Pre-Birthday Whirlwind

Don't get me wrong, my birthday is probably my most favourite celebration of the year- asides from Christmas. I'm a November baby so my birthday is all about cosy, sparkly, piping hot food & social celebrations! I'm also one of those extremely annoying people who hosts an official count down to their birthday, who constantly pipes up with 'it's my birthday soon' in-between any awkward silences. 

But I've noticed I seem to have pretty major mood swings within the countdown to my big event.

It's a real concoction of mixed emotions; obviously thrilled at throwing a celebration, a tad bit nervous on the age factor, eager at the new chapter ahead, skeptical on the expectations that accompany your shiny new age & a wee bit sad of the chapter you're leaving behind.

For me, the age factor has never been a real issue. As humans, we're all ageing & it's something that is impossible to combat. However, I think we fear the age label far more th…

Staying Relevant Whilst Travelling

Whilst working abroad, I'm sometimes hit with the struggling knock on the old content creating & growth as a blogger. I suppose I could blame a number of things; the time zone difference that shunts me out of my regular routine (I mean, an hour makes all the difference, right?..), or the classic dodgy WIFI, or the fact that I don't have all my tools to create 'decent' content, or maybe because no one finds a coffee/pastry flatlay interesting, or..
.. maybe I'm just lazy.
But one thing is for sure, staying relevant whilst travelling is a tricky old bugg*r.
Now, I know I'm not living the backpacker life (this lucky sod has hot water & a foamy mattress on hand) but I would still consider myself to be travelling. I'm living outside of my home country, we're on the move daily around Spanish soil - discovering the delights of the surrounding towns/villages/mountains & I technically do live out of a suitcase..
It's just unpacked.
Most content cre…

Chopping & Changing

You may have noticed a slight change to my old barnet in the past couple of weeks.. yup, I've had the chop. I was way overdue (3 years  in fact) a hair cut & I had decided that before embarking on my next Spanish adventure, I would be lobbing off the brittle blonde ends that I've accumulated. I mean, they were practically hanging on for dear life..

So, I've lobbed off the hair & settled for a shorter do', which I am incredibly head over heels in love with, something I never thought I'd say. I would always fear the thought of sporting a shorter cut, due to my face shape & also the confidence to pull the darn thing off. But recently I've been having a lot of 'fu*k it, just do it' moments.. 
.. this was one of them.

After a bit of a shitty stormy start to 2019, I've been taking each month as new chapter to moving on with my life & reforming a fresher, happier & more confident version of myself. As mentioned in a previous post, I am ver…

Cutting The Cord - Friendships

At the ripe old age of 26, I've pretty much cemented the fact that a handful of the friendships I've built over the years aren't necessarily going to with stand the test of time. 

I've also cemented the fact that.. it's okay?

Friendships are a two way street & if you're not being met in the middle, then it's hardly fair to keep pushing through.

I have always been a people pleaser & someone who overthinks every single social interaction thrown my way. I may seem confident on the outside, but inside I have a stroke of crumbling paranoia that can occasionally creep up when it comes to socialising. Therefore, it was always a brutal blow if I were to lose a friendship or two & I would attempt to nurture every last strand, unable to walk away from that connection. 

Those friendships that take very little TLC & are easy to pick up from where you left off are the ones that are beyond ideal! Low maintenance friendships that only need a little nudge &…

Nailing The Backpack - Gaston Luga

Let's talk about swanky accessories shall we? When you get your mitts on a glorious backpack that doubles up as a Tardis whilst oozing elegance & chic, you'd obviously be raving about it from the hills.

For me, backpacks are my comfort & trusty go-to when it comes to the humungous variety of bag styles we have to pick from. They're comfortable for all day swinging on the back, you can store a ridiculous amount of unnecessary crap in them & they are ideal for the everyday commute/running around like a headless chicken.
Whilst touring, I swore by my cheap'ol Primark backpack, which I certainly ran & dragged terribly into the ground. Therefore, when Gaston Luga stumbled into my inbox asking if I would be interested in a collaboration, I felt like the Accessory God's had answered my 'search-for-backpack-number-2' prayers.
I always like to do my homework thoroughly on a brand & Gaston Luga did not disappoint one bit. Their products are simply di…

6 Months Single

No word of a lie - these types of posts are absolutely TERRIFYING to publish. For me, I'm spilling a limited amount of raw emotion into an teeny online space & confronting some cold, hard realities.. 

.. but at the same time, I think it's a healthy way to reflect & lift some of that emotional weight that's been lingering for a little while now. 

So, 6 months single.

In all honesty it doesn't feel like it's even been 6 weeks. If you're new here (hi!), a quick summary is that my boyfriend & I of just over two years broke up back in January & since then it's been a whirlwind of weirdness & mind f*cks to say the least.

Lucky for me, I had an insanely wonderful escape route in the form of working abroad that slotted in a perfect a fortnight after the initial break up. I will forever be thankful of my Spanish adventure popping up at such a needed moment.
After the break up, I was petrified of being by myself & falling back into the 'single&…

The Three Iconic Skirts

Hello beautiful! How's your weekend treating you so far? On the old blog today, I'm nattering all about the three staples of the skirting world.. & we're not talking about carpentry here.
Nope - I'm chatting all about the Mini, Midi & Maxi, three iconic skirts that have had their fair few tragedies & hits throughout the eras but have always stuck by our wardrobes never the less.
Within these three skirts there are of course many different subcategories that delve deeper into silhouettes & styles, which I do touch on a smidge. However, I wanted to mainly focus on the motherships & therefore I'm keeping it all so simple & sticking with the big guns. So, here we have the Mini, Midi & Maxi.. *applause*

Whether it's a-line or pencil, a mini skirt is an all time classic & feature's as a statement piece throughout many a timewarp, popping up from the beloved 60's right through to the present day. 

The endless detail & f…