So it’s been a while. 4 months in fact and the year has even changed. I’ve graduated, got an actual proper grown up job and adopted a rabbit so a lot has happened.

I miss blogging so much, but it’s hard, really hard, well, to be a **fashion** blogger it is anyway. Back in the day when I relaunched JMB (and spent a whole lot of money doing so) i had 3 posts scheduled to go live weeks in advance. What happened? I moved back to uni and went through a break up, meaning I lost my ‘Instagram husband’.

Skirt (similar)- Bershka | Bodysuit- ASOS | Coat- Boohoo | Scarf- Primark | Heels- New Look

When you don’t live with your mum, you’re single, your friends don’t have the patience for you to get enough photos and find the perfect light, put on weight through comfort eating your way through uni and have no money to buy clothes, blogging is almost impossible. There was the odd post that went up, from an impromptu day out with a friend, or family weekend away but other than that I have failed and I definitely shouldn’t still have the link to my blog on Instagram.

It’s also difficult to blog because whether we like it or not, blogging is dying. You can post your ootd on Instagram, but what’s going to make someone click on the post to see more photos of the same outfit? Unless you do that annoying blogger thing of not tagging where something is from and only putting a link on the post. Or if you have a lot of amazing things to say, and the photos just go alongside that. I certainly don’t have anything interesting to say. Another thing is that there are so many AMAZING bloggers out there, pushing the boundaries that nobody will really care about another girl, wearing a similar outfit who doesn’t have a K in her Instagram follow count.

This is one of these blog posts that don’t really mean anything to anyone, but I just felt that I needed to write it. Maybe to give a pat on the back to all those bloggers who blog no matter what, or to just give myself a kick up the backside and carry on with my so-called hobby.

Hope to see you again soon…

JMB xxx

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As festival season is well and truly over, I thought I’d put together a few photos from Glastonbury earlier in the year.

Before this year I was a Glasto virgin so I obviously did all the touristy(?) things including having a photo in front of the Glastonbury sign, going up the ribbon tower and (the most magical of all) staying up till 5am to watch the sunrise at the sign. Nothing can beat walking back to the tent as the sun is rising, passing The Stone Circle as everyone is sitting around tens of camp fires. 11
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I wasn’t planning on making a post out of this otherwise I would of been taking photos of every corner of the festival to show you how much detail goes into it, and just how big and crazy it is. Looking back at all these photos just makes me want to smother myself in glitter…

Although the toilet situation did get a bit too much, and I lost everything in the depths of my tent on a daily basis, it’s just something you have to do and experience.

Until next year Worthy Farm…..

JMB xx

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Earlier in the month (the first day to be precise) I went for a birthday brunch at No.11 Pimlico Road, after reading about it whilst gushing over photos of it on Bonjour Luce’s post.

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I had such high hopes for this place but I felt really let down after it, especially as it was my birthday..

We arrived at about 11:25 (a little later than booked but we called ahead to let them know) and were rushed to our seats being told we had 2 minutes to order before the brunch menu finish, I understand that they have times attached to their menus but it did seem a little unnecessary as there was only 2 other tables of people in there who had already been served…

I ordered the Eggs Benedict but without the avocado, and Alfie ordered the Eggs Royale. They took quite a while to arrive, especially considering it was really quiet. My egg wasn’t runny at all and was cold, making me feel that it was precooked. Remember I asked for no avocado? well that was avocado in with my spinach which also points to being made. It was all laid on sourdough bread -rather than muffins which I would usually expect- which was really tough to eat, and even cut! The hollandaise sauce tasted okay, but again it was cold…

Overall the meal just didn’t seem fresh, something you would expect from a restaurant in Chelsea, especially when it’s pretty much empty. We also found the service quite bad. The staff were just cleaning and doing other jobs and didn’t ask us how our food was, or take our plates away from us. We even had to walk around and try to find someone to ask for the bill!

All this said, it’s a beautiful place, with all the décor inspiration you could want, making you feel like you’ve stepped into Pinterest. And of course I had to check out the toilets! I’m not totally put off by it, and I’d love to try another meal there. I imagine it might be a whole lot nicer if it was busier, so maybe dinner? After hearing such good things about it, it surely can’t be all bad?

JMB xx

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Okay so most of you should have moved in by now, or you’re about to. This post is dedicated to decorating your uni room. For me, decorating my rooms have always been important and a homely room makes it all so much nicer.

Your halls/landlord are going to be really strict about decorating, and at the end of the year you may get a big chunk of your deposit taken away from you all because of bluetac marks (note- white tac doesn’t help). I’ve also got a few tips on how to avoid this!

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Second Year91314First of all, sorry about the shocking quality of the images but 2 years ago I didn’t expect I would be making something out of them. For the past few hours I’ve been looking through dozens of folders on my laptop trying to find some salvageable images.

I’m sure you can guess the theme- fairy lights and photos.

Throughout both first and second year I got some photos printed. I used different photo printing websites, so you get 100 prints for free on your first order (just google photo printing and they’ll come up). All you have to pay is the postage which is usually £1 or so..

On my first year you can see I stuck them on the side of my wardrobe and my wall. The wall stained from all the blue tac so they charged me for the whole wall to be repainted which was annoying. My first tip would be to stick photos to furniture not walls. It’s pretty easy to get rid of blue tac from furniture and it’s just a way to jazz them up. It’s sometimes nice to arrange the photos into shape (like a heart) or your initial to make it a bit more personal.

In my second year I learnt from my blue tac mistakes and came up with a different way to show off photos. I used some ribbon and stuck the photos to them then attached them to the wall using a pin. Although this made some small holes, the landlord didn’t mind half as much as using blue tac. Another nice way would be to have the ribbon horizontally and peg the photos on like a washing line. This looks especially cute with polaroids (again there’s loads of websites that’ll print your photos to look like polaroids like this one).

You’ll learn to take as many posters as you can from nights out, just to add SOMETHING to your place. We even ended up with an Amy Childs poster which had to be removed when younger siblings visited, and a bathroom decorated in club night posters.. I picked up my huge A1 map poster in second year from uni (you’ll probably have a little poster stall pop up during freshers) and I thought it just finished off my room nicely. For this, I used these command pads which are sort of like Velcro. They don’t leave a mark and hold a fair bit of weight so they’re perfect. I also got an Arctic Monkeys poster from HMV, I mean what room is complete without Alex Turner.

One of the easiest ways to make your boring room look cute is by using fairy lights. I’m sure your parents have a set that are lying around, or you can pick them up for about a tenner, depending on how long you want them. Primark are even selling cute lights but they’re usually battery powered which will run out super quick. And you can always rely on Urban Outfitters for some tumblr-esque lights. This year I’m going to totally deck my house with them. They’re perfect for the evenings when you don’t want the big light on but you want to be able to see each other, or if you’re having a party and need some mood lighting.

Other things that help to finish a room off is a pretty duvet cover, cushions, a warm cosy blanket (you’ll need it, trust me) and maybe a plant just to add a little life. Another thing I get obsessed with is candles so stock up on them too!

I’ve found a few images from Pintrest which are nice for inspiration.

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I hope this helped to bring your bedroom to life, adding a bit of personality to a somewhat bland uni room!

JMB xx

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