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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started Blogging

I just wanted to say, thank you guys so much for the love on my last post, I am honestly not 100% confident with outfit posts yet, but i'll get there. I've seen a few of these types of posts floating around recently, and I thought i'd share some of the things I wish I'd have known before I started blogging. Just in case you're feeling a bit curious, or if you want to start blogging yourself. 

This might be a bit of an obvious one to some people, but you can't expect to be perfect at everything after your first few blog posts. For example, my older photos used to be awful, however i'm so happy that I have managed to improve my blog photography, but it has taken time. Not just to perfect the shots and know how to position things, but to learn my perfect editing style and things like that. Don't expect immediate results overnight.

You have to watch out for the snakes in the grass, because not everyone is out to help you or be your friend. The blogging community is amazing, however there are a few individuals who are selfish, and only want the best for themselves. Trust your instincts and if something doesn't seem right, it probably isn't. Don't let people take you for granted. 

Okay, this is a lesson I have recently learnt, know your worth when it comes to collaborating with brands. I won't talk about my recent experience, but make sure if you're going to work for free, that the expectations aren't too high. If you can, charge a fee, because creating content is a lot of work. It's important that if you collaborate, it benefits both parties, know your worth and don't settle for something you're not completely happy with. 

Luckily, I never started blogging for the money, or the free gifts. (I don't need to tell you that if those are your motives you're not going to get very far.) Anyway, I didn't realise that once I started taking it a bit more seriously, it's actually not as easy as people think it is. Everything from creating content, editing, writing, scheduling tweets and promotions is hard work and takes a lot of time. Finding the perfect balance is hard, especially seeing as i'm currently in my third year of uni, but it's all worth it, just make sure you love what you're doing. 

These are some of the most important things (in my opinion) that you need to consider and take into account if you want to start blogging and they're the things I wish i'd have known before I started blogging. I'd love to know your thoughts and if there's anything you wish you'd have known before starting a blog. I hope you all have an amazing week!


Thursday, 8 March 2018

The Dream Denim Jacket & Addressing Body Positivity *

Hello everyone! Firstly, happy International Women's Day! It's a bit of a different post today, i'm finally sticking to my blogging resolution of branching out and doing more fashion related posts, weeew. I'm kicking off this new little venture with this gorgeous denim jacket* from Tobi and honestly i'm obsessed. 

One thing I look for in a denim jacket is a good fit, i'm not the slimmest of girls (hello curves), so it's important I find one which firstly, fits over my boobs and secondly, looks flattering on and isn't too tight. 

It's got this gorgeous distressed look to it, which makes it a little bit edgy. I love a good denim jacket, and the best thing about them is how easy they are to style. They are perfect for warmer, Summer days with a little sun dress and sandals, or you could wear them with a look like i've done if it's a little bit chillier. Or, if you're feeling brave, a double denim look, (I personally love double denim looks at festivals, denim shorts and denim jacket, helllooo). 

Tobi is an international company, and I have to say the shipping time to the UK was impressive, my order was here within ten days. I sized up in this denim jacket, just because I prefer them when they're not as tight. I couldn't recommend this jacket more, I also have a couple of other bits from Tobi and the quality is really good for the price. I couldn't recommend Tobi more and they're definitely somewhere i'll be shopping from again in the future. 

The other thing I wanted to talk about is how I stay positive about my appearance and body shape. I'm aware i'm not the slimmest girl, i'm not in the best shape and I don't have that 'dream' gym body. But i'm happy and content with the way I am and that's the main thing.

Since it's International Women's Day today, I wanted to address body positivity, and to say that the most important thing is being happy and confident within yourself. I know it can be hard sometimes, but nobody is perfect, and if you're feeling a bit low on self esteem, write a list of all the good things in your life and everything you've achieved and it makes you feel a whole lot better. 

Anyway, there you have it, my dream denim jacket. This is definitely going to be a staple piece in my wardrobe throughout the Spring and Summer, because I just love how easy it is to style and how well it fits. Also, if you're ever struggling with your looks or confidence, be strong, talk to someone, and remember that everyone is beautiful in their own unique way.

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