Summer with Zara

I feel very conflicted about writing this post, so bare with me gals. On one hand I want to rave on about how spectacular the weather has been and how I’m loving this Zara dress, but in reality I’m not. I shared one of these photographs on Instagram a couple of days ago, then realised I was totally unhappy with the way I looked. Finding self confidence is bloody hard and something I rarely think about lately, but when summer comes around and you have to start getting bits out that you’d usually hide away – it’s quite daunting.
This battle with confidence has left me feeling pretty pants and unmotivated in the blogging world. After finishing university I finally have some spare time to concentrate on the blog, but I just haven’t been able to do so. I think, if I didn’t mention how I’d been feeling lately in this post, I would definitely not be able to move on from this – I’d just sit here thinking about how much of a bloody fraud I am and be all sulky and probably keep thinking about posting.
The truth is, we’re all guilty of a little self doubt from time to time. But I think it’s what you do with that initial doubt that helps you get over it. Which is why I’m still posting these photos as a way of saying ‘stop being so bloody stupid’ to myself. That, and Nathan managed to actually take some half decent photographs of my outfit which is an accomplishment so I didn’t want to see them go to waste. Can we also just talk about the dress for a moment? Zara always pull it out of the bag with cute affordable summer dresses.
On a lighter note, I’m yet to share my red hair with you all so here it is, ta-da! Although it’s fading really quickly (It’s semi-permanent dye), I’m going to re-do it in a couple of weeks and show you all how I managed to get that colour. Though, I hold no promises because at the moment it’s fading into a rose-gold colour and I bloody love it! So we’ll see – bare with!
Thanks for listening to me rant! J X
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  1. June 21, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Sorry to hear you've been feeling a bit down recently. I think everyone goes through phases of feeling unmotivated and low on confidence x

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  2. June 21, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    I completely understand how you're feeling, we all have these crisis of confidence! However this dress looks beautiful 🙂

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  3. June 21, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Aww Jen you still look gorgeous as always even if you're not happy with the photos! I think they look great though. That dress is so cute. I love the detailing x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  4. June 21, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Hope you start to feel a bit better soon – you're right, finding self confidence can be bloody hard at times and we all go through it but it can be beaten! This dress is so pretty, love Zara for summer dresses…and you look beautiful in it!
    Sophie xxx
    Sophar So Good

  5. June 21, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Love the dress gurrl!!
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  6. June 21, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    I think you look gorgeous, the dress really suits you! I understand during this time of year it's definitely harder though, sometimes you just wish it was winter so you could wrap a blanket around you, shove on some boots and hide under a hat! You rock this look though girl, Zara do always do so well!

    Yasmin x
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  7. June 22, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    I scrolled through those photos and honestly thought you looked amazing in them so it upsets me to read that you've having a low confidence time. We all go through them though and I'm sure you'll come out the other end realising just how gorgeous you are!!

    It's funny because I actually tried on that dress the other day and loved it but loved another one more so went for that. Still tempted to go pick it up!

    The Makeup Directory

    • June 23, 2017 / 9:59 am

      Aww thank you so much Sally. It's in the sale now too so go grab it! Xx

  8. June 23, 2017 / 6:33 am

    bless you for being honest and showing some truth behind the instagram snap, we all struggle with things on a daily basis and it's so much better to talk about them than to sugar coat.

    you look absolutely gorgeous so yes – 'stop being so bloody stupid'! this dress couldn't look more stunning on you…what a find!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

    ps. i remember when i died my hair red…this post is making me feel all nostalgic haha, really suits ya xx

  9. June 23, 2017 / 9:13 am

    You're honesty in this post is absolutely inspiring, Jen. Well done you for not only trying to post regardless of what your insecurities are are telling you, but for opening up about it!

    I know that my words won't change anything but MY LORD do you look stunning. The dress is so lovely on you!

    Bethany | Curly and Wordy

    • June 23, 2017 / 10:00 am

      You're such an angel. thank you so much Beth! Xxx

  10. June 24, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Wow. You look the prettiest in these red hairs and the outfit that you are wearing, is the perfect combination with your hair styles. Thank you very much for sharing the idea.

  11. June 29, 2017 / 10:34 am

    Sorry to hear how you've been feeling lately, I am doing a gap year this year and ended up leaving a job which made me unhappy in March. Similar to you, I wanted to concentrate on my blog after I left my job but felt really low in confidence so didn't end up doing so. This dress is gorgeous, by the way! x

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  12. November 29, 2017 / 5:24 am

    I looked through those photographs and genuinely thought you looked stunning in them so it upsets me to peruse that you've to have a low certainty time. We as a whole experience them however and I'm certain you'll turn out the flip side acknowledging exactly how lovely you are!! Do my Assignment Now

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