Monday, 5 January 2015

Being Positive

I saw this quote on Instagram last week, and it really struck a chord with me. I have felt a little off for a while, not knowing why really, and wanting to pick myself back up. So, I decided to put my mind to it, and planned to get healthy. Not skinny, but healthy.
I have always been 'plus size', for as long as I can remember. But I feel that over the last few years, I've become more unhealthy, and lazy. So I am going to take the advice of the quote above, and believe I can. I usually just try here and there, never commit fully, but I am going to do that from now. I have researched more healthy dinners for Mike and I, which was a little hard as Mike is a bit fussy... but I think we'll manage. Our main issue is portion sizes. So that is what I am going to work on first, as well as more vegetables and simple dishes.
I have also started a workout that I found on YouTube. It's a 25 minute workout, with warm up and cool down. I did find it difficult after about 10 minutes, but I persevered and just made sure I didn't push myself too hard. The workout is with a lovely lady called Cece who runs the blog Plus Size Princess, and is a workout with some lovely plus size ladies, showing that we do exercise, and it can be fun. She is currently running a #PSPfit challenge for January, which looks great, and I am going to try and stick to her plan. The main things are clearing out any Christmas food still hanging around, eating nice healthy food, and not to mention, some good exercise. At the end of the video I followed, it is suggested that you do a 25-30 minute workout 4 times a week, so I am going to stick to that. Not to mention fitting in a walk or two around my village during my free days during the week.
So that is the plan. Eat healthy, exercise more and enjoy life :)
Here is the video I followed, and you can find the lovely CeCe at Plus Size Princess.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Making a Statement

I am ashamed to admit that I don't actually own any statement necklaces, I have always liked them, but just never got round to buying one. I popped into Forever 21 last week with my daughter and they had such a wide range of jewellery, from earrings, bangles and some lovely necklaces. This then reminded me that I need to get my act together and get something! So, as I tried not to leave the house this last week getting Christmas packed up and all the washing done ready for back to work/school, I decided to have a browse through their website to get some inspiration for my first purchase.
I've gone a mixture of colours and styles with these five, and what I think are quite small statement necklaces. I love the floral ones, like the pink one in the bottom left, and especially the teal one in the centre. I do like the more simpler chain ones that don't aren't too long. Hopefully in the not to distant future I will be sharing my review of my first statement necklace, so keep your eyes peeled!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

New Year Sales - Pink Clove

Happy New Year! 2015 is here, and so are a lot of sales from brands I love. So I couldn't resist but to choose my favourite pieces from there current online sales. Now, I am in no position to buy any of these lovely things, but that doesn't stop me from having a good look! So here are my top picks from the 'Up To 60% Off Sale' from Pink Clove - and not to mention another 20% off with the code DAZZLE.
First up is this top that I have had my eye on for a while. It is an oversized comfy top with mesh inserts down the sleeves. It looks so comfy, but yet I think it could easily be worn with some nice trousers or a skirt for a stylish look for a night out.
Next up was this beautiful gold studded skater dress. It has lovely little angel sleeves that look so pretty with the skater line of the dress. It's no secret that I love a skater dress, and this would be a great addition to my collection, for both day and night time.
This skirt then caught my eye. I have just bought my first couple of skater skirts, and am loving them, so this would be a lovely addition to my wardrobe. I'd team it with a plain black top for a stylish evening outfit.
I do love lace! And this top is a lovely design, covered with a top layer of lace. It has a sweetheart neckline, and a nice length sleeve, and not to mention, looks like a nice length to team with trousers.
Last up is another skater dress..... This time we have one that is a nude dress with an overlay of black lace. The sleeves are down to the elbow, which is a big plus for me, and it also has a Bardot neckline and scallop edges. Such a beautiful dress.
So they are my top picks from Pink Clove's current sale. Don't forget that there is an extra 20% off if you use the code 'DAZZLE' at the checkout.
Find all their items here.