Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Spring OOTD | Gingham Gal | My First Outfit Post



Spring is most definitely my favourite season when it comes to fashion and style. The big bulky winter coats are gone and there is enough warmth to show off lots of different pieces without getting too hot. It is the perfect weather to style funky sleeves and quirky cuts. I wanted to do a spring lookbook here on my blog, buuuut I am still learning about this big ole blogging world and a lookbook seemed a little ambitious. So, without further ado, here is my first little outfit post, I think the term is an 'outfit of the day', or if you're really cool a #ootd. 

Saturday, 13 May 2017

A New Way to Make Friends?! | Eating Mexican with Bumble and Em Sheldon | Cielo Blanco Leeds



Look how beautiful Cielo Blanco in Leeds is! On Wednesday of this week, I was kindly invited to have dinner at Cielo Blanco with a group full of lovely inspirational ladies. We were all invited by the incredible blogger Em Sheldon (Em Talks is her blog) and the dinner was in collaboration with the new app called Bumble, more on what the app is about later, but first lets talk food! 

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Summer Plans 2017 : Camp America 2017 | I Am Going To Be a Camp America Story Teller!

Hi everyone, this post is going to be a little different today. Some of you might seen on my other social media platforms (mainly twitter) that very very soon I will be flying off to America for a big summer adventure! Back in December I was placed at a summer camp in South Carolina, now I can't believe how quickly the time has passed.... In two weeks time I will have arrived at camp and be on my lifeguard training course! 

I'll be spending most of my time at Sandy Ridge Girls Scout Camp in Bennettsville, South Carolina. However when I'm not on duty I'll be travelling around the area, if you have any recommendations for that side if America please leave me some comments! 

I had planned to post about all my adventures, about how I have prepared for camp and what camp life is like. Today I got a very exciting email, I am officially going to be a Camp America Story Teller! My lovely friend Jemma tagged me in an advertisement on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. Camp America were calling all social media lovers to join the team as 'Story Tellers'. I applied straight away and today got the good news that I have been successful. 

I can't wait to be starting my adventure next week, I'm going to be keeping you all updated here on my blog and I've been thinking about starting a YouTube channel to run alongside my little slice of the internet. I'm hoping to film and upload weekly vlogs to my YouTube channel Elle du Jour to showcase all my adventures, and so I will always have this summer documented to look back on in the future. What do you think?

 Let me know your thoughts and do you have any tips about weekly vlogging! 

As part of my application to be a Story Teller I had to make a video introducing myself, it's only a short one but I am quite proud of what I achieved with the 3 day deadline. Check it out below. I would love to hear some feedback, please be kind, it's my first time in front of the camera and my first time at editing.