September has just flown by; it feels like only 2 minutes ago that I was talking about the harsh month that was August.
September has been better, but mostly because it has been busy. I can’t say that I’ve felt much better in myself, but I’ve been too busy to worry too much about my health and general discontent with life. I’ve also been putting plans into place for feeling better … they will take quite a while to filter through to life, but I’m hopeful that great things, both personally and professionally, are just around the corner.
One of these plans, and the only one that I’m ready to talk about, is my need to regain some semblance of creativity. I’ve always been a naturally creative person; art was always my favourite subject at school, but with work and life pressures, creativity has slipped. I simply haven’t made time for myself to be creative these past few years. I’ve talked about it – but haven’t acted upon it until now.
This month I’ve taken time to practice some photography. Its not taken any effort – I’ve just made sure to always have my camera on me. I’ve read photography blogs for years and have started to act on some of their tips and tricks. I will, probably, write a whole post about this further down the line. But for now, these are some of my images from this past month …
September has been a month of travel. The first weekend of the month was The Curve Fashion Festival, an excellent chance to meet up with fellow bloggers and indulge in a weekend of sheer fashion frivolity.
Liverpool is one of my favourite cities and I loved exploring the restaurants, meeting old and new friends, and enjoying the general party atmosphere that seems to embody the entire town.
I spent my days with blogging pals turned firm friends Amber In Red and Miss Kathryn’s Mistakes; ate a long, lazy breakfast with the beauty that is Becky Barnes; finally got to meet internet friends Chloe Pierre and Chloe in Curve (both of whom are just as lovely in person as they are online); and got a sneak preview of all the amazing forthcoming fashion from brands like New Look, In The Style Curve, and Navabi.
It felt like just a hop, skip and jump between Liverpool and heading to Berlin with work, I was lucky enough to have some time to explore (in-between conference meetings and dinner dates) and you can read all about my time there in a post written earlier this month!
I was blessed with good weather and an amazing workwear wardrobe courtesy of Navabi and Elvi.
In between trips, I had a weekend to relax and practice some self love. Pampering was high on the agenda, as was clearing out the lounge. I’m trying to minimise my belongings and this includes making my dark little lounge a bit brighter. I’ve rid the lounge of one bookcase (the books safely stowed away in storage for when I have a house more capable of storing them) and a new sofa (well, borrowed from a friend) arrived. Already the lounge is looking brighter but I still have a way to go before it is as I want it.
I was also able to fit in a little lingerie photoshoot for my a/w lingerie lookbook. I shot the images out in the wild … well, the woods near my village and felt utterly invigorated after prancing about the woods in my underwear.
You can see the first of the posts here … but below are a few outtakes …
And the end of the month saw me getting off to Spain for a little city break with the reluctant photographer pictured above. You’ll have to wait to see pictures for that though … unless you follow me on instagram.
How has your month been?