Friday, 10 July 2015

"Gemma Your Eyes Are Closed Again"

Therapy T-Shirt Midi Dress - House Of Fraser - Pale Aesthetic

So I've left my beloved blogging wall! But before we all start crying, I've only abandoned it because it's too far to walk from my incredible, amazing, stunning new flat, and that's a small price to pay to have a flat that I can not longer touch both sides of my lounge simultaneously anymore #LondonProblems. 

Okay, I've just lied, the 'blogging wall' isn't that far away. It's about a two minuets walk away, but that's too far to walk for someone who still isn't comfortable taking pictures of themselves for blog purposes. I spend most of my time in front of the camera
 flapping my arms saying "I don't know what to do", and being told "yep your eyes were closed in that one too". If I had a pound for every time someone said "Gemma's got her eyes closed" after reviewing a group picture, I would have a very sore arm (see what I did there). 

All of that aside, I'm pretty happy with these pictures! This dress is the perfect summer dress, a great balance between smart and casual, and I am obsessed with the back! It's a super lightweight material, so it's safe to say that this has now taken it's place in my wardrobe as a little bit of a summer essential. I actually styled it up about 5 different ways before settling on this one, so let me know if you are interested in seeing more looks! 

Dress* - House Of Fraser // Necklace - Primark // Hat - River Island/DIY // Shoes - Kurt Geiger // Watch - Daniel Wellington 

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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Don't Put Yourself Down, There Are Enough Critics In The World

Don't Put Yourself Down, There Are Enough Critics In The World - Pale Aesthetic

So is anyone else melting? I'm not a fan of sun bathing, I don't tan, and recently I've lost my "skill" of burning after being outside for all of 30 seconds, I'm literally so pale I now just reflect the light. Anyway, here's a little modest summer outfit, obviously culottes are a massive must have right now, and I honestly did a little dance when I spotted this suede look pair.

As I type this I am the happiest I have been in a long time for a number of reasons. I have some exciting adventures coming up, that stem from my sight loss in fear of self promotion. I doubt myself a lot and as a result take the things I enjoy and am passionate for granted. Recently however I've changed my attitude, I've learnt someones opinion doesn't have to define you, and if someone laughs at the things you do from lack of understanding, jealousy or even just to put you down, then so what. I'm not saying these things have necessarily happened, but the fear of them happening has always held me back.

BUT NOW, I am ready to throw myself into the things I love, blogging, youtube, photography and whatever else I decide to turn my hand to. Give myself credit where credit is due, and although I take into account personal improvement and criticism, I want to showcase what I am passionate about and not follow it by "Yeah, there's a lot I would change and make better" or "It's not very good".

I've always admired my brother, he's someone that can paint a wall and sell it as a massive achievement, and I think it's time I start adapting this sort of attitude, because if there's one thing I've learnt in life, it's that modesty doesn't get you very far. On that note, lets not all get arrogant, just don't take your achievements for granted.

Comment below if you can relate, because I know a lot of us are our own worst critics...

Glasses - Topshop // Top - ASOS // Culottes - H&M // Heels - Zara

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