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How To Nail Mothers Day

I genuinely feel bad for the Dad’s of the world because Mum’s are just so much easier to buy gifts for. When Mothers day rolls around I’m spoilt for choice. Being the handy andy that I am, I thought I would lend a helping hand with some of my top picks for this mothers day. I am a born gift giver, if I know and love someone, I’m amazing at buying gifts for them – people may be reading this and thinking no your not, particularly my boyfriend who said my gifts were ‘quirky’. I went through a stage of not having a lot of money and a lot of my gifts were homemade, I say thoughtful he says quirky. Potato, patata. Anyway, I love buying gifts, so therefore I must be good at it no? *Mug : Amara This cup is honestly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! So I know mugs can be a pretty generic Mothers day gift but I feel like nice one’s don’t come under the generic umbrella, it’s reserved for mugs with best Mum ever written across the front. Who wouldn’t feel like a million dollars drinking from this? They do one with the eye’s open too, could make a cute little set, just saying . . Candle : Diptyque // *Book : Amara // Hand Cream : L’Occitane // Perfume : Jo Malone In my opinion, smellies are KING. Smelly candles, perfume, smelly hand cream – obviously I mean good smelly! My boyfriend got me this candle for Valentines and I have to admit, I’ve not quite got my full use of it for flatlay purposes to start burning it. I can tell you from enthusiastically sticking my nose against the wax and sniffing that I know it’s going to be a dream. Mums love candles, candles love Mums, the end. This L’Occitane hand cream is divine, the smell is incredible, is it sad that it’s my special hand cream that I don’t use everyday? Any form of pampering will always go down a treat, after all, Mothers day is about Mums relaxing! Coffee table books, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, what woman doesn’t love a beautifully presented hard back book? If not to read, just to look pretty on the coffee table coffee table books are a ‘thing’ you know? This one’s all about hosting and with motherhood comes the position of hostess, she needs this. *Vase : Amara  // *Book : Amara // Lip Balm : Chanel Flowers are an old friend you can always rely on for Mothers day gifts, only good flowers mind you! None of this petrol station carnations nonsense! I’m talking roses, peonies, orchids . . what are her favourites?! Do you know what’s even better than flowers? flowers in a vase, something that smells beautiful and looks beautiful, and something lovely to keep! I love the size of this one, it’s not exactly a bunch of flowers vase though! Dip dye and pastels are so my thing right now, or would be if I had…

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How One Pair Of Shoes Can Transform Your Outfit

This is a very important post about how one pair of shoes can transform your outfit. If you, like me, have a boyfriend that complains about how many pairs of shoes you have, you should fetch your laptop immediately and show him this post because the fact of the matter is, they can. *Jacket : Girls On Film // T Shirt : H&M Old // Jeans : Asos // *Heels : Raye @ Revolve Clothing // Bag : Zara Why great shoes can transform your outfit into a ‘look’ Your probably sick and tired of me professing my love for jeans and talking about how all I wear is jeans and a t shirt right? But I feel like this is precisely the thing that has led me to the conclusion that shoes can transform your outfit. Shoes and bags are statement items, shoes more so. . because we love shoes, and the same outfit when worn with these beautiful Suede sandals, would look COMPLETELY different with a pair of Stan Smiths or a pair of stiletto court shoes. I’m a firm beleiver in that it’s how you accessorize an outfit that turns it into a full on ‘look’, no I don’t know what I’m talking about either. You get the picture though, it goes from jeans and a t shirt to, “woah, she’s smokin’ ” Do you know what I love about this look? I feel like it’s very Sincerely Jules – if you don’t know then you won’t know. Go and look her up, if you like low key style then she’ll be right up your street, think Californian laid back with the odd Chloe handbag thrown in. These shoesies are kind of a half way house if you will. I think you could wear this look day or night depending on your style of course! For me this is something I’d wear for dinner or a smart casual occasion because I am ultra low key in my style. I can imagine someone else might wear this to go shopping though! I was sent them by Revolve Clothing who I’ve always dreamt of working with after seeing the incredible Coachella parties they throw and the clothing itself worn by some huge inspirations of mine! These are from a brand called RAYE and I am in love. They’re real Suede and just the perfect neutral pair, you know when you can just tell a pair of shoes will be with you for years? Yeah, that. If I haven’t convinced you (your boyfriend/Husband) that a pair of shoes can transform your outfit and therefore a multitude of shoes are required at all times, then I haven’t done my job. But please do feel free to follow me on Bloglovin’ so I can have another go tomorrow? You can also find me on youtube now! Make sure you subscribe so you can get the full on Sinead Crowe experience, I know you want it! It’s a great way to find out about the person behind the blog! Shop The…

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LFW // What To Wear

I’ve never been to LFW before so I decided to go on the most tame days the Thursday and Friday, and skipped the shows to ease myself in with just events and hangouts. Don’t get me wrong, shows would have been amazing and I do regret passing up the opportunity after going down there, but at the time I just felt anxious and uncomfortable about the whole thing and wanted to be comfortable so that I could actually enjoy it! Coat : Next Old // *Top : Boohoo // *Belt : Boohoo // Jeans : Asos // Shoes : Topshop // Watch : Larsson &  Jennings Deciding What To Wear For LFW I had a real mare when I was deciding what to wear for LFW. So basically, it started on Thursday at the Boohoo Gifting lounge when I decided that anyone who’s anyone is more out there at LFW so therefore I needed to dress differently to my usual style. I tried on around 50 different things and surprise surprise I came out with a white top and a grey top . . really?! I ordered these jeans and thought, I’ll wear them with the top it’s fine it will look great and when they arrived I just did not feel LFW ready, I was so boring, I was so me. After ordering these man repelling shoes (my boyfriend practically cried when I told him it wasn’t a joke – which he thought it was) I loved it all together but I felt like it was too me to wear to LFW. Anyway, after having a good old fashioned instagram stalk of what people were wearing I was surprised to see some of the people who’s style I identify with the most were pretty laid back in their style, which made me realise that it’s fine to just be you. So eventually I settled for this look with a coat courtesy of Sue Crowe, It’s nothing particularly fancy but it’s me and I felt comfortable in it! I always find that when I’m comfortable I have more confidence which after all is the most flattering thing you can wear – cringe. Anyway, I didn’t put the arms through the sleeves and if that doesn’t scream fashion I don’t know what does. I love this shot of me and Liv from LivinFashion twinning in our granny shoes. Yes, they’re so beautiful we decided to just wear them, because . . fashion. I have to admit her tanned feet like a damn site better in them than my pasty feet do, mine look like a genuine grandmas feet, no offence to any grandmas. All photography by Liv Blankson Shop The Look Post LFW Breakfast with Farfetch I thought I would add in my little post LFW breakfast with Farfetch as it’s all part of the festivities and the location, The Wolsley Hotel is just a sight to be seen! I’m talking mirrored doors, gold banisters, high ceilings and marble floors. It was all I could do not to get up…

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Look Book // My Favourite Outfits

My third Youtube video and my first ever Lookbook! Have a look and let me know what you think! If you’re a fan of me and my blog its a great way to get to know me and my personality as it doesn’t always shine through on my blog! I hope it does though! But maybe not as easily! If you are loving what you’re seeing then make sure you hit subscribe as I’m hoping to do lots more videos on a weekly basis! I would also love to hear any video’s you want to see and want me to do!!!

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5 Steps To A Killer Blog Title

I’m gonna go ahead and say it, I think that you’re blog title is possibly, no definitely the most important part of your post. Now I only really realised this a couple of months ago and boy have I seen the benefits. My friends, you need to cross on over to the bright side and ride the gravy train of a good blog title and you’ll soon see what I mean. When I first started blogging I stopped my mindfulness posts sharpish because no body was clicking on them, they just did not care. So I presumed all that people were interested in was my style and resigned myself to a life of OOTD posts. Recently, I’ve actually discovered that now my mindfulness and positivity posts are the ones with the best responses. Yes I have bloomed and now have a following but these ones are bringing in new readers and guess what? They’re staying! So, I’m not just here to brag about how amazing I am at writing blog titles and how you should really go figure that one out for yourself, of course, as always (I hope) I’m here to share the wealth. Things To Consider When Choosing Your Blog Title Grab The Readers Attention This is THE most important thing when you’re writing the blog title, and it’s so obvious, so I know you’re probably thinking duh. But I used to use words that sounded intriguing and related in some way to the post like texture and black, let me tell you now, unless you’ve got an almighty following your not going to get many people click on that! If I saw a post names texture there’s no way I’m clicking on it, I don’t care who you are or whether I follow you already or not. It just does nothing for me. Now I always take time to consider which title would draw the reader in and make them want to see the full story. I also like to add numbers in the title wherever possible, I just think 5 top SEO tips is more eye catching than SEO tips, add in the words ridiculously easy and you’ve got yourself something people are going to want to click on! Use Google Trends Google Trends is something I’m still getting to grips with myself. You can basically search what your key word should be, which by the way should always be in your blog title. So when you open it, there’ll be some info on what’s currently trending and the most talked about topics, you can then search your title or keyword to see if it’s something people are searching and whether it’s worth re thinking. If In Doubt Google Autocomplete I used this one before on my 5 Ridiculously Easy SEO Tips post, but I thought I’d throw it in again because, 1 – it’s relevant, and 2 – why not? Google Autocomplete is a bit like Google Trends but more for when you don’t have a clue on what to use as your title or…

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