If you’ve been following me along on Instagram, which I really hope you have? you’ll know that I’ve been in Tenerife for the past week. And whilst being in the sunshine for 5 days has been totally wonderful indeed, it was by no means a holiday. I headed over there with my good pal Sophie to create some end of summer pieces to share with you lot, the first of which you’re reading now.
We spent the whole 5 days working on various projects including a very exciting collaboration between myself and Hard Rock Hotels (dreamy) along with some outfit posts for the all new meganellaby.com
It’s been a whole 9 days since meganellaby.com launched and it’s been SO truly wonderful seeing how much you guys are loving it. It really means SO much, as myself and Cat from Gatto worked really hard on the rebrand for many months, so to hear your positive feedback was really wonderful indeed.
Rebranding in this way has given me an all new lease of life, a new love affair with blogging if you will. I adore my blog so much, it’s my first and foremost but I truly feel that updating pagesbymegan to meganellaby.com has made this whole blog love thing a hell of a lot bigger and more intense, whilst also making it much more personal due to my name being at the forefront of it all.
So with that, and the all new love affair I have with blogging. I wanted to talk about how powerful a change up can be for the mind, the soul and for your creativity in general. Mixing things up from time to time is just the ticket for a much needed burst of inspiration, to take things up a notch or two and to get your creative juices flowing some more.
First up we have my newly named blog, which in itself has given me a whole new lease of life creatively, but to then head straight out to Tenerife for a week of working in an all new location has truly revitalised my creative mind. It’s re-instilled in me the power of keeping things new and fresh to insure that you’re always ahead of the curve.
I completely and utterly adore living in Manchester. I love it’s heritage, it’s passion, it’s stunning architecture combined with the rough around the edges and downright grimy back streets and I LOVE the colourful nature of the city and the people in it.
However, I’ve been living and working in Manchester as a full time blogger for almost two years; I’ve completely exhausted Manchester and it’s photographic opportunities and it was beginning to take it’s toll on myself and Sophie’s creativity.
We recently took a trip to Amsterdam and the imagery that came from it was some of our best work to date, see this post here and this post to see what I’m referring to. The last shoot day previous to our trip was spent in Manchester frustratingly scouring for new and unused locations and whilst we came up trumps with some of the shoots, others were less successful.
Heading to a new place to explore and in-turn create was all we needed to leave us feeling totally inspired and completely proud of the imagery we were producing for you lot. The reaction to the posts from you, was testament to this too.
Our most recent trip to Tenerife together was no exception to the rule either and with a fresh location to discover, we have once again created something that I am SO thrilled to share with you.
Whether you’re a blogger like me, working in an office or otherwise, mixing things up from time to time is key to keep you sane, to keep everything improving to the highest potential and to keep that creative flair in tact.
I urge you to mix something from your daily routine up a little bit. Whether it’s desk swapping with your colleagues, going somewhere a little different on your lunch break (this is a big one, I’d highly suggest getting away from the office and getting some fresh air, been there, done that and it works) or walking to and from work to clear your mind and have some much needed thinking time. It’s the little things that make a huge difference when it comes to creativity and a surge of inspiration.
And with that, what the heck do you think of these snaps? They’re pretty cool right!? I am so thrilled with how they turned out and find them to be a little Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign and that’s always a good thing.
Not only were we in a brand new location so the creativity came in its droves, but we were highly inspired by the outfit that I threw together last minute.
This dress, is one of my faves right now, it’s from H&M and hangs oh so beautifully indeed. The deep V combined with the long sleeves create a really sexy yet totally demure feel to the look, whilst the cherry print, ruffles and asymmetric hemline keep the whole look very fun, playful and therefore extremely youthful.
Teamed with a red lip to compliment the cherries and lashings of gold accessories with my much loved and much worn See By Chloe lace up platform sandals and a fist full of gold rings.
The dress and gold accents were then, in my opinion, totally floored by the awesome surroundings of which we shot. The location was perfect to compliment the look and create something totally cool indeed, wouldn’t you agree?
And with that and with the last bank holiday Monday of 2017 behind us (damn it) I really hope this post is just what you needed to read on your first day back at work following 3 days off. I truly hope that this has inspired you to shake things up in your line of work (do let me know if you give it a go) as I can assure you it will do wonders for your mind, your soul and your creativity.