Colours of Christmas

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Merry (belated) Christmas!

I hope you all had the most wonderful time over the festive period and the best end to a very unpredictable year. 

I spent my time doing a lot of eating, drinking and thinking. Every christmas throughout my life I've known Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing day as three days made for not really doing much. As much as I enjoy Christmas, this year I began to think what if I changed my traditions? I suppose traditions are exciting when you're young as you have things to look forward to and feeling secure is important as child, but having just experienced my 18th Christmas I know next year I'm going to make it different.

So here are some of my thoughts...

 Go for a huuuuuuge walk. 
Pack a picnic and drive to the middle of nowhere, spend Christmas consumed by nature instead of by pigs in blankets and Quality Street's. 

Help out those in need.
Christmas is the time for giving so giving to those truly in need would be wonderful, I would 100% love to accomplish this as I feel my life is equipped with everything I need. I should stop taking everything for granted and give back what I've gained.

Who wouldn't want to spend Christmas in New York or Australia? I mean I'm doubtful of this happening but it's an idea!

Road trip!
Grab a map, grab a car and off you go! You might drive through the moors, reach the beach or head for the city, who knows! 
Alternatively, booking a few nights in a little cottage somewhere is an idea if pre-planning a trip. Being way from all the worries of real life, just what you need at Christmas time!

Send love, happiness and hugs to your family and friends and get the sparkles out for NYE!

Lucy Jane

Charity Shop Bop: Flaming

Saturday, 24 December 2016

My evolving style is my cure to boredom, searching for thrifted items, decorating old ones and never getting bored! It excites me to push the boundary, it's weirdly comforting. It's not that I refuse to wear what everyone else is wearing or that I want to be 'indie' and different, I simply prefer doing my own thing.

In life I'm not a very experimental person, I know what I like and I stick to it. With age comes changing things up more often, life seems to flow at a quicker pace and time is of the essence. You have to adapt to life rather than simply doing what you like, dealing with things maturely. For now I can't say I have made many drastic changes in myself, I am changing gradually but in my own slight ways.
When it comes to fashion I get bored and need to experiment...

What is the point of going out and experimenting in high street stores? If you want to try NEW things all you're going to find is trends, styles and items that a small percentage of the population will have already experimented with. What you NEED to do is re-use! Experiment with which stores you go to, change it up by visiting local charity shops rather than the city chain stores. Buy an old pair of jeans like I did and make them your own!!
It is cheaper, for a good cause and helps the environment. 
True experimentation in fashion is the expression of an individual touch, consumers have grown to wanting whats 'hot' but why can't we make experimenting 'hot'? 

If you feel inspired by this post let me know and show me your customised things, get charity shop boppin!

Lucy Jane

Y O U t h

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

It is a pretty little thing,
is it there?
There it is, living and breathing
walk along, watch it, feel it, be it.

Free as we say we are,
Careless but I swear to you I care.
I know impossible is a tale,
tales are not truthful.

The new generation for a short time
hold potential in our eyes wonder in our hearts.
Where does the youth go?
It is a pretty little thing.

Lucy Jane

(I like to write, thought I would share some)


Saturday, 17 December 2016

I would like to think that these shots are a representation of me pretending to be some relevant girl of the 70s, but really I just had some time on my hands whilst doing a photography shoot.

Something about the vibe of 'sophisticated, mysterious 70s girl' really draws me in, I feel like in a past life I would have been that and in a future life I will try. I think living with an influence from different eras is so important, those years shaped the people who have brought us up so it's only fair to pay some kind of interest. 
What interests me is the freedom.

You see pictures from the 70s, the rise of freedom. The youth didn't realise the trends they had created and the impact they had; people continue to develop them to this day. Those pictures, poems and videos all made back in the 1970s inspire so many to triumph stronger, shout louder and live free.
It seemed like a cool time to be alive.

Lucy Jane


Saturday, 10 December 2016

'On the edge of colourful life yet it has to be turned down, it has to become desaturated.'
I have acquired a mindset that goes like this...
Happy motivational thoughts to eating, sleeping, reading, writing, blogging, socialising, yet negative oppressing thoughts to working, learning and getting things done. 
As of right now, I feel like I am desaturated.

Winter comes and takes our breathe away through the sweeping chill. There is a beauty to the decaying transition, the natural process of death to nature. Slowly falling and disappearing into the following season, we loose the saturation. A landscape often portrayed as bleak, bland or dull, a questionable view to state. 
You have to notice the potential.
New growth, new living, new life. 

In a slump of desaturation project yourself into a colourful life, grasp onto it.
Remind yourself going down provides opportunity to bounce back up.
Saturate life!

Lucy Jane

Something special

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

A dog, a companion, a best friend.
At the age of 6 when asked if you could have one wish the general answers surround fame, fortune or being a princess. With little consideration of what reality would be like, my one wish went like this...
 'I wish and wish and wish that I could have a dog'
It was never a lot to wish for but my love for animals was all I cared for.
One day 11 years ago, little Lucy Jane's wish came true as we got ourselves the cutest black Cocker Spaniel pup and named her Bonnie. 
All day I remember being too excited to concentrate in school, I was finally getting my own pet and that was all I ever wanted. Rushing out of the classroom as my Year 2 teacher Mrs Reeves let me leave early, I ran towards my Mum with the biggest smile on my face as we were off to pick up Bonnie. 
From that day on so much love and happiness was brought into my life.

Throughout the years we shaped our lifestyle around her. Caravan or cottage holidays were where we spent our summer, chasing Bonnie round beaches, hills and fields for hours. She was part of the family, just like the sister I'd always wanted. She knew all my problems, gave all the hugs I needed and cheered me up continuously.  I could not have asked for a better best friend to grow up with.

I hear all the comments of 'But she's a dog?' and I do truly understand them.
Having a dog is what you make of it, Bonnie was whole-heartedly loved by so many people including me. She fulfilled my childhood dream and I loved her a whole lot for that. 
I'd just like to say this...

Bonnie you were more than I could have ever asked for in a dog, the perfect pet and so much more. Although your death was sudden and unexpected, you felt no pain and that is all we cared for. I will remember every walk we went on, every duvet cuddle we had and every time you'd pull the funniest face when I tickled under your armpits. We all feel like something is missing, an emptiness you can not explain. I miss you more each day and my heart breaks a little when I think of how quickly you were taken away from us. Thank you for making my childhood so bright and full of fun, no dog can ever live up to that. 
I wish you could come back so I could give you a hug but I already had one wish come true in my lifetime, it would be unfair. I will shed a tear over your birthday and Christmas with the happiness I feel thinking of the past 11 years.
Bon you were a top dog, I will never forget that!

2.12.2016 x

Lucy Jane 


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