Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Lifestyle | The Reality of Your Late 20's

Marble Stone Ornate Hexagonal Box Filled with Perfume with Floral Posy with White Rose

As a teenager I truly believed that by the time I was 25 I would have my shit together and be a fully fledged adult conquering the world. I'd have my dream job even though I didn't know what that was at the time. I'd probably have been on the way to getting married, aka engaged. I'd have a house decorated exactly how I wanted with a dog to welcome me home. Spoilers - it isn't all travelling the world, big money jobs and Pinterest-worthy home. I have to say now I've turned 27 that my expectations aren't quite the reality.
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Friday, 13 April 2018

Fashion | Friday Fix

Friday Fashion Fix, ASOS Bamboo Bag with Ray Ban Pink Blaze Sunglasses West Elm Gold Hello Letter Ornament ornate books and a floral posy

It's finally Friday and it feels like it's been the rainiest week ever. Plus every influencer I follow seems to be somewhere exotic or at least warm. With that in mind and my up coming holiday to Mexico I thought this week's fix would have a more tropical theme. Cue the ruffles, bright colours and woven accessories.
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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Fashion | How To Style a Dress from Day to Night

Cari's Closet Navy and Black Lace Dress Detail with Black Kate Spade Cross Body Bag

At the moment I find that I'm often rushing from place to place. I'm not sure when my life got so hectic but I find I'm seriously lacking in time to myself or to just sit down and think. With that being said my wardrobe has had to become multi-function with work outfits being able to be quickly styled to go from office appropriate to an evening of cocktails.

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Fashion | Friday Fix

BFWSS18 Event Guide Flat Lay with Pandora Essence Bracelets and Rings and a chevron Gucci Dupe Monochrome Accessorize bag

It's Friday and the weekend is just within touching distance. Just.

So I thought I'd start something new on the blog with a Friday Fashion Fix. There are so many gorgeous pieces out there at the moment especially with the new season in stores so I thought I'd share my favourite picks out there.

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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Blog Help | Boost Your Instagram & Make It Work For You

Rachel Emily dressed in Pink Instagramming a beautiful hot chocolate

Back in my post about How Unfollowing Can be Healthy I spoke about how social media seemed to be hindering communication instead of promoting it and Instagram is as guilty as the rest of them.

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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Recipe | Chia Berry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Chia Berry smoothie with flowers and spoon in flat lay

It's bank holiday weekend and it's more than likely raining where you are, I know it is here but despite appearances summer is on the way. For me that means shedding a few of the winter hibernation layers ready for the sun's rays.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Fashion | Spring 2018 Trends You Need to Know

Landscape Title Image with Striped mules, white jeans and Tan heeled sandals infront of a mirror with reflection

So as I'm sat here writing this (Sunday) The Beast from the East 2.0 has just hit Bristol and outside it a snowy, slightly slushy, picture of white. If I'm honest I'm pretty bored of this cold weather now. I want spring flowers, warmer temperatures and blue skies. Most of all I want to be able to wear the spring clothes that I've been buying without risking my nipples slicing through them from the cold.

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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Wellbeing | Embracing the Yes

Copper & Black Letter Board with Yes in Multiple Languages with iphone 8, rose flower posy on a white desk

So I recently read The Year of Saying Yes by Hannah Doyle and it really got me thinking. Yes, it's chic-lit and an easy read but I love a book that can make me think at the same time. In the Book the main character is effectively challenged to say Yes to things. Things out of her comfort zone such as an entire weekend without internet, her phone or TV.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Fashion | 5 Fashion Brands I'm Keeping My Eye on in 2018

Fashion Illustration in Pastel Colours, Primark Chanel Dupe shoes, Mirrored Tray with accessories flat lay

2018 is a year that I want to dedicate to more fashion on Rachel Emily. It's something I love and don't indulge in enough but I'm hoping this year that will change. I might even try my hand at Youtube again with some of my shopping sprees, hopefully now having a house will help this. I thought I'd share with you some of the brands that I'm keeping my eye on in 2018.
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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Wellbeing | Digital Detox - 5 Places to Stop Using Your Phone

iPhone 8 Rose Gold, Flowers and Copper Photo Grid

One of my worst habits, bar my hideous road rage, is that I get addicted to constantly scrolling through my phone. I'm sure that lots of people can relate to this. We all just keep scrolling, scrolling and scrolling.
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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Wellbeing | Why Unfollowing Can Be Healthy

The power of the unfollow poster, iphone 8 with instagram, book, glasses and fresh flowers

In a modern world full of social media, where communication should be improving, I actually think it's going a little backwards. People don't engage or interact with each other as much these days and it's too easy to get lost in a world where follower count is king.

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Lifestyle: Five Positive Things

Gemporia Amethyst Birthstone Candle with White Roses and Lilac Stocks

Happy Valentine's Day written in Large Playlist Script Handwriting Font

I'm not sure if it's the aura of love which is radiating everywhere today but I am in a great mood which spurred me to share 5 positive things with you because my last one was back in July.
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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Lifestyle | A Chilled Valentines at Home

Cosy Valentines Day at Home Pink Pretty Little Thing Bralet Flat Lay with Roses and Candles

Valentines is an odd celebration. Personally I don't like the idea of making people feel obliged to spend money and show someone that they love them on that one particular day each year. I think you could do it any day of the year and make someone feel really special. Love is for life, not just Valentines. That being said, I do love the idea that people who may have secret crushes find the courage on v-day to send a card or confess their feelings. I guess that's just the hopeless romantic in me. I also don't shun a little attention because it's flattering and a great pick me up.


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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Beauty | The Ordinary Skincare Review

Four Bottles of The Ordinary Skincare for Review

The Ordinary are a beauty brand everyone seems to be talking about that have had me intrigued for a while. I knew as soon as they hit ASOS I was going to have to get involved. Thank you premier delivery.

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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Fashion | Wearing Winter Pink

Rachel Emily wearing a white jumper and Pieces Pink Boucle Scarf Available from ASOS

Maybe it's because the days are finally getting longer but I can't help but dream of spring.
Cherry blossom, warmer temperatures and pastel colours.
These dreams are now filtering through into my wardrobe and I am loving winter pink.

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Interiors | Planning Our First Home

First Home Planning Scrapbook Living Room Washi Tape Pastels

Guys, it is finally happening! We have exchanged on our first house this week and will be moving in shortly and I am so excited. It still doesn't feel real despite having to be a grown up and discuss mortgages, home insurance and life insurance. If you'd have told me this time last year I would be packing things to move, I probably would have laughed at you, despite it being the plan. I mean, we're millennials, the housing market is crazy and I still had debts to clear, but we've done it and beaten the odds.
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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Travel | Dominican Republic Photo Diary

Miss Tunica Perissa Crystal White Tunic Beach Hut Palm Roof

Just before Christmas I was lucky enough to escape the 10 day freeze we had here in the UK and jet off to the amazing Dominican Republic, coincidentally for 10 days, and it didn't disappoint. I was greeted by rum cocktails, the gentle sway of palm trees and 30 degree heat and had the most amazing time.
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Monday, 1 January 2018

Lifestyle | Making 2018 My Best Year Yet

Lifestyle | Making 2018 My Best Year Yet Rachel Emily in a Bobble hat with Sparkler Smiling

As far as things go, 2018 is already looking to be a pretty huge year in my life.
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