AW 17 Trend Series | Futuristic

Monday, 9 October 2017
Trends, AW 17, silver, gold, metallic



Never thought you had an inner robot? Now is the time to check. One of this season's trend is based around metallics and shiny textiles. Designers paraded their futuristic looks all over the runways and this is the proof.

Bottega Veneta, AW 17, Trends

Christopher Kane, AW 17, Trends

Loewe, AW 17, Trends

Maison Margiela, AW 17 , Trends

Paco Rabanne, AW 17, Trends

Versace, AW 17, Trends

If you're having trouble spotting the right items in the shops then here's some help for you.




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Low Cost, High-End Home Styles

Friday, 22 September 2017
If you fancy giving your home a makeover this Autumn, then why not give it the high-end one it has long since deserved? What's stopping you? And if you think not being able to afford such a style is the thing that is holding you back, then think again. These days, high-end interior designs can be achieved for a fraction of the price that they once demanded. To find out just how, then make sure to read on.

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If you want to create the illusion of high-end in your living room, then first of all you have to pay great attention to the finer details. First of all you should focus on having crown moulding fitted. Nothing screams high-end more than this type of decorative trimming simply because it brings with it a Regency style elegance, and that is always a good thing when going for the high-end look! When fitted, this trimming helps only to accentuate the walls, especially if said walls are adorned in neutral colours. And best of all, this trimming can be fitted for an extremely low cost.

And in regards to the usage of neutral colours in your living room, it really is a case of the more the better. Yes, neutral colours really are what you should be going for when trying to achieve the high-end look. Specifically, a neutral palette comprising of bronze or creamy looking colours ins what you should be going for; this means you should paint or paper your walls in these colours as well as bring in accessories that accentuate them.

But you're not just interested in giving your living room the high-end look are you? No! You want to splash you whole home in this style, and the next room you should focus on in you quest is the bedroom. And the first thing you should do here is seek to inject it with elegance. When styling in this vain, try throwing decorative pillows on your bed; they don't have to be silk or satin, linen will do!

Of course, you don't just have to adorn you home in a style that only draws inspiration from high-end designs. You can, of course, go big on your spending if you do really want to and go for a genuine high-end style. And you can even do so when you haven't got any spare money to do so too. Today, there are a host of speciality borrowing options out there for homeowners that can provide you with the case needed to renovate your home. This means that you could borrow money online with a personal loan that is designed specifically for people who want to really make their house a home, like yourself. But before taking out such a loan, make sure that you are willing to dedicate yourself to paying back the money you owe in monthly instalments.

Whether spending big and going for a genuinely high-end style is what you choose to do. Or whether going for a low costing style that draws inspiration from those that are more high-end is more your style. Whatever you decide to do, it is completely up to you. It's your home, and it's your right to style it in whatever manner, and at whatever price, you see fit. Before you do style it, however, make sure to check out these five great design trends. 

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Monday, 18 September 2017
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For us, nothing pours the sunshine on a dull day more than a good old splurge on some new threads. Shopping just has this unprecedented ability to bring out a smile, it is what fills us with an unparalleled explosion of confidence, the very thing that allows us to wake up and tackle the day with the same confidence as Sasha Fierce. Shopping is fantastic. However, like everything else in life, too much of a good thing can be bad, and that rings so true with retail therapy.

That feeling of getting new things can be euphoric, and that is how most shopping addictions start off. Unfortunately, like most addictions, being a shopaholic can have a detrimental effect on both your emotional health and your financial stability. Not good. What's more, big blowouts and splurges tend to rear their fantastically gorgeous heads at the most inopportune times, completing neglecting any money-savvy etiquette you may have been trying so hard to uphold as you see your bank account empty and your number of unworn-slash-unopened items in your closet increase.

The good news, however, is that you are here. The good news is that you have realised that you maybe have a problem. So, without further ado, here are some top tips and techniques to help you.


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Try and Workout How Severe This Habit Is. The First step to fighting the good fight is to work out just how hardcore the battle you are entering is. It could be that you are not in as deep as you think you are. However, if you are hiding your credit card receipts, have a closet full of shoes that have never met your feet, or Marc Jacobs jewellery that has never hung from your wrists or neck, it's time to take action.

Time to Figure Out How You Feel When You Shop. You have already established that you have fallen head over heels in love with shopping - even though you maybe feel guilty after making a purchase - so the big question you need to ask yourself is, "Why the heck do I love shopping so much?" Is it the thought of getting new things that make you happy? Is it finding a bargain that fills your belly with fireworks? Is it just walking around and handing over a card and getting things in return? Do you have an addiction for just one kind of item? By answering this, you will be able to better understand why you do what you do, which could help you better overcome your ability to totally out spend what you bring in.

What Happens To Your Belly When You Shop? This may sound like a stupid question, but it is so important to know just what triggers you to go shopping so that you can address it properly. It is things like knowing that you spend the most when you are feeling a little down in the dumps, or that you have major splurges after an argument with your boyfriend or your boss. It could just be that you go shopping whenever you feel lonely or bored and this is kind of like an expensive hobby of yours that helps cheer you up. Another thing to make a note of is how you feel after you have bought something - guilty, depressed, worried, elated, panic-stricken? Knowing how you feel will better help you find out how to cope with this issue.

Grab This Addiction By The Horns and Handle It. If this addiction of yours has started to have a knock-on effect and implicate other parts of your life, such as your sleep, your health, your bank balance, credit rating or the amount of debt you are in, then it s time to take action. First things first, cut up your credit cards and store cards. Do it. Now. Next up, create a plan to get your finances back in order, which means creating a budget and looking into getting some secured loans for debt consolidation. Once you have a plan in place, it is time to come up with a plan for moving forward. For example, instead of going out with your cards, only take cash, that way you can't be tempted to buy anything other than the things you set out to buy. If you have a real issue, then do all you can to avoid those shops you love, and if your issue is online shopping unsubscribe to all the email.

Replace This Habit/Hobby With Something Else. When you feel a sudden rush of blood start to surge toward your purse, the kind that makes you need to buy something, focus your time and energy on something else. It could be a trip to the gym, it could be yoga, or lego club or gardening. It could be that you volunteer your time in the local community or you go and see your family or just read a book. Whatever it takes to take your mind off shopping.

Like we said, you've done the hard part in accepting your problem. Now it is up to you to find a solution. Good luck.




A/W 17 Trend Series | Red is the Colour

Monday, 4 September 2017


If you are looking for a colour to definitely add to your wardrobe this season it has to be red. Yes, the autumn and winter season is keeping things bright (and merry although it's not Christmas yet). Here's some of the designers who splashed all the redness you can think of onto their catwalk.
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Obviously shopping for this trend is quite easy. Simply walk towards the red section. Just in case you're having some difficulties here are some pieces ready to shop.


1 - Vila via ASOS | 2 - River Island | 3 - Mango | 4 - Whistles | 5 - H&M | 6 - New Look


Urban Chic, Carnival Monochrome | Spring/ Summer Style

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Top - Miss Selfridge Via ASOS / Trousers - ASOS / Trainers - Adidas Via ASOS


Sunglasses - 7X Via ASOS / Earrings - Orelia Via ASOS




Notting Hill Carnival is one of those events that I enjoy going to but for someone who isn't a big fan of colour I find it hard to find the right outfit. But having a monochrome style does not mean no fun. This outfit is testament of that. Bringing in the sports luxe trend into the mix adds to the urban look. These tailored trousers from ASOS are so versatile as they can be easily worn casually as well as formally to the office. The Miss Selfridge crop top and it's intricate detail give the look the summer and fun vibes. However, the final touches are what take the urban factor through the roof. As always, Adidas Stan Smiths are the footwear of choice. The oversized hoops are another essential but I obviously twisted the look and wore hexagon shaped hoops. Finally, the pink tinted sunglasses because I'm a 90s kid and I love the trend. Final product; a basic but equally loud look.

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Moving On & Moving House

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Two years since I moved to London and I had only lived in one place. One room in a tiny flat with a kitchen big enough for one person to cook at one time, no dining space, a bath tap that constantly leaks water, mice as pets and a rent price equivalent to a zone 5 1 bedroom flat. But all of this becomes irrelevant when different strings attach you to a place.

It was the place I moved into with my ex. I hosted my first Christmas roast in that room. Our relationship broke down in that room. Those walls saw me cry for days, they saw a multitude of panic attacks and heard me talk to myself out loud too. More importantly, it's where I grew, re-discovered myself and became the person I am today. That is when I knew I needed to move on.

I used to think 'moving on' is something you did when something happens. But that's not the case. I realise that I am constantly moving on. Whether it's from a person, place or situation. I think that comes with my new ability to recognise when things, people, etc bring no more value to my life. That's the point you move on, let new people and experiences in and that is how you grow!

The other great thing about moving on in this case is home interior shopping! So keep your eyes peeled for a haul.

What I Eat in a Day | #1

Thursday, 10 August 2017


Following last week's introduction to my new fitness lifestyle, I thought I'd introduce you to my food. I've generally been really good with food over the past few years. I like eating clean and healthy so this is not really a new lifestyle choice. The hardest thing though is finding cheap recipes for 1, which is what this is.


PS. I use coconut milk because I have reduced my lactose intake as much as possible. I realised it was making me bloated and since cutting it out it has helped with my weight loss. Of course, you can use any milk you want.

Mix the oats and milk in a pot and warm over medium heat. Stir while it's cooking until you get the porridge outcome. Top with a bit of mixed nuts and/or seeds.


Toss a small salad together by mixing the salad leaves (Lettuce & baby spinach) and chop a tomato and add it in the mix.

Slice the 50g of reduced fat mozzarella. Also, slice half a small avocado, season with salt and pepper.

Toast 1 wholewheat pita bread and add it to the spread on the plate.


Boil 50g of buckwheat noodles.

Put some coconut oil into a WOK and add the sliced spring onion and diced chicken breast. When the chicken looks half cooked add 2 tablespoons of chickpeas and a handful of mangetout. Cook for 3 minutes and then add a bit of water from the buckwheat noodles.  Leave to simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the buckwheat noodles to the mix and leave cook until the water dries out.

Snacks. In between breakfast and lunch I had an apple and a green tea. In between lunch and dinner I had hummus and oat crackers.



My New Fitness Lifestyle

Friday, 4 August 2017


Getting back into lifestyle; fitness outfit

When you hit a lazy stage it's quite hard to get yourself back onto the fitness train. Yes, constantly making excuses for not being able to workout counts as a lazy stage. I, for one, had been in that stage for time. About 6 years ago I used to be really fit and the slimmest I've ever been. Then 'life happened', or at least that's what I told myself, and my workout routines have been all over the place. Personally, I think that occasionally doing 5 sets of 10 squats is not fitness.

I had two main excuses up sleeve; I don't have time and I don't have money. I'm pretty sure that these are common excuses amongst the non-fit population. Funnily enough I have enough time to binge watch on Netflix and finish whole seasons in the space of a week. And the money excuse, well that's the biggest one given that I live in London and running through Hyde Park would be good enough and the fact that I pay for various beauty boxes. Basically, I needed a kick in the rear to get my priorities sorted.

My kick in the rear was anxiety and a horrible two months. I hadn't felt this low and anxious and had this many panic attacks in years. When it started happening again I was shocked and soon tried to pick myself up because the last thing I wanted was to end up living the 'life' I lived years ago. I know for a fact that fitness for me is one of the main medicines to dealing with this state of being. It makes me feel good about myself which boosts my confidence. It also helps me release tension, clear my head and sleep better.

So yes, fitness is important to lose weight and to tone and all the physical shebang but for me it's more about a general state of being. This should be your motivation. Especially because keeping fit and working out can be tough sometimes and if you're doing it for the sole purpose of achieving physical goals it will be a lot harder when you don't see the difference.

For the past month I've going to the gym almost daily. I do various things from using the normal gym to swimming and classes. No, I don't always cheer at the idea of having to go but I never regret it after. And I can honestly say I've been doing much better, not only physically but mentally as well.

This being a huge part of my current lifestyle and this blog being a representation of my journey, I thought I will start posting the random fitness related post. Hopefully the above explanation is enough for you to understand my sudden lifestyle change and not think that I am trying to be some fitness guru because I'm not and never will be. The reality is that very few of us are which is why it makes sense for me to do this.