Who to follow on Instagram

Here I am. Back again after yet another unplanned break from both the blog and Instagram. Does anyone else ever feel like they’re lacking inspiration/motivation a little? I have been putting together ideas for the upcoming seasons and that’s as far as it went. Anyway, after a getting back into a relatively normal routine after 11 days off work my ‘creative juices’ are flowing again (what a horrendous expression).

I have been meaning to put together a post like this for ages as I often get asked who to follow for the below categories. The ones I have chosen to mention I’ve been following for a while now so have gotten to know their style and can 100% recommend that you follow them if any of the topics discussed are of interest to you. I will provide you with a little snippet of their feed and a link to their blog/website so that you can have a little mooch yourself. There are SO many others that I could have included but I thought I’d go with the accounts that I know well.

I won’t comment on every single account that I’ve included otherwise this really will take you half a day to read, but be assured that they are all lovely/likeable girls, some of which I’m lucky enough to call my friends! With a real mix of categories I’m hoping to have captured at least one of your passions.

The last category that I have called ‘Real Life’ (mainly cause I couldn’t think of a better title), I have included three profiles that have really opened my eyes to subjects I felt pretty uneducated in. They cover subjects such as baby loss, blood cancer and mental health and since following them I have learnt SO much. That isn’t solely what they are about however. They cover a mix of fashion, interiors, family life, lifestyle (I could go on) and coincidentally they are all bloody hilarious.

Now get browsing…

Beauty

 

Interiors

 

Fashion

 

Lifestyle/Travel

 

Real Life

 

I love blog posts like this where you can just admire lots of pretty pictures, it makes for pretty easy viewing.

I hope this gives you aaall the inspiration. Now get yourself on Instagram and follow every single one of these accounts. You won’t regret it. Most of them also have the balls to Instagram story too (I’m not there yet) and I love seeing what everyone has been up to when I get home from work. Maybe I need to get a life ha.

Happy Instagramming!

H x

August Wishlist

Hello you lovely lot, hope you’re all well!

For this months wishlist my focus is predominately on interiors as opposed to fashion. Now that that the end of August is in sight I’m rather looking forward to the A/W months (Keen I know). The cosy knitwear, cold walks, seasonal meals and festive markets (I could go on.)

Naturally I want to make my bedroom and living room particularly cosy ready for when the cooler and darker nights draw in. The goal is to make it as Hygge as possible. With copious amounts of candles, blankets, cosy pjs and hot drinks this shouldn’t be too difficult.

My first priority is my bedroom. At the moment it’s relatively minimalist with very neutral colours so my plan is to add a subtle pink throw which I think will be quite versatile across all seasons. I do however have the softest/ snuggliest faux fur throw for when it gets really chilly. When I say fur throw think chalet in Meribel not a brothel.

I may also make some changes to the lay out of my floating shelf. It might benefit from a bit of colour in one of the frames and I love the idea of framing feathers, particularly ones with a distinctive pattern or colour. So if any of you happen to come across feathers of the above description, send them my way. What a great/natural way to incorporate colour though.

Inspiration taking from Rebecca from Roses and Rolltops. Follow the link to see how she creates the perfect gallery wall

I LOVE white bedding. Bit of a dangerous colour if you’re an avid fake tan wearer, however it’s so versatile. If you’re walls are of a neutral colour you could change the colour theme of your soft furnishings each season. I had my eye on some gorgeous bedding from the white company but after mooching in home sense and tkmaxx I was spoilt by their choice and for a fraction of the price.

Now I’ve got this thing for indoor plants and despite killing several hundred I think I’m slowly getting to grips with looking after my plant babies. I love the one I already have in my room but I’ve really grown to like the trailing plants (providing it doesn’t get too wild). So with a trip to Ikea¬†in the diary I will be on the hunt for one of these beauties.

Pinterest inspiration

I big contributor of hygge is low lighting so I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement lamp. The one I had on my chest of draws was cheap as chips as I originally had it for uni, but i’ve recently fallen in love with this pineapple lamp from Laura Ashley thanks to Cara Sutherlands influence. It’s price tag doesn’t thrill me but I can’t see myself ever falling out of love with it so it’s therefore an investment right?!

Home fragrances are next on my list. Not an essential of course but another contributor of hygge (particularly candles). The White Company release seasonal candles and diffusers so it would only be right to get the Autumn scent. I’m also in love with their Cashmere collection which I can highly recommend. I think it’s such a luxurious fragrance which I’ve had in my room for the last few months but it would also be perfect in a bathroom or hall way. It’s quite subtle though so I wouldn’t use it in a large room.

Last but not least PJS! You can’t beat getting home from a long day at work, having a warm and relaxing bath and putting on your cosiest pyjamas. Before last year I never really bothered with PJ sets. I just couldn’t justify spending much money on something I’ll be wearing to bed. Now though, more so when it’s colder I love love cosy loungewear. Is this an age thing? I hope not! Joules and Fatface always exhibit the best lounge wear collection but can be a little pricey. If you’re not so keen on their price tag Next also have a great selection. These are a few of the pairs I have my eye on at the moment.

So there it is. I’m officially ready to start nesting ready for next season. I’m so excited for whats to come and also to read some of my favourite bloggers posts. I so love seeing what everyone gets up to and take away many ideas for places to visit.

H x