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The Classics

From the beginning of this year (which seems like forever ago now!) I made a conscious decision that I would stop impulse buying 'trendy' pieces that would only be around for one season and instead concentrate on building the perfect wardrobe full of classic investment pieces that I would wear again and again. In my opinion the classic pieces consist of: A White Tee Skinny Jeans Black Blazer White Trainers A Trench Leather Jacket Denim shorts Ankle Boots Am I missing any classics? Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

The Smart Girl's Guide To The Salad Bar

There isn't always a lot of choice for on the go lunches these days, especially if you're looking to be healthy.  When we think of the salad bar we automatically think it's healthy because hello, it's salad so it has to be healthy right?  Wrong.  The are lots of things we need to stay away from on the salad bar but still ways of being healthy too and here's how. Stock up on the veggies , the leafy greens and all the natural stuff but avoid the processed stuff like croutons ! Also make sure to pack in the protein so whether it's fish, chicken or tofu.  Mixed beans are also great.  Again, avoid the processed meat like ham . If the salad is a bit dry go for a light and low fat sauce like balsamic vinegar but avoid the creamy ones as these will clock up hundreds of calories. Only have a small portion of carbs like pasta or rice but again check the sauce.  Tomato based is fine but if it's a thick mayo or cream then keep away. Do yo

Warsaw, Poland

Old Town Pretty coloured houses in the Market Square Vegan almond milk vodka shot! Mexican breakfast at Stansted airport One of many museums in the city We were so lucky with the weather, 21 degrees! Trying out the infused vodkas, this one was hazelnut City tours on this cute little tram Selfie with Warsaw Lunch al fresco, I had potato cakes Drinking champagne on the 40th floor, what a view! Waffle with whipped cream and caramel sauce I had such a good time in Poland and would highly recommend it.  It's so cheap you just cannot spend your money!  The food wasn't too bad but a lot of stuff did come with cabbage.  They also do lots of infused vodkas if that's your thing and we went to a really cool club that played cheesy music! The sights were beautiful too and we were so lucky with the warm weather.  It was my first time in Eastern Europe and I really enjoyed it.   Where else can I try

Outfits Of The Week

Eyewear - Rayban Playsuit - Missguided 1 - Cardigan - M&S, Boots - River Island 2.  Top - ASOS, Bag - Aspinal, Jeans - Tu, Shoes - Topshop Eyewear - Primark Top and Jacket - Missguided Eyewear - H&M Top - New Look Jeans - Zara Eyewear - Rayban Dress - Armani Eyewear - Rayban Top - Gap Shorts and Boots - New Look Which one is your favourite? Lauren xx Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

5 Personalities All Women Secretly Have Inside Them

Ahh we're interesting creatures aren't we?  The old women are from Venus, men are from Mars theory.  But honestly I feel like with men (and guys correct me if I'm wrong) but they're pretty black and white when it comes to personas but women can change and adapt from one minute to the next.   Here are 5 personalities I definitely feel like I have inside me ready to come out when the situation is apt.. or not! The Best Friend I'm sure everyone has this personality in them and especially when drunk.  You suddenly love everyone and everyone is your best friend.  Whether they like it or not!  And some days you're just feeling the love a bit more and want to spread it around. The Hipster I'd like to think this is my main personality.  I like dressing a bit alternative most of the time, I have quite a laid back attitude and am very care free.  I also practise yoga and follow an 80% vegan diet. The Domestic Goddess This doesn'

10 Thoughts You Have When You're Trying To Be Healthy

We've all been there, the start of a new week or new month and we're all geared up and focused, ready to be healthy forever more but yet we always get the same niggling thoughts at the back of our minds. I'm sure the majority of us have these thoughts most days... 1.  When you're trying to resist junk food 2.  When getting a take away 3.  You sooooo got this 4.  Having a cheat meal like 5.  Your first day of eating salad 6.  Realising your friends may be a bad influence on your new healthy lifestyle 7.  Trying to remember the last time you ate healthy 8.  Wondering whether this is going to work out for you after all 9.  When you run out of healthy but tasty eating options 10.  Walking down the sweets aisle like I hope this provided you with some sort of entertainment whilst trying to stay healthy, YOU CAN DO IT BRUCE! What thoughts do you get when trying to be h

10 Things I'm Looking Forward To In 2016

At the risk of sounding like everyone else, I really can't believe how quickly this year is flying.  However, I'm really excited for the year ahead because I have lots of plans, goals and things I want to achieve this year.  As I mentioned in this post , I always like to look back at the end of each year and see all the things I've done because as someone once said "Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life". 1.  Poland I'm actually in Poland right now and super excited because I've never visited the country before.  It was funny how this trip was planned because we were originally planning a trip to Barcelona but my friend messed up the booking and we ended up going to Warsaw instead! 2.  My Best Friend's Wedding My best friend is getting married this year and I couldn't be more excited for her.  The wedding is actually being held in Santorini, Greece which is just exciting in itself!  I bought a beautiful dress a

How To Break Out Your Summer Wardrobe Early

Hello from Poland!  I'm currently in Warsaw so be sure to follow me on Instagram for full updates @wonky_lauren Now, we're currently in that annoying in between stage of seasons in London.  I guess you could call it Spring but literally one minute it will be pouring with rain and the next the sun comes out.  This doesn't make it very easy to pick outfits in the morning, especially if I know I'm going to be out all day.  So what's a girl to do? I like to go with one of two options; one that I call mix and match and the other that I call layering.  I'm sure you're all familiar with the terms but mix and match is where I pair a winter item with a summer item and layering is of course wearing a few different pieces that you can take off or put on as you feel. Here are a few ideas for mix and matching... Here are a few ideas for layering... How do you break out your summer wardrobe early? Lauren xx Instag

Party Makeup

Whenever I have a party or big event to go to I know it's time to pull out the big guns of my makeup drawers.  The true tried and tested products that I know won't let me down.  My go-to staple products for the perfect party look that will last all night, not smudge or crease on me and most importantly look good in photos! L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer I got this recently and already it's become my number 1 primer and I wonder why it took me so long to purchase it.  It gives such a glow to the skin under makeup and definitely rivals some of the high end brands. Makeup Forever HD Foundation This has been hyped up everywhere and for good reason.  It has a great buildable coverage, amazing colour range and looks good in photos. Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer This product has good coverage, is very brightening which I like for a party look and I also really like the consistency compared to a lot of my concealers. Elf HD Setting Powder I b