It has genuinely been my dream to own a Mulberry bag since I can remember. A slightly superficial dream, I admit, but one that I'm sure many can relate to. To me, a Mulberry bag has always been a statement - a gorgeous looking, gorgeous smelling statement that will last me until I'm old and grey. 

It has always been the Bayswater on my want-list; it's a classic. But I also wanted a bit of a twist on it, and this embossed croc was the perfect edge I wanted. 

I was lucky enough to be treated to this baby for my birthday a few weeks ago, and I'm still in shock/disbelief that I own it I look at it with the heart-faced emoji eyes everyday, and have even had a few cuddles with it - yeh, weird. 

I actually got this from Bicester Village in Oxfordshire which saved us a few hundred pound on the bag which is absolutely incredible. I definitely recommend going there if you're looking to invest in something high-end as you can save a lot of money and they still have very current styles, unlike what some people may think. 

Does anyone else have a Mulberry bag or one that you cherish as much as this?


Shirt - Zara / Culottes - Zara / Bag - Zara / Shoes - Clarks

It's official. I don't know how to be a blogger. 'Can you quickly take a photo of my outfit?' turns into 10 minutes of laughing, goofing around and getting 100 photos, of which 4 are actually usable. I can't deal with people looking at me whilst i'm posing on the streets of London, either thinking I'm a weirdo or a wannabe celeb (to be fair, neither are far from the truth). But taking these photos gave me a lot of respect for the bloggers out there that get the most perfect shots in the middle of Oxford Circus. Bravo, either you know your angles, your photographer is 10/10 or ... you just don't care! 

Zara are killing it right now with their latest collection. I love these trousers for day or night, as they are super easy to dress up but paired with some trainers and a slouchy tee, can look so cool! I grabbed them in Lisbon but I'm sure they'll be in the UK stores too! Paired with my ancient Zara bag that will I will never get tired of, and this beautiful sheer Zara shirt, this outfit got me through meetings in London and drinks in various bars. 

Is anybody else loving Zara right now? 



I love this channel for any sort of exercise video. They do a really good selection of shorter ones if you're in a rush, longer ones focused on one particular area, and they even offer a sort of program that gives you day by day videos. I love doing these at home and then taking some of the exercises to the gym too! Here's some of my favourite videos at the moment:

Arms: LINK


Butt: LINK


I've not explored this channel too much, but they have a section on there called 'Pilates with Cassie Ho'. This is really different to other videos or going to the gym, so I like it if I feel I'm getting bored of certain exercises or being too repetitive. 

I've linked the playlist with all Pilates with Cassie Ho videos HERE. 


I love everything about Joe Wicks (AKA the Body Coach). I love his Snapchat, I love his Instagram...
...In fact, I'm kind of obsessed.

Not only does he make easy, healthy meals, but provides a new way to work out (for me anyway) using HIIT. It's high intensity training and he does 20 minutes a day and looks incredible! He's definitely one to follow for daily motivation :) He offers programs that you can pay for which have incredible results, or you can just get some inspiration from his Youtube and Instagram, or his books.

These are two video's I'm loving at the moment...

HIIT and Abs: LINK

HIIT and Lower body: LINK


Now, I can't do this post without mentioning Results with Lucy. I got into this a while back and paid for a subscription each month. (Full review HERE...)

There are lots of different programs you can buy, student packages or just a basic monthly fee to access videos. You can make playlists, search by what area you want to work and overall it's just an incredible site. The videos are really fun and they taught me a lot about what exercises I can do for each part of my body. 

What are your favourite work out channels/videos? 


Over the last few months I've had emails, Instagram messages and Twitter messages asking how I began my weight loss journey. Due to so many people asking, I thought i'd dedicate a post to it, and hopefully answer some of those questions you may have about beginning your weight loss journey! I'm not an expert in this, nor am I finished on my journey by any means...but these are little things that have helped me along the way! 

Here's a link to my original weight loss post, in case you want to see how I used to look :)

Image Source: LINK

So where can you start? So many of you say you've joined a gym but just don't know what to do, or you're really busy and don't know how to find time to change your lifestyle. So i'd start by making small changes at first, set achievable goals and see what works for you. I'm also going to take this opportunity to say to not expect results immediately...progress takes time but it will be worth it in the long run! 


Image Link: LINK

I have always found myself more active when I have a gym membership. I like knowing there's somewhere I can go for the sole purpose of exercising, and can dedicate a certain part of my day to just that. When I first started, I tried to go for 60 minutes around 3 times a week. It was a push and took me a while to get used to machines and to just feel confident being there. Now, I go 5-6 times a week and love it more than I ever thought. Your confidence will grow the more you push yourself to go, and the more you learn whilst you're there. 

Getting started at the gym

If weight loss is your goal, I'd recommend hitting the cardio. It's the easiest thing to do at a gym and doesn't require any in-depth machine knowledge or confidence. Try the stepper, treadmill, bike or rowing machine for 30 minutes and get your body moving! Make sure to push yourself - if you're stepping at a level 3 incline on week 1, increase it to level 4 on week 2.

Weights are also incredible for fat loss which not everyone realises. But this doesn't mean you have to start picking up free weights or using any scary machines. Start small by using your own body to complete circuits - then as you get stronger, you'll feel more confident to pick up some dumbells and get lifting. 

Here's an example of a beginners weight-free circuit:
10x Press Ups
10x Sit Ups
10x Squats
10x Burpees

Repeat 3 times

Getting started without the gym

Whilst I love the gym, it's definitely not a necessity when trying to lose weight. YouTube, Results with Lucy and other exercise programs are easily accessible and are made to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Often, you don't even need any equipment! However if you want some dumbells or a yoga matt, I'd recommend TK Maxx for cheap, high quality equipment. I think everything I own is from there!

Video's are great because you can mix up your cardio and resistance training however you want, but sometimes it's also nice to hit the great outdoors! I used to go running for 10 minutes before work each morning. I'm not a great runner, and like a lie in, hence 10 minutes, but even that I found to be effective for my mind and body! It's all about what you can fit in to your daily schedule, so if 10 minutes a day is all you can achieve, then dedicate that time to getting active! 

And if running isn't your thing, speed walk, skip or cycle! As long as your getting your body moving, it doesn't matter what you do. 

I'm going to do a post next week on my favourite YouTube channels for keeping active at home, and often I do these on days I want to give the gym a rest, or to get inspiration for exercises I can do at the gym :) 


When I started losing weight, I found the easiest way to change my diet was through meal replacements. My original weight loss post has a review of Protein World, and i've also reviewed My Protein here.

I started on Protein World, and saw incredible results replacing lunch or dinner with a shake daily, combining that with exercise. I tried the vanilla flavour and absolutely loved it! However, a year down the line and I am a little bored, so have moved to blending the Chocolate Low Calorie Meal Replacement from MyProtein with their Peanut butter. It's rich, but it tastes like desert in a cup! I absolutely love that as my meal replacement now. 

I've also tried the Chocolate Silk Diet Meal Replacement from The Protein Works, which, for me, is the best chocolate tasting meal replacement out there. Its smooth and just tastes really gorgeous without blending anything with it. 

I know not everybody agrees with replacing meals, but this is what has worked for me and I definitely recommend it to help give you a real boost with your weight loss. Especially, if like me, you're not a dab hand in the kitchen. 


In my original post, I also reviewed Bootea which for me, was the biggest load of **** I've ever tried. If you take anything from this post, let it be that you have to do the hard work and not try products thinking they're going to do it for you. Diet tablets, teatoxing or anything like that, I'd just save your money and use it to buy healthy food, exercise equipment or a gym membership/fitness program. You can't cheat your way to losing weight, otherwise I guess we'd all be pretty skinny! 

Just remember, the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. So adapt your lifestyle, start small...and good luck! :)

Stay tuned for my next post on my favourite fitness YouTube channels and videos!