Live In Levis: Part One


As a child I changed what I wanted to be “when I grew up” more often than my socks. I wanted to be a presenter, a journalist, a business owner, I wanted to teach and inspire, to be a photographer and a graphic designer, I wanted to use spreadsheets and have a diary that needed managing. Despite what my general 9 – 5 entails, I’ve always wanted to do something creative and as a child I remember my parents telling people that little 5 year old me would never be happy in an office and would be far more creative than they could ever be. It’s strange how those conversations stuck in my mind and how true those quotes were. It genuinely boggles my mind that at the age of five my parents really did have me sussed.

Somehow I managed to find something to focus on that encompasses all of the things that baby Suzie wanted to be (with the exclusion of three year old me who told her Grandad that she wanted to be a bunny). Tomorrow I’ll be twenty three and at this point in time I have one real passion. I write this blog and I make YouTube videos. I get to present, write, photograph, design, model, run my own business, and even have the stupidly manic diary and ALL the spreadsheets (yep, dream come true with that one…)

When I discovered blogging back in 2011 I slowly started to realise that, despite the lack of job security, blogging involved everything I loved doing. This little online space challenges and inspires me every day. I’ve learnt how to use every minute of my day to be as productive as physically possible, can use software I never thought I would ever be able to understand, and have far more confidence than I did when I started.

I love my little space on the internet. Hello October has truly taken over my life over the past three years and I take you guys everywhere with me. Whether it’s to breakfast via Instagram or on dog walks and mini adventures through my vlogs. I document everything and then come home and tell you all about it. On a typical Saturday, I’ll wake up, shower and get ready to have breakfast with Josh. Whether we go out or stay in, it’s usually snapped for the blog as part of the Sunday Post. This is our quality time for the day up until Sunday evening. After breakfast, I’ll film a video and take photos to sit alongside various posts for that week. Then the editing starts, it can take anything from an hour to six depending on what goes down. If I didn’t love it I think this would be the part that would really take it’s toll, but every weekend I crack on whist the boy supplies me with tea (good lad).

Even when I’m still up writing, editing or planning at 1/2/3am I still love it. Creating beautiful content is my passion and I’m just so grateful that I have what feels like the biggest family in the world to share it with.

The Live in Levi’s® project invites everyone the world over to contribute their own real-life Levi’s® story using the hashtag #LiveInLevis. This could be an image, or series of images that says it all or a post that gives a bit more depth. See what other people have shared at

*Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Levi’s via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Levi’s.



  1. 01 Oct 2014 / 6:38 am

    You were one of my inspirations to start blogging! I'm still learning, and I struggle juggling my full time job and blogging and doing videos which I most definitely enjoy the most.

    Love how those jeans look on you! I can't manage to make boyfriend jeans look good on me XD Love your style. Keep up the beautiful content ^^

    My Blog: Blueberry segmentS
    My Youtube Channel: Blueberry segmentS

    • 01 Oct 2014 / 6:47 pm

      Love the grungy jeans – perfect for Fall!

      Emma 🙂

  2. 01 Oct 2014 / 7:17 am

    I love your blog! This is a great post 🙂
    What makes you beautiful

  3. 01 Oct 2014 / 7:21 am

    This was such a beautiful post to read. I was hooked on your blog from the moment I saw it and spent hours pouring through your archives all the way back to your very first post. Your content truly is beautiful and I look forward to every piece of it.

  4. 01 Oct 2014 / 7:25 am

    I really love levis but in my coutry (Italy) are pretty much expensive.
    Miki xx

  5. 01 Oct 2014 / 7:32 am

    This is such a lovely post! Your blog is amazing, and all the hard work you put down is really admirable.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  6. 01 Oct 2014 / 7:38 am

    I adore your blog. It brightens up my day a little everytime I check out the new posts! Thank you! x

  7. 01 Oct 2014 / 7:39 am

    Well done Suze! Love your blog xx

  8. 01 Oct 2014 / 7:41 am

    Love this post Suzie. I know I tell you this all the time, but you are SUCH an inspiration. Because of you, I was inspired to start my blog a few months ago. I didn't think i'd be able to do it alongside my youtube channel and full time design job but you inspire me to keep on trying! 🙂

  9. 01 Oct 2014 / 7:46 am

    Ahh I love this. It's true that blogging does require effort but the end product is what makes us smile! I am so glad you started Hello October, Suzie! It's beautiful and I love watching/reading all about it! <3
    xoxo, | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog 

  10. 01 Oct 2014 / 8:15 am

    Hello October was definitely one of the blogs that really inspired me to finally start my blog, and it's so wonderful that you still enjoy blogging and creating as much as you did when you first started 🙂 xo

    LJLV | UK Personal Style

  11. 01 Oct 2014 / 8:23 am

    Those jeans look fab on you! I can't get away with the boyfriend style, but admire those that can!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  12. 01 Oct 2014 / 8:23 am

    Loved this post! Your blog really is amazing and an inspiration!

    Michelle xo

  13. 01 Oct 2014 / 8:24 am

    Great post, I love those jeans! 🙂

  14. 01 Oct 2014 / 8:25 am

    These photos are just perfect, they scream Levi's…homely, comfortable, stylish. Adore the post too, I absolutely love reading your blog it is so jammed full of inspiration. x

  15. 01 Oct 2014 / 8:28 am

    Loved this post! I just adore this blog so much. Those jeans look so great on you as well x

  16. 01 Oct 2014 / 8:34 am

    What you're doing is awesome and inspirational. You rock 🙂 x

  17. 01 Oct 2014 / 9:29 am

    Always loved your blog 🙂
    I actually came across it last year when I was setting up my blog. My birthday is in October like you, and I wanted to incorporate October into my title somehow, so was of course googling a series of names, one of them being Hello October which was when I found you! I've been an avid reader ever since 🙂
    I'm actually simply 'October Eleven' now (my birthday).
    October Eleven

  18. 01 Oct 2014 / 9:43 am

    Definitely one of the things I love about blogging too – you are the main content controller and all the other admin/design etc roles needed in a business! Lovely post with Levis

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  19. 01 Oct 2014 / 11:12 am

    Such a great post! Have an amazing birthday x

  20. 01 Oct 2014 / 11:43 am

    I found your blog only lately, but you already a great inspiration.
    I love how you engage yourself in writing, the fact that this is so exciting for you, makes it also exciting to read as well! Great post!

    INDIELLIE | life style & photography blog

  21. 01 Oct 2014 / 11:57 am

    This is such a cute post, you put so much hard work in and it really pays off. I love your blog! Kate x

  22. 01 Oct 2014 / 12:18 pm

    Oh Suzie, those boyfriend jeans … <3 anyway loved this post, so cute and deep xx

  23. 01 Oct 2014 / 12:38 pm

    You can tell it's your passion Suzie…you blog oozes creativity it's one of my absolute favourites x

  24. 01 Oct 2014 / 12:56 pm

    Such pretty pics.
    And oh my gosh, i'm loving the jeans. My boyfriends jeans got too ripped 🙁
    I was the same as a kid. Always wanting be something bit different, but it was always a creative type job
    x tink x

  25. 01 Oct 2014 / 1:03 pm

    You are such a fantastic blogger: you turned a sponsored blog in such an inspiring one! You are truly one of my inspirations 🙂 x

  26. 01 Oct 2014 / 1:21 pm

    Those jeans look divine!! Swooning all over the place right here… My dad gave me his old Levi's denim jacket, the best thing I've got all year for sure!

  27. 01 Oct 2014 / 1:42 pm

    This post was so freaking inspiring!! Exactly what i needed. I am so so so in love with your blog. You seems to be such an amazing person and i wish to be like you when i "grow up". It would mean a lot if you could go check out my own blog and tell me what you think. Xx, Augusta.

  28. 01 Oct 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Such an amazing and inspiring post Suzie! I have been having one of those weeks where I am up far later than I should be and drinking one too many cups of coffee. But I totally love creating, photographing, and sharing so it doesn't matter. I am on the same page as you.

    Thank you for sharing your story and passion with us 🙂

  29. 01 Oct 2014 / 2:48 pm

    Love this post! Levi's are such a great brand!

  30. 01 Oct 2014 / 3:12 pm

    Honestly you are one of the few youtubers i REALLY look forward to reading and writing.

  31. 01 Oct 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Love the post Suzie. I feel the exact same way as you, blogging is hard work despite everything else you have going on in your life, but it's so fun!

    Thanks for taking us along with you!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  32. 01 Oct 2014 / 4:21 pm

    cool outfit:) x

  33. 01 Oct 2014 / 4:48 pm

    I loooooove my Levis Jacket so much but I feel like I hardly wore it this summer! I might have to pull it out now and just wear a big scarf with it 🙂

  34. 01 Oct 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Denim on denim.. Smooth.

  35. 01 Oct 2014 / 6:49 pm

    Lovely post, keep up your amazing blogging! xx

  36. 01 Oct 2014 / 6:53 pm

    You look great, and I'm so happy for you.
    When I was younger I always new I wanted to do something creative and similarly my parents always knew, lets just hope i'm lucky enough to pursue my dreams 🙂

  37. 01 Oct 2014 / 8:51 pm

    I'm the same! I could never do an office!

  38. 01 Oct 2014 / 10:35 pm

    This is one of my favourite blogs and youtube channels! you're amazing.

  39. 01 Oct 2014 / 11:37 pm

    your hair is such a lovely colour! x

  40. 02 Oct 2014 / 1:19 am

    I LOVED this post, Suzie. Thanks for giving us a look into your inspiration behind Hello October! I really admire your passion for maintaining this blog as well as regularly putting out YouTube videos. I check your blog daily/aka when I'm winding down at the end of the day & need a relaxing read, & I always look forward to you videos. Also, not gonna lie, being a gal from way over in California, I love seeing how someone in England lives. Brighton is definitely on my list of places to travel to. Keep up the great work & great content! <33

  41. 02 Oct 2014 / 1:28 am

    Really loved this post Suzie! Your commitment to what you are passionate about is inspiring! Love reading your blog. 🙂

  42. 02 Oct 2014 / 4:24 am

    Your blog is such an inspiration and I love all the photos!

  43. 02 Oct 2014 / 5:07 am

    I have the same love when it comes to blogging, it encompasses so many of the random and diverse things I love into one medium! Great post as always, your blog truly is my favorite! x

  44. 02 Oct 2014 / 6:56 am

    Love the Levi's that you are wearing. They have this relaxed and cool vibe about them!

  45. 02 Oct 2014 / 9:31 am

    Lovely post 🙂 x

  46. 02 Oct 2014 / 3:12 pm

    I love this post so much 🙂

  47. 03 Oct 2014 / 6:19 pm

    I can't pull them off myself, but you look amazing! Levi's are definitely on my list of things I need in my life though! x

  48. 04 Oct 2014 / 10:25 pm

    I love how you decided to do your own thing and just chose to follow what made YOU happy – good on you!
    Beauty for the Beauty

  49. 07 Oct 2014 / 1:05 pm

    So I just started my blog because I've been reading them for years and watching YouTube videos on the people that have them. I've wanted to be every career under the sun and read my first blog post you'll see what my current situation is. But I have realised that I feel the same as you do. I am a creative person and blogging combines everything that suits me. Maybe oneday I'll create a YouTube Channel to match? Who knows but for now I would really appreciate some support maybe?


  50. 11 Nov 2014 / 3:04 pm

    I love the style of your blog and writing… You deserve all the success hun! I've been an avid reader and am excited for your future projects 🙂 xx

    Hira – 🙂

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