Monday, 31 December 2018

A Yearly Round Up: 2018 Gossip

Just like that, another year has come to an end. I wrote a similar post at the end of 2016, and at the end of 2017, so to carry on with the tradition, I felt it was only right that I do a yearly round up of the best 12 months of my life so far, aka 2018.


Sunday, 16 December 2018

Why My First 'Date' Was A Fail

Apart from writing the odd post about my ex, and heartbreak in the past, and one about a selection of the crushes I've had before, I've never really spoken about dating, or relationships as a teenager. In all honesty, I don't have as much experience as I'm sure some people my age do, but I've certainly known some interesting lads, and now that I'm taking my blog in more of a personal direction, I want to start sharing more of these stories with my fellow girls...


Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Moving On From Unhealthy Friendships

Recently, I've noticed myself transitioning. I mean, realistically, the whole of 2018 has been a year of growth, and recognition, but during this latter half, a change has happened that I didn't imagine would...


Sunday, 9 December 2018

Killing Honour: A Different Book Review

Reading is one of those things that will always be priceless to me. One book can change your life, and your way of thinking, and there have been a few over the years that have had that exact affect on me. 'Killing Honour' by Bali Rai is one of them.


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

How To Write The PERFECT Personal Statement

I'd be lying if I said that Year 13 hasn't been a challenge so far. From the moment that the term started back in September, I knew that the real pressure had begun. All of the focus was on personal statements, UCAS, revision, and preparing for a new period in our lives. It's quite daunting when you're still only 17 years old, let me tell you...

I'm aware that the majority of people who read my posts are either teenagers, or young adults, so presumably, a lot of you are in the same position as me right now, or you will be in the near future. As I've already sent off my personal statement (the deadlines fast approaching!), and got back offers from all of my choices except 1, I thought that sharing these tips may be slightly helpful, so let me know if you find that they are!


Friday, 30 November 2018

Intoxicated Minds Front Cover Reveal...

Wow. I genuinely can't believe that I'm getting the opportunity to write, and publish this post for you today. This has been a dream of mine for many years, and now it's finally time to show, and tell the world - eeeek!


Wednesday, 28 November 2018

4 Fashion Trends That Don't Seem To Be Going Anywhere

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Every fashionista knows that it is important to stay ahead of the latest trends! No one wants to turn heads for all of the wrong reasons. There is nothing worse than hearing someone say: ‘That’s so last season!’ The trends we are going to take a look at in this blog post have been in season for many months and even years now, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere…

Feminine – There is only one place to begin and this is with the flirty and feminine style, which is ideal for the summer months in particular but can easily be adapted to suit the winter. Think of tea-length skirts, skater dresses, and other fun, elegant and feminine garments. You don’t have to make the entire ensemble feminine and flirtatious. One of the biggest trends for this year is to wear contrasting styles as one. So, why not team your flirty skirt with an athletic crop top to create a funky look?
Bold Prints – Bold prints are fun, eye-catching and offer an excellent way of showcasing your personality. There are so many prints for you to take advantage of nowadays. If you are looking for something flirty and feminine, go for floral. If you want something loud and bold, opt for a graffiti print. Or, do you want something contemporary? If so, geometric prints are definitely the option for you. From small prints to loud patterns, there truly is something for all tastes and all personalities.
Futuristic – Futuristic trends are perfect for those who wish to make a bold impression yet maintain a hint of glamour. Opt for metallic shades, such as silver and gold. Shiny materials and striking silhouettes are ideal for this trend. The great thing about rocking the futuristic look is that you can easily go for something casual, such as a metallic silver jumper, a pair of leggings and some funky hi-tops, just as easily as you can go for something dressy. Why not team a metallic pencil dress with a pair of striking stilettoes for instance?
Classic  - Last but not least, classic fashions have been in trend for a long time. Fill your wardrobe with a selection of oxford shirts, which can be worn in and out of the workplace. Team with one of the stylish Lakeland leather handbags to finish the look. The tailored style is one that has long been popular. This is a great look, as it is chic, elegant and sophisticated, with a hint of sexiness. Wear with a dash of confidence and you will have all eyes on you no matter where you go.

So, which of these trends will you be rocking? Do you want to go for the futuristic look? Or, do you prefer something more flirty and feminine?

*Please note that this is a collaborative post*

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

How To Make The Right Career Choice

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Deciding on the right career is a tough decision to most of us. You’re supposed to be in this field until you retire, after all, and the more time you give yourself to excel in it, the higher your chances are of becoming successful.

Yet, an increasing number of people seem to be jumping from one career to the other instead of diving deeper into the field they’ve chosen. We become bored with things, want something new, and need other kinds of challenges.

While there's nothing wrong with choosing a different career later on, you’re still going to miss out on valuable years that could have been spent in the right one. Here is a handful of tips to make sure that you’ve come to the right decision so that you can make the most out of the time you’ve got.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

How To Start Your Night Out In Style

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We all need a big night out occasionally. The chance to let your hair down and enjoy yourself doesn’t come along as often as most of us would like it to. So when you get the chance, you should go for it. That means starting the night in the right way and setting yourself and your friends up for an evening of fun and memories. Here’s how to start your night in the right way and enjoy yourself...

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Are You Missing This Vital Ingredient?

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There’s something that nobody teaches us at school, which is vital to our sense of happiness and mental wellbeing.  It’s an ingredient we should learn from our parents, yet if they’re missing this vital ingredient, how can we expect them to pass it onto us?

What is this vital mystery ingredient, you may ask?

The answer is self esteem.

See, you can have all the ambition and success in the world, but if you don’t feel good about yourself in terms of your self worth and sense of personal power - it will hold you back like nothing else.

Today, many people are trying to fill emotional voids with external things; for instance, many people will latch onto a fancy car and use it as a prop to raise their self-esteem, but this is coming from the ego rather than a grounded place of true self-esteem.  

Similarly, some people will receive wonderful jewellery from places like that will make them dazzle and shine on the outside, yet on the inside, if they lack this vital ingredient of self esteem, they will feel hollow and insecure.

Now, the (sort of) good news is that almost everyone is lacking in this vital ingredient of self-esteem, for as a society, we are experiencing an emotional epidemic of low self esteem and low self worth.  

This comes out in a variety of ways, and doesn't have to be as pronounced as self harm, getting dangerously drunk, or sleeping with anybody that gives you some attention.  It can be as subtle as a nagging feeling that you’re not good enough, or a lack of confidence in your ability to achieve something you desire.

Louise Hay, who is an expert on this area of self esteem and self love states:

“When I talk about loving ourselves, I mean having a deep appreciation for who we are. We accept all the different parts of ourselves—our little peculiarities, the embarrassments, the things we may not do so well, and all the wonderful qualities, too.”

She makes a good point, in that the first step in having self esteem is to accept ourselves as we are; for all the good things and the bad things. Of course, we can work to improve on the less than perfect areas - but we don’t “have to” in order to be worthy. We can be perfectly imperfect and still deserve love, respect and kindness from both ourselves and other people.

When we start to love ourselves as we are, rather than for how we feel we “should be” or need to be (i.e. many people feel the need to achieve huge things in order to feel good about themselves) we are free to live our lives. Without this feeling of self love, self worth and self esteem, we are trapped in an insecure state where we often don’t feel good enough… and our life suffers as a result of this lack of confidence in our own ability and belief in the good in who we are.
*Please note that this is a collaborative post*


Monday, 29 October 2018

Surprising A Long Distance Partner

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In the modern day and age, there’s a lot of different ways you can get into a relationship. As we’re now living in a digital age, one of the most popular ways to try and find someone of a like mind and an opposite attraction means a lot of long distance relationships can crop up out of nowhere. Coping with such a distance between the two of you can be hard however, and often enough you can feel like the relationship is going nowhere.

However, that feeling doesn’t have to linger. There’s always going to be things you can do to share your love with someone else, no matter how far away they are. After all, meeting someone on a dating app doesn’t make your relationship any less valid than two people who met over reaching for the same melon at the supermarket! So, let’s take a look at some of the ways you can surprise a long distance partner, to make sure you’re always stoking the fire between the two of you.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

How To Pick The Perfect Piece Of Statement Jewellery Every Time

A great piece of jewellery can really take an outfit to the next level if you know how to style it properly. Statement pieces are bold pieces of jewellery that you can match with an outfit to really make it pop, but if you don’t wear it right, it might make the wrong statement. There’s a lot more to wearing statement jewellery than people realize. It’s not just a case of throwing on a chunky necklace with any old outfit. You need to think carefully about the outfit as a whole and find a piece of jewellery that accentuates all of its best features. If you’re a bit lost when you’re trying to wear statement jewellery, here are a few tips to help you get it right every time...


Friday, 26 October 2018

For Him (And Him Alone): Gifts Your Man Will Enjoy That He Won’t Need To Share

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When buying gifts for the man in your life, it can be very easy to go for the same types of things year in and year out, from the presents that are pretty practical, to the things that are a bit “manly” but in a cliched sense. This post will hopefully act as somewhat of a guide for you, so next time, you will have inspiration right at the click of a button!

The Gift Of Style
We could always do with new clothes, and if you are trying to avoid the usual things that your significant other wears, you can't go wrong with some stylish underwear that’s also very comfortable, but there are some other little accessories that can add to the overall stylishness, like ascot ties, suspenders, or even cufflinks that can be found on sites like John Henric UK. The gift of clothes is usually a quick and easy option, but giving them some style instead of just the same old Christmas jumper will make a big difference, and they will feel better about themselves.

The Gift Of Education
There's something quite romantic about having time to yourself and settling down with a nice book. The go-to option would be the Amazon Kindle, because you can store thousands of books, but if your significant other doesn't have the time to relax with a good read, a subscription to Audible is a suitable alternative. You could even give them a course, either in any language or some online guitar lessons, especially if they've been yearning to break out the six string!

The Gift Of Coffee
Where would we be without coffee? While a classic espresso maker would be a gift they would greatly appreciate, you can think of it more outside the box, by giving them a subscription to Coffee Tasting Club, or if they are constantly on the move, a portable tumbler or travel thermos that will keep their coffee warm for hours on end. There's nothing worse than having a swig of cold coffee!

The Gift Of Comfort
If they struggle to get to sleep at night, then a set of new bed sheets or a microfiber towel can give them that extra bit of warmth in the morning when all they want to do is stay in bed and not endure the freezing cold outside the sheets. If they think you're buying new sheets for the benefit of yourself, give them a support pillow.

We need to enjoy our gifts ourselves, so when you are giving thought to the type of gift they need, you could go down the usual route, give them something that they need, or you can go down the secret third option and giving them something they'll actually enjoy but makes life a little easier. It's always easy to buy something that they don't really need, but give them a more creative and thoughtful gift.

*Please note that this is a collaborative post*


Wednesday, 24 October 2018

My First Impressions - University Of Birmingham

At this moment in time, I'm hustling hard. I'm coming to the end of my first term in Year 13, which means that the personal statement preparation has started, the University Open Days are coming to an end, and I'm focusing more than ever on achieving top grades to give me the best chance at getting onto my ideal course. 


Sunday, 21 October 2018

Managing That Time Of The Month*

Periods can be a pain at the best of times - both physically and emotionally. I have been experiencing them since I was 10, and I'm now not that far off 18, so I've certainly had my fair share of nightmare situations, and discomfort throughout the years. I used to try and take standard Paracetamol, but I don't really like putting pills in my body, and I don't personally find them to work that well anyway. If you're the same as me, luckily for us, I've now found the solution...


Wednesday, 17 October 2018

8 Tips To Help Your Long Distance Relationship

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Getting into new relationships is an exciting time in your life when everything is new and interesting, and you’re finding out things about yourself. This is one of the big appeals with a lot of relationships these days, and it is the reason why we always crave relationships no matter what age we are. When we are young, we have relationships with friends and family, but as we get older, we enter the world of dating.

This can be a nerve-wracking experience for a lot of people, and there are so many different forms of dating these days that it can seem overwhelming. At the end of the day, when you have a connection with someone, you want to be with that person, even if it may not be convenient. This is why so many people enter into long distance relationships, sometimes against their better judgment. Here are 8 excellent hacks that you can use to help your long distance relationship work out better.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Being Savvy With Your Spending

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Finance is a tricky topic to talk about. Making money is hard, saving money is hard, and prioritising money is even harder. My family have certainly never been billionaires, but we have always had the essentials, and been lucky enough to have a few treats on the side too. Having grown up without a Dad, my Mum has had to do her best to provide for me, and I know for a fact it has been hard at times, what with all the bills and food shopping to pay for - not to mention everything else a young girl wishes for. We never learn much about scrimping and saving, but it's the reality for a lot of families across the world, and it's not something that should be seen as shameful.

I thought that today would be the right time to discuss a website, which can help you when it comes to being more savvy with your pennies, especially as we are getting closer to Christmas every second...


Sunday, 14 October 2018

All About The 'G.E.N.T.L.E.' Goals Method*

Now, it's safe to say that I'm not shy when it comes to talking about mental wellness and the real-life issues that us teenagers and young people go through in today's society. I'm no stranger to opening up and I'll always strive to help others live their best lives.

In this post, I'm going to be sharing with you an innotivate, beautifully designed workbook that emphasises the idea of G.E.N.T.L.E. goals and how you can implement this method into your daily routine. So, grab a hot chocolate, get comfy in bed and listen to me sing songs of praise about this cool creation...


Sunday, 7 October 2018

My FAVOURITE Foundation?

When I first started experimenting with makeup around the age of 10/11, I tried and tested a variety of different base products. I was weirdly more into makeup then than I have been during my actual teenage years, which doesn't make much sense to me. Foundation has always been a major part of any makeup routine, in my opinion, so looking back, I don't personally agree with young girls going all out, and applying it on a regular basis. I don't wear it that often anymore, but for when I do, I have a go-to option and I'm going to be sharing that with you all in today's post...


Friday, 5 October 2018

Love Is A Love/Hate Relationship

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You either love being in love, or you absolutely hate it. If you’re thinking the latter, then we know it’s because you’ve been in a few bad relationships in your past. Either that, or you just really enjoy the single life, and who could blame you?! Relationships are costly, timely, and there’s a 50/50 chance it’s going to end badly, but, I'm not here to shame relationships, because there’s not one thing you can name in life that doesn’t have a negative or two. Love might be a love/hate kind of thing, but I'm going to try and sway you towards the love side of it, because if you put your all into a relationship, and you do end up falling in love, then you will know a love like no other, and you will feel happier than you have ever felt before. I'm going to be talking about how you can ensure that you get into a strong and long lasting relationship, so that you never feel any hate towards love!

Sunday, 30 September 2018

To A Selection Of Crushes I've Had Before

It goes without saying that this post is inspired by the Netflix original show 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'. The whole nation has become obsessed with the storyline (as well as a certain Peter Kavisky/Noah Centineo), including myself, but I wanted to do something a little bit different than just the typical review.

I'm 99% sure that I saw a post similar to the one I'm about to write, but I can't for the life of me remember who published it, so in this instance, I can't give any credit, which is so annoying! 

Anyway, rather than talking about 5 boys I've loved before (purely because I've only loved one and he's got a couple of posts inspired by him and this one here dedicated to 'us'), I thought I'd talk about 5 of the most significant crushes that I've had in my 17 years of life. I won't be naming names, because that's slightly embarrassing, as well as incredibly irrelevant to all of my readers, but I will be referring to them with initials and talking you through the little story of how I came to get involved with them...


Friday, 28 September 2018

Celebrating The Small Moments In Life*

Personalised 'Congratulations' Mini Celebration Box - The Little Picture Company - £18.00
During this day and age, it can be so easy to focus on all of the negativity and stresses that we come across as individuals that we often push aside the happy moments and the successes that are also present in ours, and our loved ones lives. 
In today's post, I'm going to be showing you a little personalised present that you can get for yourself, a friend, a family member, a colleague, or even just a deserving stranger that you have been conversing with on the internet...


Wednesday, 26 September 2018

We Need To Talk.

As you may know if you have been reading my blog for a while now, one of my main passions in life is raising awareness for those that are affected, whether directly or indirectly, by mental health. 
I have 2 sections on my blog that are dedicated towards it (which you can find here and here) and it's something that I'm very mindful about, because it's had an impact on my personal life and it's an area of work that I'd like to go into at some point in the future.


Sunday, 23 September 2018

Two New Poetry Purchases

As someone who is currently in the process of putting together and publishing her own debut poetry collection, it's a given that I want to appreciate the work of other writers too. That's essentially how I came up with the inspiration to follow in their footsteps anyway. 

I've made my way through quite a few books now, including the infamous Milk and Honey, (which you can see my review for here) so I thought it would be a nice idea for those of you that are interested for me to do a review on a couple of new ones that I've been dipping in and out of recently.


Thursday, 20 September 2018

Beauty Tips To Being The Best Possible YOU

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There are a lot of elements of life that you have to look into improving. It's always a good idea to do what you can to be happy with who you are, because after all, you're stuck with yourself forever, but everyone and everything else may just be temporary. Building up great confidence and self-esteem is really important, and you have to make sure you do as much as you can to be the best possible version of yourself. This involves coming up with individualised ideas that will boost your appearance and make you feel great.

You need to make sure you think hard about what's involved in beautifying yourself in the way that you feel will make you the most confident. It can be hard these days trying to have a positive self-image, especially as there are so many ways in which we can despair and compare ourselves to celebrity perfection. Here are some of the ways you can use beauty hints to improve who you are and the way you feel about Y-O-U.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

A Makeup Brush Cleansing Duo*

At the end of August, I was fortunate to get sent both the Daily Cleaning Spray and the Deep Cleaning Make-Up Brush Shampoo from the PR team at Natural Essentoils. Now I have had some time to form my first impressions, I thought I'd share them with you today in case you were eyeing up the brand and wanted to know more about what they stand for!


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

How To Be Financially Free Early On In Life

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Let's face it, there's nothing more frustrating than growing up in the social media run society that we live in now without having the money to match. There are so many things that we require and want as a young person, like the best phone to stay connected, the best outfits to inspire, and the best outings to talk about, but unfortunately, all of these things require money, and it can be a lot to keep up with, especially when you're younger and don't yet have all the necessary means as someone older might have. Not to worry though, you can still be financially free, but you just need to be motivated enough.

Here are some ideas that you can follow to help you out...


Monday, 17 September 2018

Young Money: A Teenagers’ Guide To Managing Their Finances

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Whether you are out there earning your own money, managing the allowance you are given by a family member or saving for the future, money management can be a tough issue when you are a teenager, and it's one that can affect many of us. Luckily, it's possible to take actions now that can have a positive effect on your finances throughout your life. I have been taking them into consideration during the last few months, because I want to ensure that I can feel comfortable without having to worry about what's to come. If you're interested in becoming more savvy when it comes to those pennies, just keep reading this post...

Sunday, 16 September 2018

A Day At Hughenden Manor

During every break from Sixth Form, I like to spend some time with my Aunt and Uncle. They live near the River Thames and are avid visitors of the National Trust places. I have heard quite a few bloggers, YouTubers and people I follow on Instagram sharing shots of them before and I immediately fell in love with the idea, seeing as we typically visit castles and gardens together anyway.

We thought that as it was the Summer holidays at the time of this visit, it was about time to add Hughenden Manor to the list that already consists of Cliveden and Hever (see accompanying post for Hever here)

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Dealing With Personal Problems On Holiday

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Do you like to travel?

Of course you do! Everyone loves feeling the sand between their toes on the beach and the smell of vendor stalls when you’re walking down foreign streets. There’s a lot of novelty in being able to get away from the daily grind, and that’s something everyone should and does forward to.

Going travelling usually means we’re headed away for a good time, but honestly, it’s never quite as clear cut as that. We’re still human beings, even after drinking copious cocktails at a rooftop bar in Miami, and we still have our health and safety to look out for. You might not want to, or you might have pushed these issues to the side, but planning for personal problems whilst you’re away is the best idea for happiness on holiday.

So, here’s a couple of tips and tricks for making sure that you’ve got your suitcase fully packed and loaded for your next trip away. If you’re planning to become a seasoned traveller one day, this is the first step onwards to your new lifestyle!

Friday, 14 September 2018

Are You In An Honest Relationship?

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Many people believe it will never happen to them.The person they are with loves them, right? Well, not if they are cheating on you and 35% of people admit to cheating. It's always a hard reality to accept when you find out that the person you love most in the world is being unfaithful to you, but, it's also something you need to know. You might have your suspicions and if you do,  you need to either ask your partner or do some investigating. You need to know if you're in an honest relationship before you get your heart broken. Here are some of the ways that you can find out...

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Why You Should Stay In The UK

When it comes to booking a holiday, most of the time you’ll often think about where you want to go in the world, because that’s what travel is all about, right? Seeing the world, experiencing new things, and taking in everything different. But, when you think about that, you will find that you can actually get that when you travel in the UK. But, for some reason, you will always still think about going abroad, even though there’s just so much on offer in the UK that you can take in and enjoy. Not only that, there are so many different benefits and selling points that you should be taking in too...

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

The UK's Finest Road Trips

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The UK is a nation which is just waiting to be discovered on a road trip - and since it's such a small country in comparison to others, you don’t have to drive far to get away from the main cities to be surrounded by miles of beautiful countryside. There's something special about exploring a place by car which gives you an incredible sense of freedom. You can stop wherever you would like. You don’t have to be limited to any timetables or schedules, and you have a unique bonding opportunity to connect with whoever you're on the trip with.

Now all you need is an idea of where to go. Well, this is what I aim to provide you with in this blog post. Though there are thousands of possible routes which you could embark upon, I'm going to focus on some of the most famous and memorable here. Any one of these trips would make for a spectacular adventure which will live long in the mind for years to come.


Sunday, 9 September 2018

Sometimes A Girl's Gotta Treat Herself! ft. Appleyard London

Generally speaking, the societal view these days is that the men buy the women flowers and you can't love anyone until you love yourself. Quite frankly, I couldn't disagree with this more if I tried.

Today's post is going to be all about the importance of females treating themselves as often as they want and not let these expectations determine their self-worth.
I've only ever received a proper bunch of flowers once in my life and ironically, they were a gift from a guy that I was sort of seeing/sort of not (now's not the time to go into that one!). 

However, buying myself this Citrus Coulis bouquet (created with cerise germini, vibrant wow and tara roses with blue agapanthus complemented by foliage) is symbolic of the change that I have seen in myself in recent months and how I only hope to keep improving and doing things to better myself.
If flowers are the sort of thing that you're into, you can check out the Appleyard Flowers website to treat either yourself (like me!) or a loved one. The different sizing options are the classic 'Bijou', which is that particular bouquet's standard price, the 'Chic' size, which is an additional £5, or the same as mine, the 'Lux', which is an extra £10. Overall, this variation is £44.99 with £5.99 P+P! 
You really are your own best friend. Nothing and no-one should ever change that. 
Flowers can definitely have a significant impact on your mood, whatever time of year it is. If you are used to putting other people first and you don't often dedicate much time to yourself, it can make the world of difference to just order yourself a little treat. 
Everything about the whole process is almost guaranteed to put a smile on your face, from picking out your variation to getting the delivery through your door to presenting them in your home. There's such a wide selection of flowers that you can get yourself, depending on your own personal preference. 
If you want to take it to the next level and make it even more special, as this sort of occurrence is quite rare, you could do some research into the different meanings of flowers and pick a present based on that. For example, sunflowers often symbolise happiness, good luck and intelligence and germini's are also linked to happiness and cheerfulness. Appleyard have actually done a blog post about the meaning of different coloured roses, which you may find to be an interesting read. I certainly did!

Receiving a delivery off of this company made my entire week. Everything comes in a beautifully packaged, perfectly secure cardboard box and you even get to pick which day you want your order to be delivered on, which is so helpful and definitely appreciated if you're a busy bee or awaiting someone's birthday! They come wrapped around with printed paper and not only do you get a booklet with step-by-step instructions on how to care for your flowers, but you also get special food for them, which is just a bonus!
I really couldn't recommend this company enough. Both my Mum and I decided that we should display the beautiful bouquet in the living room, so that everyone can see them and appreciate them to make sure they are valued for as long as they last. It's no surprise that a lot of people, bloggers and social media influencers especially, are so keen to make their own purchases!

It's also worth mentioning that some residents in London can receive same day delivery, but in the UK, you can get next day if you make a purchase before or up to 7:30pm.

What do you think about women treating themselves? Will you be making a purchase from Appleyard London?

Lots of love always,


Saturday, 8 September 2018

4 Ways To Wear Boho Jewellery

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Boho, a shortened version of bohemian, is a lifestyle related to having a free spirit, a peaceful mind and being an individual rather than following the crowds. It's a way of life that attracts many people, as they want to get away from the rate race we live in today. It even has its own fashion trends, which usually include lots of fringe and tassels. As they are often nature-oriented, many of the prints and accessories, such as jewellery, have animal or plant designs included in them.

Boho Necklaces

We generally think of fringe as being on the edge of fashionable garments or being used as a decoration on bags and they are usually made from threads, suede or leather. Fringed necklaces are simply silver, gold or coloured strips that can be any length you want. Long fringed necklaces can provide a modern look for the perfect boho style.

More simplistic necklaces, which are often worn several at a time, can be a great add-on to any boho outfit. Chokers are a popular boho trend too. Often made from shells, you can collect them from the beach and make the choker yourself, and maybe a bracelet to match.

Boho Earrings

Earrings can be styled to suit whatever you are wearing. Tasseled earrings are a favourite boho option. Coloured segment rings and piercing rings with crystals are also popular choices for daith piercing online stores having a whole array of earrings to pick from. Earrings can be the finishing touch that is needed to make your attire look boho and classy at the same time. I don't actually have my daith pierced as of yet, but I think it looks really edgy and unique and it's also supposed to help with migraines, so it's pretty as well as being practical!

Boho Rings

One of the good things about boho fashion is that you don't have to search for things that match. If anything you wear compliments something else, that's great, but it really doesn't matter too much if that's not the case.

This makes it very easy to accessorise your hands. Lots of rings and bracelets all add to the gypsy-inspired boho look. In true gypsy tradition, pieces are picked up from where they happen to be travelling, and it's not unusual for them to be wearing jewellery from several different parts of the world.

Don’t forget, when the weather is good and you're on the beach or wearing flip-flops and sandals quite often during the Summer months, you could go a little more extreme and style up the look with some toe rings.

Boho Ankle Bracelets

It's not out of the ordinary to see fine chains on women’s ankles but to create your boho style the ankle bracelets need to be bigger and bolder, creating a statement about the life that you have chosen to lead.

Accessorise your ankle with an authentic and unique boho style bracelet and you won't fail to catch people’s attention.

The Origins Of Boho Style

It's worth noting that there are varying opinions on this. The main two theories being that it's gypsy-inspired and the other that it's leftover from the days of the hippies and flower people. However, the origins of boho style don't really matter when you're just trying to create the look for yourself. What matters more is that you're comfortable and enjoy wearing the many variations that are around for you to choose from.

*Please note that this is a collaborative post*

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