Tuesday, 30 September 2014

All About You Link Party

Big words, big talk, right?  Nope, just bare, basic truth!  Every now and then it's good to do something completely on your own, to check in with yourself that you're happy to be with just you.  

This is just a little reminder of how wonderful you are, and all the many things you bring to the table - your mind, your passions, your wit, your style, your love, your generosity, your spirit, and more!

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Monday, 29 September 2014

Because I'm happy - to be in transition to fall fashion and my fab forties!

Handstands and Pharell making me happy!

Who can resist that Pharrrell Williams tune?  It's been buzzing round my head for what feels like forever, and while usually bidding farewell to summer would make me feel pretty melancholic, here's the thing - I love autumn.  I love the colours, I love the run-up to silly-season, and I love the fact that it's my birthday in fall - even as I hit a new decade.

I went on a shopping trip last week to refresh the wardrobe, and have been wearing this sweater non-stop, whether with flares and heels for dinner with a girlfriend, or kicking up handstands in the middle of the street wearing transitional not-quite-autumn-not-quite-summer style.

Monday, 22 September 2014

All About You Link & Pin Party

I really like this quote and it fits perfectly with All About You!  As if we didn't know it already, being good to ourselves is important!  We have to give ourselves permission to be kind to number one; we also have a duty to ourselves to remember to spot the difference between when you drive yourself to challenge, push and stretch yourself to reach something you never thought you could, to be daring, to be bold; versus something that causes pressure and stress and distress.  It isn't making you strong, it's sapping you!

So take a leap into something you've never dared to do, be brave, and above all, be good to yourself.

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Sports Luxe - I never thought I'd wear!

I always swore I would never wear jogging pants out - ok, apart from that brief Juicy Couture velour pant wearing period - yes, I'll admit it, I wore them out!  Don't pretend you didn't too! - I tend to be a strictly exercise-clothes-are-for-exercising-in type of gal.

BUT.... ah, fickle fashion!  I was in Zara last week and decided to perk up my wardrobe with some new autumn buys, and there on a rail hung these fleece pants.  They are unapologetically jogging pants, and come in different textures and finishes, but they are too comfy to be anything but a jogger.  So, we've woken up from our slumber of wearing pyjama pants as style pieces, and now sports luxe disguised as joggers - who says fashion can't be comfy!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Yoga Will Save The World - review and competition

If you read my post here about taking hold of your dreams, or follow me on Instagram you may know that yoga is a big part of my life.  It has been for the last 15+ years, and now that I am about to finally embark on a yoga teacher training course, even more so.   Taking steps to make your dreams happen is also something I feel so strongly about, and recently I came across the brand Yoga Will Save The World.  YWSTW is the creation of Rebecca Wilson, who does everything to do with the brand, from designing the gorgeous illustrations and logos, to making sure that orders are lovingly packaged and sent off.  I fell in love with this vest -

"I'm sorry for what I said before I yoga-ed"

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

All About You Link & Pin Party

Some days you just have to remind yourself that even if you don't often think it - YOU are awesome!  We give ourselves a hard time so often, even without realising it.  Look at your things to do list at the end of the day, and think about how it makes you feel.  Generally the answer is that you feel deflated by the things left unticked, which then flow into the next day, and overwhelm you.  How often do you write down all the things you DID do?  Dammit, you're awesome!

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Chambray and Khaki - what I'm wearing

I just can't quite get a handle on this weather.  I don't know if I should be thrilled that on some days we hit the heady highs of 22'C, or be grumpy about the fact that the day starts with 13"C, so I just can't seem to dress right!  I end up either freezing in the morning, or sweltering by lunchtime, and carrying around various layers.  And under no circumstances do I want to end up with a 3-month hacking cough as has happened for the last 2 years!

Today it felt like I finally got it right.  This jacket is lightweight, but enough to keep the morning chill off.  Jacket (similar by Zara here), Khaki zip pocket jeans Top Shop (similar from MisGuided here), Chambray top Zara Woman (similar by J.Crew here), shoes Dune (similar here)