THE PYJAMA BLOUSE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

I recently stuffed all my summer clothing away until next year, which meant saying goodbye to some of my most loved (and most worn) blouses of the last few months. Needless to say, my wardrobe was looking pretty empty by the end of my efforts – I hadn’t realised just quite how many overtly summer pieces I had picked up, and just how many of them wouldn’t work for the much cooler ahead. However, there were a few pieces that saved the day – the trusty pyjama style blouse is, in my opinion, the ultimate transitional blouse…

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24 HOURS IN PARIS | HERMESMATIC

Last week I was lucky enough to head back to one of my favourite places for a brand experience that I could only ever have dreamed of before now. I got the chance to fly to Paris for the night with Hermes, to discover more about their Hermesmatic pop up event and what truly inspires their timeless silk scarf designs…

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DRESSING UP | A GUIDE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T

Getting invited to places is hard if you’re someone who lives their life in high waist denim. Ahh the dreaded no dress code invite that pops up unexpectedly every now and then – how I dread you. It always reminds me how much my style relies on the same simple combinations, and makes me wish I owned an array of way fancier shoes. Truth is, most of my shoes are black, and most of the clothing I own flips between super laid back or city inspired. Recently I had a huge wardrobe clear out so that I could make room for some new season pieces. I quickly realised that if I got invited to a wedding or any kind of fancy occasion, I would running around town like a headless chicken trying to find something last minute. In other words, my wardrobe was practically advertising a vacancy for something a little…

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A PLACE TO BE PEACEFUL

I think all of us need a happy place – a place that offers that much needed level of escapism, a place to be peaceful and watch the world go by. Since living in the very centre of Manchester, I find it increasingly hard to switch off and create an atmosphere that isn’t hectic of work fueled. People tend to walk faster in cities, they run around more, find themselves shouting aloud at public transport, and not stopping enough to say thank you or let people past. Everyone basically seems in a hurry about life – hence why moving to London has never appealed to me…

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MISCELLANEOUS FAVOURITES

I thought I’d compile a little random list of things that have caught my attention this month – basically just anything that I’ve enjoyed, been frantically retweeting, or just generally eager to share with whoever will listen…

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A HAIR DIARY OF SORTS

Happy Sunday you wonderful bunch! I have FINALLY gotten round to filming a hair related video for you guys – It’s definitely been highly requested so I hope it covers all bases! I filmed a little trip to my usual hair salon, a mini bun tutorial, and a round up of all the haircare I use in-between…

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FREELANCING | THINGS I’VE LEARNT

I’ve been freelancing for just over twelve months now, and running this blog as my full time job for around half that time – with this in mind, I thought I’d curate my thoughts on some of the key things I’ve learnt so far. These don’t necessarily have to be relevant to just the blogging industry either, most of them will be relatable to freelancers of all kinds…

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POSITIVITY

I’ve really been feeling a lot more positive lately – an almost new found sense of confidence in myself has crept up on me over the last month, a feeling that I’m heading in the right direction and making younger me proud. I think this has just risen naturally out of enjoying the content I’m making a lot more and challenging myself to new ventures, no matter how small they might seem. I feel like the older I get, the less attention I give to silly things, and the more I start believing in who I am as a person. Starting a YouTube channel is also really helping me come out of my shell too – I have an exciting work trip planned next week, so I might even give my first ever vlog a try! Anyway, I digress, with all this new positivity at the forefront of my mind, I thought I’d summarise a few ways in which I’ve been trying to harness it. After all, the happier we are, the more energy we have to make those around us happy too…

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THE GIRLS CLUB | GIRLS SUPPORT GIRLS #4

I was always obsessed with Rookie growing up – Tavi Gevinson in particular was someone who stuck out to me as paving her way a little differently through the fashion and blogging world. Rookie Mag offered (and still does) an online world for young writers, creators, and photographers to have their work displayed and to feel part of something. It always struck me as a place where multiple stories were told and all representations and backgrounds were welcome. In this sense, they were constructing the message that fashion and creativity doesn’t have to exclude anyone – that it’s actually cool to be embarrassing and awkward and enthusiastic about the things that bring you joy. In recent years, websites like the Lenny Letter have inspired me in similar ways – Lena Dunham in general doesn’t shy away from difficult topics, and always writes about fashion from a more relatable stand point. I know not everyone is a fan of this, but I personally love reading about the psychology behind how we like to dress, basically anything that delves a little deeper and connects people of all kinds…

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LIFE UPDATES

I wanted to do a bit of a chatty informal post with not much of a structure in mind – mainly just to update you guys on where I’m at and have a good old fashioned natter. I feel as though I’m almost at a stage now where I’m content with my routine, and happy at the rate in which my life and content are growing. I’ve been working harder than ever before, but also learning to be less hard on myself and take breaks when it all gets a bit much…

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