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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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Fashion, Travel

Sun-kissed in the Seychelles

August 2, 2017

Hey there,

I hope you’re all having a good week. It’s been a pretty amazing week here in the Seychelles, I’ve had to stop and just take it in at times. It’s definitely the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. I’m going to try and bottle up some of the sunshine to take home with me tomorrow night.

We’ve had such a nice time exploring the islands, meeting the locals and of course catching some sun. The wifi isn’t the best in the world over here, so I haven’t been able to Snapchat too much, but I have a vlog on the way with lots of great footage from our trip. Subscribe to my YouTube here so you know when it’s live 🙂 Continue Reading…

Fashion, Travel

Beach Basics

July 31, 2017

Hi guys,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It’s been a PRETTY good one here in the Seychelles. It’s one of those places where you have to continuously pinch yourself to remind yourself where you are.

We checked out of our first hotel, the stunning Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove hotel today, and we have checked into our new hotel which we booked so last minute on (as usual) – the Savoy Spa Hotel and Resort. We got such a good deal on this hotel at €165 a night – I swear by!  Continue Reading…

Fashion, Travel

Day 1 in the Seychelles

July 28, 2017

Hello from the Seychelles,

I can safely say after Day 1 that this trip is one I’ll remember forever! I was so busy in the run up to it, that I didn’t have much time to over think it and to get really excited – but oh my god. I have just been blown away in every sense of the word since we arrived.

The hotel, the beauty, the weather, the people… it just makes total sense why everyone calls islands like these paradise.

We’re staying in the beautiful Le Meridien Fishermans Cove on Mahe Island and it’s stunning. Check out my social media to see more. More than the stunning surroundings, I’ve loved the relaxed vibe of the Seychelles more than anything. I would love to live here for a little while to experience their lifestyle. You may have seen from my snapchat (username: lou1409) that I’m here with my best friend and fellow blogger Lauren for the week. We are off to explore the main island of Mahe tomorrow and can’t wait to learn more about the history and culture of the stunning island.

We were lucky enough to have a pool/beach day today to top up our tans, and I was SO HAPPY to launch my competition with Emirates that gives one of you the chance to win a trip just like this for you and a guest (to anywhere Emirates fly)! There is more info on my Instagram if you’re interested. It’s absolutely the BEST prize I’ve ever given away (secretly wishing I could throw my name into the hat a few times haha)

After day 1 of this trip, I can honestly say I haven’t felt so lucky, happy and grateful on a trip. I’m so excited for what the next 6 days of adventure will bring,

Stay tuned on social media for more – and don’t forget to enter the competition 🙂

Lou x

P.S. I’m wearing all PrettyLittleThing in these photos. They have such fab summer bits – shop their swimwear here or else check out the shop section on my website to see what else I picked up from PLT.

This post was sponsored by PrettyLittleThing

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Fashion, Travel

My Top 5 Tips for Packing

July 24, 2017

Hi there,

The sunny weather today was a nice treat to kickstart the week, hopefully some of you got out to enjoy a little of it. I was busy getting myself organised for the Seychelles on Thursday, and thought, with all the travelling I’m doing lately, a blog post with some tips on packing wouldn’t go astray.

It’s something I’m asked about a lot and I suppose the more I travel, the more I learn how to make the dreaded ‘packing’ a little easier for myself.

I have narrowed it down to my top 5 tips for packing and hopefully some of you will find these useful for upcoming holidays 🙂

  1. Make a List

Sometimes I hate the idea of lists, for fear of knowing all the stuff I have left to do, but it really is the best way to get organised for a trip. Between clothes, toiletries, adaptors, chargers, cameras, medicine… and whatever else you may need to get, do or organise before you leave – there is a LOT to remember.

I jot down what I need as I remember in a note on my phone or else in my diary. It’s all worth it when the list is all ticked off and the suitcases are packed and ready to go! Continue Reading…