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Sunday, 30 December 2018


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Skirt online here / Gucci Marmont bag online here / jumper online here / photos by Marta Ferenc

Wow. Is 2018 really over? Is that really it? I can't quite believe how quickly it's been and gone. It only feels like yesterday I was writing up my 2017 reflections blog post. As with all years, 2018 was filled with many ups and many downs but I truly believe I'm learning new things every month, let alone every year. I'm definitely getting more philosophical with age and seeing deeper meanings in everything in life. Today I wanted to write a post with 10 ways I personally think you can make 2019 the best. I don't really like this pressure of 'make it your best year yet' as in my opinion, the fact you're living and breathing means you're already winning at life. Equally though, I totally understand that people feel motivated with phrases like that, I personally do. So, whether you want to make 2019 your best year yet or, you just want to get the most out of it and spend it feeling positive, here are my ways to make 2019 your year.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Best Christmas Sales And Deals 2018 - Boxing Day Sales

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, first and foremost. I hope you have all had a wonderful day and spent it with those you love the most. Today, it's time (with a very full and happy tummy) for me to give you my ultimate list of all the best Christmas sales, deals and Boxing Day sales too. I've always been that person who goes to the shops on Boxing Day to get some bargains but now? I do most of it online (in my pyjamas). You don't even need to get out of your pyjamas and you can sit sipping your hot chocolate, mimosa or whatever drink of choice whilst browsing through the best sales and I hope, you'll have Love Actually on in the background too. I've done the groundwork so you don't have to. I've included some of my favourite picks in the sales this year as well as one list with ALL the best Christmas and Boxing Day sales to make things easier. I'll be updating throughout the week when sales drop too. Happy shopping! P.S, if you're heading out over the festive season, I've put lots of New Years Outfit Ideas here. If you prefer videos, there's a video here with the best Christmas/Boxing Day sales too.

Friday, 21 December 2018

24 Important Life Lessons

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Ted Baker boots online here / skirt online here / coat online here and similar here and here / Gucci Marmont bag online here / jumper online here / photos by Marta Ferenc

It's my birthday tomorrow, hooray! Last year I wrote a blog post with 23 things I'd learnt last year and I thought I'd do another one this year. Another year older, another year wiser (or not so). I always get a little nostalgic and deep during the festive season and during my birthday so today is the perfect day to publish this post and look at some things life has taught me this year. Here are 24 important life lessons life has taught me this year. 

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Being Present In An Online World

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Ted Baker boots online here / skirt online here / coat online here and similar here and here / Gucci Marmont bag online here / jumper online here / photos by Marta Ferenc

We talk about presents and gifts at Christmas time but what about the gift or present of actually being PRESENT during the festive period? It's something I've been thinking about a lot this week. Cliche, yes I know and you may think a little cringe but bear with me. 

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Christmas Gift Ideas 2018

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A very festive hello! Yup, can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? How did that happen. Yep, it’s that time of year again already! This year has been so hectic, I’m sure you’ve all found the same: it doesn’t seem like more than a few weeks ago that we were all enjoying an epic summer and planning our holidays. I don’t know about you guys but I think some years are more festive than others and this year it already feels as if it’s in full swing with everyone focussing on where to go, what to do, and most importantly what to buy for their loved ones! It's my birthday on 22nd December and to be honest, I LOVE getting my birthday out of the way first so maybe that's why I'm quite last minute with my gifts. I'm pleased to say, I'm fully organised this year as I gave my family experiences and they've already enjoyed them! I’m already overwhelmed by some of the beautiful gifts I’ve seen this year and I almost don’t know where to begin with this guide (hence it being so late, it's taken weeks to write haha) so, as last year, I’ve picked out somethings that I think you will like and put them in to easy read sections in my HUGE Christmas gift guide. Save this one to your favourites because as new things arrive with me I will top up this guide for you to see. Happy reading, I hope this helps you with lots of Christmas gift ideas.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Everything You Need To Know About Buying And Renting A House

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Boots online here / skirt online here / coat online here and similar here and here / bag online here / jumper online here / photos by Marta Ferenc 

If you’re a regular EmTalks follower, you’ll be used to seeing me mention my Mum and how she’s taught my brother and I a very strong work ethic. Something else she’s also very good at is chanting out different sayings to fit different situations, I’m sure you too will experience this from your own parents and some of these sayings stick with you. When I was younger these sayings just used to roll off me but I’ve realised now that they all have their particular meaning and one for sure that I’ve become to relate to in the past year is the phrase ‘nothing is ever simple in this life’ followed by a familiar eye roll…  Uhuh, never a truer word spoken and that’s why I thought I would write this rather ‘adult’ post about the housing market – renting or buying - and my experience to date because believe me, it really isn’t simple.  I wanted to write a blog post with everything you need to know about buying and renting a house, particularly in London but this should help you in other places too. If it helps just one person stay a little calmer through what seems to be the most complicated, unwieldy and unfriendly process to date that will make me happy. I’d heard a lot of people say buying a house is the most stressful thing, you’ll ever do and I honestly didn’t believe them, until now… 

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