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Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly - Breakfast at Tiffany's

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10 Reasons Why Audrey Hepburn is the Bae-est of All Bae's!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

There are very few Hollywood actresses that have captured my heart, it's usually the Hollywood males that take on that role, but there has always been something about Audrey Hepburn that was so refreshingly encapsulating.From the very first time I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's, I developed a fan-girl like girl crush over one of the most beautiful and talented actress of her time.  And over time as I watched her more and more, she captured my heart and tickled my soul. Audrey Hepburn truly is the bae-est of all bae's and I'm about to give you 10 reasons why:

She is QUEEN of the feline flick - nobody does it better...nobody does it, half as good as you, Audrey you're the best! What? Don't look at me like that, you know I was only talking about her eyeliner! Pfft, let's move on to point 2!

Holly Golightly anyone? The character that was many a topic of Blair Waldorf's dreams and my midday fantasies, played so gracefully by our resident queen. There is no one that could've played the wannabe socialite, better than our little Audrey - that's right, not even you Marilyn! "Cat, oh Cat?" Now, where could he be?

She owned a pet fawn, named PIPPIN! Now if that's not #cutegoals, I don't know what is! And if Instagram was around in those days, little Pippin would have been bloody insta famous!

She rocked pigtails, SO-DAMN-GOOD!

She got to play tonsil tennis with almost all of Hollywoods golden era golden boys and let's face it, everyone from your mum to your great grandmother were so bloody jealous. Humphrey Bogart anyone? Why yes, don't mind if I do!

She was graceful and elegant as fuck, but also incredibly humbling and modest. She often questioned why people perceived her to be so beautiful when she saw so many flaws.

She was besties with Givenchy - I mean, does this really warrant any further explanation? These two were such good pals, he even developed a personalised fragrance for her, called L'intermit, meaning forbidden. It was made and worn privately by Audrey for many years, before it was released to be sold to the public in the 60's. I mean, BFF goals or what?!

Style Icon - Audrey set trends galore! Be it in fashion, beauty, hair, philanthropy, she was the "it" girl of the golden era! When ladies took a trip down to the salon to get their hair cut, they would say "Give me the Audrey" otherwise known as her ever famous pixie cut.


She had countless things named after her, clothes, streets, flowers, if ever there was a more relatable star it was Audrey.

And finally, Audrey played the lead in some of the most famous romance films in Hollywood's history, Sabrina or Funny Face anyone? And no-one has ever played a love stricken, damsel in distress better than our Audrey. 

She remained graceful and beautiful, to the very end. She was a true talent and a real inspiration to the female specimen everywhere and for that she is the Baes-est of all Bae's. Thank you Audrey darling, we loved and still love ya gal!

H&M Boathouse Geek Chic

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Stop! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No...It's just Heather in two clashing prints. I'm not usually a fan of clashing any kind of print or pattern on clothing, heck I'm not even a fan of wearing any kind of pattern at all, but when in Rome, do as the romans do and as I was in the Cotswolds I thought it was only fair to dress a little more adventurously than I'm used to. 

The Cotswolds were full of lots of little nooks and crannies everywhere we went and there was always some kind of lake or pond nearby, which definitely makes for an aesthetically pleasing shoot, right?
Ever the adrenaline junkie and risk taker I was, I decided I didn't want your standard standing on flat ground (where it's safer) shots. No, I wanted go-as-high-up-onto-the-ledge-as-possible-and-try-not-to-make-sudden-movements-to-the-left as it would mean taking a plunge into the murky green waters of the Cotswolds deep.

I got the shirt in a  H&M clearance sale and it was only £5. As I said before I'm not a pattern wearer, but the HP shaped glasses print, meant the Ravenclaw Auror in me simply could not resist. It made a pleasant change and it made me feel like I was actually wearing legitimate "holiday" clothes even though I was just an hour and a half away from home!

Now, the striped monochrome pattern on the shorts is one I'm a little more familiar (and comfortable) with. They clash heavily with the glasses printed shirt, but somehow it's makes for an interesting combination - like chalk and cheese. Or custard and steak and kidney pie...(debatable!)

This look is so foreign to me, but there's just something about it that I love. Add on the braces and you've got an androgynous sailor look on your hands - Ahoy! 

Here's me: holding on for dear life, worried that one wrong pose could send me flying over the ledge into the murky depths below! I managed to hold on just enough to swing round and take this next photo...
See, I'm starting to look a lot more calm and collected here, now that I'm on solid (stable) ground, don't you think?

The location here, just like everything else in the Cotswolds was absolutely breathtaking. Everything was either green and hilly or blue and fluid, it was the perfect location for any blogger shoot. However with greenery, comes pollen - add the two together and you get a hayfever sufferers worst nightmare!

This particular shot is called: Hurry the f&@* up and take the photo, because my Hayfever is about to blow and I want to get out of this pollen infested (still breathtakingly beautiful) place! Hehe.
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Blogger Babes: My Top 4 All-Round Bloggers

Monday, 13 June 2016

Blogging the full works i.e. lifestyle, fashion, beauty AND everything else that comes in between is no easy job, but some bloggers are just above and beyond in terms of covering ALL of the content. Today I am talking you through my 4 top All round bloggers, who encompass all thing life, style, jet-setting to the sand and seas and all of the fluff in between. I hope you enjoy, because these ladies are all the biggest girl bosses around!

5 Ways to Improve Your Psychological Well-Being

Friday, 10 June 2016

Our psychological well-being and more importantly our health are two of the most positive things in our lives when looked after, however when neglected these two things can impact on our lives in some of the most negative ways possible. That's why it's so important for you to remember to take some time out for yourselves and really refresh and de-stress. I talk about this so often here on my blog, but ensuring that you take regular working breaks are only ever beneficial for you and without them, you could find yourself cruising along to a multitude of issues such as burnout, depression, an anxiety induced disorder, heart and/or head related issues.

It's not so easy to improve your well-being, trust me I know! But there are a few simple things that I have implemented into my every day lifestyle to ensure that I don't suffer burnout, stress-related disorders and a whole lot less heart palpitations and headaches. So keep reading on for 5 ways to improve your psychological well-being today!

The Debenhams 24 Hours Strapless Bra Review & GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Hello again lovely people! I'm back again, with another brand new post (gosh - what did you guys do to deserve that!). Yesterday I spoke to you about the new Debenhams campaign I'm working on, which focuses on trying to create more awareness about wearing the right bra size. As part of the campaign, Debenhams have kindly taken me to have a professional bra fitting and have asked me to review a few different styles of the bras they have for the campaign. Today I am reviewing a gorgeous strapless bra and if you stick around to the end, they'll be a chance for you to win your very own bra too!

Finding the perfect bra to go with the perfect outfit can be one of the biggest pains in the backside when it comes to fashion. God knows more often than none, I almost always end up choosing a different outfit, much to my dismay! So how does one fix this problem you ask? Why you bring in the strapless bra of course!

The *24 Hour strapless bra has come to my rescue quite a lot over the last couple of weeks and I couldn't recommend it more to you. Just yesterday I found myself in the same sticky situation as I often do, in which I chose an outfit that does not allow the wearing of a normal bra with all the trimmings, straps and all. That's where the strapless bra came in - it was nude, it was plain and it provided me with the right amount support, which was just what I needed to feel comfortable and stylish all at the same time.

Fit & Support:

Now I know I don't have the biggest boobs in the world, but like every girl from an A cup right through to a G, I desire a strong support from my bras. Without the straps, a strapless bra requires great underwire support and this bra provides just that. The underwire is strong and thick, but not to the point where it feels like it's digging into your ribcage. The bra also comes with two bra straps, so that you can have the option to wear it with straps, should you feel you need the extra support. However at the times when I have worn the bra, I haven't even needed to attach the straps on, it was good enough without. On the occasions that I have worn the bra, it has provided me with great support, I was able to jump, cartwheel and twerk until the early hours of the morning with very minimal jiggling around the chest area! 
A born and bred northerner, I'm a simpleton at heart. I like my clothes to be minimal and simple in style, the same as I like my underwear to be aswell! This bra is perfect for me, it's classic, minimal styling is just what I love. There's no lacey, shiny, faffy bits to give the annoying illusion of a third or fourth nipple (You know what I mean, right?)! The bra I have comes in a lovely nude colour, but it also comes in black aswell, which is great as both are neutral colours so they shouldn't really clash with anything you choose to wear. The fabric is delicate and soft and does not feel rough or rub against your skin when you're moving around and about - it's simply perfect!

This bra has been a great aid for me and I honestly don't have any faults with it. It does what it says on the tin and gives you style, comfort and support all in one. 

And now, the part you have all been waiting for...THE CHANCE TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN 24 HOUR STRAPLESS BRA! Enter using the rafflecopter below. The giveaway will run for 2 weeks and will end on the 16/06/2016. 

Terms & Conditions:

1) A winner will be selected at random on Monday 13/06/2016 and contacted by myself via twitter or email.

2) The winner must respond and accept the prize within 24 hours, if they fail to do, another winner will then be selected at random.

3) The bra is available in the sizes 32-36 B-DD and 38 B-D, so you would need to have a bra size in one of these in order for the bra to fit.

4)Prize is for the Debenhams 24 hour strapless bra only
• Prize is subject to availability
• All prizes are non-transferable, non refundable and non negotiable.No cash alternative is available for any prize.
• Debenhams Retail Plc will not be liable for any prizes which are lost, delayed or damaged in the post for reasons beyond their control.

Thank you for entering and Good luck! Any questions? Leave them in the comments below and I'll be sure to answer them for you.

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What do you think of this strapless bra? Would you like to win one? Do you struggle to find the right bra to match the right outfit too?

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