19 February 2014

The start of something new

 Monki Gemma Dress OOTD midi dress Nars Sheer Glow FOTD Primark heeled Chelsea boots

I finally have a free day to blog and update you on all things going on right now - and also the reason why the blog has been a little quiet- February has already been a crazy (great!) month. 

Valentines day was a day I was dreading, well not quite dreading but it was definitely a day I was ready to eradicate from my Feb schedule. Ironically,  it turned out to be the best day of the year. I first woke to find I had won Charissa's giveaway which was an instant mood booster, and as I went on to read my emails I found myself in a state of shock - a good shock, but nevertheless I was shaking with a huge grin on my face. This turned into a mix of panic and excitement, and then I didn't quite know what to do with myself or who to call. The email was an offer of the most perfect, dream job. I couldn't believe it. For 9 months I had worked so hard and battled with myself to hang on in there after my post-grad blues, and all for this perfect day - it had finally come, I'd finally achieved it! It all happened so fast... I went for an interview last Wednesday and was told my fate on the Friday. I start on Monday as the new Editorial Assistant at DIARY directory. The job is in London (YAY I'M COMING HOME) and so I had to work fast to find somewhere to stay as commuting from my parents wasn't a viable option. Although I haven't found a permanent room yet, I have found a room to rent for a couple of months while I settle in - this also means I have longer to look for somewhere I really want to live (although the house in which I'm staying looks beaut!). 

I would like to take this time to thank the people in my life that kept me going. Without these special people I feared I would give up, but I am so happy that I listened to them and found the strength to persevere - someone told me the day would come when it was time, and I didn't believe it, but it was true. I'd also like to thank all of you for all your lovely comments when I've shown sadness or stress, you really are a great bunch. I hope I am good at the job and I am positive I am going to enjoy it because it's doing the things I love, in an industry I'm passionate about, working with lovely people. 

This was the outfit I wore to my interview so I thought it was fitting with this post; it's also what I am wearing out tonight for dinner with some of my - now ex- colleagues- . It's been a whirlwind week trying to organise everything and say goodbyes to all my loved ones but this is the start of something new and I cannot wait to see where my new journey will take me. I may be a little quiet on here while I get settled but please do bear with me.

Love always xoxo 



  1. Congratulations on your new job, Jem! Really super happy for yoooou! Keep us all posted with how everything goes xxx

  2. Congrats on the job Jem, that's amazing news! Your dress is stunning too, you look so beautiful! x


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  4. Congrats Jem! Hard work and persistance has paid off for you :) Good luck with the new position, i'm sure you'll do fab!

  5. Congrats on your job! You look fab!



  6. You've no clue how proud I am of you and how thrilled I am that you are about to start this amazing new adventure!
    (and that we can go for burgers all the time!)xx

  7. Huge congratulations on the job! That sounds amazing, I'm in the post-grad blues stage at the moment so this has definitely inspired me to just keep searching for the dream job!
    Good luck with everything!
    Sophs xx
    The Sopho Diaries

  8. woop well done lovely! Hard work and perseverance does pay off :) Huge congrats!xx

  9. Congratulations Jemma! I'm glad you've found the job you want and are heading back to London after suffering from post-grad worries x

  10. I love this dress! Great color! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, Facebook or bloglovin to stay in touch? Let me know, thanks!


  11. congrats on the job and you look wonderful in that outfit!

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  12. Congratulations on the new job Jem! WHOOOOP>
    Love this colour on your also - you beaut xx


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