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Thursday, 17 August 2017

HOLIDAY LOOKBOOK: PART 2





I feel like this might be my favourite summer dress ever. It's so different, and people always comment on how lovely it is. It's not my usual style as it's so colourful and bright, however during the summer I like to steer away from neutral colours. I feel good in this dress, I wish I could wear it all year round (according to current English weather, I can't wear it at all!) I got this from Asos but it's actually from River Island. 
River Island isn't somewhere I usually shop, but sometimes they do have the odd gem that I can't not have. 








This New Look 'handkerchief' dress is the perfect sassy evening number for a holiday. It's flattering on, but also so comfy and you can eat endless carbs without it showing. I paired it with grey sliders and my bright red (very heavy!) topshop earrings, which really add something to the outfit and make it less plain. Then of course my multicoloured tassel bag from Glamorous, which was my go-to on my Cyprus trip. 








How perfect is this playsuit?! As soon as I saw it on the Zara website I knew it would look be my favourite holiday piece. It looks amazing when you have a tan, and it shows off all your best bits. Sadly it's not warm enough to wear this in England, so I'm already excited for my summer holiday next year so I can wear this again... 

Saturday, 29 July 2017

HOLIDAY LOOKBOOK, PART 1:





My personal style is chilled anyway, but when I'm on holiday I like to be comfy and wearing something airy most of the time, but still stylish. The outfit above is my go to chilling round the pool attire. When I was away I was in swimwear constantly, but sometimes I would chuck on a t-shirt over the top. The one I'm wearing I picked up in BLITZ vintage in Brick Lane (typical) and it's perfect! So comfy, but has that really cool vibe as well. They has so many different colours and styles, so if you're after something similar definitely check Blitz out!





I like swimwear that can also be versatile. The above swimsuit is from New Look and is so flattering. The low back and criss cross detail is beautiful and obviously the off-white/cream really shows off your tan. I chucked on some vintage lee shorts and this was the perfect lunch outfit. 




These shorts are probably the most colourful things I own. They're from River Island and they're the perfect holiday piece. I wear them over this gorgeous Oh Polly bikini (check them out for amazing high leg bikinis), the colour of this set is really different and looked lovely against my skin tone. I love this outfit and kind of wish I could get away with it in the U.K but sadly that's just not going to happen...


I'll be posting part 2 of my holiday lookbook next week so make sure you keep an eye out for that. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
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Monday, 12 June 2017

YELLOW SUNNIES AND FEELING INSECURE





 So, I gave in and bought some of those weird 'peodophile-esque' yellow aviator sunglasses. There is just something about them which personally I think is quite cool. Sometimes I catch myself in the mirror and think 'what ARE you doing?!' but I think they're alright and when worn with the right thing, they make an outfit. 

The weather is actually pretty good in England right now, it's warm and we've had quite a few really sunny days. Here I'm wearing a long wide legged black jumpsuit, I picked this up in the New York Brandy Melville last summer and it is still a firm favourite. It's really flattering, and the back is super pretty (I know my bra is on show but I don't really mind that look!) I think it looks so chilled and casual just worn with trainers or some sliders. It's a great 'pub evening' outfit. 

I wanted to touch on a few struggles I've been dealing with over the past couple of weeks. I've struggled with self confidence and feeling overly insecure. I'll catch myself in the mirror and feel deflated for the rest of the day, or I'll see a picture of me or attempt to take a nice selfie after I've spent an hour doing my make-up but.. no luck. Don't get me wrong, I have days where I feel like this but I've never really felt like this constantly and I've never allowed it to really affect my mood or confidence. 

A major aspect of this is comparison. Comparison is an awful thing. You should never compare yourself to others but, realistically we all do it to an extent. I'll be out and a girl will walk past and my instant thoughts will be 'her skin is so clear, why isn't mine like that?' or 'her hair falls perfectly round her face and mine is flat and shit'. It's horrible and I know that I'm doing it but I can't stop it. Social media is also a major player. I work in social media and I'm aware of how beneficial it can be.. however for your own self-confidence, it can be disastrous. Seeing all these glowing, lip plumped, long lashed women with crazy abs and peachy bums can be well, soul destroying at times. 

I think now I've got to the point where I've acknowledged the way I'm feeling and what is making me feel like this, I need to decide what to do to help. Nothing is going to cure or stop it, I just need to accept it. Once you can accept yourself, you feel a lot happier. You need to accept that sometimes you will look like shit, and your skin will break out, and your hair will be flat, you will look a little bloated (or a lot) and you eyeliner will be wonky. That is fine. I'm really hoping this doesn't sound to cheesy or cliche, this is just really how I'm feeling and I thought by writing it all down into a blog post could also help others who are feeling the same as me. 

Please do let me know if you're going through a similar thing and what you think helps?! 
Life can be shit, but not all the time.







Saturday, 3 June 2017

PAINTING THE TOWN PINK





I'm getting so bored of wearing black, grey and dull colours especially now the weather is sort of starting to warm up. This happens to me every year, about this time of year I put away all of my big wooly jumpers and long sleeved tops and what I'm left with is a few creased summer dresses and Birkenstock dupes that are falling apart. The need is then to online shop like mad and buy loads of new things, but this year I'm trying to take a more strategic approach and not just panic buy loads of trend pieces (probably because I don't have the money as I'm paying off my summer holiday)..

My aim is to introduce a lot more colour into my wardrobe. Especially during Spring and Summer wearing bright colours makes me feel happier and more positive in general. Additionally, buying basic pieces is also a must. That standard grey t-shirt, those blue 'mom' jeans will also help to build your wardrobe. Having only trend, colourful pieces will just be a struggle to create any sort of outfit. 

A couple of weeks ago when I was in Bath with my family, I picked up these gorgeous bright fuchsia wide legged trousers from Topshop. As soon as I saw them I was thinking about all the different ways I could style them. They look great with a smart 'going-out' top and heels but they also look amazing with a logo t-shirt and trainers. They're so eye catching, and every time I've worn them I have so many people come up to me and ask where I bought them. Which is a great feeling. 

Here I've styled them with a basic striped t-shirt from Zara (a wardrobe staple) and my black denim Levi's jacket (which my boyfriend found in a charity shop.. and also a wardrobe staple!).. and then of course my Old Skool Vans which I wear with EVERYTHING and should probably wear some of my other shoes now and again..

I really love this look and I'm definitely aiming to buy a few more statement pieces to build up a great summer wardrobe. I would love to add a few more patterned summer dresses, maybe a skirt or two and some of those black and white checkered slip on vans.

Let me know what you think?


(BIG thanks to Lewis (instragram: kaytralewlew) for taking these amazing pictures for me!








Saturday, 20 May 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA ANXIETY & THE PRESSURE OF BLOGGING



Remember when having a blog used to make you stand out from the crowd? When people would be fascinated by the fact that you maintain a website about your personal style and thoughts.. but now every Tom Dick and Harry can put 'fashion blogger' on their Instagram profile, even if they have an actual blog or not. It doesn't make you 'different' anymore...

I do agree with that statement to an extent. However I still do believe that blogging is a great platform to express what you're thinking, opinions, style, recipes.. or whatever you want to talk about. There is a pressure to have your own blog now, especially if you're trying to break into a creative industry. I don't think it should be a necessary to have a blog anymore, unless you are truly passionate about something. I think it's pretty obvious if somebody has a blog for the sake of it. 


I also wanted to talk about social media anxiety, and by that I mean the pressure of posting and constantly appearing active on social media. It's actually hard and quite stressful (however pathetic that sounds). To be noticed on Instagram or whatever social network it is, the main thing is to be consistent and have quality content. I feel like I need to post a pretty picture every day to make a small dent in world of other gorgeous flat lays, breakfasts and outfit pictures. Is that a bit sad?! Some people would say yes, but I'm sure some are in the same boat as me. 

I really enjoy creating lovely content and taking pretty pictures, so it's not exactly a chore. When I go out for the day I love taking as many pictures as possible.. my outfit, the food i'm eating, my make-up, my location, and I love editing them after.. but should that really be the first thought in my head? Should I really be put in a bad mood because none of my ootds turned out as good as I thought!? 

It's all about balance. Social media and the 'falseness' of it will continue to grow everyday. I mean I'm guilty of posting my delicious breakfast from Saturday morning on Monday when I'm in the office trying my best to keep my eyes open, but that's ok isn't it?

Moving forward, I think it's important to stress less about the theme of your Instagram and focus more on enjoying the situation you're actually in. Saying that, I will obviously continue to attempt to get the perfect outfit shot..