5 Must Try D.I.Y Valentines Day Gifts!

It’s the week of Love (and also pancakes) which means it’s that time of year to find the perfect gift that says ‘I Love you.’

I lurrrvvee Love but I’m not the biggest fan of Valentines day, I’d personally rather go out on a date and be showered with gifts when my calendar doesn’t tell me too and restaurants aren’t over charging. That being said valentines day gifts don’t need to break the bank so here is my top 5 gift ideas that are sure to make your partner love you just that little bit more.

Please note: These are all things I have either been given as gifts or received, so I know what Im talking about!

IMG_50871. DATE JAR

The gift that just keeps on giving. All you need is a jar and some paper. Write some cute date ideas down and then throughout the year you can pick one out and off you go. They can range from romantic to adventurous whatever floats your boat.

IMG_51082. MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

Whilst I’m on boats, another great gift idea is a message in a bottle. Once again all you need is an empty bottle and some paper. Write down your favourite Love quote, 10 things you love about your partner or just simply I love you. Tie it with a ribbon and you may just get lucky.

3. 52 REASONS WHY I LOVE YOU

Deck_of_Love_CardsTalking of luck, how about a deck of cards made into a book with all the reason you love your boyfriend/girlfriend. I have actually received this gift before and believe me its EPIC! All you need is some ring binders or key rings, a full deck of cards and some paper (apparently I love a paper gift). On each card you write down a reason you love that person. Cute I know.

4. SCRAPBOOK

I ran out of ways to link my ideas! You can never go wrong with a scrapbook and its also fun for you to make, so really everyone wins. All you need is a book, lots of photos, a pen and maybe some glitter. Its always nice to reminisce on the memories you have made and laugh at your old selves. Lets be honest who doesn’t LOVE a scrapbook.

i-polaroid-string-photo-frame-multi5. A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Polaroids and Instagram are all the rage these day so why not combine the two for the perfect Cupids day gift. Print out some of your fave insta snaps with you and your beau and create a picture perfect frame. All you need is a string photo frame (available here) and your snaps. Then hang it on your wall to show the world how lucky you are to have found each other.

“You don’t need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely.”

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January Diaries – My 2017 Faves

How fast did 2017 go? I only hope this year slows down just a little because I’m getting older and I am NOT a fan of it. My 2018 promise was to dedicate more time to my blog however I spent the whole of January in LA and just didn’t have time, so starting now this is my priority.

But first here are some of my 2017 highlights..

.Favourite Holiday.

Well Im cheating slightly as my favourite holiday was to Croatia! Except it wasn’t actually a holiday it was work, but if being surrounded by the most amazing people on the beautiful island of Vis is work then sign me up any day!

.Favourite Job.

This year I was lucky enough to work on 3 films. Murder on the Orient Express which is out already and 2 that will be out in the next two years. I guess nothing can really compete with that. Here is some pics of my time on set for MOTOE!

.Favourite Gift.

Easy! For christmas I received a special edition book ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ which included beautiful photographs from the set. Although I’m not in any of the photos it’s such a lovely keepsake and reminder of the wonderful time I had.

.Favourite Song.

‘The Greatest Show’ from The Greatest Showman soundtrack! Actually the whole album is just incredible.

.Favourite Outfit.

Dress: Self Portrait          Shoes: Topshop          Bag: ASOS

.Favourite YouTube Video I Have Done.

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.Favourite YouTube Video.

I know it’s not Christmas anymore but YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS!!!! I was lucky to work on the costumes and set design and I’m so proud of what the boys achieved. It will definitely get you in the Christmas Spirit.

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.Favourite TV Show.

Well its the last time I can say this so it has to be Pretty Little Liars. I wasn’t blown away by the ending but I have loved it since the beginning and I will miss watching it every week. Im also so glad Spoiler and Spoiler ended up together.

.Favourite Memory.

This has to be being on set, dancing on a boat in the middle of the sea with a helicopter flying over us. This might sound strange but it was honestly the most fun Ive had in years. (Thats probably quite sad). Check it out in the trailer below, see if you can spot me (Heres a hint 2:20)

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.Favourite Quote.

‘Whoever is trying to bring you DOWN, is already BELOW you’

 

5 Hacks For A Shopaholic

I am a 26 year old shopaholic who doesn’t believe in wearing the same thing twice. I live in London in a 2 bed flat that I share with my friend and my boyfriend, who almost has as many clothes as I do. Needless to say having storage space is not a luxury I have. My bedroom is essentially a walk in wardrobe with a bed in the middle.

So here are a few helpful hacks to making the most of your space or lack of. Trust me I’m qualified.

1. A Bed is NOT just for sleeping!

I recommend buying a bed with either drawers attached or one that is high enough to fit boxes underneath.  A divan bed is just not suitable for a dedicated slave to fashion. If it’s too late and you have already bought a bed, my thoughts are with you but you should of found me sooner.

2.  SHOES are a girls Best Friend!

If you are lucky enough to own a pair or more, of expensive designer shoes I understand you want to keep the box and rightly so. They cost more than a pet they and they deserve to be treated properly. But for all your everyday shoes it’s time to ditch the boxes. There are some great shoe storage options available. I recommend for your casual flat shoes (eww) and trainers purchasing an over the door holder, not the racks they are terrible and will fall apart but the ones with pockets are great. Then for your heels you can get these great boxes that are clear so you can see which shoes are in them, they also feature sliding drawers so you don’t have to move everything just to get to the bottom pair.

3. Change with the Seasons

Just imagine, it’s spring/summer. Likelihood is you are not going to wear a thick jumper (if living in the U.K. Leave one out as a precaution). So pick out the A/W looks you won’t be wearing and sort through them. If they are just a basic shirt which you probably won’t wear again because you will buy something similar next year in a different colour, put it in a bin bag. However if it is something that maybe costs a bit more money, is Unique or looks timeless put it in a box and store them under your bed. Then when it’s time to change the seasons you repeat the whole process again.

4. Sell! Sell! Sell!

But what about the clothes in the bin bag I hear you ask? Well one option is to throw them away but that just doesn’t seem right. The best thing to do is either take them to a charity shop or if you want a bit of money for them but it’s not worth the hassle of setting up an eBay post,  there are plenty of companies that will buy your items and pay roughly 50/60p per kilo. It’s not a lot however if you have a lot of bags it does start to add up. Some of them even take shoes and bedding. When it comes to the more expensive outfits or maybe evening dresses I suggest Once a year taking a look at what you have, ask yourself am I going to wear this again? Is this a timeless look? If the answer is no.. sell it! eBay! Depop! Instagram!

5. Love or Louboutins?

To all serious fashionistas try to avoid living with a significant other until you can afford an apartment with a Carrie Bradshaw style wardrobe.

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I know having a minimalistic room or house is the dream but if you are shopping obsessed, sacrifices have to be made. So try taking it as a positive and a push you need to work harder. The more money you make the quicker you will get to a walk in wardrobe oh and of course that much needed pair of Louboutins.

My Faves Of 2016

HAPPPY.NEW.YEAR

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Well..Well..Well 2016 what a year you have been..I’m sad to see you go but I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for me. To celebrate the new year I thought I’d take a look back at 12 of my FAVE things from 2016..just so 2017 knows what its got to compete with.

.Favourite Holiday.

img_3366Thats a hard one I don’t think I’ve been away this year .. mmm..oh yes I had two holidays but my fave has to be our little anniversary trip to Brussels it was only a day but it was PERFECTION!.Favourite Film.
Ok so, I think its been out a while but I only recently watched ”Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” so inspiring about such a humble TALENTED Man..Its on Netflix now WATCH IT! Although thats a documentary not actually a film so my answer is…..Spotlight.

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OMG its so hard to choose one..can I have two? Oh yea I make the rules
1. Performing with Little mix at The Brit Awards. The Performance was Incredible, they are great girls to work for and the Make-Up we had was IMMENSE.
2. Being back on a West End Stage in ‘The Entertainer’ stepping out of my comfort zone a little and performing in a play was great. The People I got to work alongside though is definitely the reason its in my Top 12.

.Favourite Gift.

OH I have been spoilt this year..this is a hard one…Off Glen (My BF) My Xmas to see Harry Potter in Concert with the Philharmonica Orchestra and off my Mum a jumper she got printed for me.
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I GOT MY OWN MERCH!

.Favourite Song.

NO – Meghan Trainor.. Gave me major Destiny’s Child vibes!

.Favourite Outfit.

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Dress: Self Portrait, Shoes: Office, Hat: John Lewis
 

.Favourite YouTube Video I Have Done.

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.Favourite TV Show.

Ok so every year I watch a show that old that I never watched in its HEYDAY this year I watched 3.. Buffy The Vampire Slayer,  Angel and Gilmore Girls Im officially obsessed with them ALL and gutted it took me so long to watch them. New Tv Shows my fave this year would have to be…Pretty Little Liars..GUTTED Its ending.

.Favourite Memory.

img_2130Watching 3 of my favourite girlies get married this year and being just a small part of their special days. It also meant I got to spend time with them all which happens so rarely these days. I Love Love.

.Favourite Quote.

”Forever is a long, long time and time has a way of changing things” – Walt Disney

Who Am I?

img_3488Hello!!

I’m Yasmin or Yaz to my friends.

A Little bit about me then, I’m a professional dancer/performer by day (and night tbf) and a shopaholic since birth. I like Clothes (Obviously), All things Harry Potter, SHOES, films and anything ROSE GOLD!

My Job has allowed me to work with some amazing artists such as Little Mix,  Rita Ora to name a few and on your Fave Tv Shows The X factor,  The Voice, Saturday Night Take Away. My most recent experiences have been on the stage in Londons West End! And my dreams were fulfilled when I got to ‘go to the ball’ and be a part of Disney’s Cinderella (Try and Spot Me). But enough about dance back to fashion.

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I have a little Instagram page I recently started showing off all my daily outfits and where you can purchase them. Make sure you give it a follow and hopefully you will find some inspiration for your wardrobe. https://www.instagram.com/who.wear.y/?hl=en

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 I also started up a YouTube channel involving all things fashion, as I felt so many channels were dedicated to beauty. Sometimes make-up gets mentioned because I’m a  girly girl who likes to get dressed up but I have really had fun coming up with video ideas that are based solely on clothes and fashion and obviously I LOVE a Good HAUL!

One of my first videos I did was ‘The Bin Bag Challenge.’ Making a dress out of bin bags not as easy as it may seem.
SPOILER ALERT: I even wore it to Westfield Shopping Centre!!

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I’m literally sat at work right now and just decided to write a blog. It seemed the like the next step. So I look forward to coming up with some creative ideas for all you wonderful people reading this. I will be giving you some great things new in the world of fashion and might fill you in on some of the exciting dance jobs I’m on.

But for now Hope you had a lovely Christmas and here is some of my FAVE looks of 2016!

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