Tuesday, 26 September 2017

My first proper introduction to Byredo perfumes was in 2015 when the PR company graciously sent some of their minis for me to try. I love the branding and influences behind each perfume so was a first choice when I was in the market for a new scent. Around Christmas I had a major sniff session in Liberty and came out with 'Pulp' which is described as a 'compilation of exotic and Swedish influences that create an international fruit basket' (lol). To me it smells like the apple tree at the end of my garden when the fruit falls and the September sun bakes the fruit into a sultry, sweet mess on the floor. I love its woody sweet fresh scent. 

Bal D'Afrique is another gorgeous perfume that was in the gift with purchase and is a 'warm and romantic vetiver inspired by Paris in the late 20's and its infatuation with African culture, art, music and dance.' It's such a warm and unique scent that I wouldn't normally be drawn to but it seems to work really well on my skin. I'm eyeing up the candles next, especially the one that smells like a library! 


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September Wishlist

Thursday, 7 September 2017

The high street has been inundated with check print lately, in lovely neutral tones often with tortoise shell buttons. Safe to say a lot of my bookmarked items have been just that- checked blazers, trousers, dresses, skirts. Camel tones have also made an appearance (as always) with that perfect Totême jumper. The brand has quickly risen to a favourite of mine because of their emphasis on quality material and classic cuts. But the one thing I'm seriously intending on purchasing is a necklace by Alighieri, who makes beautiful jewellery inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy. I did a lot of studying of Dante at University so its cool to see how these works of art and poetry come to life in her pieces. The tough part is choosing which one..

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New beginnings

Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Hello! It’s been a while since I last posted. In the time that’s passed, I’ve graduated from Liverpool, got my degree in English, moved back home and started thinking about the Next Big Step. I have missed my little corner on the web and having something to work on that isn’t for Uni, isn’t for a career or isn’t for money. No deadlines or pressure- just somewhere to share. 

It's bizarre how quickly you adapt to a yearly routine. After my A-Levels, I was so unsure about going to University and dreaded the continuation of the education cycle so took a year to work and travel. I had the most amazing year and changed from my original plans (fashion journalism at LCF or journalism at City) to do English at Liverpool, kind of last minute. At the start of Uni, I was mourning the freedom my year off gave me and missed London. Three years later, Septembers come around again and I wish very much I was packing up for one of my favourite cities and driving up North. I miss living with my friends, getting a favourite tutor on a new favourite module, Abercromby square in each season, date nights in the beautiful city, the music scene, friendly and lovely scousers and the people I met there. It was an wonderful chapter in my life (like it is for so many) and it's funny to think back to when I was so adamant about NOT going to University. As the cycle goes, I'll look back at this September and think wow how unsure you think things are now but how it will all fall into place and be fine. There is always good things to come. 

I've settled back into home now, getting some new furniture and having a reshuffle to make my room into a happy/work friendly/pretty/cosy space. I've got all new pictures up on my pinboard which I've been loving to have as a go-to for inspiration (finally a relevant sentence to the pictures above, jeez emma). I'm looking forward to posting more, the usual stuff, trips and mood boards and wish lists, and start living the grad life. Thanks for reading if anyones still there! 

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