Sunday, 26 June 2016

SUMMER COLLECTIVE CLOTHING HAUL

Hi guys, today I thought I'd share a few of the pieces of clothing I've been purchasing recently. I'm calling this is 'Summer Haul' even though a couple of the pieces aren't very summery at all. BUT, summer in England is questionable so I know I'll get the wear out of the non summery pieces too.
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Saturday, 25 June 2016

A NEW PAIR OF SHOES FOR SUMMER | CONVERSE

A pretty simple post today but I hope you enjoy it none the less. I thought I'd show you the shoes I picked up a couple of weeks ago ready for the summer. I've been wearing converse for a few years now and though I do wear other brands, I always find I go back to converse if I'm on the hunt for a new pair of casual shoes. I'm thinking of doing a shoe collection video ASAP so look out for that, I love filming and editing videos so I'll get round to that as quickly as I can.

Anyway, back to the original post. I've wanted to pick up a pair of white hi-top converse and the opportunity came a few weeks ago when I was shopping in Birmingham with my younger sisters. In my opinion they're the perfect casual trainer with a much less sporty vibe. Great if your style's quite girly or even very boyish. The all white's are perfect for summer and I think they look so nice with a tee and distressed denim shorts for a super casual outfit. I'm really looking forward to wearing these more this summer as I've only worn them once so far.

Converse have such a wide variety of colours and styles that there really is a pair to suit everyone. I picked mine up in Office however they can be purchased through ASOS, at Schuh and so many more places. I'm planning on perhaps creating a few outfit collages/photos of things I'd style with certain items such as these converse so again, look out for them hopefully coming soon! I hope you liked this little post :)
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

A LITTLE LIFE UPDATE: MY PLANS AFTER COLLEGE

Hi everyone, it's been a while (I swear I say this every time I post, I'm working on that ok). I've been working on stuff recently and just haven't got round to posting so I just wanted to update and talk about some of my plans for the summer.

FINISHING COLLEGE
For the past two years I've been studying BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Graphic Design. I've written about this multiple times on my blog but it really has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've made so many great friends who I hope to be in contact with for a long time. It's really opened my eyes to all of the things I could do as a career in the future and made me realise that change is how we learn and how we grow.

ENROLLING ON ANOTHER COLLEGE COURSE
Up until last year I was 100% set on finishing education when my BTEC course ended but after a lot of thinking I recognised the benefits that staying in education, even for a year longer, would be. I've decided to stay at my previous college and will be studying for a HNC in Graphic Design. It will help me creatively as I learn new skills and techniques that I can take into the world of work. I'm hoping to only be there for another year but I've got the security of knowing that if I'm not quite ready at the end of next year then I can study for another year at college then head to a university of my choice to get a full degree.

STARTING MY OWN BUSINESS
This is something that I've wanted to do for such a long time. I'm quite independent and love being in charge of my own tasks and time. I truly believe that I would thrive in an environment where I'm the boss and I can be in charge of everything on my own. So, after a good couple of years trying to figure out my exact wish for a small business I've created ShaniColesDesigns. It's a combination of my love for art and design, stationary and accessories. I'm in the really early stages right now but can't wait to build this up. At the moment I'm waiting for delivery of my first phone case design (after a couple of minor hiccups). I'll be selling phone cases, notebooks, quote postcards and hopefully much more online. I have nearly 4 months before I start college again so I'm hoping this is long enough to create a few designs and start selling some of my products.

TRAVELLING and EXPLORING
I'm not talking going to Ibiza or Australia, I'm talking staying in the UK. My Mum and I are meeting family in London for a few nights next month which I'm SO excited for. I adore London and hope that I'll be able to capture the trip in photographic and video form (oo finally uploading on my YouTube channel). We'll likely be visiting Northern Ireland again this summer and I'm planning to visit Brighton with one of my best friends for my birthday and I'd love to visit Edinburgh for a night or two too.

So, I guess you could say that's quite a lot of plans and ideas for the summer but I've got 4(ish) months to do as much as I can. I'm trying my best to start coming up with new blogpost ideas but my inspiration has been kind of low on the blog front at the moment. I think it's because I'm using a lot of it up while trying to design prints etc. I'd also love to reach 100 followers on my blog before the end of the summer so if you haven't already please do click the 'Follow' button on the right hand side and I'd love to see you again :)
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