A British bank holiday: expectation vs reality

Bank holidays in Britain are always filled with hope, excitement and joy. Hope that the weather will be nice, excitement over the fact we can send time with friends and the joy that we have an extra day in bed. Amazing right? Well, sometimes it doesn’t always work out that way. The reality of a bank holiday is never quite as glamorous as the expectation, and no instagram filter can make it look any better. **Sobs

  1. The Weather 

Expectation – glorious sunshine to show off our gym toned bodies

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Reality – It rains

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2. Best BBQ Ever

Expectation – Massive party full of friends with the best BBQ food you can ever imagine. Hot guy handling the meat is a necessity.

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Reality – Stuck in your aunt’s garden with the best of the 80’s soundtrack. Weird uncle takes over BBQ, he looks nothing like Zac Efron.

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3. Girls Night Out

Expectation – The whole squad looking fly, dancing the night away in an ever so classy fashion.

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Reality – You peak too early and you end up in bed by 10:45pm

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4. Healthy Eating

Expectation – The ‘I’m going to be sooooo good” talk. You will start your cleanse and detox, have every intention of eating kale, avocado and fruit. Yay go you!

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Reality – McDonalds Saturday, KFC Sunday, and Pizza Hut Monday, you’ve done the fast food hat-trick.

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5. Sort Your Life Admin Out

Expectation – you’ll sort out that CV, update the website, search for a new job, declutter your wardrobe, give yourself a pedicure, pluck your eyebrows, clean your flat and iron things.

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Reality – You manage to watch an entire series of Narcos in one day and didn’t speak to anyone. Smashed it!

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Tropical Fever

_UMB0384 copyClub Tropicana drinks are freeeeeee. Fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone.

That’s right, this week we are loving this summer’s hottest print. And when we say ‘hottest’ we mean tropical, bitches! Just check out Gigi walking for Max Mara. Our point has been proven.

This is the print that we wear when we want to be on holiday, and then when we are actually on holiday, and then when we want to go back on holiday.

But seriously, if it’s a rainy day just rub on some coconut scented body butter (The Body Shop classic obvs) and close your eyes and suddenly you’re on a beach without actually getting on a plane.

tropicanaCigdem wears: Dress, Warehouse; bag, Zara; shoes, Office. Sam wears: Jumpsuit Mango; shoes, Next.

So that’s how we wear it. You can go bold and leafy or colourful and floral…either way we LOVE. Here are the rest of our top tropical picks from the high street:

tropical1. Trousers, £29.99, Zara 2. shoes, £30, River Island 3. top, £45, Autograph at M&S 4. bag, £27.99, New Look 5. dress, £65, Oasis 6. shorts, £20, Pretty Little Thing.

Not So Simple Shirts

Take a shirt, jazz it up, all day long you’ll have good luck!

Okay yes, we realise that a shirt is much more precious than a random penny on the street but they’re also just as common. If there’s one key item that never goes out of style it is a classic blue shirt and you’ll always find one in every single store.

Well here’s a news flash the classic blue shirt has had a mega upgrade. We’re talking frills, gems, oversized bows, ruffles, random straps…all sorts!

Sam was lucky enough to get her hands on THE shirt of the season from Next (it totally passes as a high street dupe of a certain Gucci shirt that a girl can only dream of owning). But if don’t fear if you can’t get your hands on Sam’s shirt because we’ve also found these revved up classics.

shirts1.£29.99, Zara 2. £34, Topshop 3.£35, Limited at Marks and Spencer 4. £19.99, New Look 5. £66, English Factory at Own The Look 6. £18, Boohoo

Cheese Addicts Anonymous

Hi our names are Cigdem and Sam and we can’t stop eating cheese. It may not seem like a problem at first but once an entire plateful has been devoured you know it’s a problem. Cigdem even uses cheese when explaining how to say her name (it’s like half cheddar and half edam…)

Infact this is what we usually look like:

If like us you appreciate the finest food in life then you may understand where we are coming from.

Question:

giphy (8)Answer: there is no such thing as “too much cheese”. Anyone who says otherwise is lying.

When it comes to picking somewhere to eat there’s only one thing on our minds.
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And then comes the cheese platter….

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Until everyone else judges you like they didn’t want any. Eeesh get your own platter people.

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When you meet a hottie on a night out there’s one important question  before you take things further…

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(yes Channing…yes we do).

And when we say ‘taking things further’ we mean chatting of course.

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When there’s an offer on in Tescos you basically fill your basket to the brim. Every little helps after all.

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Hungover weekends are made for one thing and one thing only. Doing this:

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And Friday nights in….

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So let embrace this love and eat as much cheese we possibly can. Why else would a food so delicious be invented if we couldn’t just eat it all?!

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Oh and here’s a little food porn for you all….SO.GOOD.

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Shake up your shacket

It’s that awful time of year where the weather is a bit bipolar. It’s hot one minute, it’s raining the next, mixed with muggy, sunshine and touches of chill all at the same time. I know confusing right. What’s even more confusing is what to wear on a day to day basis. You can’t strut it out in your summery dresses and tops just yet, but you’ll be sweating buckets if you wrap up in your winter coat. Queue the SHACKET.

What is this you ask, well it’s the shirt/jacket combo that is making our day to day styling a breeze. Usually in a khaki , came or camel shade, this season opt for one with a bit of pizzazz about it. Sam’s chosen this Black Swan inspired one from Zara to see her through this confusing time.

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turn Sam turn!!!!

If feathers aren’t your thing, then not to worry. There are tonnes of other souped up shakets that you can style it out in.

Here are some of our faves…

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1. £34.99, H&M; 2. £65, River Island; 3. £59, Topshop; 4. £95, Miss Selfridge; 5. £60, Oasis

3D florals like you’ve never seen them before

For many moons 3D florals have always gone hand in hand with wedding and summer dresses. Soft, delicate and let’s face it quite boring. Well not anymore, because this season they have had a serious shake up. Think big, think bold, and think graphic – these  flowers are packing a serious fashion punch and are demanding to be noticed. So amp up your accessories for SS17 with 3D floral pieces that really catch the eye.

STYLE TIP: for a less girly vibe choose a darker base like black or navy.

Sandals and bag both Asos.