I'll be honest I needed a bit of a break from London, work and blogging/social media. That may sound silly as I'm not a full time blogger, but as I'm trying to put more effort into my blog its hard to know what to write and create each week. So I didn't post last week, I escaped the city and packed up my bags and had a break in an amazing Airbnb in the Cotswolds. As soon as I arrived I felt inspired to start taking photos, uploading to Instagram and writing blog posts again. As I'm sure many of you will understand, working in a creative industry can make it tricky to come up with ideas for your own platforms as you use up all of your creativity at work. I absolutely love my job, it's incredibly fun, I work with some lovely people and I get to be creative on a day to day basis but generating ideas all of the time can be hard. So breaks like these are truly well deserved and are just what I need to recharge my brain and creativity. The apartment/flat that we stayed in made me feel like we were staying in a little hideaway an author would use to write their next book, and in some ways I guess it was true, as that author/creator was me! I will hopefully be doing a little flat tour blog post so look out for that in the near future.
Sunday, 14 August 2016
One of the best things about the summer is that it makes getting dressed in the mornings so easy, all I have to do is throw on a dress and I'm done. In fact I pretty much wear dresses 80% of the year because I'm lazy and it means I can get ready in about 2 minutes flat. As I'm sure you would have read in my last couple of blog posts I've been absolutely loving the monthly launches from Lazy Oaf and this denim dress is no exception. What's not to love, it's a denim dress with velvet details, plus it's super comfortable so there's plenty of room to eat all of the food! For those of you who don't know about the brand, Lazy Oaf is a London based fashion company which was created by Gemma Shiel, and are known for their bright, kitsch and bold clothing. I first discovered them when I was going through my 'new rave' phase when I was 14/15 (anyone else remember those 'save the rave' tops from Topshop?!) Cut to ten years later and I'm wearing clothes that my teenage self would be jealous of. (FYI This post isn't sponsored I just really love the company!)
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Sunday, 7 August 2016
It's been a bit of a while since I've done an outfit post, so I'm back with a couple of new pieces, both of which I absolutely love. I've been trying not to spend too much money on clothes recently but I decided to treat myself this payday and buy a few new bits. First up is this black and white gingham dress from Reclaimed Vintage via ASOS, it's a nice lightweight cotton material but I could easily wear a pair of woolly tights and some cute little boots with this in the winter, I have my eye on a pair of Sophia Webster butterfly boots so I'd better get saving! I love the bee detail on this too, it just makes the whole dress just a little bit more special. I matched the dress with this black little bag I picked up from Zara a couple of weeks ago. I was in the Sloane Square shop and I spotted this on the shelf and made a beeline for it. Often when clothes or accessories have the patches already sewn on there's usually always one I don't like but I genuinely love every single patch on this bag. My favourites are the car, lipstick and the palm trees, plus they have glittery thread sewn in too which is even better. I'm so glad I picked it up and it was only £16! I would have easily paid more for it.
Monday, 1 August 2016
I've been going through a bit of a hair transformation this year and slowly going blonde(ish)! I've always wanted to go blonde, from the ages of 13-16 I desperate to have bleach blonde hair (I’m sure fellow emo/scene kids will understand). After having a few disasters a particular salon chain I decided enough was enough, it was time for me to invest a bit more money in it so I could get the results I wanted. Introducing, Myla and Davis. I had only heard amazing things about this small chain so I knew it was the one for me, and around 3-4 months ago I booked into have a full head of highlights. This was something I had never had done before and I was absolutely thrilled with the results! I was getting closer to my blonde goals. So I knew when my hair needed a bit of brightening and a refresh I just knew I had to go back. I'll be sharing the results in a style/fashion post in the next few weeks but I'm so pleased with it! It’s nothing too crazy, but just looks really natural and has a subtle nod to naturally dark brow hair.