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Monday, 20 November 2017

Layering In Winter

Winter Look Layering AW17

Winter Look Layering AW17

Winter Look Layering AW17

Winter Look Layering AW17

Winter Look Layering AW17

Winter Look Layering AW17

Winter Look Layering AW17

Winter Look Layering AW17

Winter Look Layering AW17

Winter Look Layering AW17

Winter Look Layering AW17

One of the few things that get me excited about the winter is the clothes. I've said it many times, but I'm a summer girl through and through. However, with winter styling, I feel that you are able to play around a lot more and experiment and show your true style more; I mean, you are wearing more clothes so it's a lot easier than in summer.

This season the best way to showcase your winter style is by layering. Layering when I was younger was lots of layers making me look like a huge round beach ball (bright colours were mandatory) starting with vests and working my way up to parka coats. But as I have grown up and my love for fashion has evolved, I have learned the art of layering gracefully. 

My winter best friend is a pair of Uniqlo thermals. I own a vest top type one and a longer sleeved one. Each have their own purpose, but both, equally warm. But it does not stop there. Layering is all about looking like everything was meant to be put together. In these images, I am wearing four layers. Thats FOUR LAYERS! 

The secret to layering is keeping each layer thin and working your way up to the thicker ones. Start layering the thinnest item all the way until you reach your coat.  First layer consists of my thermal, I went for the vest today. Second layer is a turtle neck jumper, third layer a shirt and the fourth layer is a coat. And guess what, I don't look like a beach whale and I sure still am warm.

On days when it's really REALLY cold, I even resort to wearing tights under jeans. I'm not a tights gal, but if I'm cold, I'll pop them under jeans.

I finished this look with my current favourite pair of Emu boots. I love these boots are they are leather and look so sophisticated like most other Chelsea boots, however, they still have the signature sheepskin lining that keeps your feet so toasty, so a thin pair of socks and I'm good to go.

Do you have any layering tips? Feel free to share them down below.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Relaxing With Gallo Wine







With autumn/ winter here there’s nothing I enjoy more than seeing that front door after a long day heading from event to event. Once I get home I like to get into some comfy clothes and have some #metime.

One way I truly relax is with a glass of Gallo Wine. Any bottle will do, I’m not fussed! They all taste divine. However, my favourite is Pinot Grigio which is crisp and fruity. I have been drinking their wine for many years so I thought it would be a great idea to show you all just how I relax with a glass to myself. Some of my favourite moments have been with a glass of wine in hand. After all, they say a great story never started with ‘I was drinking water’. 

Coming home and relaxing is my favourite part of the day. This time of the year there are two ways that I find my ultimate relaxation. One being; sitting by the fireplace with a good book, and my favourite candles burning. The other, I love to jump in a nice hot bath (candles, Netflix and silence from the rest of the people in my house). Both go well with a nice glass of cold Gallo Pinot Grigio. Bliss. #hellogalloLaunched in 1933, Gallo Family Vineyards combines four generations of winemaking expertise from the world’s largest family owned winery to always deliver great-tasting wines and for everyday prices. Gallo is from California and that is actually my favourite type of wine. 

So much love and passion goes into the making of each bottle to produce something we are still drinking over 80 years later. It is this history and passion that has made it such a great brand, which helps encapsulate everyday moments for me. Gallo Family Vineyards recently released their new sleek labels, making it easier to pick up your favourite tipple or to try another from their range. 

How do you like to relax?

Please drink responsibly.

This is a sponsored post (*)

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

How To Wear A Statement Jacket













When it comes to statement pieces there is one rule that I always follow. Make that the one and only statement piece that you wear!

This tip is vital to keep an outfit looking classy rather than tacky. Imagine someone head to toe in statement pieces. Exactly, it just looks tacky af!  Keep the look simple. 

I fell in love with this denim look jacket. It's so not a me piece but there's something that drew me to it. Like a magpie. I like shinny things I guess.

I decided to add my current favourite trousers. They're ribbed super tight and have a slight flare at the bottom. They make your legs look elongated and super slim. As they are super basic, it makes the jacket just pop out.

By adding a white top it keeps the look monochrome and the jacket just pops. As I have long hair, I thought it would be best to keep my hair tied up and out the way, also, as the jacket is full of faux pearl beading, it is also cautious to stop my hair from getting caught and tangles.

How do you wear statement pieces?


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Monday, 30 October 2017

How To Get Work As A Blogger

How to get work as a blogger

How to get work as a blogger

How to get work as a blogger

How to get work as a blogger

How to get work as a blogger

How to get work as a blogger

How to get work as a blogger

How to get work as a blogger

How to get work as a blogger

How to get work as a blogger

How to get work as a blogger

How to get work as a blogger

When it comes to blogging there are a lot of things that are unspoken. A lot of people like to keep their contacts to themselves, their audience and much more. But what I have found to be the biggest struggle within the industry is getting work as a blogger and the subject of payment. 
I started blogging almost five years ago, back then I knew people had started making money but I never thought it was a route that I would go down. Two years after I started I had never asked for money as I didn't think I had enough following and to be honest, I never even knew how to bring the subject of money up. I'd always felt embarrassed and shy to brush on the topic and it wasn't until I met a few other bloggers who were extremely friendly and helpful who told me I must get over this barrier and just do it. 

I know there are a lot of bloggers with great accounts who just don't have a clue what to say or do or who to even ask so I thought I'd give you all a few pointers that have worked for me.

Have a decent following
In order to secure work as a blogger there's one thing you have to do before even considering payment. Make sure you have a substantial following. Whether it be collectively or on it's own. Blogging has become a great way for brands to market their products/clothing and when a brand sends something out to you they want to see a return in investment. By this, I do not mean you must have hundreds and thousands of followers, but you can't expect any work if you don't have an audience. Numbers are not the be all in blogging as long as your content is great, and having a decent following is extremely subjective. But by growing an audience thats engaging and interested in what you're blogging about will really help in securing work with brands.

Have high quality images
If you haven't already, I recommend making sure your blog/instagram has high quality images. Don't go out and splurge on a massive DSLR because your favourite blogger has one. Most smartphones these days have rivalling cameras which produce such high quality images it's insane. Take images in day light as everything looks better in day light. Alternatively, if you're style is a lot more artistic and darker, experiment with different lighting and MAKE SURE, your images aren't blurry! There's nothing worse than seeing blurred/unfocused images.

Once you have both of these sorted, it's time to think about brand partnerships and sponsored posts.

Contact PR Companies 
If you're just starting in this industry the best thing you can do is introduce yourself to PR companies or a brand you wish to work with. Send them an email introducing yourself, what you do and how you would like to work together along with any statistics you have. Who your audience is where they are from etc. 

Go to events
One of the biggest things that has helped me is going to events/press days. This is a great way to go and introduce yourself and put a face to the name. If you don't live close to events don't worry though, if you follow the advice above it works just as well. As well as this, going to one on one meetings are great, so if an opportunity comes up for a meeting take it.

So you've been following the above advice and feel you're ready to start asking for money. But you don't know how to do it. Trust me, it's hard. The first time I ever asked for payment was so awkward but you do get used to it.

Asking for payment
I've found it a lot easier to speak to people I've previously worked with. I would follow up stating that "I no longer work on a gifting on basis, is there any budget for this project" or any in the future to be considered for.  A lot of the time they will respond with a no and that's when you have to weigh up your options and whether or not you want to proceed. A lot of brands want to work on gifting only and then proceed to paid work after they have seen results. It's totally your decision to take. I recommend always asking as you don't loose anything from asking.

How much to charge
This is such a hush hush subject. Personally, I find it pretty vulgar to speak about money, but sometimes it's so hard with blogging as you never know where to start. It's not like you can google and find out what the basic salary for a blogger is as it's all quite subjective. When I decided I wanted to charge for my blog I started asking for a very small sum and slowly worked my way up. You have to consider how much time it takes and how much your time, your audience and your experience is worth. As you get more experience and your following grows, you can start asking for more.

I hope you have found this useful. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask.

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Shoes: Zara (old)
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Sunday, 22 October 2017

This Seasons Must Have Coat With Superdry
















When I start to feel the chill in London, the first thing I want to do is get myself a new season coat. This is something I have done for as long as I can remember. Each year, during half term I would set about finding this seasons must have coat to wear all winter long.

Over the years I have set myself a target of acquiring a coat for every occasion. Smart, casual, smart casual, light coat, winter coats, my I couldn't give a f*ck what I look like I'm warm coat and many more. 

This year, I noticed there was one thing missing from my wardrobe. I've never owned a navy coat, so this years mission was to find a navy coat that I could wear to meetings and events that was smart but still quite demure at the same time. 

In the spring I picked up a gorgeous trench coat from Superdry and received so many compliments on it. People were in awe of the pieces I picked up from the store a few months back, pleasantly impressed that Superdry were no longer just a sportswear brand. Over the last few seasons, their pieces have been a lot more trend led with a focus on quality and fit and that's why I was excited to have a look at their new AW range to see if there was anything that caught my eye.

As the weather in London has dramatically dropped, I've been getting good wear out of this navy coat. It makes me look put together even when I am wearing basic clothes. For this look I wanted to show how everyday basics could still look sophisticated and elegant. I put on a very old white roll neck sweater with some flared trousers and decided to put my hair in a low bun. This is something I don't do often but I thought it worked really well with the collar of the coat. This navy coat would still look amazing over a dress or even a pair of jeans. It's extremely versatile and perfect for this season.

In this particular style I would size down. Initially I picked this up in a size (M) but had to exchange it for an (XS) as it comes up quite large. I usually like coats to be quite big so that I can layer underneath, however, despite going down a few sizes I still have a lot of room for thicker layers and the coat still looks sleek and fitted on me.

If you're not a fan of navy coats, this particular one also comes in a grey and white mottled herringbone effect.


This is a collaboration with Superdry (*).

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