16.5.15

24 Hours in Edinburgh









11.5.15

The Longline Striped Shirt





Shirt - Asos / Jacket - H&M / Jeans - Topshop / Shoes - New Look / Bag - Zara

Why do us girls love borrowing each other's clothes so much? You spend hours picking out, trying on and buying what you think is your perfect wardrobe, to panicking the week later about having nothing to wear.  It's irrational and illogical, yet we all do it!

This shirt actually belongs to my friend after I went through the aforementioned panic. I pretty much invested in a new wardrobe a few months back (I even have blue jeans now!), yet on this day, there was no pleasing me. I've never worn a shirt as long as this before, as I'm usually worried I'll look swamped, yet I love how it almost matches the length of my jacket to give it a more tailored look.

I'm also in love with these brown shoes (yes, brown, can you believe it?). They're super comfy and give a little summer colour to any outfit!

Are you guilty of always being dissatisfied with your wardrobe?


24.4.15

My Weight Loss Journey: Losing 21lbs - The Next Step

Due to the amount of interest my last weight-loss post received, I thought it might be nice to write a little update. 

After my Easter break, I'm now back at University to finish my degree. Luckily this means back to the gym!

However, over Easter I was diagnosed with a very common condition called Plantar Fasciitis which basically causes pain in your feet. It's easy to recover from - if you rest. This means my cardio is now limited which is incredibly frustrating. The most I can do is row, as even the cross trainer causes me pain. I've still been doing muscle work, but I feel like I'm taking a step backwards instead of forwards.

Myprotein contacted me after my last post, asking if I would like to try their products. As a very big fan of Protein World, I felt like I was cheating them slightly, but agreed to try the Diet Whey shake and an Oats and Whey Bar.

They sent me the Cookies and Cream flavour (after loving and still using the vanilla Slender Blend, I wanted to try something different). 

Photo taken from Instagram 

The texture is slightly thicker than Protein World and a lot lumpier (something I'd read prior to trying it). Luckily, due to the flavour, I've convinced myself the lumps are bits of cookie and it's incredibly drinkable. The flavour itself is also lovely, especially in the evening if you're after a sweeter taste. However in the mornings I'm still loving my vanilla Slender Blend as it's not as rich for breakfast.

I was also sent the raspberry Oats and Whey bar from Myprotein. This was possibly the best snack bar I've ever had. Really. It was really soft and the flavour was incredible. It kept me full for a few hours too which I was impressed with.

I've only been on Myprotein a week now but I am enjoying it. Using it in conjunction with Protein World has been really enjoyable, and I don't know how I'll ever choose one when they both run out (maybe I'll just continue with both). 

As for now, it's light exercise and healthy eating! My graduation ball is in 4 weeks, so my motivation is high! 

Stay tuned to see if my weight loss continues, and again if you'd like any work-out information or meal ideas, just let me know!! 

*Disclaimer - This is a personal blog and all thoughts and words are my own. They do not represent any particular company or brand.


11.4.15

My Mango Knot Bag




Hat - Asos / Jacket & Jeans - Topshop / Top - H&M / Shoes - Office / Bag - Mango

Is double denim allowed if it's not it's the same shade?

This is one of my most heavily contested questions. Blue and white denim look nice. People wear blue denim shirts with black jeans...that also looks nice. Hey, I've even seen people wear two shades of blue denim together and it's looked amazing. But yes...they were models, they look amazing in everything. It would look very different if I attempted such a look.

But the real reason I love this outfit was for the bag. I am loving Mango at the moment, the prices are so reasonable and I find the clothes really elegant and minimal. I saw this bag on Instagram at first and just had to buy it. 

It's so much smaller than most of my other handbags...I think I can only fit about half my life in this one (but who says that is a bad thing? My back will definitely thank me in later years). The leather is beautiful and the inside is really spacious instead of being filled with lots of compartments, which is handy because it's that little bit smaller. Not so handy when I'm trying to find my keys though...