Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TWENTY THOUSAND.

 photo 20_zpsab4c8c7b.jpg Way back in 2006 I sat down at my desk and created Tiny Twisst. I was still at University, so it was simply a place for me to avoid doing any work and to write about the makeup I had bought with money I didn't really have to spend. I never really 'got into it' much and it became a little abandoned. However, six years later on one rainy weekend (and probably after a few glasses of wine) I deleted every single post and started over again. I spent that whole week designing, researching, taking outfit photos and posted my first ever outfit post - I quite enjoyed it. (just look how young I look here, aww!) So, that's when Tiny Twisst became a fashion blog, and that's also when I began to love it.

Never did I think that just a few years later this little Internet space would not only be part of my job, but also my absolute passion. Writing posts and knowing that you guys read and enjoy them literally makes my day. You guys inspire me to always do better, and I like that.

This brings me to YouTube. I was working in London at the beginning of this year and got made redundant (which I didn't mind, the job wasn't much fun) This gave me more time to put into videos and when I hit my first 5,000 subscribers I was over the freakin' moon. In July, I hit 10,000 subscribers and made this celebration video, again, I was pretty happy about this.. as you can see.

3 months later bring us to today, and well.. I just reached 20,000 subscribers, which I guess might explain this post. Now, I know it's not millions like some but I am still stunned that twenty thousand people watch my videos, some of those follow me on social media, read my blog.. it's just completely unbelievable. You really don't know what this blog, you guys and everything else has done for me - Tiny Twisst was one of the little flickering lights at the end of a pretty dark, miserable tunnel, so I want to say thank you, to each and every one of you.
 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

COUNTRY

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Top - New Look
Shoes - Clarks*

When this Hush cardigan landed through my door via Mr Postman I was pretty excited. In fact, it's probably a little sad to be that excited about knitwear, but y'know, it takes all sorts. It's the beautiful mix of colours I love the most, a strong, vibrant pink paired with neutral brown tones - who would have thought these colours would work so well together? A slouchy cardi is my absolute favourite piece to wear throughout the colder months, they provide comfort that a coat cannot and I guess I just like being damn comfortable! I wanted to go for a slight retro feel, so paired it with my trusty high-waisters via Topshop (will always love these!) and these beaut pair of boots via Clarks (which are probably the most comfortable boots I've ever owned!)

So, next week I go on holiday and I'm pretty excited about it! I'm off to Cornwall for a nice chilled out week with my boyfriend, and I cannot wait - life has been pretty hectic recently and I can't remember the last time I had a complete week off/holiday. Of course this little space will still be updated and I'm sure I'll still be tweeting and instagramming, but I am definitely looking forward to a little less Internet, sometimes it's good to just get away from it all and enjoy a bit of no-phone-time!

Have any of you been to Cornwall?! If so, let me know good places to visit in the comments below :)


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BEACH HUTS - #LIVEINLEVIS PT 2

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 When Levis kindly asked me to their flagship Regent Street store to pick a few items to blog about, of course I was a little overjoyed. Levis are a brand I absolutely adore, with such a strong place in the denim market they are, in my eyes, the only contenders in the 'denim that actually fits' award. The lovely team showed me around the store and I was pretty shocked by how many pairs of jeans, and jackets, they actually sell - the place was rammed! They also have a few brilliant methods of measuring us Women for jeans, which is brilliant if like me you sometimes struggle to get a good fit (not all petite ladies have long legs and no hips, after all!) They call this the Curve ID, and you can find out more about that here.

For my post, I picked the above three items. These beautiful, and very Autumnal burgundy super stretch high rise skinny jeans which I just love paired with creams and neutral tones. Secondly I picked out these high waisted 501's in grey with a slight distressed effect, these are a brilliant pair for either wearing casual like above, or dressing up for an evening out. And lastly, I chose this extremely cosy denim jacket with fur trim - this is definitely going to keep me toasty all Winter, it may just be the warmest thing, ever!

The Live in Levi's® project invites everyone the world over to contribute their own real-life Levi's® story using the hashtag #LiveInLevis. This could be an image, or series of images that says it all or a post that gives a bit more depth. See what other people have shared at www.levi.com/liveinlevis

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  Which outfit out of the three above is your favourite?


 
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Levi’s via Mode Media. 
The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Levi’s.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

AUTUMNAL

 photo forever21-coat-1_zps1635e961.jpg So, Forever21 recently contacted me and asked me to take part in their New Season, New Look month theme - which is all about dressing for Autumn. Using outfits you might wear for College I have mixed some Autumnal looks with a little help from the wonderful Forever21 coats & knitwear range. Take a look at the outfits below and make sure you let me know which one is your favourite!

 COSY DAYTIME 
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Hat / Top / Coat

This coat is a brilliant piece for Autumn, especially when the weather feels neither cold or warm - a light jacket is just what you need. I also feel it would be excellent in a torrential rain situation, which if you live in England, you might be used to! Of course I popped on this beanie for extra warm, and to cover a particularly bad hair day, what a piece!

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Just because it's almost Winter, doesn't mean you have to cover up those pins. A pair of shorts like these are great worn with tights, and flat shoes - it helps to add the smart/casual feel to any outfit. This shirt has been my Autumn go-to so far, the high neck is extremely flattering under a leather jacket and there's no need for a scarf, I also love that it can dress any outfit up a notch!  

DAY TO NIGHT
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 Dress / Cardigan

This outfit is my prime day-to-night number, pop on a cardigan like this for the day, and take it off in the evening (and pop on some matching heels!) I love how soft and comfortable this knit is too, I can imagine wearing this sat infront of a cosy fire.. Ahh, see, Winter doesnt have to be dull!