Sunday, 5 August 2012

growing up // moving on.



This is a week of big changes in my life, and things are going to have to get a little worse before they start getting better. These changes make me feel a bit scared and sad, but they are to make me happier in the long run.

On Sunday, I'm moving out of the flat I've shared with my lovely Kayley for about a year and a half. She's staying in Torquay, and I'm moving back in with my mum for about a month, while I find somewhere to live in Bristol with my good friend James.

Some of you know, I went to uni in Bristol, but had to leave because I was unwell. I always felt at home there, and I love how there is always something going on. Bristol has such a fun, friendly vibe, and I can't wait to be somewhere with a litle more culture!

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Another big change that is occuring this week, is mine and Elliott's relationship coming to an end. We've had a few discussions recently, and although it hurts like hell and feels really weird, it's for the best, and we're remaining friends. I'm not discussing the details on my blog, the people that need to know already know.

I need a hug.

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This is quite a grown-up outfit for me, as I usually like to dress quite cutesy, and a little bit scruffy. I feel like I've been dressing like an adult a bit more recently, maybe it's to do with my change of attitude.

A few of my favourite items of clothing at the moment. I love the muted tones, they're so easy to wear.




 

58 comments:

  1. Oh Lyzi! Firstly, can I say that your outfit looks tremendous - I love the trousers and the suitcase.
    And, secondly: I really hope you are feeling OK and positive about all of these changes. They sound like massive transitions, but I know that you can get through it with a smile!

    Best Wishes and Hugs,

    Tara
    http://dandelionden.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Hope the future is brighter for you! I'm sure it will be, and this outfit is amazing! Love the suity look xx

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  3. you look absolutely beautiful!!
    and I hope everything goes okay and if I could I'd give you a hug!!

    *virtual hug!*

    Aimée xx
    http://wehaveobsessions.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. this outfit is my favourite of yours <3 love it just love it.
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  5. Hey girl. Again, looking awesome. Some big changes ahead of you, and I wish you all the Nat and luck with what the future will bring you. I'm sure it will be wonderful and exciting things. Take care x x

    Ps...HUG! X

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  6. ^i wish you all the best and luck x

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  7. The biggest challenges and changes always seem to come in groups. I'm sorry to hear about you and Elliot, it must hurt so I'm sending love your way. Changes can be frightening but it can be a new chapter for you and I'm sure things will settle soon and you'll be excited for all the new things that will be coming your way.
    xxx

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  8. I hope that you're okay. All the very best wishes for your new life journey xxx

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  9. sorry to hear about you and your bf, its always hard to make that decision but always for the best, atleast you've got a good friend! and this outfit is brill, reminds me of the 60s, lovely! :) x

    www.katblogsyeah.blogspot.com

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  10. Sending you all my love, Lyzi. Onwards and upwards, and I'm so excited for you with the move (: I think a month's break at home with your Mum is a perfect idea. xxxx

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  11. Sending you lots of love hun. You have the strength in you just ready to bubble out. Here's to new adventures, Bristol skyline and a new love down the line. Everything happens for a reason and you are such a wonderful girl. I have every faith you will be fine xxx

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  12. Sounds like massive changes occuring but I'm sure you have the strength of character to get through it all unscathed. I admire your determination and desire for change - sometimes it's so easy to settle despite wanting more out of life.

    Good luck with the move and everything else your future holds. Sure you'll be fine :) xxx

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  13. Wow, sounds like a scary but exciting time for you chick.
    Wishing you all the best of luck, you deserve it.
    Hugs
    Betty
    x

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  14. Hugs <3 new chapters are scary but exciting, a chance for you to grow and reflect :) x

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  15. Sad to hear about you and Elliot, but if you both think it's for the best then I'm sure in the long run it will all be okay. It's lovely that you're remaining friends though, and I hope that you do! Chin up sweet, you are so pretty when you smile. Things always have to hit the floor before they can come back up again :) good luck on the house hunt xx

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  16. So sorry to heart hat but I hope this marks an amazing new chapter in your life! x

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  17. Sending you lots of hugs sweetheart, I really hope you're okay. Hoping you find somewhere in Bristol soon so we can all see your lovely smile again! <3

    Gabby, Tread Softly x

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  18. Oh darling, what can I say? Ok, I'll do the outfit first, you look amazing! So beautiful! I'm really sorry about Elliott, and it must be horrible for that to happen just as you plan to move out! :( Hugs all round for you today!

    Pip x

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  19. The right decisions aren't always the easiest or nicest to make but you know they're right because they'll eventually lead you to happier pastures :) enjoy your month with your mum! & Bristol will be brilliant! I visited once and loved it, would love to live there!

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  20. I've lived those changes few month ago, not as you I think but I know part of your feelings.

    If you need a hug, I'll give you one if you want :)

    I love your look, you're so cute as usual ♥

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  21. *hug*

    You are an inspiration to so many people and that is one thing thatll hopefully get you through this period of life. Things always get worse before they get better and i am sure that you have a beautiful life ahead of you!

    All the best gorgeous girl x x

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  22. you look lovely here lyzi, i really do adore your style. i can't wait to hear about your moving/bristol adventures, hopefully everything will work out soon. <3

    sending you lots of love. xxxxx

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  23. You look just beautiful, Lyzi. I'm sorry to hear about your current troubles; if you ever need a friendly chat, or a hug, I am here for you. I currently live in Bristol, and will for a long while; we can always catch up if you wish. I hope you look to the future with hope and light and love, darling.

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  24. Sending you all my love, hugs and positive vibes girly, you deserve them and so much more. I hope everything works out for you <3

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  25. Big hugs! Hope all the changes work out for you x

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  26. All the best, I hope things start looking up for you. It's good that you and Elliot remain friends though :) xxx

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  27. i'm really sorry to hear about all of this, but you seem to be handling it all so well! sending you happy thoughts <3

    k.o.r. x

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  28. Aw huni, sorry to hear about that, I know how it feels but all this change will end up being for the better so try and stay positive. Remember you're still super young, there's so many more good things to come.

    Hope the move goes smoothly and you and your friend manage to find somewhere to live soon.

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  29. I'm so sorry to hear that petal. But so many good things will come from moving onwards and upwards. Keep your chin up and I hope the house hunting goes well. xx

    http://emlwy.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I'm sorry sweetie but also pleased for you too. Bristol is too lovely and you will feel fresh and new in a new place! I am about two months down the line from where you are now in life, but things must get better soon. It is really hard when you're newly single and lots of things are changing too I'm not gonna lie, but you are fabulous and will definitely win at life :) remember that!xxx

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  31. I would say I'm sorry about your split but I know nothing about it so I'll just say I hope you're okay and start to feel happier soon. Also moving is scary but exciting, Bristol really is lovely - I want to go to uni there!
    I really love this outfit, you look so mature yet still as cute as ever :) xoxo

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  32. I broke up with my (ex) boyf not so long ago, it was HORRID, but actually, now it's OK. You'll bounce back quicker than you think.
    Being single has it's advantages.

    Hope you're OK hun.

    Sheree xx

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  33. change may seem scarey but I promise things will work out in the long run. I do hope you are ok *huuugs*
    the outfit is beautiful.

    take care and stay strong

    <3

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  34. Lovely outfit. I am sorry to hear your news but seems like you are being really positive :-) change is good and everything happens for a reason xxx

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  35. Oh Lyzi! I am so so sorry about you and Elliot, and the changes you are going through. You sound so healthy about it though. Just know that if you ride out this storm things will get amazing. Big big hugs xx

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  36. Just discovered your blog darling - I love it!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your relationship ending but everything happens for a reason :)

    You look fabulous in this look darling - I hyped on Lookbook.nu

    Eda ♥

    Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

    Follow me on twitter ♥

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  37. you know how much i love you, and i will always be behind you a million percent, you deserve some "me time" and to be happy. I will give you the biggest hug on wednesday :) when i see you.
    Your outfit is beautiful as always xxxxxx

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  38. We missed you there today Lyzi, I hope the move is going well though. I hope you find somewhere lovely to live in Bristol, it really is a fabulous city.
    I am also super sorry to hear about your relationship, I do however think it's best to end it while you're still friends and there will always be something you can hang on to & know that there is some where that to still share moments with when you need it. I'm still very good friends with my "first love" (ick! Sounds so silly, pass the sick bucket) but I still feel such a lovely feeling for him & the time we had together.
    Everything happens for a reason my darling and everything works out just fine
    Lots of love to you xx

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  39. Sorry things are a bit up and down at the moment, keep smiling, things will get better :)

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  40. sending lots of love and hugs <3

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  41. I'm so sorry for the end of your relationship. I know, it hurts.

    I wanna wish you good luck for everything =)

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  42. Chin up and keep smiling, positive constructive thoughts :) xxx

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  43. No one knows what the future has in store for us, so we must make the most out of everything that we encounter in life, even the bad things can turn into great things, and the saddest moments are the ones that will bring out the best in us and will let us discover things we didn't even know we were capable of. Best of luck for you hun, I guess you're already on the right course of mind. xx Lau

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  44. Sending lots of hugs your way, Lyzi! I hope that there will be spectacular things in your future, which you so deserve because you are so lovely. Best wishes X

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  45. The best of luck to you with everything, sending good vibes your way. It does always seem that 'bad' things come in groups. Hopefully nothing is to terrible, and it's all things that you can handle. Should you need anything, don't be afraid to ask those around you.

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  46. I hope you're ok with all these changes but things are only going to get better, they seem for the best :)

    Jade

    Ginger Pickle

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  47. Lyzi, Haven't spoken to you for a while, I haven't been blogging at all recently but I always read your blog!
    I hope you're staying strong, I've recently gone through a break up so I hope you're okay!
    You look gorgeous as always.
    Katie-Jane xoxoxox

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  48. I'm in Torquay next weekend so cuppa tea and a cuddle on me if you're not too busy packing for your new adventure in Bristol xx

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  49. Good luck with your move, here's to new adventures eh? Sorry to hear about your relationship, I hope you're feeling better soon. You really suit the smart preppy look of this outfit, gorgeous :-) xxx

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  50. Good luck with everything babba. It sounds like a massive change... infact I'mma send you a mahoosive email right now! <3

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  51. I'm amused! That outfit is amazing
    It's sad that you've ended you relationship but it's nice that you became friensd.
    And again, lovely outfit!!
    Would you like to follow me? ; )

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  52. I'm Bristol based! If you ever fancy meeting for tea just let me know. Big changes are hard but Bristol is such a lovely city I know it will be an exciting new adventure! x

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  53. So sorry to hear about you and Elliott; I know how hard it is, you'll get through it :)
    Good luck with all the moving!

    xo

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  54. you are so stylish! love the trousers, so chic!

    www.sultanassanctuary.blogspot.com

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  55. Aw darling your brave to share all that, it's just a chapter in your life and though it may hurt there will be so much happiness coming your way don't you worry about it.
    p.s you look stunning here!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  56. Love your outfit!

    CONGRATS on taking risks!

    i wrote this blog recently while stuff was changing - http://barnicles.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/growing-up-vs-growing-old.html

    i quite like bristol too, HUGS.

    I propose a toast to your new adventure!

    Barnicles

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