One Year On: Looking Back On Our Wedding Day

Twelve months ago today I became Mrs Hayley Hall. I married my best friend, cliched as it sounds, and we started a new phase in our lives together surrounded by all our loved ones. We planned our big day within…

The 12 Things I Love About Autumn

The onset of Autumn brings with it an opportunity to slow down, relax and enjoy the darker evenings. It’s no doubt one of the most popular seasons (thanks to the beautiful changing colours that greet us outside our front door,)…

Are You A Power Napper? Why A Little Kip Could Be The …

Sleep. It’s one of the most discussed, contemplated and sought after things in existence – mainly because the majority aren’t getting enough of it. Busy lives, smart devices and addictive boxsets on Netflix all have a negative impact on the…

On Instagram & Our Responsibility As ‘Influencers’

Two years ago I sat down to write a post on the state of our Instagram culture, and how it was starting to make us all feel a touch inadequate. I’d seen so many conversations online about the damaging effects…

Making The Most Of Downtime When You’re Self Employed: What To …

Over the last few weeks I’ve definitely noticed that my inbox is less cluttered, there are fewer meetings in my diary and generally there’s not as much work as there had been in the months prior. Although that sounds a…

I Bought Clothes From Those Instagram Promoted Ads: Here’s What Happened

Back in the day, the only place you could buy a new outfit was from the few stores that lingered on your local high street – or a catalogue. On a Friday night in town you’d be guaranteed to bump…

Why I’ve Given Up On Sale Shopping (And Top Tips To …

I used to live for the sales. I could spot seasonal discounts at thirty feet and would be one of those people who couldn’t wait to hit the shops as soon as the Christmas turkey had cooled; part of the…

UPDATE | Natural Cycles, One Year On: Would You Rely On An Contraceptive …

HONEST THOUGHTS & A FULL REVIEW OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE A year ago today I sat down to research a new ‘contraceptive’ app that had been causing quite the controversy across social media. Natural Cycles was hailed as a hormone-free…

What My Teens & Twenties Taught Me About Money

Money’s a funny old thing. We spend our childhoods being oblivious to the value of it, our teenage years worrying how we’re going to make it, and our adulthood spending it while trying to make sensible my-accountant-would-be-proud decisions. They say…

Style: Dressing For Fun & Why I’m Not Down With A Capsule …

It took me a long time to find my personal style. Many years were spent attempting to squeeze myself into garments that didn’t work for my body shape, or forcing myself to adopt seasonal trends – even though I knew…

Why We All Need Something To Look Forward To

As an adult I flit between having a diary crammed full of exciting things and hardly ever being at home, to spending weeks on end vegetating in front of my television and drinking copious amounts of tea. Particularly as a…

Style: Florals Are My Fashion Go-To

I used to be quite fearful of florals. My days were spent justifying my knowledge and ability to men dressed in ill-fitting power suits, and to be honest floral dresses sub-consciously undermined what I had to say; I felt they…