T O A S T Y: The cosiest, toastiest , softest wool 🤎 #humpdayvibes Captured by @arewaphotograph

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W I N D S W E P T: Instagram vs Reality. Swipe to see the struggles of trying to shoot in this windy weather 😂😫🤣 The wig was threatened, luckily it stays SECURED 📢🙌🏾👋🏾 Dress gifted by @hopeivylondon....#instagramvsreality #hopeivylondon #hopeandivy #kimonodress

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F L A U R A: Me on my commute this morning: Who invented the damn SNOOZE button??! Has it ever done anyone ANY good? Not me 🤣🤦🏾‍♀️😫 #TypicalMonday  #HappyNewWeek 🖤 Pic by @scarlettstvns

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W O N D E R S M I L E: On week 2 of  my @wondersmile clear aligners journey and I’m really excited to see the final results already 😆😁 Can you tell I’ve got them on now?! My front teeth have never been able to touch so I can’t wait for the day when the finally do! It takes some adjusting to but definitely worth it 😁 Would you you straighten your teeth if you had the opportunity to? Blog post and short demo videocoming up on my #alignersexperience so far. #ad #wondersmile #straightteeth #aligners

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A L L O: Allo from thee other side... just dropping this oldie shot by @arewaphotograph . I haven’t shot anything recently because, storms Ciara and Dennis . Actually I tell a lie. I’m currently in hibernation mode and renovating the house is taking over my organisational skills. Also #LoveIsBlindNetflix Part 2 comes out today so... catch me on Twitter 😂 They basically need to pay me for doing promo for this show because chile I been spreading the word 🤣😫🙌🏾

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M E S H - U P: Twinning the background 🖤🤍 #mondaymood😎 Captured by @arewaphotograph

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V A L S , D A R L S: Happy Valentines, ‘Gal’entines Day, ‘Pal’entines Day or whichever one you’re celebrating today 🤎 We tried to keep the Vals tradition alive by eating out and our 3 year old son literally dashed across the restaurant, nearly knocked a table over with me chasing after him as my husband watched in horror. Safe to say, I’m happy to be back home chilling and eating in tonight 😂 Y’all can enjoy. I’m doing Mamantines day in🤷🏾‍♀️😫🤣

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L A T T E: No milk, plenty sugar. Ta 🤎

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Currently Craving: Mini Bags

Women love most things big except when it comes to fashion, so I’ve heard. When fashion is concerned, size is in most cases determined by trends. Oversized VS Skinny jeans, Maxi VS Mini Skirts, Crop Tops/ Bralets VS Tunics and so on. Not too long ago the carry-all, oversized tote bag was the IT bag to have. Think Celine totes. Now with the deflation of the economy, the size of our accessories just keep getting smaller. No one really wants a murderous bag. It’s all about miniature fashionable bags. 

Mini bags are the IT item for a few good reasons:

-It’s an easy way to make an outfit instantly seem more youthful.

-You wear a small cross-body bag and it feels fuss-free.

-It’s more flattering against clothing as it doesn’t compete with the outfit to be seen and seems to work with the new, elongated proportions.

*Pictured above is Helena of Brooklyn Blonde. She simply does not wear a bad outfit. Slaylena!

Fisayo Longe of Mirror Me is giving me major bag crush with her collection of mini handlers.

Annette Haga is working a YSL mini cross-body.

Cynthia from Simply Cyn looks amazing in this black & blue ensemble.

Vanessa Hong always nails it! Love her Chanel 2.55 bag in that electric blue hue <3

Soraya from Style Is My Thing makes a bold statement with this Valentino Va Va Voom bag in orange.

Negin Mirsalehi looks stunning here with her Tod’s D’Cube Bag Mini.

British blogger Melissa of Media Marmalade invested in this timeless Celine mini bag. Love it! 

Clothes Conscience is one my fave bloggers. Effortless is the word. That orange mini bag is giving me life.

Best Picks:

£35 Croc Mini Bag, Zara


£55 Orange Dinidotty Mini Grab Bag, Dune

£39.99 Rigid Bucket Messenger Bag, Zara

£410 Sophie Hume Mini Box Tote Bag, Shopbop

£341 Zac Posen Eartha Soft Double Handle Mini Bag

Are you feeling these minis or are you still #TeamLarge? 😉

Have a lovely weekend.

Stay tuned for a very late outfit post!



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