Wednesday, 15 March 2017

What I'm Wearing | Cluse


It's been a while since I did a What I'm Wearing post, so it's about time I showed you what I've been loving recently. This week I have been obsessed with my new Cluse watch.* I've been wearing it almost everyday and I'm so happy with everything about it, I thought it deserved it's own blog post...

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Friday, 10 March 2017

Opening an Etsy Shop | Prints by Gwen


Hello lovely internet people. Tonight I'd like to introduce you to a little project I've been working on for the past couple of weeks. I've started drawing again. I find doodling very therapeutic, good for the soul and the perfect way to switch off from the online world. I'm not great at meditation but when I'm drawing it's the closest I get.

I opened my first ever Etsy shop at the end of 2016. I was selling downloadable art prints, made on Photoshop. My own designs, words, quotes and patterns. But my heart wasn't in it and even though I made a few sales I wasn't inspired to create more art. I thought it would be easy and selling digital items would make having a shop hassle free and the products would basically sell themselves whilst I carried on doing my full time occupation. Of course I planned to go to town on the PR but after a busy Christmas (worst time of year to start a new venture by the way) it all fell a bit flat.

Step forward to February 2017 when I got myself up and running (creatively) again. I didn't want to say goodbye to having an Etsy shop. For the short while I've owned one it's been fun! But I knew my products weren't a right fit for me. I decided I'd have a go at selling my little doodles. If you like black and white bold illustrations you might like these! I'm inspired mainly by tattoo art, traditional folk art and botanical drawings you find in scientific textbooks. My illustrations include lots of flowers, plants and black ink. And a bit of 21st century girl-power feminism of course!
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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Peek-a-Boohoo


Have you noticed the growing trend for wearing underwear as outerwear? From slip cami dresses to lacy bralets worn under blazers, people are not afraid to show off their delicates! Although I'm not brave enough to go out wearing only a bra I can appreciate a well placed neckline and pretty undies. If I'm wearing a low v neck tshirt I'll make the effort to put something nice on underneath and in this case, I'm wearing a scoop neck top from Boohoo* with a sewn in eyelash lace panel, which follows the trend with minimal effort. Featured here, I styled it with jeans and a leather jacket for daytime wear and swapped my blue jeans for black ones and my boots for a pair of heels for a fancy meal out.
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