Weekend Musings #1

I’ve been pondering the idea of creating a weekly Sunday feature on Tiffany Tales for sometime, but I’ve never really worked out what I wanted to talk about. Well, I still haven’t exactly figured that out, but I thought perhaps we could work it out together. So I’ll ramble on and you guys can tell me what you like to hear about and perhaps what I should cut next time.

The idea behind my Weekly Musings is to have a place to share things that I perhaps don’t feel are worthy of a dedicated blog post, but also shouldn’t be left in corner (massive Dirty Dancing flashback). That could mean my latest Netflix obsession, my current read, my favourite outfit or even a new beauty discovery. Who knows at this stage, the world really is my oyster.

Maybe a good place to start is an explanation behind these images – I know they’re a little different to the beauty shots I normally upload. So after nearly two years blogging, I’ve only just come to realise that the only thing that can be truly unique about my blog is me. Thousands of bloggers can put together a witty post or take a lovely picture, if I want to stand out in this crazy blogosphere, I’m going to have to start embracing my USP. So based on that, I’ve decided to make an effort to inject a little more of ‘me’ into my blog… and all my social channels for that matter. So here I am, or there am… I’m not entirely sure which is the correct sentence. Maybe it’s a bit of both?

Taking photos of myself has always felt a little awkward, which is why I’ve probably shied away from the typical ‘style’ posts. The thing is I’ve always loved fashion, although saying that I haven’t always been fantastic at putting an outfit together – my mum can concur with me on that one! But I love clothes, almost as much as I love beauty, so by hiding away there’s a huge part of me that I simply don’t share with you guys. But that attitude is now a thing of the past and I’ve been twirling around in a gold mermaid skirt just to prove it.

Another big change (besides the montage of red hair that will be appearing on the blog), is mixing things up over on Instagram. I’ve always been obsessed with the perfect white feed, but in the end I was getting so sick and tired of it. I was missing out on sharing so many gorgeous images, just because they weren’t ‘white’ enough! So enough was enough and so now my feed has transformed into a rainbow of pastel shades and I have my friend, Emma (blogger over at Edition EmmaGrace) to thank for that. She recently changed up her theme from pure white, to an awesome collage of blues and encouraged me to ditch the traditional blogger theme and follow suit. I have to say (and we both agree), it’s the best change we’ve ever made and based on the increase in followers, it would seem that you guys think so too.

Aside from all of the digital changes I’ve been making, something else I’ve been trying to mix up the past few weeks is my after-work activities. I’ve been ditching a few episodes of my current favourite Netflix binge (ahem, Gilmore Girls) and getting back into reading. I’ve always enjoyed reading, but I find it’s one of those things that never quite makes the priority list. I guess blogging, working and going to the gym gets in the way – okay maybe not the gym, I’d actually have to go more often for that one to count. WOW I really am rambling today, well I did warn you! So anyhoo, I’ve recently just finished The Widow. It’s a thriller all about a widow (hence the name) and the story of her husband who was accused of a terrible crime. It’s one of those books that has got you second guessing every character’s motives and you’re never quite sure how it’s going to end. There was definitely something a little Gone Girl-esk about it and although I was slightly disappointed with the ending, I’d definitely recommend giving it a read.

In other news, I’m completely in love with Ed Sheren’s new songs (along with the rest of the world) and did you hear that there’s a national courgette shortage? Right when I was about to get into courgetti too! The bf will be pleased.

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  • Kate

    I think you should definitely post more outfit photos! This look is gorgeous. And I like the idea of a weekly ramble of whatever happens to be on your mind. You’re so right – with so many blogs out there, it’s the individual blogger that makes each one unique. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • thisgirlloveschic

    you look amazing

    This Girl Loves Chic xx

  • Claire Cavanagh

    I’ve got to say, as a new reader I clicked on this post and thought you must be a regular with outfit posts as you look SO natural and beautiful in these pictures :) Definitely keep them up! I’m also looking for a new book at the moment so will definitely check out The Widow.

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

    • Thank you! Let me know what you think of the book if you give it a read. x

  • Love your hair <3
    For some reason though, I'm really not a fan of those skirts, they seems to be everywhere right now but I just don't get it hahaa!

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    Victoria

    X

  • Stephanie Dick

    I just found your blog and I love it! I only just started my own blog, and am thinking of doing a similar thing to your Weekly updates! I love your outfit here and definitely couldn’t tell this isn’t usually your type of thing!
    xox Steph

    invisiblecrown.org

  • Looove the outfit, especially the skirt! You look beautiful X

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  • A courgette shortage? I am as pleased as your boyfriend. Weekend updates are an amazing idea, but nothing I personally could do. I schedule most of my stuff way in advance, because if I dont the kids get in the way.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Glad to hear I’ve spread the good news ;). That is so organised, I’m so bad at scheduling! x

  • your skirt and boots are so beautiful and suit you so well. i really should read more but because i have to read so much for uni i just don’t feel like doing it in my free time.

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  • Those Kurt Geiger boots are stunning! Looking forward to many more Sunday features on Tiffany Tales! 😘

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  • missgetaway

    Oh that Skirt. Love the picture of it swooshing through the air. And the boots, don’t even get me started!

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

  • That skirt is so adorable!!! And I must say that you combined it really well! <3
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  • Absolutely adore this look girl! x

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  • Loved reading this post! And cute outfit!

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

  • Love how you styled this pleated skirt! I also love your friends’ new page layout!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

  • This was a really good read! I feel that too many bloggers and blog posts are too structured, so being able to actually speak your mind and sometimes ramble is just great!! Also, loving your outfit! Great post babe x

    Millie x
    http://queenmillie.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/cream-jumper-grey-scarf-shein.html

  • The Sunday Mode

    I love how you’re changing things up and you’re so right, I tend to get shy when I do posts with me in them as well but we’re all that really separates us from all the other blogs out there…I never really thought about it that way until now and it’s really clicked with me.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • Wow, I love the skirt so much!! You are so pretty!
    xoxo
    http://www.donkeycool.es

  • Euge Etcheverry

    I love that skirt!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog