Wednesday, 29 April 2015

#GIRLBOSS

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As I have seen this book pretty much everywhere, I thought I would throw my two cents in about it as well!
I really liked the look of this when it originally came out but sort of forgot about it if I'm honest and never actually bought it. However I did mention it to my mum and she clearly listened because this was waiting under the Christmas tree for me from her! 
Starting out reading this, I wasn't really sure what to expect. I didn't know whether it was going to teach me how to start a business or just generally kick ass at life.
The one thing to note about this book is that the writing is quite big so its not a heavy read, just ya know, in case you were wondering!
After reading this I would say it is generally a life lessons book. It doesn't tell you how to create a successful business because there's no formula for that. The main ethos of it is to get off your bum and work to make your goals happen because ain't nobody else gonna do it for you! It's essentially Sophia's story of how she built up Nasty Gal from a small eBay business to the huge, amazing company it is now. The bumps she found on the way, how she made things happen without any experience and how if you really want something you have to try it and work hard for it.
If you need some motivation to get shit done and make things happen in your life then this is deffo the book for you!
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Monday, 27 April 2015

SUEDE SHADES

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dress - TK MAXX
polo neck - MANGO via ASOS
shoes - NEW LOOK (super old)
bag - EBAY
hat - NEW LOOK
necklace - URBAN OUTFITTERS

Taking photos of this outfit was ridiculously hard, so these are the best of the bunch of me trying to keep my hat on! I swear there's never any breeze until the camera comes out and BAM, gale force winds! 
It's currently that in-between weather when it's too cold to go all out summer-y, but warm enough to sometimes chance getting your legs out, so I decided to pair my new TK Maxx find with a polo neck to give me a little bit of warmth. I feel the cold a bit too much to be putting it all out there in April! I've got another idea in my head of how to style this dress but I think that's gonna have to wait until it warms up before that idea makes an appearance on the blog!

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Sunday, 26 April 2015

MONTHLY FAVOURITES - JANUARY, FEBRUARY & MARCH



As I never have enough favourite things in just a month, I've decided to do a favourites video every three months instead, so here are my fave things from January, February and March!

All info and bits etc is available over on my channel in the description box and don't forget to like and subscribe! 

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Monday, 20 April 2015

THE DENIM MINI

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skirt - MISS SELFRIDGE
tshirt - TOPSHOP
necklace - ASOS
belt - not the foggiest idea i'm afraid
boots - MATALAN

What a surprise, more Miss Selfridge newness on the blog! I'm literally so obsessed with so much from there this season. The only thing that has annoyed me is that I tweeted them twice about a playsuit from their campaign pictures to ask when it will be available to buy and I haven't heard a dicky bird. Now that is not good social media management and customer service! As a result I'm resorting to checking their 'New In' and playsuits sections of the website pretty much every day. I seriously need it in my life! Even if they do have crappy customer service.
This outfit has also made me decide I need two more additions to my wardrobe. More double layer necklaces because I adore this one. And a pair of black suede ankle boots with a small heel. My black patent jobbies just weren't fittin' the bill!

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

CURRENTLY CRAVING: STRIPES

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I am a serious internet window shopper so I thought I would put together a little post on a trend/style/print that has been tickling my pickle recently, all things striped! So here are some of my favourite pinspiration picks and some of my top picks of what's in the shops (internet shops) right now! I'm a major shopaholic so I thought I would start sharing that on my blog, if I can't buy it all then I may as well tell someone about what I've found! 

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Monday, 13 April 2015

POINTED FLATS & A FEDORA

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hat - TOPSHOP
tshirt - NEW LOOK
coat - MANGO
jeans - TOPSHOP JAMIE
shoes - NEW LOOK
necklace - URBAN OUTFITTERS
lips - MAC WHIRL LIP LINER

I wanted to show off a couple of my latest purchases on the blog so I thought why not all in one outfit!
I currently have a massive obsession with fedoras and after seeing this one on Megan I needed it it my life ASAP. I'm now after a burgundy number so if you've seen any good ones them lemme know! Hats are literally my new favourite accessory, apart from on windy days like this when you can't keep them on your head.
I also have my new pointed flats. After seeing these all over Instagram I knew I had to have them. I swear if I didn't have Instagram I would be rich by now! I can confirm they are the dream. Note to self, must add more chic flats to my collection.
And finally we have my new tshirt from New Look. I'm loving these retro style tees at the moment and this one was pretty cheap from New Look. The only problem is that it's a bit see-through so no matter what bra you wear, you can still see it through the top. First world problems or what.
Hope you've had a lovely Monday!

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

THE MOTHER DAUGHTER TAG

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I uploaded a new video to my channel this week featuring a special guest, my mum! We did the mother daughter tag together, a bit of a belated Mothers Day video sort of. For all the questions and links etc then head over to my channel or watch below! Hope you enjoy it!



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Monday, 6 April 2015

GETTING MY BLOG MOJO BACK

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jacket - CAMEO ROSE @ NEW LOOK
jeans - TOPSHOP JAMIE
top - ASOS
polo neck (under top) - MANGO
bag - PRIMARK
trainers - ADIDAS STAN SMITHS

I'm back with a blog post! I haven't posted anything for over a week and a half so I thought it was high time I sorted out a new post.
There's a number of reasons I have posted in over a week really. One thing I have been moaning about since pretty much September is the weather. Some days when I'm not feeling so peppy and happy I literally dread going outside in the cold weather to take photos. So recently I've just been avoiding it if I can and doing fewer photos.
I'm also not that happy about my blog design at the moment. I've done it all myself and I don't think its very clean or user friendly, and I just think it needs a refresh. I haven't changed it too much in the past two years so I think it's kind of crying out for a redesign. I'm really considering buying one of those blogger templates and sorting out a new header to inject a bit of new life into my blog. So many people seem to have used pipdig so I'm thinking maybe there? Or if you have any other recommendations then I'd love to hear about them!
I also think I've been putting too much pressure on myself to blog, which completely takes the fun out of it. I was trying to do 5 outfits a week, then that got a bit unrealistic, so I reduced it to 4, and now I'm thinking of taking away this structure completely and doing what I can. I see all these bloggers posting all the time and doing amazing posts and thinking why can't I do that, I need to do that. But its not realistic and I shouldn't be putting that pressure on myself. I work full time and I've never been sent anything by a company so everything you see on this blog is stuff bought and paid for by me or given to me as a gift from friends and family. So I can't constantly be posting fresh new stuff because my clothing collection is only so big. I think I need to take all this stuff into account more. I want to post regularly but I don't think I should be putting so much pressure on myself to do as much as huge bloggers who do it full time. 
I also think I should branch out a bit more and not just focus on fashion because that makes it even harder to blog. Every outfit I put on my blog I question 'is this good enough?' 'is this blog worthy?', and I think its got a bit out of hand and stressful. I need to just start blogging what I like and not worry. So expect to see more things on here apart from fashion, because I do like more things than just clothes, and I want to start showing that. Whether it's music, baking, homeware, lifestyle, beauty or anything else in between, I'm going to start trying to producing some different things.
From here on out I'm gonna try and do my best, because thats all anyone can do. If I manage to do 5 posts a week, then wonderful, if I manage to do 2, then thats ok too. My blog life has officially been reassessed!
Does anyone else have these crisis of confidence and feel they need to step back and take some time away? Let me know if you have and how you've got your blog mojo back! 

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