Thursday, 22 June 2017

#ThrowbackThursday | Michelle Tanner

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A couple of weeks ago I made a We Need To Talk About... for the Olsen twins. But since I'm currently binge watching Full House on Netflix, it seemed appropriate to make this post. 

Michelle Tanner was the twins first and, arguably, best role, that they shared from 1987-1995. 
Despite only being 8 when the sitcom ended, the twins were household names and already two of Hollywood's hottest property. Now, they're busy running their fashion empire in New York and have quit acting. 
Unless I didn't make it clear in their WNTTA blog post, these two are major fashion inspo for me. But whilst binge watching Full House, I noticed their fashion choices have always been completely on point. Say hello to scrunchies and overalls galore! 

It's weird to think of  a 5 year old as a fashionista, but Michelle was full of badass attitude and had a spunk to match. She was sassy and just crazy cool. 
Her outfits were quirky and cute, but remember that Uncle Jesse was her bestie, so of course she threw in a little rocker edge sometimes. (actually maybe I'll do a #TBT for Jesse -his outfits were amazing!)

P.S. I've decided to start another series, #ThrowbackThursday, where I talk about fashion and styles I love from previous decades. let me know what you think!
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Listening to: Chase Coy- Like Sin.

Disclaimer: None of the photos are mine but I have edited them.
I have credited where I found each photo but am unsure as to who the original photographers are.
If you know, please contact me so I give credit where necessary.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Review | My Little Box June 2017

This month My Little Box has jetted us off to the Golden State of Mind! The beautifully, sunny city of Los Angeles deserves an equally beautifully, sunny box. Filled with palm trees and sunshine galore, MLB have created the perfect getaway without you even leaving your house...

Friday, 9 June 2017

Warped Tour 2017 | My Recommendations.

The ultimate punk rock summer camp is back!
Warped Tour is just about to start it's 22nd year of tornado-ing around North America and with it comes lots of incredible bands and musicians.
This year features "harder" bands than the typical pop punk ones that have dominated the last couple of years. Don't worry though, there's still your fair share of pop punk to listen to!

So if you're going to the tour, here's some recommendations from me to you. Enjoy yourself and think of me good ol' Blightly!

Friday, 2 June 2017

We Need to Talk About... Mary Kate & Ashley.

Everyone knows the Olsen twins. And if you don't what exactly were you doing in the 90s/00's???
Along with Vanessa Hudgens, Mary Kate and Ashley have been my ultimate girl crushes since, well, for as long as I can remember.
Starting off as child actors on Full House, they transitioned into bonafide Hollywood actresses, before becoming two of fashion's most trusted designers, with their brands The Row, Elizabeth & James, Olsenboye and Style Mint.

I grew up watching their show So Little Time, and movies like New York Minute and Our Lips Are Sealed are still some of my favourites to this day. 
Growing up I was in love with them. They're real, genuine and down to earth. But also, their fashion choices have had a big impact me. (Honestly, it was so hard to narrow their outfits down for this blogpost.)  Whilst some people dismiss their style as "weird", for me it's bohemian chic at its finest.

They both love layers, and investing in pieces that can be used for all occasions. Many say their style is scruffy, but I love their low-key aesthetic.
Ashley's style is more glam, girly and put together. While MK is all about accessorising and a little rock 'n' roll thrown in. Although, both are memorable, influential and timeless.

Whenever the pair step out, I'm always taking note of the way they style pieces.

These two offer endless inspiration to me.
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Listening to: Cailin Russo- Hierarchy.

Disclaimer: None of the photos are mine but I have edited them.
I have credited where I found each photo but am unsure as to who the original photographers are.
If you know, please contact me so I give credit where necessary.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Skiathos x Skopelos.

After my trip to Bali, I spent 6 days at home  before hopping back on a plane to the beautiful Greek island of Skiathos!

Whilst Bali was filled to the brim with activities, water sports and driving round the island, Skiathos was a more laid back and relaxing holiday. My mum and I had booked this at the end of last summer, and we couldn't wait to explore more of the Greek islands. 
We spent most of the week on Skiathos, but hopped on a boat to go their neighbouring island, Skopelos, for two days. 
The two have gained recent popularity from the film, Mamma Mia, and I was worried they may have been ruined from tourists coming to see the filming locations. 
Fortunately, both islands remain mostly undisturbed and in their natural culture. 
With gorgeous, white buildings and independent boutiques, their towns are filled with the Greek lifestyle we crave. The beaches are covered in white sand with crystal clear waters making tiny, glassy waves. 

The food was incredible -we honestly didn't have a bad meal while we were there- and the locals are so friendly and happy to chat and help with any questions you may have. It's clear they are very proud of their Greek heritage. 

Honestly, there is something about the Greek islands that keep you wanting more. Maybe it's the beaches, the locals, the culture. Or maybe it's all of the above plus some more. 

All I know is, I'm craving the Greek way of life
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Listening to: Fontaine Ivory- California Dreamin'.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Review | My Little Box May 2017

Yeah, we danced on tabletops, and we took too many shots, think we kissed but I forgot. Last Friday night!

My Little Box have brought us the ultimate package for you to have the perfect Friday night. Whether you're having a girls night in or hitting the town, this box will have all your needs!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Surf Sistas.

Two weeks ago I set out on a brave new adventure.
Travelling alone to Bali seemed like the scariest thing ever. And to be honest, it was. At 23, it's the biggest thing I have ever done.

I met up with the Surf Sistas crew at Denpasar airport, and had the most amazing ten days.
I've never laughed so much, or been filled with so much love and positivity.
Our days were filled with surfing, yoga and dancing. I met some of the most kindest and caring people, who looked after me and never failed to make me smile. And I know I'm going to be friends with them for a long time. But, maybe more importantly, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone. I set out on some mad adventure that my brain said I would never be able to do -I almost didn't. I did it though, and the world rewarded me with magic!

Good times. Good vibes.
Roll on the next surf adventure.
Team Single Ladies Forever!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Coachella | My Fashion Favourites.

Disclaimer: None of the photos are mine but I have edited them.
I have credited where I found each photo but am unsure as to who some of the original photographers are.
If you know, please contact me so I give credit where necessary.

You all know I love bohemian fashion and love to keep up with festival fashion in particular.
In the UK, our festivals are messy. No one gets dressed up. Which is why I love Coachella. 

The music and arts festival basically kick starts the festival season with a celeb filled bang, bringing with it lots of gorgeous outfits.

As you may have guessed, I personally prefer the outfits that you can wear almost day-to-day, but have a little something-something added to them. I don't like when celebs comepletely change their style for the one weekend they attend. Reasons why Vanessa Hudgens always gets it right: she dresses like she's at Coachella all the time. Her outfits are wearable -you may just have to adjust them slightly. 

This years festival was filled with beautiful music and beautiful clothes. It was hard to narrow it down to these. I mean, V attended both weekends. I easily could have made a blog about her outfits alone; I restrained, don't worry!

Who was your best dressed this year?
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Listening to: Travis Scott- Goosebumps.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

We Need To Talk About... Girl Boss

Girl Boss dropped on Netflix last night. The 13 episodes chronicle the rise of our favourite vintage badass, Nasty Gal. 
When the trailer was released I knew from the get go that I would be in love. And, oh was I right.
I binged watched the whole show in a day and loved every second of it.

Britt Robertson plays Sophia, the lady who invented the once ebay-page-turned-worldwide-store. The show is a loose retelling of Sophia Amoruso's rise to stardom, based on her book by the same name. The book is still on my to-read list, has been for a while, and so far the show has received mixed reviews. Personally, I'm in love. But you already knew that.
A part of me really dislikes Sophia. She's somewhat self centred, vulgar and doesn't seem to care about anyone else's feelings. But at the same time she knows what she wants, she's crazy, independent and she's unapologetic. So half of me loves her.

My two main loves in life are fashion and music. The former obviously plays a huge role in this show, vintage, hippy and rocker styles are shown throughout, but didn't realise music would have such a big role in the show. The soundtrack is killer. Suzi Quatro, Modest Mouse, T-Rex and Silversun pickups. Urghh, whats not to love!

This show fills me with so much fashion inspo and basically makes me want to go vintage shopping.
Sorry bank account...
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Listening to: The Cure- Love Song.

Disclaimer: None of the photos are mine but I have edited them.
I have credited where I found each photo but am unsure as to who the original photographers are.
If you know, please contact me so I give credit where necessary.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Review | My Little Box April 2017

My Little Box have created the perfect box to start off our spring. This months garden theme brings us the health kick we need. Not just for our skin or gardens but for our insides too. And don't worry, if you don't have a garden- as crazy as it sounds, this box doesn't actually require one!

Friday, 7 April 2017

Coachella 2017 | My Recommendations.

Festival season is fast approaching! Kick starting the summer with a bang, comes Coachella, the Californian festival spread over two weekends. Since 1999, the Palm Springs desert has played host to some iconic line ups, including, Beck, The Chemical Brothers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine and the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, to name a few.

Although I've never been, I find myself often daydreaming of dancing under the Californian sun whilst The Cure play in the background. The festival usually has something for everyone. So if you're fortunate enough to attend, here's some recommendations to check out...

Saturday, 1 April 2017

H&M Loves Coachella.

Festival season is fast approaching. Of course that also means insta-worthy outfits made from crop tops, ripped shorts and piles of bracelets.

2017 marks the third year H&M have teamed up with music and arts festival, Coachella. This years collection is made up of various styles to make sure everyone feels confident and comfortable.
The women's side is filled with feminine classic pieces, from bodysuits to denim jackets, whilst the men's features tie-dye and hand drawn t-shirts. Honestly, the men's items are so lust-worthy, I highly suggest you check out that side of the collection.

To make sure your wardrobe is prepared for festival season, H&M have once again created a range of on trend pieces at affordable prices. No matter your budget, or your style, I'm sure you'll find something within this collection that's perfect for you!

You can view everything from H&M Loves Coachella here!
What's your favourite piece from the line?
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Listening to: Watching Into The Woods.