27.6.17
Little Interior Pick-me-ups with Desenio

Little Interior Pick-me-ups with Desenio

27.6.17
with new flats, come new woes and lemme tell you, we sure weren't short of those with this one !! whilst what you see in these images may look pretty pinterest-worthy now, what they don't show are the almost two weeks we dealt with the bathroom fan on 24/7 destroying our peace, eardrums and sleeping patterns and racking up that utility bill at the end of the month; the boiler which did not work for the first few days, rendering us hot waterless and forcing us to trek back to our old abodes to be clean humans again; the nicely moulding shelf in the bathroom adding a touch of green to the all-white interior; the light fittings on their last legs as they hang loose from the ceiling, just waiting for one, innocent subject before they strike ... oh and we can't forget the broken fridge with parts hanging off left, right and centre they gave us that one for free.

i sound whiney and 'first world problems' an' all that, i know, it could be a million times worse. but really, we just find it all the more charming and hilarious, the more little defects we discover in this cute place we now call home. and whilst i can be quite a perfectionist when it comes to taking pretty pictures, i'd rather you know the real life sitch and me acknowledge that whilst these images do represent my actual life, they don't represent it in its entirety. i've spoken about that previously here.
9.6.17
Accessorising for Wedding Season with Pandora : Repeat Jewellery

Accessorising for Wedding Season with Pandora : Repeat Jewellery

9.6.17
there's a persistent dread which develops, following a pang or so of excitement, when anybody mentions the word wedding. and whilst in winter you can simply hide your entire life under one, magical coat; everyone not offering a care in the world as to what's underneath because they're too busy thinking about that free food at the reception, summer's a whole different story.
10.5.17
#iphoneonly // one : business casual

#iphoneonly // one : business casual

10.5.17
so, if you read my post chatting all things 'instagram algorithm' and the woes that come with it, you'll know exactly what i'm moaning about when it comes to the iphone vs digital camera; higher engagement vs refined content battle which has apparently frustrated me so much, i felt the need to compose an entire blog post about it (because, therapy) ...
17.4.17
Accepting Change + A New Direction?

Accepting Change + A New Direction?

17.4.17
i've always loved language.

i've always loved the idea of thoughts falling from your mind onto paper in a state of pure, expressive freedom.

but recently, my passion for language has fallen short of what it used to be. my longing to communicate and showcase myself with words has been replaced with a lust for something more ... visual. something which has always been there, but had perhaps, previously, become part of a more balanced approach to my work. trying to be inclusive of all of my skills, as opposed to perfecting and developing the one i began to appreciate the most.
3.3.17
Why I Don't Treat My Blog as a Business // V by Very SS17

Why I Don't Treat My Blog as a Business // V by Very SS17

3.3.17
It's no secret that the blogging industry has become a business. And an extremely lucrative one at that. Where the difficulty lies is that, yes, it may have been around for a good, few years now but that doesn't mean we're any closer to having a concrete set of standards or guidelines, for that matter.
26.2.17
Perfectionism : Help or Hindrance? // The Effect of the Instagram Algorithm

Perfectionism : Help or Hindrance? // The Effect of the Instagram Algorithm

26.2.17
The other week, I made an observation. One which I've made many a time before but never really spoken about on here. So now's, your time, kids!

See, for me and many others, Instagram is a portfolio. A sort of 'archive', if you will, of our lives and outfits; a body of work which has individually been curated and cared for, to collectively showcase our skills and passions to the world. I know what non-social media moguls are thinking - "it's just a pic-sharing platform, it's not that deep" and look, I'm not dismissing that fact; you're either immersed in it or you're not... I, however, am not ashamed to admit that I sometimes plan my outfits based on whether the colours will flow nicely next to my previous pic (alright, slightly ashamed)