THE NIGHT OWL

I’m sure there are lots of fellow night owls out there – we’ve all spent a ridiculous amount of money on bath salts and lavender scented pillow sprays over the years. We’ve tried putting our phones underneath the mattress and picking up a good book instead. Rainforest music, eye masks, and every kind of soothing herbal tea available. There’s just something about the world outside turning dark that makes the one inside my head illuminate…

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BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

Having grown up in a small village where I heard nothing but birds tweeting/church bells ringing when I awoke on a Sunday morning, it’s safe to say that city centre life is a lot different. My first experience of city life was when I left home to study English literature in Leeds. I absolutely loved Leeds, and would whole heartedly recommend it to anyone – it had the perfect mix of vibrant city life, combined with beautiful countryside that was never too far away…

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WARDROBE UPDATE

Back with a new YouTube video! It’s a big old chatty wardrobe update – talking you through all the pieces that have been inspiring me over the past couple of months. Hope you like it…

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TAKING THE PRESSURE OFF

I was recently thinking about social media and how much pressure it comes with (average Monday morning) – particularly for people that find themselves building a career from it. I see lots of people I admire question their ability and their creativity, and it’s really made me take a step back over the last couple of months and revaluate what I wanted out of my blog/online presence. For instance, when I started YouTube, I naively vowed to post at least one video a week. I didn’t realise how much work it would be, or how difficult it would be to capture a video that reflects who I am as a real person…

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THE KINDEST GIFT

Ahh Valentines day – whatever your thoughts on the occasion, it seems to have many people feeling divided. As someone who has been in a relationship for over seven years now, I can safely say that Valentines day doesn’t really make a difference to me. It’s also safe to say that relationships don’t correlate with happiness, and that’s something I’ve learnt as I’ve got older and more independent – we have to be able to make ourselves happy, or nobody else will truly be able to…

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RECOGNISING IMPROVEMENTS

First of all, I just want to address the elephant in the room here, and apologise for how creased this blazer is – I didn’t realise until I looked back at the photos, but it seems a shame to waste them based off my poor ironing skills alone. Anyway, hopefully you can look past it and enjoy this post regardless! I wanted to talk a bit about social anxiety – it’s something I’ve addressed a few times on here, and definitely something I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember. I think it’s always something that I’ll carry with me to a certain extent, but recently I realised that I hadn’t stopped to notice how much I’ve improved over the years…

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GLOSSIER | MY TOP PICKS

My beauty posts tend to be a bit few and far in-between – this is mainly because I don’t like to share anything on my blog that I haven’t tried and tested for a good few weeks, and partly because I’m a creature of habit. Anything that makes it’s way into my beauty cabinet gets used up until the very last drops – I hate having an excess of products that just get wasted, so I try and keep my beauty routine as streamline as possible. I very much have a handful of brands that I trust when it comes to new products, but I’m always open to discovering new things. I’m pretty sure everyone and their cat has heard about Glossier by now, and I’ve featured a lot of their products over on Instagram stories over the past six months. I thought it was about time I did a little roundup of my favourites so far… 

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IMAGINARY OFFICE ATTIRE

Working for myself means that I no longer experience the usual office environment that I was once accustomed to – my office is now a compilation of various coffee shops and home surfaces. Whatever it is that I have going on from what week to the next, I’m lucky enough to be able to carry my work around with me. It’s this flexible nature of the freelance world that I will never take for granted. Even just the simple things like being able to book a dentist appointment for whenever suits me best – it can make everyday life a lot less stressful when you’re in charge of your own routine. However, one thing I do miss is getting dressed for work every morning – the majority of the time I work from home, which means I have a bad habit of gravitating towards sweat pants. I’m particularly guilty of this during the winter months, and sometimes it’s nice to throw on an outfit that inspires me to get down to business (my to-do list that is) …

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AN ODE TO THE BLACK CARDIGAN

Whatever your thoughts on the humble black cardigan, I’m sure we have all owned one at some point in our lives. Whether it was forced upon you as part of your school uniform or not – I have a lot to thank the black cardigan for. It’s one of those classic pieces that suits everyone, and I can’t see myself ever tiring of it’s companionship. The black cardigan has come along with me on multiple adventures, and it’s one of those pieces that will always feel nostalgic to me…

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THE EIGHTIES CALLED…

The Eighties often gets mentioned in a negative tone when it comes to the world of fashion – if an outfit looks a little too vibrant, or the shoulder pads come up a little too large, we often feel in danger of emulating fancy dress attire. I’m sure many of us have looked back at old family photos of our parents who fell victim to a bad perm, or a questionable case of acid wash denim. Whatever your opinion on Eighties fashion – it definitely wasn’t an era that fell short of self expression, iconic dance moves, and polka dot hair bows…

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