27 December 2017


2017 is nearly over and I can honestly say that this will be a year I remember for the rest of my life, for so many positive reasons. Looking back on this year I doubt any year will beat this one because I have had the best year of my life!

2017 was the year that I got a lot of shit done and I feel like I took this year and made it mine. A lot of incredible and insane things happened this year - both in my personal life and blogging. A true highlight for me this year was that I finally graduated from University... with a first class honors?! Honestly, I still don't know how I managed to get a first but this was such a proud moment and such a huge achievement for both me and my family. I was the first person in my family to ever have gone to University and it was them I went to Uni for and why I kept going - to make them proud and make something of myself. It was such a highlight of my year just to see what I'd been working towards for three years finally finish and realize that dream I'd had. Potentially the biggest life change that happened to me this year was that I got my first ever job! It has been a running joke that I never had a job so to finally get one at the age of 21 feels amazing and I love every single minute at work! I love being a teacher and can't think of a job I'd rather do (besides blogging). I am so incredibly lucky to be working in such an amazing school that not only accept but embrace my differences and make me feel proud to be a goth teacher.

I feel like 2017 was the year I finally became happy and confident within myself and just completely embraced what makes me different. I stopped being a wimp and got my first tattoo. I love my tattoo and chose to get something really significant to me, my favourite quote from my favourite film Beetlejuice - I, myself, am strange and unusual. As a reminder that I am different, but I wouldn't want to be any other way! I gained confidence I never thought I would have throughout the year and have fully embraced who I am and my personal style. I have honestly never felt more comfortable with who I am and how I look and honestly it's a liberating feeling! I am leaving 2017 finally feeling confident with myself but more importantly happy. I have never felt more happy with my life and I couldn't be more thankful to 2017 for that.

My proudest achievement to come out of 2017 has to be Midnight and Lace and I couldn't be prouder of my lil space on the internet. One of my goals from last year was to start making fashion content and well I think I can safely say I achieved that goals! Making the change to becoming mainly a fashion blogger has been huge for me and I have loved every single minute of it. Fashion content is my favourite to create and I am so glad I took the plunge out of my comfort zone to give it a try. I got some amazing opportunities this year working with different brands and getting invited to different events. I got the chance to work with Ego Footwear and Blue Banana as well as attend a John Lewis beauty event where I had my makeup done by Nars. One of the most insane opportunities I got this year was when I was asked to be involved in a portrait project which means I'm going to be featured in a book?! It was such a special and surreal moment where I had to stop and think is this real? Is this really happening - when did this become my life? This year saw a lot of my friendships end but I am so thankful to blogging for bringing the best gals into my life. I have made the most amazing friendships this year and am so thankful to have such supportive and cool gals in my life - all who I've met this year thanks to blogging and the internet!

Without a doubt my favourite moment of 2017 has to be winning a blog award at The Bloggers Blog Awards. Like what, that actually happened?! I'm an award winning blogger and that freaking blows my mind! I am so stunned and feel really humbled to know that there are people out there who think my blog is worthy of an award. This started out as a way for me to express myself at a time where I felt so lost and alone in being different, so for this to have happened just... I can't actually think of the words to describe how much this means to me and if I' honest it makes me really emotional and I just want to cry happy tears whenever I think about it.

 So, thank you. Thank you for following me in this journey of self-discovery this year. For sharing each moment with me in both my blogging and personal life. Your love and support have been such a huge part of making 2017 such a special year for me.

2017 has been pretty fucking amazing! I have a lot of plans for 2018 that I'm really excited for and I can't wait to continue the good vibes and goth love next year.

I hope you're ready!

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  1. Nice to read you had a great year. I am a really new reader of your blog, but I have to say, that I enjoy your content a lot. Keep up the good work!

    (btw. I loooove your Lydia-wedding-outfit!!!!)


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  3. Looks like you had a fab year!! Love your tattoo - I'm working up the courage to get one on my ribs at the moment, haha! :-)
    - Dani

  4. Congratulations! So glad to hear that you've had a great year full of so many amazing achievements. Your tattoo is also super adorable! I hope you have an even better 2018 x

    Avril Marie | Lifestyle Blogger

  5. What a fantastic year! You should be super proud of everything you have achieved and your gorgeous blog! All the best for 2018!
    a life of a charlotte


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