Friday, 20 January 2017

Frill lace top and Red Glove Shoes ( & #Passion4Fashion Linkup!)

I put this outfit on a few days back and instantly felt the bee's knees. I think its the red shoes, red shoes sure do put a hop in my skip and a spring in my step. Plus they are comfy like no other!
I will be completely honest and say that i was not a fan of the Glove shoe style when they first came out, having worn court shoes for a lot of my Travel agent's days, they reminded me too much of the navy vessels i begrudgingly encased my poor feet in, day after day.
But then I saw these...and thought maybe, for £14, i could give them a whirl. The glove style of the fabric is soft on the foot and the block heel is just the perfect height for daywear-running around and they add that desired pop of red that I do love so very much.
Add in a beautiful lace top which I was gifted for Christmas and i felt like a new woman.The lace top is such a great twist on a classic white top, which I'm always partial to wearing, but this one added a much needed detail and some added interest which i've been craving of late.
I added in my old trusty jeans and black crombie style coat to finish the look and headed on a day date with the husband to the cinema (Assassins Cred..twas good!). It felt good to feel good in an outfit and added a little boost to what had otherwise been a terrible week (Long Story.. onwards and upwards!!)

Have you tried any new styles of late?
How do you add a bit of interest to an outfit?

Outfit Options:
This coat is sublime
These jeans (the last pair on the page.. take a look) would be perfect (and yes i want them so badly)
DKNY red bag
Red Glove shoes also gorgeous in Silver or Black

Lace top options:
Shopbop Lace top offerings

Asos Lacey offerings


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Hair Jazz Hair growth Shampoo: 6 Week Result

 I wanted to give an update on my experience with Hair Jazz hair growth acceleration shampoo and conditioning treatment as its been approx 6 weeks since I first started using it.

I'll start by saying that its a resounding YES the set definitely did aid in the rapid growth of my hair. From the image below you can see the results are clear and the growth is more than i have ever seen my hair increase in length in such a short time.

Its also worth mentioning that i didn't use the post wash spray lotion religiously. Sometimes i would forget, so for me it was mainly the shampoo and conditioner.

The combination of the shampoo and conditioner worked tremendously well. The thick viscosity of the conditioner feels glorious on the hair and not only did i experience rapid hair growth, but I also noticed the condition of my hair improved vastly too. Usually through winter my hair is dry, wiry and frizzy, where the Hair Jazz treatment from Harmony Life left it so smooth and soft with much, much less breakages also.

6 Week Trial of the Hair Jazz system

The only thing that was slightly off putting was the smell. Its quite a poignant medicinal smell, which if you use product after you wash your hair (gels, hairsprays etc...)  it won't matter to much as other products will mask the scent, and it does wear off as all shampoo scents do. But over Christmas i took a week off from using it just to have nice smelling locks for a change.. crazy i know, but sometimes its nice to have a fresh pretty smell.

However, in the greater scheme of things, if you're looking to accelerate your hair growth this is definitely worth purchasing. My hair was short when i first started, just literally skimming my collar, and i was dreading the awkward in-between length, but thanks to the Hair Jazz set its helped get me through the awkward phase in no time at all and my hair is stronger and healthier for it also!

Are you thinking of growing your hair?  This may just be the product to assist!


Monday, 16 January 2017

Chilling Essentials for a Clear Mind and a Happy Life

 A Sunday Well spent Brings a week of Content.. wouldn't you agree? I spent this past Sunday morning having a bit of me time. I got up as usual to sort my youngest out with breakfast and then headed back to bed with my coffee to work on some things just for me.

I have said this many, many a time on this blog, but taking time out for yourself should be a given. Its so easy to fall in to the loop of constantly being busy, usually for me its mum/wife type duties, and before i know it i can barely remember my own name.

So i just went ahead and nabbed a couple of bliss filled hours to myself filled with pretty things that i love, and d'you know what? I felt like a new woman after it. I felt i had cleared my head, and arranged my thoughts for the first time in weeks.

So after such a lovely Sunday i thought i'd share my chilling essentials with you in hope that you will find time in your busy life to do the same and take time out just for you:

Chilled Essentials

First up: The comfiest and prettiest pyjamas you own
Ok so i've professed my love for comfy pyjamas, but they really are a must for those major chilled out vibes. You can't get all comfy and cosy in a pair of constricting skinny jeans now can you?
And seeing as my pj's are possibly my most worn items (straight after the school run the 'outside clothes' come off and the comfies go on.. anyone else?), i always make sure to treat myself to some beautiful pairs. I wrote a whole blog post about pj's just before christmas, but there is alwasy more room in my drawer for lovely pyjamas.
My current favourite nightwear options are:

Left: Cat Crazy.. Animal lovers must have
Middle: Nice in Neutral (goes perfectly with my bedroom.. is it wrong to match your decor?
Right: Dreaming of Spring in bloom with these pretties

Next essential: Cosy bed socks or slippers
Pom pom slippers are still my absolute favourites, these are on sale and a complete steal! I've just added to my virtual basket! I don't know if i've ever admitted this before , but i don't feel right when at home unless i have slippers on.both my mum and dad always wear slippers, and they've definitely passed the slipper wearing torch on to me. I always have slippers on my feet. They make me feel at home. My husband however, can't stand things on his feet when at home, choosing to go bare foot  as soon as he can.. What camp do you fall in? To slipper or to bare foot.. that is the question!

Next up: For me its my journal or notepad
I've had a real hard time getting back in to writing and blogging in general since the Christmas break. As a family we have had some upheaval, change and also visitors, so my normal routine of writing when everyone is out the house has been really put out of whack lately. I honestly couldn't even process a coherent thought let alone write anything substantial. And as the days ticked on as quickly as they do, I began to panic about never getting my work mojo back and possibly not having anything to write about or say.
I realise now the problem was not not having anything to say, it was just not taking any time to organise those thoughts. A wave of anxiety kept obliterating any creative flow and each time I thought something, that old sneaky anxiety would creep in and gatecrash. Add in crazy schedules and all the other family drama and you have one fried brain.
So in my comfy pj's, armed with a coffee and some head space, i took out my pretty journal and purple pen (colour optional of course) and started making plans. I wrote everything that was in my head, ideas, concepts, one liners even. I then took out my diary and scheduled in dates for posts, meetings and reminders.
Suddenly it felt like a huge weight had been lifted, the fog had cleared and taken my tension headache with it.
I can not stress how important it is to get your thoughts out.
And of course having pretty stationery helps me completely. 

Lastly: A task that relaxes
Once all your thoughts are out and down on paper, so your mind is free to wander, do something that relaxes you. Maybe its a few episodes on Netflix, maybe its meditation, for me its painting my nails.
I find the methodical painting really therapeutic. Maybe its because whilst i'm painting them, i can literally do nothing else. Concentrating on the sole task is a wonderful thing, especially when you're a serial multi-tasker like me.

What do you do to chillax and re-motivate? Do let me know in the comments. 
Also are you a crazy pyjama lady like me? Or do you opt for fancy sleep wear?

Friday, 13 January 2017

Jumpsuits and Nikes ( & #Passion4Fashion Linkup)

 Over the course of a couple of months i hunted high and low for a black jumpsuit. The idea appealed greatly to me as it looks 'put together' yet they can be infinitely comfy(given the right size and shape) and, being black, really are a blank canvas to remix in lots of different ways.  So when super blogger Catherine featured hers recently (she has two: the orange and the burgundy, both are divine on her) and mentioned they were on sale, well it only took me a hop and as skip over to La Redoute to purchase the black one.
And yep, it is sublimely comfy.
(I went for my normal size 10 but would say it runs a little large, but for jumpsuit comfort purposes i would choose large over wedgie-inducing-small any day!)
Add in a pair of your favoruite sneakers/trainers and you have definitely qualified for the Comfort Olympics. Great thing is you can venture out looking preetty stylish and yet slub out watching netflix and still be comfy. Now that is the gold medal of outfits if you ask me.
I'm still crushing on the other 3 items that mainly make this outfit: The burgundy Nikes, The scarf and the Biker jacket.. I don't think i could live without any of them right now. They are literally like my clothing children that need me and i need them... I just took this somewhere weird didn't i? I am in a weird mood (too much coffee does that).
Sooo yes. Comfy and stylish always equals happy me. And this outfit i forecast, will be on repeat for the foreseeable, just change up the shoes (begrudgingly) and the scarf and jacket and there is a number of different outfits to be made. Blank canvas pieces are quite simply the best to have in a capsule wardrobe.

Outfit details:
La Redoute Jumpsuit (on sale and in multiple colours)
Rebecca Minkoff Bag but love the Anya Hindmarch here too
Burgundy Nikes
Blank Denim Biker Jacket
Ichi Scarf

What clothing item would get your gold medal for comfort and style?

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