17.05.2019- What I Wore Today #371

Friday, 17 May 2019

It feels like years ago that I was away in Copenhagen, but it was only a fortnight ago! It’s amazing how quickly that post-holiday feeling can dissipate no matter how hard you try and cling onto it, but I’ve still got a handful of blog posts in the bank about my trip to share, so that will be a lovely way to revisit some Nordic niceties over the next few weeks. Although it was pretty chilly when I was there, it was still lovely to get out and about in the fresh air, and give some new season style staples an airing:

Coat- Marks and Spencer 
 Jumper- Whistles 
Skirt- Free People 
Bag- John Lewis
Sunglasses- Ray-Ban (c/o John Lewis) 
Shoes- New Balance 

I’ve had this coat from Marks and Spencer for a fair few years now, and it’s one of those great pieces which works really well for inbetweeny weather, as well as being really versatile. It’s a perennial favourite which was perfect for my trip to Denmark, and here I teamed it with some fresher favourites in the shape of this lemon knit from Whistles and skirt from Free People. This combination is one which I’ve been more or less living in since I picked them up at the start of the spring, and they are pieces which I’m really pleased with especially as they work wonderfully with lots of other pieces in my wardrobe. 

Which staple pieces have you been reaching for recently? 

(Image credit: Lucy Mathews, please do not reproduce without permission.)

13.05.2019- Beauty Buys: Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak

Monday, 13 May 2019

As I’ve posted about a fair few times in the past on these pages, when you’re feeling tired and run down, there are few things better for the mind and body than a good old soak in the bath. Unfortunately, it’s one of those relaxing pursuits which tends to fall by the wayside when things get busy, but when I do find time for one I always feel so much better afterwards. With that in mind, and in an attempt to ease some of my aches and pains, over recent weeks I’ve been upping my bath game with a serious game-changer of a product from Elemis:

This Aching Muscle Super Soak is a product which was recommend to me after a massage, as it’s formulated specifically for overworked and tired muscles. Containing a whole host of soothing goodies, including juniper, lavender and chamomile, it also includes sea salt to warm and detoxify the muscles. As with all Elemis products, a little goes a really long way, and I’ve been amazed at just how much of a difference it makes to how tired and fatigued I’m feeling, particularly at the end of a long week. 

Have you tried any new beauty products recently? 

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

08.05.2019- What I Wore Today #370

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Packing a reduced wardrobe is something which I’ve definitely become better at over the last few years, especially in terms of prioritising practicality and comfort over and above anything too trendy, or indeed anything which doesn’t respond well to living in a suitcase for a short break. For my recent trip to Copenhagen, I packed a combinations of staples which worked as well individually as they did as part of an outfit, and which also provided the perfect level of warmth to keep me comfortable walking around the city:

Cardigan- Marks and Spencer 
Tee- Plastic Freedom 
Skirt- Marks and Spencer 
Bag- John Lewis 
Sunglasses- Ray-Ban (c/o John Lewis) 

This cardigan from Marks and Spencer is a piece which I picked up for my trip to Northern Ireland last year, and since then it’s been a real boon to my wardrobe, especially as it’s so comfortable and lends itself perfectly to styling with lots of different favourites, whether that be a dress or for a more casual feel. The tee is another favourite, and is from Plastic Freedom- well worth a follow on Instagram if you’re looking for some hints and tips on how to make your life more sustainable and less plastic not-so-fantastic. I love the sentiment behind it too- some much needed inspiration for every aspect of life. Here I teamed it with another hero from M&S in the shape of this basic black skirt, which I know I’ll be living in as we head towards the summer. 

Which pieces are essentials in your travel wardrobe? 

(Image credit: Lucy Mathews, please do not reproduce without permission.)
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