My Favourite Fashion Retailers

Hey guys, welcome back to my blog. Hope you’re all well, and these unprecedented times are not too hard for you. This is a post that was requested via instagram, @theowordblog. I will be listing and discussing my top 4 fashion retailers. My go to shops for any occasions.

This list is in particular order, without further ado. Bershka is one of favourites, because they are affordable and keep up with the trends. There is a certain European feel to the designs too. They do have an online store, but I tend to shop in their westfield London branch for convince. Down below are some of my favourite outfits from them.

The outfit with orange see through top, and shorts is all from Bershka. The other outfit, only the top is Bershka. I think both of these tops are unique to Bershka. The orange top says ‘ not common’ , I personally really liked this detail. I was on party holiday when I wore the orange outfit, so it was important for me to have outfits that would not be worn by everyone.

My next favourite is pretty little thing. Nearly all my outfits all the time are from here. Pretty little thing is an online fashion retailer, and one of the most popular in the Uk fashion scene right now. They regularly update their website, with new pieces. Therefore, there are many options to chose from. I would say pretty little thing are one of, the main trendsetters in the scene. They make everything from clothes to shoes to accessories. There’s always something that you will like on their website. They have been able to create a brand, that many women around the world would want to be seen in.

These are some of my favourite pretty little thing fits. As you can see, they have a range of clothes from casual to dressy. I’m quite a fan of ballon sleeve (as seen in the brown dress and grey jumper). I am also a fan of, of wide exaggerated sleeves (as see in the yellow top). These are features of pretty little thing clothes, in which I believe distinguishes them from the rest.

Oh polly Oh Polly. From the clothes themselves to the packaging , everything is done perfectly. Oh polly have managed to brand themselves very successfully. Their online social media presence, and use of influencer market has helped them create this brand. They are one of the most successful online fashion retailers in the Uk. When you see an Oh polly piece of clothing you will know immediately. Below, are some of my favourite Oh Polly outfits I’ve worn. I have quite a slim physique, and Oh Polly’s clothes help to accentuate my curves. Oh polly’s clothes will make any woman, feel stunning.

Shein is a popular online fashion retailer. They offer a wide variety of menswear, children’s wear and womenswear. I order a lot of handbags from them, as they are affordable and unique. Shein is not a fashion retailer, that a lot of people would think of at first. But it’s a hidden treasure, because of this, you can expect clothing that not everyone else will have. In regards to, swimwear Shein is my go to. They have trendy and comfortable swimwear, and for both my holidays last summer. All my swimwear was from them.

These are some of my Shein faves.

Hope you all enjoyed this post. I really do want to inspire everyone, to be able to express themselves with how they dress. I hope this post helps gives you some advice, feel free to get in contact and make sure you follow us on socials @theowordblog on Instagram. See you soon x

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My first post….. live from Quarantine. What about the Uni students ?

I have had an interest in blogging and social media, for a while now. But like many of us young people, I procrastinate ….. A LOT. Nonetheless, here we are my first blog post. This post is coming out whilst times are very uncertain, and to make matters worse I was meant to graduate this summer. However, Coronavirus hit the UK by surprise and it kind of feels like life is not real at the moment. Especially being a University student, doesn’t it feel like we’ve just been ‘abandoned’ ? One thing that we should take comfort in is, we are not in this alone. All around the word, millions of students are feeling the same. It is important to remember that, this will be over and we will still get our degrees. Therefore, we must still work towards this. I have come with a 5 simple steps, that could help us all.

Image of my campus, University of Kent.


Whether we like it or not, we still have uni work to do. Although these are conditions that, we could have never foreseen. Many of us, especially third year students, still have exams and assignments. The best way to achieves as highly as we can, is to make a routine for ourselves. Making sure that, work is still getting done. For me, fixing my sleeping pattern (somewhat) has helped. Everyone works well during different hours of the day, but I can get most work done during mid day. I’ve made a timetable to make sure I get at least 4 hours a day done. A little bit of work, goes a long way.


As these are unprecedented times, it’s important to take it each day at a time. Sometimes you’re going to want to just relax, or not feel like doing work. That was me for, the first two weeks of lockdown. However, after making a routine I do feel better. But I have noticed that, my work rate is a lot slower. So when I am completing deadlines, I allow myself more time for things that I would normally achieve quicker. Be easy on yourself, and appreciate the things you do have right now.


I am a Christian, and in times like this it is important to remain prayerful. You don’t need to be extremely religious to do this, you just need to have faith. Praying for me gives extreme comfort, that God is control at the end of the day. As a Christian, I try not to live in fear. These are awful times, and people are dying daily from this virus. But it will not last forever, and hopefully there will better times after this.


Like most things in life, it all starts with us. Our minds are very powerful. What we think and our outlooks on situations, effect us greatly. I believe in the law of attraction, if you want something you will get. We all want to do well in our degrees, and despite these circumstances that has not changed. Positive and negative thoughts, will effect the outcome of this. In the beginning of this pandemic, it did not feel like an issue that we would ever be effected by. However now, it’s very real and very disheartening. I was still in the hopes of, going to my universities library. But ofcourse, things have changed greatly. I have had to adjust my mind to accepting that, my uni work has to be completed in different settings.


Many universities, if not all have put in place policies to help us. I feel bombarded with new emails everyday, they are important and could contain information to help. Universities are able to help with resources, that you may not have thought of. My university has introduced a ‘no-detriment’ policy you help ease of the pressure too.

I hope this blog post has been useful, these are things that I think, all university students can benefit from in some way or another. Most importantly take of yourself. See you soon x

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