Monday, 29 August 2011

Monday Summary

How are we all enjoying this bank holiday monday? This post is mainly about my current diet and fitness choices. I've been getting lots of comments that I look much better in myself and that I look to have lost weight. Thank you so much for these lovely comments, they really make my day and motivate me to keep it up. I have lost weight (almost a stone) and I'm really enjoying life at the moment.

Thought I'd include this pic as I'm wearing blue on my water line for the first time in forever!

1. I've decided to give vegetarianism a go. I've been veggie on and off since I was around 8 years old but never fully committed. I've based this decision on educating myself more about what I'm eating and reading and watching various documentaries about the conditions of slaughter houses, the cruel and inhumane practices which animals are subject to, and the amount of antibiotics, steroids and growth hormones that are pumped into them. I'm not going to start preaching or justifying myself, and it may not even last but at least for now I'm avoiding meat and enjoying my new lifestyle.

2. In addition to this for a while now I've been eating more and more organic produce. I've been going to my local farm shop where everything is grown locally and is completely organic. I know there's conflicting research regarding whether organic is actually better, but I have been doing this mainly from the standpoint of less chemical toxins, no genetic modification, and it benefits my local farmers.

3. A bit of a downer is the injuries I've picked up from running. Its not looking good for my half marathon. If you follow me on Twitter you will already know about a month ago I picked up a nasty back injury after a 4 mile run. I damaged the large muscle at the right of my spine and have subsequently picked up a rather painful knee injury. There is very little I can do but rest, pretty much all exercise is off limits - which is absolutely killing me. I love working out but everything I try results in me being in pain for a few days. As soon as I physically can, I'll be training again, but until then its just lots of rest.

4. I'm trying to impose a spending ban on myself. This is proving EXTREMELY difficult. I'm saving up for something special, and trying to sell some of the things I don't use anymore. When I was going through everything I dont use and was thinking about selling, I felt ridiculous and more than a little self indulgent.. Not cool. So much money wasted. From now on I'm going to really think about buying something before I just go in all guns blazing and buying useless crap that I'll end up selling in the future.

5. If you recommend any good vegetarian books, resources, recipes, websites anything at all I would be extremely grateful.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Call it what you want

Playing this on repeat at the moment. its from the Foster the People album. Tracks 1,2 and 3 are my favourite. Super casual outfit today and no make up. Getting dolled up for drinks later, will try take some pics to share tomorrow! Mum and Dad are back from London bearing gifts. They bought me a couple of gorgeous rings, an Austrian Crystal one from Portobello Road that shines different colours all of the time because of the cut of the crystal and an owl ring which is cute as a button. Til next time...

Cardigan and Top - Warehouse
Shorts - Topshop
Loafers - River Island
Watch - Rose Gold Michael Kors
Rings - Gifts as explained earlier

Thursday, 25 August 2011

I'm bringing sexy back - Feat Topshop AIM Boots

Believe me when I say these are one of the sexiest pair of boots you will ever see. The Topshop AIM Boot. I went and did it. I ordered them in the next size up. Here's the story. I originally bought them in a size 5 which were just too small. I subsequently sold them and couldn't decide whether to get them in the next size up because I thought they would be too big. Then someone commented on one of my youtube videos where I mentioned my dilemma and suggested adding an insole. Why didn't I think of that? Low and behold they arrived this morning with some other bits that I will share tomorrow. I absolutely adore them. These are some seriously sexy boots.

Two outfit posts in one day, whats happening in the world haha! I'm blogging like a mad woman now I have my camera back in action. Let me know your thoughts on the boots and if you love them as much as I do. You can buy them here. LINK. I promise you will not regret it. Word of advice, if you're in between sizes go up a size.

Outfit Details
Star Print Top - Warehouse
Jeggings - Zara
Boots - Topshop
Sunglasses - Rayban Wayfarers
Bag - Warehouse

Life I love you, All is groovy..

Some of you may remember I won the Warehouse WareStyle Treats a few weeks ago. If you're not aware I basically received a LOT and I mean a lot of clothes from them because I was having a bad day and they wanted to cheer me up. The gave followers on their Twitter and Facebook profiles treats every day for a month and I was lucky enough to be chosen! Anyway to cut a long story short some of the things I received didn't fit well or just didn't look right on me, and they were kind enough to let me go to to my local store and swap them. There was nearly £500 of clothes in total that I could swap - cue me in a supermarket sweep type episode in Warehouse the other night. Isn't that just the most perfect situation? I thought so! Anyway I'll be sharing with you all the things I chose over the next few outfit posts and will also be doing a HUGE haul video showing them all! I absolutely love this dress, super flattering and feels lovely on. I also found my camera lead. Major smiley face!

Dress - Warehouse
Belt - New Look
Bag - Warehouse
Loafers River Island
Bracelet - next
Rose Gold Watch - Michael Kors

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


Lots of items added to my blog shop. Expect Armani, Marc Jacobs, McQueen, Electricals, Hair Tools, THE Zara Studded Bag, and much much more.

All at seriously low prices. Saving for something special so it all has to go.

Go check it out!


Monday, 22 August 2011

Monday Summary

Monday Summary's are back in effect! So without further ado:

1. I placed a cheeky Topshop order this evening. Can't wait for it to arrive. Will update as soon as its here. Also curled my hair with the conical wand today which was a nice change as I havn't done it for a while.

2. I helped my mum and dad get away for a holiday this week. It's the first time they've ever been away together for more than a couple of days in the whole 25 years they've been together. So I'm really pleased that I managed to help to sort it out for them.

3. I picked up a lovely white watch from Argos by "Identity" and it was only £9.99. I loved my other white Chanel inspired watch by Sekonda but I've lost it somewhere so this was a good replacement.

4. Went to see some live music at the pub with some friends on Friday night and then for pizza with the family on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Here's a little video I recorded at the pub on Friday...

5. One to follow: My beautiful friend Mori at Slightly Scented.

Outfit Details:
Blazer Topshop
Tee Topshop
Jeggings Zara
Loafers River Island
Mish Mash of Bracelets
Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch
Owl Ring New Look

ps. The handcuff necklace in my previous post is from Topshop in the Trafford Centre and cost £6.50. Thought I'd mention it as lots of people have asked about it.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Neva Soft

Absolutely in love with this song. Such a good vibe, got it on repeat. To quote a youtube comment, my speakers are quite literally dancing :)


Thursday, 18 August 2011

I'm a New Soul - Photo Diary

Pink blouse, Owl Ring, Black Boots and Bracelets shown in photos all New Look. Revlon Lipstick in Pink SkyLine, Revlon Nail Polish in Cloud, Cetaphil Moisturiser, Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser, 

I've been working flat out for the last couple of weeks, working all hours god sends to be totally honest. It's hard work but it's all good. Other than that things are pretty much the same with me. The skin care goodies shown in the photos are my two holy grail skin care items. I can't recommend either enough, it's even better that I got them with my Boots points that I've accumulated. I'm still without my camera charger. I've got separation anxiety I swear. I'm going to order one tonight from Amazon in the hope that it does the trick. Hopefully in my next post my photos will be back on form. My Macbook is also broken again, luckily I bought Apple Care when I bought it so its getting repaired as I type. Not impressed though, its the second time in less than 8 months its needed repairs doing! Oh well, at least its getting fixed. 
Anyway friends, until next time........ :)

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