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Hi everyone!

Just to let you all know I’ve taken the plunge and got transferred to my own domain! My posts will from now on be featured on All the Details (allthedetails.co.uk)!

I’d love you to check it out and can’t wait to see you all there!

Georgia x

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New York City: Travel Diary and Recommendations

Hi everyone!

I’m aware that I haven’t uploaded anything in a little while but I’ve been extremely busy over the last few weeks. However now that I’m back I’m so excited to start uploading regularly again!

A couple of weeks ago I went to New York for a few days. Even though we weren’t there for long we walked until we physically couldn’t walk any more and experienced so much more of the city than I could have ever expected. We did so much that I could literally write an entire post on what we did just before 9am on the first day! So, for that reason I’m going to go through a few of my personal favourite experiences along with some pictures and what I’d recommend for you to go and see!

Firstly, just to point out, we walked around the city for the majority of the time. Whilst this can eventually be tiring I would definitely recommend it. You get more of a true sense of the city and get to see things you can’t in a taxi or car. Also, attractions are a lot closer together than what it originally seemed, it’s definitely possible to do most of it on foot.

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Okay so first of all we went to the Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center. We got there quite early so there was barely anyone else there. That made it even better as we could clearly experience all of the views (which might I add are the BEST views) without lots of other people around. Even though it was freezing it was actually a really lovely clear day so the views seemed to be at their optimum.

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On the same morning we visited a couple of shops and then Ellen’s Stardust Diner for some brunch. It’s basically a Broadway show diner and I had heard things about it before (all amazing reviews) but it was nothing like I expected. It had such a cool, vintage vibe and all the performers were so talented, not to mention the waffles were delicious. They literally tasted like the doughnuts you get at a theme park but in waffle form?!

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The 9/11 Memorial & Museum was a breath taking and intense experience. I learnt so much and walked out feeling completely different. Following this with the One World Observatory at the World Trade Center created even more of an impact of what we had just experienced at the museum. The views are crazy as you’re so high up, making the cars on the road look like ants.

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Quite possibly my favourite part of New York was Central Park. We loved it so much we went and explored on the second day and then returned on the last day to have crepes whilst sitting on the rocks. It was so relaxing and if I couldn’t see all the high rise buildings surrounding the edge of the park I think I would have completely forgotten where I was. We also went on a horse and carriage ride through the park which was so lovely and relaxing and I would 100% recommend (as long as you don’t mind strangers taking pictures of you as you go past!).

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TIMES SQUARE. We were fortunate to have our hotel right in Times Square so we experienced it so many times each day. It’s like nothing I have ever seen before and is just as amazing at night and day. I would definitely try to experience both if possible.

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Even though I could go on for so much longer I’ll just list a couple of other things which I would definitely recommend:

  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not – even though I’ve already been to the London one it was such a fun thing to do!
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  • Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s
  • M&M World (again, already been to the London one), Dylan’s Candy Bar – both just fun things to quickly do!
  • Grand Central Station (such beautiful design and architecture)

 

If you’ve made it this far through this mammoth guide then thank you, props to you. I just didn’t want to miss out on anything amazing! Also, for more pictures from the trip head over to my Instagram @georgia_leece

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed it!

G, x

SPRING MOOD BOARD 2018

What comes to mind when you think of spring? For me, I think of blossoming trees, pretty pastels everywhere and the sun shining enough to put your jumpers away. So what’s going on this year?! Right now when I’m writing this it’s been pouring with rain all day, I’m wearing one of the thickest jumpers I own and I’m struggling to type this because my hands are so cold and numb. But, despite this I’m still holding out for spring and eagerly waiting for its arrival. So in the meantime, let’s enjoy spring in the form of pictures. Enjoy!

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red sunglasses

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G, x

 

*Pictures via Pinterest

7 Fashion Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

I would say that the main way I get my fashion inspiration is through Instagram. There are so many beautiful accounts out there and I feel like I must have only discovered a fraction of them. These ones that I’ve chosen are my personal favourites. I absolutely love each one of their accounts and can almost guarantee that I’ll like all of their photos even before they’ve posted anything. They all have their own individual flare which I love. It mixes up my Instagram feed and makes it more interesting.

1. The first person is Tess Christine (tesschristinexo). I love her effortless chic street style which creates a relaxed theme on her account. Her casual style makes her outfits really easy to take inspiration from to wear everyday as what she wears is a lot more realistic in comparison to some of the other accounts I have chosen.

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2. Secondly is Sincerely Jules – Julie Sarin(accent)ana – one of my favourites. Her account reminds me of a French theme which I personally think makes her account even more of a style inspiration. She always has the best outfits and backdrops in the most exotic locations.

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3. One account which I think is slightly similar is Song of Style by Aimee Song. The muted coloured backgrounds that she poses in front of perfectly put the focus on her and her outfits

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4. Camila Coelho – everything she posts is simply BEAUTIFUL. She has a balance between casual street style and beautiful gowns – all of which I adore. This is one I would definitely advise anyone to follow – whether you’re there for the outfits or just to see the gorgeous pictures.

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5. This one is slightly different as rather than a single person it is the Australian brand Tony Bianco – literally for footwear dreamssss. Honestly I want everything I’ve seen on there – the boots, the crochet sandals – ugh I love it all!

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6. Stefanie Giesinger – not only does the German model post pictures in the coolest outfits, she’s also fun and engaging to follow. I love her Instagram stories which really show her personality as well as showing her outfits in more detail.

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7. I’ve only recently discovered Taylor LaShae but I love how summery and retro her account is. It has a completely different style to the other accounts I follow so is really refreshing to see each of her posts. She makes me wish I could rock the short hair like her but no way am I cutting mine to that length, I know I’d never pull it off like her!

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That’s it for all of my top fashion accounts but if you’d like a separate one for interior design accounts then let me know. Also, don’t forget to let me know what your favourite accounts are, I’m always looking for new people to follow!

Thank you for reading, I hope you find an account here that you like!

G, x

 

How To Add Colour Into Your Spring Wardrobe

From winter last week to spring this week, we’re most definitely moving with the seasons. As the warmer weather starts to approach, I love nothing more than switching up my wardrobe and starting to bring some colour back into it. It’s the perfect time of year to do so and there are so many different ways to do it.

Firstly, if you’re not afraid to go bold and make a statement, I would most certainly advise you getting a jacket like this mustard leather one from Zara. I wore it to death last year but as it’s still in good condition I’ll most likely be wearing it all the time again this year. One thing I love about this jacket is how versatile it is. On the colder days it pairs so well with a jumper but as the temperatures increase it’s so easy to pair with a t-shirt or jumpsuit underneath – perfect.

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If you want to bring colour into your wardrobe but are sceptical about going all out straight away then don’t worry – here’s one for you. I love this top from Boutique of Molly. It’s called the ‘Kelsie‘ top and is perfect for this time of year. I love the pattern on the front and on the sleeves which is perfect for spring with the pop of colour.

 

 

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Another item from Boutique of Molly is the ‘Florence‘ bag. This is such a beautiful bag and is in the prettiest shades of pink and its fresh aesthetic is ideal for spring. I’m personally obsessed with any kind of gold detailing so the gold chain on this bag made it even better for me. I also think that it’s so useful that you have different options for how to wear it – as a clutch bag or over the shoulder. It works for both. Another very handy feature of this bag which I noticed is the number of pockets inside which make it so useful for organising all of your belongings and keeping everything you need inside and with easy access.

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Finally, earlier this year I bought a floral shirt from H&M. Spring is the perfect time of year for all the floral patterns to make their way into your wardrobe so I’m definitely excited to wear this some more in the coming months. The flared sleeves and bow at the front add even more to the shirt and add more of a feminine feel to it – love it. Not to mention that it includes so many of the best spring colours all into one shirt.

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I have so many more different items of clothing and accessories that I live in over the spring months but so that I don’t ramble on too much longer I’ll stop there for now. Over time most of them will probably make an appearance in my future posts but if you’d like another similar post to this where I put them all together then let me know.

Thank you for reading! Talk to you next week,

G, x

WINTER MOOD BOARD … As Winter Draws to a Close

In comparison to summer, I’ve never really been the biggest fan of winter. However, this year I’ve been seeing the positives in it and trying to enjoy the moment rather than desperately longing for the summer months. I’m someone who doesn’t like the cold and I’m sure there are lots more people like me out there! Despite saying this the winter months really are beautiful, especially on that rare occasion here in the UK when it snows. Plus you can’t get much cosier than a blanket and hot chocolate, right?! Of course topped with whipped cream, marshmallows and maybe some grated chocolate or a flake if you’re feeling daring. So, as the warmer weather and spring approach, and the we start to near double digit temperatures, let’s show a little appreciation for winter with a few of my favourite pictures. Enjoy!

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chair

candy cane

What do you love most about winter? 

G, x

 

*Pictures via Pinterest

How to Decorate Your Home/ Workspace to Feel More Inspired and Motivated

Hello everybody, welcome back 💗

A few weeks ago I wrote a post called ‘7 Ways to Improve Productivity and Get the Most Out of Your Week‘. One of my tips was about tidying your workspace to decrease distractions and I thought that today I would expand on that and talk a little bit more about how you can turn your workspace into a creative and inspirational area which might even make you ENJOY doing work.

 

1. Mood boards

Mood boards can be a lot of fun and are the perfect way to express your creativity. There are so many different ways to present them, from getting wooden boards, frames, or simply sticking stuff to a wall – it’s completely up to you. My favourite place to get pictures and inspiration is from Pinterest but I would definitely recommend taking your own pictures too as well as collecting different materials and fabrics that you find – whatever you like and feel inspired by. Try to update this regularly as inspiration can change throughout the year and it’s a lot easier to feel inspired by something you’re interested in right now rather than pictures you found from 3 years ago.

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2. Clear space, clear mind

Expanding on my point from ‘7 Ways to Improve Productivity and Get the Most Out of Your Week‘, tidying your workspace is the perfect way to feel refreshed and clean. It helps you to focus on the work you need to do. This is also important if you are doing work from home as it is easier to get distracted by your everyday surroundings.

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3. Natural light 

Try to work in a room which fills up with lots of natural light or simply position your desk so that it is near/ facing a window. Not only will you find yourself feeling more awake and motivated but you’re also likely to find some inspiration by looking outside to the world around you. There’s so much outside to look at: the sky, clouds, nature. If you’re stuck for ideas, just take a look around.

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4. Goals, goals, goals

What’s the point of working if you’ve got nothing to work towards? It’s hard to find the motivation to do work if you don’t know why you’re doing it or what you want out of it. Think of some goals you’d like to achieve, both short term and long term, and physically write them down. Now they feel more official, right? Jot down some day-to-day lists of what you want to achieve to reach those goals and you’ll feel much more motivated as you have something that you’re aiming for.

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5. Flowers and plants

Fresh, colourful flowers and plants are the perfect solution to liven up your workspace. They not only bring so much character to a room but studies have proven that plants make you both happier and more productive. Win-win, right? There are so many beautiful plants out there that come in all shapes and sizes. This means that you can easily choose a plant to fit your aesthetic as well as accommodating it with the amount of space you have available.

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That’s all of my tips for now but I’m sure they are so many more out there so let me know – how do you like to decorate your workspace? Let me know if you try out any of these tips and how they turn out!

G, x

 

*All pictures from Pinterest

 

 

 

 

Best Designer Dupes on the High Street

Hi everyone, welcome back!

Most of us won’t have the luxury of being able to purchase designer brands on a day-to-day basis and being a student I know all too well about this. However, with that being said, designer brands aren’t necessary for us to purchase and there are many high street stores who stock dupes for a much lower price tag. It just shows that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to wear something you feel good in. I hope you find some items on this list that you would consider buying as an alternative!

First up is the Versace Barocco FW’91 Print Silk Shirt. This vibrant button-up shirt has beautiful patterns and detail but amounts to £970 – a price that many people wouldn’t consider for a shirt.

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However, a much cheaper alternative is the Evelyn Baroque Print Oversized Shirt from Boohoo. Despite being a different style, this shirt maintains the colour theme and priceless patterns. And not to mention is a bargain at £18!

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PRICE DIFFERENCE = £952

 

Second is the Valentino Rockstud Untitled Camel Coat for £2835. As well as being the perfect length for a winter coat, the silver studs add something different and special to this coat. Realistically though, it’s not anywhere near what I would personally be able to pay.

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Fortunately, there are many alternatives of this coat that can be found on the high street recently.  The dupe that I have chosen is the Power Shoulder Trench Coat from Topshop. At a similar length, cut and colour, I would personally purchase this coat as a great alternative for the one from Valentino. For a similar style coat it is hard to believe that this one is £95 (but currently on sale).

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PRICE DIFFERENCE = £2740

 

The Gucci GG Marmont matelassé mini bag has been everywhere in the recent weeks and months. At £715 the price tag isn’t quite as high as some of the other items in this post but it’s still not something that I can quite justify being a student.

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If like me you’ve seen this bag on repeat but and would love to own it, maybe you could consider a much cheaper alternative which doesn’t look much different at all. From Miss Selfridge, the Black Quilted Cross Body Bag is only £20 but looks very similar, just without the Gucci logo.

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PRICE DIFFERENCE = £695

 

Finally, one item of clothing which has always been on and off trend has made another comeback – the blazer. This versatile piece brings a combination of both edge and sophistication to an outfit and not mention is really easy to style as it can be paired with almost anything. The Maison Di Prima Manuela double breasted blazer is the perfect fit but amounts to a large sum of £1675.

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Despite being a different print, the Topshop Checked Double Breasted Jacket is a great alternative and costs a lot lower at £65 which is much more in my price range and something I would pay for this item of clothing. I think that I may even prefer this blazer to the Maison Di Prima one which is a huge positive considering the staggering price difference.

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PRICE DIFFERENCE = £1610

 

Overall, there are numerous dupes scattered around the high street so next time there’s a designer item you want but can’t afford it, try searching around a bit to see if you can get a better deal for something similar elsewhere.

Thank you for reading,

G, x

 

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2018

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a lovely Valentine’s Day!

It wasn’t long ago that I had never heard of Ralph & Russo. The British company founded by Australian couple Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo was launched in 2006 and has built up a clientele of A-list celebrities and royals. Continually producing spectacular designs and collections, their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2018 was no exception. From pastel palettes to delicately placed crystal embroidery, this breathtaking collection is enough to make anyone gasp in awe.

With glittering gowns and Asian inspiration from the couple’s recent trips to China, this stunning collection created the brilliance of femininity combined with elegance and sophistication.

To top it all off, the show concluded with 29 year old Brazilian beauty blogger/ vlogger Camila Coelho as the bride. Crystals, florals and lace were only some of the many elements of this dress which created utter silence in the room as everyone watched on, mesmerised by the beauty of what they were witnessing glide past them. The dark, mirrored set for the show perfectly complimented the dress with a stark contrast between black and white, creating the perfect spectacle.

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I would feature all of the looks if I could, however these were some of my personal favourites. To see the full collection, click here.

Thank you for reading,

G, x

 

 

 

7 Ways to Improve Productivity and Get the Most Out of Your Week

Welcome back everyone! How are you doing today?

Have you ever had those moments when you’ve got a long list of tasks to complete but can’t find the motivation or time to do them? I know I’ve felt this many times before but over time I’ve found a few things that help me tick everything off that list. These are tips that help me but are easily adaptable to suit your personality or lifestyle.

1. Get up early

This is probably the biggest tip I could give anyone who wants to increase their productivity. Not only do you physically have more time to get things done, but I personally always feel more refreshed in the morning. You’ll have a much clearer mind, allowing you to focus solely on the tasks you need to complete which in turn makes them both quicker and easier. It’s also a really great feeling knowing that you’ve completed and achieved tasks before other people are even awake – a head start to your day!

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2. Create lists 

Either right before you go to bed or when you get up, create a list of all the things you want to do that day. This could include tasks you haven’t had time to complete the previous day and brand new ones. One thing that I like to do is order the tasks in my list in terms of priority. Once you’ve done the most important ones first, your stress levels should decrease knowing that you have completed everything that is urgent. I also find it useful to work on the biggest things on my list first as once you get them over with, you’ll feel a great sense of achievement. Everything after that will be easy!

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3. Make a timetable

Make sure you know what you want to do and when to do it. One thing that I’ve learnt with this is you have to be honest with yourself and be realistic with how long each task will take and how much you can get done (this is the same with making lists). If you’re overambitious about how much you can get done it’s easy to feel discouraged when you haven’t completed everything you planned to. Also, don’t forget to leave time for breaks! This is really important so that you don’t overwork yourself. It will allow you to regain the energy and motivation to complete the next task. For ideas on what you can do to in your break, take a look at my previous Self-Care and Relaxation post.

4. Be strict with yourself!

The best way to be productive is to just get it done. I struggle so much with self discipline, especially after having breaks which is why I choose to do most of my work in the morning. One thing that is helping me though is telling myself that the sooner I get it done, the sooner I can relax and forget about the work. You could also set yourself time goals. For example, tell yourself you have to do at least 10 minutes of work. Often, after those 10 minutes you’ll be feeling more motivated and set yourself another time goal or to go ahead and complete the whole task.

5. Tidy your workspace/ desk/ room

Decluttering the space around you is an effective way of clearing your mind. There are less distractions surrounding you, allowing you to focus on the work you need to complete. This doesn’t have to be boring or make you have a completely blank canvas around you – you can be creative and turn your surroundings into an area where you feel inspired and motivated. For example, you could create a mood board. On my Pinterest account I have a board for interior design which contains some ideas of how you can spruce up your work area into something beautiful and creative. The picture below is an example of what you can find on there.

 

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6. Exercise

Don’t think of exercising as taking time out of your day which could be spent working. Think of it as a way of encouraging you to work and making you feel good. Exercising first thing in the morning makes you feel refreshed, fuelled and motivated, helping you to achieve those goals much quicker. The same goes with eating healthy food as you’ll feel clean and energised rather than sluggish.

7. Create power through your outfit

This one might not be for everyone. I know sometimes I have those days where I’d much rather just do work from my bed in pyjamas. However, when I do this I just do the work to get it done rather than feeling motivated to do it. I suggest putting together an outfit that you love which makes you feel #GIRLBOSS and want to conquer all of your tasks successfully whilst enjoying it rather than ‘getting through it’. Something similar to this is something as simple as doing your makeup or painting your nails. This might sound quite odd but when I was younger wearing nail varnish used to make me want to do work because I loved the look of them when I was typing/ writing. I probably still feel like this now to be honest, I just don’t pay as much attention to it. But it works!

 

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That’s it for my tips so let me know if you try any of them out and how they work for you!

What are some things you love to do to increase your productivity? 

G, x

 

(First two photos my own, second two via Pinterest)