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Style File: Florals for Spring. Groundbreaking.

One of my favourite lines from the film Devil Wears Prada is uttered by the character Miranda Priestly, the editor-in-chief of a high-flying fashion magazine, and is her response to someone suggesting they do a feature on florals for Spring. Her reply? In her classic, sarcastic fashion, "Florals? For spring. Groundbreaking". For me this line sums up exactly how I feel about Spring fashion, which year on year seems to be dominated by pastels and pretty flowers. You all know that I like pastel colours and I am a huge fan of flowers (because who isn't), but that doesn't mean when the sun comes out I want to deck myself out head to toe in 'pretty' because it just isn't me. No thank you! That's not to say that it is wrong to love these classic Spring trends, it isn't, but today I thought I'd share a different perspective. Today let's chat about how I am dressing MY way this spring and how you can do the same.

New Finds & Current Favourites #2

The last month has been one full of fabulous new discoveries and I feel like I have made some absolute classic finds that are going to stay favourites for a long time to come. I may even have a new film for my all time top 10. I know, so exciting right! It was lovely to finally find some fresh sources of inspiration after a few weeks feeling really stuck in a creative rut. Boo. Are you lacking inspiration, or maybe just fancy finding a new cosy programme? Either way, don't fear. I've got you covered, just read on to find some gorgeous new shops, eco-minded websites and prime tv viewing. You will be back on a creative roll in no time!

How to become more confident in yourself

Confidence is something that a lot of people struggle with and we all have moments in our lives when our belief in ourselves will take a hit for one reason or another. Not fun, but probably inevitable and it is important to remember that it's ok! There are things that we can do to help ourselves, and each other, get back up and build/re-build our confidence from that not so fun place - and with that we can all feel that little bit more awesome! On that note, today I thought I'd share a few confidence boosters that have helped me over the years. I hope that these top-tips can help you have a little more faith in yourself - *gotta have faith, faith, faith* - and get your mojo back if you are struggling. So, in no particular order... 

DIY Time: Homey Home Earring Holder

Here is a random fact: I absolutely adore house shaped things, as you can see from this adorable set of little wooden houses I have by Suzy Ultman - so cute! After falling in love with this tiny city, I thought to myself wouldn't it be great to do a DIY that incorporated the shape that I have come to love, but was also functional too. As I was brainstorming ideas I first thought about creating a tiny pinboard, however soon realised that pinboards are big for a reason, and a pinboard that only held two things wasn't exactly useful. So, that idea was scrapped. I wanted my tiny house to be able to display things & get a job done, and then suddenly it dawned on me. No more lost earrings, no more rogue studs, an earring holder was exactly what I should make. And so here you have how to make your very own DIY Earring Holder. It's super easy, so let's get started with what you are going to need... 

Quotes Inspiring Me Right Now

I am always looking for new ways to get inspired and my latest discovery is the power of a good quote. Since this discovery, I have begun starting my days by reading quotes to get me motivated and in the right mindset for the day ahead. You might be thinking that sounds so cheesy & cliche because, quite frankly, it is, but if it works then who cares? As cheesy as it sounds, it is surprisingly effective. It is similar to the concept of reading positive affirmations, which is something that you might have come across - explaining and repeating positive statements about yourself & your life.  As people say if you tell someone something enough times they will begin to believe it, so why can't we use that in a positive way too. There is nothing wrong with a morning pep talk to get you going for a great day where you can face all the challenges thrown at you. Reading quotes refocuses me and today I thought I would share a few of my favourites and where I discover the quotes I love...