GOOD BYE

So, that tittle is technically a lie as I’m not actually leaving… I’m just re-locating. Over to blogger, with a new domain and what not. Blogger just seemed to be more practical for what I wanted and I feel a fresh space for my blog is exactly what I needed. I also have a tone of posts already lined up and scheduled so it’s going to have more regular and better content.
Please follow my new blog on bloglovin’

I hope to see you all over there. Adios amigos x

Spring shopping list | Back to basics

April Shopping list
Holla April, it’s time we got some Spring shopping done!ย My style is all over the place recently so I’m going back to basics with smocks and breton tees.. and if they aren’t grey or black or some shade in between, I’m not interested. Spring is also the time for investment pieces so I think it’s about time I finally gave in and got myself that Rocco bag. Don’t you agree?

January Shopping

January Shopping
Not quite ‘new year, new me’ worthy but considering I used to find minimalist clothing unoriginal and overrated I’ve found myself not only jumping on the bandwagon but taking a firm seat at the front lately. Statement pieces are all well and good but key word being statement; Once you’ve made it, bam, who wants to see it again, nobody right?
Whereas crisp textures and simplistic designs can be worn effortlessly time and time again. Why would I not want that?
It’s like a revolution but theres only so many plain white tees a girl can own before this gets boring, surely?

September | Transitional shopping

September shopping list - transitional pieces
It’s FINALLY time to start waving hello to my favourite seasons, Autumn and Winter! Firstly, I have to bare that weird-unpredictable in between weather that September normally holds. Luckily, it’s nothing us Brits can’t handle as seasons here are often blurred and rain is an all year round kinda thing.
I also start uni this month so I’m hoping to pick up plenty of comfy and casual pieces to see me through long days of lectures and whatever else my Fashion Promotion degree has to throw at me. I can’t wait to get started but first I need to get through the stress of planning outfits for Fashion Week. I wish I started planning it sooner but I just don’t have it in my soul to be organised, however hard I try.
Side note: I haven’t done any outfit posts in a while but I get my new camera soon so that should solve my ‘I refuse to upload this picture because the quality is awful and I look like a goose’ problem, or at least half of it… I’ll have to live with looking like a goose unfortunately.

White day dress & personalised backpack

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Dress – C/O French Connection | Bag – C/O Not On The High Street | Hat – Similar Here

I received these goodies in the post a couple of weeks back and I can’t believe I’m only now sharing them with you, sorry amigos.

This outfit is completely different to anything I would normally wear but I wanted to mix it up and try something different. It’s unintentionally turned a little Nashville-esque but I’m just going to blame that on the constant country music my mother would play to me as a child.

I can’t see my love for Country fashion extending any further than this outfit though; which is perfectly fine as this dress is so versatile it only requires a change of accessories to create a whole new look.

Thoughts By Briley is ONE

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I have no idea how to construct this post without making it sound like one big cheese fest so I apologise in advance.

I’m going to start by explaining my lack of posts recently. I don’t have a particular reason for my absence other than a lack of inspiration and I’d rather not upload content that doesn’t meet the standards I’d like to think I’ve created for my blog (About 70% of the things I write only end up as drafts – I’m a tad picky). I also considered writing a post explaining my absence but I don’t want Thoughts By Briley to be a place of negativity either. On that note, I’ll move on from this but hopefully blogging should become more frequent within the next week or two.

Now onto what I actually want to talk about, THE PAST YEAR. My little blog is 1 today! Well it’s technically slightly older but the first published post went up a year ago today and around that time I began to live my life around my slice of the internet. I say that light heartedly but I’m sure a lot of you can relate to standing in the queue at Zara, clenching onto your new city bag with thoughts like ‘I can’t wait to style this up and blog about it’ running through your head?

Blogging has always been a challenge for me and still tests me regularly but it’s always been a constructive progression. My writing technique isn’t the best and I should really shape up on my photography skills but in the past year my blog has given me the confidence to express my creativity far more than I ever did before. I’ve also had theย opportunity to work with some amazing PR companies, attend some pretty suave events and meet a tone of like minded bloggers who all share my love for excessive spending and hoarding lipsticks.

To bring my ramblings to an end I want to thank anyone who has ever taken the time to read my blog, whether you’re a fellow blogger or someone who’s just stumbled across it on accident. Whether you’ve been reading my blog from the beginning or this is the first post you’ve ever read.. THANK YOU. I’m proud of my little space on the web and I enjoy sharing my thoughts with you. Here’s to the next year, and year after that, and so on. *raises imaginary champagne glass*