Well it’s official, spring is here. This weekend I finally stopped wearing my big winter coat and exchanged it for my spring jackets. Plus I even had my toes out for the first time this year! The sunshine this weekend really cheered me up and made me excited for next couple of months. Anyway enough of the weather chat, let’s talk about some things I am loving right now. Starting with podcasts!
I’ve started to take the time on my commute home to relax and listen to a variety of different podcasts. My most listened to has to be Keeping it Candid with Sophie and Millie, for all their real and frank chats about everyday issues and blogging. Wobble is another great podcast empowering you to feel more body confident and just to be happy with yourself. For something a little different away from fashion or pop culture, I’ve been listening to Serial which was recommended by a friend. OMG, the first season had me hanging on the edge of my seat, keeping me hooked I ended up listening to about 4 episodes back to back, trying to figure out who actually committed the crime. The drama!!
Sex and The City
Going from a listener to a viewer, I have recently binge watched the first two seasons of Sex and The City for what seems like the millionth time. My Sex and The City box sets have always been my go to when I have nothing else to watch but just recently I’ve seen it’s had a real come back with bloggers who hadn’t watched it the first time round. I feel like the show is having a really inspirational moment on fashion, if you haven’t seen it already I would recommend watching, you will see how much the show has inspired current fashion. You might even invest in a baguette bag!
This love is a bit of a random one but I am loving my new snail eye cream. Yes, you read that right, snail eye cream. I’m always intrigued by new lotion and potions that can help with the bags or wrinkles around my eyes. This was a lot cheaper than other eye creams I’ve bought in the past, so I wasn’t expecting the world from this cream. But it has certainly delivered on hydrating and reducing the puff tired eyes I get every morning. So it gets the thumbs up from me. I paid £11 because a friend brought it back from a trip to Korea, but it retails here at £30 on Amazon.
Ok so for a long time I’ve not shopped in River Island because their style didn’t quite fit with mine. For the last few seasons, I’ve popped in but never seen anything worth buying, until now... After watching a video by Emma Hill and loved her tortoise shell button bodysuit she had on, I headed straight to the website and purchased the bodysuit plus these dark denim jeans. I could have actually bought a few more pieces but I thought I best just try these out, so I get to know the fit again. But I already know I’ll be shopping in River Island for my holiday wardrobe.
Some other lovely pairs ...
This was a trend I absolutely loved about 5/6 years. I would always accessorise with massive earrings for all my outfits. After a while, my tastes changed and I fell out of love with big, bold earrings, opting for smaller necklace pieces instead. But over the last couple of seasons, I’ve actually built up quite a collection of statement earrings. Most of the pieces have taken inspiration from art collections. I’m loving the Matisse cut out shape earrings that Mango have in. Plus anything that is mix matched as a pair, it just adds something unique to a look.
Finally, I’ve come to the reason I started this ‘what I’m loving’ post - this polka dot blouse and how much I am loving polka dot for spring summer. This season I’ve already seen more colourful and playful polka designs and can’t wait to show you guys how I’m styling them, starting with this silk blouse. You guys know how much I love a blouse and jeans, here I’ve gone for a tie front pair of jeans and tie back detail on the top.
I would love to know what you guys are loving at the moment and if like me you’ve tried new products and would recommend them!
POLDA DOT BLOUSE - TOPSHOP (sold out, here's an alternative)
VELVET HEELS - H&M (two seasons ago, see below for some options)
Some other velvet mules ...