Sunday Treasures.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Sunday is my favourite day of the week. It is both and end and a beginning and I always feel an overwhelming sense of peace on a Sunday. It's a day for reflection, recuperation and in some ways gratitude. I generally wake up at 8:30 on a Sunday morning, 9:00 if i'm feeling particularly tired and I spend my morning writing down the things that have made me happy this week and planning the things i will do the following week. I glance up at my pin-board and look at all the beautiful things there, postcards from the National Portrait Gallery from my visit in the Summer, A cheeky photo-booth moment with my darling sister, A very sweet handwritten letter from my dear friend Alexandra.. And I smile to myself ready to begin the day.
As it's my final year in Lincoln, i'm trying to explore every nook and cranny of this little cathedral city, appreciating the beautiful architecture, the autumnal plants, the little tea shops hidden away behind crumbling walls. During my first year here the beauty of this little city was clouded by the negativity and anger in the form of loneliness and i hated everything about Lincoln, now a few years later, i'm irrevocably in love with this place.
And of course, no exploration is complete without a quick "What-I'm-Wearing-In-This-Very-Cold-Weather-Picture"my blog is fashion based after all! I've found a new found love in the form of socks and hosiery, blame it on the weather, or my new found appreciation of colours other than black, but i'm quite addicted to buying socks and tights in almost every colour. So far i've stockpiled, greens, blues, purples, whites and even metallics which you'll see more and more of as the weather gets colder and colder.
And finally, there is nothing more satisfying than flicking through old copies of ELLE magazine in a warm bed with a Cinnamon and Apple scented Yankee Candle, before turning on my macbook to catch up with my favourite bloggers, Flora, Jazmine and Kristabel amongst many others.

As you can tell, this post is a little different to my usual ones and the reason for this is because i'm becoming a little bit disillusioned with fashion blogging, i'm not sure what it is, but i think with the rise and rise of PR relations and blogging, things are becoming a little too structured and repetitive if you know what I mean.  I miss the whole posting for fun aspect, and i think it's easy to get caught up in the whole blogging world and feel down about your blog. I feel like my posts lately have been lacking personality and in some ways originality, it's simply been, "Here's what i'm wearing. Okay, bye", but when I started blogging, it was of whatever came to my mind, what I saw, what I made, what I did and what I wore and i'm resurrecting that idea. So this blog, alongside my love of clothes, will also feature plenty of other things and I hope you're as excited to read about them and I am in regards to writing about them. 

Thank you to Flora for reigniting my passion for writing 





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21 comments:

  1. This was such a lovely post to read Sade! Great pictures and I've heard Lincoln is such a beautiful city! I did the same thing in my years at Liverpool and tried to explore as much of the city as I could. I love going back there too when meeting friends and just re-visiting old favourite hang outs :) I think in my first year I went to as many museums/art galleries as I could and dragged along my friend haha!
    I know what you mean about 'Fashion Blogging', personally I love mixing my outfit posts with more reflective/life-ish type posts... they don't often prove as popular but then I do get people still commenting and engaging with the issues I raised which is lovely :)
    Also as I side note, I really love your photography in your blog!

    Saadiya x

    www.thatgirlsaadiya.blogspot.com

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  2. This was a really great post! I love Sundays too xo

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  3. I was speaking to Frankie from "Even though I'm skint" and we were both saying the same thing about blogging and certain groups of bloggers (not to be bitches or anything...). I'm just trying to stick with whatever I want to do on my own blog. It's still a little baby with 60/70 followers so this is the best time to not give a shit.

    PS- My bagel is from Bagelmania behind Miss Selfridge on Oxford St! x

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  4. love this post and everything about it, your outfit, your pictures and the text about blogging, I love it all <3
    from your photos I suddenly want to visit Lincoln and now I want to start more writing on my blog too haha <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I love your Sunday ritual of writing all the things that made you happy during the week, that's such a beautiful activity. I understand what you mean about fashion blogging and becoming disillusioned with it, this is why I changed the base of my blog a bit as well.
    Deejay Speaks

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  6. Your photography is amazing! I love reading sunday posts ah

    imemmymah | f+l

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  7. Lincoln looks like such a beautiful place!
    & I love the chatty feel this post has! xx

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  8. Your photos are gorgeous!! Sunday posts are my favourite
    xxxx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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  9. I said the same thing on Twitter (which you saw) about blogging so I can't agree more with this post. Once your in the game you see its true colours and how it really works and along the way its sad that some people get to a certain point when they feel some sort of way about their blog. I'm glad you've regained your passion in writing - just continue to post what you love! x

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  10. Loved this post, can't wait to see more like these, great photos & cute outfit. I seriously love reading your blog because it's so cozy and warm and i always get a hankering for tea lol is that odd? Ahh well - you make me miss blogging i may return in the new year xx

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  11. I love this post! Jealous of your perfect Sunday's, I'm always working. I've been feeling the same about my blog lately (although I've never thought it about yours, I've always felt In My Sunday Best stands out amongst all the samey blogs!) I don't feel like posting as much lately, I feel like my posts are definitely lacking personality. Need to get my blogging mojo back as soon as! xxx

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  12. love reading your blog, It's very refreshing and genuine and I really appreciate that :)


    SOMETHING REAL SERIOUS

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  13. Bless. Your post made my realize what have i been missing .. Stay happy lovely. Looking forward to read more/

    Followed u via GFC.

    Regards,
    D.

    www.dellilahsnotebook.blogspot.com

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  14. so lovely to come across local bloggers!
    the photos are wonderful and chillin' on a sunday is the best kind of feeling!

    http://wishuponasmile.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love Sundays too. That's the day I unwind and get ready for the day ahead. I'm so glad to hear how your views have changed about the place, although I should visit for myself sometime :)

    Mintyessence

    Xx

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  16. such a lovely post! your blog is very cool, love it! <3
    Emma xx
    http://iemmafashion.com/

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  17. Such beautiful photographs!! x

    www.heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.com

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  18. Very inspiring. I love what you said about posting for fun and blogging for yourself. I think we all lose ourselves sometimes.
    You got yourself a new follower<3

    Much love.

    kate-on-the-lake

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  19. This post has made me regret not applying to Lincoln uni! It looks so beautiful! I feel the exact same way about blogging!! I'm still a tiny blog but it still gets me down and I feel like deleting it so much sometimes! But you just gotta do you and enjoy it even if your posts aren't popular! Love your blog new follower xx

    Http://youngandbroke284.blogspot.co.uk

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