So as most of you lot are possibly working from the comfort of your homes during this current period, I thought why not make isolating a little more fashion inspiring. However, before I get into the world of fashion I just wanted to point out the seriousness of our current situation and how it’s so important to make sure those around you are safe and healthy, and for those whom you are unable to see to make sure you are checking in daily with a simple phone call or text, I know this is a difficult time for us all, we need to keep sane and support each other as self-isolating can be very demoralizing at times..

With all that said, let’s go through some fashion looks to keep you stylish even when your just chilling at home..

I like to keep comfy when at home, this mean’s anything from loungewear sets to baggy trousers and a cosy knit, or even a cute PJ set (as I know that’s what majority of us are living in right now!!)

Knit: New Look – unfortunately this knit is no longer available on their website – so I’ve linked a close alternative instead… (which is now in my basket! oops) https://www.newlook.com/uk/womens/clothing/knitwear/off-white-cable-knit-roll-neck-crop-jumper/p/651625612?comp=Search
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Loungewear set: Miss Pap – https://www.misspap.com/sports-stripe-knitted-lounge-set/MPP99895-2.html?color=150
This loungewear is not a set and have had both items for years, but dont worry I’ve added some reasonable priced dupes which you’ll love just as much! Hoodie:  https://www.boohoo.com/kangaroo-pocket-hoodie/FZZ72302.html?color=173 ~ Joggers: https://www.isawitfirst.com/products/basic-joggers-white-jla015236
Bodysuit: https://www.misspap.com/ribbed-zip-front-high-neck-bodysuit/MPP95215-2.html?color=111 + Jeans: https://www.misspap.com/distressed-frayed-hem-mom-jeans/MPP93750.html

So we all know blazers are a statement piece right? yep, they are here for the long run.

Being only 5’2ft small and quite petite, I always use to think blazers would just swamp me every time I stuck one on over my outfit. WELL… I have found the solution! I’m here to show you how I style my blazers and feel super confident wearing them.

ACCESSORIES ARE THE KEY…

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ADD A WAIST-BELT TO ANY BLAZER: NOT ONLY DOES IT MAKE YOUR LOOK MORE STYLISH BUT IT PULLS YOU IN, IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES AND FOR SMALL PEOPLE LIKE ME IT BRINGS THE BLAZER UP A BIT SO ITS NOT AS LONG.

 

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CO-ORD: MATCHING CO-ORDS ARE VERY MUCH IN TREND RIGHT NOW, EVEN IF THE BLAZER IS A TAD ON THE LONG SIDE IT BLENDS IN WITH THE TROUSERS SO IM NOT ANXIOUS ABOUT IT SWAMPING ME AS SUCH.

 

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BELT BAG: SO THIS IS A SIMILAR WAY TO HOW I STYLE. MY BLAZERS WITH A WAIST-BELT HOWEVER, ADDS MORE STYLE/DETAIL TO YOUR OUTFIT AND YOU CAN ALSO KEEP YOUR ESSENTIALS CLOSE… BONUS!!

 

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BELT BAG: ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW I ACHIEVED THIS BLAZER LOOK…

 

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CROPPED BLAZER: WHO SAID ALL BLAZERS HAD TO BE LONG? I LOVE STYLING MY CROPPED BLAZERS WITH HIGH RISE JEANS AND A NICE TURTLE NECK JUMPER.

So I feel like I haven’t wrote on here in such a long time, life has gotten in the way and as you can see from the title I’ve had a few things going on!

This post is a quite a personal one to me and is something I’ve never really spoke freely about as it was such a huge insecurity of mine. However I have recently undergone Rhinoplasty (one month ago) and I wanted to share my full journey with you all on here as I’ve briefly spoke about it over on my Instagram channel.

WHY DID I WANT THIS PROCEDURE?

I have never felt comfortable with how my nose looks, mainly from the side profile as I always thought it looked too big for my face/frame. This was my biggest insecurity for the past 6/7 years. I use to hate pictures taken from the side or generally people looking at me from the side for that matter. But not only did the appearance bother me I also had what is called a “deviated septum” which is where your septum is slightly slanted to one side making it difficult to breath fully out of one nostril – this affected me quite a lot, specially when I would go to sleep.

CONSULTATIONS –

I had my first consultation with my surgeon Dr Dario Rochira on 25th May at the Private Clinic on Harley Street, London. My first impressions were exactly how I hoped, Dr Rochira was so friendly and welcoming which made me feel at ease when discussing what I didn’t like about my nose. He understood where I was coming from and explained what he could do to help me, he took some photos and worked his magic to show me what it could look like if I was happy and was to go ahead with the surgery.

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I felt so comfortable around him and this made me feel more confident to book in a second consultation. I went back with my mum on the 20th July (her opinion means a lot to me so I wanted to make sure she was just as happy as I felt) and Dr Rochira explained the whole process again, went through all the risks that could occur, made sure I was happy with the visible outcome and expectations and lastly asked me if I had any questions for him to answer (which I did..however I struggled to ask many as Dario was fully informing and pretty much covered everything!).

5th August – BOOKED SURGERY DATE

I was so nervous and overwhelmed as I have always imagined getting this procedure done but never thought this day would actually come. I received all my documents via email i.e. the surgery schedule, pre op / post op information and a document covering all the risks of the procedure. I had my pre op on the 28th September with the nurse, she just checked all my medical history, took my weight/height and my blood pressure to make sure I was fit for surgery.

9th October – DAY OF SURGERY

The big day had finally come. I had to get to the hospital (Fitzroy hospital) at 7:30am. I had a little room to get ready in until I had to go in for surgery. The nurses done their final checks and then Dario came in to see me to check how I was feeling and have a little chat to help me feel more at ease. He then took some final pictures of my nose and went to get ready. The nurses then took me to the operating room where I prepared for my surgery.

I woke up in the recovery room with no pain/discomfort at all, just very drowsy as you could imagine! I was then brought back to my room where my mum was and honestly I’d never been so happy to see her…I’m sure there’s something about waking up from general anaesthetic and seeing one of your loved ones, its so comforting and I felt so relieved. I had some food and hot chocolate to help with my blood pressure and the fact I hadn’t eaten anything since 10:30pm the night before, it was safe to say I was starving! It was around 12ish when I woke up in recovery.

A little later Dario came in to see how I was doing and to show me a video of my results, of course I was still a little bit out of it, but seeing the difference in the before photos I knew he’d done an amazing job!!

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RECOVERY –

After getting the all clear to leave the hospital I made my way home the same day. The same evening I started to feel a little discomfort where the pain killers started to wear off but I had no pain. I had lots of tablets to take which was supplied by the hospital so I dosed up on these for the first 3 days just to ease the slight pain/discomfort. During the day it wasn’t as bad it was more of an evening or when I tried to sleep the discomfort occurred. On the Saturday (3rd day) I returned to the private clinic to get my packing removed with Dario. This was probably the most uncomfortable part of my recovery I’m not going to lie. I had been cleaning my nose with sea water since coming out of my surgery, however I still had a bit of dried blood which I couldn’t get as I didn’t want to apply to much pressure. To help take the packing out Dario had to remove this which was not the most satisfying feeling in the world but he done it with lots of care as he knew I was very sensitive to any kind of pain! He then managed to get the packing out which is such a weird feeling I cannot even explain, but it relieved so much pressure from my nose and I was able to breath a lot easier.

16th October – I GOT MY CAST REMOVED!

Honestly, I don’t even know how to put it into words how I felt and feel to this day. All I can say is a massive THANK YOU to my amazing surgeon as he has done a wonderful job and I couldn’t be happier with my results. I’ve gained so much more confidence that I never thought I had, I can breath a lot easier and most importantly I can look to the side and not have to worry about what was my biggest insecurity.

I wanted to share this with you guys as this is a huge part of my life journey, but not only that; if you was thinking of having rhinoplasty surgery and wanted some reassurance or even more of a personal insight of what to expect then I’d be more than happy to help.

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If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask! My dm’s are always open for a chit chat 🙂

Thanks again to Dr Rochira and his team for making my journey so amazing, I couldn’t recommend him enough if you are thinking of having surgery, so I’ll leave his Instagram handle here for you to have a look at his incredible work — @dario_rochira

Love,

Chelsie xx

 

On the 6th of October my partner and I visited Corfu in Greece for our anniversary.

This was a first time visit to Greece for the both of us so we was so excited to see what Corfu had to offer and boy did it deliver!!!

The hotel that we stayed at was called the ‘Sensimar Nissaki Beach by Atlantica’ which was previously refurbished and it looked incredible!! As we arrived at the hotel we was greeted with drinks while they checked our room was ready- well this is what I got told anyway! (really my boyfriend was getting the ring he bought me up to the room, which I had no idea about!)

When they eventually returned to me we made our way up to our room.

i couldn’t believe what I was seeing when I walked through the door. Not only was the room amazing but there was rose petals all over the floor and bed, flowers and champagne on the side with some love heart chocolates and not to forget the promise ring my boyfriend had got me, which was placed perfectly in the middle of the bed!

It was such a beautiful start to our holiday. For the first couple of days we decided to stay in the hotel, we booked a swim up room so this was ideal instead of going to the main pool every day and it was just more privacy which was nice.

On the Monday, which was the day of our anniversary I hired a boat for the whole day which was SO FUN! When we got there they upgraded us as we mentioned we was on holiday for our anniversary, which was very nice of them!

Neither of us had driven a boat before and it was just the two of us going out! But we made it back in one piece, so I guess we didn’t do too bad haha.

We went all along the coast and stopped at a few nice bays. I did most of the sunbathing while my boyfriend was in the sea/beach.

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In the afternoon my partner decided he wanted to give me my anniversary present which he had brought on the boat. He had wrapped the present in a towel and put it on my lap to open. I was very confused at this point. As I opened up the towel I could see something brown and fluffy, it was a stuffed toy dog.

I couldn’t help but laugh and ask ‘is this some kind of joke?’ and my boyfriend just looked at me blankly. I have a dog at home called Oscar so I asked if it was suppose to be him? he said no. I WAS SO CONFUSED. So the teddy was cute and everything but after my boyfriend telling me my present was going to be a bit pricey, I certainly didn’t expect a stuffed dog lol.

As he could see I was confused he then explained that when we would get back from our holiday he would buy me a PUPPY!!! (I’m generally quite good at getting hints but this time I literally had no idea this was his plan)

I was OVER THE MOON. I just kept getting asking him ‘are you serious?!’ but it was very serious. Ted is currently laying beside me.

When we got back to the hotel I literally had an HOUR to get ready, which us girls all know is deffo not enough time to get ready!! We had an organised meal complimentary of the hotel down by the pool.

As we got down there we were greeted with a glass of champagne each and sat looking out on the pool with all the lights which looked beautiful!! We chose a starter and main course and just as we was about to order dessert they told us that they had already organised a special dessert for us. We was spoilt rotten and i couldn’t of thanked the hotel enough for having us and the staff for being so friendly and generous!

The day before we left we booked a massage which included a sauna and access to the spa which was lovely! We love a good spa day and to have it before we left couldn’t have been any better timing,  we felt so relaxed and content on the way home. It just ended our holiday perfectly!

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who’s looking to go on holiday to Corfu, Greece for a get away. It adults only and all guests are all inclusive so its perfect for a romantic holiday or just some time away from the kids haha!!

That’s it until our next adventure..

Thanks for reading!

Love Chelsie x

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