Floral & Lace Vibes

22 May 2017

Can I just start this post off by saying how ahhhmazing this weather is! I'm literally in love... There's something about the sun that makes everyone happy and brings out the best in you. I wake up with a smile on my face with the sun is shining through my window. Pure bliss...


Outfit chat babes!

For some reason, I tend to shy away from colour during the summer and keep it simple. Black is an obvious choice but I may add accents of colour here and there. Hence why when I saw this cute ass dress from H&M I had to have it, it's very floral something that isn't me at all but I'm seeing floral print everywhere so it would be a sin not to jump on the bandwagon lolz. 


This summer I'm steering away from maxi dresses only because they do nothing for my shape, however, a maxi wrap dress is a win. As I mentioned in my last post wrap dresses does wonder for my figure, and hides the shit I don't want y'all to see. I've also been experimenting on how to wear spaghetti straps because I hate my showing my arms/shoulders. I love the tee and cami dress trend and you can definitely incorporate that trend with these kinds of dresses. I bought this lace top from pretty little thing to wear under a slogan tee for festival season but when I paired it with this dress it felt like the perfect fit. Covers me in all the right places but shows enough to still make me feel sexy. 





Dress - H&M | Lace Top - Pretty Little Thing | Shoes - Public Desire


Until next time babes x

Off-Duty Essentials

19 May 2017

If anyone asks me what I feel most comfortable in it has to be off-duty attire. Give me a pair of comfy trousers/jeans and a tee any day of the week and I'll be the happiest girl alive. To be honest, we're pretty much prone to wearing suitable attire on a day-to-day basis so we don't offend our colleagues, clients, friends or anyone whom we shall pass on our travels. Although, saying that I do love a glam!

However, this sudden bi-polar weather is perfect for off-duty styling. To be honest, whatever the weather is perfect for off-duty styling. I find that the neutral and minimal tones make me feel more relaxed and most comfortable. I've been lusting over these Maniere De Voir lace up jogger recently. Perfect for dressing down and even great for a date night with the Mr. (just slap on some kick-ass ankle boots or stilettos and you're good to go). If you know me, then you know I LIVE for a flatform. Supergas are the most comfortable flatforms on earth, 100%, the perfect off-duty essential. Paired these with a long sleeved loose tee and a draped long line cardi, you're ready to tackle our British summer. 





What's your off-duty essential?

I hope you enjoyed this post in collaboration with Maniere De Voir 
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Until next time!

Festival Season Vibes

8 May 2017


Hey, babes! I know… these posts have been few and far between. I feel like every time I say I'm coming back with a bang some shit happens (queue woe is me comment) that makes me too busy to even think about this little blog of mine. The reality is other priorities has taken precedence as this blog doesn't make mama money.

So enough self-pity bull. We've entered a new month! How is it that we're almost halfway through the year and we only celebrated the New Year like yesterday! How did that happen? In all honesty, I'm not prepared for summer. Not only because I'm not #bodygoals but I'm not ready to give up the long sleeve tops, jeans, BLACK and layering. I also enjoying shaving my legs and pits every other month and ignoring my grown out mani-pedi for weeks because who the fuck is really going to see my toes?!

But. I am looking forward to the festival season. 
Bring on, the day drinking, sexy and hip clothes, food trucks and endless dancing with your favourite people. 


BRING.ON.FESTIVAL.SEASON! 



I'd like to think I'm a practical gal when it comes to festival dressing. Minimal fuss with an edge. I see a lot of girls who literally go all out… headdress and all but I can't deal with that shit. I just want to have a good bloody time. Who has time to make sure shit is in place when you're dancing your favourite tunes?


Dresses are usually my go to for festival dressing. Something light and airy and nothing too clingy. Shoes of choice have to be my trusty oxblood Dr Martens or white battered converse. Black is usually an obvious colour only because I'm clumsy as fuck so drink spillage is a given. And a lightweight bag that will carry all my necessities. 

Browsing the Missguided website, as you do. I came across this cute little tea dress. I've suddenly had a thing for tea dresses becasue they work for my body shape as they hide all the lumps and bumps as well as accentuates my body in the right places. This dress is definitely going to hit the festival season with me this year. And it's perfect for a summer BBQ or for evening drinks. 




Dress & Bucket Bag - Missguided | Boots - Asos 
A few festivals I'm attending... 

GALA Festival - Sunday 28th May
The newest one on the list but a beast in its own right. This festival legitimately puts the two things I love in one space. FOOD and MUSIC. And yes all festivals have food and good music but this festival has some shit hot food stalls like Honest Burger and Chicken Shop. It's going to be a banger and the fact that it's a hop, skip and a jump away from me helps too!

Garage Nation / One Dance - Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July
If you're a South Londoner and/or a garage head this is definitely one for you. Held at Streatham common, GN festival spans over two days giving you the best in garage, drum&bass and house. I've been twice now but never on Saturday (which is the ultimate garage day) but it's always a vibe.

51st State - Saturday 5th August
I went to the very first 51st State festival back in 2015. Literally the best festival I have ever been too. It was an impromptu decision to go as my friends and I managed to get hold of tickets at the last minute. We also managed to jump the queue because of our tickets and avoided the dreaded two-hour queue. I can't tell you why it's my favourite festival to date but I just remember the vibe being amazing.

What festivals are you gals attending this year?

In other news - Lemonade & Vodka is coming to town!
My gals and I are setting up a little girl power community to help women bond and find friendships. We understand it can be difficult to make friends or even build a platonic girl power relationship with someone who shares similar interests especially with the expedited blow up of social media.  We want you, anxious and amazing gals, to get off behind the phone screen or your laptops and enjoy yourself with us through a string of events which consist of fun fun fun!
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360

12 March 2017



Yo! I'm in such a bloody good mood! You know when you wake up and feel like YES BITCH IM READY TO TAKE ON THE DAY. Yep, that's my mood. I don't even know what happened but life has literally taken a 360. Life is good, I feel like I've got my MOJO back, I'm loving the blog even more and actually enjoy creating content for it. I even made a content planner! How organised am I? Oh my... am I becoming a real blogger? With real blogger plans and content? I guess I am babes. *emoji wink face*. For the first time in a long time I am comfortable and happy with how I look, my weight and basically life in general. It's like I've gotten a boost of confidence and I'm just lapping it up. Go Mish!

In other news. Outfit time. 

I've recently become infatuated with Missguided. I've always been an on and off shopper when it comes to the online store, it's never been my first choice or my last but they've stepped up their game recently. Not only have they stepped up their staple pieces, but the quality is getting better too. I remember the first time I bought from them and the material was cheap as fuck. But they have some key pieces that are worth investing in, like this choker style knit jumper. When I bought it I knew immediately what I was going to pair it with. I've seen this look on the street style blogs recently and I'm loving it. There's something about the midi-skirt, jumper combo that makes me feel so comfortable yet on trend. I'm here for it. And the fact that it was 15-16 degrees yesterday gave me even more confidence to rock this bad boy. 




Jacket - Pull & Bear | Jumper - Missguided | Skirt - Topshop | Boots - asos

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I like Shiny Things

6 March 2017

Just like this cute ass jacket.

I'll paint the picture for you. My colleague told me about the missguided sale (no I'm not plugging them). And although I keep telling myself to stay away from the cheaper online stores, I can't resist a good sale. So... I'm browsing the site and I saw this beaut. For only £31... LIKE WHO WOULDN'T BUY IT? Mate, this was probably the fastest purchase I've ever made (that's a lie but you get the idea). And when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and how cosy it was. I'm probably going to get a few wears out of it before I have to retire it for summer but I'm bloody looking forward to wearing it when it gets colder! I paired it with my mom jeans and a cream knit jumper but I reckon an all black outfit would give it that extra pop!

Anyway...
This weekend was probably the first time in ages that I switched off and just enjoyed myself. So it was so nice when my friend Vicky called me on Saturday morning to meet up for a coffee and catch up, plus I talked her into to shooting this outfit post... bonus 😝. 

We're both south gals so it was an easy decision to venture into Brixton. Considering Brixton is literally up the road it's rare that I ever go there for social purposes. I desperately wanted to take pictures in central Brixton, especially since it's become gentrified, it would have been the perfect backdrop to debut my new purchase. But... I'm shy and posing in central Brixton while Vicky takes pictures of me gives me huge anxiety. So we opted for a quiet road... I don't know how some bloggers do it but I would die everytime some walks past when I'm taking blog pics so imagine doing it on a busy Saturday in Brixton. .. 







Jacket - Missguided | Jumper  & Boots - Zara | Mom Jeans - Forever21

Brain Dump & Life Update

25 February 2017

Well hello there…



I feel it's been too long. Again. Missed you! In all honesty, I haven't had any interesting things to write about recently. I could tell you guys how amazing my outfits are or what inspired me to wear/purchase them but I'd rather have a little more substance to my posts. #noshade



So here's a little brain dump and what I've been up to recently along with an outfit post... of course! 



Berlin
I recently visited the beautiful city of Berlin recently. I'll try and do a photo diary post on it soon (notice how I said 'TRY', I obviously have commitment issues). Anyhoo, It was an amazing trip. We relaxed, we partied, we ate and we took in what the city had to offer. I've always wanted to go and I'm glad I did. Definitely one of my favourite cities so far. I'll definitely be back before the year ends!



House Make Over! 
I finally decided to take the first steps to redecorating the house. I've even put a Pinterest board together! I've been saying I need to redecorate for the longest, but something always comes up, this time I'm putting my foot down and doing even, even if I'm broke for it. I'm excited but nervous because I can be very indecisive at times.... bring on the challenge! 



Online Dating
Ahhhh the online dating era... does that make me a millennial for signing up to Tinder? I mean how else am I going to meet someone let's be real? I am officially too busy to socialise... how fucking sad is that! 
Anyway, I downloaded Tinder. Ha! Only for laughs. I got into a relationship when online dating became a thing so I've never experienced it. After around 2 weeks I deactivated it. I think it's good for people who are too busy to get out or have social anxiety as it eases the pressure of having to talk to someone you like in person, but it's not for me. That's not to say I won't try online dating in the near future but for now, instead of adding another app to my phone to excuse me from reality I'd rather chill with a cup of hot cocoa and watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Netflix. 



Puffa Jacket - Topshop | Hoodie & Leggings - H&M | Boots - asos

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Out of your Comfort Zone

29 January 2017



Literally vomiting at my double chin in this pic....

Nothing rarely catches your eye until someone else brings it to your attention. We're always so stuck in our ways and a style that when we see something that isn't the 'norm' we simply ignore the fact it's there. That was how this incredible pinafore dress made its way into my wardrobe. In an impromptu visit to our local H&M, my friend Donica and I were simply having a little browse when she came across this dress on the mannequin. I'll be honest I didn't think it was nice until she said it was... And I then tried it on and OMG…. How it made me feel. I mean I was a hot mess after a gruelling boot camp session but nonetheless, it looked good on me, I liked it, so I bought it.


I was totally out of my comfort zone when figuring out it to style it. Frills - yuck! Houndstooth - erm no. Tight-fitting? - get me to the gym asap! But I opted for the simple look as the dress has so much character anyway. I could wear this in the warmer months with a pair of white trainers and a t-shirt or pull a chunky knit over it paired with black ankle boots for a more conservative look.  I'm looking forward to playing with the different styles on this one.




Can we just take a moment to appreciate this bargain of a coat from Primark. I found this gem in the sales pre-Christmas for only a tenner! YES! I.KID.YOU.NOT! It's pretty flimsy and well worth the ten pounds but it's so lush that I couldn't resist. 

Pinafore Dress - H&M | Turtle Neck and Shearling Coat - Primark | Boots - Zara
Right Now...
It's Sunday! I have to say I've had the most chilled yet eventful weekend in a long time. The past weekends have consisted of either partying and nursing my hangover all weekend, or staying in all weekend due to the crazy week. I actually feel good right now, like I can start the week off right. 

This Week...
Has been cray. Work has officially taken over my life but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I enjoy what I do which can't be said for some. I did, however, attend a really inspiring talk on Tuesday night held by Future Girl Corp, they offer talks and advice on female start-ups, addressing their trials and tribulations and how we can avoid them. They're held each month and I definitely recommend attending one!

Looking Forward To...
BERLIN BITCHES! This was an off the cuff decision to visit Berlin, I desperately needed a little break (Christmas break doesn't count!) and I didn't want to be here during Valentines, for obvious reasons. So my friend and I booked flights to Berlin last week and the rest is history. We have no idea what we're actually going to do, but Berlin has been a city I wanted to visit for ages. If you've been let me know the go-to places in the comments below! 

Hello 2017!

22 January 2017


Hey, 2017! First blog post of the year and all that jazz!

I'm not sure if we can still say happy new year as we're 3 weeks in, however in all honestly I wrote this post in the first week of the year I've been sitting on it for ages... 


I've contemplated writing this post because I'm all honestly I'm in a transitional place right now. I wanted to make this post about what I learnt in 2016 and a general recap of the year but in all honesty, I absolutely hated 2016. Yes, there were good parts but for the most part, I wasn't happy. So fuck dwelling on the shittest year ever and let's move the fuck on...



Life update
Firstly - I'm newly single and that's not because of the ex BF was a monster - the complete opposite he was perfect however not perfect for me.... 
Secondly - I'm glad to be over 2016 as it was a F**ked up year but I still feel like the 2016 Michelle is starting to creep into 2017 Michelle.
Thirdly - I'm recovering from the cold/flu since New Years so I'm only really getting into the new year now.
And last but not least work has been non-stop since we touched down.



So in a nutshell 2017 has been crazy so far and we're hitting our fourth week!



The contemplation for writing this post was because, in all honesty, I'm pretty much meh.... I'm neither happy or sad I'm just mediocre. And I don't know whether it's a good thing or not. I have my days where I'm super chill then there are days where I'm down but 'ok' and then I have the days where I have too much time to think and that's when I turn to Rachet TV to simmer the brain!



New outlook
I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the blog properly this year. I know I say this year every year but I really want to do more with the blog. I want to start by being more honest and allowing my personality to show rather than the pretty pictures. I look back at when I first started and how I honest I used to be. I miss that.
I'm looking forward to embracing the single the Michelle and letting her shine throughout VK. And I'm also looking forward to new experiences within myself. I'm turning the big 30 this year and I've been dreading it since I turned 28 but now I'm actually looking forward to it. I've achieved so much in the last 5 years and I want to celebrate that.



So that's my little catch-up and to say Happy new year you beautiful people! Let's keep in touch in 2017 x

And in celebration of the New Year here's a little something I put together earlier...





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