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Camo(uflage) Cutie…

Hey Loves!

Outfit of the Night look below for a friend’s birthday dinner. Details below!

Oversized Sweater:  Missguided | Camo style jeans : Discovery clothing (Florida) | Black Ankle Boots : New Look | Gold Hoops : Primark | Love Name Chain : Gifted

Look out for a hair update coming soon!

Don’t forget to connect with me! 

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New video goes live on my channel this weekend! 🎉

 


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My Favourite Looks of 2015!

Hey Loves!

I know we are full swing into 2016 and Fashion Week in NYC but I wanted to take a little look back and appreciate some of my favourite looks of 2015!

If you are a regular to my blog then you know that 2015 was a big year for me with regards to fitness and health. I have always enjoyed fashion but comfort was the overriding factor in the early stages when I was a lot less confident. Jeans and sweaters were my wardrobe staples. Can you spot when I started to become more adventurous?

Some of the outfits have been featured in #CopMyCloset and for those that haven’t if you’re interested in anything I am rocking, get in touch!

Hope you enjoyed a little look back of my non-apologetic fashion choices of last year! I’m on a whole new level in 2016!

Don’t forget you can find all my social links in the contact me section at the top of the page!

Besos 💋

TBH! xoxo


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Sweater Weather!☔️⛈❄️

Hey Loves,

Hope you’re enjoying hump day and having a great week in general!

Everyone has been commenting on what a mild winter we are having here in the UK. Where I am based in London, we have had some cool conditions but nothing like the snow storms in the US or other parts of the world. We did have some pretty gnarly wind this past weekend though and I for one was walking around looking like some windswept girl for most of it. I don’t mean windswept like Mary Poppins either!

If you checked out Cardigan Casual then you will know I am all about ease. Here are 2 of my most recent looks. Thanks to Ray Ray Milz and Lils for their picture taking skills! 🙂

NY State of Mind

 

Navy NY Snapback: gifted | Navy High Neck Varsity Sweater : Primark | Washed out Jeans: Matalan | Nike Air Force Ones: gifted

Just Kickin’ It

 

Black Knitted Hat with Bobble : H&M | Grey and Black New York 1988 Hooded Sweater : Primark | Black Mens Sweat Pants : Primark | Timberland Glastonbury Inch Boot : gifted | Backpack: birthday gift from my girl Glemzi | Black Jacket : from US 

I have to tell you the second look was so how I used to dress when I came to London in 1994. Everything was baggy and hanging off me. I miss those carefree days. I think I am gonna have to keep rocking this look for a while… that is as long as my Son doesn’t bust me for wearing his sweats! 🙈

So what was your fave look? What are your staple pieces for the winter season?

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Coming up next: A Valentines Make-up Look and my fave looks of 2015!

Besos 💋

TBH xoxo

 


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So, I’m 40! Now what?!

Hey Loves,

I’m still on a blogging streak and I hope that you are enjoying the current posts populating your mailboxes. I know there have been through peaks and troughs with my blog but I am glad that you all have stuck with me. Please remember you can comment and share your thoughts on anything I post. I love interacting with you!

This is one of those posts I have been writing in my mind for a while. I don’t know why the thought of turning 40 brought about so much anxiety. Actually, I do know. It’s because for most of my life I have put unnecessary pressure on myself to have certain things done before 40 and not all of them have materialised. On my birthday,  I sat and thought…

So, you’re 40! Now what?!

So you’re not married, yet! So you haven’t had more children! You haven’t travelled the world and become the dancer you thought you would when you were little. You’ve been hurt by those closest to you. You’ve not got money like you once did. Blah, Blah and Blah once more. What I decided to say to all of that and the many other comments beating me with a stick over my head, was SO WHAT!!!

Yep! SO WHAT! I even said it to those people brave enough to comment on my life without knowing anything about me or my life. SO FREAKING WHAT!

It has taken me a while to admit it but I have had a wonderful life in many respects. It has not been without it’s ups and downs but I am grateful to reach the age of 40 and to have accomplished many of the things that I have done. I pretty much had my life planned out by 18 and expected to achieve certain milestones by 25, then 30, then 35 and 40 etc. What I have not done is acknowledge that even the smallest victories have shaped me. The toughest trials have moulded me and through God’s grace I have come out on top.

I have battled severe depression and self harming (which many may not know). I struggle with having a beautiful Son who is on the Autistic Spectrum and all that entails. I have had weight struggles for a large part of my life and have wanted to end my life. I have been betrayed by ‘friends’ and family. I am constantly judged. That is the shortened version. I say this to say that the life I had planned was not what God had planned. I now realise I had to go through this to become stronger and wiser.

So I am 40. I am a number older than I was last year and that number represents so much. It represents in part, my growth, my knowledge, my love and determination to continue to reach for the stars and beyond. To love hard and receive love in return. That my age doesn’t define me or my ability. It doesn’t define what others think of me or my life.

We have become so fixated with judging what we do not understand. If you haven’t lived it, how can you judge it? I may not have the level of success that you want me to have but it doesn’t mean that I do not have success. I may not be married but it doesn’t mean I do not have love or am in love. My Son may not speak but it doesn’t mean he can’t communicate his love in another way- which he does! 

Right now you may be going through something you don’t understand. It hurts and you want it to stop. IT WILL! You’re in a stage of metamorphosis. You are changing from your ‘caterpillar’ form to become the beautiful butterfly version of yourself that is stronger, wiser and more beautiful than you can currently imagine. Don’t give up on you. Don’t give up!

Enjoy life and your journey. Live your life and don’t let it live you. Make mistakes and learn from them. Don’t pressure yourself to react to what the world wants you to. Follow your heart and instinct…no one knows YOU like YOU!

I am blessed to have reached the beautiful butterfly age of 40. Many others have not been as fortunate and I refuse to let another day pass letting the past mistakes I have made hold me back from living a happier and healthier life. Age truly ain’t nothing but a number. A number that increases in health, wealth and strength!

Thank you for sharing this blog with me and on a more personal level some part of my 40 years. Here’s to many more for you and me!

If you are struggling with depression or self harming or anything else I have mentioned in this post. Don’t suffer in silence. Talk to someone you trust and let them help you. Here are some links you may find useful.

Help with depression: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/d/depression

Autism: http://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asd.aspx

Anxiety and Panic Attacks: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/#.VrETtcdszEY

I also have a blog on finding confidence on your journey that has some tips if you are feeling anxious about things in your life. You can find out more here.

This post is dedicated to my pudding, Elle. I am always here for you. I love you! ❤ xoxo (p.s I have asked Elle if she is ok with me dedicating this blog to her).

Besos 💋

TBH! xoxo

 

 


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January LookBook 2016! | New Video!

Hey Loves!

I am back with a new video on my YouTube channel! Woo hoo! Moving with the times I have uploaded the above in full cinematic excitement. Ok, not quite but almost. Working on my lighting and editing skills but it is a little something something which I am proud of!

Would love it if you took a look and let me know what you thought. Don’t be shy, comment and get involved. Let me know more about your personal style. Don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE and more importantly SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss any new videos. There is a lot more exciting content coming soon! Also your ideas are very welcome!

You can find all my other videos by searching ‘The Beauty Holder’ on YouTube! Enjoy!

Coming up tomorrow…

So I’m 40! Now what?

Besos 💋

TBH! xoxo