The Bloggers Market

Last month, a plethora of us bloggers and fashion lovers alike gathered at The Hoxton Holborn to grab some bargains, Krispy Kremes, music and fun for a truly unique London Sunday Funday! With loads of goodies to choose from, I was only too happy to grab myself some new garb and to have a little chat with some of my bloggy friends, and to spend time in a wonderfully and thoughtfully decor’d location.

The Hoxton Holborn combines eclectic delights with ‘I could happily move in here’ comfort, and a level of style and understated grungy-ish-grandeur that is wholely inviting and unintimidating. To put it simply, if my house looked like that, I would not be upset about it. With great little details floating around on the bookshelves, such as cute little bookend letters, lovingly battered Penguin Originals and bursts of mix and match artwork, it felt somewhat like a little treasure hunt that kept presenting fun little surprises. Perhaps one day I will be lucky enough to sample a room for myself for the night! I’m sure it would be a real treat.

As for myself, let me tell you, trying to pose on a chair wearing a very tight skirt, is not the easiest of things! Other bloggers make it look so easy. So apologies if I look any kind of strange in the first photo. It also turned out that my camera was having a little bit of mind game fun with me throughout, playing ‘I will focus on what I want, not what you tell me to!’ – I’m actually really lucky I came away with any photos at all. Oops! I have to thank April for spotting this on my display screen and sorting it out for me; I was much too distracted by all of the goings on around me to have noticed! I feel as if she may get an honourable mention every post at this rate…

As for my outfit, I have been told I look ‘so 90s!’ in one of the photos from the event. I think I can probably thank my scrunchie for that. I am enjoying them very much at the moment, in a guilty pleasure type way, and also in a ‘Yay! It’s socially acceptable to wear scrunchies again!’ kind of way too. I also enjoy the fact that they’re an inexpensive little accessory, because life in London, with that little fashionista devil sitting on my shoulder, is not easy.

Kudos to the ladies for putting on a great afternoon, and here’s to the next one!

Dress – F&F // Crop Top – New Look // Ankle Boots – eBay // Scrunchie – eBay

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Hello Holborn!

Hello! So, it’s been a while… as you can tell from the cobwebs on my ‘Archives’ list, I disappeared sometime in 2012 never to be found again. If you read my blog back then, you probably remember me going somewhat AWOL every so often – that sort of sums up, quite accurately, how I’ve felt about my life for the past five years, I would say!

There aren’t really any mind blowing reasons for it, other than the fact I have moved house a staggering nine times in the past five years, which is enough to make anyone’s head spin! It really just meant that I didn’t feel I had the brain capacity to channel my creativity properly. Anyway, I am extremely glad that all of this upheaval has come to an end – I have been in my current flat for just over a year, which is the longest I’ve been in one place since 2008, and it feels absolutely amazing!

After teetering around the idea for some time, I decided that London is where I belong. And so here I am! Nicely settled into a somewhat comfortable lifestyle, I am really excited to work on building foundations for the future. It is now that I feel ready to share my life a little bit again with all of you wonderful ladies and gents, and with much more inspiration up here, this has been a long time coming…

I have to thank a friend of mine, April for persisting to convince me to start blogging again. There have been times when I have come to the conclusion that “I’m just too lazy to blog!”, and yet that little niggle just didn’t really let up in the back of my mind. And I have April to thank for that! And these photographs too. This may not be so bad after all, huh?!

The blog is still taking shape gradually as I pull it all together again – every system seems to have changed almost unrecognisably over the past few years… on par only with how quickly the Kardashians seemingly change their noses/lips/other assets. No offense to them of course, but you get the idea! so please bear with me a little bit, and I’ll be seeing you again soon!

Dress – Aqua // Sandals – Primark // Bag – eBay // Sunglasses – Sunglasses // Choker – eBay // Nail Varnish – ‘Chili’ by Barry M // Lipstick – Kate Moss for Rimmel