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The Oscars' Best Dressed 2019

Amandla Stenberg Jessica Alba Maria Menounos Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Hudson Who was your best dressed at the Oscars this year? Lauren xx Follow me here @wonky_lauren

My Favourite Date Night Spots in London

I've lived in London my whole life and have eaten in many of the restaurants so I feel I can give a good idea of the best places to go.  I know Valentines/Galentines was last week but should it really be just for one day?  I think not! Here are some of the places I've tried recently and highly rate: Timmy Greens in Victoria This place is great for both brunch and evening.  They are mostly known for their sister restaurant Daisy Green but this is the newest one of the chain.  I went for the smashed avocado on charcoal toast with cashew cream cheese.  This was the perfect balance of healthy and indulgent. Plume of Feathers in Greenwich This is a pub so we went on a Sunday for a roast dinner.  You have to book and they have set times to eat so the food comes out pretty fast.  It was really good though.  I had the veggie roast (one of the best I've ever had!) and the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Cut and Grind Burgers in Kings Cross If

3 Day Date Outfits

As I've gotten older I am much more preferring to have day dates than evening dates, whether this be with my boyfriend or my friends.  Choosing instead to go for brunch or a Sunday roast and then chilling in the evening watching Netflix and eating snacks!  Who else is with me? Just because you're not going out in the evening though doesn't mean you can't still dress up.  It might just be a different kind of dress up.  Here are my three favourite day date looks I've been wearing on repeat recently: Skirt from YAS Dress from ASOS Shorts from Boohoo What are your favourite day date outfits? Lauren xx Follow me here @wonky_lauren

How To Style Skinny Jeans

Just throwing it out there but I think skinny jeans are probably the number one most worn and possibly most popular item of clothing, right? I think it's because they're such a classic versatile piece that can be dressed up or down and really do go with everything.  That said, there are so many ways to style them.  Here are some of my favourites: Jeans: Zara Jeans: Zara Jeans: Sainsburys Jeans: John Lewis How do you style your skinny jeans? Lauren xx Follow me here @wonky_lauren

How To Shift Your Mindset And Reach Your Fitness Goals

January is finally over (did that month last forever or what?!), the month we all sign up to the gym and fitness classes, convince ourselves that this is the year we are going to get fit and healthy, no excuses but then February comes around and we are struggling to keep motivated and stick to our fitness goals. We are all guilty of this, myself included but all you need to do is try to shift your mindset.  Here are the easiest ways I have found to do this: 1. Try not to feel guilty if you do start to slack.  We all need a break from it sometimes and often when we push ourselves too hard we start to slack off and then feel really guilty.  Feeling guilty is not going to help, you need to just look at it as an 'off day' and then start over the next day but don't feel bad about it. 2. Set attainable and realistic goals.  If you are pushing yourself too hard and setting goals you are going to struggle to reach then you are destined to fail.  Start slowly and e

The Best Fashion Trainers Out Right Now

The last few years have seen people wearing trainers over heals a lot more and I am definitely okay with this.  Perhaps with the exception of ankle boots because these will always be my first loves. Last year in particular the trend of chunky 'dad trainers' came out with Balenciaga leading the way. I've rounded up my favourites below. Fila  Balenciaga Chanel Gucci Topshop How do you feel about the dad trainer trend? Lauren xx Follow me here @wonky_lauren

Double Standards At The Super Bowl

So do you remember back in 2004 when Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson played the half time slot at the Super Bowl?  Maybe not if you're too young but you must have heard about the #NippleGate incident?   Basically Justin Timberlake "accidentally" flashed Janet's boob by pulling down her top which he claims was supposed to have a bra underneath.  There was then a huge outrage amongst viewers which led to Janet being banned from most major music channels and radio stations.  Justin, however, got off scot free. Image via Vanity Fair Anyone then watching Adam Levine's Super Bowl half time performance this year would have noticed that during this performance he pulled off his [own] t-shirt revealing BOTH of his nipples.  Noone battered an eyelid and everyone cheered because he is a white man and so it's perfectly acceptable for him to do that? But why is it that Janet as a black female should be banned from showing her nipple (which was actually

The Most In-Demand Skill of 2019

According to LinkedIn, the most in-demand skill of 2019 is creativity.   I personally think this is because of how technologically advanced we are now.   With bloggers and Youtubers and online business, creativity is key.   So how do you become more creative? I get it, some people are just naturally more creative than others but we all suffer from ‘writer’s block’ or ‘lack of inspiration’ from time to time so here are some of my tips I have picked up doing research along the way on the topic of how to keep those creative juices flowing! Speak to those around you that inspire you .   I’m not saying to copy people but have a chat with those you know that are creative and see what inspires and works for them.   It may work for you too.   I also love using Twitter to see what others are writing about for inspiration.   Just like I did with this post after reading a post by LinkedIn on creativity. Keep a notebook handy.   Sometimes out

The Best Statement Coats

I woke up this morning to a temperature of -3c and the most pathetic amount of snow but still, it was cold!   Probably the only thing about it being this cold is the fact that we get to wrap up in the most amazingly cool statement coats around right now.   It’s great because you can be fashionable and keep warm at the same time! I also think coats are quite an investment if you get the right one, especially in the UK where you’re going to be wearing them at least 5 months of the year!   Here are a couple of favourites that I own and also some that I have my eye on. I bought this leopard coat from H&M a few years ago and I still love it.  It's one of my favourites and can be dressed up or down. You just can't beat a Liam Gallagher parka!  This is super warm.  I've taken it to Norway and North Wales and will be taking it to Denmark next month too as it's just the best cold weather coat.  From Pull & Bear. The classic teddy coat but with a twis