Taking a break

The title says it all really - I'm taking a little break from blogging. 

Not for a long time, but I also don't have a set return date in mind - it could be two weeks or two months. All I know right now is that I want to step back and take some time off.

For a while I've felt that I haven't been putting much love and effort into WLDN. I've struggled to come up with content ideas, and my new job I started a couple of months ago has been consuming my life recently. I've been spending around 12 hours of my day sat at my office desk, staring at a computer screen, and when I've sat down at home to do a bit of blogging I've felt it's become somewhat of a chore instead of a passion and my heart hasn't really been in it.

2016 has been a weird year for me - full of amazing highs and pretty shitty lows. This year I've realised how important health, family and friends really are, so another reason why I'm taking a blog break is that I want to spend some time with the people I love and concentrate on them. 

There's been a lot of tears, laughter and love. But most of all it's been a little hectic to say the least, with the last three months alone involving getting married and starting a new job! 

Whilst I'm taking a break from here, I will still be around on Instagram and Twitter, so you won't get rid of my rambling and posting various photos that easily! 

In the words of Arnie, I will be back! 

Have a wonderful Christmas, and a snazzy New Year! 
L x

The Wedding: Accessories

The Wedding: Accessories by Laura Lewis
The Wedding: Accessories by Laura Lewis
The Shoes
Yep, I had not one, but TWO pairs of shoes for my Wedding day! For the main part of the day, I wore the Fleur Embellished sandals by Sophia Webster. I bought these two days after I got engaged! But, when they're in the sale on Net-a-Porter it would be rude not to...

They don't do this style anymore, but a couple of months after I purchased these, she launched a Bridal shoe collection with some very gorgeous designs. 

I knew I wouldn't last in high heels all day, and I wanted to be able to dance my feet off, so I knew I wanted some flats for the evening part of our wedding. I first laid my eyes on these Keds x Kate Spade New York trainers in their Madison Avenue store on my trip to NYC, and as I didn't have room in my suitcase I decided not to get them...and then majorly regretted it for about 3 months! After contacting their UK PR, I found out they stocked them at the new Kate Spade London flagship store so I made the trip and purchased them.  
The Wedding: Accessories by Laura Lewis
The Wedding: Accessories by Laura Lewis
The Wedding: Accessories by Laura Lewis
The Wedding: Accessories by Laura Lewis
The DIY Denim Jacket
As the weather in Brighton can be pretty tempremental (and windy most of the time) I wanted something to keep me a little warm whilst we were having photos taken. I didn't want anything 'Bridal' so I decided to be a little different and wear a denim jacket, going one step further and customising it. The letters are an iron-on transfer from the internet (sorry, I can't remember the website!) and the Emoji patch is from Etsy. It acted as the perfect cover up AND, I still find myself throwing it on now. 

Denim Jacket - Gap 
The Wedding: Accessories by Laura Lewis
The 'something blue'
I had my borrowed (veil), old (earrings) and new (necklace) but couldn't for the life of me think what my something blue could be. I was looking on Etsy for something different, when I can across the very talented Daisy Sheldon and fell for her Monogrammed Bow Garter I had our initials and the date of our wedding embroidered on to it for a little personalised touch. 

The Epic Christmas Gift Guide 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means it's that time of year where I don my Elf outfit and go into the world wide websphere to find some Christmas gift ideas for you lovely lot!

Go fourth and browse....Just don't blame me if you end up buying something for yourself (that may have happened to me when I was putting this post together) 

The Epic Christmas Gift Guide 2016 by Laura Lewis
Glitter Compton Bag - Sophie Hulme // Amore Stripe T Shirt - Whistles // Flamingo Pen - Mustard // iPhone case - Rifle Paper Co // Striped Makeup Bag - Bando // 2017 Agenda - Kate Spade // 
Glitter Trainers - Kate Spade x Keds // Tumbler - Bando // Dinosaur Charm - Sophie Hulme // Patches - Topshop 
The Epic Christmas Gift Guide 2016 by Laura Lewis
Midnight Magic - This Works // Hand cream - Roger & Gallet // Balm dot com - Glossier // 
Makeup Brush set - Bobbi Brown // Best of Becca Youthful Glow Kit - Becca // 
Object of Desire Giftset - Marc Jacobs Beauty // Mini Lipstick Charms - Charlotte Tilbury // 
Volume Kit - Ouai Haircare // Dreamy look in a clutch - Charlotte Tilbury // 
Festive Mini Beauty Box Burberry Beauty // Survival of the Chicest - Nars // 
Pretty Honest - Sali Hughes
The Epic Christmas Gift Guide 2016 by Laura Lewis
Wool scarf - Wool and The Gang // PJ's - Hush // Passport Holder - Kate Spade // 
Lingerie Set - Topshop // Merci Sweatshirt - Whistles // Card Holder - Kate Spade // 
Studded Ankle Boots - Topshop // Tote Bag - Whistles // Personal Planner - Kikki K // 
Ring - Monica Vinader // Leather Pouch - Anya Hindmarch
The Epic Christmas Gift Guide 2016 by Laura Lewis
Measuring Cups - Anthropologie // Wild Sage Basil, Mint and Thyme - The White Company // 
Cactus Vase - The Conran Shop // Wine Glasses - Kate Spade // Palm Leaf Mug - House of Hackney // Cup and Saucer - Disney x Cath Kidston // Mini Candle Set - Diptyque // 
Hurricane Glass - Anthropologie 
The Epic Christmas Gift Guide 2016 by Laura Lewis
Grooming Kit - Aesop // Power Bank - Cheero  // Watch - Tsovet // Glasses - Tom Dixon // 
Decanter - Ralph Lauren Home // Virtual Reality Headset - Urban Outfitters // 
USB Charger and Key Set - Native Union // Alpaca blend Scarf - COS // 
Hero5 Action Camera - GoPro // Rucksack - Sandqvist // 
Limited Edition Jeremyville Men's 2016 Christmas Set - Kiehl's // Trainers - Our Daily Edit