Day 23 – Amazing Newwwwwwwws

As the title suggests I have amazing news (I added all the ‘w’s on account of how excited I am about this haha). The news is ‘drum rooooooooollllll’ that for my second year at uni I got a 2:1 ūüėÄ I am so pleased because I worked really hard this year and had some really difficult modules so to get my results back and it be a 2:1 is fantastic. To demonstrate to you people how happy I am please refer to the image of the ecstatic pug as shown below.

Day 21 – Summer Trends for 2014

This season’s fashion has a lot of variety to it, from delicate lace pieces to the old school casual dungarees. This article will showcase some of the latest trends¬†brought from the catwalk straight to high street fashion.

1- Crop Tops / Bralets

2- Dungarees

3- Lace

4- Chunky Soled Shoes

Photo 1 of LANA Platform Sandals Photo 1 of WOLF Flatform SandalsPhoto 1 of NAIVE Cross Through Sandals

5- Kimonos

6- Wrap Skirts/Shorts/Skorts

 

Day 19 – Tour de France Fever in Yorkshire

On the weekend the famous ‘Tour de France’ passed through my home town in Yorkshire. It was incredible. I had never really been into it before I watched it. My town really got enthusiastic putting up bunting, painting bikes to display everywhere and selling merchandise. When the Tour de France finally came it was a really hot, sunny day. Me and my family stood at the top of a steep hill to watch them come up and go along the straight. The atmosphere was incredible. There was a huge procession before the riders came. Freebies were thrown out, different music blared from each passing van and police motorbikes wizzed past. When the riders came everyone cheered, wooped and spurred them on. It was a really exciting event to witness and great for Yorkshire to be a part of. Yorkshire were up against big cities like Barcelona and Berlin to host the depart and won it, so it is great for the rest of the world to see how picturesque and beautiful Yorkshire is.

Day 18 – My Five Favourite Fashion Must Have Prints

Browsing online or in stores the range and variety of choices are endless. This Summer, dare to be daring. Instead of wearing plain vests or jeans go for prints as it will really liven up your outfit. Here are my five favourite prints and how I would wear them.

1- Tartan.
I am recently really into the tartan print. I bought a tartan jumper and a tartan pencil skirt. Whilst they are a bit out there if you team them up with the right items they can look amazing! I tend to wear black or white with tartan print and gold or silver accessories. So with my skirt I would wear a black or white vest (or long sleeved in the winter) top and with my jumper I would team it with black, navy or even white jeans.

2 – Floral.

Floral print will always be a favourite of mine. I have floral blazers, jeans, shirts. Again you can wear floral with anything but have to be careful of clashing colours. My floral blazer goes great with a plain classic t-shirt and jeans. 

3- Animal.

Whether it is zebra or leopard animal print is great. However I find it best to wear not too much at one time because otherwise you can go full on scary spice and it be over bearing! 

4- Psychedelic.

For a bold summer look psychedelic prints look great on maxi dresses. With some heels to dress up for evening or sandals or flip flops for the day time they look fantastic.

5- Polka Dots.

I am a huge fan of polka dots, specifically shirts. I think it looks really smart or casual depending on what you match it with. I love polka dot dresses, jumpers, shirts or t-shirts.

 

Day 17 – 4 Things I Am Currently Excited For

With my second year at uni over I have a three month summer fuuuuulllllll of exciting things going on! Here is a list of the four¬†top things I’m excited to do!

1- Going to Vienna to visit my best friend! My best friend from uni lives in Vienna and I’m flying out to see her. I can’t wait to see her and for her to show me around!

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2- Work experience at The Independent newspaper. I was fortunate enough to get two weeks at one of the biggest newspapers in England so I’m really excited to go to London for two weeks and get some valuable experience to my future career.

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3- Going to Rome with my Boyfriend!

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4- Spending a lot of time with my family.

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Day 16 – Are ‘Fitspirations’ a bad thing?

I have been wanting to write this article for a while. There is so much controversy in the media as to whether ‘Fitspiration’ images are encouraging or a negative influence on people. You’ll have probably noticed I have a Fitspiration section on my blog, where I post influential quotes for encouragement to people. However in my opinion there are two kinds of Fitspiration posts.¬†

The negative kind makes women strive to unhealthy goals. 1 Most photos are heavily photoshopped to make women feel insecure about their weight (even though they are a healthy weight). Images in the media are extremely influential to women all over whether it be a teenager or a woman who is in her forties. Seeing the image above (what can only be dubbed as ‘thinspiration)’ is an unrealistic goal for anybody. Women have hips and curves and should embrace them instead of thinking they should lose them to look like the photoshopped women in these photos. I think these kinds of Fitspirations make women feel bad about themselves. Instead Fitspiration should be used to encourage women that working out is healthy but in moderation. Women shouldn’t feel guilty about eating certain foods or taking the escalator instead of the stairs. Which brings me onto the positive Fitspo.

I’m all for a good motivational quote which is why I post them. It encourages and motivates people. However when choosing which Fitspiration posts you decide to read, stay away from the ‘Thinspirations’ and focus on inspirational kind. The kind that actually makes you feel pumped to go to the gym or for a run or whatever, instead of making you feel bad and guilty you ate chocolate.¬†