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4 December 2017

stuck in a blogger rut



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The 'blogger rut' can hit us when we least expect. We often find ourselves constantly searching for inspiration for the next post, but sometimes get caught up in the trends that hit us left, right and centre. To then find that we unintentionally 'give up' all together. This has recently hit me, as someone who finds that they constantly push themselves to create/edit etc fresh new content, you never are truly satisfied with what you've created. Despite taking a blogging backseat as of late, 'behind the scenes' I've been shooting outfits at every chance I have gotten, yet I'm reluctant to post them because I'm unhappy with the edit.

As a photography student it's often easy to get swiped up in the post-production style of things, attempting to achieve a certain 'colour tone' to your images yet find that they look the same as an older batch. As of late I've tried to stop this 'overthinking' from happening, because sometimes the simpler things work, and why attempt to make your photos look like so and so's, when you can stick to what works for you.


Hat - New Look (similar here) | Jacket - Vintage (similar here) | Top - (similar here) | Trousers - Vintage (similar here) | Bag - Radley (out of stock - similar link)*

28 November 2017

tips for positivity

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With the constant stream of social media hitting us left, right and centre. It is sometimes tough to keep positive and not compare yourself to the next *insert whoever/whatever that is here*. But sometimes taking time away and stopping (once in a while) can lead you to a fresh outlook of things that can help keep you in that positive mindset. With recent uni deadlines and life 'stuff' taking control of my time as of late, admittedly I lost my blogging mojo and couldn't stay positive in 'blogging' in general. But with these few small tips, my positivity has regained force and momentum.

1. "Stay focused."
For me this applies to the task at hand-whether that's work related or life related. It's a fact that 'things' can get in the way of even doing the simplest of tasks. But the way I try to get out if this 'rut' it by basically having a little talk with myself. A 'pep' talk as such. I just remind myself that I CAN DO THIS. I've had a few of these 'talks' in the past couple of weeks, and I have to say that they act as a constant reminder for putting these 'things' into perspective.

2. "Surround yourself with positive people"
Kindness and laughter are my top two attributes for a positive relationship, as laughter cures a lot of things. Likewise I've been always told negativity breeds negativity, so cut it out and your own positivity will increase. That's not say the occasional rant/moan is not needed, because sometime it is. And by getting rid of 'that' emotion tied up to your rant, I think as almost 'clearing' that negativity out.

3. "Tomorrow is a new day"
Remind yourself it is. Dwelling on what happened 'yesterday' is a waste of your precious time. Why not take the negative out of the situation and turn it around, because you never know what positives could come from it.

I am keen to hear if you have any other tips on staying positive.

Jacket - Vintage (similar here) | T-Shirt - Gift (similar here) | Trousers - Vintage (similar here) | Scarf - eBay (similar here)


8 November 2017

EMP // Band T-Shirt Gift Guide



I am sure regular readers will know of my undying love for collecting band t-shirts on my travels, the collection is becoming endless and I often find myself on the hunt for others to add to my never ending selection.

EMP are kind of like a one stop shop for all things music/movie/tv/gaming related including selling an array of band merch. Literally covering all areas of interests including books, vinyls and jewellery to name a few. So, with that in mind I thought I would share a few of my favourite band t-shirts from EMP’s range, which are all (might I add) super reasonably priced.

As a pretty big Black Sabbath fan and already owner of a couple of ‘sabbath tees’ I thought I would add this to the wishlist. In their classic purple logo, this is one which is iconic in its nature and a must. Pink Floyd have long been a band that I’ve been obsessed with, their process of creating albums intrigues me hugely especially as Dark Side of the Moon is their ‘most well-known’ concept album.  This t-shirt captures the classic album artwork perfectly and would fit quite nicely with my other ‘floyd tees'. Another tee that caught my eye was this one by The Doors, a band from an era I adore. Everything from their music down to the way they dressed currently serves as major style inspiration. Jim Morrison is the ultimate 70s style icon in my eyes, who I’m forever taking outfit inspo from. Motorhead is another legendary band that I could not include in a wishlist – there seems to be a bit of a theme here with iconic bands. “Ace of Spades” is a killer track and Lemmy is a rock icon in his own right. Lastly is band that despite being ‘short-lived’ has made a long lasting impact, Joy Division's debut album “Unknown Pleasures” is still such an influential album that doesn’t date.


If you haven’t already then EMP are worth checking out if like me, your interested in expanding your collection of band merch or picking up a few items inspired by your favourite tv shows and movies.





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