The Pink Pastel Bag Of Dreams
Southend-On-Sea

The Pink Pastel Bag Of Dreams

I’ll be honest with you guys, I’m not a bag girl. Nope. As long as I can remember I’ve been a shoe girl, ever since I was a little girl struggling to walk up and down the garden in my nans’ heels and forever wanting those awful, uncomfortable princess shoes you could pick up in the Disney store. Even now I’m 22, I’m no better at walking in heels but hey, at least my shoe collection is pretty impressive and growing. It is never not growing. But, the one thing I was never massively into when it comes to ~fashun~ is handbags. In fact, I have been alternating between two Zara bags I have had since I was seventeen.

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Switching Off and Online Detoxing
Southend-On-Sea

Switching Off and Online Detoxing

I took a week off. A whole week. A whole seven days of not opening up my laptop, letting it gather dust for just a few days whilst I let myself recharge. I just burnt-out with blogging and social media and Instagram posts and scheduling and editing and I needed to step away. It was simple really – I think with the New Year I just started to feel overwhelmed, I hadn’t taken a break over Christmas and had continued writing, photographing, scheduling and all sorts so by the time the first of January had rolled around, I needed to escape a little bit. So, after a day of feeling frustrated after not being able to string a sentence together or take a half-decent photograph, I switched off my laptop, closed the lid, walked away and told myself I wouldn’t open it till I was completely, one hundred percent ready.

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Starting The New Year Positive
Essex

Starting The New Year Positive

2018 is well and truly underway, even if, like me, you have no idea how it is already 2018. I have personally never been a fan of New Year or January as a whole, but this, I want to put a positive spin on it and start as I mean to go on. January is the perfect time for a new start but you don’t have to put as much pressure on it as it sounds. The last few years I have got rid of New Year Resolutions and stuck primarily to goals (see mine here) and that already has helped to take off the pressure of the New Year.

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The 2018 Goals
Maldon, Essex

The 2018 Goals

I think that 2018 will be one of the scarier years I’ve had yet simply because I no longer have that comfort blanket of school, college or university. I’m still working part-time, which is my own personal choice, and I’m really enjoying how everything is working out at the moment, but there is definitely still that part of me that is a little bit apprehensive of what 2018 will entail.

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The Best Pick of The Boxing Day Sales
beauty

The Best Pick of The Boxing Day Sales

This year, I am so excited by the sales! I’m not even sure why but I am just loving the deals out there at the moment! Not forgetting to mention the ease of ordering everything I want online, sitting on my sofa, stuffing my face with cheese and chocolate, in my comfy loungewear (thanks, Santa!) with some cheesy movie in the background. Oh no, you will not be finding me pushing and shoving my way around a shopping centre this year!

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Getting Away: Brighton
Brighton

Getting Away: Brighton

You may have noticed that Blogmas took an unexpected pause at the end of last week. After posting daily since the very 1st of December, the content came to a stop. It kind of broke my little blogging heart, purely because it was going so well. Every day had fresh content that I was happy with and it was all running very smoothly with my fabulous little organisation schedule working in the background. But then, I got ill. I came down with, quite frankly, the sinus infection from hell. A sore throat, swollen glands, constantly runny nose, a complete lack of energy and worse of all… the worst headache. Constantly. Cold and Flu tablets did a grand job of minimising the more pesky side effects but would not touch the headache at all.

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