Loose leaf

These photos were taken a few weeks ago and have been sitting in my ‘to blog’ folder (that’s not a real thing, by the way, just a little corner of my mind where un-blogged outfits live) waiting to be posted.  In the past I’ve mentioned on here that time tends to run away with me amidst a flutter of girthy to-do lists and blog commitments but it’s been a funny old start to the year.  Some busyness, yes, but also some nothingness – some early nights, some Netflix time and some pottering and sorting.  It’s weird for me to make a conscious effort to say no to the blog, to have nights where I actively turn off the computer and prioritise snuggling under a blanket and catching up on The Bridge or reading in bed.  I haven’t lost enthusiasm for my blog, I’m just shedding the ties that made blogging less fun – I’ve ended a couple of longer term commitments I had with brands that were proving too time-consuming and diluting the quality of the blog and I’ve been turning down less relevant collaborations and opportunities.  I want blogging to be something I sit down and enjoy with a cup of tea and a calm mind, not another thing in my life that’s causing me to look concerningly at my diary and worry that there aren’t enough hours in the day.  And I want to make this blog a fun, interesting read and somewhere people come knowing that there will be something worth stopping by for.  It feels exciting to me that I have lots to tell you about the beginning of the year and the things that have been on my mind, in my camera and arriving in the post and I can’t wait to sit down and get writing.  Blogging is one my main loves and passions in life and I feel renewed vigour to carry on in that journey, as well as incredibly and indescribably grateful for every single page view, comment, tweet and message that comes my way.  My blog will be four years old this year and I owe an enormous amout to the community of bloggers and readers that have made this possible, as well as the many of you who I now call friends as well as ‘people from the interweb’.  You are awesome.

So, back to the dress, and armed with camomile tea, I bring you this little Emily and Fin number that I picked up from Oliver Bonas.  It was reduced to a bargainous £29 in their sale so I couldn’t resist but snap it up.  I love how the leaf print makes it feel slightly autumnal but the blue makes it feel summer-y and bright.  I must have been feeling summer-y that day (owing to the sunshine streaming through the window I’d wager) so I paired it with some peep-toes, albeit also with some nude tights to be safe.

Emily and Fin dress

Emily and Fin dress

dress: emily and fin sarah dress, oliver bonas, £29 {sold out}
peep toes: schutz {sold out}

I hope you are all having a lovely week so far, I must admit that I am pretty happy that it’s Friday tomorrow! This week has really dragged, though it’s only just over a week until it’s February so I guess it can’t be going by that slowly…. (the unbelievably quick passing of time, and other blogger clichés…)

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