Thursday 17 February 2022

The Best Dupes For Those Valentino Platform Pumps


I am never not thinking about shoes. Yes, I'm that girl. We all have that one thing in fashion that we obsess over; my thing just happens to be shoes. You will never find me not being drawn into a shoe shop for no apparent reason other than to absolutely fawn over shoes I probably do not need - especially when they are designer shoes because let's be real, they're the best ones. 

So of course, when Valentino decided to revive the platform heel in what I would consider the classiest way, I was immediately hooked. I have been day dreaming about the Tan-Go Platform Pumps ever since I saw them. No really, I've seen them everywhere on Instagram and I bring them up at least every other day to my Mum like I've not already told her about them. (Yes, she is consistently sick of me, but she's stuck with me so...) 

And apparently I am not the only one obsessed with these shoes. They are all sold out on Valentino's website and I would place bets that they are sold out everywhere else as well. So what's a girl to do when she can't buy the designer original? She finds a dupe. And here ladies and gents is where I live to serve you as I have found the perfect dupes for the Valentino platform pump. 

You may think that this is a trend shoe, one only for the moment, but I would beg to differ. Platform pumps have always been there, it's just right now they are on acid because they are coming from one of the biggest, most iconic fashion houses. Investing in a pair of platforms may be one of the best things you could do for your wardrobe and also for your feet. Platforms are comfier than most stilettos. I've had a pair of platforms that I've worn to death (and need to get replaced) because of how good they feel and look. So with this trend being so hot right now, why not jump on it? It's more classic than you think. 

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So what are your thoughts on the trend? Yay or nay? Are you buying into it because I know I certainly am!

Sending you lots of love, 

Emily xx

Monday 14 February 2022

A Note From A Hopeless Romantic...


I am a self proclaimed hopeless romantic. 

I am a lover. 

I am an optimist. 

So what does that mean for me in a world where dating has practically become virtual; apps and DMs taking precedence over the traditional meet-cute. 

I'm the girl who's always expected to find love the way they do in the movies or TV shows. A little farfetched in this day and age, but here's the thing - I still believe it'll happen. 

I've been on dating apps. Yes I have succumbed to the advances of technology and social conventions, but I'll be dead honest, still not into it. I need to know if anyone else feels the same. Because scrolling aimlessly through profiles, judging people based off of photos and prompts, relationships being built over messaging, it just doesn't appeal to me. 

I know a few of you might be reading that rolling your eyes because you might think I'm picky. But here's what I've realised - there's nothing wrong with feeling picky when you know your worth.

We've all been walked over before when it comes to love, pining after people who are never going to change and treat us like rubbish, people who show interest but never follow through, and sometimes we settle for these things. But I've made it a point in my life to never settle. I found a way through all the obstacles I faced so I could love myself like never before, and now I'm the happiest I've been in myself, in my own skin. 

Are there the pressures to find someone still? Yes. Do I feel lonely at times? Yes, I'm human. But do I feel like I need to compromise what I'm searching for just for the sake of being with someone? No.

Having standards and expectations is never a bad thing. Sometimes, yes, we take them too far, but when you really reflect on the things you want from love, you'll realise those things aren't so far out of your reach or too much to ask for. 

So on this Valentine's Day, I want to remind you, it's okay to hope for the fairytale. It's okay to want the meet-cute straight from a movie. It may not play out exactly the same way, but if that's what you want, let the universe know, put it out there and don't stop searching for it. 

Because when it feels right, it is right. 

Lots of love, your secret admirer for Cupid Day, your forever Galentine, 

Emily xx


Monday 7 February 2022

January Was The Greatest Trial Run

Outfit: Dress - Pretty Lavish / Boots - New Look / Bag - Gucci (old)

Hello my lovelies! It's been a minute and honestly, I haven't had a minute to even sit here and pour my heart out to you in my regular way. 

We're in February, arguably one of my favourite months because I'm an Aquarius and I just celebrated my birthday this weekend, which I will get into later. But before we get into that, we need to recap what happened in January.

I started my year in one island, then made my way to another. Watching the fireworks over Galle Face in Colombo was such a beautiful experience. And soon enough, I was on a plane (well two) back to London. Why did I return to London you ask? Well, 2022 is definitely a big new chapter for me.  

On 17th of January, I graduated with my Master's degree in Media & Communications from City, University of London - a mega achievement. I've probably mentioned it already before but doing a degree during the pandemic was the best decision. Not only did I get the degree, the whole cap and gown hoo-ha, but I also got to meet some of my new favourite people for the first time in the flesh. So it was definitely a big day.

Since then I've spent time with new friends and old, got to watch one of my best friend's absolutely slay it as the lead in a pantomime, took a friend on her first trip to Primark (which you can watch here) and just roamed around London as if I was a tourist again. 

I've been able to fall in love with this city again, I'm in awe of it every day. I thought I'd have to relearn my way around but it was like I fell right into place again, walking everywhere, navigating everything, loving every moment. I pretty much want to spend all my time exploring.

And with all this, I've pretty much dropped off the content creation planet... even though I've bee wearing cute outfits and having adventures. But I've just become more present and in the moment, less on my phone and creating memories. 

See my January Recap on TikTok!

Even on my birthday last Friday (4th), I didn't take enough photos! Shock horror! I mean we were just having too much fun. Even though I vlogged and captured a few moments, I was truly enjoying the moment. Turning 26 was the most fun birthday I've had in a while, with our wonderful Italian meal at Sergio's followed by karaoke at Lucky Voice, surrounded by some of my favourite people. And not forgetting the absolutely beautiful cake my Mum sent me because we must never have a birthday without cake. I've seriously been utterly spoilt. 

But really, January (and the beginning of February) has been such an incredible start to 2022. There's so much more I have to tell you, but when the time is right, you will find out... And I'm so excited to share a very big thing.

Now I must promise to bring you more content. Time to start planning.

Lots of Love, 

Emily xx

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