Bangs x The Evening Standard

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!

Posted in fashion by Bangs and a Bun on February 18th, 2014 No Comments » Tags: , ,

How to Get Organised

How to get organised

A couple of people has asked me recently how I stay organised as I have a lot of things going on and it seems like I have it all together. Let me start by saying this: PAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I love that you think that, I really do. Oscar season, y’all! Best actress thisaway! I kid – but seriously, everyone has their moments where they feel they’re floundering and can’t get it together. There are some simple things I do to ensure I’m not a bumbling mess just dribbling my way through my days in my pajamas. Check ‘em out:

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 17th, 2014 2 Comments » Tags: ,

Lazy Sunday Reads

Sunday Reading

YAY for Sunday! YAY for being lazy! And YAY for reading! As I do each week, I have made a little list of good stuff I’ve read around the Interweb that I thought you might enjoy. So put the kettle on, sit back and get yo’ read on!

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 16th, 2014 No Comments » Tags: , ,

Find Your Cheerleaders


Whatever your goal is in life, whatever it is you’re aiming for, you will more than likely need someone to help you get there. I’m not talking about people who literally contribute to that goal, be it investors or bosses, I’m talking about simply having some good people around you – your cheerleaders, if you will. Without a doubt, achieving your ultimate goal is definitely easier if you have some people in your corner cheering you on.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 13th, 2014 No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

A Pep Talk

Motivational Quotes

Were you thinking of half-assing it through your day today? Well, guess again. That’s not gonna be you. Not today. Take your finger off that cruise button and wake the hell up. At some point, you have to engage with your life and today is that day, so get ready. Consider this your pep talk, your Monday kick up the ass.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 10th, 2014 5 Comments » Tags: ,

Blogging Life Lessons


I’ve given a fair few talks about blogging recently. Be it how to grow your blog, how to work with brands or how to build your own blog into a brand, I find it always generates interesting discussion. I’ve had some amazing opportunities come my way through blogging and have had to learn on the fly not only how blogging can work and how I can leverage it for myself, but how I can build it into some sort of a career. Recently while giving these talks, it occurred to me that some of the points I’m making are actually pretty relevant to just general life, so I thought I’d share a few of them here. Check out three of my blogging life lessons.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 7th, 2014 3 Comments » Tags: ,

Bangs & a Bun x New York Times


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.

Posted in fashion by Bangs and a Bun on February 5th, 2014 1 Comment » Tags: , ,

Why You Should Be a Mentor

RDC Youngers

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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Posted in fashion, life by Bangs and a Bun on February 3rd, 2014 1 Comment » Tags: , , ,

Lazy Sunday Reads

Stringer Bell

Right, it’s Sunday – time to chill and catch up on some good reads. And you already know, I stash a bunch of good internet stuff away during the week and crack out the gems at the weekend. So here we go, let’s get into it!

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 2nd, 2014 No Comments » Tags: ,

7 Things You Need to Remember Today


With life’s pressures, it’s easy to forget the simple things. We become so engulfed in the day-to-day stresses, all those little things that bring a bit of happy to your day can just get just get swept up in the madness. So, how about we take a little time out to remember the little bits of awesome that can brighten your day?

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on January 29th, 2014 3 Comments » Tags: ,