Bedroom Re-Design Inspiration

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Interior design is something I’m really loving at the the minute, especially as im looking to re-design my room in the next few months. At the minte my room still has quite a teenage vibe, with a mix of pink and purple walls, however as my taste’s have changed i’m looking for something a bit more mature and feminine. As well as being a bit more chic and classic, which has a bit more of an adult vibe.

I’m really loving the more scandinavian design at the minute, with the mix of classic colours on the walls, matched with textured fur’s and plenty of prints and quotes on the walls. Also, as most of you know i’m obssessed with everything fashion related and have lots of fashion books that i’d love to display. So, I want to create a space that ultimately brings all these things togther to build a really nice relaxing space, that also reflects my love for fashion and style too.

I’ll keep you updated on all things to do with my bedroom re-design over the next few months, but I thought I would start my showing you some of my inspiration and creating a moodboard of images I love so far.

What interior design are you loving at the minute? 

Rachel x

My Fashion Reading List | 2017

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As you all know, I love fashion, and that’s why I not only write a fashion and style blog but also want to make it my future career. So, it’s no wonder that I have lot’s of fashion related things, such as magazine’s, books and even a really gorgeous Parian Street Style colouring book. I love collecting all of the beautiful things out there, that are to do with fashion and in particular I have a growing collection of fashion books; ranging from the best places to shop in different cities, to an entire journey into the history of fashion. So, as I have recently added a few more items to my collection, I thought I would share my 2017 fashion reading list with you all; talking through some of the amazing books in my collection which I really want to delve into this year…

Vogue On Christian Dior

This is the second book that I have from the ‘Vogue On’ series, and it’s a really interesting one about the life and work of the one and only Christian Dior. Originally a French fashion designer, and now the name of one of the biggest fashion houses in the world. He really is a true icon within fashion and someone who is so interesting to read about. I love finding about how famous designers came to be, their background and also what made them so revolutionary at the time they became well-known. So, I can’t wait to delve into this one and find out all about the man himself, his fashion house and how he became so iconic. Also, there’s a really good documentary, that was on All 4, that looked inside Dior and followed each different element of the fashion house; for any fashion lover it would be so amazing and I would really recommend giving it a watch.

Where Stylists Shop

This is the newest addition to my collection and one which I’m super excited to read. This book uncovers some of the amazing places, in cities all across the world, where fashion stylists shop. It sounds so interesting and especially as I not only love shopping, but would like to dabble with a bit of fashion styling myself in the future. This is definitely going to be a good book to keep with me after I finish my degree and I’m hopefully a fashion buyer. It’s also just a great read and the perfect way to find those undiscovered gems that are unbelievable places to shop.

London Style Guide

This book is a bit more of an entire lifestyle overview of London and some of the best places to visit, shop and eat. London is not only one of my favourite cities, because I just love the vibe and it’s so me, but it’s also my country’s capital city and I feel proud of how much of a figure it is in the fashion world. This will be a great one to have when I visit London and a perfect way to discover new places to go, that aren’t as widely known. I can’t wait to sit down and have a proper read of this.

The Fashion Book

This is the true fashion bible and one that I’ll be able to constantly refer back to and read, both now and during my degree. It’s a book that really takes you a journey through fashion’s history; highlighting some of the key icons, trends and periods of time along the way. It looks so interesting and a book I’m sure I will treasure forever in my collection. Although, it’s super heavy, so it will definitely not be a bed time read.

Is there any fashion books you’ve read and would recommend to me?

Rachel x

How To | Restyle Your Work Space

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Having a well organised and ultimately a well styled work space, is essential for me to really be able to be productive and get things done. My desk is generally the hub for all things related to my blog, as well as a place to store a few folders and things to do with college. So, I feel like it always needs to be an inspiring place, that makes me feel creative and helps me to produce some great content, for you all to read. You can go and read My Desk Tour post HERE, for more info about my work space.

However, lately I’ve been getting bored of how it looks and how cluttered it seems. So, I thought I would rework and change it up a little bit and bring you all along with me; sharing my tips and the steps I go through, along the way.

1. Create The Atmosphere

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Whenever I’m doing any type of re-organising or tidying, I will always put some background music on, to create the right atmosphere. It’s usually a Spotify playlist or the radio, because then I can listen to loads of different songs, back to back, and don’t have to keep going to choose a different song to listen to. My favourite type of songs, when doing this type of thing, have to be really good party tracks that I love listening to, know all the words to and that I generally jam out to, in the car. At the moment this is the likes of all Justin Biebers new songs, and anything on the charts.

It’s also essential, that when you set out on your re-organising mission, that you know exactly what you want to achieve at the end of it all, and that you have plenty of time to do it in. I hate it when you run out of time, when your tidying up and end up losing track of what you have and haven’t done, or really loose your motivation. The best thing to do is to just get it all done in one go and then you will have a lovely new space to work in.

2. Clear and Clean

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In order to know what space your working with and to create a blank canvas, you first need to just clear your whole work space completely. In my case I just took everything off my desk and put into all onto the floor in our conservatory. This way I was able to see my desk completely empty, see all the things that I wanted to put back on and think about the way I would like to re style it.

It’s also a really great idea to just give your space a good clean and create a nice space for you to begin your re-organising in. This will just create a proper blank canvas and will make sure you’ve done a really effective job at restyling your work space. It will also make you feel better when you’re in there, if you know it’s lovely and clean. In my case I just dusted the desk and then gave it a quick clean, with some glass cleaner.

3. Re-Style

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 The masterpiece of this whole process really is the finished result and therefore you need to now put everything back into your work space and decide how you will style it. I just decided to put a few notebooks and things away, tidy up and store some of the small items that were cluttering my desk and kind of switch the whole layout around. I decided to put all my fashion books on the right and all my work and notebooks on the left; leaving room for my small storage draws and my pot of pens, in the middle.

I’ve not changed it around that much, however to me it just feels so much more fresh and new now. I feel excited and inspired to go and work in there; knowing it’s looking a bit different and is also nice and tidy and clean.img_28291

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Have I inspired you to give your work space a makeover?

Rachelx

My Desk & Blogging Space Tour

The time has finally come when I’ve going to be showing you around my work station/ desk / blogging space. It’s really a place for a little bit of everything.

Back in March to April time, as I was just beginning to really start revising properly for my GCSE exams, I decided that I really needed to get a desk and a work space, in order for me to be able to organise all of my revision, homework and also a base to write all my blog posts from. After only a short time of actually seriously thinking about getting a desk, my mum saw this gorgeous kidney shaped, white, glass topped desk in a local charity shop. Within a couple of days we went back to go and have a good look at it, and I instantly fell in love with it. It’s so modern, chic, simple and just so me. But what made it even better, was that it was a bargain at only £30.

What I love about this desk is how everything about it is so perfect for what I wanted it for. It provides a desk and work space that has plenty of room for not only my a-level work, but also all my blogging notebooks and fashion books; an amazing background for all of my blog photos, and the versatility of it being able to go with anything anywhere, and can fit in with any design theme that I decide to go with. The only thing that’s a real downfall, has to be how big it is, and how as it’s kidney shaped it’s a really awkward thing to move around, so I had to be careful when deciding where I wanted it to go.

These two little area’s of my desk above, have to be some of my favourite design wise. I love how I’m able to display all my fashion related books, so I can always admire them and I can easily just grab one and have a little read to gain some inspiration. And, what makes that even better is the gorgeous white, pug book ends that hold all the books up and add to my ever evolving desk design. Also, I adore these cute, little, patterned set of draws, that create another dimension to my desk design and provides a storage for a few things and also a display for my fake flowers and a lovely perfume bottle.

However, the part of my desk that I love the most, has to be my quote door, where I’ve got around half a dozen of my favourite quotes. There’s one’s that I’ve bought myself and one’s from my friends and family, and they all provide me with motivation and inspiration when I’m hard at work with this blog or with school work. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you’ll know I’m a pure and utter quote freak, and love them to death; so I’m so glad that I’ve got this part of my desk, as I feel like it just really reflects me as a person.

If you have your own work space and need some design inspiration, then why don’t you go and check out my post all about desk design inspiration HERE.

I love you all

Rachel x