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Well if your going to do it. Do it well.

28 Jan

Karl Lagerfeld is a genius. He (and Coco Chanel, God rest her creative soul), are the only people who could convince me to wear tweed head to toe. I’m a fan of a brand who holds its own. One of the ways a heritage couture house can keep relevant is by creating its own trends. It’s not enough to just follow them anymore. This may sound pretty obvious, but we all know a luxury brand/item we loved which is sadly a part of the history books! (Or largely available in TK MAXX.) It’s no secret that fashion changes its own rules. However, this one is a shocker! Cue Chanel Couture Spring/Summer 2014…

chanel couture spring summer 2014 chanel tweed jacket

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My favourite look (#googly eyes)

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Notice anything??  00540h_426x639  Hint: footwear.

chanel spring summer 2014

Yep. They were all in trainers. For the record, I hate trainers. If you had told me that Chanel would do its Haute Couture collection with rubber soles two weeks ago? I’d have raised my eyebrows.  This doesn’t mean I’m going to dump my heels and reach for a pair of Oasics. But it does mean I admire the boldness of the ones behind the catwalk. I’m not going to lie, It really doesn’t look half bad…

chanel spring summer 2014

Images via: vogue.co.uk

Guess who?

23 Jan

So, I’m shame faced. It’s a new year, show me some grace please! Sorry to have been away for so long. Nevertheless, I’m back baby.I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a fabulous New Year. Am I the only one that feels like Christmas is different when you are older? Being a recipient is very different from being a giver hahaha! London is currently lying in wait for the snow to finally show itself. Then we’ll act surprised and go crazy with delays as if we haven’t had it before. dear!

It’s about this time that most people start failing at their new year’s resolutions. We are 22 days in. Salads don’t look so appetising, it’s kind of cold to run outside and being productive after a days work sounds like punishment. Making my resolution list has taken a while because I have had to be real with myself! My last attempt, though greatly accomplished, was void of discipline. Bad…..bad….Chioma. So here is my ode to 2014. Hopefully, putting this on the world wide web will provide some accountability.

2014

1. Pursue God and great relationships with people. Pursuing implies a consistent effort.  2014 is the year to spend more time getting to REALLY know God. Less 5 minute recitations while putting tights on and running out of my house in the morning. Pursuing great relationships means finding opportunities to be a better friend. Keeping in touch, replying messages and cheering up my friends when life is well……life.

2. Finding and discovering the beauty. A rainy day reveals rainbows and an accidental trip down the wrong road leads to a new adventure. I want to discover some of the great landscapes and eats around me.

3. Developing and exercising my creativity. Writing, blogging, painting, baking, dreaming. I want it all! Last year, I become so much more comfortable in my own skin. Now I’m happy with my raw materials, more experimentation is going to occur. This year will see a new wardrobe and a couple of new lipsticks please.

4. Seeking knowledge. I’ve finished one book and am halfway through two at the moment. (don’t ask). I will do a separate post on them. This year, I want to make use of that thing we call a brain. Put some stuff in it and watch it churn something good out. It’s about time for most of us…

5. Worry less. Thinking too much about the bad leads to negative moods which results in an unproductive life. I’m not about that living any more. Yesterday, I was pretty upset about some stuff, had my little cry and shook it off! I’m slowly getting better at it. As we journey through the year, training my mind is going to become a priority.

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Comment below, I’d love to know!

Splurge Or Save

15 Nov

splurge or save michael kors wren

Team Michael Kors Wren Watch or Team ASOS Chronograph?

I have been in love with this Michael Kors Watch forever! But every time I want to do it, I just put my purse back inside my bag. £229 is a lot but not a CRAZY amount for a watch you’d wear everyday. Never the less in the run up to Christmas, it would wipe out the rest of my present list and then some. ‘Tis the season to give, not buy for oneself!

Think I’ll be ‘saving’ on this one.

xChix

5 Things We Avoid Saying….but really should.

12 Nov

zipped lips

‘Keep it zipped and no one gets hurt’?….

1. Your breath/body smells. Who wants to tell someone that a part of them stinks? Awkward as anything but everyone they meet will be grateful.

2. I really didn’t like that meal you cooked. It’s so much better to tell them now before they get excited and make it for next big dinner parties main dish. To allow them to bestow that plate on anybody else is wickedness. And you know it….

3. You can’t sing. A big ouch, especially if they enjoy it and do it publicly. However, it will stop them being that person who gets laughed at on at the X Factor auditions. Friendship can be about saving people from themselves and embarrassing Youtube legacies.

4. We’ve grown apart, and this friendship isn’t good for me. Some people are in our past for a reason. There are some friendships too heavy with baggage to drag into our future. You are chosen to progress, live and learn. I say ‘choose’ because we have it in our power to change our outlook and consequentially the majority of our outcomes. Friend A does not want to progress, live right or even learn from past mistakes. Then has the cheek to try and plunge you into these mistakes with her? Friend B wants to love you and not wife you and continue to flash call you and finish YOUR contract minutes? (cheap skate). Friend C treats you like rubbish and abuses your friendship by lying but is sweet and coy when they need a helping hand. Since when did you become a yo-yo? You are under no stringed obligation to return to the scene of the pain. Be honest with yourself, it’s hurting like it’s burning. Drop it’s hot!

5. I love you. Yes, she’s the girl in and of your dreams and there is probably a reason why. Ha! She may say yes or no, but at least you tried. This isn’t Hollywood. If she marries someone else and you still continue to pursue her, you aren’t going to passionately kiss in the rain. Some one is gonna get punched in the face. Take the tip.

PS: What if….like seriously, what IF she says yes? ;-)……cue orchestra……

FYI: I’m really enjoying these posts and judging by the stats so are you! If you can think of anything you hate to say, comment in box below!

x Chi x

Clicks I ♡

11 Nov

Just some things I think are worth a click on this great thing we call the internet! I hope that you like them too……

1. John Lewis has done it again. Those people specialise in creating Christmas adverts that pull at our heart strings. Lilly Allen’s rendition of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ is just perfection.

2. The gorgeous Tanya Burr’s Youtube channel. No half hearted videos here and with a great personality to match!

3. This song by Hillsong, King of Heaven‘. Such beauty!

4. All the 3 for 2 offers on the Boots website! Are they supposed to be persuading us to buy for other people?

5. Kristabel Plummer has been blogging since 2008. She is what I like to call a seasoned blogger. blogging before it became popular with stunning photography and quality posts worth reading. Check her out here.

6. This dress is cute verging on hotter than sliced bread’s mother and then some.

7. Heather Lindsey is a great example of a woman using her gifts and social media to inspire a new generation of women. This book please.

x Chi x

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