Friday, 29 December 2017

Ciao Adios I'm done 2017


I can't even tell you how good it feels each time I write a post just lately, how good it feels to take a break from uni work and forget all about it.
It feels ages since I've posted but when I checked I posted last month?? (You can tell how much I miss blogging when I'm not doing it.)
I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas apologies for not doing any Christmass-y posts or outfits this year. My head just hasn't been in the game whilst I have a uni deadline looming. This year I just wanted to enjoy the festive period and have a nice break, no stress, just spent with the people I love, enjoying one another's company.

I've been finding it quite hard to write this post because if I'm honest I can't think of anything hugely significant that has happened this year that has been life changing or different.
It's been a strange ol' year if I'm honest. It's not been one of the best, but it's also not been the worst either.
Before writing this post I'd decided that it would be more for writing down my resolutions and things I'd like to change in time for 2018. But that doesn't mean it hasn't been a good year or that I've not done anything that makes me less successful to the next person. Thinking back there have been a few small progressions and I'm honest I'm all for the quiet life. I'd rather a few little changes here and there than lots of big ones or worse, bad news. So without further a do let's get into my year in review: 2017

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I got to see some amazing bands in 2017 

Not only did we go to Reading Festival again this year and seen Eminem, Kasabian (who I've been waiting years to see) Muse, Anteros, Sundara Karma and seeing Glass Animals and Everything Everything in the same night was one of my most favourite nights of my life honestly. 
I danced and sang that night like a crazy person. Along with Reading we went to gigs throughout the year. We seen Palace, Two Door cinema club, Glass Animals again, Roosevelt, Superfood, Wolf Alice, The Amazons. 

I voted in the Snap Election

I haven't had a child, I haven't brought my own house, I haven't done a lot of typical adult choices but this year I voted in the election and to me it felt very grown up. 
It felt exciting to be apart of something and to do something that could make a change. We all know the outcome of that but to see the force in which the young people, my generation of people that came out to make that change made me realise change is coming it may be slow to get there but it is coming.

 I went blonde 

This for me was huge, I think you know as a reader that too. I wrote a whole blog post on it. But really it was such a big change for me and one I haven't so far looked back on. Anyone who I asks me about my hair I say I love being a blonde- honestly I do I feel like I can wear so much more and be braver with fashion choices. And it feels exciting to do different things with my hair. I think I realised change is good and it can make a whole lot of difference.

I finished my placement year and started my 3rd year at University

For my placement year I worked at Bottle Blonde which many of you will already know (also where these mighty fine flares are from) working there taught me so much about working in the fashion industry, it helped me with my confidence and taught me so much that any degree couldn't. It set me up for my final year at uni which boy, already is SO much work. Crazy to think that in 2018 I'll be graduating, hopefully at least anyway. 

 Blogging this year has been HUGE!

 I got my first paid blog post AND got a domain. I think this was the year I stopped apologising for having a blog so many years and not really getting anything from it. Especially when I realised my content wasn't what it is today and I didn't have a domain before now. I could say I should have got a domain years ago which is partly true. But this year felt like the perfect time, I felt ready to really take blogging seriously and do what I enjoy. 
I'm in my final year of uni so getting a co.uk for my blog looks and sounds more professional. And since that's happened I started getting paid collaborations. Which felt to me huge, to be paid to do something I love just feels incredible. And finally I started to really enjoy my own content and actually like what I was putting out there. And for the now I think and I hope people like it. 





On to my outfits though out the year now which I have to say, not to blow my own trumpet or anything but has to be the first year where I have loved every single one of my outfits from the year. I even had to narrow a couple of months down. And that is because I think I have become comfortable in my own style and Im learning to find what suits me and what is ulitmately me. Since getting my hair dyed blonde as I said earlier I'm having a lot more fun with colour and choosing pieces that I may have not chosen before. I think you can definetly tell from the beginning of the year I have injected more colour into my outfits- definetly for the better. Which one is your favourite month? 






And finally would it even be a round up post if I dint post my NY Resoultions for next year, I think not.

 To not spend so much money ESPESH on things I don't really need

 Do I really need another scarf when I've already brought 3 this winter, or THAT coat that every blogger on the planet owns? And do I really need to grab a coffee in town can it not wait till I get home where I have about 3 jars of coffee already opened? One of the things I've really noticed this year is how much the little things build up a pound here and there makes your account go down surprisingly quickly. And for me this year leaving uni and being old in the big wild world money is crucial. So I'd better start saving now *whelp*

 Stop complaining so much

Jay told me the other day you're like a complaining old lady. I said I'm not!! Before realising I'd probably moaned the entire bus journey about something really irrelevant then moaning some more when I got off the bus about how much people really annoy me. And it made me think about how I really don't enjoy listening to other people moan. And how I can say oh I'm British we love a good moan. It actually makes you such a miserable person and it makes you bitter. A lot of the time the things I moan about are irrelevant like I said and after doing so I think what did I actually achieve by moaning about that said thing? Absolutely nothing.

 Let the snakes lay in 2017 

This is a blog post I've wanted to write for a while it's one that's still in works so keep an eye out. Something that doing my project at university has helped me to realise. A topic that also includes creatives not willing to work with other creatives. There's a lot I want to cover but overall it's time to leave the people who think they're better than you, the people who think they are superior or bigger than you, the people that pretend to like you and the year to stop trying to make people like me, because honestly I'm exhausted of trying. 

To start vlogging again

Over the Christmas period I loved watching Vlogmas. I've always loved vlogs even when people aren't necessarily doing much I'm just interested in people's lives, and how they live them. And every time I watch a vlog I think to myself I miss filming and putting together vlogs and I thought overall 2018 is going to be a huge year. I'm going to start working properly, leaving university, graduating, going to Berlin (which is a no brainer to vlog) and I'm sure much more will be happening too. So I'm going to see how it goes. 

To stop procrastinating and picking my phone up every 5 minutes 

Take yesterday for example I started editing blog photos in the afternoon I thought I could easily be done with this by dinner time. Instead I kept picking my phone up, scrolling, putting it down, picking it up. Doing an insta story, taking a photo. Choosing music on Spotify, making another cup of tea, and in general just staring into space. And would you look at that it's 2.00am and I'm finally uploading blog photos. I think I'll add more early nights to that list too- they're so underrated.



Happy New Year one and all! I'll see you in 2018! 
Over and out.



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Thursday, 23 November 2017

5 Vintage Staples you need for Autumn/Winter in collaboration with Rokit Vintage


* some pieces in this post have been gifted as part of a collaboration with Rokit Vintage but does not affect my own opinion* 


This post feels SO good but oh so bad to be writing.
A blog post or some sort of announcement is in the works to explain a little bit about everything happening in my life right now which if you follow me you'll know my life has mainly been taken over by university right now and whilst writing this post I should probably be asleep preparing for another long day tomorrow. But this is me and well I'm not. Instead, I'm chatting with you about a fab collab (oh little rhyme there) with a brand I've adored for many years called Rokit Vintage. So when they approached me asking if I'd like to do a vintage style guide around some of their pieces I was VERY excited to get involved.

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

House of Holland x Cadbury | Having fun with Fashion but staying in your comfort zone


*This post is in collaboration with House of Holland x Cadbury but all views and opinions are my own*

I'm a huge lover of chocolate, especially this time of year anyway. Is it me or do you just crave chocolate during the colder months, any reason deadlines, stress, long day, dark nights you just feel you deserve a piece of chocolate.. just me? Anyway I'm an even bigger fan of House of Holland and that's saying a lot! So when the collab between HOH x Cadbury came about and they got in touch with me asking if I'd like to work with them on this collab. It was a done deal. 
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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Girl you think you got it bad | Getting brave and doing things before the moment passes


I went blonde! 

And though you probably knew that already this post is not a big reveal or anything, I just wanted to address this properly. 
 Since I got it done I had one day before returning back to university, one day spent getting used to it. Weird to say the least. Then the following day I was back at university to embark on my 3rd year and well you know if you've ever been a student the rest is history. Have I had a minute to myself? Of course I haven't. 
 I could have let this slip under the radar and not said much on the situation but I wanted to. Because for those who have followed me for a long while or maybe only recently, I've been a redhead my whole life. I've always been a proud redhead, I was never really bullied or picked on for my hair. 
If anyone had anything to pick at it was usually, instead how quiet I was or from time to time people stating 'you're ginger' which is funny because people don't go around shouting 'you're blonde' like yeah thanks for the reminder. 
 I had a brief phase during secondary school where I thought will boys like me if I dye hair (other than that period I never really doubted my hair colour.) I thought will boys notice me more? Thank god I woke up. To young girls reading this don't ever ever change yourself to suit or impress anybody else. Thankfully I didn't, I would have known deep down it was the wrong decision and one I'm glad I never followed through with.

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