Friday, 25 March 2016

FASHION| IT IS ALL ABOUT THE KHAKI BOMBER JACKET

Bomber jackets have been everywhere.  They've been filling my Twitter and Instagram feeds, and I love it! I love it so much, that it took me a while to "research" and find the perfect one on Ebay; and ladies and gentlemen (if you are out there,strangely preeing my blog), I am glad I found it. I am in deep, deep love. Now styling this was a challenge, as it is quite boxy, and I am quite curvy.  However, I think I did quite well finding an outfit that would flatter my shape.

Khaki bomber jacket
Khaki bomber jacket


Taking inspiration from the bomber jacket, I decided to keep to the khaki/green theme, and paired this  with my split top from Bershka and cream trousers. Finished off  with my New Look, chunky suede black boots. I have to say I felt kinda fierce, even though I was mostly covered up. Strange I know, but there is something about a bomber jacket that just makes you feel edgy and cool, ya know? The chunky boots added height, and made me feel extra confident. I was taking long and sexy strides, ya'll and I felt unashamed to showcase my inner woman. 
Khaki bomber jacket
Khaki bomber jacket


Power in feeling confident, makes me feel invincible, and I love that. It's amazing what a few pieces of material, stitched together can make you feel. I mean, let's really examine it. I put on these pieces, that I loved, that I felt represented HOW I wanted to feel. These weren't magical or extraordinary in any way. but truth be told, I felt like the shiznit the day I shot this outfit.

I am pretty lucky to be an uber confident person, so I don't rely on clothing, make up or people to make me feel a certain typa way. These things are add ons, elements to enhance your inner feeling. It is important to surround yourself with positivity, and let your inner self shine without these things. How about you, what clothing makes you feel confident?

Khaki bomber jacket



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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

FASHION | KICKING IT WITH KURT GEIGER #KGRUNSWILD

It is Spring, which means no more cold weather and coats. Can I get a yasssssssssssss! As with Spring fashion goes, we see an abundance of pastel colors, florals and all things "springy", do you feel me? As it is Spring, I like to marry being feminine with being edgy with my outfits. I do this in a variety of ways, usually with a dash of  leather, a sprinkle of something metal, and with sunglasses to add the diva touch. With that being said, I was recently invited to the Kurt Geiger SS16 launch event, at their Covent Garden store to view their new trainers. I have a little bit of an obsession with KG, thanks to my Mum's collection. Her shoe collection is seriously a work of art, one I hope to replicate. During the event, I got to catch up with my blogger peeps that I love, Tasha, Anton,Albertine, Jodie, Tori and Scarlett. It was like a little reunion, filled with food and  foot selfie, photobooth. and a lovely preview to what is to come from the brand.

Pink LYDC BAG AND KURT GEIGER LADBROOK TRAINERSPINK LADBROOK TRAINERS FROM KURT GEIGER

As a thank you, I was gifted with the Ladbrook flatform trainers, in pink. As I love the laid back look, I paired this outfit with my blue jeggings, trusty super dry aviator bomber and tartan scarf. I think my laid back outfit reflects my laid back attitude, to life at the moment. I have a lot on, with FBL Bloggers, this blog and my part time social media job. Plus balancing a social life is a lot. However, I choose not to stress, and go with the flow. 

BLACK LEATHER JACKET BY SUPERDRY BLACK LEATHER JACKET BY SUPERDRY


As go with the flow is now my ultimate mantra, I just feel that life is easier you know? With a smile and an oh well, sensibility. Trust me, over the last couple of months, it has been a bit of a struggle to get back into these thought process, because I have undergone, major changes to my life. 

TARTAN SCARF
BLUE CROP TOP AND TARTAN SCARF

However, as a positive girl, I always know that good things are gonna happen. I believe it, I breathe it and I live it. So if you are thinking that things are crappy for you in the moment, take a breather. Go out for a walk and take some me time, and refocus. I can't tell you how happy I feel inside because I am just aloof. We are so lucky to be alive, to have the opportunities that we have, that we forget this. So don't stress peeps, it is Spring, it is warmer and brighter, and life is wonderful.

JESSICA LOOK WHAT I GOT

SCARF -PRIMARK
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Saturday, 12 March 2016

FASHION| I'M ALL ABOUT BEING COLOURFUL

OOTD (that's outfit of the day's) to you non blogger folk, have taken a bit of a backseat on LWIG, as I progress on my journey of being REAL, on my little corner of the internet. 5 years of being a blogger and sometimes you get tired of following the status quo. You know what I mean? You get tired of talking about all the fluffy stuff, and get drawn to the more rawer subjects, things that make you go hmmm. I apologize for the link, I was listening to that song and it seemed  right to add it in, cause of context and all that. So as I am an Instagram addict, I have been teasing you with this outfit for the last couple of months. I was meaning to write this OOTD post, well for months now. I was unsure whether to post it or nah? Obviously I chose to, and I am glad as I really had fun shooting this with my girl Anoushka.

EBAY KIMONO, PRIMARK RIBBED MINI DRESS AND H &M GOLD NECKLACEEBAY KIMONO, PRIMARK RIBBED MINI DRESS, H &M GOLD NECKLACE, BOOHOO SHOE BOOTS

Taking in the summer vibes and relishing in the beautiful architecture of the privileged, in Central London, I took to shooting this outfit. Every summer, this kimono comes out as summer makes me feel whimsical, free and damn right colourful. Am I alone in feeling this? I guess this outfit with the colours optimizes what how I was feeling at the time. I totally felt free, you know? It had been a couple of months since I took a risk and left my job and I was working on the strategy for FBL Bloggers, as well as just healing spiritually and mentally after being unhappy in the previous months.

EBAY KIMONO, PRIMARK RIBBED MINI DRESS, H &M GOLD NECKLACE, BOOHOO SHOE BOOTSEBAY KIMONO, PRIMARK RIBBED MINI DRESS, H &M GOLD NECKLACE, BOOHOO SHOE BOOTS


I've always said that the reason I connect with fashion so much, is because it is a way I can showcase who I am without saying a word, Truly, I believe this and with this outfit. I felt that everything was going to be ok, be fun and colourful with opportunities and great experiences. So here is to 2016, and taking everything in my stride.


EBAY KIMONO, PRIMARK RIBBED MINI DRESS, H &M GOLD NECKLACE, BOOHOO SHOE BOOTSEBAY KIMONO, PRIMARK RIBBED MINI DRESS, H &M GOLD NECKLACE, BOOHOO SHOE BOOTS

Are you all about being colourful?


KIMONO-EBAY
DRESS-PRIMARK
SHOES-BOOHOO
NECKLACE-H&M
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Monday, 7 March 2016

BEAUTY| DEAR BEAUTY INDUSTRY, WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE UGLY?

Look at me, just look at me and tell me what you see!? I fit the requirements of any other human being, I have a head with 2 eyes, a nose, a mouth and ears. Features we disregard the importance of, and the power they have.
You see with my eyes, I see the lack of diversity in your adverts, even though it's 2016. At 25, I still struggle to see people who look like me on the regular. I get excited when we are allowed to see one of us on your major platforms.

ULTIMATE COLLECTIONS STATEMENT EARRINGS


With my ears, I still hear the negativity of my features, that I have no control of, but I am proud of. My lips are too big, my nose too broad, my skin too dark, my hair too tough. Yet when these features are adorned to a person who doesn't naturally have them, they are seen as "exotic". So I ask you this question; why beauty industry do you think we aren't worthy? Why do you think we are ugly?

WINGED LINER AND SMOKEY EYES TUTORIAL


You say no, you don't think that.But,  actions speak louder than words babe. How come I have to pay extra to paint my skin, to highlight my cheek bones and conceal my flaws? Why must you make it harder for me to enhance my beauty? Why must I pay extra to feel prettier ? Is this a message you are putting out? Do I not deserve to feel pretty? Even though we spend the most on you? Even though you constantly disrespect us! Well we won't let you win. We won't let you tell us what is pretty, what is acceptable or what is on fleek for the season. We will adapt, if you don't provide. Or we will create, when you don't think it's necessary. For we deserve to be pretty, just like the others. So, we will not allow you to tell us what is "pretty ", we will not wait for your acceptance. We are strong, we are resilient and we are beautiful.
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