Velvet Wardrobe & Life Update

Velvet Wardrobe & Life Update

What an intriguing title, isn’t it? Velvet and life update. Although the first half might be a bit mysterious, the second one is quite straight forward. Actually, Velvet refers to that jumper I am wearing on the pictures. It is amazing and super cosy. More on that later on. Life update speaks for itself. As it has been a while I haven’t written one, I felt like it was time again.

Back in March, I started a new job as a social media assistant in Manchester. In September, one day after my probation period ended, I lost that job. How and why are questions I have been asking myself for quite some time but I decided to move on. They are not worth my time and better things are coming my way. Although unexpected, this happened just before I was due to go on a holiday to Spain with my boyfriend, so I guess it was the perfect timing. I had time to take a step back and think on what I needed to do. If anything, it taught me what kind of manager I never want to be.

Back in the UK, I started to look for jobs in London and Edinburgh. My boyfriend lives in Edinburgh and after losing my job, we decided to both get jobs in London. Thus, the events kinda accelerated our life project together. I got interviews for jobs in marketing and social media but decided to take it slowly. I was not going to do the same mistake twice and take a low paid job just for the sake of it.

While looking for a new job, I decided to earn some money. I signed up to a website for freelancers, created my profile, applied to a few ads and guess what? I got three clients straight away! This made me reconsider my whole life. Do I want to be a full-time freelancer? I don’t know. Do I want to be my own boss and work from home? Yes, why not. Do I want to dedicate more time to the blog? Yes.

I decided that I would not go freelance full-time for now and will keep it as an extra. Then, I got an offer for a Social Media & Marketing manager position in London. I found a flat in Canary Wharf and I am starting on the 27th of November. My boyfriend will now looking for a job in London and we expect to be moving in together in six month time. I have drawn a line on what happened in Manchester and learnt my lesson. Now, I am ready for a new super exciting adventure.

As for this outfit, I am having a big crush on velvet at the moment. My favorite piece is this burgundy jumper that I got from Primark. It is so cosy and warm but so light at the same time. I styled it with shoes I borrowed from my sister and a denim jacket I borrowed from Kirsty!


Denim jacket – Calvin Klein at Rockit
Jumper & tights – Primark
Skirt – Boohoo
Boots & earrings – H&M
Clutch – Jennyfer

Thank you for reading. I hope you liked this post.

See you soon,
Love,
Corinne

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88 Comments

  1. November 22, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Hi, Love the jumper and earrings, I always believe that things happen for a reason. Good luck in your venture.

  2. November 22, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    That’s such a shame about the way your Manchester job ended but maybe these things work out for the best. Many congratulations on the new job and moving to London, I hope you have a lovely time. And I absolutely LOVE that velvet jumper, the colour and texture look gorgeous, just my colour too, I have a day off this Friday so guess where I’m headed, haha!

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  3. Bookinggoodread
    November 22, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Congratulations on your new job, hope you and your boyfriend will be very happy in London. Outfit is lovely πŸ’•πŸ’•

  4. November 22, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I absolutely love these looks. I love velvet, it looks so good on you.

  5. November 22, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Congratulations on the new role, the new place, the big move and the gorgeous velvet jumper. Things do work out for the best in the end… I’m hoping to make it in the free lance world in the new year and I look forward to any tips and tricks πŸ˜‰

    Shevy
    http://moonsomnia.com

  6. November 22, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    This is so so exciting, good luck for moving to London and with your new job!

  7. November 22, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Ahh what a lovely post this is, you look so gorgeous and I absolutely love the jumper and tights, Primark is amazing! Lots of luck to you and your partner and I look forward to reading about your new adventure!
    Alice Xx

  8. November 22, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    I love love love this outfit! I need some velvet in my life. Btw, your page is beautiful I’m for sure following πŸ™‚

  9. November 22, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    I love your jumper (I’m so tempted to call it a sweater lol πŸ˜‚ but I’m learning the English lingo) and congratulations on the new job. I’ve always heard the saying that if something doesn’t work out it’s because something better is waiting for you around the corner.

  10. November 22, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Things are so strange how they work out!! Good luck in whichever way you decide to go in your career! freelancing does sound pretty fab!

    Also this outfit is soo cute! I love it!!

    Shona Marie xo

  11. November 22, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    I was not expected the post to turn in such a positive way!! I am so happy for you – Congratulations!

    This post has actually filled me with confidence, I have recently been looking at freelance websites.

    It also just goes to show that everything happens for a reason and if you are meant to be somewhere or be doing something else, you will eventually find your way.

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

  12. November 22, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I find it very hard to style velvet but you are pulling it off so well! I love the combination with denim!
    Jas xx

  13. November 22, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I guess everything happens for a reason! And good luck with your new start next week! Also I absolutely love velvet, I think it’s a great way to make an outfit more dynamic and add texture x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  14. November 22, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    Aww, it’s sad to see that company treated you that way. But it’s great to have a positive outlook! I hope your new job goes well for you, you deserve it! And hopefully your partner finds a job soon. I love them boots and jumper btw!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

  15. November 23, 2017 / 10:13 am

    That jumper is lovely – it looks so soft and comfortable. I think it’s great you’re taking the Manchester experience and turning it into a positive and learning from it. That’s the only way to do it and although it’s a shame, it may lead you to bigger and better things. Good luck with everything! πŸ’–

  16. November 23, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    I really love that velvet jumper! I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason and it sounds like it’s all slotting into place πŸ™‚ Well done for securing the new position and good luck with everything!

  17. November 23, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Congratulations on your new opportunity! And as for your ensemble, super super cute! I’ve never been one who can just put stuff together and make it look right, but you did a great job! I often worry my friends are going to put me on What Not To Wear without me knowing, so maybe I can take some tips from your blog! LOL!

  18. November 23, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    i tried on a velvet dress the other day but I decided against it. This post is really making me second guess my decision. TO be fair it was between the velvet dress and the jumpsuit and the jumpsuit fitted the occasion more. I love my denim jacket but it has gotten too cold recently to wear it anymore!
    Lois x
    http://www.lifeasloismay.com

  19. November 23, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Ahh congrats on the new job! Something better was always going to happen from a shitty situation and I’m so pleased it’s working out for you!
    Love the jumper!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

  20. Ayse
    November 23, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    What a lovely outfit i love the velvet and denim combo! Also hope you have fun and the best in all your new chapter in life!

  21. November 23, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Firstly, what a gorgeous outfit! I need some velvet in my life!
    Secondly, I’m so sorry about Manchester, but as you say, you’ve drawn a line under it and you can look to the future. Congratulations on the new job, that sounds awesome and canary wharf is a cool place to work! Good luck to your boyfriend as well in his job hunt!
    Hels πŸ’œ
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

  22. November 23, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Congratulations on your new job and getting a new flat! Good on you for taking it slowly and figuring out what you felt was best for you. I’ve taken jobs before were it wasn’t right and ended up having to leave because of it. I hope you don’t mind me asking but what was the website you used for freelancers?

    • November 23, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Aww thank you for your kind words. The website is upworks πŸ™‚ xx corinne

  23. November 23, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    congrats on your new job!! I hope it all works out well for you!!
    You look gorgeous on the photos and I love your outfit!!

    Love, Melissa x
    lovemelissax.co.uk

  24. November 23, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Those earrings are amazing, a great statement piece. And I am loving the velvet! πŸ™‚

  25. November 23, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Love this outfit! Everything happens for a reason, wishing you well!!

  26. November 23, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Love this jumper! Good luck with the move and the new job xx

  27. November 23, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    I think everything happens for a reason, you obviously have big things coming your way – enjoy your new life in London and all it brings.

  28. November 24, 2017 / 5:35 am

    I am SO in love with those heels! Good luck moving in with the boyfriend, hope all goes well!

  29. November 24, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    Wow this is amazing dress,

  30. November 24, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Yaassssssss! This outfit is amazinggggg! love the jacket!
    And congrats on moving in with your boyfriend – hope it all goes well! x

    whatevawears.co.uk

  31. November 24, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Congratulations on new job hun! Loving the outfit, especially the top <3

  32. November 24, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Super cute outfits! Love these brands.

    Sondra xx
    prettyfitfoodie.com

  33. lavandamichelle
    November 25, 2017 / 12:05 am

    I absolutely love that velvet jumper, you look great! I hope you and your boyfriend love London, Exciting new chapter in your life

  34. lavandamichelle
    November 25, 2017 / 12:06 am

    OMG!!! I absolutely love that velvet jumper, you look great! I hope you and your boyfriend love London, Exciting new chapter in your life

  35. Courtney Blacher
    November 25, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Woww! I absolutely love your gorgeous outfit! It looks really stylish and cozy!

  36. November 25, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Best wishes with your new job! I’m sure you’ll ace it.
    The jumper is fabulous! <3

  37. November 25, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Such massive changes in your life, but good luck in absolutely everything, so much excitement?! πŸ™Š Not only do I love velvet, but that colour is gorgeous and really suits you! Can’t wait for your next update lovey.. πŸ™ŠπŸ–€

    Andi | http://www.andthenzen.co.uk

  38. November 25, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Some things fall apart so the right things can fall together πŸ™‚ Best of luck on your new chapter. Loving your outfit, you pull it off fabulously!

  39. November 25, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I love you outfit, I would love to wear velvet by struggle with how to style it. Congratulations on your new job too x

    Steph x
    stephhannam.wordpress.com

  40. November 25, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    I love your style! That demin jacket is so so nice. All the best with your new job in London too, I’m sure you will be amazing! 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  41. November 25, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Omgosh exciting times for you babe! I super thrilled for you, everything happens for a reason. I’d love to go freelance, and maybe a part time job, but right now it’s to much of a financial risk.

    Good luck to you both, and loving the earrings and jumper!!!

    Love Lily xo
    http://Www.essentiallylily.co.uk

  42. November 25, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    The jumper looks so beautiful, cozy and soft. The whole outfit looks amazing. It is nice to know about your experience (of course not about that you lost the job) and what you learned from that. I am glad you are starting an exciting job, Congratulations and Best wishes my dear!

  43. Shubhada Bhide
    November 26, 2017 / 2:45 am

    Congrats on your new job! You look so beautiful, and I love your gorgeous outfit. The Jacket is perfect for the cold weather, the boots and earring are so cute.

  44. November 26, 2017 / 3:57 am

    Congratulations on the new job! Love your outfit! Those leggings and earrings <33333

  45. Beola Lawal
    November 26, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    The problem in life is not about falling, its about getting up and moving on after the fall. I am glad you passed that phase and moved on, congratulations on your new job. I love your outfit, so beautiful.

  46. November 26, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Love this look so much! These earrings are a game changer. I’m so happy for you that you are doing it as a freelancer! You go girl! Can’t wait to see you more often on the blog.

    Sending lots of love,
    Ana

    http://www.beautystuffbyana.com/

  47. Rosey
    November 26, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    That color of purple is just gorgeous. Congrats on becoming a social media assistant. I think that would be a fun job to hold. πŸ™‚

    • Rosey
      November 26, 2017 / 9:23 pm

      Manager…not media assistant. Geez. And let me add, where one door closes,a better one can open. You have proved that here. Good luck with your new position!! P.S. I have been to Edinburgh to visit and it was such a lovely city!!! One of my all-time favorite vacations. πŸ™‚

  48. Jack bransson
    November 27, 2017 / 5:47 am

    Congrats on your new job and you look so pretty on this outfit. Everything matched makes a pretty look!

  49. November 27, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Love the velvet jumper but to be honest the whole outfit is super cute. I am sorry to hear what happened – is that even legal?! But I am so glad you have pushed forward, what an exciting month this must be for you. I believe you are starting your new job today so congratulations and goodluck, I am sure you will do great!

  50. November 27, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Oh wow this outfit is just simply awesome
    I just loved the jacket … It’s really beautiful !!

  51. November 27, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    I love how jeans/denim works with velvet! So pretty! Will inform my gf about this!

  52. November 27, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Your tassel earrings look so cute! Loved the way you have styled denim and velvet πŸ™‚

  53. November 27, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    That vibrant jacket is love!! wow a social media manager…great congratulations and wish you more success.

  54. Kayleigh Zara
    November 27, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Congrats that’s amazing that you’ve managed to get a job in London and a flat is amazing! I’ve been loving velvet this season too it’s so pretty especially for jumpers x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  55. Kimberley
    November 27, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    I bought a velvet dress for Christmas the other day. I’ve been wanting one for ages but only just felt confident enough to go for it. I love the purple by the way.

  56. November 27, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I am such a huge fan of patterned tights. I’m in a job search myself right now and your story is super inspiring – congratulations and all the best with the new position!!!

  57. November 27, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Everything that happens, we can learn from it, and I’m happy to see that you’ve put some intense thought into this new direction your life was headed. We don’t all have that grace, but it sure is nice when we learn how to go with the flow. Best wishes!

    Ashlynn | http://thecrimsoncardigan.com

  58. November 27, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I love what you wear! The outfit looks so gorgeous! By the way, congratulations on your new position. Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  59. November 27, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Very cute outfit and it looks great on you. Congratulations on your freelancing and I wish you the best.

  60. November 28, 2017 / 1:58 am

    very nice, looking totally hot!

  61. November 28, 2017 / 10:04 am

    I love velvet, but gosh that jeans jacket is to die for! You have a really great outfit, perfect for the new chapter in your life.

  62. November 28, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    As soon as I saw this I had said I love the denim jacket. I love the piece you pair it with since the jack it simple you mixed it well with a nice variety of fabrics .

  63. November 28, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    WHAT an exciting new chapter! I really wanna work from home too! I just don’t have the confidence to put myself out ther

  64. November 28, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Sorry to hear about Manchester. Good luck for your new start in London. It’s true what they say as one door closes another opens.

  65. November 28, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Congratulations on the new job. Creating a new life in London sounds very exciting. I love your outfit too, it’s nice to see tights that are a little bit different to your run of the mill black opaque ones! Chloe x

    http://www.yourschloe.co.uk/

  66. November 28, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    Congratulations on this new chapter in your life! I also like the others love you in that velvet jumper! I love how you paired it with the jean jacket. Good luck in your new space.

  67. November 29, 2017 / 3:27 am

    I miss London so much. I am sure you will love it and might be an adjustment at first. Though it is expensive. We are coming home (london) this christmas and I cannot wait.

  68. LeighAnne Borders
    November 29, 2017 / 5:03 am

    Congratulations on your new job! Sounds like you have some great adventures ahead of you. I love the outfit too.

  69. November 29, 2017 / 6:11 am

    Such a great look! Loving the velvet jumper, especially.

  70. November 29, 2017 / 7:08 am

    I love your life! Congratulations on your new job. And your photos are fabulous. Live it up!

  71. Anna
    November 29, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    What we would do without our Sisters πŸ˜‰ I think you put everything together perfectly. Love those earrings πŸ™‚

  72. November 29, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    So excited to hear about your new job and your upcoming adventures with your boyfriend! I hope you enjoy!
    Also, that jacket is amazing.

    http://www.thebookblvd.net

  73. December 1, 2017 / 5:05 am

    Congrats!! Everything happens for a reason!Am sure more exciting journey awaits you, love your captures here πŸ™‚ cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  74. UtMinh
    December 1, 2017 / 7:56 am

    Wish you always sew new work in London! I love your velvet and shoes.

  75. Blair villanueva
    December 1, 2017 / 8:03 am

    Am excited for you babe and thats a new adventure!
    I like your outfit here as well, so fabulous.

  76. December 1, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about your job loss but at the same time, I’m glad you are so self-reflective and moved on instead of harping on the matter. Yes, who knows what is suitable for you and I hope you find something you really like soon!

  77. December 16, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a pretty difficult time recently, but glad to hear that it’s on the up and you’ve got an exciting new opportunity ahead! x

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