Wednesday, 27 January 2016
What an odd start to the year. After coming back from Norfolk, (where Matt and I ended our Christmas holiday), I've really struggled to get back into the swing of things. It's an odd feeling when normally I'm a bit of a workaholic; this year though... not feeling it. I've felt lazy, uninspired and all I want to do is sit on the sofa watching films and eating crisps. The fact that most of the work I've done so far has been from home doesn't help... I did venture into central London yesterday for the first time in what felt like months! Apart from that I've pretty much been working and chilling at mine. Maybe this is just how January feels.
I've also been thinking a lot about in-house VS. freelance work. I've had a few opportunities to go full-time but nothing has felt quite right yet. I do love the idea of focusing on one brand; I often feel so stretched that I have a complete mind meltdown at least once a month. But I also love the spontaneity of how my life is now and I like meeting new people and working with different brands... lets hope I find something thats a good mix of the two this year! Lets also hope that I just bloody man up, (sorry for using a pretty sexist term there); but seriously I need to just get on with my life and stop overthinking EVERYTHING. It's exhausting. Enough about my fickle thoughts any way, happy belated 2016, I'm really looking forward to another year with you all!
Monday, 28 December 2015
Merry Christmas everyone; I hope you're all having a lovely Christmas break! Just like every year, I've spent the past week in Devon with Matt, my family and the rats. We've filled our days and nights with walking, eating, drinking, playing board games and watching films, its been magical.
On Christmas day I wore my new playsuit from The Fifth. It has ties at the waist which can be knotted at the front or back so I decided to have it at the front to make the outfit look a little more dressy. Oh and my new bag is from & Other Stories, I bought it whilst in Copenhagen!
Thursday, 24 December 2015
Last year Matt and I went to Copenhagen just before Christmas and we loved it so much that we decided to go again. This time my Mum came with us too! Flights were pretty cheap, about £90 return each, and we stayed in a gorgeous Airbnb apartment in our favourite neighbourhood, Nørrebro.
We spent our first evening wandering around Tivoli, which is an amusement park right in the middle of the city centre. Obviously it's quite touristy and you do have to pay 110DKK to get in, (which is around £11), but at Christmas they fill the park with Christmas lights, decorations and music - it's so beautiful and a great way to get into the festive spirit! We ended our night at Cafe Plenum which is a cosy cocktail bar in Nørrebro.
The next day we went to the Botanical gardens then Nyhavn before heading to Strøget to do some serious Christmas shopping. We were pretty exhausted by the end of the day so walked back to Nørrebro and treated ourselves to dinner at Provins, a lovely new restaurant that serves traditional Danish food. The staff were super nice and helpful and the food was delicious!
It's always a bit of a pain packing for somewhere chilly as warm clothing tends to be bulky and take up a lot of suitcase space! I tend to stick to a few basics like a roll neck and a couple of cosy jumpers, (one of which I can wear on the plane anyway), then I also pack a lightweight waterproof jacket in the bottom of my bag just in case it pours with rain; like it did the first time I went to Denmark! This time I lived in my new jumper from New Look. It's really cosy and can be worn with jeans or, because it's quite loose, it also looks good over a skirt or dress.
As always the trip didn't feel long enough and I was sad to return to London, but hey, I'm in Devon now having a fabulous time with my family in the lead up to the big day. I'm really enjoying the down-time and looking forward to a fresh New Year. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Screw waiting for Christmas; I managed to get my hands on these beautiful gold Vagabond boots, which I so recently mentioned in my Xmas Wishlist! Patience has never been one of my strengths. I love the square shape at the toe and they're ridiculously comfortable. Possibly the most comfortable shoes to ever go on my feet actually.... They're like slippers.... Super stylish slippers! Isn't there also something so satisfying about wearing metallics and sparkles around Christmas time!?
I also got this great new jumper from The Fifth, which I'm wearing here with a Miss Selfridge skirt and metallic dot tights from Topshop. You may already know I have a love-hate relationship with shopping, and its normally around this time of year when the high-street fills up with black, navy and sparkles that I'm in the "love" state of mind. But life isn't all about Christmas and sparkles, (unfortunately), and I've got to think practically too, which is why in the new year I plan on buying a pair of "sensible" desert boots. I've had my eye on this Clarks pair for a while, I think they'll be great for work and I love the wedge style flatform sole.
I'm off to Copenhagen on Friday morning, woohoo! I plan to do all the Christmas shopping, (it's honestly the most amazing place I've ever shopped), and I'd really like to find a traditional Danish restaurant to eat at too. I'll be posting lots on instagram if you wanted to check that out, otherwise I'll make sure I get lots of beautiful shots to show you when I'm back on Sunday.... then I'm off to Devon!
Monday, 14 December 2015
1. Structured Leather Tote from & Other Stories | 2. Gold Ankle Boots by Vagabond | 3. Silk Pyjamas by Yolke | 4. The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel | 5. Knicker set from Cheekfrills | 6. Design Letters 2016 Calendar from Goodhood | 7. Fun slippers from Brantano | 8. Roll-neck Cable Jumper from Cos
This year I've struggled to think of things to put on my Christmas list, which I usually put together early December and email to my Parents and Boyfriend. I know that I'll think of a million things I want and need in the New Year but for now here are just a few things that might make my life a little more lovely!
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