Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Why is not drinking Alcohol so difficult?! // Styling Evans Party-Wear //


So, to start/disclaimer I am by no means an alcoholic but I have just recently been questioning my relationship with alcohol. 

I have always been someone who has loved a drink. And not in an enjoys fine wines sort of way, more in a loves being drunk sort of way! So, anyways I have basically always been a big binge drinker, I have found it hard to stop at one drink. But, I’ve never really thought about this being an issue until recently. I feel like we live in a world where binge drinking in completely normalised - to the point where the fact that you’re not drinking is more shocking than the fact that you’re drinking enough to vomit into a pint glass at the bar…

So, you’re probably thinking “Ellen! Why are you talking about this on your blog today” Well…I recently have dramatically cut down my drinking and it has been way more difficult than I was excepting! 

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Monday, 13 November 2017

The Death of my Laptop // Styling Velour Culottes //


So about a month ago my laptop broke. I’d bought this laptop with my own money before starting university..many years ago..I won’t go into how many. It was the most expensive thing I have ever purchased and it has seen me through the start of my blogging/YouTube journey, until now. Even on the day of its death I was mid video upload. 

So basically I was extremely upset when my laptop stopped working and it made me think about the relationship I have with my possessions. Is it normal? Is it healthy?

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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Blogging and Working Full Time


So, I blog very much as a hobby! Although I make money through sponsored content here and there. More frequently than before now as I’ve just moved out (London is super expensive...and a girl gotta feed her shopping addiction!) But, I never see blogging turning into my full time job. Mainly because I already adore my full time job and the idea of being freelance and having to manage taxes scares the sh** outta me. I do however adore blogging and spend basically all my free time working on it. 

When you have a full time job it becomes very difficult to put out the content you know you are capable of creating and this is something I find extremely frustrating. I feel like I’ve got all these fun and exciting ideas and absolutely no time to execute them! This however, is something I have found easier to manage recently as I have narrowed down what I am making my content about.

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Friday, 27 October 2017

Changes to Ellens in Wonderland


I’ve decided to make some changes to what we do and talk about here on ellensinwonderland. It honestly won’t be effecting my blog to much as fashion is all I now talk about here but it will change the content on my YouTube channel. I have noticed that my video themes are very much all over the place at the moment and you guys never know what you’re going to get on Wednesday at 8pm. 

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Friday, 29 September 2017

Hitting 10K on Youtube?!


So obviously I actually have no idea how to hit 10k on YouTube and haven't hit 10k on Youtube #clickbait...but if you do have any ideas I would love to know. 

This is more a post about setting goals for myself - I feel like this is something I have briefly attempted to do/spoken about doing a lot but never actually done. And basically I would really love to hit 10k on YouTube by the end of this year. I think this mile stone is a lot further away than 4 months but I don't see the harm in aiming high. What's that saying...shoot for the stars, if you fall at least you land amongst the clouds. I don't think that's right but you get the idea. 
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

What advice would I give my past blogger self?


What advice would I want to give to baby Ellensinwonderland?? I mean I obviously think she was great but there is a few things she could have done a bit differently! 

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Was starting my blog the best decision I ever made?


The answer to the question in my title is most defiantly yes. However, I do feel like this post may need a little more substance to it than that. I basically want to just chat about the reason why if anyone says "I think I might start a blog" I basically scream 'you really have to' at them. 
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

I'm Weekly Vlogging!


Hey Everyone! So I’ve decided that I’m weekly vlogging! Again…
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

My London Bucket List


I've always been so obsessed over making travel bucket lists and I've been thinking recently I live in one of the greatest cities in the world and I need to start exploring it more. So here are my top 10 London things to do before the year ends! 
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Monday, 7 August 2017

Invisible Illness and Me // Arthritis & Uveitis


So, I’ve got Arthritis! If you haven’t watched me on YouTube then it’s probably not something you would know about me. I’ve decided to talk about it on my blog today as if you read my previous post you’ll know that I’ve felt like my blog and YouTube channel were not connecting properly and I feel like the fact I have never spoken about my health on here was probably why. Before I get into talking about my experiences with Arthritis now it’s probably best I start with telling you a little bit about my experiences growing up.

I was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis at just 18 months old. I’m lucky to not hugely remember what it was like to be this young with Arthritis so I think it’s best I tell the beginning part of my story from my mum’s perspective.
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Monday, 31 July 2017

Finding Our Place in the Blogosphere - Invisible Illness // Ellen's in Carcassonne France


I am totally struggling to find my place in the blogging world at the moment. I have this endless love hate affair with blogging and when my motivation is gone I find it insanely hard to get back.  I think this is probably due to the fact that I feel like I have completely found my place on YouTube. I know what I like to talk about and I know what my viewers like to watch. However, blogging has never come so naturally to me.
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Wearing no makeup in a blog post??! // Ellen’s in Just L Jewellery //



So I spent a good 5/10 mins trying to edit these photos to make myself look a bit more presentable before I stopped and questioned why I was doing this. The answers pretty obvious really I just wanted to look a bit prettier. I wanted these pictures to match up to the standards of all my other pictures…but more or less everything about these images is the same as all my others! Taken by the same person (go follow my amazing photographer/boyfriend btw) in a similar setting to all my pictures, same camera, same editing….the only variant that’s completely different to all my other content is that I’m not wearing any makeup.

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Monday, 17 July 2017

What do I want to write about? // Affordable Floral Dress /


I started to write this post with a plan to chat about my pretty yellow floral dress but as I began to think about what I wanted to say I had a thought. Does anyone actually care what I have to say about this dress? Is it helpful or insightful? Do I even really care what I have to say about this dress? I don’t really…once I’ve got past the point where I let you know that the dress I pretty, flattering and super comfortable, there isn’t much more you really need to know.

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Is the blogging community still something I want to be part of? // Ellen’s in Vernet-Les-Baines South of France


I’m writing this as I sit in the front room of where I’m staying in the South of France, having on of those moments where I’m feeling blissfully happy and like a very lucky girl. These pictures are basically completely irrelevant to what I want to write about but there pretty so they can stay.

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

My Favourite Bloggers/Youtubers ♡ Primark Summer Outfit ♡


In such an unstable blogger climate with growth being hard to come by and an Instagram algorithm, that is literally forcing people to fake it till they make it, I've noticed at trend that I'm super into. I've noticed more and more bloggers are shouting each other out! Raving about content creators they love and collaborating and hanging out with them. I know this has always been something that's happened in the blogging world but I do feel like I'm noticing it more than ever with simple things like twitter retweets. 

So I want to jump on board and feature my favourite content creators!

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Monday, 19 June 2017

National Trust's Trelissick Garden // Cornwall


I have been loving a National Trust walk at the moment so whilst we were in Cornwall we had to of course take a walk - how could you not when you're in in one of the most beautiful places in the country. We luckily chose the best day of our weekend weather wise to do this and visited the stunning Trelissick Gardens. We didn't go into the actual gardens themselves but took a walk in the fields and woods arounds the area. It was a beautiful and I would completely recommend it as an affordable day out - and of course I would recommend stopping in the lovely cafe for tea and a scone at the end of your walk.



Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

Jumper is Newlook // Sunnies and Skirt are Primark

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Monday, 5 June 2017

A Beautiful Matalan Top at Potager Garden Cafe ♡ Cornwall & Fashion ♡


Potager Garden and Café is a beautiful and tranquil space located near Falmouth, Cornwall. The Garden features hammocks to laze around in – unfortunately we picked a rainy day to head over to the café but I can imagine that in Summer this space is stunning. Surrounded by beautiful plants. Even though it was raining we managed to grab a space in the super pretty Glass House. There were drips of rain coming through the roof but nothing near the tables so this wasn’t at all off putting. It actually almost added to the tranquillity of the café.

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Monday, 29 May 2017

When will I ‘make it’? ♡ Kenzo Outfit of the Day ♡


When will I ‘make it’?

In my previous ramblely chatty post I wrote about aspiration and what makes us want to follow someone and I think I would probably be lying to myself if I said that I never question if one day I would be aspirational to someone, if one day I’ll ‘make it’ like all the fantastic Girl Bosses I religiously stalk on the internet. Where’s my new book release? Or my collaborative clothing collection?!

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Monday, 22 May 2017

Why am I so obsessed with you? ♡ Gingham Outfit of the Day ♡


What makes us want to follow someone?

Today I've been thinking about the bloggers, vloggers and just the general social media celebrities that I follow. What makes me want to follow them? What is it about them that makes me keep coming back for more? 

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

To Being a Girlboss ♡ Netflix Chat & BooHoo OOTD ♡


So I just finished watching Girlboss on Netflix. If you haven't seen it, or haven't heard of it, it is the story (based very loosely on reality) of Sophia Amoruso the brains behind online store Nasty Gal. I thought this topic would fit nicely alongside this lush Boohoo top as Boohoo have recently bought Nasty Gal when the site filed for bankruptcy.

In terms of the show I wasn't overwhelmed - I actually skipped through quite a lot of it. The character of Sophia was hard to watch. She came across spoilt, unappreciative and frankly just a bit of a bitch. I spent most of the show hoping she didn't succeed because she just didn't seem to deserve it.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

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Monday, 27 March 2017

Street Food in Tooting ♡ Tooting Pop ♡

A few weekends ago  visited Tooting Pop, one of Tooting's new and exciting ventures!
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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Three Days in Berlin ♡Ellen's in Berlin♡


Hey guys! So I've decided to round up my Berlin Vlogs by putting together a post quickly bullet pointing what we did each day whilst we were in Berlin. Hopefully this can help to give you some ideas of how much you can do if you are visiting the city for this short amount of time.


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Friday, 10 March 2017

Alternative Berlin Tours ♡Ellen's in Berlin♡

On our second day in Berlin we took the Real Berlin Experience Tour with Alternative Berlin Tours. It is a walking tour so we decided it would be a great way to get to know the city and also get to find out some in depth information about the rich history of the city. 

We meet at Alexanderplatz outside the Starbucks below the TV tower - look out for the guys holding Alternative Berlin leaflets, you can't really miss them. 

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