Saturday, 23 May 2015

Why take a gap year?






So pretty much exactly this time last year, I was panicking. In the midst of my final exams I was still debating whether deciding to take a gap year was the right decision. I knew that the thought of going to university at that time was a scary one, as I really wasn't ready to go into something that requires so much commitment, but at the same time, a gap year was just as intimidating. What was I going to do? Will I still want to go uni after? So many questions were floating round my head, and when you're meant to be revising, its not great to have these questions playing on your mind.
But I had already made my decision, and my last exam was approaching, and I still had no plan for my year off from education. However I knew there was one thing I wanted - experience. In every sense of the word.



So the first thing I did was start this blog. I came up with a name, a design and a concept. I also bought a camera and prepared to have a really good summer to just have some time off from everything.
By the time September came around I had got a job, which meant I had money, which also meant I could start planning a couple of trips! I knew I probably wouldn't be able to go travelling, but several week long trips would do me good! I went to Amsterdam in February which was just amazing and exactly what I needed as it was so different to anywhere I had been before. I've also managed to save up enough for a trip to the canary islands with my boyfriend, Spain with the girls and Italy with my family. I really can't wait!
So several months, jobs and blog posts later I think I can finally say that taking a gap year was the best choice I could've made. I've experienced so much in different aspects of life and am beginning to figure out what I actually want to do in the future.

Next stop Uni!

 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Style inspiration for summer 2015

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All photos from Tumblr

As you can probably tell from my last couple of posts, I'm really looking forward to summer. In the UK it can take a while for the weather to get to the point where we can go outside without a jacket, but its getting there.
Around this time I can do nothing but think of the beach, a holiday and a new summer wardrobe. I love S/S fashion because after the long months of just throwing on a scarf and a coat its finally time to channel your inner festival chic vis-a-vis Vanessa Hudgens/Alexa Chung.
I'm fairly certain Alexa Chung's everlasting 'it' girl status is here to stay and every summer I find myself stalking the internet to see what she's wearing, especially at Fashion Week and Glastonbury, and I think I've narrowed down a few wardrobe essentials.



 
Esprit is a brand that screams festival chic, from distressed denim to every accessory you could want. A simple, effortless outfit every girl needs is a pair of denim cutoffs with a pretty blouse top and there is so many combinations of this outfit it will last through the hotter months, as you can add sandals or boots, hats and jewellery or go simple with no accessories at all.
Adding some aviators and a fedora can pull any casual outfit together with little to no effort which is great for summer because its all about the comfort! And speaking of comfort, a maxi skirt or dress is an item that everyone call pull off, and they're pretty much all in live in through june to august!



I hope you enjoyed this post, and let me know who your style inspirations are for summer 2015!

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

summer holiday essentials



Hat - Topshop
Sunglasses - ASOS
Bag - MissGuided
Bikini - Topshop
Playsuit - ASOS
 
Its that time of year when we can start fantasizing about trips away to beautiful, hot destinations whether it be a week by the beach or a city break. Whatever you're doing this summer, you'll probably need to go shopping. I always seem to find an excuse...
So I've complied my wishlist of essentials that I really want to get my hands on before I go away! The first thing I really want is a great hat as although I love the sun, a bit of shade is always nice and I love this completely oversized one from Topshop. Also a must have is of course sunglasses and these ones from ASOS are so cute and this style goes with so many different face shapes, and a dusky pink also goes with everything in a summer wardrobe.
Another staple is a bag that you can just throw everything in and take to the pool/beach but also to a restaurant in the evening, and for me that's a backpack. This one from MissGuided is a beautiful colour and the perfect size. Also on holiday I don't like to pack loads of shoes, so these sandals from Brantano are great because they will go with everything whether its a casual outfit by the pool or dressed up for an evening out. And of course you have to have an amazing bikini, and this one from Topshop is so cute!
An outfit essential for me in the summer is a simple playsuit as they're comfortable, cute and more practical than a dress. This one from ASOS I love because i can imagine it'll look amazing with a tan! I'm also on the hunt for a great pair of sandals, and I literally can't decide from all of these.
 
I really hope you guys enjoyed reading this post, let me know where you're going this summer!
 
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Sunday, 12 April 2015

OOTD - Coachella Vibes



Dress - ASOS
Bag - Charity Shop
Rings - Shop in Camden
Sunglasses - Topshop
 
Just me wishing I was at a festival this weekend. The weather in the UK has been really lovely recently so its finally time to kind of start dressing for summer! Instead of partying at Coachella me and my boyfriend walked over to a nearby village, enjoyed the sunshine and drank smoothies.  
Today I wore this dress from ASOS which I love, and also this bag was the best bargain ever....£1!! I always seem to wear more jewellery when its sunny as well so on went my favourite rings which I picked up from a little shop in Camden Town.
Can you believe as I'm writing this post the sun has disappeared and now the sky is a horrible grey colour. Typical...

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