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Fashion Friday | Work for the booty (of whatever you're aiming for)

Friday, 20 October 2017

I love gym wear, it's just much nicer to wear then normal clothes, bar pj's of course. 

You aren't restricted, your feet are comfy and you can just chill. After the hardcore work out.

So what am I pining for this week? 

Well I want some proper work out leggings. I have one pair from Adidas but they're a bit full on. They're black which huge writing on the side, in bright white, it's just a bit much for me. I found these Nike camo style leggings, and I really like them. I could see myself working out in them, but also a comfy Sunday outfit? They're go really well with a plain white top.

Whilst browsing I was looking for things I need, and I don't have a sport bra that fits. I have an old one, but my boobs have grown and it's bit uncomfortable. I found this Shock proof sports bra, how cute it is? I like that's it's more like a crop top, rather than a bra, it's just quite stylish. 

I want a pair of Nike Thea's, I just love them. I have pair which are exactly the same, apart from the shape. The colour, and fabric are the same but they're more round. I like them, but I love these. I would pair this outfit which some cute head phone, and also a baggy top, just to throw over top. No-one likes to walk through Morrisons after a work out with their stomach out. Well I don't! 

My names Sophie and I'm addicted to coffee.

Monday, 16 October 2017

My name's Sophie, I'm 22 and I'm addicted to coffee.

I wanted to talk about coffee today, of course it's not a serious addiction, but it's not a nice feeling to know you rely on something everyday, to be able to continue your day-to-day life. I know the images are completely irrelevant but I wanted to share some photos of my little Alfie on here!  

I started drinking coffee when I was 18, I had to get up at 6.30 for college so it helped me feel a little bit more alive. When I had some spare money I would go in to Costa and get a caramel latte... that's where it began. I love coffee.

I would say I'm addicted because If I don't have at least one cup a day I do get really bad headaches. I have tried to stop, i switched to decaf, but as soon as I have on caffeinated coffee, by accident, or just without thinking I'm hooked, and the headaches return. It's a horrible cycle because I need that morning coffee, and I hate going through a week of headaches just to then get sucked back in. 

I'm giving veganism ago this week, so next week on top of that I might give going caffeine free a go. I know that's going to be a lot harder then going vegan because I need my coffee, like you don't understand. I don't need meat, but  really do need the bit of energy in the morning. 

Wish me luck!

My blog goals for the end of 2017

Sunday, 15 October 2017

I didn't really have any blog goals this year, I was just getting back in to blogging and I didn't want to put pressure on myself. 

I'm so inspired at the moment, and I'm ready to blog my heart away. I've fallen back in love with it, and I'm happier than ever. 

So what do I want to do with my blog before we reach 2018? 

1. Write 100 posts by the end of the year 

So I've currently got 42 posts on my blog, and that's not a lot for nearly a year? I want to write another 48 by the end of 2017. I'm doing Blogtober and also Blogmas so it should be easy. I have so many ideas, and thoughts that I just want to share with you all. 

2. Complete Blogmas! 

So far I'm really enjoying Blogtober so Blogmas is a no brainer. I want to join in. I want to have really Christmas themed posts so it makes me feel all festive. My boyfriend is Muslim so he doesn't celebrate Christmas, so our flat doesn't really get decorated, only with candles etc but it never feels as cosy, and as Christsmassy as my home used to. 

3. Write my first book review 

I've only just finished the first Game of Thrones book, and I loved it. I'm plowing through the second, and it's even better. I've not tried to write a book review before so this is something I want to give a go. It can't go that wrong can it? I think I'll have to dedicate a weekend to writing that, so i can go over it many times, to make sure it makes sense. Keep an eye out for that! 

4. Improve my photography so I go on to 2018 which some more skills

My photography isn't horrible, but I want to venture more in to flat lays, and creating little master pieces. Queue the eBay shop for little accessories. I would also like to try and shoot an outfit posts, maybe just featuring my new coat, but I think it would give me a lot of confidence, but that's if my boyfriend will take the photos. He thinks all photos should be with emotionless faces. He's right, that's what models do a lot of the time, but I want personality on my blog! 

5. Post a Halloween look on my blog

I've never done a Halloween look on my blog before, but I want to give it a go. I don't really 'do' Halloween, I'm just not someone who loves to dress up. I want to try at least one look, maybe a dead actress, or a zombie? We'll see. 

Check back tomorrow for another post! 

What does being YOU mean

Saturday, 14 October 2017

This is going to be a long post today, so grab a blanket and a hot drink, and let's chat.

I had a bit of a moment a few weeks ago where I just didn't feel like myself. I have been feeling low lately and that had taken a hold of life. I've put on weight and I just didn't feel like myself, but what does that mean? I felt like the person I saw in the mirror wasn't me. It's not just my body, the way I dressed, my attitude, it had changed. 

I no longer was bubbly at work, I didn't chat to everyone I'd become closed off and not really approachable. People used to always come to me at work if they had questions or queries, and then they stopped. Slightly thankful, but also it's sad. I don't want to be like, I love that people will just come up to me for help, or just chat. I love being that kind of person.

The thing that really got me back to 'Me' was buying some pink fluffy jumpers, getting rid of the slogan tops, that's just not me, and switching up my tartan scarf for a pink one. It's odd that how you dress can really affect your mind. I needed a new coat this year so I got a pink one, and I started wearing make-up again. Those three little things have helped. 

Of course me feeling down has been a lot harder. A few weeks ago I had a crap week but last week I decided it would be a good week. I turned everything in to a positive. It was hard don't get me wrong, but just trying to be positive helped a lot. 

Social media can destroy our self confidence and make you want to be someone else.

Woa, bit of a sweeping statement there Soph. Sometimes social media can really get you down, when you've got girl and guys posting amazing photos, their lives look amazing and you hate that it isn't you. That's me. It's only taken my boyfriend 3 years of telling me that it's good to spend hour scrolling on Instagram, and he was right, it's why I was so down.

People only show the positive things, and just because their bed looks tidy, doesn't mean the rest of their room is. We've all seen those photos of the side tables looking immaculate, but the rest of the house is a state. That's real life.

It can be so hard to loose yourself to that.

I just think that you can be over influenced my someone's style, or someone's body and become obsessed. We don't all have that nature but when we're looking at something everyday, checking up on certain people we follow all the time, but can become obsessive, and we can feel like we should / want to look / dress like them. 

It's natural, you can admire someone but it's hard when we're faced with beautiful women everyday, and a lot of us don't feel as beautiful as them. YOU ARE. You are as beautiful, but that side of social media isn't addressed much. It's amazing that we can connect with people from all over the world, but be careful not to loose yourself in the process. 

I try to limit myself to social media, in terms of Instagram. I try and stick more to Twitter, it's people talking out their opinions and I can't really create an unhealthy obsession over there. Instagram is the worst for me. I will spend hour looking at girls with boobs, and it sucks. I just need to focus on being me, and not trying to change to fit in to life.

Fashion Friday | Fenty Feels

Friday, 13 October 2017

This is more of a wish list outfit, I want everything on here, including the hair. 

It's all about Fenty Beauty at the moment. Sadly the foundation is made for gals with oily skin, dry lil Soph over here would look a mess with that one. I love the whole concept of the brand and what Rihanna has made it stand for. So I want to get my hand on the primer, it's meant to be amazing, and it helps your foundation stay on longer. I'm not sure how this would work with my skin, but it should stop the mid day forehead shine. 

I want to really, really get my hand on the Match Stick cream highlighter. This is right up my street, I'm can never have enough shimmer / glow to my face. I love the colour range. The pink is just so beautiful?!

Fashion wise, I need a new pair of leggings, next weeks Fashion Friday will feature the work out leggings I want, they're beautiful. I do need some proper black ones, which aren't see through, and are comfy. I honestly also think that a denim jacket us an autumn essential. This one is from Zaful and it's gorgeous. It's plain, and really old school which is what I like. 

Guys I want extensions. I don't want to pay for them, but I want long hair. Mine is growing but sooo slow, and I'm the most inpatient person you're going to meet. I'm trying to grow the bleach out of my hair just to give it a helping hand on growth, but it's getting now where fast. 

So can we just take a moment for those Puma trainers. I love trainers. I own nothing like these, they remind me of the 'creepers' which were a thing when I was a teenager, I really like them! My birthday is next month Ibby is you're readinggg ( Just kidding, I've begged for a blender, I really want to make my own sauces)