Friday, 13 February 2015


I have to be honest, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to be able to come back to blogging. When you life changes so drastically in a way you both didn't expect, or didn't want, it can be hard to be reminded of what you have lost, and of all the challenges you now face. For 4 weeks, Fashion, Well Done was something that served to remind me of a life I no longer had.

But, I have to remember why I started it in the first place. It was always supposed to be a way for me to boost my confidence after decades of anxiety. And as a way to interact with other people. Already feeling isolated, it didn't seem to make sense anymore to isolate myself further by leaving the blog behind.

I can't be sure if it will last, I may still find it painful to continue. But for now I'm back, hoping that it will have a positive impact and make my world seem a little fuller. Still I laugh a little more every day, and I have a family that are there with me when I don't. But, I don't think I will ever not miss what is gone - sometimes you just have to play with the hand that life has dealt you.

I don't know how many outfit posts I will be able to publish over the next few months as I no longer have a photographer, but I will try and keep involved and commenting. I miss all my blogger chums, you have all been so supportive in the past so I have no reason to believe you wont be now.

Gems x

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  1. I am soooooo pleased you're back!! You don't even have to post outfit posts y'know? I just love seeing a post from you because I read this because I love who you are! That's not to say your outfits aren't great though - because I really love this one :) I do love a bit of tartan! xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

  2. (((Gems))) just so you know, my inbox is always open x

  3. I'm so glad to see you posting Gems. I've missed you a lot! I hope things get better and better for you. You deserve the best. <3 Love you! I'm always here if you need to talk.


  4. I've really missed your posts! I hope you're okay.

    I really like your trews, I just ordered some leggings with faux leather on the front, hope they fit like these!

    Tara x

  5. I'm so happy you're back - I think the blogging community is one of the best things too - it has certainly supported me through bad times.

    Lizzie Dripping

  6. Gems, I'm so happy you're back!!! What has been happening there? I hope you're okay, don't be sorry and don't worry about not posting outfits. You can post whatever you like, I'm a lovable minion already and I'd love everything you write and post! Stay tuned and don't fret, you have crazy Keit on your side!

  7. So happy to see you back Gems! I know how tough it is when things change so suddenly, out of no where when it seems like nothing will ever be the same. Time always makes things better. Hope you feel better soon, I've missed your blog so much! I'm always here for you, if you ever need anything!

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  8. How beautiful and how brave of you Gems. This is why we all love you and are immensely proud of you by a million. You look truly stunning in tartan, it looks gorgeous on you and you rock it so well with your stunning ombre hues :)

    I am so sorry you have had to deal with so much. Just know I love you and am here for you. We are all behind you, supporting you and willing you on in mind and spirit. Not many would be so courageous as to blog so soon, but you've found the inner strength you have and that's amazing in itself. It is okay to step away for a while, but also okay to enjoy and fuel your passion in a blog that you have worked so incredibly hard by, and that is something you can always hold to heart. It is all going to be so okay, I promise you <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  9. I'm so pleased to see a blog post from you Gems! So sorry you've been going through such a difficult time, remember we're all here if you ever need to rant. Whether you're blogging or not, we're all only a tweet or email away! Lots of love xxx

    Josie’s Journal

  10. Glad to see you're back Gems and I'm sorry to hear you've been going through a tough time :(
    I hope you'll be able to work through it in your own time, and maybe blogging can be a bit of a distraction for you (I know it has definitely been a great distraction for me in the past)

    This is a great outfit - the colours of the tartan shirt are beautiful and that beanie is so cute! :) Looking very warm and cozy!

    Lauren xx


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