Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bit personal...

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Hat - Gypsy Warrior 
Top - Brandy Melville
Skirt - Ette Clothing
Belt - Ette Clothing
Sandals  - Vintage
Bag - Ebay
Earrings - Topshop

In a bit of a rut at the mo. Been putting my absolute all into my blog and YouTube lately but sometimes I just feel like I'm watching other peoples success. I'm not saying I'm not happy for the others who have had such great success this past year with blogging and YouTube, I am truly happy for them! But it forces me to question what I'm doing wrong, to be stuck at this stand still. Am I just focussing on the negative? I mean, know I have a following and I'm so grateful for all of you don't get me wrong! But I've been at the same level for so long I'm not sure what more I can do. Feeling just sorry for myself I guess haha. Sorry for the moping, I just sacrifice so much time to make keep my content up to my own nitty picky standards but it seems I'll never be good enough :( Any advice?

Much love and update you soon, 

Mika x

Saturday, 19 July 2014

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Hat - Unif
Top - Missguided 
Trousers - Brandy Melville 
Shoes - Primark
Jewellery - Primark

This OOTD was taken last week on one of the more pleasant evenings we had here in the UK. Dudders just loves getting his pose on! I honestly have never been a big fan of neon - not on myself anyway, but I love to give myself a challenge. I think if we don't push ourselves to try and wear something outside of our comfort zone, our styles would cease to evolve! I actually really like how this look turned out! Just goes to show that magic can happen when you push the boundaries of your personal style! So go for it!

Update y'all soon, 

Mika x

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

OOTD 9.7.14

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T-shirt - Urban Outfitters
Bag - Vintage
Earrings - Primark
Shorts - Unif
Shoes - Primark
Cuff - H&M

Hey guys! Notice anything different..? That's right. PastelApparel is no more! Say hello to The Style Samurai! If you've followed me right from the get-go (mikaFrancis.blogspot.com!) you'll know this is my second name change blog-wise, but as I've been blogging since the age of 13, I think it's fair to say I've gone through a few different phases since that time and quite simply, I'd outgrown my previous look. Like my style, my personality is constantly evolving and I felt like 'PastelApparel' was no longer an accurate reflection of me. So I'm hoping this new name is a keeper, an accurate reflection of my fun attitude towards fashion! 

Anyway, I would love to know what you guys think!! I am yet to change the domain name, as not to confuse everybody too much, but you get the general idea! Love you all and update you soon!!

Mika x



Saturday, 12 July 2014

OOTD 5.6.14

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Dress - Nastygal
Shirt - Vintage
Hat - Unif
Shoes - Newlook
Earrings - Primark
Bag - Topshop

Hey guys! Seems like a while since I posted an OOTD, which is silly because I've got a backlog of outfit posts! I've just been lacking the time to edit the photos and get them up! Since returning from Ibiza life has been a bit of a whirlwind. My grandpa passed away whilst I was abroad so as you can imagine this last week has been a catch up on grieving, followed by his funeral which took place yesterday in his home town. I don't really know what to share on social media at this point as it's a personal time for myself and my family, but I will say that I only have fond memories of my Grandpa, he was the kind of person who you felt lucky to share a room with. He will be missed and cherished eternally. 

On a peppier note; A new video is going up early next week so stay tuned, update you soon!