Sunday, 20 May 2018

Shooting with a Toddler

Jumpsuit - H&M (old)
Heels- Missguided

This is the reality of shooting with a toddler, take a quick picture and then make sure she hasn't made a run for it! If only you could see half of the shots, most of them you can see the top of her head and half of them were too difficult to edit her out!

The struggle is real, I commend bloggers who are really consistent with shooting and posting with one or even more kids.  I use to find it difficult pre-baby, but looking back I now know how easy I had it. Before Ava, I could literally ask hubby for 15 minutes of his time to quickly go and shoot, in most cases no planning was required and most of the times it was spontaneous and very last minute.

Post-baby the ideal solution is to plan shoot days, actually, back in January I booked a studio and hubby and I shoot seven looks, while Ava was at grandmas house, this set up was the best, and I was really consistent in Jan and Feb.  The shoot above was spontaneous, I was going out for a dinner and asked hubby to shoot so we had to take Ava out, it took double the time and it was more work actually watching over her then it was shooting.

This is a bit of an insight into what it takes to blog, I'm working on my consistency because I do love blogging, I have been doing it for 7 years and I hardly make any money from it, but I still love it.

I think a lot of people think its easy to 'wear cute outfits and take a picture' it's not as easy as it looks at all.

Fellow bloggers, what are your blogging struggles?

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Forever 21 Fur Jacket

I can't believe I'm posting a fur jacket look in May, I'm so done with UK weather! We had glorious weather two weeks ago that completely fooled us into thinking it was finally time for spring weather, we Brits always get our hopes up with a little bit of sun lol

It's my birthday on May 7th, so fingers crossed the sun makes a reappearance.  But I do love this fur jacket and I don't get to wear it as much as I would like as it has quite a few colours going on which makes picking an outfit quite limited. I bought it from Forever 21 about 2 years ago so they no longer have it on their website unfortunately.

I hope your all having a good day and cheers to the new month, the best month of the year to be honest!

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Oversized Print Shirt

Trousers - Boohoo
Heels - Missguided

When I saw this shirt it gave me instant Versace vibes.  All my shirts are plain so this was definitely different to what I'm used to. I love the silky feel of the shirt, it's also oversized so there are different ways you can style it.  This shirt is perfect if you can't be bothered to put too much thought into your outfit, throw this on with plain trousers or jeans and your good to go!

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Pinstripe Ruched Blazer

Blazer - Prettylittlething (matching trousers)
Jeans - Boohoo
Bag - Misspap
Heels - Missguided

I feel like I haven't worn jeans for ages, It might be because I spent nearly a month in the warm sun in Uganda wearing mostly dresses and shorts.  I bought this blazer along with the matching trousers last month, I loved the set together and couldn't wait to wear it and also blog it, but then I randomly just felt like wearing jeans instead, so strange.

I love this blazer, it's very different to any blazers I have owned.  It slacks around the neckline and has the most beautiful ruched sleeves.  The blazer and matching trousers are both more half price now too!!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Is Valentine's Day Overrated?

Top - Boohoo
Trousers - Boohoo
Heels - Missguided

I feel like I have been living under a rock as I only just realised it's Valentine's day tomorrow.  I mean I do know it's on Feb 14th but it's not a day I pencil in my diary and it's really the world of social media that reminds me it's coming.

I have a lot of thoughts when it comes to Valentine's day, one being that it's a day that puts both men and women under pressure to buy gifts, flowers, chocolates and go on expensive dates.  There is nothing wrong with this at all, those gestures should be done in a relationship anyway.  But I think there is something special about doing those things as a couple because you're celebrating an anniversary, or a special moment or just doing it because you both feel like treating each other once in a while, the point is, your doing it for you! not because everyone else is. 

I'm 14 years into my relationship, I can't deny that the first few years we did celebrate V day, it is something cute to celebrate when you're in a new relationship and a fun way to spice up a date.  I prefer to buy my other half a gift because I want to make him feel special for whatever reason that may be, rather than run around like a headless chicken with the rest of the UK.

I don't knock anyone that celebrates V day, I use to as well, when it comes down to it, any reason for celebration is a good reason to unwind and enjoy a great night with the one you love.

Do you celebrate Valentine's day? If so, what will you be doing?