When spring rolls around it can take a little time to re-adjust from the chilly winter months but recently I’ve been trying to embrace change a little easier and be a bit more chilled. This being said, I’ve just had the most chilled weekend ever. It was really slow paced and I enjoyed not rushing out of the house at 8am to fit in a gym session and not planning my meals too meticulously. Chilled out is all good. I’ve also been absolutely loving this amazing weather we’ve been treated to for a couple of days so I took the chance to celebrate the first moments of spring with a little life update. Here are my three tips to get yourself in the spring mood!
It seems to be cold and grey and gross in the UK for so long that when the spring time rolls around and we actually get some sunshine we all freak out and think it’s summer (put those shorts away guys, it’s not warm!). But, it’s still kinda chilly but there are definitely some changes happening with the weather. My skin and hair always go a bit weird when the weather changes, does yours?
Pink is everywhere at the moment! From fashion buys to pastel hair, pink is always a spring trend and this year it seems bigger than ever. I headed down to Intu Victoria Centre with the gorgeous Robyn for a catch up, a glass of prosecco and a look at some lovely spring trends (including a lot of pink!)
Spring is well and truly here at last (well, almost)! Are you ready to venture into the great outdoors, because it is time to put away the winter clothes, and come out of hibernation. What to wear in spring can be a difficult choice. At the first sight of the sun, it is all too tempting to dig out those shorts, vests and summer dresses, but we are not quite there yet! The sun lies, it’s still pretty chilly. Here are some top tips for looking cool but staying warm and dry this spring.
When you say ‘snake print’ and accessories in the same sentence it usually conjures up either 80s cowboy boots or bad Pat Butcher handbags! But, come on now guys, it’s 2016 and we’ve definitely moved away from those tacky days. Now snake print is all kinds of cute and I’ve got six of my favourite high street pieces to share with you today.
It might be a little bit early for a favourites post but I thought it was time as I’ve been loving all of these products for the past few weeks. There’s a mix of beauty, skincare, fashion and a tea in here, all perfect for the springtime.
First up are the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Cleansing Wipes. These are new in the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Range and they’re the perfect morning pick me up for a quick cleanse or as the first step in my evening skincare routine to take off all my gunky makeup before going in with a cleansing gel or balm. Next and lastly in skincare is an eye cream. My love for avocados is growing by the day so it was only a matter of time until I picked up the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. I feel like my skin is definitely getting more dry in texture as I’m getting older and especially the skin around my eyes can feel like it needs some TLC so this is perfect as it’s super hydrating.
A statement flat is all the rage right now in blogger-land and I’ve got to say I’m well on board with this trend. I don’t wear heels a lot so a fancy pair of flats is a great way to spruce up outfits for me. First up these Legalini Pointed Slip On Flats are so on trend and look like the comfiest smart shoes I’ve ever seen. Next up these Delias Lace-Up Espadrilles are so holiday-ready they’re already in the check-in queue. I love an espadrille and the lace-up detail on these make them super stylish and add something extra to a classic white summer dress. Finally, in the flats department, these Eddiva Statement Flats would look amazing with some clean cut black trousers and a white t-shirt!
Hiking is one of my favourite activities to get outside during the spring because it can feel like a real adventure and you can spend a whole day in the fresh air, something that most of us don’t get the chance to do if we have office jobs. When the warmer weather comes around I always think it’s great to do something a little different when it comes to fitness too. We can become stuck inside a gym during the winter months because of the horrific weather because who loves to run about in the rain and the snow when you could be inside a cosy gym? Not me, that’s for sure!
Most of us wish we had a little more disposable income. While it can be fun to live by the rules of work hard, play hard, this usually results in an end of the month struggle and living on basic rations. Thankfully, there are lots of things you can do to save money this spring. Here are some steps you can take to free up a little more of that well-earned cash.
I recently featured this gorgeous River Island Pink Woven Wrap Midi Skirt in my New Season Wish List post last week and just had to pick it up too. I can’t wait for the rain to go away and for it to be skirt weather again! Since spying this skirt online, I checked out ASOS and four other wrap skirts that have sneaked onto my spring capsule wardrobe dream list. They’re all neutral and super versatile. I can see them all working with trainers and a great t-shirt for the day and heels for a night out!