Monday, 17 October 2016

Let's Talk About...

Is it okay to break up with a friend?

We in the early years of our adulthood fall in and out of romantic relationships? Breaking up is the hardest most excruciating experience many of us face.

Breaking up with my most recent ex-was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I didn’t want to hurt him but I was unhappy and had been for a very long time. That relationship brought out the worst in me... so with helpful advice from my mum and friends, I decided it was time to end the most significant relationship I had up until that date.
Even though there was lots of tears and snotters and “what have I done?!” moments, in the long run, it was the best thing I could have done.

Post break up, I moved to London to pursue my dream of attending Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design (greatest experience), became “Emma” again and began dating my best friend who is a much better fit for me!

So why do we think it’s unacceptable to break up with a friend who is having a negative impact on our life?

Do you have a friend that you see once a month out of respect for the 10+ years relationship you’ve had? Do you leave that lunch feeling rubbish and deflated?
You should leave a lunch with a friend feeling lovely!

Do you have a friend who in the 10+ years of your relationship you’ve seen change into a different person right in front of your eyes?

So why do we just accept it? If that were our boyfriend we’d dump him!

Why do we feel loyalty because of how long a friendship has gone on? Friendships change! People change! You can’t expect every friend you had in school to remain the exact same in your 20s, can you?

I think if someone is a negative aspect of your life, remove him or her!

Do you think you can “dump” a friend?

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Chanel No. 5 L'eau review

Chanel No.5 L’eau


That’s all I can really say!

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved No.5 it to me smells like my mum and my Gran. It’s an expensive smell and makes you feel special.

The thing that put me off the original No.5 is how strong it is, I personally prefer a light perfume.

No.5 L’eau is a lighter – watered down No.5. It’s fresher but the iconic smell of No.5 is there. Chanel caught on to the fact that No.5 was worn by Grandmothers and Mothers and needed to do something to appeal to a younger consumer. Lily Depp is the ideal model to be the face of this new venture for Chanel.

I am so in love with this perfume, I feel sophisticated and grown up. And I love have a piece of Chanel. It’s the priciest perfume I’ve ever purchased but I truly believe its worth the money and I love wearing it on special occasions.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Top 9 must haves A/W 16

My time in London allowed me an inside look into the fashion industry and here are my Top 9 must haves for autumn/winter 2016

        1.  Denim Dad Shirt

A "dad" denim shirt is just an oversized shirt which your dad could probably fit into. These are super easy to wear, so comfy and in my opinion gorg with a faux fur gilet on top!

        2.  Anything Leather


Leather is always a reoccurring trend! It will never go out of style!
This season why not try leather with a twist?
I love this skirt from topshop! Embroided flowers are another massive trend this autumn! They are everywhere! 

        3.  Swashbuckler Belt

      I'm personally not a belt girl - but I appreciate that they can tie a whole look together, make a shirt dress that little bit more feminine. This season its all about chunky statement belts!

        4. Puffy Anorak


If you live in the UK like myself you know a puffy anorak is a must! So when the shops are stocking "nicer" ones than your classic north face! It makes tackling the miserable British winter that little bit easier!

        5. Sheer Hosiery
There isn't much I can say! Other than (insider tip) Green!!

     6. Socks and Sandals

Socks and sandals is quite possibly the most controversial trend! You either love it or hate it! I admit I'm not a fan for flat "summer" sandals with socks underneath! However as seen above a high heal and some chunky knit socks can be chic!!

        7.  Thigh High Boots

Another reoccurring trends- but oh so practical for the cold weather! 
I love these with a mini skirt and my personal preference is flats rather than heeled ones. 

        8.  Velvet

I LOVE velvet! I know Christmas is approaching! 
This blazer is my new lust - very Gucci! I love it!

   9.  Gothic Lipstick

Gothic lipstick makes me nervous! I am very fair skinned and a nude lipstick kind of girl. Black is frightening. However Gothic lipstick was seen all over the A/W 16 runways. So if like me black is a bit daunting then try a very deep purple!

I hope I've encouraged some new Autumn purchases! 


Emma x

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Autumn TV Obsession


The ITV period drama “Victoria” is just fabulous and perfect for bringing in the autumn.
Filling the 9pm Downton Abbey Sunday slot, Victoria follows young Queen Victoria at 18 when she is newly crowned Queen. It shows us her struggles with stepping up to the throne, her affections towards Prime Minister Lord Melborne and her love story with Prince Albert.
This is the perfect show to watch with your mum and cup of tea on a dark Sunday night. It’s a complete delight.

The Collection

An Amazon Prime Original, set in Paris in the 1950s in the Haute Couture houses. The story follows two brothers who are designers of a couture house and the dramas in their life!

The clothes are very beautiful, inspired by Dior’s new look.
Paris is one of my favourite cities in the world, so I enjoy escaping there for an hour a week.

A new episode of the collection is added to amazon every Friday

I beg you all to watch, they are amazing

Love, Emma


Monday, 19 September 2016

August/September Book Review

I realise this is a fashion blog however I have decided upon my return to the blogging world I’d like to incorporate some new categories; lifestyle, travel and TV/film/books. I love these just as much as fashion therefore I’d like to write about them too.

Lets get straight into it!!


This is a story about a woman called Sarah she works for a production company for a pretty awful boss; she is in the same friend group as her ex (awkward) and his perfect girlfriend. Sarah begins to have frequent dreams of a guy called Brett from her past, whom soon after starts to work with her. Lines are blurred between “dream Brett” and “real Brett”

The story is charming and funny. It’s an easy read and indulgence. I began reading this on my commute to college and wouldn’t want to get off the tube, as I wanted to continue reading!

Couldn’t recommend this book any more!!


I prefer reading a book before seeing the movie adaptation. Books are more often than not better! So when the Me Before You trailers began rolling, I went straight to W H Smiths to purchase the book.

It’s a story of a young man Will who has been paralysed and has lost all motivation and joy. His desperate mother employs a young woman named Lou to be Will’s carer. She is quirky, goofy and full of life – the very opposite of Will. The story follows their relationship and how it grows.

This book made me laugh and cry and left me speechless at the end.
I loved it and can’t wait to read the sequal and see the movie!


After loving Dream A Little Dream I decided to try more of the fabulous Giovanna’s books. So I decided to buy her debut novel and I’m awfully glad I did.
Billy Buskin is a superstar actor and he is filming in a small village where Sophie May lives. Sophie leads a simple life and works in a teashop. She ends up falling in love with Billy and the story follows her struggles with being thrust in the spotlight.

This story is so believable (perhaps because Giovanna can relate to her own life – being married to McFly member Tom). Its sweet, funny, charming and a page turner!


The equally as compelling sequel to Billy and Me.

Billy and Sophie must try long – distance with Billy filming in LA and Sophie running her teashop in England. Will their love last the test of miles?


This is a different genre from books previously listed – a thriller – one of my favourite genres I might add, I just cant read too many in a row.

Anne and Marco’s babysitters cancel on them last minute so they leave baby Cora at home whilst at a party next door. Anne brings the baby monitor and believes everything will be okay – until she checks on her baby after 12. She is gone.

Shari plunges us into the story straight away, which instantly hooks us in! I couldn’t put this book down! I was gripped and my stomach was in knots reading it! A plot filled with twists and turns – perhaps my favourite book of the summer!


Theo and Violet meet on the ledge of the tower bell at school and it’s unclear who saves whom. The story follows the pair develop a friendship and help each other out of the darkness that surrounds them.

This story had me gripped and so emotionally involved with the character Theo – he is so complex and I was compelled.
Upon finishing the book I had to give myself a moment to contemplate what I had just read!

I hope I have encouraged some of you to read these great books!

Do you have any recommendations for me?