Saturday, 14 April 2018

On Supporting Others & Knowing When To Stop

Jumper - River Island | Skirt - C/O Kirsty Doyle | Shoes - Dune

As someone who's been blogging for over four years now, I'm all about supporting people. When you're in this industry, you appreciate every little bit of support you get because that support is what got you to where you are in the first place. 

Sunday, 8 April 2018

A Weekend with FatFace

Photography by Jason Mark Harris

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be whisked away for a magical weekend with the babes over at FatFace and the amazing Immy and Fifi (two incredible gals you have to check out!). Even though I'd never actually been to the Isle of Wight, Immy and Fifi are actually from there, so I was very excited to experience this beautiful new place for the first time with two experts.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

The Perfect Phone Case with caseable

"Though she be but little, she is fierce." - William Shakespeare. 

Since I first started reading Shakespeare's works this has always been one of my favourite quotes. So much so that I actually have it engraved into a bangle I wear nearly every single day. As someone who has always been on the short side (when I was in school I was always last in the queue at school picture day!) I relate so much to the idea that small size definitely doesn't mean small character! The power to be fierce and courageous comes from within. 

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The Tea Files - Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

It hasn't been long since my last Tea Files, but I was very lucky to recently be invited down to the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane to try their brand new afternoon tea in collaboration with Lock & Co. Hatters! If you've never heard of Lock & Co. before, they are one of the most prestigious and famous hatters in all of London, and are renowned for being established since the 1600's!

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Together in London

Earrings - C/O Thomas Sabo | Bracelet - C/O Thomas Sabo

Well, the clocks have official sprung forward and it definitely started to feel like Spring today! One thing I adore at this time of year are all the beautiful Spring themed store fronts popping up around London town, especially when they're pink, of course!

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

My Paris Location Bucket List

Looking back, I can't believe how long it's been since I visited one of my favourite cities in the world; Paris. The last time I was there was September 2016 and it honestly feels like a lifetime ago. So much has changed in my life since then, including how I run my blog and Instagram. My account is very much location based now, and whenever I see people exploring beautiful Paris locations I get a little bit jealous that I've never gotten to take snaps there!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

6 Life Lessons I Learned From Harry Potter

The Harry Potter books were one of the biggest parts of my childhood growing up and it wasn't long before the films also captured my heart (although the books will always be my favourite!). I always feel so grateful that my generation got to grow up with such an epic series, waiting for each part to be released with nobody truly knowing what was going to come next. 

Monday, 12 March 2018

A Weekend in Manchester with Roomzzz

Shirt dress - C/O Miss Patina

A couple of weekends ago I had the very exciting opportunity to head back to one of my favourite UK cities, Manchester, for a little weekend break. I was joined by the lovely Immy as we boarded a train and headed up North for the girliest of getaways thanks to the lovely people at Roomzzz, to celebrate the opening of their brand new aparthotel in the Manchester Corn Exchange. 

Friday, 9 March 2018

The Tea Files - The Lanesborough

Have you ever dreamt of two of your all time favourite things combining in a whirlwind of absolute joy? Well, that's what happened for me when I visited The Lanesborough Hotel in London for afternoon tea, where they just so happened to be serving something very special.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

How I Became Confident Shooting in Public

Jumper - C/O Miss Patina | Skirt - Old (Similar here) | Shoes - Dune | Bow - Free People

I'd like to begin this blog post with an anecdote. 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Saint Aymes, London

It seems like every must-visit cafe in London has one thing in common - a flower wall. And if I'm totally honest, if a place has a flower wall, it immediately shoots to the top of my "must visit" know, for the 'Gram.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Why Deleting Twitter Was The Best Thing For My Mental Health

Blouse - C/O Miss Patina | Shorts - Bebe | Tights - Calzedonia | Beret - C/O Beauxoxo | Boots - Aldo

A couple of weeks ago I took a break from Twitter. And if I'm totally honest, it was a long time coming.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

7 Ways to Show Love All Year Round

With February 14th fast approaching, you find that there are two types of people: those who love Valentine's Day and those who hate it. Even when I was single, I always had a certain fondness for it. Maybe it's the gooey romantic in me or the fact that I'm obsessed with anything pink and red, but every year I would love checking out all the silly cards and teddy bears that would accumulate in shops around this time of year. Not to mention discount chocolate on February 15th!

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

My Guide to Basel

Basel is one of those strange places that I really haven't seen get much attention. I've only ever seen a grand total of two bloggers talk about it, meaning it's not really down as one of the trendy places in Europe to visit. My boyfriend and I booked the flights on a whim when we saw them for £39 return (bargain!), and left the planning til after. Being spontaneous and all that! 

Friday, 2 February 2018

Why I Think Tinder is Absolutely Amazing

It's 2016. I'm single.

For the first time in four years.

For the first time since I was 18 years old.

Deep breaths, Jordan...

I was always of the common opinion that Tinder was a load of old rubbish. When I was at university, whenever a couple would say that they met on the dating app, I would scoff. It wouldn't last, I thought to myself. It's not like meeting in real life.

Of course, at the time I was in a relationship. I had graduated from an all girls secondary school and headed straight into one, before heading off to uni. What the dating world had become was completely beyond me.

By the time I was single again, my opinion of Tinder had kind of shifted. I was kind of excited to swipe through the endless conveyor belt of men, swiping right to the ones that caught my eye and swiping no to the others. I created an account a couple of months after my break up, set up a profile and got swiping.

I soon figured out that Tinder was more of a selection process than I had realised. I had my fair share of matches. Within a few minutes, a message would pop into my inbox.

"Hey Jordan! How are you? I see you like Disney. What's your favourite movie?"

That seemed to be the gist of the opening lines.

We would chat back and forth, sometimes for hours and sometimes for days, until eventually the conversation died out. I was seriously confused. Why would someone spend their time talking to me, only to not even bother asking me out on an actual date?

I soon discovered a few key facts when it came to Tinder. Swipe yes to the men with kind faces, interesting photos and actual details in their bio. Swipe no to men with selfies with their shirts off, photos with the lads on holiday and club pics. Every time I gave one of the second group a chance, they were a waste of time. I had to focus on the kind of man I could truly imagine myself with.

One evening, I was sitting up in bed and a man popped up. He caught my eye and I swiped right. We matched. I can't quite remember the first message, but it went something like this;

"Hi Jordan! I see you like Disney. What's your favourite movie?"

Nothing too original (he's reading this, but he knows I'm right). We chatted for a bit. Again, we just kept talking. He told me he liked Disney too and I thought he was winding me up. We seemed to get on really well and I was so confused as to why he wasn't actually asking me out. Eventually, I just broke.

"Are we going to keep chatting or are you ever actually going to ask me out on a date?"

And he did.

We met, we fell in love. The rest is history.

I was a convert.

I honestly think Tinder does get a bad rep and I can see why. There are hundreds of time wasters, losers and just general muppets on there who have nothing better to do than mess you around. But there are also people who genuinely want to meet someone.

It's so hard to meet people nowadays. Unless it's through a friend or work or a hobby (and even with those 3 groups the number of single men is quite limited), it's a nightmare trying to meet the one. I've never been a person to go out to night clubs or bars, so my choice of men was literally non-existent.

My boyfriend and I had no mutual friends, we didn't even live in the same county. But this ridiculous app that someone invented allowed us to find each other, when in reality we probably never would have otherwise. How incredible is that?

So yeah, Tinder has it's downsides, but I think as long as you are hopeful and selective with who you swipe, it's the best thing in the world. It brought Mr Right straight to my phone, so what more can I ask for? x


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

How I Finally Started Living

Skirt - C/O Chi Chi London | Jumper - Primark | Bow - C/O Mille Saisons

I've always been an introvert. Even when I was a teenager my weekends were either spent working my butt off at the local pub or sitting indoors in my jammies watching a Disney movie. I never even went to the regular school discos that were held with the boy's equivalent of my all-girl's school, which led to some rather confused boys when our schools were combined for an activity day. 
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