Tuesday, 16 August 2016
I go through phases with podcasts, from not listening to them at all to pretty much just exclusively listening to them. At the moment, I'm very much in the latter phase with my headphones in at any available time, whether it's at the gym or driving home from work.
My current favourite podcasts all have a recurring theme: they're all focused around strong, successful women with incredibly interesting stories. It all started with me happening upon Garance Doré's podcast, Pardon My French, which I instantly fell in love with. My favourite thing about these podcasts is that the stories of these women show that they were ambitious women like your or I who had an idea and made it a reality, they still do completely normal things like doubt themselves or eat a whole tub of ice cream in one sitting.
Sunday, 14 August 2016
The past few weeks have been the most stressful of the year so far, with quite a few changes at work including a new job for me (more to come on that in another post!) and very busy weekends, my stress and anxiety levels have been higher than usual. I'm generally a very laid back person, my life motto is 'it'll be fine' which has served me well but the stress has been affecting my sleep recently. So I've been doing some digging into a few things that can help and I thought I'd share, after all Sunday nights are always the worst for me!
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Date night is one of my favourite kinds of night, it's a time where we switch our phones off, indulge in something we wouldn't usually and spend actual time together. Last weekend we headed into Manchester for the classic date night combo of cinema and dinner, perfect.
I went for the most casual, comfy outfits for our trip to The Printworks; comfy relaxed fit jeans from Gap (similar here), white Converse, tuxedo blazer from La Redoute, black cami from F&F and my trusty APC half moon bag from Coggles. You can tell by my silly face how happy and relaxed I was! It's been a busy and mad couple of weeks at work so a carefree Sunday evening was just what I needed.
Sunday, 31 July 2016
This weekend has been entirely taken over by Comic Con, my boyfriend had a stand in Manchester this year so I was selling My Geek Box and Z Box boxes both days, fun times. But in between the madness, we popped out for a quick lunch at Jamie's Italian, one of our go to places for a bit of pasta and took a few snaps of what I was wearing. We were only supposed to be working on Sunday but Joe suggested that we 'pop in' after lunch which ended in us getting home around 9pm after selling over 1,000 mystery boxes...
I'm not sure if you've ever been to a Comic Con but they are generally ridiculously hot, so I went for my new silk culottes from Jaeger (only £30 in the sale!), a plain black cami, Grenson brogues from Coggles, the softest cashmere grey striped jumper from Wool Overs and APC bag also from Coggles. My new Miansai stud bar earrings from Farfetch are my new favourite things, they have not left my ears since the day they arrived!
It is ridiculous how much actual retail takes it out of you compared to sitting at a desk all day, I've felt like this has been the busiest weekends ever, I need a weekend to get over this weekend!
Friday, 29 July 2016
As I mentioned in one of my recent posts, it's an incredibly busy time for me at the moment but I've still managed to squeeze in a few projects with brands thankfully. One of the most fun ones of the past month has been being Matalan's blogger of the month! It meant that I got to test out a few pieces from the new Abbey Clancy collection and pick my favourite pieces, take a look at what I chose here.
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