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Sunday, 17 September 2017

How to wear a denim jacket


The Denim Jacket

You can't beat a denim jacket when it comes to pulling together an off -duty look as this sports inspired outer jacket can be simply thrown over any ensemble to give any outfit a relaxed feel .
The 80's inspired outwear made a reappearance over the summer in a new alternative style to give your go to day time frocks an alternative look and show you how staple items like denim can be reworn no matter what season.

How to Wear a Denim Jacket

The beauty of a this throwover is that it will retain forever be a wardrobe staple item worth investing in especially if you'd like a jacket with character. As this A/W distressed denim and embroidery jackets make a return on the high street hangers as these outwear pieces aim to encourage you to create some quirky layered looks by mixing up these rock n roll  inspired designs with colourful knitwear and folk frocks. Shoes wise go with what you're comfortable with whether that's a classic chelsea boot or a pair of high top converse you can't go wrong when it comes to reworked vintage items.


The Denim Jacket Fit

To achieve the boyfriend look you need to aim to get a jacket a size bigger than what your usual size as the jean material can be fairly restrictive on your shoulders and waist . Therefore it’s important to get the fit spot-on as the outwear item should sit comfortably on your body and have the same slimming effect as a biker or bomber jacket.

DESIGN

A light blue denim jacket, the colour of ‘working jeans’, is the staple. Darker blues shades make the jacket a little smarter, and you can find coloured denim to add a little ‘cool’ to your look.
Grey denim jackets are a great alternative to black.  However with an embroided jacket, you can switch things up a bit as the feminie print gives the light wash material more styling options.




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Friday, 11 August 2017

GET GLAMMED UP ON THE GO!



Stay effortlessly fabulous on the island that never sleeps by booking in your  beauty treatments whilst on holiday.
If you're heading to the beautiful Balearic island of Ibiza you should download the latest traveller app ‘Ibiza Darling’. 

This on the go glam app gives holiday goers the opportunity to fully relax in the sun by booking on-island beauty treatments, pampering and wellbeing including private yoga classes. 

Ibiza Darling  is perfect for weddings, parties, holidays, big nights out or girlie weekends. You name it they’ve got it – from  Super Volume Lashes to Mens Barbering including wet-shaves and beard trims, this latest beauty app has it all. 



The creator behind this practical jet setter application is well known celebrity make up artist  Louise Maxwell,  who has a career working with well known a-listers from Stella McCartney to Lily and Lionel and from Mimi Holiday, to MTV, as well as super model Jade Jagger, Cindy Crawford and Amal Clooney

Her ability lies in creating elegantly undone looks with a rock n roll edge and she spends her summers hopping from luxury villa to sleek super-yacht to style her private clients with regular trips to London in between. Louise has an unerring eye for detail and the subtle, edgy take on the natural look that has become her signature.

 “My focus is always on sexy, slightly ‘undone’ hair,” she says. “It’s about creating looks that work with a person’s individual style and have an organic feel.”


Discover your own Mediterranean look with Ibiza's premier makeup and hair experts, nail technicians, eyelash extension specialists and spray tanners as well as private yoga classes or pampering therapies.  Within seconds you can book an express manicure or party make-up appointment at your Hotel, Villa or Yacht and pay in advance online so that no money needs to change hands.  

Click here to view the app.




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Thursday, 27 July 2017

How to Love Yourself and Be More Confident


Don't forget to fall in your love first ” ~ Carrie Bradshaw

I was once a very niave teenager . I wanted a boyfriend more than anything. I never stopped to wonder why, I just wanted it.  Maybe it was because my friends were in long term relationships and I was jealous or that I was fed up of being  friend zoned by every guy I met .

Saying I wanted a boyfriend had a very clear underlying message- I wanted to experience real love and have someone there to make me feel good about myself when I didn’t. During the course of my previous relationship my moods were totally contingent upon the way he made me feel and respected me. And when things got intense I would act like things were fine , when they were not as I wasn't happy.

After this relationship ended, I truly learned the value of loving myself, and I found that with my newfound freedom, I embraced a new chapter in my life which inspired me to become a stronger and more independent person.





My motivation for this post came the other day after watching final episode of Sex in the City : An American girl in Paris . One scene in particular struct out to me , it wasn't when she was reuinted with Mr Big  ( spoiler .. sorry!) it was when Carrie was honest about what she wanted.

"I am someone who is looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love. And I don't think that love is here, in this expensive suite, in this lovely hotel, in Paris.”

While these insights aren’t anything new to the ways we perceive relationships. I felt like I needed to share my dispute with Cupid and my journey to self discovery.





We’ve all been told that before you enter the world of dating , it is essential to love yourself. But how does one conjure up such love?

I have faced my fair share of insecurity and self-doubt but those questionable periods of my past have allowed me to evolve into someone who is optimistic and aims to inspire others to feel confident in every way possible. I'll be honest with you this new outlook on life didn’t magically happen over night, it took some work and a change of attitude which was done using these tips listed below.




Figure Out your New Confidence.

It really doesn’t matter what other people think of you, it’s the thoughts you have about yourself that makes all the difference. If you want to be regain your confidence then take on board a fresh image whether that's investing in a new wardrobe or taking on board a fitness plan. It's important to remind yourself to have fun and enjoy rediscovering what makes YOU.

List your qualities

By acknowledging your attributes it will allow you to stop focusing on your flaws and accept all the great things that make you who you are. And give you the courage to set yourself goals which can help benefit your career or other aspirations in life.

Know that you CAN be happy alone

Having a fun-loving partner is a wonderful thing, but it isn’t the only thing and it certainly doesn’t make you complete, despite what your monthly zodiac sign might say. If you don’t have a special someone in your life, it’s cool, take the time to find new things for you to enjoy and experience as you only live once.

Go out and explore

Whether that's going abroad or exploring a new city in the UK. Bite the bullet and go and  discover new places around the world . By taking on the plunge to visit a new destination you're opening your eyes to other lifestyles which may help with your journey to self discovery.

Swipe right - Try dating only when you're ready

For those of you are who are new to the singleton lifestyle you may fazed by online dating.  It can be daughting at first however it will help rebuild your self esteem and allow you to meet new people.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Refresh your wardrobe this spring with these top cleaning hacks.




 


Spring back this season by giving your wardrobe that much needed cleanse . Most of us will agree that rummaging through a hefty pile of clothes may be one of the most overwhelming tasks known to man. However it can in fact help reduce stress, boost your productivity and help you burn a few extra calories on your Fitbit.



So reap in the benefits of throwing away your closest clutters by following these top tips which Dia&Co inspired me to put together.

Get Organised 
It's important to set up a station ready to help you break down the rails of garments and boxes of shoes . This will make the process much easier when you're ploughing through the loose items on your bedroom as you'll know simply what to keep, donate and put on Depop.





Pick a playlist 
A bit of background music will go a long way when you're getting down to business with your complete collection of clothes. Whether it's Spotify or Apple Music pick a set list which will allow to relax and have fun even if it's a guiltily playlist.




Pull everything out!
Don't be afraid to throw your items in the floor. Yank everything off the hangers and place them on the ground as this will help you spot the pieces which are over a year old clearly falling apart or have shrunk so bin them.




Keep or not to keep? 
After going through what may seem your life in fabric you may have create a pile of Keep or not to keep .  Sometimes without a second opinion it's hard for us to break away with some material which we've had history with. So, ask yourself these questions - Is it over a year old? Does it still fit? What can you style it with? Is it still
in a shopping bag? 


If you can't answer of these straight away then it means it's not worth hanging it back up.
Be a good samaritan and put in the clothes in a charity bag or if it still has a price tag on it try get a refund so you can get some money back. 







Keep yourself hydrated 
You're more than likely going to get thirsty during your clear out. Try to keep yourself fresh by drinking plenty of water and giving yourself some mini breaks.


Hold on to the staples
Make sure you put aside some staple items as it will make it easier for you to structure regularly go to looks. Think of items which can help you structure a capsule wardrobe such as mixture of denim - a pair of black skinny jeans, boyfriend/mom or ripped blue wash jeans, a light-coloured blazer a white shirt and printed dresses.



Make your work out wear more visible
Most of us have the tendency to put our gym outfits in a draw and forget about going for a run , attending that spin class or doing that weight training session. 

Instead give yourself that extra motivation and place your kit on a hanger as this will help encourage you to burn off that weekend take away and get a step closer to your fitness goal.



Plan your next purchases 
Your wardrobe may look a little empty now- don't panic this is normal!
Instead of rushing to the shops plan and repurchasing some old favourites. Think about giving yourself the challenge of trying something new and give yourself the confidence to try a new trend which will represent your sense of style.



























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Monday, 10 April 2017

Capturing Moments.


Brunch dishes : Poached Eggs, Smoked Salmon & Acocado with a Soya Iced Latte. Naffy : Poached Eggs, Smoked Salmon & Mushroom and English breakfast tea. Both served with wholegrain rye bread. (V) 
 
Hidden away from the high street , Moments Café offers a unique dining experience with its offset interior design and organic menu it captures the true identity of how to do brunch in style.  

Amongst its nutritiously friendly breakfast , lunch and home-made cake options you're able to take the opportunity to switch off and truly absorb into it the cafes relaxing atmosphere. Whether that's catching up with friends or family you're not short of options, as you can grab a book from the shelf and immerse yourself into a new piece of literature. It truly makes it the perfect place to recharge your batteries after a night out on the Calls or to take a break from central scenery.



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