Monthly Archives: September 2016
September is a great month for shopping. I’ve moved into a new house (new decor required), student loans are in (new purchases are actually possible) and I’m kicking off my third year as a fashion student (new clothes definitely needed). So, in true ‘I have one day in uni this week’ style; I have spent my last few days checking the new in pages of my favourite stores and hunting out things that I’ve convinced myself I need for a new year.
I absolutely love minimal jewellery and a scroll through Instagram fills me with ideas for simple yet elegant earrings, rings and beyond. I love low-maintenance jewels that I can either throw on with any outfit or, in the case of earrings, keep wearing without adjustment for weeks. I picked up a couple of new pieces recently from two of my favourite fashion stores, which just so happen to stock limited yet perfectly designed jewellery collections.
I’m not quite the person that needs to Snapchat or Tweet about every time I go to the gym but I do seem to find myself talking about it a whole lot of the time. Why? Well, it’s most definitely not because I know what I’m doing (I’m still working on that bit) so I guess it’s because I just kinda like it. I like the feeling of working my absolute hardest at something, I like seeing myself improve and most of all, I really like the post-work out feeling. Being able to walk out the gym a hot, sweaty mess and know that you’ve done something with your day that your body will truly thank you for, is all the motivation I need.
Remember that hype around sweet potato brownies a few years back when ‘Paleo’ became trendy? I may have only just got round to giving my first batch a go but to be completely honest, I was scared that they would just taste like, well, potato. Whilst these aren’t ever going to trump a super gooey chocolate-y brownie, they are most definitely worthy of their hype considering the ‘healthy’ ingredients involved. My brownies turned out to be super rich and indulgent but despite feeling like a sweet treat, they had a slightly earthy taste (not a bad thing, promise). So, if you fancy trying something a bit different and surprising your friends when they attempt to guess the main ingredients, then this is definitely a recipe to have a go at.