Going Smart Casual In A Pyjama Shirt

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Polka Dot Shirt: Newlook (Similar)
Light Blue Ripped Jeans: River Island
Coral Heels: Asos

I'm writing this before watching the final episode of Dance Moms, so forgive me if it seems a little rushed, but the drama that is Abby Lee has sort of become a pivotal part of my life. Is that tragic? Probably.

So this was my failed attempt to look like one of those uber chic Pinterest style girls that wonder around cities packed with culture whilst looking effortlessly glamorous in their luxury jackets and coats....Instead I trundled around my sisters' garden in front of a tripod and ungracefully ran away when I heard her neighbours. You can even see the remote in the first snap. Smooth.

Speaking of smooth, I've been eating a tonne of caramel rice cakes with smooth peanut butter lately. It's like a full on desert for around 100 calories. Try it. You won't be disappointed.

Tenuous links aside I had a scary start to the week, I found two small to medium sized spiders in the flat which in my spider-anxiety ridden mind can only mean one thing. There's a mother lurking. Then the week got a little better when we came second in the pub quiz. My team name Quizzy Maguire went down like a lead balloon though.

Gym Hairstyles: French & Dutch Braids

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If you're like me and hair washing day only comes but twice a week, cardio at the gym can be a bit of a pain. It just messes up the whole washing routine. And if you're also like me and tend to get a bit clammy when overworked (gross) then going anywhere straight from the gym is usually a no go.

But alas! These quick and relatively easy braided hair styles are perfect for the gym, and they're proven to stand the test of time too. I'm currently donning a side french braid after grappling with the stair master earlier today and it looks the same as it did six hours ago. I would take a snap to prove it but I'm wearing a slush puppy vest and chomping my way through caramel rice cakes - it's not a pretty sight.

So if you're unsure how to french or dutch braid, and you want an easy hair style that'll last through a work out and after, then have a peep at my short video above!

A Multi Seasonal Floral Dress

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Dress: Newlook (similar)
Shoes: Primark

I'm at my Sisters for a couple of days and I'm definitely making the most of her garden. All I have at home in my flat is a tiny patch of sun by the Juliette balcony which isn't the most ideal place to sunbathe. Plus I end up feeling all awkward like a cat.

I bought this dress last month in the Newlook sale and think I paid around £10 for it. I like that it's extra loose and flowy without a belt (perfect for BBQs), but if you shove a belt and heels with it you're good for night time. I'm all about the multi purpose wear. Annnnd you could even tight and boots it for Autumn. Wins all round.
I seem to have a love/hate relationship with florals and I'm now entering the love phase, have a peep at my recent youtube haul if you'd like a nose of what's been purchased recently. I'm also eyeing up all the florals on Esprit who seem to have the perfect dress length down. So kudos to them.

Another upside to being here is having someone to exercise with, I always thought I was a bit of a lone ranger when it comes to working up a sweat, but doing it with someone else is actually quite motivational - I'm even doing a class at her gym tonight, something I may regret tomorrow when I can't feel my arms or sit down without aching. I'm hoping it gives me the confidence to join some of the classes at my gym without feeling self conscious about the whole lone ranger situation, we shall see.

Smart Casual: Jeans and Heels

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Top: Primark (Similar)
Jeans: River Island (Similar)
Heels: Newlook (Similar)
Watch: Kate Spade

Apologies for these photos looking a little washed out, I'm not entirely sure what happened to my camera lens! I actually invested in one of those compact interchangeable lens cameras a while back so might try that out for my next outfit post. Or if I can rope someone into taking some snaps for me they might look even better!

This is a pretty standard outfit for me at the moment, as I said in my previous video I got a bit obsessed with pinning photos of city girls abroad looking all smart casual glam in jeans and heels. A look I've tried copy with an added air of awkwardness and a weird knuckle hand that doesn't seem to know what it's doing...I'm still pinning away for inspiration though (imeloweez if you want to have a peek), as in the retail world, summer seems to be coming to an end so it's a good idea to know what's coming in autumn/fall for fashion.

Ripped jeans are a first for me as well and they're definitely something that can be used to transition into the more gloomy weather we're bound to see next month. Although I still can't quite master putting them on properly.  Plus these one's are pretty tight so I have to do that un gracefull jumping into them technique.

In other non outfit news I don't have a lot! I got a new car the other week which is all shiny and coral, I've drank way too much Monster, played a lot of squash, and listened to a lot of Dancehall.

Newlook, Asos & Primark Sale Haul

So I filmed this sale haul yonks ago (I'm now on a quest to go back blonde) but you can still get your mitts on some of the stuff I bought. If you don't fancy watching the full video and listening to endless rambles I've linked it all below, and whilst linking I found some other nice things that I've saved. That off the shoulder dress will be mine at some stage.

Things I Bought

Some Things I'd Like To Buy

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