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Classy Time – Jord Watches

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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I last bought a watch about 10 years ago – a haphazard purchase in Heathrow airport waiting to board a flight and move to Tokyo. It was a D&G watch, it made me feel fancy. Watches are hard to pick. Like handbags, I feel like they say so much about you and your style. So, I’d wanted a new watch for a while, but no matter how hard I searched, I couldn’t find one I liked.

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Shopbop Sale – Woo hoo!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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One of my favourite websites, Shopbop, is having an awesome sale starting today, so if you wanna nab yourself some super sweet threads, get on it!

I get most of my sportswear on Shopbop. They have a great range of brands that you don’t find everywhere else.

In the sale, you can save 15% on purchases over $250, 20% on purchases over $500 and 25% on purchases over $1000. Get a few friends together and do a group order so you can save more (HASHTAG HANDY HINTS!)

I’m about to head over and peruse the Activewear section – if you wanna get some pieces before I grab them all, I suggest you hop to it!

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Bangs Meets Never Underdressed

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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A month or so ago, I was asked to be part of a photo shoot for Never Underdressed. They had set about the rather ambitious task of picking out the best dresses for the Spring/Summer season. Sounds easy enough, but this was no half-assed approach my friends. Oh no! They called in over 2000 dresses which, with the help of myself and an expert panel, was whittled down to 120.

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Body Confidence Wobbles

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Body Confidence

I love my body. I really do. The more I’ve gotten into fitness over the past few years, the more appreciation I have for it. But last week, I experienced a bit of a wobble in my body confidence and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I became overwhelmed with emotions I haven’t really felt before and it threw me for a loop. Knowing body confidence is an issue that rocks many women, I feel it’s important to share what I felt and how I got myself back on track to body acceptance quickly.

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Bangs x The Evening Standard

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Evening Standard

Yesterday the Evening Standard newspaper included me in a feature they did on the 20 best bloggers in London. I made the list! Hurrah! Thank you times a million to all of you who keep reading – your support and encouragement mean the world to me. There are some other really great blogs featured in the piece so I thought I’d post the link for you here so you can have a gander at them.

Have a great day people!

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Bangs & a Bun x New York Times

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

 

New York Times

Last week I was contacted by the New York Times to write a short piece for their website. Let’s file that first sentence there under ‘Things I Never Thought I’d Say’. Anyhoo, they were doing a piece about how casual American fashion is and wanted me to chip in with my thoughts. See, about four years ago, I wrote a piece on this blog called Why Europeans Dress Better Than Americans. It is, to this day, probably one of the most visited pages on this site. There are a whole lotta people who Google ‘Why do Americans Dress Badly?’

I cringe when I read that piece now. It was mouthy and rude. I actually wrote a follow up piece to it as my view on the issue evolved. When the New York Times got in touch with me (sorry – I totally giggle every time I type that), they’d come across my original piece and were hoping I still had the same stance so I could contribute a piece for them. The fundamentals of my argument on it remain the same, but I’m now not quite as harsh on the Americans, as the whole world seems to have joined the uber casual camp when it comes to fashion. Difficult for me to get that all across in 300 words, but what an honour to write for the NYT.

Check out my New York Times piece here.

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Why You Should Be a Mentor

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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I never thought I would be a mentor to anyone. It’s a nice idea, but I didn’t think I had anything in particular to offer. Over the past couple of years though, I’ve kind of stumbled into it and without really realising it, it has become the area of my life that I’m most passionate about, brings me so much joy, excites me, motivates me and pushes me to do more in so many areas of my life. And so, if you’ve been thinking about mentoring, I’m here to tell you, get on that train, friends!

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How Will You Handle Going Grey?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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Last weekend, I was getting my haircut. I’ve had the same hairdresser since I was 17 and we were discussing how my hair had changed. Just then, he found two silver strands of hair nestled in my fringe. He made a move to yank them out. ‘No! Don’t!’ I said. ‘I’ve been cultivating those!’ The concept of going grey is an interesting one for women. We’re taught to fear it. So, how will you deal with your locks if and when they change colour?

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I Heart Liebeskind Bags

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Liebeskind Bags

I first came across Liebeskind handbags somewhere online and found them utterly swoon-worthy. Try as I might though, I couldn’t find them in any shops. It’s a German label and ze Germans get it so right in the fashion stakes as far as I’m concerned. Anyhoo, I’d daydream over the bags online sometimes, then when I was in New York a couple of months back, I’m stomping down some street in Soho and catch a glimpse of something out of the corner of my eye that made me stop in my tracks. Liebeskind have only gone and opened a damn flagship store in Noo Yawk Citay!

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Laid Back Party Vibes

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Laid Back Party Vibes
Party season is upon us my friends. No doubt you’ll have a bunch of formal affairs to go to – your annual office Christmas party, your partner’s annual office Christmas party, anywhere else you might be a plus one. You will have no end of pretty dresses to fit these occasions. But the parties I look forward to most during the Yuletide season are the laid back ones with friends. The ones where you can get a little dressed up, but don’t have to go too overboard – let the chill vibes prevail and most importantly, dance the way you wanna dance without your boss watching.
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