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Friday, 31 May 2019

12 Best Designer Dupes On The High Street In 2019

gucci marmont bag velvet


I've been wanting to write a designer dupes post for quite some time now but as someone who loves designer (but also loves high street), I always felt like there's something a little *wrong* with people copying designer. On the flip side, I get it, maybe you don't want to spend thousands on a designer handbag and that's okay but rather than point blank copying it and going for a fake designer bag (illegal!) a dupe is a good way to get the designer look for less if you like the style. Hopefully this blog post will help you out with lots of designer inspired items without the cost of designer or hey, maybe it'll inspire you to make that life-long designer purchase instead. I always find I lust over the designer item so much, find a dupe of it and then end up going for the designer one anyway haha. One of the things I've been requested the most on my YouTube channel is a designer dupes video so I thought it was the perfect time to do a blog post featuring 12 of the best designer dupes on the high street in 2019 to go alongside my video. Open up for the best high street designer dupes! 

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Social Media Influencers And Paid Ads - Disclosure, Sponsored Content


Shoes online here / dress online here / coat online here / photos by Marta Ferenc / sunglasses /Ad affiliate links

Today I want to talk about a topic that’s been on my mind for quite some time: the ‘not an ad’ discussion. I wrote a blog post years ago about influencers and sponsored content  so I guess this could be a little update on that post. For most of us, blogging started out as a hobby and we had no idea there was any type of reward let alone any financial reward from doing so. In fact when I wrote the post I refer to above, traditional jobs were still the norm and social media related jobs were only just becoming a thing. Now, people are running businesses from their homes, talking about things they are passionate about and making a living from it and I think that should be celebrated. Working hard to create content that people like and get some use out of and then being paid for it, seems to be a quite controversial matter for some reason but it is actually just a job like any other job that people get paid to do and I hope this honest chat will explain a bit more about the world of influencers, paid ADS, posts and more. Let’s discuss…

Monday, 13 May 2019

Easy, Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

carrot cake cookies
Ad affiliate links - I don’t know about you but this time of year always inspires me to eat food that is good for me. As soon as the sun shines, I put down the Yorkshire puddings and bring out the Greek salads ha. The minute the weather starts to get better, I crave salads (with a side of carb, obv) over my usual Yorkshire puddings, put the Cheeselets down (reluctantly) and that desire for all the hot food seems to disappear (and trust me, I'm not a salad kinda girl). If you’ve been following me on Instagram you will have seen that since moving to London I’ve been trying hard to get myself in to a routine of baking healthy snacks that I can eat on the go, particularly for breakfast.  It just means I try to bulk bake on a Sunday and have something good to grab for the week ahead when I need a snack. I've also been trying to up my fibre intake so I'm trying to eat more oats and fruit/veggies when I can. I actually wrote a blog post about several of my favourite breakfast recipes if you missed that. Today I wanted to share my easy healthy carrot cake cookie recipe with you. 

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Top Wedding Guest Dress Outfit Ideas - What To Wear To A Wedding

what to wear to a wedding

My stripe outfit / my pink circle bag and online here too / gifted/ Ad affiliate links used

Hello hello! Today a different and I guess 'old school' blog post from me. If you've been reading Emtalks for a while, you'll know I've got a section on my blog that I update regularly with lots of occasion wear outfit ideas in one easy place as I'm often asked what people should be wearing or for some inspo for wedding guest, proms, graduations or the races. Today I thought I'd put together all my current top wedding guest dresses and outfits in one easy place as I cannot stop adding stuff to my wishlist. I rarely go to weddings, in fact, hello, people around me please start getting married so I have an excuse to buy all of these pretty dresses! I personally LOVE wearing white and obviously you can't wear white to a wedding but hopefully some of these beautiful outfits below will give you some inspiration if you're going to a wedding or looking for a perfect wedding guest outfit this year. If you're wondering what should I wear for a wedding? Hopefully this blog post will give you all the wedding guest dress inspiration.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

12 Things I Didn’t Realise About Living In My Own Home!

leopard print midi skirt


Boots online here / skirt online here / bag online here / photos by Marta Ferenc - Ad affiliate links 

Hello hello, I do hope you are all well. Whilst cleaning my washing machine the other day, it suddenly dawned on me just how much I’ve learnt since moving to my new place late last year and I thought it would make a great blog post to tell you all about it. I thought I’d write about 12 things I didn’t realise until I got my own ‘professional house’. The reason I say 'professional house’, is because I have lived away from home numerous times - when I was at University I lived away from home in different places (and countries) but this time it’s different as I'm not a student anymore and this will undoubtedly lead to me moving in to my own long term family home rather than returning to the home in which I spent my childhood. When I was a student I didn’t think about spending money on lovely cutlery etc, plus student flats aren’t something you spend your time designing or even tidying much because there are so many people living with you and so much going on. So, when I tell you what I’ve learnt in my ‘professional house’ I guess I really mean my non-student crib haha. So here you have it. Some other 'adulting' blog posts similar to this topic that you may enjoy too include how to save money, everything you need to know about renting or buying a house in London and how to set up a pension or why pensions are important!

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