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Showing posts from June, 2015

Heartbreak Hotel at The Jetty

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending The Jetty in Greenwich for the production of Heartbreak Hotel. Initially I was expecting it to be a musical on Elvis songs, however, I was proved wrong. I took the tube to North Greenwich (The 02) and had a lovely short walk along the river to the venue.  The venue is on the end of a pier where you can sit outside and enjoy a cold drink in the sunshine.  The weather Saturday was perfect. When I arrived, I went to “check-in” and was given a badge with my name on it.  Once inside we were told to split into two groups and were taken into different rooms of the hotel which the venue had transformed itself into. In each of the rooms there was different scenery with different actors acting out different scenarios to do with heartbreak.  Each room took about 10-15 minutes and there were about 25 of us in there.  It ended with a finale on the roof top with everyone singing and dancing along.  We then went

Outfits Of The Week

Dress -  Missguided , Boots - Miss Selfridge Hat -  Missguided , Top - River Island , Jeans - New Look Dress - Missguided Whole Outfit - H&M Dress - Armani Exchange , Sandals - Tesco Top - H&M , Shorts - Primark , Shoes - Kurt Geiger Jumper - Missguided , Top - H&M, Jeans - Zara , Shoes - Primark Follow me on Instagram for more outfit inspirations @wonky_lauren Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter

May Re-Capped

A little bit late as we're heading into July but better late than never hey!  I didn't blog too much in May as I was away but here are links to all posts in case you missed anything ;) Travel Florida Hair The struggles we go through when having a fringe Hair care Life April re-capped What's in my handbag Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter

What I Bought In America

Obviously I couldn't go to The States without coming back with some American goodies.  If you missed my post from my November trip you can see it >here< .  I don't think I went as mad this time but I still got enough to keep me going until my next trip! Clothes We obviously visited the outlet malls when I was there, there are literally the best outlets I've been to ever.  Way better than the ones in New York; more choice and even cheaper! I was spying some of the number plates in the car park and people seem to come from all over America for the outlet malls in Orlando. So after all that chat of me hyping it up I'm afraid I only bought one thing!  There were huge queues in a lot of the shops and then I came down with a headache due to consuming too much sugar (but we won't go into that) and we left early. Anyway, the one item I did get I am very excited about.  They were cute denim overalls from Levi which I picked up for $40.  I'd been po

Wear | Life | Eats: Mum's Birthday and Father's Day

I had a real family filled weekend this weekend and it was actually really lovely.  I'm not the biggest 'family' person but it was nice to spend time with the people that are closest to me. Wear Saturday my mum, my nan, my sister and I all went to Greenwich for the day to celebrate my mum's birthday.  As the weather was a bit unpredictable (rain one minute, sun the next) I went for a layered outfit.  Faux leather pants, a white vest, open denim shirt and peep toe wedges; all unintentionally from H&M. Sunday we chilled in the garden for Father's Day so I went for relaxed jeans and a printed vest. Life Greenwich is not too far from where I live and I spent a lot of time here growing up as it's where my family are from and I forgot how much I adored the place.  I fell it love with it all over again.  I love the vintage feel it oozes and there's so much history to get lost in.  We wandered around the markets and the Cutty Sark bef

Healthy Vegetarian Eats, Shopping List and Websites

With summer officially starting tomorrow I am well and truly back on the healthy eating and exercise wagon.  For me, the best way to eat healthy is to find a few recipes each week that I want to try, make a list of all the ingredients I need and then stick to that list when I go shopping.  That way, I have everything I need for the week and won't risk any other trips to the supermarket picking up bad food! Here are a few of my favourite vegetarian dishes: No noodle vegetable stir fry with halloumi Mushroom and spinach omelette Quorn sausage casserole with sweet peppers and tomatoes Falafel with brown rice and hummus Tofu courgetti and pesto Sweet potato with low fat cottage cheese Quorn chicken fillet with broccoli and green beans Chick pea and mushroom curry Here is a basic shopping list I regularly use: Porridge/oatmeal Fat free greek yoghurt Almond milk Bananas Eggs Brown rice Spinach Sweet potatoes Broccoli Quorn Here are my favour

Summer Holiday Packing Guide: Florida

The weather in Florida is generally hot all year round but it gets especially hot during the summer months.  I went at the end of May and it was already hot enough for my British blood.  I traveled around Florida a bit (which you can see here ) and I found each city had different dress styles.  Miami was more glamorous whereas Orlando and St Augustine are pretty laid back and casual.  For that reason I wore more playsuits and maxi dresses in Miami with wedges and jewellery but in Orlando and St Augustine I stuck to shorts, t-shirts and casual summer dresses. Click on the photos to be taken to the links.                                                                                                                    Where are you off to this summer? Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter

Gift Guide: Father's Day

Father's Day is this Sunday in both the UK and the US (and probably the rest of the world I'm guessing?) so I thought I would put together a gift guide of ideas.  I'm generally rubbish at choosing what to buy so I love things like this.  This year I was actually organised, I bought my dad's present last week which was some shorts and a t-shirt for summer. Rather boring but he's lost some weight recently so he could do with some new threads! Click the photo to be taken to the link.                                                                                                                 Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter

Outfits Of The Week: Florida

Here's what I wore on my last trip! Suitcase - Debenhams, Leggings - Missguided, Top - French Connection Sunglasses - Rayban, Swimsuit - Next, Shorts - Primark Sunglasses - Rayban, Dress - Next, Shoes - Tophop Necklace - H&M, Playsuit - Missguided, Bag - Chanel Sunglasses - Primark, Skorts - Zara, Sandals - Next Sunglasses - Primark, Skirt - H&M, Shoes - Topshop Sunglasses - Primark, Dress - ASOS, Sandals - Next Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter

Friday Favourites

Ahh Friday, my favourite day of the week.  Here's what I've been loving recently.. Florida Check out my photo diary and top ten here and here . Highlighted Hair I had some highlights pulled through my hair about a month ago and I love them, I want to add some more! Tofu I've always loved tofu but I've never really known how to cook it which sounds really dumb cos it's actually super easy.  Also, I find it hard to find in the supermarkets in the UK, it's always hidden somewhere so I often give up and buy something else.  These past two weeks I've been eating it non stop and it's a great source of iron for us vegetarians! Country Music It never really made a break through here in the UK.  We love a bit of Dolly but other than that we're clueless.  On my recent trip to the US (did I mention I'd been to Florida?!) I felt totally inspired by their country radio stations and will be listening to it more often! Th

What's In My Carry On?

I did a 'what's in my handbag' post here so carrying on the trend and with summer holidays coming up I thought I'd share what I took on my recent trip. Firstly I just wanna say I am not a light packer.  I always squash as much as I can in my hand luggage especially for long haul flights.  I like to take my denim backpack as it helps distribute the weight on my shoulders and leaves my hands free. I got this backpack from Primark about a year ago but I think they still have them in. So, inside I carry my travel wallet which is this beautiful grey blue colour from Hermes. Inside I have my passport, travel documents and currency.  I then have my other purse with my cards and money etc. After that I have my big headphones, little spare headphones, iPod (in case my phone dies although I notice you can now charge phones on most planes), Kindle and magazines.  I'm not always a fan of watching the in-flight entertainment and would rather read or listen

Wear | Life | Eats

Wear I'd been umming and ahhing over buying a pair of dungaree overalls for literally the past year but I just couldn't decide whether I thought they would suit me or just make me look like my 12 year old self..  I eventually decided to buy a pair for my trip to Florida as I thought they'd be cute in the hot weather with a t-shirt or crop top and then I couldn't find a pair anywhere!  Typical.  Anyway, whilst I was in Orlando I visited the outlet mall and what do you know, I found the perfect pair in Levi for only $40!  I then was so excited I proceeded to wear them out that night to the Cheesecake Factory ha. Madewell (link) Life Nothing exciting has been going on except my Florida trip which I have already written my last two posts on.  I was debating whether to do a WLE's Florida edition but thought you might be bored with my Florida posts already so maybe I'll save that one for next week?! Oh I took Coco and Panda to the vet today to hav

Florida Photo Diary

I had the best time on my recent trip to Florida and was lucky enough to travel around the state a bit and see all the beauty it has to offer.  Here are some of my favourite photos I snapped on my journey.  Enjoy! Miami Ocean Drive The National Miami Marlins Orlando Wekiwa Springs State Park Cranes Roost Lake Eola St Augustine Memorial Day Thanks for stopping by!  Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter