Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Saying Yes To More



Another year, another birthday gone and with that comes change sometimes, I've recently been thinking about the word yes and with the growing and getting wiser I've been trying this word out a bit more and what a better time to try it out than right now.

Ever since secondary school I have been quite the introvert, when everyone else would go and sit on the field after school I'd get my mum to meet me straight after school and bring me home, when the girls made plans to go to town I'd stay at home in my pyjamas and binge one tree hill and when my friends went to house parties I sat at home with my parents or spent all evening and night on my laptop, if that doesn't scream introvert I don't know what else does.

However, when I got to year 9 I started saying yes to everything. We didn't get home from school till late evening everyday, I went to every house party and some weekends would get home at 7 in the morning, shower and go straight back out. Every opportunity, any plan and I would be there. That is how I remember my secondary school days anyway. They really were the best, we were always out and doing crazy things. For example one summer some random guys asked my friends if we wanted a ride on their jet ski's when we went to the beach and we said yes (looking back it was a little stupid, anything could have happened) but that's not what we thought of, we thought of making great memories and having an amazing time.

But since leaving secondary school finished and my friendship group separated and pretty much became non existent saying yes became less and less, a lot of it due to my anxiety that developed during college and university and some of it because I was one of those people that wanted to be around their boyfriend 24/7 and lastly because I've developed this rather lazy personality. I was always so worried that if I didn't spend what spare time I had lying around and doing nothing then I wouldn't have the energy to work or do much more. But one day I decided to take the plunge and start doing more. Because of that I've met a lovely group of blogging girls and met them a couple of times, I've been to a couple of events and I've been really enjoying myself.

But the point of this little post and my blabbering (I really do keep getting super personal) is that I recommend if you can to start saying yes to more, you have so many years to lie in bed and do nothing but be lazy. I want those crazy fun stories that you tell your children about, I know I have plenty from my teenage years, but it's time to start creating them from my adult years, it's time to start saying yes to more! Who knows what could happen.

And with that is the end of my very belated birthday type post, or at least thats what I'm saying this is just so I have an excuse to put this birthday themed photo in this blog post!

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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Polka Dot Trend For Autumn



So, it's been a while. What an awful blogger I am! But life has been so hectic, I started my first ever full time job, working as a teaching assistant and I'm still finding my way with fighting sleep in the evenings and finding time to blog without said falling asleep. You might question why I'm so tired, after all don't teaching assistances only work 9-3. While that may be slightly correct (actual hours 8:30-3:15 ahem) I also run to another school to work at an after school club till 6 three days a week and in all honesty, working in a school is exhausting, they don't give holidays just for the kids! It's all worth it though because the work is rewarding the kids are amazing and absolutely hilarious, I dare you to find another job where you go and no matter what mood you're in you can't help but feel happy I know I have definitely found the job for me. 

But right now I am working on finding the balance because I want to blog and blog and along side that grow my engagement it really does make me happy doing this, so lets hope this is my comeback. I want to get back into posting at least every Wednesday and Sunday. However, I don't know if anyone has realised but I've changed the way I usually edit my photos. I am so totally inspired by the Scandinavian blogging vibe like Isabella and although I know my photos are a little orange and pretty far from the vibe that is my goal, so if anyone has any tips on editing in that style please do let me know as it would be so helpful! I also I hope it's not too big of a change that you still continue to like my content and enjoy the change I want to make.

I also want to continue lifestyle Wednesday posts, however due to my editing change I'm not 100% I want to keep to the flatlay photos for those posts as I don't think it fits the style, but struggling to think of what photos I could take to go with it, there is only so many photos you can take in coffee shops and browsing shops and things before it all gets to similar so if you have any ideas again please do share!

Let's not forget that this is an outfit post though. Aren't polkda dots making the rounds already this season. Yes I was too slow in getting this outfit up so this blouse isn't being sold anymore, however this is just as fabulous. I loved the runch detail on this top and as a girl that struggles to find tops that I don't get bored of or feel blegh in after a couple of times of wearing it I feel this adds a little something to my wardrobe and breaks up the 100s of stripes I have in my wardrobe.

Truth be told I've only worn these loafers for these photos, but that's because they are sooooo different from my normal footwear and when I look down I just think 'granddad, granddad' But when I look at these photos I think actually they don't look half bad and they were only £3 in primark! I just keep picturing them with blue straight jeans and I just need to get braver because all the bloggers wear the gucci and look bloomin' awesome!

So let me know what you think of the change in photos, please be nice it is the direction I am going in and no it needs a lot of work to be desired! I hope you are all well!

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Beth Apps x










Sunday, 3 September 2017

The Perfect LBD

DRESS: BRANDY MELVILLE | CARDIGAN: GAP (old) | SHOES: VANS | SUNGLASSES: RAYBANS | NECKLACE: STELLA & DOT

So we've all seen that famous Urban Outfitters LBD that every blogger is styling and I'd be lying if I said I hadn't fallen inlove with it also, but alas the price tag was however was stopping our relationship. So when I took a trip to london and fell into Brandy Melville like I have to every time I take a visit and I am so glad I did because I would not have found this dress, which is practically the same as the UO one and I know that I could not leave without it, especially as it is nearly half the price of the other one how could I not say no!

I feel it really is the perfect LBD, as you can see I've styled it for a casual day time look, but through on a pair of heels, and a jacket or killer lipstick and your ready for a night with the girls (note to self, style and snap photos in both next time)  The fit is just perfect with that slight A-line cut and spaghetti strap its just gorgeous and so simple.

I decided to style it with this gorgeous necklace from Stella & Dot. I was kindly gifted it and also went to a recent event they held in Brighton, which was amazing! They'd styled the place so gorgeously and the girls were so so friendly it was so nice, not to mention the gorgeous products they had out which are to die for! But yes, this necklace. doesn't it just remind you of a Missoma piece. I loved that the chain is gold but the horn is silver it's such a difference and for a girl that doesn't wear much gold its a lovely way for me to get to like it. I just thought it was such a simple piece to dress up the dress.


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Photos by the talented @IndiaClifton


Elizabeth Apps x