Hello you lovely lot! Happy July! Hope you’re all having a lovely one so far!! I thought I’d write and dedicate a whole post to bikini and swimwear brands I love and all my go to swimwear pieces from my travels so far. Before I left I spent ages trying to hunt down the right styles and swimwear pieces I felt comfortable in. I’m very particular with what shape I wear and feel comfortable in, however I’ve also included below some other styles I love from my go to brands to show some of the other styles. I’m a high waisted, sports styled top type girl usually or a high leg swimsuit as I just feel comfortable in these shapes, however the brands I’ve included all stock a range of styles, shapes and patterns and I swear by these brands swimwear pieces! So if you stuck holiday shopping then hopefully this helps in some way…

PRETTY LITTLE THING:

Starting with Pretty Little thing, because it’s seems majority of my swimwear pieces this trip have been from them! The pieces are also so affordable and the quality is also great. a lot of the high waisted bottoms I have from them are the comfiest I own, so on day trips and experiences I always opt for a PLT kini for extra comfort throughout the day! There patterns and designs are also super cute and I’m loving floral details right now! 

Waterfall Bikini/ Orange Stripe Floral Bikini: Top: https://www.prettylittlething.com/orange-striped-floral-bandeau-bikini-top.html Bottom: https://www.prettylittlething.com/orange-striped-floral-high-waist-high-leg-bikini-bottom.html . wearing a size 6 in top and bottoms.
White and Red Multi Floral, Flower bikini: Top: https://www.prettylittlething.com/multi-floral-triangle-bikini-top.html Bottom: https://www.prettylittlething.com/multi-floral-high-waist-bikini-bottom.html wearing a size 8 in the top and 6 in the bottoms.
Blue and White Tropical Bikini: Top: https://www.prettylittlething.com/white-mixed-tropical-print-triangle-bikini-top.html Bottom: https://www.prettylittlething.com/white-mixed-tropical-high-leg-brazilian-bikini-bottom.html . wearing a size 8 top and bottoms. Would recommend sizing down in the bottoms though- they stretched a little when swimming in them.

A few more of my favourite PLT Bikinis:

  1. Orange Tie Dye: Linked Here.
  2. Green/Teal triangle tie up bikini: Linked Here.
  3. White Bow Bikini: Linked Here.
  4. Mint Green Bandeau Bikini: Linked Here.
  5. Tie Die Bandeau Bikini: Linked here.

KUALINI KINIS 

So happy I came across this beautiful brand before my trip! The quality of these bikinis are insane!!! They are so soft and feel amazing on! They do so many variations of styles and cuts, which I found perfect when mix and matching the colours and styles for finding what you feel most comfortable in and finding the perfect fits. I went for a few different shapes from their site, from the sports styled tops below to the bandeau tips, which are both super flattering. In terms of the bottoms they have a high rise, mid rise and low; with all different cuts at the back depending on how much bum you like to show or whether your looking for that perfect tanning kini. I love the high leg cheeky cut styled bottoms for those beach days in the sun and then opted for a high rise bottom for everyday wear. I mean how gorgeous is the colour of this coral one!!! I can’t get enough….I’ve linked a few more of my favourites below, but could go on forever! I love all their bikinis!!

Top: https://kulanikinis.co.uk/collections/all//products/long-crop-bikini-top-powder-blue-ribbed?_pos=1&_sid=b37427082&_ss=r wearing a size small.
Bottoms: https://kulanikinis.co.uk/collections/all/products/high-waist-cheeky-bikini-bottom-powder-blue-ribbed wearing a size small.
Top: https://kulanikinis.co.uk/collections/bikini-tops/products/long-tube-bikini-top-rust-red-shimmer
Bottoms: https://kulanikinis.co.uk/collections/all/products/high-waist-cheeky-bikini-bottom-rust-red-shimmer wearing a size small in top and bottoms.
https://kulanikinis.co.uk/collections/bikini-tops/products/crop-bikini-top-mango
https://kulanikinis.co.uk/collections/all/products/cheeky-bikini-bottom-mango
Kirsty wearing a size small in the top and bottoms.

 

A few more of my favourite Kulani Kinis:

  1. Snow Leopard Set: Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked here:
  2. Neon orange Underwire Bikini set: Top Linked Here, Bottoms Linked Here:
  3. Minimal Sadie Bikini: Top Linked Here, Bottoms Linked here:
  4. Minimal Bikini Watermelon: Top Linked Here, Bottoms Linked Here:
  5. Isla One Piece Swimsuit: Linked here:
  6. Apple Shimmer Bikini: Top Linked here, Bottoms linked here:
  7. Leilani Cross Back Bikini: Top Linked Here, Bottoms Linked Here:

SLINKII 

Slinki!! A new find of mine and a new love!! A little higher price range as these are from Aus, but the soft material and lightweight feel makes these bikinis so lovely to wear. Also my favourite shaped tops and tanning bottoms! Perfect for pool days and the cutest prints!

Top: https://us.slinkii.com/products/the-scoop-palmetto
wearing a size Small in top and bottoms.
Top: https://us.slinkii.com/collections/all-products/products/the-scoop-onyx
wearing a size Small in top and bottoms.
Bottom: https://us.slinkii.com/collections/swim/products/minimal-pant-onyx
wearing a size Small in top and bottoms.

A few more of my favourites from Slinkii:

  1. Onyx SwimSuit: Linked Here.
  2. Basiq Tri Palmetto Bikini: Linked here.
  3. The Scoop Panthera Bikini: Linked here.

ASOS 

Of course ASOS needs to be involved in this post! Perfect for finding a huge variety of styles, shapes and patterns. Recently I came across the Crinkle Bikinis and swimwear!!! And wow these are so flattering!!! Obsessed with these and I’ve linked a few of my other faves below!! 

Top: https://rstyle.me/+YCfK7MFw6yTnZZJ-hSCZmg wearing a size 8.
Bottom: https://rstyle.me/+OHWXA66cywSNyLtK6hfD8w Wearing a size 6.
Top: https://rstyle.me/+yme_KI2DgnubKj0wrKvt0w wearing a size 8.
Bottoms: https://rstyle.me/+0fWAqK0lDap2Pk1qD1RSDw wearing a size 8.
out of stock in this colour but lots more colours available here: https://www.asos.com/search/?q=crinkle. (Bikini One Size)
cute apple green coloured one linked here too!

A few more of my favourite ASOS Bikinis:

  1. Neon Pink Bikini Set: Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  2. Asos Black Recycled bikini: Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  3. Velvet Pink Bikini, Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  4. Yellow Swimsuit, linked here.
  5. Khaki Spot Bikini, Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  6. Bandage Bikini, Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  7. Design Recycled Bikini, Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.

MISSGUIDED: 

Like pretty little thing , Missguided always has some lovely styles and shapes. Perfect for finding classic shapes in a range of colours at super affordable pieces also! I’ve left a few of my favourites below!!

Bikini top: https://rstyle.me/+VQmda1SL6OFT306WhUFdSQ (wearing a size 8)
Bikini Bottoms: https://rstyle.me/+FOjpsb-UEJYiXJX0k79MCA (wearing a size 6)

A few more of my favourite Missguided Bikinis:

  1. Watermelon Print Bikini, Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  2. Red Crinkle Mix and Match Bikini: Top linked here, Bottoms linked here (lots of shapes available).
  3. Mint Green Bikini : Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  4. Palm Print Bikini: Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  5. Green Tropical Print Bikini:Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  6. Turq Recycled Bikini: Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.

ARKSWIMWEAR

Again another Aussie Brand I can’t get enough of! but seriously does the most stunning shapes, especially if you love the sporty crop style like me! Kirsty and Myself got this style in four colours and we love them!! My only advice would be to go a size up in the tops, as they came up slightly small.

Top: https://www.arkswimwear.com/shop/tops/crops/yellow-crop
Bottom: https://www.arkswimwear.com/yellow-cheekys wearing a size small in the top and bottoms.

A few more of my favourite ArkSwimwear pieces:

  1. Rust One Piece, Linked Here.
  2. Grey Triangle Top Linked here, Grey Cheeky Bottoms Linked Here.
  3. White Crop Top Linked here, White Hybrid Bottoms Linked Here.
  4. Red Bralette Top Linked here, Red Cheeky Bottoms Linked Here.
  5. Black One Piece: Linked Here.

LARNI SWIM

Next up the gorgeous Larni Swim!! Such gorgeous designs and beautiful quality. I love all the small details this brand adds to their pieces. My favourite is their stunning one piece, that comes in three different colours! Just how cute are the tie shoulder straps!!

One Piece: https://larni.co.uk/collections/one-piece/products/onepiece-tulula-azzurra
wearing a size small.

A few more of my favourite LARNI Bikinis:

  1. Black One Piece: linked here.
  2. Kiki in Rose Top linked here, Vita Bottoms linked here.
  3. Maya Top linked here, Kylie Bottoms linked here.
  4. Kiki in Pistachio Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.

TJSWIM:

A brand that I swear by!! I have honestly lived in this bikini whilst I’ve been away, it’s so flattering and soft and so easy to wear! I wish I brought a few more styles from them, as my wish list is forever growing!

Top: https://tjswim.com/collections/all-tops-2/products/sasha-top-sky
Bottoms: https://tjswim.com/collections/all-bottoms/products/sasha-bottoms-sky
Wearing a size Small in both.

A few more of my faves from TJSWIM:

  1. Jordyn One piece: Linked Here.
  2. Candice Top Linked here, Zuri Bottoms Linked Here.
  3. Venus Top Linked here, Venus Bottoms Linked Here.
  4. Estelle Top Linked here, Estelle Bottoms Linked Here.

HALLAXHALLA:

Most gorgeous swimsuits and bikinis! All of them are reversible too, which I just love! They also come packed with scrunchies, so your swimsuits match them, which I thought was so so cute!!Amazing quality and super comfortable to wear. Whilst I was on the boat for four days, I lived in mine!!

one piece: https://www.hallaxhalla.com/product/valley-one-piece-havana/
wearing a size Small.
https://www.hallaxhalla.com/product/valley-one-piece-havana/
wearing a size small.

Some of my favourites from HallaXHalla:

  1. Pixie Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.
  2. Lou Lou Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.
  3. Daze Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.
  4. Daze Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.

INDITHELABEL:

Indi The label, do such gorgeous pieces and beautiful colours. I love the cuts of these bikinis and think they are so flattering. The little beach tees they do also are so so cute!!!

Rio Bikini: https://www.indithelabel.com/shop/rio-bikini-dusty-pink wearing a size XS-S

Some of my favourites from Indi The Label:

  1. Rio bikini in Blue: Linked here.
  2. Beach Bum Tee, Linked Here.
  3. Lisboa Bikini In Navy, Linked here.
  4. Rio In Glitter: Linked here,

TOPSHOP:

Topshop was the first brand I brought my own very first bikini from! I love their gorgeous designs and if in doubt I always go for a huge try on session in London, at Topshop! This summer I’ve loved the different designs and ring detailed swimsuits and bikinis they have released. Such a cute design!

Some of my favourites from Topshop:

  1. Bright Pink Swimsuit: Linked Here.
  2. Hawaiian Print bikini: Linked Here.
  3. Orange Crinkle Set:, Linked Here.
  4. Apricot Crinkle Set, Linked Here.
  5. Ivory Swimsuit: , Linked Here.https://rstyle.me/+2VU6WOqmnKa8oN0lEZNJ6w

IN THE STYLE:

When I’m looking for a bikini with that extra detail or cute design, In The Styleis where I go! They always have the most insane prints, cute patterns and a range of so many shapes and styles.They little sets usually come with co-ord pieces and I’m Obsessed! Can’t wait to fill up my bikini wardrobe with some of them for Ibiza!

Some of my favourites from In The Style:

  1. White Swimsuit ,Linked Here.
  2. White Ribbed Bikini,Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.
  3. Tie Dye Swimsuit , Linked Here.
  4. Yellow Bikini: Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.
  5. Gingham Bikini Set:,Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.

Love, India Moon x

Hello you lovely lot, 

Hope you’re all having the best July!! Thought I’d start sharing some of my dream summer looks right now with you all!! 

I’ve left links to everything below! Hope you love some of the looks or pieces and find something that might make your summer wardrobe!!!

LOOK ONE: 

Look One

Floral Ruched Crop Top: https://rstyle.me/+lJ99L1MAi2TH8-YKOoVb1A 

Premium Blue Mom Shorts: https://rstyle.me/+tm5PdgS3OtxCqrAInpCkww 

Shine Black Crocodile Mini Shoulder bag: https://rstyle.me/+hiObQ9QCpzKdPmradOsRuw 

Dr Martens Clarissa Chunky Sandals In black: https://rstyle.me/+0CpCvYRdrBt2rHPKI7Vkvg

Ray Bans: Round Black and Gold: https://rstyle.me/+4G739qMoFKIUJop9_mc5TQ 

LOOK TWO:

Look Two.

Denim Mom Shorts with Rips: https://rstyle.me/+hyEbkQ2VV4WM55hG57poWg 

LRM GOODS bag: https://www.lrmgoods.co.uk/products/personalised-cross-body-bag?variant=5884400369702 

Hammered Asymmetric Pearl Earrings: https://rstyle.me/+sjMnfpy5ik6eJQFgXeKXFg

Spot Ruffle One shoulder Blouse: https://rstyle.me/+pXuYtWtaaYDL9p9ptMed1g

Pepe Jeans Sandals: https://www.pepejeans.com/en_int/logomania-style-sandals-narita-folk-PLS90387.html?dwvar_PLS90387_color=803&cgid=59#start=1

LOOK THREE: 

Look Three.

Jacquard Ruffle Belt Cami: https://rstyle.me/+zFsob9OB8rkbFDU7Kdts-w 

Black Denim Mom Shorts: https://rstyle.me/+FkABkdNFt0hMHr9VNWzFzw

Kleverer Carvela Shoes in Gold: https://rstyle.me/+DUSs4iA7TUM302fPlWeVBQ 

Raffia Kensington Bag Kurt Geiger: https://rstyle.me/+dxCUJFJDMey63J7psOK4hA 

Ray Bans: Round Black and Gold: https://rstyle.me/+4G739qMoFKIUJop9_mc5TQ 

LOOK FOUR:

Look Four.

Premium Blue Mom Shorts: https://rstyle.me/+tm5PdgS3OtxCqrAInpCkww 

Denim Mom Shorts with Rips: https://rstyle.me/+hyEbkQ2VV4WM55hG57poWg 

Washed Pink Crop T-shirt: https://rstyle.me/+vemTOOANSS9cEEBK28hXGQ

Ribbed Bandeau top: https://rstyle.me/+jE7NX8BkL15dsKsCW46m9g

Hilton Footbed Sandals: https://rstyle.me/+Ti14zLHDdkCzvxvKwt3OhA

LOOK FIVE:

Look Five.

Black Denim Mom Shorts: https://rstyle.me/+FkABkdNFt0hMHr9VNWzFzw

Ray Bans: Round Black and Gold: https://rstyle.me/+4G739qMoFKIUJop9_mc5TQ 

Spanish Hoops By Faye Jewellery: https://uk.faye.co/products/spanish-hoops-gold 

Chunky Chain Necklace: https://rstyle.me/+70jN4JnAXR1452CJUzBAeQ 

Public Desire Fiyah White Chunky Trainers: https://rstyle.me/+B8-yIhp3AwdXyQJILlcLEQ 

Spot Prairie Top: https://rstyle.me/+qrRq2IZbM8jqgJnPBRJl2Q 

LOOK SIX:

Look Six.

PLT petite Bardot Blouse with Tie waist: https://rstyle.me/+hOGYtrrYQFO-vgF2mmJDbg 

Bleached Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans: https://rstyle.me/+LbkuLhNehRaPvNS_1XSs-w

ASOS Design Multirow Necklace: https://rstyle.me/+i6LYWxtgZuvqWZObTD3icQ

White Wide Fit Jaylen Wedges: https://rstyle.me/+CwBohZypEXLsZ0v1Emw0jA

Ray Bans: Round Black and Gold: https://rstyle.me/+4G739qMoFKIUJop9_mc5TQ

LRM GOODS BLACK BAG: https://www.lrmgoods.co.uk/products/personalised-cross-body-bag?variant=5884400369702 

LOOK SEVEN: 

Look Seven.

Topshop Ruched Mini Slip Dress: https://rstyle.me/+MqDUY2CN02eHfJ-ly7qUUQ 

Wide Fit Suki Black and Gold Heels: https://rstyle.me/+P1yCEwJSrFcctVh7VVzDBg 

Remi Black Croc Bag: https://rstyle.me/+813oFK6nb_cn5raCiQ_t_w 

Gold Ottoman hands Necklace: https://rstyle.me/+ia9OPfOo0zpOLtwzDBcaPw 

Wide Hammered Hoop Earrings: https://rstyle.me/+pGYTPpLkSIiHDEKl52oUtg

LOOK EIGHT: 

Look Eight.

Glamorous Western Boots: https://rstyle.me/+A1cM9ow2TpYWWPDuKEaT9Q

Mini Smock Dress in Ditsy Floral: https://rstyle.me/+-w2KQmyV3dvjx9Ztg7QIjw 

Ray Bans: Round Black and Gold: https://rstyle.me/+4G739qMoFKIUJop9_mc5TQ

LRM GOODS BLACK BAG: https://www.lrmgoods.co.uk/products/personalised-cross-body-bag?variant=5884400369702

LOOK NINE:

Look Nine.

Lipsy Bamboo Handal Straw bag in Natural: https://rstyle.me/+intODFxMas0xV3sXJGkzkw 

Lioness Madison Plunge Front Mini Dress In floral: https://rstyle.me/+whdJbPHPaxRKCy8mMu5atg

Alternative to the above dress: Ruched Dress In Floral: https://rstyle.me/+0w9LLSGmhPrR3IGPTkf5tw

Jaylen Espadrille Wedges in Black: https://rstyle.me/+IxIlEKwW4CrmVdfjVsMBkg 

Star Fish Charm Necklace: https://rstyle.me/+mjOcGzSx94cgyEXEpX8j_Q 

Chunky Gold Textured Earrings: https://rstyle.me/+yLk8-hdV0WUh3QanOr-TiA

A few links to different styled Wedges in White & Black Below as they sell out fast:

https://rstyle.me/+IxIlEKwW4CrmVdfjVsMBkg Black Wide Fit  Jaylen Wedges.

https://rstyle.me/+l-4j8O67UI19dWsHO0bzKQ Black Jaylen Wedges.

https://rstyle.me/+-_UVz2whC5JoNquuVQgg-w White Jaylen Wedges

https://rstyle.me/+CwBohZypEXLsZ0v1Emw0jA White Wide Fit Jaylen Wedges.

https://rstyle.me/+OtccVU3xfnIHAaiLjNFe-g Newlook Tie up Wedges In Black.

LOOK TEN:

Look Ten.

Crochet Coord Set: https://rstyle.me/+S-sQYqPhDi0s2d3eEHUONg 

Natural Straw Hat: https://rstyle.me/+vcD2Lx0r5xjJ1JNAXntfnA 

Star Fish Charm Necklace: https://rstyle.me/+mjOcGzSx94cgyEXEpX8j_Q 

South Beach Flatform sandals with ankle straps: https://rstyle.me/+qO1xN1vUzVwf5Ix_iLdNFA 

Ray Bans: Round Black and Gold: https://rstyle.me/+4G739qMoFKIUJop9_mc5TQ 

LOOK ELEVEN: 

Look Eleven.

Missguided tie strap cami shift dress in floral print: https://rstyle.me/+hWjB7E_wVfPDcgLxWGKI6w

Oversized Denim Jacket: https://rstyle.me/+SPRp_PRQMH7xsPX1fskBLQ

Dr Martens Clarissa Chunky Sandals In black: https://rstyle.me/+0CpCvYRdrBt2rHPKI7Vkvg

Ray Bans: Round Black and Gold: https://rstyle.me/+4G739qMoFKIUJop9_mc5TQ 

Black Backpack: https://rstyle.me/+s62kX9SK-9yYl069PpP2bA 

Silver choker Necklace: https://rstyle.me/+6UBc4yEM7iL_ZO9ihPI9iA 

LOOK TWELEVE

Look Twelve.

White Tie Shirt: https://rstyle.me/+M_N78Rfpxay07snlK0Oa9A 

White Denim Shorts: https://rstyle.me/+x7qYrghzRhFD7l990GIHng 

Basket Bag: https://rstyle.me/+8Hkn-wEyKM3oVOLwpDdfEQ 

Kurt Geiger Sandals: https://rstyle.me/+FFEd7r7Stuybc0wNNzPMfQ 

Ray Bans: Round Black and Gold: https://rstyle.me/+4G739qMoFKIUJop9_mc5TQ

Monki Studd Earrings: https://rstyle.me/+ln4CztEw7OtcPA6D_N8RYQ 

Shell Necklace: https://rstyle.me/+Be7Z8MEMLtq2Tt0FBngF1w 

Love, India Moon x

Hello lovelies! Hope you’re all well and enjoying August so far!

Today’s blog post is all my tips on being in front of the lens!! When I first started blogging I felt extremely nervous about being photographed in the street and especially being photographed by someone I didn’t know.

I used to freak out so much I’d be non stop weeing before hand (not sure if it’s just me that this happens to when I’m nervous) but I ended up just staying down ally streets or indoors, however I really wanted to explore and had so many ideas for outdoor shoots. Shooting in the street can be extremely nerve racking at first- with people watching and the occasional weird comment. But in all honesty people are just extremely interested and they are only there for a split second and then you’ll never see them again. Also if it’s  doing what makes you happy, no one should stop that!!

One thing I always remember that helped is to just look past the stares and focus on your photographer, taking a pause moment while people walk closely by can also help. People are just a tad interested and are probably thinking ‘oh who’s she/he?, ‘What’s she/he up too?’. It’s also important to be mindful whilst shooting too, like don’t stand outside someones house and chat really loudly for ages, as people may be in and don’t really wanna hear that.

Also cat calling can and does happen…I’ve dealt with all sorts being said and it is extremely frustrating and boring but you need to just ignore them. It’s so horrible that’s what people think is okay, but my advice would be to ignore it and walk on or just stare back. But just a little tip if it’s builders or company owners, take a picture of the company sign they work for and email the company with a complaint.

Outfit details below. Movement: Here I walked back and forward on the stop towards the camera! 

Anyway here are a few of my tips on being in front of the camera…

Start with working with a photographer or someone you feel comfortable with. I started by sticking to shooting with friends or family, yes my dad has had to take some pictures for me before, which was always hilarious as it ended in mostly me with a double chin.

I think finding someone you click with is important. It’s okay to not feeling 100% confident at first but just ease yourself in, do maybe one of two outfits to start with; plan your locations before hand and work out changing spots so you don’t have to worry about that on the day. But usually if you ask politely to use a pub or cafe toilet it’s usually always okay, or if you fancy it buy yourself a changing tent off amazon! I’m debating the fact I need one in my life after I spent a day changing on the seafront with a load of people on the pier watching and laughing, which is usually the reality of all shoots changing in doorways and streets under t-shirts and dresses.

If your feeling worried about people staring try organise a time after 9am when people have gone to work… I mean unfortunately there will always be people around and about who do stare, but they have gone in a second!

After a while shoots will get easier and I’ve found that working with new photographers is so lovely and exciting when it comes to creating new and different content/images! I have met some of the loveliest people through stepping out my comfort zone and doing this! but honestly it’s all about practice, It will come!! If you ever feel stuck for a vision or an idea on how you’d want your overall style or feed to be, I’ve always found Pinterest extremely helpful as it allows you to be creative and moodboard the things you love and see it all visually.

MOVEMENT. My goodness it’s important. It wasn’t until I did a shoot with Lydia Collins a year ago now, that I realised just how important movement really was when it comes to shooting. Moving back and forward on the spot, which actually can make you wobble so much. It’s surprising how moving back and forth on the spot can cause you to nearly fall over on the spot! But it looks great on camera! Also laugh!! Even if it’s fake you will 100% end up laughing, I find my best photos always seem to be me caught of guard and laughing with whoever is shooting me.

Outfit details below.  Movement: Again walking past the camera within the frame of the shot to get this image. 

Always have a prop! Mine tends to always be a bag or sunglasses or my hair! Just something to make sure you don’t have awkward hands flying about. However, coffee cups, necklaces or earrings, food, flowers anything works!!! It’s also nice if something tells a bit of a story, so experiment with your props and locations.

Don’t be afraid to work with your photographer on creating the angles and shots you want to achieve- it’s all about communication. I think sometimes I was always to scared to speak about a vision I had in mind, but if you’ve got one speak about. I’m sure whoever you are working with would love to discuss your vision and any ideas they have too!!

Enjoy it and have fun with creating new and exciting content. I tend to plan a lot of my shoots, in terms of outfits and locations. Sometimes it’s hard to plan a location as I find my favourite ones and ones I stumble across when I’ve chosen a certain area, so I usually decide on coloured backgrounds or more street style or plain backgrounds! It really depends on your own individual style, but experiment and enjoy your shooting days. Also it’s important to wear clothes that reflects you and your personality, wear clothes that you feel comfortable in as it will really show on camera.

Basically just have FUN!!! enjoy it all and be YOU. It’s such a creative thing and a lot of work goes into peoples images so enjoy the process. I also thought I’d add in a little about how I work in terms of shooting as I’ve had a few questions about it lately! So I shoot on a Olympus Pen EPL8 with a 45mm lens and recently have been using my 17mm (which I love)! I tend to shoot  6 outfits weekly on one day a week, as I have a lot of uni work so one day a week right now is all I can manage.  But it’s just what works best for me, I know a lot of people work differently so it’s about finding a balance and working in a way that allows you to feel relaxed and excited about it all. If you ever have any questions about any of this please do send me a message, I’ll happily answer anything!

Outfit details below. Real laughs with the beautiful Cree Bashford, who I met up with to shoot some outfits together, and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out! 

In this post I thought I’d include some images from my favourite outfits this week which I feel super lucky to receive from one of my favourite brands NA-KD. which honestly have pieces for every occasion, at any time. I must admit my holiday wardrobe is slowly growing from browsing on their site!

First off is this stunning suit set, I fell in love with these beautiful wide leg trousers , which are absolutely perfect for weddings and special occasions or dressing down with a white tee and pair of chunky trainers and then I saw the blazer!! If you’ve noticed I’ve fallen for anything belted recently so I was sold on this suit! CLICK HERE for the stunning trousers and CLICK HERE for the perfect pink blazer!

For the second outfit I thought I’d try something a little out of my colour comfort zone, and go for a full satin look, I mean who doesn’t love a statement satin outfit! (another obsession of mine) but how gorgeous are these shorts!! CLICK HERE to shop. (they come in black and green too!)

These satin shirts have become my new best friend, I wear them everywhere with shorts at the minute and I can’t wait to lay on the beach and throw this on over a bikini in September! CLICK HERE for the Satin shirt.

Thanks so much for reading lovelies, hope it was slightly helpful, even if I did rant on about it all!! I also want to say a huge thanks to the lovely Cree Bashford for being a wonderful photographer and taking these images for me! Her website is HERE and her Instagram is HERE if you wanna check her out!

Love, India Moon. 

P.S. Also if you want to treat yourself to any NA-KD fashion pieces I also have a 20% off code which is valid for two weeks ‘india2018’ !!

 

Hello lovelies,

Hope you are all well. I wanted to do a post today and share with you all a little bit more about me, my Instagram journey and answer some of the questions I’ve been asked a lot about recently, which may have some helpful tips for some of you. However, I’m no expert and this experience so far has been focusing on enjoying the whole process and just learning lots along the way! I’ve also included my top 5 co-ords at the moment (all denim of course) with all links to shop included at the end, as I’m actually obsessed with them right now!

I want to briefly start by talking about the ups and downs of my social media journey. Starting blogging and being on social media has so many amazing positives, of which I love, however I put a lot of pressure on myself daily to be posting more, to create better content and to write more regularly. I think that’s because I can be a bit of a perfectionist, and can feel really down when I’m not able to meet my own expectations. I want to be able to write tons of blog posts and be able to share my stories or experiences more with you all. I do adore writing but right now it really isn’t possible for me, so I’ll be posting as much as I can instead in the meantime! I’m having to look after myself whilst focusing on completing my university journey, which finishes this September. Which I cannot wait for…

I’m sharing this because if you do go into this industry and you love every minute of it, I believe you have to realise that your health and self-care need to be prioritsed above everything else. Recently I spoke to the lovely Beth Sandland who said to me “You can’t pour from an empty cup” and it’s so true, also you need to follow her if you don’t already, her account is stunning and she has the best blog posts! You need to do what you can.  I’ve struggled with my psychological health over the last few months, and I’ve had to force myself to say no to a lot of things, which has left me feeling a little defeated. It’s hard to sometimes know when you need time out or when to switch off from it all, but it’s extremely important to take time to yourself and no matter what your doing in life BE YOURSELF, listen to your body. It’s your temple after all, you need to listen to it, and its the only one you have.

I have to remember this as I do struggle with wanting to do this full time and want to just put my all into doing what I love, yet right now I also have other commitments I need to focus on too. What has helped me is staying positive and giving myself one day a week focusing just on my blog. Some weeks this doesn’t always work, but managing your time so you can do the things you love or giving yourself enough time to relax and do something for you is vital. Remember a difficult day is okay, and theres a new day around the corner, and remind yourself to appreciate all the things you have.

Anyway enough ranting on, I thought I’d share a little bit about my Instagram journey and any tips I have to any of you who wish to start a blog or who are just generally interested (if any of you are). I’ll be honest, I still find it surreal that anyone wants to read my blogs and it fills me with so much love knowing there are a few of you reading this. So, I started about a year ago now because I realised how much I loved styling, photographing and being able to have my own little space to write. Now this is all based on my own opinion and experiences, and some people may have a different view and I think it’s all about what works for you and doing things because you are enjoying them and they are making you happy.

I started with no intention in mind other than sharing my love for clothes and my thoughts, I do this alongside working in retail, studying an intensive course of Film in London and working on meeting inspiring content creators who would like some photos taken/ building my photography portfolio @GloriandMoonPhotography. So far it’s been extremely rewarding doing this as a hobby, and it’s opened up so many amazing opportunities I could of only dream of.  I’ve met so many incredibly beautiful people, many who I really see as being some of my best friends for life. The support, inspiration and the amount of insanely talented people within this industry is mind blowing and the amount of hard work!! I’m constantly inspired daily by people I follow and feel extremely lucky to be surrounded by it all.

I get asked a lot how I’ve grown my following, and I never really know how to respond. For me, I think it’s been consistency, I mean I post in threes so I guess thats easier for me as I choose to post three times a day to share different aspects of an outfit/different positions etc. Which is actually partly because I like the way it looks also. I think if your putting the time and effort in to create quality content, something will always come of that. I also have back up posts, I use an app called ‘The Grid’ which allows me to plan all my posts and I usually have up to 2-3 weeks worth of content so I don’t have to think too much about running out. To have this much content I always plan to shoot one day a week and shoot around 5-8 outfits in a day, of course it’s what works for you though.  Right now this is what works for me and I think it’s about finding a balance amongst your lifestyle.

Now you guys might think to this “yeah whatever India…” but I really think not focusing on my growth has helped as well, as I believe if you spend time comparing and focusing on growth, it can really get you down and effect how you feel towards your work.  I also think, being positive towards everything you do and supporting other bloggers/ influencers who you find inspiring or who’s content you adore.

For me one of the biggest helps for me has been, being shared by other people within their stories or being reposted by brands who I’ve worked for. Which is always such a wonderful surprise and I always want to pinch myself, like is that really me… ahh!! My overall tip though, would be… be true to yourself, create content that you love: it’s your space, do it because it makes you happy and you enjoy it: if you are finding yourself feeling affected negatively by social media or find yourself comparing your journey with others take time out. Your health is worth so much more, and doing something like this should be because you love it. If you are comparing growth, instead of feeling down about your own growth from it, look at it as inspiring because they are proving that growth can be achieved naturally.

I could go on forever but that’s a little about me and my journey so far. If you are reading this and you have any questions please feel free to message me, I will always answer any questions if you have any, I mean I’m no expert but I happily will answer anything. I also want to say thank you so so much for all of your support, love, positivity and being such an amazing support system to me. I appreciate every single one of you, and if I could I’d give you all hugs.

Love, India Moon.

 

Outfit Links:

 

FIRST OUTFIT:

In The Style Pink Crop Jacket: Click Here!

In The Style Pink Hem Skirt: Click Here!

In The Style Checkerboard Crop Top: Click Here!

SECOND OUTFIT:

Topshop Raw Hem Crop Orange Jacket: Click Here!

Topshop Mini Midi Denim Skirt: Click here!

Topshop Black Bandeau Crop top: Click here!

THIRD OUTFIT:

Topshop Utility Jacket and Utility Trouser set: Click here for both!

FOURTH OUTFIT:

Berskha Crop Pink Jacket: Click here!

Berskha Pink Denim Skirt: Click here!

FIFTH OUTFIT:

Yellow BooHoo Denim Jacket: Click Here!

Unfortunately the Skirt is out of stock but here is the Yellow Rip Detail Shorts: Click here!

Hello Lovelies!!

Hope you are all well and had an extremely happy and snowy February! I just cannot get over the weather, it might just be me but I was expecting it to be warm in spring?!  I know that might seem a little silly, but please come back sun and warmth?!?

So I’ve officially decided from now on, I’ll be posting one blog post a month based only on my favourite monthly outfit or outfits. That depends if I’m being my indecisive self and fallen for more outfits. However, February’s favourite monthly outfit for me was definitely this one. I have found an absolute gem of a brand on JD’s website, and I’m in loveeeee!

Feel like I’ve been living under a rock recently, because I keep finding more and more new brands that I can’t get enough of and SikSilk are one of them!

The most perfect denim pieces. I don’t know about you all but finding Mom styled jeans that fit me right is a huge challenge, but I’ve found some!!!! They fit over my bum and round my waist, for once!! I also found my dream nike shoes and of course they had to be pink!! I want to keep this very pictured based, and not just me ranting on and on…so here is my favourite February outfit!!!! Will tag all the pieces below and what sizes I got in each!

Hope you all have an amazing start to March!

Love, India Moon. 

SikSilk Rip Mom Jeans- LINK HERE. I’m wearing a size 4. They have so many amazing Mom jeans in so many colours… Next on my list is pink and blue in time or spring/summer!

SikSilk Raw Edge Crop Denim Jacket- LINK HERE. I’m wearing a size 6.

SikSilk Box Logo Bra- LINK HERE. I’m wearing a size 6.

Nike Air Max 95s- LINK HERE.