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Merry and Bright

“𝔸 𝕡𝕠𝕡 𝕠𝕗 𝕔𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕤𝕖 𝕨𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝕓𝕝𝕦𝕖𝕤.”

Most people love this time of year, but I’m the complete opposite. Apart from the food and family time that comes with the festive holidays, I just feel like winters should be cancelled.

The thing I despise most about this time of year is the UK weather; why is it cold, wet and grey almost every single day? Those that know what sickle cell is, will know that the cold can be a major trigger for a sickle crisis (one of the most common and most painful symptoms of sickle cell). It is for this very reason why I dislike winter so much and in particular used to dislike dressing to suit the weather.

I used to associate dressing warm in winter with dark, boring colours and having to be completely covered. Black was my winter wardrobe for years; along with thick denier tights, full length jeans / leggings, long sleeves and turtlenecks. But believe me, dull clothes and dull weather can lead to a really dull life.

So as much as winter is still not my fave time of year, I try and do my best to brighten it up with my wardrobe. A pop of colour can make all the difference to a winter look and help your days to be merry and bright.

Side Note: I try staying away from greens since I already have enough in common with the grinch. Lol.

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