Wednesday, 23 July 2014

CHANGE

Change. For someone that is generally pretty petrified by even the thought of it, I am very happy to sit here and right about the newness in my life - and blog, exciting times!! - of late. If you've read my blog previously then you'll be more than aware that I love nothing more then to waffle on into the next century so I will try to keep this as short and snoozeworthy-less as possible.

Please take note on the word 'try'. I am making no promises :)

Blog changes. For a long time I have been extremely unhappy with my very amateur, simple and pretty much bodged together blog layout, template etc. which is nobodies fault but my own. In truth, working in TV - and particularly the shows that I worked on - meant that I had barely any free time to dedicate towards my blog and when I did, I was focusing completely on the quality of content - yep, I did actually work on that believe it or not ;) - than 'prettying' things up a bit. But after fan-girling and being slightly envious of all the pretty blog layouts out there, I finally decided to do something about it. This something was getting in touch with Pipdig to design my blog and I can honestly recommend them wholeheartedly! Not only is the service perfect - quick and helpful replies to emails, always feeling like I could ask for different options etc. - but the actual designs themselves are beautiful. I won't admit how long it took me to make up my mind which template to go for but as you can see, I went for one that is very simple, clean and what I personally believe to be very chic. I am over the moon with it so thank you very much Phil from Pipdig, my blog no longer looks like 5 year old designed it. Halle-bloody-lujah!
Life changes. Life changes? That all sounds a bit serious doesn't it, well it's me so of course...it really isn't. A lot of shit has been going down lately in my life when it comes to that pesky little word called stress. I'm not sure how many people will know that I've worked in TV since I was 18 - if you didn't, you do now :) - and it's only now, 3 years later that I've had enough time to sit back and reflect on all of the incredible experiences that I've been lucky enough to experience in that time, but also on how much stress and worry and I guess anxiety came along with that too. Please don't get me wrong, I am incredibly grateful and thankful for my career - how many people can say that they've spoke to and looked after some of the most famous people in the world, been in the most exhilarating circumstances etc. - but I feel like now is the right time to put my priorities into place and I'm extremely looking forward to, dare I say it, 'settling down' and just taking more time to see family, friends... and just the world really. I want to travel, I want to be able to make it to loved ones birthdays, I want to be able to go out one night and not worry about a 5am wake up call the next morning. Honestly and truly? I want to be able to blog multiple times a week as well as fulfilling other passions of mine.
Which is why recently I made a choice to work in a slightly different spectrum , if you will, of TV. I am now an Assistant producer and VT Editor - if any UK readers can hear VT without picturing Keith Lemon from Celebrity Juice saying "VT stands for video tape", you are a better person than me - of an Interactive TV show on Sky. Of course, it's still generally a stressful job, but it also means that I get to work half the week from home, pop out to Starbucks in the morning with my Mum if I have time, nip out to take blog photo's on my lunch break etc. and I am more than happy with that. My health - which is a whole other post that I've been considering writing for a long time but just haven't had the balls to yet. I'm basically a professional Sick Note so it's gonna be a long one ;) - and happiness come first now, and I am all for raising a glass - or 5 - to that! (not sure how 5 glasses of wine quite equates to better health, but I'm trying people. I'm trying)

I'm going to wrap this bad boy up here as I could quite happily bore you all into 2015, but I just wanted to take this moment to say that to everyone that reads, comments, likes my blog (that's you Mum!)... you are a huge part of why I am currently so happy right now, and I feel very grateful for each and every one of you. 

So, I'd love you to tell me what changes you've made in life - or to your blog - for the better? What are you enjoying at the moment? I'm all for some positivity around this place so I am all ears!

As always, thanks so much for reading. Here's to much more regular posts on this blog. (miracles happen right?!)

xx

Monday, 21 July 2014

MONDAY BLUES

Think I was joking about having to separate my Primark Midi skirt posts into parts because I bought so many? Yeah, I wasn't... After buying my first Primark midi in the gorgeous - if slightly picnic blanket-esque - gingham print, I deemed it necessary, yep necessary, to follow it up with not one midi repurchase... but three. (I also blogged about the second, which is a gorgeous pastel checked number, here)

My new years resolution to spend less is clearly going as well as my resolution to eat healthy and exercise.

Onto the next Midi purchase. It's a pastel/periwinkle blue, it is slightly sheer with a shorter slip underneath, it is - to quote Cheryl for the thousandth time (I really do need to stop quoting bloody Cheryl) - right up my street!

Friday, 18 July 2014

THE BLOGROLL

I've never done one of these 'BlogRoll' type of posts before. I think that's because I have a tendency to fan girl, girl crush drool over my favourite bloggers at the best of times, let alone a whole blog post focused on doing just that. But here I am, deciding to share the love today.

And of course it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that my face has had an explosive breakout making me resemble a pizza. Nothing at all... ;)

I've tried to cut this list down as much as possible - yep, this is my short version - but I do want to take a minute to say that there are literally 100's of blogs that I love and adore, but these are just the ones particularly floating my boat right now. My go-to blogs if you will.

Onto the stalk-ee's, err... I mean bloggers.

Monday, 14 July 2014

SUMMER PRINTS

This kind of print, for me, just sums up summer. It reminds me of the ocean and makes me want to hot foot it to the airport, catch the soonest flight and head straight to the Bahamas (one of my favourite places ever)/Maldives/Thailand [insert place of paradise here] As it stands, I currently work on a show that 'can't have me away' #FML so dressing like the ocean and a day trip to Southend is about as good as it gets for me. It's OK though, I'm not bitter. I'm not bitter at fucking all! ;)

Onto said dress. Oh, and apologies in advance for the lack of photo quality and posing. It was a bright, but windy - hey Hagrid-esque hair! - day. The 'touch the hair, act natural' pose on the other hand? Well, there's no excuses for that one.

Friday, 11 July 2014

The IMATS Haul

Many people, have many different opinions and perceptions of what Heaven might be. Some would immediately think of heaven in biblical terms. Some may think of a feast at their favourite restaurant.  Some might think of a stroll round Topshop on Oxford Street all by yourself. And some might dream of walking round a huge venue with countless stalls, selling not very accessible make up brands at discounted prices, surrounded by an abundance of makeup lovers.

I fall completely into the latter category. (Well, slightly into the second and third option too, but mainly the latter) This is why, when my lovely friend Hannah asked if I fancied going to IMATS this year, I hot footed it straight to my computer and ordered a ticket.

Two weekends ago was IMATS weekend and I came, I saw and I conquered* 

[*Bought!]

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Embracing Colour

I am a woman of lots of words but very little colour in her wardrobe. After watching Niomi's haul in which she only purchased items of colour (and I mean bright colours, not your classic black, white and neutrals) I was inspired to do a little summer brights shopping myself. Any excuse...

Starting with some skorts that are most definitely "I need some sunglasses on to look in your direction" worthy, meaning I definitely succeeded in my 'branch out and wear something other than black you boring bitch' mission. Neutrals 0 - living life on the edge, Yolo style - 1!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

OOTD: A New Look Summer


One of the greatest tragedy's in life, is turning up somewhere in the same outfit as someone else. OK, OK, slight exaggeration mixed with major priority issues there but it's still pretty traumatising right? (First world problem at it's finest!)

It's not often that I branch out of my comfort zone but as I realised that my lovely friend who I went to IMATS with was planning to wear the same shorts as I was, I thought it was about time I pushed the boundaries little. Stepped out my black, white, grey and neutrals comfort zone and went for something completely different to anything in my wardrobe. 

And that is how the following jumpsuit came into my possession. 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

The #BourjoisSummer Launch


I am not a very cool person. No, I mean it, - not that you need any convincing... - I'm not just being modest, I'm just really not that cool. Which is why receiving an invite to the new product launch of one of your favourite brand's (Bourjois FYI), when half way through filming a TV show, wasn't exactly the best scenario to receive the news in. There were squeals, there was excitement, I basically pranced around like an absolute tit at the thought of seeing the new launch.

Cool Elle, really cool.

So last night I trotted down to Global Radio, Leicester square, for a Rooftop Summer BBQ - and cocktails, there is no such thing as a Blogger event without cocktails - to check out Bourjois' new summer releases. And believe me Bourjois fans, you are in for a treat.
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