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Current Obsessions | Mini Handbags

Mini-bags

Images Copyright of Zara, M&S, H&M and Mango.

 

I’m bag obsessed.

It’s true, ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you how they’ll usually find me in a corner fawning over a small, leather bag whenever we go shopping.

I think it’s because I’m a relatively simple dresser. I’ll try new styles but I know what I like and what I feel comfortable in. That’s where a bag comes in – with the right one I can express my personality and be a bit more adventurous. Sequins, rhinestone straps, bright yellow? Why the heck not. A bold bag can upgrade a simple pair of jeans and a shirt (a go-to outfit of mine) in a second.

So with that said, I thought I’d share my current obsessions – miniature bags – with you. While a miniature bag might not be the most practical, you can’t deny they’re cute!

You can find my bag picks here:

Crossover bag with floral straps, Zara, £29.99

Faux Leather crossover bag, M&S, £15

Shoulder bag, H&M, £29.99

Buckle leather bag, Mango, £35.99

Until next time!

XoXo

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Zoella | The Rise of the YouTuber

On Sunday night, while watching my guilty pleasure of the week (the UK X-Factor) I was pleasantly surprised to see an advert for Zoe Sugg’s a.k.a Zoella’s YouTube channel. Up until this point there’s been very distinct boundaries between the two worlds of television and YouTube but it would seem that now more than ever such boundaries are becoming more and more blurred. To see the advert and Zoe’s take on it, watch her vlog from Sunday below: 

I first discovered YouTube as a form of entertainment a few years back, when I started to watch such people as CharlieissooollikeMissGlamorazzi and Sprinkle of Glitter. Ever since then I’ve fallen in love with YouTube as a platform, relishing the freedom that it gives me to watch whatever I want, whenever I want. What I think is so interesting about YouTube as a form of social media, is that it’s the first of it’s kind and is accessible to all-in theory anyone of us could become a ‘YouTuber’. That’s why the rise of Zoella as a channel and now as a brand is so fascinating.

After surpassing 6 million followers on her channel, Zoe has recently launched  Zoella Beauty -her own range of bath and beauty products. For anyone who is familiar with Zoe’s videos, the line of beauty products could not be more perfect for the 24-year old, with every piece being something that you could see her using. As if the success of the beauty range wasn’t enough, Zoe is also set to release a fictional novel later on this year.

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I guess with no blueprint to follow, it’s up to Zoe and her fellow YouTubers to direct their online careers in whichever direction they choose. It will be interesting to see the longevity of YouTube as a platform, as well as the YouTubers themselves. But if anyone can create a lasting career in this role, my money’s on those YouTubers like Zoe who keep themselves grounded and create relatable content for their audience.

For a selection of such YouTubers, have a look below for some of my favourite beauty guru’s, vloggers and documentary makers, enjoy 🙂 …

Essie Button

SacconeJoly’s 

Ugly Face Of Beauty

PointlessBlog

JacksGap

FunForLouis

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Kendall Jenner + NYC

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One thing that you should know about me is that Keeping Up With the Kardashians is my ultimate guilty pleasure- I know I shouldn’t watch it but I just can’t help myself! 😉

I have two favourite members of the family, Khloe for her complete quick-wit and sassiness and Kendall for her flawless style. 🙂 Speaking of Kendall, the young model has been out and about in New York City recently, turning the NYC sidewalk into her own personal catwalk when heading to casting meetings. I love how sleek and polished Kendall’s everyday style is, with the 18 year old rocking monochrome tones as well as vibrant pops of colour.

The once shy member of the Jenner/Kardashian clan is fast coming into her own, finding herself as well as her signature style seemingly all at the same time. Don’t you agree Khloe? …

 

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Wish List |Slip Ons

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Ok so I am a little late on this trend but at the moment a pair of slip on trainers is right at the top of my summer wish list! 🙂 For a girl who practically lives in her jeans, I just love how chic slip on shoes look with a pair of skinny/cuffed jeans and am currently on the look out for a navy/black pair.

Now that summer is drawing to an end (it’s ok guys we still have a few more weeks left), these Vans-inspired pumps are also going to be a great transitional shoe to head into the autumn months with.

So with all that said, I think it’s about time I go find myself a pair… 😉

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Dior Haute Couture Show 2014 | Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson

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As soon as I saw this picture, I burst out laughing! It combines two of my favourite actresses with elegant Dior and classic Jennifer Lawrence awkwardness- what’s not to love? This hysterical meeting between Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence was captured at the Dior Haute Couture Show in Paris and saw Jennifer face-palm Emma right in the face (you know as you do).

After the two gave us this moment to have a giggle at, they headed out on the Parisian town in some killer Dior outfits (which I actually prefer to the outfits that they wore to watch the Dior fashion show)…

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I really love this outfit on Emma, liking the pairing of a block colour with a vibrant, bold print. I love the over-sized cut of the blouse also, with Emma’s up-do and bright red lip completing the look perfectly!

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Jennifer represented Dior well as the face of the fashion power house, looking beautiful walking the streets of Paris in head to toe Dior. Jennifer wore this striking metallic embellished gown for the after party, pairing the look with some silver pointed heels and a wavy cropped bob!

Ohhh I just love this Jennifer Lawrence + Emma Watson combo! 🙂

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Olivia Palermo + Johannes Huebl | Wedding Chic

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Olivia Palermo is someone whose style I have admired ever since watching her in the MTV series The City, with the model and TV personalty having in my eyes the most flawless style. When news reports over the weekend speculated that Olivia was going to marry her longtime beau Johannes Huebl, I was beyond excited to see what Olivia would wear on her big day and trust me I wasn’t disappointed.

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The socialite went for an alternative look on her wedding day, shunning the traditional wedding dress to style together three pieces from designer Carolina Herrera. Olivia looked beautiful in a cream cashmere jumper that she paired with a full tulle skirt and some crisp white shorts worn underneath. The skirt was incredibly feminine and full with floral embroidery and layers of satin and silk. A cute addition to the outfit were a pair of deep blue Manolo Blahniks, which the fashionable star wore as her ‘something blue’. Olivia’s new husband looked dapper too in a bespoke white Marc Anthony Hamburg suit.

Olivia’s take on wedding chic really incorporated her style into her big day and she pulled off her wedding look with such grace! Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Huebl! 🙂

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Selena Gomez | American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Spring Gala

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Selena Gomez looked stunning last night at the American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Spring Gala in New York. The actress wore this beautiful Lanvin strapless dress from the fashion house’s Spring 2013 collection. There is nothing more classic than monochrome and I love how this dress is both elegant and dramatic in it’s white slit and bow design. Selena’s slicked back hair and dewy makeup made for the perfect finishing touches too!

Another beautiful look from Ms Selena! 🙂

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