THANK YOU

My next post was going to be straight up fashion related, but I can’t quite bring myself to post it just yet. I never in my wildest dreams expected the response I received on my last post, so I thought it was only right to update you on how I’m feeling. I am so overwhelmed with the genuine kindness and support from people all over the world – I honestly thought the post might get overlooked, or lost in the Instagram algorithm. I didn’t realise how deeply it would resonate with other women, and some have even got in touch to say it’s prompted them to seek further medical help. I can’t tell you how happy and elated this has all made me feel after pretty much burying my feelings on it for so many years…

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BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF

I’ll let you in on a secret – I’m scared to death to write this post, but I feel as though I owe it to my younger self to be open and honest. My blog is a place I feel safe, and I dislike the feeling of having to dilute my personal experiences to the extent where I feel removed from my own writing. I want to look back on my blog in years to come and reflect on how far my little self has travelled during my time on earth, and if I can provide comfort to just one other woman, well that’s the most satisfying way that I could ever quantify success…

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SUNDAY MORNING PLAYLIST

I’m not sure why exactly, but Sunday happens to be the day that I tend to listen to the most music. Sometimes when I’m busy during the week, I can find music a distraction rather than a concentration tool. I end up singing the song lyrics and then forgetting my train of thought whilst typing. However, as soon as the weekend comes around, I’m ready to abandon all blogging duties and just enjoy the rest – that’s what Sunday’s are for after all. Oh, and I’m proud of myself for making this playlist and fighting the urge to include Easy like Sunday morning if nothing else…

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WHAT’S IN MY BAG | HEATON PARK

Filmed a little impromptu ‘what’s in my bag’ video – nothing too interesting stashed away in there, but I hope you enjoy all the same! We took a break from shooting in Heaton park to film it and there were about a million dog walkers around us which definitely provided a comedy element…

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SÉZANE | UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR

If you have followed me for a while then you might have noticed that I’m a fan of all things Parisian – particularly French brands that capture everything Parisian girls portray in one effortless collection after the other. For me personally, Sézane feels like the perfect brand – time and time again I fall in love with everything on their website, the beautiful imagery, and the brand experience once my order reaches my doorstep is second to none…

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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT BLOGGING

My blog is around sixteen months old at this point and pretty much still in it’s infant stages of development – I’m not sure where it will take me from one week to the next, but with each month that goes by, I feel as though I learn something new about the blogging industry. An industry I’ve accidentally found myself a part of due to my combined love of fashion and writing. For the most part, I feel as though I observe a community that are genuinely supportive and accommodating to other creatives – people who praise the success of others and are extremely welcoming. However, I do think (like most industries), we have a long way to travel in terms of standing out and celebrating the opportunities we have to be unique…

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TIME OF THE YEAR

This time of year often goes hand in hand with a sudden feeling of demotivation – the days get shorter and the weather makes us all feel like doing nothing (what a cheery opening sentence). I love summer because the days often feel endless, meaning I can squeeze as much in as possible and really feel productive. These days, It’s gloomy by half three in the afternoon, and pretty much completely dark by half four – it means that I really have to plan my days out more carefully and prioritise certain tasks in order to feel like I’ve achieved something at the end of the week…

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POLKA DOTS FOR PARTY SEASON

It’s the time of year when the high street is throwing an array of shimmery, sequinned goodness our way and we start to feel the self control leaving our bodies. It’s really easy to fall into the trap of buying anything with a metallic thread running through it – I for one have been majorly guilty of this over the years, but have vowed to do things a little differently this time. I really want to just invest in pieces that I can wear all year round, and make them seasonally appropriate with the simple switch up of accessories. This isn’t me being a big old scrooge and warning you off all the classic party-wear attire, but rather just advocating another way in which you could make your current wardrobe work for the festivities ahead…

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LITERATURE CHAT

Finally got around to filming a literature related post! Hope it’s interesting and apologies in advance if it’s too long again – I won’t be filming another literature video now until early next year, so wanted to try and squeeze everything in…

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BROWN CORD TROUSERS

Cord seems to be one of those materials that completely divides people – you either love it or hate it. Some are of the opinion that it’s just for old men, and for others the feel of it alone makes them wince. Personally, I find elderly men some of the best dressed people around, and my opinion of cord has always been that it’s amazing when you get it right. I have a few cord A-line skirts in my collection from over the years, but I haven’t owned a pair of cord trousers since I was a child. Mainly because I just haven’t ever been able to find the right style for me…

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