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The Perfect Pair

Usually when people talk about ‘the perfect pair’ they mean jeans or shoes, me? I’m talking sunnies. Now it’s only really this year that I’ve grown up and decided to spend more than 99p on a road market for some sunglasses, I’ve graduated to grown up sunglasses from real life shops! I know.. go me. Seriously thought, what I’m about to tell you will blow your mind. Sunglasses don’t just protect your eyes, they also frame your face and can make you look pretty damn hot even if I do say so myself. Ok, so apparently I’m the only one who’s only just realised the power of the sunglasses, I’ve got some time to make up. With that in mind my sunglasses collection is growing by the day. My ultimate favourites have to be my original pair of ‘grown up sunglasses’ from Asos, I’m obsessed with tortoise shell and even just resting on the top of my head they make me look great. I also have a variety of styles from Zero UV, the official sunglasses bible. I especially love the blue reflective lenses, not a style I would usually have gone for but I’m so glad I did, who knew?! Anyway, I thought I’d indulge in a little selfie session to show you my favourite styles. In hindsight, a white jumper on a white background wasn’t my best of ideas!   Cat Eye Sunglasses: Asos | Reflective Black Sunglasses: Zero UV | Tortoise Shell Square Frame Sunglasses: Zero UV        

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OOTD | Denim

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but there’s only one thing I love more than cold shoulders and thats lace up. This dress from Laundry Boutique’s quite similar to my H&M dress but in denim. I actually prefer the denim syle, the shape and length is much more flattering which is always a good thing! I’m a sucker for basics and I would definitely class a denim dress as a wardrobe staple. I’ve dresses it down with my open toe boots because of this damn weather, but I will 100% be wearing this on holiday with some gladiator!! If you fancy treating yourself to this or anything else from Laundry Boutique, make sure you use the code LOVESTYLE10 for 10% off of your order!! Guys, if you do get these boot’s I would go for the size down from what you usually are, although I love them they are a tad on the large side.       *Dress: Laundry Boutique | *Boots: Linzi Shoes | Hat: H&M | *Bracelet: JJDR | *Watch: Urban Watch

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DIY Hair | Do not try this at home!

So this week I thought I would have a go at some DIY hair dye, ‘don’t do it’ you’re thinking ‘go professional’ I hear you say. Yes well thanks so much but I really could have used that advice before I went through with it. Fat load of help it is now! So I was going for that beachy blonde highlight look so I decided to but the colour I liked in an all over dye and apply it to sections of my hair brushing it through for even coverage to avoid the zebra chic look. This step didn’t turn out so badly, if it turned out at all. I went lighter by 0.00001 of a shade and it was barely noticeable, however, there were no zebra stripes and it looked pretty even, I was a natural. Hungry for more I took myself down to superdrug and purchased a highlighting kit, a brush on one, not one of those awful cap things! I used a similar technique for the highlights and was pretty relaxed, after all I’d already succeeded once so I had nothing to worry about. Next thing I know, My hair is yellow. I don’t have hightlights, I have a yellow head, all over, top to toe. After bathing in silver shampoo for two days straight the yellows calmed down and it’s definitely growing on me. I wanted to share this experience with you guys to just say don’t do it, please learn from my mistakes! If any of you have hair nightmares I would love you to share your stories!!

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OOTD | Striped Shirt

I wanted to show you my new favourite thing ever, I only brought it about two weeks ago and have already pretty much worn it out. I’m ashamed to say that I’ve worn it so much that I’ve had to stop myself from doing OOTD posts on instagram, it would honestly be the same each day. I spotted this on the lovely Hannah from Cocobeautea’s youtube haul video, that girl gives me some serious wardrobe envy! When I first tried it on in Topshop my boyfriend said it was weird and too big, then I was like ‘you seriously don’t have any idea about fashion’ and went back and brought it. Honestly, what a waste of two more days I could have been wearing it for? My boyfriend brought me this lovely Mango bag as a surprise the other day, can you believe it?! Serious brownie points, who would expect a man to pick such a beautiful bag?!Shirt: Topshop | Jeans: Topshop | *Shoes: Linzi | Bag: Mango | *Sunglasses: Zero UV | *Watch: Urban Watch | Bangle : H&M Old ( Similar Here)    

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Blogging Tips

Blogging Tips : Getting Started

I already know what you’re thinking, “she’s hardly the blonde salad, whats she got to say?”. Well I’ll stop you right there, I know I’m no expert, but I’ve been getting a fair few emails asking me about getting started. Seen as that’s something I’ve been through myself, I thought I’d give you a little list on my top blogging tips and what information I found most helpful when I was setting up my blog. The Name The name of your blog needs to be consistent with the content, it also has to be easy to say and spell! You don’t want people getting fed up when they can’t figure out how to spell your web address now do you!? Remember that this name is also going to stick with you if you’re in it for the long run, so make sure you don’t rush the name! Once you’ve chosen the name google it, youtube it, instagram it, facebook it, twitter it, basically check, check and check again if this name exists else where. I’ve read advice on just going for the .org or another address if your name isn’t available but I definitely disagree with this. Do you really want someone else blogging under the same name or worse still, selling fishing tackle!? Personally, I go by .co.uk and I also brought .com to make sure all bases are covered, ain’t no body getting my name! The Website I personally went with wordpress, I did my research about getting your blog noticed and found lots of recommendations about how wordpress is great for building a community, whether this is right or not I have yet to find out! However, WordPress doesn’t use HTML which means unless your a computer wizz you have to buy a theme. I bought a theme and still struggled, it took a lot of guilt tripping and ‘I’m just a poor little girl who can’t use computers’ to get someone from work to help me with mine (look it works ok!). Content  The best advice I found on your content is to write as you speak and be true to your voice. Don’t just write about something because someone else is, people will read your blog because they want to hear your opinions which is what makes it unique, which is exactly the reason why you shouldn’t be copying others. Obviously there’s a difference between copying and taking inspiration from, it’s hard not to be inspired by other blogs, after all that’s what blogs are there for! Blog Genre Ok, for lack of a better word, what’s your genre? I think this is the hardest thing, I’ve gone down the fashion route with my mindfulness post’s to make it more personal and incorporate something I feel strongly about. That doesn’t mean that later on down the line I might decide to do a beauty post or post about my holiday etc. Lifestyle posts are a given I think as generally that’s what people love to see from bloggers. People like…

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