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Monday, 27 March 2017

Pastel for Spring? How Original.


Zara Pastel Pink Leather Jacket



Jim and I went into York for food and a little shop on my birthday last Tuesday and I feel like we
experienced ALL the weather elements in about 6 hours that day, like holy shit this was a very windswept day, we even had frigging hail for crying out loud and all I was wearing was a flimsy pair of shorts and a not very warm faux leather jacket, cute? Yes, practical? No.  I love Spring, I really really do, however, I don't love spring when it makes me look like I'm doing that crabxcore band stare off into the distance glare when I'm trying to take shots for my blog. . . .

Regardless of the aforementioned weather elements, when I woke up on Tuesday I was greeted by the bluest sky I'd seen all year and felt well and truly in a spring mood and wanted that to reflect in an outfit. I dug out my fave faux leather pastel pink jacket from Zara that had been regulated to the back of my wardrobe until the warmer months. It's literally littered with pins from all my fave places, because do you really own one of the Zara pastel jackets if you don't cover it with quirky pins?! I also really wanted to wear my high-waisted daisy shorts I've had for the longest time that I love but equally, I don't really get much wear out of. Fun fact, whenever I seem to wear these shorts I always find myself outside in some sort of downpour with nowhere to take shelter, this occasion was no exception to that and even though these pictures are bright, I was fucking cold and to be honest the weather for most of the day did seem to turn a little bit miserable. I always struggle to find something to go with them on the top half which 9 times out of 10 is usually something white which I don't really own much of, I mostly have white items in the form of scruffy old band t-shirts I've had since school. I then remembered my lovely friend Jess had lent me the most gorgeous shirt that has a lovely pleated back.

As I'm practically living in my creeper boots from T.U.K they seemed the obvious footwear choice for the day because really just look at them, I won't be taking these off anytime soon.  Can we all also just take a moment to appreciate my bag? I had been eyeing up this bag from Killstar for literally forever and was so pleased when I opened my gifts from James to see it was one of them. It will make a nice change interchanging this with my Topshop rucksack I take everywhere with me.

Are you looking forward to dressing for Spring as much as I am?

Jacket Zara | Shorts River Island | Shirt ??? | Bag Killstar | Shoes* T.U.K


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Zara Pastel Pink Leather Jacket
Zara Pastel Pink Leather Jacket
Zara Pastel Pink Leather Jacket
Zara Pastel Pink Leather Jacket
Zara Pastel Pink Leather Jacket
Zara Pastel Pink Leather Jacket
Zara Pastel Pink Leather Jacket
Zara Pastel Pink Leather Jacket
Zara Pastel Pink Leather Jacket
Zara Pastel Pink Leather Jacket
Zara Pastel Pink Leather Jacket
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Saturday, 25 March 2017

The Dress I Just Didn't Want to Quit

Monki Hand Dress

For a little while now I have been admiring from afar the oversized shirts after seeing them posted on various social media platforms as well as that I have been literally drooling over everything on Monki's site forever and decided to take the plunge and order me a few bits finally on the behalf of my papa for my birthday - Thanks Dad!

I was so excited when the parcel showed up, but soon felt deflated when I tried the dress on, quite frankly I hated it. Well, that's not strictly true - I loved the dress, I loved the shape, the bold print, the colours, the shape, the bold print, the crape material it's made from and the fact it has MOTHER CLUCKING POCKETS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. What I should have said was I hated it on me. I didn't have the heart to send it back and I hate not being able to style something so I did what any normal person would do, I stuffed it back in the bag it came in and pretended it wasn't there.

I would visit it every now and then, just to look at it as despite not feeling great in it I was still a lot a little bit in love with it. Until one day I just thought fuck this and decided to give wearing it another go. I'm so happy I did as I loved the results, especially when pairing the dress with my new fave shoe baes ever ever from T.U.K like seriously can we all just take a moment? These have appeared on my blog a few times now and with good reason but I haven't really gone into depth as to why exactly I love them so much.

After attending LondonEdge last month, I was very generously gifted a voucher that entitled me to pick out a pair of shoes from T.U.K I love me some creepers and I love T.U.K, my current pair have seen better days so this couldn't have come at a more perfect time! Instead of the traditional creeper shoe,  I wanted to go with a boot and fell head over heels in love with these monochrome babes in all their pointed buckle glory. It's safe to safe I've hardly taken them off since they arrived on my doorstep the other week. 

I finished off the outfit with my gorge coat from Zara [which is now in the half price sale which makes me want to cry a bit] and my seashell bag my BFF got me for my birthday making this whole outfit a dream.

Coat Zara | Shoes T.U.K | Dress Monki | Bag Skinny Dip 

You can get 20% off the UK T.U.K website using FOXXTAILZ20 at the checkout <333


Eee it's voting time over at the Blogosphere Magazine and it would mean the absolute world to me if you considered voting for me in the Blogosphere blog awards under the fashion category! I put 110% effort into my blog and there's nothing I enjoy more than creating content for my little corner of the internet <333 you can vote using the link here

Monki Hand Dress
Monki Hand Dress
Monki Hand Dress
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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Pushing for Personal Style with Your Shores

Your Shores Varsity Jacket

If you're a long time reader of Iamfoxxtailz, you will know I'm a huge advocate of finding and embracing your own personal style. On the frequent, I encourage people to find theirs. Personal style for me is finding a voice using fashion and I believe the outfit choices you make and the way you choose to have your hair can be an extension of your personality should you choose to express it in such a way.

However, with that said, I feel there can be a few negatives when a person decides to express themselves and be completely and utterly unapologetically 100% them and believe me I have had a  fair share of my own.  I understand that something a little different or out there will prompt a response and even a little a bit of fun poked at, perhaps a partially loud dress you're wearing or the colour you have chosen to dye your hair. Most of the time 99% of comments I get are lovely, it's just a few people that think it's fine to put you down and squash your spark. Usually, I take most of these comments in my stride, but when does a bit of fun turn into something nasty?

Let me give you a few examples of comments that have been made to me in the past:

In regards to my septum piercing:

''Although it's not something for me, I really like your new piercing, it's a little bit different isn't it?'' 

A perfectly reasonable response to something I've had done.

'' Your nose is disgusting, do you aspire to be a bull or something lol.''

The totally original and "I've never ever heard that" response to something I had done was said to me by a stranger very very loudly on a night out in front of a room full of people. Nice. Not cool and not ok at all. I respect that, you know, not everything you do will be to someone's taste or their cup of tea, which is perfectly fine but if you're gonna be rude about it, keep it to yourself yeah? 

Let me try you out with another example, this time on my hair:

'' I really wish I dared be so adventurous with my hair! I don't think I'd be able to pull it off'''

This is fine, perhaps even:

''Bloody hell, I can spot you and your hair a mile off haha.''

The above a little more poke fun at but you know that's fine, what's not fine is this:

''You'd be a lot fitter if your hair wasn't such stupid colours.''

Firstly lol. Secondly, I didn't dye my hair in the hopes to be deemed attractive to that particular person, or anyone for that matter. I choose to dye my hair the colours I do because I like it, it makes me happy.

Now, we all know it's not acceptable to point out to someone if you're not a fan of their new dye job or a particular thing that may be wearing, so why are the rules different when someone decides to style themselves a little differently? Pointing out to someone and expressing a dislike for something that's not to your taste or even more so to mock it is rude both sides, so why is it unacceptable to not make those remarks for someone for wanting to do something a little different? Food for thought and something I've been pondering for a while.

I'd like to know if you've ever had any remarks made to you that weren't ok and how you handled them? It's time it was stopped thinking these remarks to make to people are the norm. 


Jumper Dress Missguided | Jacket* YourShores | Shoes* T.U.K 



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Your Shores Varsity Jacket
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Sunday, 19 March 2017

27 Things I've Learn't in 27 Years that I Wish I Could Tell My Younger self



Ah, shit, it's my birthday again, happy birthday to me and all that,  I swear each year comes round quicker and quicker and basically I'm bloody terrified that I'm 27 already. Yikes, 27.  I think 15 year old me would be happy with the direction current me is going, heck even proud. I worried a lot as a teen, I've then brought that habit into adulthood but learnt to control it a little bit better. There are a few truthful things I wish I could tell my younger self that my older self now knows:

1) You won't always be in a job you hate, no matter how much you're convinced you're doomed to spend the rest of your life at Morrisons

2) You won't always feel lonely

3) You'll learn to start saying no to things you don't want to do in order to please other people whilst sacrificing your own happiness

4) You shouldn't feel guilty about not going to uni

5) It's ok to be a little bit different, despite being mocked for it at school

6) And those people that made your life hell, they won't be around forever

7) You don't have to agree with everything your family does just because you share the same surname

8) Hard work and determination does pay off, you just have to be a little bit patient in seeing the results, [see point one]

9) You will find friends for life, [see point 2]

10) It's fine to not be interested in boys and dating until later so you can quit pretending you are

11) You'll be fine when your mum leaves

12) You'll find someone who doesn't get on your nerves and manage to spend a whole 3 years spending 99.9% of your time with them because you actually want to, not because you think you have to

13) You don't have to be jealous of girls

14) You don't have to jealous about the past

15) Heck you stop investing so much time in jealousy [not altogether like, I'm still human, just not as emotionally invested in it.]

16) You don't have to be afraid of speaking your mind if someone gets hurt about something you don't like then so be it

17) The only person that can make things happen and make those changes is you

18) You'll be one of those people who is always doing something, the polar opposite to your 15-year-old self

19) People/friends grow apart, and that's ok

20) Even though you feel like your world is falling apart, you'll come through the other side stronger and more determined than ever

21) You'll have fallouts that are world-shattering at the time, but a little way down the line you realise the outcome is most certainly for the better

22) You'll cut out family, bloods not always thicker than water, especially when its shared with beings that hold so much toxicity

23)You'll learn when and how to stick up for yourself, 27-year-old Jess takes no shit

24) You don't always have to sweat the small stuff, nothing bad will happen if you don't I promise

25) A boys opinion on how you are does not fucking matter

26) Some dreams with hard work do come true

27) You're gonna be just fine






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Eliminate Girl Hate

Power Pussy Monki T-Shirt

Question: Will my love for slogan Tee's ever die?

Answer: Never, especially when I keep finding corkers like this.

I am a feminist, in the sense that I believe in equal rights for all sexes. I'm sure like a lot of gals my age were taught by their peer's, girls had to behave in a certain way purely based on what reproductive organs they had. I thought I had to be modest and that having too much skin on show or to dress a certain way was shameful. From a young age I thought it was normal that girls were your enemy and that throughout my life I would be pitted against my fellow female, that catcalling should be considered a compliment and I should feel flattered someone has taken the time to shout undesired comments at me from the safety of their vehicle. . . .

From a young age it's integrated into girls you have to act a certain way, the whole ''not very ladylike'' thing and the fact people still use it and believe it is such a source of frustration for me. A woman should act however the hell they choose to conduct themselves. I'm still unsure how in 2017 such backward thinking is still a thing. It wasn't until my early to mid-twenties that I started to question the way I was brought up. I realised, it's not shameful for a woman to show a bit more skin, having multiple sexual partners isn't a sinful thing, other girls are certainly not my competition and I definitely definitely should not accept comments shouted at me from passing vehicle as a compliment. Regardless of your gender, you should always do you, you know as long as no one else is hurt in the process. 

Slut Shaming, the perpetuation of girl hate and the myth of how a woman should act, need to be immediately stomped out right now. I don't hate my fellow female, I'm surrounded by a lot of strong females and nothing makes me happier than seeing them take on the world, after all, isn't one of the main aspects of feminism girls supporting other girls, especially in a world where what a woman does is scrutinised, so the last thing we should be doing is turning on each other. Supporting other women's success won't dampen your own, we take no shit but understand we don't have to bring other girls down to better ourselves. I'm proud to be a woman and I'm proud of my fellow women. 



Eee it's voting time over at the Blogosphere Magazine and it would mean the absolute world to me if you considered voting for me in the Blogosphere blog awards under the fashion category! I put 110% effort into my blog and there's nothing I enjoy more than creating content for my little corner of the internet <333 you can vote using the link here

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