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I'm adding something new to the ol' blog and if you follow me on Instagram, you'd already know what TWWE stands for. If your new, then it's The Wednesday Wishlist Edit. For the past few months, this is something I do every week in the evenings. I give you a choice of what you'd like to see and I get together my best bits. This won't be a weekly thing, maybe every fortnight. Otherwise I'll spend my whole week doing these things, as I'm going to share a lot below. But if you love/enjoy TWWE then you can head over to my Instagram stories as every Tuesday you can tell me what you want to see. From a holiday shop to a round-up of handbags. Help a gal out, and I'll share my best bits.

Happy scrolling..


CO-ORDS






PLAYSUITS





SHORTS




MAXI DRESSES






So everything above will take you to the item straight away, so happy shopping. If you don't follow me on Instagram - be sure to come and join in on The Wednesday Wishlist Edit. It's a popular one.

Every single Wednesday, or maybe a Thursday if life gets in the way.

Remember, Wednesday. See you there

T.x

The Wednesday Wishlist Edit // Playsuits, Maxi Dresses, Shorts & Co-Ords


*This post does include affiliate links.*

Hey!

I'm adding something new to the ol' blog and if you follow me on Instagram, you'd already know what TWWE stands for. If your new, then it's The Wednesday Wishlist Edit. For the past few months, this is something I do every week in the evenings. I give you a choice of what you'd like to see and I get together my best bits. This won't be a weekly thing, maybe every fortnight. Otherwise I'll spend my whole week doing these things, as I'm going to share a lot below. But if you love/enjoy TWWE then you can head over to my Instagram stories as every Tuesday you can tell me what you want to see. From a holiday shop to a round-up of handbags. Help a gal out, and I'll share my best bits.

Happy scrolling..


CO-ORDS






PLAYSUITS





SHORTS




MAXI DRESSES






So everything above will take you to the item straight away, so happy shopping. If you don't follow me on Instagram - be sure to come and join in on The Wednesday Wishlist Edit. It's a popular one.

Every single Wednesday, or maybe a Thursday if life gets in the way.

Remember, Wednesday. See you there

T.x


FYI, I don't actually think any of these make me a bad blogger / instagrammer. I just wanted to tie you all in to reading this as this is 5 things that make me FEEL like I am a bad one.

I NEVER TAKE PHOTOS ON MY CAMERA
I have two cameras, but I only ever use my iPhone for outfit photos. I don't even know how to use my cameras for outfit shots in fact. All I know is how to take photos of make up and fashion accessories with my cameras, and selfies. I'm totally rubbish. I have never sat down and actually self-taught myself, which I think a lot of bloggers do when they get themselves a new camera. I've never tried, and to be honest - the thought of learning just puts me off straight away. I think an iPhone is a whole lot easier to whack out for that ' instagram photo ' and also, our phones are just as good as our cameras these days.

I DON'T LIKE BLOGGING EVENTS
I've had my fair share of going to events, but I've never walked away being excited for my next opportunity. I love meeting new people and also the people behind the brands and events, but I also find them so overwhelming I forget to enjoy myself. I'm socially awkward. When it comes to people I don't know, I'm rubbish at speaking and I get anxious. We're all there for the same reasons, but sometimes I feel like they become a bit like a competition. Everyones getting the same photo in front of the same flower wall, and it's "Ohh who can get the photo up the quickest." If you're the late to the party with uploading, then it's more likely less people will interact as they've already seen hundreds of photos already like it. I do enjoy those events which include panels though. You listen to other bloggers, possibly an inspiration to you, and you learn. No talking, you just listen and watch. Those I don't mind. But I never feel the urge to put myself out there to go to the next event. 

I DON'T HAVE A BILLION OUTFITS TO SHOOT
I don't get sent any outfits, no. Well - up until now. But before, I've never worked with a single fashion brand. Also, I never just buy for the sake of it. I like to buy what I truly love, and items that I can restyle over and over again. I do feel like my Instagram is a little repetitive, however it's the best I can do. Sometimes it's about the caption.



I DON'T PAY PHOTOGRAPHERS TO TAKE MY PHOTOS
I mean, I would bloody love to. I'd love to fill my instagram with high quality photos, and photos that include other backgrounds other than bushes, the same walls and my bedroom mirror. However, I don't have the money, I don't want to travel and I also wouldn't know where to start when it comes to meeting them. I'd be like a kid at their school play getting stage fright. My partner takes my photos, we go out every weekend, both Saturday and Sunday. We go down the same road (80% of the time), take a couple of snaps here and there. (Down that same road.) Get in the car, if we like. Good. If we don't like. We'll try again. I'll then either have a different top in the back of the car to change into, with another pair of shoes, maybe a jacket too if I'm going for it. Or I go back home and get changed and maybe go somewhere different. That is how much of an expert I am, at nailing this Instagram/Blogger type of gal. 

I DON'T HAVE ALL THE APPS TO EDIT MY PHOTOS
Wanna know how I edit my photos? I favourite the photos I like most out of the 100 my partner has taken. I select them all onto my Lightroom mobile app. I use the same edit every single time. My preset isn't my own. I purchased a handful off Helene In Between. She has a few styles to choose from, and I downloaded them onto my app. You do pay for these, but I use the same one every time. Totally worth the money. If you're interested - click here
A lot of bloggers have created their own, but once again. I would have no idea where to start, so I'm lazy and bought someone else's presets and it works good enough for me.

A few things you have learned from me.. 

You don't need a fancy camera for photos, your iPhone is good enough. Buying presets is a whole lot easier than fiddling around trying to create your own. You don't have to go out and spend £500 at H&M, New Look and Zara to be the best out there. Blogging events aren't all that. 

(BTW all photos taken on iPhone, and edited with the same preset. Down the same road.)

T.x


5 Things That Make Me A Bad Blogger / Instagrammer



FYI, I don't actually think any of these make me a bad blogger / instagrammer. I just wanted to tie you all in to reading this as this is 5 things that make me FEEL like I am a bad one.

I NEVER TAKE PHOTOS ON MY CAMERA
I have two cameras, but I only ever use my iPhone for outfit photos. I don't even know how to use my cameras for outfit shots in fact. All I know is how to take photos of make up and fashion accessories with my cameras, and selfies. I'm totally rubbish. I have never sat down and actually self-taught myself, which I think a lot of bloggers do when they get themselves a new camera. I've never tried, and to be honest - the thought of learning just puts me off straight away. I think an iPhone is a whole lot easier to whack out for that ' instagram photo ' and also, our phones are just as good as our cameras these days.

I DON'T LIKE BLOGGING EVENTS
I've had my fair share of going to events, but I've never walked away being excited for my next opportunity. I love meeting new people and also the people behind the brands and events, but I also find them so overwhelming I forget to enjoy myself. I'm socially awkward. When it comes to people I don't know, I'm rubbish at speaking and I get anxious. We're all there for the same reasons, but sometimes I feel like they become a bit like a competition. Everyones getting the same photo in front of the same flower wall, and it's "Ohh who can get the photo up the quickest." If you're the late to the party with uploading, then it's more likely less people will interact as they've already seen hundreds of photos already like it. I do enjoy those events which include panels though. You listen to other bloggers, possibly an inspiration to you, and you learn. No talking, you just listen and watch. Those I don't mind. But I never feel the urge to put myself out there to go to the next event. 

I DON'T HAVE A BILLION OUTFITS TO SHOOT
I don't get sent any outfits, no. Well - up until now. But before, I've never worked with a single fashion brand. Also, I never just buy for the sake of it. I like to buy what I truly love, and items that I can restyle over and over again. I do feel like my Instagram is a little repetitive, however it's the best I can do. Sometimes it's about the caption.



I DON'T PAY PHOTOGRAPHERS TO TAKE MY PHOTOS
I mean, I would bloody love to. I'd love to fill my instagram with high quality photos, and photos that include other backgrounds other than bushes, the same walls and my bedroom mirror. However, I don't have the money, I don't want to travel and I also wouldn't know where to start when it comes to meeting them. I'd be like a kid at their school play getting stage fright. My partner takes my photos, we go out every weekend, both Saturday and Sunday. We go down the same road (80% of the time), take a couple of snaps here and there. (Down that same road.) Get in the car, if we like. Good. If we don't like. We'll try again. I'll then either have a different top in the back of the car to change into, with another pair of shoes, maybe a jacket too if I'm going for it. Or I go back home and get changed and maybe go somewhere different. That is how much of an expert I am, at nailing this Instagram/Blogger type of gal. 

I DON'T HAVE ALL THE APPS TO EDIT MY PHOTOS
Wanna know how I edit my photos? I favourite the photos I like most out of the 100 my partner has taken. I select them all onto my Lightroom mobile app. I use the same edit every single time. My preset isn't my own. I purchased a handful off Helene In Between. She has a few styles to choose from, and I downloaded them onto my app. You do pay for these, but I use the same one every time. Totally worth the money. If you're interested - click here
A lot of bloggers have created their own, but once again. I would have no idea where to start, so I'm lazy and bought someone else's presets and it works good enough for me.

A few things you have learned from me.. 

You don't need a fancy camera for photos, your iPhone is good enough. Buying presets is a whole lot easier than fiddling around trying to create your own. You don't have to go out and spend £500 at H&M, New Look and Zara to be the best out there. Blogging events aren't all that. 

(BTW all photos taken on iPhone, and edited with the same preset. Down the same road.)

T.x


A little different from my normal diary entries, this one is to my Mum.

To Mum,

I always use to write you little notes with them either telling you how amazing you are, or asking for you to unground me and I am sorry I bunked off school today. But this one isn't a sorry letter, it's a huge thank you letter and also a bit more.

You've been an amazing Mum to me now for 25 years, and I am forever grateful for having you in my life. It's funny, your my Mum, but I also see you as the sister I never had and also the best friend I could never replace. I can speak to you about anything, I can happily tell you a funny story about my sex life which happened and you'd listen and laugh. I can tell you about the latest gossip and tell me your thoughts, and I can also cry to you and you'll say 'Oh babe, come give me a cuddle'. It's like having all these different people, in just one.

You listen to me, you wiped my ass when I was young and you also come to the doctors with me when I need a smear test doing, and I've got to strip off to the doc. If I ask you to come along to something with me, you'll just come. I may have to persuade you sometimes, to get out of bed after a nightshift to come with me. But you always come. When I even have a check up at the dentist, you'll come and hold my toes if I'm in pain or discomfort.

When being in secondary school and I didn't want to attend History lessons anymore. I'd be a pain in the ass and refuse to go to school. However, you made a meeting with the head teacher, and I no longer had to attend that class. I was unhappy, and you helped me.

When I no longer wanted to attend college anymore, after paying for the equipment of Beauty. You understood and agreed Beauty wasn't in my future career path.

When I told you I couldn't allow my friend Lee over on Valentines day, as it was wrong and I didn't see him like that. You told me not to be a bitch and I should go for it. Now I've been happily with him for six years and we're in the process of buying a house together.

My life felt like it was crushed when you and Dad broke up. Totally crushed, I forgot in those moments about how much you're life felt crushed too. I didn't stop thinking about how you were feeling, but you being the one who went through it all - you didn't stop caring and worrying about me. You never stopped being the shoulder I could cry on throughout it all, when really it should have been you crying on mine. You never stopped asking if I'm ok and worrying how I was feeling, when the only person who everyone should have been worrying about was you. Things weren't rational between you two, but you were the one who was going through the heartache, but you never put yourself first.
However, I'm glad you've started to put yourself first now. New relationship, and a new start soon to begin for you. When I move out, you're life will start again. Just you, and focusing on you. I am really happy for you Ma, and I am so glad you're happy again. When I saw you sad and telling me you're not interested in those dating websites, I was worried to ever think of leaving home. Now, I can happily leave and know you'd still be round for a cuppa every other day. But also knowing you aren't alone. The same would go for Dad, you know me. I don't like the thought of any of my family being alone.

But Mum, you're honestly such an incredible human being. I think you're totally incredible and at times invincible. You don't take no shit anymore, you focus on yourself and also say what you think and what suits you best. The best way to be. You're a total bad ass now, not taking shit from anyone and also not allowing others to disrespect you. If anyone tells you different, then just remember I think you're invincible. (I've never used that word on you before, Lol.)

Thank you for everything you do, and thank you in advance for all the other times you'll be coming to hold my hand in the dentist, and also for holding my hand when I'm having a baby one day. Even when I'm 40 years old, I'd still be taking you along to have my teeth checked. (I ain't even kidding you, and I'm sure you believe me on that one.)

I'll always need you, whether I'm under your roof or my own. I'd never not need you. Also I'd never stop being thankful for everything.

I wanted to write you a letter, but sending you the link to this blog post I thought it'll be a little better. (I can always print it off and add it your envelop.)

Love you millions and your my Beyoncé. My Queen.

(P.S - stop being so surprised that brands want to work with me, support me you pig cow and join me on this fun journey. I'll even give you bits when I get new beauty in.)

T.x

A Letter To My Mum

A little different from my normal diary entries, this one is to my Mum.

To Mum,

I always use to write you little notes with them either telling you how amazing you are, or asking for you to unground me and I am sorry I bunked off school today. But this one isn't a sorry letter, it's a huge thank you letter and also a bit more.

You've been an amazing Mum to me now for 25 years, and I am forever grateful for having you in my life. It's funny, your my Mum, but I also see you as the sister I never had and also the best friend I could never replace. I can speak to you about anything, I can happily tell you a funny story about my sex life which happened and you'd listen and laugh. I can tell you about the latest gossip and tell me your thoughts, and I can also cry to you and you'll say 'Oh babe, come give me a cuddle'. It's like having all these different people, in just one.

You listen to me, you wiped my ass when I was young and you also come to the doctors with me when I need a smear test doing, and I've got to strip off to the doc. If I ask you to come along to something with me, you'll just come. I may have to persuade you sometimes, to get out of bed after a nightshift to come with me. But you always come. When I even have a check up at the dentist, you'll come and hold my toes if I'm in pain or discomfort.

When being in secondary school and I didn't want to attend History lessons anymore. I'd be a pain in the ass and refuse to go to school. However, you made a meeting with the head teacher, and I no longer had to attend that class. I was unhappy, and you helped me.

When I no longer wanted to attend college anymore, after paying for the equipment of Beauty. You understood and agreed Beauty wasn't in my future career path.

When I told you I couldn't allow my friend Lee over on Valentines day, as it was wrong and I didn't see him like that. You told me not to be a bitch and I should go for it. Now I've been happily with him for six years and we're in the process of buying a house together.

My life felt like it was crushed when you and Dad broke up. Totally crushed, I forgot in those moments about how much you're life felt crushed too. I didn't stop thinking about how you were feeling, but you being the one who went through it all - you didn't stop caring and worrying about me. You never stopped being the shoulder I could cry on throughout it all, when really it should have been you crying on mine. You never stopped asking if I'm ok and worrying how I was feeling, when the only person who everyone should have been worrying about was you. Things weren't rational between you two, but you were the one who was going through the heartache, but you never put yourself first.
However, I'm glad you've started to put yourself first now. New relationship, and a new start soon to begin for you. When I move out, you're life will start again. Just you, and focusing on you. I am really happy for you Ma, and I am so glad you're happy again. When I saw you sad and telling me you're not interested in those dating websites, I was worried to ever think of leaving home. Now, I can happily leave and know you'd still be round for a cuppa every other day. But also knowing you aren't alone. The same would go for Dad, you know me. I don't like the thought of any of my family being alone.

But Mum, you're honestly such an incredible human being. I think you're totally incredible and at times invincible. You don't take no shit anymore, you focus on yourself and also say what you think and what suits you best. The best way to be. You're a total bad ass now, not taking shit from anyone and also not allowing others to disrespect you. If anyone tells you different, then just remember I think you're invincible. (I've never used that word on you before, Lol.)

Thank you for everything you do, and thank you in advance for all the other times you'll be coming to hold my hand in the dentist, and also for holding my hand when I'm having a baby one day. Even when I'm 40 years old, I'd still be taking you along to have my teeth checked. (I ain't even kidding you, and I'm sure you believe me on that one.)

I'll always need you, whether I'm under your roof or my own. I'd never not need you. Also I'd never stop being thankful for everything.

I wanted to write you a letter, but sending you the link to this blog post I thought it'll be a little better. (I can always print it off and add it your envelop.)

Love you millions and your my Beyoncé. My Queen.

(P.S - stop being so surprised that brands want to work with me, support me you pig cow and join me on this fun journey. I'll even give you bits when I get new beauty in.)

T.x
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