Lent is traditionally a time of fasting and in popular culture has become a time of giving something up like chocolate, alcohol, or swearing for 40 days and nights. It's become so wide-spread that it not only reaches the religious communities, but has become a popular yearly tradition for pretty much everybody in the western world.
Monday, 8 February 2016
As someone who is pretty lazy when it comes to hairstyles (much to the bane of family, friends, and ex hair salon coworkers), it comes as a surprise that I'm now sitting down to write an entire post on it. However, given the recent fad for free, untamed, and even unruly Parisian-esque hair, I find myself in my natural element.
Monday, 25 January 2016
If you follow me on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook... even Snapchat @sophieollis) you will have seen me ranting and raving about my Matt & Nat bag. It's simple design is beautiful and also incredibly practical (don't believe people who say you can't have both). A minimalistic lifestyle isn't just about having a monochrome wardrobe, it's a lifestyle that prioritises space, function, and necessity so that life can run smoothly and attention can be placed on what is important. This extends to every aspect of life... including your handbag.
Monday, 18 January 2016
I have convinced myself that I am not a morning person most of my life when actually I have just never given myself a productive morning routine. I've recently taken steps to remedy that and now I look forward to my alarm. Sound crazy? I wouldn't have believed it either a few months ago.
Monday, 11 January 2016
Sitting at home in front of a luminous screen, whether it be your job or hobby, isn't the best way to make real-life friends. In fact, it can eat into your social time and become quite isolating. I'm sure anyone who has a blog, or similar online presence, knows this feeling and how tough it can be to meet new faces.