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Monday, 18 August 2014

DAY THREE - Skinny Boo 15 Day Tea-Tox

Day 3 of my tea-tox and the first thing i've noticed is the less sluggish feeling from being a total work-a-holic and increased energy levels to use whilst being a total work-a-holic...
I'm still really enjoying the taste and it has quickly become my favourite tasting tea.
Here's some kind of 'before' shots from Day 3 (which i'm majorly cringing over), so far there isn't much of a difference to notice bloat-wise, but fingers crossed at the end of it all it's noticeably reduced ready for sun, sea and sand!



FLOSSY STYLE

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting the creative team from Flossy shoes to team up and style a couple of pairs of shoes and do a shoot with them, which we headed over to Southbank for - and I must say, the locations turned out perrrrfectly - the super talented Sophie shot the photos and I love the outcome! It was really fun being in front of the camera and the rain managed to hold off until it was over which was mega lucky since the rain shortly after finishing up was brutal.
I got to keep the shoes which i'm so grateful for since they've quickly become my go-to everyday shoe and probably the comfiest that I own right now... And the pineapple print? Too hard to resist!







Pineapple Flossys (here)
Pink Flossys (here)
Shirt - Richard Nicoll 
Pineapple playsuit - c/o Boohoo (here)
Bag - New Look
Bright pink bra - c/o Triangl (here)
Fedora - Boohoo
Shorts (under shirt) - ASOS

Saturday, 16 August 2014

PRE-HOLIDAY TEATOX - DAY ONE - 15 DAY TEATOX

Before we get started, I just wanted to point out that i'm not looking to lose weight and I do not whatsoever believe that I 'need' to. With only 2 and a half weeks until my holiday, i'm definitely feeling the pressure to reduce any bloat and trim down as much as possible before I step onto the beach in just my bikini, and that's where Skinny Boo tea comes in.

Being a huge instagram addict (find my profile here), i've noticed in the past few months that there is a crazy amount of people jumping on the tea-tox wagon, immediately making me curious - and here I am today finding out for myself what the crack is and why people love this stuff so much. I went for the Skinny Boo teatox (Lucy Watson's teatox of choice) which is a delicious blend of oolong tea, cinnamon, lemon myrtle, mate green, nettle leaves and ginger - that claims to boost metabolism, regulate blood sugar levels, suppress appetite, burn calories and assist with food digestion - all by drinking just 2 cups a day, morning and evening, alongside a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle.



DAY ONE

Upon opening the packet, the first thing that hit me was the smell of ginger and cinnamon. I'm a huge fan of ginger flavours so this was a lovely surprise for me, and on brewing the tea, this smell just got even more delicious.
If you're used to herbal teas or green teas, the taste will definitely not be a problem for you. I'm a huge green tea drinker, so I don't have any issues drinking any other teas, but if you haven't before, it may be an acquired taste for you - but I find it is definitely sweet enough from the cinnamon flavours to enjoy.


The first cup definitely perked me up a little and gave me a bit of an energy boost after a long night shift and lack of sleep lately, it was exactly what I needed to get through my day. It also helped curb my usual headache that I get when I wake up from my abnormal sleeping pattern, which was like a heaven-send for me.



I had my second cup at around 11pm and I was super tired, and again, the tea perked me up and gave me an energy boost (enough to keep me up to finish working at home), but keeping me relaxed enough to sleep. 

So, that's day one over and i'm really excited for the next 14 days to learn all of the benefits from this tea (it's my new fave already, just from the flavour!). Bring on day two!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Plain white tee









T-shirt - c/o Yesfor (here)
Shorts - ASOS
Sunnies - Oasap (here)
Shoes - c/o Glamorous (here)


Clearly i've been hanging out with Annabel far too much with the lack of colour in my wardrobe lately, but i'm a sucker for white in the summer (who isn't!)
When I saw this tshirt with the waist high slits, I kinda knew I had to have it - just so I could sway in the breeze. I think this is making the list of beach essentials for my holiday next month - perfect to throw on after a long day poolside on a milder evening. 
Tomorrow i'm shooting with Flossy's which i'm pretty excited about and I can't wait to share the photos with you - i'll be styling up some of their super-cool plimsolls for them (which have also made the holiday list ;) ) so be sure to check my insta tomorrow for a sneaky peek!


Monday, 11 August 2014

Silver Linings









Hat - Boohoo
Top - c/o Oasap (here)
Culottes - c/o New Look (here)
Sliders - c/o Oasap (here)

With so much going on every single day and no breaks allowed, sometimes you have to sit down on a rainy day and book a holiday - and that's exactly what me and my friend did yesterday. Being a workaholic i'll more than likely work poolside, but a change of scenery is exactly what I need (sorry, London...) So - in 3 weeks time expect to be envious of my instagrams while I wind down in the wonderful Canary islands #sorrynotsorry
I don't know if anyone noticed, but I finally gave into the slider trend even though I have a major hatred towards feet (they're so creepy and weeeeeird!) - but finding these absolute gems on Oasap turned me immediately. Shiny things, simple minds, you know how it is.



Wednesday, 6 August 2014

THE JEANS VIRGIN










Sunglasses - Yesfor (here)
Top - Topshop
Kimono - H&M
Jeans - c/o Urban Outfitters (here)
Bag - House of Fraser
Shoes - Heelberry


Until New Look's 'Discover Denim' event (which you can read all about here) I always immediately wrote off the idea of wearing jeans. Because of how long my legs are i've always had trouble finding a pair to fit me, but when the offer came up to snatch up a pair of Mom jeans from New Look, I jumped at the chance and since then I guess you could say i've been converted. 
I had a cheeky trip to Urban Outfitters in Covent Garden last week and I had it in my head that I wanted a pair of super skinny black jeans - and these Dr Denim super high waisted ones jumped out at me straight away. They're super tight, but with lots of stretch and ridiculously high waisted - perfect for the lanky sods like me! Thanks UO! 

Sunday, 3 August 2014

THE PALAZZO FIEND







Hat - Reiss 
Top - Missguided (here)
Trousers - Primark
Bag - House of Fraser 
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell


I'm an absolute sucker for a hat, particularly with a wide brim (plus being really pale the wide brim helps my wuss of a body with the sunlight....) 
The Missguided top is one of my favourites, I love a 'basic with a twist' and Missguided are pretty much the gods of that on a budget. Annnnnd I think it's fair to say I may have a little obsession with wide leg pants lately, i'll take more please!