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what I wore in Paris
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Hey lads! How are we all? Thought I’d share a few of the pieces and outfits that I wore whilst on a weekend soiree with Kim in Paris.

I booked it for our anniversary, which was back in July, but it was lovely to drag it out a little bit and celebrate a few months later again. We didn’t do anything overwhelmingly exciting, just swanned about and ate good food and drank good cocktails.

So here’s what I have to show for it!

Find all the pieces I could link at the bottom of the post.

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I bought this coat in The Frankie Shop and I’m obsessed.

So happy to finally own a piece from them. The shape is amazing and unlike anything else I’ve seen on the high street. The cut is beautiful and so flattering. You guys were fairly split when I asked for your opinion on IG but naturally I did it anyway.

I’ve got lots of new coats and jackets recently, as you can tell! I picked up three from ASOS which was refreshing as I’ve not found much I liked on there in a while. I am obsessed with this pocket detail beige wool coat, it’s smart but also really masculine which I love. I also nabbed this trench as it’s such a staple and while I can’t afford a Burberry one, this stone babe will definitely do. Although I must say, that bizarre belt that came with it went straight in the bin.

The new boot additions were also ASOS (they kindly gifted me some new pieces, as you can tell I got excited and wore them all at once!) and I really wanted to try out a knee high boot. I assumed they were a bit mumsy but I felt so sexy in this black leather pair. I paired them with this little black skirt which I actually made, but is identical to this Reformation one. I also had to have these beige square toe boots as they reminded me so much of the Céline pair that everyone had last season. I can entirely vouch that they’re super soft leather and amazing quality too which is fab for the high street.

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In terms of accessories, I’m always a bit crap with these when I travel, I only tend to take the jewellery I wear every day and then potentially two pairs of sunglasses if you’re lucky. I am a vaguely light packer, or so I tell myself. This time I took my new Rayban hexagonal shaped sunglasses which I’ve loved for ages but thought never suited me. I’m still not sure that they don’t make me look like one of the three blind mice but we’re wearing them anyway.

I took my Céline tote with me as it’s big and fitted my laptop for the Eurostar which was handy, but it doesn’t close which is a bit dubious when in a pickpocketing capital. I managed to badly scratch it the week that I bought it which still brings a tear to my eye every time I use it. I also threw in my old Sandro Lou bag for the evening. I was gifted this a few years ago and I really treasure it. They retail for around £200-300 if you can still get hold of one but I’ve worn it so much that it’s definitely earned its’ keep. It was the first luxury item I was ever gifted so it’s pretty special to me.

Next is Bali! Do you like these kind of round up posts? Can definitely try and do one for Indonesia too if so.

G x

I never finish anyt-
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I thought I'd write a little ode to me never finishing anything, or more specifically, never finishing anything I commit to online.

Now I’m actually a person who usually, once committed to something, will never leave it half finished. I stuck out a foundation diploma that I hated every bloody minute of, stayed with an ex I should’ve left sooner for eight whole years, will always clean a room within an inch of it’s life and never just spring clean, and have even had the same car since I was 17. I’m not sure if I’m just really sentimental, or just hate quitting something I’ve dedicated time or effort to.

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In essence I don’t really know what the point in this blog post was. I think it might have been to express some frustration I have with my own motivation when it comes to my blog, and content in general. For example, if you’re a long term reader you may remember some of the many series I’ve started on this blog. There was a Sunday update at one point many moons ago, then monthly favourites and most recently - ‘The Weekly Edit’. I managed three posts, not even all on time and then I gave up. I gave up because a) I didn’t think anyone was finding them useful and b) I think my motivation behind sticking with something is if I, or someone else is benefitting from it, or it makes life easier, or is something I simply can’t avoid doing and I don’t think any fitted those categories.

I often find that I have all these great ideas when it comes to shooting or writing, and they either never come off or they don’t come out as planned and then I get fed up with myself. So really, I need to stop putting so much pressure on myself to live up to expectations I can’t always meet.

I think what I need to take from this, is while I can’t commit to certain pressures and promise content I can’t create, I don’t need to. I can create as I can and wish and so can you. So many people I know who work in this industry are struggling with keeping up with posting schedules and succumbing to the pressure of three Instagram’s a day and two videos a week but are unhappy with what they’re creating and that’s entirely not why any of us started this! There’s no worse content than forced content (it’s always pretty obvious) so I think we all just need to take a step back.

This is my career and I do by all means take it seriously and work bloody hard but some times we all just need a little break from the constant online life.

So here’s to creating content I love, as and when I can and hopefully that in itself will motivate me to create more often. Hope you enjoyed this random word vomit, I’ve had a wine.

G x

swimwear favourites
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Summer in the UK might be on it’s way out, but that doesn’t mean we’re not heading off abroad. Kim and I have just booked a trip to Lisbon for the end of September and we’re hoping for early 20s in terms of temperature, so there’s still a hope for some bikini action. We’re also planning to do Bali in November so I’m keeping my eyes peeled.

Shop my favourites below - let me know of any upcoming trips too as I like to live vicariously through other people.

G x

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some recent outfits

Thought I’d share some of my recent outfits with you guys here as I often find it hard to shoot full looks for the blog nowadays yet share content on Instagram every day - or try to.

Outfit one; Barcelona day time

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Outfit two; swimwear at Soho Farmhouse

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Outfit three; casual day outfit in Barcelona

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Outfit four; all white

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Outfit five; linen midi

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So lately I’ve not been able to post as often as I’d like due to the bloody house move but I have been really enjoying more neutral tones and darker backgrounds. I’ve tried to link everything below the picture or similar if it’s out of stock!

I’m also loving big ugly dad sandals too. I think they’re the perfect remedy when it comes to ‘dressing down’ a prettier dress. I think it works with my tattoos and piercings to make it look a big rougher around the edges. What are you thoughts on ugly sandals?

self portraits
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dress:

ARKET

(gifted)

I'm really trying to get into the habit of posting more here - even if it's just little snippets. It became difficult in a world where it felt like you needed to have something to say, but sometimes I just like sharing pictures.

Either way, this is a new Arket dress I was kindly gifted so I decided to shoot it alone indoors. I recently got a new camera and it's become fun to self-shoot again so I thought I'd share the results. As always, you can shop the dress

here

.

Finally we're off to NYC and then Tulum as of tomorrow so hopefully I can create some pretty things to share with you when I'm back! I'm always full of good intentions so it'll be bloody interesting to see if I carry them out.

Ooh and I've also got a new video

here

, so feel free to have a nosy. It's a Summer haul. 

Speak soon, G

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Outfits
Outfits
Outfits

PIXIE MARKET

skirt,

MONKI

jacket,

URBAN OUTFITTERS

trainers, PRIMARK knit

Recently the blogging world seems full of contradicting rules on how you should live your life and wronging people for doing differently. Firstly I’m going to put out there that I am entirely of a “live and let live” mindset, providing no one is getting hurt etc. 

It seems that you can’t do right for doing wrong at present. You can’t have too many luxury pieces, as your lifestyle is unattainable and may upset people who can’t afford it. You can’t only wear cheap brands as that’s not eco friendly. You have to be vocal about every issue, but have a non argumentative stand point on it, to avoiding upsetting anyone. 

As I said, I’m very much of a live and let live kind of guy. I’m obviously aware of most political, ethical, and ~everything in between~ issues and have my opinions on it but that's for another post!

I started blogging because I had wanted to get into the fashion industry since I was about seven years old and it gave me a platform to discuss what I loved. I never realised the responsibility that came with it. I don't think many of us 

foresaw

 'having a voice' and few know quite what to do with it!

I often feel I can’t celebrate any success without fear of making someone else feel guilty for being at a different stage in their life, or simply on an alternate path etc. I recently bought a new handbag after wanting it for so long I lost count, and yet I feel that I need a justification for doing so. Is I wanted it, saved for it and bought it not enough?

Sites like gurugossip seem to thrive on people living their best life, or blow the smallest mistake out of proportion. It's bloody exhausting! A lot of people seemingly despise people making money through blogging, and I'm not sure if it comes from a place of jealousy or simply misunderstanding but it's becoming a dated way of thinking. Every year when Black Friday is on the approach I simply wait for the snide remarks on affiliate links etc. It's tiring.

Bringing it back to basics, blogging is a lot of people’s jobs. Which requires making money. “Swipe up” stories, affiliate links and crazy posts on Black Friday are people’s income - it’s how I pay my rent, insure my car and do my food shopping. While I wholly believe that everyone needs to be both self aware, and aware of current issues both locally and globally, I do think we are simply allowed to pull it back to sharing something because we enjoy it every once in a while without fear of backlash. 

We are all in different stages of our lives, in different financial situation etc - the list goes on - but part of being an adult is recognising that, and choosing to digest what works for you. Whether that be following someone for their sense of style, their political views or just because you like their hair, take what you need from it and leave it at that. I think we are all looking for something in everything, when sometimes an image really is just an image.

What do you think? I'm pants at putting my 

thoughts

 into words so I hope this makes some sense!

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valentines day lingerie
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dot bralette

,

love knickers

,

suspender belt

,

pink lace bra

,

pink lace knickers

,

pyjama set

,

eye mask

,

lemon knickers

,

black bralette

and

heart mesh knickers

Happy nearly Valentine's Day friends! Now I know it might be seen as an excuse for corporations to make more money, or even make single people feel guilty but I have to admit that I do have a soft spot for the 14th Feb.

Not only is it two short weeks after my birthday, it's also an excuse to buy some new lingerie - whether it's for a special someone or just to feel *flames emoji* for yourself,  as that's important too.

So with that in mind, I've put together a few of my favourite pieces from places you might be slightly less likely to think of here on the blog, and then a haul of ASOS and Topshop pieces on my Youtube channel, which you can find here.

Some of my favourite brands are ones that I've found on Instagram, namely Hopeless Lingerie and Love Stories. Sadly neither are UK based but both deliver here so definitely worth a look! I stocked up on all things LS whilst I was in Amsterdam as they have an outlet there too.

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just an outfit
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Outfits
Outfits

URBAN OUTFITTERS

skirt,

AND OTHER STORIES

jumper, STRADIVARIUS boots (

similar

), CÉLINE bag

I promised I'd do another outfit post soon, so here I am, before the year is out. I get pretty sad because I often feel like there's no place for blog any more, and few people take the time out to read them now. I really miss both blogging and finding the time to read more, so if you have any faves please do send them my way.

In other news, this outfit was a few weeks ago when it wasn't positively arctic - hence the lack of coat. I'm struggling to find a place for these satin skirts now it's so chilly. I don't think they suit tights or taller boots so I'm at a bit of a loss, any ideas?

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how to be savvy on Black Friday and my picks



So Black Friday - it's on lads. I try and use it for useful purposes, which I'm going to explain in this post for ya, as well as show you a few of my favourite pieces! I've also strewn a few little shoppable banners throughout the post so go wild!

Hover over the above edit to shop, or see the widgets throughout the post.


ASOS

Mango



1. Only buy what you would full price
It's entirely not a bargain if you wouldn't have thought about purchasing it in the first place. Think carefully before you impulse buy and make sure you'll get your wear out of it. I like to see if it would go with at least four outfits before I purchase.

2. Use it for Christmas presents!
Black Friday is great for treating yourself, but also fab for sorting those Christmas presents (fairly) early! I always buy for my sisters, as well as my Mum as they're pretty hard to buy for full price and it's nicer to be able to get a bit more for your money!

3. It's great to get furniture/bigger items you've been saving for
Perfect if you've just moved etc, but with retailers such as MADE offering discounts - why wait?! Items such as furniture don't often get reduced as they're not seasonal so consider buying whilst the discount is high.

4. See if any luxury items on your wishlist are reduced
Again, make sure you wanted it in the first place but BF is a great time to make that big purchase you've been saving for. A new handbag, or a pair of shoes might have a couple of hundred pounds off, which is a huge saving for anyone!

Missoma




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A full list of discounts:

Some more of my top picks from my favourite retailers:

La Redoute






Selfridges




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