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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

An Update ♡ & a sassy winter outfit


Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog. I just wanted to write a little update post, as I obviously haven't posted in such a long time, and I feel really rubbish about it. When I started my youtube channel Freddy My Love I never really expected to be able to call it a full time job. And while I am SO grateful that I can, and loving every minute of it, where I was thrown in pretty quickly, and where most of my new friends and peers have been doing this a lot longer than I have, I've been finding it difficult to find my feet, and to keep up! My channel is growing at an incredible and overwhelming rate, and I feel pressure to not only create videos that I think my audience will love, but also to create content that steps up to the ever growing standard that has been set. It's tough, I won't lie! Before 18 months ago, I had never picked up a DSLR camera. I didn't know about lenses or lighting, had never heard of "depth of field" or white balance. Learning a new skill is exciting, but also a struggle. Plus I'm a virgo. Duh, I'm the biggest perfectionist in the world. I will literally spend over an hour adjusting the lighting until I'm happy with how it looks, and that's before I've even started filming! It's not unusual for me to completely refilm a video because I'm not happy with how it turned out. What I'm trying to say is, I've been consumed with my youtube channel and this blog has pretty much been left to rot. Well, slight exaggeration, but you get it.


It sucks because I really do love this blog, and the whole entire concept of blogging itself. I wanted to be a blogger ever since I was about fourteen, and discovered Tavi/ Style Rookie. I dabbled in my own blog but it was a total fail, so I flew over to Tumblr and that was kind of my thing. But what I have now is what I always dreamt of having, and please believe me when I promise I will do so much better in the future. The new design is coming, I'm so excited and I cannot wait to get stuck in and fill it with beautiful outfits and beautiful places for you to enjoy. This is a passion that I've neglected but if you are reading this, thank you so much because it means you have stuck by me through my idleness! 

Hopefully you won't have to wait much longer for the new blog, but in the meantime I thought I'd share a good old outfit post with you. If you are followers of my youtube channel, you may have seen my Halloween Scream Queens 'Chanel Oberlin' Get The Look video. This is honestly probably my favourite video I've ever done. If you watch Scream Queens, you'll know the character Chanel has the most incredible, over the top, glamorous style, and I had the absolute best fun recreating it and shopping for all the outfits, as they are pretty similar to my own style, yet also out of my comfort zone! So many people, including my parents and boyfriend, said I should dress like her every day. I wish I had the confidence! But I have actually been taking some 'Chanel" inspiration and injecting some of her style into mine, and I wanted to share thus outfit with you as it's so pretty and wintery (minus the bare legs, but you know how weather inappropriate I am!).


So this outfit is just my favourite thing ever. I have wanted a fluffy top like this for so long, and I found it at Pretty Little Thing, which is an online store I've never shopped at before, but I was so spoilt for choice. The matching, ever so sassy, fluffy platforms were also courtesy of PLT, and where they may not be the most suitable shoes for hanging out outside the Saatchi Gallery (all for the photos, all for the photos), they are the most incredible winter party shoes! The pretty, (yet sexy I feel?) white fluffiness is broken up with this gorgeous pink suede skirt from H&M (which is sadly sold out but I've found a gorgeous alternative at Missguided!). And the accessories are a dream, all hailing from the holy grail of accessories- Accessorize. Mouthful. This nude patent boxy clutch bag is the perfect classy addition to any party outfit. I adore these dainty, diamondy stacked rings, in gold, rose gold and silver- such a good idea to mix metals and draw your jewellery together if it's mismatched like mine is for example, with this gorgeous, unique gold "love knot" bangle, the rose gold "love" necklace, AND of course my staple silver and rose gold Pandora bracelet. I know this is going to be my go-to Winter party outfit!


I hope you enjoyed this little outfit post, and can forgive me for my recent lack of them. I promise, I'll be back soon in full light and pinkness. <3
As always you can shop the post below. Thank you so much for reading, and please do leave me a comment to let me know you have. I really do appreciate it so much.
Much love !

Freds 
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Thursday, 8 September 2016

MADEMOISELLE


"Being Parisian is about more than just a look. It's about an attitude. Wearing jeans to a nightclub and heels to the supermarket. Taking the stairs "for exersize" literally as you are biting into a bazillion-calorie croissant. Of course, the look helps."
Welcome back to my blog. Today I have something that I'm really excited about to share with you. Recently I've been working on a project with the lovely subscription box brand My Little Box. My Little Box is the ultimate gift of Parisian style. Every month a different (always super cute) theme, with a selection of beauty products, a fashion accessory, and a gorgeous little glossy magazine with all the need-to-know for Parisian lifestyle. I've been receiving these boxes for the past five months, and they are always beautifully packaged and full of darling surprises. So you can imagine my excitement that this month, (September is my favourite month!) I have teamed up with MLB to create the September Mademoiselle Box! I had so much fun working on this, and it's so so pretty that I had to share it with you on my blog.



This month, My Little Box have also teamed up with the designer Claudie Pierlot, whose feminine, elegant, flirty style is the perfect match for the Mademoiselle box, and for me! I'm just in love with the design of the box- the sketch of me was actually drawn from a picture on my blog! Inside every box is a little magazine, "My Little World", with beauty and fashion tips and interviews, it really is a bible for those who want to master the très classic Parisian lifestyle. 


The treats inside the Mademoiselle box, are firstly the Mademoiselle Volume Impertinent Mascara, from the brand's very own beauty brand My Little Beauty, a Ginseng sheet mask, and a pot of Darphin Paris anti-aging masque. And, of course, this beautiful Claudie Pierlot 'Mademoiselle Pierlot' envelope purse. So adorable!

So just a quick post this week, but I've been so excited to show you, and I would absolutely love for you to order one of these beautiful boxes yourselves. They are £14.95 per month, including postage, but you can receive £3.95 OFF my box until the end of September by using my discount code MYLITTLEFREDDY at checkout!

All my love, and remember, Parisians aren't born- they're made! <3

Freds
x


This post was kindly SPONSORED by My Little Box. Find out more about the way I work with brands here.

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Monday, 29 August 2016

PRETTY IN BOUX


Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! I'm back with another personal style post- but this time with a difference. If you watch my youtube channel, or follow me on Snapchat or Twitter, you'll know I have a total OBSESSION with lingerie and nightwear. I'm not kidding- my pyjama drawer barely closes anymore. And my favourite store to feed my obsession is Boux Avenue, so I've picked a few of my favourite things from their current collection to share with you!

I first discovered Boux Avenue back in 2012- I went to get some of their invisible underwear, which I must say, is amazing and such a life saver. Then I discovered just how damn pretty everything was, and there was no going back! Firstly, I have to mention just how GORGEOUS the stores are. Seriously- if you want to know what my blog would look like in shop form, look no further! The shop floor is beautifully designed, and smells of their signature scent White Chiffon, (which I actually have the room spray and candles of at home because it's that lovely!). And the fitting rooms are just idyllic, nice and spacious in a gorgeous girly boudoir style, with changeable light settings in the mirrors so you can see how you look in different lights. They offer a bespoke bra fitting service, which I'd completely recommend as wearing the correct size can totally change how you look and feel, plus it's complimentary, and the ladies in store are always so lovely and friendly and make you feel totally at ease, so there's no need for any feelings of awkwardness! Then they wrap up your chosen items in lovely pink tissue paper in a pretty box and scatter White Chiffon scented rose petals (which are fab for putting in your underwear drawer to keep everything smelling fresh and lovely!). Basically, the whole shopping experience is a dream, from walking through the door to walking out. NOW, I'll show you my favourite bits from the current collection!


If you're looking for the perfect pair or classic, girly, satin pyjamas, then you needn't look any further. These are pretty much pyjama perfection. The pale pink cami and shorts set are so cute and girly, but the black lace trim around the bust and hem gives it a subtle sexiness. They are so beautiful to the touch, and feel so lovely on your skin, they really are the nicest to wear in bed, and of course for lounging around looking pretty. I adore the little black bow details on the shorts and also the straps. Super feminine and flirty, very sophisticated but still young and cute- just how you know I love it! I have honestly worn these so much since I got them, they are just so classic and glamorous and I feel so much better waking up and ready to slay the day in the morning in something gorgeous like this rather than an old t-shirt!


Now moving on to this chemise nightie, and I'm not kidding when I say this has got to be one of the prettiest things I have ever seen! The beautiful silky satin fabric is the most seriously stunning duck egg blue, (which of course is my second favourite colour to pink!) with the prettiest peachy pink eyelash lace detail flirtatiously running through it, from up and around the bust down through the side ending at the top of the thigh with a sexy slit and cute little duck egg bow. Lace and bows, lace and bows, do you see now why I love Boux Avenue so much?! The back of the chemise swoops down to the top of your lower back, and finishes off with a pretty cross detail. This really is the prettiest, most feminine, luxurious nightwear you could ever hope to find, with the perfect combination of flirty and glamorous and that ultra tasteful sexy hint. Seriously, I'm in love.


Next, I have another gorgeous satin cami and short set, these ones a little less super girly, but adorable and feminine none the less. The black satin is super sexy yet of course remaining classy, and the beautiful pale pink rose print make this set utterly classic. The black lace detail runs around the bra area giving it that ultra classic femininity and is super flattering, and the signature Boux Avenue bows on the shorts and chest complete the cute yet glamorous look

There is something so luxurious and sensual about wearing beautiful satin nightwear- it makes me feel beautiful, sexy and confident even when just going to bed. And that's why I love Boux Avenue- you can feel like Blair Waldorf without needing Queen B's budget. Boux's products are at an amazing high street price point- the prices are high enough that you know you're not paying into something cheap whatsoever, but modest enough that they are really accessible. They've basically nailed affordable luxury, and there's no wonder they are the leading the lingerie and nightwear brands, in the UK and internationally. Also, they have a great range of sizes, from size 6 to 18, so everyone can join in on the bedtime glam.


Now for a little sneak peak of a couple of my favourite underwear pieces. The first is a classic black and pink lace balconette bra. In my opinion, black and pink lace has got to be the best combination for flirty lingerie, and this design is the perfect amount of sexiness without crossing the line into over provocative. The bra is only lightly padded, which I've found myself favouring more and more recently. The bras range from sizes 28-38 and cups A-G, but like I said before it's definitely worth going and getting a free fitting to get the best out of your pretty undies! And my favourite thing about Boux Avenue underwear, is that there is a choice between briefs and a thong for each lingerie set. Ok, don't get me wrong- I do love a thong now and then, they are super sexy and in the right scenario they are perfect. But damn are they a pain in the bum (literally) and often I've decided AGAINST buying an underwear set because it's a thong and not classic knickers. It's amazing to get the choice of either! 


 Then finally, my favouriteeeeeee. Honestly, I can't tell you how much I love a bralette. No underwire, no padding, just pure lace on boob. There is nothing sexier! And you'd be surprised just how flattering they actually are. Let's be honest, my assets are modest at best, and my whole life I've insisted on wear underwired, insanely padded bras to feel confident. But I'm telling you, this style is SO much more flattering, not to mention unbeatably comfortable. They have this style in several colours, but how gorgeous is this peachy pink. Sooo super girly and lovely, it really couldn't be any prettier! And again of course you have the choice between a thong, and in this case really cute little lace boyshorts style bottoms, which again are possibly the most flattering style of knickers I've ever tried on. Seriously, I tried this set on and was like woah. Is that me? It made me feel so confident inside, even though no one else could see. 

So if you hadn't already gathered, I am one true fan of Boux Avenue. Their beautiful designs are second to none, the product quality is fantastic and fits to perfection. I hope I've given you some night time and under wear inspo! It really is a love of mine, and I feel like it doesn't get talked about enough on the blogging scene. More bras pleeeease! 

If you liked the look of anything I showed, you can get 20% any full price items with my special discount code, FREDDY20. You can shop lingerie here, and nightwear here. You can also sign up to the Boux Avenue VIP scheme, where you collect 3 point for every £1 spent, and get exclusive previews of sales and promotions. Plus you get a gorgeous VIP card which I can guarantee without even looking in your purse that it will be the prettiest one in there, trust me. 

I really hope you enjoyed this post! As always you can shop the items below, and I'll see you next time <3
Freds 
x

PHOTO CREDIT: KYLE GALVIN
This post was kindly SPONSORED by Boux Avenue. Find out more about the way I work with brands here.


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Saturday, 6 August 2016

HCO SUMMER STYLE


Hey everyone, I'm back with another outfit post- I told you it wouldn't be long! And I'm so excited about this post, as I've teamed up with Hollister and put together four gorgeous Summer/Pre-fall outfits to show you, to suit whichever mood you're in- girly, sexy, cool and free. As most of you know, I worked in a Hollister store for three years pre-blogging, so it's so exciting and special to me that I get to work with them on content for my blog now! While I didn't always enjoy dealing with rude customers, I always, always adored Hollister clothes. I could never get over how damn SOFT everything was, and I would spend all day folding something, gradually falling in love with it, and end up buying it at the end of my shift. I pretty much ended up working for free after all the clothes I bought! The brand has changed a lot since I worked there, but still retains and embodies that gorgeous, carefree, "easy breezy" California feeling in their clothes that I just love in Summer. 



So the first outfit is this gorgeous shirt and shorts combo. I can't tell you how obsessed I am with Hollister's white shirts... I think this is my fifth or sixth from over the years! I would always come home and my mum would say "Not ANOTHER one!?" but I just couldn't help it. They are so classic, making an outfit go from bleak to chic with a roll of the sleeves and a tie round the waist. And they fit so, so well; they are cut to the perfect shape. I always roll the sleeves up and tie a knot round the waist as I think it just gives the coolest, most effortlessly stylish look, and it has this slight hint of rebellion, like a cheeky schoolgirl customising her uniform. Smart, stylish, and sexy. 



To pair with the shirt, I got these amazing embroidered denim shorts from Miss Selfridge. I am in LOVE with these. The way they completely hug your waist, bum and thighs is so flattering, and I always gravitate towards high waisted as they are so comfortable yet so stylish at the same time. I love the pale wash of the denim. Years ago I used to hate pale denim, I would always get the darkest blue I could find, but now I can't get enough of this pretty, washed out colour. And finally of course the beautiful rose embroidery, which is SO on trend right now, and such a cool little modern nod to the nineties. Absolutely gorgeous!



The second outfit is this suuuuuuper pretty little ivory lace Hollister playsuit. You just cannot go wrong with this. Lace is always classic, wonderfully feminine and cute. I love the crossover detail on the top half, and the way it pulls in at the waist. And I can't tell you how SOFT this is- it's literally like a blanket. I just love playsuits in Summer, they are so easy just to throw on and you need hardly make any effort at all to look lovely- the playsuit does it ALL for you. Just throw on a cute pair of shoes- I picked up this lovely little pair of pale bluey/grey lace heeled sandals from asos- and you are good to go! If you are going to invest in just one item of clothing, always go for a playsuit.



Now this outfit I think is my favourite. I am NOT a girl that wears denim jeans. I used to live in my black Zara skinny jeans when I used to go to castings, but other than that I've just always associated them with grungy, boring people who can't be bothered to make an effort. You could ask any of my friends, and they would laugh and say "Freddy? Jeans?".  But I have toooooootally changed my mind! I've been so inspired by other bloggers and instagram fashion accounts recently to EXPAND my style, and I've been playing with different tops and shoes, making jeans look super stylish AND still girly. It's so exciting when you fall in love with something you thought you'd never ever wear. And I just ADORE these Hollister boyfriend jeans. First of all, they are just the comfiest things ever to exist. And they just look so casual but stylish- like you don't have a care in the world and are not trying to impress anyone at all but you STILL look great. The pale wash and the neat rips are incredibly on trend, and turning them up at the bottom (a TOTAL original Hollister trend, I mean, did you really work at Hollister if you didn't double cuff your jeans?) gives them a really cute edge. I do they think are harder to pull off than a regular pair of skinnies, but with the right combination, these can look unreal. 



So I paired the jeans with this ADORABLE bardot top from Hollister. This is so so cute, and perfect with the jeans, as it's nice and tight fitting, contrasting the loose fit of the jeans, and really complimenting the waist! It has the super casual and cool ribbed effect, but the bardot neckline gives it that ultimate classic feminine touch, and a little hint of shoulder is so subtly sexy. And of course the beautiful lace trim on the shoulders- the PERFECT detail to really finish the ultimate feminine look- I adore it so, so much. This top would look amazing with literally anything high waisted- jeans, shorts, or a skirt- but I love the way it looks with these particular jeans, as the juxtaposition between the slight tomboyishness (good word there Freddy) of the jeans and the ultra girliness of the top creates such an amazing, stylish, put together casual look. Matched up with a cute little shoulder bag, and some strappy heels, you have the ultimate daytime outfit. 



And finally, I've returned to the fab Miss Selfridge shorts, but this time paired it with this adorable little dusky pink Hollister cami. This is just co cute and casual, and so easy to wear. It has an adorable peplum hem, lace details running along the neckline, and a sweet little bow to tie up at the back. So simple, yet so pretty, and so loose fitting that it really has that gorgeous carefree sunny Cali vibe that Hollister does so well. The pink matches the embroidery of the shorts so well that I had to put them together! And to finish the look I got these super cool Quay Australia sunglasses, and these gorgeous lace up sandals from Asos, as the colour and embroidery detail matches so perfectly and completes the outfit flawlessly! 

I hope you enjoyed the post- I love putting outfits together to show you and hopefully give you some style inspiration and ideas on how to wear certain items of clothing. I know I'm going to be wearing these outfits to death! Remember you can shop the post by clicking on the little pictures of the items below :)

Much love as always!
Freddy 
x

PHOTO CREDIT: OSCAR MAY 
This post was kindly SPONSORED by Hollister. Find out more about the way I work with brands here.

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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

STYLE DIARY | JUNE/JULY


Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a lovely Summer so far. The weather here in London has been SO rubbish for the past couple of weeks, I just can't wait to get away on holiday and get a tan! I have to apologise for my absence on my blog; I know I haven't been putting in nearly as much effort as I should, and I'm so upset I missed the last two months Style Diary's. I haven't been fully happy with the layout of my blog, it doesn't really inspire me anymore and leaves me with little motivation. The good news however is, I have TOTALLY redesigned my blog and it's currently being developed and should be finished soon. All will be revealed in the next few weeks, but I really wanted to give my blog a fresh start, as I've been such a fair weather blogger. I'm so happy with the new design, it's really going to inspire me to be active and productive and produce loads of new content, as I really do love writing outfit and beauty posts for you. I just wanted to apologise for the lack of content and reassure you much more is coming soon :)

Anyway, on to this month's style diary! I showed this outfit in my last lookbook on my channel, but I still wanted to write about it as my video is instrumental so I couldn't describe all the things I loved about it- you know how passionate I get talking about the things I love, and I've felt very suppressed indeed! I've been beyond obsessed with this outfit- I've worn it probably far too many time already! Although, is there such a thing as wearing something you love too much? 


Let's begin with this beautiful little lace cami top. I picked this one up in Miss Selfridge about a month ago, and since then I have turned into a lace cami buying monster. There is something so effortlessly chic and sexy about a lace cami- it makes me wonder why I haven't been wearing them every day for my whole life! They literally require hardly any effort or styling at all, and they look so casual and relaxed but still incredibly stylish and sexy. I LOVE the new "lingerie as daywear" trend that's become really popular, and this is a really easy way to embody it. I have been daring to go braless with these tops, as I find even a strapless bra ruins that sleek, slinky look. You just have to hope it doesn't get too cold! ;) Amongst all the lace cami's I've bought, this is my most worn, as the gorgeous bluey/grey colour is so easy to wear and universal- it literally goes with everything! The actual lace detail is super pretty too. Love love love!

These amazing pink belted shorts I also picked up in Miss Selfridge, although I think they may have gone into the sale now. A lovely follower on twitter actually found these and tweeted me the link as she knew I would love them, (that is one of the reasons I just LOVE twitter), and as soon as I saw them I knew I had to have them! They are SO me! I just cannot get enough of high waisted shorts that have that gorgeous tailored look. You honestly just can't go wrong with shorts like these, and whenever I see them in a colour I don't already own, I will always buy them because I just know I will get so much wear out of them. Again, they are just so effortlessly chic, the perfect combination of smart and casual, very classy but also with a young, fun, flair. These particular ones have this really cute detail at the top, where the material looks almost "gathered", and the bow belt is just so feminine and perfect. A bow is pretty much always the way to my heart! And the dusky rose colour is so beautiful, and a really sophisticated way of wearing pink. 


Now for the bag which is another item that has found its way deep, deep into my heart! As you all know, I'm a hugeeeeeee Ted Baker fan. Every single season, their accessories never fail to leave me lusting after them. They have just got it so, so right. Pastel coloured, structured bags, often with a cute little bow detail and always rose gold hardware- it's just a total dream. And this bag has been the perfect Summer accessory! Perfectly matching the cami, this dreamy bluish-grey colour is just so versatile, I've been able to match it with absolutely everything. The stunning, subtly glamorous, rose gold chain strap makes it the perfect "day to night" accessory, and can be tucked away into the bag turning it into a gorgeous clutch. It's so pretty and elegant, and totally completes and outfit giving it a little bit more "sparkle". 


Now, these adorable little sandals from Faith at Asos, have barely left my feet this month. They are so simple and minimal, and yet so many people have noticed them and complimented them! They are a gorgeous pale nude faux suede fabric, (which can get a little dirty so beware!), and the cute little scallop edge detail and ankle strap are so, so on trend, that although they are only simple, they look so stylish. And of course they go with ABSOLUTELY everything, so at £25 they are beyond worth it!

Of course I always keep it simple with accessories, sticking to my Pandora bracelet and Tiffany necklace, although I did find a really gorgeous little bracelet in Accessorize on sale which I've been wearing- totally forgot to get a picture of it but it just reminded me of how damn PRETTY and dainty the jewellery is in Accessorize, and it was nice to add something new to my wrist now and then! And of course I've been wearing my beloved Aldo sunglasses, although they've now sadly broken so I'm on the hunt for some replacements. I'm thinking of maybe treating myself to some Rayban's at Duty Free this Summer, but shhhhh.


Makeup wise, I've been keeping it pretty simple, as the temperature has risen a lot and London is so hot and sticky and heavy makeup will literally melt off my face. For my base I've been loving the L'oreal Cushion foundation, as it is a gorgeous sheer yet buildable coverage which is perfect for this weather, and also has the nicest dewy sheen. For highlight I've been using my Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In a Palette highlighter, for a beautiful champagne glow. And on my lips I cannot stop reaching for the Elizabeth Arden Sunset Kiss Lip Gloss- it has the most stunning rose golden colour, and transforms any lipstick into a work of art, but also looks great on it's own. Fragrance wise, I have been utterly ADDICTED to the Giorgio Armani, Prive Pivoine Suzhou fragrance. It is probably the sexiest "fresh floral" scent I have ever experienced! It captures the beautiful scent of the Japanese Peony, and is incredible bright yet musky and spicy at the same time. Basically, it is indescribably stunning, although it comes at a hefty price tag! And for my hair, is has pretty much stayed in a messy topknot the whole month, as the heat and humidity of the city does not do kind things to my hair! But I really like the effortless, cute look of a messy bun, and it's also nice to not have a sweaty back under a blanket of thick hair!

So that's it for this months Style Diary! I hope you enjoyed it and I pray you can forgive me for my lack of posts. I cannot wait for you to see the new design, and to really get stuck in, although I do have a few posts planned for before that, so keep your eyes peeled and thank you again for all of your lovely comments and support, it means the world as always. 

Lots of love!

Freds
x

PHOTO CREDIT: REBECCA SPENCER PHOTOGRAPHY


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