The Sheer Dress

29 December 2016

Guys! It's my last outfit post of 2016! WTF how did this year go so fast.... I've probably posted a handful of times this year but I'm glad you guys still remain readers... the old and the new!

My final outfit post of 2016 is this sheer number. I remember seeing a similar one in Zara a few months back although it was sold out in my size. Then I saw this beaut on the asos website, and for only £17.99 it was hard to resist. What I like most about this sheer dress is that I can dress it up for a night-time look or dress it down for a daytime look. I love when I find pieces like this - it's like getting two outfits for the price of one! 

Dress - asos | T-Shirt and Boots (old) - H&M | Jeans - Bershka 

Right Now
Chilling, listening to my Spotify playlist - it's called 'Random Ish' for anyone that wants to follow it. I am so chill right now it makes me happy. I wish most days were like this...

This Week
Has been pretty chill. Actually, scrap that. It's been a mixture of chill and crazy. What's nice about the festive season is that most of your friends are off work too - I've been catching up with the faves, drinking, eating and just having fun. It's been nice.

Look Forward To
Going back to work! Whaaatttt - you say? I actually am. I can't wait to get stuck into this year and just do what makes me happy and work is one of those things. I've decided to go into the new year with a positive attitude and most importantly, enjoy living.

How's the festive period been treating you?

The Man Repellant Mules

21 December 2016

Isn't it strange how some men get repulsed by the most stunning and gorgeous items of clothing? It's almost like they don't get it, they don't get fashion, they don't get style and they don't get you! I came to that conclusion when I snap-chatted these gorgeous mules on my snapchat a few weeks ago. Literally two-thirds of my snapchat private messaged me to tell me how ugly they were and most of them were men... typical.

'Tinfoil shoes', 'paper mache' and loads of other insulting words were used to describe this work of art. However, that didn't phase me because I bought them. HA-Fucking-HA. 

I legit had a cinderella moment when I tried on these h&m mules. My friend Beth who was with at the time wasn't fond of them when I first picked them up, but when I tried them on she knew I had to buy them. There's something about an ugly shoe that you have to try them on to understand why they work. 

Unfortunately, I couldn't find these mules on the h&m website and I haven't seen them in a store since I bought them so I put together some other options which are just as sassy!

Right Now
Laying in bed... No work until the New Year bitches!

Last Week/This Week
Apart from fighting the dreaded cold/flu that has been going around, it's was my last week at work until next year! Whoop-de-doo! I usually never take the week before Christmas off because it's always so chill. But starting a new job I had to take my remaining annual leave... so here we are! Last week had been a manic week to end on, so happy to get some well-deserved rest!

Looking Foward to...
I want to say Christmas but I'm not. I hadn't bought a single present until two days ago. I feel like each year I'm becoming more and more unorganised. I miss the days when I had Christmas shopping completed by the end of November. I hate that I've become this person that leaves shit like this to the last minute. Makes me feel like I haven't got my shit together!
So... what I am looking forward to is a much-needed break. 

Christmas Faves

6 December 2016

How did we get here so bloody quick? Summer was literally yesterday. I actually remember last Christmas perfectly and now we're back here again... To be completely honest I feel more stressed than ever this year. Not only did my son turn 13 on the 1st December, (basically cost me an arm and leg) there's been a few changes in my life recently. Some for good and some for bad. This year has been a rollercoaster of emotions and Christmas festivities has taken a back seat. 
On another note - I'm trying to be more responsible with money and spending what I need rather than what I want. I want to buy my house soon so I'm saving like a crazy women. I made a vow that I'm going to leave all my careless spending in 2016. Wish me luck.

So.... moving on. Here are a few gems that I've racked up on my wish-list this year.

I've joined a book club. Yes an actual book club! It's actually pretty cool. We're now on our second book and although the nostalgia of reading a real book vs tech is second to none I'll rather have the convenience of reading from a Kindle than book. Especially for the commute to work. Lugging around a hefty book is not cute.

I've had my 100ml bottle for over 3 years and it's now on it's last few drops. Time to re-stock this beauty. However the price is a little off putting so anyone who wants to gift this bad boy... feel free.

Aloe Vera Plant
I have no plants in my house. I know crazy. The truth is I can't care for plants. It's more than likely they'll die in my care due to lack of care and watering. But I know for a fact that Aloe Vera plants don't require water daily or even regularly so this is one plant I can get down with.

*Since writing this post I have now purchased these babies! 

How fucking insane are these beauties. And for £40 you can't go wrong. These babies scream fun! I can see myself rocking these on a night out during the holidays. Or even on NYE if I get invited anywhere. Or I'm happy to just wear them while watching HBO's Insecure. 

I've had my eye on this bra ever since I visited their Mayfair store for work purposes. (No I am not an escort). I've never spent more than £40 on a bra but this beauty could definitely make me change my mind. It's also pretty versatile so I reckon I could also wear it as outwear too. 

I've been looking for the right purse to replace my current Bodens one. I hate massive purses - I've been looking for a nice leather one to fit all my cards and coins in.  

Basically everything I want in one jacket. 

Slip Dresses in Winter

29 November 2016

Spring/Summer 16' was the year of the slip dress ever since Kendall Jenner debuted the T-shirt/slip dress combo in April this year. I guess its something about the Kardashian clang that can make such a simple look go viral - let's be real every blogger, influencer and trend-setter was all over this look - including me! However on this occasion I wasn't influenced by the K Clang. But the 90s. Yes babes the 90s. Let's be honest the 90s was the bomb diggy and when they say fashion makes a 360... the 90s is a year I can get down with. 1. Because I'm a 90s baby (born in the 80s) and 2. it was the best decade for basically everything... Fashion. Music... shall I go on?

I purchased this slip dress ages ago from Zara. The plan was to wear it to one of the many festivals I attended paired with a white tee and biker boots. But it never made an appearance… until now.

Even though it's getting colder, doesn't necessarily mean my summer wardrobe should be eliminated. This slip dress is versatile for summer and winter. Paired with a long sleeved polo neck, some cute ass boots from office and the reoccurring forever21 longline coat that I just can't seem to let go of, it's the perfect outfit to tackle the cold… boom!

Slip Dress - Zara | Coat - Forever21 | Boots - Office

Did you get sucked into the slip dress trend too? And are you planning on wearing it through winter - let me know how you plan on styling it :)

Blogging Hiatus and Snakeskin Boots

21 November 2016

I've been battling a lot with this blog recently… and yes I know I've mentioned it so many times before but I'm mentioning it again because I can. More than recently I wasn't sure I wanted to continue blogging and I even felt like picking up a new hobby, like knitting or jewellery making to fill the void. But in all honesty I didn’t want to stop blogging. I love it. I love putting new outfits together, sharing beauty tips, divulging in my latest holiday or adventure or just sharing good or not-so-good news.

Now with that being said I am the laziest hard working person I know. And if you don't know what that means let me break it down for you… I will work my ass off and give 110% in everything I do, whether it's work or leisure but give me a chill pill and I'll take in an instant. I love chilling and I'm the queen of sleep (understand that if I give up sleep or food for something it means I really care) but because I don't get it often I'm not ready to give it up - so when it comes to my blog having to sacrifice my ME time is hard work within itself. But I've realised that the only reason why it felt like hard work was because I wasn't enjoying the actual blogging anymore - it was the outcome and views/comments/likes that became the focal point.

I enjoy putting outfits together and seeing what goes with what. What suits my body type and what doesn't. Experimenting with photos and locations. That's what made blogging fun for me. So with that being said hopefully I'm back for a while and I can make this permanent. 

Have you taken an hiatus from blogging? Why? And what made you come back?  


Now... on the why you're all here.... the outfit!

It has taken me AGES to blog these insane snakeskin leather boots from JD Williams. I was gifted these few months ago and only recently managed to take these bad boys out for a spin. I also purchased this cute smock dress from asos recently and knew these boots would pair perfectly with them. I'll be the first to admit that I hate the colder months. Especially when it gets to 10 degrees my sense of fashion goes straight out of the window and I dress for the weather and I never make it cute. However this look was super simple to achieve! Slap a pair of 100 denier tights and a long line coat we're all good to tackle this horrid weather!

Boots - JD Williams* | Dress - asos | Coat (old) - Forever21 | Sunnies - Topshop

I feel like I have so much to catch you all up on but I'll save that for another post x 

Top four travel accessories I can’t do without

13 October 2016

Over the years I’ve travelled to a lot of different places, and you don’t manage to make it back again without having certain tips and tricks to keep yourself organised. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, what country I’m heading to or what my budget is, there are always a few accessories I simply have to take with me. I’ve listed my top four travel must-haves below, and I hope they give you some inspiration for your next trip, and help you stay stress-free when it comes to packing up.

  1. Statement sunglasses
I always take a pair of statement, over-sized sunglasses with me no matter where I’m headed. If it’s for exotic climates then of course they provide vital sun protection, but if you’re heading for snowy landscapes they can still come in handy, as you might find that the light often blinds you when the sun bounces off the snow. Plus, let’s not forget how useful they are at covering up those jet-lag induced bags under your eyes. Make sure you get a good quality pair that have a scratch-resistant coating.

  1. My charm bracelet
Whether a seasoned traveller or not, you’re bound to get homesick. That’s why I like to take a piece of my family with me, such as my charm bracelet. When I look at it I remember all the occasions I received the charms and who gave them to me, and it gives me a sense of comfort when I’m missing home. Plus, it adds that little touch of sophistication to any outfit, and if you take a look at the ChloBo website like I did, there are charms, metals and styles to suit everyone. 

  1. Cute travel wallets
I have always found that having a travel wallet keeps me organised. I can keep my passport, boarding passes, tickets, currency, hotel bookings and so on, all together in one handy place. You don’t have to worry about losing any paperwork, and these days, they don’t have to be boring either! There are some really cool and unique designs on quirky sites like Etsy and Not on the High Street, so go take a look and pick your own! 
  1. Toiletry organisers
Whenever you go travelling, not only do you have to try and make the most of the space available to you, but you have to keep everything together so you can easily pack up, as you’re moving from place to place. Toiletry organisers can be a god send in this situation, as they have separate sections for make-up, skincare and so on, you can hang them off the back of a door so as not to clutter the sink area, you don’t need to unpack a thing, and most importantly, they prevent any spillage disasters in your suitcase.

I hope you found this list helpful. What travel accessories can you not do without? Be sure to let me know by leaving a comment in the section below. 

*This is a collaborative post with Chlobo

Photo Diary | Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

12 September 2016

Hey you beautiful people! Long time no speak! Well... 3 weeks to be exact... I've actually missed the blog! I had every intention of blogging whilst away but I needed those two weeks to relax the fuck out and not feel under pressure to work. So I chilled. I didn't take any outfit posts or draft any posts, I didn't even take any pictures apart from on the iPhone. I just chilled and hung out with the family.


For some of you that don't know I am half Vietnamese. My mother grew up in Vietnam and moved to the UK when she was in her 20s. My mum has only been back once in 2006 and this was her second time back. My sister and I wanted to take my mum back for a while now and this year was the year we decided to do it. It was such an amazing experience to see the city and where my mother grew up and the best experience of all was meeting my family that I have never met before. It is an experience that I will cherish for life and I am glad I got to experience it with my immediate family. (minus the big bro - he was missed!)

So here's a photo diary of a few things we got up to...

Have you been on any amazing trips this year? Tell me about them I would love to know!

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