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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

All Black Gingham














With the days getting (slightly) warmer, on the odd occasion I leave the big winter coats at home and head out in my trusty leather jacket. One I have owned for longer than I can even remember!

With LFW literally around the corner I am getting super excited planning some outfits, and this is perfect for my Friday outfit. 

This season there's something super SUPER exciting happening, but you'll have to follow along on my Insta stories @teralatilan to find out what it is on Thursday night! So I'm getting all my outfits planned and ready in advance for what's set to be my most exciting season to date.

Regarding fashion week, I adore the street style. I love the way bloggers, fashion insiders and fashion enthusiasts take the street to showcase their favourite trends, combinations and styles. There's always so much energy and enthusiasm that I love.

I've put together one of my favourite looks of 2017 together. Whenever I struggle to find something to wear, I know that an all black outfit will bring me out of my rut, and it always looks so effortless and chic. By adding a gingham top I have added another dimension to the entire look. What do you all think of this outfit?

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Photography by Layla Azarbyjani

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Monday, 6 February 2017

Valentine's Day GRWM












With just over a week to go, I decided that I would do a Valentine's Day get ready with me. This includes everything from what I'm wearing to what make up I used and how I created this look from start to finish. 

As I have relaunched my Youtube Channel, I would love if you could come subscribe here and let me know what you would love to see more of. 

For Valentine's Day, I like to go two ways. Either wearing something either so dressy, or quite toned down with jeans. Last year, I showed you this and this outfit, where as this year I have decided to go with something a lot more muted. As you all know my love for flared/bell sleeves continues, so it was sonly right to feature this gorgeous jumper. 

I decided to team it with this brown suede biker style jacket as I think the colours worked really well together and I know I will get a lot of wear of each piece whether together or separately. 

I've been so busy this year so far that I haven't had time to think about what I we should do for the day. And seeing as it falls in the middle of the week, it's a bit hit and miss. We may wait until the Saturday and do something after all the LFW shows. What are you up to this year? 



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Jacket: Zara (similar)
Jumper: Very
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Just Fab
Bag: Dior
Sunglasses: Quay


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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Styling Double Grey












Lately, I've been doing quite a few long, and deep blog posts, so I thought I'd go for something a little easier today and just talk about my outfit.

I think grey is one of my my favourite colours to wear. It's so chic and you can wear it with any other colour and it just works so well. Don't you think? 

So when I saw these two grey items I knew I had to pair them together. And teaming black and grey is something that I find myself doing often lately,

I am absolutely obsessed with the cross over detailing of this jumper. I think the cut of it is gorgeous and so flattering. It have quite a low neckline which creates this sexy vibe.

What do you think of this look. Also, I've relaunched my Youtube Channel and have uploaded my first ever daily VLOG, where I take you guys to meetings and facials in London as well as a get ready with me. I would LOVE it if you could subscribe and like the video.

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Friday, 27 January 2017

Blogging Full Time X One Year On












Throughout my adult life, I have had a few different jobs. I've worked in retail, I've worked in schools, and I've worked for brands doing their social media and blogging. None of it felt right. I would constantly open up my blog and start working on posts for myself, (I've always been a quick worker, so I had a lot of free time in between tasks). 

While working on my own blogs I would see this spark in me that I've never seen before. So January last year I decided to take the plunge from my part time Content and Social Media Manager position and go full time blogging.

I didn't tell my readers that I went into full time blogging as I was so wary about it. I never felt like it would be something I could maintain as my full time job. But after my first month it felt right. It was damn hard. And the last 12 months haven't been plain sailing, but I have been the happiest I have ever been because of it.

Being able to be in charge of your life is so liberating. I know that if I don't work, if I don't get back to those emails, I wont get paid. There's no relying on anyone but yourself and I love that. It's the true meaning of independence, go getting and learning what hard work really is. Yes, there are so many harder jobs out there. But you don't realise just how hard blogging can be until you give your all to it.

I feel like a lot of people see myself and those who are a lot more successful than I could dream of in the blogging industry and assume that if they also become full time blogger, they will be successful in a few months or a year. But the reality is that you have to be super lucky for blogging to become your full time job that quickly. And once it has, you have to maintain it by working even harder.

In April, I will have been blogging for 4 years. That's a long time, longer than my degree, and longer than any other full time job I've ever had. I've had far too many ups and downs to even imagine writing about each of them. But I hope that anyone planning on taking their blogging career seriously, takes all of this in to consideration and that they don't take the plunge before weighing all of their options.

The first month was great for me, it was the beginning of the year and everyone had a lot of budget to play around with. But during the next few months, I struggled. Not because I wasn't making ends meet, but because I wasn't making it at a steady pace. One month I would have lot's of jobs, then the next few weeks would be quiet. And this is normal. I've had to learn to manage my finances and be a true adult.

The biggest tip I can give anyone who has just gone full time blogging is to keep strong. My toughest challenges were the ones in my head. Having to overcome the worry of not knowing when the next job will come and when I will get paid. But over all, I am extremely grateful of the position I am in. The jobs I have been given, the many opportunities and all the people that I have met because of this.

Have you ever considered full time blogging? Is it something that you would like to do? Let me know.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Keeping Warm With REPEAT Cashmere









For me, although January brings so much possibility and new beginnings, I get over it so quickly. I might be the only one, but I feel like once Christmas is over, the weather should start getting warmer. That said, London is ALWAYS colder in January and February, and as someone who is constantly FREEZING, I find myself looking for items that keep me warm while still looking stylish and versatile.

I recently came across REPEAT Cashmere; a brand that's all about quality cashmere for affordable prices. Growing up, I always thought cashmere was something that only my mum would wear as I found the items to be unfashionable and not very stylish. REPEAT Cashmere ooze comfort, style and class. A few things that I look for when looking for everyday wear. I've never been the sort of person who likes to buy throw away fashion, so investing in good pieces that I know I will wear again and again is something I like to do on a regular basis, whether that be designer, or items that show craftsmanship and quality like REPEAT Cashmere.

As I've got older, I have really learned to appreciate that quality over quantity. I adore wearing items that feel soft and that's exactly what REPEAT Cashmere strive to do. With an array of different styles and colours, there's something for everyone. I adore wearing chunky knitwear, but I have noticed that a lot of the time, the material they are made of are not as soft and they leave my skin feeling itchy, whereas cashmere is super soft and comfortable with no hassle.

I am styling this gorgeous Basic Cashmere Jumper with V-neck in Lake, which is a baby blue colour. I went for a baby blue as I felt that it would be great to bring me through to spring/summer. As it is such a light colour, typically, I would style it with a pair of light washed jeans, like these mum jeans I am wearing. I have styled this as if I were running around London for press trips, however, cashmere is so easy to dress up for a nice meal in the winter. Simply choosing the correct style like a roll neck or something that is not so loose.

Are you a fan of cashmere? How would you style it?

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