The sun has arrived! I will definitely be making the most out of the warm weather in London before it goes back to being miserable and rainy next week. This lovely photo was shot by @tiatalula outside @botaniqueworkshop which is one of my absolute favourite shops here in Stoke Newington. I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful area and one which can support many independent shops, restaurants and cafes 🌿 I'll be wearing this outfit tomorrow to go to a friend's wedding in central London and I've written a blog post all about why I think trousers are a wonderful option for party outfits. I don't know about you but my trouser collection is full to bursting, have an obsession with culottes! This whole outfit was kindly gifted to me from @coast_stores and I just know I'm going to be wearing it to so many formal occasions. ➖#uplifttheeveryday #theeverygirlathome #theperfectsimple #makeyousmilestyle #fromwhereistand #finditstyleit #cherishandrelish_april
Had a little faff with my shelves today to make room for my new kokedama creation (the ball of moss with a funky ivy hair do). I made it at the @geo_fleur pop up at @habitatuk on Tottenham Court Road, I think there's a workshop in May if you'd like to learn how to make one yourself. It was a very zen yet muddy experience, highly recommended 🌿 I'm also enjoying the fact that the bookshelves have a subtle ombré vibe going on right now, from brown to blue to green. ➖ #nestandthrive #mymomentwithflowers #stillswithstories #aconsideredhome #myhyggehome #aquietstyle_spring
Yesterday I discovered the most beautiful churchyard with three blooming magnolia trees. I was on a bus on my way into town and I happened to look out the window right as we were driving past, I immediately hopped off the bus and walked back down the street so I could enjoy these beautiful trees. I believe that it's so important to take the time to stop and enjoy nature, especially in busy cities like London. I could have said those are so pretty and stayed on my bus journey but instead I took some time out to stand under these trees, smiling like a mad woman. It's crucial to stop and smell the roses (or magnolia) from time to time. Get out there are embrace the beauty in nature whenever you can!
It feels 50% great to be home but also 50% ahhhhh I miss the Dales so much please take me back immediately. To counteract the severe holiday blues I'm making a big bowl of comfort food in the form of carbonara for me and Simon tonight. It took me a while to learn that real carbonara doesn't have cream in it, it's so so much better without it. So, if you put cream in your carbonara that ain't no carbonara 🙌 I styled this photo during one of my styling lessons on Instagram stories, I totally forgot to post it and show you the final result. If you missed the lesson it's in my highlights so go have a look 👍
What a view. Today was our last day in the Dales and tomorrow morning we'll be driving back to Newcastle for a few more days with my mum before heading back to the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. I'm definitely not ready to leave Yorkshire, we just love it here so much. I've asked Simon if we can do some London things that you can only do in the capital to help with my holiday blues, so far the plan is to get blondies from our favourite cafe @estersn16 which sounds fan-dabby-dosey to me. Any other London centric ideas are most welcome as I know I'm going to need some fun things to look forward to after this lovely week.
This photo was a bit of an Instagram fam team effort! This bench is what I styled during my live video this afternoon. Thanks to everyone who joined in, commented and suggested what items should be included - it was great to show you how I work in real time whilst hearing your ideas too. I hope you like how it all turned out? Luckily my mum's cottage is full of great props and vintage items, this bench was such a dream to style 🌿 Just now at the pub Simon and I were talking about how important Instagram is for my job. Not only for styling work (it's my portfolio until I get my website done) but also for brand work. Recently I've been disappointed with my growth and how much engagement I'm getting which is worrying as Instagram is such a huge part of my career. I'm not sure how I'll ever make enough money for a family (fingers crossed for babies) in the future and it's especially frustrating considering the amount of work I put into these small squares. Do any of you feel the same? Anyway, luckily Simon is very patient and bought me a glass of white wine to drown my sorrows! 🥂