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July Obsessions

My favourites from the month of July! Fashion Picks July has been the month of sales (yay!) and I picked up some really good bargains from H&M and Zara in particular that I'd had my eye on.  My favourite purchases include these Zip boots from Zara that look identical to The Row ones.  I picked these up for £30 reduced from £60.  I also bought a gorgeous coat that I am going to save for winter (obviously).  It's super smart and was £130 reduced to £60. In H&M I got some beautiful linen pieces.  I love their linen pieces as they're usually a linen mix which means they crease less and are also more affordable.  This dress was in the sale for £30 and it's so much nicer than I imagined it would be.  Would also be perfect on the beach as a coverup. Entertainment Picks I have been obsessed with Queer Eye recently and can't believe I only just started watching it!  We also watched the Eurovision Netflix film with Rachel McAdams an

Tips For Staying Organised

I worked as a secretary for about 7 years so I like to think I know a thing or two about being organised.  Here are some of my top tips; 1. Diarise deadlines As soon as I am notified of a deadline I put it straight into my calendar.  I also put a reminder or two in 1 and 2 months before the deadline to make sure I don't forget or to prompt myself to take action. 2.  Take notes I used to be so bad at this, both in college and at work.  For some reason I just hated writing things down and thought I could just rely on my memory.  However, I learnt the hard way that my memory is not as good as I think and some things are too important to leave to chance! 3.  Tidy desk, tidy mind Sounds cliche but it really helps.  I've always been pretty tidy so I actually enjoy keeping my desk clear but I also believe it helps in just knowing where everything is and being able to access it easily. 4.  Make lists I love making lists!  I'm sure I even

New Beauty Products I'm Loving

I've been trying out some new beauty products over the last few months from hair care, to skin care to makeup and I thought I would share some of my favourites. Lancome Skin Feels Good Foundation I bought this foundation quite a few months ago now so I've been able to give it a good test drive.  I bought it because I'd read good reviews about it.  I will say it's quite lightweight even for my liking but that's fine as it's buildable so I just do 2 pumps as opposed to my usual 1 for all other foundations.  What I also love about this is that it has a high SPF.  To be honest, I would say this foundation is more of a BB cream. Redken All Soft Conditioner I have been raving about this on my Instagram lately because it has made my hair so soft, as the name suggests and I LOVE when a product does what it says on the tin.  Redken products are just amazing anyway so I never doubted that it would be anything other than amazing.  I've almost fi

90s Trends That Are Making A Comeback

I was born in the late 80s so I really grew up experiencing 90s style which is why it's always been a big love for me.  I'm now even more excited to see it is making a comeback!  When I say 90s style I mean: Bomber jackets Straight leg jeans Dr Martin boots Kilts Baseball caps Belts in jeans Grunge Hip hop Here are some of my faves. Now I know with the Dr Martin boots a lot of people have complained that they kill your feet.  I have actually owned mine for about 12 years and have worn them once because they caused me so much pain!  However, I think I have found a solution which I am going to test and then post on my Instagram so head over there for more updates! What do you think of the 90s trends making a comeback? Lauren xx Follow me here @wonky_lauren

A Week In North Wales

My boyfriend is from North Wales so every year either for Christmas or just after we spend a week there with his family. I've been a going to North Wales for nearly 3 years with my boyfriend now and it really is a beautiful place to spend a few relaxing days.  It's so quiet and peaceful compared to The Big Smoke.  The weather isn't great but if you can see past that (and wrap up warm!) it really has a lot to offer. So here's how we spent our week: Friday We took the train from London Euston to Colwyn Bay which takes around 3hrs, much quicker than driving.  Although in hindsight I wished we'd taken the car because being there for a week with no car is quite annoying and you have to rely on everyone else for lifts as there's hardly any public transport there. On arrival we went back to Tom's parents house for a late lunch and caught up with them and then we headed out in the evening to see some of Tom's friends that were also in

My 2020 Fitness Regime

I've always been an avid gym goer, taking classes most days but every 6-12 months I like to switch it up and re-arrange my schedule.  Mainly to keep things fresh and not to get bored but also so my body doesn't get used to doing the same thing over and over and I continue to challenge myself.  So here is what my current gym schedule is looking like: Week 1 Monday - pilates Tuesday - HIIT Wednesday - 5k run and yoga Thursday - interval training Friday - rest day Saturday - 5k run and yoga Sunday - barre Week 2   Monday - HIIT Tuesday - 5k run Wednesday - barre Thursday - hot yoga Friday - 5k run and yoga Saturday - 5k run and yoga Sunday - barre What does your gym routine look like for 2020? Lauren xx Follow me here @wonky_lauren

My Plans For The Year 2020 And A Look Back At 2019

I don't like to set strict goals of stuff I feel I have to achieve by a certain time frame.  I think I know more than most that some things take more time and everyone's timescales are different.  Rather, I like to set goals of things I want to make more of an effort with and work towards or progress at. This year I would like to be more sustainable which I think it an important one that a lot of people are making more of an effort with.  I aim to do this by being more conscious and mindful about what I'm consuming.  I want to reduce the amount of plastic I use.  Although I don't eat meat I want to reduce the amount of dairy I eat. I want to take time for more self care this year.  I think this is another important goal that I would encourage everyone to set.  It doesn't mean you have to be selfish or indulgent but just once a month take the time to do something for yourself.  I always treat myself to a facial each month but I want to incorporate more m