The Holly Edit with Marks and Spencer

The Holly Edit with Marks and Spencer

Imagery by Hana Dallimore Photography

*this blog post is a paid for advertorial for Marks and Spencer UK.

#HollysMustHaves #MyMarks

Holly Willoughby is now a very known face here in the UK, mainly for her role as popular morning presenter on ITV This Morning. Holly is not only recognised for her talent on screen, but also for her incredible fashion sense. For this reason, I really think that Marks and Spencer have done an incredible job in collaborating with her. One of the main reasons that I love Holly and her outfits is the fact that she is very real. She has a very beautiful figure, wearing clothes that are very easy to create everyday looks with. I get so tired of watching fashion shows and reading magazines where the clothes are not fit for everyday life, nor for anyone above a size 8.

Holly has always been portrayed as a woman like us all, juggling work and motherhood, having a keen interest in fashion and working hard to balance what must be an incredibly busy life. This collection is very much in keeping with this. These clothes have been selected for women doing a lot during their day, but who also want to look and feel fabulous for it all.

This latest range of Holly’s Must Have items launched last week, and contains pieces selected by Holly herself. On a first glance of this collection, it is very apparent that all of the items have been very carefully chosen and what I love the most is how they all go together. The colour palette is very wearable and suitable for the majority of skin tones, as well as styles that can be adapted and mixed with other products from Marks to flatter any figure and create a sensational look. The coat, which caught my eye instantly, is definitely the centre piece for this range and for such a reasonable price point, it is simply a must have in your wardrobe. The dusky pink perfectly balances with the other tones of the collection, as well as neutral tones we all already have in our wardrobes. After trying on the coat, I can confirm it is extremely warm and cosy, boasting great quality and a perfect fit for all.

When visiting Marks and Spencer in Cribbs Causeway, of which I am already a regular visitor, I was greeted by one of the managers who had kindly set aside the collection for me to try. As any fashion lover would understand, I was so excited to try the pieces and see which worked for me. Obviously, as with any clothing range you are going to have pieces that you prefer more than others, and this was no different during my experience. However, this was not based on the quality of the individual products, but more so on what flatters my figure and what I choose to wear as part of my personal style.

Without a doubt, my favourite outfit is the striped jumper, paired with the black mini skirt and pink coat. This was the outfit that caught my eye straight away when I was scrolling through the collection online, and Holly just looks phenomenal in it. What I love the most is how versatile it is, being able to go from day to evening, as well as mixing and matching the pieces to create different looks.

The skirt itself goes with pretty much every top in my wardrobe, and can also be worn throughout the seasons. The look is very easy to create and just looks effortlessly chic.

The striped jumper itself also looked incredible with a lot of other M&S pieces, such as the work trousers. I am not a trouser person, mainly because I have never put much time into finding a pair that suit me. The second I tried these M&S ones on, recommended by the lovely manager, I was shocked at the great fit and style that actually flattered my legs. They are easy to throw on for work with a pair of heels, and look even better with the striped jumper. The jumper itself looks happy – which is the only way I can describe it. When I was trying it on and even looking through the images we got, it puts an instant smile on my face. Again, the coat can be thrown on top for a quick, out the door, beautiful look.

Every piece in this collection is of such great quality and can all be very easily matched with other M&S products. It also suggests that M&S is really moving forward in who they market themselves too, as personally I have never seen them as somewhere I would shop for my own clothes. Underwear, yes…every day! This collection has completely changed my opinion and has made me look at all their clothes in a very different light. By having the knowledge to put a good outfit together, and create one that makes you look as good as it makes you feel, M&S deliver on every level. They have such a variety of different products, each designed differently, ensuring there really is something for everyone.

#HollysMustHaves #MyMarks

Thank you so much to everyone at M&S who looked after me during my visit.

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Ignoring Instagram this Christmas

Ignoring Instagram this Christmas

Imagery by Kayleigh Gresty Photography

Okay so the title of this post may be a little misleading, however the intention behind it is entirely accurate. I have really struggled in the last few weeks to stay on top of everything, what with work, blogging and trying to maintain my social life, so the pressure of social media has really taken a toll. I do try not to take mine too seriously and still get the enjoyment out of it that it was created for, but it is also my main platform to drive traffic to my blog and market myself. I really love and enjoy using Instagram, but I find it can be very stressful trying to keep up with all the amazing content others are putting out there. Ultimately, it is a very competitive platform and naturally you do compare your work and content to others, no matter how much you try not to. This Christmas has been amazing with all the content put out there, particularly from all the London bloggers.

When it comes to Instagram, you have to be able to find the balance and use others amazing content as inspiration for you own work, as opposed to crumbling and constantly comparing yourself to what another blogger is doing.

Christmas is without a doubt my favourite time of year, as everyone is so happy and there is a real sense of positivity constantly going around. It really is an infectious feeling and a real reminder of how lucky we are here in the UK with the luxuries we do have. I adore spending time with those I love at this time of year, and what I love even more is how many people I get to see and spend time with to celebrate the season. It is the perfect excuse to spend quality time with friends and family and there is always so much to do. Hence, why social media is usually the one thing I leave behind. I love the fact that I am too busy with those I love in order to be online, and it really does sadden me when you see groups of friends or even family, who are so focused on what is going on in their phone that they forget to interact with those actually around them.

So, as bloggers and a generation of Instagram users, how do we get the balance right of being online and prioritising the people in our lives at this time of year?

Well firstly, my advice would be to decide on an Instagram time budget. This month, whenever I have been on Instagram, the majority of the time it has been first thing in the morning. Since I started to take blogging seriously, I have always tried my best to wake up half an hour before I need to in order to get through my Instagram feed. With the increased use of stories, half an hour is definitely a struggle, but to be honest I try to get through these during the day. Having a select time that you know you’re going to be on there can really help, as it eases the pressure off the rest of the day. If I also manage to post my daily photo in that time slot it is even better as I am then done for the day. It seems silly that we have to essentially be so organised for a social media platform, but if like me it is part of your work and you are trying to grow your brand, there really is no alternative.

Another way of staying organised, and something I am still getting to grips with for my personal Instagram is scheduling. For my social media clients, I use Hootsuite, and actually enjoy it. The app is very easy to use, reliable and just generally takes a lot of stress away from me. I don’t use it much for my personal Instagram, as I am not organised with what I am posting like with my clients, however occasionally I have been drawn to it when I know I am going to be having a busy week. Whatever app you use, scheduling at this time of year can be really beneficial. This way, you budget a certain amount of time in one day getting it all done, and then you don’t really have to think about it for the next week.

Also, let’s all be honest, we follow way too many people on Instagram. For me, I need to be able to catch up quickly, so when I used to follow nearly 700 people it just wasn’t working for me. There are certain ‘rules’ when it comes to Instagram, and you do feel pressure to follow people for many other reasons rather than just because you enjoy their feed. I was getting so stressed with keeping up that I decided enough is enough. I had a massive declutter of everyone I was following, getting rid of lots of accounts who were no longer active, rarely used the app, companies I worked with years ago and just generally accounts I didn’t engage with anymore. Like my own content, people change a lot online, and just because you liked their old style, that doesn’t mean you have to carry on following them. Be ruthless and get rid. It will keep you sane!

Ultimately, even by following all the steps above and trying to just about keep your head above water, it is always going to be a challenge at this time of year. We all have so much going on. As with a lot of things in life, all you can do is accept that this is the way things are and just do what you can in order to stay ahead. No one is going to judge you if you fail to keep your social media going!

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Dress – New Look

Coat – New Look

Boots – New Look

Belt – Gucci

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Christmas Gift Guide | 2018

Christmas Gift Guide | 2018

Imagery by Hana Dallimore Photography

That time of year is here, and even though I am now in my 20s, my family still get my annual Christmas wish list. I like to think of it as just as much of a favour to them, rather than just a way of me getting the things I want. I spend a lot of time at Christmas trying to think about what people actually want and usually getting it wrong, so why not take this stress away from them and offer a few suggestions? I love the act of giving at Christmas, and probably enjoy spoiling the ones I love a lot more than I do receiving gifts, however I can’t deny that I feel so incredibly giddy on Christmas morning at the prospect of opening the gifts under the tree. I am just a big kid at Christmas, and have always loved knowing what I am getting before opening the presents! When I was about 8 I remember searching the house high and low trying to find my Christmas presents. Obviously, I did find them and it was the hardest secret I had to keep!

Having a good Christmas list means that you can avoid having to pretend to like something, knowing that it is going to sit in your home taking up space for years on end. If you are going to get gifts, they might as well be something you really want and can actually use/ eat!

This year I started my Christmas list pretty early, mainly as a way of stopping myself spending money I don’t have, knowing that there was the possibility someone could get it for me. There seems to have been so much on the market this year, particularly in the beauty and fashion industry, meaning that my list starting building up pretty quickly. I love to have a range of different things on there all with different price points, to make it much easier for everyone. I wanted to share with you guys a few of the things that I have on my list this year, with perhaps a reason why, hopefully inspiring your lists and triggering your minds with things you may have forgotten.

Red Handbag

I am pretty sure that this one was on my list last year, but I landed up buying one of my own which turned out to be a fake so it went back. Hence, why I now want another. I have loved the Michael Kors box over shoulder bags since they first came out, so when they brought a beautiful deep berry red out for the season it instantly went on my list. I have this bag in nude and love it so much as it is so easy to throw on with anything and can take a lot of stuff. The dark red will look beautiful with the majority of my Autumn Winter outfits and even as part of an evening look. If you are looking for a new smaller bag this season, I cannot recommend these enough!

P.s. I know I have got this because my grandma asked me to order it for her to make sure we got it before it went out of stock! They also do gift wrap, so it comes in a beautiful box that looks so festive under the tree!

Le Creuset Pot

So ever since having the flat, and to be honest probably before too, I have dreamt of owning my own large casserole dish from Le Creuset. I think anyone who enjoys cooking has this beautiful brand on their wish list, however it can take a life time to build a collection as they are quite expensive. But, as with a lot of expensive items, they last a lifetime and are some of the best quality products for your kitchen that you can buy. For the last two years I have been trying to fill my Le Creuset hole with the Sainsburys dupes, which to be fair are quite good, however I have a feeling still not quite the real thing. This year I added my dream one to my list, and my boyfriend kindly said that could be my one present! Fair dos! I am obsessed with the matte black range, so chose the large oval dish, as you can use it on the hob or in the oven. This brand is perfect if you are looking for something special for the kitchen. Also, McArthur Glen outlet centres have one in pretty much all of them, and you definitely can find a good bargain.

For my beauty bag…

Benefit Bronze, Blush and Highlight Palette – A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to visit the Benefit beauty counter in Bristol, to view their amazing Christmas gift selection. They are such good value for money and I love the combination of products that you get in each. I added this palette to my list instantly, as they are products I already use every day and they are so reasonably priced.

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick, Stoned Rose – I recently broke my Charlotte Tilbury virginity and bought a lipstick in shade Pillowtalk. I absolutely love it! One of my favourite bloggers recently shared her favourite shade on Instastories, which is Stoned Rose. I knew instantly that this was a colour I needed in my life and it is so perfect for my skin tone. I also adore the packaging that all the Charlotte Tilbury products come in.

Urban Decay, Naked Cherry – I am a huge fan of these eye palettes and own everyone on the market. They are so easy to use and always create a flawless eye look. The minute I saw this latest edition to the collection, I knew I had to have it in my makeup bag. The colours are perfect for a princess like me and I know I am going to be able to create some incredible makeup looks!

AVEDA Damage Remedy Hair Repair – If you want one beauty item for your collection this year, my advice would be to invest in a hair product. I am an AVEDA girl through and through and have always adored their treatments. You simply have to use it overnight once a fortnight and expect healthy deeply conditioned hair that looks utterly beautiful every day. They are not the cheapest products, hence why they are on my Christmas list, but they really are worth every penny.

Rosie Dressing Gown

Ever since Rosie Huntington-Whitely released her continuous range with Marks and Spencer’s I have been obsessed. Every piece is always amazing quality and each design is so beautiful created. I have always had something from her collection on my list, and 2018 is no exception. I love this grey dressing gown, that is much more like an oversized indoor cardigan. I love easy pieces of clothing like this, that don’t make me too hot too quickly and look relatively chic.

Britax Water Jug

I am relatively good at drinking my water but have two flaws. Firstly, I use too many plastic bottles that I buy on the go, and secondly I am still convinced that we shouldn’t be drinking water straight from the tap. So, on my list this year, which is what could possibly be the most boring present ever, is a water filter jug! This way I can ensure I am drinking clean and fresh water all day at home, as well as being able to fill up my water bottle before leaving in the morning.

Coffee Table Books

For me, 2018 has been a huge year of interiors. I am following so many Instagram interior accounts and am just becoming more and more obsessed with the industry. A big part of this is coffee table books. Everyone has them and I just think they really finish a room. They look pretty and they are also really nice to be able to flick through and enjoy at your own pace. I have found a few just on Amazon this year that I added to my Christmas list, as the perfect addition to my new coffee table and forever changing living room.

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Red Handbag – Michael Kors

Le Creuset Pot – John Lewis

Benefit Palette – Boots

Naked Palette – John Lewis

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick – John Lewis

AVEDA Damage Remedy – John Lewis

Rosie Dressing Gown – Marks and Spencer

Water Jug – Amazon

Coffee Table Book – Amazon

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I have not been paid to feature any brands, and all views and opinions are my own.

Christmas Dresses 2018 | What & Where to Buy

Christmas Dresses 2018 | What & Where to Buy

Imagery by Kayleigh Gresty Photography

Tis’ the season to be jolly, la la la la, la la la.

My favourite time of year is now in full swing and I have already indulged in one too many mulled wines, mince pies and even roast dinners. This time of year just makes me so incredibly happy and I love the social aspect that accompanies it. With blogging my social calendar has really busy this year, but Christmas month itself has just got out of control. For these events and occasions all I have been thinking about is my outfits, and as I am not feeling quite like me at the moment in my figure, it has been quite difficult to muster outfits together. I have also had such a lack of enthusiasm when it comes to high street shopping. In my view the shops just haven’t really been up to much recently, and it is so hard to find appropriate pieces for the occasion.

At Christmas I want to feel utterly fabulous in my going out clothes. It is the one time of year when it is sociably appropriate to wear as much sparkle, glitter and sequins as you want, looking like a factory just exploded all over you.

In need of a little motivation and advice for my Christmas wardrobe, I took to Instagram stories and asked where everyone is shopping this year. I always stray to Zara, H&M and New Look for my everyday wardrobe as it is a safe option and I can always find what I need. However for evening wear, they are never my first choice. I need to add a little more variety of brands to my wardrobe and generally have more knowledge of where to shop for the best evening pieces. Brands that came up a lot in the responses included ‘Silk and Fred’, Whistles and Oasis. I thought I would put a post together about some of the pieces I found, as well as the style I think look incredible at Christmas time.

Dark Florals

Florals have always been one of my favourite looks, particularly in the Spring. They are feminine, beautiful and as long as they are styled correctly, can really make an outfit. Transitioning into Autumn Winter I was really trying to keep my love of florals alive, so shopped around for a variety of looks that incorporated this look into styles fit for the season. I bought this skater dress last year, when velvet was a very big trend. Up until this month, I have not yet had a chance to get this dress out the wardrobe, but have now realised how versatile it really is. It has worked perfectly as a daytime look with tights and boots, as well as in the evening with a pair of chunky heels. The florals and the velvet work perfectly as a Christmas look.

Dress from New Look (similar).

A Little Shimmer…

I have been on the hunt for a Christmas glittery dress for a very long time, and finally found one that I love from Silk and Fred. This was a first purchase for me from Silk and Fred and I was very impressed. They stock a variety of different brands and have a very large selection to choose from. I chose a black sequin dress as personally I need black if I am going to be able to pull off a textured piece, especially if it is quite short. This particular dress had a very low cut back, which I always love for the extra touch of glamour, as well as V-neck front perfect to accessorize. My best tips for pulling of a sequin dress include being very careful with your choice of colour and length, as well as the positioning of the sequins. This is very based on you and your figure, for example, I have a very hourglass figure so I always need a darker colour to flatter my waist and hips better.

Silk & Fred Dress

Leopard

The biggest trend of Autumn Winter so far, and I am definitely bringing it into my festive wardrobe. I fell in love with this dress whilst shopping in Malaga a few weeks ago, and knew it would be perfect for all the Christmas outings I was going to have this month. Not just for the evening but the day too. I have loved teaming it with a pair of heels and my GG belt in the evening, and then the next day with tights and a big chunky coat. Leopard is definitely a trend that I hope stays around for a little while!

H&M Dress

The Little Black Dress

A classic look for the majority of the year. A little black dress has always been my go to, and the one featured in this post has been my Christmas go to for the last two years. I love the intricate detail of the neckline and dainty sleeves, as well as ruffled texture of the skirt. It is a look that can’t really go wrong and will always be a great option for a festive night out. Zara always has an amazing range, as well as H&M, Topshop and obviously Asos. The trick is to find a style that suits you best, which for me is more of a fitted pencil dress, as well as a length that you feel comfortable in whilst also wearing heels.

Zara Dress (similar)

Silk

One of my favourite evening looks ever is silk. I have never worn or tried to pull off a silk look before, purely because I didn’t think I was old enough! It is a very sexy fabric, that I did not think my grandmother would appreciate before I hit my 20s! My biggest fashion icon, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, was the first person I ever saw officially pulling off silk and since seeing her red carpet style I have always been completely obsessed. This black Topshop dress was worn by one of my favourite fashion bloggers a few weeks ago and I instantly swiped up and pressed buy. I absolutely love it and I feel so amazing when I put it on, particularly with a sparkly choker and my Valentinos. Silk is a very special fabric, that can only be pulled off for very special occasions.

Topshop Silk Dress

 

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How To Be Organised This Christmas

How To Be Organised This Christmas

Imagery by Hana Dallimore Photography

And so it begins…! December is here and I cannot even put into words how excited I am for Christmas this year. For me, I think this year has gone by so much more quickly than any other in my life and to be honest I cannot quite believe that Christmas is already here. Last year I was quite ill over Christmas, so that is definitely making me feel happier this year as it is going to be an amazing time having two Christmases in one. I am hoping for a very low key time this year, just my grandparents, Nelson and I at home devouring lots of food and enjoying some lovely gifts. Just the way this time of year should be spent. Christmas for me is all about having a rest and quality time with family, so that is exactly on how I intent to spend mine. With this in mind I am also hoping to be seriously organised this year with everything from presents to decorations, the food shop and even what I am going to wear! I want to do everything possible to make sure it is stress free, which ultimately will just make it a lot easier to actually enjoy the festivities.

For too many years I have left everything to the last minute and it has really ruined what should be a magical lead up to the big day. The main thing I want to get organised is my gifts, as not having those can be a real challenge towards Christmas day. I do not want to be shopping with the crowds on Christmas eve!

I think it isn’t until you have a home that you realise how stressful Christmas can be, particularly for someone like me who loves it and wants it all to be perfect. Each year that I have been in the flat I have really put a lot of thought into decorations, trying to have a different theme each year. Obviously, along with lots of work and effort there is also a big cost that comes at this time of year which can be very stressful. I wanted to put a little post together dedicated to easing your stress levels this season, helping you with your budget and most importantly making sure you have the most amazing year yet.

Getting those gifts organised…

For the first year ever, I think I have managed to get 99% of my gifts bought before December even hit, as well as a fair chunk wrapped. I cannot put into words how good this makes me feel, and I am definitely enjoying the festive season a lot more! The best thing I did, mid-November, was create a spreadsheet of everyone I had to buy for and a tick list. Having this in front of me really encouraged me to get buying and be really organised. There really is nothing worse than landing up buying all your gifts in one go when everyone else is in the shops, and with online delivery, you need to get in there early to make sure it is delivered in time. Amazon has been one of my best friends this season, as well as Not On The High Street.com. Don’t be afraid to just ask people what they want, as it will save you a lot of time and stressing over whether they like their gift.

Decorating your home this Christmas…

So I go a little overboard when it comes to decorating the flat, just because I am a big kid when it comes to Christmas. I want it to look like a grotto, and it has to make me excited whenever I am at home. The first year I was in the flat I went for a very traditional red and gold theme, then last year for contrast I chose ‘frosty white’. I loved both, so this year I am going to try and incorporate the white with a bit of tradition. The fake snow is going to be making another appearance, as well as lots more fairly lights, foliage around the flat and the addition of copper to my white tree. Luckily, I still have a lot of the decorations from last year, so I haven’t had to buy a lot, however it is becoming incredibly easier to decorate your home on a smaller budget. Some of my favourite places for more reasonable decorations include Wilko’s, Sainsburys and Amazon.

A little every day…

My best piece of advice this year is to do something each day. Throughout the last two weeks of November, I made sure I was working on my gift list each day, and I was wrapping two or three a night. It has made me so much more excited for the Christmas, as pretty much everything it also done!

Keep your diary organised…

December itself can be crazy. I mean, personally I have had the busiest year of my life this year. I decided to go back through my 2018 diary and I just couldn’t believe how much I have done this year. But for most of us, December is always the worst. I mean, for me, I have been out every evening for the last three nights and we are still only on the 2nd of the month. There is no escaping the busy calendar at this time of year unless you say no to everything, but really that isn’t the Christmas spirit! So the only way to keep on top of it and manage your stress levels is to keep your all-important diary organised. Even if you don’t use a diary during the rest of the month, starting to use it just at this time of year will keep you sane. This way you have full control of what you are doing and you can make much better decisions about what to say yes and no to based on what is already in the diary.

Enjoy every moment…

Ultimately, Christmas is a time to be enjoyed. There is always going to be a lot to organise, and it can be stressful when there is so much pressure, however there comes a point when we really just have to let it go. We never remember the lead up or getting everything ready in detail; but what we do remember is the time spent with loved ones, the food and just each special moment during the day. My best memories of Christmas are always having breakfast with my grandparents whilst wearing my festive PJs, collapsing on the sofa after devouring my favourite meal of the year, and watching the Downton Abbey Christmas special with a Baileys as the day comes to an end. These are the things I remember fondly from my past, and they are the things I plan on remembering with every Christmas to come.

 

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Coat – Zara

Trainers – New Look

Jeans – Zara

Bag – Gucci

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A Generation of Assumptions

A Generation of Assumptions

Imagery by Kayleigh Gresty Photography

So I had this idea for a blog post whilst indulging in one of my seriously bad guilty pleasures, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. It is one of those programmes that really a lot of us love, but if you took the time to ask people who hadn’t watched it, they would claim to know a lot about them even though the one and only thing they do know is that they are reality stars. There is this association within our society that connects reality stars with being ‘talentless’, as well as a lot of other assumptions based on a few simple facts they may know about an individual. I personally think it has taken a lot of talent for the Kardashians to get to where they are, but that is a whole other topic of conversation and would probably need its own blog post.

I wanted to put a post together all about these assumptions that we have in 2018 and ultimately, why we all need to get over them.

I am more than willing to hold up hands up and say that I have done and still do make very quick assumptions based on first impressions and just knowing a few small facts about someone. Sometimes I find it really hard to see a different side to someone if I have already made up my mind about how I feel about them, which really is not something I am proud of. It just seems to be in me and I find it incredibly hard to overcome! I mean, don’t get me wrong, I would never let anyone know or judge someone based on this, but I definitely need to work on being so quick with my assumptions.

When thinking about this post, I did a poll on my Instagram, where I asked everyone something that they would assume about me from just my social media alone. Social media has definitely played a role in how quick we are to judge people, as it is a lot easier to do so from the comfort of being behind our phone screens. Social media, and particularly Instagram is an amazing platform, however it is incredibly fake. You don’t know someone from following them online and you certainly cannot make any assumptions regarding their personalities or generally what they are like as a person. I am very lucky to have some kind and thoughtful followers so was very lucky to get some lovely feedback from my poll, however a lot of them did give me food for thought.

The most common response from my personal feedback was that I am very ambitious, focused and think a lot about my actions. Obviously, I put a lot of thought and effort into my blog and social media so this did make me incredibly happy that people are noticing that. This response would be made purely because of those who follow and read my work, and it definitely shows that sometimes social media is not such a negative place. From a blogging point of view, another common response was ‘wondering where bloggers get their money from in order to buy clothes’. This is something that I have come up a lot on my social media, particularly with my interior images, where people will comment and even direct message me asking how I afford it. Honestly, I don’t mind people asking as they are intrigued, but what does bother me is when people assume I am a ‘spoilt princess’ because of what I post on my social media. This is a very quick assumption based on the material items in my images and is not a representation of me as a person. I am not writing this to defend myself or even answer the question, but it is a typical case of someone making a wrong and offensive comment on me as a person. There are a lot of assumptions like this made nowadays and it can really effect peoples mental wellbeing. Luckily, I am a very strong person and don’t take any offense to what people say, however not everyone is like me.

Essentially, the point I am trying to make is not only are our assumptions often very wrong, but they can also really upset or offend people. We live in a world now where we are encouraged to be whoever we want to be, dressing in the way we want, wearing makeup, colouring our hair and adopting personal inks and piercings. These decisions we make on a daily basis are not a representation of who we are as people, therefore, making assumptions based on these things is a very wrong thing to do.

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Skirt – H&M

Top – H&M

Belt – Gucci

Shoes – New Look

Coat – Ted Baker

Bag – Mulberry

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