Monday 16 November 2020

Why I'm Dressing Up For The Rest Of The Year

 Outfit: Dress - Pretty Little Thing (*affiliate link used, this does not cost you any extra)

I feel like I've both said and thought this following sentence more times than I can count lately; "2020 has not been the year". It's very easy to get down on ourselves this year because of everything that's going on, not that I need to remind you. And as we come to the end of the year, looking forward to the next, trying to forget this one, I want to urge you to do something.

Look back on 2020 and reflect on the good things because I can guarantee you there were some good ones, even little ones. Maybe you learnt something new, maybe you worked on yourself or maybe you had some major milestones in your education or career. Find those things and express gratitude for them.

It's probably a great time to do it as well with a lot of us going into second lockdowns or being more precautious as the Holiday season is almost upon us (*I am screaming inside with joy*).

Christmas never fails to make me happy. If you haven't learnt that about me by now, well now you know. I get into the festive mood from September, much to the dismay of my family and friends. Christmas, as well as Thanksgiving for my American lovelies, usually brings parties, gatherings, dinners and so much more where we have more than enough excuses to get dressed up. Those things may be put on hold or cancelled altogether and that seems like another downer to add to the list. But I want to encourage you to not allow this to get you down. 


Dress up. 

So what if you're at home? So what if it feels a little extra? Why wouldn't you want an excuse to get dressed up? Ditch your loungewear and pjs for that outfit you've been itching to wear, or buy the one that's been sitting in your basket that you've been umming and ahhing over. Give yourself a pick me up by dressing up.

Whether you're locked down or social distancing with family, your significant others or your friends, make a spectacle of it. Keep the festivities alive. Christmas Parties cancelled? Zoom it. Get yourself dressed up, get on a Zoom call, play all the Christmas tunes, drink some wine, eat some food, play some games virtually. 

I don't think the festive season has to be lowkey this year, it just has to adapt. 

Dressing up, putting on a full beat of make-up never fails to get me into a good mood and I know there's some of you out there who feel the same. I mean look, I've been living in leggings and t-shirts pretty much the whole year, more so now that I'm sat in front a computer most of my day watching and attending lectures for uni. But I've decided that I'm going to make a bit more of an effort even on a regular day. Maybe not in a bodycon dress like you see me in here, but at least a floaty day dress or a pair of shorts and tee that I would maybe wear for a lunch date. 

I know that I've been feeling a little down in the dumps at times, even not having ideas for the blog because I haven't bought anything new or haven't really worn anything interesting that would then interest you. But I've decided that it doesn't matter - I'm going to post when I post and hopefully you'll enjoy it. And with my new decision of dressing up more, you might just see more of me. 

Times are tough and it's okay to feel down, it's inevitable. It's how you lift yourself up again that matters. So dress up on those days were you're feeling rubbish or organise something to get yourself dressed up for at home. Allow yourself to feel your best.

I hope you're all staying safe and well! Sending you lots of love, 

Emily xx



  1. You look absolutely stunning in that black ribbed button detail midi-dress from PrettyLittleThing!!!!!! Your hair and lipstick look very pretty.
    I like the idea of getting dressed up at Christmas just as a pick me up :D

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