Barcelona

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First day and I have an almighty headache. I got little bit excited last night and may have had a few too many vino’s. I’m already in love with Barcelona after a little dinner and drinks just off Las Ramblas last night. My hotel is pretty awesome too, looks like it will be a good holiday.

I went with this stripey combo for travelling. It was a good choice, super comfy on the flight and light for humid Barcelona. Always a good idea to wear your heaviest shoes to travel in, especially if you often to go over the weight like me.

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Tee – Primark
Palazzo Pants – Zara
Espadrilles – New Look
Bag – Primark

Glitter All Over the Room

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The man is not impressed with the glitter nail art, mainly because there is now glitter everywhere. How does it get into rooms I didn’t even go into? I couldn’t resist adding a little bit of sparkle for my holidays though. I think I might even add some glitter to my toes too.

I’m convinced all those perfect Pinterest nail art pins use glitter even when they say it’s polish. It’s messy and fidgety but do-able. I painted the geometric design first then painted a shellac top coat where I wanted the glitter. My tip is to use a damp nail art brush to remove all the extra glitter, it sticks to everything. Then I sealed it with two layers of top coat, you might even need three depending on the top coat.

Tomorrow I’m off to Barcelona finally, I cannot wait!

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Last Friday Night – Katy 

Take me to Church

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So I may have been a little preoccupied with Barcelona travel guides and holiday clothes over the weekend to write up my new music monday post.

This little track from Irish artist Hozier and I’ve been in love with for a while. Its already been a massive hit in his native Ireland and I heard it online some where a few months ago. This morning I heard it on Radio 1 as it’s their track of the day so I thought I’d share it as a late music monday.

Hope your monday’s not going to badly, enjoy.

 

Get Your Passport and Your Bikini

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In four days time I’ll finally be heading off on my hols. I’ve been looking forward to these five days in Barcelona for weeks now. I’ve never been before and everyone tells me it’s an amazing city.

Obviously I need to pick up some new clothes and with the sales coming to an end there’s some great bargains. I bought a little stripey bikini for £1 yesterday! This is my wish list but I can’t have them all, which do you think I should invest in?

 

Holiday – Dizzee Rascal

Naromode – Narrative fashion

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Naromode is another amazing Scottish design brand which I’m in love with. The creatives behind the brand Anna Thorn and Iain MacDonald, I first met at a Bold Souls event last year. I instantly fell in love with their beautiful hand drawn prints influenced by stories and books.The duo start the design process with a story that inspires them both, their first collection being inspired by White Snake and new collection by Snow White. Naromode select the orginal Brother’s Grimm tales adding an extra layer of intrigue to the designs. 

Earlier this year they launched screen printed cotton tees with designs from the White Snake collection. I somehow have yet to get my hands on one but I love the ‘duck’ tee. Now finally a full collection is available on their website full of the beautifully bright digitally printed designs onto high quality fabrics like chiffon and silk. The collection is varied with tops, dresses and even shorts. I am in love with the maxi skirts. With no two peices being the same Iain MacDonald advses ‘Everybody will have their own individual piece of the story.’  I can’t wait to get my hands on my piece.

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3 Ways to Wear

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Seems like everyone loves co-ords right now. I’ve been desperate for some for ages, but struggled to find the perfect set. I didn’t want to spent a fortune and wanted them to be flattering and easy to wear. High waisted all the way and no short shorts.

I finally found the perfect set for a bargainous £14.99. Now I’ve got them I realise why we all love them so much, instant fashionable outfit worn together and endless options separate.

I had no photographer for a proper outfit shoot, so thought I’d create some of those options instead. Firstly, the set itself dressed up with simple red sandals. The skirt dressed down with a jumper and sliders and lastly mixing it up with the crop, shorts and brogues. Love them!

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Co ord Set – Miss Pap
Sandals – Primark

Jumper – Forever 21
Sliders – Birkenstock

Shorts – Monsoon
Brogues – Clarks

30 Day Shred Update

It was maybe hopeful thinking that I was gonna get up early every morning and complete the shred. I ended up doing it most nights when I came home from work. As a result some days I was tried, a few I had headaches and a few more days I was hungover!

So I missed 8 days. Doesn’t sound too bad until you work out that’s almost 1/4. I’m not too impressed with my results but can hardly complain given I didn’t really stick to it. My plan is to finish off the 8days this month, just over two weeks to Barcelona so I need all the help I can get. I’ll keep you updated.