You know when one of your squad jets off for an exotic get away and then won’t stop instagramming their pictures of those golden beaches, clear waters, incredible food and that holiday wardrobe to die for? You’re stuck between immediately wanting to block them for the duration of their vacation (and at least a month later to miss out on those #holidaythrowbacks) and also actually wanting to see just how wonderful it is to just dream about it whilst you’re in the office. If you’ve dealt with this dilemma before, you’re going to be well prepared for when you follow our Insta Crush of the month, the gorgeous Laila Loves!
Laila Loves: Our Newest Insta Crush
Lalia Loves has the hair of dreams, the wardrobe of wonders and her whole look is pretty much #GOALS. We managed to grab her for a chat this month to give you the lowdown on all things her.
Hey bae! Quick! Tell us what Laila Loves is all about in a tweet.
Hey all, my name is Laila! Majority of people know me from my YouTube channel Meet The Vloggers but I’m also a fashion, travel & lifestyle blogger!
Who is your biggest style crush?
Kenza Zouiten, mega babe!
As you travel a lot, have you taken fashion inspiration from any of these locations?
Without a doubt. At the moment I’m loving African prints and how they layer their clothing during colder climates. This winter all of my prints and layered outfits are inspired by them.
We know you don’t just jet off for the holiday spam, a year ago you embarked on a trip to broaden your dating horizons, how did you find it?
Absolutely hilarious! I travelled around the world with my brother to gather dating tips from different countries and bring our findings back to the UK. I discovered that in the UK we take dating pretty seriously compared to places like New York where some people went on up to five dates in one day! I’m still struggling to figure out how they managed it…
Ain’t nobody got time fo’ that! If you had to slay the dating game anywhere, where would you pick?
New York for sure. Not because they are serial daters, but because their approach to dating is a lot more laid back.
If we ditch the dates, where is next on Laila Loves’ destination list?
Ohh, that’s a tricky one! Dubai is always a place where I’ll jet off to if I’m in need of some sun, but I think I’ll be heading to the Caribbean next!
Go to travel outfit?
Ok so… If I’m going somewhere cold the outfit is black jeans, oversized jumper and a cute pair of ankle boots. However, if I’m lucky to be jetting off to sun, sea and sand my outfit will be either a maxi dress with sandals for short haul or leggings, a slogan tee and a jean jacket paired with trainers so I’m comfortable on the flight.
So, you’re slayin’ in the wardrobe department, but what are your hand luggage essentials?
Face wipes, nail file, a book, portable phone charger, laptop and a cardigan.
Time for some super quick travel this or thats. Take-off or landing?
Snowy or Sunny?
Sunny, of course!
You have noted that you have struggled with body confidence throughout your life. For the record, we think you look incredible, but how did you work on your own body confidence?
Ah shucks, thank you guys! I believe that beauty and confidence starts in your mind not in your mirror and that took me quite a few years to understand. Once I stopped comparing myself to other people, I dedicated that time into putting more time into myself and doing things that I love, which made love and appreciate the skin that I’m in.
What tips would you give to someone who was battling with their own body confidence demons?
Spend time getting to know yourself better. If you don’t feel like speaking to someone about how you’re feeling, grab a notebook and write things down: it’s a great way to release everything that you’re bottling up inside. Discover things that you enjoy doing and do more of it. And, most importantly, don’t let anybody make you believe that you can’t achieve something.
Killed it, Laila! With body confidence comes serious steeze, when you plan your style, do you start from the shoes or do you start from the clothes?
Unapologetically, I make shoe contact before eye contact so shoes for sure, lol
Of course we know where you shop, but what’s you fave pair of PD shoes?
At the moment it’s the Amelia Perspex Detail Sock Fit Boots in Black, have you seen those?! Oh my gosh… literally to die for.
We know, we’re obsessed. And, last but not least, what’s your Snapchat filter of choice?
The bunny one that makes your voice high pitch, I can’t get enough!
Laila Loves, it has been an absolute pleasure!
Follow Laila on her social channels:
Insta – LailaLoves
Twitter – LailaLoves
Blog – LailaLoves.co.uk
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