JUNE PLAYLIST

It’s mid week, which usually means maximum stress levels, and praying for the weekend to edge closer. When Wednesday’s get a bit much, I put on a playlist and try to switch off for an hour if my To Do list allows it. Sometimes menial tasks can be the best source of therapy, organising my wardrobe, or my personal favourite when combined with music, cleaning the kitchen. There’s something about it that makes you feel like you’re in a old movie…

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CAN A LEOPARD EVER CHANGE THEIR SPOTS?

Leopard print is slowly making a bit of a come back recently, and it’s definitely one of those prints that has people strongly divided. It’s also one of those prints that can feel a bit tacky (in the best possible way), and has somehow adopted a persona all of it’s very own. Leopard print happens to be one of those prints that for some reason allows people to make assumptions about the person underneath – overly sexy, promiscuous, works in bar, loves rock n roll music, and probably has a pair of fish net tights tucked away in their handbag somewhere…

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A MONTH OF SAYING YES

I had weirdly set myself a challenge to say yes to as many things as possible this month. I say weird, because I’m not really one for setting myself challenges – I feel as though I can be stubborn, and then I end up in a strange sense of reverse psychology with myself. If I know I need to do something, It’s basically the last thing on my To Do list. My twenty sixth birthday is approaching on the 1st July, followed by something not so fun that will probably see me taking a couple of much needed weeks off…

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DESTINATION: WEDDING GUEST | ASOS

Wedding attire can often feel daunting – not just for the bride and groom, but for everyone who gets an invitation to their special day. Suddenly your wardrobe starts to crack under the pressure, and you convince yourself that you need a brand new outfit, with shoes and accessories to match. Everyone wants to feel put together whilst at a wedding, which can seem like a huge challenge when you live in vintage jeans five days out of the week…

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SLOWING DOWN AS LIFE SPEEDS UP

I’ve felt a little funny recently, perhaps it’s because I feel guilty for the position I’m in and the job I get to do. I would have done anything to be where I am now a couple of years ago, and I definitely wouldn’t have believed you if you’d shown me a vision into my future. It’s funny, but success and being stable financially really don’t equate to true happiness. Mental health issues don’t just disappear because you’ve ticked off a life goal, and you don’t always just start being a confident beam of light just because things are going well

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BARCELONA ON FILM | PRIMAVERA SOUND

I’m writing this blog post on a Wednesday afternoon – we just landed back in Manchester, and I went straight for an iced coffee and to get my rolls of film developed. I like to start writing and editing as soon as I get back from a trip, otherwise I feel as though the holiday thoughts leave my head, and it starts to feel like more of a chore to put everything together. I always want to capture a bit of the holiday magic whilst it’s still occupying my brain, and this was certainly a trip to remember… 

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STYLE NOTES FROM DIRTY DANCING

I’ve spoken before about how heavily my style is influenced by the films and tv series I fill my spare time with. There’s something about being sucked into a completely different world that makes me pine for what the characters experience, the surroundings they explore, and the clothes they wear along the way…

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PACKING LIST: A SUMMER CITY BREAK

I get quite a lot of questions about what I pack when I go away, and I don’t think it’s ever something I’ve sat down to discuss on here. I’m not the most organised packer in the world, but I do try and always start the day before, and I try to make a little list to guide me in the right direction. I find packing for a beach holiday a total breeze – just lots of swimwear, cami tops, and high waist shorts. A few little wrap dresses thrown in there and you really can’t go too wrong. However, packing for a city break is a whole new ball game, and one that I have to offer a little more thought…

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BEACHWEAR FOR DAYWEAR

I’m heading to sunny Barcelona next week, so my mind has been focused on wrapping up a few deadlines before I leave, and holiday outfits. There hasn’t been time for much in-between, but it’s been nice to be busy and focused on being productive. It doesn’t always happen when you work for yourself, although there always seems to be an endless pile of things to do. I’m heading to Barcelona for Primavera Sound festival, and staying a few days either side to explore the city… 

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GROWING PAINS

It seems like all the changes I’d been waiting for life to throw at me, happened in the last couple of years. I’d been waiting for something to change career wise – I felt like I was floundering without meaning, I wasn’t sure what my calling was, or what I had to offer the world. I worked so many dead end jobs that I hated, and I’d often be hit with this overwhelming sense that I was just wasting my time…

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