BraBlems

As they say.. Beauty is pain. I would most definitely include wearing an (ill-fitting) bra in this phrase! I have a love hate relationship with underwear. You feel fabulous wearing a matching underwear set, and finding a bra that flatters your figure and gives you curves in all the right places is the BEST. However, wearing a bra that is too big or too small, rides up, falls down and is generally a massive pain is the WORST.

ThirdLove feel our pain and have put together a little infographic to help!

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It may seem like second nature to put on a bra, and how, but these little tips will help you! Praise to ThirdLove!

But I’m a girl and I love to moan, so lets carry on!

The poke. If you know. You know. *Eye roll*. The wire coming out of your bra, is singlehandedly the most annoying thing EVER. It hurts too! The only solution to this is.. Buy another, however you can prevent it in the first place.

The main thing  I would suggest – and this goes for a lot of things – is, if you want quality you may have to pay slightly more to achieve this. You can’t expect to pay £5 for a bra, and for it to stay in shape, and not to fall apart!

This may sound slightly gross, however, not washing your bra constantly will also help. This will keep your bra from loosing colour and wearing the material thin.

Strapless bras, the trouble I’ve had with these bad boys! Two minutes into wearing one, and it’s already halfway down your waist!

I always would look for a supported, structured strapless bra to combat this. I would also make a point to check if the bra cup itself has a strip of gel across the top to help ‘stick’ to your skin. This will help stop it falling down.

As mentioned in the infographic above, gaping and quad-boob are other major issues. ThirdLove  have an amazing bra sizing technique that WILL help us girls struggling out there! They do half cup sizes! This is such a good idea – half dress sizes anyone?

Below, I have included a few of my favourite styles from their website. Click here to shop, and have a browse yourself. The colours, the materials. Sooo dreamy.

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To make this Thursday even better – I have a discount code for you! Enter BRABLEMS at the checkout for 15% off your order – oh yes! Happy shopping!

Do you have any brablems that I haven’t mentioned?

Emily xo

Swimwear Inspo

As the weather finally perks up, and by that I mean highs of 14 degrees with numerous rain showers throughout the day, I am finally buying myself some swimwear!

I have been dreaming of the day that I can finally book myself a holiday and lounge on a beach somewhere hot. I’ve been keeping my eye out for the past few months for bikinis and one pieces – it’s been a struggle to not buy continually!

I’ve picked out some of my favourite pieces to help you gals pick your swimwear this season.

My first buy is this little red number from Mars the Label. Mars the Label is a reasonably new company, but I’m loving their clothes! I LOVE the criss-cross down the side of the body – super sexy, and so on trend. Another thing I love is swimsuits that are high legged – it’s so flattering. It makes your legs look super long.

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What two babes would possibly design a line for Topshop that I would go crazy for? Kendall and Kylie have created a swimwear line for Topshop and I have to say it is pretty amaze. One of my favourite pieces is this plunging one piece. I adore this print – palm leaves, banana leaves, any kind of leaves – I’m on it!

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Bikinis! A Bikini a Day has most recently teamed up with Missguided to launch a fab new collection focusing on swimwear, crochet cover ups and cute little playsuits. Perfect for your upcoming holiday. One of my favourite pieces is this bandage bikini. It’s a bit different as you don’t usually get bikinis in this material – I maybe would say this is more of a sunbathing kini… In the water I can imagine it gets very heavy, and you can imagine what happens next…

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I always find River Island do really nice swimwear – I love this bikini and the pastel wish-wash print. I really like the style of this as it’s not the “typical” triangle string bikini that so many girls have. This would look great hitting the pool party in Ibiza with some killer shades, or chilling on the beach sunning yourself.

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What styles are you loving this season? Where are you all heading off this Summer!?

Emily xo

Review: Kylie Cosmetics

Since I love beauty products almost as much as I love fashion I thought it would be a great idea to start including reviews, looks and products within my blog. 

As almost every man, woman and child is pining after a lip kit/gloss/matte/metal and whatever else Kylie Jenner is producing – I thought I ought to hop on the bandwagon and try and get myself one.

I kept my eye on her snapchat, Instagram updates and whatever else to keep in the loop for the day and time of the restock (as it seems to be selling out within seconds each time). 

I bagged myself Candy K to start of with, as the price topped $40 I thought I would start with one lip kit and see how I like it. 

I received my order confirmation and two days later it was shipped, how exciting! The only downfall was that my shipping information was wrong, and said my order had already been delivered to an address in Canada?! 

Slightly freaking out (I’m very impatient) I emailed customer service to see what was wrong – not really much help. Since my order was international, they couldn’t refund or replace my order. I thought this was slightly outrageous! 

I googled and found numerous people had had the same issue and hadn’t received their orders – I accepted I wasn’t recieving my lip kit *sad face*. 

Some time had passed and although I had semi accepted I wasn’t going to own a lip kit, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much I needed one!!! One day after work, what do you know! Candy K was waiting for me! 


She had been successfully delivered! Dying to try – I swatched the lipstick on my hand… And promptly fell asleep soon after! I had a long day okay! When I woke up, the lipstick swatch had not moved! This bitch does not budge!!! 


It’s a dark pink/nude I would say – I love! It’s creamy and easy to apply and sets matte quickly. The liner is also creamy and glides on your lips for a fabulous pout. It also smells divine! You can rub it, eat, kiss and it stays on perfectly! 


Being a major shopaholic I couldn’t help but get another. I opted for So Cute gloss. 

There were no hitches this time with delivery and she came this morning!


So Cute is a light pink/nude gloss – perfect for a daytime look.

Again, the short fibres (?!) of the applicator makes it easy to apply to lips getting into the hard to reach places such as the corner of your mouth. 

It stays on for ages too, and again, I love it!

I would recommend if you’re willing to spend a bit more on make up. Have any of you purchased?! What are your thoughts? Xo

Gucci Introduces DIY Programme

Italian luxury brand, Gucci, have announced the launch of their DIY service that will allow customers to personalise their products.

 

The personalisation will focus on Dionysus bags to start, and will eventually be extended to Gucci Ace and Princetown shoes, as well as some selected men’s and women’s ready to wear pieces.

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The DIY service offers embroideries, trims, hardware and monogrammed initials. These crafty pieces can be added to large and medium sizes of bags. To make your fancy bag even fancier you can add butterfly embroideries, trims of suede and python and Swarovski crystals spelling out your name.

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Dionysus DIY was initially launched in Milan at the Gucci flagship just over a week ago. It will be continued globally through other Gucci boutiques in major cities.

 

The idea was sparked by creative director Alessandro Michele who believes you should dress how you feel, and that you should feel authentic and free.

 

These fab bags have been spotted in the arms of celebs such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, however, if you are wanting to channel your inner supermodel – get saving! The exact pricing hasn’t yet been released but Dionysus bags retail for $3,400 – £3,800… I think I’ll stick to Hobbycraft.

Budget? Wedding?

There seems to be a slight running theme on my blog… And that would be weddings

I’ve been to quite a lot of weddings (always been a bridesmaid of course) *hair flick* and I have to say, I LOVE them. I love the preparation, the dress obviously and just all the love flying around. You can’t help but feel happy! 

However, it can be incredibly costly – does it have to be? 

Have a look at these stats below: *deep breath*


So crazy isn’t it! 

There are so many things you can do to cut these costs down. I’m not saying give you fiancé a Haribo ring – but for instance the dress…

This is perhaps a woman’s thought her entire life – her wedding, her dress. It has to be perfect. A great way to cut these costs is High Street!

I know what you’re thinking! But Missguided have started a bridal range (including bridesmaid dresses) for as little as £35! I have to say, they are beautiful dresses too, I would be happy with one of those! 


A hen party/ batchelorette is also another biggie. It sounds crazy when you’re trying to save money, but even a girly weekend to countries such as Poland or Czech Republic would be fab and SO cheap. I have been to Kraków in Poland and it was so much fun (and alcohol is cheaper than water *winner*). After having such a big party abroad, you’re less likely to spend frequently going out with friends when at home… You hope.

Another great idea is Q Hotels – you can get a hotel stay, spa treatments, breakfast, lunch AND dinner for as little as £60. Perfect for the bride. 

Anything crafty and handmade I love. Handmade favours (small pictures, bracelets), centre pieces (flowers handpicked, stones and gems) and invites (you can get so many craft and art tools from places such as Hobbycraft). It’s a lot more personal and even if you weren’t on a budget, I think these are great ideas. 

If you’re wanting to keep a track of your pennies preparing for your big day, take a look at Personal Capital’s website. You can find some great tips and help there.

What do you think of my wedding tips? Any brides out there!? 

Cheap Treats

It’s hard trying to stay on a budget and save and still look fab-u-lous. I ALWAYS tell myself I’m going to buy nothing this month and be good, but I always cave! 

I’ve bought a few items this month which I love and they don’t break the bank. Let’s start off with these Public Desire beauts:    RRP: £29.99

I’ve had my eye on these babes for a while now, and after a work trip to London was announced I now have an excuse to buy them! 

I love the “barely there” style of heel and I love this gold colouring. Gold shoes can be a bit hit and miss if you don’t get the right shade or material, but these get my heel of approval. (Get it?) 

Another item I’m obsessed with is this bodysuit from BooHoo:  RRP: £15

Where have you been all my life!? This body is a life saver for girls like me, AKA girls with no boobs.

If you’re part of the gang too, buy this! It gives the girls a push in all the right directions, and if you’re savvy with the boob contour (like myself) you can trick everyone into thinking you’ve grown some DD’s.. Maybe.. 

Disclaimer: this bodysuit comes up super small so go up a size!     RRP: £15

Spice up ya life with this baby! Where is this from, you may ask? Topshop? River Island? Oh no. It’s from Primark

I love love love this silver corrugated material and how the bottom half of this jumpsuit goes into culottes. I’ve had my eye on this kind of grandma-skirt-esque material and culottes for ages and was unsure if they’d suit me, but for £15, it went straight in my basket. 

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Lastly are these high waisted cigarette pants from Missguided. I struggle when I go out because I always without a doubt throw on some black skinnies. You can’t go wrong. But I had to switch it up! 

They fit lovely and they’re just the right length! It’s hard to find good tailored pants for around £20, bargain!      These bad boys are so good I’ll practically make my money back I’ll wear them that often.. Yep definitely..

What are your newest buys?

I hope you’ve enjoyed my post and have a lovely weekend xo

Armani Goes Fur Free

Italian fashion king Giorgio Armani has confirmed that from Autumn/Winter ’16 he will no longer use fur in any of his fashion collections.

I am pleased to announce that the Armani Group has made a firm commitment to abolish the use of animal fur in its collections,” Armani said in a statement. “Technological progress made over the years allows us to have valid alternatives at our disposition that render the use of cruel practices unnecessary as regards animals. Pursuing the positive process undertaken long ago, my company is now taking a major step ahead, reflecting our attention to the critical issues of protecting and caring for the environment and animals.”

Most fur sold globally is farmed from animals such as minks, foxes, rabbits and chinchillas. They are killed in the most horrific ways ranging from gassing to neck breaking to make sure the fur is preserved in a good condition. More than 80 million mink and foxes were killed in 2014 just for fashion purposes…

Armani’s fur-free announcement makes it clear that designers and consumers can have creative freedom and luxury all without supporting animal cruelty,” said Joh Vinding, chairman of the Fur Free Alliance. “Mr. Armani has been a trendsetter in the fashion world for decades and this latest announcement is proof that compassion and innovation are the future of fashion.

The Humane Society International also added that Armani going fur free is “probably the most powerful message yet that killing animals for fur is never fashionable”.

Armani now joins Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren in switching to synthetic alternatives.

Spring Buys

As the weather gets slightly warmer, I’m already dreaming about putting away the winter woolies and pulling out my Spring clothes! Okay.. It may only be March, but as we all know English weather is terribly unpredictable. We may as well prepare ourselves for a possible 15 degrees!!

I’ve picked a few of my Spring buys to see myself into those warmer months this year, accessories are a huge must on my to buy list. I’ve chosen mine from Shop Spring – have a look at their website they have a huge range! 

I LOVE sunglasses, but I always seem to lose mine. These are definitely on my list, I adore them. I will not be loosing them! Click here for a closer look. I really like the cat eye look, I think it’s so chic.


I also love these tortoiseshell beauties from http://www.shopspring.com. Click here for a closer look.


Next on my list: caps! I’m desperately wanting to try! I love the corduroy texture of these – they come in so many colours! Have a gander here.

  

 

Lamoda are also doing suede caps, which I love! They’re great for pairing with a pair of mom jeans and your favourite pair of trainers for a sassy daytime look.

As some of you readers may know I love my watch, and I can’t go without wearing one! I’ve found this beautiful Daniel Wellington number. The tan strap makes it a great go-to for any outfit. Buy it, buy it, buy it!



I’ve been buying a lot from Lavish Alice as of late and I really love their simple and structured pieces.

I’m loving this crop, this would look amazing with a pair of tailored pants and strappy heels.


I also love this bodysuit, I’m a huge fan of bodysuits anyway (I own far too many) I love this sleeker look, and the off the shoulder element. And it’s a thong, which is a plus! No VPL!


And lastly (my shopping list could go on aaaalllll day) my last love is this gorgeous Zara embroidered bomber. Click here for a closer look at this beaut.


  

These are a few of my wants this Spring season, I hope I have inspired you for your next buys! What’s in your Spring wish list?
Emily xo

Happy New Year! 

Let me start off by saying – Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2015 bought you experiences and knowledge that made the year great, but let’s make 2016 even better! 

I can’t even believe Christmas is over and it’s now a whole new year! It’s flown by! Back to reality tomorrow! *cry* 

A few days ago it was the night where, even if you don’t do partying and drinking you DO. I had so much fun on New Years, it’s so nice to catch up with friends I hadn’t seen in ages and especially to have a good dance!

It’s the night where all the girls try to outdo eachother and try to have the best outfit (don’t deny it girls!!!) I had been eyeing up a House of CB skirt for months, and after seeing it for £30 less on Depop I took the plunge and bought it! 

  
This is the Izumi skirt by House of CB, and I’m soooo in love! I wouldn’t usually wear something so daring but hey! It’s new year! 

  
I love how it still looks classic in a way and not cheap! I paired it with my Missguided bodysuit, which I also LOVE. It goes great with jeans and heels for a more casual look, but again looks fabulous paired with a dressy skirt for a nighttime look.

  
I tried to keep the look quite simple as the skirt is most definitely the statement piece. I finished my look with my Miss Selfridge nude and gold heels, and a little gold bangle from Next – only £5!

  
What did you wear this New Years? I would love to hear your comments! I hope you all have an amazing 2016, and thank you so much for reading! Xo

Don’t Just Live the Dream.. Work it!

Love it or hate it, work is something everyone has to do. From a young age we’re told we need to choose our careers and form our studies around that – something I don’t necessarily agree that 7 year olds are capable of! (I wanted to be a horse..) My Mum still tells me she has no idea what she wants to do as a career!!
I’m currently working in Fashion Recruitment – something that I really enjoy, and working with Fashion is always a plus! I’m working in an office with a fun bunch of people and there’s always chatter and jokes flying around – something I think is really important in a working environment. I’m constantly learning new things about Fashion and the way companies work, it’s something I fell into but very glad I did!

I’ve compiled a bit of inspiration of my dream workspace, environments I love and jobs I focus my ideas around.

   
I love the simplicity, not cluttered but it was a nice chilled vibe to it, great to work in and gather your ideas! 

    
I love how these images have inspiration and cut outs on the walls! I think this is a great way to brain storm and gather ideas! 

   
I’ve always been so interested in Fashion, and I would often ask my Mum “Am I the most fashionable one in the family?!” when I was younger. I always wanted a career with a focus on Fashion, but I didn’t think it was reachable. I’m slowly getting more experience and inspiration, and I hope to always work with Fashion – whatever it may be!

If you’re looking for a fabulous office space where your creative juices can flow, definitely check out WeWork. They are amazing for Freelancers, Non-Profit Organisations and so much more. 

“When we started WeWork in 2010, we wanted to build more than beautiful, shared office spaces. We wanted to build a community. A place you join as an individual, ‘me’, but where you become part of a greater ‘we’. A place where we’re redefining success measured by personal fulfilment, not just the bottom line. Community is our catalyst.”

They definitely encore rate what I feel is important in the workplace!

What is your dream job and why!? I hope you enjoyed my post, and take a peek at WeWork.. You will be impressed!

Xo