Dear 2015

31 December 2015

I guess it's that time of the year again where everyone starts re-evaluating the past year, making new resolutions and getting rid of old baggage.

...And here I am to sum up my 2015



Dear 2015,

Professionally you have been the most testing. 

I managed to find myself not only personally but professionally. 

You made me recongise my self worth and taught to me to love harder than ever before.

New relationships have blossomed and old ones have been mourned. 

I've embraced getting older and am witnessing my son growing into a teenager.

I have overcome insecurities and allowed myself to be vulnerable to the ones who care the most.

But most importantly I have enjoyed and accepted every smile, laugh, tear/s and sadness that I have embraced with you because that has made me who I am today.

A strong crazy human :P

My Low of 2015 was letting my insecurities get the better of me.
My high of 2015 has to be my niece being born, my Son going to secondary school and getting a promotion at work (yes I have three 'high's' - and woot!)

Thanks for another great year!

M x



Top, Skirt, Shoes (similar here) - Topshop | Bag - H&M

Happy 2016 peeps! 
I hope you all continue to stay with me on my journey throughout 2016 x

Shiny Kicks

28 December 2015


As I sit here at my desk watching 24 on Netflix (love me some Jack Bauer) I can't believe how fast this year has gone. I swear it was summer like 5 minutes ago?

I have to say this Christmas was by far one of the best Christmas's I have had.
We had the entire family round at my mums as well as the Mr.'s family.
It was also my niece's first Christmas which made it extra special.
I told myself I wouldn't stress as much as I did last year and that's exactly what I did.
I relaxed and enjoyed the day.

The Mr always spoils me on any given day so it was no surprise that he made no exception for Christmas. I won't indulge in all the gifts he showered me with but one of them were these bad ass Reebok trainers.

I remember a few blog posts back I mentioned that trainers and flats are vastly becoming my loves over a hot pair of heels and this year has proved that. My heel selection is few and far between as the flats and trainers are piling up!
It could be to do with the fact God is telling me that I'm getting old or that I simply would rather be comfortable than stylish - but I'm not arguing with this choice the Mr. has bestowed upon me, I'm embracing it!

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I wanted to go for a girly yet sport luxe look when styling my Reeboks so I opted for the all black look to bring attention to my trainers. I've been wearing this Forever21 skirt any chance I get because it's so flattering and makes my legs look like Tina Turner's.
My Criminal Damage reversible bomber is a hidden gem and usually makes a special appearance on truly special occasions... hence this combination!






Trainers - Reebok (xmas Present - although you can get him here) | Skirt - Forever21 | Top - Primark | Bomber Jacket - Criminal Damage (old)

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and looking forward to the New Year!

Staple Dress

14 November 2015

I finally had a chance to shoot this gorgeous H&M dress.
It's such a staple A/W piece.

I remember when I first set eyes on this dress in the store window of the Brixton H&M branch but I was in such a rush I that I didn't even think about it.
And then I noticed it again in the Angel H&M store and I knew I had to have it.
For a whopping £15 it was pretty hard not to purchase... but the icing on the cake was the extra 20% off by signing up to the H&M mailing list on that particular day! 
BARGAIN upon BARGAIN!

I will confess that it's slightly big for me so anyone wanting to buy I would recommend getting a size smaller.
I'm too lazy to bring it back so I'll rock it big and nip tuck where necessary! 






Have you managed to pick up any A/W staple pieces?

ps. Rocking my natural hair on the blog since I've done the big chop! (Which was a year and a half ago may i add - I can't believe how much it's grown.
You like?
pps. It's back in weave now :P

Right Now
Indulging in some reality TV...
I shall not divulge in the show name but let's just say its super juicy!

This Week
I received some amazing but well deserved news this week.
I got a promotion at work!
Yayness!
I won't go into to much detail as my job and the blog are two different parts of my life that I prefer to keep separate, however you are now looking at the new Junior Producer at DixonBaxi :)

Looking Forward To
Christmas!
Is it too early to say that?
I popped into TK Max today and was totally embracing the Christmas vibe. I even managed to buy my first christmas gift.... eeek!




Hello Autumn

8 November 2015

Awwww guys I can't believe the last time I posted was just over 2 months ago!
That is some serious neglect....

On the flip side I've been keeping myself busy whilst I've been MIA.
Work is the obvious one, Cion has finally started secondary which is hella scary but such a blessing and I also celebrated my birthday in September - if you follow me on instagram you would have seen that the Mr whisked me away as a surprise to Morocco which was sha-maazing!
I celebrated a few more birthdays and indulged in some not-so-crazy nights but enjoyable nonetheless and the rest has literally been Netflix and Chill.

So now that you guys are pretty much up to date lets get on to why we're here!

I made a promise to myself that I would blog this weekend even if it kills me.
For a minute forgot why I started blogging and became so consumed with bullshit that I allowed this part of my life to take a backseat. Even though blogging has always been a hobby it's also been a happy place to express myself - so I've vowed to be consistent even if it's one post a month.

I recently got this this cool ass aviator jacket from ASOS marketplace.
The Acme one has been on my wish list for a while but I don't get paid enough to even touch it so I couldn't help but get the next best thing!

It's super warm and cosy and can't wait to wear it properly when it gets colder.





Giving some serious resting bitch face....



Aviator Jacket - ASOS Marketplace | Top - H&M | Jeggings - New Look via ASOS - AF1s - Nike Town

Have you guys managed to pick up some A/W Jackets?

In other news...

I'm sleeping out at West India Quay on Thursday 12th November with Centre Point Charity to help raise money for homeless youths. This charity is one close to my heart and if you know me, you'll know that I love my bed to death so sleeping rough is going to be huge challenge!

I would love for you all to help a sister out and donate for this amazing cause... check out my page here: https://sleepout2015-wiq.everydayhero.com/uk/michelle

and if you do donate please let me know so I can say a huge THANK YOU!



You Caught me Smiling...

25 August 2015

Just thought I'll spread a little sunshine on this horrendous day!

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It's the little things that always manage to make me smile.

Like a smiley face at the end of a client email :)

Watching my son sleeping

When the Mr comes home with flowers for no reason at all but because he loves me

Sleeping in on a Sunday morning

When someone I know gets engaged or gets pregnant

My mum's laugh

As humans we always dwell on the negative parts of our day, but there are times when I'm having a shitty day and I think about those little things that made me smile at that particular time... and at that moment I smile again.




Jacket - ASOS | Top - Topshop | Skirt - H&M | Boots - Public Desire



These Hot Days

23 August 2015

Absolutely loving that it's hwaaat right now!
I know it's only for a short time but it's only right that we get the most of it.

So on Friday when I accidentally looked at the weather forecast and saw that it was an appealing 25/26 degrees I had to get out of the house. And having the luxury of a massive park on your doorstep isn't too bad either!

Super casual look on the blog today due to the weather but thought I would add a little flavour with my sleeveless trench coat.




Right Now
Laying it bed... It's Sunday... It's only right!

This Week
Has been great! Even though I haven't done fuck all it's just nice switching off.

Looking Forward To
Another week off work. The first week has gone too fast!
I was planning on doing all of Cion's secondary prep last week but I was just happy to knowing that I was free that I let the week get away from me!
This week we are in full secondary school mode.
I'm looking forward to getting his new school uniform, school supplies and getting organised for his first day!


A few things...

21 August 2015

Hiya! How you doing?
It's been far too long right?!
I've missed you!

The Blog
It seems like these posts are coming far and few between and it's slightly disheartening. I love Virgos and Kisses but if I'm being really honest I'm starting to loose my passion for blogging.
I honestly don't know what it is because this blog has helped me through a lot and starting VK when I didn't really have a clue where I was heading made me feel like I was doing something worth while. But now...  I feel like the blogging bug its slowly leaving me. I still love my clothes lord knows that will never change and a camera couldn't pass me without wanting to take a good ole' selfie or full frame OOTD but it's just not the same...
I am hoping to get my mojo back, so what I'm really asking is that bare with me a little while longer :)

I'm on Annual Leave!
I'm currently off work for two weeks. This first week has gone way to fast and I haven't done anything but go to the gym, visit family and friends and lay around the house. It's been great spending time with Cion though, even though he doesn't see me as cool any more *sad face*. But next week I am determined to add some action packed activities to our week.
This has been the first time in 3 years that I've had the summer holidays off with Cion. Sadly for me, Cion is off to secondary school in 2 weeks, which is why I wanted this time to help him through the transition so it was really important I get this time off work.  

My Fitness Weight-loss/Fitness Journey
Myself and the Mani have been on the 90sss challenge by the Body Coach for the past 2/3 weeks. I'll be 100 with you all... I've had a few cheat moments - I say cheat moments because I haven't taken out the whole day to cheat I've just had a little cheeky snack or cheeky meal. But with saying that I've been fully committed to the exercise part. Mani and I recently joined a new gym closer to home and it's perfect! It has all the classes I love and what's even better is that I can do them in the morning before work. One of my favourite classes at the moment is Circuits on a Monday morning and Spinning on a Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. I am seriously in my element and even the Mr notices how much I enjoy going to the gym.
It's a long road to lean and trim but I'm slowly getting there!

The Outfit
After an amazing spinning class on Wednesday I felt like we (or me) needed a little treat-treat, not a naughty treat but something that wasn't in the 90sss recipe book. Mani, Cion and I headed to Islington's amazing Mediterranean restaurant Mem and Laz for a treat-treat, below is what I wore.

I bought this summer midi dress for 51st Festival a few weeks back - thought I'll share with you guys how I originally styled it

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For dinner I wanted to add a little rock-ness to the dress so paired it with my white Vans and leather jacket.






Dress - Boohoo | Leather Jacket and Vans - ASOS | Scarf (old) - Alexander McQueen | Rings - Primark

Have you guys been missing my posts? I promise I'll be back regularly... that's if you'll have me :)

Summer time flares

11 July 2015



Summer's here peeps!
And thanks to summer my wardrobe seems to be getting bigger and my clothes lighter.

These light-weight Forever21 flares are perfect for these hot summer days when you don't want to show off your legs.  Admittedly I haven't worn flared trousers in years and as the trend is creeping back up - snapping these high waisted ones from Forever21 was a blessing.

Have you picked up flares this summer? Would love to know how you styled them!





Top - Topshop (old) | Flares - Forever21 (similar here) | Sandals - JustFab

Right Now
Laying in bed.
It's Saturday morning and I have no desire to do anything despite the nice weather!

This Week
... has gone by too quick! We'll be in August soon!
My son had his school prom last night and if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the proud mum moment.
Cion was dressed to the nines in a dapper cream suit, white granddad shirt and suede beige loafers.
He gets his sense of style from his mamma:P

Looking Forward To
I won tickets for One Dance Festival tomorrow - yayness - via the I'M IN app.
As it's just up the road in Streatham Common it would be a sin not to go!

H&M Coord

8 July 2015

I've never been a fan of the coord.
Not because I don't like them but simply because no coord on the face of this earth looks good on me.
I remember when the trend first hit town we had midriffs on show and legs for days - I had the legs part, the midriff not so much :(.
Fortunately for me H&M produced the perfect coord to hide all my lumps and bumps...

Like most things I own this was an impulse buy. I only stepped into H&M to browse... I swear! But the mannequin was sporting this so well I couldn't resist.






Coord - H&M (Similar) | Birkenstock Dupes (old) - Topshop | Bag - Primark | Sunglasses - Bought in Majorca

Right Now
On the train home after client entertaining at Shoreditch House...
Who knew the blogger app would be such a great tool for on the go blogging.

This Week
I have to say I'm slightly missing the weekend. I headed up to Birmingham for my brother and sister in law's baby shower and although the drive was hella hot (being on the motorway for 2.5 hours with no air-con is not the one) it was so nice to see all the family together.

Looking forward to
Sleeping all weekend.
I have no plans this weekend and don't intend to make any. 
I want to sleep and not think about a damn thing! 


F**k Me Boots

1 July 2015

I've been drooling over these boots for the past two months. 
Contemplating whether it was worth it - asking myself will I even wear them? Or do I want them because one of the Kardashians killed it in the Gianvito Rossi ones. 
I'm all for a celeb inspo!
Most of all I was contemplating whether they would hurt my feet after wearing them for 20mins.
I've vowed never to buy cheap shoes again after ASOS and Missguided heels hurt my feet like hell. I'll rather pay the extra price for comfort if I'm being honest because lets face it, walking through the pain is not cute. 

Well... I gave in like the sucker I am and purchased these fucking awesome boots. 
"You love a F**k Me boot don't you.." my ass (sexy ass) of a boyfriend said to me when I sent him the link.
It's true I do.

To debut them on VK I want to prove the Mr. wrong and show him that these sexy bitch ass boots can look just as stylish as my non-F**k-Me boots.
So I paired it with this boho sheek dress I picked up from H&M while shopping for socks for my son.

Seriously though - I can't wait to wear these on a night out with a pair of booty shorts and a long tee.
Yaaassss!





Right Now
I'm at work.
Lord knows how I have time to type this post... 

This Week
Is hot has fuck! I'm loving it and glad it's staying hot for the weekend. 
I'm not feeling the fans either side of me blowing hot air around but it's a sacrifice I'm prepared to take on for a week of HEAT!

Looking Forward To
Signing up to The Body Coach 90 days SSS myself and Mani have decided enough is enough. I need to loose 2 stone (no joke) and Mani just wants to tone up. Watch me in 3 months a new me!

Happy 1st of July!

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