Cancun 2014

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I got back from Cancun on Friday and after the worst plane journey I've ever been on (we were struck by lightning and there were screams) the holiday blues set in straight away. It was my second trip there and was just as good as the first! 
We did a couple of tours including a trip to Akumal Bay which is known as "the place of turtles". It was incredible to just swim around in the sea with massive four foot turtles munching on sea grass beneath you. We did the Thompson's bar crawl as well which sounds a little cringey but was actually really fun and included tonnes of melon flavoured shots and lots of dancing around to 90s holiday tunes - I did sort of feel like I was back in Gran Canaria circa '95 when Follow the Leader came on but we ended up in a club come Vegas show called Coco Bongo's which was awesome. 

The pirate-y pictures were taken on a boat trip named Captain Hook where a load of men dressed as pirates gave you a steak dinner and plenty of alcohol before mooring up with another two boats for a huge battle. Obvs our boat won which meant a mini rave on the ocean happened...

The majority of our time was spent on the beach as the sea was just. so. blue. I really don't know why people spent their days around the pool bathing in other peoples suncream and hair when the beach was a mere 20 meters away looking all shiny and white! 

I've filmed loads of footage from the trip and once I stop feeling sad that I'm back to my 9-5 routine I'll be uploading a wee vlog. 

Anyone else headed to Mexico this year? 

My Trusty Throwback Dress

When Newlook contacted me asking if I wanted to pick one of their New Look dresses range to replace my "throwback" dress I jumped on board straight away. Basically a throwback dress is something you've had in your wardrobe for donkeys years but continue to wear out of love/comfort. Mine's this nude lacy number which always seems to be thrown on for spontaneous nights out during those "I have nothing to wear" moments. It's a trusty piece of clothing that has seen me through a good few years but I'm still reluctant to actually dispose of it!

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There were so many other occasions but the photos above were the least gross looking! Anyway I had my choice of frocks and I decided to go with a classic black number, because you can't go wrong with black right? Obvs I stuck with the lace though!

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Dress: c/o Newlook
Sandals: Newlook
When this post goes live I'll actually be in Cancun and probably wearing this dress! This year we're going to sample the nightlife a bit more and the statement necklace that's sort of attached really helps turn a simple skater dress into a more of an "out out" outfit. I just can't wait to pair it with a bit of a tan, I'm so ghostly white in these photos! It's also really structured which is something I'm always drawn to in dresses, the more it flairs out the better in my opinion.
Right I best be off, my alarm's set for 4am : / Hope everyone's having a good week!

I feel like I'm riding a wave

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Dress: c/o She Likes
Sandals: New Look

My stomach has always been my problem area so I never wear bodycon, but when I was asked if I wanted to feature something from She Likes I was drawn to this floral number for some reason. Probably because the model was a fittie and I'm hoping after some hard work before the summer my bod will look like that! It's also a bit more flattering than other tight dresses I've tried as it's all ruched at the sides so you get a bit of extra room to breathe!
It's deffs one I'll be taking to Cancun for a night out on the razzle, just need to slap a bit o' fake tan on these pasty legs!

I can't believe my holiday has come round so quickly actually, I'll be on the plane on Thursday and the next few days can't roll by quick enough. I've also bought a new camera to get some underwater snaps and it films in HD so I'm tempted to do a bit of vlogging whilst I'm there as well. Whaddaya reckon? I'm determined to get a selfie with a turtle. 

Hope everyone's had a good week/weekend, I've shamefully spent most of it in front of the channel TLC which I've only just discovered I have. I've been missing out. Breaking Amish is my new fave and the Charlotte Crosby show is due to start soon - I sort of want her to be my best friend. Annnd I went to see Tinie Tempah on Wednesday which was amazing! DJ Fresh opened and even though we had seats everyone was still up and jiving.

Oh and I've also been savaged by an ant whilst sleeping ON MY FACE, totes tmi but I do like to overshare. 

Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Picture from the ad campaign for A Tribute to Frida Kahlo collection. Women's Pret-a-porter 1998. Art direction and photography: Jean Paul Gaultier

When I think of Jean Paul Gaultier I immediately think of French sailors in minimal clothing and glamorous women clad in sexy underwear stroking perfume bottles, although though Le Male does smell pretty darn nice. 
Obviously he is much more than that, with over 40 years working in the fashion industry Jean Paul Gaultier has created an array of stunning collections and has designed costumes for the likes of Kylie Minogue and Madonna - yes he was responsible for that cone bra from the Blond Ambition Tour! He's known for challenging gender stereotypes and the fact that he co presented Eurotrash makes me love him even more.

He's spoken previously of how London have always welcomed his designs, so what better way to celebrate this than a full on exhibition dedicated to him?! Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is due to hit The Barbican art gallery on the 9th April and invites us to explore the fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier. Over 140 of his iconic costumes will be on display (including the bra!) along with photography by Pierre et Gilles and Andy Warhol. There's also going to be video footage of concerts and catwalks to feast your eyes on.

You can buy tickets from £7.25-£14.50 from Hotel Direct which also gives a bit more info on the exhibition.  Is this something you'd be interested in?

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