Sunday, August 30, 2015

Inspiration

 ~ Kirsty Mitchell

~ Rosie Hardy 

So last night I spent hours again looking through old flickr accounts that used to inspire me beyond words. I re-remembered how it felt to get that burning artistic / expressionist desire to photograph my exact mood into some kind of dream-like image. It's an incredibly releasing thing haha, Now it's a matter of merging an outfit into that and somehow creating a fusion of mood and also inspiring people to get that same inspiration kick. blogs are funny things. It's just one big diary that you can use any form of media really to express yourself. And looking back on my old flickr, I remembered how it felt at certain times, and I am really glad I did that in order to reflect now! It's so powerful that nostalgic feeling. 


I heard a song the other day which I used to sing in school.  The line of lyrics that really triggered me was 'I know I'm filled to be emptied again, this seed I've received I will sew". This one sentence brought so much clarity to me. I guess no matter what you do there are times of inspiration and times of dryness. But it's the knowing that both seasons you go through, are just as important as the other. It's like you can only take so much, and you need to be emptied again to grow upon or receive new perspective. You can't just stay filled with what you know and expect this to last.

I have realised now, growing up I depended so strongly upon God and the knowing he was looking after me. Naturally I have this grand optimistic outlook on life, I always love to spend my time enjoying the moments and not thinking too far in advance because I have a deep down certainty which ever direction life goes, I will still have this joy and a peace. But the thing is, you can't receive this by pursuing a shallow 'happiness' which a lot of us are brought up thinking, via media / people in our lives etc. This is a dead end, you may have fleeting moments of it but it's never going to be a strong foundation to build or feel secure upon. I spent the beginning of this year living out of home trying new things for the sake of "growing". I guess looking back, I was bored and just a bit out of touch with my morals. I wanted to feel something new and get out of my comfort zone. This resorted to me going totally against my conscious, although my "experiments", most people would laugh at and say they are harmless and innocent, the point is, I relied on a shallow mood or feeling with no substance to push me into the direction of doing this. It's so easy to feel "okay" about doing just about anything nowadays, the grey area is getting larger and larger and without believing in something we can literally fall for ANYTHING. And I am not a dramatic person, really not. But I just have to get this off my chest because I genuinely love and want the best for people and lately I have been seeing confusion greater then ever. The thing is, we all get to a point in life where we crave black and white. We need firm morals to base our lives upon. We need to be surrounded by kind people who care about our well being and we need to be selfless enough as people to do this for the people who do it for us. And this means we have to reach a point of maturity where life is about serving. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

BKRM x LFW








Day 2 of LFW!
I love these kind of slouchy playsuits, this one is by Maurie & Eve! Almost pyjama-llke and the sweater is so American school by BWGH, love to mash the two together! 

Both items from BKRM.com they have a ton of things from high street fashion to high end labels! you have to check it out!! 
more sooon!! xx

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ray-Ban + Vision Direct X Elle-May








I've always been addicted to sunglasses! 
These Raybans would have to be on my top list. The sleek gold frame and intricacy of detail on the sides get me! The edges fade out to clear :o :) 
Vision Direct are where they are from! This online store has a TON of labels from affordable to luxury. I think Rayban are just cool and by looking at the designs they just get it to me. I am so excited to wear them into Spring, Summer now - lots of long Summer road trips to come ;)

xx

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ELLE X BKRM ~ interview



I did a lovely little interview with the lovely high street store BKRM. You can check it out here
Also my sweater in this happy, fun, loving gif can be bought on BKRM.com

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ARK desirables





I want to share with you guys some of my current inspirations. Two piece sets have been an absolute favourite of mine! I love the youthfulness of them, they are comfortable like jumpsuits and you can still mix and match tops to bottoms!

These sets are all from UK based store ARK. I found they have a good mix of diversity. 
This store also has a cool range of themed outfits, a strong emphasis on the 90s music scene and lots lots more :)
Okay you can check these sets out HERE !

Sunday, May 25, 2014

LEKKER













This year has been incredible so far and It’s the first year I’ve set aside specifically to prioritise my time for collaborations with different brands.
One of my absolute favourite bike brands, LEKKER approached me to work together and it was honestly the most exciting thing! Over the past few months I’ve been posting outfits and keeping my bike in the shots because I want to feature it not just as a means of transport but a beautiful accessory!
And I always try to be totally honest when writing about what I feel, I don’t want to sound like I am making sales pitches on my own blog, I just really want to let out how blessed I feel to have these opportunities and some how, good things keep coming to me, I don’t know why or how I can show my gratitude for these things but I guess I will just keep posting and informing you of things that bring joy to me, I guess that was the reason I began to capture them in the first place! 
Elle x

Friday, May 16, 2014

Autumn outfits




















Here is a bunch of my latest outfits! & collaborations!
They are all quite different :) all the direct links to items are through the lookbook posts, links here
 -> http://lookbook.nu/ellemay

xxx

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BEARA BEARA ~ styled






Here are some recent outfits I've worn with these incredible leather bags by BEARA BEARA. I need to do a video review soon on these bags because so many people want to know more about them!

Everyone needs a good quality bag that they can trust to carry important things. I've had so many dodgy bags in the past where the straps just break in the most awkward surroundings so I highly recommend having a look at this website and if the styles are what you like, go for it!!! www.bearabeara.co.uk

Friday, March 21, 2014

Forest



I spent last night in an amazing city hotel room with my two sisters. It was so good just to have a sleepover with them. We made face masks out of banana, honey and lemon. My older sister Nyree does it all the time so she taught us how to make them! We also watched some Keeping up with the Kardashians haha! Which I never watch so it was funny to do it with them. Ended up sleeping by around 2am ^_^ 
So this was my outfit today! When I saw this pinafore styled with this blouse I seriously couldn’t help myself. It’s one of those outfits that are just so stylish and so in my comfort zone I really had to have it! The texture and colour of this pinafore is just amazing! I adore the detailing in the back and also of the top! 


BlouseBeanie and Pinafore by LILYA
and I finally found some tights by TabbiSocks  that are the secret thigh high ones! These are amazing because they don’t latch onto my thighs haha, and they take away all my self consciousness. These are so easy to wear because you also don’t have to keep pulling up your socks,
AMAZING!!

xx

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

On another planet












Today was nice, my tripod broke yesterday so I went to get a new one and tested it out this afternoon! 

I am always so excited when I get RINGUET clothing! The prints and fabric are exceptional and not like anything else! plus it is an Australian/ local label so it makes me so proud :) 


This dress has such an out-of-space vibe. It's almost like your in another world just looking at it!
I love that it's backless and flares out, perfect for my figure,


Bravo!!
xx