27 February 2018

Red Kipling Backpack


First off I have finally returned to blogging after a 2 month hiatus, currently feeling refreshed with ideas and I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. I've come armed with fresh content, a new collaboration, oh... and new hair >_<

Kipling have always been an accessories brand which I've admired from a far, and when this gorgeous red backpack landed in my hands. I was so excited to start styling it as it's a colour that I have recently fallen in love with and have fully embraced in my 'non-existent colourful' wardrobe.

The backpack is part of Kipling's Essentials collection, which consists of an array basic colour bags in their iconic styles and bestsellers. With it being Spring they've taken a fresh approach and updated the collection by brightening up the range with popping colours like red. Despite being small in size this backpack is ROOMY! I can easily fit my blogging camera (which is a bit of beast), daily handbag 'essentials' and even iPad- if I chose to. In addition to a wide array of pockets, including a handy hidden one on the back. There's a reason why this backpack is included in Kipling's Essentials collection!

Blazer - Vintage (similar here) | Roll Neck - Vintage (similar here) | Trousers - Vintage (similar here) | Backpack - Kipling (link)* | Earrings - Primark | Boots - ASOS

4 December 2017

stuck in a blogger rut

| the 'blogger rut' |

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


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)


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