GOODBYE HOLIDAYS

Friday, 20 February 2015


As the title of this post suggests, tomorrow is my last day of freedom before I start uni (eek!). While I'm kinda sad to see the end to such a relaxing few months, I am literally so excited for uni to start; so far everyone I've met have been so kind and welcoming and I am really looking forward to starting my degree. While I won't be as free as I have been these past couple of months, I will definitely still be updating B&L at least once a week and can't wait to share this new adventure with you all.

On that note, I will leave you with this quote/background curtesy of Design Love Fest- I think it's the perfect motivational quote for this new chapter!

Are any of you starting university soon? If so, what units are you studying? x

INTERVIEW// CHESSIE FROM FRESHLY PICKKED

Saturday, 14 February 2015


Heya! Today I am interviewing the wonderful Chessie, who is not only an incredible blogger but an all-round lovely girl! If you haven't already heard of her, I would highly recommend hopping on over to her blog and having a look.

1. Tell me a bit about yourself (name, age, how long have you had a blog etc)
My name is Chessie and I am a 16 year old blogger. I love to blog about fashion, crafts, ideas, decor and health! I've owned my blog for almost a year now so its almost 1 years old!
 
2. Why did you decide to start blogging?
Because I wanted to share more photos at the one time and be able to write about them more. I had my instagram but I felt that if I started blogging I could achieve this. It also looked like a lot of fun!


3. What's your current favourite item in your wardrobe?
A toss up between my dress from Red Hill House or my gorman tee!

4. Where are your favourite places to shop?
Country road, seed, zara, gorman, red hill house, op shops, general pants, and many other places.

5. What advice would you give people who are thinking about starting a blog? 
Be yourself, take good quality photos and write interesting content which will make your readers want to come back for more! I am in the midst of writing a post that'll ask all questions like that so look out for that everyone!


6. Where do you hope to be in 10 years?
I hope that I am fit, healthy and happy with my blog flourishing. I hope I have also done some travelling to beautiful places and doing well in a job that I love.

7. How would you describe your personal style?
I always find this a tricky question! I like to stay in fashion, with lots of neutral colours but also I love wearing colours. If you want to see more check out my blog!

8. Your blog posts are always so lovely! Where do you find inspiration?
Thank you so much! I find inspiration from other bloggers, pinterest, instagram and just random things on the street etc!



LEAVERS

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Today I arrived home after a week away with my best friends, so of course I decided to share a few photos with you! The holiday was to celebrate the end of school and starting of university, and it was SO MUCH FUN! We stayed in a house in a little town a couple of hours away from the city, and it was such a relaxing week.



Actually, the official 'leavers week' for graduating high school students took place a couple of months ago, but we decided to wait until now so that it would be more relaxing and a lot less expensive. We spent our week visiting the chocolate factory (western australian readers holla at me if you love those free samples), going to the beach, visiting animal farms (cuteness overload) and watching too many seasons of The Office.































All in all, it was such a wonderful time away with friends... I can hardly believe the time has flown by so quickly!

Hope you all have a wonderful week! x

NEW LAPTOP + NEW LAYOUT

Monday, 2 February 2015


Hello hello hello!! In case any of you didn't notice, this here blog has had a virtual facelift. I thought it was time to change up the layout a bit and I had so much fun playing around with fonts and coding to get it to how I liked! I think it's just about finished now, there's only a few more things to tweak and then it will be all done. What do you guys think?

In other news... I GOT A MACBOOK!!! I am literally so so excited, especially after not having a laptop for the past 3 months (don't know how I survived tbh) and I am just in love with it. It's so pretty!

This week my friends and I are going away for a few days, and I'm not sure if I'll have wifi so I'm sorry in advance if I don't reply to your comments or emails until I get back! I am so excited, we are staying in a house together in a town a few hours away from our city, and it will be so great to relax and catch up with everyone.

Hope you all have a wonderful week! x