Tuesday, 24 October 2017

If you see yourself as a visionary, why can't you have everything you want?

Last week at uni a random discussion about Tamgotchi's came up - the electronic toy that taught most of us 90's babies the responsibility of caring for something living. Excitement and laughter filled the room as we all began to reminisce about the times we would go to bed forgetting to feed our Tamagotchi and waking up to an oval with angel wings, letting us know we failed as  parents and our dearly beloved digital pet has died. 

While this post is not about the excitement of a Tamagotchi, it is about something my lecturer said. Informing us that she was never allowed the toy, the inner journalist and curiosity in me couldn't help but ask why, I mean I remember having about 10 - different colours, new versions and replacing broken/lost ones. My lecturer responded with "You can't have everything you want" a phrase I heard many times while sitting down with the Argos catalogue, getting my Santa list ready for Christmas. But hearing this now as an adult got me thinking, why can't you have everything you want? I know some things may seem out of reach at this present moment, but it doesn't mean you'll never have them. 


DISCLAIMER: I hate wearing black because of lint, I usually always have a lint roller at hand. However, it seems on this occasion I forgot to pack it in the suitcase and decided to walk around with a black top and a fluffy scarf. So I apologise for the irritating lint all over the t-shirt LOL.

All lint aside, if I had a pound for the amount of times I heard I live in my own fairytale or was compared to Alice in Wonderland I would probably be a millionaire by now, but honestly I just see myself as a visionary and I don't think there's anything wrong with that. That's why this top from BERSHKA was perfect, not only was it a bargain price of £4.99 (bought in store, its not online) it also suits my mindset so well.

 I don't believe I can't have everything I want, if I want something I usually have a good reason why and if I work hard, why can't I have what I want? I always plan things and often let my imagination run away with me, but I have to have a plan. I'm probably the only 20-year-old that'll spend ages looking on Rightmove at houses I want, working out how much the mortgage will cost and then planning how to get into the career I want so I can fund the house and lifestyle I want - I can't and refuse to settle for any less. If you go around saying "I can't have that" then what will you have to work towards? How can you decide what you can have and what you can't? 

NECKLACE / EARRINGS (Similar) / CHOKER 

If you follow me on INSTAGRAM you'll know this summer I had quite an obsession with red, I just love it! It comes in so many shades that compliment every skin tone and leave you feeling confident, fierce and sexy! I bought this skirt back in September from my favourite shop ZARA and still haven't had a chance to wear it! It's so flattering; it has a paper bag, elasticated waistband that hugs the waist but stretches for those moments a food baby decides to arrive! 

This is a skirt that you can dress up with heels or boots, or dress down and wear in more of a casual style with trainers and a t-shirt or jumper. I love bold statement pieces as they're so versatile and can be styled in a variety of ways to fit different occasions.

BOOTS (Similar)

Everyone should be a visionary and live life believing they can have whatever they want, that way there'll be no restrictions and you can strive to be and give yourself the best! xxx
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

YOU'RE A BITCH! - What does that even mean?

OKAY. We're talking bitches! Ask yourself this, how many times have you been called a bitch or shouted it at someone else? The answer is probably more than a few. Deriving from the term for a female dog in heat - snappy and somewhat irritable, the word bitch is known as an insult. But what if we took that, twisted it and made it into something more positive? Bitch, noun. A fierce, powerful being that doesn't give a damn what people think of them. It's the 21st century, we all like to break norms and traditions so lets change what the word 'bitch' means. 

When I saw this 'BITCH CLUB' tee on NastyGal.com I just had to have it. Not only was it part of the 2 for £20 offer (I'm a sucker for a deal) it's also orange, a favourite colour of mine to wear and lets not ignore the slogan, of course that was the main attraction, it caught my eye for sure. I thought if being a bitch came with positive connotations rather than an insult or slander why wouldn't I want to be part of the club? Nowadays, friends throw the word 'bitch' around to one another in casual chat and daily friendly banter, when it's used in that way no one gets offended. 

However, If I was to wear this t-shirt out to dinner at a nice restaurant or a family event, no one would care if I dressed it up with cute jeans and heels, or a skirt even, they'll just see the bold slogan and instantly view it as offence or inappropriate. But come on, lets not be so old fashioned - don't get me wrong it's not the type of thing I'd recommend you wear to meet the in-laws or to church on a Sunday, but if you need a statement piece to wear for lunch with the bitches or cocktails at a bar in the evening, why not? With the 2 for £20 offer you could all wear one and make it an official club! 
Maybe it's a thing of my generation that older people don't understand, but why shouldn't we be allowed to wear what we want? And do as we please? Everyone is so worried about conforming to societies norms that they forget to enjoy and express themselves. If you're not harming or causing offence to anyone then whats the big deal? I'll be wearing this top and wearing it with confidence, feeling like a fierce, powerful bitch!
Can we please ignore the creases, I had a few outfits in a suitcase for this photoshoot and I'm awful at folding! 

We all love accessories  so I paired this outfit with an ASOS double ring NECKLACE in gold, being someone that usually wears a choker I felt like I would switch it up a little bit and try something different. The gold really compliments the orange in the top and to match the necklace I have paired it with another piece from ASOS, this cute little gold BRACELET, simple and delicate with a sparkly stone detail. 

Continuing with accessories, here's a funny story about this BELT I'm wearing. I ordered it from ASOS, without paying any attention to the site and assuming the ASOS belt sizes work the same as ZARA belt sizes (using measurements of the waist) I asked my mum, "What size do you think I should order, 24-26 or 28-30?" With her response of a "24-26" I continued with my order and checked out. Later in the week, wondering when it will be delivered I went back to check my order and saw I had in actual fact ordered from ASOS Curve! The belts weren't in measurements of the waist, they were clothing size! That could only happen to me, so silly! HaHa, so with some creative improvisation I tripled up on the looping and looped the belt around so I wasn't left bare at the waist! 
Look at me, holding my SUNGLASSES (similar pair linked) with all that SASS! These aren't my typical style of JEANS, I'm usually the super skinny high-waisted type, but something about this pair from NastyGal caught my eye.

I've been overly obsessed with flared trousers and palazzo pants so the fact these were still high waisted, but wide legged I thought I'd give them a go. I love the exposed zip detail and the lining down the middle, both features really add extra detail to the jeans. 

To finalise the outfit I paired it with my rose gold REEBOK Classics, these are the most comfortable trainers I have ever worn! I often wear them to work as they're the only trainers that don't leave my feet throbbing after a nine hour shift. I've had them since the start of the year and still receive so many compliments on them, so not only are they super comfy but super stylish! I find they tend to go well with so many outfits of mine - and I mean, what bitch doesn't love rose gold?


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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

LEARNING LEATHER HAS NO RESTRICTIONS!

At long last, I'm doing this blogging thing! I've wanted to do this for the longest time but out of fear, lack of know how and much procrastination I always put it off. But I'm here now and I'm here to stay! I plucked up the courage to start a YouTube channel, which I think is actually a lot more nerve wracking than starting a blog, since its literally me sitting in front of a camera talking - Which I'm actually really good at, I could ramble on for agessss!

At the weekend me and my friend Vanessa went down to Shoreditch to do a mini photoshoot, so I could get a move on with my blog. This is one of my favourite outfits ATM (At The Moment for people like my Mum that won't have a clue what I'm speaking about).

First things first, can we just talk about this jacket? OMG I'm obsessed, literally obsessed! Being someone with broad shoulders I've always thought leather style jackets would be a big NO GO. I never wanted to feel restricted, but I've looked past my fear and now I'm in love. This is a faux style leather from ZARA (£49.99) its super comfortable and goes well with many outfits, so far I've worn it with a skirt, jogging bottoms and obviously this outfit here!


The jacket has a belt detail, I decided to leave this undone because I know I deffo would've felt like I was wearing a straight jacket!


"Okay Vanessa, I'm ready for my close up." Haha! I couldn't come to Shoreditch and not get a photo with the graffiti (cliche, I know), the streets are literally covered with them. Although perceived as vandalism (with the exception of those professionally done) I feel like it looks so cool and really matches the vibe of Shoreditch, I wish I was as good as graffiti artists, I used to get critiqued in school for my stick men!

In this photo you can see how I paired this ZARA scarf with my outfit (click for one similar), although leather style jackets look super stylish I've quickly realised that when it's hot I get super hot and when it's windy I get super cold, so not only is the scarf a great fashion accessory, it was also needed for windy London! 

Shop here for the: VANS / SUNGLASSES / BAG (similar) I would love to post a link to this oversized t-shirt but it's one my dad was throwing away. So - Thanks dad for the t-shirt! 

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Now that I've written my first blog post, does this mean I can call myself a blogger? Haha *inserts blogger into Instagram bio* xx
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