I’m Back!! (sort of…)

Well it sure feels swell to be back with an outfit post! I have missed posting so much lately but it has been nye on impossible. We’re still knee deep in the crap that is our lives right now but we are taking a day at a time and dealing with what gets thrown at us. The light at the end of the tunnel is there, i just know it, i just can’t see it yet. But soon… soon good things will happen, i can feel it in my bones!!

 When Modcloth had their cabin fever sale a few weeks ago i couldn’t help but snap up this chevron number! It was ridiculously cheap and i got charged no tax in the uk this time either, woohoo (small things, they are truly keeping me going right now!) When i bought it, being the non-vigilant person i am, i didn’t actually spot the great big whole in the back part of the dress… don’t get me wrong it’s pretty and all, and i see so many people rocking the backless look, but i’m just not that good at exposing that much flesh… So i had a small brainwave by putting my vintage pussy-bow blouse underneath I could wear my dress and feel covered up. I was pretty darn pleased with the outcome!

 I would just like to say that I can’t write this post with out saying how completely overwhelmed i was by the amazing response i had from you, my lovely reader-friends regarding this post. Every comment and email and tweet has been read and read again, each time with fresh tears in my eyes at your loving words and kind thoughts. When i have been through a particularly low day i have read back over each comment and your words have filled me with love and hope.  I really want to respond to each comment individually and tell you all how grateful i am for you. It may take me some time, so for now please know, you guys are AWESOME! You have made these dark times a lot lighter for me. You have also grounded me as i didn’t actually realise how many people were going through hard times too! Sometimes i get so caught up in my own bubble of negativity that i forget that i’m not the only one having hard times, and that even though things are rubbish, they really could be a lot worse!

Sincerely, thank you all from the bottom of my heart

 I will be sure to keep you all posted on the progress, but i can tell you one thing, i can not wait for a fresh start! New home, new outlook, new jobs… it feels invigorating.. Now just to keep everything crossed that everything goes to plan…

 Dress and Shoes: Modcloth

Bag: Tesco:

Blouse: Vintage

Tights: i forget

 So what have i missed? Fill me in on all the gossip! Are you ready for Valentines day? I think we may be skipping it this year, we’re a little….. preoccupied. It is my step daughters 10th birthday on friday however, which does mean CAKE!! Yippee!!

I hope to see you all again really really soon

Best Wishes

and Happy Valentines to you all!!


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  1. February 13, 2013 / 4:05 pm

    you look stunning, I'm glad to see you back; you've been in my thoughts x

  2. February 13, 2013 / 5:21 pm

    Love the positive outlook Rach, good things happen to good people – you two will be just fine 🙂

    Take care lovely lady, E xx

    (p.s the outfit is fab too!)

  3. February 13, 2013 / 5:42 pm

    Really like this combination, the colours are so pretty together!
    Good to see you're back!

    Have a great day,

  4. February 13, 2013 / 6:43 pm

    SO cute! Love the bag!

    Tiff Ima

  5. February 13, 2013 / 7:08 pm

    Ummm I want this whole outfit! Love it all!

    Thanks for linking up!

  6. February 13, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    I love your positive attitude!! You look very pretty too xx

  7. February 13, 2013 / 10:50 pm

    welcome back! love how you paired that dress with burnt orange and brick red! genius use of color! 🙂

    C's Evolution of Style

  8. February 14, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    Rachel, I am new to your blog and glad I came across it. Your style is super romantic and nostalgic with lovely colourful mixes in between. Love it and cant wait to see what you come up in the future. Just spent time going through your great ensemble posts. new follower from Germany via GFC and Bloglovin 🙂

    I hope you are feeling better Rachel, I have been through some hard phase too right now and its so great to see how caring the people in the blogosphere are. keep your chin up pretty lady, you are not alone 🙂



  9. February 14, 2013 / 12:55 pm

    I adore this outfit, the colours are so pretty on you and show off your beautiful figure perfectly! Sending you love as always!

    Maria xxx

  10. February 14, 2013 / 2:49 pm

    I am so sorry to hear you've been going through such a rough time. I hope that better things are in store for you!

    The dress is really cute…the print reminds me of Missoni!

    The Tiny Heart
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  11. February 14, 2013 / 3:31 pm

    I have missed was was going wrong in your life, but looking at you I can tell you have come to the other side much stronger.
    You are always beautiful and full of colour, so much up my alley.

  12. February 14, 2013 / 8:27 pm

    Of course good things will happen soon, just believe in it! enjoy every little moment of happiness, and soon you two will step over the crappy times 🙂

  13. February 15, 2013 / 8:37 am

    cute – I love the way you wear colours. thanks so much for your company at wardrobe wednesday

  14. February 15, 2013 / 11:27 pm

    I love this outfit, the colours are so bold and bright. I also cannot believe that bag is from Tesco!! Fab find.

    Glad you are feeling like it is an exciting fresh start for new house, new jobs and new life 🙂 with that attitude things really will start to get better (although I know it can be hard to keep that attitude when things are falling apart, but you are doing really well) who know what this all may lead to. You might look back on this in a few years and see it as a turning point for bright new things!!

    Hope you enjoyed the cake today and have a relatively stress free weekend

    Janine xx
    Bake, Glue and Trend!

  15. February 16, 2013 / 6:33 am

    I bought the same dress during that sale! I haven't worn mine yet, but I probably will next week. I like how you layered that red top underneath yours. I've been thinking about what color tights to pair with it because there are just so many colors in the dress. I'm sure I'll figure it out! But anyway, you look super cute as always!

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