Thursday, 19 July 2018

CARBS LOVIN'


Nope, this isn’t an ode to bread, pasta or pizza (how great would that be though?) this post is a spotlight focus on one of my all-time favourite brands – CARBS. Bringing all my rainbow and sequin-filled dreams to life, CARBS is the ultimate festival fashion fix and deserves a lot more recognition for the unique pieces and collections that it has to offer.


Any time I wear CARBS, I feel great. And that’s what it’s all about right? Wearing items that put an extra little spring in your step and enable you to express your individuality with confidence.  

Many festival-wear brands offer a large variety of weird, wonderful (and often wacky) finds that are brilliant for the occasion but stay tucked away in the back of the wardrobe for the rest of the year. Now I’m not for a second going to deny that CARBS offerings are every bit as fun, colourful and bright as you’d expect from festival clothes, but there are some items that are just so gorgeous and feminine they could easily be worn on other special occasions or even nights out. Check out this figure-hugging dress for example, I felt so incredible wearing this - in fact if there was ever a ‘power dress’ to have existed THIS is definitely it.


Another reason I rate CARBS so highly is because I know how hard the founder, Jessica, has worked and is currently working to achieve her dreams and make her brand as big, glittery and wonderful as it can possibly be. With a very nastygal-esque beginning (involving rooms full of sequins, material and sewing essentials at her home) Jessica’s pure passion for the clothes that she creates has catapulted CARBS into its present day success.  

For more info on the brand or a better snoop at their incredible designs, have a look at their Instagram here (where you might find a few snaps of little old me!).

SHOT BY SARAH TREACHER
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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The affordable skirt you need this summer

SHOT BY SARAH TREACHER

Summer is 100% HERE and I am so happy about it. Blue skies, light mornings, long days, beers in the sunshine… what’s not to love? And with the warmer weather inevitably comes the wardrobe switch up, digging out old dresses you forgot you owned and finding sandals you can't quite believe you once wore out in public. But let's be real, trends change all the time and people don't stay the same size forever (I ate a lot of pizza between September and June and I'm not sorry about it) so sometimes you're left with absolutely NO other option than having to spend money on pretty new weather-appropriate clothes. Heh heh heh.

Monday, 28 May 2018

How To Get Invited To Blogging Events

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I count myself a really lucky girl that I get to attend some of the press and blogging events that I do. This year has already been an absolute whopper – Last month I attended the Stefflon Don x boohoo launch party in London which involved a really frickin cool performance from the legend herself (the free cocktails weren’t bad either, seriously a free bar just never gets old), and more recently I had a gorgeous breakfast meeting with seven stunning ladies at the Bloomsbury hotel to talk about and celebrate the Dafi hair straightening brush. There are some phenomenal events that I sometimes can’t go to because of working full time and it fully breaks my heart when I see the insta stories that evening of all my best gals partying it up – I get maaajor FOMO at the best of times – but then again I’m quite hopeful that another fun blogger event or meet up will land in my inbox before too long.

Once again, I want to reiterate that I am SO lucky, grateful… often bewildered even to get these invites, and I would hate this post to come across as braggy because any showy-offy stuff just makes me majorly cringe. I’m just being really open and honest about my own experiences and sharing a few of my tips that might help new bloggers or people thinking about blogging when they want to start networking a bit more.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Vintage dressing for a modern soul


I haven’t done a dedicated outfit post in what feels like forever, and this time I’m really excited because I’m mixing things up a bit and throwing it waaaay back to this 40s inspired sasspot of a number. I was about to claim that dresses really aren’t my thing before I realised that was a total lie, long boho maxi dresses are absolutely my thing, but cute tea dresses like this are more of an anomaly in my wardrobe.