Friday, 21 November 2014


I never told you guys the story about when I got blown over by the wind. About 12 years ago there was a seriously strong wind whipping through the streets of Newcastle - it caused travel disruption, power cuts and a lot of trees suffered its full fury. I was walking from college to the bus stop when an almighty gust of wind whipped me off my feet and threw me unceremoniously to the floor and into a large skip bin.

Cuts all over my face, rips in my jeans and smelly garbage water all over me. I was a bloodied and bruised, and of course pretty darn embarrassed. So I hid behind a little water fountain until my dad came to pick me up, I did my best to walk to the car with dignity, but I'm not sure I really pulled it off.

Fluffy Jumper, AX Paris - Same Here.
Shift Dress, Primark.
Biker Jacket, Matalan - Similar Here.

I can laugh about it now, but I still get a little bit wary when the wind starts whipping up. A little thing like me can get swept up into the clouds never to be seen again. Luckily on a recent super windy day in The Toon, I was lucky enough to survive with my feet on the ground, although I did look a little windswept at times.

I think I have my winter laying sorted, with a cosy cropped jumper worn over one of my dresses with some thermal tights. I might have to let my dresses go soon, but I'm not ready to yet, besides I was informed by Etail PR that I won a dress of my choice from Hybrid (as well as some Wonderful Hair products) and I chose an amazing faux leather gun metal shift dress...I can't wait for it to arrive!!

How do you layer up for winter?

Don't forget there is still time to enter my competition to win a bundle of beauty goodies.

Gems x

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  1. I love the pattern of your skirt - very bright and cheery!

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

  2. Omgosh, I can't believe the wind picked you up - you poor thing! I always thought I was going to blow away in the wind as a youngster. ;) Yay for winning some goodies! Your crop looks so cute over this dress.

    Tara x

  3. I hate windy weather, I can't be trusted to stay upright at the best of times! x

  4. Oh my goodness! Can't believe the wind literally swept you up! Ouch!! Glad you can laugh about it now. I would be scared of wind from then on! Haha :) Love these shots! They look totally in action with the wind sweeping your hair around your face. <3 And yes to tights and dresses! It doesn't get very cold where I live, so I stick with sweaters over dresses and tights. :) If it's super cold I don't go out. Haha :D I stay in bed with blankets and hot chocolate (or more likely coffee).


  5. Yuk, that sounds like a horrible day.

  6. Great outfit! I love your dress, it looks great paired with the jumper x

    Telina | Love, Telina

  7. The yellow accents on your outfit look absolutely gorgeous.


  8. Bhahahaha, I just imagined little Gems ferociously blown by the wind and thrown around like a paper bag! :D I get blown by winds all the time, boyfriend makes jokes that I need to put rocks in my pockets every time there's a powerful wind :D
    Love the outfit as usual, your biker jackets are fierce!

  9. such a cute dress, lovely outfit x

  10. so things like that just don't happen to me then!!! Bless you I am glad you can laugh about it now :) Gorgeous outfit you are wearing x


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