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In August, I was lucky enough to head to Corfu for a family holiday. It was a much needed break and so lovely to spend some time with family catching up and relaxing in the sun. This post won't be a long one, because we were only there for 1 week, most of which was spent sunbathing by the pool and swimming in the sea. But I'll show you where we stayed and what I would do differently if we were to head to this resort again.



We stayed at Acharavi Beach Hotel, and the hotel was amazing. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The rooms were lovely and the food was fantastic. We were half board, so our breakfast and evening meal were paid for, and that was a buffet. The food at the buffet was delicious and there was always such a variety. For lunch, we ate at the Thines restaurant which was in-between the pool and the beach. Main meals were around €7-12 euros and the food was phenomenal. Literally everything we ate there was delicious and the portions were really big. Would 100% recommend this restaurant.





The beach was beautiful, and the sunsets were spectacular, I just wish I'd figured out the settings on my camera before going as some of the sunset shots are a little grainy. 


(Click HERE for more photos of this outfit and all the details)

We headed into Corfu Town one day, for a day of shopping and sight seeing. The bus ride was meant to be 40 minutes but it took about an hour there, and an hour and a half on the way back. So looking back, it might not have been the best way to spend one of our 7 days. But Corfu Town itself was lovely and it was easy enough to navigate our way there and around the town centre. There were shops for miles and so many little bakeries to grab a quick cheap snack. 

Corfu Town reminded me a lot of some of the streets in Venice, it had a very italian and mediterranean feel to it, just without the canals. It was lovely walking in the gardens along the pier near the old fort, and it was a great day out, if you want a break from snoozing on the sunbeds..



I would 100% recommend this hotel, it would be lovely to go back if you just want a week of relaxation in a lovely hotel. I'm really keen to go back to Greece, but maybe next time I'll try another island like Mykonos or Skiathos.



Have you been to Greece before? I'd love to hear what you think!
With Love; Em x

TRAVEL: A Week In Corfu

Saturday, 30 September 2017

In August, I was lucky enough to head to Corfu for a family holiday. It was a much needed break and so lovely to spend some time with family catching up and relaxing in the sun. This post won't be a long one, because we were only there for 1 week, most of which was spent sunbathing by the pool and swimming in the sea. But I'll show you where we stayed and what I would do differently if we were to head to this resort again.



We stayed at Acharavi Beach Hotel, and the hotel was amazing. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The rooms were lovely and the food was fantastic. We were half board, so our breakfast and evening meal were paid for, and that was a buffet. The food at the buffet was delicious and there was always such a variety. For lunch, we ate at the Thines restaurant which was in-between the pool and the beach. Main meals were around €7-12 euros and the food was phenomenal. Literally everything we ate there was delicious and the portions were really big. Would 100% recommend this restaurant.





The beach was beautiful, and the sunsets were spectacular, I just wish I'd figured out the settings on my camera before going as some of the sunset shots are a little grainy. 


(Click HERE for more photos of this outfit and all the details)

We headed into Corfu Town one day, for a day of shopping and sight seeing. The bus ride was meant to be 40 minutes but it took about an hour there, and an hour and a half on the way back. So looking back, it might not have been the best way to spend one of our 7 days. But Corfu Town itself was lovely and it was easy enough to navigate our way there and around the town centre. There were shops for miles and so many little bakeries to grab a quick cheap snack. 

Corfu Town reminded me a lot of some of the streets in Venice, it had a very italian and mediterranean feel to it, just without the canals. It was lovely walking in the gardens along the pier near the old fort, and it was a great day out, if you want a break from snoozing on the sunbeds..



I would 100% recommend this hotel, it would be lovely to go back if you just want a week of relaxation in a lovely hotel. I'm really keen to go back to Greece, but maybe next time I'll try another island like Mykonos or Skiathos.



Have you been to Greece before? I'd love to hear what you think!
With Love; Em x

This topic is something that is frequently on my mind. Something I've wanted to talk about for some time, but have a hard time articulating. So please bare with me as I try to explain how I feel about the blogging industry and Instagram.



I love blogging, and thats the only reason I do it. It's a wonderful outlet for my creativity and it's so nice to have a tiny slice of the web thats honestly all yours. But the blogging landscape has changed drastically in the past 2 years. Whether it's implementing new features on certain apps/websites (*cough* instagram and bloglovin' I'm looking at you) or the bigger bloggers setting unachievable high standards, that aren't necessarily honest. Everything changes with time, and it's completely natural for things to evolve, but I've been asking myself recently is this changing for the better?


Bloglovin'
When bloglovin' started showing full posts on their site, almost every blogger I've spoken too has seen drops in their blog views, and it's irritating. We work hard to create content for our sites and for it to be seen on bloglovin in full rather than for readers to have to click through to our own blogs, is so frustrating. I rely on Bloglovin' to gain followers for my blog, so it's not something I can really go without. Especially with almost every blogger opportunity goes on your follower count and page views. I think Bloglovin' is great, it's so nice to be able to scroll down your feed seeing all your favourite bloggers latest posts but it was perfect as it was before, there was no need for this change. 

Instagram Algorithm 
This algorithm has been good for nobody, I've not seen 1 single person say anything positive about the change to instagram. I used to LOVE planning my grid and creating a nice feed for my followers but my motivation has really dropped. It's so hard to find new followers and keep them. I absolutely despise the follow unfollow game, it's exhausting and gets you nowhere. It's so obvious when people have either bought there followers or use the follow unfollow method because their engagement isn't there. I'd prefer to have a small handful of genuine followers rather than a load of people that don't care about my feed/blog at all. 

Photoshopping To The Extreme/Over Editing
I'm not naive, I know that almost all bloggers edit their photos and I know that the big bloggers especially have all the top of the range equipment and the skills to make the best of their images. And I have no problem with editing the brightness and exposure of images, changing the saturation and the highlights etc. I even do this myself. So I have no problem with this,  but when all the drama came out about a certain big blogger photoshopping herself in front of tourist sights that weren't accurate and over editing almost all her photos it just made me think whats the point? If the big bloggers, the ones with all the opportunities under the sun, the funds and the equipment to create amazing content and they can't even do that without cheating then what hope do us small bloggers have? 
The standard is set SO high now, and I understand that this is primarily because the market is over saturated, but it's really disheartening. I'm sure that nobody deliberately compares a blogger with smaller followers to the bloggers with 800k followers, but for most of us these are the bloggers that pop up on our feed, these are the images we're seeing constantly, so it's hard not to compare. Blogging is seen as a career now which is amazing because I do believe that bloggers have so much influence. But for some it's just a nice little hobby we have on the side, so for us to be compared to the gals that do this full time for a career it's a little impossible. 



I think the blogging industry and blogosphere is a wonderful place, and it's probably the place that inspires me the most. All of these amazing influencers, no matter how big all small, creating original inspiring content is absolutely amazing. And who knows where the industry will be in 5 years time or 10 years time? But for now, we need to spread the love- like and comment on Instagram photos and tell the bloggers you like that you love their content and keep creating.

About The Outfit:
I picked up this beautiful dress from ASOS for my summer holiday to Corfu, it's super comfortable and perfect for the warmer climate. I kept accessories simple with my lace up shoes and my nude personalised Florian London Bag.

With Love; Em x

To keep spreading the love, my next blog post will be all about my fave bloggers- with under 10k followers and then under 50k. Live next week so keep your eyes peeled.

My Feelings On Blogging and Instagram

Thursday, 14 September 2017

This topic is something that is frequently on my mind. Something I've wanted to talk about for some time, but have a hard time articulating. So please bare with me as I try to explain how I feel about the blogging industry and Instagram.



I love blogging, and thats the only reason I do it. It's a wonderful outlet for my creativity and it's so nice to have a tiny slice of the web thats honestly all yours. But the blogging landscape has changed drastically in the past 2 years. Whether it's implementing new features on certain apps/websites (*cough* instagram and bloglovin' I'm looking at you) or the bigger bloggers setting unachievable high standards, that aren't necessarily honest. Everything changes with time, and it's completely natural for things to evolve, but I've been asking myself recently is this changing for the better?


Bloglovin'
When bloglovin' started showing full posts on their site, almost every blogger I've spoken too has seen drops in their blog views, and it's irritating. We work hard to create content for our sites and for it to be seen on bloglovin in full rather than for readers to have to click through to our own blogs, is so frustrating. I rely on Bloglovin' to gain followers for my blog, so it's not something I can really go without. Especially with almost every blogger opportunity goes on your follower count and page views. I think Bloglovin' is great, it's so nice to be able to scroll down your feed seeing all your favourite bloggers latest posts but it was perfect as it was before, there was no need for this change. 

Instagram Algorithm 
This algorithm has been good for nobody, I've not seen 1 single person say anything positive about the change to instagram. I used to LOVE planning my grid and creating a nice feed for my followers but my motivation has really dropped. It's so hard to find new followers and keep them. I absolutely despise the follow unfollow game, it's exhausting and gets you nowhere. It's so obvious when people have either bought there followers or use the follow unfollow method because their engagement isn't there. I'd prefer to have a small handful of genuine followers rather than a load of people that don't care about my feed/blog at all. 

Photoshopping To The Extreme/Over Editing
I'm not naive, I know that almost all bloggers edit their photos and I know that the big bloggers especially have all the top of the range equipment and the skills to make the best of their images. And I have no problem with editing the brightness and exposure of images, changing the saturation and the highlights etc. I even do this myself. So I have no problem with this,  but when all the drama came out about a certain big blogger photoshopping herself in front of tourist sights that weren't accurate and over editing almost all her photos it just made me think whats the point? If the big bloggers, the ones with all the opportunities under the sun, the funds and the equipment to create amazing content and they can't even do that without cheating then what hope do us small bloggers have? 
The standard is set SO high now, and I understand that this is primarily because the market is over saturated, but it's really disheartening. I'm sure that nobody deliberately compares a blogger with smaller followers to the bloggers with 800k followers, but for most of us these are the bloggers that pop up on our feed, these are the images we're seeing constantly, so it's hard not to compare. Blogging is seen as a career now which is amazing because I do believe that bloggers have so much influence. But for some it's just a nice little hobby we have on the side, so for us to be compared to the gals that do this full time for a career it's a little impossible. 



I think the blogging industry and blogosphere is a wonderful place, and it's probably the place that inspires me the most. All of these amazing influencers, no matter how big all small, creating original inspiring content is absolutely amazing. And who knows where the industry will be in 5 years time or 10 years time? But for now, we need to spread the love- like and comment on Instagram photos and tell the bloggers you like that you love their content and keep creating.

About The Outfit:
I picked up this beautiful dress from ASOS for my summer holiday to Corfu, it's super comfortable and perfect for the warmer climate. I kept accessories simple with my lace up shoes and my nude personalised Florian London Bag.

With Love; Em x

To keep spreading the love, my next blog post will be all about my fave bloggers- with under 10k followers and then under 50k. Live next week so keep your eyes peeled.


The past few months, I've really started to embrace some brighter colours and they've worked their way into my wardrobe. My favourite being red. I've always been a fan of a classic red lip, but that was as bold and colourful as it was going to get. For my summer wardrobe I picked up a few red pieces and really fell in love. So for today's post I'll show you my red picks for autumn and why I'm loving wearing red at the moment!



Red is Classic
Think classic french style, you'll picture a slender lady, a striped tee a beret and a red lip. Stereotypical? Yes, but oh so classy. The reason? It's a perfect hint of colour with your classic colours- white, navy and black. 

Adds a pop of colour to every outfit
Red goes with almost everything, it's one of those colours you can wear whether your blonde or brunette. If you just want to chuck on an easy outfit then it's a great option, wear with your favourite denim whether thats blue or black. 

It's season appropriate 
It might just be me, but I pretty much think of autumn as a run up to Christmas.. Yes the leaves changing are lovely, and halloween is nice but nothing is as magical as Christmas, so stock up on all your red items because they're a saviour around the christmas holidays when you're struggling for outfit inspo. Because lets be honest.. red is the most festival colour of all!


About The Outfit
I've styled this beautiful off the shoulder red top (Bershka £15- similar here) with this denim mini skirt (Primark £8- similar here). I added a black belt with gold detailing (H&M) to match my trusty lace up heels (Topshop) and I finished off the outfit with my lovely nude personalised handbag (Florian London £195)

Shop my Red picks for Autumn below...


Fluffy Earrings / Bardot Dress / Cardigan / Boots / Loafers / Cami

With Love; Em x

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Why I'm Loving Red This Season

Saturday, 2 September 2017


The past few months, I've really started to embrace some brighter colours and they've worked their way into my wardrobe. My favourite being red. I've always been a fan of a classic red lip, but that was as bold and colourful as it was going to get. For my summer wardrobe I picked up a few red pieces and really fell in love. So for today's post I'll show you my red picks for autumn and why I'm loving wearing red at the moment!



Red is Classic
Think classic french style, you'll picture a slender lady, a striped tee a beret and a red lip. Stereotypical? Yes, but oh so classy. The reason? It's a perfect hint of colour with your classic colours- white, navy and black. 

Adds a pop of colour to every outfit
Red goes with almost everything, it's one of those colours you can wear whether your blonde or brunette. If you just want to chuck on an easy outfit then it's a great option, wear with your favourite denim whether thats blue or black. 

It's season appropriate 
It might just be me, but I pretty much think of autumn as a run up to Christmas.. Yes the leaves changing are lovely, and halloween is nice but nothing is as magical as Christmas, so stock up on all your red items because they're a saviour around the christmas holidays when you're struggling for outfit inspo. Because lets be honest.. red is the most festival colour of all!


About The Outfit
I've styled this beautiful off the shoulder red top (Bershka £15- similar here) with this denim mini skirt (Primark £8- similar here). I added a black belt with gold detailing (H&M) to match my trusty lace up heels (Topshop) and I finished off the outfit with my lovely nude personalised handbag (Florian London £195)

Shop my Red picks for Autumn below...


Fluffy Earrings / Bardot Dress / Cardigan / Boots / Loafers / Cami

With Love; Em x

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Even as a little girl, I enjoyed getting up early. Lie-in's haven't really appealed to me, and on the odd chance I do have a lie in, I just end up laying in bed thinking that I'm wasting the day and there's lots I could be doing.. So here are a few tips, that you could do if you're more of a night owl but you want to try and make your mornings more productive!





Get Things Out The Night Before
Now some people might think this is a little extra, but the more I prep the night before the more productive my morning is. I get out everything I can for breakfast and my morning cup of tea, so that means my mug (with the teabag in), teaspoon, bowl, my little porridge sachet and a spoon. All ready and laid out, so I'm not rummaging around the kitchen at 6am trying to find my favourite mug for a cuppa. Then all you have to do is roll outta bed, head to the kitchen and flick the kettle on.
At the moment I'm spending Monday-Thursday in Derby and Thursday-Sunday in Huddersfield so if it's a Thursday night and I've just arrived in Huddersfield ready for work on Friday, I'll make sure I unpack my case. Pop my makeup etc all out ready on my dressing table rather than digging through my case in the morning trying to find my hairbrush!

Plan Your Breakfast
I'm a firm believer that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So if you really can't find time to make it in the morning then how about making something the night before? Whether it's a fruit salad, breakfast muffins or overnight oats. If your breakfast is all ready then it's one less thing to worry about and an extra 10 minutes in bed for you!

Plan Your Skincare Routine Accordingly
I prefer to keep things as simple as possible in the morning, so I can just get ready and get out the door as soon as possible. So when sorting out my skincare routine, I've kept my morning routine super simple, with just cleanser, toner and then moisturiser. Whereas my evening skincare routine has more products, so I can really take my time with it.

Plan Your Outfits
Most of us do this anyway right? You lie in bed thinking about what you'll wear tomorrow? Or is it just me? Anyway, this super simple thing can be such a time saver in the morning. I get out everything, my clothes, underwear and shoes and hang them on the front of my wardrobe so that when I wake up they're right there all ready. It's not getting dressed that takes the time, when you're getting ready. It's the faffing around deciding if that top really does go with that skirt and what shoes to wear, etc etc. So by making the decision the night before you're much more likely to get out the door on time!



In summary, the key to having a productive morning is organising as much as possible the night before! Organisation is the key as they say..

About The Outfit
I kept this outfit pretty simple, I styled this denim skirt (Primark £8- Similar Here) with this lovely white top with tie details on the shoulders (Miss Selfridge £15- Similar Here). I added a pop of colour with a red lipstick, and kept the accessories simple with this beautiful personalised bag (Florian London £200- Shop Here) and my trusty Topshop lace up heels (Topshop £60).

Keep your eyes peeled for the rest of my holiday photos coming up on the blog over the next couple of weeks!

With Love; Em x

How To Make Your Mornings More Productive

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Even as a little girl, I enjoyed getting up early. Lie-in's haven't really appealed to me, and on the odd chance I do have a lie in, I just end up laying in bed thinking that I'm wasting the day and there's lots I could be doing.. So here are a few tips, that you could do if you're more of a night owl but you want to try and make your mornings more productive!





Get Things Out The Night Before
Now some people might think this is a little extra, but the more I prep the night before the more productive my morning is. I get out everything I can for breakfast and my morning cup of tea, so that means my mug (with the teabag in), teaspoon, bowl, my little porridge sachet and a spoon. All ready and laid out, so I'm not rummaging around the kitchen at 6am trying to find my favourite mug for a cuppa. Then all you have to do is roll outta bed, head to the kitchen and flick the kettle on.
At the moment I'm spending Monday-Thursday in Derby and Thursday-Sunday in Huddersfield so if it's a Thursday night and I've just arrived in Huddersfield ready for work on Friday, I'll make sure I unpack my case. Pop my makeup etc all out ready on my dressing table rather than digging through my case in the morning trying to find my hairbrush!

Plan Your Breakfast
I'm a firm believer that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So if you really can't find time to make it in the morning then how about making something the night before? Whether it's a fruit salad, breakfast muffins or overnight oats. If your breakfast is all ready then it's one less thing to worry about and an extra 10 minutes in bed for you!

Plan Your Skincare Routine Accordingly
I prefer to keep things as simple as possible in the morning, so I can just get ready and get out the door as soon as possible. So when sorting out my skincare routine, I've kept my morning routine super simple, with just cleanser, toner and then moisturiser. Whereas my evening skincare routine has more products, so I can really take my time with it.

Plan Your Outfits
Most of us do this anyway right? You lie in bed thinking about what you'll wear tomorrow? Or is it just me? Anyway, this super simple thing can be such a time saver in the morning. I get out everything, my clothes, underwear and shoes and hang them on the front of my wardrobe so that when I wake up they're right there all ready. It's not getting dressed that takes the time, when you're getting ready. It's the faffing around deciding if that top really does go with that skirt and what shoes to wear, etc etc. So by making the decision the night before you're much more likely to get out the door on time!



In summary, the key to having a productive morning is organising as much as possible the night before! Organisation is the key as they say..

About The Outfit
I kept this outfit pretty simple, I styled this denim skirt (Primark £8- Similar Here) with this lovely white top with tie details on the shoulders (Miss Selfridge £15- Similar Here). I added a pop of colour with a red lipstick, and kept the accessories simple with this beautiful personalised bag (Florian London £200- Shop Here) and my trusty Topshop lace up heels (Topshop £60).

Keep your eyes peeled for the rest of my holiday photos coming up on the blog over the next couple of weeks!

With Love; Em x

I'm not one to try loads of different makeup products, but these are the products that I've been using over the past couple of months!



 CC Cream- Loreal Glam Nude
Having never tried a CC Cream before, when I picked this up I didn't know what to expect. But I was amazed at the results of this from the first time I used it. It's the PERFECT summer base, it's so extremely light that you can't even feel it on. It blends like a dream and if you pop on some concealer and powder it's the perfect summer 'face' makeup. I have lots of hyper pigmentation and scars left over from acne, and whilst this doesn't cover them it certainly evens out my skin and gives me a healthy glow. I'd certainly feel comfortable going out with just this on - makeup wise of course.. 
This is definitely light to medium coverage but if you're after a super light summer base, that is quick and easy to apply this bad boy is for you. 

Foundation- Loreal True Match 
I've mentioned this foundation before, but I picked it up at boots in a mad rush so when my favourite foundation was out of stock. But safe to say I love this. It's got a great coverage and it's definitely buildable. What I've been doing at the moment, when I want more of a flawless base. For example if I'm going out-out. I'll apply a light layer of my CC Cream, then a light covering of this foundation, buffing it in with my favourite real techniques makeup brush. To add a little more coverage, before going in with concealer and then powder.

Concealer- Loreal True Match
After loving the foundation so much I thought I'd try the concealer to go with it. I think that the product is great, and it applies really easy. However this is a little to yellow for my skin tone and it's quite pricey for how little you get in the tube. I would re-purchase this, but only if my favourite concealer ( Rimmel- Match Perfection) is out of stock. 

Since trying this lip liner, I've pretty much used it every day. So it's safe to say it's been a summer favourite of mine! This is easily the creamiest, easiest to apply lip liner I've tried. I love it so much that I'm picking another one up this week. The only downside to this is that there's not as much product as there would be in a pencil liner. 

I've had this bronzer for a couple of summers now, but I've fallen back in love with it over the past couple of weeks. It's a lovely shade to pop on with a big fluffy brush to add that summer glow to your cheeks. A must have for holiday.

Would a summer makeup favourites post be complete without a glowy highlighter? I think not. A little of this product goes a long way. So a light dusting on your fan brush is plenty for your cheeks and under your brows. It's a bargain too!

Cream Eyeshadow- Rosie for Autograph
This was a birthday present a year or so ago, and it's perfect for an easy summer look. This is 100% coming with me to Corfu in a couple of weeks! Pop this on, and a lick of mascara and you're set to go!


What are your summer makeup favourites?

With Love; Em x

Did you catch my latest post? 'Something Blue'

Summer Makeup Favourites

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

I'm not one to try loads of different makeup products, but these are the products that I've been using over the past couple of months!



 CC Cream- Loreal Glam Nude
Having never tried a CC Cream before, when I picked this up I didn't know what to expect. But I was amazed at the results of this from the first time I used it. It's the PERFECT summer base, it's so extremely light that you can't even feel it on. It blends like a dream and if you pop on some concealer and powder it's the perfect summer 'face' makeup. I have lots of hyper pigmentation and scars left over from acne, and whilst this doesn't cover them it certainly evens out my skin and gives me a healthy glow. I'd certainly feel comfortable going out with just this on - makeup wise of course.. 
This is definitely light to medium coverage but if you're after a super light summer base, that is quick and easy to apply this bad boy is for you. 

Foundation- Loreal True Match 
I've mentioned this foundation before, but I picked it up at boots in a mad rush so when my favourite foundation was out of stock. But safe to say I love this. It's got a great coverage and it's definitely buildable. What I've been doing at the moment, when I want more of a flawless base. For example if I'm going out-out. I'll apply a light layer of my CC Cream, then a light covering of this foundation, buffing it in with my favourite real techniques makeup brush. To add a little more coverage, before going in with concealer and then powder.

Concealer- Loreal True Match
After loving the foundation so much I thought I'd try the concealer to go with it. I think that the product is great, and it applies really easy. However this is a little to yellow for my skin tone and it's quite pricey for how little you get in the tube. I would re-purchase this, but only if my favourite concealer ( Rimmel- Match Perfection) is out of stock. 

Since trying this lip liner, I've pretty much used it every day. So it's safe to say it's been a summer favourite of mine! This is easily the creamiest, easiest to apply lip liner I've tried. I love it so much that I'm picking another one up this week. The only downside to this is that there's not as much product as there would be in a pencil liner. 

I've had this bronzer for a couple of summers now, but I've fallen back in love with it over the past couple of weeks. It's a lovely shade to pop on with a big fluffy brush to add that summer glow to your cheeks. A must have for holiday.

Would a summer makeup favourites post be complete without a glowy highlighter? I think not. A little of this product goes a long way. So a light dusting on your fan brush is plenty for your cheeks and under your brows. It's a bargain too!

Cream Eyeshadow- Rosie for Autograph
This was a birthday present a year or so ago, and it's perfect for an easy summer look. This is 100% coming with me to Corfu in a couple of weeks! Pop this on, and a lick of mascara and you're set to go!


What are your summer makeup favourites?

With Love; Em x

Did you catch my latest post? 'Something Blue'

I'm sure that many of you know that for my placement year I interned at Charlotte Mills, if you're not familiar then I'll introduce you... Charlotte Mills is a bridal shoe brand based in the UK. Charlotte's signature is an original silver sixpence thats fitted into the left shoe. A silver sixpence is a symbol of good luck and prosperity on your wedding day.


All Charlotte Mills Bridal Shoes have the traditional rhyme: 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe.' embossed into the soles, it's a lovely feature that's unique to the brand. All aspects of this rhyme are covered in your Charlotte Mills shoe box:
Your Something Old is the Silver Sixpence
Your Something New is the Shoe
Your Something Borrowed is an envelope inside the shoebox that you send back to Charlotte Mills HQ with photographs of your wedding in.
Your Something Blue is the detail on the Instock and the shoebox itself
And 'A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe' completes the rhyme.


Since working at the local bridal boutique every Saturday when I was 16, I've become fascinated with this industry. Whilst working at Charlotte Mills my love for this industry has grown. I think that most girls love how romantic the bridal industry is and most of us have that secret wedding board on pinterest.. (mine's not so secret: see here). So I'd love to talk to you all a little bit more about all things bridal. When I return to University in September I plan on specialising in bridal wear for my final collection, so I'd really like to integrate it more into tasselsandtoiles. 

But for now, I've started a little bridal/wedding inspiration Instagram- 'Blush and Bumble'. So if you fancy seeing some beautiful pictures pop up on your feed every once in a while then I'd love for you to follow me..



This post isn't sponsored, I just wanted to share some photos of these beautiful shoes with you. 

With Love; Em x

Something Blue

Friday, 14 July 2017

I'm sure that many of you know that for my placement year I interned at Charlotte Mills, if you're not familiar then I'll introduce you... Charlotte Mills is a bridal shoe brand based in the UK. Charlotte's signature is an original silver sixpence thats fitted into the left shoe. A silver sixpence is a symbol of good luck and prosperity on your wedding day.


All Charlotte Mills Bridal Shoes have the traditional rhyme: 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe.' embossed into the soles, it's a lovely feature that's unique to the brand. All aspects of this rhyme are covered in your Charlotte Mills shoe box:
Your Something Old is the Silver Sixpence
Your Something New is the Shoe
Your Something Borrowed is an envelope inside the shoebox that you send back to Charlotte Mills HQ with photographs of your wedding in.
Your Something Blue is the detail on the Instock and the shoebox itself
And 'A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe' completes the rhyme.


Since working at the local bridal boutique every Saturday when I was 16, I've become fascinated with this industry. Whilst working at Charlotte Mills my love for this industry has grown. I think that most girls love how romantic the bridal industry is and most of us have that secret wedding board on pinterest.. (mine's not so secret: see here). So I'd love to talk to you all a little bit more about all things bridal. When I return to University in September I plan on specialising in bridal wear for my final collection, so I'd really like to integrate it more into tasselsandtoiles. 

But for now, I've started a little bridal/wedding inspiration Instagram- 'Blush and Bumble'. So if you fancy seeing some beautiful pictures pop up on your feed every once in a while then I'd love for you to follow me..



This post isn't sponsored, I just wanted to share some photos of these beautiful shoes with you. 

With Love; Em x
May 31st marked the end of my placement year, which means I have the summer to enjoy before I'm off back to start my final year at University in September, so here are a few thoughts I'm having about retuning to University in September.

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Moving In With My Bestie
In August I'll be moving into my new little house with my best friend Katie. I'm so excited to get all out bits and bobs in the house and make it look insta-worthy. After living on my own in my little studio flat it will be so lovely to be reunited with my girl and have our own little house. 

Getting Back Into Designing
Although my heart lies with marketing and PR. I'm really excited to get back into designing, and start sketching and researching for design briefs again! I love seeing initial ideas go through into researching, designs then into final garments. 

Seeing Everything Come Together For My Final Collection
If you're a fashion design student, you'll know that everything is all about your final collection. Everything is built around getting everything perfect for the graduate fashion show. I know how rewarding it will be seeing my final collection on the catwalk, and such a lovely end to my final year.  

Graduation!
As much as I've loved my placement year and I enjoy my university course, I'm really excited to just get finished and graduate and start living life in the 'real' world. Especially as a lot of my friends that decided not to do a placement year have just graduated. 

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Overall I'm really excited to get back to uni, and get back into my old routine. I can't wait to get stuck in to my final year. I'll keep you all updated through out my final year. Sorry posts have been a little sparse over the past year but keep your eyes peeled for newness coming soon!

With Love; Em x

p.s this beaut dress was only £3 from Primark!

Thoughts On Returning To Uni After A Year Out

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

May 31st marked the end of my placement year, which means I have the summer to enjoy before I'm off back to start my final year at University in September, so here are a few thoughts I'm having about retuning to University in September.

tasselsandtoiles-fblogger-gingham-ootd

fashion-blogger-back-to-uni

Moving In With My Bestie
In August I'll be moving into my new little house with my best friend Katie. I'm so excited to get all out bits and bobs in the house and make it look insta-worthy. After living on my own in my little studio flat it will be so lovely to be reunited with my girl and have our own little house. 

Getting Back Into Designing
Although my heart lies with marketing and PR. I'm really excited to get back into designing, and start sketching and researching for design briefs again! I love seeing initial ideas go through into researching, designs then into final garments. 

Seeing Everything Come Together For My Final Collection
If you're a fashion design student, you'll know that everything is all about your final collection. Everything is built around getting everything perfect for the graduate fashion show. I know how rewarding it will be seeing my final collection on the catwalk, and such a lovely end to my final year.  

Graduation!
As much as I've loved my placement year and I enjoy my university course, I'm really excited to just get finished and graduate and start living life in the 'real' world. Especially as a lot of my friends that decided not to do a placement year have just graduated. 

returning-to-uni-styling-gingham

fblogger-fashion-outfit-tasselsandtoiles

Overall I'm really excited to get back to uni, and get back into my old routine. I can't wait to get stuck in to my final year. I'll keep you all updated through out my final year. Sorry posts have been a little sparse over the past year but keep your eyes peeled for newness coming soon!

With Love; Em x

p.s this beaut dress was only £3 from Primark!

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