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.