Stuck In A Blogging Rut


As I'm writing this, I'm currently outstretched on a sun bed with the burning midday sun beating down on my back. My iPad is propped up in it's keyboard case and I can just about read what I'm writing despite the glare of the sun and my reflection. It's too hot for any kids to be out so I can finally hear myself think and collate my thoughts about what on earth is going on with my blog.

I think it has been quite evident on my blog recently that I have lost enthusiasm, lacked passion and been uninspired. Funnily enough for once, I can pin-point when this happened and it's actually when I moved home from Oxford which is one thing I never expected. I thought that after graduating, I would have found a new love for blogging as I stepped into the world of becoming an adult. It was then when I discovered a little gem in my 'Becoming An Adult' series which I thoroughly loved writing and creating. It was starting to develop my blog into something a little more than what the latest mascara on the market was or what I wore at the weekend. I still have a ton of those posts stacked up in my drafts folder but there's just something stopping me from publishing them and I don't know what it is. I know that when I find the urge to blog again that those posts are something I would really love to continue. We all have to go through that transitioning period where we go from the comfort of education or a gap year into our first proper job where we start saving for a flat or a car, whatever it may be. That is really something I'd love to cover on The Rawrdrobe.

It's not hard to notice that I'm sick of the norm. Monthly favourites, yawn. Monthly hauls, sigh. And it's not that I'm bored of reading them on other blogs because they are my favourite posts but I just can't really see myself creating that content anymore. I really want to get into the nitty gritty! I want to talk about why I've quit drinking alcohol, why I'm trying to stop smoking, how hard it really is saving money, the struggle of a new job and blogging, all that 'real' stuff.

This post is just opening up really, I can't blog for the sake of it anymore cause I'm losing myself and losing interest and that's the last thing I want. I've also struggled with the balance of blogging and my new job. It's so hard - how can people do both?! Hats off to all you ladies and gents for that! My evenings and weekends are consumed by freelance work so basically I just need to sort my shit out!

With that being said, I need to finish this blog post here with the promise that I will be back but I just need time. Also I think I've burnt my back so I need to get some more sun cream on and Toby needs some attention because he's getting bored!

I hope what I'm saying is understandable and I'm sure many of you have been in this position before. I'd love to know how you get out of a blogging rut?

Date Night


FEATURED: RALPH LAUREN DRESS, BERTIE SANDALS, CHANEL BAG, MICHAEL KORS WATCH

I briefly mentioned in my last post about mine and Toby's excursion to Khan's Tent, a night full of Bulgarian food, beer and entertainment. It was definitely a night to remember and according to some members of our table, my dress was also something to remember. I don't think I've ever had this many compliments on a dress and all I did was pinch it from my Mum's wardrobe before we jetted off on holiday. 

I have no clue how old it is, or pricey, but the material feels so soft and it fits so beautifully and is definitely the perfect piece for a holiday wardrobe. Paired with these strappy Bertie sandals (also Mum's) and my trusty Chanel clutch, I was good to go. Also I'd appreciate a slight bit of recognition for how nearly-tanned I look! 

Summer Holiday to Bulgaria


When I think of holiday destinations, Bulgaria isn't one that really springs to mind. Myself and Toby had hopes this summer of jetting off to a five star resort in Thailand but thanks to the monsoon season over there, it was a no go. So with only two weeks until our holiday was booked off work, Toby booked an all inclusive holiday in a four star hotel in the resort of Sveti Vlas in Bulgaria. Despite being a short walk from Sunny Beach, it was actually a really lovely holiday (thank God for out of season holidays!) I thought I'd upload all the pictures together rather than writing photo diaries as I was chilling out so much that I forgot to really take any pictures. 

We spent most of our days by the pool or taking a dip and swimming up to the pool bar (so gutted I never got a snap of this), playing slam (Toby won 10-4) and applying aloe vera. We did get to go on a catamaran trip though where we saw dolphins swimming along our boat and also a night of circus performances at Khan's Tent. And then we were skint so couldn't afford to do anything else!

It was just the break we both needed after having a hectic year but now it's back to business and blogging!

Did you manage to get away this summer?

Getting Ready With Airtime


Summer may be​ nearly over but there's still time to ​g​e​t your glad rags on and go out partying with your friends. Whether that's in your local town, London or Ibiza! I'm not always the biggest party animal so when I'm about to head out, I really have to listen to​ some cracking tunes to get me in the mood.



With the help of Airtime, it means that I can get ready whilst on video chat to up to five of my friends, whilst all listening to the same music - could you ask for more? Sometimes getting ready on your own can be a tad lonely but ​those days are over! That also means no more singing on your own, your friends can join in as well - but if you're anything like me and my best friends, then ​unfortunately ​you're tone deaf!



So what are my favourite songs to get ready to?

Nobody To Love - Sigma
Shots (Broiler Remix) - Imagine Dragons
Runaway (U & I) - Galantis
Let's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams
Best Day Of My Life (Gazzo Remix) - American Authors
Never Let You Down - Rita Ora
Shake It - Metro Station


It's also worth mentioning that Airtime is absolutely free so there's no reason not to try it out! Another massive bonus is that if you have a Spotify account, you can link it so there's no need to have loads of accounts!

What do you like to listen to when you're getting ready?
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