5 Things I'm Loving Right Now
After the weirdest week of weather that Britain has seen for a long while (even though I think the Midlands escaped pretty lightly), I’m finally looking ahead to summer and warmer weather and well, I’m so excited. Winter, cold weather and dark evenings seems to drain the life out of me.
I had quite a fun week last week despite the snow. On Monday we went to see The Front Bottoms which was an awesome gig, despite the walk home in arctic temperatures. We also caught up with one of Luke’s longest friends, I managed to get out in the snow with my camera, and I caught up on a lot of Netflix.
Katy Belle also made my weekend by featuring one of my Instagrams in her newsletter, which was such an honour! This girl is so cool and she has an amazing blog and an envy inducing insta grid. I’ve been really putting an effort in with my personal feed - it’s not paying off that quickly but I am seeing a small amount of growth. I’m determined to reach 1,000 followers by the end of the year! Help me complete my goal and let’s follow each other if we don’t already <3
Anyway, these 5 things (and a few others, but my mini series dictates only 5) have been giving me life recently:
I am absolutely digging checkerboard print clothing lately - it's definitely a throwback to classic emo era, but I love it. I used to own a checkerboard hoody and I loved it haha! I'm sad I sold it at a car boot only a couple of years ago. I bought this skirt on ASOS a week or so ago and it's already a fave in my wardrobe. Paired with a simple tee it instantly adds a bit of grunge to an outfit, and it looks good bare legged, tights or even fishnets. I hope this trend sticks around for a little bit!
I recently started, and finished, this series on Netflix. I binged it in just one weekend - it was snowy and miserable and cold out, so Netflix was a staple for the past couple of days. I instantly liked this series from the get-go, partly because I love the 90s era so much - the fashion, music, totally my thing. It's about a bunch of high school kids making a film and some other teenage challenges they face and it's just a really good watch. It has a couple of deep, emotional moments, lots of humour and loveable characters (that remind me of the Stranger Things kids). I would definitely recommend it.
Pale Waves are a band that are massively on my radar right now. Mentored by Matty Healy from the 1975, they have a real strong indie vibe to their music. The band consists of 2 gothic gals and 2 indie guys and it doesn't look like it should work - but it just so does. Their music has been heavily featured in my playlists recently and I'm just a little obsessed. I predict big things on this band and I desperately want to see them live!
After receiving our new bed frame at the end of January, I really wanted to refresh our bedding to make our new bed as cosy as poss. We got an extra thick duvet on as it’s been pretty cold and bought 4 new pillows, but I’ve only just found new bed sheets that I actually like. I’m, apparently, rather pedantic with bed sheets - we have a plain white set as well as a black set but I wanted something a bit different - not bold prints or bright colours, but not entirely plain either - I have that base covered already. We also have a tapestry hung behind our bed that I didn’t want it to clash with.
I ended up finding this bedding when we were doing our food shop. I never normally go to Asda as it’s probably the furthest supermarket away from me (still only 10 ish mins though!) but damn they have some nice homeware.
This marble bed sheet set was only £12 and I’m obsessed.
Also isn’t it amazing how much just changing up your bedding can refresh your bedroom? Interiors tip right there!
I’ve always had a love for photography, since I had my first digital camera and then saved to buy my first DSLR 8 years ago. I can’t say I’ve always been that skilled at it, in fact I had no real idea how to use my camera for quite a while, but in the last few years I’ve really put an effort into learning how to shoot in a manual mode and how to edit and post-process.
I recently discovered Brandon Woelfel’s instagram and, omg, I am obsessed. His photography work is everything I aspire mine to be. It’s stunning, magical and creative.
The edit above was inspired by his work, can you tell?
I’ve also managed to inspire Luke in the last few months to get to grips with a camera. He has a creative eye and he’s been behind a lot of my latest photos - either giving me his opinion or actually taking them. We’ve been messing around trying different techniques out and his interest is definitely fuelling mine.
I undoubtedly want to push my photography because it’s something I have a genuine passion for and yet something I still have so much to learn. I’ve booked tickets to The Photography Show (an exhibition for photographers at the NEC) in a couple of weeks and I’m so excited to learn new things and to explore the world of photography a little bit more.