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June 26, 2013


Photography and fashion go hand in hand, both being a huge passion of mine along with the wonder that is print magazine. So It Goes magazine is a new, biannual magazine that celebrates print in a world that's turning more and more towards digital. The magazine "champions the original voices of today" and allows photographers, journalists and other creatives to come together in the most beautifully put together publication.
Whilst I may have been away from the blogging scene as of late, for a number of reasons, there have been instances in the last few days that have left me more inspired than ever to turn this little blog into a homage to my personal endeavors within the fashion world and to attempt to break into the magazine industry once and for all.

Firstly, I attended the Company magazine blogging forum on Monday, where I was met with a glass of bubbly and a sea of bloggers all trying to better themselves and their space on the net. The idea of the event was to give myself and fellow bloggers an inside scoop on how to make the most of your blog and how to get noticed, along with how to promote yourself without annoying everyone along the way. The panel consistent of Victoria White - the editor of Company, Susie Lau aka Susie Bubble, Rhiannon Ashlee from Fashion Rocks My Socks, and top dogs from Boohoo, Hand Picked Media and Oh My Love.
The talk itself made me really think about this blog and what I was actually writing about. Their main point was that you have to love what you're writing about, otherwise it will turn into a chore, and that you should never compare yourself to other bloggers that may be more successful, or prettier, richer than you are. This hit home to me, as recently I feel this blog started to turn into what I thought I should write about, rather than what I am actually being inspired by.   
Susie Bubble was a huge inspiration, unfortunately I didn't get to chat with her because she was completely surrounded for the whole evening. Her attitude towards her blog and personal style was such an eye opener, kind of that 'this is what I like, if you like it, good. If not, ah well.' type vibe that I really respect. 
It got me thinking about ways I can use this blog as a tool to get where I want to go in life. Okay, so I might not be able to jump straight into being a fashion director at Vogue straight out of uni, so let's get my head out of the clouds and come back down to reality for a while. This space is just what I need to fulfill the need to be surrounded by fashion, whether I get the chance to work in it right now or not, so why not embrace it?
Susie if you ever read this, thank you. You're amazing Vitamin Water campaign is on a billboard just by my flat, so every time I walk home, I see your lovely face and it reminds me of where I want to be. (Not necessarily dressed as a flower on a poser but you know what I mean!)

Secondly, and back to the beginning of this post - gosh that was a large tangent to go off on - I came across this absolutely beautiful editorial in So It Goes. Well I actually saw it here, and I just love it.
It features Felicity Jones, an actress who I've actually not heard of, but IMDB assures me that she is well known for 'Like Crazy' and 'Page Eight' among other great titles. Maybe it was her angelic face that pulled me in? Or the soft, almost magically style of photography? Either way, it is stunning.
Unfortunately I couldn't find out where the clothes were all from, but I love the soft androgyny of the styling. Simple garments, delicate jewellery and chunky knit tick all the boxes for me, and great inspiration for Autumn. My favourite outfit has to be the suit jacket, white shirt, tie and wide brimmed hat. Such a beautiful compilation and use of monochrome in a way that still manages to exude femininity. 

Photographer - Eliot Lee Hazel. Model - Felicity Jones. Stylist, Sissy Sainte-Marie.

June 13, 2013


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When you get taken away from an environment of constant wifi and internet access, you start to remember the finer things in life. I'm currently in Essex with Matthew's family, staying at a holiday park, where I've come to the club house to log on. Spending time with his family has been really wonderful so far, even with the ridiculous wind that nearly blew me away today. Taking away the internet has made me realise how much time I spend on the web, glued to the screen. So much so that I'd almost forgotten what else there was to do. We've enjoyed many a game of rummie, sat outside for the brief time the sun has come out and engaged in proper conversations. My eyes now feel a little less square.

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June 08, 2013


Wearing - Tunic, H&M, Cardigan, H&M, Jewellery and Sunglasses, Primark, Heels, Urban Outfitters.

This colour is so striking, the photos just don't do it justice. I think I probably could have gotten away with the size down, I seem to look a bit swamped in these photos, but I love it none the less. I should have taken a photo without the cardigan really, but it's a t-shirt shape with a slight capped sleeve and then just hangs however it pleases. It seems to have photographed quite turquoise? Oops, it is actually a very royal blue, the necklace shot is probably the closest. Lesson learnt there!
These sunglasses have not left my face since I picked them up for a steal in Primark, although as far as sunglasses go for purpose, they are the worst. They give no protection from glare or anything else sunglasses are meant to do, they just look damn cool. And that's alright with me.
I found this cardigan in H&M recently, as all of my others seem to have been nibbled on by fairies and are just falling apart at the seams. The fabric is lightweight, and very soft, yet it has enough weight to it that it hangs beautifully and sort of shimmys when you walk. Plus it already has a rolled up sleeve, which is a personal fav.

On a personal note, I've decided enough is enough and it's time to shape up. I've given myself the goal of graduation (a month and a bit away) to drop a dress size and finally start making the changes I've longed to for so long. I feel like by putting this on here for all of you to see, It'll make sure I do it as I don't want to look stupid. If anyone has any tips or tricks in how to break the bad habits and turn my life into a healthy one, please do share, we can all help each other together!
I've been feeling so inspired on the blog front recently, but as soon as I see the pictures it reminds me that I'm not in fact Jessica Stein or Nicole Warne, and that's okay, but I'm going to do my best to get as close as I can. 

Enjoy the sun lovelies!

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Photos taken by my Dad.

June 07, 2013


Wearing - Shirt, Motel Rocks (similar here), Disco Pants, Primark, Shoes, Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses and Jewellery, Primark.

This last week has been so busy, I have so much to share with you but I've just had no time. I'm currently back home for Graduate Fashion Week (which was so busy, but more on that later) so it has been nice to spend some time with my family.
I've gone back to brunette after a short few months being blonde, the dye was killing my hair so I thought it was time to go back to my roots - no pun intended! - to try and save my locks. What do you think?

This shirt from Motel Rocks is a personal favorite, I love the boxy cut and eye-catching Forest Print. I picked it up at the sample sale at work, but you can get the black version online, it's definitely one of those pieces that can easily translate from day to night, and will be staying in my wardrobe fro a very long time.
I've paired it with the standard Disco Pants and my Urban Outfitters heels which are so so comfy, I managed to go a whole 7 hours on my feet in them on Wednesday before they started aching, not bad!

Have you been enjoying the sun?

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Photos taken by Matthew Carney.