Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Summer sale picks.

"I don't know about you, but I love a cheeky bargain"

ASOS sale picks

First things first, yes I still haven't got to grips with shooting on my Olympus Pen for my outfit photos. I think I need to invest in a portrait lens as my 42mm lens just aint working for me, so for now I have to rely on my iPhone and this is the bloody result, crap photos. I get really annoyed over this because if you know me, I'm a bloody perfectionist. My flat-lays are exactly how I want them due to my Olympus, but the rest of my photos are very... iPhone, ja feel? 

Anyway... rant over. I came across a site a couple of weeks ago that has totally changed the game when it comes to shopping sales. I don't know about you, but I'm the type of girl that has to look through every single page of sale items just on the off chance that I may miss something good. After I eventually find something, I then have to repeat the bloody process for all the different clothing websites I usually buy from and it's such a boring task. 

Nine times out of ten, I just stress myself out and just shut the whole thing down and have a quiet word with myself to stop spending money lol. Thank god I came across the site  Love The Sales. It works by gathering all of the sale items from every decent retailer and pops them all into once place and into really helpful categories. I've found SO many bargains through them, including this  turtleneck jumper and  lace culotte pants

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Meaning that I managed to bag myself a pretty cute transitional outfit for just under £20, hurrah. Although, these particular culottes are sold out now, I've linked a few similar you can have a nosy at. Since we're pretty much saying goodbye to summer and hello horrible humidity, I think super comfy loose culottes and a light long sleeved top are the perfect combination for combatting this. I've just teamed these with my good old trusty  Zara city bag,  ASOS western belt and my  Old Skool Vans, which are legit never off my feet.

Have you found any bargains from the summer sales?
Thanks for reading, J x

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Monday, 14 August 2017

August goals

I'm still very shocked and personally offended, that it's already August. My god, this year has been a total blur. Summer seems to be flying away and I've only been to the beach and had a 99p ice cream, once... which is totally unacceptable. It's also beginning to dawn on me that I'm the ripe old age of 22 in four months, growing one step closer to impending adulthood by the minute and I am not a fan. 

Since I've somewhat spent the whole of July either in bed or at the pizza shop, I thought I'd start up my monthly goal posts again. Purely because I've been such a lazy arse lately and I need to get some sort of motivation from somewhere. So my logic being, if I write these posts which will be spread on the internet for everyone to judge my lazy arse ways, surely that'll spur me on. So here goes... 
August Goals

August Goals

1. Start to work out. 

It's official, I've gained weight. But what did I expect, lazing around doing nothing and eating nothing but carbs and regret? It's not a substantial, huge amount of weight. But I think being someone who can only look at a slice of pizza and gain weight on her thighs, I can tell the difference almost immediately. So far, I've done a pretty amazing job of hiding it, due to my trusty culottes and mom jeans stash I've been stacking up. But enough is enough, because the minute final year begins is the minute stress eating begins and I don't want to end up gaining even more weight. So August is the month of eating healthily and being more active (with a sneaky pizza in between, more than likely)

2. Shoot more style posts.

This is the blogging goal that I'm really trying my best to work with. It's not like I don't have enough content to shoot (believeeee me, I've got a terrible spending habit). I just haven't got the time or the right photographer for it. Currently I'm using my boyfriend Nathan, he works full time and I don't want to waste the little time we spend together always getting in a hump and being moody because the photos aren't how I want them to be. To be honest, I don't know if I'd even have the balls to get a photographer, I'd probably just look like a huge ball of awkward and uncomfortable. But yeah, this is something I'm definitely trying to work on this month. 

3. Hit the big 2K mark on Instagram.

Now, don't take this goal as me being like 'oh my god, she's so ungrateful' because I can assure you girllllll, that ain't the case. I am honestly so overwhelmed by the support and love I've been receiving on Instagram lately. I still act like a small child at christmas when I wake up to follow notifications, how sad is that?! Working my little butt off to try and grow my Instagram organically seems to be finally paying off. Being just under 200 followers away from 2,000. TWO THOUSAND a whole 1,800 of you are actually interested in the photographs I take. If you want to help me reach my goal, you can follow my instagram here and we can be friends.

4. Get a bloody bedtime routine back.

Hi, I'm Jen and I like to stay up until 4-5 in the morning and do weird things like plan a food shop or google best places to eat fish and chips in the North East. Getting into the habit of staying up late and not being able to switch off, is really beyond a joke now. I need to start to get a decent bedtime routine going before I head back to university next month. Otherwise it's night owl life for me. If anyone has any product recommendations that help you sleep, please pass them my way!

5. Plan a year of blogging giveaway.

This is something I've always intended to do and SHOCK yet again I'm two months late with it. But this will definitely be up and running this month I swear by it. Making a poll on twitter I found that a lot of you would prefer beauty giveaways, so I'm on the lookout for the best giveaway products I can get my lil hands on. Would you love to win a certain thang? lemme know and I'll see if I can work my magic. 

What are your goals for August?
Thanks for reading x 

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