21 May 2019

Shrimps X Warehouse

The Shrimps X Warehouse collection is a capsule summer holiday wardrobe of dreams.
The high street retailer has teamed up with one of my fave designer labels to create an utterly beautiful collection, which is relatively purse-friendly, and right in time for my holiday to Bali next week.
The first half of the collection launched late last month - where I picked up the sea print maxi dress and gingham espadrilles.
As soon as I saw this quirky print I imagined how gorgeous it would be to wear this on the beach at sunset (holiday outfit planning well under way).
Then the second half launched last week where I snapped up the lime green gingham bikini and daisy bucket hat I've had my heart set on.
The collection was restocked last week so there's still chance to get hold of your favourite pieces if they sold out the first time around. I've deffo got my eye on a few pieces that I just can't justify right now (I'm already on 8 bikinis & counting...)

My Shrimps X Warehouse pieces:


5 May 2019

My Experience with Barre Balance

Since January, my Sunday mornings have been spent at Barre class. Which incorporates ballet, pilates and yoga to deliver a strong body and balanced mind. And in just 4 months I have noticed such a positive impact both physically and mentally.

The classes are held by Natalie, founder and instructor of Barre Balance, who is quite frankly, a ray of bloomin' sunshine. It takes a lot for me to jump out of bed on a Sunday morning, but Natalie is always happy and ready to go. Her energy radiates throughout the class and boosts your mood as soon as you walk through the door.
The morning classes refresh any stress I've been carrying with me that week, help to set me up for the rest of the day and reset ready for the week ahead. We start by setting the intentions for the class - then after the barre and pilates workout we practise yoga and meditation - we reflect upon our intentions and think about something we are truly grateful for, and carry that throughout the rest of the day.

Barre is essentially a total body workout that efficiently sculpts a strong, lean, dancer's body. The technique blends ballet-barre inspired movements, strength training, cardio conditioning and stretching. However bad it burns or how much my legs tremble, we always leave the studio feeling happy, fit, and balanced.

Self Love
Possibly the most surprisingly pleasant result from Barre Balance is the community of wonderful, lovely and welcoming girls Natalie has created. As someone who has suffered with social anxiety since I was a child, I get really nervous starting new experiences with new people, and find it difficult to be open and communicate. But seeing happy and welcoming familiar faces each Sunday morning has eased my worries. We are all friends, regularly go for coffee/brunch after class and keep updated with each other via social media in between classes. We support each other, celebrate our accomplishments and most importantly appreciate the time we allow ourselves to love our bodies.

Barre class is the best thing I have ever done for myself, my body, and my mind. If you're interested in joining you can find out more info: here.


28 April 2019

Holiday Essentials [Part 1]

In one month I'm going on holiday to Bali - a place I've wanted to visit for years, and therefore I've had a long time to plan my ideal holiday wardrobe.

30° sunshine and hot sandy beaches calls for a suitcase packed with sundresses, sandals and straw beach bags.

With a little help from the new Spring Summer '19 collection from Very, I've been able to curate one of
my dream holiday looks.

The first is this outfit that I think would be as lovely on the beach as it would be strolling around the beautiful temples 
and forest sanctuaries.

The navy blue Mango sundress looks effortlessly chic with tousled beachy waves (and has pockets for all of the shells
& treasures that you find!). Teamed with a pair of black Birkenstock sandals, which are THE comfiest sandals ever!
And a straw beach bag from Mango, which is big enough for all of of your beach essentials - this is what I imagine
myself wearing when I think about my holiday :-) 

What I'm wearing:

*Post in paid partnership with Very

25 April 2019

The Monthly Playlist: April

It's back! April's playlist is a bit of an eclectic one - I've rediscovered some old favourites, found a new obsession with Patsy Cline (her 'Sentimentally Yours' album was pretty much my soundtrack for a solid week), and this month celebrated Record Store Day, which was a very successful mission to Probe Records at 4am to get my hands on a selection of limited edition vinyl, including the Record Store Day Ambassadors' Mighty Boosh: The Complete Radio Series.

1. Billie Eilish : idontwannabeyouanymore
2. Patsy Cline : Heartaches
3. Cage The Elephant : Social Cues
4. Gerry Cinnamon : Sometimes
5. David Bowie : Sorrow
6. Jeff Buckley : Last Goodbye
7. Tyler, The Creator : She
8. The Last Shadow Puppets : The Meeting Place
9. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band : Shifting Sands
10. Arctic Monkeys : Star Treatment
11. A$AP Rocky : Black Tux, White Collar
12. Joan Baez : Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
13. Neil Young : My My, Hey Hey
14. Angel Olsen : Unfucktheworld
15. Gerry Cinnamon : Kampfire Vampire

28 March 2019

The Levi's Ex -Boyfriend Jacket: Two Ways

Spring is officially here and it's finally warm enough to wear one of my favourite statement pieces: the Levi's denim jacket. Ever the versatile jacket, it looks good with any outfit. Here are two of my fave ways to wear it...

L O O K  O N E : d o u b l e  d e n i m

This look is perfect for a casual Saturday spent wandering around the city and looks great paired with a navy blue jumper, white jeans, ankle boots and tan bucket bag. The jacket the perfect size that you can pop a chunky knit under for chillier days too.

L O O K  T W O : t e a  d r e s s

I'm such a fan of a floral tea dress and denim jacket, infact it's probably one of my signature outfits. But until it's warm enough to wear with a pair of plimsolls, it still looks good with tights and a pair of chunky boots. The dress in particular is from Calvin Klein and I'm super excited to carry it through to summer.

*Post in paid partnership with very.co.uk