25 July 2017

IOLLA


IOLLA make the coolest glasses and I couldn't recommend them enough. 

I've heard about this uber chic, indie little treat in Glasgow for quite some time and I never got a chance to actually make it along to the shop. Various work/baby commitments meant I kept missing the opportunity to have a sneak peak. 

IOLLA means 'sight' in the Gaelic language

When I got the email to tell me I could order online???? Answer to all my questions DONE. Wait, I felt really nervous. It's something I've never done before. What if I put in the wrong details?

My worries quickly disappeared. I just took a photo of my prescription and uploaded it to my basket. I couldn't believe how easy it was. The most difficult part was actually choosing a frame as I really loved all of them. I'm so fussy when it come to frames. I'm not a fan of any designers or the usual styles you get so I was really spoilt for choice. 


I decided to go for the BELL frames in crystal clear. I wanted something a little different and I'm so glad I went for it. I really love them! 

It was just like normal online shopping and they arrived a couple of days later! The best part they were only £65. That includes the frames, scratch resistant coating and single vision prescription lenses. It's a little more for varifocals but they break everything down on the website which is really nice as there are no hidden costs


I think next time I'll order the BELL frames again in vanilla tortoise as these were my close second. 

What do you think of my new glasses? Go check them out www.iolla.com

*thanks Iolla for my fave new specs.
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8 July 2017

Why have I started taking mirror selfies?


I usually like to change what I put on Instagram depending on what's going on out with social media. I've started putting up more outfit pictures taken by me in front of the mirror. I'll try explain why.

When I started blogging I really loved putting outfits together and writing about them. My life has massively changed and I can't express myself in the same way. Social media has changed and so has blogging. Less people are reading and more people want to see things more instantly. That's what I'm doing anyway. 

As a mother it's painfully annoying for someone that loves fashion and styling so much to just throw on a pair of jeans and the same t shirt everyday. It's easy and quick therefore it works but it's not necessarily what I would like. 

Taking a photo of my outfit on Instagram instead of blogging is giving me that self expression that I used to love. It's allowing me to look into my wardrobe and pull together clothes in a different way. Probably much the same everyday but still styling slightly different. It's a quick way to enjoy clothes through Instagram as I am a very visual person. I like to see the end result. I guess this isn't really about anyone else other than sharing the same love for styling clothes.

To everyone else it may come across as anything other than the above but to me it's giving me back something that I used to love doing so much and making me think a little more about myself and what I like before I have a full day of being mummy.
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