10 lies girls tell via social media

C’mon let’s be honest, we all over exaggerate when it comes to our social media, girls especially. We all have this desire to be loved and admired by our peers and even strangers. But now because of social media it seems our needs have heightened even more so. Resulting in a lot of us telling lies or more innocently massaging the truth. 

So here are a few wee lies some girls tell

  1. #ijustwokeuplikethis

Err I don’t think so darling. Mascara, blusher, high-lighter and freshly brushed hair. You ain’t foolin’ nobody.

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2. #HealthyLiving

Now indeed this could be true, you may well be a super healthy chick. But seriously, you can’t keep that shit up 24/7. Bit rich you only post your avocado and salmon salad when i’m pretty sure I saw your fat arse in pizza hut the other day face deep in a stuffed crust.

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3. #SquadGoals

You didn’t even like these bitches two weeks ago, but hey hey living for the insta likes. Nothing says a successful instagram feed like fake friendship.

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4. #GymLife

Yes because everyone goes to the gym in a perfectly co-ordinating outfit and a full face of make-up. No babes, you don’t. You go there to sweat, hate the instructors and hopefully lose weight. If you’re taking snaps, you ain’t doing it right.

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6. #BodyGoals

AHHHHH, these are the worst. Yes you might be genetically blessed and have the ability to grow abs. But girl please, nobody’s stomach is that defined on a Saturday morning. Talk about good lighting and a dab of bronzer.

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7. #BestNightEver

This picture is hash-tagged under an image of a line of girls in a synchronised head tilt position. Yes it was the best night ever, for the 10 minutes it took to take that picture. Shortly after the said girls went out, queued for 30 minutes to get into an expensive club, stayed for one pricey prosecco and then had their boyfriends pick them up so they could go home and sleep.

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8. #LookingAway

Oh some person just randomly took this picture of me looking away whilst laughing or holding a drink. Yes because that happens all of the time. So explain to me, after said photographical hero took said picture, you then approached them on the off chance that they took a picture of you without you knowing, and then sent you it so you could post it on instagram. Believable, indeed.

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9. #RelationshiopGoals

Word to the wise, if you have to post saying you’re relationship is perfect, it probably isn’t. Surely if you’re that happy you don’t need recognition from other people. Plus it really blooming irritating.

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10. #LifeGoals

That’s the biggest lie by far is that you have everything in life sorted. You’ve got the perfect job, relationship, body, friends and house. Truth is, nobody has that, but social media makes feel like you should. Filters are there to distort the truth, so don’t get dragged down by this air-brushed image that other people are trying to portray. Just remember you do you sista.

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Shoesday Tuesday #6: 3D Florals

Florals for spring… groundbreaking. (cough sarcasm)

3D florals with an extra fashion punch… EARTH SHATTERING (sincerity).

If the cinema can do 3D then so can we. And by we, we mean Zara. These sandals are stealing the show on this weeks #shoesdaytuesday. Set on a metallic heel, these sandals are the ultimate go-to shoes when wanting to grab some attention. With the mix of yellow, black and gold beaded flowers, these gems are a dream to style. Wear with your LBD to a girls night out, or team with some black jeans and simple white top for a casual pint (or cocktail) at the pub. Either way, these bad boys demand, nay deserve to be shown off. The best part of all is that the wider heel with that there will be less pressure on your feet as your weight will be distributed more evenly. Praise our fashion saviour that is Zara.

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Sandals, £49.99, Zara

Frills, Frills, Frills

Can you handle my frills,

Do you like my frills,

You’re jealous of my frills,

C’mon baby check out my frill-ill-ills

(Disclaimer: Sing in Destiny Child’s Bills, Bills, Bills rhythm)

We are forever in the search of thrills, but this season it’s all about the FRILLS. This fantastically frivolous trend has taken over every item of clothing: from tops, to skirts, to shoes, to briefs (oh behave). This trend isn’t for the fashionably faint hearted: it’s big, it’s bold and it is certainly brilliant. Do don’t go half measures with the frills, choose items in bold hues for a brilliant stand out style

 

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Sam wears: top, Zara; culottes, River Island; bag, Lulu Guinness; shoes, Kurt Geiger. Cigdem wears: top, Asos; skirt, Topshop; shoes, Dune.

Here are some other fabulously frilly pieces we’ve also got our eyes on.

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1. £49, La Redoute; 2. £108, J.Crew; 3.£25.99, Zara; 4. £22.99, New Look; 5. £32, Next;  6. £39, & Other Stories; 7. £35.99, Mango;  8. £30, Topshop.

When Pizza Is LIFE

Ok, so not a fashion related post, we know. But our addiction to clothing is over shadowed by one entity, and that entity is PIZZA. Like the ol’ apple a day rhyme, we like to live by the saying – a pizza a week will prevent you from being a freak. And it is true. The simple combination of doughy bread, succulent tomato sauce and stringy cheese, melts our hearts in more ways than any man could. With that said… here are our favourite places in London to divulge in our doughy addiction.

  1. Homeslice

£20 for 20 inches of pure heaven – what more could you want? Plus you can go halves with different styles, so perfect for a date. Also, they serve the wine by how much you drink rather than per glass. Smart but very dangerous on a boozy girls night.

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Sam chowing down on a 20 inch for her 23rd birthday.

 

2. Pizza East

For a killer cocktail, amazing pizza and great atmosphere, Pizza East is the one for you. The Shoreditch location is our favourite haunt and is a great starting place for a night out. We’ve also heard the meatballs are a winner on the menu too (soz, we’re both veggies).

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3. Voodoo Ray’s

On the evening that we decided the start The Fashion Frontline, we finished our ‘business meeting’ with a trip to Voodoo Ray’s in Boxpark. This was the location where we both realised that our love of pizza was a lot more than the average chick, and we had no damn shame about it. So thank you Mr Ray for bringing us closer together. Go cray on the dried up condiments; chuck some chilli and cheese on that bad boy.

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4. Lardo

This London Fields gem is a tasty Italian restaurant with even tastier pizza. The cheese on the classic margarita has such a creamy texture that caresses the tongue so lightly it feels like a cloud sliding down your throat. I know, this description alone will make your mouth water. Plus it’s got a great outside seating area, so ideal for a summer Saturday with friends.

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5. Franco Manca

It’s almost blasphemous to not mention Franco Manca in a London Pizza line up. Cheap, cheerful and darn delicious. We are happy girls.

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Now don’t give us that old rubbish about pizza making you fat. It’s all lies that the burger and chips industry spread around to try and sway you. Stay loyal, stay faithful and stay strong. If you feel that you are going to falter, then look at this gif of Channing Tatum with a slice of pizza and a cat. Better?

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Shoesday Tuesday #4: The Furry Loafers

As you can tell from our post last Tuesday, we are partial to a wee bit of fur on our footwear. After sashaying down the Gucci catwalk a  few seasons ago, it seems the fash pack just can’t seem to let go of furry loafers. So wrong one might think, but oh so right in reality. They have the perfect mix of comfort meets cool meets quirky. For that reason, we dedicate this #ShoesdayTuesday not just to one shoe, but to an entire trend.

Furry loafers we salute you!

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As we can’t afford the original Gucci’s, (bills, bills, bills), we’ve rounded up our favourite five available on the high street right now.

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Clockwise: Black leather with gold buckle, Pull & Bear; Brocade print, Dune; Pink, Boohoo; Black leather, New Look; Grey, Boohoo.

 

SIDE NOTE: Obvs we have picked faux fur though, we are both veggies after all.

Go Go Gingham

After parading down many catwalks for SS17, gingham has been grabbing everyone’s attention, including ours. From classic black and white, to mixtures of pretty pastels, this print has been amped up for the new season. Our favourite catwalk moment for this trend has to be the House of Holland show. From ravishing ruffled dresses to cute crop tops, I think we all wish that we were one of Henry’s gingham girls (we can dream). Anyhow, for this season we are certainly channelling this entire vibe and paying homage to this revamped print.

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For a mid-week outfit worry,  dress up a simple black blouse with a pair of gingham trousers. A gentle tap into the trend without going all out. Now if you want to be slightly more daring with your gingham (oh you rebel), choose a pastel print to make your outfit that bit more modern.

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Cigdem wears: Top, Pull & Bear; Skirt, Asos; Heels, Next. Sam wears: Top, River Island; Trousers, Topshop; Heels, Next.

Here are some other pieces that are at the top of our hit list. Now if only our bank accounts were as big as our shopping appetite, *sigh*.

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1. £25, Stradivarius; 2. £72.50, Solid and Stripe at The Outnet; 3. £42, Own The Look; 4. £35, Marks and Spencer; 5. £4, Topshop; 6. £29.99, Zara; 7. £40, River Island; 8. £8.99, H&M;  9. £25.99, New Look;

On a musical geek side note; anyone remember D.Gale’s gingham frock? Of course you do. Fiercely sashaying down that brick road with her on-trend frock and infamous heels, she was just always ahead of her time. Gwarn girl!

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Tuesday Shoesday #2: The Souped Up Sneakers

Much to your disbelief, most fashion gals don’t live and die in heels. Of course we wear the occasional pair (mostly in Insta snaps), but on a day to day basis when running around on press appointments, we’re rocking a pair of trainers. I mean c’mon, even Vic Becks is sporting flatter footwear lately. The game has changed on the footwear scene, and it’s now more stylish to be sensible.  And we are so happy – Hallelujah!!!

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Just like every other item of clothing, you can’t wear unfashionable footwear, and even more so with trainers. We are loving these high tops from the Tommy X Gigi collection. With American inspired badges, these have a totally summery vibe to them. Let these bad boys take the lime light and team them with some skinny jeans or dungarees.