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August 2016

Projects and Tips

PERFECT IS OVERRATED, PERFECT IS BORING

August 31, 2016

Final 2I love reading blogs for many reasons, they can inspire me, comfort me or capture my imagination in a really healthy and positive way. I can read a post and be like “hell yeah sister, let’s run the world”. But I can also read a blog that makes me feel like crap and want to sob into my un-ironed pajamas at the distorted sight of the author gliding through life like a goddess that wakes up with instant beach waves and an endless supply of incredible dresses.

I discussed recently in this post that I usually select my favourite pictures for the blog. Instead, today here are some of the pictures that have caused the biggest, full belly LOLs between me and my boyfriend when we are snapping for the blog.

I wanted to post these because we often put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be perfect. But ultimately it’s people’s quirks and unique qualities that make them who they are. As a wise woman once said, perfect is overrated, perfect is boring.

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Projects and Tips

WEDDING PLANNING PART 1

August 17, 2016

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 Wow! I haven’t filled you in on any of the wedding planning process yet. We are well underway with it all now, the venue is booked (we went for the wild card option), the Pinterest boards are blossoming and the invites are ready.

Brainstorming together and aligning our visions has been really special. Nick and I met working on a contemporary opera together, so it’s fun to apply that creative thinking and collaborative process to our wedding.

We decided to go back to the place where Nick proposed to make all of the initial important decisions. We set up camp in the amazing Mad Men styled library there. We ordered champagne, spread out our wedding magazines and got the Pinterest boards at the ready. I would recommend doing something like this if you are planning your own wedding. It turned the process into a really special moment that we will remember forever.

But I must admit… there was a pretty stressful situation that we came up-against later on down the line. Something that I obviously hadn’t scheduled into my wedmin planner,  drama free and full of love was more what I had in mind. For us the issue was thankfully not with family, guests or loved ones, but with a vendor that we hired. Nightmare.

One thing that we have learned from that particular experience is to work with positive people that you enjoy spending time with and that will make their contribution to your big day a pleasurable experience. Don’t be fooled by fancy websites and impressive presentation packages. Sometimes independent vendors with a bit of heart are the best. But we haven’t let that bump in the road spoil anything for us. It’s ultimately led us to better things.

Let me know if you have any tips or advice in the comments. Particularly on finding a wedding dress, that is the next step ahead of me. I am looking forward to sharing more of our wedding planning story with you. A post on the invitations is coming up soon, which I am so excited about!

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Fashion & Beauty

YELLOW DRESS OUTFIT OF THE DAY

August 11, 2016

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This outfit has pretty much been my uniform this summer. I’ve never had a yellow dress before but my best friend and bridesmaid to-be picked it out for me and I’ve hardly had it off since. I really love it, especially because I have a slight tan, it seems to go really well with that. I get a new pair of these chunky sandals in a different colour every summer because they are so comfortable and match everything, and the bag has been with me everyday too.

Do you have a go-to outfit for summer?

Wearing: Yellow Dress from Aspire Style, CRU London Willow Weekender and New Look Chunky Heels

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Photo Credit: The wonderful Kate from Sole Satisfaction

 

 

Fashion & Beauty, Travel & Places

WHAT’S IN MY HAND LUGGAGE

August 5, 2016

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I have been flying so much recently which is really exciting because I love heading to new places, but with that can come delayed flights, lost luggage and lots of waiting around. To make it as enjoyable as possible I like to have a few little luxuries on hand. Here’s what I have been taking with me recently:

Handbag: The Willow Weekender by CRU London, I’ve had it for a few years now and honestly love it. It matches almost everything and it’s easy to throw over your shoulder as you rush to the check-in.

Travel Wallet: This is the perfect little travel buddy, it has a pocket for everything and makes you feel so organised! I chose this Disaster Designs floral oil-painting number from Aspire Style.

Headphones: My boyfriend bought me these wireless, noise cancelling headphones for my birthday and the sound is unreal. I love listening to the Giri Cafe and Big at the KU! The Original Balearic Beat playlist whilst travelling.

Tangle Teaser and Spiral Bobbles: Erm, why did no-one tell me about these sooner? I was pretty certain that they were a fad, but don’t knock it till you try it. For long hair both of these items are a must! The bobbles stop you getting kinks when you just want to trow your hair up and the Tangle Teaser brushes without snagging.

Hand-Cream and Lip Balm: Flying makes my skin dry out so I like to keep a hand-cream and lipbalm close. This is citrus and lavender by Heyland and Whittle, it smells divine. My lipbalm is EOS, I have them in every colour and I’m obsessed with how they feel when applying (pauses typing to re-apply).

Herbal Tea: I take a stash of my favourite teas with me wherever I go as a little home comfort. These are liquorice and peppermint by Pukka.

Sunglasses and Lipstick: Prepare for landing! I’m currently wearing vintage style shades from Aspire Style and Clinique lipstick.

I am seriously lacking in a good book to devour on my journeys, so if you have have any recommendations then please let me know. I read The Gold Finch recently and adored that.

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