Tuesday, 26 July 2016

BASIC BITCH









 
 
As I've said a lot recently, I've struggled with my Summer wardrobe this year & haven't found a lot that I like. It's resulted in me being that annoying person that orders loads and takes it all back. I bet Topshop dread seeing my little face come through the door carrying my plastic polka dot parcel. So recently I've been living in basics. Zara basics are my absolute favourite, and I've had this white tee for probably a couple of years. We're great pals & it's my go to piece when I'm feeling a bit stuck. I have a grey one to which is also a trusty friend of mine.
Josh and I were going out for dinner and I'd had a really busy day. So I threw on my good ol' tee with my favourite pair of jeans (which I've worn so much they're going out if shape) and off I went. I did pop my neckerchief & new-ish mango sandals on so I didn't feel quite as much of a basic bitch. It's also worth saying that these sandals are now to down £12.99 in the sale!! How outrageous is that. They came in a nude colour as well, and I managed to bag both my pairs at £17.99 which I thought was good... but with a further £5 off it really would be rude not to. I love mine so much, they're such a classic piece that go with pretty much anything. An all round good investment for your wardrobe.  Josh only gave them a 4/10... but his sister said she loved them, and I always say I dress for girls rather than boys, so we will go with her opinion.
 
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Monday, 18 July 2016

LIFE'S A BEACH













 
I'm lucky enough to not live too far away from some beautiful beaches & yesterday we went for a much needed day out with my family. I've been working so much recently. Trying to juggle my retail job, my illustration business and blogging has been taking its toll in the last couple of months. I hardly have a day spare. My friends will text me to see when we can hang out and I find myself scrolling through pages and pages of my diary before I find one section of a day that I might be free. That is not how I want to live & it's also hard for them to understand. Sometimes I work in the shop 6 days a week then I have to fit in my commissions, maintaining my website, promoting myself and all the other things that come with being a one woman business. I have to do it & want to do it, because illustrating is what a I really want to do, but I've also got to pay the bills.
 The last few weeks I have seriously considered packing the blog in and calling it a day. I feel like something has to give, and it cant be the other two things I am doing. Then again I think back to all the great things that blogging has brought me, the amazing brands I've worked with, the opportunities I've had and the community I'm part of. It makes giving it up seem impossible. I'm sure a lot of you will be able to sympathise with this.
 So the next few months are going to be a bit of a test. A test to see whether I can keep juggling these three massive parts of my life, or whether I am going to have to lighten the load. Time will tell my pals! All I do know is yesterday was much needed and my batteries feel well and truly recharged (minus a really sunburnt back... that does not feel good).
 
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Sunday, 3 July 2016

WEEKDAY OFF THE SHOULDER












 
 
I said my next post wouldn't be an off the shoulder, but whilst scrolling through the Asos new in page on Thursday I spotted this Weekday bad boy. I am such a massive fan of Weekday. They're a really minimal scandi brand with amazing basics and the odd patterned gem, but the shipping is £6, which to me is a bit of a stinker. I'm such a tight arse when it comes to delivery charges. So when Asos started stocking them I was literally over the moon (well not literally, that would be impossible... but I was happy). Two of my very favourite brands ever in one convenient place. Plus free delivery + the perks of my Asos premier account means I can shop Weekday until my heart is content. Or until my bank balance tells me otherwise. The other great thing about Weekday is that it is super affordable to, this top was only £12 and it such a nice thick jersey. Such a find!!
 
I hope you guys are having a fab Sunday whatever it is you are up to. For the rest of the day I will mostly be painting perfume bottles are trying to power tan in the spare hour off that I'm giving myself!
 
 
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

H&M STRIPE BANDEAU









 
 
 
As I have been wanging on about for ages, I have really been struggling to find new bits for my Summer wardrobe this year. I just cant find anything much that takes my fancy. Although when I popped into H&M on my lunch break the other day and saw this bad boy hanging up it was instant love. Even better, it was only £7.99! I thought it would be at least a 14 pounder! Bargain.
I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot more of this striped dream on my Instagram in the coming weeks. You'll probably be sick of the sight of it in a month or so, but as it's just about the only thing I've brought lately which I like I think I'll be making the very most of it.
 
I might go to Cambridge on Sunday, one of my favourite shopping places. So lets hope I'll find some more bits so I don't bore you to death with any more off the shoulders and bandeaus!
 
 
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Saturday, 18 June 2016

DATE NIGHT









 
 
Josh and I went out for date night last night, although we live together we don't get a lot of time to do things as I usually work on his days off. Then in the evenings that we do have after work it's a case of shower, cook, clean, watch a bit of T.V and then I've usually nodded off before you know it! You working couples living together will probably know this routine all to well!
 
There appears to be a theme in my latest posts of white off the shoulder tops. This is not intentional, but seems to be one of the only things I'm into at the moment. If you follow me on Twitter you've probably seen (& got sick of) me wanging on about my lack of inspiration for my summer wardrobe at the moment. I just feel in such a style rut. I spend ages scrolling through Asos, Topshop & Zara on my laptop of an evening, but just cant find anything much that takes my fancy. The Topshop & Zara sales both started yesterday and I kid you not, the only thing I ordered was a belt. A boring old belt. I usually get this deflated feeling a bit at this time of year, because as I have mentioned before I 100% prefer winter clothes and layering. I'm a coat, knitwear and jacket gal through and through, I get a bit like a lost little lamb come Summer, but this year is particularly bad.
 
So if you guys have any favourite blogs please send me over the links, because I need some serious inspo to get my ass into gear! I can't live in white off the shoulders all summer long. Think of the horrendous straight tan line I will have across my chest. Help a sister out!
 
 
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