Monday 24 February 2014

Dreaming of Summer - Swimwear featuring Topshop and River Island

A little glimmer of sun after torrential rain makes me dream of summer. I know, I'm getting ahead of myself but I'm really looking forward to sun, sand and blue skies.

My family and I have been talking about going on holiday in late June, this combined with my new push of motivation at the gym, has got me thinking about bikinis.

The high street has just started releasing their swimwear collections and here are my top picks... 

Swimwear featuring River Island and Topshop
River Island Pink Lips Bustier and Briefs - £28
This retro print bikini is very quirky and girly. It would be easy to swap black bottoms or a black bikini top to maximise your wear.
Topshop Tomato and Cream Scallop Swimsuit - £36
Topshop came out with these scalloped bikinis last year, sadly I didn't go on holiday but this year, I'm gunna purchase this super cute orange and cream detailed swimsuit.
Topshop Black and White Spot Bikini - £34
This bikini reminds me of pin up girls, so I'll be curling my hair and wearing red lipstick to make the most of this set.
River Island Pink Textured Bustier and Bottoms - £26
River Island have been inspired by Triangle swimwear, which has been seen already on some gorgeous bloggers. This set is cheaper than it's original inspiration and also comes in a light green shade too.
Are you dreaming of summer?
Off on your travels? Which bikinis will you be taking?
Love Kat


Sunday 2 February 2014

Small Changes - Diet, Exercise and Positivity

January is finally over! It wasn't such a great month for me. At the beginning I was left feeling down and my confidence was rock bottom. Something had to change, even if it was something little.

I began working out more. I remembered how much of a buzz I would get after the gym and decided to sign up again, this time two of my best friends joined too. 

Even though I wasn't watching my food intake, I was enjoying the release that exercise gave me. I'm mentally and physically focusing and pushing myself. I make time to go to the gym about 4 times a week, for just under an hour at a time. I feel lighter, even though I haven't lost much weight and I have more mental clarity.

I had an Amazon voucher to spend so I ordered this beauty. It's a heart rate monitor called the Polar FT 4. This accurately counts your heart rate, the calories burnt and duration you have been exercising for. I'm sure it does other fancy stuff but I haven't figured that out yet. I feel more pushed to work out harder when wearing the monitor.

I wasn't willing to give up junk food in the beginning but now I'm trying. I'm sure there will be some slip ups here and there but I'm giving it a go.

Exercising plus eating less junk food has resulted in having a more positive mind set. I no longer dread getting up in the morning, I sleep better and I have a better attitude to life.

I'm long way off from where I want to be mentally and physically, but at least my small changes mean I am on my way.

Have you made changes for the New Year?
Love Kat

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