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Thrasher T-Shirt and Denim Jeans

Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi / H&M Platform Trainers Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi / H&M Platform Trainers Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi / H&M Platform Trainers  Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi Thrasher T-Shirt / Levi I’ve always love printed tee. I was happy to find this Thrasher T-Shirt at my local Missguided Store. I seem to be collecting bad ass shirts like these and I love it. I love how easy these tees are to style. Actually, t-shirt in general go with every outfit. And can be dressed up or down depending on your mood.  The big prints on them can make an outfit totally retro. I love wearing outfits like this for a those chilled day out shopping or hanging out with friends. I have seen Thrasher t-shirts for a while and I’ve wanted to get it. But they seem too plain for my liking and cost too much. This shirt was a bargain and what a find eh. I paired this tee with my old Levi jeans and my H&M platform trainers. Not to overdo my outfit, I have kept my makeup really simple. And minimal details adding the Kapten watch and bracelet.

 

12 Outfit Ideas for Navigating Those Tricky Summer/Fall Period

Hello! I hope you’re having a very good day? Today I am happy to share with you some of my outfit ideas to deal with those unpredictably tricky summer/fall period. Finding the perfect outfit during this time can be quite annoying. You want to find an outfit that is in season, that’s not too warm for the odd scorching sunny days. And warm enough for those chilly jacket please keep me warm kinda days. In the UK we are notoriously known for having terrible weather. I personally gravitate towards the heat. Living in a country with an unpredictable weather is a chore. I have an umbrella in my bag 24/7. The best thing to remember during this in-between weather time is to always carry a jacket or light scarf. Check out some of my favourite in-between outfit ideas below.

What do you do to stay warm/cool during the in-between summer/fall season? Comment below!
xx Mariama

The Hot List

Now that summer is in full swing update your wardrobe with this summer’s hot list statement items,  of some of  the things I cannot get enough of.  From sunglasses and bags of the season to sheer and girly dresses. Get yourself into the sweet holiday vibes with these choices.

Stronger Than Yesterday

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It is true that sometimes in life you’re put in situations where you may feel like you’re never going to make it out alive but then you make it and you wonder why you were stressing your pretty little head about it. Two years ago I lost my father and I have never ever been the same again. Because he died back home in Sierra Leone, I am still not convinced he’s dead, I still think he’s alive and people are mistaken. Since the news of his death, I have been plagued with thoughts of making sure I live my life full of fun, laughter and many many memories and how much I must always make sure I live life to its fullest. Last week I was hit with one of the shocker of this year so far, I must admit, I am still in shock, although I am happy about the current outcome because I didn’t like being in the situation in the first place yet still in shock. I have thought how much I spent working my ass off to please people yet they did not even appreciate me doing all the extras to make things happen. Instead they bullied me and made me feel really really small and insecure about myself. And now I am out of the situation, I am happy that I don’t have to face the big bully anymore. They tried to make my life a living hell  for as long as I can remember, they will always be a very small person who deserves everything that’s coming to them because karma’s a bitch. I am stronger than yesterday, nothing is going to stand in my way. I know that I will make it I just need to keep fighting and my hard work will pay off.
Dress – HM // Shoes – Public Desire // Shades – Missguided// Choker – Urban Outfitters

For those of you who are currently going through a situation where you feel like you’re not going to be free or make it to the other side, trust me when I say, that you will see the light one day just keep going and don’t ever give up or give in.
 

Summer Lovin

Now that summer heat wave is officially here and you know I am a massive Missguided fan. I thought I would do a wish list of some of the items I have been loving from one of my favourite shops ever. I hope you like some of my choices. To make me want to shop everything on this list, Missguided are also doing a deal which means you can save when you shop; use code SUMMER for 40% off  and use SHOELOVE for 20% shoes – both codes are valid until 24th of June. 

No Unicorns Were Harmed







Bodysuit- Zara

Skirt – Zara

Trainers – Converse

Do Whatever You Want Just Don't Hurt Anyone.







There was a study done recently which said Instagram is ruining people’s self-esteem. I know i have written about self-love before I want to repeat myself again because I myself I sometimes have days when I feel like less myself and I start comparing myself with online personalities or people. Then I say to myself that everyone is can’t be the same, because if everyone was the same, life will be very predictably dull. Most online people only share with us snippets of their lives that seem perfect but you will never get to see sad, un-instagrammable moments. That’s not to say that people are fake all the time but I have stopped reading into things I see online because I am who I am. I am unique and different. I hate seeing people being too hard on themselves just because they’re not as skinny as this person or as pretty as that person. Come on people, you’re beautiful and perfect just the way you are. Just do you and stop trying to be someone else.

My top tips for being a social media person

My ultimate blogging goal is to one day having the means to stop working for the cooperation and work for myself doing something i absolutely love.
Here is a famous quote from Leonardo DiCaprio one of my greatest hollywood idol ‘If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people’   this quote really speaks to me and I can honestly say that i keep dreaming and one day by the grace of God I shall achieve this dream
I honestly though I have blogged for a while now and i wanted to share with you some of the tips and tricks I use to help me blog on a low-income. As many of you may know, I work part-time and study part-time and I now live away from home which is crazy hard and I have to budget all the time which sucks but that’s what i signed up for.
Finding the perfect photographer
Living on a low-income and blogging is also pretty hard as well plus I am still pretty shy in front of the camera and because I don’t have an instagram boyfriend, i have to use a photographer and I have found the perfect one through a blogger friend of mine. My photographers name is Marianne. She an amazing photographer who is very patient, understands how i want my photos and is just an all round perfect friend and I have worked with her for a while now and i keep going back because I just miss her when I don’t use her for my photographer and i really hope she will continue to work with me through the years.
One of the other reasons why I was lucky to have Marianne in my life is that she is charges very reasonable fees for the shoot and she is a girl boss just like me so I was and am very happy to continue to work with her. Plus she’s very talented. If you are looking to try out a photography and you’re based in London, drop her a message and I am sure she’ll be happy to do your shoot.
Overcoming my shyness
The more I do these shoots the more I am getting use to being in front of the camera and as you may see from my photos, I don’t try to pose too much because I don’t feel confident enough yet to be too posey plus, I don’t think I am much of a poser anyways. Maybe in the future I may become a poser but for now, I am quirky and fun.
Consistency is key
This is one of the steps i fail badly at; I am not very consistent at all. I honestly try to write posts but sometimes, It just doesn’t feel right so I don’t post it. And sometimes, I haven’t had the time to take photos to go with the writeups and post. I am working very hard to stick to posting every Tuesday which works for me because i can spend the weekend going over my post and making sure it’s top notch before i share it. And now that uni is now on holiday, I have more time for shots and being a bit more social.
Be true to who you are
Soz probably going to repeat myself again. People on social media sometimes are not really who they seem to be. So i try not to do something that I don’t feel comfortable with, I only wear and shots in outfits that i feel comfortable with and whenever, i feel too exposed you will be able to see it by looking at the pictures and your followers will react very negatively to posts they feel isnt you. You may think that being comfortable is boring but trust me dearie, it has happened to me, I lost half of my followers when I stopped blogging for six months and started taking pics with au natural. Basically, stick to what our followers can easily recognise with and stick with it unless you become really big and of course by then you have the freedom to go crazy. For the upcoming social media influencers, stick to what sells, don’t change unless you personally need a change the go ahead and change it for your better self.
Read your posts for errors
Again, I am really terrible at this, I sometimes thing that i may be retarded or something must be wrong with my brain sometimes, because there has been so many times when i have written something and I think it makes sense and have done spelling checks then i post it and to my horror realise it makes absolutely no sense or that there are so many spelling and grammar errors. my excuse is that english is not my first language and I haven’t’ really got anyone who is willing to proofread my posts so that it sound more eloquent.
Share, Share, Share
Because social media is flooding with many influencers, it is getting harder and harder everyday to get traffic to my site. Instagram has change their algorithm which has made it harder for people like us who are stuck in the office for the better half of the day and even using proper hashtags doesn’t work anymore, you have to personally, comment and interact with other people on the instagram before you get likes and comments. Twitter is one of the best of them, because you can schedule your tweets using tools like Buffer and tag bloggers sharing tags and hashtags and that will drive traffic to your site while you work. You must also remember to talk to people and not just send countless tweets about your posts on your blog.
What’s your top tips for being a social media person?

London when it sizzles



The weather has been so good here lately and I am totally loving it. I know you’re not meant to brag about good things but Gordon Bennett I hope it lasts all summer long. As i haven’t really planned my summer holiday yet this has been the perfect time to relax and have some fun in the sun and get some much-needed vitamin D in me. For a while now, I have thought how wonderful it will be to drop everything, quit my job and go travel the world. Oh how i wish, I was somewhere exotic sipping a funky tropical cocktail – it’s my greatest fantasy. How awesome will it be to have the freedom to go anywhere without having to think about responding to work emails or having to deal with the stress of uni. Let’s hope i can one day do my greatest life goal. For now thought, all i can do it dream.
I have really been loving adding some fun colours and prints to my outfit lately. I think I might have been influenced by my want for some tropical fun. I love this skirt , i bought from H&M last summer (I know shame on me) it’s still in excellent condition. As you may already know by now, I love me some chic outfits. These sandals are a new love, I got it from Public Desire with my student discount so I saved a few pounds. One of the perks of student life:-) I think for this look I was going for the chilled day vibe when I styled it in my head – I think this outfit is a total fun.
What’s one of your life goals?
LOL
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