*These are my own thoughts and words, none of this is scientific, and by no means, I'm not complaining, I love what I do and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Giving lectures, guest speaker talks and having my own seminar. This has been amazing, giving my own advice in what I'm passionate about, showcasing my own personal research about social media and teaching others about the digital sphere.
Not showing every detail, some days I actually do get down about life, and I can't write about that because I don't want others to be down or feel sorry for me because there are worse things out there than me just having a bad day. Sometimes i'm just too hard on myself.
What do you get when Hello Kitty teams up with PUMA? The most epic collaboration the world has seen. Comfort meets cuteness.
I've always been such a big fan of hello kitty, so it's such an honour to collaborate together.
I love the attention to detail on the sneakers, I just feel extra special when I'm strolling down the street with these on. If you can't tell, there's a little touch of gold on the sole of the shoe and underneath hello kitty's bow is actually inside the rubber! It's so cool!
The track pants are super soft and I can defiantly see myself wearing these with a pair of heels, to give it that 'sporty street style' edge.
Hello Kitty will always be my first love.
Check out the collection online.
Till next time Foxes..
Give me a pair of denim jeans and a comfy tshirt any day of the week.
Denim jeans are my go-to outfit for any day of the week, and especially events with the right shoe. Dress them up with a blazer and heels for a special night out, a quirky tee and you're set for the night.
I've teamed up with NEXT AU, and created a few different outfits for you foxes, just wearing two different styles of jeans.
The MOM jean, and the frilly cut offs. Have a scroll how i've styled my jeans, and check out the wide range of different styles denim NEXT has HERE to suit all shapes. They're super comfortable, stretchy material and they make you feel good when worn.
Everything you see is from NEXT, top to bottom. I've added in the links below each outfit.
Recently I went back to my old faithful Oscar-Oscar Doncaster.
I haven't touched my hair since August, so it was well overdue for a refresh with the colour.
Kyle did my blonde-refresher. He's a pro-professional, having been previously with Redken as their colour trainer. Meaning, he taught around Australia far and wide on how to create the perfect colour for clients. That's the thing about Oscar-Oscar, they have the best professionals who are so well trained and know hair.
Kyle put in only had half a head of foils because previously Sarah had coloured my hair with a full head. A full head is only required once a year followed by half a head. Kyle did a mixture of low-lights and bleach, every second foil alternated when he sectioned off my hair. Oscar-Oscar uses Redken hair colour it's ammonia-free formula strengthens and conditions your hair for long-lasting results. Whilst I waited for my colour to develop, I was treated with tea and of course on offer you can have a neck or hand massage.
Once after my colour was developed it was time to wash it all out! But, just not any kind of o'l shampoo and rinse, I had a gloss treatment put in as well followed by a root stretch. Root stretching is a technique that blends out the natural root colour, so it all blends well together!
Once after, I had a blow-wave followed by some dreamy waves styled by Kyle.
For me, this is the best way to keep my hair blonde-tastic. Everyone is different, but at Oscar-Oscar, they will perfect the right colour for you.
Till next time Foxes.
When I wear the ultimate statement boot, I often feel that I can take on the world without a problem, even if one comes my way, my stride walking down the street with my awesome booties makes me feel good.
I love how my outfit can be so simple, and yet the shoes will be the main star of attraction. Some days I want my shoes to speak for my own personal style and these babies from Terry De Havilland do just that. A UK based brand that knows style.
The brand has graced the feets such as Lady Gaga, Cara Delevingne Kate Moss, Led Zeppelin, Bianca Jagger and the late rock music legend David Bowie. I feel honoured, although I'm not even close to these stars, knowing that this brand has been worn by these legends, makes these shoes not just special, but extra special.
So next time you decide to pick up your usual go-tos, why not try something different that stands out.
Readers note: This blog post has been written intentionally with a light-hearted tone of voice.
Ps... yes that's me pouring myself a drank.... cheers to single life!
*Cue fairytale cloud bubble please*
Ahhh, V day. A time where the bluebirds sing and the man of your dreams holds your hand ever so tightly whilst he stares into your eyes. It's just you two, walking across the harbour, hand in hand looking out to the sea. He's just treated you to the most beautiful dinner ever and bought you all these gifts just to show him how much he loves yo..... oh wait, sorry you're single?
Then no freakin problem. Being single isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be. When I was younger, I use to hate being single, but now as I've become the ripe old age of 25 (haha) I've started to become picker, lazier and Netflix has really filled that gap with happiness, the happiness like discovering an awesome tv show.
I no longer mind being single, it's taught me to become stronger, to care less about little things and to know my self-worth is greater than any guy who's going to treat me bad and to simply walk away if it's just not working out. Also, I really, really, really love myself.
So, if you're happy like me being ridiculously single and loving it, or perhaps you're feeling a little blue on v-day, then no worries I've got 7 hot lovely dovey tips to treat YO self. So stop moping around, click away from your ex's Instagram account, pick yourself up and get OUT THERE and BE YOU.
PS this goes for all my Foxy readers and Mr Foxes out there.
WARNING: If you're in a relationship, then this post isn't for you, read at your own RISK.
1. Buy yourself a v-day card. "To me from me"
I bought myself this really cute bacon and eggs one, and it plays music too, the tune is "So Happy Together - The Turtles" and damn straight I'm happy together with myself so that's a plus! So, why the card you ask? Well, I want you to write down everything you want to achieve this year, or your goals or my favourite simply telling yourself how ridiculously awesome you are. While you're at it, get yourself some roses too.
I got this card from Coles.
2. Go out to your favourite brunch/dinner spot with your other single mates or do it alone!
There's a lot of us that don't have boyfriends or girlfriends, so I'm sure you and your bestie can take yourselves out to your favourite foodie place you've been wanting to try out! Or if you enjoy your own company, then a table for one, please! Get out the laptop, sip on a big mug of coffee, and catch up on your favourite bloggers or tv shows and little online shopping!
3. Treat YO SELF to something decently expensive.
I got myself a Gucci card holder, it's like saying to yourself " thanks for loving you"
And, plus side you can't break up with yourself so 0 bad memories with that item, just saying. FROM ME TO ME.
4. Binge night in!
Gather up all your favourite food, or order some take in and have a good o'l marathon of your favourite shows! You'll be totally set for your night in and before you know it valentines day will be yesterday's news. Maybe make it like a week binge, I think couples like to post #throwbacks.
5. You know that old saying, "You can't have your cake and eat it too"
Well you sure can on valentines day, because you see that epic cake in the window, well I've got news for you.. it's ALL YOURS. You can have your very own cake, and eat it all too. Boom! Never thought you could conquer that saying, could ya?
Bentwood Cafe has the best deserts... and food
6. A little TLC to yourself
There are three options for this depending on your budget.
A. Book yourself into a fancy hotel and treat yourself to a day spa, i'm talking the works, get a massage, a facial, have a relaxing day and night to yourself. You deserve this.
B. Have yourself a home day spa, this means try out that new facial mask, paint your nails, give yourself a hair treatment. Followed by no.4 tip or... call the girls/guys up, you're going out for drinks at your favourite bar for a little drink and a good o'l fashion boogie, and yes I'm well aware V-day lands on a Wednesday, it's hump day baby. (no pun intended)
C. Get a blow-wave at Oscar Oscar! They also have special beauty hair packs you can choose, some of them even include a head and hand massage! WARNING: They're amazing, trust me! I've had them SIDE EFFECTS: You'll never want to wash your own hair again!
7. Have yourself a sexy secret.
Buy yourself the sexiest lingerie ever, why wait for someone else to buy it for you? This way, you'll be able to have your own sexy secret during v-day. The one i'm wearing is from www.simone-perele.com.au
8. Treat yo pet.
If you have a pet dog or cat, then treat your pet out to a puppachino and a new snack, cuddle up together, you know they've been #loyal to you always, and they always listen to all the intense things you talk about without ever answering back so give them a little extra love on v-day
And, although this isn't 9, but if you're in a relationship reading this and you know a single friend, then send them an email, card or give them a face-time call and tell them how much you love them as your friend. If you're feeling super generous and you don't mind, then let your single friend third wheel on Valentine's day!
Till next time Foxes! Happy Valentine's day...
Stand tall in sneakers not heels
We sometimes think that our inner strength is by wearing our heels, and that being taller makes us stronger or confident. This is a complete opposite for me, as I feel courageous in sneakers. Being confident is a hard thing to be, we are surrounded by so much noise that can pull us down.
Not only it's yourself who holds inner strength, but it's the way you present yourself. When I wear sneakers, I feel more confident than ever.
How can we be confident in ourselves?
Think positive about yourself. You can be your worse enemy when it comes to self-criticism. You can change your mindset and once you start to love yourself and be proud of who you are, it'll shine through.
Block out negative thoughts and negative opinions.
Surround yourself with positive people who put you up, not down. Perhaps it has happen to you before, or it's happening now. People seem to be really good at putting down others, but not giving them credit or gratification. Throw those people in the bin, not only are they annoying, but they're bringing you down.
Till next time Foxes....
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What if I told you, that you could receive this whole outfit just simply entering a competition on my instagram?
WELL GUESS WHAT FOXES IM GIVING BACK TO MY FOXY FANS!
Next AU is giving away this entire outfit from head to toe in your size that I chose and am wearing, to one lucky foxy winner! EVERYTHING The jacket, the shoes! The bag! All you have to do to win is head to my instagram @leblondefox and do the steps below. Trust me, it's worth it!
1. Follow @nextofficial_au
2. Like this post on instagram
3. Tag your bestie and tell me where you'd wear this outfit too!
The most creative answer will be named the winner!
Competition ends Friday Nov 24 with winner announced no later than Nov 29.
The link below will take you to my instagram or you can just whip out your phone right now and head to @leblondefox
This competition is run by @nextofficial_auand is in no way endorsed by Instagram
Spring Racing is officially here, and if you haven't planned your outfit months ago, then don't fear! Review will have you covered from head to toe!
Stop people in their tracks with their playful prints and bold loud colours, their designs are superb, along with the accessories to match.
Check out the full collection HERE
BONDS has teamed up with me in celebration of their new Home Grown™ tees. We all need a good set of basic tees in our wardrobe to piece together with our outfits.
BONDS have created the softest tees to date that are farmed right here in Australia. With a range of different designs from the scoop neck to the boxy tee, the range has the ultimate colour scheme and on-trend designs to suit any fox!
I was instantly inspired by three different themes when I received the tees to style. 'The NewYorker', 'The Parisian' and 'Hello Sailor'.
You can check out the range HERE
THE NEW YORKER
This outfit I teamed my white scoop tee with a checked blazer and my denim jeans. I feel this is a classic go-to outfit that you could wear from day to night, depending on where you're going. The Gucci belt just gives it city attitude to the whole 'New Yorker' vibe.
'Parisian Chic' is inspired from the city of Love, Paris.
I've always felt inspired flicking through the street style magazines of how Parisian women dress. It's effortless, yet so put together. The classic striped tee, paying homage to the Breton Stripe just has an overwhelming French persona. The blazer turns this over casual look to casual luxe in a second.