06 October 2016

curly hair, don't care

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Coat, c/o Boden - House of Hackney tee - Asos jeans (similar here and here) - Shoes and bag, c/o Next
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I've been blogging for over six years (!!!) now, and this is literally the first time my hair has ever appeared in its completely natural state in a post... Can you believe it!? For the last ten years or so I've always shied away from my curls, as straight hair always felt like the easier, less in-your-face option, and for someone with self confidence issues this was much preferred. I guess it's true that confidence comes with age; looking back it seems silly to think that I was convinced I didn't suit curly hair and felt so self conscious leaving it natural. But long story short, after accidentally getting splashed in a swimming pool (it used to be my worst nightmare!) and with no time to straighten my hair, I had to deal with my curls for a day. It ended up being the best thing that could have happened to me, as it made me realize just how comfortable I now am with my appearance. This year has been all about goin' with the 'fro and I've been lovin' it! 
Anyway, to the outfit! Last week after putting a little shout out on Twitter for photographers, I met up with Matt for an impromptu photoshoot on my lunch break. Having only agreed to meet the day before I was in a panic with what to wear, but I ended up opting for a very old pair of jeans, a beautiful William Morris print tee Rob got me for my birthday and some snazzy new shoes from Next. This look was all about the Boden coat though, I mean just look at it! I've been wearing it constantly over the last few weeks and have no plans for that to change - so be prepared to see it in more blog and Instagram posts in the coming months! Love Jazz x
 Photos by Matt McCormick

09 July 2016

spots & stripes

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Breton tee and polka dot scarf c/o Boden - American Apparel shorts - Primark sunnies - Flowers c/o Bloomon
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What is this... A new blog post? You've got that right!
I've barely blogged over the last couple of years, but every few months somethin' pulls me back and makes me want to share something new. Since I started Jazzabelle's Diary back in 2010, so much has changed in the blogging world and in my life, but I'm determined to keep my little online diary alive, even if it is just seen by a handful of you. 
My early blog outfit posts were often snapped in front of a brick wall near my old flat in Battersea, and conveniently I've found another simple backdrop just outside my new home - perfect for impromptu photographs after work and at the weekend! My younger cousin snapped these earlier in the week after I received a beautiful bunch of flowers from Bloomon - I was feelin' pretty lovely in my polka dot and stripey Boden get up, plus as the sun was shining and I was having a good hair/face day, I was in the mood to get a little snap happy! 
I'm feelin' pretty tired after a very busy few months at work, but it's my birthday next Friday and I've booked a week off, so I'm super excited to celebrate with my loved ones and have some relaxing time to myself. 
See you soon! Jazz xx