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The Cosmopolitan Self Made Summit and Leaving My Comfort Zone

For the past 5 years, you would’ve found me slouched at my desk with uni books sprawled across the floor, as I endeavoured to study for my English Open University degree… Studying from home in my pyjamas has been my comfort zone for so many years that recently, I’ve began thinking about my next steps and posing questions like, where am I going to live? How am I going to manage? and, will anyone actually hire me? With all that came the ultimate panic most soon-to-be-graduates feel when they arrive at the last few weeks of education and start to contemplate leaving the assured zone of comfort. My impending freedom almost feels too daunting to celebrate as the overwhelming panic of essay stress is beginning to evolve into the anxiety of actually building a life. This is when I found myself on Eventbrite, investing in my future by paying £50 for a ticket to attend the Cosmopolitan Self Made Summit, which described itself as ‘the event that will change your life.’ I attended the Summit last month …

Feelin’ 22

It’s Wednesday 22nd March and it’s my 22nd Birthday next week. I’ve had to stop writing and search out Taylor Swifts’ album Red, so I can write about feeling twenty-two whilst singing 22. Whilst planning a Birthday dinner at my favourite restaurant, it occurred to me that no respectable party was without invites and so I turned to my go-to stationary site Papier and found the invitations my chic vibes only status would approve of – naturally this included a yellow striped envelope because yellow really is the colour of the season, if you didn’t already know. For a whole host of reasons, my birthday this year feels so much more than it has ever done previously. After a Dior filled 21st, I didn’t think I could top it so soon however, with new season Gucci vibes, an Italian adventure and the dinner party of my dreams with some truly fab friends – Feelin’ 22 has never felt better.   X EKD

INWD

This morning, without even realising it was INWD, my Dad reminded me that:  “You are strong and you are capable. You can do anything you set your mind to.”   May the words of my hero resonate with you, because we are strong and we are capable and we can do anything. Happy International Women’s Day ’17! Feminist… always.   EKD X

V Day in 200 Words

My friends thought I was kidding when I jested that I’d be spending Valentines alone with my cats… It’s become a sort of tradition for me to be hunched uncomfortably over my university textbooks for the duration of ‘New Michael Kors watch from my boy!’ and Lucky girl hashtags. Although, this time last year I had just bought my Dior bag yesterday and was working all day today. I remember I didn’t mind at all because who needs love when you have a Lady? My lips aren’t red; my nails aren’t either however; I have reached the point where I need a manicure more than I need £20. I also have no intention of watching P.S I Love You, which I actually never liked anyway. But, at the risk of feeling lonely I did do a last minute Charbonnel order, you know just so I have something to spend V day with. For fear of working too hard on my grammar essay (never going to happen), I’m going to begin mapping my heart because I do …

Who Likes Change Anyway?

When I consider the prospect of change, my abrupt reaction has always been, “oh no! I don’t like change!” However, the past year has been filled with change – the majority of which has been pretty wonderful… This got me thinking about the changes which are coming in the upcoming months and after dwelling far too deeply, I found myself tearful on platform 3 of Piccadilly train station. Lovely… Basically, my best friend is relocating to live her Italian dream – I couldn’t be happier for you bella! But life won’t be the same without you. I also finish my degree in 4 months’ time. My five-year endeavor is coming to an end, thank goodness. However, will I relish in the accomplishment? Or crumble trying to hustle and see first hand if one really can have it all? Oh and my sister is getting married! The most anticipated event in the family calendar to date is rapidly approaching – Soon, my sister will no longer be a Miss E Dale. I guess the advantage of having your best friend located …

All The Vibes of 2016

I’d like to think that with every passing year, EKD is all the wiser and this year, I actually feel I am. Well when I say wiser, perhaps I mean happier? or content? or maybe this is just how one feels when the notion Gucci is life is finally realised? This year, I began to feel like myself – Yes I know, what a peculiar idea. But it’s true, I’ve never felt more like myself than I do now and I believe this has somewhat contributed to the overall success of my 21st year. I spent too much time on trains this year however, I refined the art of clutching my handbag in my lap whilst snoozing ungracefully on a 7am commute. I also ate more Italian food than ever and found myself eagerly planning all the trips I intend to take in 2017. My list is as follows (in no particular order) Rome, Florence, Milan and Paris. This list, which is constantly being added to, will be completed by next Christmas and I can’t …

Picture Perfect

Recently, I’ve been looking for photos from when I was growing up, and I couldn’t find any! Probably because they’re being preserved in old phones and really, who still has their Sony Ericsson 580i charger? Now however, I take almost all my photos on a Nikon DSLR, which forces me to actually save them somewhere, opposed to having them sit on my iPhone camera roll. My parents have many baby and holiday albums filled with actual photographs, something that seems slightly dated in our modern culture – where the only albums one might have are on Facebook. And so, on Tuesday I found myself adding my favourite images to photobox and despite the fact that I ended up ordering photographs that are mostly from my blog (and some just of shoes!) I adore being able to have something tangible. I’m feeling pretty excited to frame/album these now, I just can’t believe I haven’t done this sooner.   EKD X

Vibes 1.11.16

Currently Posting on Instagram Stories – All about those chic vibes! Missing Thomas’s at Burberry Regent Street! Wearing My Posh Spice shoes from ASOS…I am obsessed, so I bought a silver pair too! Loving Spending time with friends Feeling My revamped logo! Drinking Champagne! A strawb on the side is an essential Listening Starving, Hailee Steinfeld ft. Zedd! Hating That my Jet Black iPhone 7 won’t arrive for 2 more weeks! Reading The Coveteur book! It’s INSANSE Styling I love having this in my collection! EKD X

21

On Thursday 31st March, I celebrated my 21st Birthday. Who am I kidding? I celebrated my birthday for about three weeks, and it was utterly wonderful. The preparations began back in January, when I went scouting for my gift, the gift I would buy for myself and one that was fitting for a 21st. I initially wandered into Chanel, thinking an iconic Double Flap would be my bag of choice, as I have lusted after one for 10 years. However, I didn’t have the princess moment I was hoping for and swiftly drifted in and then out again of Saint Laurent, again with disappointment. Surprised at my lack of interest thus far yet still eager as ever, I found myself seated elegantly in Christian Dior, supping champagne (something I never usually do!) and admiring a Lady. It was exactly a month later that I purchased my large Lady Dior bag in black lambskin with gold-tone hardware. I felt like Princess Diana and it was romantic and magical… exactly how I imagined and hoped it would …

Rad T-Shirts

Despite the fact that I aim for #chicvibes when I get dressed in the morning, somedays I do just want to throw on my 501’s and be casually comfortable, this is when I search out a great tee. I have linen t-shirts from Zara that I adore and navy tees from Whistles which are probably the most flattering t-shirts ever! However, a sassy slogan t-shirt is such a cute addition to anyones wardrobe, my favourites are from Rad.  Rad t-shirts are 100% cotton and they offer both casual and slim fit options, not to mention a whole array of innovative and sassy slogans. They fit well, wash well and are perfect to wear through the summer months with sneakers and jean shorts! I would never usually gravitate towards slogan tee’s for myself however, these two from Rad are so me, I just had to pick them up! What are your thoughts on slogan t-shirts? Are you with me and dressing for comfort?   EKD X