(Shot by Johnny Fonseca)

T-SHIRT: East End Thrift Store
HAT: eBay

It's never too late to own your beauty. But the earlier you start, the more content you will feel in life. The last thing you want to do is look back on your life and only see a person who didn't love their self as much as they deserved to. Ever since birth, we as people, have been taught that it's 'vain' and somewhat wrong to love yourself 'too much'; it's okay to love yourself as long as you don't intimidate anybody whilst doing so. I think that is wrong. I think it is beautiful to love yourself without limitation because self love is not just about finding yourself beautiful - it is all about self-acceptance, self-forgiveness and self-care. Without loving yourself, you cannot grow because growth can only happen when you believe in better for yourself.

Okay. Time to talk about this outfit! I need you to know that thigh high boots make your legs look SO HOT. If you're someone who doesn't particularly like the shape of her legs, thigh high boots are awesome because they cover up most of the leg and only show a little thigh. 

An oversized tee with a pair of heels will always be a LOOK. ALWAYS. If the tee is large enough to fit as a dress, AWESOME! If the tee isn't long enough to be a dress, just wear a mini skirt underneath and you're literally good to go, homegirl!

I'm going to revisit what I was saying about self-love because I want to add that you, reading this right now, are the only YOU in this vast universe. Amongst all this chaos and confusion that life continues to dish us, the least you can do for yourself is fall in love with yourself. You deserve it.


(Shot by Johnny Fonseca)

DRESS: American Apparel 
GLASSES: American Apparel
BERET: Vintage (Handed down from Mother dearest)
EARRINGS: Kay Davis 

Shoutout to Johnny for the badass photography! He really captured me in the midst of my babygirl vibe. I've been feeling myself a lot more lately, and I hope by the end of you reading this post, you'll feel yourself a lot more too. If you're reading this, you deserve to feel good about yourself, babygirl.

I recently bought this dress in the American Apparel sale and surprisingly, it's actually a size XS, which is hilarious because I wear a size M in dresses even though I'm relatively slim (big booty, big boobies). I'm making a fuss out of the size of this dress because I think it's really sad and problematic that us women measure our beauty according to the letter or size on a garment label and it's insanity. I clearly do not look like a size XS, which is a size 4-6 yet, I 'fit' into it. Does that mean I'm extra small? Or does it mean I'm just wearing what looks good on my body according to my idea of 'good'? Every woman's body is different in size, proportion and weight so you should not attach any shame to being a size 14, a size 6 or a size 20 because at the end of the day, you're still size beautiful, homegirl! These are all numbers and letters used to put our bodies into boxes for the ease of selling items. 

I have to use this moment to talk about my amazingly glamorous pom-pom earrings that have been hand-made by the magnificent Kay Davis. She's definitely one woman I look up to because she's my definition of a girl-boss. A girl-boss is:
  • A woman who understands the value she has on this earth
  • A woman who fearlessly indulges in her talents
  • A woman who challenges the norm
  • A woman who slays in a world that really only accommodates men
  • A woman who embraces her own beauty
  • A woman who fights for her beliefs
  • A woman who shines with positivity, even when the world mocks her for it
Every woman has the potential to be a girl-boss. She must walk and talk like she deserves to be heard and to be seen. She must wake up with a purpose and go to sleep with a goal. She must be kind, compassionate but also firm and ready to clap back when unnecessarily disrespected. But most importantly, she must not let any man take advantage of her because her mere presence on this earth, alone, is a gift.

It's never too late to change and start believing in yourself, homegirl.


(Shot by Johnny Fonseca)

T-SHIRT: American Apparel 
DRESS: American Apparel
GLASSES: American Apparel
SOCKS: Topshop
TRAINERS: Nike Air Force I
WATCH: Christian Paul 
LIP: Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème in 'Covet'
RINGS: New Look

I'm so grateful for the friend I have in Johnny. He really respects, understands and supports me to the FULLEST! If you are reading this Johnny, shout out to you and shout out to your incredible photography that continues to bless my blog. Thank you for really setting apart time for me as your friend. 

(If anybody is looking for a photographer to work with, Johnny really is the person I would personally recommend - he is reliable, consistent and funny, too.)

As much as it's Winter over here in London, I refuse to be stopped. I will still wear cute outfits and cute shoes because coats and jackets exist for a reason. I believe that there's something really timeless and special about stripes. Stripes, everywhere. Give it all to me! The thing about stripes is: they make your curves look cuter. Try wearing a striped bodycon dress and you'll see exactly what I mean.

This year, I am really about looking cute and popping. If you are reading this, you are unstoppable and you deserve some heavy self-loving. But self-love isn't just about putting together cute outfits. It's also about being selective of who you let into your space, not allowing yourself to be taken advantage of, and understanding the importance of saying 'no' to things you'd normally say 'yes' to out of fear. The more you do things that scare you, the stronger you will be.

I'm currently in final year of uni and undergoing heaps of stress but I constantly have to remind myself that as long as I still have breath, I am still capable of doing something great. Affirm this to yourself every morning because you too, are capable.
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