FASHION | Patchwork Denim

h&m patchwork denim jeans
h&m patchwork denim jeans
h&m patchwork denim jeans
h&m patchwork denim jeans
Jacket | Zara 
Tee | Topshop
Denim | H&M (old, similar here)
Shoes | Gap (old, similar here)
Gold Necklace | Childhood gift
Sunglasses | c/o Sunglasses Shop

It feels like forever since I done an outfit post! I definitely want to get back into the swing of things with them, I feel like this blog has been a little more lifestyle lately which makes a nice change but ultimately fashion posts are my favourite to do (even if I'm not very good at them and wear the same things all the time!) But I shall make it my aim, if I'm well enough, to do two a week.

Now these jeans are my favourite, they get a mixed reaction with people thinking they're either cool or that I look like an urchin. I like to think I'm kinda getting my Jane Birkin on (ha, I know I wish!) but I don't get to wear them a lot. As with a lot of H&M's denim I find they err on the small side so they're really only for skinnier days. 

Such as now! I'm aiming to put on like 5kg at least in the long term but until then I have a few weeks to get myself over 50kg by my next appointment which is very doable I think (just give me ALL the cheese!) I had CF Clinic last Tuesday and it went quite well, I'd gained a tiny bit of weight and although my lung function was a bit poop at 35% before I was too ill to even do the test so the fact I did it is a sign I'm doing a bit better. I also had a little chat with my doctor about my feelings about not working right now, she actually thinks it's not a bad idea. She said I'm kind of balancing between getting very ill or getting a bit better, a little like being on the edge of a cliff. Obviously I want to get better so to be able to put my time into lots of treatment and medicine and getting enough rest when I'm unwell is good. When I left uni due to illness I had a few months to myself and my health improved so much (and then went downhill again when I threw myself into a full time retail job, so lesson learnt!) She said it's not to say I'll never be able to work again, I just need to get my health back to where it should be and then try a part time, less physical job if I feel able to. So I feel a lot better now about things and am going to ignore stupid statements from other people with CF about there being 'no excuses' (yes, there's actually been a lot of judgemental comments from people who should be more understanding than most but hey ho!) I think I'm going to trust the opinion of my doctor more than strangers over the internet! In the meantime I have Frojo Designs to concentrate on, my brother's business The Formal Shirt Company had it's first pop up store on Sunday and it went well which has really inspired me, so I'm aiming to start selling at craft and school fairs next year. And while it may not be a big job, at least I'm feeling confident enough to say I'm an Etsy seller when people ask what I do instead of feeling awkward and saying 'Nothing'. Basically what I'm saying is you will no longer have to read work related worries on here from me, I'm sure you'll be very relieved to not have to sit through those again haha!
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35 comments:

  1. Loving those jeans Josie <3

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  2. Very cool and chic with the jacket. I love the denim and your necklace is pretty.
    /Madison
    Fashionary: Visual Style Tokens

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  3. I love how good a tshirt and jeans looks on you! As for frojo designs, go for it girl! They'd do so well at craft fairs!

    - www.blk-aesthetic.com xx

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  4. I love those jeans and this outfit is perfect as always, you look super cool! Happy to hear Frojo Designs is doing well, those cards are super cute and unique, you're very talented :)

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  5. I love your outfit :) Glad you are getting back into fashion posts too.. I need someone style inspiration from an expert ;)
    Also, glad you are putting yourself first!! I had a conversation with someone and it ended with 'would you treat friends, the way you treat yourself?'. I'm sure you'd be telling anyone in your position to stop working for a bit and work on their health - so don't feel bad about it. It's definitely important to gives ourselves TLC :) xxx

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  6. I think your outfit looks lovely, and the necklace and shoes are soo pretty too! Happy to hear you're a bit better, hope you feel even more better soon!! If rest is the way to do it, don't worry about work or anything else :) xx
    Holly x


    http://the-twins-wardrobe.blogspot.com/

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  7. I'm sure Frojo Designs will take off a lot, especially as we get closer to Christmas! They're so cute! I think they'd also sell really well at craft fairs :) Also judging by the weight comments I think you and Batdog weigh about the same. Jeezo, he really is masssssive.

    Hayley

    Water Painted Dreams xo

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  8. Love the jeans, I hate the sizing at h&m though, their jeans never fit me properly! Glad you're feeling a bit better and you shouldn't worry about what others say and think, you're doing what's best for you and your health and that's what's most important! :) xx


    eat-sleep-breathe-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Always trust your instincts, Josie. Just ignore those peeps who think they know better than you about your own body.
    PS Love your jeans:)

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  10. Looking super stylish as usual. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  11. You can never go wrong with a pair of denim jeans and white top! Love the patchwork detailing xx


    bohorush.blogspot.com

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  12. The way I see it you have two careers, your a blogger and a lady with her own business. It may be a little bit small now, but who knows where it could go. Jobs don't have to be conventional - since I work as a freelancer, some people often say, "When are you going to get a proper job". I think many think I sit on my but all day watching TV and eating. When in face I haven't had more than 4 days off in a row for over 3 years. So you do what you think is best and ignore eveyone else :)

    Gems x

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  13. Oh don't listen to silly people saying you have 'no excuse'! Personally I love the patchwork denim, deffo can see the Jane Bikrin vibe :)


    www.catsincroptops.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I absolutely love your jeans with the random patches on.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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  15. Well I for one love with jeans! Hope your feeling better soon :)

    Holly xx
    holly la beau

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  16. always love your outfits <3


    www.nattstad.se/dilandilir

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  17. love these jeans on you! also your necklace is really sweet x

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  18. What beautiful jeans they are really lovely. I have been on the hunt for a new pair of jeans and it has been impossible to find any that either fit, either too long or to baggy that I look like I have the other halves pants on. Not a good look. Glad that the clinic went well. Lucy x

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  19. I'm not surprised that these jeans are your favorite, I love them, so unique and stylish and how fab is your jacket? Love it!

    So sorry that some people chose to judge you for not being able to work due to your illness, especially since you mentioned that those happened to be ones also suffering from Cystic Fibrosis, it really sucks, doesn't it? It's so good that you chose to just listen to your doctor and treating yourself with love and care :). I truly wish you all the best Josie, and good luck putting that weight on, cheese is always a good idea ;) <3


    Paula

    My beauty and lifestyle blog

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  20. Meh to those judgemental views. I think you shouldn't feel guilty about having a break if you're not feeling up for it. I love the patchwork on those jeans! You have to be tall to pull them off.

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

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  21. Just wanted to say f#ck the people and their stupid judgemental comments. Are they going to help you feel/be better when you run yourself down overdoing things? No they won't so they don't have the right to comment, they're nothing to do with you or you life. Sorry for the rant but, as someone with a chronic disease too, I've had my fair share of 'advice' . its toxic, makes you doubt yourself and does no good at all. You're fabulous and you know yourself better than anyone else. Your opinion is the only one that matters. xx

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  22. Love the simplicity of this outfit, defiantly something I would pick!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  23. I'm glad your doctor has put your mind at ease, you're clearly doing the right thing for yourself, right now. Your Etsy store is brilliant anyway! :D x

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  24. Love the outfit! I adore your jeans, they are incredible!


    www.writingmonique.com

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  25. Hi Josie, hope you have been well. Its been so hectic with work and studies recently so I had to take a break from blogging. I will try to get back to it when I have some free time. Missed reading your posts…Have a great week. You can find me at frillsandthrills@hotmail.com

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  26. Yay for your fashion posts! Such a stylish, edgy look Josie (I feel like I always say this to you on every comment, but it's true so why not? ^_^) Rarely do I venture into lifestyle or even beauty posts.. much as I keep meaning to... but when I do I always feel something is a bit amiss, mostly because fashion is my favourite topic, so I know exactly what you mean :)
    Adore these jeans so very much ;) I love denim that is a bit different and these fit that bill perfectly. They really stand-out and make a real impact. Your tee and sunglass stunners make gorgeous accomplices and the biker is a real beaut!



    Good for you for ignoring those idiots Josie! You've got every damn right to do what's best for you so don't even give those stoop-id peeps a second thought, anyone who knows you in RL or reads your blog should automatically know how hard you graft in anything and everything you do; your gorge Etsy designs being a fine example! You go girl! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  27. I LOVE this outfit! its so chic but simple! plus your background is so gorgeous
    Allison from www.mercuteify.com

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  28. I love how simple but so perfect this outfit is.
    <33

    gabriellakristina.blogspot.com

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  29. amazing figure!! love those jeans!!

    Over on my blog I am having a Real Techniques, YSL and Barry M giveaway:

    http://www.milliecbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/real-techniques-ysl-and-barry-m-giveaway.html

    x

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  30. I love those suitcases/trunks in the background, where are they from? xx

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  31. Thank you Janine, you always have THE best advice! Hope you're well xxx

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  32. Thanks, they're from Matalan but a good few years ago now! x

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