5 Ways To Dress Confidently and Feel Better in Yourself

Clothes rail with neutral cotton clothing

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Fashion isn’t my forte to be honest, and it’s taken me a long time to figure out what suits me and how to feel comfortable. I’ve done this mostly through trial and error and wearing some super questionable things just because everyone else was, but I’m finally getting there. So, if you feel as though your fashion sense is letting you down or if you feel like nothing you wear is making you feel good (as it should!), then there is an opportunity to change that. Here are my tips on dressing confidently and feeling good about yourself.

Grow to Love Your Body and Shape

With Instagram, you can drive yourself mad looking at tiny waists and elongated limbs. Spoiler alert, most images are doctored, and the body image that’s ‘in’ right now will change in a few years. Work on your positive self-talk and tell yourself that it’s absolutely fine to be shorter than the models you see on catwalks, or that you don’t see Kylie Jenner’s body when you look in the mirror. Another spoiler alert – Kylie Jenner doesn’t even look like Kylie Jenner. For me, it’s my stomach. I’ve always hated it and I can’t put my finger on quite why. 

I’m coming round to the way of thinking though, that as long as you are healthy and taking care of yourself, your figure is a secondary notion. What I’m finding is that the more I’m working on loving myself from the inside, the more I’m liking what I’m seeing in the mirror. Essentially, when you are confident in your shape and who you are, then dressing confidently will be much easier.

Know Yourself and Flaunt What You Love

I have to preface this one with a note that you can wear WHATEVER you like, whenever you like – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

At the risk of sounding like Trinny and Susannah, if you want to dress for your figure, focus on the areas you love and accentuate them. If you love your waist, use a belt that has a huge buckle if you want to bring out your waistline. I love my angular collarbones and like wearing bardot tops to bring them out more. Things like this can really work in your favour and you would be surprised at how much it could help you to feel better about yourself and the body you have.

Wear Clothes That Make You Feel Comfortable

When I met Will, my idea of fashion was wearing heels and skinny jeans every day. I didn’t own a pair of trainers and the idea of wearing a tracksuit in public was hideous. As he has boosted my confidence over time and I’ve grown to love myself, I’ve found joy in wearing clothes that are comfortable, while still fashionable. At the moment, I’m loving mom jeans with chunky white trainers – so much nicer and easier for my fast-paced life! I have also learned not to jump on fast-paced fashion trends that I’m not actually comfortable with. I hated the velvet trend and bought a skirt anyway which I never wore. I’ve also always hated stilettos, but have owned a few pairs despite favouring block heels. You should never try and force any kind of fashion upon yourself because if you do then you may find that you never feel quite confident in yourself, and that you are simply doing what everyone else does – and who wants that?

Wear Sunglasses that Match your Outfit

Wearing some great sunglasses can make you feel way more confident. I love hiding tired eyes and tying an outfit together with a stylish pair. I wear contacts usually, but I’ve recently bought some new glasses which really add to my style – I actually love them! If you want some new specs or sunglasses which are stylish and comfortable then make sure that you check out: www.eyeglasses.com

Have Fun with Fashion

As above, I’m no expert and still learning as I go. I take most of my inspiration from Instagram and what I see others wearing, then adapt it to suit me. I spent quite a long time wearing black, to the point that it was a running joke between my friends. I still love black of course – absolute staple – but I’m making bolder fashion choices and trying things on that I wouldn’t usually. I’ve found that the more I practice, the more confidence I feel. Don’t restrict yourself by saying that you never look good in colours such as red, or that you can never pull off a hat. This is not true at all, in fact, it’s more than possible for you to pull off any outfit you want when you put your mind to it. Go for it!


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Actually huns you’d be wrong. Just like dessert, there is always room for a little more loungewear.

A short one from me today just showing you some a couple of extra sets Femme Luxe sent. 

I’ve now got a loungewear section of my wardrobe – it’s been so nice to have matching sets and feel ‘put together’ whilst chilling at home. 

I had a few messages from people who said they’d bought some of the loungewear from the last post – that’s lovely and I hope you enjoy them! I wanted to quickly explain that I’m not trying to sell this stuff to you, it’s more just to post about things I enjoy, like and want to share – and I would never say I loved something if I didn’t – even if I am being paid.

Pink Boxy Loungewear Set

I can’t actually find this one on the website anymore…I think it’s sold out! I love it though – pink is my favourite colour but I don’t actually have ANY pink clothes. Got me feeling like a glam Barbie with my wine (a lot of that has been drunk recently!). Here are some pink variants of the set. 

Grey Knitted Crop Top Loungewear Set

So this set is a little too warm for the amazing weather we’ve been having, but it’s thick enough that it feels like a proper tracksuit. I went to the shops in it and didn’t feel like I was walking around in my pyjamas. I think I’ll be saving this one for autumn, or if our British Summer decides to disappear again. I hope not – good weather is all I’ve got at the moment!

Femme Luxe Haul #6 – Quarantine Loungewear Edition!

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You’ve all seen the meme: if you wear jeans to relax, you’re a psychopath. Tight, constricting – who thought of them as a fashion item? I am seriously dreading the day I have to put jeans back on – the audacity that I’d be expected to wear actual clothes when this is over is astonishing. 

Thankfully, today is not that day. If anything positive has come out of lockdown (which isn’t a lot, let’s be honest), except for the fact we’re now all banana bread connoisseurs, it’s the fact that loungewear has become LIFE. Far from feeling frumpy, fashion brands have gone all out to ensure we feel at the top of our game, whilst also ensuring our post-Deliveroo babies are comfortably cushioned. Undoing a button after lunch? I don’t know her. 

A step away from the usual glamorous items I usually post from Femme Luxe, the brand has come through with some amazingly comfy, lockdown-friendly sets. 

I have to say, they’re a step up from what I began in. A few weeks ago I wore Will’s Avengers PJ bottoms, with fluffy Christmas socks from two years ago. I paired these with the t-shirt Will wore for our first date which I refuse to throw away ‘for nostalgic reasons’, even though the armpits are stained and have holes in. I added a hoodie Will has had since he was 14 and it wasn’t until I caught myself in the mirror that I really began to question my life decisions and get with the loungewear programme.

What are you wearing whilst we’re shielded from other people? If you want any of the sets here, I’ve included the links below.

Enjoy the pictures…I’m literally the worst model ever – so WOODEN – and don’t know how people do this full time! Will had to take thousands of pictures to find ones where I’m not frowning!

White Ribbed Off The Shoulder Crop Top

This one is so comfy! Wearing it with some gym leggings at the moment, but when we’re allowed out and about I think I could team this with a bralet, leather trousers and heels. I’ve been wearing little crop bras from Primark around the house and when I’m working in the garden, and it’s nice to pull this over them when it gets a bit chilly.

Grey Loungewear Tracksuit

I just get SO bloody cold, so it’s great that this set has a higher neck. These are almost a fleecy / microfibre material, and I’ve worn them a couple of times when heading out for my One Walk Per Day with trainers. The joggers are nice on their own, too.

Khaki Ruched Front Long Sleeve Leggings Loungewear Set
A fave. I am usually the person to go for grey, black and camel, so having some khaki in my loungewear collection is a nice change. This set clings to the body and is ruched in the front, so it’s usually one to wear when I’m feeling body confident. I have also done yoga in this set a couple of times as I know it’s not going to ride up.

Grey One Shoulder Crop Top Loungewear Set
This set is just outrageously glam for an at-home set. I sat and worked in this the other day and felt totally boujie. It does look good, but I’m not 100% sold on the one-shoulder. I get too cold, so generally just wear the joggers alone with a warmer jumper on top.

Lockdown has seriously made me appreciate the value of a comfy set. Of course, I hope it’s all over soon and we can get back to normal, but these will stay as my WFH favourites.

Femme Luxe Haul #5

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Earlier this year, I partnered with Femme Luxe again to kit me out in the most glittery, fun and skimpy outfits for me to enjoy on my hen do abroad, which was booked for 20th March 2020. Unfortunately, as you are all aware… COVID-19 had OTHER plans. 

As you know, the wedding, hen and stag dos have all been postponed, and lockdown has left me with a wardrobe full of fabulous clothes, with nowhere to wear them.

I’ll keep them and the dresses will get their day in the sun, perhaps just a little later than I would have anticipated. Obv due to lockdown, I haven’t worn these about, but please see below anyway if you’re looking to bolster your night out kit for when this is all over!

Black Faux Leather Bodycon Mini Dress

Black Faux Leather Bodycon Mini Dress

Up your going out wear this season and score some serious fashion points in the Black Faux Leather Strappy Mini Bodycon Dress. In a luxe faux leather material and a gorj’ bodycon ‘fit, this on trend bodycon dress is amaze teamed with killer heels.

Silver Glitter Thin Strap Bodycon Mini Dress

Silver Glitter Thin Strap Bodycon Mini Dress

Shine bright like a diamond this season and stand out against the crowd in the Silver Glitter Thin Strap Bodycon Mini Dress. Featuring a dazzling glittery design in a bodycon fit, this gorj’ mini dress is an essential for whatever you have planned.

Black Utility Mini Shirt Dress

Black Utility Mini Shirt Dress

I love this one! It’s something I wouldn’t have usually chosen but I love it on – just need to be careful about bending over! Featuring a button up design in an on trend utility style with an all black seatbelt style belt, we’re obsessed with this mini shirt dress. 

Black Glitter Sparkly Ruched Side Mini Dress

Black Glitter Sparkly Ruched Side Mini Dress

This one is seriously booby, but I won’t be able to wear dresses like this forever, so why not now!? It’s got a lovely glittery pattern with an on-trend ruched side, I’m obsessed with this mini dress.

I’ve worn these a few times around the house, wishing I was out on the town but as I say – they will get their time to shine! For now, do await my next fashion installment. It’s a Quarantine Special…loungewear!


babe night perfume by missguided– this post contains gifted products –

You may remember a while ago I wrote blog posts about Missguided’s bangin’ fragrance Babe Power. I have eked it out and only use it for girls nights out, because it’s just that kind of smell. Missguided treated me even further by sending me a beautiful body mist – Vibe Enhancer. I absolutely DOUSE myself in it.

Imagine my happiness when they told me they were launching a NEW fragrance!?

Babe Night is the sexiest new scent, for “the new generation of confident, empowered women”. The intoxicating new fragrance has citrus notes of lemon, orange and green apple. It follows with the heady scent of jasmine, orange blossom and spicy pink pepper. Base notes (check me out!) are vanilla, cedar and patchouli.

Like Babe Power, Babe Night is pretty intense. I save it for glam nights out, but I have been told on many occasions that I smell “amazing”, so that speaks for itself. I don’t feel I go ‘nose blind’ with some of my softer fragrances, meaning I get small whiffs of the scent all evening, which is lovely.

It’s cruelty-free, vegan and award-winning, so where can you go wrong here? Available from the Missguided website, it retails at £28.00