Why hello there, it's been a while hasn't it!
I really do beat myself up when I miss my usual posting days here on the blog 'cause even now, after 6.5 years of writing in this little space, my blog is still my baby! My favourite form of escapism and my absolute favourite part of what I do. However, every now and again the creative juices stop flowing and I get a little touch of writers block, which is endlessly frustrating but is something I know comes part-and-parcel with this kind of work.
So rather than my usual internal beating that I am so used to giving myself, instead I just allowed myself to be uninspired. I let myself not know what to write about and instead focused on the things that I was finding the inspiration for such as my Instagram, my fashion line Saturday by Megan Ellaby and strangely enough my YouTube channel.
Why is it that when one thing is thriving, something else has to suffer? It's always the case with my blog and YouTube channel, they're never both excelling at once, it's always sadly one or the other.
But anyway, I'm sat here today on Monday morning after a gorgeous weekend with the family celebrating my uncles 50th birthday, with a cup of coffee and the pups, listening to a touch of classical music with the sun streaming through the blinds (hurray for spring) and I thought I might as well just chat, chat about what I've been up to, where I'm going and of course what I'm wearing too.
So yeah, thats where I've been hiding; hiding in the shadows desperately trying to find the words to write. Well that, and the fact I've been in Marrakech for the past week with Chloe(!!!) Yeah, I'm freaking out too!!! It was the most insane trip and I seriously can't believe that a brand I have adored for so long invited me along as their guest, just bonkers! I'm hoping to get the two rolls of film from the trip developed tomorrow so I will have a little rundown of the trip up on Thursday along with my weekly vlog coming up soon too.
But alas I am back and this time with a rather great transitional get up comprising of old items (that are sadly no longer available to purchase) with new pieces from my wardrobe, all of which I thought I'd chat you through today.
First up we have the unlikely style hero of the season, the bucket hat!
If you'd have told me two years ago that I'd be wearing a bucket hat as part of a fashion statement rather than for fun whilst drunk at a festival, I'd have laughed, loudly in your face. But for me, it's a welcome addition to my accessories collection having pined for something new to wear on my head ever since I said goodbye (for now at least) to my trusty baker boy cap. Having a fringe is great and I really, really love it, however, it can be troublesome whatever the weather may be! If it's too hot, it sticks to your forehead in a really yummy way and if it's too cold from the wind, then you might as well not have a fringe altogether, so hats come in very handy when you're blessed with a good ole, unruly fringe like mine.
The jacket might be something you remember seeing for the first time around 3 years ago now? It was back when Alexa Chung collaborated with Marks & Spencer, long before she had a brand of her own. I remember the elation I felt when I found this jacket in M&S on Oxford Street in London, I swiftly bagged it and it has since been a firm favourite within my jacket collection. It's so wonderful when a piece you've loved for a really long time gets an airing once again, it's such a good feeling to know you invested wisely, something I'm vowing to do a hell of a lot more of going forward.
But anyway enough about the outfit hey, lets get on with the catch up that I promised you.
I'm working on a blogpost currently that I'm having a little trouble with. Its a blogpost I've been adding to for the past few months and a blogpost I'm worried comes across as a little miserable. But I do think it's an important thing to talk about, it's just finding the guts to do it. I reckon I'll have it complete by next week so do stay tuned for that. It's basically about being self employed in your twenties and what it does to you mentally and physically. It's currently a little "content creator" specific so I'm going to work at making it apply to all sides of being self employed so if you have anything to add, anything you're interested in hearing about or simply something you'd like me to include please do let me know in the comments below or drop me an email/DM.
I must also say a huge thank you to those of you who have got in touch lately regarding my Instagram imagery. The response to my work in the past couple of weeks has really been amazing and honestly quite shocking as it's naturally found itself in a more editorial territory, something I've always, always wanted for my work.
In the past, more candid and snapshot style imagery has come up trumps but it's always been the editorial content of others that has inspired me endlessly, so it really is truly amazing to be able to create my own and to have it be so well received. Huge thank you to everyone who has got in touch about my Instagram content lately, it honestly means so damn much!
Next up I'm thrilled to finally be able to discuss an exciting new venture for George and family. After the success of their bar Jimmy's in Manchester they are opening their second Jimmy's site in Liverpool. It's such an exciting time for everyone and it's going to be one heck of a busy summer for us all but I can't wait to see what they do to such an exquisite building! (read more here)
Another bombshell for you all is that we may be moving house... again.
An exciting yet terrifying prospect, particularly as I adore our home so so much, but, if all goes to plan we could be moving this summertime, I'll of course be updating you when I have more news but thought seen as we were chatting so casually that now was a good time to mention it.
And finally, I'm learning to drive. Watch this space, and stay off the roads.