Saturday, 29 June 2013


Today is a great day, the sun is shining, there's a warm breeze and everyone is sneezing. Feels like summer, doesn't it? It's also a great day because I'm introducing you all to my favourite little person, my beautiful niece Lucia aka Luli aka Minky aka Cutie Pattoottee (my family tend to give each other silly nicknames and they usually stick. My two older sisters go by the name Wow and Blab and they will until we're little old ladies). Anyway on to the the little lady...

I took her to a cute little poppy field in her cute little playsuit from Next that her wonderful Auntie (me) got her for her third birthday.

Look at her being a mini blogger.

She showed off her new ink too...

Her adorable little bag is from the H&M childrens department. 

Don't you just love her chubby little knees?

Rocking the oversized shades...

She's a pro at this isn't she?

Well I think she did a better job than me for sure, so I was thinking of making her a regular visitor on my blog. What do you think?

Sunday, 23 June 2013

It's just, a little crush.

She’s got the hair of Rapunzel, the body of a Grecian Goddess, not to mention she makes you giggle like a school girl. Welcoming the girl crush…

The Urban Dictionary defines a girl crush as, “an overwhelming sense of awe felt by a girl for another girl elicited by varying causes ranging from deep respect to unadulterated lust. May result in the any or all of the following: general euphoria, prolonged sense of inspiration, desire for intellectual-intercourse with crush, simple sexual arousal.”

Take the Victoria’s Secret fashion show for example. Although it may make you want to hibernate for a year, to come out only if you have the body of an Angel, you somehow find yourself mesmorised by the lithe limbs and perfect behinds sauntering down the catwalk. Your boyfriend may be drooling, eyes out on stalks but you don’t care. Why? Because you’re drooling too.

The term girl crush could cause some confusion, it’s not about wanting to pounce on Mila Kunis and drag her to your sex den, it’s about admiring someone. Their looks, their humour, their personality or their great boobs. Video blogger and funny girl Jenna Marbles (who happens to be on the ever growing list of my own girl crushes) made a video on this topic and said, “In my opinion you can love balls and dick and peen and boys or men and still have big, giant girl crushes on girls. Like big time.”

So why now? Females are often believed to be bitches jealous of any other woman who is more skinny, more beautiful, more successful or in a more perfect relationship than themselves but now we’re coveting the beauties that grace our television screens or magazine covers and embracing the lady love. Aisling McDermott of style website explains, “These women have a sense of humour, a sense of style and most of all they look like someone you could be really good friends with. They’re beautiful in an inspirational way, not an unapproachable one.” Take Cara Delevigne for example. She’s a stunning supermodel with A-list friends, an enviable wardrobe and a more than successful career. If stereotypes were anything to go by we’d be foaming at the mouth with jealousy anytime we saw her name (which would be everyday), but instead we’re tweeting about how much we love her or Instagramming her butt-naked LOVE Magazine cover with quirky filters over the top, #QueenCara.

Social media has allowed us to delve in past the perfect photo shoots or carefully rehearsed interviews and see the ‘normal’ people our crushes really are. We can even fool ourselves that we’re friends with them, let’s not pretend we haven’t left a comment on one of Rihanna’s sexy pictures saying “looking fine, girlfriend!” (No? Anyone?). We’re being hit with the biggest wave of girl power since the Spice Girls and it feels good. It’s OK to celebrate other women instead of being torn up by rivalry, get perving girls because the girl crush is here to stay. In the words of Jenna Marbles, “Girls are majestic fucking creatures.” Damn right we are. 

Who's YOUR girl crush?

(A bit of a different blog post, but it's a piece I wrote for my magazine project at uni, hope y'all liked it).

Monday, 17 June 2013

I Got My Freakum Dress On

Check out my very faint tan line...

Dress, H&M // Leotard, Missguided // Cuffs, H&M // Wedges, New Look

So a couple of weeks a go I made my way to Egypt with my girl and managed to snap a couple of the outfits I wore out there. The heat was blistering, the pool was heavenly and the camel ride hurt me in precious places. Overall it was a nice, relaxing week!

I'm absolutely in love with this dress, it is from the Beyonce H&M collection. I think it's supposed to be worn as a beach cover up but I thought it was too good to throw on over a damp, salty bikini. In true Beyonce style, this thing is my Freakum Dress! I  layered it over my Missguided backless leotard to preserve my modesty through the sheer material, added some silver cuffs and my monochrome New Look wedges. In H&M they have the same dress in a pinapple print which is adorable and if I go on holiday again this year (fingers crossed) I think I'll definitely need to snap it up. What do you guys think of the Beyonce collection?

Caution: This dress nearly got me sold in exchange for a camel farm.

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