In with The New


 

Hello and happy Sunday! As i sit at my dining room table with a tummy full of food i just inhaled after a full day at work, i thought i’d share something with you which is a tad more exciting than my day has been.

If you took a peep at my last post you’ll know that i was talking about the things i want to figure out this year, and since there’s no time like the present i decided to take the plunge this weekend, and I treated myself to a new Olympus Pen E-PL8 camera  (insert heart eyed emoji here!) One of my to do’s was to buy a good quality camera to enable me to capture better images for my blog, and also for life in general because i think taking photographs is so important for memories, and also a great way to look back at the changes in your life and also what you’ve acheived over time.

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Well isn’t she just laaavely?! I’m so so happy with it and it was such a bonus that it came with a shoulder strap, an attachable flash with a cute little velvet pouch for safe keeping and also a lense too! I managed to spend a little while learning the basics last night but i still have a fair old bit to figure out with all its fancy nancy settings! Definitely something i will pick up over time and likely pick the brains of anybody i come across who has this camera, so if this applies to you then help is very much welcomed!

 

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I’m hopefully going to get a chance to shoot some images in daylight this week, but it definitely doesn’t help with these nights drawing in so quickly and so bloody early does it?! Roll on summer eh?!

Until next time,

Jade x

 

 

Figuring It Out

Why hello!

If you read my first attempt at a blogpost then welcome back and if not then hello and thanks for heading over! After spending a couple of days attempting to figure out this whole blogging lark, here i am back with post number two.

I thought i’d make this post about the things i want to figure out this year, one of which being this extremely daunting blogging thaang. I’ve definitely realised i must invest in a decent camera to make better content since writing the post on my phone and then viewing it on my laptop, it definitely dawned on me that i need to have better quality photographs! I also need to have have the courage to speak out regularly on my social media pages to let people know when i have a new post up (so far so good, wish me luck!)

A second aspect of my life i must figure out is how to balance my current job and the things i need to do to try and be more proactive in something i love but have been honestly failing at just lately, which is acting. I studied at the University Of Huddersfield from 2010-2013 for a Ba Honours Drama degree which i loved every single second of, but which also feels like a bloody life time ago (where on earth have these past 4 1/2 years gone?!)
Post graduation i managed to bag a few jobs in extra work and such like, but without an agent and the right tools and direction, acting can be a big black hole that unfortunately most of us get completely lost in. We all talk about that ‘lucky break’ or the ‘right place, right time’ theory, and in reality these can sadly be some of the ways in which a lot of actors actually do make a career out of their passion. I’m sure if you’re sitting there thinking about something you love to do but are unsure of how to acheive it then this will also resinate with you!

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Say hello to me in full facial prosthetics as a Zombie double in a Cornetto Cupidity campaign i did back in 2015 (fit, right?!)

The third thing i want to mention is something one of my best friends said to me when we were discussing if we have any of those dreaded and eye rolling new years resolutions. She said one of the things she would like to do is to be able to say yes to more things. We all know that feeling when we come home from work and we’re a little tired and one of our friends says ‘fancy a catch up’ or ‘shall we grab some food’ and we immediately say no because we’re thinking about money and being sleepy and the pile of washing we have to do, but in reality we should be working to live and not living to work! So with this said, the third thing i wanna figure out is how to be more of a yes (wo)man (thank you Rachael!)

So there we have it my three ‘figure it out’ goals to start the year off, I will report back later in the when i’ve (hopefully) managed to acheive them!

Until next time,

Jade x

 

A New Year A New Blogger

 

Hello, Happy 1st of January 2018 (say whaat?!) and welcome to my new little space in this online world.

I suppose i should start by introducing myself, right? I’m Jade, a very short 25 year old northern girl (lady and woman still sound a little too old to assosiate with at this age, amirite?!) and i’m brand new in this world we call blogging!

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As we nose dive in to a brand new year, i decided that there can’t be any better time than now to try something new out, and have something brand new to focus on. I’ve been thinking about starting up a blog for quite some time but i always felt a mixture of embarrassed, silly, uneducated in this realm and i guess bothered about what people would think. Obviously i know that this is totally ridiculous and i’m for sure the type of person who decides she wants to try something out, so does!

In the past year or two i’ve definitely become more aware of just how in to fashion, personal style, beauty and of course homeware (who doesn’t obsess over homeware?!) i am. So i figured why not document my likes, thoughts and inspirations on here as a sort of space to reflect on, and if anybody cares to have a read then that’s a bonus i guess!

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So let’s talk about this dreamy outfit i wore for New Years Eve (which unfortunatly i didn’t manage to get a full length solo photo of, but i’ve inserted one of me and my boyfriend so you get the jist) it consisted of this beautiful one armed metallic star print body i managed to pick up in the sale at Topshop. I’d had my eye on it for a while, so when i saw one left hanging there on the sale rack in my size i knew it was meant to be! I teamed it with a red high waisted shiny vinyl skirt which zipped all the way up the front and fastened with two press studs which I also managed to bag in the sale at H&M – winner winner chicken dinner! I finished off the look with fishnet tights, black peep toe block heeled boots and black tassle earrings. Simple but just what i wanted from this look!

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So there we have it, my first ever blogpost and it wasn’t so scary after all! (And breathe)

If anybody did stumble upon this page and gave it a read then thanks a bunch!

Jade x