Happy New Years!

DRESS: H&M / NECKLACE: LISA ANGEL / RING: PANDORA / SHOES: MISSGUIDED
PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING: HOLLY ANASTASIA

It's New Years Eve! I can't quite believe how quickly this year has gone. It feels like lots of big decisions were made, lots of achievements and lots of fun. This last week I've also come over with immense excitement for next year as I've already got new things planned. Can't wait. 

I also just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to every one of my readers! I love blogging and seeing more and more people engage with my blog is amazing. A big thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Company Style Blogger Awards as that was a massive achievement for me and I'm overwhelmed with the support of that, so thank you!

Hope you guys are bringing in the new year with positive thoughts & plans and have fun counting down! 

P.S I was going to post a full outfit post today but thought I'd swap it for a New Years post - so the outfit will be up on Friday instead of today.

Love Holly Anastasia X


Merry Christmas

Hey babes! I just wanted to wish you all a quick Merry Christmas before the day gets on! I took this photo with my new Selfie Stick haha!

Have a lovely day with your family and friends & I'm sending love to those who are maybe having a difficult time as well. 

I'm about to go have my Christmas lunch so I'll see you guys soon...have a good one 

Love Holly Anastasia X

Nutcrackers

TOP: NEW LOOK / SKIRT: RIVER ISLAND / JEWELLERY: TOPSHOP / BAG: H&M / HEELS: MISSGUIDED / SUNGLASSES: ASOS
PHOTOGRAPHY: KATIE BRILL / STYLING HOLLY ANASTASIA EDWARDS

It's Christmas Eve! I'm so excited and having such a good time with my family. We've just come back from Sheffield and I've finally finished buying the last of my Christmas presents, phew. I think I'm coming down with a cold, as is my sister, but hopefully it'll pass quickly. 

This post was originally going to be some other photos but I was looking through these and saw the Nutcrackers in some of the photos and thought they were appropriate. I love this outfit and it's very sixties with the mix of monochrome. I think this outfit went amazingly with the setting of Piccadilly behind. It was so busy when we went and it was quite funny trying to get pictures.

It's so weird looking at my hair in these photos as it looks so different now. Unless you follow me on Instagram you won't have seen it since I had it done! I'll try and get some pictures up soon.

What is everyone doing tonight for Christmas Eve? Have a lovely time pups XO

Joe & The Juice


JACKET: SAINSBURYS TU / JEANS & JEWELLERY: TOSHOP / SHOES: MISSGUIDED / GLASSES: ASOS
PHOTOGRAPHY: KATIE BRILL / STYLING: HOLLY ANASTASIA EDWARDS

Some pictures from an outfit we shot in Joe & The Juice. I love this cafe and they serve the most amazing juices and sandwiches. The one I'm drinking here is the Ironman which gives you energy, which is what we needed on that day haha. 

This outfit is a more casual one and I think it's a nice one for a day out as well. These jeans are Katie's but we're exactly the same jean size in Topshop jeans so they fitted perfectly. I love the mix of the casual blue jeans and the gold accessories. The shoes are from Missguided, which I brought with another pair (you can see in this outfit), and I love them. I can't wear them anymore because it's so cold but these camel coloured ones are so comfortable to wear. I think the shoes dress down the outfit for a more casual look which I really like.

I had such a good birthday yesterday and it was so lovely to see my family. I got some amazing presents from my friends & family and I can't wait to show you a few... One of them was a selfie remote which I thought was so funny.

I did try and get some photos of my dress yesterday but they didn't turn out well so I'll try again today whilst I shoot something else for you to see. Tomorrow I'm going out with my friends which will be so fun but friday will be tiring haha. 

Love Anastasia X

Juice.



Here's some preview shots from London. I love this juice bar Joe & The Juice and when we shot here the staff were so nice. Go there if you get the chance! Can't wait to show you the full outfit soon.

I've finished my penultimate week of school before the Christmas holidays and I'm so happy I'm almost done. Only a week to go! 

On Tuesday it's my birthday so I'm hoping to get a post up of my outfit as I'm going out to the pub & a meal. Fingers crossed I'll get that done too. Such an exciting weekend as well! I'll tell you about it soon. 

Love X

Our Work Is Never Done.



COAT: ASOS (BARNEY'S ORIGINALS) / JEANS & JEWELLERY: TOPSHOP / SHOES: MISSGUIDED / BAG: H&M 
PHOTOGRAPHY: KATIE BRILL / STYLING: HOLLY ANASTASIA EDWARDS

This quote is quite a relevant one and one I love a lot. 'Our work is never done'. There's always going to be another challenge, another goal or another person to help.  Although I do have the occasional lie-in on a weekend, I love to be active, motivated and have some sort of direction to be heading in. I think there's something so admirable in a person who works continuously to achieve. One of the things that makes me happy is when people start doing something they love; like a job, dream or goal they have in their life. I find that really inspiring.

Recently inspiration has come in the form of Danny Baldwin's photography. I went to the V&A with school and attended his talk about his journey into fashion photography and what advice he gives to people trying to get into the creative industries and it was actually really engaging. After the talk I found his photography and there was one editorial shoot he did for Hunger Magazine - 'Man v Man'. I've started to create some artwork based on his work so once it's finished I might show you guys.

This outfit relates back to inspiration as this was the first look for our shoot in London a few weeks back. We stepped up from the tube into an amazing sky onto Oxford Street and for some reason it felt so inspiring, although I've been there many times...

This fur jacket is soo gorgeous isn't it? I saw it on Isabella Thordsen's instagram and instantly fell in love. I got it on ASOS although the brand is Barney's Originals. It's such a gorgeous soft touch, really lightweight and I love the ombré colouring. I think this look is perfectly simple, as there's no need for anything jazzy with this fur going on. The cat eye sunglasses also finish off the outfit and make it a bit cleaner, in contrast with the fur. I finished the look with simple gold accessories; some shaped rings and a cuff. Very simple additions but I feel that they lift the outfit and emphasis the coat a bit as well.

Today I'm going to get my hair done and I'm soo excited. The run up to my birthday is a good one this year and I've got things happening every day. I'll show you my new hair after its done - maybe tomorrow!

Love from Anastasia X




Anastasia.

TOP: NEW LOOK / COAT: TOPSHOP / JEANS: WE RUN THIS / SHOES: MISSGUIDED

PHOTOGRAPHY: KATIE BRILL / STYLING : HOLLY ANASTASIA EDWARDS

Late nights late nights.. agh my life at the moment. So stressful. I've got a drama exam tomorrow (wish me luck), then after that I've got 4 birthdays to celebrate, one of which is mine... Then Christmas and a few parties between that. Busy, as always! I never realise how busy I really am until I write it all down and realise I have no free days haha. Oh well, that's december. 

I had been thinking about names today and why they define people so much, something got me thinking last night. So I thought I'd name this post Anastasia. It's funny because Anastasia isn't even my first name, although most people assume it is, and it is such big a part of my life now. In case you were wondering, My name is Holly & Anastasia is my middle name - I'm not being shady haha. 

These jeans are incredible aren't they? I got them from a new store called We Run This, they've got some really amazing pieces and it's all quite interesting as well. I love it - check them out if you want. The pairing of these high waisted jeans and the turtle neck is quite cool and creates quite a contrast. I've also fallen in love with heels & blue jeans; before we shot this outfit I wasn't loving it at all but after looking at some inspiration it felt better and I think it worked really well. 

Tonight...I've just been running drama lines and listening to Katie Melua - A wonderful voice. I can't wait to wake up on friday knowing that my drama exam is over. What a feeling that will be...

Love X

Two Seasons.


Some previews of the Motel Rocks Press Day and Liberty London; I've taken some more on my phone and I've got the ones on my camera so there'll be more to come. Who likes my Seekers Of The Sun tattoos? It felt weird going to look at Swimsuits then christmas decorations in the same few hours, like two seasons. 

My Drama exam is all over and now I'm free-ish to do other things, finally. Can't wait to get on with festive parties and things! Exciting! I've still got to decide what to wear for my work christmas party which is next week...Stress! 

My hair appointment is all booked and I can't wait to get it done ready for my birthday. Maybe I'll keep it as surprise what I'm getting? Haven't decided yet...

What are you guys up to? 
X


Sloane Square.

COAT: RIVER ISLAND / TOP: NEW LOOK / JEANS & SHOES: TOPSHOP
PHOTOGRAPHY: KATIE BRILL / STYLING HOLLY ANASTASIA

Sloane Square was a lovely place to shoot this outfit and when we got there, not many people were there so we had time to get some great shots. Do you like it? This outfit is a go-to as it's Black & Camel, which is so easy to chuck on. I think some black leather chelsea boots would've been nice to wear with this but I don't own any yet, I've only got my brown ones. I adore this River Island coat, it's become my staple coat. Although sometimes it becomes the main focus in my outfits, like in this one, as I wear a lot of black haha!

I went to the Motel Rocks Press Day yesterday and met some lovely girls including Chidera - (The Slumflower), Jen (Jen Electro) & Chanel (Chanelly). They were so lovely and their blogs are beaut, so check them out as well! I got some Fudge Urban hairspray and some other gifts in the goodie bags which I'm excited to use.

Today felt so long and I've got work in a bit so I won't be back until late, which sucks. Tomorrow I've got an evening off so I'll focus on my work and maybe set up another post if I have time. There's a long to-do list I've got to complete so that's gonna be a long one. Although some of it includes a haircut & birthday antics, so it's not all bad! I might show you the inspiration for my hair, maybe? 

Love from Anastasia X

Anastasia On Instagram




Hey pups, how are you? If you haven't already, find me on instagram & follow for more fashion inspiration, some selfies & quotes! I love instagram as it's where I find the most inspiration for outfits, photography  and other ideas. If you have instagram let me know in the comments or tweet me and I might give you a follow so I can grab some more inspo! 


Today I'm going to the Motel Rocks SS15 Press Day to look at their new swimwear and clothing for Spring/Summer. I'm so excited! Although, I'm going to Liberties London after to look at the Christmas shop and I feel like I'll have gone through the seasons within an hour or two haha! I'll be taking lots of photos hopefully that might appear soon as well. 

On a side note - who's heard Beyoncé's new song 7/11? I love it so much, it's so sassy! The video is a little homemade one of Bey running around in different outfits with her dancers and I'd recommend you to watch it (especially if you love Beyoncé) That'll definitely be my tune of choice on my journey today. 

Hope you're all well,
Love XO

Autumn Leaves.


CAP: MISSGUIDED / SHIRT: RIVER ISLAND / TOP, JEANS & SHOES: ALL TOPSHOP
PHOTOGRAPHY: KATIE BRILL / STYLING HOLLY ANASTASIA EDWARDS

Wassuppp babes? 
I've been waiting to show you these photos before the leaves fell off the trees, I love this setting so much. It feels so Autumnal and perfect. My mum always used to point out the autumn leaves on car journeys and they're always such beautiful colours aren't they? 

I don't think I would wear this outfit loads out, I'd probably tie something round my waist, or layer another shirt underneath to make it warmer for the weather now. I love the green tartan against the clean white jeans, it keeps the focus on the shirt. The shirt is actually a dress from River Island, has anyone got it? I have worn it as a dress but the oversized shirt works well too.

The jewellery adds so much to the outfit, as always it's gold rings & things. I love this bracelet I got from my friend Tallulah about 3 years ago - it used to have a heart hanging from it, but I think it's simplicity without it is lovely too. It's such a casual outfit and my shoes are super comfy too. Croc print is something I've been loving and I've now got 2 pairs of croc print shoes! 

Katie and I had such a funny time shooting these photos - apparently changing in an empty car park isn't as easy as it seems haha...

I had such a mare with spelling the word 'leaves'. Silly I know, but I had a mental blank! I guess it's just been a busy week. I've got a deadline on Friday and still have so much work to do for it, work work work is all I'll be doing. I do have a slight release on Friday as I'm going to visit my Mum for a few days with friends, which will be lovely and good to relax in the countryside.

What are you pups up to? 
Speaking of Pups - We're getting a new puppy in february! We're thinking of names and we've got some good ideas so far. Any good suggestions? Let me know.

Loveee xo













British Mens Collective.

I know I promised an outfit post this week but there were some problems with the photos so I'll get them up ASAP! In the meantime, here's a look at some Mens Fashion in Bicester Village.

Working in Bicester Village has it's perks; being a centre of high fashion, it sees many collections and exhibits coming through and one in particular that caught my attention was the British Mens Collective curated by GQ. This collective saw many different designers and although I wasn't in the Village for the launch, I took a look a few weeks ago and it was so exciting. 































I've only recently become interested in Menswear but it's become such a big thing for me and the British Mens Collective has inspired me to look into it more. The thing I loved most about the designers' work was the different materials, the prints and the shapes included. 

Two of my favourite designers from the collective were Kit Neale and James Long. I love the prints in Kit Neales work as they're so vibrant and different. These pieces would work so well altogether to create an energetic outfit and in contrast if you used only one item, it would be a simple statement piece. James Long's designs interest me because of the materials. I love mesh material and I think the use of the mesh in a jacket and overlay t-shirts is so amazing. The mesh just gives it an urban feel and  it adds more texture to an outfit. 
 I can't wait for the new menswear shoot I've got coming up and we've got some really great models to work with. At the moment I'm sorting out the looks they'll wear and getting some photography inspiration, and it's making me really excited! 

Love From, Anastasia X

Girl Boss.

COAT: H&M / SCARF H&M / TOP TOPSHOP SIMILAR/ SKIRT H&M / SHOES MISSGUIDED

Babesss, how are you? You don't understand how excited I've been for this set of photos to start being released! Me & Katie worked really hard on these; how beautiful is Katie's photography!

This outfit is more of a transitional outfit and it works well to keep you warm as well as taking advantage and wearing no tights when it's not crazy cold. Of course Britain is keeping us guessing at the moment and there's some random warmer days. 

This coat is a fave as it is light and allows you to layer up underneath - which is what I love to do when it gets colder. A huge scarf is a must as it's getting colder and this one is Katie's, I wish I had one like it.

We shot these photos in a cute pub called the Long Dog, I love the setting here with this outfit. I've also started reading Girl Boss, which is an exciting read - although I'm not a fast reader I'm getting through it haha!

At the moment I'm at my friends house for tea. When I get home I've got to iron loads of clothes, tidy my room & do my graphic design work...I am living the dream hunnies!

What do you think of the photos? 
Love from Anastasia XO

From London With Love



Burberry has become one of my favourite designers recently and this video made me love them even more. The dancing and clothes work so well. And how could you not love Romeo Beckham, he's the sweetest. I thought I'd share this with you before bed...late night I know, working hard obviously.

Night pups XO

Sunday.



Today is going to be a chilled sunday; I've had quite a good weekend so far and managed to catch up on some sleep which is good. I worked on Friday & Saturday so today will be my day off. I came home last night to my new ASOS order & the new ELLE with Emma Watson on the cover. Isn't she so beautiful! Her interview is focused on her recent UN speech on Feminism and I'm excited to read it. ELLE always has such great inspiration & fashion editorials and I'm hoping they'll inspire me for when I go back to school tomorrow.

I've had such a good but tiring holiday and now I'm ready to get back into a routine and do some work. I know I'm the minority who actually looks forward to going back to school but I love seeing everyone. 

For now though, I'm happy listening to Sam Smith & George Ezra and pottering around for a bit- I'll savour that while it lasts. Have I told you that my friend Molly and I are going to see George Ezra in February? We got tickets on Friday! I'm so excited as I've wanted to see him live for ages, and now I can! 

I hope you guys have a good week coming up! Can't wait to show you some new photos soon babies! 
Love From Anastasia X



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