Life Lesson, Update and Learning not to put yourself down

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been in a bit of a state of limbo. We’ve made a lot of decisions behind the scenes; about where Steve and I want to live, as well as what direction I want to take my career. So you might have noticed I’ve taken a little bit of time offline to sort my head out and work out what I’m doing. It’s brought on a massive sense of guilt and anxiety that I haven’t posted as regularly, but sometimes it’s better for your mental health to take a step back and analyse what’s going on around you, which hopefully in the end will make my content better too.

So first update is

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Afternoon Tea Catch Ups at One Adlwych

Recently I’ve been trying to put myself out there more, instead of sitting at home worrying that I haven’t met many people in this industry, I’ve been saying yes to most things I’m invited to. It’s through saying yes to attend a Pandora event that I met the lovely Sarah (The Prosecco Diaries) and Primrose (Style Petal). When Sarah suggested meeting for afternoon tea I was definitely up for another afternoon of laughter!

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Go-To Wedding Guest Dress

I’ve been waiting to photograph this dress ever since I picked it up in Anthropologie in LA back in April. It was one of those items that I picked up on a whim and whilst the rest of our group were chilling in the shoe section I tried it on. I came out to show everyone and as soon as I saw their faces, I knew I wouldn’t be able to leave without it. Apart from the bold polka dot pattern, what initially drew me was the way the material moved, combine that with the train it comes to at the back, it takes what could have been a plain tea dress to a whole other level.

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Let’s chat about body confidence…

Have I mentioned I turn 30 this year? I’ve had my ‘I’m going to get a six pack before’ thoughts but I’m also busy trying to make a living, which definitely limits spending time in the gym. I recently went to Greece with one of my oldest friends, Daisy. We’ve been friends ever since she befriended me on the first day of year 7 (her reason being that she liked the pleather blue jacket I was sporting that day). We headed to Greece and though I was apprehensive about getting into a bikini, I was excited to go and lay out in the sun for a few days.

Daisy and I took a lot of photos on the trip, mainly in the comfort of the villa (which is predominantly where we stayed for the four days we were there!). We had great fun trying

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THE FRIENDSHIP CURE – Book Review

Over the past year I’ve tried to read a number of non-fiction books; discussing everything from how we create relationships to how to keep your plants alive; but sadly they haven’t managed to keep my attention to finish any of them.

Determined to break my non-fiction, non-finishing streak, I said yes to receiving a copy of Kate Leaver’s The Friendship Cure. This is one of the most relatable books I’ve read in a very long time, as someone in her late twenties, I’ve definitely seen a shift in how I view friendships and have also lived through a couple of broken friendships too.

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Independent Brands You Need to Know- Part 2

There’s something really exciting about being introduced to new independent brands; especially when you get to meet the founders and makers behind them too. I recently attended a Weekend:IN event held at Kreativ House in Hackney. Myself and seven other bloggers spent the day meeting different brands and taking part in a series of creative workshops. I always look forward to attending Weekend:IN events it’s always such a relaxed and creative environment. It’s also a friendly space where you can interact with new brands and meet people from different parts of the blogging world too.

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Chelsea in Bloom 2018

I’m so happy to have been invited to create the Chelsea in Bloom display for  Cosmetics à la Carte for a third year! This year’s theme of Summer of Love has been my favourite yet! I’ve always been slightly obsessed with the late sixties, a time where flowery flares and floaty tops were the norm and the Summer of 1967 revolved around promoting peace and love!

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Has Instagram made us lose sight of why we travel?

I’ve been sitting on this post for a while, probably because it’s a very personal one, but it’s also a post that might generate varied opinions. I’ve just got back into the swing of real life after two weeks away in California, the main reason for our trip was to attend Coachella Music festival, which I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice before.

This time we were going with two friends who had never been before; I was really excited to spend three days showing them around and dancing in the desert listening to live music. Like in previous years when golden hour crept in I knew what to expect, the Instagram models and photo takers came out (myself and my friends included). But this year unlike previous festivals,

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