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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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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TWO STRIPES ARE BETTER THAN ONE

As I’ve gotten older, I have come to appreciate the advice of others and how lucky I am to have such consistent and grounded people around me. I have always been someone that’s great at dishing out pearls of wisdom to others – but terrible at absorbing any of it myself. Particularly when I was younger, I would often make impulsive decisions and worry about the consequences later – not always the most advisable way to get through your teenage years, but a vital learning curve that many of us experience…

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LONDON

I recently travelled up to the big smoke (or London if you like), for a few work commitments, and to explore the city a little more. Since blogging full time, it’s a direction I find myself being pulled in more and more. I haven’t ever really thought as myself as either a ‘city girl’ or a ‘country girl’ – but rather somewhere floating in-between. Nothing stresses me out more than being in a huge unknown city with crowds of busy people and endless traffic – I like a happy-medium, and I can’t say that London has ever really offered me that. Paris for instance, appeals to me like nowhere I’ve ever been – I love the mix of big gardens, museums, and little side streets that make it feel intimate and homey. I don’t feel that Manchester often offers me everything that I look for in an ideal location, but it definitely has an atmosphere that makes me relieved to call it home…

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SELF DOUBT

Welcome back to a brand new blog post – today marks world mental health day, so I thought I’d compose a slightly more personal piece of writing as it’s been a little while since I’ve written anything of that nature. I basically just wanted to type freely about something that’s been on my mind as of late – the pressure to keep up with the way the blogging industry is growing/changing, and how it can often trigger anxious times and make it feel like you’re treading water and way out of your comfort zone…

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HUGE CHATTY Q&A

Happy Sunday! I finally got round to doing a big old Q&A – probably best to pop your headphones on and listen to this on your commute etc as it’s a lengthy one! Let me know if you have any other questions in the comments below and I’ll get back to you…

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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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