LOST IN GLAMOUR – THE LATE NIGHT EDIT

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Getting fabulously dressed up, dinner and dancing all night is pretty much my perfect way to spend an evening. Throw in some Tiki madness, three other gorgeous blogger gals and a dreamboat of ladies from one of my favourite brands and you’ve got the best concoction for an amazing night.

Let me start at the beginning with Miss Selfridge and their #LateNightEdit. Did I fancy coming on a girls night out and  getting completely lost in glamour with their most, well, glamorous collection yet? Having spent time with the Miss Selfridge ladies before and knowing how much fun their team is, it was an obvious and no-doubts-about-it yes.

After my own VIP shopping time at The Dressing Room, we all met in Shoreditch at Cheeky Parlour for pampering – a signature Cheeky Plait for me and some glittering gold nails whilst we all gossiped over bubbles. Shortly after, our drivers picked us up and whizzed us over to Mahiki for a delicious dinner, more bubbles, cocktails and dancing. My pick from the #LateNightEdit was the Tile Burnout dress full of 90s vibes, which I paired with the Grey Statement Rhinestone Necklace and a pair of chic block heels. Even when it was time for a taxi home, I still felt as good in my dress still felt as when I first put it on – the collection definitely gets my approval!

Thanks to the Miss Selfridge ladies, Cheeky Parlour, Mahiki, Emma, Charlotte and Claire for a fabulous night out! x

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I’M GETTING MARRIED IN THE MORNING!

As you sit and read this, I’ll be excitedly making my bouquet, painting my nails and generally having a giggle with all of my bridesmaids, anticipating the fact that tomorrow I’ll become someones wife. It’s a strange feeling, the day that Rich and I have been planning for the last ten months, coming around at last.

I firmly believe that you’ve met the person you’re meant to be with, when you don’t even doubt for a second that you’ll be with them forever, even if it does seem a little crazy right at the beginning. Even at the age of 16 and 17, when my fashion choices were questionable and hand-holding was awkward, I never really questioned that I would one day marry Rich, because I sort of just knew.

Perhaps it’s just me being a hopeless romantic.

To Rich, thank you for the past seven years of laughter and love. Thank you for putting up with me being so untidy, my usually good but on occasions questionable music choices (miley cyrus, ahem, guilty pleasure), for all the times you present me with a blanket knowing I’m always cold and for being nice to me even when I’m being the worst sick person ever.

I can’t wait for a whole future filled with bad jokes, pots of loose leaf tea, dancing in the dining room to old records, box sets and quoting them non-stop, exploring the world, 80’s films and their soundtracks, eating out too much, gigs and lazy days. I hope everyone finds someone as special as you. x

THE TRUTH BEHIND MY FASHION BLOG

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The time has come to mix it up a little. I talked about changes to this site in my last post, some giant, some small. Nevertheless, the biggest change to come is absolute honesty from me, because after all, my mama always said honesty is the best policy. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t been telling you any fibs (cross my heart!), but perhaps I’ve just been giving off the wrong idea. Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

Hello! My name is Emily and I write a fashion blog. It was a complete head over heels love affair when I first started, but since then I’ve got in to some bad habits and a little of that love has gone away – you guys have probably noticed it, right? Blogging I love, the constant outfit posts, not so much. “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”, is what I’ve been telling myself – I seem to have created a pretty good recipe over here because you guys always tell me how much you love this corner of the internet, so I’ve not dared to change anything. However, I feel like it’s become a little empty and I want my content to become as meaty as it did when I first started, and that starts with this exact post.

Over the last four years, I’ve had countless emails from readers telling me ‘ I idolise your style’ , ‘you have the perfect life’ and crazily even down to ‘I wish I was you’….keep with me, I do have a point.  Let’s just throw this out there guys – we’re all equal – there’s nothing about me that’s more special than there is about you. You should never wish to be somebody else, because you’re bloody fantastic.

Writing a fashion blog means you guys only get to see what I want you to see. Although some of my outfit posts are real, there’s a percentage which are styled for the purpose. Those outfits I cherry pick from my wardrobe, that then are trekked across whatever town or city I’m in to find the ‘ideal’ location. It’s not real. The secret is, more often than not, the outfit is put together for that post specifically and I might never ever wear all the elements of it together in my ‘real’ day-to-day life. Especially when it comes to heels, because y’know, they bloody hurt and who can really summon the willpower to walk around in them all day? (Okay, so I do do that sometimes, but probably not as often as this blog would have you think.)

Back to the point in hand – you’re freaking awesome. Don’t wish to change your life to be like somebody else because there is nobody better than you. Especially not me. My life is definitely not perfect, because, well, what is perfection for starters? I still have mundane things to do day-in, day-out, like the washing up because we’ve never got round to buying a dishwasher (old fashioned are we!), do the ironing (oh god I hate ironing) and do grocery shopping (I know that someone reading this in particular knows, seeing as they followed me round Tesco talking about this blog to their friend and then hiding when I turned around…a giant hello to whoever you are! 😉 ).

I wondered how to illustrate my point and to show you was the only way I thought best. Here I am, makeup-less, in casual ‘everyday’ clothes. Lets start again from here on, shall we? It’s nice to meet you.

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