On 22nd September 2014, we had to say our goodbyes to our handsome boy.  It’s been a very hard and emotional time the past few days but I wanted to write a little tribute to him as he meant so much to all of us.  He had an impact on many peoples lives, some at first were scared but they soon realised what a little softie he really was.  A strong dog, who would never show any fear.  Our guard and our protector.  He used to wait up for me to come home, whether it was 11pm or 2am, as soon as I would come in, he would come to see me.. follow me up the stairs, then sit and wait outside my door until my lights went out.  I would hear him go up the stairs to my mum and dad’s room, thats when my parents knew I was home safe and sound.  He would sit in the kitchen whilst mum made dinner every night and when we were loading the dishwasher he would always be there trying to lick the plates and the cutlery before they were cleaned.  I will always remember when we went to pick a dog, we walked in and one puppy really stood out for me.  He followed me everywhere I went and just wanted to be next to me.  That’s why we chose him.  That’s when we knew he was the perfect dog for us.  He protected me from that day and as my younger sisters grew older, he done the same for them.  He is an unforgettable dog and used to do the funniest of things.

Life isn’t the same same without him, 

He has left a massive hole in our hearts.  

Although we will never forget him, 

everyday is still so hard.  

We know he wouldn’t want us to be upset,

but we had to put him first.  

We never wanted to watch him suffer,

because he was just the best. 

I feel like I have lost a brother, a guard and my best friend.  He was the best dog we could of asked for.  I am still finding things so hard, we all are.  But we never wanted to watch him suffer, he didn’t deserve that.  He was such a good dog, so we could never put him through it.   He was with us for 13 years and had the best life he could have possibly had.  But I still miss him like mad.  I can’t help but think about him every hour, of every day.  I understand why we had to do what we done.  But obviously, I wish we could go back and change things.  But that’s life, one day we will be reunited for sure.  Until then, I know he is still with me and my family,  I know it.

I love you Buster boy, forever and always. 

I have recently discovered a gorgeous collection of sterling silver jewellery. The company is “Distinctive Silver” (www.distinctivesilver.com) which is based in the world famous Hatton Garden, London.

The affordable and quality jewellery is distinctive and beautiful. Every piece is styled after the hottest new looks and crafted in small batches to offer their customers a level of exclusivity not found anywhere else.

My favourite piece is the “Hoop too Hoop Necklace” which is in their Statement Collection. This is from a batch of only 4 pieces.

Add a touch of elegance to any evening outfit with this stunning necklace.

Crafted from exquisite 925 sterling silver with round-shaped links. At 40 inches in length, it gently nestles up to the wearer’s lower neck area. A nice size without loosing elegance and looking too bulky. Wear this sophisticated piece over a plain top or dress for maximum impact.

This necklace is priced at £49.99. All orders come beautifully boxed and with free delivery. This would make the perfect present.

As a special offer to all my blog readers, Distinctive Silver are offering £15 off the price of this necklace.  To take advantage of this offer use “HOOPENVOGUE” when you make your purchase at the online checkout.

Last weekend, I needed an emergency shopping trip.  Due to a massive white sack of my shoes being left in France.  That’s another story!!! I was in desperate need of some new shoes.. obviously, I couldn’t go out and just get some shoes, I needed outfits too!! It was my birthday celebrations, of course I did!

I found this gorgeous 2 piece from Miss Selfridge, I was over the moon with my new purchase.  I felt so comfortable wearing it, however, on the other hand my shoes were very painful! But a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.. I managed, of course!!

I wore this outfit to the Sugar Hut in Brentwood.  I posted the picture (below) on my Instagram/Twitter and Facebook pages and I have been asked several times where my outfit was from!  So, I thought the best thing to do was to post about my outfit on here.

I absolutely love shopping as you will find out when you read more about me.  With regards to shopping, I could spend so much money on clothes/shoes because I love updating my wardrobe (probably a little too much really!)  I just can’t help myself, my friends and family have to connivence me not to spend my money.. I sometimes listen!

Let me know what you think about my outfit choice!

Black & White, 2 piece – Miss Selfridge, Black crop top – Miss Selfridge, Black heels – Bank Fashion, Black & White clutch bag – Ted Baker

While scrolling through my twitter recently, I came across @DBDTB. I gathered she was a young girl who was raising awareness for bullying, one thing I really hate.. so for me it was amazing to see how many people were inspired by such a young girl.

As soon as I found about about what Amy done, I immediately wanted to wish her the best of luck but as I was so inspired by her, I wanted to write about her on my blog and show how she raises awareness.

Bullying is something that has happened for a long time but as things like Twitter/Facebook/Instagram get more and more popular, the bullying gets worse.

I decided to get in touch with Amy and find out what made her start her own campaign to raise awareness.

Amy is a 15 year old girl, who was bullied herself. She experienced all sorts of bullying, via the internet and even physical. It was horrific. She felt like she was alone and had no one to talk to. She even considered suicide. She felt weak and worthless, like there was nothing she could do. She tried explaining to her teachers what was happening and no-one seemed to care. One day, she felt a lot stronger than she realised, she could do it alone. She finally gained confidence, a smile and her personality and that is the reason she set up DBDTB. She couldn’t bare the thought of watching it happening to others! Amy wants to make a difference, by using her story and her past experiences, she can help others going through the same thing. So far she has achieved a lot but yet still has a long way to go.

The champaign was set up on 21st January 2013. She wanted to raise awareness and show people how it can affect someone. Whenever Amy see’s someone upset, she tries to do all she can to help. All of Amy’s work is mainly online via Twitter, Facebook, Instgram, Blog Spot and YouTube. She is always looking for opportunities to help people.

“My aim is to make sure no one has to feel alone or suicidal, the way that I did!”

Whilst speaking to Amy, she told me, My overall aim is to get as many people involved as possible, I want to make sure no one has to feel alone or suicidal, the way that I did. I want to help people express themselves without the fear of being judged. I survived bullying, so I hope we can all work together and put a stop to it altogether!

“It’s amazing, people tell me that I was the one who saved their life and that I am an inspiration and their role model.  And on top of that, I am being nominated for awards because of my campaign, its crazy!”

Amy has met various celebrities who have wanted to help raise awareness for her campaign. The likes of, Sam Smith, Peter Andre, Kym Marsh, Lucy Meck, Sam and Billie Faiers and so on!

               

It is really amazing to know there are people like Amy around, someone who wants to help others and wants to give her advice to others. It’s nice to know if you ever need to talk to someone, Amy is there to lend a helping hand.

I am honoured to have been able to speak to Amy and find out all about her campaign, I will continue to support her and I hope we can all work together and put a stop to bullying!

Amy’s “DBDTB” blog is below, make sure you have a read. You can see in full detail how Amy has had a massive impact on others!

http://dontbackdownt0bullying.blogspot.co.uk

I haven’t posted any #OOTD’s so far, so I thought today I would share my outfit with you.

I wore a pale pink peplum top, white jeans with white jellies and then a beige colour bag to the cinema.

My bag is my personal favourite, I got it as an 18th birthday present and I have not used any of my other bags since!

 

Top and Jeans: River Island  – Jellies (not shown in the picture): Linzi – Bag: Ted Baker