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Sunday, 6 March 2016


So as a curvy girly there are some things i should probably steer clear of.... i feel like jumpsuits are one of those items, but i could not resist this amazing Topshop one! it is sooo comfy, it looks amazing and it can be dressed up with heels too! So this Topshop utility jumpsuit is currently £55 you can get it here, the kind people at Topshop sent me a 20% off code for my birthday so this had to be my purchase! Now i sized up to a 10 because there is nothing worse than a ill fitting jumpsuit and i think it being looser is more casual and comfortable and is definitely the style i was after i wanted something i could chill out in on a Sunday, wear shopping on a Saturday and even wear it out for cocktails on a Friday night and this definitely ticked all the boxes! I kept the styling simple with my Top Gun inspired aviators, Primark heels and a Topshop necklace...

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Old School Inspiration

So back in the day when i started falling in love with fashion there were two little fashionista's who really showed me the fun of fashion and really inspired me for the next 10 years... 

Friday, 26 February 2016

Daily Uniform

So stripes are never too far from my thoughts when it comes to outfit planning, i find if i go away for a weekend i end up packing at least 3 striped items (normally white with black stripes) and when i go shopping thats normally what i am drawn too...

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Blues and Blacks

So after over indulging on colour for Valentines Day i have had to balance it out with my normal colours and uniform of blacks, blues and leather pants! 

Monday, 22 February 2016

Valentines Take 2

So for Valentines day (which is also my birthday) my lovely boy took me to the Hilton Cloud 23 bar in Manchester for afternoon tea..... 

Friday, 19 February 2016

A SATC Moment

H&M always have the most amazing collaborations and collections and last year their conscious collection was no exception

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Blogger Round Up

My favourite thing about blogs is how inspirational they can be whether its a outfit post, new make up tips or even interior inspiration; so i thought i would do a round up of a few of my favourite blogs -

Friday, 29 January 2016

Red Tones

So i bought this amazing dress from H&M for £14.99!! 

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Is Strong the New Skinny?

Over the last 12 months there seems to have been a rise in the 'strong over skinny' look, with Millie Mackintosh, Lucy Mecklenburgh and Khloe Kardashian leading the way for the fit and toned look opposed to the skeletal model frame, which is a fantastic for today's impressionable youth... I only wish that this was the case when I was younger and more impressionable.

It's not something I generally talk about or really think about anymore as its not a healthy pastime of mine, when I was 15 and obsessed with fashion I loved Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kate Moss and all the fashionistas of that time who really made me fall in love with fashion the only downside was that these ladies were extremely skinny and I was not.... I had always been chubby whether it was genetics or being over fed by my mum (I can only assume I was over fed to try and compensate for the loss of my father... We have to learn comfort eating from somewhere I suppose) but I certainly did not have the frame of my idols; the older I got the more my frame evened out though I have always had curves I found I lost my 'puppy fat' as my mum would call it, but then I found boys.... One thing I wish I could go back and tell my younger self is don't listen to boys and their stupid opinions ones who care would never be cruel, but there was no one to tell me this so I fell in to a trap with a controlling boy who made comments like 'I would love it if you were thinner' or 'look how amazing she looks' and that really was the beginning of long and dangerous road in my life....

I became obsessed with being thin because that would fix everything, my boyfriend was cheating because I wasn't thin enough all the stupid things you think to rationalise what your doing, I did everything in my power to be thin and after 6 months I had easily lost over a stone but it became a competition with myself, I needed to loose more weight than the day before, the week before even and I would weigh myself 3 times a day to try stop myself 'getting fatter' I did the usual wearing baggy clothes because obviously you want to be so thin but you don't want anyone to notice and confront you about it.... It still baffles me now how it became such a trap so quickly. Anyway move on a few years and a few boyfriends and I was still struggling to the point where my parents were worried, my friends noticed a difference I hated going out for dinner and I just became a shadow of myself but hey I was skinny so the world was great right? Wrong and the skinny socialites were becoming more and more popular Nicole Richie was one of my idols who was obviously also going through a very tough time as was Mary Kate Olsen and then Miss Moss declared "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" there was nothing thing wrong with me we were all just keeping slim it was part of being a grown up and a fashion lover surely?

Until the side effects started to kick in of years of starving my body of everything it needed, these came in the form of fainting, loosing feelings in my hands, regular dizzy spells and struggling to hold a conversation it got so bad that when I did eat my stomach would hurt so badly I could hardly stand up in later years I discovered it was my acid levels as I starved myself amongst other things it would cause the acid levels in my body to imbalance and when I ate it would upset the acid levels even more which caused horrific pains in my upper abdomen, unfortunately this didn't stop me as hey I had skinny legs I needed to get (body dysmorphia is also one issue that comes with eating issues I will never really know how skinny I was I avoided photos and only ever saw the larger version of myself in the mirror). Then 7 years ago Louis came in to my life (we knew each other in high school but had not seen each other for years) I feel awful now for everything I put him and my loved ones through but he stuck by me and just loved me for me not how I looked (well except my taste in clothes as I dressed 'differently' to girls around here as he would always tell me) and even then I could not give up my habit it was part of me and every fashion girl was skinny, the bloggers, the fashionistas even the WAGs were skinny, I needed to be the same as them to be happy or so I thought.

After putting Louis through a few years of hell which includes mood swings and avoiding eating with anyone and pretending I was fine I hit one huge wall.... I had hardly eaten for days and we were traveling to the shops and then suddenly whilst we were in the car my temperature soared, my heart started beating through my chest, I couldn't breathe and then my hands and legs just went I lost all feeling I panicked and Louis was amazing he was and always has been my rock, he pulled over and carried me out of the car and sat with me until I cooled down and calmed down and then I realised this was hurting more than just me, here was a boy who loved me for me he didn't care how I looked and he still loved me even after the hell I must have put him through and even though it's been a long road and I will never be 'cured' of my poisonous thoughts, I learnt to control them not just for me but for us, I make healthy choices I try not to over eat and I now manage to maintain a realistic weight and I'm happy genuinely happy and even with my wedding coming up I haven't gone crazy like I thought I would because I'm marrying a man who loves me no matter (sorry for the soppiness)

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Tones Of Winter

So with the weather here in Wales being less than inspiring, i find the colours i reach for everyday are navy and black and trying to be creative with those shades can be difficult.....

My go to items at the moment are my H&M leather pants and my Topshop Waistcoat, they are comfortable and chic and are so easy to throw on, i paired them with my Givenchy inspired jumper which is super toasty which i need in this weather and my Public Desire lace up shoes which are not the easiest to keep clean in this weather but they always look amazing.

Nothing beats a simple tailored item in your wardrobe that can instantly elevate any outfit in to something chic and pulled together.

Friday, 8 January 2016

New Year New Post.......

So 2015 has not been the best year it most definitely has been a roller coaster of extreme highs and extreme lows, one of the highest highs was getting to see my best friend get married in June just to be part of it and witness that moment was overwhelming and a emotional roller coaster and was most definitely what i needed after having a year riddled with sadness and realisation that my own wedding would be missing some of the most important people in life, my friends wedding made me realise that you have to embrace the present and be grateful for the wonderful people you get to share it with and even though it has been a long upward battle to get back to where i was over a year ago i finally feel like i am in a better place with plenty to look forward too.