OOTD: Jumping Into Summer With Breaks! (AKA: it’s a jumpsuit)

I have felt both pretty happy and very much the stereotypical British teen in the past two weeks. Why? Well, I’ve been having a lot of fun . . . and by having a lot of fun I mean being pretty drunk. It’s been fun – plus, I have stories and plans to go to a cocktail making class, so who can complain?

But that’s not the point of today’s post is it? No, no – today I am supposed to be sharing with you an OOTD that was for once actually photographed. Despite what you blog newcomers may think, my OOTD posts are actually somewhat of a rare experience; the Italy diaries were an exception. Actually, the fact I posted about my travels (and in a somewhat timely manner too) is an exception.

(We still haven’t got round to Toronto or New York and they were in December.)

(One day, my friends, one day I shall tell you about those travels.)

(Not any day soon, but still.)

If you remember my May Bullet Journal Set-Up and My Summer Bucketlist posts, you will familiar with the fact that:

a. I have a lot to be getting on with this summer and so my summer started the first day the sun shone and

b. I’m prioritising relaxing and having fun for a while, as opposed to my workaholic tendencies. I know what you’re thinking “but Mia, you’re not serious enough to be a workaholic” – and you are correct. However, I tend to turn my hobbies into work and set myself a ridiculous amount of goals and- look, who cares? My point is that for May . . . your girl stopped.

And so we reach my OOTD inspiration! I mean, sure, I love jumpsuits because I’m lazy and any form of one-piece clothing that I don’t have to worry about matching things with is a yes from me . . . but also because I was loving the whole 60s hippy vibe. The stripes, the wide leg trousers, the colour – it’s all a yes from me! Aside from the shop because Forever 21 didn’t approve me as affiliate and I’m bitter.

For you precious people, though, I’ll give you a non-affiliate link.


Shadow Stripe Jumpsuit – Forever 21 – Β£28

I’m a capitalist; that hurt me.

One thing I’ve really taken from this month is just to chill the fuck out. So many fun things have happened because I went “I have work tomorrow . . . but fuck it”. Or “I planned to go 5 blog posts written by the end of the week . . . but I could just write 3”. Hell, this whole day and shoot happened because, instead of working on le blog like I should have been, when my mum asked “hey, we’re going out – want to come with?” I said . . . “eh, sure”.

(Which is naughty of me because my Saturday was out with my friend, my Tuesday was my Dad’s birthday and as a British man with Irish heritage what that meant was drinking and my Friday was after-work drinks that turned into after-after-work drinks. My Saturday really should have been work, but . . . I mean, I’m having a break, right?)

Plus, more than that, I’ve felt so much less stressed. Admittedly, at times, a bit like a limp and lifeless vacuum devoid of any motivation and, yes, I found my creativity somewhat dwindling the more I just gave myself the day off. I’m a person that thrives of a wee bit of stress, that’s just my lot in life.

But I think, as long as it’s balanced with being productive too, giving yourself breaks is a good thing. I feel refreshed and inspired; plus, somewhat more importantly, I am enjoying my life! So my sweet internet friends, take this as my advice:

Give yourselves a break.

Our world is super fast paced and sometimes it feels like all the effort we expend into trying to enjoy it . . . stops us from actually enjoying it. Instead of going out that Saturday because “well, I want to go out with friends at least once a week”, stay at home and read your book in the garden like you secretly want to. Instead of tidying your room because “it’s your day off and you really have to get it done”, go out with your friends to that super fun event you want to.

Don’t do what you should – do what you want to. Just for a while; maybe just for one day out of your week.

Look, this post is somewhat trash because I am exhausted and it is currently midnight when I’m writing this – but I hope you get what I mean. Did you guys like the OOTD? What’s your opinion on jumpsuits? And how have you been welcoming in our warmer weather? Let me know your thoughts down below!


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103 thoughts on “OOTD: Jumping Into Summer With Breaks! (AKA: it’s a jumpsuit)”

      1. Coyote from Orion

        Sagittarius full moon tonight kid. 8°♐ in 4 hours.
        Rock and roll 🀑

  1. Loooove this, you look gorg as always (but you don’t need me to tell you that) glad you’ve been saying fuck it a lot recently and just chilling out, you deserve it! xxx

  2. “Our world is super fast paced and sometimes it feels like all the effort we expend into trying to enjoy it . . . stops us from actually enjoying it.” FACT!

    I love your spunk girl…! Great outfit…

  3. Love the jumpsuit and it really suits you! I’ve been trying to give myself more of a break as well, and realising what’s worth prioritising and what can be done a different day. It can definitely make you feel more refreshed and inspired. xx

  4. I love it, it looks so good on you! I only have one jumpsuit because I’m too short for most but I’m lazy too so it’s def my most worn outfit hahaha.
    Glad you’re having fun & taking a break from your workload, Mia! You deserve it! β™‘

  5. I love this jumpsuit! It suits you so well! I totally understand that you’re sometimes too busy to post something new. I’m the same atm. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and catch up on these things later. We’re just human and people will understand that

  6. you look so fkn good in that jumpsuit oh my goodness mia!! I love the first picture especially, so much happiness and editing is A+ girl, vibe with this whole post heaps, I cannot wait to submit my last three assignments this week and relax until July! xx

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  8. Coyote from Orion

    …and just out of camera frame you have Edward Woodward burning in a wicker man.
    His last words btw were gratitude for the letter D in the English alphabet because otherwise he would have been known as Ewar Woowar. πŸ”₯

  9. Girl we are legit the same person just on opposite sides of the pond. For real! I have gotten up to some pretty cray-cray shenanigans (i.e. there was booze involved) the last month or so. I blame it on the warmer weather. (and being newly single LOL) And girl this post is NOT trash! I love your OOTD. You are gorgeous! And I know I have said it before, but I will say it again. You should be a model! <3

  10. Mia, how the fuck do you manage to always look so effortlessly chic? I also really love what you wrote about taking time to do stupid ass shit once in a while. Just doing things to have fun. I support that 100% and I mean, if anyone deserves a break it’s you. You’ve continuously been putting so much work into everything you do, it’s something I admire so much about you. At the same time though (and as you correctly realised) working on passions with as much work ethic as you would at a “real” job can be exhausting as fuck sometimes. Sometimes, a girl just needs to let her hair loose for a little bit if you know what I’m saying. Amazing post as always xx

    1. Girl, I honestly think the tip to look chic is to not give a shit. If you act confident, you can pull off anything πŸ˜‰ And thank you so much lovely! That means so much (especially coming from you bc you’re one my favourite creatives)! I hope you’ve been letting your hair down too girlyy xx

  11. Girl you look SO good in that jumpsuit!! Believe it or not – I have actually never worn a jumpsuit in my life! It’s so lovely seeing you showcase your style in clothes and the confidence you have to pull them off. πŸ™‚

  12. Weird question, but do you wear strapless bras w/ this type of outfit? I swear I never know what to wear w/ summer outfits πŸ˜›

  13. First of all I am obsessed with that jumpsuit 😭
    Its been a while! I love to see you are relaxing and chilling more, as you said live its to be enjoyed! ^^
    As always reading you brings happiness to my day, I am going to be around more now that I passed my blockage lol
    Kisses <3

  14. You look lovely and so naturally that jumpsuit gets a fresh lease of life. Btw I wrote a few half-hearted posts in between because I have been a bit distracted with working on my book. At the same time I do not want to let go of the blog. Such a Catch-22 situation. :-/ xx

    1. Thank you lovely lady! AND OMG YOU’RE WRITING A BOOK? CAN I PRE-ORDER IT? (this is a legit question, i will pre order and review the shit out of your book) I totally get what you mean… there’s not enough time in the day and creative juice to go for all projects sometimes. Maybe just lower blog post frequency while you’re writing the book? xx

      1. Thank you love. I am πŸ™‚ I have to finish it first and get an agent (the works), before you can pre-order and review the shit out of it. You are so lovely btw! And I must have said it before. I mean it. I am trying to juggle and blog less meanwhile. Here’s to the act of balancing. Life is all about it, it seems. xx

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