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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25 THINGS

It’s officially my 25th birthday, so I thought what better way to mark the occasion than to put together a blog post in celebration. A sort of bookmark to myself – something to look back on, and hopefully something to inspire others too! Today also marks the anniversary of my blog (yup, I started on my birthday, one whole year ago to this day), never in my wildest dreams did I think I would achieve so much in 12 months, let alone for it to become my full time job. It’s been such an exciting, life changing, and often overwhelming, year – getting used to being a one man band, a new routine, a whole new way of life…

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GIRLS SUPPORT GIRLS | #1

I realised recently that I follow so many wonderful ladies, and get inspired by them daily – it only seems fair to share the love and give you a little run down of my faves. I’m going to turn this into a regular affair, in which I discuss all different kinds of women I’m currently inspired by and why – this could be related to music, fashion, Instagram, mental illness – absolutely anything. I hope you like the idea, as I feel that it’s something I’m going to really enjoy working on! Without further adieu, I thought I’d kick start things with a few of my favourite bloggers babes…

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SOMETHING I WROTE AT 2AM

I’ve been thinking about body image and confidence quite a lot lately – what it means to me, and how social media/the media in general can often distort the way we view our bodies and value others around us. As someone who has struggled with themselves relentlessly, I feel that this is a topic I could discuss forever! I also thought it might be interesting to just pen down my thoughts and feelings so that I can reflect back on this, and perhaps make it a regular topic of discussion. I apologise in advance if this is a bit of a ramble lacking in direction, sometimes my mind lights up at 2am and I find myself frantically scribbling things down…

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BRANDS TO INSPIRE

I thought I’d put together a round up of all the brands that are inspiring me, and have done so for a good while now! Usually this is because of the obvious reasons – the clothing designs are amazing, and their branding is executed in a way that appeals directly to my personal style. I admire the following brands not just because they make beautiful clothing, but for how they conduct their whole branding in general. From their photography, to the models they use, to general website layout and aesthetic. These are the brands that are keeping me inspired both on and off Instagram, and have me lusting over their collections like no other…

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IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO

There’s often a stigma about being an emotional person – just as there’s a stigma attached to mental illness. One that often makes me extremely sad, an ignorance that still seems to linger despite the growing number of people that experience it. That’s why I have always vowed to be honest and open on here – it’s primarily a fashion blog where I like to discuss my outfits and inspirations, but it’s also a platform that I want to connect with and encourage people. To share my experiences in the hope that something resonates with someone else, or even just helps them escape for a little while – that’s what blogging means to me. I thought I’d put together a few things that help me when I’m feeling bad – these points don’t just have to relate to mental illness either, but rather just health and well being in general…

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GRATEFUL

Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend so far! It’s been a pretty crazy couple of weeks for me – I’ve been feeling particularly reflective, and thought it might be nice to channel the thoughts that have been floating around my head into one place. I might make this a regular thing, as I feel it would be fun to look back on as the months continue – without further adieu, here’s a bunch of things I’ve been feeling grateful for lately…

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FRANCOISE HARDY STYLE | SS17

I don’t know about you, but I’m fully over Winter clothing and ready to start embracing the warmer weather! We recently had a full weekend of sunshine in Manchester, which is a very rare occurrence indeed – it got me really excited for the months ahead, and got me brainstorming some of the key pieces I want in my wardrobe for the new season. My style doesn’t really change much during Spring/Summer – I tend to just introduce some floatier items, my gingham obsession is fully revealed, and my Birkenstock collection is out in full force. I thought I’d share with you some of the items/looks that I’ll be looking forward to in the form of an inspirational post – an ode to one of my favourite french ladies, Francoise Hardy. Described once as Mick Jagger’s ‘ideal woman’, she epitomises effortlessly cool tomboy meets French-girl chic…

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SPEAKING UP

I’m fast approaching my 25th birthday, and I’ve found myself mulling over some things that I have learnt in the past few years. Retrospect is a fine thing in life – especially when you’re able to look back and analyse your own behavior objectively. It’s a damn good feeling to look back and (hopefully) see how far you’ve progressed, and more importantly, how you’d do things differently if you found yourself in the same situation. One thing that stood out to me the most was learning to stand up for myself – or rather, speaking up for myself. I thought I’d curate my thoughts on this in a little more detail, oh, and I wore my loudest cardigan for the occasion…

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