Saturday, 18 June 2016

Sweetheart

I'll be truthful, usually I come back from a blog-shoot on a high, it feels like a sugar-fied rush, running like a sweet treat through my veins, but I've been suffering from bouts of anxiety for the best part of two weeks and that wasn't the case last weekend. Last Saturday I was having one of those "girl days" where I felt pretty vulnerable and the last thing I wanted was to pose in a tight dress, but, determined to keep up the spirit and slay the shoot I'd wanted to create for the past few months, I went for it. We had a good time but unfortunately there were a group of idiots standing there purposefully, laughing, threatening to photobomb and making it increasingly difficult to shoot (and this was before we even brought the ice cream pool float out, fortunately they'd pissed off by then) I heard them making little remarks like "how many photos do they need to get, they're all the same anyway." (Insert a C U Next Tuesday slot here). Strengthened by our resolve to get the shoot we wanted, we kept on and looking at these pictures now, I'm so happy we managed to carry on. 

This rainbow babe is from Skinnydip London of course. Talking of Skinnydip, I'm thrilled they've released an intergalactic cowgirl range, loving it. For a while after their unicorn and mermaid dazzlers I was eagerly awaiting some new babe-licious bags and now they've stunningly stayed. And the infamous ice cream pool float from Sunnylife Australia was made for this shoot, fast becoming another of my favourite brands. 

I'm hoping I can regain control of my anxiety as I've been doing so well this year. For me it usually comes in fits and starts. I end up in a vicious circle; worrying myself to sleep at night, feeling constant dread throughout the day, terrified I'll make myself ill which leads to feeling ill and constantly drained, down, shaky, dizzy. It's little moments like receiving a text from my favourite boy whilst sitting in the garden, surrounded by fresh air and a cup of tea, getting lost in a good book, dreaming up the ending of my own, getting inspired in the intrinsic world of Instagram, driving endlessly through botanical lanes filled with flowers, chilling with Graham by the beach, and of course, this blog and the whole magic surrounding it that sees the solution and the silver linings for me. That and taking one day at a time. 









I forever thank you guys for being there and always believing in me, I overuse this expression to the moon and back, but it really does mean the world. All the ice creams, rainbows and pool inflatables sent from my soul to yours, let's celebrate summer like the babin' babes we are! High five to that. 


What's everyone up to on this (not so sunny) Saturday?
I hope you all have a fab weekend! 


Rare London Ice Cream Dress
Skinnydip London rainbow bag

31 comments:

  1. I'm so pleased you pushed yourself and got these shots Soph, they are stunning! I'd love you to dress me for a day! x

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  2. Aww Sophie I really feel for you! I suffer regularly from anxiety too, mostly to do with social situations, and I really know how awful it feels and the spiral it can cause. I really hope you soon start to feel better and remember how amazing you are!! I'm also very sorry for the nobs during your shoot but I am so happy you got through it as I am in love with this outfit! The photos all turned out so beautiful. I have a deep love for Skinnydip London and all of their amazing creations and this rainbow bag is gorgeous and totally made for you!! Sending lots of love to you, Katie xx

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  3. So proud of you for fighting your anxiety because you look amazing and this shoot was definitely worth it! I love the dress too, it's stunning xx

    Sam // What I Know Now

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  4. You really are a sweetheart! I'm sorry there were a few idiots that tried to spoil the shoot, thankfully they didn't succeed because these photos turned out super well! Pink is such a magical colour on you <3 Love the inflatable too - awesome summer vibes! ♥♥♥

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  5. Sorry you had to endure such ignorant people on your shoot, but so pleased you managed to push through and get these photos, the outfit looks fab! I'm in love with that rainbow bag, it's so perfect for you! I can relate all too well on the anxiety, mine comes very much in fits and starts too which is never fun, your solutions all sound ideal xx

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  6. ignore the nobs sophie! u look amazing and are totally slaying this look (soo pleased u got the rainbow bag btw!) i get u tho, shooting outfits is def not for the feint hearted and takes alot of courage to do! i get stresed during mine due to buttheads getting in the way sometimes but like u say always feel better knowing u've done a kick-ass shoot afterwards and its worth it! my blog keeps me goin, ive been mega low lately but my blog keeps me focussed :) xx http://sarahinwonderlust.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/princess-candyfloss.html

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  7. That dress is so fun !! :)

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  8. So relatable Sophie! I struggle with my anxiety in the same way you do: and I love how we can talk about it together! I'll always be there for you girl!
    Now: for the outfit: OMG! I absolutely love your bag(s). You have the best ones girl!
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  9. Aw babe! You are so sweet. Thank you for believing in me as well! I adore everything about this post, especially that amazing purse! Loving these pastel beachy vibes babe!

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  10. Omg I want that bag, instantly fell in love with it 😊

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  11. Looking magical as ever Sophie, looking like you could be the lead in a Del Ray music video - also I am in love with that bag oh my word, would walk to the end of any rainbow to get my hands it<3 Clearly irritating individuals were desperate to share your spotlight, but have zero chance of succeeding.. Truly sending you all the good wishes Sophie, the intensity of anxiety is so often lost in it's rhetoric and increased prominence in the media etc; words alone can do it no justice. You're a true star and don't ever let it stop you sparkling.

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  12. You look amazing Sophie, I absolutely love this look on you! The dress is so cute, i love the print and I need that bag in my life! xo

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  13. GRR I'm still angry at these utter wankers!! Who even cares about them as you are totally SLAYING in these photos. I can't get over how cute your freckles are. Love this colorful dress, loving the ice cream float and totally obsessed with that bag! All gorgeous unicorn rainbow-ness.

    I hope your anxieties ok- I suffer from it too so I know what its like to fall into a trap. Keep concentrating on what you love :)

    Rachel xx
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  14. That dress is amazing! I love it! Look so good
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  15. Such a fun outfit! You've such a great job at tying the whole look together with the bag and sunnies, and love the pink tips on your hair!

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    xx

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  16. Well done with carrying on with the shoot! It was totally worth it, you look stunning! Ermm another pool float... I'm so jealous! You keep doing what you love and don't think about the rest, kick that anxiety in the butt! 😜

    I love your writing style too, it's like a mini book in each post, so lively and descriptive!


    Chin up Beaut!
    Gem x

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  17. OHhh f*ck those assholes! They're lucky I wasn't there, I'd show them! haha :) You look so dreamy Soph, really loving this dress on you! So sorry you've been dealing with anxiety lately, it's the worst :( I had a few rough weeks too, not too long ago, I just wish I could somehow stop thinking sometimes and unplug my brain haha :) Know that I'm always here for you, if you need me!! Any time, day or night!!


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  18. You are looking so beautiful dear, amazing photos!
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  19. Pretty dress! You are so beautiful!
    Hugs,
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  20. Lovely article and an amazing collection

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  21. Uhhhhh how frustrating at the group of people making unnecessary comments - I'm so proud of you for continuing, and especially because this shoot is totally gorgeous!! The ice cream print is super cute and your figure looks mazing :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  22. There will always be people that comment Soph, both good and bad. The kids at the beach were just that - kids. The content you produce is always great, regardless of your mood at the time. Just keep doing you because this is what people come back for. Your theme is great. Pay attention to the negative if it can benefit you... Otherwise just ignore it. It will always exist in every career in every walk of life - it's just human nature. You inspire me. So keep it up! The best bit of advice I've heard in a while is: "If you don't feel like doing something that will benefit you - do it anyway, because that's how you'll become motivated to do it."! You did the right thing by continuing with the shoot.. Just look at how you felt once the content was produced ;)! Ritchie

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  23. You are so gorgeous, you shouldn't pay atention to those idiots. You are totally slaying !
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  24. i'm so appalled that people actually go out of their way to be rude! i can understand people being confused and staring, but being loud and obnoxious is so unnecessary. sorry you had to go through that :/ you look amazing though! i always love seeing the bright colors on your blog(: and i hope your anxiety waves fade into calm waters soon! i do the same thing with stress: take things one day at a time.

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  25. I want this ice cream dress . so cute looks.
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  26. Such a cute look! Not many people could pull of that dress but it looks stunning on you! <3 Lovely post

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  27. Oh my god so so cute, I am in love with the bag! I'm always looking for new blogger friends and I love your blog, let me know if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch! x

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  28. This dress is absolutely incredible! Sorry you had to put up with such idiots, you never would have been able to tell that you weren't feeling 100%, bossing it as usual! I kind of slightly need this inflatable ice cream, damn you for making me want inflatable items I never knew existed! I hope you manage to get on top of your anxiety. Your blog really is magical and I hope it helps you through a tough time <3

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  29. You look stunning!
    I really like this outfit :)
    xx Katha
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  30. Oh sweetheart I'm so sorry you've been feeling dragged down by your anxiety, it's the worst thing ever when it gets ontop of you. You're such a beautiful lady & a total inspiration so never feel like you're on your own <3

    I absolutely love this dress & alongside the ice cream, it oozes summer! Perfect outfit :) xxxx

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