20/11/2017

The Curse of a Creative Block - An Honest Post


As I sit here at my laptop, for the first time in over a year with the intent of actually producing some creative material, still I am not quite sure what I'm going to write, how it's going to turn out or, whether in fact I'll even be brave enough to click publish after all this time. It's taken me just over 3 hours to even begin these few words; my laptop was switched on at 10.30 this morning, with my blog page up and running, eagerly awaiting something, anything, to be written on it. Somehow, there seems to have been an abundance of rather unnecessary things that my brain has deemed more important to achieve before settling down to start something that actually, my heart deems important. And even now, whilst writing this, I've checked my phone, for nothing in particular, countless times already in this short space of time. Creative procrastination is something that I seem to have been battling with for quite some time now. I am more than capable of getting on with daily life admin, chores, mundane but necessary errands - I tend to busy myself frequently with that side of things, but the idea of settling down with a cuppa and my laptop to do something enjoyable, for myself and my wellbeing, has completely thrown me for the past year and a half or so. Bizarre, right!? You would think that if anything was to be put off it would be those boring jobs, not vice versa.

28/10/2016

OUTFIT | Autumn Style With Matalan

I have to admit, it took me a long time to accept that Summer is officially over and it's now Autumn's time to shine. It was such a great 6 weeks off, filled with wonderful memories of sunny days out spent with my favourite mini human and we truly were blessed with the weather this year; I think I was in mourning. However, I'm now well and truly over it and embracing A/W with open arms; excited for lots of woodland walks in wellies, trundling through crisp cranberry coloured leaves, wrapped up in chunky knits cradling creamy hot chocolates watching the sky light up with glitter on Bonfire night and cosy nights in front of the fire.

27/10/2016

OUTFIT | Slip dress

The final instalment from my Summer outfits - The Slip Dress. I adore this dress and think it is such a versatile piece; back in the hazy Summer days it was perfect to just throw on due to it's sheer fabric, but now in Autumn, it can still be just as great, layered over a black polo neck and woolly tights with chunky boots. I adore the whole slip dress/ cami paired with a long sleeved top or polo neck and it means those gorgeous Summer frocks are not wasted, as they can just be reworked with a few different pieces during the Winter - easy peasy!

OUTFIT | Muted Tones & Seaside Dreams

Another one of my belated Summer outfit posts to go up - this is one of my favourite go to get ups from the Summer...a loose blouse paired with comfy culottes...easy, simple, can't go wrong. There's just something about a white top combined with a denim bottom that I just don't think will ever get old, it's such a timeless classical combination. I love adding a little twist to the expected though, so the interesting lace detail on this cami adds texture in all the right placed, making it a little more special than just a standard white Tee.

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