Hello lovelies!

Hope you’re all well!

After doing a poll on instagram a lot of you said you’d like a post about why I started blogging and how I got into it all! So I thought I’d do a little post about it, with any little tips I can include along the way!

I’ve always loved fashion and been interested in styling. I love having the escapism of writing and being able to share my thoughts on my own little platform, that to me kinda feels like my own little world or scrap book. When I started working at Topshop about 3 years ago, I was surrounded by girls who had a huge love for fashion including my incredible best friend and stylish Pia Gloria. Being surrounded by that support and inspiration naturally just pushed me towards creating my own space to write down and share my styles.

I started by creating my page, I searched different themes using Pip.dig who were really helpful when creating my blog layout and helping me set it up. I created my page with WordPress and create a domain with Siteground allowing me to have loveindiamoon.co.uk!

After that, I started slow. I posted little bits here and there and really just enjoyed writing ALOT. I say a lot because I honestly would rant on and on! I think after about 6 months I hit a wall… I started comparing. Everyone does it once in a while, but mine was becoming unhealthy. I started comparing and feeling really down about myself, which was no ones fault but my own. So I decided to stop to focus some time on me and feeling a bit more happy and healthy in my body. I unfollowed people who I was obsessing over, who were showing a dreamy lifestyle (which is wonderful and I have no problem with at all) but at the time it was just making me compare myself and my life too. Which was just were I was at in that moment.  After a few months of focusing on myself, positivity and my health. Realising that it’s okay to have days of comparison but also its important to love parts of myself and my flaws. It really helped me feel a little more confident in just doing me. Doing something that makes me happy and creating an Instagram platform and blog space that reflects me and my own personal journey.

That’s why I love blogging, I love styling outfits, i love photography, I love working with brands and I especially love all the incredible and supportive influencers I’ve met along the way so far. It honestly is such a hard working, beautiful community and being part of it is super exciting.

I’m ranting on of course, so I’ll try keep it quick… I then decided to start back up and again take it slow but post more of me within my captions, photos and styling! Rather than thinking about how many followers or likes or if I’m posting the right kind of brands… I’ve just been enjoying the process!! I enjoy just being able to express myself.

If you ever want to start blogging, YouTube or just Instagram blogging then do it!!!! Don’t think about what others may think, just make sure your happy, your expressing yourself and focusing on you.

Try not to get caught up in comparing, as we are all on our own journeys and should all support one another along the way!

If you want to know absolutely anything else, then just send me a little message on my Instagram! ‘indiamoon ‘ Click here! 

Thought I’d included some colourful shots taken by the beautiful Allison Stoddard- Instagram here. 

Love, India Moon.

‘…Sometimes when we are beating ourselves up, we need to stop and say to that harassing voice inside ‘Man, I’m doing the very best I can right now’. ‘Brene Brown, Rising Strong.’

Hello lovelies,

Hope you’re all well!

I wanted to do a little post today about Time. About living in the now and taking the time to look after yourself. I also wanted to share some photos of the most beautiful watches from Henry Watches London , which make the most perfect presents or even Christmas presents. I mean Christmas is only round the corner!! How quick has this year gone by?! This week I was extremely lucky to do a shoot with Henry Watches in London, and I ended up falling in love with all of their designs.

I think a lot of us at this stage in our lives, can take on so much. Whether it be work, university, family life or even just overloading ourselves with lots of little things to do. Which is great, being productive and busy is a good thing. However, I feel like sometimes we can forget to take a little bit of time out of our day, to just tune into ourselves, switch off from technology, look up a little more and have some time to relax.

I personally feel as a blogger that sometimes I can put the stress on myself, to be uploading enough or feeling bad that I can’t write some of the posts I want to, or trying to find spare time to get outfit photos, on top of university and working part time. But I’ve come to realise this is what I’m doing right now, and you have to find an equal balance and just do what you can with your time. It’s okay to take it slow. Everyones journey is different, so sometimes it’s good to have a few days doing absolutely nothing, if that’s what your body needs.

Don’t put the pressure on yourself to make everything perfect. Take TIME for yourself. Life is short so we should be treasuring the small moments, enjoying the time we’ve got and doing things we love.

Now talking about time… I also wanted to share with you all my favourite watch company, Henry Watches (Instagram Click here, Website Click here). Henry Watches are an worldwide brand that create beautifully unique designed watches. They also come in the most lovely packaging, in a tiny little brown suitcase!!!

Here are some of my favourites!! I honestly wish I could have them all! Hope you love them as much as me, and also keep your eyes peeled on my Instagram over the next few weeks for a super exciting giveaway, were you could win one of these beautiful watches and get it engraved too!

Hope you all have a happy weekend!

Love, India Moon. 

 

 

Hello you lovely lot!!

Thanks for taking the time to come visit my blog!!

On Saturday the 9th, I was really lucky to be invited to a Jo Malone event in Chichester, organised by the amazing @KatiekirkLoves !! I was so so excited about this because I’ve been super looking forward to trying their brand new perfumes!

The event was beautiful, held in the Jo Malone Shop in House of Fraser. Honestly, I could live in there!! We were given a talk all about the scents and how they were created- we smelt each scent before it was mixed into the final products. The new scents English Oak and Pomgranted, and English Oak and Hazelnut smell incredible. I personally preferred English Oak and Hazelnut as it smells slightly more fresh!

The smells in Jo Malone are so layered and beautiful! We then got to choose some scents to use for our arm and hand massage! I choose to have foam and cream in the scent ‘Wood and Sea Salt’ with the perfume English Oak and Hazelnut over the top. It smells insane! It also doesn’t fade on your skin, unless you shower of course! They are 100% my new favourite smells!

It was super lovely meeting all the beautiful other bloggers there too, and finally we all got to personalise our little gift boxes, with woodland stamps! I honestly feel so lucky, that I was invited to have such a wonderful day out and now smell amazing! So a huge thanks to Katie Kirk (@KatieKirkLoves) for organising the event and huge thanks to Jo Malone for having us!

Here are some photos from the day!

Hope you all have an amazing week!!

Love, India Moon. 

 

Hello Lovelies!!

Its finally September!! Which for me, means birthday month full of treats and my first ever London Fashion week!! The thing I’m so excited about is being able to wear all my new coats, now its getting colder!  And being able to eat tons of birthday cake! I always forget how the cold makes me feel, but honestly on rainy cold days all I want to do is cuddle up in fluffy clothes and eat loads of cake… So thats what I’ll be doing for the rest of this month!

Anyway, I thought I’d do a little post about the amazing Stella and Dot event I was lucky enough to be invited to last week! I’ve been in love with their jewellery for ages, and their pieces are so beautiful. There is also so much thought that goes into each individual design, making them all so unique and different.

The event was so lovely, and I got to have a sneak peak at the new range that is now out!!  I really wish I could have it all!! Something that really stood out to me was the fact their aim is to create items that are great for everyones lifestyles, and on the go busy lifestyles- they have earrings that are adjustable so you can wear them as studs in the day (for work lets say) and then can add on the tassels for going out in the evening!! Such a genius idea!!

I’ve included some photos of the event with some of my favourite girls from Brighton, who also all have such incredible blogs- that I’ve linked below!! I’ll also link the beautiful items I received! I couldn’t recommend this wonderful company enough!– Stella and Dot (Link to website here).

Love, India Moon.

From right to left (Click names for links to their lovely Instagram’s). Ali  HemsleyHannah Apps – Me – Beth AppsGeorgia Winstanley.

The beautiful Taj Clutch- Link Here!!!!!

The photos below were taken by the extremely talented, amazing upcoming photographer Tyler Carr (Link to her Instagram here!!) Wearing the gorgeous ‘The Open Druzy Cuff’ !   

Hello, you beautiful people!

Hope you’re all well!

Happy Hump day!

I thought I’d do a little post today, while I’m stuck in bed poorly about a few photographers who I’ve done shoots with and share some of the photos with you! I thought it would be nice to do this to share how talented these wonderful people are and so any of you who are looking for photographers , can contact them if you like the look of the photos and their shooting styles!!

Ill be mentioning six photographers in this post, so be sure to scroll down and check out all the photos and their Instagram’s and websites!! They are all such talented and lovely people and it was honestly such a pleasure to shoot with them all!!

I’ll start with my shoot from a while ago, which some of you may have seen already with the lovely Lydia Collins! It was so nice meeting her and shooting with her in South Kensington! She made me feel super comfortable, and I was so happy with the shots!!

Lydia Collins Instagram: Click Here!

Lydia Collins Website: Click Here!

 

Another shoot from a while ago was with the wonderful Liv Evans!! I absolutely love meeting up and shooting with Liv, she is extremely talented and so so lovely! and also is amazing at creating videos- if any of you need some created too!!

Liv Evans Instagram: Click Here!

Liv Evans Website: Click Here!

   

 

I recently got to shoot with the lovely Allison Stoddard!! It was so nice shooting with her, and thankfully we both just missed the rain!! She has such an eye for shots and locations and I absolutely love her images!

Allison Stoddard Instagram: Click here!

Allison Stoddard Website: Click here! 

 

I also shot with Matt Le Roche- also known as Visual Eyes! Who creates and captures some really interesting and cool shots! He has a great eye for capturing his shots and it was such a fun shoot!

Visual Eyes/Matt Le Roche Instagram: Click Here!

 

I thought I’d also include my incredibly talented little sister Eden Clifton! Who should be shooting more! so any of you lovely bloggers who need a shoot contact her! I may be bias, but she’s great to work with and always captures some beautiful shots!! Heres just a few out of the 1000 she has taken of me!

Eden Cliftons Instagram: Click here!

Saving my most recent shoot till last with the amazing Dani Thatcher!! She’s so so amazing at photography and it was so nice finally doing a shoot with her! She sadly moves to Amsterdam soon, so if you are there or going out there and need a shoot, 100% Contact her!!!

Dani Thatcher’s Instagram: Click Here! 

Dani Thatcher’s Website: Click Here! 

 

Thanks so much for reading this post! Hopefully this helps any of you, if you are in need of a shoot or a photographer any time soon!!

Love, India Moon.