Old English Company Home Decor

29 Apr 2018


Raise your hand is you've ever fallen head over heels for home decor and you're not even ashamed about it *raises hand*

From the moment I left home all those years back for university I became obsessed with home decor and almost more than five years later it possibly could be an unhealthy addiction. I love anything to do with my home, little trinkets, needed items like kettles, right down to home made wall hangings! I take great pride in my home and I think every item in it is incredibly 'me', so when the Old English Company got in touch I fell hard because they're products are completely my style. They're cute, simplistic which is very on trend and mostly black and white - another factor I love because they're great to entwine into already formed decor themes. 


One room in my house I'm currently working on is my bedroom, it's dusty pink with lots of white features so I knew their decor would look right at home! I spent so much time browsing the products on their website because I just couldn't get over how amazing each one was and for their price! Quote prints, mugs, pins, kitchen ware and bedding. 

I've seen quote 'coupley' bed sets before like this big and little spoon pillow set*, so for only £19.95 I seriously needed it in my life! I know you can get bed sets for the same price or near abouts, but I just thought this was such a super cute idea and would match well with both sets of bedding I have! I might not be a couple anymore but I can still feel super cute being my own little spoon (and big spoon who am I kidding I take up the entire bed even though I'm only 5ft!) 

I'm a huge mug hoarder so the second section of their website I lost myself in was their home ware which includes a lot of items for the kitchen. I'm always being told I have too many mugs but it's never stopped me, the second I saw this 'buy me pizza and tell me i'm pretty mug* I knew I needed it in my life because it makes me laugh every time I look at it. It reminds me so much of the episode on fairy odd parents and I'm a little bit of a needy diva so I thought it was fitting! My Mum will find it hilarious. 


I'm quite late to get into the pin trend but I'm obsessed, I have  few now on my leather jacket so I thought it wouldn't hurt to see what accessories Old English Company had! I was completed swayed to their enamel pins by the mass selection they have which you can check out here! Quotes, animals, hearts - For only £7 each I thought what a bargain and had to try out the quality. I went for this Heart Breaker Pin* souly because it was red and gold which I needed as an addition to my leather jacket! I love how sturdy the pin is and it has a rubber backing which is more comfortable on my chest ran a clumpy metal piece. The pins are actually quite large which I love!


Last but by no means least, as a fellow print creator and seller I had to check out their selection of prints! I am amazed, quotes upon quotes and they have ALOT of my favourite quotes I've loved throughout my 24 years of living. There's special reminders, quotes about love, film quotes, quotes for the couples and quotes to make you feel like a boss ass bitch every morning. One of my favourite quotes in the world is "What if I fall? Oh but darling what if you fly?" so to see it as a print* for only £13.95 is amazing! The quality is amazing and it just looks so clean. I've framed it in my kitchen with my wall of plants, just so I can see it every morning and just remember what that quote means to me. It tells me to be brave and go for things which are scary.


Have you purchased from Old English Company? Definitely check them out for reasonably priced home ware and accessories!

Until next time guys,

(*DISCLAIMER* these products we're given to me for free in exchange for a blog post. All words are my honest opinion and my own)


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Being a Pastel Pink Princess

27 Apr 2018


Would it surprise you if I said one of my favourite colours is actually pink? Yes this little goth kid has branched out and has a love for everything princessy and magical... One of my favourite things about the warmer weather is my summer wardrobe, which is full of white boho alternative pieces that I can't wait to share with you on Heartshapedbones. This shift dress has been styled before but I really want to challenge myself this year to revive old looks seeing as I'm very strapped for cash. Being an adult sucks and it sucks hard on your bank balance when you live alone, so I hope you guys will really enjoy me bringing life to old favourite items of mine but styling them completely different. 

As you probably can tell the sun came out and every blogger in the UK ran as fast as they could with a camera outside - getting those sunshine filled snaps of us rocking legs out in fields of flowers.  Well, I did anyway. One thing thats fuelled my rut is the fact it's been so hard to take photographs when it's raining 98% of the time. I work all week, it's been dark when I've gotten home and then on the weekends I've either been busy or the weathers been pants. My sister and I have been taking some awesome shots so I really want her to continue taking my photos, so planning my spare time around her spare time hasn't coincided with how much I've been wanting to post. Lucky for me my day off happened to land on the warmest day we've had so far in 2018, so I thought it was the perfect time to dive into some items I've been excited to style this Spring!


white led zeppelin t-shirt - h&m
pink silk shift dress - h&m
black platform boots - topshop
baby pink ice watch* - ice watch 
black floral embellished bag* - rosegal
sunglasses - home bargains

For a very long time I only felt comfortable wearing black, which still is true but now I see it more as a stylish edgy option than 'limiting' myself to the colour. Last year I finally broke the habit and introduced little colourful pieces here and there, but 2018 is definitely the year I try new things. I love pastels, they're cute and girly and whilst one side of me is the biggest goth in the world, I also love to feel like a princess sometimes. Pink is actually one of my favourite colours and a couple of years ago I felt a little daring so I purchased this metallic silky pink shift dress! I had green hair at the time so it went straight to the back of the wardrobe, so I was so happy to re kindle my love for it again! 

I wouldn't ever wear this type of dress just on it's own because I lack anything in the chest area, so I decided to pair it with a white band t-shirt for comfort and to stir away from black. Any other occasion I'd pair it with a long black t-shirt or something mesh, but hey lets get into the summer time spirit! I haven't worn this Led Zeppelin t-shirt since last August so it was about time it made a re appearance too, keeping me cool and i also think it adds some detail to the outfit because the print pokes out a little. I paired it with some layered necklaces and some black accessories, keeping them cute with flowers and beads.


Living in my new house I've not really ventured out around the new area so it was nice to find some fields and greenery just around the corner! I'm so used to the village life and I hope you guys are by now in my photos, so to get us into the Spring spirit I thought it would be perfect to have lots of green and me frolicking around in the daisy fields!

Also how Elton John perfect are these sunglasses?!
They're over the top and girly as hell, being literally only £1.99 and I'm pretty sure I bought them just because of how ridiculously extra they are. 


I've worked a number of times now with Ice Watch and I fall in love more and more with each of their new watches! With my love for pink I opted for this gorgeous baby pink nude watch* with gold trimmings as parts as their new Ice Glam range! It inspired this look because I wanted to create something pastel to match and also just feel a lot more bright in my look for Spring time. 


Until next time guys,

(*DISCLAIMER* items marked with * we're gifted to me in exchange for a blog post. All words are my honest opinion and my own)


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Grabbing Items For Spring When On A Budget

18 Apr 2018


One thing I've learnt recently from living alone is jesus holey christ I am skinter than I have ever been in my life. For anyone not down with the lingo I'm hella' poor, living alone means I have to put a lot more things first like bills over buying them new perfect boots from the lazy oaf & Dr Marten range (I'm still crying inside). I've had to scrap spending for myself when I have to put a roof over my head, which is fair, but it means that new items in my wardrobe have become a very blue moon occurrence. It feels like months since I treated myself to anything and quite frankly since I've been on a no spending ban I've not really seen anything that's caught my eye. It's easy to not spend money when you just shut your eyes and stay clear of any area where there is clothing, but I thought it was time I let myself spend just a little money and there is where this jumpsuit of my casual comfy dreams comes into play.




I'm telling you now one of the most underrated places to find clothing is supermarkets, this jumpsuit is from George, the clothing range at ASDA and it cost me less than twenty pounds. If ever you're wanting a bargain or an easy wear item check out your supermarket whilst you do your food shop! Only £16! I love wearing jumpsuits in spring and summer if its a cooler day because they're just so easy to style, you can throw on a jacket and trainers and you're out the door! In the same day as putting this outfit together I even wore it out on the night time and just added heels and a leather jacket...
 

We've had such a crap Spring so far here in the Uk I'm happy for a little bit of sunshine and this outfit is definitely going on repeat! 

When I saw the jumpsuit on the hanger I didn't think much of it at all, but when I got home I couldn't stop thinking about how the polka dot number would be so easy to style! A low v-neck and short floaty sleeve is usually never something I lean towards, but I'm happy I took a plunge for the cheap price point because I love it! I think it makes jewellery I wear stand out more and you can see my tattoos peeking out from under the sleeves. For some reason in our local ASDA all the knitwear is still hanging about so I didn't take a deeper look, but the summer wear online has got me excited for my next venture to do my monthly food shop!



black polka dot jumpsuit ~ george, ASDA
black pumps ~ h&m
black crystal necklace ~ witchcrafts 
black fur coat ~ newlook  


A little short but sweet post - I am utterly in love with this all in one so I'll get back to sharing more adventurous outfits once I'm over this!

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It feels like the blogosphere is dying

9 Apr 2018


Is it just me or is anyone feeling the lack of community in the blogosphere? I don't mean a lack of support, I'm talking about the bodies of the people behind the keyboards typing because it surely can't just be me who's feeling the uninspired haze washing across the internet. I'm seeing more people taking breaks from blogging, decreasing posts because they're too busy or like me just can't seem to scrape inspiration to post. I've found myself less on bloglovin' reading others posts and if I'm honest my stats and views lately have taken a huge hit which has rolled out of no where. I've gone from having a steady flood of views to barely scraping half of what I normally get....and has my content got any different? certainly not, but it has slowed down which apparently many others are doing too.

 Is blogging dying? 


Personally I've been finding it a struggle to find the motivation to blog lately, it niggles in the back of my brain because I want to create content so bad but lots of things have just constantly been the way. I'm not alone here, other bloggers I talk to say the same thing that they're just going through a really busy life period...well I don't think I am, but blogging is just being put to the bottom of my list and I've done it unintentionally. 

When I get an idea to blog I just talk myself out of it, yeah I'm a fashion blog but I've always done other things too. It feels like a life time since I wrote about films I've watched, beauty products I'm indulging in, but when it comes to forming a post around these things I just don't want to do it. I tell myself readers won't find that stuff interesting because primarily I'm a fashion blog, I should stick to fashion...well fashion and I aren't playing well together lately because I'm strictly on a ban. I'm not buying new things and instead I'm staring at my wardrobe thinking it's completely boring. I keep meaning to try new things, re styling old outfits, even going second hand shopping because I won't feel half as bad purchasing things. I know that'd be good content to share with you some thrifty finds, but again finding time for my blog has been impossible lately and it's news to me. I've never not had time for my blog or to shoot outfit photos, I know I should be happy that I'm actually living my life and getting myself out there...but it means my passion that I love for this platform is being put on the waiting bench. 

I don't feel alone in thinking that blogs as a platform are dying, I've seen countless posts lately saying the same thing and it's been a topic of discussion between my girlfriends. It's scary, engagement whilst being good on social medias isn't reflecting on our blogs and it's so disheartening. I've never worried about views on my blog because it's always been a up hill journey and it's been a comfort I just didn't need to think about. Now I'm watching my views go up and down and barely touching what I usually get...so is social media taking over blogs? I do find myself no longer casually taking a selfie for my instagram and instead setting up a full shoot just for one photograph! Theres no 'oh look at this cool thing I bought' it's flat lays, sponsorships for a photo of a product and everything looks pristine.  Yeah it's visually pleasing but it comes with a lot of pressure that wasn't there before and I don't know when I got to this place. I don't know when myself and my peers started to worry about if there's a sock in the background of a selfie or considering deleting pictures if the views aren't reflective of all the others on our platforms. I don't want to give a shit any more but I also want this to be my career...it's creating stress for stress sake, especially when I used to see Instagram as a little collective place to post photos I liked despite if I was being paid to do so or wanting people to see me a particular way.


I hope this rant can some how be relate able to you and if you're a blogger feel free to message me if you want to chat about how we can all work together to make the community feel like one again. I've been spending time with people I've generally made a bound through blogging with and it's felt so refreshing to get some inspiration back. Everyone seems to have gone quiet online and I hope it's just a little pre warm weather funk us Brits have got ourselves into. 

Just to set myself a few little goals, I really want to push through this lack of motivation I'm having and hopefully come out of the other end back on track like I planned at the beginning of 2018. 

My goals:

  • meet more of my blogger pals because I love to surround myself with like minded people 
  • post atleast twice a week 
  • go back to doing some posts that I loved to create, DIYS, film post, foodie posts etc 
  • get creative and let other aspects of my life join my blog - mainly my artwork 
  • experiment with vintage qualities of photography 
  • write about other things than what im wearing  - topics are fun!


    Until next time guys,



    Keep updated with me on social medias:


    I'VE FINALLY MADE THE CHANGE TO MAKING MY INSTAGRAM MORE DEDICATED TO THIS BLOG! Check out the new heartshapedbones on IG

    I've just launched my own independent business so here is my shop too : Witchcrafts
    & My sisters Instagram for anyone who loves aspiring photographers: Perfectly Ordinals