Taking God at His Word

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“The purpose of the Holy Spirit is not ultimately to make you smart, or make you relevant, or make you rich, or get you a job, or get you married, or take all your problems away, or tell you where to live. The aim is that you might be wise enough to put your faith in Christ and be saved. Nothing else in the world has this ability. The word of the president is important. The word of you parents is to be honoured. The word of your spouse is to be treasured. But only the word of God can save. “

Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung

#GirlBoss not a Nasty Gal at all

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A few years ago I began following a store called Nasty Gal. I often shared pictures where the styling inspired me and I found that Nasty Gal offered a unique vintage look which was still edgy and current. Little did I know that over the years founder Sophia went from broke to topping the US rich lists. Starting with an ebay account selling vintage finds she has built an online empire which now attracts big bucks.


#GirlBoss is her book where she tells us how she did it and what she learned along the way. At times it is not for the faint hearted with the book covering her life story, business advice and fashion tips all in one. It isn’t always successful and contains a whole bucket load of the F-word but it is interesting and the author is down to earth.

Having good style takes thought, creativity, confidence, self-awareness, even sometimes a bit of work. And there you have it, folks; A little bit of skin + attention to silhouette + an attitude + a vintage piece or two + a decent price tag = Hello, Nasty Gal. Sophia Amoruso

Sophia is a no nonsense, practical money maker who has involved lots of her female friends and colleagues in her book to provide plenty of inspiration for any business person. It is a quick and easy read, but for adults only. Look out for the July Book club from A Beautiful Mess which will be tackling #GirlBoss at the end of this month. Find out more here.


Things I love : July

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Design / Food & Drink / Life / Style

The internet is such a fabulous resource for ideas, DIY’s, recipes and general inspiration. here are some great things which I have stumbled upon in the last month.


Triangle Nails from Brit & Co.


This honeycomb key holder from DigsDigs.


These crafty pom-poms from Drifter and the Gypsy.


This Strawberry and Raspberry Crostata from Joy the Baker.


and this on-trend palm tree wallpaper for your computer from Designlovefest.

Green with a Sheen

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I love this vivid green coat. It looks amazing but unbelievable comes from H&M for £69.99. It is worth the investment because it can be dressed up or down and will last from late summer throughout the winter.


Dress it up with a ASOS clutch, Oasis black blouse, Topshop Cream wide leg trousers, Oasis Marble effect heels and some beautiful jewellery from Farfetch.

Or keep it more casual with a Zara stripy vest over some H&M leather shorts, a cute watermelon clutch from New Look and leather flats from Zara.

The sleeve length would show off any jewellery on your wrists so pile on the bracelets and a chunky mans watch. Skinny jeans and a plain white v-neck tee would also be perfect with this coat. It just goes to show that it is worth trawling through high street website to find a gem that would never appear instore!