Silver Bar Necklace

I love a statement necklace but sometimes a delicate piece is just as gorgeous! I love my new silver bar necklace with a slight curve by Maison Miru. A necklace like this can really be worn with any outfit, for any occasion.

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Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Color in Fushia Flash (link)
White oversized shirt by H&M

I love it when wearing a shirt like this or something with a lower neckline. A bar necklace looks great on its own but also looks fab when layered with other longer and/or shorter delicate necklaces. Do you like this kind of simple but elegant necklace?


  
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You are not old, you are young

Hello it’s that time of the week again for some mid-week motivation. This week is flying by because I’ve been pretty busy with trying to get organised for the weekend coming up. Because on Saturday I will be celebrating my birthday, and not just any number. Nope it’s a biggie……30! With my birthday coming up felt this quote was rather appropriate haha.

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“Breathe, my friend. You are not old, you are young. You are not a mess, you are normal. Extraordinary, perhaps. In the blink of an eye your life will change. And it will continue to change for decades to come. Enjoy it, embrace it… be grateful for the ride. You are not old, you are young. And faith will get you everywhere. Just you wait.” Abby Larson from StyleMePretty

Abby, (now in her 30s) said this, when asked by The Every Girl what she would tell her 23 year old self. And I think it counts for any age really. We need to enjoy the ride, embrace it and keep having faith in yourself! So I am going to keep reminding myself of this while I turn the big 3-0 this weekend. Especially of the I am not old  but I am young part that is ;) Happy Hump Day everyone!


  
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Sticks N Sushi in Covent Garden

I’m a big fan of japanese food and especially sushi and yakitori. So when I found out about Sticks N Sushi in Covent Garden, I knew that this restaurant would be right up my street. Sticks N Sushi originates from Denmark where it was founded 18 years ago by  two brothers, Jens and Kim Rahbek, and Thor Anderson. Taking inspiration from their half-Japanese and half-Danish background, they decided to fuse the two cuisines together. What they serve? Pretty much what it says on the box – Sticks (yakitori) and Sushi. The concept has been a roaring success because today there are ten Sticks’n’Sushi restaurants in Copenhagen and two in London, Covent Garden and Wimbledon.

I’d been meaning to visit Sticks N Sushi in Covent Garden ever since it opened late last year but just never got round to it. But late is better then never, so finally a few weeks ago I met a friend for a catch up dinner at Sticks N Sushi in Covent Garden.

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The design and feel of the place is very trendy, classy and fun – I love the exposed brick and it oozes Nordic cool. Their menu offers lots of delicious cocktails if you’re up for a fun night out. Me and my friend however were having a bit more of a low key evening, so we decided on a refreshing green tea after a long day in the office. You can also never go wrong with edamame beans (very generous serving) covered in a spicy miso dip) to nibble on while you work out the menu.

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The menu at Sticks N Sushi is enormous. They have set menu / plates or the a la carte option so you can select whatever you fancy. The menu has photos of all the dishes, which is helpful so you know what you are ordering – but also slightly tempting because it all looks so good, making it very tricky to decide. We decided to go A La Carte and picked a selection of sticks to share and some rolls.

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Gyu Filet – beef with herbed butter // Goats cheese with dried ham // Chicken and leeks in teriyaki // Miso marinated black cod // Salmon wrapped in pancetta with herbed butter // Scallop wrapped in pancetta with herbed butter. It’s hard to say which one I loved the most because I loved them all but true stand outs for me were the scallops, cod and goats cheese.

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Rolls wise we got Soft-shell crab in rice paper (YUM!) and a Rainbow roll (8 pieces) which contained Surimi, snow peas, salmon, tuna, halibut, shrimp, mayo, tobiko and avocado. I know this all might not look like a look of food but it was actually very filling!

We decided to pass on dessert (we were being so good!) but their four taster dessert which includes a chocolate fondant with caramel and hazelnut brittle sounded so decilious that I might have to go back to Sticks N Sushi soon to try it!

I really enjoyed Sticks N Sushi in Covent Garden. The food was very good, the vibe fun and the service relaxed and friendly. They market Sticks N Sushi as ‘a sushi restaurants – even for those who don’t like fish’ and I think that’s very true - I just love the mix of sushi and skewers, it means there’s something on the menu for everyone. I think Sticks N Sushi would be make a great date restaurant and the perfect place to kick-start a fun night out with the girls. I for sure will be back and recommend you add it to your list of restaurants to visit.

Sticks N Sushi in Covent Garden
11 Henrietta Street
London WC2E 8PY
www.sticksnsushi.com


  
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Vogue Tee Giveaway

Last summer I was gutted to miss out on scoring myself this cool white Vogue Tee that came with the Vogue, Netherlands June issue. But this summer I was more on top of it! I read online that in June 2014 they’d be releasing another Vogue Tee again, so as soon as the issue was out I straight away contacted my (lovely) parents and kindly asked if they could pretty please pick up the issue for me. So for €6.99 I scored this lovely grey Vogue Tee and a good fashion read.

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You like? Well you’re in luck! Instead of getting just one copy, my mum (the sweetheart) got two! So I decided to give one away here on the blog. This Vogue Tee is so easy to style – I love wearing it casually with jeans and converse or dressing it up with a leather skirt and heels. For more styling ideas by Vogue on how to wear a logo tee like the Vogue Tee click here and here.

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All the details on how-to-enter are below! This Vogue Tee giveaway ends next Friday on the 1st of August and is open internationally. Good luck everyone :)

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Do you like you?

Hello! I am back in London after an amazing holiday in Turkey. I’ll share some photos from my trip on the blog soon, but I definitely recommend adding Turkey to your holiday wish-list if you’ve never been before. It was a bit of a shock to the system to be back at work yesterday but luckily it’s hump day again already today so not long to go until the weekend. This week’s motivational message is all about loving your natural beauty inspired by Colbie Caillat!

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“Wait a second, Why should you care, what they think of you.
When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you? Do you like you?”

These quotes are from Colbie’s new single called ‘Try’. It’s a beautiful song about loving yourself and the video which sees her strip down to a makeup-free face, has hit more than 15 million views and counting. Colbie Caillat: “Women have been going through this daily struggle of covering up what we really look like for years now, with makeup, Photoshop, or feeling the need to wear less clothing to be sexy. God forbid we look normal and human ;)” Check out the inspiring video below!

I’m just loving this song at the moment and think she’s setting a great example for girls and women all over the world. As said recently by Colbie “we are not alone in our insecurities” and remember that you don’t have to change a single thing! Happy Hump Day everyone :)


  
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