Friday, 22 May 2015

Top & Cardigan: Vintage
Jeans: Vintage & Customised
Socks: Primark

After acquiring these fabulous hair rings from La Moda, I've realised that we really don't accessorise our hair as much as we could! The 90s was THE era for hair customisation, remember butterfly clips? and those massive fake hair catherine wheel hair bobble things you used to wrap around your ponytail. Oh and big flower hair bobbles! Thanks to super cool hair braiding babes such as Keash Braids, hair customisation is coming back for good and I can't wait to get more experimental. 

How amazing is this fruity applique cardigan?! Went a little bit overload on the fruit print today but you can never have enough! Me and Perry spent the day in Brighton (our fave place) looking for some holiday bits and stuffing our faces. 

By the way these spice girl flatforms are 25% off this bank holiday weekend and are now only £22.49! go go go!

Hope you all have a sassy weekend x

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week: Dealing with Anxiety

Hey guys, today is going to be a non-fashion related post and one of my rare personal posts so I hope you can bear with me :) sorry it's so long!

If you're a long term follower you may remember me slightly brushing over the fact that I have battled with anxiety. From the 11th-17th of May it is Mental Health Awareness Week so I felt now was the right time to speak out about it in hope that it may help someone also dealing with it, or help people who aren't dealing with it to understand it. I feel like it's important for more people to speak up about Mental Health to let other people know it's ok and you're not alone (something I've felt like for a long time). Anxiety is a mental health issue that affects so many of us and I've noticed recently how encouraging it is that more and more people are talking about it. I've been dealing with it ongoing for just over 3 years now since my first day at University.

I don't want to delve too far into my exact reason behind why I have anxiety because when I've told people before it's often resulted in them laughing (NOT COOL GUYS) which in turn has left me feeling a little embarrassed about it. I totally understand that people who have never dealt with Mental Health before won't truly fathom it, I was that person once. When I was younger I had friends with eating disorders and I tried but could never really get what was going on. But if you're someone who has a loved one going through this, please don't laugh at them. It's not funny and as silly as the problem might seem to you, it's absolutely life changingly difficult for the person battling with Mental Health.

Right, so I'll talk about my Anxiety a little bit now. Basically it all stems down to public transport, in particular trains UGH. I commuted to university (50 minutes) every day and on my first ever day I experienced my first ever Anxiety attack. I felt trapped and panicky and needed to get off (there's more reason behind this but like I said above I don't yet feel comfortable explaining this on here). This little seed was then planted in my head for the next 3 years and had a knock on effect to every mode of transport you can think. Long car journeys, short car journeys, even just walking down the street. Anything that meant I was gonna be away from a comfort zone (my house/boyfriends house/generally just inside somewhere). It literally took over my whole life and I had daily battles to even leave the house for more than 5 minutes. I think the fact that university was a new change as well as dealing with a lot of family tragedies added to the feeling of being out of control of my life and made my anxiety worse. I started to become a little bit OCD about my situation and would have to do the same routine every single day in order to make me feel a little bit more at ease. I get upset when I think about this but I remember thinking at train stations just for a split second that if it all gets too much I can just jump :(. I would never have actually done it but it was almost like having a little devil in my brain for a millisecond. Mental Health is a really serious issue and by raising awareness and talking about it we can help stop people from thinking these thoughts!

I felt completely alone because I felt like nobody really understood how I felt.

I tried hypnotherapy (failed) and I had a few months of therapy with a local health centre. I found the latter extremely frustrating because I would go every week and all she would do was give me a sheet to fill out about how 'on a scale of 1-10' anxious and suicidal I felt. She never truly seemed sympathetic. I remember the therapist saying to me, the best thing you can do is just keep on putting yourself in the situations that make you anxious and I felt like screaming FUCK YOU that's the last thing I wanna do. However, the fact that I had to go to uni and complete my course and go out to work meant that I did actually have to leave my house and hop on a train so much to my frustration, I was continuing to put myself in these anxious situations and I have to tell you, it DOES get better. After a really long time, I realised that nothing that bad is really happening around me, it's just me. I never actually did what I was so worried I was gonna do when I was on a train/in a car/walking down the street (undisclosed information). I learnt that I am in control of my body and I have the strength to calm myself whenever the little seed in my mind pops back up. Don't get me wrong I still have my OCD routine tendencies which I feel helps prevent me from being anxious but I feel like I'm in a good place right now and won't ever go back to letting it take over my life. I want to be able to help other people in similar situations.

To anyone reading this who's dealing with any kind of Mental Health problem, please remember that you're not alone. There are people out there going through the same thing as you, reach out and speak to them about it. And I promise you now that things will 100% get better, time is a great healer. Remember everyone is different and deals with things differently! If you want to read up more about Anxiety, this website explains it well. Also if anyone wants someone to talk about it, I'm here and ready for you. Feel free to email me at any time :) x

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Trousers: Vintage Versace

Feeling spectacularly summery and a little bit Fresh Prince in this outfit. How cool is this t-shirt by dream but do not sleep?! I'm all about the good vibes! No negative vibes allowed round here.

I frickin LOVE La Moda and especially the pieces that make me feel like a spice girl, i.e these platforms and rucksack. I can't get over how amazing the colour of the lilac rucksack is <3

Get out and spread some good vibes today! x

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Hat: River Island via ASOS
Sunglasses: Vintage
Turtle Neck: eBay
Crochet Cardigan: Vintage

Yayyy another 70s sass outfit- my absolute favourite kind of outfit :D How cool are these zebra flares by the amazing Tess Rees? I won't lie I feel kinda pimpin' when I wear them especially teamed with this hat. I really can't stop wearing this amazing vintage crochet cardigan/crop top it is one of my fave crochet finds EVER

I'm a bit of a crochet collector as I personally think it's so beautiful and timeless and SO hard to find (in clothes form) I have endless amount of crochet blankets too. I'm basically born in the wrong era lol. Thanks once again to Lulu for lending me her flatforms, I will give them back soon I promise <3


Saturday, 25 April 2015

Sunglasses + Earrings: eBay
Top: Vintage
 Rainbow Unitard: Minga London


Ok I will admit that this outfit is a bit of a LOL, so many novelty pieces in one go. Rainbow unitard, handbag print top + emoji shoes= bonkers sass! How god damn amazing are these platforms though? The lovely Nikki from Whyte Sole hand illustrates them herself and they are my DREAM shoes. So much colour and fun! 

I'm all about not taking fashun too seriously, and having a laugh when getting dressed. Even if people laugh AT you, at least your making them smile right? Colourful and crazy outfits make me feel better and happier and I find it has a knock on effect too. Why don't you try it? Show me your most lol'able outfit! 

Hope you all have a sassy weekend <3 x

Friday, 17 April 2015


Sunglasses: eBay
Fluffy Mules: Carboot

How frickinnnnn amazing is this vintage rainbow dress?! When I walked into Rokit in Camden it was the first thing I set my eyes on <3 It's a little bit big but I'm either gonna take it in or make it into a sassy two piece! Rokit invited me and my fellow Confettis into store to challenge us to find an outfit for £40 or under. This gem of a dress was £30 and I found this super cute minnie and mickey rucksack for £7 in their sale section, scoring a bargain total of £37 ding ding ding!! I'm all about dressing for less and finding the best bargains so this competition is right up my street, if you're interested and want to find out how YOU can enter, read below...

1st Prize is tickets and a personal guided tour round the Fashion on a Ration exhibition by the curator Laura Dowling and an accompanying book, followed by drinks at 1940s themed bar Cahoots! 

2nd prize is tickets to the exhibition, a copy of the exhibition book and a £40 Rokit voucher.

3rd prize is tickets to the exhibition and accompanying book!   

Good luck sasspots! x

Friday, 10 April 2015

Sunglasses: Rayban borrowed from the boyf
Earrings: eBay
Faux Fur: Select
Shirt: Vintage
Leopard Two Piece: Vintage

As I mentioned before, I'm not a huge trainer person (more of a platform kinda gal) but if they're pink and have something to do with Pharrell then I'm all over it like a rash. These Adidas Supercolors are so bright and sassy and are defo my fave colour out of the bunch! What's yours?

I found this vintage Laurel leopard print two piece in a local charity shop and was originally put off by the creamy colour but my wise mother said I could totally sass it up with something bright and jazzy and I'm glad I took her advice because it fits like a glove <3