Sunday, 26 July 2015

For the over-thinkers

Practice taking care of yourself. Practice taking care in the little things. Practice not letting your negative thoughts beat you up and cause you suffering. Why be so mean to yourself? Would you let someone be that mean to your sister, or your boyfriend, or your dog? So why be so mean to yourself?

Practice taking care of your body. The health of your consciousness is connected to your physical health – when you’re tired or hungover, you’re more susceptible to the automatic negative thoughts. Practice taking exercise, going for walks or jogs or swims or yoga, practice getting out into parks or the countryside. Feed your body with good things, feed your soul with good things.

Practice being appreciative of little things – a cup of tea, a good book, a beautiful song, a funny film. Practice being appreciative of other people – little moments where people are kind to each other, despite all the hurt and confusion in the world. Practice loving other people. See them in all their beauty and vulnerability, and how much they want to love and be loved.

"Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many people have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement." 
- J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)


Friday, 24 July 2015

Firmoo Sunglasses

I was asked by Firmoo to review their glasses and since I already have three pairs and my boyfriend only had uggo oakleys for paragliding (lol) I thought it was a good opportunity to get him some cooler looking shades! This is what he had to say about them :)

These unisex frames from 'fashion and glasses' are not only stylish, but are also robust enough to take on the challenges of an active lifestyle. The classic look of the sliver frame with black arms timelessly matches any outfit. With spring loaded arms, they fit snugly to the face and are comfortable on the nose. There's an easy adjustment on the length of the arms so you can make sure they're the perfect fit. The lenses have a greenish tint to them and you don't loose colour definition when you're wearing them. They are dark enough to shield your eyes from the brightest sunlight and yet still give clarity in weaker light. You can also get the frames in a black finish as well as the silver in the photo.


Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Ladies Day Style

Top: Quiz  |  Dress (worn as skirt): Quiz  |  Heels: Marks and Spencer

I wore this outfit, plus a black blazer, for an exciting interview to work at H&M's head office in Stockholm as a print designer and needed a fashionable outfit which was work appropriate. I have styled it here for the Quiz #madeinsummer campaign which is all about memories made during the events of the sunny season. I popped on a rather understated and elegant decorative headband for the Ladies Day theme and I think it looks good, even with my long messy boho hair and no make up hippie vibe ;)


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Summer Wedding Outfits with Lyst

A few of my friends got married this summer, so I thought I'd put a moodboard together for outfit inspiration, plus everyone likes pretty dresses :) I've chosen a light, neutral colour palette with pops of coral and floral prints for a fresh summer look. I also included a couple of easy pieces to throw over a dress, or cover your arms in case it's a bit chilly, because we all know how changeable the British weather can be! I think the jacquard dress is beautiful and I am loving the nude heels (so me!) plus they're a bargain at £13!

I created my moodboard with Lyst which is a brand new shopping site for creating wishlists and browsing items from hundreds of online stores all in one place. It is very easy to navigate, with categories and search refining options such as price, colour, designers and retailers. You can follow the brands, stores and designers you love, which then show up in the 'New For You' tab, making shopping and browsing your fave stores super easy as you don't have to go to each individual site!