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Neon cami – New Look
Spotty midi skirt – New Look
Studded choker – ASOS
Platform boots – ASOS

It’s been a long time since I did an outfit post – I’m guessing it’s been more than a year. I broke my tripod and just haven’t been feeling all that body confident recently. I want to start doing outfit posts more regularly, however I now have to wear a uniform to work so I only wear my own clothes 2 or 3 days a week. I’m going to try to get some shots while I’m in Florida though.

Enough rambling.. this is what I wore to the Essence #BloggersBeautySecrets party in Cologne. We were told that we should wear something white or neon. At first I didn’t know what to wear, I ended up spending hours in Birmingham trying on an array of white and neon dresses but not finding anything that I liked. I ended up doing an online order from New Look and I bought several things to try on at home. I ended up settling for this neon yellow cami (the lighting in the hotel wasn’t brilliant!) and I paired it with this spotty midi skirt which I’ve had for years. It was definitely a good choice as it was really hot in Germany that weekend.

I’ve got a thing for midi skirts at the moment – I’ve ended up buying quite a few and have worn them a lot throughout the summer. I’m probably going to end up wearing them a lot when I’m in Florida – they’re just so comfortable and great for the hot weather!

Planning a birthday party

In just under two weeks time, I’ll be turning 27 and my cousin will be turning 18. I don’t really do much for my birthday usually, I tend to just go out for a curry with my family but this year I will be spending it in Walt DisneyWorld, Florida. I’m super excited to have a birthday in 30 degree heat and to turn 27 in one of the most magical places on earth but I am a bit sad that I won’t be able to celebrate with my family.

I haven’t had a big birthday party since my 18th, but if I was going to to have one it would be this year so I could share with my cousin. I think 18th birthdays are definitely a reason to celebrate and a party is the best way to do that. If I was going to be in the UK on the big day, I would definitely hire a party venue somewhere and go wild on all the decorations. Pinterest is a great help when it comes to party planning!

For my 18th, there wasn’t a theme. I just had a bunch of my friends and family round and we had a gazebo set up in the garden (I’m surprised it wasn’t too cold seeing as it was October!) and we had the usual party foods. Nowadays, there’s so many different themes that I would go for – for myself, I would love to have a Harry Potter or a Disney themed party, I have found so many different Harry Potter cocktail recipes that would be perfect! My cousin is really into football and gaming, he also really likes the Cookie Monster so that gives a few ideas for cupcakes!

What did you do for your 18th?

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Since June when we found out the results of the EU Referendum, things have looked a bit bleak for a lot of us. As I was one of the 48% who voted to stay in the EU, I was very disappointed with the results. I was also very surprised as the majority of people that I had spoken to before the voting took place had told me that they too were voting to stay in, so who are all of those people who voted out?

We’re not going to be leaving the EU for a couple of years yet, but already things have started to change for us. The people over at Cash Lady have created an infographic highlighting the Brexit Doomsday Predictions. One thing that I am particularly worried about is unemployment. I’ve been out of university for four years now and am still no closer to getting myself a job that I can make into a decent career and enjoy. Finding a job is already difficult at the moment, so what’s it going to be like when we do leave the EU?

Another thing that has already affected me is the exchange rate – before the referendum, everything was great but now the pound is almost worthless. I wish I’d managed to save enough money to change into dollars before the vote because now I won’t be getting as many dollars for my pounds! The cost of holidays to the EU are expected to go up which is gutting – I usually only ever go on holiday in the EU and I love how cheap it is to spend a week in a different country but I’m not sure if I will still be able to afford to go so often once we have left the EU. It looks like I’m going to have to keep the costs down by staying in hostels rather than hotels and travelling by Eurostar and rail rather than aeroplane.

How do you feel about Brexit?

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These days Mochila bags became a widespread fashion symbol to accompany menand women in all occasions. The beautiful and vibrant colors, authentic ethnic stripes and patterns that represent interior cultural milieu of people living on the shores of Caribbean Sea and above all the soft, comfortable woolen feel of the bags, all make Wayuu bags so sought after as a fashion accessory.
But wait, do you think like many such ethnic art traditions these handcrafted bags produced by Wayuu Tribe women also have been taken over by the fashion manufacturers? Oh no, these bags by the sheer virtue of their uniqueness still remained true to their authentic charms. They are not regular fashion accessories produced at galore at the manufacturing plants. They are the articulately crafted design works of tribal Wayuu women.
Well, there are several other surprising things to know about these fashion bags and their production. Here we have picked 5 such facts.

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