Style Diaries: September 2020

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The fourth round up of a new series where I look back over the past month’s style posts and fashion tidbits and provide a snapshot of the best September had to offer! There were lots of things to be grateful for this month. I managed to check an exciting item off my wish list and nabbed a pre-loved Celine Sangle bag, which has fast made its way to the top of my favourites list. Apart from that exciting purchase, the highlight of this month was getting real with my fashion friends about how the pandemic has impacted their lives. We took a moment to pause and reflect on how our lives are going in light of all the challenges. You can read their responses here.

On the work front, my 12 month secondment in the public service officially came to an end, but given my current workload, I’ve started a fresh 12 month contract with the same agency and I’m staying on for another year which I’m very pleased about. While it was initially a bit of a culture shock, public service has been really rewarding and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

I also managed some much-needed time off this month after feeling a little burnt out having not had any time off since Christmas. It felt a little wrong to take leave considering I wasn’t going anywhere but having that time during the day to myself, without the kids and without needing to sit at my desk, was just what I needed!

It’s hard to believe how quickly September flew by but here we are at the tail end of the year. I hope you’re enjoying the changing seasons wherever you are in the world!

Style favourites

Style posts

Karen Millen Forever Dress Review and Comparison: With several versions on KM’s online store (some of which look identical), I compare the different versions available.

Everlane Clean Silk Relaxed Shirt Review: by now you should be familiar with my review style – sizing, fit, fabric and my ultimate verdict!

My guide to buying pre-loved bags – including my top tips to avoid getting scammed

A fantastic dupe for The Row’s popular Bare Sandals…

…and a fantastic dupe for the Celine Sangle Bag

Three fashion risks anyone can pull off

My everyday makeup routine – I talk through the products I’ve enjoyed using for years to achieve a neutral look where I try to look like a more enhanced version of myself

The transseasonal jackets to help you navigate Spring and Autumn – the outerwear to rely on when the weather is in-between

Lifestyle posts

How is your life right now? I ask my fashion friends how the pandemic has affected their work and personal lives

In between monthly diaries you can check out my featured looks here on Instagram and you can shop my wardrobe here.

As always, thanks for your support.

P.S. Check out the style diaries for July and August.

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