Okay, we may be heading into (what is meant to be) Spring pretty damn soon, but that’s no reason to be putting all that knitwear to the back of your wardrobe just yet. In fact, I would definitely keep it all out for a good few months if the weather plans to stay as cold as it has been lately!

You see, knitwear has always had prize place in my wardrobe, pretty much all year round, no matter what.

There’s nothing better than being able to put on your favourite jumper/jeans combo and feel super comfy and fabulous simultaneously, or even grabbing for a comfy cardigan on a summer evening once the sun has gone in for the night - knitwear is the key to coziness!






One of my favourite knitwear pieces at the moment is this amazing Black Bardot Fluffy Knit from River Island.

It’s such a lovely piece, which manages to combine style and warmth perfectly. 

I adore how I can create such a ‘sexy’ vibe with a piece of a knitwear like this, which isn’t something I can find I can do with my other knitwear pieces.

I loved pairing this jumper with a simple make up look and bold red lip - a look that’s totally up my alley.

River Island - providing Holly White with total knitwear perfection.





And, with that, I have to say: Trust me, River Island has some absolutely amazing pieces of knitwear at the moment - I highly recommend you head on over to your nearest store, or to their site, and take a look!

If you want to check them out right now (which, *ahem*, you should, *ahem*), then simply click HERE!

The River Island Knit That's Ticking All The Boxes


Okay, we may be heading into (what is meant to be) Spring pretty damn soon, but that’s no reason to be putting all that knitwear to the back of your wardrobe just yet. In fact, I would definitely keep it all out for a good few months if the weather plans to stay as cold as it has been lately!

You see, knitwear has always had prize place in my wardrobe, pretty much all year round, no matter what.

There’s nothing better than being able to put on your favourite jumper/jeans combo and feel super comfy and fabulous simultaneously, or even grabbing for a comfy cardigan on a summer evening once the sun has gone in for the night - knitwear is the key to coziness!






One of my favourite knitwear pieces at the moment is this amazing Black Bardot Fluffy Knit from River Island.

It’s such a lovely piece, which manages to combine style and warmth perfectly. 

I adore how I can create such a ‘sexy’ vibe with a piece of a knitwear like this, which isn’t something I can find I can do with my other knitwear pieces.

I loved pairing this jumper with a simple make up look and bold red lip - a look that’s totally up my alley.

River Island - providing Holly White with total knitwear perfection.





And, with that, I have to say: Trust me, River Island has some absolutely amazing pieces of knitwear at the moment - I highly recommend you head on over to your nearest store, or to their site, and take a look!

If you want to check them out right now (which, *ahem*, you should, *ahem*), then simply click HERE!

I'm 20 this year. I'm going to be 20.

As I think about that, pondering over where the hell my teen years went (seriously, I wasted those on some stupid things), I can't help but feel a little lost. I feel like I don't know who I am or who I'm meant to be.

Sure, I know my name: Holly Rebecca White, I know my hair is ginger, and red lipstick will always be my thing but, for some reason, looking at myself as a person, I can't figure out who I'm meant to be, or who I will be, as a 20 year old girl.


See how I used the word 'girl' there. Not 'woman' - I don't feel like I've hit womanhood yet.

I'm still an insecure teenager. I'm still young and learning. I'm still trying to find my feet - I have no idea what I'm doing.

Well, okay, maybe that's a little lie.

Of course I know that I'm a model and a blogger. My job is basically to be 'Me' all the time; to write about me, what I like, to shoot images of me and go to castings and be myself. But, who actually am I? Who will I be when I'm 20?

Am I still cute and giggly? Will people still want a 'fun' 'fresh' persona or are they going to start looking at me differently? Do I need to be sexier? Do I need to throw away every aspect of that 'teenager' that's still floating around within me? Do I need to change who I am?

These are the things that are making me lose myself.


I guess I do need to grow up a bit. I've always been stuck in the past due to the things I've been through - it was like time stopped for me but life kept going around me. I think I feel like it's 2016 and I'm still trying to live out my young 'care free' teens that I didn't necessarily feel like I had.

I guess I'd maybe like to be the kind of person that 'younger' 'teenage' Me needed. The kind of person I would have liked to look up to.

I'd like to be 'care free', like I wish I'd been during High School, but with a little bit of something more 'adult' and 'hot' thrown in there too.

I think I'm just seeking confidence.

But, I really don't know.

I have no idea.

I'm trying to figure out a balance between it all.

I want to grow up. I want to find my confidence - to be 'flirtatious' and 'fun'. I want to become a new 'got her shit together' version of me, but I don't want to lose who I am already in the process of that.



At the end of the day, I like 'Me'.

I'm friendly and kind and, surprisingly, I'm sometimes even funny.

I like the fact that I can make friends easily and people find me approachable. I like the fact that I'm open about things and willing to chat about anything and everything.

I don't want to become some mysterious 'sexy' persona who keeps themselves to themselves and is completely unapproachable. I don't want to be the complete opposite of who I am now.

I need to figure out how to be a bit of both - because that will be 'Me'; that will be 20 year old 'Me'.

"Be the person you needed when you were younger"

I think it's perfectly fine to still want to have a little bit of 'immaturity' left in me, as long as there's a little added 'sexiness' and '"hey, I earn my own money"' thrown in there too.

But, as I said, I just don't know. I'm in some kind of 'who am I?' 'what the fuck am I doing?' limbo.

I guess all I can do is grow up... but just not too much just yet - I can be who I am now, but do that whilst trying to find that confidence and self-esteem I think 20 year old 'Me' deserves.

It doesn't have to happen over-night, right?

Baby, It's Time To Grow Up


I'm 20 this year. I'm going to be 20.

As I think about that, pondering over where the hell my teen years went (seriously, I wasted those on some stupid things), I can't help but feel a little lost. I feel like I don't know who I am or who I'm meant to be.

Sure, I know my name: Holly Rebecca White, I know my hair is ginger, and red lipstick will always be my thing but, for some reason, looking at myself as a person, I can't figure out who I'm meant to be, or who I will be, as a 20 year old girl.


See how I used the word 'girl' there. Not 'woman' - I don't feel like I've hit womanhood yet.

I'm still an insecure teenager. I'm still young and learning. I'm still trying to find my feet - I have no idea what I'm doing.

Well, okay, maybe that's a little lie.

Of course I know that I'm a model and a blogger. My job is basically to be 'Me' all the time; to write about me, what I like, to shoot images of me and go to castings and be myself. But, who actually am I? Who will I be when I'm 20?

Am I still cute and giggly? Will people still want a 'fun' 'fresh' persona or are they going to start looking at me differently? Do I need to be sexier? Do I need to throw away every aspect of that 'teenager' that's still floating around within me? Do I need to change who I am?

These are the things that are making me lose myself.


I guess I do need to grow up a bit. I've always been stuck in the past due to the things I've been through - it was like time stopped for me but life kept going around me. I think I feel like it's 2016 and I'm still trying to live out my young 'care free' teens that I didn't necessarily feel like I had.

I guess I'd maybe like to be the kind of person that 'younger' 'teenage' Me needed. The kind of person I would have liked to look up to.

I'd like to be 'care free', like I wish I'd been during High School, but with a little bit of something more 'adult' and 'hot' thrown in there too.

I think I'm just seeking confidence.

But, I really don't know.

I have no idea.

I'm trying to figure out a balance between it all.

I want to grow up. I want to find my confidence - to be 'flirtatious' and 'fun'. I want to become a new 'got her shit together' version of me, but I don't want to lose who I am already in the process of that.



At the end of the day, I like 'Me'.

I'm friendly and kind and, surprisingly, I'm sometimes even funny.

I like the fact that I can make friends easily and people find me approachable. I like the fact that I'm open about things and willing to chat about anything and everything.

I don't want to become some mysterious 'sexy' persona who keeps themselves to themselves and is completely unapproachable. I don't want to be the complete opposite of who I am now.

I need to figure out how to be a bit of both - because that will be 'Me'; that will be 20 year old 'Me'.

"Be the person you needed when you were younger"

I think it's perfectly fine to still want to have a little bit of 'immaturity' left in me, as long as there's a little added 'sexiness' and '"hey, I earn my own money"' thrown in there too.

But, as I said, I just don't know. I'm in some kind of 'who am I?' 'what the fuck am I doing?' limbo.

I guess all I can do is grow up... but just not too much just yet - I can be who I am now, but do that whilst trying to find that confidence and self-esteem I think 20 year old 'Me' deserves.

It doesn't have to happen over-night, right?



Today is the day, it's officially the launch of Thomas Sabo's Generation Charm Club - reinventing the world of charms!

""I have enough jewellery" - Said no one, ever"

This is so exciting for me: Thomas Sabo are a brand that I truly just love collaborating with and I actually got to model this collection for them at the beginning of the year, which was super super cool.





This collection is all about reinventing the idea of charms and how charms are seen and worn. It was originally launched in 1995 you see, but, Thomas Sabo are looking to make a Charm Club revolution!

Charms are no longer fitting the idea of stereotypical friendship bracelets and sentimental gifting (although that's still the loveliest way to wear pieces like this), but are now used more for styling, have a more 'grown up' look, and are used for layering to add that little bit of something extra to your looks.

Larger charms have been thrown into the mix, meaning that the idea of charm necklaces (which are perfect for layering) rather than the usual bracelets, are coming into play.

That's something which I think is really really unique.





LARGE MOON CHARM - THOMAS SABO // EVIL EYE CHARM - THOMAS SABO

The idea of mixing metals is also something pretty new to the whole idea of charms too.

Usually, you'd never see a silver bracelet with gold charms or a gold bracelet with silver charms, but now, fashion and style is much more free, meaning you are free to mix and match as much as you like!

The same goes for the kind of charms you chose to wear.

For example, I chose a gorgeous vintage letter, a long with a larger moon charm and a gorgeous blue evil eye one too - all from different collections. There's no stopping you taking inspiration from different looks and pieces them all together into something that you love!





VINTAGE LETTER CHARM - THOMAS SABO

Long necklaces are also something new to the Charm Club. They're perfect paired with a group of charms to create a gorgeous 'boho' 'festival' vibe. Plus, there's such a wide selection of charms to chose from at Thomas Sabo - from star signs, to new symbols of love, happiness and nature and even personalized letter charms - there's something for every kind of person to work with!

So, if you're interested in being part of Generation Charm Club too, simply head on over to the Thomas Sabo website by clicking HERE and get creative with some charms yourself!

Launching Generation Charm Club with Thomas Sabo! #ad




Today is the day, it's officially the launch of Thomas Sabo's Generation Charm Club - reinventing the world of charms!

""I have enough jewellery" - Said no one, ever"

This is so exciting for me: Thomas Sabo are a brand that I truly just love collaborating with and I actually got to model this collection for them at the beginning of the year, which was super super cool.





This collection is all about reinventing the idea of charms and how charms are seen and worn. It was originally launched in 1995 you see, but, Thomas Sabo are looking to make a Charm Club revolution!

Charms are no longer fitting the idea of stereotypical friendship bracelets and sentimental gifting (although that's still the loveliest way to wear pieces like this), but are now used more for styling, have a more 'grown up' look, and are used for layering to add that little bit of something extra to your looks.

Larger charms have been thrown into the mix, meaning that the idea of charm necklaces (which are perfect for layering) rather than the usual bracelets, are coming into play.

That's something which I think is really really unique.





LARGE MOON CHARM - THOMAS SABO // EVIL EYE CHARM - THOMAS SABO

The idea of mixing metals is also something pretty new to the whole idea of charms too.

Usually, you'd never see a silver bracelet with gold charms or a gold bracelet with silver charms, but now, fashion and style is much more free, meaning you are free to mix and match as much as you like!

The same goes for the kind of charms you chose to wear.

For example, I chose a gorgeous vintage letter, a long with a larger moon charm and a gorgeous blue evil eye one too - all from different collections. There's no stopping you taking inspiration from different looks and pieces them all together into something that you love!





VINTAGE LETTER CHARM - THOMAS SABO

Long necklaces are also something new to the Charm Club. They're perfect paired with a group of charms to create a gorgeous 'boho' 'festival' vibe. Plus, there's such a wide selection of charms to chose from at Thomas Sabo - from star signs, to new symbols of love, happiness and nature and even personalized letter charms - there's something for every kind of person to work with!

So, if you're interested in being part of Generation Charm Club too, simply head on over to the Thomas Sabo website by clicking HERE and get creative with some charms yourself!


Okay, music is not something I usually chat about here on the ol' blog.

I'm usually one to write much more about fashion, my life, or mental health, and I don't really dip my toe into talking about music in anyway shape or form. However, since I am a human being, a young funky women to be in fact, I do indeed listen to music, pretty much on an everyday basis.

And, sure, my taste might be 'basic' or 'commercial' (as my boyfriend described me as when he first met me) compared to what you might like, but for all you other 'basic', 'commercial' guys out there, this one is for you.

Here is the music I've been listening to lately!




DNCE 

Now, you may be thinking that this is some sort of Joe Jonas crush resurfacing from when I was 11, however, that is not the case. I really do love DNCE's sound.
There's something about the mix between pop and funk that is just perfect for me to just dance around my room listening to. (Plus, Joe Jonas is still cute... kind of?...)

My favourite song by them at the moment is (ironically) 'DANCE' - I literally love walking round London or Manchester with that song blaring in my earphones.

Willow Smith

As I begin writing this paragraph, I am, indeed, whipping my hair back and forth (haha, get it?), because my lordy lord lord, Willow Smith's music is really fucking good.

I don't even know how I stumbled across her latest music - lord knows I wasn't searching for her old stuff - but regardless, I found it, and instantly became obsessed.

I love the way her songs talk about love, growth and different emotions throughout life - it's just really relatable, chilled music!

My favourites are 'Wait A Minute!', 'IDK' and 'dRuGz'.




Rihanna

Okay, I have always been a Rihanna fan, there's no doubt about that, but recently I've found myself instantly turning on her album straight away on a Friday night whilst I sit sipping my Disaronno and Coke.

I can't help but want to get up and dance to each one of her songs, old and new, they're all just total bops.

I love 'Desperado' and 'Consideration' at the moment - I can't stop playing them!

IAMDDB

IAMDDB is an artist that my boyfriend actually introduced me to. Before listening to her, I'd never really delved into that side of music before, but I really really love it.

I'd always been one for 'commercial' pop, and don't get me wrong, I still am, but there's something about IAMDDB's sound that I just find incredible unique.

The urban jazz is something that really opened my mind up to hearing different music.

Some of my favourites are 'Shade', 'Ur Highness' and 'Leaned Out'.




Mae Muller

I have had Mae's song 'Jenny' on repeat for the past god-knows-how-long and I cannot stop!

Something about the song just really makes me feel happy - I don't know whether it's the humor in the song or beat in the music, but something about it has just got me completely hooked.

Go give it a listen, pleaseee!

Dua Lipa

I feel ridiculous even putting Dua Lipa in this list, because it's already obvious that every female is well and truly in love with her and her music.

You can't write the modern day equivalent of Marina and The Diamonds 'How To Be A Heartbreaker' and not expect to have millions of girls become completely obsessed.

So yeah, Dua, you get a shoutout, and not just purely for setting those god damn rules in stone (or music) for the entire female race.



And, there we have it, that's the kind of thing I've been listening to lately!

Let me know if you've been listening to anything similar or if you think that there's something I might like to listen to too ♥

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Music I've Been Listening To Lately



Okay, music is not something I usually chat about here on the ol' blog.

I'm usually one to write much more about fashion, my life, or mental health, and I don't really dip my toe into talking about music in anyway shape or form. However, since I am a human being, a young funky women to be in fact, I do indeed listen to music, pretty much on an everyday basis.

And, sure, my taste might be 'basic' or 'commercial' (as my boyfriend described me as when he first met me) compared to what you might like, but for all you other 'basic', 'commercial' guys out there, this one is for you.

Here is the music I've been listening to lately!




DNCE 

Now, you may be thinking that this is some sort of Joe Jonas crush resurfacing from when I was 11, however, that is not the case. I really do love DNCE's sound.
There's something about the mix between pop and funk that is just perfect for me to just dance around my room listening to. (Plus, Joe Jonas is still cute... kind of?...)

My favourite song by them at the moment is (ironically) 'DANCE' - I literally love walking round London or Manchester with that song blaring in my earphones.

Willow Smith

As I begin writing this paragraph, I am, indeed, whipping my hair back and forth (haha, get it?), because my lordy lord lord, Willow Smith's music is really fucking good.

I don't even know how I stumbled across her latest music - lord knows I wasn't searching for her old stuff - but regardless, I found it, and instantly became obsessed.

I love the way her songs talk about love, growth and different emotions throughout life - it's just really relatable, chilled music!

My favourites are 'Wait A Minute!', 'IDK' and 'dRuGz'.




Rihanna

Okay, I have always been a Rihanna fan, there's no doubt about that, but recently I've found myself instantly turning on her album straight away on a Friday night whilst I sit sipping my Disaronno and Coke.

I can't help but want to get up and dance to each one of her songs, old and new, they're all just total bops.

I love 'Desperado' and 'Consideration' at the moment - I can't stop playing them!

IAMDDB

IAMDDB is an artist that my boyfriend actually introduced me to. Before listening to her, I'd never really delved into that side of music before, but I really really love it.

I'd always been one for 'commercial' pop, and don't get me wrong, I still am, but there's something about IAMDDB's sound that I just find incredible unique.

The urban jazz is something that really opened my mind up to hearing different music.

Some of my favourites are 'Shade', 'Ur Highness' and 'Leaned Out'.




Mae Muller

I have had Mae's song 'Jenny' on repeat for the past god-knows-how-long and I cannot stop!

Something about the song just really makes me feel happy - I don't know whether it's the humor in the song or beat in the music, but something about it has just got me completely hooked.

Go give it a listen, pleaseee!

Dua Lipa

I feel ridiculous even putting Dua Lipa in this list, because it's already obvious that every female is well and truly in love with her and her music.

You can't write the modern day equivalent of Marina and The Diamonds 'How To Be A Heartbreaker' and not expect to have millions of girls become completely obsessed.

So yeah, Dua, you get a shoutout, and not just purely for setting those god damn rules in stone (or music) for the entire female race.



And, there we have it, that's the kind of thing I've been listening to lately!

Let me know if you've been listening to anything similar or if you think that there's something I might like to listen to too ♥

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