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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BEHIND THE SELFIE | GIRLS SUPPORT GIRLS #3

Welcome back to another instalment of my Girls Support Girls series – a series of posts in which I hope to continue for as long as I have this little internet space to call my own. I have to say, out of everything that I write on here, this series is proving to be the most challenging. Writing about myself is always easier as I have nobody else to let down, but telling other peoples stories can often be down right daunting. Whenever something gives me that feeling, I know it’s usually important that I do it anyway, to not only challenge myself, but to utilise the internet in the most productive way possible. To connect with others, to help share their stories, and to offer comfort and inspiration to other women…

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YOUR MID TWENTIES

I recently turned twenty five and got to thinking about how much my life and responsibilities have changed, even in the last couple of years! I thought it might be fun to put together a light hearted list of all the things to expect in your mid twenties (from someone in their mid twenties)…

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GROWING UP

I recently had one of those moments where I was dwelling on the old ‘how did I get here?’, and how things might have panned out differently had I taken a different university course, rejected that internship, or even something as small as not downloading Instagram. It’s funny to think how the little things end up shaping so much of our future without us realising – it’s a game I could play all day long (and would probably drive me crazy in the process). I thought it might be fun to take you through some of the job titles I have considered over the years, and how they might have brought me to where I am now…

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YELLOW BRICK ROAD

I recently did something I don’t do all that often and wore the colour yellow – a little vintage blouse I came across I was absolutely certain wouldn’t suit me. I did that thing where I tried it on in the mirror a few different ways, before taking it off and throwing it to the side. The next day, I came back to it, put it on again and tied it up with my jeans – this day I didn’t really care if it suited me or not, the colour made me feel good and this got me thinking about how life tends to trick us into thinking we know what we want, and how quickly this can shift in the space of a week…

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ON MY MIND LATELY

I wanted to discuss something that’s been on my mind as of late – I’m not normally one to address negativity as I don’t think it’s productive, but when it’s constantly available to you throughout the day, it can often be a bit overwhelming. By this, I mean the constant steam of negativity regarding the blogging community – whether it’s sponsored content, photoshop accusations, or some kind of unnecessary witch hunt, I see creative people (who are brave enough to put themselves out there) be picked a part every single day in one way or another…

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A REMINDER

If you’ve read my blog for a while then you may have caught a few of my posts discussing anxiety and my experiences with it so far. It’s a part of me that I vowed to be honest and open about on here as someone who has lived with it since their early teens – it’s as much a part of me as the clothes I love and the inspirations I share, and not something that I want to hide or skim over. As someone who presents themselves online, I think it’s important for me to share the times that might not feel as happy or interesting, the parts that make me human…

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SAME SHIT, DIFFERENT CENTURY | GIRLS SUPPORT GIRLS #2

Welcome back to the second instalment of my ‘Girls support girls’ series, it’s been a little longer than anticipated due to a crazy workload, but I’m happy to be finally sat at my laptop writing about one of my favourite topics – inspirational women. I recently received a message from a lady who attended the women’s march back in January, along with millions of other women – all standing together to advocate women’s rights…

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THE EXPIRY DATE | SK-II CAMPAIGN

Recently I had the opportunity to watch the new campaign video by skincare brand SK-II, a brand that I had heard lots about but didn’t have much first hand experience with. As an avid skincare lover, I was immediately intrigued by the video and opened it up straight away to see what it was all about. In just a few short minutes, the film manages to capture a feeling that so many women will be familiar with – this idea that as women, we are born with an expiry date. Or in short, societal expectations which we seem to constantly have to battle in order to be happy and content…

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