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Follow Your Dreams!

On the 31st May 2016, I finally took the plunge into the blogosphere and what a fantastic year it has been. In the last 365 days I have worked with some incredible brands such as Franchetti Bond and people such as Matt from Vits and Kicks I attended my first blogging event up in London for the Maison de choup launch and I have met some wonderful people on Twitter who never fail to inspire me. Blogging was supposed to be a creative outlet, a way for me to channel my thoughts and feelings. Never in a million years did I think it would grow to be something that has the potential to take me places I could never of dreamt of.

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Despite the negativity surrounding the industry lately and a certain Cosmo post bringing everyone down, I am determined to continue my exciting journey, not for the followers, likes or freebies but because for me blogging gave me something money can’t buy – confidence and happiness. Because of blogging I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone and mixed with total strangers, I have been able to channel my love for marketing in my product reviews and it has made me realise that dreams are there to be pursued and to give us all hope.

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Maison de Choup Launch.

What made you start blogging? I would love to be to know what you have discovered or gained from the blogging world.

 

Love Emma

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Step into the unknown.

 

 

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Lighter evenings, bunches of daffodils, tulips or  bluebells and countryside walks are just some of the many reasons why Spring recently has become my favourite time of the year.

Of course, a new season naturally requires a few new pieces for your wardrobe and these gorgeous blush suede mules from Oasis are guaranteed to put a Spring in your step.

There classic chic design makes them perfect for slipping into for strolls in the park or an evening spent sipping a Gin and Tonic in your local beer garden.

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Shop the Look

Stripe Tie Shoulder Top £29.00 Oasis

Skinny Jeans £35 Marks and Spencer

Mandy Mule £30 Oasis

Grey Bag €30 from a French Boutique

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and are enjoying the beautiful weather. Tomorrow me and Al have a very exciting day of food tasting for our wedding and naturally a visit to a beer garden so we can soak up some sunshine. What are your plans for Sunday?

Love Emma

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When it come’s to 2016, it is not exactly a secret that it was one of those year’s that the majority of us would rather write off. Take show business for one, we lost so many legends from David Bowie, Alan Rickman to George Michael and Carrie Fisher.

From a personal perspective 2016 wasn’t all bad but I defiantly had a mixture of incredible highs such as my surprise engagement in Venice to Al and severe lows to being told I might go completely deaf by the end of the year.

One thing that last year has taught me is that life really is too short to stress over the little things and a great quote that I love to try to remember during difficult moments, is that “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”.

 

January

Low – Suffering from an impacted and infected Wisdom Tooth

High – Seeing in the New Year with family

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Seeing in 2016 New Year with family.

 

February

Low – Being told I might go Deaf by my Audiologist

High – Celebrating Valentines Day with Al, Visiting London

 

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March

High – Got Engaged in Venice/ Booked Wedding Venue

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April

High’s – Our 4 Year Anniversary/ Muse Concert

 

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May

High –  Started my Blog

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June

High’s – 21st and 40th Birthday celebrations with Family

 

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July

High’s – Charity BBQ/ Canal Holiday/ Visit to Mayfield Lavender Fields

 

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August

High – Celebrated my 26th with Franchetti Bond/ Took our Parents to see our Wedding Venue/ Toby’s 1st Birthday/ Camping at Higher Moor

 

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September

High’s–  Got engagement ring cleaned/ Visited our first wedding fayre in Arundel/ Did a photo shoot in Brighton for a project/ Mum’s afternoon tea birthday/ Celebrating a 1st Birthday

 

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October

High’s –  First blog giveaway/ Started new job/ Tea and cake at Pinnocks

 

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November

Low – Winter bug

High – Christmas shopping

 

December

High’s – Christmas/ Blogmas/ Cottage break in Brighton/ New year 2017

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Looking back now, I think if we all take a step back we will all realise that despite life’s constant challenges and struggles, there is something good in every day however small. This year I am looking forward to getting stuck into my new job, tackling that dreaded driving test, going dress shopping, planning mine and Al’s big day for next year and blogging of course! What are you all looking forward to this year?

Happy New Year for 2017 to you all!

Love Emma

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Penguin Christmas Jumper

Navy Novelty Penguin Sweater £28

 

Rudolph Christmas Jumper

Red Novelty Rudolf Sweater

 

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Ivory Polar Bear Fairisle Jumper £14

 

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Green sequined Tree Sweater £14.99

With ‘Christmas jumper day’ just around the corner (December 16th) I decided to set myself the task of searching my local high street for the cutest Christmas jumpers. Now I will confess, I didn’t jump on this bandwagon until last year, but I am so excited to wear my festive jumpers this year. If you don’t already know ‘Save the Children’ hold this event each year and you can help them raise money for children in poverty by donating £1 either to your local school, youth group or directly to them online.

Unfortunately, there was a short supply of the annual Christmas jumpers today, but if you check out your local Supermarket or Online then you should still be able to find something festive to wear. My personal favourites this year include Next, Primark, Tesco’s and Boohoo. If you would like to purchase any of the gorgeous picks from above, then all you have to do is click on the picture and it will take you directly to the site – Happy Shopping.

Will you be getting involved this year with ‘Christmas Jumper Day’? I would love to see your Christmas Jumper Selfies! Happy hump day.

 

Love Emma

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With November fast approaching and Halloween around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share what has caught my eyes on a recent trip to my local boutique. Despite moaning about the colder weather, I secretly can’t wait to wear my gorgeous new burgundy fur scarf and grey mittens to my local fireworks event or perhaps to a local Christmas market. Unfortunately, despite there being a brilliant sale on when I last popped in on a spontaneous trip, I decided that there were a few things that I would just have to put on my list to Santa this Christmas.

If you are seeking some inspiration for your A/W16 must have accessories, then make sure you check out my wish list below for some seriously cosy pieces, that are guaranteed to leave you feeling toasty warm and excited for the coming season. Whoever said that Autumn was all about grey days and gloomy British weather, clearly haven’t paid a visit to Franchetti Bond, as their pick and mix pieces are perfect for injecting some fun into your new wardrobe.

Wish list

Beanie hat with fur Pom Pom grey £59.95

Fur gilet ice grey £199.00

Leather gloves with fur trim black £49.95

Pauline Suedette £225.00

Pom Pom accessory light grey £15.00

Neda boda/pale grey £75.00

Nilda suede Bordeaux £89.95

What is on your wishlist this month?

Love Emma

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Disclaimer: Please note that the images used are the property of ‘Franchetti Bond’ and permission was gained prior to publishing this post. This is not a sponsored post.

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