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3 Jan

Readers, fellow bloggers, people of the net – we are 3 days in to 2014 and I’m still without a calendar, own no diary and ate a whole pack of cookies before my chicken and chips tonight.

My hopes and aspirations for this year are supposed to be to grow up. I’m going to learn to cook a few healthy meals, dabble with a bit of box room interior design and I may even begin that novel I’ve been scribbling in notes since last Summer!

To be able to achieve all of the above I am in need of three very important factors:

1) Inspiration: – Excuse the boring old cliché but it’s true. On those days when willpower just isn’t enough to kick you into gear you need something (or someone) to remind you why you’re doing what you’re doing. SO..What exactly is my inspiration? Or who..?

This is my 2014 mood board – in all of it’s hope and glory! From Vegas to a new bedroom to my boo Bey…this year is the year I get my shit together.

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2) Plans: – Keeping busy is the key to a happy life. Some people keep on the ‘No New Friends’ path but I’m not about that hermit life anymore. This year will be my busiest yet…

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3) #WERK: – Without working my arse off I won’t be able to do all the things I dream of doing to get my big-girl life set up! Hustle on!

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What are your new years resolutions?! xoxo

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Top 5 Winter Trends For This Year’s Party Season

19 Dec

In two weeks, Christmas and New Years will be over and done with. In those two weeks, imagine how many parties, get togethers, dinners, lunches and soirees you’re going to need to attend!?

Judging by the shivering, happy ladies I serve every Saturday night at work (in a warm yet boring and very sober taxi office) this year everyone’s making more of an effort than just whacking on your average LBD.

So, what are the top trends for this year’s partay season?!

1) Party Shorts

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They’ve been celebrity favourites all year but sexy short shorts are back with a vengeance. If you, like me, are wondering how to tackle a Great British December evening in a pair of such grotesquely short shorts then have no fear! Whack on a pair (or three) of 100 denier tights and wear a plain blazer for extra warmth. Here are my top 3 party shorts available online or on the high street:

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(LtoR)

Motel for TopShop Harlequin Shorts £39

River Island Pink Sequin Knicker Shorts £12 / £30

Forever 21 Purple High-Waisted Shorts £16.75

2) Brocade

There’s always a tricky signature pattern to every season and at the moment it’s Brocade. I find it one of the hardest patterns to make sexy as it is such a tailored style BUT once you get it right you look like a style genius, just like Kim & Kate:

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Here are my top 3 Brocade picks:

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Lipsy for ASOS Brocade Prom Dress £21

Marks & Spencer Brocade Print Jacket £44

Miss Real for New Look Gold Brocade Dress £27.99

3) Dainty Details

From lace to sequins, mesh to embellishments this season it’s all about touching up your outfit with something beautifully delicate. You can bling up your whole outfit, like Jennifer Connelly, or add a subtle touch up, like Nicole Richie:

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Here are my 6 top picks for delicate detailing – 3 for over-the-top bling-ups and 3 for subtle hints of sparkle:

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Little Mistress Navy Sequinned Dress £75

ASOS Embellished Wedges £60

Lipsy Embellished Leggings £22.50

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ASOS Embellished Stone Collar £18

Matalan Embellished Clutch Bag £14

Patterned Lace Tights at My Tights £8

4) Coloured Kissers

From Khloe Kardashian and her sister Kendall Jenner stateside to our very own Azaelia Banks; purple lipstick is spending a lot of time in the spotlight and is a flattering shade for most skin tones:

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Get the look:

Elf Cosmetic Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Bark £1.50

Avon Plump Pout Lipstick £7.50

Barry M Lip Paint #156 £4.50

Dior Addict Lipstick in Insoumise £24

L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Lip Tint £8.50

5) Morning-After Christmas Jumpers

Wine-induced headaches and copious amounts of nausea will feel 100% comfier if you’re grinning and bearing it all in a cute Christmas jumper favoured also by Fearne Cotton, Maria Fowler and Nicole Scherzinger:

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See it as a hangover-cure investment! Here are my top 3:

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Next Penguin Sweater £32

River Island Ski Print Jumper Dress £40

ASOS Christmas Jumper £26.50

So that’s the top 5 trends of Christmas/New Years 2012!

What do you think?

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Chris Brown Sports New Tattoo Of Beaten Woman, Twittersphere Disgusted

11 Sep

After that mug shot was released of a broken, beaten Rihanna, the world was disgusted and shocked as news broke of Chris Brown’s attack on the 24-year-old Bajan babe.

I’m not sure when or why the world decided to forgive Brown but he is yet again facing a huge backlash over his new neck tattoo which you can see using this link:

http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/09/11/chris-brown-tattoo-rihanna/

What is he thinking????

Although he denies the face is that of his former flame, the design resembles similar injuries Rihanna suffered after Brown’s 2009 beating, including a bruised lip and a black eye.

The tattoo is in fact, according to Brown’s publicist, a MAC Cosmetics design celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Ok, Chris. Whatever you say honey. You’re not fooling’ no-one! Dawn Porter, writer, responded to the pic on twitter saying, “Seriously what IS that? On his neck, where everyone can see. Knowing what people know. ‘Random girl’ my pie!”

Simon Curtis, musician, also tweeted against Brown saying, “I think it might be time for the universe to click delete on Chris Brown.”

However singer and actress Skye Townsend wrote, “Chris Brown’s tattoo definitely looks like a MAC makeup template. People always want a juicier story.”

What do you think? Over-reacting? Or is the ink in bad taste? Do you like the tat and think Chris Brown needs to be given a break?

Get involved! The jury is out on this one…

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