You Don't Have to Feel ok Just Because it's Christmas

Listening to my brother playing Mud's 'Lonely This Christmas' from his adjacent room as I sit in bed drinking my morning tea and scrolling through my camera roll right back to the start of 2017, it occurred to me that I'm not the happiest this Christmas. It's true, I've never been super enthusiastic about Christmas in general (call me the Grinch), but usually the lights on the Christmas tree in the evening or the bitter chill of winter air hitting my fingertips as they're wrapped around a cup of hot chocolate is enough to put a smile on my face. Sadly this year these basic festivities have been practiced to no avail. 

Stop Putting Art Students Down. Our Work is Just as Valid as Yours.

People always seem to underestimate the power of the creative industries. According to The Independent "creative industries generate £84 billion a year for the UK economy, almost £10m an hour", yet this is completely overlooked by the Bsc Data Modelling student I met in the SU the other week and all of his relevant counterparts. 

It's time to start writing about what I want

As you can probably assume from the title of this post, I'm planning on being a bit blunt. I'm tired of writing sponsored reviews to "get my blog off the ground" and photographing products to post, even though I don't think they're review-worthy, just to have some content being uploaded. After taking a month long break from blogging, it's become clear to me that I wasn't enjoying it. It was as if I had fallen completely out of love with 'Georgia Megan' as a brand.

An Honest Rosegal Review*

Rosegal is an online clothing company that often works with bloggers. I have worked with them before and have had a positive experience, however, I thought this review would be perfect for those who are sceptical about buying from this website with their own hard earned money. It is no secret that Rosegal's website is nothing like that of Topshop or ASOS and it can come across as a 'scam site'. I can assure you all that Rosegal is definitely not a scam and you will get the clothes/accessories you order, but let me give you a detailed explanation of my experience this time. 

5 easy self-care tips for everyday

When we're constantly rushing around, getting our to-do lists done, running here and there, meeting deadlines, making money, and whatever else we have stressing us out, we forget that we need to take the time to breathe. With uni starting again, working two jobs, running my blog, and keeping a social life I definitely know the feeling of being stressed. I'm sure many of you can relate to this and, as you all know, it isn't nice. It can sometimes feel so intense that you feel like you're drowning in the to-do lists you have stacking up in your head. It feels like there is absolutely no time to have down time, and when you do take time for yourself you can feel guilty or lazy. This post is all about tackling that. 

Rosegal Wishlist - The Plaid Coat Trend*

For those of you that keep up to date with my blog you will have seen that I have worked with Rosegal previously. The online retailer providing everything from wall tapestries to retro dresses is a popular company with bloggers all over the world. My last experience with Rosegal was a good one, so when offered to work with them again I jumped at the chance to check out what on trend pieces they have available. What sprang to my mind? A new winter coat. 

The Striped Culottes I Can't Stop Wearing

Up until last week I was completely adamant that culottes didn't suit me. As a person who's 5"2, I'm sure I can speak for a lot of shorter women out there when I say that new trouser trends make me cower in fear. Tops and dresses I can work with, but if I'm not wearing my black or blue jeans that I've had for 2+ years because they fit me so well, then I'm uncomfortable. Despite this, I thought I would push myself on my latest shopping trip and I'm so glad I did! Myself and my housemates decided to take a trip up to Exeter before separating for the latter part of the summer, and low and behold my favourite shop was there waiting for me. Thank you to Zara for producing these comfy culottes that I now can't seem to be separated from. 

5 Things I've Learned in My First Year at Uni

My first year at university has been filled with a million highs and very few lows, but I can without a doubt say that I've learned a lot from the whole experience. If anything, I feel like I've learnt more about myself and who I am as a person (as cringey as it sounds) than anything about my actual degree subject - but that's the whole point of first year, right? So whether you're heading to university this September, planning to sometime in the future, or aren't bothered about going at all - here's a few things my new found independence has taught me over the last year. 

London Pride 2017

For those of you that don't know, Saturday 8th of July was Pride in London. I was planning to write up this post that Monday, but naturally I got busy with work experience, actual work, and all the things that come along with living without parents (household chores, etc). Better late then never though, right?

I went to Pride in London last year and I have to say that this year they really stepped up their game. You can check out my post about last year's pride here! As usual, Trafalgar Square was packed with rainbow flags, multicoloured hair, and colourful makeup. It was a crowd of colour and fun. Everyone had smiles on their faces and, despite the heat, with drinks in our hands we danced for a good 5 hours.

Styling Maison de Choup

Maison de Choup, a brand you have probably heard of if you keep up with my blog or follow me on Instagram, is an amazing clothing brand. They sell great quality 'minimalist style' clothes (perfect for me!) at fair prices, AND the best part is that on certain designs they donate 25% of the profits to the charity Young Minds. Young Minds is a charity that aims to spread awareness and help young people that suffer from mental illness. This is a topic near and dear to my heart, so how could I turn down the opportunity to offer you all a discount code? By using the discount code 'GEORGIA' you can get 15% Maison de Choup products from their website! To show you guys how much I love the brand and how much I trust them (yes, I bought this red embellished shirt with my own money - not gifted!) I've done a little OOTD to show just one of the ways you can style their clothes.

Females of the Future OOTD

'Females of the Future' top - Topshop | Jeans - H&M | Shoes - Primark

How to Recover from a Lack of Motivation

Bralet - Boohoo | Shorts - Topshop | Sunglasses - Primark

I struggle massively with a lack of motivation. One day I'll be on a roll, completing my entire to do list and staying on top of absolutely everything, whereas other days it will reach 9pm and I won't have accomplished anything. For me, these are the worst kind of days. A day of nothing is a day wasted (unless I need some major time to relax and recuperate). Today is my first productive day in a while as I've actively taken steps to gain some motivation. I haven't posted on my blog in what feels like forever and I thought that this would be the perfect post to get back into things and hopefully a better blogging routine.  So let's avoid the lengthy introduction and begin with some tips on how to recover from a lack of motivation!

Maison De Choup OOTD

T-Shirt - Maison De Choup | Jeans - New Look | Shoes - H&M

Images shot by Harry Jackson

Maison De Choup SS17 Launch Party

Last night was the launch party of Maison De Choup's latest collection 'Warrior not Worrier'. George David Hodgson, the brilliant designer of the collection, invited myself and a plus one to the launch event and it was such a great experience. We were able to see the brand new collection first hand while sipping on some beautiful cocktails and networking with other bloggers, designers, and even authors.

Blogging: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Blogging is amazing. It's something we in the blogosphere love with a passion and enjoy every second of, but that doesn't mean we don't have our ups and downs with it. As bloggers, we deal with a lot of stigma that we can usually ignore. We ignore it because we love what we do, but today I wanted to bring these negatives to light and share the good, the bad, and the ugly side of blogging.

Things I've Learned in April

April has been a good month. I've been productive in terms of university work, I went home to see my family, I got a new phone that I have been begging for forever, I met my girlfriend's lovely family and the month has even been full of lovely weather (until today of course)! It's been a great April and to celebrate that I thought I would sum up the top 5 things I've learned from it!

A Colder Spring Day | OOTD

Denim Shirt - Vintage Fair | Scarf - Primark | Jumper - Zaful | Jeans - Quiz | Boots - H&M

5 Ways To Be Happy When You're Feeling Low

Drawings above by Ellie Franco Williams

Even with the sun shining bright and the days becoming warmer and lovely, there are still times when we feel a bit down. It's inevitable. No matter how bright the world seems now that we have sweet sunny evenings, there will still be days where we want to close the blinds and not allow any of the light to come in. On these days we'll probably want to curl up in bed and watch Netflix all day with a pot of ice cream, and although that is the perfect cure for a bad day in some cases, for me personally I feel defeated when I'm not productive. That's why I've compiled a little list of ways to make ourselves feel a bit better on down days and hopefully these tips will help you as much as they help me!

Body Confidence & Self Love

Loving yourself and the body you're in takes time. It's not a way of thinking that you can adopt overnight, it takes a lot of practice. We are constantly hounded with images in magazines, on television and even on social media that represent the way that we, as women, "should look". These images will often feature white women with long blonde or brown hair with a thin frame and toned body. Pitching the concept of  this 'ideal' beauty standard to the world can make people who don't have these features feel like failures and often strive to perfect themselves. Rather than the message the media currently portrays about 'ideal' beauty standards, we should be promoting the message to love your body no matter what features you do or don't possess.  

Why We Should All Be Feminists

I am a feminist. I have identified as such since I was sixteen and first introduced the reality of our lives as women. Before this age I would often feel confused as to why I wasn’t allowed to play baseball with the boys in PE and had to play softball instead or why it was only the girls that were ever asked by our elderly male art teacher to clean the paint pots after class. I wondered, but I never questioned it.

London Fashion Week - Haluminous AW17

This weekend I attended London Fashion Week. It was the first time I had ever been and it definitely an exciting experience! Luckily, I was able to see a couple of shows as well as being able to appreciate the incredible street style from the outside. Haluminous Autumn/Winter 17 was one of the shows I was lucky enough to see.

Cozy Jumpers and Thoughts from my Brain*

As someone who has been blogging for almost four years I tend to lose inspiration quickly. It's not the best thing in the world when you get 'bloggers block' so to speak. When your income and audience depends on you for posts it can be a lot of pressure, especially when you have a lot of other things going on in your life. I think that's possibly why it's important to take blogging breaks. I recently took one that lasted a month (sorry about that by the way!) and it's helped me take the time to find more inspiration.

How To Get Used To Change

Over the course of the past few months things have changed pretty drastically for me. I moved six hours away from home to a city I have only been to twice in my entire life, I had to make an entirely new group of friends, start a university course, and cope with only seeing my family twice/three times a year as opposed to everyday. As someone who gets used to things very quickly, I thought I would share some tips on how to adjust to new situations and get comfortable fast.