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Accidental double denim

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town houses in camden london

casual summer linen outfit

white denim biker jacket zip sleeve boden

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black and white cat in the street

pink roses in a hedgerow

fromwhereistand pointed pink heels and tote bag

 

Chambray shorts and a biker jacket

I had to start writing this post to realise that I’ve accidentally gone for the double denim.

Whatever, cool, why mention it?

Because this is the kind of DD that anyone can play with. I would never say I was a typical denim girl (but I do now own the most amount of jeans I’ve ever had, I.e 5 pairs – whoah there!) but I do like finding an unexpected item in the famous fabric.

This white denim jacket for instance is my current jean-ius piece. Goes with everything in summer, and adds a slightly rocky touch. Then there are the shorts (admittedly chambray) but they’re light and easy to wear and don’t scream seventies at you. Paired with these poppy Alice shoes, they pair to make a perfectly wearable work outfit. Denim, but done differently.

I’ve chatted a little more about my shoes and outfit over on the Boden blog where my blog pals Thank Fifi and Fashion Foie Gras have styled up the same style shoes with different outfits so you can switch up denim for dots if you fancy!

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turquoise door in camden

boden tile print tote bag

pink roses

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What I Wore:

Take a look at my outfit on the Boden blog to get links to my look!

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#BlogBabes: Carrie from WishWishWish!

carrie and lucy shinythoughts wishwishwish best friends afternoon tea

 

WishWishWish!

In the final of my #BlogBabes interviews to celebrate Shiny Thoughts turning 6, it’s time to turn to my best friend – the one and only Miss Wish!

I invited her down to the gorgeous Wallace Collection, a free entry museum of some of the finest showcase of 18th century painting, furniture, porcelain works and much more (check out the jaw-dropping armour rooms.) Of course, we were mainly there to try the Peyton and Byrne afternoon tea in the pink cafe under the pretty glass ceiling. We may as well have been on holiday! Without further ado…

Hello! So please introduce yourself!

CARRIE: I’m Carrie and I blog stuff, I’ve basically just been on the internet for a long time.

How long have you been blogging for?

CARRIE: It’s just turned 7 years! I bought a big balloon and said a big thank you.

LUCY: Oh yeah because yours is just before mine! I’m very proud of my friends because we’ve all been blogging for such a long time!

the wallace collection afternoon tea

How did we meet/your earliest memory of me – do you remember the specific situation?

CARRIE: Yes! Well we met at uni, I remember seeing you ’round.

LUCY: Seein’ you ‘raahhnd’

CARRIE: Hey, I am nowt doin ah ‘stralian ahccent’. My earliest thoughts of you was that you had lots of colours in your hair. Like the McFly song!

LUCY: Oh! I had colourful hair then? I forgot!

CARRIE: Yeah I think there was some green and blue going on there. You came across as really enthusiastic and like the teachers pet that I would learn to know that you are! We first met at some sort of social event in our class a few weeks into the year and I remember sitting at the back of the classroom. You came over and started asking me loads of questions about blogging and things, which is something I now know to be typical of you because you like to know stuff!

LUCY: Hahaha! And you must have LOVED it because you love talking about yourself!

CARRIE: Hhaaha! I do remember you saying that you saw me and wanted to be friends with me.

LUCY: Yeah I thought ‘she’s hot shit, she’s needs to be ma mate.’ I remember that you were that girl who went to fashion week in the first week of uni and put it on our class blog and then in the first class project, you were in another group but when you presented you went totally above and beyond, creating all these lovely graphics and flyers. I was super impressed and I thought ‘oh, she’s really good, I need to be at that level.’ I also remember you looked really different, you were wearing navy sailor style shorts and a red stripe top with your halo plaits so we needed to be friends.
I like to think that it was mutual admiration haha.

the wallace collection afternoon tea

What did you think of me and my blog on first impression?

LUCY: Your blog didn’t have much of you in it but I know that it was quite artistic. There were exhibitions and you were really making the most of being in London and documenting it. Quite different to what you do today.

LUCY: And at that time you had your typewriter illustration layout.

CARRIE: Yes! My very first layout! I remember I asked you to take photos for a blog post I did with Modcloth, that was the very first time you took my photos. As a thank you I gave half of the outfit to you and you wore it all the time and that’s how we became friends!

LUCY: Haha yeah I liked that cape! I remember you were one who get me to start posting photos of myself too.

the wallace collection afternoon tea

Lets talk about when we first started building our friendship – do you remember any particular situations?

CARRIE: I remember around the same time we got that bus together to central for a project. I bought chips and cheese and you got a sandwich. Very typical of our relationship. And we ended up chatting loads!

LUCY: Then once we knew each other a little better at uni I came to your house for the first time. You modelled some weird feather cuff thing I made

CARRIE: Yeah I and I filmed you! You had to stand there staring at the camera for ages in black and white like Andy Warhol’s films.

LUCY: That was the first time I met your boyfriend Miguel and saw into your world.

CARRIE: I have a memory of the first time I came and stayed at your uni house. Was that the time my shoe broke? I just had a flashback of us being around Wood Green and you had no shoes on because you let me wear yours! Actually you’ve done that on several occasions!

LUCY: OMG yeah! We were in Earls Court and you tripped in front of Hilary Alexander and off came the bottom of your HasBeens.

CARRIE: She didn’t offer any advice for broken shoes.

LUCY: Yeah I contemplated going over and asking her for help, haha!

CARRIE: Of course we shot those photos in the park together – that was the first time I mentioned you on wishwishwish!

LUCY: Aaah! They’re still my absolute favourite photos! Someone even illustrated it too!

What has been the biggest thing to happen in our friendship?

CARRIE: Well we lived together – that’s quite big.

LUCY: I was so excited and thought ‘yes yes yes’ this is going to be brilliant. I didn’t have anywhere to live in my second year and you and Miguel had a spare room.

CARRIE: Yeah, we were both excited! It was pretty easy, job done.

the wallace collection afternoon tea

What’s the weirdest story/thing about me?

CARRIE: They come up far too regularly haha! Thing is we’re so different in so many ways. Things I find weird about you, you think is totally normal. Only in ways like you eat food weird.

LUCY: And you eat food weird.

CARRIE: Yeah I do! haha! I don’t know exactly but you’re definitely weird.

LUCY: Yeah.

If our blogs went on a date together, where would they go?

CARRIE: Well they’d go for afternoon tea of course! I probably went for my first afternoon tea with you at Bake-a-boo and then we went for lots of others together for Wish Magazine and things.

LUCY: Yeah we’d go to somewhere cute and kitsch like Drink Shop Do. ShinyThoughts is colourful and WishWishWish is pretty so it would be quite sixties and poppy. I can’t really think of an afternoon tea location that would really define us though.

CARRIE: That’s it, we need to start our own afternoon tea salon!

the wallace collection afternoon tea

What’s one thing you know about me that no-one else knows?

CARRIE: That time you accidentally fell into the Serpentine river? You always like to go the extra mile for a photo

LUCY: HAHA! OMG you and half the Londoners watching by the lake knows that story! We were shooting for Ros’s photo project and I thought peering into the lake would make a good snap. Turns out, the edge is pretty slippery…

How have we helped each others blogs/blogging life?

CARRIE: A hell of a lot. Just in practical terms of getting stuff done over the years and also for introducing each other to new people. I had a bit of a blogging head start so I was able to bring you along to events and allowed you to meet new people.

LUCY: You were instrumental. There was no way I would have gotten so quickly into working with the right people without your help. And then I’ve helped you on a practical level.

CARRIE: But I’ve always really appreciated the effort you put in when we work together. You’re vocal when we’re shooting and you tell me what you like or if it’s not quite working. You get really into it and don’t just press a button. There’s a nice little compliment for you there!

LUCY: Nice complo.

TOGETHER: hahaha complo! Bloody hell.

carrie and lucy shinythoughts wishwishwish best friends afternoon tea

What’s your best blogging asset that would help the other person in a blogging situation?

CARRIE: Your eye and enthusiasm.

LUCY: A critical and honest eye. I feel like I could come to you with any question and that I would value your opinion more than anyone else.

CARRIE: Yeah there’s friends, and then it goes a bit deeper than that. There’s that level of honesty and trust.

If we had one blog together, what would it be about/specialise in?

CARRIE: I think it would be more creative than each of our blogs are now. There might be products to sell, workshops and we’d do full-on shoots. I don’t think it would be about us, we’d review places and do things. Creating guides and be really visual.

LUCY: I think it would be quite DIY and step by step guides on a bigger scale because there are two of us.

CARRIE: Yeah, we’re similar in work ethic but we have different interests so if we came together it would be like… like… a super hub!

LUCY: Super. Hub. A shiny-wish or a wish-thought some might say.

CARRIE: That’s lame I don’t want that. Someone might steal our name, we best not say any more.

LUCY: Shhh. haha

Any catch phrases?

CARRIE: We do say the same things at the same time which is quite weird. It happens all the time.

LUCY: There’s that one thing that you always say: ‘just as well.’ which is well Somerset for ‘may as well.’

CARRIE: You call me Bean and I used to call you Brain.

the wallace collection afternoon tea

Quick fire questions:

Who can cook better?

CARRIE: Well I’ve never really tried your cooking!

LUCY: Whaaat?!

CARRIE: We should do a Come Dine With Me! We could film that.

What would you steal from my wardrobe?

CARRIE: I used to steal your straw boater all the time. It was basically mine.

LUCY: Usually I would just walk around your bedroom, say I liked something and then usually be able to walk out with it. You’ve worn that black tasseled-arm playsuit from Topshop in Weston-Super-Mare you’ve worn at emo gigs! I’d steal your Lazy Oaf cat co-ord.

What’s your shiny rule to live by?

CARRIE: Just don’t worry about it.

What would you steal from my skillset/appearance/personality?

…. (time ticks by)

LUCY: The look of concentration on your face Carrie.

CARRIE: haha! I’d have your ‘get shit done’ attitude and your slender frame.

LUCY: Pff! I’d have your teeth, post-treatment haha. I’d also love to have your blogging efficiency. You just type it out and boom it’s done. From your personality, your chilled-out attitude. I’m definitely more horizontal since I’ve known you!

CARRIE: Yeah I’m such a hippy!

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LUCY: Thanks Bean, hope you enjoyed your scones and little sarnies here at The Wallace Collection!

CARRIE: Sure did, thanks for inviting me!

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By the Sea in Gallipoli

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Seaside City Style

Wow, I’ve been so excited to show you my #BlogBabes interviews (where I’ve been chatting to my blogging besties about of friendship and blogging life to celebrate ShinyThoughts turning 6) that I’ve left half of my tales of Italy behind!

My last outfit post comes from the underside of the proverbial ‘heel’ of Italy’s boot, the only part of the south coast of Puglia that I visited on my swift 4-day exploration. I’m working on a neat guide so that you can recreate your own Puglian holiday ticking off the places I went to, but first, the important bits – what I wore!

I knew that Gallipoli (pronounced ‘Gah-lip-ollie’ and not to be confused with the Egyptian town of the same name with a dark history) was going to be a lovely old fishing town so I figured a sensible T-shirt and a pair of shorts would be a good option. My super ‘cray’ T-shirt had been reserved for some future trip to the crayfish rich Stockholm ports but ain’t nobody got time for that so I whipped it out here instead. I wasn’t too far off though and kinda fitted in around the fresh prawns in the fish market.

If you’re thinking of visiting the area, keep your eyes open for my Puglia guide coming up soon!

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sitting by the dock of the bay

sailor inspired summer holiday outfit

striped t-shirt seaside outfit

oversized straw sunhat asos

bright coloured fishing boats on blue water

boden orange lace up flat shoes

seaside coastal town outfit

 

What I wore in Gallipoli

T-shirt – ASOS (similar) / Shorts – Boohoo / Hat – ASOS / Bag – Accessorize (similar) / Shoes – Boden / Necklace – Accessorize

 

See what else I wore in Puglia!

Click the image to view the outfit post in Alberobell, Otranto and Polignano

 

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#BlogBabes: Dunya from Dearest Deer!

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Dearest Deer!

I hope you’ve all been enjoying my #BlogBabes series so far! In my 3rd post, I’m interviewing my dear friend Dunya, the relative youngest of the blogs but the most brainy of us all! It’s the first time we meet since she moved to Hackney so we meet mid-way at Aussie coffee shop Lantana in Shoreditch. Take a read to see us chat dressing as emos, telling each other we look crap in photos and swapping trainers!

 

Hey lady! Please introduce yourself!

DUNYA: Hey my names’s Dunya and my blog is Dearest deer! I’ve just gone back to my well known face with my square fringe.

LUCY: Yay! Original Dunners!

How long have you been blogging for?

DUNYA: It’s coming up to 3 years! It’s mainly what I wear, mingled with food and places. 

coffee machine lantana shoreditch coffee shop

So when was the first time we met?

DUNYA: Well I knew Carrie via my ex-boyfriend’s band from outside of the Blogging world but I think the first time I met you we didn’t really talk! I don’t think I got to meet you properly until I become a blogger.

LUCY: Did we meet at a gig? Or Carrie’s birthday?

DUNYA: I don’t know! oh gosh, I don’t know what happened when we met! I think I remember seeing you at a gig dancing loads, really energetically! This is terrible, I have no idea!

LUCY: Haha sounds about right! Carrie and music was involved in some way. I just remember in the early days her mentioning she knew a pretty girl through her favourite band and that this girl wanted to start a blog. She always knew you’d be great at it but apparently you didn’t tell her the website for ages because you didn’t want her to see it until you had a good few posts going, but she secretly found it without telling you and thought it was great!

DUNYA: Did she?! haha She never told me! I better chat to Carrie about that!

What did you think of me and my blog on first impression?

DUNYA: I remember thinking wow that is a LOT of happy for one person! There was a lot of energy that came across. I thought we were basically the opposite and so I didn’t think you’d like me because we were so different. I can say that now cos we’re bessies haha!

LUCY: Well, opposites do attract! I was really impressed by you because you were such a beginner but you had such quality content and a strong sense of style straight away. That’s rare. And I was jealous haha

DUNYA: Well my boyfriend at the time helped me out a lot, I bought a nice camera and really looked up to Carrie and other big bloggers so I thought ‘I need to do a good job, I want her to like it!’ I had a little girl crush with her at the start!

CARRIE: aww! And now you’re like ‘Whatevz Cazza!’

DUNYA: Haha no! We’re all in a lovely little group now.

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Even if we can’t remember how we met, we definitely have some ‘early days’ stories!

DUNYA: I remember being really happy to see you at the Dahlia bloggers event because I came up all the way from Brighton! It being my first Blogger thing made me nervous because I didn’t know anyone! I was so pleased you came along. I think I still have the polaroid of us from that event!

LUCY: Aww do you! That’s so sweet!

 *Meanwhile, the table next to us is singing Crazy by Britney Spears*

LUCY: There was also Carrie’s birthday at Facedown – the emo gig night. That was almost two years ago! We all dressed up in black and took family portrait style photos in Carrie’s front room haha!

DUNYA: Yes and then last year we went to Somerset for it, slightly different scene haha.

LUCY: And there was that sleepover when you wore that lilac wig and looked amazing!

DUNYA: There was the trip to Brighton when you and all the blog girls came down to see me!

LUCY: That was a long time ago, that was the first time we all hung out together!

What has been the biggest thing to happen in our friendship?

DUNYA: Working together! and going to Amsterdam together. Going away with friends makes your friendship go up a level. But yes ASOS! It’s so nice to have friend outside of work amongst colleagues. We could talk about anything, topics you can’t really bring up with work people.

LUCY: Definitely, I think if it hadn’t had been for work we wouldn’t be so close now. There was that kind of supporting each other relationship that helped us bond.

DUNYA: Yeah because we hung out at the xmas party, Friday beers, we talked about boys etc haha

LUCY: It’s sad though that we got the closest just before you left last year!

poached eggs on sourdough and rocket with smoothies

What’s something a little unusual about me that others wouldn’t know?

DUNYA: The first time I heard you do that noise with your throat, I literally thought you were having a seizure. No-one was responding, I was so shocked haha!

LUCY: haha! Kristabel said the same thing! Some people get very alarmed! Is there anything else than my piggy noises?

DUNYA: I just feel like you’re unique in your attitude to talking about taboo topics. You openly talk about everything and that’s great, it’s refreshingly unique! 

If ShinyThoughts and Dearest Deer went on a date together, where would they go?

I think Brighton would be a great place because it’s my uni town that I love but also colourful. There are some great vintage shops. We could discover some sparkly, colourful vintage finds for you and denim and leather for me! After that, we would go to a fun museum perhaps?

LUCY: Something vaguely educational but fun sounds about right!

DUNYA: And food of course although Dearest Deer wouldn’t go for burgers these days. Maybe vegan?

LUCY: oh healthy, yeah I’m down with that! (Just.) Of course there’d be lots of posing in front of doors.

DUNYA: And selfies, Dearest Deer loves a selfie. *Cue us taking selfies*

LUCY: That’s a date.

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 Do we have secrets?

DUNYA: YES! But I’m not going to say and that’s why it’s a secret because only I know it, well the the few who knows who it’s about. Say no more.

LUCY: haha ooh yess, girly gossip. That’s all we need to say!

How has being friends helped each others blogs?

LUCY: We were amazing at shooting at lunchtime.

DUNYA: Yes! I miss that so much in my new job!

LUCY: I don’t really have it with anyone else, that efficiency!

DUNYA: Same! We were great at photographing each other because we both worked in the same company and needed to just get it done. It worked because we’re both very honest and if either of us didn’t think the shoot was working then we’d say it.

LUCY: I think we even got to the point once when you said ‘That is shit, no this ain’t happening, move.’

DUNYA: haha! Well that’s the good thing about shooting with other Bloggers, you know what works and you get on with it.

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 What skill would win us a blogging trophy?

LUCY: For you, i’d say you have a strong vision of in what style you want something to look. You always have the same aesthetic because you always know what you want and you’re focused.

DUNYA: I feel like you can walk into a place that doesn’t look that great and you can make it work for shooting in. You move things around, understanding the components of a good photo. When you shoot me, you can direct me, being really clear about what should go where and what angle to shoot from. Like that lovely sunlight when we shot in front of that camera van!

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If we had one blog together, what would it be about?

DUNYA: It would be a fun guide blog on how to be a bit more responsible and environmentally friendly in every day life, breaking it down to make it easy to adopt.

LUCY: Yes, handy tips for practical things. I think as young women, we’re really obsessed with absorbing content but it’s never about anything related to living, things that matter in life or ethics, it’s about celebrities or the aesthetic side of lifestyle. Why not have a blog that looks lovely but also actually helps you out in your life?!

Any catch phrases?

DUNYA: I think you relish in calling me ‘Duny’. Ever since that Jackpad game we did online where it spelt my name wrong…
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Quick fire questions:

Who can cook better?

DUNYA: You!
LUCY: No you! You made Kristabel and I that amazing Thai curry!

DUNYA: We all made that together!

What would you steal from my wardrobe?

DUNYA: Your colourful trainers.

LUCY: You have the silver Stan Smiths right? I’d totally steal them – they sold out on ASOS!

What’s your shiny rule to live by?

DUNYA: SMILE!

What trait would you steal from me?

LUCY: For you – you have this amazing ability to look as calm as. No matter what would happen at work, you’d be practically horizontal. You’d come to me saying ‘I’m so stressed, I just cried in the toilet. Worst day of my life’ and you’d be basically floating. 

DUNYA: Hahahaa! I think for you, you can be very pragmatic and don’t get too angry.

LUCY: Nah, I hold grudges.

DUNYA: Great, all those times I thought you were cool with me, you actually still hated me. haha! Ok well you’re just direct and honest and that’s a good thing, I’d like a bit more of that!

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Thanks Duny, that’s a wrap! Hope you enjoyed your flat white! Now, lets go take some selfies…

My last #BlogBabes interview is coming right up and it’s a bigun, I chat to my best friend Carrie!

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#BlogBabes: Kbel from IWantYouToKnow!

best of friends colourful being silly together bedroom

 

I Want You To Know!

Welcome back to my #BlogBabes series to celebrate ShinyThoughts turning 6! I’m so glad that lots of you loved the chat between Olivia and I last week, do give me a tweet or leave a comment if you’ve been enjoying them so far. Now it’s time for Blogger no.2. Straight out of ShinyThougts HQ, she’s addicted to shopping, chicken, the internet and things with the letter K on, it’s none other than Kristabel from I Want You To Know…

 

Howdy! Please introduce yourself!

KBEL: Hello I’m Kristabel from I Want You To Know. I’m 27. I blog about fashion, lifestyle, travel, just whatever I’m going through!

How long have you been blogging for?

KBEL: About 6 years, 5 months.

LUCY: You’re a veteran then?

KBEL: Yeah I’m an oldie!

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So, the big question is, how did we meet? Now we all know that you definitely remember exactly what happened and you like to make a hoo-ha about how I don’t remember any of it! So how did it happen?

KBEL: I met you at the Tampax Pearl swishing party of course!

LUCY: Ah yes I remember that because it was one of my first ever events I went to!

KBEL: And there are pictures of us together but you forgot that you met me! There was clothes swapping, alcohol, tampax…

LUCY: All the things you need! Yes! I remember I have a photo of our feet dancing. Wait, why was there a drag queen?

KBEL: You were with Carrie and came over and said ‘Hello! I’m lucy from snippetsofshinythoughts!’ and we all got given name badges. I buggered off to New York and then when I got back Fiona organised a Chinese meal at Drunken Monkey and you came over and said ‘Hi! I’m Lucy!’ and I knew I’d met you but I just went along with it!

LUCY: Aagh no! I’m one of those!

KBEL: Obviously our friendship grew because less than a year later, you came up to Nottingham to see me for my end of year knitwear show with Jazmine and Winnie! Gradually we built up our friendship by seeing each other at events and reading each others blogs.

LUCY: Yeah and I stayed in your student house for the first time and we went out in Notts!

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What did you think of ShinyThoughts on first impression?

KBEL: I think I remember your early posts being fun and random, I think there was a video of you dancing or something, you had more of your other interests on your blog then.

LUCY: I remember you’d take photos outside your door and wore patterned tights.

KBEL: Yeah so did you but with more colour! And you had your fringe and your red hair and sometimes you looked a bit like… a circus..

LUCY: *paaaaahahhaa!!!*

KBEL: … or lion tamer! Didn’t you wear a green jacket once?

LUCY: Yeah! That’s when I dressed up and shot some fun photos with Carrie. That’s why my outfits category is called ‘Dressing Up’, because it was more about the show back then. I remember you being very friendly and approachable and as time went by, when we saw each other we could just start where we left off. It was great, we’d see each other and you could just ramble at me and I could multitask – amazing!

best of friends colourful being silly together bedroom

So what did we get up to in the early days then?

KBEL: It’s all a bit of a blur! When I came back to London in 2011, I went to your Christmas Party!

LUCY: OMG yeah, my fated party that Carrie and I threw! We had such high hopes for it, we got cakes and everything and then it bloody snowed but you still made it up to High Barnet (top of the Northern line) from the depths of South London! Did you stay?

KBEL: Yeah It was the first time I came to your house and stayed the night and then I came up two more times for your birthdays.

LUCY: Wow well that showed your dedication to our friendship.

KBEL: Well yeah, If I say I’m going to do something I will!

LUCY: Hear hear! I’m the same!

L and K letter mugs and coasters tea time

What has been the biggest thing to happen in our friendship?

KBEL: Well it has to be moving in together doesn’t it!

LUCY: Yeah that’s a biggun! It was a big step for both of us. As a friend, my reaction to your difficult living-at-home situation was that you needed to move out. Then I had a spare room come up and I just told you you had to move in because that was the best thing for you. Then once it was confirmed I thought ‘Eep, do I want to live with a friend and another blogger?!’

KBEL: Yeah I was worried about whether it would affect our friendship as I’d never lived with another friend. It has changed because now you’re just… around. Well, I mean you’re in your own little zone most of the time: ‘I need to blog, I can’t leave my chair. We can talk about this but next Saturday’ and I’m like ‘WHAT?!’

LUCY: *HAHHAA!*

KBEL: You schedule me in, I’m understanding your ways haha. But when we’re together… It’s amaaaazing haha

LUCY: Magical things happen!

KBEL: Yeah like little moments in the kitchen in the morning, i’ll pounce on you and tell you about my life.

LUCY: We do have a laugh even though I feel like most of the time I have a go at you or nag you but it’s easy, you tease me too and it’s a straightforward relationship, it’s easy.

KBEL: Yeah, it’s good because you can talk about anything, you have no filter so I can talk to you about everything – I can be myself! And we can share clothes!

 

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What’s the weirdest story/thing about me

KBEL: You make croaking noises haha! You’re very controlled. ‘I can’t have chocolate because it’s 9 o’clock.’ It’s like you’re your own Mother, you’re very sensible. And then you see my desert and you ask for it!  *haha!*

LUCY: Ha! Wanting other people’s food – so me!

If our blogs went on a date together, where would they go?

KBEL: They’d be getting food. You haven’t been to Brixton have you? They would go to Tooting Bec Lido and take photos by the colourful changing rooms.

LUCY: They’d have to get chicken as you’re the Queen of Jerk!

KBEL: Yeah they’d go to Chicken Liquor.

LUCY: Sounds dreamy…

What’s one thing you know about me that no-one else knows?

KBEL: That we look like crazy old ladies in our dressing gowns! Remember that one time you laughed at me because I had my big blanket wrapped around me and I was carrying a plate of chicken bones around like the emoji-with-the-tray-hand! We’d be wearing the most random things like fake ugg boots and a onesie. We look mental but that’s just normal to us! And then we leave the house and we have to look perfect. But in the house, crazy.

colourful fun bedroom shoes on shelves art poster

colourful bedroom shelf ideas

How have we helped each others blogging life?

KBEL: You’re good at visuals and layouts and you know what you’re doing when you shoot me. You know how I want to look and you can direct me. Being around you and Carrie helped me be more confident in front of the camera and bring the best out of me.

LUCY: Yeah it’s been great to see how much you’ve changed attitude when taking photos now, you should be proud!

KBEL: Going away with you to Carrie’s house in Somerset helped me learn how to use my new camera and get tips and pose.

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What makes you kick blogging ass?

KBEL: My organisation, having a schedule and creating SEO friendly list style posts.

If we had one blog together, what would it be about/specialise in?

KBEL: Doors! The doors of London, Instagram secrets haha

LUCY: A behind the scenes of Blogging blog.

KBEL: StuffLucyHasInHerCupboardThatIWant.wordpress.com

LUCY: A ‘behind the kitchen doors’ blog – CupboardEnvy.com!

Any catch phrases?

KBEL: *In monotone man voice* BUSEEEEHHHH.

LUCY: haha of course – when my camera picture card is so slow that it just displays ‘busy’ as you’re crouched there and i’m holding a pose. I should really sort that out!

colourful fun bedroom books piled up

Quick fire questions:

 

Who can cook better?

KBEL: Me!

What would you steal from my wardrobe?

KBEL: Your MiH flares

LUCY: Your collection of mini skirts

What trait would you steal from me?

KBEL: Ummm haha

LUCY: You always mention my flirting?

KBEL: haha is that a good thing? I guess it’s good but maybe it stops you focusing haha! I like your visual eye, you knew what to do when I wanted to put my photos us on my wall. You said ‘don’t put that there’. And I just thought OK Dad.

LUCY: Yours would be your ability to get a discount or something for free on every product available in the world! Kristabel can’t answer quick fire questions because she talks too much! Thank you Kbel – you’ve been great! *clinks champers glasses whilst wearing our cashmere cardigans on the sofa*

best of friends colourful being silly together bedroom

 

Stay tuned for more #BlogBabes interviews! Next up – Dunya from DearestDeer!

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