MY FAVOURITE BLOG READS

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It’s no secret that I read a lot of blogs, and having felt at a bit of a blogging loss recently, have spent days scrolling through Bloglovin’ and reading through many of my favourites. There’s a huge amount of blogs which I follow, all which I love, but there’s those blogs that I never get bored of reading time and time again. I’m pretty sure I’ll have missed some from here (chances are I’ll keep editing it as time goes on) but these are the ones that sprung to mind. I like to read a mix of lifestyle, fashion and beauty posts – with amazing photographing, excellent writing skills and a sense of personality being what draws me into a blog.

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 A Beautiful Mess, Alices Wonder Emporium, A Little Boat Sailing, A Little Opulent, amyalaska // Beauty Full Homes, Beauty Sauce, Bloomin’ Rouge,
Bonjour Luce // CharissaRae // Daisy Butter, D is for Dangerous // Essie Button //
From Roses // Georgia Luisa Meramo, Gh0stParties, Girl With Makeup,
The Goodowl // Hannah Louise Fashion, Hello October, Helloo Monica // iamcharlottemartin,
I Covet Thee, It’s Cohen, // Jazzabelle’s Diary, Jenny Purr // Kerralina // Ladylike Len, Lady Liquor, Like Neon Love,
The Little Magpie, Little Winter, Llymlrs, The Lovecats Inc, Love Cloth, Lydia Rose // Media Marmalade, Milk Bubble Tea,
More Than Adored // No. 21, Nouvelle Daily // Pages By Megan, Parisian To Be, PINKPOT,
The Private Life of a Girl // Rush & Teal // Salt and Chic, Sarah Nunn // Talking About M, Temporary:Secretary, That Grace Girl, Thumbelina Lillie, Thunderl0ve //
 Vivianna Does Makeup // What Olivia Did, WishWishWish //
Zoe London, Zoe Newlove //
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What are your favourite reads? (Or feel free to leave me your links & I’ll check them out!)\
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MY STYLE RESOLUTIONS

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1. Inject more colour into my outfits – After having a little wardrobe sort-out (more on this in an upcoming post) one thing that really stood out to me was the lack of colour in my wardrobe. I stick to the colours I know, not really trying anything new – and I’d really like to step out of my comfort zone and go for colours I wouldn’t normally.
2. Ditch the black tights a lot sooner – Even throughout the summer, chances are I’ll be wearing my black tights. I’m not overly confident with my legs, but having spent a little while looking through my old outfit photographs, it’s the ones I’m bare-legged that I love that little bit more. I may not have legs for days (damn you, a certain Miss Chung) but you know what? They’re not that bad.
3. Comfort isn’t always the way to go – I’m definitely a person of comfort, rarely doing things and that I don’t feel comfortable in. And the same goes for clothing/shoes, I stay with what I know, whether that be styles that I know suit me or ones I feel fit me more (anyone else buy skirts a size bigger purely for food room?). But with that, I can feel like my wardrobe can become repetitive and dull very quickly, and I’m always wanting to start over. Style is something that should be played with since it’s a method self-expression, and well, I really need to start going for things that look better some days; those tighter jeans, those shoes that need more breaking in but makes my legs look a lot longer. If you feel better about yourself, that’s what it’s important – no pain, no gain right?
4. Buy the basics – Despite saying I rarely own any colourful pieces of clothing in my wardrobe, I sure do own many patterned items. And this is all well and good.. if I had bought clothes plain enough to wear with them. I’m one of those shoppers who buys things that look good on the hanger, so I often glance past what most people call style staples. I really need to invest in some basics I can wear time and time again!
5. Trousers are your friends – Being vertically challenged, I’ve always put jeans and trousers as a massive no-go for me, mainly down to inconvenience. And the amount of skirts I own really outweighs anything else. But 2015 is the year I’m going to make more of an effort in trying out trousers and stop being such a lazy shopper (anyone else dislikegoing into changing rooms?!). A lot of the images I pin on Pinterest are of people wearing trousers, and if they can wear them, why can’t I?! Who really cares if they’re rolled up a few times (*cough* a lotta times *cough*)?
6. Where what I want to wear, not just what I feel like I should – I think as a fashion blogger, it’s incredibly easy to fall into that trap of wearing what the blogosphere are loving at the time. Most of the times, they may fit into your personal style and you’ll love it, but sometimes it just doesn’t work. And you know what, that’s perfectly fine. I need to learn to stick to my guns and concentrate on developing my own personal style much more this year. There’s always bloggers I read and think to myself oh how I’d love a wardrobe like theirs (I think we all do it), and truth is, there’s not a single thing stopping me.
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What are your style resolutions for this year? Let me know!
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POSITIVE THOUGHTS TO ENTER 2015 WITH

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Whilst it’s quite easy to look back on the previous 12 months, whether in a good or bad way, I like to use January as a time to look forward instead. I think it’s incredibly important to step into things with a positive outlook, and the simplest of sayings (you know, the ones we all find ourselves pinning on Pinterest) can be the things that give you that extra much-needed push. I’m in the process of making myself a little scrapbook of my favourite phrases, ones I go to when I need that little pick-me-up.

I’m actually hoping to focus many of my posts throughout January on starting your year to the best you can, talking a lot about mentalities, organisation and general little things that can alter your mindset for the future – let me know if there’s anything else you’d like me to cover!

And so I thought I’d list some of my favourites to focus on going into 2015:
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– Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.
– Worrying will never change the outcome.
– What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
– Whenever you’re going through a bad day, just remember you’re track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%, and that’s pretty good.
– The storm will pass. It always does.
– I’m not giving up. I’m just starting over.
– A ship in a harbour is safe, but that’s not why ships were built.
– An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. The negativity of the world cannot bring you down unless you let it in.
– You’re never too old to set yourself a new goal or find yourself a new dream.
– It’s not who you are that holds you back. It’s who you think you aren’t.
– What would Blair Waldorf do?
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What are your favourite sayings/phrases?
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