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I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline recently and saw a conversation between two bloggers about what a blog post should consist of. The general gist was that unless a post contains multiple Vogue worthy images and a piece of writing to rival Shakespeare then it wasn’t a legit post. I might be slightly exaggerating here but needless to say the tone of the tweets got my back up a little.

First and foremost, a post is whatever you want it to be. If you want to write the next War and Peace accompanied with a grainy image then that’s fine. If you want to share 5 glossy images of your latest purchase with no words at all then that’s fine too. Literally whatever you feel like expresses your creativity best is what you should do! And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. There is no magic formula to creating a good post which is the beauty of blogging.

I hear some of you sceptics say “Well that’s fine but you won’t be very successful unless you appeal to brands”. And here’s what I’d say to them; if you want to blog because it’s your passion then making money is secondary or irrelevant. As long as your stay true to yourself, it will be fulfilling. If you want to blog to make money then exploit your unique take on a post to your advantage. How many times have we heard that this industry is saturated and there’s no more space for new bloggers. I think there is space as long as there is a point of difference. There’s no point in copying someones style or conforming to a standard way of blogging because it’s the done thing. That won’t get you noticed. If you’re doing something that is attracting an audience success will follow. It’s like the old saying, first they laugh then they copy. I’ve seen this and experienced this so many times in the blogging world. If you feel like you’re doing something unconventional then do more of it! Taking risks pays off.

So there really is not ‘correct’ way to blog. The more unusual and unique the better! Let’s use our platforms to force diversity in the industries we play in, challenge the status quo and pave the way for future creators.

 

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You don’t have to dress like a frump at work. Although stumbling around in the dark at dawn isn’t the best start to looking your best every day, there is something you can do to help your mornings run smoothly. And that is to create an interchangeable work wardrobe. I’ve never really thought much about buying pieces to create an interchangeable wardrobe, it was just a phrase I would hear people like Gok Wan banding about on their make over shows. But as I’ve grown older and time has become more precious, anything that saves extra minutes is welcome. Pretty Little Thing have an amazing selection of on trend clothes and while at first glance they don’t look suitable for the office, they do really work for those of us who don’t want to be stuck in a grey suit 5 days a week.
By choosing a range of plain, print, tailored and loose fitting pieces you will be able to mix and match, giving you numerous choices without having to think to hard. Here are my favourite choices from Pretty Little Thing:
Outfit 1 
fluffy jumper
rouched skirt
Outfit 2
Printed trousersfloral trousers
Outfit 3
smart joggerswhite tie top
Outfit 4
ripped jeansnude bodysuit
Outfit 5
tie up blazerpink blazer
I’d love to see what you guys wear to your workplace. Tag your posts with #PLTPrefect on social media to  share what you’re wearing.
This post is in collaboration with Pretty Little Thing but all views are my own.

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My favourite type of jewellery is silver or white gold, simple and classic. I like to change between a few pieces every once in a while but still keep it chic and matching. At the moment I love the Ariel Necklace from Carbon and Coal which has a bit of a Cartier Love Necklace feel to it but it is a fraction of the price!

I’m also a bit of a sucker for pretty rings and Carbon and Coal have so many beautiful styles that won’t break the bank. I already wear their Cinderella Ringย regularly which I have been really happy with. It hasn’t tarnished and it works with whatever other jewellery or outfit I wear. I’ve found the same with the Monroe ring. Initially I thought it might be a bit bling for every day, but it’s size makes it really wearable and adds a bit of sparkle.

You can get 30% off anything from Carbon and Coal using code ANIKADIAMOND.

 

Carbon and Coal Ariel Necklace

Carbon and Coal Monroe Ring

Wear All Belted Jacket

Dorothy Perkins Blouse

Pretty Little Thing Joggers

Pretty Little Thing Lace Up Heels

Boohoo Sunglasses

 

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This outfit might be a little premature since Spring has only just arrived. But if you live in the UK you’ll know that as soon as the sun comes out, so do the summer clothes. We had a lovely warm weekend last week and I couldn’t resist wearing this bodysuit from Pretty Little Thing. It’s such a steal at only ยฃ8! Bodysuits are definitely a staple this summer.

 

 

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