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Begin Simply by April

Begin Simply is a space where I slowly curate my ideal wardrobe while giving a running commentary of the process. My ideal wardrobe is definitely one of neutral hues, simple cuts and quality material. Besides writing about my wardrobe I also intend to include cafe scenes (lots of coffee!) and still life photography. By the way, I watch too much AFL (yes, I am from Australia). On a more serious note, I am still not sure whether to continue on this platform (thinking of merging content from here to my Instagram), but for the time being I will be posting on both platforms - April

December 20, 2013


I have decided to make my Instagram the main platform for posts that I wrote on my here. 


I agree, but I decided that Instagram is the platform that is more accessible and easier to use. Also, I seem to have a lot more conversations on Instagram, something I really enjoy (hint - comment away, hahaha!). 

However, I also decided that I enjoy having a space to share the extra moments or thoughts. So, Begin Simply (using Tumblr as a platform - see link in Instagram profile) is my accompaniment space to my Instagram.

I have just written my first 'blog like post' on Instagram. For anyone who does not have Instagram you can still view my profile on your computers. My Instagram is

If I do end up finding people still prefer a 'blog' format I have no problems in starting this space up again! So, I will definitely not be deleting it anytime soon. Again, all suggestions are appreciated.

Happy holidays! 

December 15, 2013


With the amount of time I apologise for being absent on here I am starting to think about 'merging' my blog content onto my Instagram (i.e. deleting my blogspot and just doing my posts on Instagram). It is one of the first things I check in the mornings (obsessed? Definitely guilty!). So, I am hoping it will translate into more content, especially during busier times. Also, I find my Instagram more interactive, an aspect of I really enjoy. 

However, I have two concerns if I do end up choosing Instagram over Blogger. The first being the variety and number of photos for a single 'post'. As most people are aware, normally a blog post can consist of a number of different photos of an outfit. I believe this isn't very practical or aesthetically pleasing on Instagram. Secondly, the 'word content' part of each post will have to be considerately edited as no one likes a paragraphs of words on Instagram. On the flip side, both these concerns can be seen as positives as it means I'll try to be very concise.

So, I have not made a decision on what to do but from some suggestions on a similar post I did on my Instagram I am slowing working it out! 

Thank you with bearing with me and I would really appreciate any feedback!!

December 02, 2013

Unlikely essential

A day-to-day bag that transforms into a clutch for parties - Christmas gatherings sorted! As a small messenger bag it fits all the essentials needed for breakfast with friends or even that last minute Christmas shopping. And, slip off a thing or two (or let your fairy godmother do her magic - it is the festive season after all so indulge in your inner princess soul) and you have a clutch worthy of fun nights ahead!

If you were wondering why such a bright blue and not my uniform black - it was a gift and I can assure you that no matter how much it deviates from my style I will always appreciate it. In all honesty, the colour really works well with the rest of my wardrobe. So, my word for the festive month (and also something I try generally in life) is A P P R E C I A T E. You just don't know what being open minded could bring!