Thursday, 5 July 2018

High-Rise Belted Palazzo Trousers

Trousers - Forever21
Bralet -  Boohoo

Would you believe that these gorgeous palazzo trousers are from Forever 21!?  When I think of Forever 21 I think of clothes catered to teens, I just never really think to shop there.  I saw some cute sandals from another blogger that I really liked from Forver21, so I followed her link and browsed the store and I was so surprised at how many nice pieces they had.

I ended up buying quite a few items and everything looked even better in person.  I'm investing in more classic pieces, I think these trousers will definitely stick around in my wardrobe for years to come.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Polka Dot Ruffle Skirt

Ruffle skirt -Pretty Little Thing
Heels - Primark (Similar)
Bag - Misspap
T-shirt - Boohoo

I just noticed that my last outfit also featured this cute j'adore top! I remember when I started blogging years and years ago one of my intentions was to show how to remix a clothing item and show how you can dress it up and down.  The aim was to show how you didn't need to spend much to be fashionable.  I'm feeling all nostalgic thinking about it, I think I managed to do a few post to begin with but I didn't keep it up. 

But as you can see from this outfit I have dressed up the t-shirt a lot more compared to my last post.  This would make a cute dinner or bar outfit.  Polka dots and ruffles are very in right now, I'm really loving this cute girly skirt.

Which look in this t-shirt is your favourite?

Monday, 11 June 2018

J'adore T-shirt


J'adore T-shirt - Boohoo
Trousers - Boohoo

Happy Monday everyone! I'm coming to you with a casual but fun look today.  Funny story, In my 20's I use to hate dressing too casual especially in trainers because I felt I always looked about 15 in casual clothes, now that I'm in my 30's do you think I mind anymore? lol how times change.

But in all honesty mum life changed that and I'm so glad it did.  I love being comfortable and these days it's so easy to put together a casual look that still looks dressy and polished.  The great thing about a look like this you can throw on some heels and you have yourself a cute evening look too! 

Monday, 4 June 2018

Stripe Midi Dress

Dress - Missguided
Bag - Newlook (in store)
Heels - Missguided

Happy Monday everyone! I'm feeling quite excited today, I use to be someone that hated Mondays, dreading going to work and counting down the days until Friday.  But now I feel blessed not to feel that way anymore, I can't even believe I use to actually hate a particular day, life should never be like that.  If it is for you right now the best thing to do is work towards changing it.  I just felt like sharing my thoughts today.

On to the outfit, this dress is hands down my favorite right now! It is sexy yet elegant and hugs the curves in all the right places.  The dress is made out of a thick bandage material so it would be perfect to wear on cooler days.

The dress is currently on sale from Misguided's premium range, down from £60 to £30! grab it while you can.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Casual Luxury T-shirt

Tshirt - Asos
Jeans - Asos
Bag - old
Trainers - JD Sports

This is my mum look, my running errands look, I want to look nice but casual look and I don't have time to think of an outfit look! Jeans with a casual tee are my go to look and I love it. (How many times did I just write look lol)

I have made it a point to start buying more print tees recently in different colours and styles.  I sometimes shy away from shooting these type of outfits because they probably seem to boring and regular but my blog has always been about the everyday girl rather than doing it for the gram!

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?