Stress

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With the amount of stress I’ve put my hair through in the last few months, my hair literally drinks this Moroccan Oil Repair Shampoo and Conditioner almost from the bottle itself. I’ve tried other Argan Oil products for my hair and frankly, nothing comes close to this. And that scent? It makes me weak at the knees. Try this travel bundle if you’re not convinced.

And if there’s one moisturiser you could ever use, its Kiehls Creme de Corps. There’s a reason its the lotion used on Victorias Secrets models before they walk the catwalks in their world-famous barely-clad shows. Its a super-product, trust me. And worth every penny, because its true what they say – you get what you pay for. Buy it here.

Summer of Love

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Imminent travel to Cali got me dreaming. Everything from Revolve‘s Tularosa Collection would fit nicely into my travel bag for a desert road trip.

Let Me Explain.

IMG_3081 IMG_3102 IMG_3100Bracelets / Anni Lu & H&M

Top / Velvet by Graham & Spencer

Hat / Warehouse

Magazine / So It Goes

(Photos taken by my 8 yr old daughter a few weeks ago)

So I have some explaining to do. I must explain my absence. And I must apologise for just disappearing like that. It was pretty out of character but I guess sometimes it happens. I do my best to be consistent and original and put everything I have into what I do, but sometimes, something has to give. For a long while, I’ve been feeling out of shape, so investing some time into my health and fitness was no longer a choice and in order to do that, I could either split myself in two and do two things at a mediocre level, or I could put something on hold and put all my energy into a higher priority. So, looking back, thats what I did. And actually, I realise its only been a couple of weeks since my last post, which isn’t great, but its not months, which is actually how long I’ve been getting myself into shape – however a break never hurt anyone. So, I’m week 12 into a 12 week exercise regime and I don’t remember ever feeling so good. I have so much energy (unless I have a very late night, of course), I feel lighter, fitter, less wobbly and most definitely happier with how I feel all round. But the regime won’t end at 12 weeks. Its gone so well, and I don’t want to speak too soon (because I am terrible for rebelling against myself) but it feels more like a lifestyle change, y’know, a change for good. It hasn’t been a full-on major boot camp lasting a month , I haven’t burnt myself out like I have done before. Its been 3 months of sustainable exercise and the results speak for themselves, which in turn lifts confidence and acts as a catalyst to try a little bit harder. I’ve always known how important it is to look after yourself, to adapt, to push yourself to try new things and do old things better and in order to sustain this, it takes small steps which you take often. We’re all capable of this in the same way that we’re all capable of holding ourselves back, making excuses for doing things another day. I’m not doing that anymore. Tomorrow may never come, so its today or never!

On another note, with a road trip through California just around the corner, I’ll put some of my new found energy into some posts before I head off to make up for lost time. Promise.

A Classic Accessory.

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20140630-192914-70154299.jpgLeather Saddlebag / The Saddlebag Trading Company

Ear Cuff / Daisy Knights

Crystal Gold Ring / Shop Dixi

Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses / Zalando

A modern take on the classic saddlebag, this pristine leather bag in Chimney Sweep Black from The Saddlebag Trading Company, handmade in Britain, is my latest favourite accessory. Minimal, modern, classic and functional. This bag will last for years and only get better with age. And guess what? You can have one too with a 20% discount if you enter the code ‘feathersandfrills‘ at checkout (which makes it £54.95 including shipping if my sums are correct). How friggin’ awesome is that? Click here to use the discount code.

The Dark Side


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Knitted jumper & Bag / Cos

Trousers (old) / H&M

Leathers Sandals / & Other Stories

Watch / Shore Projects

I bought this lightweight knitted jumper in Sweden a few weeks ago and haven’t had a chance to wear it because its been so warm, so the recent cooler rainy days were a perfect excuse to wear it for the first time. And I’m in two minds about these trousers – they’re not real leather and I think thats pretty obvious (real leather isn’t that shiny, right?) so its definitely time to start thinking about investing in a pair of real ones. At least I know I’ll wear them as I’ve nearly worn holes in this pair.

Photos by Linzi Bromley

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