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Sometimes Phone Pics…

PHOTO DIARY
August 6 2014

I love that I can achieve such great shots with my little old iPhone! As much as I love to carry around my big DSLR, sometimes it’s more practical to have my phone on hand to capture those instant moments for my instagram and other social media. As I write this post, I’m sitting on my floor, in a pair of paint cladded leggings and tee! …I’ve been painting! Planned extensions and redecorations underway of my home, as well as a new home office. As you can imagine I’ve been running helter-skelter trying to find bits and pieces to fit… Read More »

Checkmate

FASHION, OUTFITS
July 19 2014

TOPSHOP Jeans / H&M Crop Top / ZARA Shirt (Similar Here) & Purse / RIVER ISLAND Heels I’ve always liked that whole “tie my shirt round my waist” look. It takes me back to late 90s/early 00s when I would do this with literally every shirt or jacket I had and I would hop about happily in my trainers! Ahh the kid days! Today I’ve gone for a more grown up version, paired a check shirt with an all white ensemble, my go to minimal heels, and a pop of red with my purse (serving as a clutch). I love… Read More »

Back to Business

FASHION, OUTFITS
July 17 2014

ASOS Mac / AMERICAN APPAREL Dress / RIVER ISLAND Heels / ZARA Bag It feels good to finally be posting again after my long break from the internet world. I also recently had a life detox and talked about it in this video, check it out when you get the chance. Lots happening behind the scenes and I’m very excited to bring fresh new content on the blog and YouTube channel, so keep your eyes peeled. This outfit was from last week. It was a cooler day for summer so I kept it simple with an LBD and Mac… perfect… Read More »

L.A. Photo Diary

LA, PHOTO DIARY
July 17 2014

The last time I posted was right before I jetted off to LA, and boy that was a WHILE ago. If you follow me on Instagram or my Vlog Channel you’d have seen little peaks here and there into my trip, which was awesome. I spent the most part of it resting and just basking in the sun we get so little of here in Britain. I also took the liberty to slow down a little on vlogging/blogging after my week of YouTube events and networking. Shopping in Hollywood was amazing, beach days out in Malibu were relaxing and I… Read More »

New Bikini

HOLIDAY, SHOPPING, VACATION
May 29 2014

H&M Bikini & Sunglasses / BARRY M Grapefruit Polish / MAC All Fired Up Lippy / TOPSHOP Sandals “I have too many black, white and grey clothes.” Said by me, NEVER. I love my signature palette to death, and I didn’t hesitate to extend it to my beach/pool wardrobe! Haha! I loveeee the chevron details, and the bottoms are high waisted…giving some of that 50′s glamour, I’m so down with that!But don’t worry, I also picked up some bright and beautiful colours too, which I’ll be sharing on the blog soon! I feel like I’ll have an excuse to step… Read More »

Feline in Suburbia

FASHION, OUTFITS
May 15 2014

TOPSHOP Leather Skirt / H&M Crop Top / ZARA Blazer / KURT GEIGER Heels / ZARA Bag / RIVER ISLAND Accessories Cat Eye (behind the shades!), check. Leather, check. Leopard print, check, check, check! Today I felt like a Feline in Suburbia! I actually dreamt about these shoes last night, and I woke up with the itch to don them today. What is it about leopard print that makes us girls go ‘ooooo’?! I thought it would be the perfect little accent to this leather skirt and crop number. This white blazer just set off the dark hues nicely. I… Read More »

Fresh White

FASHION, OUTFITS
May 12 2014

TOPSHOP Jeans / ZARA Shirt / CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Heels / DOROTHY PERKINS Clutch / URBAN OUTFITTERS & H&M Jewellery There is no greater feeling in this world than that of being happy and content with who you are. Flaws and all. Especially in a world where society is addicted to telling you what and how you should think, feel and live your life. I’m just happy to have reached a point in mine where I completely love the person I have become, because yes, I fought to become her. I’ve learnt that nobody gives you happiness, you have to take it. … Read More »

New In

SHOPPING
May 9 2014

I don’t know whether it was the fact that the sun was shining through my windows, illuminating my whole room in the most beautiful way, but I just felt like taking pretty pictures of everything in it, some of which are my newest buys! Here’s a little sneak peek of what’s coming up in my haul next on my channel. The sun really does make everything look nicer. Plus I’m in an all round good mood today. I’m currently listening to some chill music, tumblring and blogging… oh so relaxing! I hope you have a good weekend!  1. TOPSHOP Sweater… Read More »

Shirlstagram

PHOTO DIARY
April 26 2014

Here are my favourite Shirlstagram moments in the last few weeks! Ohhh I love instagram! I’ve said this before, haha!You can follow my adventures there as well: @ShirleyBEniang. It’s been one heck of a busy week and I’m planning on having a weekend with nothing but relaxation, catching up on my favourite blogs and a bit of netflix. Oh yes, the good life. Hope you have an awesome one too! 1. New Nudes. 2. Clean Bedroom = Happy Shirley! 3. I keep an inventory of all my lipsticks… soo many, so I don’t buy them over again by accident. 4. Nude… Read More »

Ripped

FASHION, OUTFITS
April 23 2014

TOPSHOP Jeans & Tee / DOROTHY PERKINS Clutch / ASOS Heels I know, I know, it’s the white tee again. But what’s a girl to do if she has fallen in love with it? Here I’ve worn it with a cool pair of ripped boyfriend jeans, for an easy and laid back look. I couldn’t resist adding minimal heels to jazz it up a little, but it’d been just as cool with a pair of chucks or slip-ons.Or dare I say…Birkenstocks? I’m still undecided about them, but I’ve seen them being rocked so well by a lot of my favourite… Read More »