All black everythaaaaang. That's right, there's not a colour insight with this outfit (well, besides that bright ginger hair on my head but, ya know).

Here I'm simply wearing a black beanie, my black Topshop midi dress, my black duster coat from Pretty Little Thing and my black heeled boots from Public Desire along with my black Zara bag....black black black. 

I really like this look. I think it's perfect for casual days and running errands but still looks so chic and stylish for anything a bit fancier. I'm also going a little out of my comfort zone here with the beanie because usually, I'm definitely not a 'hat wearin' kind of gal!

Let me know if you're feeling this all-black vibe down in the comments!
  • 2/24/2016

The Hat In Black









All black everythaaaaang. That's right, there's not a colour insight with this outfit (well, besides that bright ginger hair on my head but, ya know).

Here I'm simply wearing a black beanie, my black Topshop midi dress, my black duster coat from Pretty Little Thing and my black heeled boots from Public Desire along with my black Zara bag....black black black. 

I really like this look. I think it's perfect for casual days and running errands but still looks so chic and stylish for anything a bit fancier. I'm also going a little out of my comfort zone here with the beanie because usually, I'm definitely not a 'hat wearin' kind of gal!

Let me know if you're feeling this all-black vibe down in the comments!

As someone who suffered from Bulimia, the word 'binge' literally scares the sh*t out of me. Whenever I think about the masses of food that I used to consume, day-in-day-out, it physically pains me. I know that a lot of my readers have had/have similar struggles to me and as someone who's kind of come out of the other side of the tunnel, I really want to give some advice on how to deal with 'binge' eating in a more positive way than what our mental illnesses might tell us to do.

The other day it was Valentines Day and I went round to my friends house for a GALENTINE's Day meal and drinks. Now, I'm pretty strong when it comes to having different foods outside of my comfort zone and I was actually really excited to chow down on some yummy pasta bake that we all chipped in to make together (well, I just grated some cheese but, still). I was pretty hungry when we sat down to eat, so obviously I was pretty excited to tuck right in. Basically, after I'd finished our meal, I just still didn't feel satisfied and it was like something just clicked in my head and made me want to keep eating and eating and eating. I knew what was happening, but it is something that I've not dealt with in over a year.

I'm a bit of a control freak and that's definitely something that has been heightened in my life since struggling with Anorexia. It does mean however, that I tend to have pretty damn good self control. I can often tell myself to do something in my head and I'll just do it and I don't very often have to fight the urge to do something. But, that night, I literally just lost it. I'm not joking when I say, I legit ate EVERYTHING. These were foods that I haven't even touched in over a year and I was just like a hoover, taking every little last bite in.

I could feel guilt building and building, which is something that usually makes me think 'shit, Hol, stop now' but I just couldn't. If I'm totally honest, I still can't believe it happened. I don't know where it came from.

I text my Mum whilst I was there and told her what was happening and that I just seemed to be on this massive binge. She told me it was okay and that I was allowed to enjoy myself, and she was right. It was only one night. Every other day of the year I eat so well and exercise so often - this one little over-eating situation was not going to kill me. Luckily, I'm strong enough now not to dwell on the fact that it happened too much. I can just think, 'it's happened, move on, there's nothing you can do.' however, I know for others that it can be much more difficult.

I have a little list of things to do when I've binged or just eaten something that's making me panic a little bit and I hope they help you out a bit!

1. Still Eat The Next Day

A lot of people with eating disorders will try and restrict calories the next day to try and compensate for the amount they previously ate. My advice is, don't. Start the next day completely fresh and carry on like it didn't happen. Eat what you would normally eat and get your body and mind back on track and concentrate on still keeping your body fuelled.

2. Do A Workout

Exercise is a great way to relieve a bit of stress. By this, I don't mean go and exercise for hours and hours trying to burn the calories away. Just forget the numbers. Just do a little palates workout video or go for a little jog. It just relieves a little bit of that anxiety.

3. Go For A Walk Outside

Going for a walk outside will literally help you out so so much. It's great to just get some fresh air and walk it all off a little bit. Just pay attention to what's happening around you, listening to birds tweeting and just feel really zen and calm again!

4. Talk To Someone

Just like when I text my Mum, talking to someone can help you just put things in perspective. Other people's minds wouldn't be panicking because they'd eaten a crisp, so why should yours? and will that one binge really affect you so much if for the rest of the week you eat fine? no! course not!

5. Spend Some Time Alone

Equally, spending sometime to yourself can really help you calm down and take your mind off of things. I find that I prefer to be alone so that I can just chill out and distract myself  and do my own thing.

6. Take A Nap

If you really struggle with bad thoughts, I find that naps are the way to go. Taking a nap can just let you escape all of the thinking and the torment for a while and just give your body a rest.

7. Learn From It

I think that this is really crucial. If you know that situations like this can really effect your mood and cause you a lot of upset, then next time you're in that kind of situation, really think about what you're doing. I know that, for me, there are certain foods that trigger my depression really badly, so I stay well away from them. I'd rather pass up a slice of pizza and enjoy myself than spend the next week thinking 'why did I eat that!?' and hating myself. *by this, I don't mean, don't eat, I just mean if you know that doing something could cause you to spend the next few days feeling really low, then try and avoid it until you are strong enough and ready.*

I'm hoping this post made some sense or was helpful to some of you. I just know that dealing with this kind of thing is incredibly tough and sometimes it's nice to know that other people can relate. Plus, I just kind of needed to vent a little too and I know you guys sometimes like to read my venting haha.

Thanks for reading guys, love you all!
#BareAllBePale
  • 2/20/2016

How To Deal With The Binge


As someone who suffered from Bulimia, the word 'binge' literally scares the sh*t out of me. Whenever I think about the masses of food that I used to consume, day-in-day-out, it physically pains me. I know that a lot of my readers have had/have similar struggles to me and as someone who's kind of come out of the other side of the tunnel, I really want to give some advice on how to deal with 'binge' eating in a more positive way than what our mental illnesses might tell us to do.

The other day it was Valentines Day and I went round to my friends house for a GALENTINE's Day meal and drinks. Now, I'm pretty strong when it comes to having different foods outside of my comfort zone and I was actually really excited to chow down on some yummy pasta bake that we all chipped in to make together (well, I just grated some cheese but, still). I was pretty hungry when we sat down to eat, so obviously I was pretty excited to tuck right in. Basically, after I'd finished our meal, I just still didn't feel satisfied and it was like something just clicked in my head and made me want to keep eating and eating and eating. I knew what was happening, but it is something that I've not dealt with in over a year.

I'm a bit of a control freak and that's definitely something that has been heightened in my life since struggling with Anorexia. It does mean however, that I tend to have pretty damn good self control. I can often tell myself to do something in my head and I'll just do it and I don't very often have to fight the urge to do something. But, that night, I literally just lost it. I'm not joking when I say, I legit ate EVERYTHING. These were foods that I haven't even touched in over a year and I was just like a hoover, taking every little last bite in.

I could feel guilt building and building, which is something that usually makes me think 'shit, Hol, stop now' but I just couldn't. If I'm totally honest, I still can't believe it happened. I don't know where it came from.

I text my Mum whilst I was there and told her what was happening and that I just seemed to be on this massive binge. She told me it was okay and that I was allowed to enjoy myself, and she was right. It was only one night. Every other day of the year I eat so well and exercise so often - this one little over-eating situation was not going to kill me. Luckily, I'm strong enough now not to dwell on the fact that it happened too much. I can just think, 'it's happened, move on, there's nothing you can do.' however, I know for others that it can be much more difficult.

I have a little list of things to do when I've binged or just eaten something that's making me panic a little bit and I hope they help you out a bit!

1. Still Eat The Next Day

A lot of people with eating disorders will try and restrict calories the next day to try and compensate for the amount they previously ate. My advice is, don't. Start the next day completely fresh and carry on like it didn't happen. Eat what you would normally eat and get your body and mind back on track and concentrate on still keeping your body fuelled.

2. Do A Workout

Exercise is a great way to relieve a bit of stress. By this, I don't mean go and exercise for hours and hours trying to burn the calories away. Just forget the numbers. Just do a little palates workout video or go for a little jog. It just relieves a little bit of that anxiety.

3. Go For A Walk Outside

Going for a walk outside will literally help you out so so much. It's great to just get some fresh air and walk it all off a little bit. Just pay attention to what's happening around you, listening to birds tweeting and just feel really zen and calm again!

4. Talk To Someone

Just like when I text my Mum, talking to someone can help you just put things in perspective. Other people's minds wouldn't be panicking because they'd eaten a crisp, so why should yours? and will that one binge really affect you so much if for the rest of the week you eat fine? no! course not!

5. Spend Some Time Alone

Equally, spending sometime to yourself can really help you calm down and take your mind off of things. I find that I prefer to be alone so that I can just chill out and distract myself  and do my own thing.

6. Take A Nap

If you really struggle with bad thoughts, I find that naps are the way to go. Taking a nap can just let you escape all of the thinking and the torment for a while and just give your body a rest.

7. Learn From It

I think that this is really crucial. If you know that situations like this can really effect your mood and cause you a lot of upset, then next time you're in that kind of situation, really think about what you're doing. I know that, for me, there are certain foods that trigger my depression really badly, so I stay well away from them. I'd rather pass up a slice of pizza and enjoy myself than spend the next week thinking 'why did I eat that!?' and hating myself. *by this, I don't mean, don't eat, I just mean if you know that doing something could cause you to spend the next few days feeling really low, then try and avoid it until you are strong enough and ready.*

I'm hoping this post made some sense or was helpful to some of you. I just know that dealing with this kind of thing is incredibly tough and sometimes it's nice to know that other people can relate. Plus, I just kind of needed to vent a little too and I know you guys sometimes like to read my venting haha.

Thanks for reading guys, love you all!
#BareAllBePale













Hello all! Today's post brings you a very pretty princess...Me. Lol. I'm just kidding. But, this dress definitely does make me feel very princess-like!

Llunaa recently sent me a few pieces to blog about and amazingly this was one of them. I was so excited when I saw that this was going to be one of the pieces I was asked to style because LOOK. HOW. PRETTY! This is simply named the 'Lace Dress' on their website (and it's recently gone on sale for £97.00 down from £138.00, yaaaas). I loved that it doesn't have a fancy name or anything because I really do think that the dress speaks for itself! It's just so beautiful. The dress has an nude/skin colour under layer which makes the lacy look and cut out detail just work so perfectly. The sleeves are a lovely contrast too as they're lovely and floaty where as the rest of the dress is quite structured.

Here, I simply wiped on a pinky nude lipstick, grabbed some black heels and voila! I just let the dress do all the talking! Sometimes with beautiful dresses like this, there's no need to do anything other than put it on and go. I think sometimes simplicity is the best way to go because you don't want to distract from a show stopping dress!

If you're looking for a pretty dress yourself or just for some exciting new pieces for your wardrobe then I definitely recommend you head onto the Llunaa website and take a look - they have some great bits!

Let me know if you agree with my whole 'simplicity is key' idea or whether you'd like to see me be a bit more 'out there' with my styling...
  • 2/16/2016

Looking Like A Prin with Llunaa














Hello all! Today's post brings you a very pretty princess...Me. Lol. I'm just kidding. But, this dress definitely does make me feel very princess-like!

Llunaa recently sent me a few pieces to blog about and amazingly this was one of them. I was so excited when I saw that this was going to be one of the pieces I was asked to style because LOOK. HOW. PRETTY! This is simply named the 'Lace Dress' on their website (and it's recently gone on sale for £97.00 down from £138.00, yaaaas). I loved that it doesn't have a fancy name or anything because I really do think that the dress speaks for itself! It's just so beautiful. The dress has an nude/skin colour under layer which makes the lacy look and cut out detail just work so perfectly. The sleeves are a lovely contrast too as they're lovely and floaty where as the rest of the dress is quite structured.

Here, I simply wiped on a pinky nude lipstick, grabbed some black heels and voila! I just let the dress do all the talking! Sometimes with beautiful dresses like this, there's no need to do anything other than put it on and go. I think sometimes simplicity is the best way to go because you don't want to distract from a show stopping dress!

If you're looking for a pretty dress yourself or just for some exciting new pieces for your wardrobe then I definitely recommend you head onto the Llunaa website and take a look - they have some great bits!

Let me know if you agree with my whole 'simplicity is key' idea or whether you'd like to see me be a bit more 'out there' with my styling...













We all love a nice little Zara sale purchase, don't we? This lovely dress is something I recently picked up whilst having a good ol' mooch round the Trafford Centre with my Mum, for just £12.99!

I'm not always one to be so rash about my clothes purchasing decisions. I usually like to really think about what I'm buying and will probably think it over for at least a week haha. However, I literally walked into Zara, picked this up and was like 'yep, I'm buying this!' - I just couldn't resist. There was just something about it that made me think I needed it in my life!

The stripes are navy and cream, which is just the perfect classic combo but to be honest, I think it was the frayed detail that really sold me. It's just something a little unusual compared to anything else I've seen in a while and I love the fact that it is even around the neckline too. The dress is such a lovely fit with a simple zip back fastening and it just looks super lovely with a pair of heels and a pinky nude lip - loooooooveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I'm definitely going to be thinking of some cool ways to style this up a little bit, so let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like me to try!
  • 2/10/2016

Frayed














We all love a nice little Zara sale purchase, don't we? This lovely dress is something I recently picked up whilst having a good ol' mooch round the Trafford Centre with my Mum, for just £12.99!

I'm not always one to be so rash about my clothes purchasing decisions. I usually like to really think about what I'm buying and will probably think it over for at least a week haha. However, I literally walked into Zara, picked this up and was like 'yep, I'm buying this!' - I just couldn't resist. There was just something about it that made me think I needed it in my life!

The stripes are navy and cream, which is just the perfect classic combo but to be honest, I think it was the frayed detail that really sold me. It's just something a little unusual compared to anything else I've seen in a while and I love the fact that it is even around the neckline too. The dress is such a lovely fit with a simple zip back fastening and it just looks super lovely with a pair of heels and a pinky nude lip - loooooooveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I'm definitely going to be thinking of some cool ways to style this up a little bit, so let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like me to try!










It has been bloody cold at the moment, and I mean absoloutley bloody freezing! I'm someone who feels the cold really easily, which can be a total nightmare when you spend your days waiting around at train stations or shooting photos outside, but I really try my best to keep warm.

Scarf
The main thing I always have with me, to tackle the icy air, is my huge scarf from ASOS. Now, I did used to have a scarf similar to this, which my Mum bought me like a year ago, and I was completely obsessed. Unfortunately, I left that behind on the first ever shoot that I did and never got it back :(. (Yes I was very heart broken). Nonetheless, I tried to find something super similar and ended up choosing this. It's perfect for warming you up since you have to wrap it round at least twice to stop it dragging along the floor haha, and not only does it keep me nice and cosy, but it also looks pretty darn stylish too - especially with a black outfit!

Coat
A cosy coat is definitely next on the list. You can't tackle a British winter without at least 2 coat options to choose from. I have small coats, long coats, short coats, thick coats, thin coats, ALL THE COATS, because you just never know what weather you're going to be hit with. Here I'm wearing my well-loved Pretty Little Thing duster coat. Duster coats are fab because they cover a little more surface area than shorter coats but they can tend to be a little thinner. Luckily on this day, it wasn't too cold so I could just about get away with wearing this little number. I love this paired with the scarf, they're the perfect combo.

Jumper
Layering jumpers is probably the best way that I stop myself from dying from hypothermia. I'm only a tiny little person so if I'm not properly insulated, then I will 100% freeze to death. I love layering jumpers, especially on long train journeys, to ensure that I'm all nice and toasty. This grey one from H&M always comes in handy as it goes perfectly with most of my coats and with my all black outfits - plus, you can deff at least fit another 2 jumpers underneath it too haha.

Boots
Boots will tackle all British weather. Rain, snow, wind, ice, sun, sleet, rainbows, you name it, boots will always be the best shoe option. Here, I'm sporting this fabulous pair from Public Desire, which I highly recommend.

What do you guys wear to keep yourselves warm in the winter weather? Anything that I haven't included? Leave it down below! ♥
  • 2/05/2016

Facing The Cold











It has been bloody cold at the moment, and I mean absoloutley bloody freezing! I'm someone who feels the cold really easily, which can be a total nightmare when you spend your days waiting around at train stations or shooting photos outside, but I really try my best to keep warm.

Scarf
The main thing I always have with me, to tackle the icy air, is my huge scarf from ASOS. Now, I did used to have a scarf similar to this, which my Mum bought me like a year ago, and I was completely obsessed. Unfortunately, I left that behind on the first ever shoot that I did and never got it back :(. (Yes I was very heart broken). Nonetheless, I tried to find something super similar and ended up choosing this. It's perfect for warming you up since you have to wrap it round at least twice to stop it dragging along the floor haha, and not only does it keep me nice and cosy, but it also looks pretty darn stylish too - especially with a black outfit!

Coat
A cosy coat is definitely next on the list. You can't tackle a British winter without at least 2 coat options to choose from. I have small coats, long coats, short coats, thick coats, thin coats, ALL THE COATS, because you just never know what weather you're going to be hit with. Here I'm wearing my well-loved Pretty Little Thing duster coat. Duster coats are fab because they cover a little more surface area than shorter coats but they can tend to be a little thinner. Luckily on this day, it wasn't too cold so I could just about get away with wearing this little number. I love this paired with the scarf, they're the perfect combo.

Jumper
Layering jumpers is probably the best way that I stop myself from dying from hypothermia. I'm only a tiny little person so if I'm not properly insulated, then I will 100% freeze to death. I love layering jumpers, especially on long train journeys, to ensure that I'm all nice and toasty. This grey one from H&M always comes in handy as it goes perfectly with most of my coats and with my all black outfits - plus, you can deff at least fit another 2 jumpers underneath it too haha.

Boots
Boots will tackle all British weather. Rain, snow, wind, ice, sun, sleet, rainbows, you name it, boots will always be the best shoe option. Here, I'm sporting this fabulous pair from Public Desire, which I highly recommend.

What do you guys wear to keep yourselves warm in the winter weather? Anything that I haven't included? Leave it down below! ♥

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