#TheBloggersMarket – We’re Back!

640Hey you! Are you in London next Saturday 22nd August? You might want to shift some plans around to make sure you are, because #TheBloggersMarket is back! If you’ve not heard about it before, it’s essentially 6 hours of shopping the wardrobes and lives of us 5 fashion/lifestyle bloggers; Carrie, Kristabel, LucyOlivia and I.

If you came to our first one in Camden back in January, you’ve got a LOT more to look forward to this time around! We’ll be running a ‘Tweet to Eat’ shop full of tasty treats from Krispy Kreme (there’s talk of being able to win a years worth of doughnuts too); tasties from Yo!Sushi and bottles of Appletiser you can sip on while taking a look around our stalls. There’ll also be a changing room and a few more surprises along the way, so think of it as possibly the most fun you can have whilst shopping on a Saturday!

I’ll be selling loads of different bits and pieces from ASOS, Reiss, Urban Outfitters (to name just a few) in sizes 8/10 and shoe size 5 but there are also plenty of different sizes from the other girls.

There’s more to the day than just shopping though….drop in to get your portrait illustrated by Emma Block and get your make up done by Benefit Cosmetics– pre Saturday night glam perhaps? We’ve also got an extra-special gig from the gorgeous big-things-a’comin new singer Shannon Wardrop– what a packed Saturday!

If you’re looking for a cashpoint, there’s one at Sainsbury’s, 100m before you get to the Hotel. This time around the space we’re in is a little smaller so big apologies in advance if you might end up queueing a little at the door.

Take a look at the Facebook page for all the details and to tell us you’re coming and remember the main point, we’ll be at The Hoxton Holborn hotel, not Shoreditch!

Right that’s enough babbling. See you there in 6 days!


Psst…I’m Alive!

I’m sure no one out there thought I was actually dead, but it has been a very long time since my last post, and you’d be forgiven for thinking I’d packed it all in! I’ve ended up taking a somewhat ‘accidental’ break from blogging, as when I started my new job 5 months I wasn’t quite prepared for how much time and energy it could take to settle and feel like I was giving it 100%.

The ‘break’ has also been the perfect opportunity for me to take a step back from what I’ve been doing with my little space of the internet, and what I would like to do with it from now on. There are so many things I don’t talk about because it has nothing to do with the clothes I’m wearing or where I shot the outfit. But there are things I truly care about and think of every day, and I’d like to give those passions a little airtime every now and again.

Working at Amnesty International has made me want to be more vocal about things I’ve tended to limit to my brain only. But opinions are good! So while you’re sure to be seeing the usual over here- AKA outfits and my fringed face!- you’re also going to (if you still want to) read about some of my biggest passions: feminism, the Middle East, being vegan and human rights.

I’m really excited to finally feel like I can write down what I think; I’ve wanted to do this for a while but never quite felt the confidence to do so. I hope you’ll stick around to hear what I have to say, and, of course, I hope you missed me! ; ) x

Jacket – ASOS, Jumpsuit – ASOS, Sandals – ASOS

Take10: Bare Legs & Braun

I did it, I braved bare legs for the first time this year! It may or may not have been a touch on the cold side when I wore this thigh-split number, but to me it’s the perfect kind of dress to coax me out of my trousers/jeans/cover-my-legs-for-days outfit routine. It might seem a little strange to have a Take10 style challenge with Braun, and I certainly don’t think anyone should ever feel obliged to shave (hair does keep you warmer after all) but I liked the idea of having to think up an outfit that was both weather-appropriate and flashed a little leg.

Using an epilator was a little daunting; the first time I ever shaved was with an epilator that my mum gave me to try when I was younger, and my oh my did it HURT (I was sure she was punishing me, the angst-y teen that I was). Luckily, my fears were somewhat put at rest when I tried this epilator because even though it does hurt at first, it’s far more bearable than waxing-pain (ask for a ‘high-bikini wax’ and you really have no one to blame but yourself). With May just round the corner, I’m looking forward to more excuses to whip this sensible-yet-sassy dress out, so long as this weather plays nice. Scroll down to see how the other Take10 ladies took this leggy challenge on! x

Leather Jacket – All Saints, Dress – Topshop, Shoes – Superga

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