April 2013 archive

#TeamShay Update..

Good evening Londonistas!

So, if you read my last post you are already aware that I was lucky enough to make it into a shortlist of 25 out of 600,000 for one of Australia’s Best Jobs in the World, if you weren’t you can read all about it here..

Until the 8th of May, I will be pretty much living, breathing, sleeping and eating “Chief Funster” duties since it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I don’t want to look back thinking I didn’t give it everything I had. <3

So.. over the last few days I have been brain storming, planning and getting the word out amongst friends and family. As of tomorrow, my strategy goes into action and I need you all to keep your fingers crossed that it all works out!

Today, just for a bit of a laugh and to get us into the spirit of things, a few members of #TeamShay and I hijacked the northern line on the London underground and performed a Funster Shake..

At first it was a little bit awkward watching people stare at you going mental on a tube with a bunch of odd props and no music but as you can tell from the video, I could not stop laughing.. It was ABSOLUTELY hilarious and I definitely want to do more stuff like it over the next week.

Hope you guys enjoy watching it as much as I did making it!

P.S I’ve already gotten a few questions about my top.. It’s from Gilly Hicks. I got some amazing stuff from there the other day. Will do a few outfit posts once the sun comes back!

That’s all for tonight Londonistas!

Thanks for reading.. Until the next post <3


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Help me become NSW’s Chief Funster


What is this Chief Funster business?

Tourism Australia launched the Best Jobs in the World campaign in March 2013, offering 6 lucky people the opportunity of a lifetime! One of the jobs on offer is the position of Chief Funster which involves living the life of a VIP in Sydney, NSW for 6 months, attending events and blogging, tweeting and instagramming about them. Over 600,000 people applied and Shay was fortunate enough to be 1 of 25 shortlisted into the next stage! Now, she needs to promote herself as much as she can to have a chance of making it in to the final 3 so that she can be flown over to Australia to fight for her chance to be Chief Funster!

Here’s the video that got Shay shortlisted;

How You Can Help

Spread the word! Shay needs as much backing and support as she can in the next two weeks.. Tell your friends and get them to like and share Shay’s facebook page & follow her on twitter & instagram! If you have friends or contacts in the media, let them know about Shay’s story and see if they can help!

Share Shay on your Status!

Spread the word by using something like this as your Facebook Status!

Hey guys, help my friend Shay win The Best Job in the World so she can spend 6 months in Sydney and get $100,000! She is 1 of 25 to get shortlisted out of 600k people, now lets get her to the final 3! Go like her page and see what you can do to help: facebook.com/thelondonite

Tweet your support! Send a tweet out to let Shay know you’re behind her..

Here’s some examples of what you could say..

Hey @australia, I’m on #TeamShay @thelondonite #BestJobs


I think @thelondonite should win #BestJobs because.. #TeamShay @australia

Share Shay’s facebook page! Stay updated with Shay’s progress in the competion via The Londonite’s page!

Send in a #TeamShay Photo or Video!

Send in a photo with #TeamShay written on your hand, a piece of paper or anyway you can think of! Get creative!

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Make a minute long video explaining why you think Shay is the best person for the job and email it to shay@thelondonite.com

Need inspiration? Check out the awesome #TeamShay video made by the beautiful V.A from Chopstick Panorama

This is a life changing opportunity for Shay and she values every bit of support from every single person, be it friends, family or absolute strangers!



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I got Ray Ban vision…


A very glorious morning to you all Londonistas!

The weather is FINALLY picking up in this fine city and yesterday was a perfect example of how a little bit of sunshine can perk the entire nation up..

Continuing with my promise to inject more colour into my wardrobe, I literally threw together an outfit suitable for spending the day chilling in beautiful Battersea Park.


Leggings, Forever 21 – £8.75,  Blue Vest, H&M– £3.99, Yellow Vest Top, Forever 21– £8.75,  Wedge Booties, Office – £10.00, Bag, TK MAXX£15, Bowler Hat, ASOS – Gift, Ray Ban Wayfarers, House of Fraser£115, White Cross Chain, c/o Claire’s, Bangles – Purchased on Travels.

Cobalt is one of my favorite colours ever and I couldn’t be more delighted about the fact that it is literally EVERYWHERE this season. While I mostly tend to combine cobalt with shades of brown, I thought I’d go out on a limb and pair it up with bright yellow since apparently, these days I like to stick out in a crowd like a sore thumb..

By layering up two vest tops, I added a little bit more yellow into the outfit to correlate with the bag. I wore a nifty pair of leggings I picked up from Forever 21 the other day, microfibre wedge booties, a few accessories and voila..

Obviously, it’s not officially spring until you need to get the sunnies out.. and I’m so happy to say Yesterday was that day.. and what better way to celebrate then to don a pair of wayfarers?

While I never really intended to snap this outfit for the blog, I really liked the combination of colour so thought I’d share it with you lovely people.

So.. what did you think?

Well, that’s all from me today.. Have a fantabulous weekend!

Thanks for reading.. Until the next post!


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Spring Fling..


Happy Wednesday to you all Londonistas!

Let me start off by apologising for taking SUCH a long break from updating this here blog.. but lots of exciting things have been on the horizon.. I won’t say much just yet but here’s a hint; Keep an eye out for me on your TV screens and newspapers! ;)

Now from what you have seen so far and what those close to me are FULLY aware of.. I’m a black on black kind of girl. My wardrobe is full of basic blacks and I tend to accessorise with a splash of colour but this season I’ve decided to branch out a little and give my wardrobe a colourful revamp.

It was another beautiful day here today in London.. & you know what us Brits are like.. a hint of sunshine and the clothes are off! Check out my FIRST spring fling outfit from today..

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Floral Crop Pants, Forever 21 – £18.75,  Shirt, Massimo Dutti– £54.95, Coral Pointed Kitten Heel, H&M – £7,  Block Party Bag, Nasty Gal – £32.16, Necklace, Next£10

I ABSOLUTELY fell in love with these crop pants when I saw them.. They are SO perfect for spring/summer and at under 20 quid a total bargain! I matched them up with some coral kitten heels I picked up in a H&M sale, a few neon accessories and my beloved bloc party bag. I kept the shirt plain since with all the splashes of colour everywhere else I didn’t want to over do it!

Leaving my house this morning, I was a little apprehensive to be pretty much radioactive in the colour department but the amount of compliments I recieved from strangers today has totally convinced me that it’s good to change up your look from time to time.. Life’s too short to play it safe after all.. :)

Oh and a HUGE thank you to MR. BOOM himself, Toni Tran from Fashitects for taking these snaps for me. He and V.A from Chopstick Panorama are by far two of the most amazing, inspiring people I have met in a long time. If you don’t know, get to know.. :)

That’s all for tonight Londonistas!

Thanks for reading.. Until the next post!


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