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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

How To Be A Glow Getter This Spring!

Compton Acres Pink Italianate Villa
Ah, the joys of Spring!  Would it be tragic to say I've kind of been holding out for this season for over a month now?  When Winter drags on for too long, you can end up feeling as though you've stagnated and simply because there isn't enough change happening within nature.  Well, be gone tights and thermal base layers - the blooms have arrived!  Progress is definitely something that goes hand in hand with this season, it's a time of fresh starts and new beginnings.  A chance to set your focus on a new path and move into these warmer months with a sense of satisfaction.  Ooooh.  Feels good, right?!  Go-getting and releasing that inner glow...

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Greenway Estate | Agatha Christie's Holiday Home

Greenway Estate Agatha Christie's holiday home blog review
For as long as I can remember, I've been a huge (read: intense) fan of Agatha Christie's work.  In particular, her creations of Miss Marple and Poirot.  In fact, alongside the books I've also developed an obsession with the ITV adaptations of these two series over the past decade.  I have my favourite books/episodes, my favourite characters and of course, my favourite lines.  To be honest, I compare each and every murder mystery story with her work.  The question I ask myself most often?  But is it as good as Agatha Christie's work?  So, now you understand how utterly mesmerised I am with the British writer's work, you can imagine my sheer joy upon visiting her holiday home near Galmpton in Devon, England...

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Spring Wedding Guest | Embellished Dresses

Wedding Guest Spring Styling Outfit
It's wedding season!  And we all know what that means: time to start tracking down those gorgeous frilly frocks!  Alongside being a part of someone's very special day, weddings also provide the perfect opportunity to wear something a little more flamboyant.  A chance to release our inner magpies and find the most embellished, show-stopping pieces we can find.  Thankfully, current trends are totally working in our favour this season thanks to a resurgence of interest in crystals, glitter and general OTT embellishment.  Personally, for a recent wedding (my cousin's beautiful day), I opted to wear this midi embellished dress (also available as a top) and loved every second of doing so.  So, you've got a wedding to attend this season and you're wanting something spectacularly beautiful to wear? End your search.  Down below, I've put together an edit of the most beautiful, dazzling embellished dresses available right now and separated them into different lengths to suit your preference.  Enjoy!

Monday, 9 April 2018

CBT | The Beginner's Guide

Fashion Blog Parisian Styling Theme
CBT, ever heard of it?  Perhaps, perhaps not.  It stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and still sees many people wielding sticks in a bid to keep the concept faaaar away from them.  But here's the thing, it's not that deep.  Instead, it's just a really, really helpful tool that takes you from spinning yourself in circles over something less than important, to shrugging it off with ease.  I'd go as far as to call it life-changing.  So, I mentioned at the end of last year how I'd be exploring a couple of different routes, including practicing mindfulness and sure, I was skeptical (who isn't?).  Fast forward four months later and it's truly been such an incredible journey.  So incredible in fact, it feels near impossible not to share some basic CBT with you!  I've taken five basic concepts from what I've been learning and shared them with you below - speaking as no expert!  Consider then five steps forwards into a calmer, more serene life.  You never knew, you may just be curious enough to go through an online programme, or perhaps find a practitioner near you!  Trust me, you won't regret it...

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Spring Edit | The BEST Cut Out Dresses!

Karen Millen Blue Cut Out Flared Knit Dress
Spring has sprung!  We're shedding the faux fur coats and are now turning our attention towards our (slightly) warmer weather wardrobes.  Lately, I've been fine-tuning my style and passing tons of pieces to charity that I've now fallen out of love with, or that simply don't make me feel gorgeous anymore.  But enough of the doom and gloom, it's all about what's new to our wardrobes, right?! A new discovery of mine has been cut out dresses.  Sure, I've known about them, but for years they were a no-go purely due to the concern of bending the wrong way and revealing a less than flattering silhouette.  But as I've mentioned ten million times before, life is just too short to be worry about that.  So, it's time to don the best cut out styles of the season, show some skin and embrace the strange tan lines!

Monday, 2 April 2018

Should You Share Your Blog With Friends & Family?

How to Style OTK Boots for Spring
Admittedly, this post is directed towards bloggers and bloggers alone.  But hey, for all of you who don't have a blog, you never know when you may get the urge to write one and be asking yourself this very question!  So, a couple of months ago, I came across a thread discussing whether or not to share your blog name with friends and family.  My immediate thought was 'well, why not?' and moved on with my day.  Except, until that point, I'd only shared my blog name with direct family and a couple of friends!  I'd be quick to share it with those who move in and out of life in the blink of an eye, and yet not with the constants who have loved and supported me for years. Strange?  Strange.  You can imagine where I'm going with this.  Since then, I've told friends and family my blog name and have been soaking up their reactions ever since...
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