Life Lately January

Hello lovebugs!

I haven't blogged properly in a month or so and I just wanted to check in with everyone to see how you are and let you know how I'm doing. I hope you all had a great Christmas and new year. Mine was quiet and I was surrounded by family, which was lovely.

You may have noticed I'm posting a few sponsored posts here and there. I'm on a really low income now so every little helps. Please bear with me.

Fashion blogging is REALLY hard now. I don't have the money to buy new clothes and I don't really have a set up to photograph the older clothes I have either. In case I haven't mentioned it already, I'm living with my aunt and she's having a lot of work done around the house so I can't take photos inside. I do have a camera and tripod I could use for outdoor photos, but I''m wearing the same 10 dresses over and over again most of the time.

There's another reason I'm not blogging my outfits too and that's because I'm really, really depressed at the moment. I can't remember the last time I was this down. I don't think my bipolar meds are right just yet but it's also my circumstances affecting me too. Things are really not good for me right now in so many ways. I've been ill constantly for the last 5-6 weeks or so. I've had the Aussie flu, a sickness bug, a cold and a 5-6 week long chest infection. I'm in a spot financially. My housing situation isn't solid - I don't know how long I can stay with my aunt and I have to have lived in Kent for 2 years before I can go on the council housing list. Not to put too fine a point on it, I'm quite fucked. 😝 I'm trying to deal with being single, having bipolar, grieving for the life I once had, and dealing with the one I have now. I'm sorry if this is quite a downer of a read. I'm doing my best to get through every day with a smile on my face.

I don't know where I'm going with the blog. I really need to find my feet. It may turn into a bit of a mental illness blog and a 'this is what I did' blog rather than a 'this is what I wore' blog. I hope you'll stay with me, but I understand if not. I'm a very different blogger and person to who I was 4 months ago. I'm sending massive hugs to anyone out there struggling for any reason.

Take care and tell me what's making you smile lately in the comments.

Thanks for reading.
Lots of love,
Leah xoxo


  1. You take all the time you need hun. Honestly. And if anyone doesn't like it, fuck 'em. Hope you start to figure things out soon, and life seems a little brighter.

    1. Thank you so much, lovely! <3 I'm focusing on getting through every day rather than fretting about the future and I'm just about holding it together.

  2. Whichever direction your blog takes I’ll be with you every step of the way. Do you have to live in Kent for 2 years before you can apply for housing benefit as well? Is there no chance of letting privately and paying with housing benefit?
    Sending you massive squishy hugs

    1. No I don't, but LHA won't cover my rent, I'll have to put at least £100 a month towards it, which means unless I apply and am accepted for PIP I can't move. I wouldn't be able to pay bills let alone feed myself on what I'm on now. Big hugs back. xxx

  3. What's the aussie flu?

    Also here in the background always when you need. Xoxo

    1. Aussie flu is the flu but with gastroenteritis symptoms on top, so diarrhoea and vomiting. I got off lucky and only had extreme nausea, not vomiting, but I copped the diarrhoea too. It's a really nasty flu that leaves you feeling absolutely exhausted for days/weeks.

      Thank you honey. xxxx