This post is the start of a new series I’m doing here on ItsPhoebeRose! It’s called, as you can see in the title, ‘Monthly Motivation’ and I will be posting them at the beginning of every month. I wanted to do something along the lines of a Monthly Favourites, and while I’m sure I’ll still post one of those every few months – I did want to do something a tad different! Thus, this series was created! (Take a shot every time you read Month) I’m going to be chatting about my current goals, some fashion and beauty inspirations as well as any plans and ideas I have…basically just a chance to waffle on to you all!
Naturally, by starting up my blog, I have begun reading more and more blogs – smaller blogs too! However, for the past few months I have been loving Lydia Elise Millen! Every blog and every vlog I see, I find so motivational as she comes across like such a genuine and down to earth woman. And to add-on top, Lydia is so hard-working so she is definitely a huge inspiration to me while I’m growing my blog throughout the next couple months.
Hopefully by the time my next Monthly Motivation post comes along, I’ll have an ongoing list of my favourite smaller bloggers to tell you all about!
My number 1 goal for this month is to pursue my blog and keep writing and growing my posts! I’m loving it SO much and I’m only a couple of weeks in so I cannot wait to continue writing and enjoying this journey. I’m hoping to do a lot more fashion content too! Since I’ve quit college for this year, I want to get out there and do things I would’ve been restricted to do otherwise! I’m determined to make this year the best yet but I’m going to take it one step at a time.
Another goal of mine, which I’ve been putting off for a while now, is to branch out my photography hobby. Unfortuneately my anxiety has been worse than usual recently, therefore it’s stopped me from feeling able to go outside to develop my skills and mix with new people. I’m hoping to work on feeling better this month though and start getting some more shoots in as I absolutely love creating an image – styling, location and editing!
My last goal for April, and the foreseeable future, is to create a routine for myself – more specifically a morning and night routine. It helps to maintain a good attitude towards life if you’re prone to not feel so great some days. I’ve actually already started to work on this and have been getting up early everyday and getting into more healthy eating habits! A morning routine will be going up on my blog in a few days time so if you want to learn how to be a morning person and how I made the change, come back to give it a little read!
I’m only going to set myself a couple goals this month because I think it’s important to not put too much pressure on achieving as many goals as possible (while obviously not underestimating yourself). It’s also a nice surprise if you manage to achieve more than you expected!
Much to my bank’s loss, I have been ordering a bunch of new clothes to upgrade my spring wardrobe! For years I’ve been the type of girl to own a pile of all black clothing that just looks like the same old boring outfit but this year, colour has sneaked its way into my closet. I’m pretty sure there’s only a handful of black pieces on my rail right now – just the staples! Anyway…lemme share some of them with you!
Boohoo is a go-to for me when I’m seeking after some new outfits so it’s no surprise that I made my first order through this site. I’m LOVING their New In section at the moment, in fact I’m quite proud that I restricted myself from completely braking the bank! Now, I’ve been coming across all sorts of suits this season, from the runway to the blogging world and I’m totally here for it. However, for me it’s got to be the right two piece because any old suit can have a tendancy to look like I’ve just raided my dad’s closet and that’s for sure not the look I’m going for! But the clothes gods were looking out for me and presented me this gorgeous, checkered grey suit. Isn’t it perfect? Let me tell you, it gets better and better because I got 65% off the blazer!!!! You HAVE to check out their sale but don’t blame me if you end up with 20 items sitting in your basket…I’m so excited to style this!
Blazer (GUYS ONLY £10!!)
Trousers (similar as original is sold out at the moment)
Lets take a minute to appreciate these trousers…wow. I do feel like these are definitely a marmite situation, you either love them or hate them. Can you tell I’m loving them? I’m not a fan of the legging style vinyl trousers but these straight leg take on them are to die for! I snatched them up in a second for only…£11?! Incredible, thank you ASOS. You can’t beat online shopping, am I right? I’m 100% going to include these in an upcoming style post.
Finally, to round up my motivation for April, lets get to what I have planned. I don’t think I’m speaking alone when I say I have a massive list on my phone of blog post ideas! But I’ve been planning the majority of my posts for the next few weeks and what photos I’m going to be taking for them and I’m super excited to say the least! I’ve planned a few fashion shoots to show you my style and some trips.
The trips aren’t just for blogging though, I’m going to make the most of having the next few months off and travel as much as I can! In April I’ve got a couple London trips organised and local days out like a picnic…can we all pray for this spring weather to appear soon please?
That’s it for now, I’ve babbled on for hours it seems but it’s my first post in this series so I wanted to test the water! I hope you enjoyed reading, let me know what’s your main goal for April? Are you travelling?
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