My red cardigan and gold coin necklace are personal to me

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She will never stop living in memory and certainly lives in my clothes.

Today I visited my nan’s grave at the cemetery, it felt strange. Almost like I was looking at a different name and felt sad for someone else. As the day went on, she become more and more part of my day.

I was inspired to do a style post today, its gloomy, wet and dull here in Wales and so my hopes of wearing a black dotty sundress went out the door. I went hunting for my black frilled top with flared sleeves, to go with my mom jeans – but as I walked into the spare room, (the room that is now mine and my mother’s wardrobe) I saw all of my nan’s old jumpers and cardigans.

Most of them are going to a lady who makes blankets and toys out of jumpers and cardigans. I chose an elephant toy (I’ve been thinking of an elephant toy especially for when I have children). I saw this red Sheer cardigan peeping out and thought how gorgeous. THE cardigan I have been searching for, thank you nan. Lovely fit, not too loose not too tight, and I love this chenille material, its like a soft velvet. Chic and relaxed its the best combination for my preferred style. The cardigan is from Marks and Spencer’s. For anyone who lives in the UK would know this is a quality and expensive cardi. I had to feature my nan’s gold coin necklace. Yes, authentic! I don’t need to be buying any replicas.

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This red cardigan is not disappearing any time soon, I don’t have a choice in the rubbish weather we keep having but I love to layer my outfits, so this would be great wrapped round my waist or underneath a denim jacket and dotty sundress. Keep an eye out to see this next look! I’m very excited and feeling very emotional. I just love how she is still very much involved physically, the cardigan smells like her so much. The freaky part is as well, it was made in Thailand… coincidence. Fits like a glove and my mother is pretty jealous I found this beauty amongst the mountain of jumpers!

Angel xo

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The Mystery Blogger Award

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I would like to give a massive thank you to the lovely blogger Opinionating for nominating me and your kind words. To be nominated with this one is fantastic! Opinionating feels my content motivates her and thats all I ever want my followers to feel. Some sort of passion and fire because it’s exactly how I feel when I see successful bloggers, I just want to make my way up and anything is possible if you believe and put your mind too it. I feel I have the strength as I have proven so much in my life and I’m 20!

What is Mystery Blogger Award?

“This is an award for amazing bloggers with indigenous posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion.”

Rules

  • Thank whoever nominated you and include link to their blog
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

3 Things about me:

  1. I have to drink two cups, one morning one night time, of apple cider vinegar every day until Friday. This helps my metabolism and loose weight fast!
  2. I have to, have to, HAVE TO have three meals a day, brunch throws me off and I just need that structure in my diet. I just feel like crap if I don’t have my set meals. God I sound like a granny.
  3. I love having goals, I just love achieving! I just have to get what I want and being a perfectionist can be draining but I would never change that part of myself, its all of me really.

Questions for me:

  1. What is your goal for 2018?
    – My goal is to just be happy and always put that first, always have ambitions which I won’t have problems with. I’m always finding a challenge! always trust my instincts (that are more often or not always correct) and do what I know my nan would want me to do. I am on a certain path right now to become semi successful in blogging. I love it so much and just really want to build on it more, its a fantastic place for creative thought.
  2. If you could have coffee with one book character, who would it be?
    – this may seem very uneducated but hey a movie that is also in book form is good too! So definitely Bridget Jones because she is the double of me and I attract that sort of energy. My two best friends are 100% Bridget Joneses! ALSO, I would love a coffee (but perhaps she would drink something more expensive and lively like champagne) but Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby, a classic. Every word she speaks is delicious and dramatic.
  3. Where are you planning to travel to next?
    – Well me and my partner are thinking of going to Italy or Greece, and recently a hotel in France contacted me on Instagram and it is a Vineyard between Pisa and Florence so that seems amazing. Plus I am thinking of going to Paris with my best friend that same year, a lot is potentially on the cards for next year so I am excited.
  4. What is your favourite thing about yourself?
    – I am self assured and know what I want and whats good for me. I love that.
  5. What would be one piece of advice you would want to give your younger self?
    Oh gosh there is so much, well perhaps I would give little Jess a hug and tell her how successful and amazing she is gunna be when she grows up (yes vain) but who cares what others think of me, I have worked so hard to get to where I am and little me used to be so unconfident!!!! I never believed I would amount to anything and so did a lot of people, I would dream of having the perfect man in early teens and it came true, [little Jess screams inside]. It’s not always about boys when your a teen, but now to have someone love you and need you the way you both do is a feeling that can’t be put into words, but I guess ‘He’s my family’ is a great start.
    I went through a tough time when I was in my early teens so I would just sit little Jess down and say ‘don’t sweat the small stuff, your wasting your time’ overthinking and hormones… not good …but yeah I was a worried child then, but other than that little glitch – VERY HAPPY, go lucky AND BUBBLY CHILD around friends and family.

My nominees are:
1. Melange of Words
2. Magic in Everyday
3. Diva named Dom
4. Makeup Dreamer
5. Interest In Me
6. Chetnatripathi
7. Curiosity
8. February Circus
Questions to my nominees:
1. What makes you, you!?
2. Do you have any habits, i.e bite nails, tap foot?
3. Have you accomplished dreams, you never thought were possible?
4. What do you want the most right now!?
5. How would you brand your fashion style?
Again, thank you opinionating for nominating me, such a huge honour and I feel so blessed.
Have a great Sunday everyone xo

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Sunshine Blog Award

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The fact my blog/ content has made some sort of impact is an incredible feeling. Thank you ~Curiosity~ We have only just come across each other’s blog’s in a short amount of time, and for you to have nominated me, despite the amount of blogs you read on the daily is so kind! A real confidence boost! For sure, this blogger does share quality content, I always find their posts relatable, from light to real life stories and some colourful and calming quotes, its totally my kind of zen zone, where I often go over too and you should get following also!

Sunshine Blog Award:

An award given by a blogger to a fellow blogger that is considered to share positive and creative content. Most importantly, it helps bring bloggers together and shine a light on the ones who work so hard to give their readers/ audience what they like to see. So, again Thank you ~Curiosity~

So here are the Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog.

Here are my 11 questions asked of me by ~Curiosity~ :

  1. What do you like most about you?

I have to be honest, I could go on about my appearance because I think its always important to love the way you were born but what I’ve noticed over the years is inner beauty. Happiness is beautiful and I love how happy and content I am in myself, my friend told me the other day “I am a pretty self assured person” and really, I think that’s a great compliment.

2. What is the one country/state/city you want to visit this year?

Well the one place I do want to go is Thailand and I get to go this summer in fact with my partner. I still can’t grasp that I am ticking this off my bucket list. We all have a bucket list and to be fair it takes a while for us to tick off some of the list but I have to say I am doing pretty well because last year was Rome… check!

3. What is the one book you recommend everyone read?

Well I used to read adventure books, but I changed my love of adventure books to more profound adventures such as buddhism. I am always down for a good humanism book, that focuses on the rational outlooks we should all obtain because life can get crazy man.

4. What is your favorite Disney Movie? and Why?

I am not a huge fan of Disney, if I had to pick, perhaps it would be Snow White in 1938. The grainy animation and colour fascinates me of that time fascinates me, her blocked coloured puffy sleeve dress makes me chuckle? The vulnerable elegant voice is warming and hey, those 7 dudes are funny!

5. What is your favorite Marvel Movie? and Why?

It is now Black Panther, the story was as predictable as any other Marvel but the way in which they gave the actresses a very strong and empowering roles was a breathe of fresh air. I am so sick of seeing lady hero’s in tight skimpy outfits. Wonder Woman was a no go from me. This is a jump from Snow White but I appreciate all types of women. DO NOT SEXUALISE WOMEN WHEN SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A STRONG HEROINE… HER BODY SHOULD NOT BE USED TO SELL FILMS. It’s 2019. I’m cool…

6. What would you do for free?

Money I definitely the source of all evil. It’s great having it if you earned it but sometimes money is not the source of all happiness, I would always help out people less fortunate for free because thats the biggest gift you can give and to yourself. To be a good person is to show compassion for others.

7. What three words would your best friend use to describe you?

‘bitch’ but not in a nasty way as in like ‘biiiiiiitch…’ like slaaayy girl. HAHA! We always say this. ‘funny’ always cracking others up with my words, cruel/ dry (tough love) or light. ‘crazy’ I tend to go on a mad one every once in… well all the time. I have a lot of energy!

8. Where would you rather be right now?

In Thailand! Italy! Greece! Bora Bora…

9. What is your favorite drink?

Alcoholic would be Pina Colada. Then ordinary would be squash or coffee with soya milk!

10. What is your favorite country/state/city that you visited and why?

I have been to so many wonderful places, I truly have been blessed. It be hard to choose from, NYC, Florida, Miami, Barcelona, Rome, Italy skiing, and then the regular Spain holiday’s to Salou. (And so much moooore) I can’t choose I mean look at all those amazing trips I listed. I have to say though the trips have been were made extra special because of the people I experienced them with. Got to love family.

What inspired you to start a blog?

Well, I always wanted one. I saw some girl in uni had one and I wanted one. Just for the fun of it, I thought fashion and beauty would be an easy one – I alway liked fashion anyways but never took as seriously as I do now. Turns out it’s one of the hardest things to blog about, trying to come up with more fun innovative content that keeps my readers interested and finding new products/ brands to try out in order to explore and learn more beyond my horizons in the fashion world. My fashion sense has really matured and fashion is not just the clothes you wear, your making statements beyond the wardrobe. I have since come across amazing experience in fashion journalism and love how this area of the internet REALLY keeps me on my toes.

(So sorry for the long winded answers, I talk too much)

Here are my questions to the ones I nominated:

  1. How and why did you become a blogger?
  2. What is the most important and favourite thing about being a blogger?
  3. What do you care about the most?
  4. Where do you see yourself in the next few years? Do you have any goals?
  5. Where do you want to be right now on this earth? Name a place?
  6. Say 3x things you love about yourself
  7. Describe yourself in one word
  8. Are you religious or are you a humanist, (more mind, body and soul)
  9. What’s your fashion style?
  10. Whats your go too outfit stable, nice bag or jewellery? Good jeans or skirt??
  11. Do you want to become a professional blogger

MY NOMINATIONS:

Rohan Gandhe Your posts are so inspiring to me because of how raw and in depth they go, about really fun topics.

ELLEGUYENCE Really unique style of blogging, I’ve never encountered before but it works so well, your so engaging and it’s always great to click onto your blog.

Irowen really helpful when it comes to sharing posts, I learn so much from little things and your so interactive with your audience I just think its so important.

Chomeuse with a Chou This blogger has been so kind and supportive and every blogger needs a fellow blogger like Chomeuse with a Chou! if you want to read a bit of everything this blog is your go too! I love reading different things one after the other.

Crystalsandcurls I love the gorgeous images, the tone of the blog. Really transcends some light topics into must reads! Her words don’t stop carrying you through until the end.

Those are my nominees, again thanks to ~Curiosity~ because doing this makes me feel closer again to my reader now that they know more about me. I always love sharing personal notes about myself, so a huge honour.

May you all be safe, happy and healthy! (the three keys in life)

Love Jess xox

Hitch hiker

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Wearing all your clothes on your back. It occurred to me, once I had set my duffle bag on the platform concrete, gazed upon the end of the track to find my train and saw myself replicating some really cheesy film, when the teen runs away from home, seen wearing any old clothes and their best gear which in my case my boyfriends shirt and my faux fur coat.

Yep, that was me yesterday. A good old fashioned hot mess, as I hitch hiked my way down to my friends with a bottle of prosecco instead of food essentials, ready to hit the night life in our local town. I think I pulled off the glam look during the night, I certainly jumped from one end of the style scale.

I’m sorry for the very blurry picture that seems to appear on wordpress? But, yes I felt this outfit. Especially because I had to pin the skirt because it was too big for me! Still can’t believe I’ve lost a stone!

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Don’t wait for something to make a comeback

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Make it your own… I’ve learnt over the course of time that fashion always has a throwback but style endures. I kinda stole that from madam moiselle herself. Anyways. It’s true.

Also, flickering through old pictures of my nan, it REALLY stands out how much the style in her time as prevalence in today’s fashion.

If you see the feature image, her oversize blouse, big buttons and high collar. To die for! So vintage but maybe to some the collar is a miss because, ya know, Dracula. But I say whatever. I need it and it would be fab with corduroy trousers. Another one that was considered old man’s pants and a disgusting material let’s not forget people’s marmite love for velvet. Now it’s probably the most favoured material.

Not long ago, denim on denim was yuk, and then all of a sudden the haters are lovers… I bet people reading are thinking “that was never the case” but it for sure was. I remember I tried to pull off denim on denim on holiday years ago and my girlfriend said “no. Just no.”

I’m mature enough to know now that anything goes, when ever!

Just love your fashion confidence! I know I certainly am.

I was once thinking about how when I was younger I used to put a waisted belt on everything and 14 year old me was like “thats so lame.” But it’s so ANY TIME!

Like… it is an amazing staple for your outfits. I can find maxi dresses look boxy on me somehow, so for something to cinch my waist… I’m going to find me a nice waisted belt to go with everything in my wardrobe!

Any features/statements from the past are welcome!

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It’s hard to change perfumes

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Mon Guerlain perfume… you make it so darn easy.

An anniversary gift. Barely touched because it’s scent is so precious I don’t want to finish it. I asked for this for a birthday or Christmas present as soon as I smelt the sample paper inside the vogue magazine.

That’s when you know it’s the good stuff.

Made from Carla lavender, Sambac Jasmine, Album Sandelwood and Vanilla Tahitenis.

A rich and sensual feminine fragrance. The bottle is luxurious and the colour of the fragrance warm. It’s a smell that can hold you for the winter and summer.

The smell takes you through enriched history. The musky smell delves into femininity. A real pigment fragrance of evolutionary womanly flavours.

Delicate ingredients such as Vanilla amd Jasmine are really prevalent when you spray.

It stays with you like a tattoo as Angie likes to put it.

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Work play outfit

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That’s what I call it anyways…

Because that’s what it looks like to me. Whats not to love about an outfit that makes you feel like a student but also looking like a part time bad ass boss at work.

A casual and comfy turtle neck jumper, a pair of elegant slim black trousers, with a beautiful styled silver ring buckle. The patent burgundy boots (featured a lot on my blog…oops) give this dark toned outfit a pop of colour but not too bright as it would through the monotone palette way off. But red would be a nice touch to make that sheer statement.

I love these trousers from missguided and this reliable knitted jumper from H&M.

I’m hoping to go with this same work play outfit but really focusing on the two counter parts.

I’m on the hunt for a white sweatshirt with prefably a red logo to match a overly sized red knitted cardigan for perfect layering. This will really play on the “play” side of my apired look and will help me out a lot during these treacherous weather winds. Let’s layer!

Work trousers, and some sexy office heels. Much like these black high heel pumps…

I would have a picture demonstration for my apired outfit but all will be revealed!

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What I think about the Revamped Unicorn Cosmetic brushes

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Of a rating from 1 to 10 on quality, it’s a 10. On a rating of 1 to 10 for applying it’s a 10. So soft and leave no streak marks im sold. These brushes blend so easily! This professional brush kit is extremely luxurious, in just the packaging itself. The only brush I dislike is the eyebrow sculpting brush. It does not apply my product on the way I would like compare to my other eyebrow brush shapers.

There is peice of paper on top of the diamond case that comes with instructions from left to right on how the brushes work. So in that case for people who are unfamiliar with certain brushes you would have to remember what the brushes are for each time you use them, these brushes are pretty self explanatory if your a makeup lover. For first timers, perhaps technique brushes with labels on the handle of what certain brushes are would be better, to get used to the shape and angle of brushes.

Picture ready?

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REAL lips for the countdown kiss!

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It’s new years eve eve and what better blog post to do than a quick review and tutorial on the REAL Technique limmited edition lip kit, ready for your 12pm kiss!

I got this pretty kit for my birthday, the handy case tube is something on its own. It has a little mirror at the end of the case for on the move touch ups, so if your struggling to get to the girls bathroom, as new years is crazy, you’ll have no struggles!

The kit comes with four brushes, to help you line, texturise, colour and exfoliate/plump your lips. The kit was made from the creators, Sam and Nic, who are infact sisters. Well thanks Sam and Nic because your my lip savour. For ages I was using sharp ends to exfoliate and plump my lips but now I have these beauties.

To check out how they worked for me follow my pics below:

My lips before I used the flat smoothing brush.

When using this smoothing brush, its best to use vaseline or anything oily on the lips to help glide the brush. The hairs on the brush are quiet tough and would hurt very much on dry lips.

A Few minutes later…

Then the lip brush to colour in my Ted Baker nude créme lipstick.

Next is the liner to perfect the outline of my lips.

And then to wipe away over lineing and to shadow the cupids bow with highlight.

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This is how my lips looked after…

My overall view is beyond positive. I have received the gift of all gifts for my lips. Winter can be harsh so always take care of your pout and make sure to exfoliate the dead and dry skin with lots of Vaseline. The flat smooth brush is my favourite by far as it’s replaced anything pointy in my room to compensate as a tool for massaging my lips. The brushes are smooth and they glide lovely onto the lips! A perfect gift for the perfect kiss.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE AND ALL MY FANTASTIC FOLLOWERS. Thanks for reading this year and keep me posted on your own posts👍

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Power in style 

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I don’t know if it’s because I have been binge watching That 70’s show or my hobby of scrolling through Instagram, subconsciously finding styles from the 70’s, but I became aware of my interest after unknowingly piecing this outfit together and figuring out that, yes, perhaps I have become a little obsessed with the 70’s inspired look. Also, the Fashion blogger, Lucy Williams’s wardrobe definitely plays a part in my copy cat style.
My sweet partner bought me this very cute Power T. I love the yellow print and bold typography. It makes for a plain white T and to which is very colloquial to the 70’s.

My love for the fur coat is real and it has been a long time coming. Where have they been? It’s been a while for its come back and so I guess it’s bye-bye to my last year’s trench coat and hello to my furry friend. Let’s be clear this is fake fur! This coat goes well with high end styles (obviously because its known for being luxurious) and the relaxed look. Heck, chuck on a pair of Adidas originals and call me a pro.

Last but for sure not least, my burgundy patent stretch sock boots. They go with just about everything and I love them hidden underneath a good pair of three quarter length mom jeans. I’m on the hunt for a more flared three quarter length trousers. Preferably black and not mom jeans so if you have any suggestions please feel free to comment.

The accessories I would wear would be cat sunglasses for a cold sunny day. To keep that chic look. Perhaps a nice vintage ring. Keep it simple, the outfit is already a statement.

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To shop my look:

Coat – boohoo– out of stock (they do very affordable faux fur coats)

Power top – Nastygal

Mom jeans – Nastygal

Patent boots – Misspap

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Lucky for you they are all in sale!

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