Monday, 1 December 2014

A treat for your feet!

I came home this evening after work and my feet were extremely sore. Although I'm used to wearing heels every day to work, I do get the occasional evening after work where nothing feels better than to take off my shoes and swap them for my comfy slippers. This can also occur with flat shoes, so I'm not saying it's purely to do with what type of shoe you wear.

Today was one of those sore feet days, and many women have the same issue of sore or even swollen feet after a long day at work. I've tried lots of things to help soothe my feet. For example, home foot spas, wrapping my feet in a hot flannel and relaxing, special foot creams and even foot scrubs. They all work in helping you to relax after a long day and are also great for your feet. However I've found a couple of products that I would like to recommend as particularly good for sore feet.

Left: The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub
Right: Champneys Citrus Glow Sugar Scrub

I've been using these body scrubs specifically for my feet recently and I've noticed a huge difference. My feet feel moisturised after these products and it's also a great treat for your feet as you can give them a nice massage whilst applying the scrub. I recommend both as they smell amazing and feel great too on your feet. The Champneys scrub retails at £8.00 for 200g and The Body Shop scrub is £13 for 200ml.

It's so important to take good care of your feet and ensure that you're not neglecting them. So whether that means you apply foot creams regularly, or moisturising foot scrubs like I do, you should try to take care of them and the skin on your feet as much as possible. Or if you feel like treating yourself, why not book yourself in for a pedicure at your nearest beauty salon!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Beat the winter blues with colourful coats!

It's safe to say that winter is definitely here with the cold wind blowing in your face and dark afternoons by 4pm! It's very easy to fall into the 'cold winter fashion trap' as I like to call it. This often comprises of baggy but comfortable jumpers, warm socks and your most comfortable pair of jeans or trousers. There are ways to avoid this 'fashion trap' when the winter comes by just simply choosing the right colours and styles of your outerwear.

During the cold winter months, you'll still be out and about but often all that can be seen of what you're wearing is your coat and shoes! So why not brighten up those visible items? For example, I have recently invested in my winter coat for this season - a lovely baby pink coat from Zara. When paired with some black boots it's a great winter look. Even with some heels and worn to the office, this coat looks great and certainly brightens up my winter days!

Coat - Zara
Bag - Zara
Shoes - Next

I've seen so many different colours of coats and outerwear in the stores this season. Personal favourites for winter include red, blue and pink coats. Happy shopping!

Saturday, 31 May 2014

To print or not to print? That's the question!

It's been a while since my last fashion blog, but I have recently seen a lot of something which sparked me up to write a new blog!

There seems to be a 'print invasion' happening in the fashion world for both women's and men's fashion. I personally love print, especially on summer dresses to make a statement piece. However, has the print design gone too far?

We have become used to seeing print a lot more, especially since the summer started, but I have noticed that with men's fashion, the print has now 'invaded' the trousers! Printed shirts are a thing of the norm for men now, with various bright styles available (see image below).

For men, the statement pieces that make them stand out from the crowd are definitely now the print trousers. This has been displayed across all the fashion weeks across the world this year with floral prints for men being showcased by designer such as Tom Ford, Valentino and Gucci (see below for Ami and Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2014 prints).

 Printed Trousers On SS14 Runways At Ami and Tom Ford

It's certainly a bold statement and in 2012 The Guardian newspaper even had an article called 'Are British Men Ready To Wear Prints?' which shows how different and risky it was seen as at the time. Two years on and these print trousers are one of the highlights of fashion week around the globe! 

I think it's safe to say that these prints will definitely trend in men's fashion over the next few months. It's not a style for everyone, however it's good to try it and see if it fits in with your current wardrobe. The question you have to ask yourself is: will you print, or not print?

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