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This week’s coffee diaries nearly didn’t happen, thanks to the very stormy days we’ve been experiencing over here in Manchester. Not one to shy away from a shoot no matter the weather, even I found it quite difficult to navigate. Craig was soaking wet as his umbrella got destroyed by the gusty winds and so did mine, but I wasn’t letting go nonetheless. Taking shelter was the only way forward. But that in itself became an arduous task. We found ourselves searching for a spot for close to an hour as everywhere was packed with people trying to stay away from the not so friendly weather. In the end, we decided to join the crowd. Trying to take pictures was very awkward as everyone kept staring. I remember saying to Craig, I’ve paid for two pots of tea and I’ll be damned not to get my money’s worth in pictures, lol. Clearly, this wasn’t the time or place to even contemplate a self portrait. So we agreed to just focus on me as I was ready to take some stares for the team.

Waiting out the storm seemed to be a mistake as it kept getting worse. But at least we had a hot pot of tea to keep us going. Looking around us, we could see people drinking and having a jolly good time despite the not so great weather. In that moment, it was very obvious to me what the lesson was. Although we may experience some stormy weathers in our lives, it is much better when we have the people we love around us. Looking over at Craig, I was happy to see him. I might have taken one for the team, but without him there observing the scene and clicking the camera at every chance he gets, there’d be no team. Coming to terms with the fact that the weather was only going to get worse, we called for an Uber to get us home where we would be safe from the storm. When we got out of the taxi, we saw a man with an umbrella, which had the words “there’s no rainbow without rain”. What a thought to hold on to, especially on a day like this.

ONYI / BAG – PINKO / DRESS – PINKO / JACKET – PINKO / BELT – PINKO


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October 21, 2017
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On Wednesday I headed down to London to attend a couple of blogger events and to run some errands as well. I find London to be very fast paced which always makes me feel like I need to be alert at all times. Bearing this in mind, an easy going outfit was the way to go. Something that made me fit in with the crowd while still being a blogger babe. It wasn’t entirely deliberate but I ended up wearing black and white. The all time classic look. Dressed in skinny jeans and a white top, the blazer was the perfect shield from the cool breeze thanks to the English rain. My flat PINKO SS17 shoes gave it the finishing look coupled with the black tassel hand bag.  This London chic look was a hit as I got a few compliments about my outfit. It made for an easy running around in the tubes and city.

The first event I attended was a ring making session thanks to the lovely folks at The Workbench and GLITZBOX. I got to carve a ring for myself on a moulding wax. The event was packed with other bloggers alike. It was a really fun experience. I look forward to seeing the final results and sharing my masterpiece on the blog. The second event I attended was hosted by Kate Spade New York to launch their monochrome service. This event blew my mind away. Everyone was looking extra lush. There was plenty to eat and drink. I ran into a couple of bloggers I follow on Instagram which was quite exciting. We had a chance to pick a leather good and have our initials engraved on it. I chose a small purse that I can move between handbags. The goody bag was a hit as it had a 2017/2018 planner with my initials engraved on it. It was the perfect practical gift as I’ve been looking for a way to stay organised amidst my crazy schedules. We also got 30% off and I managed to score a good deal on some glitter shoes. Can’t wait to rock it!***If you want to edit like me, you can! Grab a copy of my eBook here.***

August 12, 2017
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It’s Pinko love! Still on the subject of spring, light colours and layers are definitely in season. Believe it or not, pink happens to be one of my favourite colours. Dusty pink, to be precise. My balcony is full of fake peonies which Craig thinks is a bit over the top but not for someone like me, lol. Staying true to my love for pink and sporty nature by walking almost everywhere, I styled two pieces from the Pinko Athleisure Collection which is super sporty chic.

The first piece I went for was the double fabric coat. I love how soft it feels and how it hangs so gracefully. Almost made me feel like dancing, hence my moves in most of these shots. You can transition from sporty chic to rock chic (a look I’ll probably style and share) in this beautiful coat. Your options as to how to style it are vast which is why I went for it. A piece you’ll probably see again and again on my feed. The second item I opted for was a waterproof micro-ripstop jacket which is fitting for the ever rainy Manchester weather. Again, another piece I will definite make good use of while looking stylish. With adjustable straps that change the shape, you can always play around with it depending on your outfit. It feels very light and free which also got me showing a move of two.

Pinko Love

April 5, 2017
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