23/05/2018

All That Glitters - I'm Back!

Gosh it's been SO long - I've missed this. I've missed thinking, I've missed writing, I've missed YOU! So I'm back and I'm making a vow to never, ever leave it this long again.

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Sequin Kimono - Simply Be
Sequin Shorts - Simply Be
Longline Bra - Gossard (from Simply Be)
Charlie Faux Fur Sandals - Tskenya 
So where have I been? What have I been doing?  Well, as you know, I moved house last year and have been spending stupid time and money on getting things just as I want them (I am NOWHERE NEAR MATE) You can see a few of the bits I've been doing on InstagramI've been to Berlin (cold), Rome (wet) and pretty much every reach of the UK.  I've worked with some incredible brands (including NavabiBoobydooCurvy Kate, Second ScriptEvans) on some amazing campaigns. I've been working. HARD. 

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Most importantly, in March my beautiful, incredible, magical niece was born. Friends, I have never known a love like it. People had warned me that I'd be besotted but this is a whole new level. I can't walk past her without wanting to pick her up, kiss her or sniff her (How weird are humans with this baby sniffing thing please?!?!) I am utterly OBSESSED. I don't even care that everyone loves her more than me (even my husband, who finds babies about as interesting as trigonometry, is falling for her) because, actually, I love her more than anything that has ever lived. If I had to choose between never sniffing her her or never eating a Big Mac again I would say "Bye Bye Big Mac now let me sniff that baby's head." 

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But throughout it all, I've missed this. I love writing, I love sharing my thoughts, I love just having the headspace to sit down and indulge in my own type of creativity. So strap back in, settle down and get ready for my comeback. 

Em x
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06/02/2018

I Am My Own Best Gift with Playful Promises

It's that time of year when the shops are full of pink and red things, heterosexual men are wondering whether they should start thinking about booking that reasonably priced Italian restaurant and I’m readying myself for sausage, chips and beans at Morrisons (Not a metaphor…) It's also the time of year when our favourite lingerie brands bring out the hottest of their looks - HURRAY!

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Irena Harness Bra* - Playful Promises
Irena Briefs* - Playful Promises
Playful Promises are up there with their stylish, well-made, supportive and oh-so-sexy lingerie. With its rust-coloured detail, eyelash lace and harness straps, the Irena set was pretty much made for me. Longline bras and high waisted briefs are always my styles of choice and all of these elements come together in making me feel AMAZING.

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I’m wearing a 36F here with 18 briefs. The bra is perfectly true to size, as are the briefs. I do think I could have sized down but with mesh I don’t like to risk it JUST IN CASE (I’m a pro at putting my big silly thumbs through things…). You know how I feel about comfort above all else and this set is an absolute joy to wear - If I was someone who dated, I have no doubt in my mind that this would be a date set (e.g. It's sexy but I wouldn't have to go to the toilet to arrange it before taking my clothes off) (Is this a thing that happens?!? I miss being young...) 

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I’ve been thinking recently about how much more comfortable I am with reviewing lingerie nowadays and I think this comes down to two reasons:
1. There’s a lot more lingerie out there that I like, that fits and that makes me feel good.
2. Looking at myself in less clothes has genuinely changed how I feel about how my appearance, I’ve gone from checking myself in the mirror all the time, doubting myself and feeling just generally yuk, to liking what I see in these pictures -This frees up more time for doing useful things like working on my horrific personality…

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If you WERE thinking of treating yourself to a little summin summin for Valentines Day, Playful Promises have a VERY comprehensive list for all of your sexy/sultry/sweet/hibernation Valentines needs (I'm very into these pjs...)
Em x 
* Denotes items gifted for review. All opinions are my own
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05/02/2018

Fabulous Feet with Tskenya

Stylish, affordable shoes and boots in sizes 8-13 (UK)? YES PLEASE. 
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Striped Dress - Zara 
These are the Charlie sandals by fabulous new brand Tskenya - Strappy, fluffy, high-heeled AND A SIZE 10! Yes, a REAL size 10. Not an 8, not a small size 9, and actual size 10. With these sandals, my fashion life has been absolutely made.

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I can honestly say that I've never worn shoes this high in my entire life (3.5 inches), mainly because I've never had the opportunity but THEY ARE SO COMFORTABLE. The ankle straps fit me on the tightest fitting (My ankles are oddly slender, hence them bending/snapping on the regular) with plenty more room for those of you who have been engineered for less feeble movement… I just love the faux fur on these sandals, I’ve seen such frivolity on many a smaller-footed friend and now I can play too. 

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SO you’ll definitely have grasped that I really like these shoes but this isn’t where it ends with Tskenya. Along with being affordable (With prices from a mere £27.50 ranging to a still completely acceptable £65) and stylish (Velvet boots, ankle ties, faux fur - YUP!)- have a watch of this quick video where founder and designer of TSKENYA; Tskenya-Sarah Frazer describes her mission to make this a range which is intersectional, gender neutral (All marketing is gender free and I, for one, LOVE IT) and truly inclusive of all narratives. I don’t know anyone who couldn’t get behind this vision and checking out the brand across social media really proves just how much Tskenya-Sarah is practising what she preaches. 


Tskenya also follow a number of internal policies which ensure that they operate in an ethical and transparent manner. I am SO impressed by how up front the brand are about what they stand for - This level of environmental and social consciousness is not what I've come to associate with affordability so, frankly, I intend to support this new and exciting brand to the ends of the earth. 

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Expect to see a lot more of these shoes as they're officially the sexiest footwear I own and as long as I don’t break my neck navigating stairs in them (I have some high heel skillz catching up to do) they’ll be a very important part of my wardrobe from hereon in. 
Em x
* Denotes item gifted for review - All opinions are my own. 
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18/01/2018

Faux Fur Fabulous With River Island


Friends, I Have The Lurg. 

Why am I telling you this you may wonder? 
1. Maybe you care, I like it when people care. Thank you for caring. 
2. If you follow me on social media then you'll have not seen much of me. Maybe this has been a good thing. Who knows. Anyway, live tweeting taking antibiotics or instagram grids full of duvets aren't much fun.
3. I'm very whiny. Deal with it.

Tasseled earrings* - River Island
Faux Fur Coat* - River Island
Vintage Look Jeans 
H&M
Luckily for all concerned, there was a time in the past when I wasn't ill. I'd go as far as to say I was positively well. During this time I was hashtag blessed to receive this incredible Faux Fur coat* from my lovely friends at River Island. Fluffy, warm and my favourite dove grey colour, it's hardly been off my back (When I leave the house that is...) River Island are one of my absolute favourites when it comes to all things glam - Bright colours, modern cuts and just the right level of embellishment; When I'm planning a night out, they're my go-to.


The absolute best thing about faux fur is that it lends itself equally as well to casual as it does to glam. Wear with a good pair of jeans, tee and trainers to the pub or with a LBD and some bojanglies like these tasseled babies for a special occasion. Reckon you can get faux fur pyjamas...?


I know I can't possibly be ill forever and with this in mind, I'll have more to tell you soon - In fact, I've been listening to your feedback and have been in touch with some of the brands you want to know more about and sourcing some of the items you so dearly want in your wardrobe, so watch this space!
Em x

* Denotes items gifted for review - All opinions are quite obviously my own...

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08/01/2018

Catch My Baby Blues With Scantilly


When someone makes a lingerie set the exact same colour as your eyes, you just have to buy it don't you...?


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Captivate Bra - Scantilly
Captivate High Waist Brief - Scantilly 
I've been eyeing this Captivate up since its launch, where it was modelled by the incredible Olivia Campbell, who did it the exact justice it deserves. Since then, I've seen it on Georgina Horne, Galdalou and Sophie Lewis. All incredibly beautiful women who pushed me further and further in love with it until Christmas when I finally bit the bullet and got it ordered. 

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This set is a whole new level of luxe, with eyelash lace edging, black wraparound detailing and beautifully soft sheer briefs, it's the kind of lingerie I've only ever previously seen in the likes of La Perla - Certainly never in a fuller bust. 

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There is honestly nothing I don't love about Captivate, the design, the fit and the comfort are all just spot on. If you're looking to spend a little bit more (although still only £74 for the set) for something that looks and feels like it cost A LOT more, this is the one for you. It's the kind of set that makes you feel a million times more gorgeous just knowing you're wearing it.

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Note - I never edit pictures other than to add a filter. This said, I've totally edited my awful awful AWFUL 1990s lower back tattoo out of this image because, frankly even I lose respect for 16 year-old me just looking at it...
I'm wearing the size I would usually go for in a less stretchy bra (36F) and the fit is spot on. I have the XL in the briefs which are actually very room and I would say could fit up to a 20/22 comfortably. 
Em x
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