many high street stores with beautiful autumnal clothes in at the minute and I’ve been obsessing over jumper dresses and over the knee boots to go with it. Jumper dresses are so snuggly and warm whilst looking chic and well put together at the same time. You can read my post here all about how I wear them, why I love them and how I like to style them.

I have to admit, the boot obsession may be becoming an issue. I lived in flip flops throughout the summer so now that I can wear boots I just want to treat myself to some nice new shoes. I don’t have the biggest wardrobe space either so if I continue to buy new shoes, no more are gonna fit so it’s been a task trying to find staple boots to fit with many different outfits.

I excuse my obsession with the fact that a good pair of shoes can jazz up any outfit. A pair of over the knee boots can be worn with a jumper dress, a skirt, jeans or whatever you fancy, so that’s my reason (excuse) to treat myself to them.

What did you love in September?

Megan ♥

 

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I must admit, I’m a girl who loves a minimalistic colour palette. It’s the neutral colours my eyes are drawn to in the shops. Anything black, nude, grey or white my body heads straight towards.

Not this time. This time it was all about the colour red.

I don’t know why but I just feel comfortable in neutral shades. Maybe its because I’m not a girl who likes to stand out and I love that clean finish you get from a neutral colour palette. I bet (I hope) some of you fellow neutral lovers are nodding your heads along to what I’m saying.

However, when I headed out for bank holiday weekend I just couldn’t resist wearing some brighter colours and I actually felt so good wearing it. The sunshine brings everyone’s brighter wardrobes out and I thought it’s a bit time I did the same.

Red is a colour I always adore on other people but thought it was too bright for me. After all of that waiting, I now adore it. Typical eh? I’m now on all the online shopping sites looking for red sweaters, trousers, shoes and more tops. I just can’t get enough!

This red frilly sleeve buy accutane 40 mg crop top is such an easy to wear piece with either a skirt, shorts, trousers or jeans. I love to wear this with something high-waisted, usually a skirt, as that way it doesn’t show too much skin, you feel me?

Next time I doubt myself with brighter colours, I need to take a look at this and realise there’s more to my wardrobe than neutrals

Don’t get me wrong, neutrals are still my thing and I absolutely couldn’t live without my neutral colours but there’s something about a pop of colour that I really love right now.

Red is a shade you can wear all year round to, so it’s definitely one I’ll be bringing into autumn with me.

What colour will you be transitioning into autumn with?

Megan ?

 

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