Sunday, 23 October 2016

Things you can relate to if you're ginger

I've been a ginger/red head/auburn hair colour all my life, even since I was a really little kid. Although it has toned down a lot since then! I though I'd write a tongue-in-cheek post about being ginger, it's part of my identity and who am I and no, I would never dye my hair!

Things you can relate to if you're ginger
1. Being told "you have no soul"
Because that's really true isn't it?! Yes South Park started it, but it's really getting boring now.

2. Getting sunburnt at the thought of a hot summer's day
Yes I wear a minimum of factor 50 on my face and can guarantee I will get sunburnt at least once on holiday.

3. Certain coloured clothes just don't suit you
For me, it's yellow and there's no shade of yellow which'll ever suit me or my hair. Stick with greens, blues and burgundys!

4. Learning the long list of nicknames for ginger kids
Luckily I wasn't bullied for being ginger, I was actually really proud of my hair as a kid. But that doesn't mean I didn't escape the names of carrot top/rusty/orange top/jaffa cake/ginger nut etc.

But we have the coolest redhead celebrities... Ed Sheeran, Rupert Grint, Prince Harry, Adele and Julianne Moore just to name a few. Plus. people actually want to dye their hair red and ginger, so much so that there's tons of dyes and haircare products just for redheads.

What do you think of this post?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

Thursday, 20 October 2016

OOTD: Tartan skirt and new Clarks boots!

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OOTD: Tartan skirt and new Clarks boots!, Clarks, Primark, Roll Neck Jumper, Tartan Skirt, New look, Outfit, Outfit of the Day, Fashion, Fashion Blogger

OOTD: Tartan skirt and new Clarks boots!, Clarks, Primark, Roll Neck Jumper, Tartan Skirt, New look, Outfit, Outfit of the Day, Fashion, Fashion Blogger
Coat: H&M
Top: Primark
Skirt: New Look
Bag: Zara
Boots: Clarks
Necklace: Topshop

Do you know how hard it is to take a good picture of your new boots by yourself? Extremely hard when you're an amature photographer like me! Clarks do a much better presentation of their Elipsa Dee Boots than I do. My ankle Topshop boots are getting slightly worn and tired now, that I needed something new to wear. The heels are higher than my usual boots, but I stand so much taller and feel like I can take on anything haha. On the plus side, they have a really good cushion on the soles so my feet aren't too achey afterwards!

Since last year's autumn and winter roll neck trend, I have a few in my wardrobe now that I can't stop wearing. Namely this grey speckled style from Primark. It is on the thin side, which is fine by me as I like to wear lots of layers to keep me warm! I always find roll necks work so well tucked into a-line skirts or worn underneath playsuits and dresses. See, multiple reasons why I need more roll neck jumpers...

What do you think of these boots? Do you love roll neck jumpers too?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Why You Should Be Yourself

With the pressure of every day life, sometimes I end up questioning what I'm doing and whether it's for myself. Or because I think I 'should' be doing it because that's how society tells me to. In social media and blogging is where I find I feel the most pressure to be someone else, if I don't have that marble background, the latest outfit or makeup palette, then am I really part of the blogging gang?

I wanted to write this post about why you should be yourself and why you shouldn't have to worry about being anyone else. You don't have to conform to the mould that you think you need to be, shape yourself. Only when you truly know yourself and boundaries, do you really have fulfilling and rewarding experiences.

Before blogging turned 'cool', I was sometimes embarrassed to say that I write a blog. But without this blog, I wouldn't have met so many amazing and inspirational bloggers that I have done today. All because I was myself. Without really understanding what I wanted out of life and not following others, there's no way I would be in the career I am now. All because I was myself.

Being true to yourself is what makes you unique and interesting. Don't like drinking alcohol, but feel the pressure from your peer group to? Stick to your guns and stay honest to yourself about who you really are.

In the past I was happy to follow the crowd, never really sticking my personality out because I thought it didn't conform to what I was told it should be. Now I'm out of that situation, I couldn't be happier, so being true to myself and having the courage to stick to it made that happen.

Do you feel like your under pressure to conform sometimes? 

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Saturday, 15 October 2016

What's been happening?!

Some days I can just run through this blog like a military operation, without having a chat with you guys! A lot has been going on in the past few months, so much so that I get that 'brain fog' on a Friday afternoon at work, just counting the time down until the weekend and relaxation.

So what has been going on?

Spending 8:30-5:30 there 5 times a week, there's been a lot going on! I'm still in the same job and it's been non-stop since September. Everyone feels the rush up until end of November when everything starts to slow down for Christmas and New Year. I've contemplated doing a full blog post about my job, how I got into it etc. as it's basically digital marketing in a beauty brand manufacturer and owner - and I get to work with and meet so many lovely bloggers because of it! Let me know what you think.

We're now in the run up to a big family celebration at the end of the month - my big sister's wedding! I can't believe how quickly it's come around, it felt like only yesterday when we were celebrating their engagement. I'm one of two bridesmaids, so last month we had her Hen Party in London, which included afternoon tea and a cocktail making masterclass. The dresses are all ready, the guests have been invited and the decorations are nearly there, all that's left is the big day now! I'll be putting lots of photos on Instagram, so make sure you're following me there.

Trips Away
Last month, I was lucky enough to catch the last of the summer sun in Skiathos, Greece. If you haven't been to Greece before, I really recommend it for its beautiful islands, food and people! Next month my sister, mum and I are going on our annual Christmas shopping and market trip to Bath. Not only is a Bath a must-visit city, but they have great Christmas markets each year. I've already got a few ideas for trips away next year, so excited to start planning!

And everything else
I do love this time of year, not because of cosy jumpers, berry lipstick and nights in front of the TV, but because of all the family and friend's activities that are ahead! I'm fitting in lots of visits and days out with my family and friends before the end of the year. As well as keeping up with this blog - which brings me a lot of happiness to create new content every week and find new blogs! It reminds me of the final tying of a ribbon on a present.

What have you been up to recently? Would you be interested in hearing about my job?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

OOTD: Primark star peplum shirt and high waisted jeans

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OOTD: Primark star peplum shirt and high waisted jeans, Primark, Peplum, Star Print, Star Print Shirt, Fashion, Fashion Blogger, Outfit, Outfit Of The Day

OOTD: Primark star peplum shirt and high waisted jeans, Primark, Peplum, Star Print, Star Print Shirt, Fashion, Fashion Blogger, Outfit, Outfit Of The Day
Jacket: H&M
Shirt: Primark
Jeans: ASOS
Boots: Topshop
Bag; Accessorize

I'm going to have to apologise for the poor quality of these photos - my camera wasn't playing ball that day. On the plus side, it's not a selfie in a mirror like these old blog posts! Onto the star feature of this post (see what I did there?!) I found this pretty star peplum style shirt in Primark a few weeks ago, and they've since brought out a few other variations. I feel like star prints will soon be my new spots and stripes and basically every item of clothing will have a star on it. 

With the peplum tops and shirts I own, I find you do have to wear high waisted jeans or skirts as they normally sit on your waist and flare out. Personally, I much prefer high waisted jeans to low rise styles! This week has been filled with tons of work and catching up - I just can't believe we're almost half way through October and it's nearly Christmas. I'll be writing a full catch up post this Sunday, so keep an eye out for that!

What do you think of this outfit? Do you like star prints too?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

My Favourite Quotes

Just a few words can uplift my mood and change the rest of my whole day, that's why I love quotes. In fact, I follow multiple Instagram accounts, have a Pinterest board dedicated to them and share my favourites regularly on social media - and I'm sure I'm not alone!

I can be in the worst mood of all and I know that by having a scroll through through the Pinterest quotes section or following the #quote on Instagram, can flip my mood upside down. For me, it's a very person thing why I like particular quotes and saying, but I love sharing my favourites on here.

You can't compare yourself to any other person, you're a unique individual and by comparing yourself, you're destroying that. Don't think about what others are doing and just be you!

Sometimes (actually most of the time!) I get bored of doing the same thing each day. My routine follows in a pattern; get up for work, get dressed and ready for the day, catch the train, walk to work etc. That's why I fill my evenings and weekends with new things all the time. Because you only get one life and that one day again, so fill it with as much as possible!

I hope that when I'm old, I'll still feel 18! Age is a weird thing, you can have the closest friends who are old enough to be your parents and some young enough to be a younger sibling. What I read from this quote is to stay open minded, no matter what age and embrace it.

This quote has graced the screensaver of my phone and Instagram page before, so it's a firm favourite! My belief is that in every bump, twist and turn in your life, there is a lesson to be learnt from it. Mistakes are going to happen - it's inevitable, but what you learn from it is much more valuable than the mistake itself.

What's your favourite quote? 

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Book Review: The Muse by Jessie Burton

I got this book for my 21st Birthday and it's been stacked in a pile, waiting to be read for a while. I've read Jessie Burton's previous best-seller, The Miniaturist and gave it a 'meh' rating. It had drama and tragedy, but it was a long slog to read! Thankfully, The Muse is much better...

Set in two eras, 1967 in London and 1936 in southern Spain, the story revolves around four women - Odelle Bastien, Olive Schloss, Teresa Robles and Marjorie Quick - and how one painting connects them all. The discovery of the painting in 1967 starts the story of love, war, betrayal and death. If you're looking for a happy book, this isn't the one. But if you're looking for a book which'll get you asking 'why?' then gives it a read.

In 1967, Odelle applies for a job at the Skeleton Institute, an art gallery at St James in London, as a typist for Marjorie Quick. At Odelle's friends wedding reception, she meets a young man called Lawrie who discovers a painting kept by his late mother. The painting is brought to the Skeleton Institute, where they believe they have found a famous Issac Robles painting. From there the story in 1936 really begins to piece together who painted it, what story did it tell and how it made its way from Spain to England. 

It's 1936 and the Schloss family descend in southern Spain, meeting their house keeper, Teresa Robles and gardener Issac Robles. Olive begins a desperate crush on Issac and finds her muse for painting, but Issac poses as the painter to sell Olive's painting with her father, Harold. Then one evening during the civil war, Olive discovers the real Issac and that everyone holds a deep secret.

Throughout all this, Odelle is trying to work out the connection between Quick and the painting - why is she always uncomfortable talking about it? Why can't she even look at it? Right until the end you are kept guessing at how all four women are connected and what the significance of one painting can be. Just proof that a picture can hide a thousand words.... 

Another thing to mention is the amazing cover artwork. Only when you look really closely do you see hand grenades posed as perfume bottles, pistols shooting our flowers and snakes typing on a typist!

Have you read this book before? What are you currently reading?

Thanks for reading!
Rhiannon x

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