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Wear | Life | Eats

This weekend I went for dinner in Chelsea but no I didn't see anyone from MIC.  Here's my WLE. Wear If you are a fan of the show or know anything about Chelsea then you'll know they take their fashion very seriously.  So whenever I'm there I always make an extra effort to dress up.  I find the style there to be trendy but still classy, smart and sophisticated which is one of my favourite styles.  Therefore I went for a black vest dress, with a beautiful lace kimono and wedged black ankle boots to toughen the look up slightly. Dress - H&M, Kimono - Hoss Intropia, Boots - Topshop Life We went to a restaurant called T he Phene just off the King's Road which is owned by Lucy Watson's dad.  It's always super busy in there especially at the weekend and has a really good vibe.  They have a lovely outdoor area with really pretty decor.  The only downside is that it is situated in a residential area so they close outdoors at about 9pm. Ea

Outfits Of The Week

Sunglasses - H&M, Jumper - Ralph Lauren, Leather pants - Next, Boots - ASOS Top - LA Gear, Leggings - TU Clothing Dress - French Connection Jumper - Next, Skirt - French Connection, Boots - Next Coat - Zara, Leggings - Missguided, Shoes - Office Jumper - Forever21, Skirt - Dorothy Perkins Dress - H&M, Boots - Topshop Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter

Thursday Ten: The Temptations of a Modern Woman

We're all human, we all have temptations and it's nothing to feel guilty about.  So what exactly are we getting tempted by in this day and age with social media being a huge impact in most of our lives.  I have a look at the temptations we face as women in the modern world. Social Media This is probably the main one we all get tempted by.  Constantly having to check Twitter, Facebook, Instagram to see what's happening in the world because let's face it, the world might stop if we didn't.. right? Smart Phones I feel like these days people are always on their phones and can become quite anti-social with it.  My pet hate is when you're out for dinner and someone is on their phone. Granted sometimes it might be an emergency but most of the time it's not so please, STOP! Celebrity Trends We seem to always want to keep up with the latest celebrity trend whether it's an outfit, hair style or tattoo.  Sometimes it can be okay but

The Capsule Wardrobe: Wardrobe Staples

I believe there are some things that every girl should have in her wardrobe; the essentials that just go with everything and are timeless classics. For me they are: Jeans A good pair of denim jeans is an absolute must.  My go-to pair would probably be black skinnies but whatever style, colour, fit suits you best jeans are going to go with any outfit, you can dress them up and down and they will ALWAYS be in season. Basic t-shirts Plain white, plain grey, plain black, loose fit.  A basic t-shirt is essential because you can add it to any bottom half piece whether it's basic jeans for an everyday casual look or a jazzy skirt for a night out. You can also throw them under blazers and jackets for a perfect match. Chunky jumper If you live in a colder climate like me then these will see you right through winter.  Super comfortable and look great with leggings and jeans.  I also like to wear a shirt undermine or a pretty scarf. White shirt I LO

International Meat-Free Week

From 23 March to 29 March it's International Meat-Free Week which as a vegetarian makes me very happy.  Although I don't have a problem with people eating meat I do think it's important to raise awareness of animal cruelty and factory farming.  It's can also be good for your health to cut a little meat out of your diet and look at other options that taste just as good as the real thing. I've been a vegetarian for about 6 years now and over those 6 years I've discovered more and more ways of still getting enough protein without eating meat and yummy meat alternatives.  Here are the main ones I like to eat: Quorn Quorn is probably the most popular and biggest meat alternative out there.  It's made from mushrooms and soy, is high in protein and low in fat.  There do so many varieties in their range from 'chicken' style pieces to cumberland sausages.  They also do ready made meals such as lasagne and pies.  If you visit their website (

Friday Favourites

Here's what I've been loving this last fortnight.  Happy Friday ya'll! Hand cream  - bit of a boring one but the weather has got cold again so I'm feeling the need to top up on hand cream as my skin is getting very dry.  The one I like at the moment is Nivea . Winged eyeliner - I have a love/hate relationship with winged eyeliner.  I like the look of it.. but not on me.  However, every now and again I have a little go and see if I can make it worth.  I tried it last weekend with a kohl pencil and smudged it out slightly.  I didn't think it looked too bad! Jacket potatoe with tuna and cheese  - mmmm tuna and cheese ANYTHING to be honest but this week I've had it twice for dinner.  I normally opt for a sweet potatoe so it's better for you ;) Lidl  - somewhere I've never really shopped as I don't have one close to where I live but there is one near work I've been popping into recently and I can't believe how cheap it is!

Missguided X Wonky Lauren

If you haven't heard of Missguided you need to get to know!  They're an online fashion store with a HUGE selection of the latest and most up to date trends.  Whenever I see a look on a celebrity of another fashion blogger I know I can always count on Missguided to find something similar.  And the best part of all is it won't break the bank! I'd say I've been shopping on Missguided for about 5 years now and usually put an order in every month or two (normally on payday!).  They even offer student discount and super saver delivery. They also have offers on quite often where you can get free delivery or 20% off certain items. Here are some of my favourite pieces from Missguided . Beautiful bodycon dresses for nights out I love their co-ordinate sets at the moment! Nicole  Scherzinger for Missguided dress Their playsuits are a favourite of mine also Gorgeous cardigans Cut out Aztec dress Another pl

New Year's Resolutions: Have You Kept Them?

We're about week 10 into the year now and almost a quarter of the way through so I thought it would be a good idea to re-visit some of the resolutions I made.  It's normally about this time of the year that people start to give up on all the positive promises they made so I thought I'd make a little motivational post to help push us through. Diets/Healthy Eating/Fitness Regimes I think this is the main one people make and the one most people will give up on easiest.  The problem is you need to be realistic.  You can't starve yourself or start working out 5 times a week when you did nothing before.  Set yourself small goals and build on them.  My resolution was to incorporate more weights into my fitness regime and eat more protein to build muscle.  I did this by adding two weight classes a week into my routine and eating more eggs! Working harder at school/college/work I made this one as by the end of last year I was feeling really demotivated an

Thursday Ten: The Struggles of a Skinny Girl

I don't want to write this and sound like I'm boasting and this certainly isn't a 'pro-ana' post but I've seen skinny girls get a lot of stick on social media and being a skinny girl myself I wanted to make a stand and say it's not okay to judge someone on their weight. Opinions can often be hurtful and you don't know the reason why someone is a certain way, some of us are naturally thin.  We were just born that way. 1.  People constantly asking "you're so skinny, do you eat?".  This is probably the biggest struggle.  Yes of course we eat, we wouldn't be alive if we didn't.  I actually happen to be a massive foodie and love to eat out but I have a super fast metabolism and work out so that keeps me slim. 2.  Your feet look bigger.  I don't know why but when you have skinny feet they just look longer? 3.  People making 'skinny' jokes.  Someone once shouted across the street at me "I've seen more

Wear | Life | Eats

Wear I did a lot of eating out in London this weekend.  We had such good weather I thought I would make the most of it.  Saturday I went to Heron Tower for sushi and cocktails and as it was Saturday night I wanted to dress up a bit more so I wore this beautiful red dress from H&M worn as a skirt with a black jumper.  I then teamed it with my black Kurt Geiger heels and thought I would get the legs out as I'd fake tanned! Sunday I went to an Argentian restaurant and I wanted to go for a more relaxed look so I wore these white ripped jeans that were given to me by my mum and I actually put the rips in myself.  I wore it with this dark grey t-shirt from Forever 21 that has sequins on the shoulder and matched some glittery flats from Primark. Life I've been quite stressed at work the last few months and just feeling a bit 'meh' in myself in general.  This last week has really brightened up in terms of the weather though and it's made m

Outfits of the Week

Hat - Spitalfields Market, Top - Abercrombie and Fitch, Pinafore - New Look, Boots - Givenchy Top - Forever 21, Jeans - Vintage, Shoes - Primark Sunglasses - Rayban, Jacket - Primark Jumper - Missguided, Scarf - Alexander McQueen, Jeans - French Connection, Boots - Primark Whole Outfit - Next T-shirt - eBay, Shorts - Primark, Coat - Dorothy Perkins, Boots - Freemans Shirt - Zara, Shrug - French Connection, Trousers - French Connection, Shoes - Next Instagram | Twitter: @wonky_lauren for more outfit inspiration! Lauren xx

Friday Favourites

Happy Friday!  Here's what I've been loving these last few weeks... Change in weather - it's finally starting to get a few degrees warmer here in the UK which means it's more bearable to go out rather than hibernating every weekend.  I really can't wait for Spring and Summer! Celebrities' short hair - I've noticed lately that everyone seems to be chopping their hair off.  Whether it's celebrities or friend I've seen on FaceBook and now it's making me want to do the same.  Short hair is so lovely for the summer and can be styled in many ways. Weight classes - I want to get more toned and have been really inspired by the Aussie girls on Instagram.  I always avoided weight classes before because I thought they'd make me bulky but if i can look anywhere near like them then i'm up for giving it a go.  I will do a more detailed blog post on this soon. Beauty blender - I've really gotten into using my beauty ble

Wear | Life | Eats: London Fashion Week

Wear   I attended London Fashion Weekend yesterday for the final day of shows.  The most exciting part of fashion week for me is choosing an outfit and I normally spend the few weeks leading up to the event making decisions.  This time around I wanted to go for a more androgynous look so I wore a black t-shirt which said 'More Issues Than Vogue' on it with hot pink running shorts, black tights, brown cowboy boots and a grey boyfriend coat.  This may sound like a bit of a mish mash but I think it actually worked.   Life   We attended the trend show where they told us that florals were going to be a hit for spring (duh?) but actually I really liked the floral look because they weren't too girly with blues and greens on show.  They also said 70s were going to make a come back so think flares, suede and fringes.  I've actually been debating whether to get a black suede fringed jacket for a while now so that's made my decision for me!