That Fashion Bambi

That Fashion Bambi



Monday, 16 April 2018

self care, self love, self journey (part 2)

So my life has changed a lot recently, something happened that seemed to change everything and I guess you don't realise how much 1 thing can make your whole world feel like its crashing down. I say my life has changed a lot recently, thats not all true I am working and searching for a full time position in the fashion industry, still don't have my own car, still having tests regarding my stomach and I am still working at my part time job. So that stuff is the same and right now it's become much more apparent and frustrating as it ever has been. But something big in my life I am not going to go in detail and explain it, sorry but it's personal and I guess I don't feel ready to talk about it yet as it still feels pretty fresh.

But I wanted to write this blog post because through all the shit that seems to be going down in my life right now a whole new attitude and a whole new side of me has been emerging and I am pretty excited about exploring it. As a person I have always been older than my time as people would say, always sensible, serious, putting others first and I never really let loose. I am all about routine, familiarity and an end goal. But recently thats all changed, I don't want to just be all those things I want to have fun, enjoy being young, write a bucket list and just live a little. It may sound silly because I am only 21 and it sounds like I never have fun, its not that at all its the fact I don't really explore things, I don't really try new things and I always live by others. Now I don't want to and whats happened has seem to bring out this side of me. The side of me that lets my hair down, puts myself first, does more and well lets goes a little.


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When shit things in life happens theres 2 ways of dealing with it, either you get pretty low, feel sorry for yourself always crying and start overthinking everything. But then theres the other side, pulling out the positives, planning things, focusing on yourself and self care, letting loose a little and just looking to the future. Thats what I am doing, don't get me wrong times are crap sometimes, but I am all for focusing on the future and I heavily believe in the quote 'everything happens for a reason'. I can't control whats happening in my life but I can control how I feel and try to find the positive in it. So I thought, what could I do to really get this side of me I wrote a bucket list. 

My bucket list is getting bigger and bigger by the day, but I am so excited to tick everything off and I never would have wrote one if this didn't happen. So far I have ticked off a couple of things such as continuing to work out, I got a piercing and I booked a girls trip to Dublin with my best friend. I have so much on the list such as going to disneyland, get a tattoo and go on a hot air balloon. All things I don't know when I will achieve but I will because I have never wanted to do all this stuff more than I do right now. My life right now seems uncertain I don't really know whats round the corner for me career wise or personally and I just want to enjoy the ride instead of dwelling on it. Sometimes in life you get knocked back in so many aspects that something finally hits you and focusing on yourself and even accessing a new side of yourself becomes the main focus of everything.

With everything thats happening in my life career wise, personally, basically all the elements that are negative right now has made me realise that life is too short. Everything can change so quickly and were not in control of it. Life throws you punches and I say lets punch back, be strong and get through the shit. Appreciate the moments, be surrounded by the people that mean the most, laugh a lot and lighten up, show people you love them and never give up on yourself. Because at the end of the day you came into this world alone and you will leave it alone, sounds brutal but it's true. So continue to be passionate, fight for what you believe in, be determined, learn as much as you can and be the best version of yourself...for yourself.

 I did a post on self care right when my world did come crashing down and I guess this is a follow on from that post and where I am at now. As ever this is a personal one and I am being completely honest with my writing, so if your going through a shit time know that your not alone and keep your chin up! Life is full of ups and downs, enjoy the ride.

Fashion Bambi


Monday, 9 April 2018

My Zaful Wishlist

So I have a thing for cute tees, bodysuits, crops and two pieces right now and Zaful seem to be my go to for these styles. I was introduced to Zaful via social media last year and I've loved their pieces ever since. As my reader will know I am a sucker for a slogan and cute words and writing is a favourite trend of mine. I love the whole simplistic yet cutesy aesthetic a worded bodysuit or a slogan tee brings to an outfit. So I have created my very own Zaful wishlist, to show you the best bits from a very big website. There is so much to choose from and sometimes it can get overwhelming when there is a lot of choice online, so putting my key spring/summer pieces together makes it a little easier for you to shop the latest trends online.

Bright colours are becoming another favourite of mine, I am normally a classic black kind of girl but I have been branching out with oranges,red and yellows to really show off my outfits and create that statement look. I am also experimenting with pastels as I don't tend to wear them when coming to spring but feel like this trend of pastels comes back each year so I should really jump on board and get to grips with adding lighter colours to my wardrobe this spring. Those sunny days I am trying to add colour rather than an all black outfit. Don't get me wrong the black won't be leaving my wardrobe but others colours are going to be added because lets face it everyone needs to spice up there wardrobe coming into new seasons. So heres my top pics for spring...

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If you haven't checked out Zaful yet or because its american you think delivery costs etc would be too dear then think again, check out the website for amazing deals and bargain prices all transferred into £ for us UK members who love american outfits. They do great reward schemes and lots of offers to suit your needs. Amazing quality and lots of quirky pieces you can't get anywhere else. I have shot 2 outfits previously wearing Zaful products and I honestly can't recommend them enough!

Happy Shopping!!
Fashion Bambi


Saturday, 7 April 2018

Caseapp X That Fashion Bambi

I couldn't wait to share my latest collaboration with you as this is something I really enjoyed doing and I loved the creative elements to this collab. I worked with Caseapp to create my very own custom laptop skin, custom iPad skin and custom iPhone case. This was such a fun way to create items that reflect me, my style, my blog and what I like visually. As you know I have a degree in fashion so anything creative I am in. I am a simplistic and minimal stylist and photographer so for me I wanted to create products that all matched and worked as a group. I also wanted them to feel personal to me and have my stamp on them which is why I used my blog name and my initials. I also loved that the design process was completely free to create your own quotes, background colours, personalised photographs, the designing is completely up to you. 

I have a love for all things marble and I am a sucker for a classic monochrome colour scheme so for me I knew I wanted to have that as my basis. I would be taking my iPad/laptop/phone to work, and they would be on show publicly so I wanted them to look professional yet have my own touch to them. Caesapp lets you have complete control and you really do create everything yourself, its great for someone creative who wants to play around with colour and text or someone who wants to gift an item and personalise it with a special photograph or date. It's a website which really does let you just be yourself, if your someone who wants a existing background but wants to add your stamp on it like I did there is hundreds of backgrounds which you can use and personalise. That way the designing element doesn't get overwhelming with the amount of choices. You can start from scratch or just update and personalise a design which is already available. It's great and so much fun.

I had a play around with colours, quotes, images etc and I'm not gonna lie I was trying out so many different things for about an hour, then realised no sam make something that is you not what you think is cool. I was trying for the whole summer vibe with palm trees and lots of quotes but nothing seemed very me. So like I said before, I found there was so many options so I had a look through the skins/cases that they already had, found the black marble and decided I wanted to work around those! So my blank canvas became a marble background. 

Then to go with my monochrome concept I wanted the writing to be white. Each item I wanted to be slightly different so I designed the iPhone case first. I love the whole initial trend and how you can basically get your initials on anything so I thought why not have it on my phone case. It's simplistic yet personalised. Then I moved onto my iPad skin, this I wanted to really reflect my blog because I always take my iPad to interviews as it has all my portfolio on it and so I wanted that to connect. My blog has become a huge part of what I do and I wanted my blog name to be apart of my collection of products too. I used the icon of a diamond underneath for no other reason that I liked it, I thought it added something to the skin instead of just my blog name. Again it's another simplistic case but is effective and also a conversation starter. 

Then finally I created my laptop skin, I wanted a skin which brought the collection together as I wanted it to have all the elements of marble, monochrome and context. So I created a split marble case and kept the top of the case clean white so I could have a quote at the top. Because I had already used my blog name and initials for the other two products I thought it would be cool to add a bit of fun and use a quote or saying I believe in, because lets be honest everyone loves a good quote. So I used Live,Laugh,Love as it's a classic and yes it's very overused but I still love the simplicity of it. It finished off my collection nicely.



They also do pretty much every phone, every laptop, every iPad etc so there is lots of options for old and new products. They are the perfect gift ideas for someone who is abit of a techy or loves a new phone case. I love the personal element and that no one will have the case you create because your making it yourself. Not to mention the quality and ease of the products. They are super easy to put onto your laptop so don't worry about making a skin, its super simple and easy to apply. Then the cases, you can choose between matte and shine, I went for the matte case as I really liked the look and again the quality is great.

The website is easy to use and easy to navigate, there are so many cases, so many styles, so many skins, so many designs. It's a portal of creativity at great prices and with my discount code it makes your items that bit cheaper. A personal present for someone you care about or a treat to yourself which can be used for business purposes or personal use. Caesapp lets you do any of that, no questions asked. I loved having a play around and finding out what I like and you can save designs as you go. That way you don't have to decide which one you prefer there and then. You can keep designing and they will be all there ready for you to decide. Get prepared and order a personalised gift or simply treat yourself because you deserve it. 
Quick, easy, stylish and ready to go!

Don't forget to use my code, get designing and have some fun creating your very own custom product!

Fashion Bambi 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The misconception of a 'blogger' & why it's so far from the truth!

Misconception is something we have probably all been apart of, whether you have been the person judged or been the person judging. We all make misconceptions of someone, something or somewhere. I feel like the blogging industry is the biggest misconception right now and it's something I am noticing a lot. It's either floating around conversation in fashion companies, magazines or across social media. It's literally everywhere and the misconception is taking away the massive positive impact it is having on todays generation and the fashion industry as a whole. This is a conversation and argument a lot of bloggers are having online and the reason I am making my input on this is because I have seen it first hand and want to show that even smaller bloggers like myself have a voice in this industry whether its a full time job or a full time hobbie. It isn't as easy as people think and how people react to the word 'blogger' is forever changing. It's funny how people speak about blogging before you they know you have a blog, to how people react after you tell them you do. 

Example - 'These people that have a blog are so vain, they clearly think a lot of themselves.' To... 'oh you have a blog, how many followers do you have? Whats your instagram?'.

 From then on you get judged, and you can actually see peoples faces analysing you and what your about. This is something I didn't notice until I started to work in the fashion industry, when I started blogging at university only my family and friends knew I had a blog and they were supportive and open minded. But going into the world of fashion, meeting people online and getting to know people in the industry really opens your eyes to how people view online creatives. You see the reality of peoples thoughts of 'bloggers' and the misconception of them.

Firstly, bloggers aren't vain. Don't get me wrong I am sure there are bloggers that are vain, but I can only speak for myself and the bloggers I admire and connect with. It baffles me that the world can be so naive to such a huge movement and see 'bloggers' as vain, don't work hard and just want to be famous. All of those things are far from what myself as a person is about. Uploading images of yourself online isn't a way of showing how much you think of yourself, instead it becomes your own worst enemy. Constantly thinking you could look better and judging yourself so much. Uploading a picture online, on your own website is daunting, the thoughts of people laughing, thinking your ugly, judging your body. Everything crosses your mind, so in matter of fact, posting a picture or a series of pictures online for everyone to see is an achievement, you don't know the struggles people face even uploading that image and the amount of self talk it takes to put yourself out there.

Then there this whole concept of 'bloggers don't work hard' and 'they are doing it for the money'. Well what a load of rubbish that is. I am not a huge blogger name like 'Lydia Millen' or 'inthefrow' I am starting out and very much learning to grow and develop in the blogging industry. I happened to start a blog because I finished university and this became my hobbie, I have a degree in fashion styling and photography but getting into my career has been difficult, so I spent my time applying for jobs and starting up my blog. Like I said this isn't my income or my full time job but right now its my full time hobbie. I started a blog because I love to write, have a voice and talk about things I am passionate about. I also have a passion for style as its something I do in and outside of my working life so I thought it would be fun to create my own website which is my style diary, my writing corner and a platform for my portfolio. I never started this for the money or because I don't work hard, I actually work my ass off and this has been my side project and focus while I job hunt! If you talk to any blogger they will say their personal reason of why they started blogging, so maybe thats something more people need to listen too.

I am not going to go into detail about the hard work bloggers have to do because surely there content should represent that. These huge name bloggers are where they are because they worked their asses off, it wasn't handed to them. They worked for it just like any other career, working online is all based on who reads your stuff and who want to keep reading it. A bloggers job is never reliable and its not a determined career, it could start and end just as quickly if the time and effort isn't put in. I get bored of hearing how easy a bloggers life must be from people who have never even read a blog or who don't actually understand all the elements of blogging. It's not as simple as people like to think, it takes time, hard work, talent, determination and so much more.

We can all get consumed by what is happening on social media, you read something and it becomes true in your head, then a whole idea is built up from nothing. If we all believed everything we read online we would be an army of sheep. How about we connect, we find out and we read blogs? instead of jumping on this bandwagon and disregarding 'bloggers' people just need to take the time to read blog posts, connect with people online and understand the industry. You don't have to be a 'blogger' or a 'social influencer' to get it, but I think its a movement people can't ignore and its happening right now and changing the way fashion looks. So I believe its worth knowing about.

I am not hiding the fact that there is a lot of people who want to become bloggers for money, free gifts and to travel the world. But if I'm honest, I just don't follow and interact with those people. This whole buying followers, follow/unfollow game and not replying to comments, these are all things that point out the fakes. Just don't be naive to the reality that like everything in life theres always going to be different people doing the same things, someone could be doing the exact role you are but be doing it a completely different way. Thats just like the blogging industry, you just have to find the blogs and people you connect with and enjoy it. 

Having a voice online is a huge power, it's something we never had when you look back in history. So my advice to anyone that wants to blog is to do it. Because whether it becomes your career or is just a hobbie, it's a way of expressing yourself through style, writing and creating online. But my advice to anyone who reads blogs is, you don't have to blog because other people are doing it. It doesn't mean your left out if you don't have one yourself, bloggers wouldn't be successful without their readers therefor both bloggers and the readers combined is what impacts the fashion industry. The misconception of bloggers will continue to happen, I am not going to change that, but all I am saying is listen, interact and find out.



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