I’m typing this post in my new apartment with a never ending to-do list and too many boxes that still need unpacking. I need to buy a stove and a washing machine, the kitchen is too small and most of my closet is still in a sea of garbage bags because I ran out of boxes ( of course). But at sunset, golden beams shoot through the entire house, the cats sunbathe with their fat bellies in the air in front of the big windows, and the supermarket downstairs stocks my holy grail sulphate+ silicone free conditioner that is so hard to find, as well as all the vegan food I love (Qorn faux meatballs!). I can’t wait to cook up my fave meatball curry recipe and have friends over for a girly movie night. Also, my Pinterest board is on fire right now, all the dreamy boho possibilities! Getting back to the fashion side of this blog, are you gushing over this dress as much as I am? I’ve always been obsessed with bardot everything because I think it’s a classy way to show skin (flashback to my dad asking a sixteen-year-old me if I think I’m “doing the right thing” because I started wearing bardot tops *eye roll*). I love the length and print, but I had no idea the little splits in the arms were mimicked on the back, I thought I tore the dress the first time I wore it! Long story short, if River Island made this dress in more colours/ prints, I would buy all of them. I am wearing this dress in a size 20 UK and it fits perfectly, I have been fitting into more size 18s lately- the other dresses River Island sent me are all size 20s and they fit loosely so I am assuming this dress runs a teensy bit small in all the right areas. The arms are loose and the elasticized waist doesn’t hang off me. Unlike most things bardot, the neckline doesn’t hike up every time I raise my arms. It’s a very comfortable dress. Now, let’s discuss the bag shall we? Horribly impractical for chucking your keys or tampons in but oh so glorious to look at. I was a little surprised at the size when I got, I thought it would be bigger. And even though I’ve had it for two weeks, the acrylic chemical smell is still pretty strong. Yet I freaking love it, I love how unique it is (even though every blogger under the sun has the wood version) and I love the architectural design and structure of the bag. I randomly end up lifting it in the air and gawking at it because I am still so taken with this bag. Dress courtesy of River Island (regular size and plus size) / Bag- Cult Gaia via Shopbop / Shoes- River Island (old, similar here)
So there you have it, a little life update and my opinions on some newly acquired fashion things. I have two exciting Ramadan collabs in the works and I am super excited to share them with you. I know my blog posts are not as frequent as they used to be, keeping up with Instagram almost feels like a full-time job but I have to admit, there is nothing like the feeling of hitting that WordPress “Publish” button. I’ve been blogging for nearly ten years now and putting out a new blog post still fills me with pride. With all the influencer- Instagram drama lately, I think I will focus more attention on the none BS side of blogging- the actual blog (even if nobody reads them anymore).
Have a wonderful week.