Friday, 6 July 2018

OOTD: Sunday style and a catch up

Hello lovelies! Long time no speak!  Sorry my little corner of the internet has been a little bare of late, but you'll be pleased to know, I've got lots of exciting fashion events coming up over the next few weeks for you to get your teeth into!

Where have you been hiding?

A little catch up...

This year has been a strange one for me-a lot has changed!  At the start of the year, my car gave up on life, I lost one of my teaching jobs due to funding cuts, my Mister was laid up after snapping the cruciate ligament in his knee, I had to cancel a holiday and my friendship circle changed.  I have to be honest now I'm at the other side of it, it was a lot to deal with in the space of a couple of months.  I'm not writing this post for sympathy or anything, I just wanted to explain why my blog was put on the back-burner for a while.  Although I was still posting, I felt like my posts were becoming more and more sporadic.  

Not one for moping, I took action and changed things! Because of work, my first priority had to be my car.  Although I never thought I'd ever have anything other than a Mini, I suddenly realised I'm not really a car snob-I just wanted something cute, reliable and cheap to run.  I'd never really been a fan of Fiat 500s, but when I test-drove one, I was pleasantly surprised!  They're fun little cars and I love the vintage vibe they offer.

What I'm wearing:
Dress: Archive by Alexa for M&S
Jacket: Primark (old)
Shoes: Converse
Sunglasses: Vivienne Westwood via TK Maxx

So that's how I ended up with little Freddie Fiat, best car decision I've ever made, especially now I'm driving more for work!  Without sounding like a total girl, he's such a gorgeous colour too-totally brightens up my mornings!

So now I'd sorted my car, I had to sort out my job!  For those of you that don't know, I'm a singing teacher and have been for years, working evenings doing private tuition and I was doing quite a few school hours through the day.  When my school hours got cut down, I decided to try and pursue my love of fashion further and started to look for a day job that would cater to this, whilst keeping on my evening tuition.  I saw an online advert for a job and emailed on the off chance that my private teaching hours would fit around it and before I knew it, I was chaotically updating my CV and getting ready to interview.  It was quite a long process, but I bagged a job at Designer Childrenswear and I absolutely love it!  The online sector of the business is growing at a rapid rate, so I was taken on as a product photographer and blogger and given the freedom and support to learn some new skills on the job, as other than blogging I have no prior fashion education.  I've worked there for about three months now and I absolutely love it!  It's opened my eyes to a different world, I've learned loads of new skills and I'm enjoying doing something I'm super passionate about.  I guess the moral of the story is that you're never too old to try something new!  To new beginnings and a new career at thirty-two!

Looking to the future...

So, now I'm all sorted with a job and a car and my Mister is thankfully almost recovered,  I finally feel like I can start to look forward again!  Starting with this blog!!  Tonight I'm attending the launch of Catwalking, a new fashion exhibition showing the photography of Chris Moore at the Bowes Museum.  It's an exciting one; Vivienne Westwood and Giles Deacon are both going to be in attendance!  And then tomorrow I'm off to London to see my lovely friend Fi and to visit both the Azzedine Alaïa exhibition at the Design Museum and Fashioned from Nature at the V & A...exciting times!  So for you lovely readers, there'll be lots of new fashion material coming to Coco; thanks for always sticking with me!  As for friendship, my close circle may have changed, but I've got some of the best friends now that I could ever ask for (I don't need to name them, they know who they are!).  And funnily enough, if I'd never started this blog, I probably wouldn't have ever met any of them!!

What now?

So now you're all caught up, why don't you stay with me!  I promise lots of fashion content, lots of updates and much more!  Thanks for always reading and swinging by my corner of the internet, I'm so grateful to each and every one of you for reading!

Cheers to a fashionable future!

Until next time,

Kay xxx

Photos taken by my lovely friend Krissi Simmons.  Check her out here


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