! Babe crew !





Dress: H&M
Boots: Zara (similar)
Denim Jacket: Levi (Old cut and custom ripped by Me)

*****Alert: I am in Babe Crew!*****

Haha I'm joking...but seriously I thought this dress was so cute and remind me of the classic Tommy Hilfiger print. 

But really, we are all in Babe Crew and should embrace it. Being a 'Babe' is about having confidence, sass, independence and just having fun! 
It's not being vain to think of yourself as a Babe. If anything, we should be encouraging each other to think that way and encouraging ourselves to say "I'm a Babe and I know it!" 

Moral of the story is: don't let other people knock you down. Don't let other people dictate what you are. You are a Babe!! The End.

LB x

All black everything...with a dash of colour





T-shirt: Alexander Wang
Skirt: H&M
Bag: Zara
Trainers: Reebok x Melody Ehsani

So as soon as I got my hand onto this skirt I instantly wanted to wear it. Is it typical to say that Black is ultimately my favourite colour? Don't get me wrong, I appreciate all colours in all shades; but Black just has a way of making everything look crisp, chic and effortless.

This patent leather skirt is an actual gem...and can you believe it is from H&M! I always shop in H&M as I love buying my basics there but once in a while they do shock me with a little piece which I always have to grab up before it goes. This skirt could definitely pass for a Balmain number! For the reasonable price, you can't really knock H&M for trying!

Also these trainers by Melody Ehsani which I bought a year ago and honestly have never worn them. They are such a statement piece I just didn't have the opportunity to style them with an outfit. But I do adore them and I'm glad I brought them out this spring. I'd never heard or seen any of her work before I saw these Reebok trainers and if you are into quirky sport attire, you should definitely check her out.

LB x

BLUSHIN' VELVET






T-Shirt: Alexander Wang
Denim Jacket: Topshop
Leggings: H&M
Shoes: Zara

The weather right now is not reflective of what is supposed to be Spring...but that doesn't stop me in the colours I wear! The colours are so cute and remind me of blooming flowers; Salmons, Pinks and Creams. When I saw these leggings I knew I had to have them and they are something I would wear if I was in the LA Sun!

I've paired them [for a day look] with these ultra CUTE Sandals or Slippers or whatever you want to call them, which I posted on my Instagram, which again are just tooo cute!! (Is cute my favourite word?! Hah) 

If you can't tell from the picture, the leggings are Velvet. Not everyone's favourite trend I know, but I love it! I think when people think of velvet, they think of velour tracksuits (which are actually also back in trend haha) but actually, in my opinion, most items can look very expensive and rich in Velvet when in the right colours. (I do also have a Silvery-grey pair which I will style soon!)

LB x

SILVER LINING





T-Shirt: Primark (similar here)
Leggings: Zara (similar here)
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti (similar here)
Bag: Zara

So I'm continuing to express my adoration for velvet in this Grey pair of leggings, which I purchased shortly after my Salmon pair. Greys and Silvers are a totally classic shade and can be worn timelessly. Usually, I'll wear leggings on an 'off day' with a hoodie and a baseball cap but it was quite fun to 'glam' these ones up with some heeled sandals.

Also, I don't think I will ever hate the 'band tee' trend. You can dress them down with trainers for a day look or even add a banging pair of heels for an evening soiree.

LB x


17 Rules to Apply to 2017




With January being almost over, it made me think about my attitude towards the new year and how or if I have adjusted to it. For instance: to some people, January 1st is just another day, day 366;  continuing on what they have already done in October, November and December…to others it is an opportunity to create a fresh start and accomplish new things they didn’t in the previous year; day 1.

I probably sit in the middle of both. I’m not really one to make resolutions and if I do it’s silly ones like ‘start the gym’ or ‘wear that pair of jeans that still have the tag on’ but I like to somewhat apply the theory to my everyday life…

…So with that being said here are some rules I am going to try for the rest of my year and make it a good one. One where I can look back and think I definitely made a change for myself and maybe they can help you too!
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1 Stop overthinking – When you overthink, ultimately it can [in extreme cases] cause you stress and you become anxious and uptight about any situation. Learn to chill out! I say this from experience. I swear if I got a pound for every time I ‘overthunk’ (is that even a word?) I’d be a billionaire.

2 Be on time – Whoever said the quote ‘If you’re early you’re on time. If you’re on time you’re late. If you’re late you didn’t want to be there’ is wise. Apply this to everyday situations: a doctor's appointment, a dinner reservation, work. It will make you a more reliable person and people will respect you more because they won’t think that you’re such a flake!

3 Take the opportunity – Don’t waste time. If something good comes your way I think it’s great to jump on the chance and take it. However in the same breath think carefully. A million things can come your way but they may not necessarily benefit you in the best way possible, so be tactical. You still have to think smart and be selective but not so much that you miss out on amazing things. Listen to your gut instinct – no one knows you better than yourself.

4 Voice your opinion – I am usually one to shy away from conflict (when need be). It’s easier for me and I find the situation will always sort itself out. However I’ve learnt that people will respect you more if you say what is on your mind. They will appreciate your strength and courage and then that way  everyone knows where they stand; if they still like you afterwards great, if they don’t, thanks for letting me know now rather than later! Mind you, don’t become reckless and shout anything and everything from the rooftops. Pick your words wisely and make them count.

5 No need for others ‘opinion’ – All opinions are important and help shape how you think and how you act. However every Bob, Dick and Harry will give their opinion because they think it’s the best advice on planet Earth! But all you have to say is ‘I appreciate your opinion and I will take what you said into consideration, but ultimately I will decide what I want to do’ – obviously if an absolute idiot is giving you their opinion you can tell them to keep it! (but keep it classy whilst doing so! Lol)

6 Be patient – A flower will not grow overnight. Don’t rush things. If you do, it will only take longer.

7 Learn to say No! – My friend and I were discussing that if something really and truly inconveniences you or if you just honestly do not want to do something; it’s ok to say no. It doesn’t make you a selfish person, but what it does do is it helps put things into perspective of what is important and what is not for you; and that way you can manage your time better.

8 Don’t be sleep deprived – Try to get at least 8 hours sleep a night. You can be the hardest working person during the day, but how can you do that with no sleep? It’s important not to deprive yourself of full rest and energy.

9 Always say ‘thank you’ – Gratitude is key. The more you are grateful for what you have in your life, the more you will receive. I read ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrnes and there’s an extract in there about saying thank you when you wake up 3 times out loud and then continues to do so right up until you are  dressed and ready to start the day. I thought this was a really good idea so I have tried to do this a few times. It is hard at first because you might forget as your brain is a bit slow in the morning but practice makes perfect!

10 Put that cake down (even though it’s hard!) – I’m legit eating a chocolate bar as I write this (but that’s not a cake now is it?!) Haha, no but seriously if you’re anything like me you cannot resist ‘Le Junk’. Clearly I’m no dietician but all I can advise is that balance is key. I find it really hard because I have a major sweet tooth, but I have cheat days like twice a week where I can literally go H.A.M on what I want. And after a while you might not even want to go H.A.M but it’s nice to have the option.

11 Appreciate the ‘journey’ – Similar to point 6 (be patient) but this is more to do with fulfilment at the end. When you finally become successful in reaching your goal, it’s nice to sometimes look back at all the obstacles you faced because again you will be more grateful for reaching your destination and then the next obstacles you face won’t be so daunting because you know you will be strong enough to get through them!

12 Wake up ‘happy’ – We all have our off days, we’re only human! But try to wake up happy and I guarantee the day ahead will be a good one!

13 Go to bed ‘happy’ – You could have had the most stressful day of your life and you want to run away, but don’t bring the negative emotions to sleep with you. Drop them and start fresh tomorrow.

14 Make time for your loved ones – Your friends and family are the ones who understand you the most and love you dearly. We all get busy at times and life gets in the way of commitments but don’t forget them. They are the only people who will always stick by your side through it all.

15 Make time for ‘you’ – Whilst it’s good to make time for others, we also need to invest in some ‘me’ time. Take up a hobby. Read that book you left on your shelf. Go on a holiday. Sit in your room and binge watch a new TV series. It doesn’t make you anti-social; it helps you wind down and effectively can make you a better person.

16 Consistency is key – Basically don’t be a flake! If you say you’re going to do something, do it.


17 HAVE FUN! – Last but not least don’t take life too seriously this year. It’s good to always have a laugh!

LB x

LB X LA: Visiting the City of Angels


In December, my friend and I packed our bags and jetted away to the City of Angels: Los Angeles!

As I mentioned before in my previous post on Las Vegas, I had never visited America before but always wanted to go - and now I have been to two states, in the past year, 2 months apart of each other! Talk about all at once! But whilst I'm young I want to travel the world and create amazing memories.

For those who haven't visited LA, it's an 11 hour flight! Sometimes cut down to 10 hours - which is extremely long, but so worth it when you arrive. However it wasn't too bad as we flew with Virgin Atlantic who I have flown with before and always have a pleasant experience.

We stayed at the beautiful SLS Beverly Hills Hotel; a hotspot for the elite and fancy. A little bit on the ££££ side but you get what you pay for. It is in a great location as its only a short drive away from Hollywood and great shopping areas like Rodeo Drive or The Grove are just a short distance away. Also restaurants like 'The Nice Guy' and 'Sugar Fish' are close by if your feeling peckish!

There is a sort of stigma attached to LA of it being 'fake and glamorous' because of what you see on TV. Popular shows like 'The Kardashians' and 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' (and we can't forget 'The Hills'!!!) show an exaggerated wild version of the LA lifestyle. Whilst it is most probably like that; it shouldn't put you off going there if you are the more 'down to earth' type because in the same breath [or down a few blocks] it can be the total opposite and quite tranquil!

'Warn' is a strong word, but if you're looking to visit LA, my advice is that you will definitely need to drive everywhere! Especially if you want to go everywhere like Malibu, Hollywood Boulevard or Venice Beach (40 min drive from Beverly Hills!) But you can just take Ubers or even hire a car which would make it like a road trip! FUN!

I've tried to keep this short and sweet really so all in all, my friend and I had opposed opinions about the city. It seems very quiet, chilled and easy going which I didn't mind; but she preferred the hustle and bustle of New York. I've not been to New York so I cant compare the two; but I definitely want to visit this year! But definitely visit Los Angeles anyway because the weather is always beautiful and the people are very friendly!

LB x