Fashion, Lifestyle

Don’t Look Down

October 19, 2016
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SheIn Jacket | Primark Top (similar) | H&M Skirt | Topshop Boots

Happy Hump Day! It’s my first outfit of the season where the tights are back! I was actually surprisingly excited to be back in tights and jeans when the temperatures dropped a few weeks ago. It was short lived though… As summer has made one last dash over the last few days. I’m not complaining!

I originally intended for this post to be a “New In” kinda thing (maybe I’ll save that for another day), but when I was looking through all of my pics of this look I realised I was looking down in every single one! Like WTF? To be honest, the fact I’m looking down in every single one is why there’s only 2 photos in this whole post.

I don’t know about you, but for some reason I always feel more comfortable when I look down… And that is not a good thing. Even last week when one of my friends was taking an outfit snap for me they said “Why do you always look down? It’s like you’ve no confidence or something.” BINGO… You hit the nail on the head! That’s exactly what it looks like and to be fair, that’s probably exactly what it is (this was peak time during the day in DUMBO – tourist central!). But what is it about looking down that almost acts like a security blanket?…

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Photos by Niamh aka Cinnamon Soul

I know looking down is a sign of weakness, I’ve read the books and online articles, I know it doesn’t help you in a country like America and yet here I am… I just can’t help myself. Ok so this post is definitely another one of my random off on a tangent posts, but I think after seeing these pictures it has finally hit home. Why do I do this? I’m not weak. Sure I could definitely do with an injection of confidence (despite what it might look like on Instagram), but even so, there’s no need to look down…

You know when you get to a stage in your life where you realise your mother was ALWAYS right? Well I reached that point a few years ago but more and more I see just how right she was. When I was 17, I remember her saying that I need to stop looking down! She said I need to hold my head up and just have a little confidence (one other time she said she wished she could pick me up and shake some confidence into me). Finally, however many years later I’m realising she was 1000% right… Yet again! So from now on, I’m going to make a conscious effort to not look down. If you see me looking down here on the blog or over on Instagram, well then you have full permission to scold me and give me a rap over the knuckles.

Ok so this post went off on a major tangent but hopefully it’s made me realise an important lesson. On another less serious note… These pictures were taken on a New York rooftop. No biggie! It’s Niamh’s rooftop and how amazing is it? I can’t believe she’s had this little beauty pretty much all to herself for a whole year? It’s little gems like these that you really need to make the most of in this concrete jungle.

Hope you’re having a good week and remember… Don’t look down!

Lorna x

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