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Friday, 20 October 2017

Love-laughter-fashion C/O Case Station

Hey my lovely readers of Love-Laughter-Fashion!

Check out my new phone case!! I literally loveeeee it. So personal and all exactly I could imagine in a phone case & much more. 

This is from a site called Case Station UK. Check them out here. Not only do they have a massive selection of phone cases on site - you can personalise them with text or photos! Incredible!





It gets ever better guys! They currently design Apple watch straps to - amazing. 

Go and check them out.

I have some more exciting news! They have a giveaway at the moment to, so up for grabs is a;

  • Apple watch series 2
  • A personalised strap 
  • And a phone case all personalised to! 


To enter click the following link  and answer just a few questions for the change to WIN; https://uk.casestation.com/apple-watch-giveaway/ and here are the terms and conditions; https://uk.casestation.com/2017/10/09/win-apple-watch-ts-cs/

Thank you for reading guys,
Love Tash
xx

Disclaimer; this post was in collaboration with Case Station UK, all styling and words my own.





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Monday, 16 October 2017

My love for purple C/O Gem and Co x

Hey beauties. Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Today I bring you a collaboration with a jewellery company called Gem & Co.  The jewellery is handcrafted in Canada.

They sell the most gorgeous jewellery and are such friendly people! Definitely recommend you going on their website if you are wanting to buy some new jewellery, they sell chokers, layering necklaces and all things gorgeous! Go check them out here!






I always tend to choose jewellery which includes a purple colour! I love purple, or lilac. This is my birthstone colour, amethyst for February! I just love purple jewellery. 

These are my Pandora rings!
Hope you enjoyed this short and sweet post,
Love Tash
xxx

Sophie necklace, $34.97, here

Disclaimer; this was in collaboration with Gem and Co, all styling and words my own. 


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Sunday, 8 October 2017

How my blog has evolved over this past year... LOL

Hey guys, so I have been thinking to do this type of post for a while now, so here goes...

I'm going to take you through my whole blogging journey. From when I first started, what I have learnt along the way and how my confidence has grown over the past year.



^^^ The quality of these photos are not that great LOL! Looking at them now. At the time, I thought they were amazing, as did you guys! But regardless of the quality, these first few photos are what made me realise I loved to share my style with the world and it doesn't matter about the quality as that didn't matter at the time.


^^^ My pose in this is really unnatural and forced. It takes time to become confident infront of the camera, but it will happen eventually, it just takes time! Now I can take a photo and make it look natural within seconds, as it's pretty much a habit. (Isn't it Jord...."lets just take an OOTD before we go out")


^^^ When I found my love for shooting in Manchester rather than just the garden. This was a massive deal shooting in public. 





^^ I found a love for graffiti and anything colourful! I was realising my personal style and what works for me! I also started using my Canon camera which my lovely mum bought me for my 21st birthday and I then extended my photography skills and purchased some editing software.



I then started to venture out more and started to meet other bloggers! Which felt amazing - I was and still am making friends through my blogging experience each and everyday. Such a lovely community to be apart of!



I found my love for street photography on this day, I knew that street photography was my favourite backdrop!




^^^ I started playing with my angles and testing out different poses! Now I am little more confident infront of the camera (to an extent) I still get nervous if people are walking past lol!


There we have it, just a few of my photo's looking back on when I was a newbie to now! Wow I have changed my hair lots, LOL! I'm changing it again on Sunday. But yeah if you are thinking of starting to blog, my point is, don't worry about the steps you take into your journey, don't worry about what camera you are using, how you're posing etc, just have fun with it. I did, and I've learnt along the way. If I can do it, so can you!


Thanks for reading lovelies,
Love,
Tash xx 


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Friday, 22 September 2017

Why I love Manchester c/o Becky's Boutique

Hello guys,

Hope you've all had a brilliant week!

So today I bring you a collaboration with a lovely jewellery company which I stumbled across on good ol' Instagram. I was super excited when they said they would collaborate as their jewellery is right up my street and jewellery is a love of mine!

Becky's Boutique is a gorgeous boutique inspired by nature. #wearingBBhandmade. You can find their website by etsy here. They sell a variety of earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets!

 Dainty, handmade, and simply beautiful.

So I happily chose the bee two piece, studs and a necklace in silver. I love bees because the symbol can not only be inspired by nature, but by my home town and city, Manchester.




Here I have listed a few of my favourite things about Manchester;
  • The people - my family, friends and loved ones! I love you all.
  • Shopping - the shopping here is incredible, there are plenty of places to shop!
  • The food - mixture of food available in all areas
  • Music - love music 




 So there we have it... just a few of the reasons I love Manchester and why I love being a Mancunian! 
Are you from Manchester or have you visited before? I'd love to hear, comment below.

For now, check out Becky's Boutique for more jewellery inspo HERE.

Love
Tash
xx

Silver bee necklace, £24, Becky's Boutique 
Silver bee studs, £15


 Disclaimer; this was a collaboration with Becky's Boutique, styling and words my own.


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Monday, 4 September 2017

Take a break x

Hello you lovelies and welcome back to my blog. 

Firstly, I will try not to bore you, I will make it short!.. I just wanted to apologise for my lack of writing lately, I have been a little bit wishy washy (couldn't think of an appropriate word) but anyway, I haven't been so great lately, at producing content for you guys to see. Which is what this post is going to be about - taking a break, why I did and why it is a good idea to if you feel you need it.

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Taking a break isn't a bad thing, but I felt so guilty when I wasn't posting on my blog, Instagram or Twitter. But I ask myself why? and it goes back to feeling the need to be liked, and I felt I would be less liked and lose followers if I didn't post as frequent as other bloggers as we all know it is a very busy community. I mean why did I care about followers? After all, the followers and friends I have made will support me regardless, right?

When I thought about it properly, I was taking a break as I had 'writers block' as they call it LOL and things got very busy in my personal life, with full time work and going on holidays!

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So taking a break is good for many of these reasons..

  • To gain motivation and ideas
  • This gives you time for a good earned rest
  • I actually spent time with loved ones, talking to them rather than just staring at my phone! (this is easily done :|)
  • A change is as good as a rest they say (I changed my font) LOL
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There we have it...
Just a short post on why I have took a break from blogging and I'm not going to lie, it's feels amazing getting back to it today - I have missed it so so much!!!

I have figured out when it is the best time to blog and how to fit it in more with working full time, and when it is convenient for myself. After all blogging is a passion of mine, but is important to not let it take over, and remember you are your own #girlboss. (and don't be so hard on yourself)

I wont leave it so long next time :)
(and if I do, oh well - it's fine.)

Love you guys,
- for always supporting me,

Tash
xx


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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Lighting and interior with Cox and Cox

Hey guys and welcome back to love-laughter-fashion. I hope you guys are all well and are having a great week so far.

Today I bring you a different type of blog post, one all things interior. Lighting is one of the most important objects in a household - whether this be a lamp from Cox and Cox, a spotlight or light coming from the television. I feel the simple thought of having light is something we take for granted and I can admit to this myself as I just switch the light on as if it is part of a routine and do not really think twice. So here, I explain the importance of light in our household. I find a lamp in particular is always a good way of creating more of a subtle lighting effect when winding down in the evening after a long day at work.

Cox and Cox started in 2001 and offer home-ware products such as lamps, rugs and accesories which are all unique and beautiful in there own way - and objects you may not be able to find elsewhere. They also have a 20% off introductory offer for your first order to, which is handy.

A couple of my favourites' definitely have to be a wooden elegant floor lamp, which totally gives off a whole vintage vibe and I would place this particular lamp against a coloured feature wall, with bold colours for the full effect. Then there is a copper floor lamp, which I would place against a fresh white wall, and accesorise with green house plants for a whole 2017 modern feel. 

Copper floor lamp           -          White wooden floor lamp     
When it comes to decorating a room, personally I find it important to think carefully about how I may accesorise the room (and let's be honest because this is the best bit!). I complete the interior by using a variety of photographs, ornaments and most importantly a lamp. A lamp gives it that finishing personal touch. I have explained how I would style two of my favourite lamps in the image above.

What is your favourite type of lamp, and which one would you purchase?

Thanks for reading, 
love Tash
xx


Disclaimer; This is a collaboration with Cox and Cox, all words my own



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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Summer fashion style piece - Aquascutum

Hey guys and welcome back to love-laughter-fashion

Today I wanted to share some jacket inspiration for Spring and Summer fashion. Often in the warm weather we are unsure of what jacket to wear. The temperature is up and down, especially here in the UK. We have storms one hour and hot sunshine the next, therefore I'm going to share with you one of my favourite coats of all time - and one that especially stays in fashion every year and can be such a stylish statement piece of any outfit and make you feel a million dollars.

This years' summer fashion style piece has most definitely got to be a classic trench coat. This trench coat is from the website Aquascutum and this brand started back in 1851. Their website includes different types of clothes for men and women, and they have a sale on at the moment to - so go and check it out for an amazing variety of trench coats, raincoats and much more!

This gorgeous coat in the image (from the website) has been crafted with many cottons and is inspired by classic military coats. The a-line shape on the trench coat gives it that flattering and femininity a trench coat needs - with a belt to tuck it in at the waist! I love it.

Photo credit; Aquascutum
Lana double breasted trench coat, £650

How do I style a trench coat?

Trench coats can be difficult to style, although once styled personally, they can look gorgeous. I find trench coats quite dressy and more formal so I find them perfect for the work wardrobe attire! I love layering this years summers fashion style piece over dresses and tights for the more dressed-up style, and a pair of court shoes to finish that desired feminine look. However, for a more laid back casual attire, I would pop the trench coat over jeans and wear with converse. I would also keep the trench coat open to give off them cool, casual vibes. 

I would love to hear how would you style the trench coat?

Thanks for reading guys,
Love
Tash 
xx 


Disclaimer; this post was in collaboration with Aquascutum, all words my own










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Monday, 17 July 2017

Full time work and blog balance! :)

Hello you lovely readers and welcome back to Love-laughter-fashion! :-)

I have been thinking about writing this post for a while now, and have just got round to sitting down and actually typing it. So here goes...

I work full time, but am also a part time blogger! How do I manage my time to effectively do well in both? I will tell you how..



How do you manage your time?

So I tend to use my time wisely. Working five days a week leaves me two days to crack on with any blogging stuff I have to do. On my way to work and on my lunch hour I will catch up on social media. I find I photo as much as I can when I'm out and about so I have enough content to take me through until my next day off - yeah even if this is a cup of coffee or a picture of my shoe or something LOL. But anything is better than nothing I suppose.

How do you find time to blog?

I absolutely love blogging and find this so fun and worth all my time. It can be time consuming don't get me wrong, and without the support off loved ones I probably wouldn't be able to do blogging as I find it easier if somebody takes my photos for me - I'm forever grateful to my partner for always be willing to take them.



So my point to this blog post was to hopefully inspire people who work full time to blog - as it is possible especially if you love it. - And if worse comes to worse and you find it to much, take a break and blog less, after all blogging is like a self-employed job and you can do it when it best suits you!!!

Thanks for reading. 

Love,
Tash 
xx 
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Why I love being a blogger :-)

Hello you lovely bunch! x

Welcome back to my blog :-) 

I'm sorry for the lack of posts lately, I have recently got a new job so have been prioritising getting settled into that, but I'm back today all content and happy.

I wanted to share with you readers my experience with the blogging community. I feel this community is an amazing one to be apart of, so self confidence boosting and full of positivity. I'm going to be giving a shoutout to some of my fave bloggers including people who have been there for me the most! (WARNING; LONG SOPPY CHEESY TYPE OF POST)



Everybody is so lovely - like some of my best friends are who I've met through blogging. I have been blogging for over a year now and met up with a handful of these gorgeous people.

Some I haven't met but they are always there to hit like on my latest Instagram post or twitter poll. I am honestly forever grateful to have these guys in my life and just wanted to give them a little shout on on my blog today; 

Katie
- the blog all things fashion and beauty!

So, this beautiful girly was my main inspiration to start my blog today. I never knew what blogging was until I found Katie on Instagram. We both have the same breed of dog and this is what linked us together. We met and clicked from the very start, we have always supported each other and I'm very happy to call this girl my best friend. Go check her blog out for the most gorgeous shoe collection - she is a massive lover of shoes and bags ;) x

Gee
- check her blog out for a mixture of everything and gorgeous photography!

I know the beautiful Gee personally, we knew each other when we were young, but then moved apart and hadn't spoke until the last year or so. Georgia is such a good friend and she supports me so much when it comes blogging and I never feel silly to ask for help even if it is the silliest things lol. Georgia is such a gorgeous girl inside and out and has the most lovely hair! x

Emma
- check out her blog for absolute style queen fashion type of posts!

Emma has been a good friend for a while now, she constantly supports my posts and I am forever grateful for this. Em always encourages me to try new stuff, her instastories are the ONE with her new fashion hauls, she inspires me to try something different with her edgy 90's fashion sense. I can't wait to see how her blog grows and hopefully a channel soon too! (Em you'd be great at this) ;) x

Amy
 - check out her blog for an elegant and stylish type of post!

Amy is one of my newbie blogger mates. Although we have only been speaking for a few months, it feels for years. Her blog is incredible and I'm so proud of her for creating a blog. Amy's fashion is simply stunning - I love how we can talk about fashion for ages and will instantly let each other know when we have ordered something! Haha! I'm looking forward to her whats to come with her blog x

Erin
- check out her blog for gorgeous outfit and beauty posts - with the most gorgeous eye make up!

I was lucky enough to meet Erin, when she invited me to an event as her plus one (which I am very thankful for to this day). Erin inspires me to come out of my comfort zone when it comes to fashion, as she nails every outfit she puts together. For example, Erin inspired me to wear fishnet tights when they first come out! Erin also helped me a lot when it came to starting my youtube channel! Thanks girl! x

Imogen
- check Imogen's blog for some mermaid and vintage style looks!

I met the beautiful Imogen the other day actually, after speaking for over a year. Imogen helped me so much with my youtube channel and I am forever grateful. We support each other a lot on twitter, constantly giving shout outs to one another and retweeting! I love Imogen's fashion, she rocks vintage and puts together some amazing outfits! Not to mention her hair, she is like a real life mermaid. x

Lottie
- check Lotties blog out for all things beauty and lifestyle!

Lottie has been one of my blogging friends for a while now, I love how dedicated she is to her blog and her Instagram, she is the queen of flatlays to and is always active on her instastories! I look forward to click on your picture once it has that glowing ring around it to see what you are reviewing next. She is always one of the first to like and comment my pictures and it really does mean the world to me, so thank you hun x

Whitney
- check out her blog for some stunning California dreamy vibes!

Well, my friend from a far! The fact we live so far away doesn't effect our support for one another - because of the time difference we catch each other early in the morning or late at night. She is always there to leave gorgeous comments on my photos and also message me with the latest gossip! We love a good chat and I hope one day, we get to meet. She has the dreamiest of photos and wears the most gorgeous festival like outfits that just get more trendy as time goes on! x

Charlotte
 - check out her blog for gorgeous hair, hauls and health!

Charlotte and I have been supporting one another for a while now, she inspires me very much to be creative with my hair and make up! Like wearing a bold lip! I just have to take a minute to appreciate how gorgeous she is! Inside and out! It's always very inspiring seeing how much her blog is growing with working with brands such as Loreal! You're going to keep on growing and your Instagram feed is pure GOALS! Keep it up lovely lady x


more to be continued...


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Zoe
- check out her blog for amazing style and positive vibes! 

Zoe is seriously a stunning girl, inside and out and is most definitely one of the most positive people I know. I absolutely love her Instagram feed - it is all very soft lights and pastel shades which are really soft and attractive for the eye! She wears the most incredible dresses as well and inspires me to be my inner girly girl! She also has the cutest dogs! Keep it up babe, you're amazing x 

Katey
- check out her vlog for the best daily vlogs :)

Katey is a new friend of mine! And boy am I glad I met her. (Literally) we met all of a sudden one day and it was so good to meet her - she's so gorgeous. She does a lot of videos on Youtube and is incredible at keeping up with it, I love her dedication to Youtube, and is very inspiring to see. She even give me advice on my nose piercing lol!
I would love to trace your footsteps in that respect! You go girl x

Rosa
- check out her lovely blog for a mixture of everything!

I love her blog! The photography is just amazing and one time Rosa took my photos and they were incredible! Rosa inspired me to try different poses and come out of my comfort zone which paid off in some of the photos! Rosa and I have been speaking for a while now and have met once which was fab! Rosa's fashion is simply lovely - I love how she wears vintage and looks incredibly amazing in whatever she wears from head to toe! Keep them coming girl x

Katherine 
- check out her website for her gorgeous photography!

Katherine is a lifestyle and blogger photographer and she is absolutely incredible! I would love her to take my pictures one day! She photographs a lot of bloggers around the UK and I am swept off my feet by the photos! I mean the lighting and detail in them are total photo goals! Katherine supports me so much to, and I am forever grateful. She one of the first people I follow on twitter to actually share my Youtube link, so thanks girl x

Sam 
- check out her blog for style, travel and lifestyle!

Sam is one of my newest blogger pals! She is such a positive person and a lovely person to talk to as well! I'm particularly loving her instagram feed! It is always very vibrant mixed with travel shots and fashion shots - which is always a good mix lets be honest! 
I'm looking forward to getting to know you more hun, you're lovely. x

Olivia
- check out her blog for lots of smiles!

Olivia, can I just first say she is one of the most smiley people I know. I love a contagious smile! I instantly see a picture of her and I smile straight away, such a positive person. Can I just mention I love her hair to! Check this out in her blog! She has been supporting me only for a little while but I know we are going to be friends and I am looking forward to getting to know you more! Thank you so much x

Bank 
 - This blog is The Destination For Food Creatives. It is the place to get inspired by all reowned foodies. There are recipes, interviews and reviews. Soon it'll become a one-stop service where you can enjoy food experience.

I met Bank on holiday in Santorini a couple of years ago! Then we added one another on Facebook and browsed one another's blogs! Then a year later me and my partner went on a trip to London and walked passed Bank in the street! We were so shocked that we had met again, so on every holiday I ever go on I look for Bank! Still can't believe it until this day - such a small world, but I wanna thank him for his support of my blog and channel, it means a lot! and Good luck with yours! x

Michaela 
- check out her blog for all things fashion and lifestyle! 

Michaela has been one of my friends from the very beginning - although we don't speak much we are always there to support each other! Her ootd's are my absolute faves whether this is when she is out or about or in the fitting rooms! She chooses the most dreamiest of clothes and I wish I had her wardrobe! 
Thanks lovely for everything over the past year x

Megan Ellaby ;
- check her blog out for all things fashion!

I met Megan the other day at an event she held to raise money for the emergency Manchester fund and this was such an amazing cause and I'm so proud of her for doing this! Megan inspired me to wear what I want and not worry what others thought of me. I went through a few years being scared of what people thought of me and what I wore, but no more! Megan is one of my fave all time bloggers - she is just simply gorge! x


a little message to all ...


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Ok guys, I know this has probably been one of my longest blog posts EVER but I just wanted to give these beautiful people a shout out! They deserve it! I really hope you will check out their blogs as they are all increible and total blog goals. I just wanna thank you all for your constant support. 

There are many people who I haven't included on here, other bloggers, instagrammer's, family and also friends who I wanna also thank! You know who you are - and I feel I should thank my partner for taking my photos! - without you I wouldn't be doing blogging as I certainly wont be using a tripod anytime soon.

So thank you all, and love always,
Tash xx


Some details of my outfit;

Dress, New Look, £22.99
Denim jacket, Missguided, £45.00


Disclaimer; this post is a non sponsored post - just a shout out to my loves!! All styling and words my own!
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