18/01/2015

Favourite iPhone Apps


I'm pretty much glued to my iPhone (aren't we all?) and I'm always on the hunt for new and exciting apps to jazz up my life. Besides the obvious Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat etc, here are a few of my current faves that might be worth a download. 

1. VSCO Cam 
I pondered through a few image editing apps before discovering the joy that is VSCO Cam. I use this app for pretty much every photo I post to Instagram and really love the filters and effects that the editing tools give. Although once a Valencia girl through and through, I'm kinda over the traditional Instagram filters and prefer to use VSCO Cam as a quick and easy alternative. My favourite filter is called 'F2' and gives exactly the right amount of vibrance and low contrast to my pictures.

2. Weather + 
Is it weird to love a weather app? I swear by weather plus and use it multiple times a day. What I like about this weather app rather than the tradition iPhone one is the layout and cool visual effects, plus I find it altogether a lot simpler to use.

3. CityMapper
Living in London, CityMapper is a MUST. My life and my saviour, this app is excellently designed to work out routes and transportation to get you to your destination. As well as proving times and costs, CityMapper can track where your location, notifying you with travel alerts and when to change transportation. I only downloaded this app fairly recently and now I can't imagine my day without it!

4. Uber Facts
I'm a self-confessed geek and there's not much I love more than learning new things. As weird as it may sound, I'm a little obsessed with reading facts and taking in as much information as I can everyday. The UberFacts app is great as a pastime and has done wonders to increasing my general knowledge (nerd comment). I tend to use this app whilst winding down at night before falling asleep.

5. Depop
I don't know about you, but I own way too many clothes, half of which never even get to see the light of day and lie deep within the clutter that is my wardrobe. Every now and then, I love to have a wardrobe clear out and rather than recyling or throwing out clothes, Depop is a network of buyers and sellers that makes closet clear outs a whole lot simpler! Selling items on the app is a great way of making extra cash, plus you can buy some fabulous pre-loved pieces by some of the world's top bloggers. Make sure to download the app and sign up today. You can check out my account by searching @helloomonica, I'll be adding new bits this week!

What iPhone apps are you loving lately? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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14/01/2015

Emerald Green


I've been pretty much living in this outfit over the past month or so, having discovered this beautiful green faux fur coat on the Bershka website. I've been wanting a coat exactly like this for so long and after many months of scouring the internet, I finally found it! The emerald green shade is a stunning striking colour and adds a hint off glamour to my otherwise boring all black outfits. I'm not really sure how I survived without a pair of leather trousers in my wardrobe prior to this season, as they have fast become my go-to bottoms.
These photos were snapped by my brother Robin whilst taking a trip to London Zoo last week. I'm really enjoying settling back into London life and I'm excited for the next few months ahead.

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Wearing: Green faux fur coat: Bershka (similar here) | Black Sheer Fluffy Jumper: Twist X Turn (similar here) | Faux Leather Trousers: H&M (similar here) | Chunky Heeled Boots: H&M (similar here) | Grey Satchel: c/o Marks & Spencer |


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09/01/2015

Moving Back To London


After having spent a lovely few weeks at home in North Yorkshire, I've now moved into my new flat in London. I'm really excited to be back in this incredible city and although I'm still dreaming of New York, I'm happy to call London my home for the foreseeable future!
I'm starting my work placement at Ralph Lauren next week and I'm sure I'll do a post shortly explaining a little a bit about my role and the experience.
I'm really looking forward to sharing my journey throughout 2015 on this blog, so thanks to everyone for sticking around! My goals for this year? Stay motivated, travel more and to continue achieving great things!

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05/01/2015

Red Roses

Happy New Year to all my followers! Sorry I've been a little off the radar over the past few weeks, its been a pretty crazy time lately after moving back to Yorkshire from New York before Christmas and being in London for New Year, I'm a bit all over the place! I actually shot this beautiful matching set before Christmas with the help of my sister, but have only just got round to posting! Infact, I've barely even been on my laptop these past couple of weeks so I'm crazy behind on blogs and everything else!
Having been living out of just one suitcase for the past few months in New York, its been great to be reunited with my clothes and shoes (seriously though). I rediscovered little gems such as these Primark heeled loafers which I'm sure will be getting their fair share of wear in 2015!

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Wearing: Rose Print Top: c/o Get The Label | Rose Print Trousers: c/o Get The Label | Black Faux Fur Gilet: H&M (similar) | Black Fedora Hat: c/o Chicwish (similar) | Patent Heeled Loafers: Primark  (similar) | Watch: The Watch Hut (similar) |

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28/12/2014

New York City: A Reflection


Writing this post means it is the end of my time in New York. As excited as I am to see my friends and family back home over Christmas time, I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE the city.
New York has certainly lived up and even surpassed expectations. Manhattan is an incredible environment to live in and I literally would not change a thing about my time here.
I must encourage anyone and everyone to visit in their lifetime. I was lucky enough to have a study abroad opportunity through my Fashion Management degree at London College Of Fashion and could not be more thankful and grateful that I had the chance to live my dream. I'm also really proud of myself and proud of what I've achieved while Stateside. I hope I can inspire others to do the same, as life is too short.
I feel like I've matured a lot whilst living in New York. Living in a big city has taught me to be a stronger person, kept me motivated, to be street savvy but also to have fun. I'd love to live in New York again in the future and I really really really hope I get the opportunity. I don't mean to sound really cliché(but I guess I'm going to anyway) but I'm just so happy here and actually getting emotional at the thought of saying goodbye to the city that I've fallen in love with.
So what will I be up to for the next few months? I shall be moving back to London in January to start at 6 month paid work placement at Ralph Lauren head office. I'm excited to be working for such a world-renowned brand and I'm looking forward to learning new things along the way. I'll then be returning to LCF for the final year of my course.
Without a shadow of a doubt, these past few months have been the BEST ever and I can't believe I'm having to say goodbye to my friends and this wonderful city. Below I've shared a few of my favourite snaps from my trip. New York, you have my heart.

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