‘I wish I was thin. I wish I was pretty. I wish my thighs didn’t chafe when I walked. I wish my boobs were smaller, my stomach flatter, my ankles were slimmer. I wish I was someone else.’ I feel like I’m constantly doubting myself, knocking my own confidence and damaging my self esteem because I can’t reach to the impossibly high standards that I’m trying to set myself all the while striving to keep that confident façade that I’ve built up as a barrier around me for so long. Impossible goals and unrealistic standards. I’ve had a huge blip…

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It’s quite funny how people perceive others. Having a conversation with a friend, we were talking about how people see you and your life, especially when it’s shared on social media. The thing with social however is that no one really knows you, unless they’re close friends of course, and whilst I don’t give away every aspect of my life, I have always been quite open about the things that aren’t very Instagrammable; such as my thinning hair and how I have been dealing with it. Whenever I mention how thin my hair is, you’d be so surprised as to…

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It’s not often that I’m in country, and it’s also not often that I get chance to have a much needed weekend off so I can catch up with everyone who works a Monday to Friday job. One person who I miss dearly as I very rarely get to see her, is my Mum. Grasping an opportunity of a rare Sunday off together, I decided to take her out for dinner at a place where we had both never eaten; Jamie’s Italian in Manchester. Situated at the bottom of Hotel Gotham on King Street, the site is a former bank…

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Ok, so a bit of long winded title for a post that is basically just a revamp project, but I have turned a old storage box into something that you could find on the shelves of Oliver Bonas. After getting a bit DIY happy with my decorating project, which has now extended into surveying the state of the walls and woodwork, I’m getting carried away with this whole house revamp. I’m going to end up skint, but with a beautiful home to sit in a whilst I eat beans on toast. When I moved into my first apartment in the…

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Although I’ve lived in my house for numerous years, I’ve always been a bit lax when it comes to decorating. It’s never really been high on my list of priorities, as I’ve been quite happy with the plain magnolia walls and the furnishings within each room. I blame Pinterest mainly, because ever since I’ve been getting inspiration from there, I’ve really started to step back and notice just how much my house could use a lick of paint. When Inspired Wallpapers approached me with a decorating challenge, I gladly accepted. My spare room was going to be updated into a…

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Being a frequent traveller, I have to have a capsule wardrobe that’s ready to go at a moments notice. I leave my suitcase half packed as you never know when the phone is going to ring, asking me to jet off to the other side of the world. Being away from home a lot of the time means that I don’t get chance to wear a lot of my fashion that is suited best to the UK weather, so I indulge in holiday specific clothing and accessories. A good pair of sunglasses, a sleek clutch bag and my purse that…

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Do you ever just stop and think ‘woah, where am I heading in life’? It’s becoming more and more frequent for me at the moment, and sometimes I just need to let it all out and get some much needed head space. I’ve taken four weeks off my blog. My blog that I have carefully curated and nurtured for nearly four years. After Christmas, where I was under immense pressure to get so many products featured, I knew that taking some time out would be good for me, and my mental state. No pressure, no stress, no crying into my…

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The 24th January marked my nine year anniversary of being in my lovely house. Nine years of constantly being unable to decide on a colour scheme, or a theme for each room. My two bedroom house is quite reasonable in size but it seriously has given my stress over the years when it comes to styling and decorating. So much so, that my second bedroom has literally become a dumping ground for shoes and clothes, and although there is a spare bed in there, it was basically used as a bed-drobe. I needed to bring the love the back and…

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Barbados has become something of a sanctuary to me in recent years. There’s something about this tiny, yet vibrant island that makes me feel at home. From stepping off the aircraft into the glorious heat that envelops you like a lost friend, to watching the sun set whilst walking along the white sandy beaches, island time is so precious to me. Although I visit Barbados fairly frequently, I only have a short amount of time to play with. Luckily, the island is small enough to get around with ease so I’ve put together some things to do that don’t require…

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I truly believe that I have started to unleash my inner vintage vamp. Although I have always loved the classic shapes and style, I’ve started to become a lot more confident when it comes to wearing the Rockabilly style clothes. A flared out midi skirt has become one of my favourite styles to wear and now, I seem to be going for more cinched in waists and swing skirts. Who would have thought it? Paying homage to the vintage ladies from the Silver Screen, Lindy Bop have brought out a range of dresses that wouldn’t seem out of place on…

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I’ve been getting everything organised, and yesterday I probably had the most motivation that I’ve had for the last two weeks. Not only have I organised a huge blog sale, which you really need to check out, but I also managed to get my house back under control after taking down the decorations. For some, it’s very early to bring them down, but I like to spend a few days with my friends over New Year and the last thing I want to be doing with a New Years hangover is to remove a 9ft tree and it’s contents. Whilst…

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