8.12.16

THE MOST HONEST POST I'VE EVER WRITTEN



Long time no blog. Looooong long time definitely no blog. There are a few reasons why I've been almost completely dead in the blogging world recently but none more substantial than I just didn't feel inspired. I was having a rough time earlier in the summer and I just simply didn't feel like blogging. I don't even know what blogging is anymore or what I was actually really doing when I was posting. Was i posting for myself? For readers? For numbers? For brands? I don't even know. I'd be lying if i said that the numbers game hadn't got to me, and perfect model bodies on instagram hadn't got to me, and all the amazing bloggers killing it hadn't got to me. And it got to a point where i felt my actual happiness almost depending on me having a blog post up, and i sort of became wrapped up in this superficial cycle which then resonated with my relationships in real life.

I took a big step back this summer and really focused in on the person I wanted to be and how to make myself happy in a more pure form, by spending time on relationships with loved ones, looking after my body, staying up really late laughing with best friends, going on road trips and eventually I came to a place where i didn't need the social media satisfaction anymore, and it didn't matter if my new instagram photos didn't match my made up 'theme' and I learnt to be happy without it -  which simply sounds stupid how I relied on social media so much.

During this time I also went through a style change and i just didn't fancy wearing the minimal black and white 'aesthetic' style anymore, I just felt I was trying to have this constant sophisticated look when actually I want to express other parts of my personality through my style choices and so I stopped dressing to impress and a felt a huge wave a complete freedom run through me. I never even planned to write a blog post today as I could've never imagined myself being able to really post again, but for some reason I was driving along in my car today and felt the sudden inspiration to write all of this down: not for any sort of social gratification, but because I felt like myself wanting a creative outlet today. 

So I'm writing a post today out of complete freedom and from a much happier place. I want to blog about things I thoroughly enjoy, which still is style to an extent - but I have a lot more in the world that inspires me now once I decided to look up from my laptop screen and turn off my phone once in a while.

Its my 23rd birthday tomorrow and I'll have a special post going up for then!

Love,

Rachel x


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8.11.16

STYLING GYMWEAR FOR EVERYDAY // FASHION

I've been struggling to identify with a few fashion trends lately, and I've recently found myself in a bit of a style 'rut' and I ended up just gravitating towards outfit combinations which I barely had to think about, so I could be out the door in a hurry and be comfy all day. Most of my outfit combinations seemed to lean more towards mixing up gym wear and casual clothes, as my style has altered drastically over the last few months and i've been opting for more 90s influence in my wardrobe, which I am currently loving! Theres no other combo I am loving more right now than the sports bra teamed with midi skirt and a bomber jacket, along with either trainers or boots to fit the occasion. I've seen so many amazing A/W 16 midi skirts, bombers and womens gym wear  that I thought I would share the golden pick on here in a sort of sketchy/mood board way:


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I've definitely had more fun recently with my style as i decided that I was being so hard on myself with pressurising myself to stick within certain 'boundaries' which I had sort of set myself on this blog. I just came to realise personal style is all about experimenting, mixing and matching, with the gym and casual wear mix being my current go to combo. Some of the womens gym wear featured on the list is from the brand MANIÈRE DE VOIR, whose current active range I am completely lusting over due to the gorgeous colour blocking and simplicity of the pieces.


Love,

Rachel x
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26.5.16

VEGAN GROVERY HAUL // LIFE



Hey Guys, I filmed a vegan grocery haul this week which I uploaded onto my YouTube channel. These kinds of videos helped me massively when I was transitioning into a vegan diet as I had no idea what a typical shop was and what foods I could buy! Obviously there's foods in this video which I didn't buy that I already had such as rice/coffee/tea etc. but hopefully it helps if some of you are considering a vegan diet!

Love,

Rachel
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23.5.16

FLAMENCO FEELINGS // OOTD


Happy Monday and here we go starting another week. On the plus side, next week is only a four day working week! I'm super excited for the upcoming bank holiday and I'll be visiting my very first vegan fair in Manchester on Saturday. Has anyone ever been to one before?

I have been wanting a skirt in this style ever since Victoria Beckham brought out an absolutely stunning blue skirt in this style and I was over the moon when I saw something similar on asos. Wearing it gives me flamenco dancer style vibes and I literally can't stop spinning round in circles like I did as a kid at school. With this skirt I wanted to pair it with something simple and this knitted top from zara felt perfect for me. Walking past this top in Zara the other day, I picked it up and the thought actually came across my mind that i haven't actually seen a top like this before (or own something similar which is a shock). I love the neckline which is kind of cross-over/halterneck but its not? Also not being the hugest fan of patterns, this top has just the right amount of stripes for my daily pattern needs without it being too over baring. 

Love,

Rachel x

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