25 May 2016

a little colour

T-shirt - Zara, Jeans - H&m,  Boots - Next, Necklaces - Vintage, Vivienne Westwood 

I often get asked via my instagram why I don't do more outfit photos, because the reason is rather evident I can't help but look like a bit of a tit when the camera is pointed at me. My style recently has become heavily influenced by my love for Pattie smith, staple items and charity shop finds.

Don't you just love it when your friends have crazy props available at work,  when ever I am in the Brick Lane area I love to swing by Tatty Devine, such a colourful shop and the fact one of my favorite people works there is a bonus! 

Outfit wise today's look consisted of everything black and the worlds longest leather boots, mainly for comfort. I love wearing clothes now that make me feel comfortable, never one to dress to make someone else happy, I never leave the house without my trust leather jacket from Zara and hello lovely little lapel pins the gin pin is from the lovely ladies at Tatty Devine, the cat face is from Rosie Wanders and a fun little badge from the new punk exhibition at The British Library.

Even though my outfit doesn't scream rainbow I love the fact that East London is always a wash with colour, new graffiti, colorful building and energy, so I don't often feel a need to be flamboyant.
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13 May 2016

Detoxing with Champneys Pt.1

 
Detoxing, we've all heard that phrase often, but I have never been the type of person to be too follow a diet style, but when Champneys got in contact  I couldn't wait to add some goodness to my diet after a few months of being a tad lazy. I love a good smoothie and I often opt for a coffee in the morning so whilst I was back in Norfolk we took the little challenge of having a wee detox. Making these simple smoothies was really easy. 

Saturday - 

We decided to give the kale a whirl first, we put all the ingredients into the smoothy maker whizzed it up. I was rather dubious as I'm not a massive fan of Kale, it was really green so that always a bonus when being healthy. It wouldn't be my go to smoothie, but i certainly felt a lot fresher then downing a black coffee.


Sunday 

Sunday morning we wandered down by the Broads and stumbled upon a Farmer selling fresh eggs and snapped two dozen up for £2 and thought they would complement the ginger in our smoothies. I think I prefer this ginger zesty smoothie a lot better then the previous days Kale goodness. It really freshened our walk up. I think along side eating healthy and getting goodness into you it is vital to get yourself outside and into the fresh air. The long walk took us around two hours working our muscles and getting out into nature is my favorite way to gain inspiration.

 Monday - 

By the time came on  I was super excited to get trying the berry smoothie, I'm a massive fan of all berries, this one had Blueberries and Raspberries so truly the best way to start the day.  I love the fact that this smoothie included coconut milk and me and Kelly were the biggest fan, it was rather thick so thick that I felt like I didn't have to have breakfast with it and we sat in the early morning sun and soaked up all the goodness. In the past I had avoided the prep and effort of making smoothies but I found that actually it is a really easy was of introducing lots of healthy goodies easily into your diet. Looking forward to sharing my next installment with Champneys detoxing and looking after my skin.



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9 May 2016

life lately


I have been making more of an effort to get my brain working recently, it's really important to me to get my brain thinking about other things, I picked up the copy of just kids by Patti smith in the Brick Lane book shop and it has to be the best £8 I have ever spent, so since reading just kids I have worked my way through a few more and it feels great to get back into reading and disappearing into new worlds.  

I ventured to Brighton with Rob this weekend, for lots of coffee, sunshine and food. I adore Brighton as it has the same feel as Falmouth (where I went to Uni) but a hell of a lot closer!

The lovely Lyzi decided to get one of my illustrations tattooed on her forever, made my week.

I've had a lot of time to myself, and I have made a point of getting outside as much as possible as I find it helps me when I am feeling low, I have taken up journaling again which I am super pleased about, it really is the simple things in life. 

I have been working like a crazy through my portrait to do list this is one I created for the lovely Jess  I have 50% off at the moment with the code sunfun2016 over at Ella Masters studio so you can grab yours at half the price. 

Lastly I have been spending a lot of time with my best friend so flitting my time between Norfolk and London, we took some silly self timer selfie and we called this photo our Simon and Garfunkle folk poses.
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6 May 2016

Girly hangs in East London


Lately I have been making a point of socailising a lot more, as of late I have been flitting my time between Norfolk and London and loving seeing everyone. Me and Jaymie decided to head to Pizza East for one of the best pizza I have had in a long time. Even though I have walked past it a million times I have never actually eaten there. I would thoroughly recommend it all the staff were so lovely and the atmosphere was mixed with hipster and city slickers, me and jaymie felt rather at home among that crowd. It's always so lovely to be able to take a few hours and sit and chat about all the things we have missed out on in each others lives. 
I opted for the basic magreita and Jaymie being a Vegan went for an artichoke pizza without cheese and they didn't even bat an eyelid at Jaymie asking for no cheese which often flusters people. 

After we stuffed our faces, I told Jaymie of a gem of a photo booth hidden in the depth of Pizza East down by the loos, we struck a pose and snapped 3 sets each.  I simply adore old fashioned photo booths something so nostalgic and flattering about the photos that appear. 

After we had spent a small fortune on the photos we headed to Beach Blanket Babylon just along the road from Pizza East and sat down for one cocktail, I'm never a fan of over priced cocktails, I opted for the chocolate one and jaymie went for Eye candy. We sat and soaked up the time together whilst making plans of all the wonderful places we could hangout in the summer. It's always a joy to take a few hours out with friends and watch the world go by. 
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