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Monday, 5 January 2015

2014: A Reflection

I'd seen a lot of bloggers doing a little recap on their blogging year and made some new year resolutions to go with it...this post is similar but not the same. I didn't think you guys would want to hear me going on about what a 'journey' I had been on with my blog nor would you want a list of resolutions 1-10 that I would have broken ten times over either. So, I was browsing through my Instagram, as you do, I thought this post could be picture heavy - a little look at some of the things I love and why I love them. Hope you like...
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Places
I didn't get to travel as much as I wanted to this year, I didn't even venture to a music festival which I've done year on year for I don't know how long. This year things were kept closer to home and I managed to find the beauty in where I live - Somerset and visit places I love like London and Bristol with a little holiday to Paphos, Cyprus thrown in for good measure.
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Food
I would consider myself a healthy person, however as I scanned through my photos I found a heck of a lot of naughty food was consumed...a salad isn't as fun to capture on film is it? From a birthday afternoon tea to pub lunch and Patisserie Valerie to a pancake brunch I dread to think of the calorie intake this past year has consisted of.
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Family & Friends
For those of you who read my blog a lot (thank you!) you will know my aunt passed away in January of last year and while that was a terrible part of my year so many happy memories have been made too. I saw my cousin (my aunt's son) attend his school prom with the rest of my family, I took a trip down memory lane and saw that my cousins and I used to enjoy dressing as the Spice Girls...especially my brother. Daisy dog started to come into her own and has become truly a part of the Merritt family, much to Gizmo the cat's dismay. And most of all I saw who my true friends were when disaster struck, my best friend is on the other side of the world and she still sends me cards on special occasions and not a week goes by that we don't chat on WhatsApp.
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Fashion, Beauty and Creativity
Boy oh boy do I love fashion and being a creative soul. I love reading about fashion, watching it, buying it, learning from it and changing it to a style that suits me most. 2014 saw me branch out and create this very blog - it's not even one year old yet and already I'm overwhelmed by the amount I have learnt from this whole experience. Fashion is a way for a person to express themselves when they don't have the confidence to do it any other way, it was last year that my friend Larissa said to me "why don't you start doing photoshoots of yourself?" I scoffed and swept it under the rug. I owe her a lot. 
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Inspiration
I can get inspiration from anywhere; fellow bloggers, celebrities, pinterest and different fashion brands. It's all about predicting what trend is going to be next and how you can make it your own. I can be walking down the street or wake up suddenly in the middle of the night with a new idea for a post, which is why I also have a pad and pen on me.

Hope this year is already shaping up to be a good one for you lot and thanks for sticking with me!

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8 comments:

  1. Great post! I love looking over my instagram!
    Sam xx
    Knockoutcouture.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks lovely, I'm glad I'm not the only one who stalks herself xo

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  2. Great pictures

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  3. What gorgeous photos! I might have to check your Instagram :)

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    1. thanks babe, have a little looksie :) xo

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  4. I've just found your blog and I think it's really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back! :) <3

    Fashion gets Fierce.

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    1. so nice of you to say, i'll have a look now xo

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