Monday, 27 February 2017

Personal Style vs Fashion || LFW Edit.

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"london fashion, personal style, lfw, fashion style, mango skirt, skirt, rowme jumper, bell sleeves, oversized sleeves, london street style, london fashion, fashion blogger, style blogger 'Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashionFashion is over quickly. Personal Style is forever.' - Ralph Lauren

I love London, I love walking around and the streets and seeing so many different people who express themselves with their personal style. There is something so magical about London during Fashion Week as well. Everyone looks amazing and my creative fashion mind is sparkling away - like a little kid in a candy shop.

I love to be inspired by people's personal style and how they combine pieces, colours, shapes and patterns. Personal style is so important, it defines you as a person and makes 'you', YOU. People follow me because they like my looks; well, that's what I'm hoping anyway. But if you are looking for someone who follows every trend, you are at the wrong place. Yeah, fishnet tights are cool, but they are not me. I'm the kinda girl who always wears heels and likes to dress up with a hint of sexiness. 

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Style is something that doesn't just happen, it develops over time. Whereas Fashion comes and goes. Every season we have new trends in the shops. This year it's all about big sleeves, how ironic, and in a year's time, those might be forgotten about.

My personal style has developed so much in the past year. I have grown as a person and have become so confident with myself, my body and my style. I now explore colours and patterns - like did you see that leopard coat I wore on holiday? I would have not worn that a year ago without feeling slightly uncomfortable. Whereas now I rock pink fur coats and wear sleeves nearly the size of me. 

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The LFW Edit.
I ordered a few things for Fashion Week, but silly me ended up ordering it to my parent's house - oops. So I had a look through my wardrobe and styled a few pieces differently and came up with a look that I'm personally super proud of.

I love the wrap skirt, the texture of it is just so awesome and it really suits me. Also, have you seen those sleeves? Yeah, that jumper is just me as well, it's simple and then boom, SLEEVES. I styled it with a pair of black ankle boots and wollah, there's my favourite look from London Fashion Week. 


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Skirt: ASOS /Mango
Jumper: ROWME
Boots: ASOS / New Look

Photos by Hannah.

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

How Being Myself Made Me A Better Blogger.

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“ Every story I create creates me. I write to create myself. Because being myself isn't easy"

'Be yourself' is advice given to us on a regular basis and applies to many different occasions from first dates, to job interviews and new starts. It's quite the odd thing to say really, because why wouldn't we be ourselves, right? But in a world like ours where people expect so much from us, it can be really difficult to be ourselves sometimes. Especially in a competitive world like ours - blogging.

Every blogger wants to find their voice and try to fit in, but sometimes showing who you really are can be harder than one may think. You do what is expected of you, be polite and don't really show a strong opinion in case it may offend someone. Personally, I can fully put my hand up for this. I was such a people pleaser at the beginning and often a tad fake too.

I am a very honest and direct person so that behaviour was very unlike me. But I felt like I had to behaviour in a certain manner, in order to be a 'good/right blogger'. Yet there isn't even such a thing as a correct blogger anyway. 

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 “ Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

Once I stopped being someone else everything had changed. My work became more authentic and people related to my posts, they felt the same as I did and I finally felt like I had achieved something. Those achievements came through being myself, a full on German who is at times a bit too direct and always speaks her mind. 

“Faithless to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Being yourself can be difficult. It takes time, a lot of risk and courage to show others who you really are through your written words, but that's exactly why people will love you and return. My personal success has come from personal posts, the ones where I write from my heart and opened up about my mistakes or worries.

It can be scary to open up, show a more vulnerable side but that's what makes us human. People will have something they can relate too and build a connection - remember to not overshare, though - and that connection will lead to loyal readers who respect and value you.  


Be you, be the quirky, funny, adorable, authentic and beautiful you. 

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Don't be afraid to be yourselfThere can only be one you. Don't be second rate version of someone else, if you can be your awesome self and people will love you for it. 


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 Photos by Luke. 
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Monday, 20 February 2017

2 Silk Dresses & 1 Night with Miss Bardo.

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Miss Bardo Dress - Outfit 1: Beige Wrap Front Silk Dress

I was instantly attracted to this beautiful, golden dress when I saw it online. Considering that I'm someone who always goes for black I just couldn't help myself but get it in this stunning gold tone.
Not to brag, but I'm pretty pleased with my choice 'cause it looked stunning on my pale skin. Genuinely, I would have never thought that it would look THAT good but wow, it's like a match made in heaven!

I decided to style the beauty with a golden choker and paired it with these stunning black heels. Truthfully, they might not be the comfiest but make up for it in looks massively - what more could you ask for, right? 

The Wrap Dress - shop it here. 

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 Miss Bardo Dress - Outfit 2: Black Button Silk Shirt Dress

Black, black, black - basically all that's in my wardrobe, but can you blame me? Nah, 'cause black goes with everything, is slimming and just smart.

Shirt dresses are so on trend right now and just look good on everyone. They are super flattering and can also be styled up or down depending on the occasion. I styled this shirt dress with a sparkly choker and added a belt to it - defines my waist and adds a bit of length. This dress can be worn with so many different shoe styles; I personally picked stilettos for this occasion but thigh high boots would look just as good.

What I also really like about the dress is the choice of buttoning up or down. We all know I love a plunging neckline so I obviously opted for a more daring look.

The Shirt Dress - shop it here. 

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2 dresses, 1 night, which one will you pick? 


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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Afternoon Tea with Brillante Events At The German Gymnasium.

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The German Gymnasium impressed with the fantastic food, friendly service and a mesmerising interior decorated by McQueens.


At the beginning of February, I had the pleasure to attend an exclusive event hosted by the fantastic ladies from Brillante Events. They invited me and another blogger, Kellie, to the stunning German Gymnasium restaurant for Afternoon Tea and Champagne. 


Taking a German to a German restaurant is like Christmas day for children. 

Since I've been living in the UK I crave German food like nothing else, from the Bratwurst to Apfelkuchen and Sauerkraut. There is nothing else I would rather stuff my face with than good, traditional German food at the moment. So this was obviously a restaurant made for me, which also meant I had super high expectations.



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The German Gymnasium: Beautiful building, stunning food and friendly staff - what could you want more? 

One foot in the building and I was immediately mesmerised by the stunning interior. Black marble everywhere and I couldn't help but wonder if I could move in. The staff at the front desk were wonderful and walked me to our table where I was greeted with Champagne. We spent the next hour or so chatting, laughing and taking as many pictures as possible until we were walked to our table downstairs.

The food, oh my god. I couldn't help but cry a little bit from the inside out of excitement. I had 'The German Style' afternoon tea selection which included little rolls and cake. Oh, the cake. I still dream about it now. It reminded me of being 8 again, sitting in my great grandma's garden and eating her homemade cake. 


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The Story behind The German Gymnasium 

The building was originally built as the first ever Gymnasium in England in 1865. It was used by the German gymnastics team to train for the upcoming Olympics. It has since then undergone a huge transformation and was turned into a captivating restaurant, yet still remains historical and true to its original looks. It's stylish, elegant and just sexy. It provides the perfect atmosphere for a few too many Instagram pics and cocktails.

In case you are still looking for the perfect restaurant for Valentine's Day, why not give this beauty a try?

Also, the bathrooms are just 'oh my god, this is so beautiful' and they play German music in it. My kinda place. 


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Thank you, Virginia, for the stunning images! 
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Monday, 6 February 2017

Confidence vs Vanity.

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 Confidence is the best Outfit. Rock it and Own it. 

I recently posted a picture on Instagram with a caption that had caused, let's say a bit of a debate. So, the picture was of me and the caption simply stated that I loved the pic of myself, because everything from hair to outfit was perfect. Nothing out of the ordinary, yet people decided to twist my innocent, little caption into something so absurd and ridiculous: 'I wouldn't call you perfect' or 'Who do you think you are to call yourself perfect, you ain't no Queen B'. Firstly, there is no such thing as THE perfect women, we are all perfect in our own way and we certainly shouldn’t be put down for showing some confidence or body positivity. Secondly, when on earth have I ever compared myself to Queen B? That’s just ridiculous.

Despite the negative comments, I also received many positive, inspirational and just amazing ones that supported my caption: Self-love is so important and one can only give love to others if they love themselves - there is nothing wrong with showing a bit of vanity here and there.

I by far am not perfect, but I've accepted myself. Yeah, I really hate my wonky knees but unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about them. But guess what? Accepting yourself and loving yourself for whom you are is so much easier than hating on your body all the time. I'm finally at a stage where I don't care about the negative comments people have to say about me. It just shows what kind of people they are and I sure as hell am better than that.


FYI, my Instagram feed is a place of positivity, so if you wanna be stupid you'll be blocked immediately. There is no mercy. Trust me.
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The fine line between Confidence and Vanity

‘The line between vanity and confidence is one of these contrasting ideas. One is something to avoid at all costs while the other is something to strive for but this line is often difficult to walk.

Self-confidence is all about being happy with yourself, your own goals, achievements and feeling comfortable in your own skin. You will be able to ignore negatives that people throw at you and it will not put you down. Yes, it can hurt from time to time, but I mean, after all, that’s what makes us human, right? Most importantly, it won’t get in the way and just helps us grow as a person even more. A healthy self-image is in fact so necessary that it can be hard for people to accept love from others if they don’t love themselves. Learning to love yourself despite your flaws will inspire others around you, self-appreciation and believing in yourself is the kind of confidence every person should work towards too. Vanity is just self-obsession and absorption, all they work towards to is their own needs and desires. They can’t help others because all that matters to them is themselves - so please, don't be that person.

My thought is people who are self-confident love themselves on the inside no matter what the outside is. People who are vain love themselves on the outside but have no love on the inside. Caring for others comes from the inside which is why people who are vain think only of themselves.

Yes, a bit of vanity here and there is good. But don’t let it get the better of you.

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