Spring and Summer Essentials

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As the weather gets warmer (only ever so slightly up north though!) it makes em feel a bit more excited for the summer weather to come. I though I would put together some items that I think are essential for the coming warmer months.

Yes you will notice that all of these are from ASOS and no this is not a sponsored link, this is purely due to the fact that you can buy a range of brands on one site and there is no need to leave your room (i'm a bit of an online shopping addict!)

The Bottom Half

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1. Faded Nike Leggings : Now if I could I would live in leggings as I think they are just so comfortable, but these ones are great if your in a rush and need to just chuck something on to go to the shops. They are also great as you shouldn't get too hot wearing them if it becomes sunny as they are breathable fabric but also if the weather changes suddenly (as it always does in the uk) then your prepared!

2. Vera Moda Cropped Denim Trouser: These are very central france/ italian seaside, where it may be warm but there is quite a cool breeze and these can be easily styled with most items!

3.Mod Dolly A-Line Skirt: Now this I think is super cute and will add a splash of colour to most wardobes (including mine which is predominantly black!) and can be styled up or down depending on the situation.

4.ASOS Skinny Ankle Graze Jeans in White: Now as I love white jeans for summer and how great they are to style, I am rather clumsy so wearing these would be a task within itself. Though if you aren't a clumsy idiot like me these can easily be added and styled into any wardrobe.

5.ASOS High Waisted Skinny Jeans: An alternative to white is wearing a lighter wash of denim as they will still look just as summery with less of a risk to staining them.

The Top Half

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1.Monki Side Split Top : Now as most tops I own I like them to be floaty and that is the same in summer, this would look great with a pair of jeans, leggings or even some ripped up denim shorts for on the beach.

2.Mod Dolly Crop Top: This will be great paired with the matching skirt for a garden party or tone it down with a pair of shorts or ripped jeans!

3.Split Sided Knitted Festival Top: Now I agree with the name that this is a great top for a festival but also can be chucked over swim wear as a light beach cover up.

4.Crochet Vest:This is a great one that can be styled up or down. Wear with jeans during the day, then add a leather jacket and a statement necklace and your ready for the night time!

5.Off the Shoulder Crochet Top: Now this is great if your going somewhere warm and wanting to avoid sweat marks (a constant must in my book!). The light weight material means you won't get warm but is dark to avoid dark patches!!

The Cover Up

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1. Glamorous Festival Tie Dye Kimono : This is a very festival type kimono, but wouldn't look out of place on a beach over swimwear paired with big sunglasses and a wide brim hat!

2.Vera Moda Fringe Crochet Waistcoat: Now this isn't really a cover up as it is a waist coat, but I think this will look great either day or night.

3.Festival Printed Kimono: This is another great one for festivals, but would be great to add a pop of colour to an all black outfit.

4.Glamorous Crochet Lace Kimono: Now I think this one is my favourite and as its white would pretty much go with any outfit and also make you look a little more tanned!

5.Oversized Kimono: Now this one I think is great for making an evening look a bit more casual and great as a lightweight cover up for the evening time!

The Summer Dress

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1. Wild Flower Bandeau Dress: Now this one is a bit more dressy than the others, but I think will look perfect if you have a summer wedding or a formal do to go to this year!

2.Vera Moda Palm Print Dress: This dress is great if your going to a BBQ, paired with a denim jacket and some sandals for a laid back summer look .

3.New Look Pansy Dress: Now as the one above this would be great for an outdoor gathering but then can be dressed up if you were to go for drinks after work!

4.Paisley Shift dress: Now this is more of a casual day dress, but I think smart enough that you can just chuck it on and it looks like you have made an effort and who doesn't love a simple outfit like that!

5.Printed Pencil Dress: Now this is more of an evening dress, but can be worn for casual drinks after work or a birthday party night out!!

The Swimwear

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1.Cross Front Wrap Top and High Waisted Bottoms: Now I am loving the high waisted bottoms that are coming out and these ones are great if your like me and not such a big fan of showing your middle!

2.50s Halter Bikini Top and Stripe High Waisted Bottoms: These are the same, with the stripe bottoms are then great at flattening any unwanted curves you have (i am one!) and a cute 50s style top to go with them!

3.Embossed Floral Swimsuit: Now this is a great option if your not wanting a bikini, but still want something stylish whilst your on the beach or by  the pool.

4.Malliot Boyleg Swimsuit: Like the other swim suit this is a great option if your not feeling a bikini, but also with the ruching is flattering to most body shapes and sucks you in at the right places. 

5.Crop Tie Front Bikini and Hipster Bikini Bottoms: Now this one is my favourite, I love the tie bit in the front and I think you could style it straight from the beach to a night out!

The Accessories

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1.Floral Garland:  Now if you are going to a festival or even a garden party i don't think you can go wrong with a flower head band like this one, even if it is to add a pop of colour to a dark outfit.

2.Wide Brim Sun Hat: Now there are loads of wide brim hats to choose from, but this was my pick as most of my clothes are dark so this would go with pretty much all of my wardrobe. They can just be that little something that completes a look

3 & 4. Retro & Spitfire Sunglasses: Now this is an obvious one but sun glasses are a must during summer (dur!) but these are just two of the styles that I am loving at the moment.

5. Birkenstock: Now what summer post would it be without some sandals and birkenstocks in particular! I have a purple pair and they are so comfortable I can't wait for the weather to improve so I can start wearing them again!

I hope you enjoyed this summery post and it gets you in the mood for the warmer months or any upcoming holidays you have planned.
Let me know in the comments below what you thought!

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Midweek Motivation!!

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Now, though the weather in England may not seem like it, it is getting ever closer to summer. Getting closer to the time where we can wear those summer dresses and short shorts and I for one will be one of those people as I am going to be summer ready.

Now I am going to be honest with you, my exercise journey hasn't only just started and on the other hand I haven't been that strict with myself either. I aim to go to the gym at least 5 times a week and try to eat healthy 5 days out of the week, but sometimes it is a struggle.

Now I exercise before work as I just don't have the motivation to after work , but there are those days when I just don't want to get out!

Then sometimes when I am there I am just really not in the mood, but I plod along anyway as any exercise for me is better than none at all.

Now don't get me wrong I do love going to the gym as it sets me up for the day, but I just try and keep myself to myself whilst I am there. I'm definitely not one of those people who pretends that no ones there and go mega hardcore!!

Now I try to eat healthy most of the time

But sometimes I can't wait fro the day that my cheat meal comes around, but sometimes that cheat meal turns to a cheat day...............

................and sometimes its that bad that it turns into a cheat week!!

But I don't give up, that's the important thing. I then think of my motivation, which at the moment is the Bella Twins:

These girls are two of the WWE Divas, which is a programme I watch religiously on E. These girls are hot, can kick ass and definitely prove that strong is the new skinny! (may have a little girl crush!)

Remember what your doing this for, whether its to up your fitness, loose weight, tone up etc. just remember your doing it for you and that its ok to trip up as long as you get back up and keep going!!
Have an target to reach (but not something too crazy) and you should achieve it, just don't give up on yourself. 
Then we will all be winning:

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any fitness goals, let me know as its great to know your not the only one. Also any fitness tips are more than welcome as god knows I could do with the help!

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Mini trip to Bucharest

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As you may have gathered from my previous post I have had a little trip to Bucharest in Romania. Rather than going through each day one by one I thought I would do a photo based post today as I love seeing these myself. If you would like to know about any of the pics let me know in the comments and I can let you know as much as I can remember.
Here we go:

Then just a couple of food, as we loved the cafe called chocolate and would recommend it if you are any where near one!

I hope you enjoyed this post, where have you been recently on your travels! Let me know in the comments.

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