What I'm grateful day on Christmas Day 2019

Wednesday, 25 December 2019


IIIIITS CHRIIIIISTMAAAAS!
Merry Christmas to you all, here's to a day filled with lots of love, happiness and amazing food and a night of laughs, prosecco and new Gavin and Stacey ( I AM SO EXCITED!). 
Christmas can be the best time or the worst. It can bring people together or remind people who they've lost, it can be a time for family or a time spent feeling completely alone, it can be a day off work or the busiest day of the year and understanding this makes Christmas not seem so shiny.

Life is hard, some days it feels harder than others and for many today is one of those days.
So I want you all to put what you have right now into perspective and think of what you're truly grateful for this Christmas Day 2019...



1. That I can eat all the Cheeses on our Christmas Cheeseboard without suffering!
Sally the Stoma did a lot of things for me but making me be able to eat dairy again was definitely up there at the top.

2. That I have the pleasure of knowing some of the strongest, most inspiring people in the world.
You're all diamonds and you make me shine brighter every single day!

3. That I was able to follow my dreams this year and accept that it didn't work out, it all happens for a reason...

4. That no decision of mine is ever a wrong decision in the eyes of my Mum and Dad, whatever I do I know they support me and forever will be proud, I love them ridiculous amounts!

5. That I still have a belly button...
Well my surgeon could've cut through it and he didn't so we got to be grateful!

6. That I let myself feel emotions I'd blocked off again this year, I never thought I'd be capable of feeling that after so long of being numb to it, but I did and it was nice to feel normal again.

7. That when I get to see the world I see it in it's beauty, I know the world hides some cruel truths and it's important we recognise those but what I've seen and explored has held sheer beauty and I'm so grateful nothing damaged my view.

8. That I have found my iconic hairstyle and know I probably won't be changing it anytime soon.
(finding a signature look can be HARD!)

9. That I don't have a CLUE what I'm doing but I know it will all be okay...

10. That I have a home, a family, a job, an amazing set of friends and that I am alive, I am not normal but I am rare and I am a  lil crazy shining diamond...


Lucy Jane x

#CharityShopBop - The Christmas Drinks

Friday, 20 December 2019

Charity Shop Bopping my way back into the blogging world and hoping you're all happy about it!
#CharityShopBop is something I've done for years on my blog, it's my own little way of trying to make a tiny difference in the world by inspiring you all to shop more consciously as we all know how damaging the fashion industry has become.
Fast fashion is now the second largest polluter in the world. Every year we create over 80 billion articles of clothing which is a ridiculous amount to even fathom.  With 95% of it being recyclable and 100% being reusable, why let it become waste?

So my Charity Shop Bops are here to make you stop, think and inspire you to make a small change which will equate to a big difference!
So get #CharityShopBoppin and let me see what you find...
Jacket: Scope // Top: Kilo Sale // Jeans: Scope // Bag: From my lovely Grandma !

IT'S MAD FRIDAY!!!!
So tonight I'll be having some festive fun and tomorrow morning I'll be feeling festively hungover, working through the pain but it's Christmas, it's allowed! 
Mad Friday is like an actual holy day where I live, I'm only from a small town between Manchester and Leeds but we definitely go big or go home. Everyone is out, everywhere is packed and everything is regretted the following day, oops...

Christmas is such a social time and being the social butterfly I am, I absolutely thrive. I love going for drinks, going for food and generally just being out and about and one of my favourite parts of the whole process is picking the perfect going out but not 'out out' outfit! 

I'd say this look is quite subtle for me, not much colour but I think the sparkle compensates for that. I am OBSESSED with this sequin corset I found hidden away in the kilo sale last year. I bought it without knowing when I'd ever wear it but I knew I couldn't leave it there, it was too beautiful and too special to not come to such a loving home. Pairing it with plain jeans makes it that little bit more toned down, something I didn't think I knew the meaning of, but if I was to dress it up even more O\d wear some leather pants,  it would look looooovely. 
Both the pants and blazer cost me £1 from my favourite Scope store in Rochdale and look how good they look!
As for the bag it's old style Russel & Bromley bought on Bond Street in London by my lovely Grandma many years ago. Right now I'm in love with rewearing my Grandmas old things but putting my own style to them, it just shows how fashions come back around so don't throw out everything!
It will be vintage one day...
I urge you all to go root through your Grandparents wardrobes, obviously with permission, because I bet you'll find some amazing, one of a kind pieces you could make work!

I'll be #CharityShopBoppin my way through Mad Friday with a bottle of prosecco and a few jagerbombs, Merry Christmas!!!!

Lucy Jane 

#CharityShopBop - The Christmas Disco

Monday, 16 December 2019

AAAAAAAND SHE'S BACK!
Charity Shop Bopping my way back into the blogging world and hoping you're all happy about it!
#CharityShopBop is something I've done for years on my blog, it's my own little way of trying to make a tiny difference in the world by inspiring you all to shop more consciously as we all know how damaging the fashion industry has become.
Fast fashion is now the second largest polluter in the world. Every year we create over 80 billion articles of clothing which is a ridiculous amount to even fathom.  With 95% of it being recyclable and 100% being reusable, why let it become waste?

So my Charity Shop Bops are here to make you stop, think and inspire you to make a small change which will equate to a big difference!
So get #CharityShopBoppin and let me see what you find...

Dress: Oxfam // Jacket: British Heart Foundation //

Growing up one of the most exciting things about Christmas was getting an outfit; one for the school disco, one for Christmas day and probably another because I was indecisive and thought I needed everything. Saving those special pieces felt so exciting, the presents were simply a bonus on Christmas day, all I was excited for was to wear my new outfit! 
Now I'm older and I hate to say it, an adult, I get so consumed by the rest of Christmas that my tradition of buying something special has been lost but this year we're gonna rediscover it...

If you can't be the glitziest, glam gal at Christmas then when can you be?
I think of glitter, reds, silks, velvets and all the luxurious things in life when it comes to tackling the Christmas Disco outfit. You want comfort but to impress at the same time, so a cute silky slip is definitely the answer. Head to the nightwear section of the next Charity Shop you're in and I bet you'll find a lovely slip just like this one!
My textured leopard print trench coat is one of my favourite Charity Shop finds of this year. It was a bit pricey at £14.99 but it's probably the chicest item of clothing I own, every time I wrap it around me I feel so much more important!
I adore the long line silhouettes of both the jacket against the dress, something about it feels so sophisticated yet fun, the perfect combo to dance around the Christmas Disco...

Lucy Jane

And that's what happened to me...

Wednesday, 11 December 2019





When you want something so so badly that it almost feels impossible to reach, you'll fight and fight to get it and when the whole world finally feels like it's in your hands, you realise you just can't carry it.
That's what happened to me. 
17 year old Lucy dreamed of moving to London to be a fashion student so 20 year old Lucy thought she'd live that dream but what she didn't realise is her life had majorly changed.

Helloooooo everyone, it's been a long time since I've posted but I felt like right now I need the space to breathe on my blog to get my head around life because life is harder than I thought.  I've been through a lot more than most 20 year olds have so I think I can justify myself in saying 'My life is hard' but I'm also not sat here wanting pity. The last 3 years have tested me from living with Ulcerative Colitis to having life changing surgery, I can't really comprehend everything that was thrown at me.
 I'd decided that the life I'd put on pause 3 years ago I was going to hit play on again without even considering the fact a lot has changed and I had changed.

In September I moved to University in London, I was finally fulfilling this goal of my mine that I'd always wanted to achieve and I was ready to run at life full speed, or so I thought. It'd been so highly anticipated for me through the past 3 years, I had this incredible vision of creativity, excitement and finally having the buzz for life that I'd forgotten.
But the reality of it just wasn't what I'd expected.

The way I like to describe what happened is I arrived at University feeling like the shiniest, most confident diamond of the bunch and I left feeling scratched, bruised and slightly broken.
My time at University left me on my own a lot and it was the first time in a long time I've had to sit and deal with myself, on my own, no support nearby. Having so much  time to think lead to overthinking and my mindset on life completely turned upside down.  Throughout my journey with Ulcerative Colitis, I dealt with mental health issues and I will honestly say they were some of the hardest hurdles to overcome so when things started changing I was terrified.
To the outside world I was still this shining diamond but inside, I didn't feel like it.
So I left.

Of course there are other reasons that the whole world doesn't need to know but the main reason was I didn't feel happy and when you've experienced life the way I have, you don't take happiness for granted. May be if I hadn't have been ill, I'd have gone at 18 and adored everything about the place but that didn't happen and what's the point in dwelling on it?

Right now I don't really know where my life is going but honestly, who actually does!?!?!
I'm surrounded by people I love, I'm working somewhere I enjoy and I am slowly getting back my sparkle for life!

My advice would be this...
Think about all the aspects of your life right now and weigh up the impact it's having on you, if the impacts are heavily negative then don't be afraid to make a change.
I have dreams and I have goals but I am in no rush to get there, all I want to do is be happy, be healthy and stay shining!

Lucy Jane

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