Sunday, 16 July 2017

This Seasons Must Have Skirt Style

CAMI: TOPSHOP | SKIRT: NOBODY'S CHILD | SHOES: CONVERSE | BAG: (old) | SUNGLASSES: RAYBANS | NECKLACE: ORELIA

What is there to say about this skirt style that hasn't been said before? In all honesty, when it first hit the scene I wasn't the least bit interested, they were nice but I didn't feel that I desperately needed one. However when I realised they were similar to the wrap around dress, and knowing I'd  have the joy of choosing a top half I quickly changed my mind. 

They really are flattering and let's not forget the food baby you hide with the genius wrap around style. I feel it looks flattering on anyone and you can really dress it up or down. I chose this one from Nobody's Child due to not being one for lots of colour but I loved the black skirt with red flowers as it really can make a plain outfit look quite put together. Unfortunately this one is in the sale and last time I checked they only had one size left. However, Topshop recently bought out a skirt similar to this one which will be linked here. It is however a blogger fave so selling out quick too so head down to your local store as quick as possible!

I decided to pair the skirt with a black vest, black bag and the converse to give it a not so girly look as I'm not one to be super girly but like having a little girly look now and again. I also paired it with the belt to break it up a little as I just didn't like how it looked too much before adding it! This skirt I will definitely be wearing till it get's cold, it really is perfect for summer!

How do you like styling skirts?

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Adding Prints To Your Room

 There are two things I love nothing more and they are prints and Brighton, so when modern map art got in contact with me and asked if I'd like one of their prints I jumped straight onto the website and tracked down a Brighton map. These map prints are created with elegance and modernism in mind so that they are able to fit into any home and give a touch of nostalgia to those who have connection to the city. Of course they have definitely hit that idea on the head as I did go straight for my home town due to the strong connection I have with it and how much I love it.

I could spend absolutely hours looking at this map and tracing the delicate lines of all the roads, it's amazing how chaotic it can look to someone, but to me I can trace where the shopping centre and the parks and friends houses are just from looking at this lines and it really is amazing. I even love how the pier and the marina made the cut to all things well known to Brighton.

This frame had been empty to ages and now stands proudly on my shelf and I couldn't be happier with it and how it tied the shelf together, I always thought there was something missing and now it's full and I can't help staring at it! I personally like the black and white feel as it adds a bit of something something to my very girly pink shelf and it really does stand out. But, if you don't think this white and black look would tie into your room, you can get the prints in a range of colours for some prints but I'm sure if you wanted something a little different there about page does say to just get in contact with them to help make it feel as unique and personal to you!

They have a huge collection of city maps to choose from and  even world maps and ski maps to choose from so there is something for everyone! I think they would make such thoughtful gifts too. Whether you're purchasing for someones anniversary, birthday or just to say I love you places we visit can really hold special memories so why not get a print to really remember those moments and put in your house! The quality was so good of the paper that actually you don't even need a frame you could just pin it to the wall I was so impressed with it and would seriously think about purchasing more of these on larger scales also!

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Creating Summer Memories


Summer is my absolute favourite season. I have amazing memories of my summers as a child and always vowed to continue to fill my summers with memories and stories that I'd tell my own children one day. However, I have found that since leaving school and friendships seriously diminishing and also Sam and I being absolutely awful at thinking of things to do also, my summers have been anything but memory making and it's never fun to look back on. This year due to finally finishing University and going out into the real adult world this September I decided that it really is now or never to create a Summer full of memories.

I thought during this challenge of finding things to do and having days out I would document them here in case any one else has ever felt the same, where you struggle in deciding what to do and want to create memories too in the hopes this either inspires you to do something similar or if you live in or near South East England then you to can visit and do the things I plan on doing or something similar!
With the sun still kindly shining and giving us the summer England deserves so far and it being my friends birthday during the week I thought what a better way to get people together than with food. I absolutely love picnic food! I could demolish a whole box of cocktail sausages, as well as dips and crips and all sorts I absolutely adore it and I knew my friends would to so that was the first decision made! Also as mentioned because the weather has been so beautiful I thought it'd be crazy not to spend it by some water and although we are lucky to have Brighton beach on our door step, I thought going and exploring somewhere new would be such a lovely idea and who kew this was practical on our doorsteps too.

So the pitch for Barcombe Mills was sent to the group and luckily 2 friends had already been an visited so we were set for our Saturday explore and picnic! When we parked up there was a pub car park and then an overflow car park so plenty of space for everyone. We first went and sat in a field by the pub. Although we didn't actually visit and have a drink there the pub looked so sweet. It had a lovely beer garden and was pitched right next to the river and so they have set up row boats that you can hire for £6 for an hour which I think is bloomin' brilliant! However, if you go on a gorgeous day like we did I would be prepared for a very long wait. 

Although this first field was lovely, it was also home to cows and we all know that cows like to poop. So after pitching up the picnic and settling down our adorable furry friend also liked the poop and got a little mucky, so after a quick wash for him we decided to go for a walk and find a new place to have our picnic. Luckily for us because my friends had been before they knew the way and we took a beautiful 20 or so minute walk and I'm so glad we did! The walk was stunning, honestly if you just want a new place to walk still visit, you can walk by the stream, through gorgeous fields and pass lots of furry friends a long the way!

We pitched up right next to the river and even though there were a fair few other groups pitched around us there was plenty of room for every one. We swam in the river, honestly it was so refreshing and not at all gross! The boys found a tree opposite us and took it in turn to climb up and jump and we also just chatted, ate, drank and it was amazing. People were coming past on dinghy's, little boats and even paddle boards it really did seem like a little gem to find in the East Sussex countryside.

We were all having such a lovely time that we didn't think to keep track of the time and before we knew it it was 8:00pm and we got the pleasure of walking home through the golden hour which sadly no photos were taken but it was stunning! We walked back through fields of sheep, over little bridges over the river and it was so peaceful and tranquil.

We came home, sunkissed skin, sleepy eyes and snuggled down to watch a couple of episodes of Prison Break before heading to bed with big smiles on our faces it was a gorgeous day and definitely the first of my summer memories!

 What ideas or trips are you taking to create summer memories? Ideas are welcome I'd love to do a series of this throughout summer!

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Elizabeth Apps x





Wednesday, 5 July 2017

My 4 Summer Perfumes



I absolutely adore a perfume. It's something I ask for either for my birthday or christmas every year and it's the one thing I never leave the house with out doing. So I thought I'd create a post on the 4 that I have been rotating in the last month and will continue to for the next few.

Dolce and Gabbana - The One - When reading about this perfume it says the top notes are full of fruity tones ranging from citrus tones as well as lychee and bergamont. I've always associated summer scents with light fruity smells and even floral - although I had drifted away from those since my high school days. However The heart notes to this are full of floral tones being jasmine and lily tones with plum in their too. I found that a lot of the perfume I like do have hints of jasmine in them and this perfume also has a base note of musky, amber and vanilla tones which help to ensure the fruity/floral notes aren't too over powering.

Jo Malone -  Sea Salt and Wood Sage:  This perfume is my absolute favourite out of them all. Since it came out I badgered anyone for it and was kindly gifted it by my boyfriend and I really did feel like the luckiest girl. It's perfect for summer due to the freshness that the sea salt brings but then there are some earthy vibes thanks to the wood sage which are two of my favourite tones to any perfume. Plus doesn't the name just scream summer enough! Who doesn't want to smell like a beach and adventure in an essence during the summer season!



Jo Malone - Peony and Blush Suede: I smelt my friend wearing this and ahhh myyyy gawddd! It is divine and she then very kindly gifted this to me too (how lucky am I to be gifted with to Jo Malone perfumes at different times!!) I mean for one who wouldn't like a perfume with the bloggers favourite flower. The site says it's mingled with red apple and jasmine as well as the soft scent of blush suede and to be honest they're right when they say it's luxurious and seductive, I get go so many compliments when I wear this.  - Also side note, if you do have both of these I highly recommend spritzing them on you together because paired the scent is honestly amazing! The compliment each other so well!

Tom Ford - Velvet Orchid - Again Velvet Orchid has notes of jasmine, bergamont and vanilla similar to The One. But with added black orchid, honey and turberose. Again though floral scent isn't to over whelming and I feel with a bit of a fruity note and the help of black orchid really make it fresh as well as a seductive feel to it. I actually really enjoy wearing this on a date night or evening plans because I feel like it's quite a sexy type smell if that's the right way to describe it!

What are your favourite scents for summer? I'd love to know!


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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

5 Ways To Finding Creativity For Blogging



There is no question about it, it can be really hard. I've had this blog for nearly 4 years and as you can tell I go on and off blogging, even though without a shadow of a doubt I absolutely adore the process of writing and taking photos and getting that flutter in my heart of feeling all inspired.

It wasn't until recently I felt this feeling again like I do every year but with such an intensity that I hadn't before and through this I have managed to create 2 posts a week for 5 weeks which doesn't sound like a lot but for someone who is start out again and really wanting to give this a proper shot I think it's a good place to start.

Write like a diary.
I think one way or a way in which I view this space is like a little diary. Obviously I wouldn't write about hugely personal things. But the whole point of this is so you can find someone to relate to and getting to know the person behind the photos and the writing and so if I have a life update, or thoughts I've been having and if I think they might be informative or might help someone then just jot it down. Bullet point out a post if you have your laptop near. I find things that I feel deeply about the writing just flows so easily and that's the best kind of writing. So write about your thoughts and feelings and tell people what you've done to feel that way or stop feeling that way, you never know who it might help!

Take Photos For No Reason - Just Because.
Some times just grabbing a camera and shooting can be the best thing to help inspire me. Whether I shoot copious amounts of flat lays to go with tips and lifestyle kinds of posts I just know that I'll be able to pick a few photos that will then accompany a post. Sometimes just from looking at my arrangement and the shots I've snapped I get a boost of inspiration and think I could write a post about it. Other times I'll look at the way things are shot on tumblr or instagram and then bank them, try to recreate photos in a similar style and bam another post pops into my head. I truly believe that taking photos and just playing with my camera really helps. I love photos and those are what instantly attract me to a blog or an instagram account (of course) So the more I shoot, the more I get inspired.
 Other Bloggers.
What really helps me is just spending a few hours going through bloglovin' and reading through other blogs as well as leaving a comment because we all know how much we appreciate that. Just going through a few posts can really inspire me, whether it be a post that I feel I can relate and make my own comments and thoughts on (obviously straight up copying posts is a huge no no) and the style hugely influences me and I see pieces that I may be able to use that I own to help inspire a new style post and such.

Jot Down Any Ideas, Even Those Small Ones.
This is slightly like the first one, but if I have a cafe I want to check out, or have an outfit in mind or a thought that resinates with me I'll quickly write down in my phone (although I want to transfers to paper and pen) that way the idea won't disappear because we know how quickly a thought can enter and then leave our heads and even if you look later and you decide you don't like it well at least it was an option and you might get a different idea just from that first!

Get Out.
Get out of the house, go to that cafe or restaurant you wanted to go to. Go explore that town or that walking trail you wanted to go to. Sit on that beach, have that picnic, go to the pub. You get the idea. Your surroundings could spark an idea or two, a conversation with friends could help. Just seeing other people around you could help! We live in a world full of possibilities and we need to take advantage of it. Like they say - The world is your oyster. So get out, you never know what ideas you could come home with!

What do you do to help get your creativity and inspiration back? I'd love to hear!
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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Nailing The Gingham Trend for £7!

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JACKET: NEXT | TOP: SHEIN | JEANS: NEW LOOK | SHOES: ASOS | BAG: ZARA (old) | SUNGLASSES: RAYBAN | NECKLACE: H&M

Gingham, it's a trend that appears time and time again. If I'm honest, usually, when I see it I brush it aside and tell myself it's not a trend that interests me. However, this year it appears to be bigger and badder than ever. Not only is it in the usual black and white colours but I'm seeing it in blue, in red and it's really changed my opinion. So when I was having a look through sheinside one day I came across this cami and although I was still hesitant I thought how could I not at least give it ago for the steal price of £7 (well ok, £7.17 - but lets be honest the added 17p is nothing!) It doesn't break the bank at all and I get to dabble and pretend I'm up to date with all the trends flying around! Not to mention I have a soft spot for a relaxed peplum look since this top and so I knew it'd be a shame not too. 

And guys, for £7 the quality is pretty damn good! I was worried it'd actually be too big and not have any shape to it. But there is no need to worry about it falling too low and showing your dignity and the peplum really is relaxed! It's totally swayed me to the trend now and with the weather we had that was amazing (and I hope returns) it sure would keep me cool and looking stylish still!

Anyone noticed my espadrilles, do they remind you of a certain designer? Well say hello to my Chanel espadrille dupe and the best thing about them? They were £12! Pretty good huh? I love them, there is something about the contrast of a really pale pink with a black toe front. If the weather perks up again these will not be leaving my feet!

Ok, I could talk about this outfit forever! We have the top, the Chanel dupe espadrilles and even my new favourite pair of jeans and my new favourite jacket! I had been on the hunt for a pair of new jeans for ages. I'm board of skinny jeans, don't get me wrong I'm no where near converted to flares but something with a looser fit is perfect! I loved the idea of a distressed hem also but didn't want any other rips on the jeans (picky right?) But when I saw these I didn't care there was a ripped knee I loved them and they have ticked all the boxes! Who knew New Look was the place for jeans! 

Finally, the jacket. I had wanted a military-esque jacket for years but never took the plunge because I thought they didn't seem *cool*. However, when I saw EJStyle pose with this jacket I was so ready to get my own and actually got the same one as her! It's such a difference to wearing a denim or leather jacket all the time and it's just so perfect for summer! I wear it all the time and I'm so happy to finally have one in my wardrobe! 

There you have it, the outfit of a few of my newest and favourite purchases all in one! Maybe I should do a haul!

What is a trend you are unsure of but kind of want to try?
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gingham top, peplum top, shein top, khaki top, street style, frayed hem jeans
gingham top, peplum top, shein top, khaki top, street style, frayed hem jeans
gingham top, peplum top, shein top, khaki top, street style, frayed hem jeans
gingham top, peplum top, shein top, khaki top, street style, frayed hem jeans

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Elizabeth Apps x








Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Learn to Trust Yourself

So I saw this post on Sinead's blog and got all inspired because I saw how she wrote that her sister inspired the post and the more I thought the more I realised how this post is like a shout out to my own sister as she inspired me to write something on a similar wave length that Sinead had.

Of course in a way it's always a form of flattery when someone is always asking your opinion because it shows that they value your thoughts, but sometimes it can get a little draining. My boyfriend for example is always hammering on about how I can never make a decision by myself and I always catch myself texting my friend with any clothing opinions and although I do think it's always nice to get someones opinion I noticed how we both need to learn to make decisions by ourselves and trust that what we decide will be the right decision for us, no matter what opinions other people have.

Usually most of the time, we have already made our own decisions up and got an answer anyway and really all we're doing is wanting to find someone to agree with us to clarify we're making the right decision. Wouldn't it make things happen a lot faster if we weren't waiting for that reply or waiting to ask that person to agree with us? You know yourself whether you like a piece of clothing or not for example straight away when you try it on, so why do we waste time waiting for someone else to agree with what we already know.

Although I have been asking my friend whether I should blog about this or that, 9 times out of 10 I already know what I want to blog about and lets be honest it's my own little space so I should write what I want and if people like it they do and if they don't they don't, not everyone will like your blog.

What I'm going to try myself is think about whether I want the piece of clothing or if I want to write the post or not without asking people first. Because at the end of the day we are the authors of our own stories but it won't be our own story if we get people to help us edit it all the time!

Next time you feel you're not sure about it and wanting to ask someone try with me in stopping and thinking truly what it is you want to do, will it make you happy? Then see how you feel.


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