Pantone Colour of the Year 2017

Last year, I wrote a post about the Pantone Colour of the Year and what it means. If you missed it, or need a refresher, you can check it out here.

While last year’s colour was a combination of rose quartz and serenity, this year has gone back to normal with a single colour: greenery.

In contrast to peaceful and mindful thoughts that came with last year’s colours, greenery is all about energy and new beginnings. Continue reading

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Summer reading

Essential summer reading

While I have previously spoken about my book buying habits, I do have an ‘all or nothing’ tendency. I’m either flying through two books a week or I haven’t picked one up for months. I never stop wanting to buy them but I do get into a bad habit of not picking it up from time to time.

My new love of podcasts meant my reading list suffered because I wasn’t reading on my commute from about October to Christmas. But now, I’ve found the right balance and I’m devouring books all over again, so it’s time for some more recommendations, both from what I’ve read and from what I’m already dying to read. Just in time for summer!

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Essential autumn reading

I’m a book addict . I can’t stop buying books, despite already having a tower of must-reads beside my bed. Yesterday was National Book Lovers’ Day – finally, a holiday I can get on board with! So, that inspired me to compile a list of some essential autumn reads for you to enjoy. I’ve put down five books that I read and loved and five others that I’m happy to recommend from my ‘to be read’ pile – just because I haven’t gotten to them yet, doesn’t mean they’re not worthy of a mention.

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Trend watch: Top 5 maxi dresses

The weather is so beautiful lately, it’s time to get out the summer clothes, and one of my go-to outfits for sunshine is a maxi dress. They’re summery, comfortable and work-appropriate. For my top five, I went with nice ones that you can wear from a day in work to evening drinks and they’re all under €60. I stayed away from super dressy occasion dresses and beach maxis for now. In the interest of full disclosure, I already bought the tropical dress from Boohoo! Continue reading