Saturday, December 19th, 2015

On a Cozy ‘CBA’ Day

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You know those days when you just CBA ? … (Can’t Be Asked/Assed)

Well, on those days, I prioritise one thing and one thing only: Quick comfort.

When I don’t really like spending too much time getting ready, I find easier ways to look somewhat put together. Some examples:

  • Minimal makeup with a winged liner and a bold lip (to make it seem like effort has been put it !) 
  • Black and white pieces go well together, so I chose a few and through in my favourite colour for good measure. GREEN ALL THE WAY BABY !! haha
  • Contact lenses ? No way. Glasses please :)
  • You will never see me wearing a pair of high heels. My limit is 3 inches. I see no point in limping around a social gathering in stilts. And in this case, I wore my comfy go-to trainers – My converses

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Almost all of the pieces in this look were purchased in charity shops or on the mobile app ‘DEPOP’ ssssoooo no there is no tracing to be done !

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Isn’t this street art amazing ?! #JustAnotherDayInShoreditch

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When you’ve just finished ‘jjzjzjzjzujzzjing your hair before a photo is taken ! … 

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Friday, November 27th, 2015

A Warm Toned Winter

Location: Shoreditch Market

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It may be cold outside, but I don’t intend to wear any garments that match the grey weather 😉 

I L.O.V.E this coat. I feel like I’m going to live in this coat for the next 5 months; lets see how much use I can get out of this baby ! I’ve been eager to keep my hair protected from the effects of the chilli breezes with protective styles. Dry hair = Weak hair 

#FunFactThe more moisture the hair can retain, the higher the chances are that your hair will retain length.

This hat from H&M is a fab way of accessorising an outfit while keeping my hair protected from the rainy sky. 

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ASOS Mid Heel Shoes | H & M Brown Hat 

ZARA Brown/Rust Coat | ZARA Double sided Scalf 

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Below is my bestie Jamie-Lee. She has an amazing sense of self and style. <3

Check out her blog and Pinterest page:

SilverSequoia | SilverSequoia Pinterest

#ThatCoatThough #YYAAASSS #Beaut

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Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Keeping it simple

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This t-shirt though, haha ! 

What a perfect and true statement. When ever I invest in a new coloured piece, I’m always tempted by the black version. Black = Easy + Chic <3 

Here is an outfit I created for a casual day of running errands in lovely London town. Although the sun is out less, I still like to shelter my eyes from the brightness of day (especially on a Monday morning, haha).

You can find some of the items linked below

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(Links …)

ZARA T-shirt  |  ZARA Messenger Bag  |  TOPSHOP Sunglasses (Similar)  | PULL & BEAR Leather Jacket (Similar)

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Sunday, November 15th, 2015

My prescription glasses collection

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Yup, my eyeballs are faulty ! #Genetics #IForgiveMyParents 

So, I have made this most of it. Glasses are an epic accessory and my bad eyesight gives me a legit reasons to wear them (unlike all the ‘try hard hipsters’ out there! :P)

As time has passed my eyesight has gotten worse, which has been a perfect excuse to get a new pair of glasses ever year. I usually buy my frames online and have my opticians put in the lenses. 

Here they are ! :) 

All glasses

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2013 – Ebay 

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2014 – Ebay 

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2015 -ASOS 

http://www.asos.com/spitfire/spitfire-round-clear-lens-glasses/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4774964&clr=Black&SearchQuery=spitfire+glasses&pgesize=2&pge=0&totalstyles=2&gridsize=3&gridrow=1&gridcolumn=2

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2016 – ASOS (Prescription lenses to be added) Out of stock



Monday, November 9th, 2015

Memories of Victoria

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This dress is my favourite clothing purchase of the season … without a doubt ! 

The high neck and long sleeves make it perfect for Autumn and Winter. And it’s so easy to wear this dress for any occasion. You can go from styling it with a pair of Converse trainers, a leather jacket and a backpack to throwing on some high heels and a tailored blazer for a more formal affair (As I have here). 

This was the dress I wore in the photography with the band TROPE. 

To find our music and imagery, simply scroll down to see the Band’s feature or click on the link below ! :)

www.tropeuk.com

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ZARA Shoes http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/shoes/view-all/cowboy-heeled-shoes-c734142p2901041.html

MONKI Blazer (Similar) – http://www.monki.com/gb/Jackets_coats/Erika_blazer/65005-8846744.1#c-49930

TOPSHOP High Neck Dress – (Out of stock)c v 6



Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Suited and Booted PT.3 – Checkered Mate

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I have a soft spot for matching pieces. A Co-ord is the ultimate 2 for 1 ! There is so much potential for styling these pieces separately or together and the blazer is perfect for Autumn/Winter.

If you haven’t already noticed, green is my favourite colour so when I saw this suit on ASOS, my heart stopped. I’ll be wearing it to casual and formal event alike :) 

S and B 3 ASOS Premium Boyfriend Blazer in Check – http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Premium-Boyfriend-Blazer-in-Check/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5416487&cid=11896&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Check&totalstyles=141&gridsize=3

ASOS Premium Slim Midi Trousers in Check – http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Premium-Slim-Midi-Trouser-in-Check/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5416916&abi=1&clr=check&CTAref=Complete+the+Look+Thumb

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Sunday, October 25th, 2015

|TROPE EP Release| Dragons & Butterflies

Photography/Shots by Iza Korsak 

Website – www.izakorsak.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/izakorsakphotography

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Cherise Adams Burnett (moi ! ;D, haha) – Vocals
Thomas Seminar Ford – Guitar
Andy Bunting – Piano/Keyboards
Nick Jurd – Bass
Jonathan Silk – Drums

Formed in summer 2014, TROPE performed our debut at Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival, playing own own take on the music of Stevie Wonder. The following year has seen us collaborate with Young Pilgrims, perform at the Rich Mix Youth Takeover in London and support New York based pianist Kris Bowers (Kanye West, Jay Z, Marcus Miller).

Recently, we have been in the studio working hard on recording their debut EP of original music ‘Butterflies & Dragons’. Jumping between soul, jazz & funk ‘Butterflies & Dragons’ incorporates all of our musical influences reaching as far wide as rock, hip-hop and classical music – narrated by a graceful string quartet throughout. This EP also features guest performances from brass ‘vibe’ powerhouse ‘Young Pilgrims’ and incredible saxophonist Joe Wright.

Check us out and follow us via 

WWW.TROPEUK.COM

And find our EP at

 www.tropeuk.bandcamp.com

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TOPSHOP Velvet Trim Lace Dress – http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=12556&catalogId=33057&productId=20733631&categoryId=209820&parent_category_rn=208536

Dress is soon to be styled for an Autumnal day out … stay tuned 😉 



Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Autumn Beauty Favourites

As the weather changes, so do many other things … including my face ! 

Here are some of the beauty products that i’ve been using daily to create an Autumnal bronzed warm look. 

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Sunday, October 11th, 2015

The Autumn Leaves

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Oxford Street – London

“The  Autumn Leaves, drift by my window. The Autumn Leaves, of red and gold.”

My favourite season is upon us !! I absolutely LOVE Autumn. I can finally break out the clothes that are kept away all Summer and add a few new pieces to my wardrobe. This outfit features a few of my seasonal spurges; the majority of which will keep me as snug as a bug in a rug as the weather changes !

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ZARA Rust Coat – http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/outerwear/coat-with-flap-pockets-c269183p3051537.html

ZARA Double Sided Scarf – http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/accessories/scarves/double-sided-scarf-c271013p2896573.html

ASOS Faux Leather Brown Satchel – http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-satchel-in-brown-faux-leather-with-vintage-styling/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5315359&clr=Brown&SearchQuery=brown+bag&pgesize=36&pge=0&totalstyles=121&gridsize=3&gridrow=2&gridcolumn=2&r=2

ASOS Mid Heel Court Shoes – http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-SAY-HELLO-Heels/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=5275085&cid=4172&Rf-300=1902&Rf929=2295&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Blackcroc&totalstyles=126&gridsize=4

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Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Expression – Part 3. Shoreditch Heights

Photography/Shot by @AmyBarton

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Inspired by ‘I am not my hair’ by India Arie feat. Akon, November 2005

India Arie is a singer-songwriter of the R&B, soul genre. She is known and appreciated for spreading positive and honest messages through her music. 

She released her debut album in 2001. It included hits such as Video, Brown Skin, Ready for love and one of my favourites, Promises. 

If you want to hear uplifting, well written, positive music (that’s free from any cursing), India is your Woman. I recommend that you check her out if you haven’t already. 

Another of tunes that I adore is ‘I am not my hair’, from her third studio album ‘Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship’. Read why below.

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I love those lyrics !

‘I am not your expectations !’

Wwwwwooo ! Hahaha !!

Anyone with specific and strong options about what you do with your life is wasting a lot of time and energy. (It’s quite funny when you think about it … ) 

When it comes to expressing creativity through your appearance, India Aria sums up by opinion perfectly. Be it hair, clothes, tattoos or otherwise ! 

Listen to ‘I am not my hair’ down below 

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