Lifestyle

Moments of pleasure (Brought to you by Magnum)

September 16, 2017

Hi guys,

I hope you are all having a good week/ weekend. I’m so excited to share this post with you – Cooper has finally made an appearance on the blog!!! I can’t believe we’ve had him 4 months and he’s only making an appearance now! How CUTE is he!!! I think I may have to get him in all my blog shoots from now on haha.

As you can see from the smile on my face in all of these photos I loved shooting this, spending time on the couch with my puppy and eating ice-cream – what’s not to love! It’s something I didn’t do enough of until recently. Right before I finished my job, I was so busy and stressed that it killed me just to take some downtime. But it was something I so badly needed. Now I am two months into working for myself full time, and although I’m just as, if not more, busy I have gotten better at managing my time and knowing when you take a break.

We’re all so familiar with the term FOMO (i.e the fear of missing out) but I think we should consider the JOMO – the joy of missing out sometimes. There is nothing wrong with having a little bit more me time, or time to spend with your family and friends (and puppy in my case). Burning out is so common these days, you need to take the odd day/night to yourself. Switch on a rom-com, crack open a tub of Magnum ice-cream and enjoy some quiet time with Cooper (although don’t worry he didn’t actually get any of my Magnum ice-cream haha)! Continue Reading…

Fashion, Travel

My First New York Fashion Week

September 13, 2017

Hi guys,

I’m just back from the BEST 5 days in New York at my first every New York Fashion Week. It was a dream come true for me: attending fashion shows, experiencing the backstage chaos and getting dressed up in whatever I wanted. I have attended other Fashion Weeks (London and Milan) but nothing will quite compare to New York for me – my favourite city! The street style, the atmosphere, the weather – everything was just out of this world.

My favourite shows of the week were: the Project Runway Finale with Jessica Alba, Heidi Klum and Zac Posen (how cool), Taoray Wang, Francesca Liberatone, TOME and John Paul Ataker (where I saw Taylor Hill and Karlie Kloss walk). Being backstage at TIBI was amazing as well, that show looked unreal!

It was a crazy busy few days, which I am recovering from now but I absolutely cannot wait to go back to NYFW and do it all over again another season. Being able to attend this time was a big milestone moment for me in my new career. It has made me so motivated and excited for what lies ahead.  Continue Reading…

Lifestyle

Travel Skincare Saviours

September 5, 2017

Hi guys,

As you may know I have a pretty crazy month of travels this month. I was in Lisbon last week, New York for the weekend for Fashion week, London next weekend and Spain at the end of the month.

In 2017 in general I’ve been blessed with lots of exciting travel opportunities, you can read more about them here. The ONLY downside of all this amazing travelling is the toll it has taken on my skin. Everyone knows airplanes, sun and being out of your regular skincare routine does not do your skin any favours.

Up until this summer I’ve been so lucky with my skin, bar a touch of acne in my teenage years, my skin has always been pretty normal. However in the past few months I’ve found it to be extremely dry and flakey at times. I tried to rectify this with face masks and different moisturisers, which in turn made my skin much too oily. I couldn’t win! Continue Reading…

Fashion

Suited Up

August 29, 2017

Hi there,

I hope your week is off to a good start. This week is a busy one of planning and organising to get myself ready for the next few weeks. I’m off to Lisbon on Monday with Parfois for 2 days, before New York Fashion Week on Thursday – so outfit planning is in FULL swing haha!

I’ve really been enjoying my time at home the last few weeks, I have to say! I feel like I’m really getting the hang of this full time blogging business and am enjoying EVERYTHING! Today I went to the gym, shot 3 blogs, shot 1 YouTube, replied to emails, played with my dog, met Lauren for lunch, and I MIGHT even make it into town for drinks with the crew from my old work if I’m lucky. I definitely have a way better work/life balance these days then I used to have, and that was once of the main reasons I decided to leave work – so I’m happy it’s working out!  Continue Reading…

Fashion

Autumn in August

August 17, 2017

Hi there,

Happy ‘One more day til the weekend’ day!

This week was a good one, it’s been my second week at home as a full time blogger and as you probably saw from my blogposts earlier in the week, I have lots of plans and yesterday I really started to feel excited.

For the first time in AGES, I’m REALLY enjoying what I’m doing, I’m getting on top of my work/ life admin, getting (a little) better at things and genuinely just feeling so motivated for what lies ahead.

I can come up with as many ideas as I want, and now I actually have time to follow up on them and make them a reality. It’s exciting. I feel like I’ve definitely made the right choice going full time with blogging.

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Fashion, Lifestyle

Life as a Full Time Blogger

August 15, 2017

Hi everyone,

I hope your week is off to a good start – despite the crazy bi-polar weather, but hey it gave me a good excuse to drink wine last night so I won’t complain 😉

I’m using these quiet weeks at home to get my head around my new routine that is ‘full-time blogging’, and I have to say I am loving it. I’m figuring out my new schedule between meetings, events, emails, writing and shooting blogposts, and all the other random bits and bobs I do every day 🙂 I’m also getting stuck in to some things that I haven’t had a chance to in so long, and I’m loving the new sense of calmness that has come with it too. I have time to do things I’ve been neglecting for months like seeing my family and friends, working on some new things for the blog, and most importantly I’ve just been taking a little more me time.

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