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How To Be Style-Influenced At A Healthy Level

My sister and I have always fought about clothes. When I was 14 and she was 9, she’d want to wear exactly the same outfit as me for practically every occasion… As a newly-turned teen with an identity to figure out, I found this completely suffocating and incredibly embarrassing. I can still hear my mum’s ‘be nice to each other’ yells echoing up the stairs as my sister strolled around in my favourite checked shirt whilst I tried to rip it off her. Through my rage, I failed to notice what was truly going on in that moment. I was influencing her. On a very small scale, but it was still influencing.  To this day, I can still ransack my sister’s wardrobe and find a minimum of five pieces that belong to me. It’s most definitely a sister thing but also, in a way, just a human thing. If I had the ability to steal some of my friend’s clothes and get away with it like a sister could, I probably would. And, don’t even …

Why you should own a pair of white boots

My first pair of white boots spent most of this summer with me and, come to think of it, the summer before too. Their life sadly came to an end after a particularly raucous Arctic Monkeys gig – a pretty good way to go out you could say. After losing them to Manchester Arena’s mucky floor, I truly noticed the absence of my WAB’s (White Ankle Boots) when getting ready in a morning. I had never realised how much I relied on them to transform a boring weekend outfit or, at the other end of the spectrum, complement a statement get-up. Acting as both a blank canvas and a sartorial talking point, you can slip on a white boot with 99% of your wardrobe and it is guaranteed to work. Incredible paired with any shade of denim, print or colour, they’ll add a clean and minimal edge to your ensembles without trying too hard. A boot charged with a certain element of futurism, they contrastingly hail back to the retro days of the swinging Sixties. …

My Week in Outfits

If you’re British, you’ve probably experienced a whole load of extreme weather conditions this week. *Looks out of window* It’s sunny, yay! *Walks out of front door* Bloody hell, it’s freezing. *Walks down street* It’s hail-stoning, great… This weather is as imbalanced as yours truly on one of those hormonal days when my boyfriend tries to hide from me. Creating outfits that are April-appropriate seems impossible sometimes. We all know the feeling… A few tips on how to dress for this crazy, unpredictable weather. 1) Invest in some lightweight jackets. Bombers are on trend and easy to style. 2) Stick to cropped denim jeans. We don’t live in the Bahamas, it’s not time for bare legs just yet – thank god (need to find my gym pass). 3) Wear suede before summer hits. I loved implementing suede into my winter wardrobe last year. I feel like this trend just won’t sit right for spring/summer – get your wear out of suede pieces now before it’s too late. Outfit #1: Out for drinks Last Saturday was …

NEW VIDEO: SS15 FASHION AND BEAUTY FAVES

Check out my recent Summer favourites in video form, including The Body Shop new Spa of the World range, a special shout out to DestinationSkin and my favourite trusty Topshop boots… Can I also just articulate via words the appreciation I have for full-time Youtubers. Creating and editing videos is so much more strenuous and tedious than it initially appears and takes a hell of a lot of dedication and motivation!

Summertime at the Victoria Quarter

Last week, the Victoria Quarter invited me to an afternoon full of food, fashion and fitness to celebrate summertime at the iconic shopping haven in the heart of Leeds City Centre. Home to luxury fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton and Paul Smith, the VQ is the primary destination for luxury shoppers in Leeds. It has even become an architectural landmark for tourists visiting the city due to the beauty of its elaborate, Victorian arcades which truly add to the experience. The VQ is a fashion hotspot however delicious food can also be found notably at Filmore & Union, a health-conscious restaurant located in the centre of the quarter underneath the colourful stain-glassed roof. If you’re looking for a sophisticated and nutritious pitstop to your retail therapy then Filmore & Union provides this in the bucket loads. With a natural and clean decor, the restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere. Open from 8am in the morning, the food guru brand provide a delicious breakfast menu with healthy options from protein pancakes to a Filmore style Skinny …

70s Boho: New Look 

Saint Laurent, SS15; Alberta Ferreti, SS15; Etro SS15  When a season commits to a revival of a certain era it’s pretty exciting. SS15 has brought back the Seventies: think Woodstock festival, hippies hugging trees and a whole load of suede tasseling. In other words: Boho. Sienna Miller created a ‘boho chic’ phenomenon in the early Noughties however since then it hasn’t had a chance to shine, until now. It’s not the sexiest of trends but it carries a lot of context in its cultural ties. That’s what’s so great about these powerful era-trends. They have a story. It’s embraced by many fashionistas from the cool, androgynous type to the glossy, girly type due to it’s place in our past – it’s part of all our histories. The high street is sure to be a major fan of the 70s trend this summer as it seems to be a trend that easily filters through from catwalk to shop floor. New Look’s summer collection is a shout out to the Seventies, brimming with floppy fedoras, suede A …