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Fun and Fearless

It was July 2011, I was 16 and Rihanna was the only girl in the world finding love in a hopeless place. I had just bought my first Cosmopolitan magazine and if I remember correctly, neon tribal patterns were rife in River Island. In the editor’s letter of August 2011, Louise Court wrote that ‘Cosmo’s mantra is all about helping women get the most out of life’ – between that and noticing FOR FUN FEARLESS FEMALES printed along the magazine spine, I was hooked and consequently added a new issue to my shelf every month. Whether it be beauty, style or career advice, the Cosmopolitan empire has me covered and lately I’ve been turning to for some late night reading –  check this out by the way, Laura Capon always makes me LOL! To this day, the editor’s letter is still the page I look forward to reading as it always inspires me and this month is no exception. The August 2017 issue is such a good read and this time, Farrah Storr details her own …

Blogger’s Guide to Writer’s Block

It’s been two weeks since I began posting 4 times a week (Monday-Thursday at 7pm) on EKD and I just knew writer’s block would strike sooner or later. So instead of driving myself crazy trying to create content that I don’t love, I thought I’d share my tips for when you’re creatively stifled. Stop right now, thank you very much If you’re struggling with what to write, be it a blog post or essay – walk away. I find taking a few hours off is the best way to refresh your creative juice. I also try to keep my mind busy, which may include binge watching Pretty Little Liars – Hey, whatever works for you. Check yourself before you wreck yourself When I can’t find the words or the creative to begin a blog post, I read my own blog. Going back through old posts really helps me to get back into my groove and usually inspires something new. This way, I am reminded of my writing style, which stops me from pushing out content that …

Beauty Sleep

Seeing as I proclaim to live a #chicvibesonly life, I decided it was about time I picked up some luxury bedtime necessities to enrich my sleep and since Blair Waldorf spent all 6 seasons sleeping on silk, I couldn’t help but wonder why I didn’t. So, I ventured onto the online haven of Amazon and ordered a silk pillowcase… Prime delivery has a certain allure, don’t you think? After spending an embarrassing amount of time ironing said pillowcase, I was then struck with the thought that I didn’t have a supportive pillow with which to use it. For someone who spends countless hours watching Netflix or writing blog posts from my bed, my pillow game is not strong at all and my neck knows it. This is where my Eve Sleep pillows come in… Not only are they hypoallergenic, but they’re made from a contouring memory foam that offers optimal support for even the most restless sleeper, like myself. I’ve struggled with neck and back pain for numerous years, especially first thing in the morning and …

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


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