Tag: Blogs

Going back to my roots – Yes the grey ones!

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For a while there I had forgotten why I started this blog and got stuck in an Instagram world of fashion and followers and that really wasn’t why I decided to lay my thoughts out on the internet. So I am going back to my roots, yes the grey ones!

I originally started the blog as I really hadn’t come to terms with going grey, I couldn’t colour my hair due the severe allergies (see previous post’s) and this blog was going to be all about me going grey and living with it. Whilst setting up the blog, I set up an Instagram account too, followed some Silver haired beauties and then started following more influencers with all their fashion and style advice and some how got caught in a trap of wanting to be like them and get more followers.

A friend asked me “what does that mean more followers”? And they were right, this wasn’t about the followers, this was about me, my pixel of the internet. As I tell others, be true to yourself and your tribe will follow anyway.

Whilst I was in Instagram mode my hairdressers found a greyt hair colour/dye (Elumen hair dye, will do a post on that soon) that I am not allergic too and have now used it for the past 7 months and I blinking love it. But it did stop me from writing about going grey, as I have deferred it (for a while, well 6 weeks at a time).

So I am heading back to those grey roots because they are there, whether I hide them or not.

Mwah to Monday

From Monday the 16th July 2018, I will be launching the hashtag #mwahtomonday, where I am hoping that all you lovely content creators will take part in sharing your Mwah’s to Monday, every Monday. This can be in any digital form you like

Fantastic giveaway

To get the ball rolling I have teamed up with Gina Potter (@ginaGpotter on instagram) to give away one fantastic hand printed lip t-shirt.

All you have to do is follow me (@growingoldgreyfully) and Gina (@ginaGpotter) then share your #mwahtomonday. By 8pm Monday 16th July and we (when I say we, I mean Gina) will choose the best photo, video or story.

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The winner can let us know their size and will be sent the above t-shirt.

I will post all entries on the blog, insta and other social media networks and tag you in.

Come on, join in Mwah to Monday. #mwahtomonday.

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Thanks

Sam

Tuesday’s Temptations

This week my Tuesday’s temptations have been chosen from & Other Stories,  as I look towards the summer holidays and try to plan some outfits.  I love block primary colours and mixing them all up.

This outfit takes you from pool to evening just by adding other accessories.

The dress

A perfect dress to wear to the beach and then out for the evening if necessary.

& Other stories green dress

 

The bag

I am very late to the party with the raffia bags, but I really like this one with the leather strap detail. The size is perfect to hold your beach towel, suncream and whatever else you want to put in there.

& Other Stories bag

The sandals

I love a comfy but pretty sandal and these do just the job.

& other stories sandals red

The bikini

This style of bikini is perfect to give shape to a boyish figure but also to enhance those with curves.

& other stories bikini

The hat

Everyone needs a big hat, no more said.

& other stories hat

The purse

Just because it’s red and pretty.

& other stories leather wallet

Now all we need to do is go on holiday!

Thanks

Sam x

 

Obsessed with The George

I recently posted on Instagram about The George in MontClair, New Jersey. It has been designed by beauty legend Bobbi Brown. I have become slightly obsessed with the interior, it is just beautiful and many of the interior design magazines have been writing about it (The Cut, Architectural Digest etc).  She uses red and the union jack against dark greys very carefully which gives the rooms just the right amount of pop.

So I had a good look around to see what great accessories you can use to get a similar effect to update your greys and whites. Using the reds, tartan and union jack subtlety just like Bobbi Brown.Bear and Bear throw

This large tartan throw over the bed will be perfect to give some bright colours to your bedroom. Tartan throw by John Hanley – Bear and Bear

Union jack cushion

I love a union jack cushion, but my husband won’t let me have them. Don’t worry I don’t usually listen to him so they will appear shortly.

Union Jack Cushions – Red Candy

Red telephone

A Wild and Wold 746 telephone from Robert Dyas. These phones always speak to my love of retro and there is no need to worry about getting your finger stuck on this one, it has been totally updated.

 

I love this Faux Book which actually has gin inside (you’ll look well read but can have a sneeky drink) available form Fortnum and Mason by Chase Distillery.

Union jack mini

You can’t get more British than a red mini with a union jack on top – This will add a bit of fun to the room without going ott from TK Maxx

telephone closet

Not so subtle but I blinking well love this, it is a closet, yep a closet. I can’t tell you how much I want this. If you get it, I want to see pictures!! From Maison du Monde

I also wouldn’t be able to help myself from jumping out of it in a superhero outfit!

Thank you

Sam x

the main image is taken from The George website. credit: The George.

10 of the best blog posts and articles about Grey Hair.

After my serious allergy to hair dye (thanks to the black henna tattoo) my doctor and I agreed it would be best that I never coloured my hair again.

Now that said, it is fine to agree to no hair dye in your 20’s, but as you head further into your 40’s the grey hairs start to come thick and fast (well for me). So you start thinking about your options or try to come to terms with your grey hair.

I have read a lot of articles about how other women feel about having grey hair and here they are some of the wonderful articles and blog posts on the subject.

Women In Consulting

Anne Kreamer – Going Gray

Boom By Cindy Joseph – 5 tips for embracing natural hair

What I have learned from my gray hair experiment

The Guardian – Why women dare not go grey, The politics of hair

The Telegraph – I’ve had grey hair since I was 16

The Change Guru – Lessons from a year of growing gray hair

Silver Style Life – Grey Hair Lifestyle

Make Up and Beauty Blog – Graceful way to gray

Andrea Bonawitz Styling – Aging Gracefully how to go grey

Just about to start reading Anne Kreamer’s book – Going Gray, will let you know my thoughts.

8 of the best blogs, books & sites to help you with your blog.

I have been a fan of blogs for a long time, I have started a few and stopped writing a few. This time when I started a blog I wanted to continue. I really want to stick at it and keep it going, so I have been looking for inspiration, help and guidance to see what makes a good blog and to keep blogging.

I have came across a wealth of people inspiring bloggers in different ways and to help you with your blog, from getting it started to keeping it going. Here are my top 8 helpful books etc that have inspired me, helped me plan and now, commit to blogging.

1.Million Dollar BlogBook by Natasha Courtenay-Smith

This book is a really good place to start, Natasha informs you all about blogging with great interviews with seasoned bloggers from all different types of businesses. Some great tips on how to make money from of your blog too.

2. Girl CodeBook by Cara Alwill Leyba

This isn’t so much about blogging but sticking at things, business, life, etc. A really great read for women wanting to start a business or take control of their own destiny and keeping at it. And not to forget the power of women.

3.Career Girl DailyWebsite and book – Ultimate Blog Plan

I came across CGD via Blog Lovin and loved some of their posts,  I then registered for their newsletter. I have attended the Career girl masterclass which was a brilliant way to spend a Sunday and not only spend time with a room full of dedicated women, but also listen to them too. CGD’s Ultimate Blog plan really makes you think about all areas of your blog or business and set it out on paper.

4. She Means BusinessAudio Book by Carrie Green

I have read Carrie’s book and listened to the Audio book and although they may both be the same thing to you, listening to Carrie’s bubbly personality really made me want to get out there and do the things she suggests.  I have already started my “Dreams” Jar.

5. 365 Blog Post IdeasBook by Dana Fox

A book full of 365 ideas of what to blog about, whats not to love. #Noexcuses

6. Capture your styleBook by Aimee Song

A beautiful book and so is Aimee Song, not so much about blogging itself but a really great book about your style and branding for social media, and building a strong personal brand with authenticity and photography.

7. Interior Blog AwardsWebsite

This is a really inspiring website, lots of people already blogging about Interiors and winning awards for it. Register for their newsletter and get other tips and tricks on Blogging and sticking at it. This site isn’t only for bloggers interested in Interiors but obviously heavily biased.

8. NoBS BloggingWebsite

I love people who tell it as it is and Rahul does exactly that here. If you can handle the truth Rahaul gives some great tips about blogging with no BS.