STEAL HER STYLE: Blake Lively | Victoria Jiju

Blake has always had effortless style from screen to street. So with this post I am going to show you how you can steal her style for a little less. It may not mimic the exact outfit but it most definitely gives off a classy essence for a more high street price tag. It also shows how to rock one colour head-to-toe but using different textures really makes everything so chic.  This skirt ( Dorothy Perkins ) goes a little over the knee whilst Blake's goes just above but you can't complain for the £14.40 price tag. If you want one a little more similar to Blake's with the faux zipped pockets click here . It has more of Blake's vibe however it does come with a £139.00 price tag.   Mimicking the 3/4 sleeve knitted jumper theme, I have found this little gem from H&M for a bargain price of £8.99.     When trying to locate a bag similar to Blake's I had a little more difficulty. However I think this one from Topshop for £25 is a great alternative,

Saving Pennies...Mind Over Matter | Victoria Jiju

Ironically whilst I have titled this post saving pennies that’s not exactly what I’m doing. Rather I am changing my mindset about items/products which has ultimately resulted in saving money. As a couple my husband and I stick to a pretty tight budget. For a long time this has got us both down as we haven't always been able to purchase or get everything we want.One thing we have come to realise is that when you don’t have a lot of money, it often becomes easy for negative-talk to become part of your every-day life. For example: I’m bored, we can’t afford to do anything, we are  constantly struggling and so on and so forth. However, after reading one of the chapters of 'You are a Badass' by Jen Sincero I came to realise that ones self-talk really does effect how you can feel in a financially tight situation.  Examples   I wish I could afford to go to the cinema........I am lucky to have Netflix and many TV shows at my fingertips, I have thousands of optio