5 things you may not know about me

Oh weekend, how I have missed you so. Since it's a Friday I've decided to keep this post pretty laid back and let you guys in on a few not-so-secrets that you may not already know about me. And to keep it fair, I'd love for you to leave a comment with a random fact about yourself too! Go go go.

1. I have two leopard geckos as pets (and of course the two cats).

2. I've got my own BMX bike, but I'm not very good at doing anything apart from riding around in circles.

3. I love playing video games to the point that I own pretty much every console there is..

4. I carry a hot water bottle around with me most days, and sometimes even take it into the cinema.

5. My claim to fame was being on Nickelodeon when I was a kid. Score!

Leather jacket from Warehouse (similar here)
Crop top from Vero Moda via Get The Label
Sweat pants from Front Row Shop (or here)
Shoes from Vans (also here)
Clutch bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim (cheaper here)

A mission to reduce my wardrobe

A mission to reduce my wardrobe
A mission to reduce my wardrobe

The title of this post may well confuse a few of you, because half of the time my outfits couldn't be more basic, but in actual fact I own so many clothes that they no longer fit in my house. And by that, I mean around one quarter of my wardrobe is at this place, and the rest sits in my old bedroom at my Mum's house. I ventured over there a few days ago and whilst I did find a few pieces I seriously missed and had to take home with me, the majority of it I wouldn't be caugt dead in these days. Floral bomber jackets? Yup, it happened.

So alas, my mission (call it my not-so-new-years resolution if you will) is to completely get my wardrobe back down to the essentials, which means a pretty intense blog sale is going to be happening at some time in the near future. I'd love to know your favourite places to sell things on (Depop? Tictail?!) because I'm hardly much of a retail master - unless we're talking about accumulating clothes, of course..

Black fedora from New Look (similar here)
Leather jacket from Warehouse (cheaper here)
White long sleeve from T by Alexander Wang (budget here)
Leather trousers from Blk Dnm (way cheaper here)
Max Thea from Nike (available here too)

How to style the Dahlia dungarees

How to style dungarees
How to style dungarees

Hello! And welcome to my first installment of my little 'how to style dungarees' saga. A few days ago I received this little number from Dahlia with the challenge to dress it up in three different ways - first up, I'm keeping it simple with just a pair of sliders and a plain white vest poking through (with some sneaky thermal leggings underneath too..obviously). I'm pretty sure this piece is going to be my go-to outfit when I'm in a rush - you can just slip it on and run out the door. Might want to chuck some shoes on before you head out though..

Let me know how you'd style these dungarees in the comments below!

PS! I'm doing a Google Hangout with beauty brand Darphin this Friday and I'd love for you to get involved! Head on over to the event here or send over your beauty questions using this link!

White vest (it's a pyjama top!)
Frieda jumpsuit from Dahlia
Sliders from Steve Madden (on sale!)

How to find your photography style

How to find your photography style
How to find your photography style
How to find your photography style

I think it's safe to say that photography is a pretty big part when it comes to blogging. You don't have to be great at it - although it can help - you just have to have your own personal style. My personal style? Lots of white backdrops, washed-out colours, fifty thousand flatlays and a lot of horrific out takes (maybe that'll be a blog post in itself one day). After months of toying with different ideas Ollie and I have finally settled on a style we both like shooting that takes around ten minutes to do. The shorter the amount of time I have to be in front of a camera, the better! When shooting with Jake back in London we had a set style that ran through all of our photos, but obviously with Ollie he has his own way of shooting, so that took a little getting used to. I think the best way to get the most out of your photos is to be comfortable with the person your shooting with, and to make room for mistakes - which we've had a lot of along the way. But most of all? Practise. A lot. And the whole standing-in-front-of-people-whilst-getting-your-pose-on? I'll let you know when I get the hang of that one..

Leather jacket from Warehouse (cheaper here)
Cami top from H&M (sold out but identical here)
White trousers from French Connection (or here)
White leather rucksack from Grafea (also love this style)
Ankle strap shoes from Steve Madden (similar here)

Black and white basics (and the boyfriend's tee)

Monochrome outfit
Monochrome outfit

So yesterday was a bit of a blur. I don't remember how many naps I had in order to catch up on my 7am bedtime (thanks to living so far from London) but it was definitely in the double digits. I'll probably do a little post on what I got up to during my 24 hours in London, but for now I'll leave it at this. If you get a chance to watch 'They Came Together' 100% do it. I managed to see a preview of it on Wednesday night and I don't remember ever laughing so much at a film.

I digress - now to the outfit! There's hardly anything to say, as I'm sure you've seen me sporting these basics at some point since being on the old blog. I guess I like to think of this as my fancy (queue Iggy) attire. Less thug life, more 'I don't just spend my entire day in sweatpants' - even though we all know that's what the deal is most days. I'm almost certain that last sentence didn't make sense, but hopefully you get the jist. Basically, all hail the basics. Now it's time to catch up on some work.

Coat from W Concept (or here)
Breton top from the boyfriend's wardrobe (but one here)
Trousers from French Connection (cheaper here)
Bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim (highstreet option here)
Heels from Steve Madden (again, some here!)