Monday, 24 July 2017

A Passion For Fashion

Hello Beautiful Wandering Mermaids 💜✨

Before I start this post I just wanted to thank everyone that they gave me feedback and contacted me about my last blog post - 'The Journey Of Self Love'

Your lovely words and your raw honestly left me so humbled. You're beautiful souls inside and out.

I wanted to dedicate a post to why fashion is so important to me. I feel like there's a lot of stigma and stereotypes that surround the fashion industry and it's something that frustrates me a lot.

For me, fashion is one of the most fun and beautiful ways to express and embrace who you are. Wearing clothes that make you feel good. Being free to express yourself in whichever way is beautiful to you.

Fashion is something to be celebrated. It gives each and every one of us the opportunity to express ourselves and inspire others. In fact the fashion industry is one of few industries that encourages people to embrace who they are and their own unique style.

One of my favourite quotes is ‘The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow’ and that is reflected in my style and my jewellery creations at The Wandering Mermaids. Anything vibrant and colourful always catches my eye and when I wear colourful clothing and Jewellery it picks me up on days that I find myself struggling.
Some of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe at the moment. Wearing the rainbow!

Not everyone sees the beauty of the fashion industry and I can appreciate that it might not be everyones cup of tea. But that doesn't mean people should criticise those that are passionate about fashion. In fact no matter what your passion is – whether it’s fashion, gaming, train spotting, reading, dancing…whatever it is. You should not be stigmatised or labelled. Be FREE to do and enjoy the things you love.




💜✨ Having an interest in fashion does not make you shallow

The biggest stigma surrounding the fashion industry is that it’s shallow. And that frustrates me a lot. There is absolutely nothing wrong in caring about your appearance, focusing on your best bits, and being body confident.

A woman can be interested in fashion and expressing an identity through clothing and still be intelligent and worldly. How wrong to devalue those that take an interest in their appearance.

A survey revealed that only 1% of women in the UK consider themselves to be beautiful. How terrible is that, a mere 1% of women in this country love and feel confident in their bodies. Being comfortable and loving the way you look does not mean you're shallow or vain, it's damn amazing. Go put on your favourite outfit right now and love yourself and be damn proud about it.

In a world where women are smothered with images of perfectly photo shopped models etc it’s so important that we embrace who we are. When you wear clothes that you feel good in you are naturally more confident – you ooze that good positive energy. And why shouldn't we feel good ?



💜✨ Fashion isn’t just about the Clothes

The fashion industry is so dynamic and is so much more than looking good or making you feel beautiful. Fashion today is a wonderful tool that conveys many important messages.

My favourite fashion designer Ashish Gupta is a remarkable example of this. Not only is Ashish an incredible designer who brings sequins, rainbows and magic to the catwalk, but he is a humanitarian who advocates an array of positive messages through his designs.

Ashish creations bear all kinds of positive messages such as :

‘Love Sees No Colour’
‘As Often As Possible Be Polite and Kind’
‘You are much lovelier than you think’
‘Love will win’


Ashish uses fashion to stand up for what is right. He reminds us of the importance of uniting and caring for one another. He encourages us to defend and support diversity. Ashish is just one of many designers who is using fashion as a platform to be the voice of the people.

I am also super excited to see that the fashion industry is joining the fight to end the stigma around mental health.

One in four people in the world will be affected by mental disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions - this places mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health worldwide. We need to talk more about mental health and the fact that the fashion industry is encouraging this is amazing !

I recently discovered a wonderful label called Wear Your Label. They create clothing to create conversations around mental health and 10% of their profits go towards mental health initiatives. The label is all about uniting under the common goal of ending the stigma and the Wear Your Label Motto is - It's okay not to be okay.

You can check out their page and the work they do here:
https://wearyourlabel.com/

I think it's fair to say that the Fashion industry is far more valuable than people realise.

💜✨ Women do not dress to impress men

Women use fashion as a tool for feeling good - they dress for themselves. They do not dress for men or for male 'attention'.

A perfect example of this is at events where we get to dress up and us ladies flock to one other in awe of each other’s outfits. Even on social media us ladies are forever likeing each other’s posts and love to see our girls looking haawt in an outfit or seflie.

Through my love of fashion I’ve built up beautiful friendships with likeminded ladies who love colourful and ethical clothing - it has nothing to do with looking for male attention. I’ve never put on an outfit to impress a man. I wear what I love and what makes me feel good and I’m pretty sure I speak on behalf of most women when I say that.

Where ma Queens at ! Girl Power !!



💜✨ You do not have to be ‘cool’ to be fashionable

It really makes me sad when I hear girls say they can’t wear certain clothes because they feel like they’ll be judged by others or that they’re not ‘cool’ enough to be fashionable.

There is no such thing as not ‘cool’ enough to wear certain clothes. You like it, you put it on and you feel good – go wear it girl ! That is beauty of the fashion industry, it encourages you to wear what you love and love what you wear.

I am certainly not ‘cool’ and I wear whatever I want to. People often say to me ‘ I love what you’re wearing but I could never wear it’ - Erm why ? It’s almost like people have become scared of fashion – all because of these damn steryotypes that keep getting pumped out their.

I would hate for your young girls to feed into these stereotypes and feel like they can't wear certain clothes. Just wear what you love. Make your own rules – all that matters is that you feel good.


💜✨ Being fashionable is expensive

Now yes, if you want to shop at high end fashion stores it’s going to cost you ze big bucks!
Buuuut if you are an ethical bunny, it’s actually very easy to get your fashion fix without spending lots and without hurting the environment or the labourers who make our clothes.

My wardrobe is nearly all vintage and charity shop finds - and the best bit is that shopping this way makes my wardrobe unique!

You can read all about ethical fashion at my blog post here : Ethical Queens click here

I hope this post will encourage all you Wandering Mermaid Queens to continue to do you and feel proud for being passionate about what you wear. Lets get our passion for fashion back and be proud of it !!! 💜✨

Love and Light always,
Mermaid Mairead xox




Saturday, 1 July 2017

The Journey to Self Love

Hello Beautiful Wandering Mermaids 💜✨

So after my last post, your feedback made me realise just how many of us are on this journey of Self Love. But many of you are struggling with this journey and many more of you don’t know where to start. Sooo this blog post is dedicated to you lovely souls.

I truly believe that if we want to really be happy in this life we have to love ourselves from the inside out. You have been gifted with this life and you shouldn’t spend it at war with yourself.


No amount of success in the external world will bring you contentment or true eternal happiness. In fact the way you love yourself will impact all your external relationships. We only let other people love us as much as we love ourselves.

We live in a reality that is filled with white noise. Work, emails, deadlines, text messages, friends and family, social media, travel, sleep, exercise, TV, parties, shopping, dating, networking… the list goes on.

In a society so focused on the external and with so many demands on our attention we lack time for our inner reality. Now how can you truly love yourself, if you make no time for yourself. You have to know yourself from the inside out.

I don’t claim to have all the answers, but I know what’s worked for me and so in this post I will share some tips with you. Practicing these things has helped me no end in learning WHO I am, ACCEPTING who I am and in turn LOVING who I am. I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me.

💜✨Let go of the past

We are all guilty of holding onto things in the past. Replaying things in our mind. Wishing we said or did something different, wondering if things would be different now if we had. But where is thinking like that getting you ? Nowhere.

Holding onto the past will only weigh heavy on your soul. It’s holding you back from moving forward and reaching self-acceptance and loving who you are. All that anger, that sadness, regrets, whatever it may be – Let it go right now. It’s done. No amount of replaying stuff in your mind will change anything.

LET IT GO and when you do gosh will so much light come into your life. Stop living in the past and come and live in the present – there’s a whole world of opportunity waiting for you.

💜✨Treat your body like a Temple

Nurture your body to nurture your soul. Treating your body like your temple will not only boost your self-love, but will boost your energy and get those feel good endorphins going.

You don’t need to be a health fanatic and cut out all junk food and you don’t need to go to the gym every day. It’s all about balance and falling in love with looking after yourself.

Be conscious about what you put into your body because you want to feel good – this isn’t about what you look like on the outside. This is about feeling good on the inside. Feeding your body nutrient-rich foods and getting active will have you oozing love.

💜✨Other people’s opinions do not matter

'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.' - Bernard M. Baruch

This is your life and it comes around once. Your body, your time, and your happiness.

When it comes to you and your life, you are the only person whos opinion matters. If you make the choice to create positive changes, for yourself, that is all that matters. You don’t need anyone’s approval or validation.

Do not spend your precious time tipping toeing around your life through fear of what someone else thinks.

YOUR LIFE. No one else’s.

💜✨You are good enough

Stop listening to that voice in your head that tells you that you are not good enough.

Imagine if that voice was an actual person. Would anyone want to hang out with this horrible person that does nothing but criticise people for no good reason ? Of course not. So tell that voice to pipe down.

You are more than good enough.

We all have insecurities that revel in our heads. A demon that replays past failures, tells you that you’re too fat/ too skinny, tells you that people don’t like you, that you will amount to nothing.

These insecurities hold power over us by preventing us from fully loving ourselves. They paint a fake version of reality and make us believe that we are not good enough.

Your insecurities will gain strength if you don’t address them and instead let them operate in your consciousness. Address these demons and you will depower them. When you spend time looking at your demons you will realise there is no logic behind them and you’ll gain strength – and you will learn to love yourself.

Address your demons by making a list of your insecurities. You’ll start to notice patterns of when these insecurities plague you and when you understand when and why they plague you, eventually you’ll discover how to banish them for good.

Yes it’s easier said than done to work through these insecurities. But you cannot leave them bubbling under the surface, they will slowly suffocate you. Baby steps every day and I promise you will get there.

Through it all remember YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH.

💜✨Social Media Black out

No phone, computer, television etc. I’d like to tell you to do this for a whole day but I know this may not be practical, so let’s say for a few hours- to start with ;)

So many of us are addicted to social media and it’s so incredibly unhealthy. Social media distracts you from reality. While you are glued to your phone scrolling through social media life is happening; actual real life.

Social media paints a very false picture of reality and to be consuming this 24 hours a day is no good for our mental health.

Go set yourself free and have a social media black out baby !

💜✨Meditate

Meditation is great way to clear your mind and bring peace. Focus on your breathing. Focus on how your breath fills up your body and how it feels as you release this breath.

We take our breath for granted every day which is shocking really when it’s one of the most fundamental things to our existence.

As you meditate you’ll notice that thoughts drift through your head. Observe the thoughts – don’t interact with them. Observe and release them.

When you practice meditation enough, you will start to experience insights into yourself, insights that will help you explore the inner most version of you. This won’t happen all the time – and don’t get frustrated. Just be at one with your breath and enjoy this quiet time. If you are new to meditation maybe just start with 5 minutes a day.

💜✨Greet each day with a smile

It’s so easy to wake up in the morning – especially on a Monday – and be furious. You don’t want to get up and you certainly don’t want to go to work. You don’t want to adult.

But you’ve just been gifted another day. You’re breathing. There’s a whole day of opportunities waiting for you if you get those positive pants on and go out there and get it.

I recently read that the first 7 minutes of your day are the most important and will impact how the rest of your day plays out. If you start your day with negative thoughts your whole day is going to be pretty pants. If you start the first 7 minutes of your day with a positive mind-set you have far more opportunity to lead a productive and happy day.

Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of your day – and impacts how you feel about both yourself and the day ahead. So create yourself a morning routine that puts you in a positive mindset.

Here are some tips on how to greet the first hour of your morning to help you create a day oozing with positive energy:

💜 No phone, no social meadia, no TV – Let the first hour of your morning be for you. You don’t need to know what everyone else is doing. This is your quiet time.

💜 10 Minutes of meditation to provide you with a clear and peaceful mindset

💜 Have a nutritional breakfast

💜 Sit outside for a while if the weather is nice – or maybe even fit in a walk.

💜 Make a list of your goals for the day – get all that stuff out of your head.


💜✨Time for YOU

In this modern world we are juggling 100 hundred things at once. But the one thing we are all guilty of not fitting in is time for ourselves.

One on one time with ourselves.

Promise yourself now that every day – even if it’s just a half hour- you have quality time for you. Do something you enjoy for YOU. Whether it’s reading, drawing, listening to your favourite song, going for a walk or even just sitting with a cup of tea. Something for you.

NO social media – This is you time and it will do you the whole world of good.

💜✨Love List

This is one I personally found most difficult but you gotz to do it !

I want you to make a list of 5 things that you love about yourself- physically/personality/ Talents etc.
It seems so easy for us to list the things we don’t like about ourselves, but tell us to list what we love and we become stuck.

Loving things about you isn’t cocky or arrogant. It’s beautiful, why shouldn’t you embrace you ?!

GO MAKE THAT LOVE LIST !!!

💜✨Stop Comparing yourself to other people

We’ve all done it. Browsed through social media, magazines etc and you see people that look ‘perfect’ and have ‘perfect’ lives. Everyone’s story is different and no ones story is ‘perfect’.

Don’t forget that on social media people often only post the stuff they want people to see. It’s a perfectly orchestrated photo – do not be sucked in. We are all human and we all have bad days (Bad days – NOT a bad life).

Stop comparing yourself to other people, instead be grateful for everything. Fall in love with YOUR life. We spend so much people watching other people’s life we forget to live our own.

Photo credit to @janellesilver


I hope you enjoyed reading this and most importantly I hope you found it helpful.
If anyone has any questions or would like to chat more about their journey to Self Love (sometimes it's easier to talk to a stranger) please feel free to email me at : thewanderingmermaids@gmail.com
I am here to help 💜✨

Love and light always,
Mermaid Mairead xox


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Your Body.Your Rules.

Hello Beautiful Wandering Mermaids 💜✨

So summer is well on its way and I can't wait to get myself to the beach. This mermaid needs some vitamin SEA!

But while I love seeing the sun show her beautiful face. With summer, comes a whole gross wave of shame from magazines to social media, telling us we need to get 'Bikini Body' ready. Summer body diets and workouts are in all the magazines and so many women - and I'm sure men too - are resorted to having negative feelings about their body.

Who taught us that you need to have a certain body to go to the beach ? To wear a bikini ? What even is a 'Bikini Body'. Our bodies do NOT need to change to be 'bikini body' ready.

We should not be encouraging - living off diet shakes, detox teas, diet pills... the terrible list goes on.

Body shaming is all too common and while we have come so far - which is amazing - it seems there is still a long way to go.

I've had so many conversations with women lately who have absolutely zero confidence and it's so deeply saddening . You get one life and while you spend it criticising yourself and your body, your life is just slipping through your fingers.
I treat my body like my temple and rather than 'dieting' - which admittedly I have done in the past - my focus is to simply take care of my body. Healthy body, healthy mind. Giving my body the nutrients it needs and enjoying exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.

I still eat naughty food - Pizza and Reeces pieces come at me !! - and I don't exercise every day. But it's all about balance and actually listening to your body. I have treated my body so very badly in the past, from starving myself to binge eating and ridiculous diets. I was crippled with insecurities. So I know all too well that it’s not easy and the journey to loving your body may come with lots of hurdles - especially when the media bombards us with 'perfect' photo shopped models. But if I can do it, I promise you can too.
Please do not be sucked in by the media. Don't compare yourself to other people. Yes that girl might look beautiful in her bikini - but so do you Queen. You are fabulous!
When I created The Wandering Mermaids I didn't want it to be all about my jewellery and fashion. I want to it to be a place where women can be free. A place where women can be empowered, a place where women support each other. While I was a young teenager I didn't really have that, and I suffered an incredible amount with insecurities and I became a very shy, unhappy girl. But now, I'm going to be the person I needed back then.

I have a little Goddaughter, who will be a year old next month ( where did that time go). She's a little Queen 💜✨ and really is the most precious little soul. I would never want her to grow up thinking she wasn't good enough or that she needed to change. I want her to follow her dreams and to embrace every aspect of who she is.

You're the role model for the little Queens you have in your life, whether it's a younger sister, your daughter, your niece, any little ladies that look up to you.

I'm building a website atm and if I can get ma Lil brain around it, there's going to be a little forum on there for all us Wandering Mermaids to chat to each other. So no matter what it might be that your struggling with, whatever your celebrating, or if you even want some one to tell you wear you can buy a sassy pair of rainbow sequin shoes - you'll have a whole network of beautiful Wandering Mermaids by your side 💜✨
💜✨💜✨When women support each other the most amazing things happen💜✨💜✨

So yes ladies, get your bikini on, get yourself to the beach and have a fabulous time. And when your on the beach compliment other women and tell them how damn good they look - let support each other, go Queens !!!! 💜✨

All my love, Mermaid Mairead xox

Friday, 2 June 2017

Friends With Fashion

Hello Lovely Wandering Mermaids,

So as some of you may know, in April Fashion Revolution week took place. Ethical fashion is something I'm really passionate about and your response to my posts on my Instagram about Fashion Revolution week made me so very happy - so excited to have so many ethical Wandering Mermaids - YAS YAS YASSS 💜✨

The Fashion Revolution is an inspiring and powerful movement that advocates that while fashion should look good, it should feel good too. Fashion Revolution week might now long be over, but it is still soooo important that we take notice of the way our fashion habits impact both the laborers that make our clothes and our precious Mumma Nature.


I adore fashion, but it saddens me to see how the fashion industry is increasingly driven by greed. Hungry for more productivity, more products and of course more sales. This huge rise in consumption is costing both the environment and the people making the clothes.

Sadly, there are still factories that force their workers into horrific working conditions and these workers are paid pennies for the work they do. The disaster at Rana Plaza in 2013 is just one example of the devastating results of the industry's greed.

Who made the clothes you are wearing right now ? Was that person getting paid fairly ? What were their working conditions like ? Were they working unreasonable hours ? How would you feel if you knew that the clothes you are wearing had been produced under forced labour and sweatshop conditions?

The Fashion Revolution encourages us to ask brands the imperative question ' Who Made my clothes ?'. By doing this not only will we learn more about how our clothes are sourced, but it will motivate these brands to make positive changes = An ethical fashion industry - YAS 💜✨


We need to strive towards an ethical industry. An industry that values the people that make their products. An industry that takes charge of changing the impact their production has on the environment. An industry that values creativity and profit equally.

And the wonderful news is that it is soo easy to shop ethically and still have a sassy wardrobe !

💜 1. Shop Vintage and Second Hand – I’m a thrifty lady and basically all of my wardrobe is vintage and second hand ! I love to find unique pieces at charity shops, car boots and little vintage shops.

💜 2. Shop at small businesses – When you shop from a small business your helping someone’s dreams come true instead of helping a CEO buy their fourth mansion. Whenever someone buys from my shop I get the most amazing feeling inside and do a lii happy dance 💜✨ When you shop from a small business, usually they make the designs and produce the designs themselves from home. They are passionate about what they make and you know who has made your clothes. Supporting your local girl boss !

💜 3. Depop – I love me some Depop. It’s a great place to sell your clothes annnd you can also find some great clothing and accessories on there! And the best bit is that we are all helping each other out and the environment .

💜 4. Asos MarketPlace - A great place to buy from small businesses and there are some great vintage finds too.

💜 5. Customise your clothes – We all love a good clear out and it is so easy to get bored of a piece of clothing you’ve had for ages. But have you ever thought about getting a little creative and customising your clothes? I love to customise Cardis and Jackets – I’ll replace all the buttons with funky ones and add on sassy fabric trimmings and patches. I also love to sequin up my clothes, get that sparkle orrn . Go and get crafty Mermaids !!

💜 6.Don’t throw your clothes away – Give them to your local charity shop, sell them on Depop and if you can’t do that then recycle them.

Did you know that just 20 per cent of clothes in a woman's wardrobe ever gets worn. Research has revealed the average woman's wardrobe is home to 66 items of clothing with 10 items of clothing that would never be worn again – Yet we never have anything to wear – Oops !
Research has also found that the average woman purchases clothing every 89 days, but of those purchases ten are either binned or taken to the local charity shop every year. One in three even admitted that they 'went off clothes after wearing them a couple of times'. No one wonder production is going through the roof. But just buy making a few small changes, like the ones listed above, we can make a difference 💜✨

These sunflower dungarees are by one of my favourite eco-friendly business The Adorned Duo. The Adorned Duo are a Mother and Daughter Duo who rework vintage and thrifted clothing in their home in the North-East of England. They make beautiful ethical pieces and are a shining example that Fashion can both look and feel good ! (my top is a charity shop find ) - seee yah can still look sassy and be an ethical bunny 💜✨


I’m also obsessed with these Jackets from The Adorned Duo. The beautiful Crescent Moon Painting was hand painted by the lovely Sarah at The Adorned. I get so many compliments every time I wear this. And this sequin, beaded Jacket – Just look at it 💜✨💜✨ If you like what you see then go check out their page : The Adorned Duo


While the Fashion Industry needs to make a change, we can also help make the change. We are the change Wandering Mermaids !! I hope this post has inpired you to be an ethical Queen and that the tips I've given are useful. If you'd like to read more about the Fashion Revolution then visit there site : The Fashion Revolution

💜✨ Thank you so much for reading 💜✨


Love always, Mermaid Mairead xox


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Thursday, 11 May 2017

The Wanderer Returns


2 years ago today I returned home from travelling.

I thought the hardest part about travelling would be leaving my cherished family and friends. Taking the risk of quitting my job, packing my bags and completely stepping out of my comfort zone.

Little did I know was that returning home would be one of the most difficult experiences of my life.

The night before I flew home I felt so sick. I was incredibly sad that my magical journey was over. And in fact, I was more nervous going home than I had been when I first got on that one-way ticket plane journey to Bangkok.

When I arrived home Hugging my sister mum and dad after what had been such a long time was incredible. Seeing their beautiful faces light up. I'll never forget that moment. The musketeers reunited.

Of course that first nights sleep in my comfy bed with fresh sheets was amazing. And opening my wardrobe in the morning to a selection of clothes instead of having a few tops and harems to choose from was so exciting. And I definitely didn't miss carrying around my tonne weight backpack.

But once all those novelties passed, I realised that this place I once called home no longer felt the same. I felt so disconnected about every aspect of my life. Everything was the same but everything was different. I had changed.


I remember walking down some street in London and feeling so disconnected from everyone around me. Everyone glued to their phones. No one had the time to smile or say good morning. No one had time to help a dear old lady who had dropped her shopping. No one has time to stop and give someone directions. No human interaction at all. No one had the time.

Such a different life to the one I had been living. In the countries I had visited people were friendly and kind. And here I was, feeling so uneasy and alone in a place I had once called home.

For a long time this horrible feeling continued to bubble inside of me. Nothing I did seemed to ease it. I wanted to pack my bags and flee again.

But I realise now that I'm not alone, there are so many travelers out there who understand the transformation I've been through. And just because that journey is over, doesn't mean I won't travel again. In fact this sickness I have felt has spurred me on to travel more and I've been very lucky to have visited some wonderful places in the world in the last two years. And I'm very excited for my traveling plans later in the year !


Without you even realising it, packing up your life and going traveling does something to you. It changes your views on all aspects of life. You see everything in a new light. Your eyes, mind, and soul are awakened, your world changes forever - in the most wonderful way. And gosh am I glad I've changed. I'm actually living now!

At The Wandering Mermaids I like making jewellery that reflects all the vibrant and beautiful colours of the places I visited. These colours take me back to all the magical moments I made and I feel like every time someone purchases one of my pieces, I'm sharing a time in my life that I will always treasure.


If anyone reading this is thinking about taking a chance, to quit your job and go out into this beautiful world and explore it, please do it. Pack your bags, get your passport and go!

You can't put a price on the experiences you will have and the memories you will make. Take a chance and awaken your soul ! I promise you won't regret it.

Love and light,
The Wandering Mermaid xox

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Mermaid Mairead

Hello Reader,

My Name is Mairead - although most people call me Mermiad. I'm 24 and I'm just little old me trying to find my way in this world.

I guess i'll start my first blog post by telling you what brought me here.

I used to really panic about the direction of my life. I mean full on lying in bed at night sweating. I'd worry about how my life would unfold, if I would be happy, if I had made the right choices so far.

We are all guilty of overthinking and worrying. Prisoners of the thoughts that live in our mind.But where does worrying get you ?

Worrying is a thief and he steals your happiness. No amount of worrying can change the past or change the future.
By worrying all you are doing is destroying the present moment. And this moment right here right now is a gift; I was taking my life for granted.

One of my favourite poems is called 'Hearts like Wildflowers' - by Nikita Gill ( I could read her poetry all day)


'I hope you are blessed with a heart like a wildflower.
Strong enough to rise again after being trampled upon,
tough enough to weather the worst of the summer storms,
and able to grow and flourish even in the most broken places.'


The Bluebell Woods - Photography by me Mairead Sullivan


I think we are all like wildflowers. And we should allow ourselves to blossom beautifully and naturally; what will be will be. As my dear Nana used to say ''Whats for you, won't pass you''.

You will flourish without even realising it. And yes you'll experience bad times, but those times won't last forever and you will find the strength inside you to carry on. By worrying you are only punishing yourself.

I made a decision some months ago now to make a change. I had hit what I think was my rock bottom. And as awful as it was, I think that rock bottom has been the foundation from which I have been building my life back together. Of course I still worry and over think, it's one of the fatal flaws of being human. But these days I don't go into overkill and these days I don't let these thoughts flourish.

I let go, and as corny as it sounds, I found myself.

By living in the present instead of worrying about what's past or what's ahead of me, I have blossomed. I'm doing things that make me happy. I have learnt the importance of self love and I've learnt to be kinder to myself.


Through this courage, I'm super excited that I have started a new journey and have started my own little business - The Wandering Mermaids. The Wandering Mermaids is all about girl power, spirituality, ethics and most importantly being who ever you want to be and following your dreams - you only get one life so go out there and love your life and so whatever makes your soul happy.These are all things that are deeply important to me and I hope through The Wandering Mermaids I can inspire.


I guess that's the purpose of my blog and my business, to inspire. Even if my words ring true to just one person or make a difference in one persons life I'll be happy.

So I'll leave it here for now. I hope you enjoyed reading and can't wait to take you along with me on my new journey.

In the meantime if you'd like to know a little more about The Wandering Mermaids then visit my Instagram: thewanderingmermaids

Love and light,
Mairead xox

A Passion For Fashion