Wednesday, 29 January 2014

british plus-size fashion weekend 2014.

I've been lucky enough to be invited to the British Plus Size Fashion Weekend for the second year running, and as I want to see all of you there, including my curvy sisters, I thought I'd share some info and links to the event so you can get your tickets.
I love anything that celebrates women of all shapes and sizes, and as a lover of fashion, it is so positive to see so much light shining on plus-size fashion. There will be four exclusive fashion shows, including one for lingerie and swimwear which I am super excited about! You will also get the chance to shop at the event with an exclusive discount, and there will be professionals on hand to give you advice about your shape and how to shop for your figure.

It will be held on the 14th and 15th February at the London Vinopolis.
Be sure to check out the official website to get tons more information and also find out how to get your tickets.

Hope to see you there!!...and make sure to look out for my blog post after the event for pics and whatnot.

plus-size is beautiful, jayj x.

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Thursday, 9 January 2014

the january sales - my edit.

The most exciting thing about the winter holidays are the sales that come along on Boxing Day. You get to take all of your hard earned money and buy a bunch of stuff just because they are now at discounted prices.

Some of the prices that I was seeing were not the best on Boxing Day, but as we are now in January and majority of my favourite stores have now had their further reductions, I have found some awesome bargains. 

So behold my edit of the best January sales on the interweb. BEWARE...this post may make you spend monies.

ASOS never cease to amaze me with the items that they place in the sale at such amazing prices. I love them most for their wide range of accessories and unique everyday pieces. 
For shoes and to add to my collection of never-ending black tops, I always turn to New Look.
I haven't shopped there for a while, but H&M really surprised me with what I found in their sales. I got some awesome knitwear as well as items for work.
I went absolutely nuts on Monki, they're prices are just ridiculously awesome and I love all their items because they are stylishly oversized.
I tried to ban myself from spending money on beauty but The Body Shop always gets me. With crazy sales, extra percentages off and free gifts, I can't get enough of their website.
I have recently fallen in love with all things Illamasqua and when I saw the sales on their foundations, I jumped on those immediately.
I must also mention e.l.f. as I have taken full advantage of their promotions during the festive period. As a firm believer in affordable makeup, they have provided me with some Holy Grail products.
Tresor Paris have outdone themselves with their up to 80% off sale, and as one of my favourite jewellery brands, we already know that I had to buy stuff.
Another crystal brand that I love is Swarovski, and as I like to splurge a bit to get quality, there are a few things I just had to pick up.
My love for watches has increased greatly, and Beaverbrooks is a store that does nothing but feed my habit to have several items that all do the same thing.

What have you bought in the January sales? What have been your favourite stores?

forever spending money, jayj x.

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Monday, 6 January 2014

happy new year! - reflections & resolutions.

2013 was an amazing year for me. Like everyone, I had my ups and downs within both my personal life and my career, but overall I saw the year as a step in the right direction for me.

The year started with my dedication to finish uni, and I got my degree in Journalism. I sought out and was able to complete life-changing internships, experiencing different aspects of an industry I hope to pursue my career in. This then led to a job as a PR manager which allowed me to face the harsh reality of the industry...nothing comes easy. Through education and the experiences that I have been lucky enough to have, I now have the skills and practice to be able to go in a lot of directions.
Through my blog and other online outlets, my freelance career has developed and progressed greatly. I have had the opportunity to work with amazing people and awesome brands, both in beauty and in fashion. I love every second of what I do.
I have been surrounded by the most supportive people. Old and new friends as well as my family have constantly been with me through all of the good and the bad, and for that, I am so grateful.

2014 came around so incredibly quickly, and honestly, I haven't got these major plans or changes that I want to make in my life. On New Year's Day I tweeted 'no regrets. constant creativity. complete freedom.', and those are my resolutions. I hope to regret nothing, continue to explore my creativity and create amazing content, and be completely free in everything that I do. All of these will hopefully lead on to great things.

I want to thank every individual that finds themselves on my little space on the internet. Your views, comments and just general presence has changed my life in the greatest way, and I appreciate all of you.

happy new year, jayj x.

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