Ann’s Cottage Surf Shop wish-list

When I was 14 (or 15, somewhere around that age) I was invited by my school to go on a surfing holiday to Cornwall because I was such a good student, with great attendance. If that doesn’t give you a glimpse of what I was like at school, I don’t know what does but it was a great opportunity and I spent an amazing week with some of my friends who were also selected in Bude, in Cornwall doing all sorts of activities including rock climbing, abseiling, orienteering, wind-surfing and surfing as well as having BBQ’s and sing-a-longs around the campfire under a vast expanse of inky darkness and more stars than I’ve ever seen before in my life. I have very fond memories from that trip and I’d love to go back to Cornwall as an adult and visit the gorgeous beaches and who knows? Maybe even hop back on a surf board for old times sake. 

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Denim trends: The past, present & future *

The trends of denim have been changing for years. From bell bottoms in the 1960s to extreme ripped jeans in 2018, denim has certainly been through a lot since the release of the blue jean 145 years ago. So, which were the trends that really took off? And, what can we expect from denim in the future?

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Summer sparkle with xylondon

In May I worked with a fab shoe company, xylondon on a review of a pair of their boots. I bloody love these boots and have certainly got some wear out of them since receiving them so I can hand on heart, recommend this brand for all your boot-related-needs. I was thrilled when they wanted to work with me again on a more Summer-themed shoe post so I hopped onto the website and had a good old browse for something more summery. And I found the cutest pair of shoes which I can’t wait to share with you! 

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Stepping into Spring with xylondon

I think Spring is a great time to spruce things up. Whether that’s your blog layout, a new hair cut, a re-decorated bedroom or a new wardrobe, Spring is a great time to jump into things head first. New beginnings and all that jazz. I always feel super motivated and inspired as Spring hits (apart from the days that my hay fever is so bad that I can’t breathe or see), I want to do more, try new things, work harder – the works! And it’s a great feeling. Fashion is something I’ve never been overly confident with; I don’t tend to follow the crowd or follow any “trends” and I’m quite reserved when it comes to my choices. But even a gal like me needs some new items to spruce up their wardrobe every now and again don’t they?

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25 Spring & Summer blog post ideas

It might feel like 2018 has only just started but we’re going to be well into Spring before we know it! Although my favourite season is Winter (I luuuuurve the cold), I do love Spring and all the little wonders that come with it. Hot Cross Buns for breakfast, baby animals, the smell in the air as the flowers start to bloom and of course that feeling of productivity and wanting to conquer the world that comes with a new season (tell me I’m not the only one who gets that?) I’ve done two season-themed blog post ideas lists before (Autumn & Winter/Christmas) which both went down well so I thought I’d complete the set and share some Spring and Summer related blog post ideas for you to use this year!

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Jenems Jewellery: Autumn Range

I’m about to present to you the most overused and generic sentence in blogging history. When Jenems contacted me and asked if I wanted to work with them, I jumped at the chance. But this really was the case here because they weren’t just sending me any ol’ jewellery… oh no. I was going to receive some pieces from their brand new Autumn range and if you know me at all, you’ll know that I am down for all things Autumn. Basic Autumn bitch right here. 

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Top Tips For Updating Your Wardrobe On a Budget

For the fashion conscious, there can often be a great deal of pressure to stay up to date with the very latest style trends and ideas. Of course, if you are into fashion, this can be exciting and interesting, allowing you to discover fresh new concepts, designs and developments, but it can also bring a downside – the financial aspect.

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Winter wish-list 

I bloody love Winter. After Autumn, Winter is my second favourite season as I adore the cold and thrive in these colder months. I love wearing cosy jumpers, freezing cold walks with the dog, hearty food which warms your stomach, all the twinkling lights and starting my Christmas shopping. Although I’m not mad about Christmas Day too much, I love the Christmas and Winter ‘aesthetic’ – it’s truly the prettiest and cutest time of the year. So I’ve put together a little Winter wish list of things which are super cute which I would love to own this time of the year. You can find links to each product below! Happy shopping! 

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25 Autumn blog post ideas

Anyone that knows me knows that I freaking hate summer. I hate it. I hate it I hate it I hate it with a roaring passion. The heat; nope. The bugs; nope. The hay fever; nope. All of it is just a big fat nope for me. My favourite time of the year is Autumn, especially that first day when summer is coming to an end and you step outside and the air feels fresher and crisper for the first time in months and you can feel Autumn on its way. Ugh, that feeling is just beautiful and brings with it all sorts of nice feelings for Autumn and a new season with new goals and new things to focus on.

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Celebrating Christmas in Style With Boohoo

This year, I’m trying extra hard to enjoy Christmas. After such a rubbish year, I’m going into the Christmas period with the mentality that it’s the last stretch of 2016 and I might as well at least try and enjoy it because it marks the end of what was a truly dire year. I’ve already got almost all my Christmas presents – and wrapped them – the decorations are up and I even bought myself a little glittering Christmas tree for my room – aww! I’ve also already blogged about some gorgeous Christmasssy candles and actually rather enjoyed it. So when I got an email from Boohoo – yes, Boohoo, I couldn’t quite believe it either – asking if my dog and I wanted to take part in their Christmas jumper campaign, I said yes, obviously. Otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this blog post.

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