Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Shopping is my Cardio : OOTD + Fitness Tips

The other day we went to Oxford Street for (yet another) bit of shopping (believe it or not this is not the only thing we do, see over-pressurised girls' private schools for more details). After a workout at the gym, I (Vera) wearing this outfit, which thankfully doubles as from a set of gym clothes to an all-black look .
Jacket - Acne
Leggings, Trainers - Nike
Backpack - Tori Burch
It can sometimes be hard to be motivated to sprint on a treadmill or pass time on a cross-trainer for a time space replicating a century, sweat dripping and panting like a dehydrated dog, so here are some tips to get active and make your health and fitness life easier...
  1. Drink lots of water - It goes without saying, but a good amount of water can go a long way. Not only does it keep you hydrated, but also can help to prevent muscle pain, nourish your skin and improve your digestion and metabolism.
  2. Diet - Make sure not to crash diet and exercise in excess, this could become harmful to your health and increase the likelihood of dramatic/fast weight gain in the future.

  3. Weight Training - This is not only a way of building muscle and toning, but is a fast and effective muscle of shedding weight.
  4. Do what you love - There's no point in dreading going to the gym and working out until dreaded exhaustion, so find something you enjoy and go with it. This could be an activity like pilates, swimming or even just going for a walk regularly. I box and I love it - not only is it great for strength and muscle training, but it feels great to be able to take out your anger whilst working out and having fun!
  5. Don't be so hard on yourself - Make sure your body gets a rest now and again and to not be so strict, it's perfectly okay to give yourself some time to recharge your batteries and have that slice of cake :)
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Sunday, 4 October 2015

OOTD : Silk Shirt (+ Mini Haul)

Silk Shirt - Oxfam
Top (worn under) - American Apparel
Jeans - Levi's (Vintage)
Belt - H&M
Shoes - Adidas (Superstar)
Backpack - Longchamp 
A couple of weeks ago  I (Arianne) went to Oxford Street for a rather unsuccessful shopping trip. With a limited amount of AW/15 stuff in stock at the time, I didn't manage to pick up a multitude of items for the approaching season, but only a few small things here and there. I layered this £2 silk shirt from Oxfam over a simple black top (charity shopping has become a recent obsession) , which I'm pretty sure is a pyjama top but I'm in love with the burnt orange colour so who cares anyway? I also wore my vintage Levi's (see this post for more) which have been further distressed, but I quite like them even more this way as they look a bit more worn-in.
Phone Case - Random shop 
Earrings - Urban Outfitters
Eyeliner - L'Oreal Paris
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