That Rachel Green Skirt

How many times have I watched the whole series of Friends since it's been on Netflix? Too many times to count. How many times am I planning to watch the whole thing again? I wouldn't be able imagine a number. I am obsessed. One of the things I'm obsessed with in the series is Rachel Greens' style. She always looks so chic and wears so many interesting outfits. I've noticed when I've been watching is that she is a fan of the mini skirt and I am here for it.

I saw this skirt on ASOS and I instantly fell in love with it. It was around the time that I was watching Friends religiously. So I definitely took some inspiration from Rachels' style for this outfit.
Inspiration and influence is a funny things and I do find it strange how people do things because of what other do. I guess it is a natural thing and it happens all the time, especially in the blogging industry or celebrity culture. You see a photo of someone you admire, love what they're wearing and because they're wearing it, it gives you that little nudge to buy it.

Although I don't particularly look up to Rachel Greens' character, I do love her style and I definitely remember thinking that this is the sort of outfit she'd wear. So the thought and the influence did still run through my mind as I was buying it. It is hard to keep thinking for yourself in a world of social media, influencers and people telling you what to do, think and look like. I've found myself thinking 'do I want this because I want it, or because Kim Kardashian is wearing it?'. Most of the time it's something that I love but there's always a cheeky purchase because Kimmy K has something similar. This idea of us being influenced to do things, whether it's something we want to do or not, is probably why it's so hard sometimes to be ourselves.

I have found it fairly hard to understand what sort of person I am at times. Comparing myself to others is something I do quite a lot and it's obviously not a healthy habit. I'm trying to understand for myself that there's nothing wrong with looking up to people or buying things because your favourite celebrity is wearing it. Although I need to think for myself, learn what I like and don't. I've started to understand that what some people do or what they wear won't always suit me or my lifestyle, and that's okay. You can still be inspired by others without compromising your own loves and passions.

These influences and inspirations I have like Dua Lipa's cool girl vibes, Rachel Greens' style and even the Kardashians in general are so okay to have. However I can't get lost in their lives and neglect my own. I know this skirt is one simple thing but as you guys will know - especially if you've read my most recent blog post - that fashion represents a lot for me. I love this outfit so much and feel really 'me' in it, even if it was influenced by Rachel Green.

Holly Anastasia xx


I've always found fashion, clothes and styling so interesting because it shows so much about a person.  In the film Forrest Gump there is a moment where he says you can tell a lot about a person about their shoes,where they've come from, where they've been. He then says 'I've worn a lot of shoes'. I really believe this is so true of clothing too. Clothes tell a story, people wear a lot of clothes, a lot of shoes and all those outfits say reflect something about the person wearing them.

I do think about the journey people take to find their personal style and wonder if it's something that just falls naturally or do people work hard on it. I watched a YouTube video from one of my favourite bloggers Angelica Blick, and she was talking about her style. She said that when she was younger she just tried so many styles of clothes and different looks that by the time she was older, she already knew what she liked. She did cringe at a lot of her older looks but who doesn't!

You can see from her style that she's got so many different interests and she tries new things all the time. As a another blogger, I love seeing this variety of style as it gives me so much inspiration. However it does make me wonder what my personal style says about me.

At the moment my style is a bit mixed - as you can see from this outfit it's a bit different from what I've done before. I want my outfits to portray who I am, what I like, my personality and I do think these aspects do come through occasionally. Although most of the time I seem really confident in myself, I'm really not. This has kind of held back my style in a way, but I feel as though my style just reflects who I am in that time or stage of life. 

I'm starting to love my outfits the more I style new ones and it's amazing how much more confident I feel now compared to when I was wearing just the same things all day everyday.

Personal style says so much about a persona and I'm so glad I can see my journey through my blog. I've had absolute cringe outfits and I've had some amazing ones. It's all a journey and it's all been me. With the bad comes the good and I will accept both because I'm only moving forward.

 Even though there are so many people who tell you not to look back as it takes away from the future, I think at points you need to.
I love to see what I was wearing in the past as it reminds me of who I was as a person. I've had new experiences, bad periods of time and amazing things happen since then. All of these things reflect in my style as I'm expressing myself and that's what I love about fashion.

Holly Anastasia xx

Making Time

I have always believed that you can achieve your dreams and goals in life if you work for it. A lot of my time is spent dreaming of what the future could look like, because it's so exciting and full of possibilities. Some of my time is spent worrying about it as there is so many opportunities for failure. In the midst of all this thinking, I'm not doing much working.

Having a full time job I find it really hard to find the time to fit in the extra work I have to put into my goals. However recently I've been thinking is it that it is too hard to find time, or am I simply not trying hard enough to do so.

My full time job requires me to have good time keeping and I am good at this when I'm at work. Although it seems as soon as I leave work those time keeping skills just fly out of the window. I'm making time for unnecessary things like being on Instagram for hours, despite everyone knowing that no matter how many times you refresh per second nothing will have really changed...

Refocusing and using my dream as a vision and a plan is something I need to do often. Thinking 'how much do I want this', 'what do I have to do to get it' and 'what will it look like when I achieve it'. These thoughts have always spurred me on to focus and achieve, they will do more so when I start a pattern and think like this more often. I have always been one for wavering confidence but when I start to think positively and focus on what I want, I've always found that I start to believe in myself more. 

 From now on I will be making time to work for my dreams, rather than trying to find it. I'll try to stop worry and dreaming about the future and use that time to make it my own. Resorting back to my belief that you can achieve anything if you work for it, I will be working for it.

If anyone has any tips on how they manage their time when they have a million things to do, let me know in the comments!

Holly Anastasia xx

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