Wednesday, 30 March 2011

if you are lonely when you are alone, then you're in bad company.

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Jaeger jumper, charity shop, 50p - H&M maxi dress, car boot sale, 50p - Boots, c/o Bertie - Veiny hand and frizzy hair, ew.
The title of this post is one of my favourite quotations, by Jean-Paul Sartre, as it's something I can really relate to. I've always been a person who enjoys being alone - I often spend my college lunch breaks on my own in Starbucks and like nothing more than wondering around the Victoria and Albert Museum by myself. I'm also an only child (if you hadn't guessed already), so I have grown up knowing how to entertain myself from a young age. One thing which I really dislike is when others assume that because I'm often alone, it means that I'm lonely, because the majority of the time it doesn't. Of course I can feel lonely at times, I believe it's in my nature, but as Marilyn Monroe said, 'I restore myself when I'm alone'. Anyway, I'm rambling on a little, this post was simply an excuse to show you clearer photographs of the boots I chose at the Bertie blogger evening I posted about a few days ago. They are so beautiful, I'm very lucky indeed. I so adore the top photograph, which was taken by my lovely friend Shana-Kaye. I know that she was just randomly shooting in hope that I'd get a shot that I liked, but I just love the compostition and the movement of my dress. Thank-you, Shana! Love, Jazzabelle.

49 comments:

  1. so very jealous of your boots, they are so nice! I love my own company too. I mean sometimes i prefer it then to be with a crowd of people. It's nice to have your own thoughts sometimes! but saying that i do hate doing stuff on my own, I love your ramblings :) xxx

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  2. Those boots are stunning!!
    I think enjoying your own company is an only child thing, I go a bit mad if I don't occasionally have some time to myself, yet most of my friends need someone with them all the time haha.
    Beautiful photos missy :)

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  3. Exceedingly jealous of those boots, they're beautiful and they look so nice with that outfit! I totally agree with you when it comes to your own company, I spend all day at school with so many people that you sort of have to talk to and then it's so nice just to be on my own with my thoughts sometimes hahaha. I like your ramblings, it's nice to read a blog that's a little more personal

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  4. Gorgeous boots indeed, and the photo at the top is gorgeous! :)
    I like being a lone at times, I have no problem going into town, looking around shops on my own, even been to the cinema alone. But some times I feel more lovely when I'm with people.
    xo

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  5. Lovely photos and your boots are amazing :) I enjoy time to myself too, but I have to admit I'm definitely more of a 'company' person. I suppose since I have 3 other siblings and having gone to boarding school I'm so used to having people around me all the time that when I do find myself on my own for a few nights I go a bit stir crazy. I'd love to be happy and content in my own company though, it's something I should work on. There's a quote saying "you have to be your own best friend" which I like xxx

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  6. Love them boots.
    I like spending time on my own,nice to take a step back and just have my own company
    x

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  7. Wonderful photos, i'm incredibly jealous of your shoes! They're beautiful!xox

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  8. I really love this post, one of my favourites of yours. Possibly as it rings so true with me. I am an only child too & while I enjoy the company of others, my preferred time is by myself. My most favourite blogs are those by people with similar qualities, Kingdom of Style & Le Portillon spring to mind. I've also had this feeling with yours before reading this post and it really draws me.

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  9. Your friend has captured them beautifully - yay shana-kay!
    This post is wonderful Jaz, I can totally relate. For me there's nothing worse than being surrounded by people all of the time- that's nothing bad on their part of course, I just get abit socially claustrophobic I think, and I've never really been great at meeting new people, so for me I'm quite content to be alone.
    I always get a chance to think about things that way, and I'm perfectly content to have a nice walk in the sunshine on my own, gather my thoughts and just escape into my own little world for a little while. I suppose that comes from being a day dreamer- even if I'm with people I'm totally in my own little bubble...they probs think I'm mad! x

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  10. those boots are gorgeous you lucky girl! love this outfit xx

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  11. I really enjoy my own company as well, I like being with other people but I'm happy with being in my own space as well :)

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  12. Some of the things that you find charity shopping is incredible! xxx

    I got some good buys this morning, I'll post about them soon.

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  13. Fabulous choice with those boots doll, they are just perfect for you x

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  14. Lovely boots! Great pictures and your actually lucky having an older sister can get very stressing but ohwell no complains. and i love oments i share with just myself <3

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  15. Oooh, loved today's photos sweetie! Very nice. I absolutely adore that quote too. I wish I was able to feel less lonely like yourself. I don't like being apart from loved ones for too long. It feels alien to me :/ I also love the top photo. Hope you're well sweetie.

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  16. LOVE the shoes - they're a similar style to the ones in my latest outfit post! :-) Gorgeous, as always!

    You should check out my Etsy shop - I make cute, vintage style jewellery that I think you'd love! www.etsy.com/shop/littlerachael

    Little Rachael Style
    Little Rachael Style
    Little Rachael Style

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  17. I'm exactly the same, only child, more than happy to be on my own. Obviously I like spending time with my friends and family, but after a while I just need my own space for a bit!
    I love the boots, they are brilliant!

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  18. I must say, you are such an inspiring person to me.


    x

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  19. this all makes sense, i spend a lot of time alone, mainly to do with uni stuff but i don't really ever get bored. there's always something to do, though i do neglect by book pile. lucky at the bertie thing, wish i was closer for some freebies. though i am running a comp now, come check

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  20. such a perfect colour palette...

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  21. Your boots are amazing, insanely jealous! :D
    xxx

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  22. Those boots are fab! I find that being alone for prolonged periods of time sends me completely mad, I am one of 5 children and my parents both have big families too (4 and 6 children!) and not having people around with the hustle and bustle is strange as I have grown up with it. Saying that, I love relaxing and just doing what I want all day which you can't do if they are other people depending on you :)

    Maria xxx

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  23. Those boots are rather lush x

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  24. rad boots! i need a lot of alone time myself, maybe it's an only child thing ;-)

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  25. those boots are lovely! i so know what you mean about having to entertain yourself, im an only child too, i just end up making stuff haha. oh that black shirt looked so nice when you had it on before i hope you find it! xx

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  26. The boots were a great choice! So versatile.

    I completely agree with your post; I'm the eldest of three and have always been used to entertaining myself. I love spending time alone in museums or libraries, I find it completely relaxing.

    x

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  27. i really don't mind being alone either, i like being alone with my thoughts, i keep getting tempted to go on a little holiday to paris by myself but then always get a bit scared that i would get lonely in a foreign city on my own! x

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  28. Love the boots, I'd quite tempted to get a pair like this. I love that photo too. I agree about being alone. Sometimes I just like to sit and be quiet on my own and people always say that Im being moody but sometimes it's nice to escape the madness of everyday life and just be calm and think a bit. Plus, everyone is different. Some people have to be surrounded by people all the time, some people don't.

    Thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog. I wasn't really sure about that hairstyle so its nice to hear that I don't look like some kind of wierd swedish milk maid haha. I'll put the photos up soon! x

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  29. I am an only child and it really annoys me when people tell me they feel sorry for me. Dont! I love being an only child would not have it any other way. Like you I enjoy my own company. You can get lonely in a family of 8 just as much as you can being an only child!
    Love the boots they are gorgeous! How lucky were you!
    Sophie
    x

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  30. Gawjusssss! Those boots are delicious.

    Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

    xx

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  31. Beautiful photos! I completely agree, I love alone time, I find it odd that some people need to spend all their time with people. I often have to work away from home with colleagues and it drives me nuts working with them all day and then spending all evening together too! I always want to just go to my room and have some alone time, but no luck!

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  32. I have my times when I like being alone, after a week working too much in college, I like being one or two days in my pjs at home. But most of the times I like being with people (but not too many). I admire people that do things on their own. I just can't. Maybe it's because I talk way too much and I need someone to listen to me rambling...? xxx

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  33. I feel the same about spending time alone. There's nothing like spending the day in your own company, doing your own thing and enjoying it. We really are "restoring" ourselves, as put by Marilyn. Lovely outfit, as well.

    x

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  34. I LOVE this quote , funnily enough today , my friend and I were having a conversation about how much we love just being by ourselves sometimes.
    I'm not an only child , but a lot of people think I am because of my "lone-wolf" tendencies.
    I absolutely love your blog , it's amazing and inspiring!

    Jazzxx

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  35. i'm exactly the same, sometimes its so much nicer to be quiet and by yourself. i love those boots such a good choice they're gorgeous doll x

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  36. I love your quote. Sartre is one of the greatest writers and he was also best friend with Simone de Beauvoir. And you explained perfectlt the feeling of ejoying being alone.

    kiss you!

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  37. Love your outfit <3
    Those boots are gorgeous
    x

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  38. Totally agree. I spend a lot of time alone and wouldn't have it any other way. Sometimes if I'm a bit down I'd get upset about it and start thinking I've no friends, no body wants to be around me, but when I eventually snap out of it, I quickly realise this is how I want it. I've loads of friends and people I can spend time with but I choose to be alone a lot. I should read this next time I start whinging about nobody liking me. :P
    Love your shoes to.

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  39. Gorgeous shoes! I really love them, they are quite in my style, they look great on you ;)

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  40. Love those shoes. Also I know what you mean about enjoying your own company. Even though I have two younger sisters, I love wandering around town, shopping and visiting galleries on my own too.

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  41. the boots are so so awesome!! I go to galleries and shopping on my own sometimes, i think it allows me to take as much time as I like, although it gets lonely sometimes haha!!
    xx

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  42. Those boots are so lovely and how wonderful to capture such a beautiful moment- I love it when that happens xxx

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  43. love your shoes!
    Krissy xoxo

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  44. I actually love being alone, I mean don't get me wrong, I love spending time with Dey and my friends and my mom, but I think being alone lets you re-coop, just like the quote. I adore shopping alone, I actually hate shopping with people. I like me time, I like going to coffee shops alone, I guess I am just comfortable with my own company, and in a way I see that as a good thing, because depending on other people to keep you amused/happy could be quite detrimental. I went through a stage where I didn't like being in my flat alone, but I think that was because I was so used to being at my moms house and wasn't used to the transition. Great boots hun! Very lucky indeed xxx

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  45. gorgeous boots
    loving the jumper as well
    xoxo

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  46. I'm not an only child but I like being alone, too. I think it's important to be creative. The other day I read an interview with Grace Coddington that she walked for miles over fields to school to not have to have to do chit-chat in the bus and I could really relate to that...

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  47. oh wow hello boots. those are beautiful! and totally know what you mean re: being alone. i'm an only child too. i love my own company. is that sad?
    X

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  48. I loved the boots in the previous post, but now having seen them in their whole glory, I love them even more if that was even possible.

    -vicki!

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  49. Really interesting post. I can completely relate, being a solitary person myself. I also think it's quite a common trait amongst bloggers - many tend to enjoy their own company, and there's something quite appealing in sharing your life with the internet rather than real life people.

    The boots look fantastic. Love this whole shoot. x

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