Monday, February 27, 2017

OOTD | Reflecting By The Sea

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Jeans - Topshop
Shirt - Asos
Converse - Office

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I really am happiest by the sea, and probably the main reason that Plymouth will always have a hold over me. This is my favourite spot to sit, reflect and think about life in Plymouth. It's even beautiful on the moodiest of sea days, even after that gal Doris had swept through the city.

After the most manic and stressful 2 months, I did a bit of reflecting by the sea on Saturday morning. The gentle lapping waves make it easy to clear my mind, even for all but a little while, and to think forwards to the future. I have big plans for 2017, and although the first 2 months have felt like a bit of a roller coaster, you don't get flowers without rain, right?

The evenings are getting lighter, I'm finishing work to daylight which makes a huge difference, and I didn't even have to wear a coat for these outfit pictures, what a dramatic difference to the last lot of photos I took where I almost froze to death in a blouse! I did  layer up with this cosy Animal jumper though, who knew Animal did high street style too? I still always think of them as the surfy shop, it's the perfect jumper for lounging around in in the house too! There really is nothing better then getting home and jumping into your slouchy clothes in the space of 10 seconds, it really is the small things in life that make us the happiest, and make every struggle along the way worth it!

What do you think of this outfit? 

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Spring Shoes Wishlist

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The best bit about the spring? Obv, the cute little pastel loafers, anything floral, and cute little ankle boots that aren't ruined by a pair of Primark tights that have seen better days (and mine certainly have, it's one of those things I can just never be bothered to buy, y'know?). As the lighter evenings are on the way, YAY - this does mean people can now see how my makeup has literally melted off my face as I leave the office, BUT it does mean that it's the perfect excuse to splash out on some new shoes to bring a smile to my face, did someone say payday is next week?...

Like always, I am a magpie to anything pastel coloured and fluffy, as well as pretty cute loafers. Loafers seems to be a BIG thing this year, almost as big as those pop pom covered sandals that literally everyone had last summer. They're super comfy too which is always a winner, and they seem to be available in every colour and embellishment that you could think of. I'm a huge fan of these pineapple loafers from Boohoo, so dreamy!

I've also had my eye on a few pairs of sturdy ankle boots that are perfect for that in between weather when you don't know whether it's going to rain or be 30 degrees melting heat. Brantano have a great selection of ladies ankle boots that are stylish and practical - and I definitely need to add some practical shoes to my collection, once and for all. You may recognise these amazing Rocket Dog Aztec Boots from an outfit post that I did last year, they really are the ultimate boots for festivals, they look great and they're waterproof too! 

So if these 9 pairs of ultra swoon worthy shoes could land on my doorstep in the next week that would be great! Roll on Spring...

What do you think of my picks? Are you a fan of the loafer trend? 

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

11 Things You'll Only Know If You're A Bloggers Boyfriend

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Oh, to be a bloggers boyfriend. Let's face it, there is a clear distinction between the daily habits of a blogger compared to non-blogger girls. Vowing to ONLY eat at the most insta-friendly places and positioning your plates in a restaurant like a woman on a mission, to name just a couple. These 'habits' seem to heighten themselves even more when in the proximity of your partner - there's no holding back now. 

Besides from the free stuff that your boyfriend could only hope to have a share in, here are 11 things you'll only know if you're a bloggers boyfriend, from a boys perspective (heads up to James for sharing these (slightly embellished) enlightening facts about me..)

#1. She buys a Christmas Starbucks drink JUST for the cup, she doesn't even drink PSL's though?! And what even is a PSL? You don't even really have to like anything to be a blogger, jump on the cliche, take a picture and they're happy. Even if it does cost £10 and it gets chucked away or forced upon you.


#2. 'Have you liked my Instagram?' 'Have you favourited my tweets?' - 2 seconds after posting them. It becomes a daily chorus that echoes through the house every day, even when you do like it you're met with, 'yeh, but do you really like it? Like, really like it?'. 



#3. You HAVE to be her blogs no1 fan. You have to religiously read each blog, it doesn't matter if you've never worn a face mask or need styling tips for body shapes, you must read it, and enjoy it.



#4. You're tricked into breakfasts out and relaxing walks with having a camera shoved in your hand and having to take outfit pictures. You instantly become a clothes horse, being draped in coats, scarves and handbags that won't meet the cut. But the worst bit? People watching you, and when she says 'can you take a few more?', after the 100th picture.



#5. Contrary to what might come across on her social media feeds, she is jealous of other peoples blogs. No matter what time of the day it is, you have to be supportive of her blog and reassure her that her blog really is better than everyone else's.



#6. She constantly asks for new ideas for blog posts, but with every response you're met by 'no I don't like it' or 'I've already done that before'. Regardless to this, she'll still ask you the same thing every week, sigh.



#7. The time between your food arriving at the table in the restaurant between the time you get to eat it is a grey area. She has to arrange the plates and cups before pictures, and whatever you do, make sure your arms are out of the shot as you wont hear the end of it. YES the food will be cold afterwards, but if pictures aren't taken, did it really happen? 



#8. How soon is too soon to zone out when they start speaking about their blogger friends as if you know them. 'I don't care if I've never even met them, Sally has just posted an Insta with the most babein shoes, and OMG she's been nominated for the Glamour awards eeek!!!'.



#9. She's constantly on her phone, but as soon as it's put away she says 'why are you always on your phone?', before you can answer she says that it doesn't count when shes always on her phone as it is practically 'work related' - even if that is checking your Insta likes every 10 seconds...



#10. You never have any pictures together and you'll always struggle to find a picture of the two of you that's not older than 3 years. You're beat to the post on Instagram with pictures of tea, cake, lush bath bombs and shoes. You start to think that you're the third wheel in the relationship.



#11. 3 different delivery drivers turning up to the door at once with 'free stuff' for the blog is common practice. You only wish there was ever something half decent that you could enjoy too, nail polish and high heels never is so appealing.


P.S. (from the bloggers perspective) You'll also really struggle to find pictures with your bf on your phone as the rest of your phone storage is taken up of cafe shots, lush bath bombs and selfies, am I right? <3


Do any of these sound familiar?

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

OOTD | Is It Spring Yet?

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Blouse - Topshop
Jeans - Topshop
Coat* - Boohoo
Pink Loafers - River Island
Clutch Bag - Topshop


Okay, so I very nearly lost 8 fingers to frost bite on Saturday morning when I stupidly chose to shoot some outfit pictures. Turns out this weather isn't really designed for backless loafers and thin blouses, but will I ever learn? Probably not, but in all seriousness, I really didn't enjoy shooting these, it was freezing and I kinda prefer having my health than some content for the blog. So I may suspend outfit posts just for a few weeks until it warms up, because I have plenty of other lifestyle posts that I can't wait to share with you!

But hey, I bought the first couple new pieces for my wardrobe since my spending ban began, so I naturally wanted to share with you just how god damn cute this polka dot blouse from Topshop is. It's very thin, but not see through and the frilled/ruffled sleeves are just divine. Not so great for wear when you're doing the washing up, but they look pretty great with black, white or light blue denim jeans so it's going to be a staple of mine transitioning into spring.

With every great outfit of mine, I'll always have to throw some kind of blush pink item into the mix & these baby pink suede/patent loafers remind me of my mules from Office and they're just all kinds of beautiful. If you like me LOVE pink, you're going to need these barbie esque shoes for the upcoming seasons, flat loafers are honestly the comfiest things ever, it's like wearing cosy slippers, except the fact that it's currently freezing and I couldn't feel my feet in these. So I think I'm going to sadly put these away for the next few weeks until it's warmer and when I want to start acting more like an adult and being sensible with my shoe choices. 

So fingers crossed for some sunshine and warmer weather, yes? The lighter mornings and evenings are already here which is such a blessing in disguise, I know we'll be wishing for next Christmas before we know it, but for now I'm just going to embrace this bitterly sweet cold weather and look forward to those summer days where wearing backless loafers and no socks is going to be a pleasant affair...

P.S. Happy Valentine's/Galentine's Day to you all, let me know if you have any plans, I hope you have a wonderful time whatever you get up to!! I'll be heading to work and wishing it's 5:30pm for the whole day (much like every day), the joys of being in a long distance relationship, eh?

What do you think of this outfit? How do you cope shooting outfit pictures in this weather?


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