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25 April 2018

Belfast girl

Pinafore- ASOS
Top- ASOS
Shoes- Topshop

Top- Motel
Trousers- Motel
Shoes- Topshop

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Skirt- Motel
Shoes- Topshop

Dungarees- Urban Outfitters
Shoes- Topshop

Lewis and I just got back from a great few days in Belfast surprising one of my oldest friends for her birthday! It was so much craic and amazing to spend time with my family but my god did we eat and drink. My grandad from Cork came to Belfast while we were there and we had such a good time, he was singing in the pubs by the end of the night in true Cork style. Now we're back in Scotland and there is one week left of third year which I can't believe. The girls and I are planning an amazing summer before fourth year and we subsequently have to grow up.

There's also a fab competition I want to tell you about!
Old English Prints are giving away a set of gorgeous enamel pins, all you have to do is To enter this competition, email your favourite enamel pin design from their entire range to hello@oldenglishcompany.com.



You can find their whole range of fab pins here
& for full deets on the competition head here

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20 April 2018

In Full Bloom






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Dungarees- Monki

Spring is finally in full swing and we've just had our first taste of the warm weather. Taps are aff and the bevs are out. This has very much been my reality for the last week when Lewis and I went to Belfast to surprise my life long friend Eimear for her birthday! It was so good to be home with the girls and to be back with my mum for a while before heading back to Scotland and spending a few days at Lewis' pub enjoying the sunshine.

There's less than two weeks left of uni so I'm adding final touches to my last project before we finish third year!! 

Photography by my wonderful flatmate and best friend Chloe Ann Wilkes, check out here blog here!

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7 April 2018

Check up on it

Top- Stradivarius 
Blazer- Stradivarius 
Skirt- Stradivarius

Happy Friday!! 
I come to you today serving you checked realness in this amazing Stradivarius co ord. It's not even an exact match which is what I think I like the most about it, the blazer is to die for. In other news the girls and I have to move out of Casa Billz :( 
The rent has gone up by a huge amount and we just can't afford to stay here anymore. I spent alot of yesterday crying about it which I know sounds ridiculous but I can't even explain how sad it made me feel. I couldn't stop thinking about the past two amazing years we've had in the flat. We've stood on the tables and sofas and screamed national anthems and Macklemore songs into the wee hours of the morning and sat on the floor of our dimly lit hall eating dominoes. My whole relationship with Lewis started and continued in the flat and we always used to say "It's me, you and these four walls". 

We've got a new flat, in Leith which is a really gorgeous part of Edinburgh that we're yet to explore so I'm looking forward to our next year in a totally new place but I'll never forget the Casa Billz years. All we have to do now is plan a killer moving out party!


Here's to Casa Billz x


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5 April 2018

Binge watching


I genuinely must be one of the last people to ever start watching Gossip Girl. I'm genuinely hooked and spend hours of my day watching it, there's so many episodes so I feel like it'll never end and when it does I don't know what to make as my new addiction! I recently got an an Amazon fire stick and ever since I've been able to watch endless hours of my favourite shows while I do uni work/tidy my room/do my hair. The Fire TV Stick connects your HDTV and gives every form of entertainment.  Whether you're a Prime member or not, it has a massive of movies and TV series'. Fire TV Stick is an effortless to enjoy Netflix, Amazon Video, BBC iPlayer, live and on-demand sports, music, photos, games and more all in one place.

The Alexa Voice is 100% my favourite feature, Lewis and I are obsessed. Just say, ‘Find Thrillers’ and Alexa will show you results from apps such as Netflix, Amazon Video, and more. Want to skip the opening credits? Say, ‘Fast forward a minute’ within Amazon Video, the future is here! Lewis has become a bit too obsessed with it and is becoming against using the controller at all which is typical Lewis, he's obsessed with technology and makes me go to the technology section of John Lewis at least once a mont. I love the Alexa voice but not as much as Lewis! I normal use the command ‘launch YouTube’ to keep up with my favourite vloggers or say ‘Gossip Girl’ to and it takes me straight back to where I left off so I can continue to binge watch. 

I picked up my Fire Stick on https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/tags/amazon-fire-stick get it before it's gone!

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30 March 2018

Snakebite



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Trousers- ASOS
Shoes- VANS

Happy Easter weekend everyone! My Easter started off with a trip to Charlie Miller in Edinburgh AKA the hair gods. I had my roots done and a white toner put in by Hayley at the South St Andrews St salon and I absolutely love it, just in time for the weather finally starting to heat up and the days getting brighter. Hayley showed me how to master the 'hair tuck' Ladies who are lazy with their hair rejoice: this year's easiest yet coolest style is upon us.

The hair tuck has been growing in popularity for a while now, but made its first real statement during the SS16 shows, where models at shows like Christopher Kane walked down the runway with their hair tucked into zip-ties.Fast forward to AW16, and the trend has officially gone global, taking Paris, London, Milan and New York by storm. At Missoni, hair was tucked into neck scarves, while at shows such as BCBG and Herve Leger, it was all about hiding your hair in your coat. This is a trend that not only looks chic, but will is as easy as popping a jumper on and heading out the door!

Be sure to call or pop in to any Charlie Miller salon to get the look!

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28 March 2018

On your bike



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Dungarees- Monki
Shoes

I wish my whole wardrobe was filled with cute pieces like these Monki ones! I spent today in Lewis' pub doing uni work while he worked and then we took his dog for a walk, I tried to cycle this crazy BMX and he brought a penny board, I'm happy to confirm that there were no casualties. It's nearly the Easter holidays so I'm trying to do enough uni work before I don't have any classes so I can enjoy Easter/work more shifts!

Be sure to check out my latest post on Terraces Menswear


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27 March 2018

Red alert



Red denim Jacket-Monki

Red mom jeans- Monki
White crop top- ASOS
White trainers- Topshop

Be sure to check out my latest post on Terraces Menswear



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For the first time in Bella Malone history I'm chatting menswear, and in particular, Ellesse. Lewis and I are always checking out the sportswear section of Urban Outfitters and Ellesse is always at the forefront. Since its launch in 1959, Ellesse uk has become a sporting staple that effortlessly combines its natural Italian flair with classic athletic design. With an illustrious history that chronicles the brands advancement on the tennis courts and on the ski slopes, Ellesse clothing has since developed to become a lynch pin of classic sporting culture. With Ellesse t-shirts delivering an effortlessly sharp homage to the labels turn into becoming a firm urban style favourite, this influential Italian brand is now making waves in the fashion industry some 50 years on after its humble begining.

Ellese was started way back in 1959 by the Italian tailor Leonardo Servadio who after realising that the market had a lack of stylish skiwear available. Servadio decided to create his own brand with the aim to merge fashion and sport, this is something that changed fashion as we knew it.
Servadio saw sport as a way of life and wanted to create products that were both stylish and practical. In the 70's Ellesse was one of the only sports brands to be seen on the slopes, soon Servadio realised that Ellesse could be the brand another kind of sport, tennis was next.  

Soon every tennis star was wearing Ellesse. Anyone who was anyone in the 1980s tennis world, from Boris Becker to Guillermo Vilas and Pat Cash, was adorned with the Ellesse logo. Every court from Roland Garros to SW19 sported the logo. Next on the hit list was football just as the casual wear movement in the UK was becoming big. Before long Ellesse was the main player in the casual wear market by combining comfortable, wearable clothing with stylish and contemporary designs.  

After a few quiet years Ellesse came back with a bang after ASOS announced that they would be stocking the label. The gigantic British fashion shop–one of the biggest in all of Europe—starts selling an exclusive Ellesse collection. This was the start of Ellesse as we know it today, the urban streetwear brand that is sold everywhere from ASOS to Urban outfitters. Ellesse polo shirts, tracksuits and ski jackets are now seen on every high street in the UK. The cult brand that is now in every millennials wardrobe has come a long way from the ski slopes in France. 

As an organisation, Ellesse has never forgotten Leonardo Servadio’s vision and have stayed loyal to his relentless belief in the marriage of sport and fashion. Over the years Ellesse have worked with a smorgasbord of both sporting and fashion icons, including the likes of Princess Caroline of Monaco, Alain Prost, Ferrari F1, Anna Kournikova and Eley Kishimoto. Fast forward to the present day, ellesse still have their passions and heritage at heart, continuing to build upon their legacy but staying true to its founding principles. Whether it’s being as ground-breaking as having their logo on the outside of a shirt (a move, which Ellesse famously championed before any other competing brands) or producing another clean and stylish fashion magazine photo-shoot, Ellesse have adapted to fulfil our needs, whether they be on or off the court. 

Ellesse is stocked in Terraces Menswear, the Terraces menswear flagship store was opened in 2001, in the Stoke-on-Trent City Centre (Hanley.) Ellesse is stocked alongside many other brands including Farah, Lacoste and Paul Smith.


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19 March 2018

Spice girl kicks

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Skirt- here
Jumper- here
Shoes- sold out but similar here

Happy Wednesday my dudes. Hope everyone is recovering after St Patricks day, I for one am still sleeping it off and I'm straight back on to my no alcohol detox. Lewis and I started early on Saturday and tried to get into a few Irish bars before giving up because it was snowing and there were around 70 people in front of us (no joke). We finally found a bar showing the game that wasn't packed out and stayed there for around 5 hours as we watched the glory that is Irish rugby unfold.

We shot this look the day before St Paddys and I'm obsessed with these satin shorts, I had my eye on them for weeks before I finally got them and I'm so glad I did. My flatmate Chloe and I also invested in a steamer which is perfect for garms like this one!




Photography by Lewis Strang
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13 March 2018

Eat yo crusts

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Dungarees- Monki
Shoes- Office

Can you tell that I ate my crusts when I was younger? It's not often that I embrace my natural curls but the odd time that I do I start to love them. This only lasts a short time before I'm straightening it to within an inch of it's life again. Today I went to uni for the very first time without my flatmates which is quite a big thing for me because I'm a big fan of skipping lectures, especially if my classmates/flatmates are. My commitment to being off the booze is paying off as I've finally started getting some real uni work done and that means when St Paddys day comes around I won't feel guilty for enjoying it very very throughly. 


My mum is coming to visit last minute tonight so we're going to have a movie night with the girls in the flat, then afternoon tea at the Dome tomorrow and a show tomorrow night also with the girls! My mama coming over is the real test for me when it comes to drinking cause she loves a Bacardi so I feel like I'm gonna be tempted to join her. Will keep you updated!! 

Photography by my wonderful flatmate Chloe, check out her blog here  !





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10 March 2018

Sleek em out


Blazer- Nastygal
Trousers- Nastygal
Shoes- Office


Hello lovely people, It's only 10 days into March but this marks my 10th day of being alcohol free. That might sound a bit ridiculous but Lewis and I have had a mad few weeks with trips and nights out so we've decided to go tee total for as long as we can. I feel so much better for it and it's made me finally crack down on the Uni work that I've been ignoring. I can't say how long I'll last without touching the devil drink but I will say that St Patricks day is next week and it's quite a monumentous occasion for me and my flatmates so time will tell. 

Today I'm serving you casual Saturday vibes in the local spar after watching Ireland V Scotland (Ireland won!!). It's so nice to have a Saturday off, my manager very kindly isn't making me work during any Ireland games because he knows how riled up I get when I watch them so I'm at Lewis' for a few days.  I'm trying to get as much uni work done as possible because time is running away from us when it comes to deadlines.  One day I'll feel fab about uni and the next I'll feel like I'm going to fail, no in-between, I'm an all or nothing kind of gal. 

Photography by Lewis Strang


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9 March 2018

Clue // less


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Top- Nasty Gal

I feel like fashion/trend wise we've really gone back to the 90's and I'm loving it (obviously) I love the idea of girls wearing power suits and tartan skirts, tartan anything really. I'm especially feeling the chunky white trainer trend!! Theres some trends I know I'll never buy into, like joggers or the metallic puffer coat that was everywhere for a while, just not my thing and I know the trend will pass at some point. Suits and cute clueless inspired dresses however are timeless (In my humble opinion).

Also I wish I could say these beaut trainers are mine but they belong to my flatmate Adele, they're like walking on clouds but I'm always wary of high tops cause I think they really shorten my legs, I was assured by all flatmates that they don't which is why they've made an appearance. 

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