MAY CATCH UP

check ASOS white midi dress, in northern quarter Manchester in may summer time, with chunky sandals street style look 1
check ASOS white midi dress, in northern quarter Manchester in may summer time, with chunky sandals street style look. white blonde bob with sunglasses 2

Hey guys.. Happy Friday! This week has been a positive week for me, after a few weeks of rest from the gym, I have finally gone back to CrossFit. I’m not gunna lie my body aches but it’s those god damn DOMs! Its such a good feeling knowing you’ve pushed yourself and the gym always helps with my mental health, setting me up for the day ahead.

As well as heading back to the gym, I also spent a day with the lovely Nina Lea Caine wandering around Manchester City centre taking photos and caught up over lunch. It’s days like this that makes me appreciate being freelance, that I can do blog work in the morning then head back home and design in the afternoon/evening. I have to admit though my design work has been a little quiet so it has been more about designing for my portfolio at the moment. Which is never a bad thing. I plan on writing a full blog post soon about freelancing and the ups and downs I’ve faced over this last year. I think it will be good for me to assess being self-employed and also it’s good to share what it’s really like being freelance.

check ASOS white midi dress, in northern quarter Manchester in may summer time, with chunky sandals street style look. white blonde bob with sunglasses 3
check ASOS white midi dress, in northern quarter Manchester in may summer time, with chunky sandals street style look. white blonde bob with sunglasses 4

More of a fun update to share, I’ve finally had my hair chopped off! It’s been a long time coming, I honestly should have had it cut well over a year ago but was just too scared, instead growing out the blonde (which was the worst idea I had in a long time) I suit being blonde more than my natural hair colour! Daisy my hairdresser at RCNQ decided it was time to go short and you know what?! I absolutely love it! I actually find it easier to look after and spend far less time drying my hair. That is the worst part of getting ready for me. The blunt cut frames my face more and more importantly it looks good with every outfit, including this clueless, fitted, checker dress from ASOS White. Thank you to Scarlett Stevens, the talented photographer she is, capturing these great shots on the top of a NCP car park in Manchester. Making my hair stand out against the black brick wall and this beautiful dress.

This dress was a bit of an impulse buy, I didn’t intend to buy it or went looking for a check dress but just found myself on ASOS. For a while I had begun to fall out of love with ASOS, thinking it’s too trend lead and the quality has not being that great when I’ve received items. For me, I love the small boutique sub brand retailers have like ASOS White & Topshop Boutique. Both these sub brands are more expensive but the quality and structure of the garment is more considered, which makes me love the item more and keep it for longer. Anyway to top this dress off, I’ve brought out my current favourite seventies style sunglasses and new chunky, Prada inspired sandals and teamed them with this dress. I’m actually really happy with these images and hope you like this look.

Joey x

check ASOS white midi dress, in northern quarter Manchester in may summer time, with chunky sandals street style look. white blonde bob with sunglasses 5
check ASOS white midi dress, in northern quarter Manchester in may summer time, with chunky sandals street style look. white blonde bob with sunglasses 6