THE SUNDAY POST #14

001. I'm heading back to Manchester on Tuesday, so my Sunday Post's *shouldn't* be as boring from next week. Home feels so quiet compared to the busy streets of Manchester, and everywhere feels so far away.. No chance of a quick trip to Nando's when the closest one is forty minutes away! I also missed a few blog events I really wanted to go to.. Check out Holly's post on Trends IllustratedGail's post on the Avalanche Relaunch and Em's write up of Hancocks Jewellers. How great do all those events look?

002. We went to a wedding reception yesterday, and whilst I was getting my sari ready I thought I'd photograph a few details with my new camera. I love how this photo came out; the colours appear so vibrant and the embroidery catches the light so well. We have saris in most colours, and I think they'd look lovely photographed in complimentary colours and framed along a white wall.

003. This outfit post got an insane amount of comments, I was so happy that people liked it. I love reading personal style blogs and putting looks together, but I've struggled with weight loss and acceptance of my body shape for a while now. I compare myself to others constantly, and find it hard to hit publish on outfit posts and put myself out there for everyone to see. After all your lovely comments I'm starting to realise that people are genuinely more interested in what I'm wearing than judging me on my size. 

004. I've realised that I cannot write a blog post until my pictures are taken, edited and in place. Having the final images in front of me gives me the inspiration to get my words out, and also goes a huge way towards making a post feel complete. Does anyone else feel the same?

005. Whilst I've been at home I've made an effort to wear no makeup most days, as well as nurture my skin with Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant + and the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. My skin looks ten times better than it did two weeks ago,  much smoother and brighter. I'm going to make a huge effort to go makeup free during the revision period and keep on using both of these products.

22 comments:

  1. Such a great post! I am trying to have make up free days as much as possible too. It's nice to let your face breathe.

    Jana // Life of Jana

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    1. Thank you Jana.. I completely agree, my skin feels so much better for it x

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  2. That's a great outfit (003)!! It looks great on you so well done for achieving all that attention, you deserve it!

    Oliver // www.suedeandsymphony.com

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  3. The colours in that picture are beautiful! Manchester is one of my favourite cities and I wish I could go back and explore more!
    Amy - www.anotherinnocent.blogspot.com

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    1. I love Manchester - I can definitely see myself settling there for a while. Aren't they gorgeous? x

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  4. The colours of the sari's in your first photo are beautiful and I love your outfit you mentioned in 003. You look fabulous x

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    1. Thank you, they are such pretty colours! Glad you like my outfit lovely x

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  5. I always find the words easier than the pictures! I'm a total perfectionist and I can never find the right angle or lighting that I'm fully satisfied with :( xx

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    1. Awh I'm like that too, it's stopped me putting posts up before x

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  6. Post 003 is my absolute fave. You seriously can't go wrong with a bit of denim in any outfit! You wrote about personal weight loss- I'm sat here eating a chocolate bunny yet wishing I was thin. Oh dear god emma haha lovely post, like having a Sunday read :) xx

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    1. Awh thank you.. Haha don't worry, I had a sneaky bit of chocolate over the Easter weekend too! x

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  7. Those sari's look beautiful! I still struggle putting them on!

    Oh girl, trust me, majority of people really do not care about size, it's all about your personal style and yours is pretty darn fabulous!

    x

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    1. Awh thank you Halima.. Me too, I usually get my mum to help if I'm going somewhere important x

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  8. That photo is beautiful. You take such good photos! :) xx

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  9. Ahh thanks for the mention! :-D I always come back for your Sunday posts, they've not been boring!! Would love to see more outfit posts too! And yes, totally agree with your point on photography. Editing photography is the slowest bit of blogging for me... :-S

    Rock On Holly

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    1. Thanks Holly, glad you like the series! I'll definitely try and do some more outfit pictures, as I love shooting them.. So fun! I know, I'm such a perfectionist so it takes me ages to select and edit the pictures I want to use.. I feel like that takes up 75% of my post time so once it's done I can get the words out quickly x

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  10. I'm so happy that your outfit post got loads of attention :) And I myself struggle with body acceptance issues, I know I'm an average size but sometimes it's just not enough for me. Anyways, anytime you need a photographer just give me a shout, we can do coffee before/after!

    Laura | FASHION, EATS & TREATS xx

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    1. Thanks Laura, I had a very skilled photographer ;) I'd love to shoot with you again, I'll message you and arrange something! We women are our own worst critics, I need to remember that no one cares about my size as much as I do x

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  11. Hey you're outfit post was fab :) I know what it's like to feel crappy about your body so HUGS x

    Georgina
    foxonthehunt.com - smashbox palette giveaway!

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    1. Awh thank you Georgina, glad you liked it x

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