Saturday, 18 May 2013

...Sunny Side of Town...

Blazer - New Look via Market, Jeans - Peacocks, Ballet pumps - Primark, Bag - Mango via Charity shop

Very glad it is finally the weekend. Seemed like it was never going to arrive. It has been a very long and busy week at work per usual, plus a great course on Tuesday which was very interesting. But so happy I have now two days to relax, well one now. 

Today was a lovely day spent wandering town as we normally do, walking along the front and hitting the charity shop where I snapped up this little cute bag. A colour I would not usually go for but something about it caught my eye. Perfect size for an evening bag or if I don't want to lug around my giant tote bag. Very good purchase.

As the weather was mild today with clear skies, I wore a simple but playful outfit (mostly due to the pattern of my jeans, which I love) and I just had to get some wear out of my new blazer I picked a couple of weekends ago at a local market. Gorgeous colour and such a soft fabric. Light enough for those Spring days and hopefully the summer evenings. Fingers crossed I get to wear it more.

Of course this post would not be complete without an obligatory food snap. Am loving my breakfasts at the moment. Seeds, honey, oats and fresh berries. Clean juice. Just divine. Cannot beat a good breaky to start your day right. James also cooked up a delish dinner - Sommerset Chicken. Recipe to follow soon I think. Was so scrummy. You have to try it. 

Finally to finish a brief but happy post, a few goals or thoughts that I've been trying to stick to lately. I have, over the past few weeks become slightly obsessed with food and calories and my weight which is not a good thing. So using the new 'A Beautiful Mess' app, I created a little to do list to keep me motivated but also to remind myself mostly importantly to relax. I need to take more time to chill out about things and just go with the flow. Sometimes when things are out of control it is easy to take some of the control back though other ways and mine was food and I knew it was bad. Not that I've ever had an issue with food before but I could see certain signs and didn't want to eventually get myself in a place where I would not be able to get myself out of. So this is my pledge to 'relax' and sit back to enjoy life's little pleasures.


Tuesday, 7 May 2013

...Stripes and Fresh Flowers...

Dress - H&M, Denim Jacket - Charity shop, Scarf - Unknown

Yesterday was a 'I look fat day'. I wasn't feeling amazing in myself, even if it is one of my favourite Spring dresses. Maybe because the effort I've put in over the past two weeks does not seem to be paying off. Slightly frustrating if I'm honest. However, they do say it takes up to 4 weeks to notice any changes to your body and 8 weeks for close friends and family. Hopefully this means by July I'll be beach ready, ha!

Had the most splendid bank holiday out in the sun. Helping James's grandparents in their allotment, soaking up the sunshine. Spot of shopping and walking around town enjoying the Spring buzz. Nabbed some great finds. As mentioned above I wasn't loving my body but I was loving my outfit. Red, white and blue. Very patriotic, ha! Plus this is the first appearance of my bare legs. Cannot believe how pale they are. They were screaming desperately for some Vit D. Felt so good having the pins out. Ready for Summer now...


Sunday, 5 May 2013

...Sun Kissed...

Scarf - TK Maxx, Blazer - Gap via Charity shop, Top - New Look via Charity shop

Greetings all! Who is loving the weather right now? Me that's for sure. The South coast my way has had some glorious sun shine and my skin has been soaking it up. Am a little flushed on my cheeks. 

Spent my day today practising yoga, eating a yummy salad, swimming and talking a stroll into town to enjoy the buzz around the square. Today's outfit required a laid back approach with a pop of colour. Pulled out my trusty jeans, cute little vest top, and a light jacket. Perfect. Have been dying to wear my Spring scarfs and now I can. Soft, delicate fabrics that wrap gently over your shoulders, protecting you from the late afternoon/evening chill. Oh it is just all too wonderful right now. 

Lots of plans for the coming months are beginning to come to fruition and have I my fingers crossed for one venture in particular. Am not revealing yet until I know more...

Enjoy your bank holiday everyone. I am mostly definitely going to enjoy my lie in tomorrow and snuggles with James. Then I will be hitting the gym for my morning routine. Loving exercising right now. Really want to up my fitness levels and get myself on a good health kick. Lots of clean eating for me...