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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

My favorite Wide Fit boots for Winter



So here's the thing, I hate my feet, like, actually hate them and if I could rub a genie bottle, make a wish and swap my feet I would, in a heartbeat! There are so many shoes that I have admired over the years that I knew would never fit on my pork chop feet, and growing up with wide feet, especially was not easy.  Back in the day virtually no shops catered to the wider fit customer, unless they were ugly old lady shoes. Oh and don't even get me started trying on shoes in store which was/is an actual work out when you have wider feet, trying to fit into shoes that will only house your big toe.
The thing is having a wider foot is actually not just an issue for plus size women, but for all kinds of women and now more than ever brands are giving us choices that provide both comfort and style meaning you don't have to compromise one for the other. Today I thought I would round up my favorite wide fit boot from the specific wide fit ranges at  ASOS , Evans, River Island and New Look I every girl needs a good pair of boots to get through the winter months so treat yourself to something that actually fits. To see more use the arrows to scroll!

SHOP MY FAVOURITE WIDE FIT BOOTS 
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Coats to keep you warm this winter




Winter is here, the heating is on in my house every day now, as soon as I get in I switch that bad boy to full whack, because there is nothing worse than feeling a chill in your own home am I right? Now that we are heading into the colder months, finding a warm coat is imperative, as sadly we can't all just lock ourselves away in the safety of our warm houses (that would be the dream though) and I think I have founder the winter warmer winner - The Faux Fur ( Faux always because eww to hurting baby animals for fashion)

I love me some Faux Fur, both aesthetically and for warmth, when I wear it I feel like a boss lady who also happens to be toasty and warm laughing at all the suckers out there in their light coats. 
As always Elvi delivers with style and this coat is a winner.  See below for a round up of my favorite Faux Fur looks:








SHOP MY LOOK

Skinny ripped Jeans - Evans Clothing




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Thursday, 24 November 2016

The guilt of Black Friday


I think it's safe to say that this year has been testing and trying on all of us in someway, whether it has been something that has directly happened to us, or simply the things that go on the world around us 2016 has been tough. I often feel immense guilt when I see something horrible happening like the violence at Standing Rock , the continued damage of Trumps Presidency or the horrific atrocities happening in Syria and I feel like, simply sharing a news story on my Facebook page just isn't enough. To see these atrocities dotted among advertisements for Black Friday Deals or half price offers sometimes makes me feel uncomfortable and I feel particularly guilty being a blogger or fashion writer, when part of my job is to sell things and I wonder whether it is appropriate, especially when the world is falling to shit around me.




It is something I battle with and I having thought deeply on this especially being a blogger. I have come to realise that checking out every now and then is part of self care, taking a minute to treat yourself to something you have worked hard for is okay, buying that face mask or those lush bath bombs for yourself to take a long relaxing bath, is okay. Buying an item of clothing that makes you feel confident and good is okay. As well as this buying something for someone you love can be incredibly rewarding. I personally love to buy Dan little presents when the deals come up, he treats me like a queen every day so every now and then I enjoy surprising him to his favorite aftershave or some new trainers. What I have also realised is that it is important to put money towards helping others and so today rather than just share black friday deals I will also be sharing a list of charities that are believe are doing worthy things to help others in desperate times of need. Remember to hug your loved ones tight and tell them you love them every day guys and if you do get some good deals that will be gifts for your loved ones at Christmas take a moment to look at them opening them because when its all said and done they are the real gifts in life.


My personal Charity choices and where to donate:






Legal Defense fund for Standing Rock - Donate via PayPal here 

Breast Cancer Care - for my brave friend Lauren Mahon who is currently battling Cancer 

Wandsworth Rotary Club - Help give an elderly person a meal over Christmas  (this is where dan and I volunteer every Christmas and where these photos in this post are taken) 

Crisis - Support homeless people in this terrible cold weather

Syria Relief - provide help towards medical, food, water and educational supplies 
Sisters Uncut -  Support victims of Domestic Violence by fighting against Austerity 













And if you would like them here is a round up of deals 

 20% off using code GOGOGO


20% off with code WONDER 

Up to 50% off no code £1.99 delivery with code FRIDEL

18% off with code RUSH

40% off with code 19805

20% off almost everything with code AP380




* All the deals above contain an affliate link if you don't feel comfortable using those I completely understand, feel free to use the codes.
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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

For the love of Lace


Things have been a little crappy around here lately, he who shall not be named became President of the United States, Brexit is still happening, the weather has swiftly changed into winter and my anxiety has been on full whack. Sometimes when you feel low and down about the world around you, however big or small your problems are, putting on something that makes you feel like a bad ass can really help lift your mood. When I shot this look for my Marie Claire column I remember feeling like one of the girls from the Craft circa 1996, minus the crazy hair styles of course. On those days when you are feeling low, and you can't see the good, or the light in anything try to remember that we as human beings and especially as women are incredibly resilient, we can get through the hard times, we can band together, seek help and support from our loved ones and make it through. If you are having a bad day, week or month, I am sending you heaps of love.



WHAT I AM WEARING 

Lace Maxi Dress - Simply Be
Heeled Chelsea Boots - New Look Wide Fit 
Denim Jacket - Vintage - Similar here at ASOS 

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