Oh hello, June, where did you come from?  Seriously how is it June already? I'm going to try and make the most of summer this year - despite everything else being rubbish. I'm going to enjoy myself and have fun in the sun. Sound like a good plan, doesn't it? ⠀
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Oh hello, June, where did...

I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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Usually, when I do an...

If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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If I were to describe...

* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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Do we Still Need to Send Christmas Cards?

I brought this question up on my Instagram recently, the ideas that we do still need to send Christmas cards?

Now I’m a little bit of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas cards, in a sense I don’t send any.  I know, I know, I’m the worst Scrooge ever. But to be blunt and not to be all bah humbug, but I find Christmas cards to be wasteful and a little pointless.

There I said it, and you now think I’m the worst person ever. But hear me out.

What I have found in the past, you open a card and see it from some extended lost relatives you have never met and then what? After reading the cards, then what do you do? Make a mental note (or if you’re organized, you will write it in your Christmas journal or calendar) to send one back. Hang it on the mantelpiece or stuff it in a drawer once Christmas is over. Seriously, what are you supposed to do with Christmas cards once you read the sentiment and have acknowledged it?

Isn’t Christmas cards just a waste of paper. I say this as we all trying to be a little more environmental conscience. There’s a significant effort to cut down on plastics, why is there not the same effort with papers? And it isn’t just Christmas cards that we need to worry about, but also wrapping papers and general loose papers you seem to have over the festive period. Why are we not cutting down on that?

I won’t get into the sentiment of Christmas cards as I understand it – but my thoughts are that there is a better way to send sentiments to a loved one.

Well for starter, send over something like an e-card. It doesn’t waste paper, and usually, you can animate the e-card and get into personalization. There is also a simple email or texts. I know people might be against this idea, but if you really love or care for someone, do you need a fancy Hallmark card? My opinion is that; a simple text is enough. You can get straight to the point, keep it short, and you get a quicker response from people.

I’m a typical Millennial where I would instead send a little text or perhaps send over e-cards to someone. I don’t think it just that, I find myself in the mindset where I made an effort to shop for a Christmas card, write it out and then walk 20 minutes down the road to my nearest post office and post it; only for it to be in the bin 4-6 weeks later (approx.).

Some of my most meaningful and long last Christmas messages have been electronically.

I know there will be traditionalist reading this and think I’m barking up the wrong tree. I understand that as well, especially as I still got family members who still like to receive Christmas cards and don’t understand all thing electronically. ⠀

I also don’t want you to think I’m ungrateful when receiving Christmas cards, I am but there a lot of elements to think about, as I have explained.

I would like to hear your thoughts on this. Do you still like writing out/receiving Christmas cards, or do you prefer a simple text?

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Do we Still Need to Send Christmas Cards?

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