Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Style: From the Mirror, 11-17 May.

So this last week, I've been trying to catch my daily outfits in the mirror and post them to Instagram and Twitter. I think it gives you a real idea of I what I wear on a day-to-day basis and it's something I'd like to do more of in the future!

I've included links on those items still available too.

Stripe Top - Simply Be// Dungarees - ASOS Curve

Jeans - JUNAROSE// Top - H&M// Maxi Cardi - ASOS Curve

Jeans - Simply Be (similar) // Top - New Look// Jacket (old) - Evans

Stripe Top - Simply Be// High Waist Trousers - ASOS

Cardigan - Very// Shirt Dress - F&F// Leggings - Sainsburys

Black Jersey Top - Very// Floral Dungarees - ASOS Curve (old)

P.S. This is the last post form me for a week or so now, I'm headed off on my holidays and having a little blog break. Fear not, I've got some fab posts lined up for when I get back, lots of reviews, clothes, travel and more! Miss you already gang! Xx

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Style: Beautiful Jewellery with Love Natalie.

I love it when I can showcase indy companies on the blog. And today I have the wonderful Love Natalie. The small but perfectly formed collection has pretty Swarovski set earrings, dainty bangles, rings and necklaces. 

Natalie was kind enough to send me the gorgeous rose gold fancy back earrings.  

I love the packaging and thought that's gone in to it. I was really excited about the earrings too. The fancy back style is everywhere at the moment and I was dying to try some. I love rose gold, and believe me,  my pictures just don't do them justice! 

Please do visit the Love Natalie website, there are some truly beautiful pieces there! And do give Natalie a follow on twitter too! 

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**These  earrings were sent  to me for the purposes of review**

Health: Simply Health - Healthy Minds Challenge.

So as some of you may know, mental health and keeping the dialogue open around mental health is something very important to me. As a person living with bi-polar I think it's crucial we talk about it and break down the stigma. 

As someone who has decided to tackle the illness without medication, it's also very important that I try and find different ways to cope with my illness, so when I heard about what Simply Health and were doing in line with Mental Health Awareness Week 2015, I thought it might be fun to get involved. 

So what's the deal? Lots of bloggers were tasked with tweeting something positive everyday for a week to see how it would have an effect on us and our mood. There's a whole blog post over on the Simply Health website about how some approaches can really help to improve your every day mental health, because lets face it, every one has to look after their mental health regardless of if they have a diagnosis or not. 

Now that I've completed the challenge Simply Heath are going to donate £50 to Mind Charity on my behalf. How fantastic is that?!

So how did it go?

Well, I'm not going to lie, we had some pretty awful news this week, so it was hard to be positive on some days, but, saying it out loud and remembering the things I did have to be positive about really helped. 

I did miss Saturday, it just completely slipped my mind and I was actually really busy spending time with one of my most favourite people, so I was just having too much fun evidently! Even though I didn't quite hold up my end of the bargain, I'm hoping Simply Health still donate. Please? *Flutters eyelashes*. 

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Monday, 18 May 2015

Style: Super Separates with Scarlett and Jo

So, way back in February myself and a gang of utter babes went and modelled the Spring/Summer range for Scarlett and Jo. The pieces have been trickling onto the Evans website and the time has finally come for my babygab pieces. These separates designed with casual gals like me in mind are super versatile and stylish. 

As you can see, I've styled the trousers quite casually but with a smart edge. The classic denim shirt looks great with the trousers and the rose gold loafers contrast lovely with the blue. 

The thick stretch cotton fabric gives structure but with comfort. They sit nicely on the ankle (I'm 5'7") but if you are shorter these would look great rolled up too and the waist has a nice high rise. These are going to look great dressed up too, check out Em 'Terrible Tumbles' blog for a more dressy look. 

I was also sent the skirt in the same fabric, the simple but effective tube skirt style is again, very versatile. I've just added heels here and tucked in the denim shirt. 

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**These items were sent to me for the purposes of review**

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Lifestyle: Race for Life - Cancer Research UK.

So you might remember from my hilarious sports bra review that I have been in training for Race for Life. When I say training I use that term very loosely! But none the less, today me and my bestie Giselle headed to Cleethorpes to take part in the 5K race. 

Over 2300 women gathered at the Meridian Showground to run, jog or walk the 5K. We're really lucky living on the coast as it's a really pretty coastal walk round the boating lake and the beach side. After a short warm-up, we gathered in our groups (we walked it) and headed off. 

This was my first Race for Life, the atmosphere was really lovely and a wee bit emotional at times, but as we walked round, for me, it was just a really nice opportunity for two busy best friends to catch up and have a good natter whilst raising money for Cancer Research. 

Michael, Poppy and my dad watched from the sidelines and waved us on and were there at the finish line to see me and Giselle do a last minute sprint to pick up our medals. We did it in about 50 minutes, which wasn't too bad! 

We had such a lovely day, I can't recommend the experience enough! If it's something you've been thinking about, then please just get on the website and get registered for your local race. You won't regret it, I promise! 

P.S. If you'd still like to donate, my Just Giving page is still open! 

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