I Entered the Mailbox Influencer Style Challenge!

Hi lovely ABY fam! I am honoured to be taking part in the Mailbox Influencer Style Challenge. For those of you who do not live in the UK or Birmingham precisely, then Mailbox is a high-end shopping and lifestyle destination. There’s a lot to do and see at the Mailbox. There are restaurants, the BBC Visitor Centre and most importantly (for me) it’s a shopping destination which boasts a lot of well-known high-end retailers such as Calvin Klein, Paul Smith, Armani Exchange, Hugo Boss, Harvey Nichols and many more!

Fun fact: I had my baby shower at Harvey Nichols a few years ago 🙂

Now, for the #MailboxStyleChallenge, I and another influencer were tasked with styling a friend in an outfit picked from different retailers at the Mailbox.

VOTE FOR ME HERE!

Viv (my muse) and …

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Foundations for Fun Times – Family Finances

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Do you ever look at people in their early twenties, or even their teens, and think how jealous you are that payday for them means dividing their spends into how much money they’re taking out with them to bars and clubs each weekend? That careless and wild freedom seems a lifetime ago now. We all have to grow up at some point. Parenthood is an eye opener like no other. Family finances require thought. All of a sudden there are considerations beyond your own simple wants and needs – because there’s someone much more important to think of! I’ve been thinking about how to prepare for the future, how to build the foundations for fun times, and that all comes down to finances. So. Let’s look at a couple of ways to make sure that the plan goes ahead as smoothly as possible.

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Coping with Grief, Loss & Disappointment (Reflecting on 2018)

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For a long time, the title of the post was saved in draft as ‘Fuck 2018’. Not very original. But it pretty much summed up my 2018. Or how I felt through most of it. Every year usually has its fair share of challenges, trials and triumphant moments. But this year took the cake. My morale has experienced an all-time low. Never have I been told ‘no’; had applications declined, requests denied, plans failed, payments rejected…as much as I have this year.

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