Farewell Virgos & Kisses

11 September 2017

This has probably got to be the hardest post I've had to write for Virgos & Kisses.
I almost cried.
No lie.


I've been thinking about Virgos and Kisses for a hot minute now and the routes I'd like to take it. 
I've fought with myself so many times on how to maintain it, is it worth it? Should I give up now - all those thoughts, just going through my head...

I started Virgos & Kisses in 2012 and it literally was my saviour
I was in a complicated place and wanted a positive outlet to be happy and free. 
But now I feel like I've outgrown VK. 
I don't get excited about outfit posts and creating content anymore. 
I will literally start writing or thinking of outfits and then give up because I'm not feeling it. 
And to be honest, I want to be more vulnerable and open to talk about serious topics that mean so much more to me than what I picked up on sale or the bargain I got at Topshop.
I just want realness now. 

 I'm going to be 30 in just a few weeks and I've realised even more now that VK was a representation of my 20s. 
I'm not that 20 something girl who is still trying to find her place. 


I'm so much more confident than I've ever been and feel the blog doesn't represent my growth as much as I would like it too.

So this is my GOODBYE.

I've LOVED every little part of this blog. 
I've enjoyed creating content, putting outfits together and the endless photoshop editing. 
I've read every single comment and when I would look at my stats I'm still shocked that people actually read what I wrote.  Actually gets me gassed EVERY DAMN TIME!

So thank you to everyone who has read, commented, followed and continued to show me love even when I took a hiatus.
Thank you to my family and friends for taking my blog pictures even when you didn't want to, and supporting me by reposting and commenting via the social. 
And a massive thank you especially to my Martha, Nica and Mani, whom I practically turned into my personal photographers, putting up with my 5 outfit changes (in one day) and the off the cuff calls to shoot blog content. 

But most importantly I wanna thank myself. For being so fucking brave and starting this blog.

You'll see me soon! 
And if you wanna hit me up you can follow me on my socials below
Instagram: @GalLikeMichelle
Twitter: @GalLikeMichelle
Snapchat: GalLikeMichelle

or drop me an email

Bye Babes! 
It's been fucking real!

*just in case you forgot what I look like :P

It's Politics Babe...

25 June 2017

I don't have one political bone in my body so this post is purely to show off this snazzy tee and obviously to show you where my allegiance lies. Big up to Pie and Fash for putting me on to this tee. 

A minute of silence for these silver bullets, please...
Who remembers when these were £60 10-15years ago? I bloody do! We all know fashion takes a 360 every decade, however, who said it could come back ten times more expensive? Whoever has a plug a Nike holla at your girl because I want the gold too lolz. 

Tee - Ebay | Skirt - New Look | Trainers - Nike via JD Sports

In other news... 
I've moved jobs. You're now looking at the new Creative Video Producer at asos.com. That's right babes... ASOS! This year has been the most challenging and has testest me to the core, in my career and my personal life and this move to asos just feels right. I can't explain it but I actually feel like I've found my feet and my professional life is actually going right for once. Anyhoo... just wanted to share that little bit of news. 

What's good with you babes?

Floral Co-ord

7 June 2017

There are only a few words I can say about this insane co-ord from Primark (Pree-mark, as I like to call it). Gorgeous. Comfortable. Insane. HOT.. and did I say INSANE?

If I'm being brutely honest I would have easily passed this in Primark as it didn't immediately catch my attention until my friend pointed it out. If you've been following Virgos & Kisses for a while you'll know I'm not prone to colour. I actually run from it on a normal day, however, this co-ord is the epitome of spring/summer and it's super flattering on me. And for £28 you can't not buy, can you? It would literally be a crime to leave the store without it.

Can we also stop to appreciate this sexy ass shoes? I haven't bought heels is AGES, it's probably my age talking but if it's not either a block heel or rubber 'flat' sole it doesn't stand a chance, however, it was hard for me to pass on these. As soon as I tried these on I felt at one with them... and a little treat doesn't hurt, right? Even if they do end up catching dust under my bed....

Co-ord - Primark | Shoes - Aldo

Who else is loving Primark s/s lately?

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 
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. 


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!
Sign up your interest HERE I promise you won't regret it. 


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

Shop my look below :)

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!

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

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