#Adulting

Adulting is the art of doing grown up things such as securing and holding down a career, starting and keeping a family, among other things. Why is it trending? Well, it's become a rarity at the age that was once advertised; from 18 to 21 to 25...and now encroaching 30. Yes, I know 30 year olds who are nowhere near where you'd expect an 'adult' to be, and that's not to say they are irresponsible or childish, just...times have changed! Also, what's expected to mark one out as an adult is so far skewed nowadays that it begs the question "what makes one an adult?" in the first place.
Coat : ASOS (free - #BrokeGirlsGuide Coming Soon) | Shirt : TM Lewin | Skirt : Mango

Lean In

"The blunt truth is that men still run the world"
I managed to chow down the entire book (Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg) in a day, having procrastinated reading it for the better part of the month. Sandberg begins with a chapter that mirrors a political and social plea to all for actual gender equality, and not just the promise of it.  This is founded and supported by statistical facts & figures,  and the reader is soon enraged and provoked to not only read up, but sit up. The reader is blinded by the truth that the proverbial glass ceiling is not the only thing hindering a woman's professional progress, but also the existence of real obstacles such as blatant and/or subtle sexism from males and females alike, sexual harassment,  lack of support at home & errant discrimination. Amoruso, take note, THIS is how you write a feminist manifesto!
"Knowing that things could be worse should not stop us from trying to make them better"
Polo Neck Top (Dress) : ZARA | Skirt : SheIn 

Broke Girl's Guide To: Pamper Party

The much anticipated second instalment of the 'Broke Girls' Guide' series is finally upon us, and this time, it is in collaboration with Bloggers' Hangout. I shed some light on how one might be able to floss while scraping pennies at the bottom of the barrel, and a lot of you were interested. So I thought, as well as mapping hacks out thematically (sub-headings below), I would also conclude each post as a listicle (list-article...its a thing). Without further adieu, here's how to indulge in high end/ luxurious products and services, without breaking the bank. 

Blazer : ZARA | Shirt : Primark | Trousers : ASOS (£1! Tips to come...) | Brogues : Miss KG (similar here)

Instasham

I was absolutely appalled by a recent vlogger's revelation about instagram photo editing. It appears instagram has become to bloggers and online content creators, what magazines are to celebrities. Besides fretting over the perfect layout, online influencers are now turning their hand to photoshop and wizardous photo editing tools to create the perfect image of themselves. It appears that plastic surgery has fallen short of granting online influencers the extent of perfection they desire, and thus, some are resulting to extreme measures to depict the perfect image. 

#Planet5050

The eve to 'International Womens Day' was marred by a conflict between new age liberals and staunch feminists. Why? The lady that is infamous for coining the term 'breaking the internet' - Kim Kardashian. Earlier in the day, she saw it fit to post a nude photograph, censored merely by what looked like black duck tape over her privates. Pardon my crudeness, but that truly expresses how tasteless the image was. This prompted critics of the Kardashian Kulture to rise up in protest, and modern feminists to pipe up in her defence. Was it empowering or demeaning for such a public figure to parade her birthday suit for the world to see via social media?
Turtleneck Jumper : Marks & Spencer | Khaki Leather Skirt : Warehouse | Boots : Dorothy Perkins