Friday, March 27, 2015

Contacting bloggers for this interview is always a bit nerve racking. IRL I'm a pretty shy or even a quiet person. It depends on my mood, but usually when it comes to just striking up conversations, I tend to feel awkward. I sometimes feel this way when I find someone I want to interview on Fox and Mint, it takes me a while to work up my courage. This was how I felt in the lead up to asking Corina for an interview (even though we've talked before, she's designed my logo, I've blogged about her before and she's my Facebook friend!)

Corina is such a creative soul, she is unique and sees the world in a beautiful way! Once you follow her on insta or pinterest, your feeds will include that mimialistic design that Corina does so well.

I hope you guys enjoy the interview and if you know of anyone who is keen on an interview, lemme know in the comments below - even if it's you as a blogger! I'd love that!

Who takes the amazing photos on your blog?
Thank you for calling them amazing, I’m truly flattered! My husband usually photographs me, and i take all the rest ones.

What made you want to start your blog?
I was going through a period, where I was in need of inspiration, creativity and motivation. Blogging was something that everyone did at that point, and seemed like a great idea to have a mini project to work on everyday and keep myself busy in a creative way.

Where do you get most of your inspiration from?
I’d say that pretty much from everywhere. All shapes, colours, smells, noises around us can create great ideas. The best ideas though come to me when I’m mostly involved and creating non stop. It’s like creativity flows all over and I can’t stop. The more involved you are in a creative way, the more creative you become.

When did you start blogging?
It was around 3-4 years ago that I had just gone through a difficult surgery that had me left home, without being able to work on pretty much anything else. So staying home, I had all the time in the world to do something that mattered.

How do you manage life/work/blog/study?
It’s definitely not an easy ride. Freelancing, keeping up with the blog and the social media it’s all a package that you have to always be consistent and creative. The perfect balancing trick though, is to be super organised and plan an achievable daily schedule.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ahh, Snapchat. 
It's a great app to use when you want to send your friends something weird you saw on the street, a selfie pulling your ugliest face, or a clip of a cat that you're looking after make funny cat noises at the wall. 

I've had Snapchat for a while and never thought I'd want you guys to see those 3 second, double chin selfies of mine! Alas, I figured I may as well invite you guys to add me to Snapchat and watch my story, even if it's of me in my PJ's all the time, hanging out with Adrian or walking down the street. It's my story and it's kind of fun knowing you guys can watch my silly clips! 

My username is oliviagum - feel free to add me! 

I'd love to know if you use Snapchat and if you follow any people on there. 
Leave a comment below to let me know! 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Top: Zara (ASOS V-neck t-shirts)  |  Kimono: Zara (ASOS/Urban Outfitters/Free People) |  Bag: H&M (Black shopper from ASOS)  |  Jeans: ASOS  |  Shoes: Birkenstock

I have a story about this kimono that I may have mentioned on my blog before but, whatever!
When Adrian and I were in Barcelona, like all good tourists we hit the shops. I saw this kimono in Zara and thought, 'oh that's so pretty' and just walked on by. At this stage I was only looking for a dress. I thought about this kimono for days, weeks and when I couldn't find it in the UK, I looked for it in Poland, Italy and Hungary. It was only until my second last day back in Barcelona that I begged Adrian we go looking for it again. I freaking found it. My radar for this thing was bloody stupid, I found it in 5 seconds flat - I'm not even kidding.
I wore it everyday when I bought it. I think I even put it on when I bought it. 
I guess the lesson I learnt from this was when I know really like something I should buy them, because you might be looking for something similar and never find it again. I'm actually doing that with a couple of items online. Come to think of it, I don't know why. It'll end the same way it always does - with regret. 

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

So, flares are becoming a thing. 

Before I show you ways you can style flares, I want to take a moment to remember flares from my pre-teen/teenage perspective. I remember my older sister, wearing her tinsel flared jeans and rollerblading around the driveway in our front yard. I remember being in year 8 and getting my first pair of flared Gripp jeans and having them tailored to just reach the floor so they didn't drag. I also remember the flares that did drag on the floor and the white converse all stars that would poke out from underneath your flare. 

Now, I'm not sure how I feel about this trend making a come back. I just hope it's a slow introduction because, I still thoroughly enjoy my skinny jeans. 

Plus, I still remember the day I sewed up my old flares to all become skinny jeans. 


(image cred from top right Stockholm Street Style, Style Caster, Street Peeper and Cliche Mag.  
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