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)
10.2.17
My Feb Love // Valentine's Day Is What We Make Of It

My Feb Love // Valentine's Day Is What We Make Of It

10.2.17
If you're anything like me, I know what you're thinking. Somebody utters that dreaded 'V' word and those pesky, themed emails begin filling your mind with fear inbox with heart-themed, pink-and-red-coloured stress, and it's all over. 

Very cute and well-designed stress, may I add, which often pulls me in to a hole of 'HOW CUTE IS THIS, OMFG, LOOK AT THIS EMAIL', until the unwarranted panic and resentment finally creeps forward and I slowly close the mail app with an over-emphasised eye roll. *le sigh*
29.1.17
Realising Your Purpose

Realising Your Purpose

29.1.17
Life's a funny thing, really. And so are us human beings. We'll go from feeling like we own the world to feeling as though we're nothing. From feeling like 'life's got to change' in order to achieve happiness, to then only realising we're no better off; wishing things back to how they were.
18.1.17
It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It // Why Life's Not a One-Size-Fits-All Jobby

It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It // Why Life's Not a One-Size-Fits-All Jobby

18.1.17
There's an abundance of posts floating around the blogosphere titled 'how to (do this)' and 'how to (do that)' and in fact, according to a number of people I've spoken to - these are the posts known for performing best in terms of traffic. Now, I totally get it, I do; I love a little insight as much as anybody else and we humans are certainly an inquisitive bunch when it comes to it, but sometimes, I just can't help but feel they're governing my life and myself to be a certain way. As if that's the only way to be or the only way to achieve something and if I'm doing it differently, I'm doing it wrong.