I kicked myself when I got into the city and realised I’d forgotten to wear my new favourite scarf. I think the outfit works without it but the scarf added something… I’m not sure what… oh wait. I know. Warmth!! I was so freaking cold taking these pictures!
This is my first real “put together” maternity outfit. I’ve been unconvinced by maternity wear, not sure if it’s a waste of money. I bought myself this shirt from H&M and I’m so glad I did. Putting on a well fitting item of clothing can really help you feel good. I’ve not wanted to post outfit pics because I’ve not really been happy with what I’m wearing, but on this day I felt like myself again and loved it. I’m not going over the top with maternity wear because I still think it can be a bit of a waste of money (except the jeans, they are so comfortable I just want to live in them forever). But having a few nice items in my wardrobe is going to be important for me I think.
Jeans – Jojo Maman Bebe | Boots (similar)- Clarks | Shirt – H&M | Coat (similar) – H&M | Hat -Accessorise
This jacket has been one of my favourite things this summer, and I’m looking forward to getting more regular use out of it in Autumn. I bought it the very day these photos were taken. It was the evening of a work do, when I got into the city and felt that, as comfortable as I was, I look a little scruffy and not good scruffy. I popped into Next and there was the jacket, on sale, £16 down from £45. What more can you ask for! I got it a size up for extra oversized-ness. It helped give my outfit a more ‘put together but relaxed’ look.
Jacket – Next (this one is similar)
Tshirt – Levi’s
Jeans – Next (but these are similar)
For my July favourites I want to focus on my favourite household objects. More specifically my favourite objects in my favourite room.
We have recently moved house and are working our way through the rooms getting them just the way we like them. The first room was my dressing room / office, I might do a post on that another time. We are just putting the final touches to the living room, this is the room that’s quickly become my favourite.
We don’t have a TV (we watch a lot of Netflix and DVDs) so we normally just load whatever we want to watch up on a laptop. Our living room is very minimal and I love that your eye isn’t drawn to a massive black rectangle as soon as you step in.
For our anniversary we bought ourselves a new radio/CD player/Bluetooth speaker system. We are in love with it, it looks really sleek and a bit retro and is super simple to use and set up. The sound quality is great and it comes with a whole load of features like an alarm and a sleep timer that we’ve not really looked into yet.
We have a lot of green in our lives. Hubby’s parents recently adopted our cats and since then we have felt a real lack of life in the house – plants are the next best thing to pets I think. They lift your mood and they can be interesting to watch grow and change. They will fill the four legged gap until we are ready to welcome a new fur baby into our lives.
I’m a knitter, and, as such, I make many many blankets, cushions and sometimes foot stools! Knitted fabric is a wonderful texture and when it’s a nice colourful pattern it can be a real feature in your room, we have a table/basket (we got ours from IKEA) that holds all our blankets when it’s too hot for them.
Everyone loves a candle, right? I particularly like The White Company for candles. At the moment we have Ocean Tide.
We are planning to add a chair and a coffee table to this room and then it’s done done done!
What’s your favourite room and why? Let me know down below!
Today’s outfit is more of an excuse to show off a particular jumper.
I love this jumper, it’s super duper soft and warm, it’s got cute little owls all around the yolk and it fits perfectly. This is a jumper I made myself, it’s possibly my most successful knitting project so far.
Becasue it’s so warm it can only come out in winter and today I wore it with my new cape and a scarf which kept me perfectly warm.
I kept my makeup natural, I went with my Too Faced Cocoa powder foundation in the shade Golden Light, a few colours from my Naked palette and my new BOURJOIS matte finish lip in the colour Nude-ist.
The past few weeks have been very productive for me, and I’ve been enjoying being busy with work and at home. Sometimes though it’s nice to have a day to sit back and relax a bit. Today was that day for me. I’d planned to do quite a lot but after a very relaxed morning watching YouTube and decorating the christmas tree, I just wanted to continue being restful.
I did my first ever Pilates class which I enjoyed and followed it up with 10 minutes swimming and a good hour in the jacuzzi at the gym.
I still have some tasks to get done so I needed to rework my schedule in the afternoon and as long as I use my days well I should get everything done, it’ll be easier after a recharge.
I’ve got a few days of advent calender to show you too! I’m really loving getting a little beauty item everyday, the size of the products is perfect to try out new things and for those products I already love they are perfect for traveling.
This toner is really nice. Sometimes I find toners to be very drying – I guess I’ve only used ones with alcohol but this one is ‘sans alcool’ and it on its own made my face feel fresh and moist, adding my regular Olay daily moisurising cream has left my skin super moist! (…in a good way).
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On Saturday morning I woke up with a full on cold and so I thought I’d share with you my sick day routine.
I generally wrap up in warm PJs and my soft dressing gown and spend a really long time on the sofa with a mug of tea, my phone and a book.
After a while I start to feel really sorry for myself and this is my cue to get dressed. Getting dressed always makes me feel a little better, but I make sure to stay in warm and comfy clothes so that I can rest and relax.
I’m wearing an old tshirt, some super slouchy pants, my big cardigan and, of course, my bunny slippers.
Makeup isn’t really a priority, but I do want to freshen up and stay moisturised! So I use a very quick exfoliating pad from Boots and put some Olay moisturiser on or if its time to head to bed I’ll put on my Botanics moisturiser.
I keep a couple of lip products close to keep my lips in good shape and I’ve been using my little pot of Body Shop Vitamin E cream around my nose to battle the really dry skin from all the nose blowing I’ve been doing.
Then it’s back to the sofa with more tea and a blanket, I spend the rest of the day watching YouTube, reading and watching TV.
Do you have any sick day tricks to lift your mood and speed recovery?