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The best ways to start your day…

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Starting your day right is a good way to stay positive, productive and focused. Good vibes people! So here’s a little list of ideas to get you moving in the right direction. I’m not saying I stick to these all the time because you know what, life happens! But I certainly notice a difference when I do. So…

  1. Eat breakfast! It’s the most important meal of the day and it gives you energy to do all those fabulous things you have planned. However it’s good to choose food you love eating… forcing down a bowl of soggy bran flakes is not a good start.
  2. Read! Engaging things that your interested in or that inspire you. If you have a long commute to work, there really is no excuse!
  3. Catch up. Finish all the little things you didn’t have time to do yesterday. Whether that’s replying to emails, messages or whatever else. It’s good to feel accomplished early in the morning.
  4. Take your time. Rushing out of the house in 10 minutes is not going to put you in a good mood and chances are you’ll forget things too. It’s far less stressful to get a good nights sleep, wake up early and take your time getting ready for the day.
  5. Exercise! The last thing you want to do in the morning but a good way to feel really energised. I’m not suggesting a 10mile run but just a short workout that gets your heart pumping. You could also do something like yoga or pilates for a more relaxing start. It’s nice to get it over with too, rather than working a full day and having to find the energy later!
  6. Set a nice alarm tone. Who wants to wake up to the sound of a nuclear fire alarm? NO ONE.
  7. Get motivational! Read some good quotes and get inspired. It’s always beneficial to feel positive and there are so many twitter/instagram accounts you can follow for this.
  8. Be nice to other people. Being mindful towards other people means everyone will have a better morning, not just you.

If you liked these tips or have any advice of your own please leave a comment below! Would love to hear your ideas.

Things Learnt: Interning in Fashion Social Media

So I’ve been interning in Social Media for about a month now and I wanted to share some basic tips that might help a few people out. Even though my internship is with a fashion brand, I’m thinkin’ you could use these for your blog/business and they would still be useful anyways.Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 21.36.29

  1. IT’S NEVER TOO MUCH. I honestly thought there was a magic number of posts per day that you could not surpass but apparently that just ain’t true. The philosophy is, the more you post, the more your on people’s feed and the more your on their mind. Repetition is key, especially for brand recognition.
  2. JUMP ON THE TRENDS. Posting about current news articles and trends are a great way to get on people’s radar and be relevant.
  3. GLOBAL SCHEDULE. Schedule tweets for international readers to make sure your getting on their feed to. Check the countries where your readers/customers are from and make sure you schedule something at their peak time.
  4. KNOW YOUR STYLE AND STICK TO IT. All your social media should be in the same writing and graphic style, this maximises brand recognition and is what makes a page look more professional.
  5. PROOF READ. Spelling mistakes are embarrassing and so is 1000 people commenting to let you know after you posted it. Cringe!
  6. PICTURES SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. Include as many images along with your posts as possible. It helps to convey your message quicker and is more attention grabbing.

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Vintage Shopping Advice

As I know a few friends who find vintage shopping a little daunting I thought I would compile a quick list of tips to help you make the right choices.

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  1. Firstly and very simply just be open minded, have fun and try on everything. Often even the gaudiest of pieces can surprise you and if nothing else it makes for a hysterical Snapchat to your friends.
  2. Be sure to check for any damage or stains, it’s unlikely these would be noted on a label so it’s your job to make sure the garment is in good condition. The worst is to get something home and realise it’s marked and unfixable as most vintage shops won’t offer a refund.
  3. Don’t be disheartened if you don’t find anything, often it’s just a matter of luck but it’s worth a few trips to find something you’ll treasure forever.
  4. Imagination is key! If you see potential in a garment you should get it, making alterations is easy and it means you have something completely unique. There are hundreds of tutorials online to help with sewing and customising clothes and often you only need to make small changes to bring it up to date. Even just taking out some of those killer 80s shoulder pads can make all the difference.
  5. Don’t be fooled by a number, sizes have changed over the years so disregard the labels and try everything on before you buy. Sometimes over-sized works but mostly it’s a great fit that makes something look expensive.
  6. Vintage has become so popular there’s a tendency for things to be overpriced but you have to be clever with your choices and don’t give into the hype. Check the fabric content and the brand on the label to avoid being scammed and you can always do a quick Google search on your phone if you need to verify something.

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