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So last night I attended a Banana republic VIP fashion event that was both showcasing the new Spring/Summer collection and also raising money for the Dress for Success charity. 
Before I go any further about what I wore, I want to quickly talk about this awesome charity. These guys are quietly doing some amazing work helping women who are down on their luck, dress and look the part for their job interviews and consequently when they get the job. Check out their site if you get a chance, I’ve linked to it above. You can donate clothes, your time or money, it’s such a worthwhile cause. Ok I’ve done my little plug, back to the fashion:-)

Now, obviously I wasn’t there as a VIP guest (I wish)! Hmmmmn I’m kind of selling myself a little short here, I just realised. I mean, why wouldn’t I be there as a VIP guest? I can be vip too, if I want to right? Who gets to decide things anyway! Alas on this occasion I was in work mode, I got lost a little in all that vip talk, let me regroup and carry on, *deep breathe*. Phew, ok so I was on the clock, modelling the spring/summer collection for their VIPs. What usually happens, (to me anyway) on these kind of jobs, is that half the time I don’t like the clothes they make me wear so I literally just pretend that I look like a million bucks, whilst counting down till I can take it off and wear my own stuff;-). Oops, I guess I shouldn’t really say that should I? Maybe I should rephrase that to be a little more ‘PC’……..nah, on second thoughts maybe not. Moving right along…… View Post

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I’ve been wanting to have breakfast at Andina London restaurant for a very long time. Ever since I heard about their famous quinoa and amaranth porridge.

So Andina situated at 1 Redchurch street in shoreditch, describes themselves as a modern Picanteria – an all-day pioneering restaurant serving healthy food and drinks inspired by the Peruvian Andes.
They serve food all day from breakfast, lunch and in the evening it turns into THE place to be in shoreditch, with a lot of people stopping off for dinner and cocktails before hitting the trendy nightlife in the area.
I had a solo breakfast here on a a very quiet Monday morning, so I didn’t experience the ‘buzz’ everyone tells me about, which was just fine with me. It’s not a particularly huge space, but it’s very cozy and the staff were super helpful. View Post

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10 things I wish could tell my 16 year old self actually came about during a hilarious throwback conversation with a friend of mine at work today. We were pretty much reminiscing about some of the fashion crimes we committed during our teenage years. Does anybody remember that Christina Aguilera song, Dirrty? OMG!! I was so obsessed with her, I literally wanted to be her. Ewwwwwwww! Those super low rise jeans? Cringe!!!!! Anyway, it got me thinking….if I had a time machine and could go back and talk to my 16 year old self, what would I tell her? This is what I came up with…...

1. Act your age.

Please don’t be in a hurry to grow up. Enjoy being young, play more, watch Sabrina the teenage witch, have fun and just be a teenager. Growing up is so overrated, I mean seriously! It comes with responsibilities, bills, bills, more bills, oh and did I mention bills?? You get the picture right? View Post

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A message for you

 

I have a message for you, I say YOU because I believe it will resonate with whoever it is supposed to reach. So I literally had one of the most bizarre of days today, you know those random days when you get people that you thought were in your past suddenly popping up out of nowhere? Yup, that was me today. I guess sometimes we get these triggers and they take us back to those moments of vulnerability where we feel uncertain about ourselves. I’m probably going to write a blog post about it, but for now I want to say……. View Post

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The best of Amanda Millie

Wait what? The best of Amanda Millie week two, you say?? Ok is it me, or does it just feel like the days are flying by lately? I mean, you wake up and BAM!!! Before you know it, you’re back in bed and wrapping up the day. I don’t know about you, but I could really use some kind of pause button, or maybe I’m just getting old and starting to sound like those old women that complain about the weather and lack of time. Before I lose my train of thought, let’s just get straight to the weekly recap, shall we?  View Post

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