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The Syria vote has given way for Facebook scaremongers.

Friday, 4 December 2015
I am someone who is very much used to arguments of a political nature. However, having a degree in journalism and politics and studying with others who had an active interest in current affairs meant that my arguments were usually with other people who had very sound points to make.

Recently, a lot of social media ‘chat’ has been circulating around Daesh and the decision made to take action in Syria. It would seem everyone is suddenly a fierce political campaigner.

OOTD: Little Blue Dress

Monday, 30 November 2015
I'm not very good at winter dressing. I always go for a piece of knitwear and jeans. Layering isn't my strong game. But I decided to challenge myself into making a summer dress wearable. It was an average to poor effort, just about blog worthy.
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Best Films Ever.

Saturday, 28 November 2015
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I am such a film freak. My favourite thing is sitting down to a great film and stuffing my face with pizza. I've worked my way through so many, so  I thought I would make a list of all the films I've enjoyed watching the most, in case anyone else wants to work their way through my hit-list. Accompanying these films is a quotation that has particularly struck a chord with me, to make it a bit more personal. They might not be the best written films in existence, but they resonated with me for one reason or another. Each section I've written the films in order, with my most favourite first and ascending. Hopefully there's something for everyone!  

Review : MAC Deep Love Autumn Lipstick

Monday, 23 November 2015
Despite sharing it's name with a low-budget porno film, Deep Love is also a recent addition to my MAC lipstick collection. A deep burgundy colour that's perfect for this season, it's a part of the matte family for girls who like a bolder colour like me. 

OOTD: Thigh High Boots

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Bloggers confession: These boots make me feel like a stripper. I wore them out and someone asked me 'why are you wearing Come Fuck Me Boots?' And the hat reminds me of the Child Catcher for some reason, so I have to admit I haven't debuted the hat outside of the comforts of my own home. But the boots? Oh, the boots…

A Very Monochrome ASOS Wishlist

Monday, 16 November 2015
This wishlist wasn't an intentional monochrome themed endeavour, but with most things in my life it ended up a very much black, white, and grey situation. 
These are the things I'm lusting over from ASOS at the moment. Mmmmm....





Faux black pony hair clutch | Shady sunglasses case | Leather look trousers | Black thigh boots | Knit lace-up dress | Silver flats | Grey tweed oversized scarf | Snake effect ankle boots | Sparkly polo neck top | Faux shearling clutch | Chunky white polo jumper | Black wrap kimono dress | Sun & moon tights | Black jacket with faux fur collar | Mini suede fringe backpack

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OOTD: A LDB for Winter

Monday, 9 November 2015
I needed a winter dress. Something to switch it up a bit from my staple jeans-and-jumper go-to. (A solid, yet undisputedly boring outfit choice, for any occasion.) I was browsing for a little black dress (the most versatile wardrobe colour) with long sleeves and came across this polo neck from ASOS. Dream. 

The Only Chanel This B*tch Can Afford.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015
A little while ago I wrote about a dodgy Chinese website shifting replica bags. (I'd purchased a Vivienne Westwood, an okay buy.) Since then I bought a Givenchy (terrible shape and couldn't look cheaper if it tried) and a Chanel. This 'Chanel' (to be referred to as the Chunel from here on end) is, if I do say so myself, a bloody great replica.

Je Suis Tory Scum, Aussi

Saturday, 10 October 2015
I studied a degree in Politics and Journalism up in Scotland. As someone who was raised down South in a Conservative area, I was very much on my own when it came to my political stance.  I never really realised how much Tories get bashed, until my degree. And when I was sat down with my cup of tea this morning flicking through an old GQ, I came across Tony Parsons' article, 'Je Suis Tory Scum' and it got me thinking.

Autumn Makeup : Youtube Video!

Thursday, 8 October 2015
In case you missed the memo, I am actually doing Youtube videos now.  I did a makeup tutorial - I'm not particularly good at makeup but it was one that required the least amount of talking, which is good, because I'm still clearly an amateur blogger as you can tell by my rambly intro.

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Hide All My Wobbly Bits

Monday, 5 October 2015
Once in a blue moon, I go out. As in properly out, to a club. Recently I had a night out coming up and a big dilemma - what the fuck do I wear? At uni in my naivety it was always an easy choice - bodycon dress with a low cut top and the shorter the length, the better. I am not at university anymore, and my body knows it. I have a bit of a tummy to hide and my thighs are no longer made of gym-encouraged steel. (Makes mental note to starting going to the gym again tomorrow.) I wanted an outfit that was university-life promiscuous, but adult-life flattering enough to cover my wobbly bits.

WAKE UP AMERICA, your gun laws are fucked!

Friday, 2 October 2015
Another day, another shooting. Good morning, America.

 It's not gang related, it's not a paid hit. It's another psychopath shooting at a college. It was only the other day some freak with orange hair got his hands on a gun and ran rampage in a cinema, and yet another person who should not have had access to a gun managed to have his way and kill nine innocent people in the process. It should not be this easy. America, WAKE UP. You are enabling these tragedies.

Why you shouldn't date somebody 'cool.'

Monday, 28 September 2015
When you're at school there was always that 'cool' group. The girls who grew their boobs two years before everyone else and learnt to pluck their eyebrows first. (Jokes on them now, bushy eyebrows are in and their over-plucked 2001 pencil-brows look horrific. Who has the last laugh now, Holly who made fun of me for not knowing what masterbating was when I was 13?!) Then there were the boys, the guys who smoked and got those mini Nike backpacks that said 'Just Do it' across the back. There is always a 'cool' group. They aren't even necessarily particularly cool, they are just deemed to be by everyone else. Well, although they are different as you get older, there are still 'cool' guys kicking about. And I'm about to warn you against dating one of them.

A Parisian Photo Diary

Sunday, 27 September 2015

We went to Paris! Despite my family going to France at least twice a year and my parents planning to move there soon, I had never been to Paris. Safe to say, it stole my heart. We absolutely loved every second of it and are going back next year. Waking up to a bit of bustle compared to more rural France is a dream, but it's so much quieter and more relaxing than London.

GRWM Quick & Easy Brown Smokey Eye : Youtube

Thursday, 24 September 2015
I cannot begin to explain how many times I have started a Youtube channel. Every time I end up taking it down, I hate my voice and I feel corny and weird and it's a bit embarrassing and difficult to put yourself out there as a blogger on such a huge platform…

"Girls Can't Be Friends With Boys" : A Personal Post

Sunday, 20 September 2015
I have always had guyfriends. I got on with them better in general - I have weird dirty banter and sarcasm girls don't always warm to and I feel less paranoid that they're all sitting around my Facebook on a Friday night laughing at my bad outfit choices and cellulite.

OOTD: Striped Culottes

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Alongside fedora hats, beige nails and knee-high leather boots, the culottes trend is something I really wasn't sure I could pull off. Am I 'fashion' enough?! Who knows, but I found these on Missguided and thought 'sod it, I may as well try.'

An MP Got Her Tits Out. Kind of.

Thursday, 27 August 2015
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Wirral MP Alison McGovern was debating some policies and some leeches took it upon themselves to start complaining and slut-shaming her because you could see a bit of cleavage. Let's talk about all the ways this is pretty horrendous.

OOTD: The Trout Top.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015
An outfit post on a very sunny day in Shoreditch involving a salmon coloured top, my go-to sunnies and a conveniently parked vintage car.  Below is my Beatles-style strut, and more outfit info. 

It's Okay To Not Want Kids! A List of Reasons & a Vagina Story.

Friday, 21 August 2015

I am all for having a little bundle of joy that you can love and take care of and raise and make a family with. But for me, that bundle of joy is going to be a dog at most. I'm all for other people having kids, just not me. And in the same way that I wouldn't say to someone who has a kid 'you'll regret that down the line when you change your mind', I don't want people assuming that I will change my mind too. 

How To Contact a Blogger the Right Way: 5 Step Guide

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

In this day and age bloggers reach and influential power is amazing. A top blogger is a PR dream. So why is my inbox filled with utter shite? Here is a no-nonsense guide to contacting myself, and any other blogger. Every company should probably read this.

OOTD: Orange Kazmanian Devil

Monday, 17 August 2015

I asked my boyfriend for a colour scheme to get dressed today, and he responded 'orange.' I think he was joking by picking the most garish colour possible (AKA - going against everything about style I believe in), but I decided to roll with it.

OOTD: The Simple Things

Thursday, 13 August 2015
 This OOTD post is a super simple look that I'm really enjoying. It's easy to recreate and to mix and match with whatever works for you.

A Mish Mash of Terrible Date Stories

Monday, 10 August 2015

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It's 2015, and getting a date is harder than ever. The days of approaching people in a bar or - God forbid - on the streets is a thing of times gone past. It's all about Tinder now. Or Happn. Or Facebook. Or whatever new app there is that I haven't heard of yet. (If you want to check out my post on online dating tips for checking if someone's a psychopath or not click here.) 

So once you've managed to secure yourself a date, the event itself needs to impress. I got talking to some of my gal-pals to dig into some of their less-than-impressive experiences with men. They had some gold-dust.

Why are Writers Frequently Undervalued (and Underpaid) in the Workplace?

Tuesday, 4 August 2015
If Carrie Bradshaw were real, I can tell you right now she would not  be living in a New York City apartment filled with Manolo Blahnik shoes. 

OOTD: Dungaree-ing like it's 1992

Sunday, 2 August 2015
Jesus, the last time I wore Dungarees I was about 8. But here we go, they're in fashion again apparently according to ASOS New In page. (And when are ASOS ever wrong?) 

OOTD : Stripes and Snakeskin

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Another simple outfit I've been frequently reaching for. I find the shape of it all really flattering and just really casual, relaxed and easy to wear. The tee is from Monki, and was super inexpensive but I really like the loose shape. It works well for tucking into things but also for wearing loose over jeans.

An Open Letter to Dr. Walter Palmer

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Dr. Palmer, (or do you go by Dr. Death now?) 
I hope you're having a truly terrible day.
I am writing this open letter not just to you, but anyone of your community who partakes in the legal 'sport' of hunting wild or endangered species.

Three Essential Summer Dresses | OOTD

Sunday, 26 July 2015
There are three types of dresses you need to get you through the summer. The shape and cut should vary to suit your shape - I always opt for a skate or something to cover the tum-tum area, but this is just my preference. I'm going to skim through the three dresses to get you through the summer in this post. 


The 10 Things EVERY City Girls' Wardrobe Needs.

Thursday, 23 July 2015
These are the essentials, the things any 'City Girl' needs in her wardrobe as safeguard fallbacks to avoid an 'I have nothing to wear!' disaster. (We've all been there.) For me I'm very much a monochrome type o' gal. All blacks, whites, and if I'm feeling very daring, some navies, creams and stones. I feel like these are the most flattering for me, and perhaps I've become a much safer dresser since my Uni days. But whatever your style or taste, these are the ten pieces you will find yourself reaching for time and time again, regardless of the occasion. 

FUCK FITSPO: Body Image Struggles and Why Girls With Gluten is on Fleek.

Monday, 20 July 2015
Disclaimer: This is gonna be a long post.
After reading a personal post by Chloe Helen Miles, I've decided to write my own personal post about struggling with body image.
When I was growing up, the 'ideal body image' sold by the media was very much a Skinny Minnie ideal, with the Kate Moss's and Kendall Jenners dominating the industry. Long, limber legs and teeny tiny tummies, which meant constantly watching what you ate. I was actually happy with my body until around the second year of University, when I suddenly noticed that all those nights of boozing and midnight pizza and chips runs were affecting my small-frame and I was getting a bit of a belly. 
By this point, the internet started blowing up with 'Fitspo', the new fight against 'thinspo.' It was seen as revolutionary. Instead of skinny, doe-eyed girls with legs up to their eyes, we were faced with a new role-model. Strong, toned girls with thick, defined thighs and tight abs. The best bit? They ate! Protein, protein, protein. They were healthy and fabulous and suddenly this was the new body-ideal to strive towards. 

Champagne & Fromage Review : Brixton

Friday, 17 July 2015
I had wanted to go to Champagne & Fromage for ages. It was always rammo'd and you could never get a seat, and as most quirky places in London - you can't book. I took a Friday off work to celebrate my birthday with my boyfriend and we walked past the Brixton Village one and it was (almost) empty, so joy of joys, I got to finally go!

I swear I should live in Barcelona or France - my one true love is cured meats and cheese. The menu was eye-watering and I literally couldn't choose. Or waiter was extremely helpful and attentive and helped us make a good choice. He also talks you through everything on the platter so you know what you're getting. 

To start off with I got a cocktail which was essentially Pimms topped with Champagne. It was quite expensive even for London because the glass wasn't huge (it was thin), but I suppose any cocktail with champagne is going to be pricier. It was really tasty anyway and I would probably order again so it's not like it was daylight robbery.


To eat we were directed towards the Sharing Platter, which was such good value for money at around £14! We wanted to try everything, and it came with a really good selection of meats and cheeses, dips and bread. Every single thing I put into my mouth was the best.

At the end the bits we didn't finish we took away (they do takeaway) in a bag so we could have it for breakfast. They sell loads of cheese and meats and things there too so if something really takes your fancy you can take some home, which I really like.

In general the experience was really great and I literally cannot wait to go back. What more could you want on your 23rd birthday than a load of salami and cheese?!

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