Style is something I've started to play with again although I don't keep up with the latest news in terms of fashion, personal style is an aspect that can be really important to projecting yourself. I'd define my own personal style as minimal, with simple lines and an emphasis on comfort but of late I've been trying to incorporate more elements of colour in a way that doesn't overshadow my likes. Here are some of my recent favourite outfits some for indoor activities and some for outside adventures (especially when dealing with our mercurial summer weather). What have you been wearing?
Sometimes it's good to take stock of those little things that are currently making you happy, these can alter depending on your growing interests or even the time of year but here are a few of mine. Be it purely style, beauty, lifestyle or anything in between there are always things to enjoy. What are your up to date loves?
As stated many times me and fitness will never be bosom buddies but over time I've really come to appreciate my 1 / 2 hours at the gym, it gives me breathing space mentally and over time although progress is slow there are some good changes happening physically. However it's not always the most enjoyable at the time so I thought I'd put together a tongue in cheek post about my frequent thoughts throughout a workout. Here's a look at the inner workings of my mind when working my unfit body. What is your favourite ways to exercise? What do you think during it?
It's natural to be concerned about certain elements of your life and dissecting the project, interactions and the day as a whole can influence you to make better changes if you need to. As time has gone on and as I've gotten older my worrier-tendencies have lessened but despite appearances I can still be a bit of a worry wort. Being a worrier can be a benefit but pouring over every small or big decision and the aftermath can cause a negative impact to your health. Here are some ways to combat those worrier ways, how do you get out of your own head?
Photography is a strong creative discipline for so many reasons and is a great accompaniment to blogging, it can introduce your style, welcome in a returning and new audience. For me, my love of photography will be eternal but sometimes we all need a brush up on the smaller essential details so I thought it time to put together my own alphabet on a subject I adore. Initially this was meant as one post but the there is just so much good stuff to cover it has now become 2 parts with the second coming soon. Here is what my A-Z of photography consists of, what about you?
It's probably become incredibly obvious from reading any of my past posts that I'm a massive homebody and have been since my earlier years. This permanent state of being is so strong it has now become a running joke amongst my family how fast I can jump into my pjs or comfy clothes from the moment I walk through the door after a day out. Having those few reliable activities that you associate with home can make it easier for you to relax. Here are some of my most enjoyable ways to spend my down time, what about you?
If you're a content creator of any subject then you'll know that some months you can think of all the great ideas and they can flow seamlessly but some months the pool of creativity can dry up and you're left feeling frustrated or unmotivated. Sometimes your process needs a bit of a shock to the system. Here are some ways to hopefully combat the feeling of not having any great concepts to explore in the tank and get you back in the game. How do you deal with days that don't have that spark of your talent?
Travelling through life there will be many good experiences, bad ones and those who are eager to put their oar into your business whether it's warranted or not without considering if it's the right advice for you. Be it through the internet, family, friends or random strangers there is a lot of what you should or shouldn't be doing, it can be a noisy place to be, so here are a few (sometimes difficult) concepts that I don't wholly agree with and the reasons why. What life advice do you want to listen to?
It's no secret that I love sleep. I love it so much I'm prone to taking siestas in the late afternoon almost everyday and although it's incredibly enjoyable to snuggle in bed it can be a huge contributing factor as to why your actual sleep may not be as effective as it should be. Understanding why you nap, how you can combat it and sometimes why it's a good thing can help better your bedtime. Are you a perpetual napper or can you fight off the Zzz? How do you do it?
If you've read my attempt at the 10 x 10 Challenge blog post (found here) then you'll know that I came to realise quite a few things about my style and the clothes I choose on a daily basis. I found that I rely completely on the same outfits, same items and although they are simple, comfy that follow the almost minimalist route I'm going for there's no fun so in addressing this it's time to talk about the wonderful world of pins. So in starting my pin journey and trying to introduce some of my much loved quirkiness subtly (or not) into my accessories here are some of my favourite brands and their designs. Where do you buy your pins regardless of style?
Me and the boy had our first holiday together (a little more on that experience found here), so for our trip we decided to keep things within the UK and settled on the coastal county of Cornwall. Apart from a few rainy moments it was mostly a sunny affair which meant all the exploring, gazing at all the plants and playing as much Pokemon as possible. Although neither of us can drive we made our mission to take a wander around new places for new memories despite the serious, so here are a few of our most loved places that we made that much sweeter with a serious lack of internet. Where are your favourite locations in Cornwall?
A confession of mine is that I have never once gone away with someone as a couple (any kind of couple), be it an issue of money, time or nerves it was never the right time. Fast forward to this year and nearly 4 years together it was about time me and my boy remedied this to have our own escape, after usually seeing each once or twice a week and on completely different schedules it was going to be a completely different experience. Here are a some of the lessons from going on holiday with a partner and how to survive it. How do you spend your couple holidays?
Our hottest months bring with them many of the most loved things to do although Summer can be tough for me and my fellow vampires however the sun can be a wonderful boost for our mental well being. Here are just a few of my favourite ways to spend time when the warmer weather comes a' calling. Whether you're off abroad, sticking with the UK or stuck in the office being productive there are always little things that can help you enjoy the Summer months. What are your most adored actions to do in the Summer time?
This year I wanted to try and push myself creatively by completing small activities such as participating in my Instagram stories or embracing challenges such as the '10 x 10' for the Summer season. Inspired by Sophie of Private Life Of A Girl, this task looks at everyday style, consumerism and the practicalities or limitations of it. I wanted to discuss my experiment of 10 days with only 10 items of clothes to mix and match, have you finished this task? What does your everyday style look like?
Blogging and creating your own space on the internet can be quite surprising as it can take a lot of work despite appearances this means employing the use of go-to equipment that can make the process easier. No matter your blogging style or journey thus far, there are those few objects that you couldn't do without but they don't necessarily need to be brand spanking new. These are the most reliant items within my blogging arsenal, what are yours?
Just recently my wardrobe went through a major sort out, with a cull of older and unworn items plus a refresh of current pieces, it became apparent that that as well as hoarding all the pjs I was lacking in certain areas such as related Summer essentials and a pop of colour. Here are a few recent items I've added to my wardrobe. What have you been buying for the Summer season?
Today I'm back with another blog post discussing some more essential concepts of photography, whether you're just dipping your toe in the photographical waters or you're a seasoned enthusiast there is always room for a brush up on any information. If you're interested in the previous post which broke down the ideas of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed you can find it here. What are your most loved or reliable aspects of photography?
Style is something that's incredibly important to not only boost your confidence and self expression too however the hotter months can bring with them their own considerations in terms of potential outfits. In preparation for a Summer holiday away it's always good to add a few new pieces to get you excited for the break, so when the folks at Hammond & Co* from Debenhams got in touch it was the perfect excuse to play dress with my favourite guy. How are you dressing for Summer?
The sun has officially (and finally) come out to play in the UK and although it's still a little hit and miss at times in general the heat is on the up. During the warmer months it's incredibly important to protect and hydrate yourself against the beautiful rays so the effect of your damaged skin isn't as bad. Here are some essentials in my sunburn fighting kit, what do you need?
Since April I've been fortunate enough to start producing items for my own stock shop. After the completion of Woodland Wanders, my first photo set, it came to me that not everyone wants a whole batch of images especially if they're only interested in 1 or 2 so with that in mind there are some exciting new addition and something for you. How do you feel about stock shops? Which are your favourite?