Why blog?

Why blog?

It’s been a while since I talked about my new found career as a writer and blogger, and while there can’t be many left that haven’t heard me harp on about how much I love it, I thought maybe we were due a recap! Quite a few people have approached me about how to get into blogging and even more have asked me the secret of how to leave a career in finance for something more rewarding. I’ve been surprised and saddened to realise just how many people there are out there working nine to five in a job they hate. 

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Sizzle down below

Sizzle down below

In these cold months, it's hard to give much thought to your underwear unless it comes with in-built heating or a thermal layer. But new Jersey brand, Hidden Beneath Underwear, is set to get everyone a little hot under the collar, no matter what the thermometer says. Minimalistic, risqué and with a erotic art following, the lingerie label created by Kate Sloan could be exactly what you need this February to stoke those fires. 

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Why we all love a good pop-up!

Why we all love a good pop-up!

Secretive, exclusive and blink-and-you-miss-them, pop-up stores are the mystery we’ve all been searching for to reignite our love of retail. My work colleague is a pop-up addict. It doesn’t matter what they’re selling, simply marketing the event as “pop-up” has already grabbed her 25 year old millennial attention. But she’s not the only one keen to explore the phenomenon further. What is it about the marketing concept that has us all so excited? Why is it that everything in life is better in pop-up form?

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Who to follow in 2018

Who to follow in 2018

This Christmas, me and my friend decided to give someone the gift of Instagram. We set up an account for her, gave her a snazzy profile and then handed over the reigns to her new-found life. With 800 million users now on the mobile photo sharing network, Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms out there and rightly so, it's great fun! But, it can be hard to find those feeds you really want to follow, the picture that really is a perfect fit for your life.

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When less really is more

When less really is more

If you’re like me, a complete fashion addict, the idea of a capsule wardrobe can be terrifying. By definition it means limiting yourself to a few essential items that should never go out of fashion, interplaying these with more seasonal pieces. In an effort to curb my spending I stumbled across a capsule dressing challenge called Project 333, which is creeping its way into closets around the world. With fashion moving at such a fast pace it’s hard to imagine that less could mean more, but it turns out the biggest trend this year could be going without!

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Scandi-cool

Scandi-cool

This is the year the world has gone gaga for hygge, the Scandinavian concept of pursuing the good things in life that leaves you with a warm, cosy feeling. So it makes sense that Scandi-cool also dominated the fashion industry, with their affordable and relaxed approach to stylish dressing. In Jersey we may not have easy access to their fashion greats; H&M, Cos, & Other Stories, but there is a trickle of brands making their way into our boutiques and department stores. Just what is it about Scandi style that is so dam cool?

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