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Saturday, 16 September 2017

LFW Day Two

This year, I decided to take London Fashion Week a lot easier. As I've been travelling a lot lately, and will be heading out again on Wednesday ( I think I've mentioned it enough times now) I didn't want to run myself down as I do every other season. So instead I am only going for a few days and I even took today (Saturday) off so that I could attend a wedding with my family. 

I did however have a second outfit from yesterday that I thought you guys would love to see on me. It's something super different for me. Although I would be seen wearing each piece individually, however I decided to step out of my comfort zone and team them all together. But I think it worked. 

I love the contrast between the lace with the sport luxe style jumper. It really shouldn't work, and for everyday I would probably stick out like a sort thumb but it is London Fashion Week at the end of the day and anything goes.

What would you wear to London Fashion Week if you had the chance?

Shoes: Just Fab
Sunglasses: Celine
Bag: Alexander McQueen


Friday, 15 September 2017

LFW Day One

So I am back in London (for a few days) before my last summer vacation of the year. This summer seems to have just flown by for me as I have not spent that much time in the UK. That said, I've felt a little out of it with my blog.

But with it being London Fashion Week, I thought I'd get back into the swing of it with a few of my outfits from this season. 

This first look was inspired by this fabulous lady I saw last season at LFW. She looked absolutely gorgeous and as a friend put it "when you dress like that you get invited to Burberry" So that's what I did. Alas, I didn't get the Burberry invite this year (again) but here's to positive thinking.

I went for a tailored suit in this stunning cherry red colour with nothing but a thermal tee on underneath...because London. With this look I thought I'd go for a sleek low ponytail as it helps keep the outfit the main focus. 

Teaming the pants suit with gold and black accessories kept the entire outfit looking quite chic and oh so FASHUN!



Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Things My Brother Taught Me

Growing up I've always known there were two special guys in my life. One was obviously my dad, and the other, the other was my older brother. With an age gap of four years, he has been the one guy I have constantly relied on for support, strength and daily humour.

Despite always longing for a sister to share clothes with, a life without an older brother for me is unimaginable. Although I can't borrow his clothes and we can't share make up tips with each other, I love having someone there that teases me about my blogging, jumps into my vlogs and blog photos and keeps me humble.

Although we've not always seen eye to eye (which siblings have?) like that time he dropped a metal spirit level on my head. Let me explain. Firstly, my dad is a builder, secondly, my brother was only four years old, and thirdly, this was 25 years ago, there was no such thing as health and safety. Or that time he teased me when all my baby teeth were falling out calling me tooth gap. The majority of our days are filled with laughter, love and arguing about who the favourite child is.

Over the years this 6ft6 guy has shown me how to be loving and caring while also teaching me how to stand up for myself. I've seen so many posts online about things my mum has taught me etc, but I thought I'd put my own little spin on it. So here are a few things that my brother taught me.

1) The most important people are your family. So for us, it's the four of us. Mum, dad, son and daughter. This is our unit and we will all do anything for each other unconditionally.

2) Stand up for yourself.

3) No one can make you do something you don't want to do

4) Don't give a shit about the small things. Honestly, I've never met anyone who doesn't care about the small stuff as much as my brother; "If this won't matter in 10 years, it doesn't matter now".

5) Most things are laughable. So laugh and move on.

6) Protect yourself. Years of wrestling and karate has taught me to protect myself (as of yet, never needed to and hope I never do).

7) Diet and exercise is important (i'm still working on this one)

8) Don't tell everyone everything that's going on in your life. Your family yes, your friend's friend's mum's cousin...No...Obviously.

9) Never let a guy miss treat you.

10) Don't work for free. No matter what it is.

Looking back at all these lessons that my brother has taught me makes me realise just how lucky I am to have someone constantly looking out for me and my best interests. I hope that whether you have a brother or not, these ten life lessons can help you just as much as they have helped me.


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Five Reasons To Love Yourself

Self love is something that I see all over social media. We are told we are good enough and we are told to be confident with ourselves, but a quick look on Instagram can put you in a self loathing downward spiral. As someone who is quite confident with who I am I thought it was time to write a blog post about this.

I know that I have a lot of flaws, the biggest being my nose, BUT, despite this, I love my flaws, I love my nose. Each and every little flaw make me ME. I've never been one to look to surgery because it doesn't bother me enough to want to go under the knife. But I completely understand why some people choose to go down that route. 

Personally, I am all about self love, through and through. Love yourself, love your flaws because my darlings, your personality and the way you look all tell your wonderful story!

With the likes of Instagram models I find that a lot of people are finding it more and more difficult to love themselves. As someone who is quite confident and has a large dose of self love, I have even noticed that on the odd occasion, I feel like I am not good enough and that there's a few things that I would like to change about the way I look.

Growing up I was always super shy, yet I had this confidence within myself. I always had this feeling that I was good enough and I've always liked the way I looked. I know I'm not the most beautiful person this world has ever seen. But I'm pretty content with the way I am and the way I look. I've always been one to lift myself and have always been looked at like I love myself and it was always portrayed in a negative way. But as I've grown older, I've realised that it's pretty amazing to love yourself as much as I love myself.

I stated this blog almost five years ago now as a way to inspire and be the confident sister to girls who need a little dose of confidence. I feel like young and even women are looking at Instagram models and thinking they HAVE to look like that. We are conditioned to want to change ourselves,  and in my opinion, this is bullsh*t. I've put together five reasons to love yourself, because, why the hell not.

1) No one will love you as much as you love yourself. The world is full of kind souls, but it's also filled with those who are lout there to hurt you. 

2) You are unique and beautiful. There is no one in this world who looks like you who has your humour, so embrace it!

3) Once you love who you are your confidence will grow. Confidence is key to success, and when you love yourself you self-love and confidence will help you achieve things you couldn't imagine.

4) Self love attracts love. When you love yourself, you attract others to love you too.

5) People come in and out of your life, the one constant is yourself. Learning to love yourself everyday allows you to be happy on a daily basis.

I hope these five small reasons make you realise that it's ok to love yourself and that from today you have more confidence within yourself.



Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Why I Love Photography

One thing about being a blogger that I love is the fact that it has changed the way I see things. In 2008 I came to this exact location with my entire family. It was after a weekend spent in the newest hotel in North Cyprus and a traumatic experience with a Turkish Singer who tried to groom me and my cousins (but that's a story for another day). Tired, bored and fed up, our parents dragged us to Salamis to visit the ancient Greek ruins. As you can probably imagine, I wasn't really in the mood for sight seeing. I did however take some photos (which are on a private folder on Facebook, and totally not Instagram worthy) and I think it was this era that I became fascinated in taking pictures and having my photos taken.

For my 14th birthday I asked for a digital camera. This was to be the first camera that was mine and I was to use it to capture special moments in my life. I'd carry this camera around with me everywhere I went and in turn come home and upload them all to Facebook for all my friends and family to see. My first camera was the Samsung (NV7 OPS, don't quote me on this) and it was everything I could have ever wanted. It was digital, it was light, durable, had a zoom lens and had a high number of mega pixels. What more could I want. 

Although I would only use it for point and shoot and never played around with any of the settings, I thoroughly enjoyed using my camera and taking pictures. And I used that camera to death. Once it started playing up I decided to upgrade to a DSLR and this is when blogging really started for me. 

Since then I have upgraded my cameras my lenses and now have multiple cameras all for different reasons. If you'd like a blog post on my current cameras let me know and I can share what I use and what I use them for with you all. 

Bringing it back to the reason of this blog post. I go to North Cyprus every year, and each year I want to create beautiful content for myself and my readers and followers. And this year when I went back in June, I had envisioned going back to Salamis with this gorgeous dress and I am so happy with how they came out. The way I see beautiful locations has now changed.

Before I would go to a destination and have a little look around, but now, as a blogger/ photography enthusiast, I see things differently, I see the little details, I see the ruins of an ancient city and I think how can I capture this in the best way possible. 

If you take on thing from this blog post, I hope in inspires you. I hope it makes you think about all those places you have visited and how you would see it differently if you were to go there again.


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