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Collective Dress Haul 2017 |👗

Hey Loves,

It’s Fri-YAY!!! I feel like I have been anxiously awaiting the weekend for a couple of days. Honestly, I do not like to wish the days away but it has been one of those weeks. How are y’all doing? How are things?

Excited to be blogging and vlogging and getting back to me again! There is something about expressing yourself in an unapologetic way. Just being who you are and seriously making no apologies for that! I digress…

Building the confidence to wear dresses again has been an uphill battle. The confidence in dresses is one thing but the confidence overall in this new body of mine is another. More on confidence coming soon. You can always check here for some tips that have worked for me in the past. I did not think I would be able to rock bandage dresses or even mini dresses so this has pushed my fashion in a different direction.

So I recently went on a shopping spree… for some occasionwear for a couple of events I have coming up. These dresses made me feel beautiful and put a smile on my face that did not leave so I knew they were winners! One was my Valentine’s dress… can you guess which one? Let me know which is your fave! Shoutout to SOUNDATION whose new song ‘WAITING’ is used in the video. Link to the song is in video description box!

  1. Hold Your Head Bandage Dress | Dark Orange | Size S | Fashion Nova
  2. Ripple Dress | Black | UK 8 | Lipsy
  3. Mesh Ruched Bodycon Dress | Floral Print | UK 8 | Missguided
  4. Morticia Dress | Black | Size S | Fashion Nova
  5. Plunge Bandage Dress Midi | Rose | UK 10 | Missguided
  6. Kocktails Bandage Dress | Deep Red | Size S | Fashion Nova
  7. Nature Made Dress | Denim Blue | Size S | Fashion Nova
  8. Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit | Grey | UK 10 | Missguided
  9. Nova Boost Jumpsuit | Black | Size S | Fashion Nova with Duster Coat | Pink | UK 8 | Primark 

For my thoughts and feelings about Fashion Nova, watch this video below.

Hope you enjoyed this post. I have some beauty related ones coming up for you next as I know my old school followers have missed them!

Appreciate you steady supporting me and I thank you 🙂

Big hugs and extra besos 💋

TBH! xoxo


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Totally DISTRESSED Out!

Hey Loves!

Hope you all are full of love and happiness in abundance… and then some! How are you? How are things? Let me know what’s good with ya! 🙂

So, let’s be honest! The ‘distressed’ look (clothes with holes, rips, and bleach as a starter) has been around forever. I know dear old Kanye West likes to think he is the inventor of all things but we know better! The idea of rocking worn out clothes or ones that look like they have been in a fight, with a bear, is not a new concept for real. That is the thing with ‘trends’ they just keep on coming back round and round! My 80’s babies know what I mean. If FAME (I wanna live forever) was life, then you had off the shoulder shirts and leggings with holes and the whole shebang. I love the revival of it all but I don’t love the extortionate prices some stores are charging to get the look. Why pay when you can do it yourself.

What is even better is that when you distress your own clothes you can:

  • create your own unique pieces
  • upstyle (see what I did there) some of those items in your wardrobe that have not seen the light of day for a while
  • you DO NOT need to be a seamstress…I am no professional!
  • save some money

This look is for anyone and there is no age limit on fashion as I say. I am not sure my Daddy would approve of me walking around with holes in my leggings! So raid your closet, your Daddy’s, Momma’s, Boyfriend, Girlfriend or WHOEVER! It is time to get totally distressed out! Below I have used 5 pieces from my wardrobe that I no longer wear. I have not taken the time to be neat or precise and have only used scissors or my hands! So let’s get ripping!!!!!

Sorry the colour is slightly off due to the lighting and flash.

Leggings!

Either fold in half or down the middle invisible seam line and then cut lines as wide as you want. I skipped the knee on one pair and only did my calf and thigh area and then went all the way down on the other! Simples!

Sweater!

The cold shoulder is the rage so just cut around the collar all the way to the back tag so you can have the choker effect which is also big in the game right now. Two looks in one! Boom! Boom! Shake! Shake the room!

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You can also take an old hoodie and just cut the hood off for the ultimate nod to the 80’s style icons…think Flashdance (if you don’t know these movies…google them, please)!

T-Shirts!

Whether you want small detail or big in your face style, this is what you make it. Think about adding a gorgeous bralette that will peek through for added effect!

 

Beauty Holder Tips!

  • Don’t try to be too precise with cutting lines. It is no fun that way and will drive you crazy.
  • Take it up a notch and add lace, ribbons and bleach/ dye it up if you have the time
  • Cut or rip where you want. You do not have to imitate anyone else. This is all about your style
  • ROCK it with confidence and PRIDE. This is your handy work.  You will probably get asked where did you get your top from and enjoy letting everyone know it is an original, darling!
  • Now this is not going to be for everyone but it is fashion and therefore it is fun! Well to me it is!

Hope you enjoyed this post! I may make a video for my channel on how I jazz up some of my other pieces, so make sure you’re subscribed. There will be a new video this weekend so stay tuned. Link below!

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Let me know what you think? Will you try any of these looks? Have you distressed your own pieces?

Besos! 💋

TBH! xoxo


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Miss Cat Nails | The heart of nail art💅🏾

Hey Loves,

Miss Cat Nails is known in celebrity circles as a professional nail genius and has worked with everyone from Rita Ora to Ellie Goulding and so many more in between. To me she is one of my closest and dearest friends and it gives me great pleasure to blog about her new venture!

Cat has recently taken the plunge and dipped her perfectly blinged out nails into nail accessories. Everything you need to play ‘art attack’ on your nails from glitter to foil, stickers to pearls, I couldn’t think of a better person to create a ‘party for your nails’ than Miss Cat Nails and her business partner, Maria.

I think what makes this line even more appealing is the fact that you do not have to be a nail professional to use the range. Yes, even a nail novice like me can get creative. You can have endless fun with this range making cute and stunning nail art. Simple to use, durable, fashionable and cost effective are just some of the reasons you need this range in your life!

Miss Cat Nails has been in the nail industry for years and her passion is evident in her brand. She has truly put her entire heart into the products  and it is clear that like the very nails she cares for, she will continue to grow! She is gonna take hold of this industry by the nails! Look out for a more in-depth interview with Cat about how she got started with nails and how she got to where she is today.

I am so very proud of you and Maria, Cat. You both have worked extremely hard and it was truly a proud moment seeing it all come to fruition at your first show, Professional Beauty London* last weekend.

The full range is currently available online at Miss Cat Nails as it all things Miss Cat Nails. Look out for the range at a beauty show near you soon and if you are interested in stocking the range please get in touch with her. All details on her site above.

Disclaimer: Please note that all opinions are my own and this review has in no way been affected by my  friendship or association with Miss Cat Nails. The brand and products are really that awesome!

I will be hosting a giveaway on my YouTube channel which will include some goodies from the Miss Cat Nails range at the end of the month. All details will be posted soon!

*Check back for my Pro Beauty London experience at the end of the week!

Hope you enjoyed this post.

See you soon loves!

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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US Vacation Photo Look Book 2015!✈🚇🚍🗽☀

Hey Loves,

This year has been met with challenges at almost every turn. I am so very grateful for the support and love I continue to receive from my family, friends and indeed at times strangers.

This summer I wanted to take a break from makeup and work and focus on some much needed family time. Along with my Son, I spent most of the summer with my Sister, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family. Nothing like reconnecting your soul with love to recharge and put things into perspective. So easy to take what we have for granted and by that I mean people, love, happiness and friendship. Thank you to everyone who made our trip AMAZEBALLS…you know who you are!

Here is a little video of some of the looks I wore whilst in Florida and New York and the weather was every bit as glorious as my time.

What about you? What did you get up to this summer? Did you get away? Stay home and chill? Let me know!

Hope you enjoy this video as it is a break from the norm and I am hoping to get back into the swing of filming for you soon!

Besos 💋

TBH! xoxo