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Don't we all just love to dress badass sometimes?

I like to think of this outfit as Kendall Jenner on the top, Kim Kardashian on the bottom (and rebellious vibes all over).

I've collaborated with Stylewise Direct, a wholesale fashion supplier, who provide everything a trendy woman needs in her wardrobe, from dresses, tops and shoes.

After having a little browse on their site, I decided to show you guys their best new season lace-up items, because, let's face it, no one's over the lace-up trend quite yet. It's just so daaaaamn BAD.

 (After all, I ain't wearing undies JSYK)

So, let me talk ya through why I'm digging this outfit, so much so that I'd go commando (soz mum).

T-Shirt: Stylewise* 

The re-worked T-shirt 


I am partial to a good rock n roll tee, mostly because I never grew out of being *that* girl with about five Reading Festival bands on her wrist.

The wrist bands may be long gone (even if I did keep them on for years after) but my love for hardcore screamo music (and black band tee's) lives on.

However, this edgy tee is slightly different to the ones I used to wear back in the day. Although we have all cut our tee's in half or created edgy slits in the past, our DIY ways are now all a bit 'been there, done that'.

Love or hate the Kardashian/ Jenner's you have to give it to them, they've given us some good new trends in recent months. The whole lace-up thing, slashed tee's, corset belts. Most of us own them all.

At first when I saw Kendall repping one of these cut-out tee's I was like 'WTF!? that's never going to catch on'. Yet, here I am, a few months on, repping the tee.

DANG the Kardashian effect.


Leggings: Stylewise*

LEGGINGS FOR THE WIN 


Although my mum probs won't be happy that these leggings call for me to go au naturel, she will be happy at the fact that they have now replaced my leather leggings that are worn AF with holes in. She even tried to replace them with a pair of leather jeans for my birthday, but alas I stuck in my trusty leggings, why?

Although I am fully aware of the faux pas of leggings, nothing can beat their comfort and I am so not about that lyfe of getting tummy ache or having to walk around with my flies down after eating lunch.

So, these leggings give me the stylish lace-up look of the Kardashians, but with the comfort of pyjamas - WIN, WIN.


Orange Eyeshadow? YAAAAS

Now, I'm not really one for beauty trends. However, I am absolutely loving orange eyeshadow at the moment.

I'm really a sucker for anything orange (even, my hair used to be the bright hue). This is most definitely the fault of Hayley Williams from Paramore, who was my biggest style influence throughout my teenage years.

However, in recent months orange eyelids have become a big, big thing and I am all over it. Although, I actually couldn't be bothered to buy a orange eyeshadow, so I'm wearing blusher as eyeshadow - breaking all the rules here. But hey, it works right?

Boots: River Island 
Cape: Vintage 
Belt: Topshop 
Hat: Miss Selfridge 

GIMME ALL THE ATTITUDE 

But shall I tell you what the best thing about dressing like a badass is? It gives you a little added attitude.

For shy little me back in the day, donning a hardcore band tee and black eyeshadow gave me just the right amount of confidence. And although my wardrobe is now undeniably a lot more rainbow than gothic nowadays, rocking my leather jacket and oversized tee often gives me that added boost when my self-esteem is low (and makes me feel that extra bit sassy).



Badass By Nature

4.28.2017


Don't we all just love to dress badass sometimes?

I like to think of this outfit as Kendall Jenner on the top, Kim Kardashian on the bottom (and rebellious vibes all over).

I've collaborated with Stylewise Direct, a wholesale fashion supplier, who provide everything a trendy woman needs in her wardrobe, from dresses, tops and shoes.

After having a little browse on their site, I decided to show you guys their best new season lace-up items, because, let's face it, no one's over the lace-up trend quite yet. It's just so daaaaamn BAD.

 (After all, I ain't wearing undies JSYK)

So, let me talk ya through why I'm digging this outfit, so much so that I'd go commando (soz mum).

T-Shirt: Stylewise* 

The re-worked T-shirt 


I am partial to a good rock n roll tee, mostly because I never grew out of being *that* girl with about five Reading Festival bands on her wrist.

The wrist bands may be long gone (even if I did keep them on for years after) but my love for hardcore screamo music (and black band tee's) lives on.

However, this edgy tee is slightly different to the ones I used to wear back in the day. Although we have all cut our tee's in half or created edgy slits in the past, our DIY ways are now all a bit 'been there, done that'.

Love or hate the Kardashian/ Jenner's you have to give it to them, they've given us some good new trends in recent months. The whole lace-up thing, slashed tee's, corset belts. Most of us own them all.

At first when I saw Kendall repping one of these cut-out tee's I was like 'WTF!? that's never going to catch on'. Yet, here I am, a few months on, repping the tee.

DANG the Kardashian effect.


Leggings: Stylewise*

LEGGINGS FOR THE WIN 


Although my mum probs won't be happy that these leggings call for me to go au naturel, she will be happy at the fact that they have now replaced my leather leggings that are worn AF with holes in. She even tried to replace them with a pair of leather jeans for my birthday, but alas I stuck in my trusty leggings, why?

Although I am fully aware of the faux pas of leggings, nothing can beat their comfort and I am so not about that lyfe of getting tummy ache or having to walk around with my flies down after eating lunch.

So, these leggings give me the stylish lace-up look of the Kardashians, but with the comfort of pyjamas - WIN, WIN.


Orange Eyeshadow? YAAAAS

Now, I'm not really one for beauty trends. However, I am absolutely loving orange eyeshadow at the moment.

I'm really a sucker for anything orange (even, my hair used to be the bright hue). This is most definitely the fault of Hayley Williams from Paramore, who was my biggest style influence throughout my teenage years.

However, in recent months orange eyelids have become a big, big thing and I am all over it. Although, I actually couldn't be bothered to buy a orange eyeshadow, so I'm wearing blusher as eyeshadow - breaking all the rules here. But hey, it works right?

Boots: River Island 
Cape: Vintage 
Belt: Topshop 
Hat: Miss Selfridge 

GIMME ALL THE ATTITUDE 

But shall I tell you what the best thing about dressing like a badass is? It gives you a little added attitude.

For shy little me back in the day, donning a hardcore band tee and black eyeshadow gave me just the right amount of confidence. And although my wardrobe is now undeniably a lot more rainbow than gothic nowadays, rocking my leather jacket and oversized tee often gives me that added boost when my self-esteem is low (and makes me feel that extra bit sassy).





Last month I went on a very last minute petite fly and flop to Abu Dhabi. I'm still trying to figure out which is the best name for my little holibobs, so far I have: 'Sabby in Abu Dhabi', 'Sabudhabi' and 'SabbyDhabbiDoo'.

I didn't exactly go kicking and screaming to the sunny sights of the Middle East, however, I wasn't entirely 100% on-board with the trip. Being a freelancer, taking a week off made me feel guilty, panicky and irresponsible (holiday pay? what's that!?). 

However, one month on I'm only just realising just how important a break can be:



IT FORCED ME TO HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX 

When we first turned up to the Ritz Carlton, which was the most insane hotel I'd ever seen ( FIY, we got on a too-good-to-be-true deal, i'm not some baller lol). We discovered that there were a few *ahem* hidden charges. Including the fact that wifi wasn't included and cost like £8 per day.

Initial thought: F-M-L, followed by internet FOMO heart palpitations. 

However, this actually turned out to the THE best thing ever. Because unless we're truly forced into a situation that makes the Internet a no-no, are we actually gunna stop checking our feeds every 10 minutes? Erm, I think not. 

So, after the initial shock, I fully welcomed the digital detox and it weirdly made me feel empowered and relieved that I didn't need to update my Instagram every few hours. 


I GOT TO RELAX AND RE-FOCUS 

'Well DUH', I can hear you exclaiming... just stay with me. 

Firstly, the surroundings were simply stunning and there was nothing I loved more than a 4pm coffee break on the balcony, overlooking the beautiful landscape and architecture whilst zoning out and letting my brain simply drift. 

However, my favourite thing to do on holiday is read.  Because my job involves so much writing, the idea of reading another daaaamn word at the end of the day fills me with dread, which often leads me straight to Netflix for a little R&R. 

The little break renewed my love of a good book and IT. WAS. MARVELLOUS. In fact, now I find it SO much better to rewind and relax then watching the latest episode of Suits (although it is a cracker).


AND YEAH, THE SUN HELPS 

What is it about the sun man?

Waking up to rays streaming through my window gave me a 'get-up-and-go' attitude, put a smile on my face and weirdly gave me a more positive outlook on literally everything in life. 

Although these side effects do wear off shortly after arriving on the drizzling tarmac at T5. It was nice while it lasted.  

Plus, I got some much needed vitamin D, I also tried to tan, but failed (thanks mum and darn amazing red hair).






I GOT TO EXPERIANCE A NEW CULTURE 
(and get out of the house)

Although I do leave my humble abode to trek it through London on the reg for meetings, events and work I still spend an embarassing amount of time in my bedroom wearing my trusty dressing down. 

I didn't realise how much I needed to simply GET OUT until I was in Abu Dhabi, fully emerged in a new culture. If anything it made me come to the realisation that I need to push myself to go out, see new sights and kick my everyday comfort zone in the crotch.

It's easy to get in a rut, and although I am a very motivated person, who has never in my two years of being a freelancer had a 'midday nap' or anything remotely lazy. I find it very hard at the end of work to shut down my computer down and justify going out and doing something. However, I've now started to make a conscious effort to get better at this (little by little).

So, if not just for treating myself to the all you can eat buffet (HELLZ YEAH) this is why I discovered a little mini break can sometimes go a long way. And why I should never feel guilty at taking a little time off to refresh and recharge. 



Because Everyone Needs A Break Sometimes...

4.23.2017



Last month I went on a very last minute petite fly and flop to Abu Dhabi. I'm still trying to figure out which is the best name for my little holibobs, so far I have: 'Sabby in Abu Dhabi', 'Sabudhabi' and 'SabbyDhabbiDoo'.

I didn't exactly go kicking and screaming to the sunny sights of the Middle East, however, I wasn't entirely 100% on-board with the trip. Being a freelancer, taking a week off made me feel guilty, panicky and irresponsible (holiday pay? what's that!?). 

However, one month on I'm only just realising just how important a break can be:



IT FORCED ME TO HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX 

When we first turned up to the Ritz Carlton, which was the most insane hotel I'd ever seen ( FIY, we got on a too-good-to-be-true deal, i'm not some baller lol). We discovered that there were a few *ahem* hidden charges. Including the fact that wifi wasn't included and cost like £8 per day.

Initial thought: F-M-L, followed by internet FOMO heart palpitations. 

However, this actually turned out to the THE best thing ever. Because unless we're truly forced into a situation that makes the Internet a no-no, are we actually gunna stop checking our feeds every 10 minutes? Erm, I think not. 

So, after the initial shock, I fully welcomed the digital detox and it weirdly made me feel empowered and relieved that I didn't need to update my Instagram every few hours. 


I GOT TO RELAX AND RE-FOCUS 

'Well DUH', I can hear you exclaiming... just stay with me. 

Firstly, the surroundings were simply stunning and there was nothing I loved more than a 4pm coffee break on the balcony, overlooking the beautiful landscape and architecture whilst zoning out and letting my brain simply drift. 

However, my favourite thing to do on holiday is read.  Because my job involves so much writing, the idea of reading another daaaamn word at the end of the day fills me with dread, which often leads me straight to Netflix for a little R&R. 

The little break renewed my love of a good book and IT. WAS. MARVELLOUS. In fact, now I find it SO much better to rewind and relax then watching the latest episode of Suits (although it is a cracker).


AND YEAH, THE SUN HELPS 

What is it about the sun man?

Waking up to rays streaming through my window gave me a 'get-up-and-go' attitude, put a smile on my face and weirdly gave me a more positive outlook on literally everything in life. 

Although these side effects do wear off shortly after arriving on the drizzling tarmac at T5. It was nice while it lasted.  

Plus, I got some much needed vitamin D, I also tried to tan, but failed (thanks mum and darn amazing red hair).






I GOT TO EXPERIANCE A NEW CULTURE 
(and get out of the house)

Although I do leave my humble abode to trek it through London on the reg for meetings, events and work I still spend an embarassing amount of time in my bedroom wearing my trusty dressing down. 

I didn't realise how much I needed to simply GET OUT until I was in Abu Dhabi, fully emerged in a new culture. If anything it made me come to the realisation that I need to push myself to go out, see new sights and kick my everyday comfort zone in the crotch.

It's easy to get in a rut, and although I am a very motivated person, who has never in my two years of being a freelancer had a 'midday nap' or anything remotely lazy. I find it very hard at the end of work to shut down my computer down and justify going out and doing something. However, I've now started to make a conscious effort to get better at this (little by little).

So, if not just for treating myself to the all you can eat buffet (HELLZ YEAH) this is why I discovered a little mini break can sometimes go a long way. And why I should never feel guilty at taking a little time off to refresh and recharge. 



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