Friday Fashion Lust List

Happy Friday everyone! This week’s Friday Fashion Lust list consists of coats, cardigans and lumberjack shirts. I love the longline look of these and the styling of each is really casual cool. I’m a big fan of the effortless look, even if it took you an hour to put together (nobody needs to know..).

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My Week Around The Web

This week has been exhausting, we’ve been busy preparing for our open house, which was held yesterday. I’m glad it’s over but nervous to hear feedback and see whether we get any offers. We’ve both been feeling pretty drained and disheartened with our own search for the right home, so I’m hoping things start to pick up a bit so we can find the right place for us.

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Anyway, all this hasn’t stopped me finding weird and wonderful things over the week, so here’s my favourite picks from around the web…

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Be Your Own Boss Series: Hannah Gale

Well, it’s sadly the last in the series this week. I’ve really enjoyed creating this and I really hope you’ve all loved getting an insight into all these lovely people’s work life. I hope it’s also inspired some of you to consider starting your own business, going freelance or just turning your hand to something you love.

So last but by no means least, I’d like you all to say a big shiny happy hello to Hannah Gale who’s going to tell you all about her journey into self employment, so here’s Hannah…

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What do you do for a living?
I work full-time as a blogger and have done so for a few months now – I previously worked as a journalist for places including Metro, LOOK and Marie Claire. I still do the odd bit of freelancing, but everything is done from the comfort of my home, mostly in pyjamas.

How did your career path evolve to now?
I started my blog back in March 2014 and it took off pretty quickly – was featured on the Telegraph.co.uk and was shared hundreds of thousands of times. Over the past six months my following has quickly grown and i’ve joined Handpicked Media which means I now have advertising on my site. I don’t make quite as much as I did when I worked the 9-5 in London, but I also no longer have to live in London for my job, so it works out that I pretty much have the same disposable income as I did before.

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Be My Valentine…

The day supposedly dreaded by all singletons (does anyone really care about this day?) is nearly upon us, so I thought I’d throw some of my favourite valentines gift ideas together for you all.

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‘My Side Your Side’ Pillowcases from Notonthehighstreet

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My Week Around The Web

Sunday already? Whaa. I hope you all had a productive week and have enjoyed the weekend. We’ve been full of sniffles here so our weekend has consisted of feeling sorry for ourselves, wrapping up and binge-watching series on Netflix.

Here are some of my favourite links from around the web that I’ve come across this past week…

This great tutorial on how to perfect those pesky brows from the lovely Vicky.

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Too much jogging as bad as no exercise at all (I knew there was a reason I didn’t jog…)

Some awesome Instagrammers you should all follow now

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Friday Fashion Lust List

The new year and my aim to avoid all things ASOS hasn’t quite worked out. I haven’t been able to stop myself browsing the sales and looking at the new collections being added each week.

So far I’ve restrained myself from ordering anything, and instead have been growing my ‘Saved Items’ list quite nicely. I thought I’d share my favourite picks with you guys in the hopes that they will sell out and I can avoid placing an order for a little longer, and hopefully grow my piggy bank, not my wardrobe.

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Be Your Own Boss Series: Karine Kong

I hope you’re all enjoying reading this series as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it. This week I’m pleased to introduce you all to Karine Kong of Bodie and Fou. I hope you enjoy hearing all about her work life…over to Karine!

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What do you do for a living?
Lots of things :-) I’m the Founder and Creative Director of online concept store Bodie and Fou. I’m also an Interior Stylist and professional Blogger at www.karinecandicekong.com.

How did your career path evolve to now?
I launched Bodie and Fou nine years ago. At the time I was pregnant working for Universal Music International and I was keen to do something with my sister Elodie within the interior industry where our passion lies.

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Choosing Your Wedding Music

It feels like forever since our lovely wedding day. I’ve just been listening to some of the music played at our wedding which prompted me to write this little post about choosing your wedding music. We were lucky enough to not only have a fantastic DJ with us the whole day, but also an amazing live band.

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Choosing the right music was a really important part of the day for me. I’ve always been passionate about music and I wanted to make sure we chose the best songs for each moment. I think it’s really important to be true to yourselves, your style and what you really want throughout every stage of wedding planning, including the music. If you love death metal, play death metal; if you love N’Sync, damn well play it! I mean, maybe throw in a few classics for your gran, but definitely don’t cut out the kind of music you love just to please others.

Here’s a little run down of what we ended up choosing for our day…

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