Over the past 6 months, fitness has become a big part of my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved working up a sweat but in between studying and running a f/t job, committing to a work routine just wasn’t feasible. Since finishing uni last year however, it was the next thing on my ever growing ‘to-do’ list. Last Wednesday I forgot to pack my usual leggings so I popped into the shops en route the gym. I was pleasantly surprised to find a number of ladies shorts now available so I picked up these instead. I’ve always been one to get my pins out when possible. Next on my list? Those abs.
A pair of fresh, all white Nike Air Max 90s. My 2015 summer staple.
Picked up a pair of Nike Free’s the other day. I’ve worked out in so many different styles of trainers, Air Max Ones, Thea’s, 90’s; you name it! So many people have told me it’s important to wear proper footwear when running so I thought it was time to get round to picking some up. I’ve worn these a couple of times in the gym now and they are unbelievably comfortable. The hint of glitter on the side panels make them a little cute too. Should have bought them sooner but hey ho, you live and you learn :)
The best thing about March – spring! Like clockwork, I have already found myself wearing lighter colours. Say hello to my newest pair of Nike Air Max Ones, gifted to me by a good friend last Christmas. Nothing quite beats colourful footwear when it comes to adding a spring to your step.
I’ll show you the rest of my outfit next week. For now, have an awesome weekend!
It’s been six whole weeks since I last blogged – how absurd! I think it’s time I checked in with you guys…
So what has 2015 brought so far? A new job! I’m not too sure if I mentioned this to you earlier but in January I was due to start a new teaching role. It’s been hectic but all good so no complaints!
Something else that’s new is my fitness regime. Taking a page out of El’s book, I started working out with her trainer and since have seen some real results. My intention isn’t to lose weight; instead, I want to tone up and keep my curves. I like mixing it up and do 4 sessions a week which include a bit of Hot Yoga, running and a whole lot of weight lifting. I’m currently in love with H&M’s sportswear selection. Here’s some pieces I’ve picked out. In the gym, I like keeping things simple, and sport a lot of grey and blacks. Shocking for a colour fanatic like me right?
Check out H&M currently sports range here
My Monday fix! Hmm cute right? My fetish for Nikey’s hasn’t gone away since I bought these last winter. I’ve told myself that I’m going to be good this year and not buy more than one or two pairs. I have quite a few that I rarely wear so only I’m taking the stance of only conscientious shopping from now on. Haha, well I can at least try anyways right… Really feeling these black Air Max Thea’s by Nike. I bought an orange pair a few months ago; remember these? I now need a new pair to see me through winter but I think it’s time to tone it down a little. Really like the bottom pair, the ones on top are cute too. We’ll see which way I swing!
I promised I wouldn’t but I really couldn’t resist. A monochrome colour-way with a hint of suede to add a little texture. Classic, I’m game.
What d’ya think of my new trainers? I actually bought these a few weeks ago but you’ve been seeing so much footwear from me (especially trainers, which have become a bit of a guilty pleasure for me) that I thought I’d give you a break. Considerate, that’s me! Lol. Anyways, how fresh are these?! I frigging love them. When I bought them, I was on my way to meet some old friends for dinner. When I looked into the shop display as I walked past Office in central London, these beauts were just sat there casually, smiling at me, waiting someone to show them a little love. I tried to ignore them and carry on walking but when I got a little further down the road I just had to turn around. I tried them on and they just hugged my feet and stuck to them, a little like glue would. Funnily enough when I got to the restaurant about 20 minutes later with my new purchase, I found out that all 5 of my friends were running late. Divine intervention perhaps?! :) I’m looking forward to summer just so I can wear these all.damn.day. Woop!
Have a good day peeps!
So, these are the new trainers that everyone seems to be caving into. It’s funny because they aren’t actually new. No, not at all: they were actually all the rage when I was in secondary school, a whole 10 years ago…! But then, as always, the trend disappeared and like clockwise came around again.
They are a little usual in the sense that they aren’t the ‘cutest’ pair of trainers. But hey, what is ‘cute’? And comfort-wise, my oh my! I love them; they’re my new go-to pair when I’m on the run. They are quirky, unusual and admittedly, I do enjoy wearing things that aren’t considered particularly pretty or conventional and convincing people otherwise.
I’ve never been one for buying the same thing in multiple colours but I’ll admit to owning these sweatshirts in all three of the colours above. I just love the way they cling to your body in all the right places and hang on all the others. They are totally perfect for tucking them into a cute pencil skirt. I do prefer leaving them loose however, and creating ethereal silhouettes as I’m moving to and fro. I’ve added to some additional items here to show you how I would pair them. You would have already seen the monochrome pairing here, but with a different skirt. You may see another pairing soon…! Well done Topshop, you’ve outdone yourself. These tops get not one, but two ticks from me.
We all like a day off every so often, even a workaholic like me. On those days you’ll find me wearing a whole lot of menswear. It’s probably the secret tomboy in me. Don’t believe me? I should pull out some old photos. Actually, on second thoughts, I probably shouldn’t…!!
Ooh and can I add, how comfy these Hi Dunks are?! They are totally dreamy, and perfect for this mucky weather us Brits are facing at the mo. I definitely recommend them to anyone who is either intrigued or sitting on the fence!
I’ll be back in glad rags soon. Promise!
Got ’em. And I love them!! I ended up finding a white pair but I really didn’t like them on. So I stuck to these. They are really cute, and make my feet look tiny. Result!
Sky Hi Dunks – Nike
When the idea of trainers with heels first popped up last year, I was totally against it. Everything about it just sounded wrong. I’m eating my words now though because I’m seriously lusting over these bad boys. Ideally I’d get them in white: they’d be perfect as a transitional S/S piece. Problem though? But I just can’t seem to find them anywhere. These black ones are okay so I may settle for these. If anyone knows where they have the white ones in stock though, you know what to do…! :)
Nike Dunk Sky Hi’s – Nike
These are the first pair of trainers I’ve bought since I turned 18. That’s a whole seven years ago. Why it’s been so long I don’t know! Comfortable doesn’t even begin to describe how these feel.
I might just wear these everyday, for the rest of my life.