Run! Don't walk people! We have a sale and it is for sure a good one!

You all know how much I am obsessed with the stunning designs from VVA by Sarah Haran. It's been nearly a year since I've fallen in love with the brand and my admiration is showing zero signs of slowing down yet! In fact, it's only getting stronger!

So with that in mind, I wanted to share some of my absolute fave sale picks, with some of their coveted in season bags up to 70% - it's too good of a bargain to miss! 

The Dahlia is easily one of the best and standout bags that VVA by Sarah Haran designs. From the iconic pop off pouch on the front to the softly structured nature of the bag, it makes it the perfect bag to invest in for dealing with your busy life. 

We've all been there. We've all spent £100's or even £1000's on a coveted designer bag that 'everyone' has and even though it looks stunning, it doesn't really work for our day-to-day lives. There may be no inside pockets, or it's awkwardly shaped. Or god forbid we bought it in an on-trend colour that we know we will never wear next year. Hello mustard yellow, I see you pal. 

But with the Dahlia, we have pockets, we have organization to fit even Monica Geller's needs! We have structure but still fits all your daily needs, and of course, we have every colour to fit your need and outfit. No mustard yellow here folks, nope! 

My three faves are the perfect shades for all year round, I just love how you can mix and match the colours and accessories to match your outfit - can't do that with Gucci, can you? Nuh uh! 

Teal: £247.00

Brown: £237.50

Bluebell: £190.00

The Ivy's for me are my personal faves. I collect these bags like they are Pokemon's (spot the 90's kid!). I love that you can change your style to match every outfit you have planned and as much as I have so many bags for evenings and events, you'll always find me with an Ivy under my arm.

My faves are always going to be anything leopard print. You guys know that. Leopard print is my jam! But I am partial to the soft pinks and blues in the range. And with the spectacular range of prints and colours they have, you'll find your faves very quickly!

Leopard print: £56.00

Khaki: £48.00

Blue: £84.00

Dalmatian: £84.00

Pink: £60.00

The Lilly's are easily the most adorable of the styles. Combining a cute compact style with punchy prints to suit any outfit, these little pouches are the hands-free, lightweight alternative to their big sister, the Ivy. 

I love the range of prints that the Lilly's have. Again you know I'm gravitating towards the animal print. I just can't help it! But again, those soft pinks get me every time too! 

Spot Print: £43.20

Giraffe Print: £64.80

Chevron Print: £48.00

Pink: £48.00

The Poppy has the most going on. If you liked the Dahlia but favour a longer strap to be more hands-free, then the Poppy is your bag. (All the puns intended)

I love the Poppy for the total functionality of the bag. It would have been my go-to bag when I was going to uni and work every day, or from uni to whatever party I was going to at the weekend. Because you have the massive space inside the bag, you can fit so much inside, and when it comes to it, whip off the front pouch and you are party ready! 

Trust me, if this was around when I was in uni, I would have 100 by now! At least!

Cream/Khaki: £162.00

Maroon: £162.00

Bluebell: £162.00

Make sure you have checked out the amazing sale from VVA by Sarah Haran and be sure to tag me in your pics of your sale picks! 

The WOMEN Edit: The Year Of The Women

2007. Mollie Rose Houston, 14. 2nd Year History Class. St Benedict's High School.

The assignment was to write a speech about a woman that changed history. Or a man that changed history.

In a class of 22 pupils, there were approximately 20 speeches on Marilyn Monroe, Christiano Ronaldo and, various other movie stars, footballers and relative pop culture figureheads of that time.

Me, being the Rory Gilmore/Hermione Granger type girl and never conforming to any standards, not because it was an act of defiance, but because I wasn't aware of external influences. I always researched and read to expand my knowledge, and I always asked why (sorry mum!), and if I didn't get the answer I wanted I'd either research to find it or create my own ending.

My speech was on Elenor Roosevelt. A woman who I had always looked up to. A woman who reminded me daily that;

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

And a woman that always was outspoken, woke, and never feared public opinion. She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees. She joined a long list of women who changed the world. And she was just one of many that my mother and grandmother would tell me about as they tucked me into bed at night. I wasn't dreaming of princesses, I was dreaming of activists.

So back to that day, in that classroom. I had spent weeks perfecting my speech, from living in the library to rehearsing it in front of my family, I was sure I had it down.

But when I walked into class that day I was asked by my friends who I'd written about, and I told them. To which, they all looked at me with a vacant expression and asked, "who?".

"Oh is she an actress?" one of my friends asked. I say 'friend' because she was always constantly having a go at me, always thinking she would trump me in anything I do. But alas she was part of a group of girls I was friends with, and I always had to put up with it.

"No, she's not. She was a politician and an activist for women's rights" I responded, dumbfounded that no one knew of one of my heroes legacy that changed the world as we know it.

"Well, I'M talking about Marilyn Monroe. You know she was super famous?" She said smugly, knowing that it meant nothing to me, but was just to make me feel inferior.

"And I'm talking about Ronaldo" our other friend chirped up. "He is the best, better than whoever Esther is".

"Eleanor." I said, a little furious.

I was laughed at. Mocked because I forewent the standard of public figures. I went to my desk upset, angry and annoyed.

It was at that point that my teacher had asked "who has prepared a speech for us today?", and after the few who shrunk into their desks, trying to not be caught by easily one of the strictest teachers in the school, got the rollicking they deserved, she then asked a question that she told us she has asked out of the class, who had prepared a speech on either Marilyn Monroe or Christiano Ronaldo.

At least 90% of the class raised their hand, looking at the room and noticing that they weren't the only bright spark with a "unique" idea.

She then walked over to my desk, looked me in the eye and said;

"Mollie. On you go"

I shook my head, already feeling the effects of the earlier mocking I endured, my confidence was knocked.

"Mollie. Now please"

I got up and I felt my body stand up straighter, my head held higher. All the women my mother and grandmother told me about, it was now my time to give one of them the respect and recognition they deserve.

"Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was a woman who believed in the rights of everyone on a whole." I began, feeling the pride burning inside my body.

I spoke about her close friendship with another one of my heroes, Amelia Earheart, Lorena Hickok and Carrie Chapman Catt, a Suffragette who campaigned tirelessly for the 19th amendment to give women the right to vote.

I relayed her activism, and how she used her platform of being the First Lady to highlight equal rights for women and those of colour.

I spoke powerfully of her undying service to civil rights, being the first person to invite hundreds of African-American guests to the White House. She lobbied to make lynching a federal crime. She held 348 press conferences on her own to highlight her role in the new change that was brewing in America.

And even after her service to her country as First Lady, she still continued to work with the UN for human rights.

And right there something ignited inside of me. It was my duty to educate and enlighten, I was privileged to produce a speech that shone so brightly on her.

And after I said my closing statement, my teacher stood up, wiped the tear from her eye, and applauded me. To which the class followed, not really knowing what just happened, but knowing that something had just been done right.

I was asked to stay behind after the class. A line that a goody-two-shoes like me never wanted to hear.

My teacher told me that the reason she wanted me to talk that day was that she knew I would bring something poignant to the table. Something that had never been said before in her class.

She then told me to stay passionate, and never let the fire burn out. And then took my paper to make copies to use as an example for future years to come.

I always remember that day as the day I stood up for my gender and my race. The day I forewent standards that were pursued on me by my age cohort.

I have never shied away from my views and my rights as a woman.

I have been empowered by the likes of Rosa Parks, Emmeline Pankhurst, Malala Yousafzai, Michele Obama, Amal Clooney, Simone Veil, my list could go on and on.

I have always stood up for my rights. Shunning past sexual harassment, gender bias and the racial abuse I've suffered throughout my whole life.

My whole career I've stood up and spoken out about the unjust world we live in, knowing fine well it could cost me my job. The job's that I suffered sexual taunts, racial abuse and was paid significantly less than my male counterparts, so to me, it wasn't a job that supported my rights anyway.

That was the main reason why I left my industry and started my own. I am the power behind my own mind. I control my own destiny. But I also can use my platform to influence others. And I will never be silenced.

But last night something happened that the 14-year-old woman I used to be was waiting for.

Oprah stood up and called out the lack of equality in our world. Oprah. The woman who has been begging Congress to listen to our rights since the dawn of her time.

And last night the world stood up and listened to her.

What we saw last night was the change that women like Rosa Parks, Emmeline Pankhurst, Malala Yousafzai, Michele Obama, Amal Clooney, Simone Veil, and Elenor Rosevelt have given their lives to support.

What we saw was justice.

And it felt good.

With tears rolling down my face and a fire burning in my heart I ask you all to not forget what you saw last night. Do not forget the women that stood up for your rights. We all have our part to play in this movement. Focus your energy on the right kind of change.

You may think that #WhyWeWearBlack is something to jump on the bandwagon about. But remember when you wake up this morning there will still be millions of women across the globe without equality.

All sexualities. All races. All women.

Think about how your actions speak. How are you going to be a part of this change? How are you going to help?

Now is not the time to sit on the fence. Now is not the time for silence.

Speak up. Speak louder. Speak for your rights as a woman. Speak for the rights of the next generation. In the hope they have a chance to live freely without discrimination.

But most importantly speak up for your daughters.

So play your part. Stand up for change.

And make 2018, the year of the woman.


The YouTube Edit: The Launch of The Wednesday Edit TV!

So we are here. We have a YouTube channel. I couldn't be more thrilled about it!

This was a massive journey for me as I have dabbled in the past with videos (shoutout to my OG followers that remember my old stop-motion videos. Criiiinge.) and I have produced and edited so many for various other YouTubers that I felt it was about time for me to do my own.

Which brings us to here, my first YouTube video is live and I am over the moon!

I decided to do a little round up of last year, about the products I loved and the collabs that I was so lucky to have.

I just wanted to take this time to say that I wouldn't be here without you all. You all empower me to keep going and push me into my projects, which I couldn't do it all without your support. 

So yeah! If you would like to subscribe to my YouTube channel then click here, and I hope that you loved my first ever video! 

Love always