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.