Friday, 3 April 2015

Lifestyle | Insta-Catchup #3

Instagram Catchup

New stash, and my last before I graduate (boo!) - I got my gorgeous pole society hoodie and haven't stopped wearing it since, perfect essay writing uniform. // Dreaming of summer days by the sea, hurry up sunshine! // Getting back into the habit of starting my day with lemon water, a mini daily detox! 

Instagram Catchup

Gorgeous Spring blossoms, I love when these appear as they make me feel so optimistic + that we're out of winter! // Life is definitely an adventure and you never know where it will take you. // Nostalgia for my gap year, and relaxing in Vietnam. Hoi An, where we stayed, is stunning and this beach was only a short bike ride away with the most beautiful white sand.

Instagram Catchup

Procrastination selfie, and realising somewhere along the line my hair's turned a bit ginger? I quite like it though, no complaints here! // I've mentioned it before, but I am in LOVE with my Breville Active Blend. Perfect for super quick + healthy library snacks. // Hopefully everyone took full advantage of Google turning streets into Pacman the other day - I certainly did, I wish it could be like this all the time.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Fashion | Triangl Dupe: Style Miramur


Triangl Dupe Miramur Bikini
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I have to admit that writing about bikinis whilst the wind is howling outside and it's still pretty chilly seems a little premature, but I wanted to tell someone about this amazing find and I couldn't wait to do it! Triangl swimwear burst onto the scene last summer, and all of a sudden you couldn't scroll through Instagram or read more than a few blogs before seeing one of their signature neoprene bikinis pop up. Along with most of the world it seems, I fell in love but couldn't really justify the price tag considering how little use I'd realistically get out of a bikini (I'm sure if I lived next to the beach somewhere hot I'd see it as more of an investment!). I bought a dupe from Ebay, but coming from China the sizing was completely off and the top half would have given a little bit too much away if you catch my drift. However, I'm hoping that this time around I've had more luck because I think *fingers crossed* I have found the perfect dupe!! I actually heard about this brand when Stephanie Pratt (I didn't expect to love her on MIC but I just do!) posted a photo on Instagram, immediately checked them out and fell in love.

The brand in question is Style Miramur, an online shop full of pretty and statement swimwear and accessories (they have metallic tattoos, helloo festivals!) - just LOOK at those gorgeous panelled two pieces. I do feel a little bit bad sharing this because as I type most of these are actually sold out, but fingers crossed they'll be restocking soon - I currently have my eye on the Lucy style in coral. The thing that really caught my eye though was the prices - these sets are all £20, which is pretty bargainous if you ask me. They are sold as sets, which is a shame because so often you need to get a different size top from bottom, but I'm hoping the sizing will work out ok and you can't have everything! I haven't had the chance to buy one yet because they're not in stock so this is really just a wishlist/a little heads up if you've been looking for an alternative to the gorgeous Triangl bikini style like I have.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Fashion | Primark Haul

Primark Haul

This weekend, I found the time to pop into town for a quick browse. I am on a serious spending ban, due to barely having enough rent money, honestly where does it all go?! But having seen this necklace on Jess's instagram, I knew I had to find it, and considering it was from Primark I also knew it wasn't likely to break the bank - we have to treat ourselves sometimes! I walked through the doors with shutter vision, literally blocking out everything around me so I wouldn't be tempted - but I can say that Primark is really pulling it out of the bag this season, I couldn't help having a glance around and everything looked so gorgeous and summery! Considering it just snowed at home I'm not ready to hang up my winter coat just yet but when I do, and when I have some money, Primark will be one of the first places I go! 

I was lucky to find the necklace hidden away among all the other jewellery, it's such a perfect minimalistic piece which will go with everything - and cost £1.50 which is an absolute bargain! I also couldn't help trying on, falling in love with, and consequently buying this lovely stripe top - it's got a high neck, and is a kind of fine knit material which I love and it'll be perfect for the warmer months! Sizes were running low, and considering it was £5 (yes, £5!!) I can see why.

Hopefully I've satisfied my shopping cravings for a while, but I wanted to share this little haul - it'll be the last for a while I think!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Lifestyle | Sunday Summary

 photo SundaySummary_zps4hdj0bh0.jpg This week saw me at my desk, trying to make words appear on paper for my dissertation. I swore I wouldn't let it consume my life, but it's strange how it happens - I guess because you're writing about something you've chosen yourself and are really interested in. It might be hard work but I do enjoy researching for it!

I was looking back through my photos and found a few from Brussels (where I spent half of my year abroad) still on there. This was taken at the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken - beautiful greenhouses next to the royal palace in Brussels, and open only for a few weeks every year! This year it's between the 17th of April - 8th of May, so if you're in the area I recommend taking a trip!

Today I did possibly one of the last things I would ever have pictured myself doing, and also one of my biggest achievements - I ran a 10k! I was always the person who would avoid doing the 800m in school, and the treadmill used to be my biggest enemy, so to manage to run the whole thing was great in itself, but I managed to do it in under an hour which I'm so proud of (I was fully expecting more of a 1h30 kind of time!).

And this, my bed, is where I plan to spend the rest of my day! Cosy, warm and snuggled up under blankets watching The Bachelor.

What have you been up to this week?

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