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Stuck in a creative rut & finding Inspiration again

First of all I’d like to apologise that blog posts have been so few and far between of late, well in-fact this year… I’ve been in somewhat of a creative rut and there’s lots of things going on behind the scene that are taking up a lot of energy and time but are really exciting. I can’t wait to share it with you but more on that announce another day, I know, I’m such a tease!

For now I’d like to talk about creative funks. Recently I’ve found myself in one and its been hard to shake. I go through phases where I’m really inspired and love the content I’m producing, and other times I feel I’ve lost my way and unhappy with my blog/instagram feed. I needed to stop and evaluate take time to reflect on what I didn’t like, why I didn’t like it and how I can grow my style, but also reflect on what I do like about my feed. I think it’s really important to think about the things I do like and not dwell on the negatives, instead use these to spurs me into change it.

I needed out of this rut and looked to others for inspiration, my biggest source became Pinterest. I created a mood-board for Instagram content ideas and the creativity started flowing. This board isn’t really for styling ideas but more for shoot concepts, locations and poses. I’m so over seeing the same old images on my insta feed, of girls standing against pretty railings or a floral walls. I want to create more movement in my images, more interesting poses, you know, something a bit more fun.

While out for a walk (not necessarily planning to do outfit photographs as Dave’s back was playing up) we strolled past one of our favourite spots in the common. With no fishermen in the way, we seized them moment and snapped away. Stopping for a moment to reference my Pinterest board, checking for pose ideas, from that this set of photographs were born. I’m so pleased with them and for the first time in a long while, I’m proud of them. Everything had came together perfectly.

I’ve also had a little hair cut since my last appearance on the blog. I think I had about 4 or so inches chopped off, it feels so good!
Right, I’m off to get pinning some more ideas for my next shoot and pen down some words on our big announcement coming next week.

What I’m wearing –
Dress c/o Collectif
Jacket c/o ASOS
Bag – Topshop
Trainers – Vans
Pearl Hair Clip – Primark
Sunglasses c/o Sunglass Shop

Photos โ€“ Shooting Dave

Afternoon Tea

Date With My Love

We were lucky enough to receive a gift voucher for afternoon tea at Marco Pierre White’s restaurant. It was a Christmas present from my father, I know what you’re thinking, why have we only just been when we got the gift back in December. Well I’ll tell you, this is one busy and booked up afternoon tea, we couldn’t get a date until mid June!

I had such a lovely afternoon spending quality time with Dave, sipping on bubbly and eating nice food. Thankfully they catered for my gluten free allergy, meaning I could eat away without having a care in the world. My favourite sandwich was the ham and cheese, now that’s a classic!

Photos โ€“ย Shooting Dave

Dip in the pool

Holiday wardrobe

I’ve already had my summer holiday back in May, I went away for a week with the girls. It was devine, a week in the sunshine sipping cocktails by the pool. It was the kind of holiday where we just relaxed, sunbathed and didn’t do a lot else.

Leading up to my holiday I started to look around for swim suits, as we all know, you need a new swimsuit for your holiday. I’ve turned some of my favourites into illustrations. I love these swimsuits from New Look and this high waisted bikini from Shein. Now wishing I had another pool holiday planned so I have an excuse to buy the spotty bikini.

Swimsuits – new Look
Bikini – Shein
Sunglasses – ASOS
Straw Bag – Topshop
Sandals & Earring – Zara
Sliders & Scrunchy – Topshop
Phonecase – Skinny Dip
Lippie, Nail Varnish & Compact – Chanel
SPF Sun Block – Nivea

Illustrations – Amy Purfield-Clark

Weekend Adventures

Stopping to smell the flowers

We spent last weekend in West Sussex with my father, having an early celebration of his 60th birthday… His birthday isn’t until August, so it is very early but we won’t be able to be together on the actual date. My sister was over from Greece for the occasion too.

My father rented a cottage for us all to stay in for the weekend. It was the cutest little place with an adorable little kitty that lived in the gardens. It was a great, fun family weekend. Which mainly involved eating in the local pub and sitting around chatting.

On the Sunday once the rain stopped we headed for a wander round a local garden. It was full of beautiful flowers, secret pathways, cute dogs and so many bubble bees! It was such a good weekend hanging out with my loved ones. The weekend ended with my sister treating me to a new Mac laptop, I know, I’m lucky aye! Goes without saying, my sister is better than yours ๐Ÿ˜‰
I no longer need to borrow Dave’s laptop and instead have my own rose gold beaut!

What I’m wearing –
Dress, Hoodie & Hair Clips – Primark
Trainers – Vans
Leather Jacket c/o ASOS
Bag – Zara

Photos โ€“ Shooting Dave