Blooming El



I'm bringing you this Wonderful Wednesday from the comfort of my warm and cosy bed. G is next to me and we're having a little jam session. He bought a new phone this week and has free Deezer for three months, I'm enjoying his little playlist - well some of it, half of the songs I have never even heard of!

Anyway, shall we get down to it?


Mutual Feelings

I had a little bit of an emotional evening on Saturday. Loneliness is not something people of my age should experience but unfortunately, we do. Well at least I do. I am guilty of not making enough effort with the friends I do have and I don't put myself in situations where I could potentially make new friends either (paranoia and lack of confidence really isn't a great friend magnet).

However, after finally arranging a breakfast date with one of my best pals Christine, I discovered that she too felt kinda the same way. It's always nice to feel like you're not the only one having certain thoughts or experiencing certain things.

This didn't give me those warm, fuzzy feelings but I did feel a little relieved, like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.

The Girl Gang

More specifically, the Girl Gang chat on Monday. Jemma hosted a rather brilliant chat about body confidence. It was so lovely to see people complimenting themselves and others. Confidence is such a big issue amongst many men and women, we need to learn to love what we have and compliment ourselves more often. 

The Perfect Blouse

Oh Florence and Fred, you really are just hitting every single clothing spot right now aren't you? As if the grey and rose gold striped shirt wasn't enough, you had to force my hand on your clothing rail again. On Sunday, I was doing my usual manic dash around Tesco, trying to pick up some bits for my lunch, when I spotted the mother of all blouses. Without even hesitating, I flicked the hangers to find my size and shoved it in my trolley. I know you want to see how pretty it is and you can do so here. Uhhhh, those florals.

Closet Cleaning

I have been putting off tidying my closet for a very long time. I don't have a door on it so it's not like I can just hide the mess. It's there when I choose an outfit, when I turn over to fall asleep. There's just no escaping the mess! 

On Saturday, I thought it was about time I tackled it. I put on some tunes, made myself comfy on my bedroom floor and just took everything out. Pillows that were no longer in use, a facial sauna that has only been taken out of the box once, clothes that, as hard as I may convince myself otherwise, will never be worn again. There are still a LOT of things in the closet but those things are now all neatly arranged. Ahhhh, it really is true what they say - tidy home, tidy mind. 

P.S. I'm selling a few of my clothes on Depop. A lot of them have only been worn once, I'd love it if you could give them a new home! 

That's all for this week! How has your week been? Don't forget to share your lovely #wonderfulwednesday moments with myself and the rest of the gang* on Twitter


  1. I think it's totally normal to feel lonely sometimes - we live in separate homes, in different cities from people we care about, fill our days so full of work we're too tired to socialise and we watch TV shows and films full of gangs of friends spending every waking moment together; it's inevitable that sometimes we feel a bit lost. I wish more of us had the confidence to say so - think how much happier we could all be!

  2. I used to feel lonely because I've never had many friends, but in the end I realised that I didn't feel lonely because I was lonely, I just felt like I should feel lonely because life tells you that you should have loads of friends, but to be honest, that's just not my jam. I actually prefer less friends... like can count them on one hand amount of friends haha.

    I'm glad that you and your friend could connect like that, it's a very refreshing and liberating feeling to know others feel the same to you.

    I love a good closet clean! I need to sort mine out after my huge clean last week. Thanks for the reminder! I need to add it to my to-do list.

    Happy Thursday to you! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

  3. Im in the same boat as you with regards to not really putting myself out there friends wise. But I think it is something, like you said, that is mutally felt. Us girls tend to put so much pressure on ourselves to do everything all of the time and maybe we let our friendships slide as a result! Hooray for wonderful wednesdays to realise about that its the little things in life that matter too! xx

  4. I always feel so good once I've sorted the wardrobe, it is so much easier! I've been feeling the same with the friend thing, it's so much harder as you grow up!

    Jasmin Charlotte

  5. I'm SO glad that you realised that feeling of loneliness happens to all of us, being an adult is infinitely harder than being at school or uni when you're constantly surrounded by people (whether you like them or not)!
    A ruddy good sort out is always cathartic too!
    Have a fantastic rest of the week lovely lady
    M x

  6. I can totally relate to your post about friendship! I think once you leave school / uni you no longer see people regularly and back then it was because we had to be there so it makes you feel like now you don't see anyone. People drift apart easily too, and it's hard to see friends when everyone is so busy. As long as you realise that it's the same for most of us! Hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Laura xx

  7. Awww lovely article! I loved what you wrote about friends and can relate so well, I don't have any regular friends and am quite scared of people haha, I can act okay around people but maybe they sense the true me, as I can never get further than that. But at the same time I relish my own company, I am strange! I love the Girl Gang chats too, I was having a very bad anxious turn last week so just watched from afar, but still very much enjoyed it :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)


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