I got this beauty from Zara. I had been wanting one for ages after I saw a blogger shooting it in Joe&Juice in London one day. Since I have searched everywhere for something similar and the closest I got was one in Dior which was extortionate.
I am in love with it for so many reasons:
1- It is sooo comfortable so it is a perfect airport outfit or for a long car journey
2- It isn’t like the ‘typical’ tracksuit you would in-vision It gives you comfort and style
3- It fits so well. Mine is a small which does fit well for me now but in the christmas period maybe a little bit on the small side – I blame the cheese board.
4- The CROPPED leg. I know I am about a year or two late to this trend but I don’t care i’m living for it
5- The matching navy and burgundy stripes on both the jacket and the bottoms. Which goes perfectly with my watch strap i’m currently wearing.
This tracksuit is more suitable for spring but I am finding it so hard to not wear it now in the colder months especially here in England (I do but I freeze).
It is perfect teamed with a plain white t-shirt like I have here, I usually tuck it in. In terms of shoes low top trainers are my favourite. My all time favourite shoes to wear with this are my Gucci ace sneakers when I bought them it was literally for an outfit like this. Although I do love wear my classic vans with this outfit too.
Thanks for reading,
(As you can tell it was pretty cold when I was shooting this jacket & I was standing on a frozen lake – So I hope you appreciate it)
This jacket is from River Island. I was really surprised on the quality of the jacket considering. It has really made me look into river island more which i’ve noticed have really upped their game especially adding lines like their limited edition range.
I have been wanting a Borg lined jacket for a while ever since I saw the dreamy Balenciaga shearling aviator. However this is a lot more affordable at £110 (IF YOU”RE A SIZE SMALL OR XXS IT IS ONLY £55 – I’m wearing a size small here). I love the cuffs on the sleeves wrapped in Borg which are slightly cropped which I like to show what jumper or short you’re wearing underneath. I prefer it unzipped with a scarf rather than zipped up but each to their own. For a high street alternative I think it is a great jacket that not only looks stylish also keeps your super warm.
If you want to see more about my trip to Iceland and some recommendations read my last blog post!
Wow… What a place. It is one of them places that you are maybe not as excited to go to and then you go and it is the best experience of your life. The main highlight for me in Iceland was the landscape everywhere you go. In particular mine was seeing the Glacier waterfall, the Geyser and the Blue Lagoon.
Visiting Iceland I felt so lucky, it was an oddly grounding experience as it really does highlight what is important. This was because of the nature it is so grand and wonderful it almost makes you feel small, it gives you perspective. As well as, the danger of nature makes you think that you shouldn’t take things for granted. (THAT WAS DEEP FOR A TRAVEL BLOG)
In terms of booking I highly recommend booking with TUI which works out cheaper as your flights, excursions and hotel is included in the price. We stayed at the Centre Hotel Arnarhvoll it had an amazing sky bar looking over the bay and the mountains this was where we ate breakfast and had a cocktail of an evening.
I loved Reykjavik itself it is so Scandinavian with lots of my favourite coffee shops Joe&TheJuice. The city (and the country) is a lot more forward than you would think it is modern and efficiently run.
For dinner we ate at an indian restaurant which was insane it tasted so good and the decor was beautiful. However you may need to remortgage to eat there, i’m talking £30+ for a curry with no rice (welcome to Iceland where they earn 3x more on average than the UK). Also we visited a turkish Meze restaurant and the Hard Rock Cafe. For lunch we got snack things like slices of pizza at the Deli or chips from Reykjavik Chips.
Fashion Side Note: These 2 items saved me in Iceland, I loved them so much. First being the warmest coat ever from Hugo Boss and this fleece oversized jumper from Urban Outfitters.
This was the best place I have ever been and ever will probably go because it is so unique. I really do hope this is on your bucket list, you won’t regret it. Thank you Iceland.
I really would like my blog to be more personal and talk about issues or topics that are important. So I was thinking of adding this to the end of some of my blog posts when i’ve been thinking about something a lot at that time – although I don’t want it to be forced.
Lately I have been seeing a lot of posts on perfectionism and i’ve found a lot of them very relatable and has made me think. I have realised that when social media is criticised it is mostly in relation to body image creating unrealistic expectations for people. However I also think social media allows unrealistic expectations in terms of productivity. It has created a culture of obsession over the ‘perfect life.’ Again just like body image, people will mostly show an almost edited view of their life as only selected content is uploaded. i have found myself looking at peoples Insta stories and seeing them waking up at 5 am and hitting the gym , completing their uni work as well as creating lots of their content for their blog. |t appears as if they are ticking off their entire to do list which is possible every now and then but not everyday. This leaves me feeling deflated and unmotivated as I give myself unrealistic expectations that I can’t complete. I am beginning to understand that it is okay to have two days of not exercising or leaving a task until tomorrow.
Not everyone is on top of it all of the time. It is okay you can get it all done but just not all in one day. Anyway chances are you’re smashing life in your own way!
I hope you can think the same too if you are like me and overwhelm yourself with mountains of uncompleted to do lists.
Thank you for reading something a little more personal,
So after making the biggest move of my life it was essential to me that I loved my new room as i’ve since raised as a student you spend A LOT of time in there.
I love what I would call a fresh/minimalist kind of interior. This is how i’d describe my room but of course with gold/copper accents (basic I know).
For me it was important in a Uni room to have pictures (which I actually need more of) and memories to remember those who are important to you in your life and maybe to curb the home sickness. I have this frame which holds a speech my mum wrote for me at my 18th Birthday.
I have a slight obsession with this cactus trio. I got it from smith & goat you can choose what succulents / cactus you want and choose a handmade ceramic pot – I love it ! Although i’m kind of hoping they won’t be dead when I go back in Feb.
And OF COURSE I needed another clothes rail. I’m very lucky with my Uni room and the size of it which is actually bigger than my actual bedroom at home in Essex.
Although it isn’t finished i’m going to add a mirror and these faux palm leaves from ikea in a vase. However, i’m very happy with it.
I hope this kind of post was interesting I know I loved seeing this on Luke Catleugh’s blog. I love interiors so I thought use might too. I’m hopefully moving soon so I will do a before and after of my bedroom at home if you liked this.
Thanks again everyone (And an extremely belated happy new year),
Considering i’m still in my teens it is no surprise that my skin has been through a lot with waves of bad skin. I have noticed over the past 6 months my skin massively improving. I feel like this could be due to me finally taking care of my skin. Before then I literally never cleansed/ exfoliated/ moisturised my face. Sometimes it can seem like such a big mountain to climb that you don’t even try. Also i’m sure like many of you I have always been very sceptical and disbelieving of skin products.
My skincare routine may work best for me but may not work the best for everyone, I strongly believe it is down to trial and error. I will leave them all linked below.
This cleansing / exfoliating kit from Vanity Planet is great. One machine with different attachments can be used to suit you and your skin problems with attachments to exfoliate, cleanse and even a body body brush for ‘bacne’.
Side note: Carmex is a dream I use it 3 times a day, especially good for the winter months.
If you have any questions about any of the products I use feel free to DM me on my Instagram
Spin for Perfect Skin – Complete Face & Body Cleansing System (and by the way i’ve found lots of codes for this and when I checked they was working! find them here
Bulldog Sensitive Moisturiser
Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash
Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner
Superdrug Deep Action Back Spray (Be warned cover your mouth when using – I learnt the hard way)
BLACKHEAD MASK EXTRACTION PASTE
Skin Republic Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch
Considering it is coming up to the end of 2017 and I have been wanting these babies the entire year, I finally took the plunge.
I tried to get these at Bicester Village in the summer which of course weren’t there. So I had a little look on Selfridges and Harrods this week and they wasn’t there (the stress). Then I found them on Mr Porter (which I love by the way; their website, service and delivery). So of course in a panic I bought them. Many say impulse purchases are not a good idea but I say surely you must love the item a lot if nothing stops you from buying it.
These are the classic Gucci ace sneakers with the bee embroidery. I’m so bloody excited to wear them and I know they will be surgically attached to me in spring. So I hope you won’t get too bored of them because I won’t !
Treat yo self this christmas it has been a long year. Merry Christmas everyone,
Ace Embroidered Watersnake And Leather Sneakers – Mr Porter