#MotivationalMonday: Gorgeous reasons to keep fit

There are some great sportswear buys on the high street at the moment and I can’t think of a better way of maintaining the motivation to get fit than having great outfits that make you look amazing doing it…

We all have that New Year’s resolution to look after ourselves and keep fit, so here are some top finds that will give you a gorgeous excuse to get down the gym and keep it up all year.

Get the look under £20:

Monochrome crop top, Topshop £7

Printed full-length gym leggings, Missguided £15

Start Moving grey shorts, Bershka £12

Sporty Trim Tee, Topshop £16

Sports bra, Forever 21 £12

Grey cuffed plush trousers, Bershka £19.99

Printed sports trainers, Matalan £18

Active Marl zip-through jacket, F&F at Tesco £18

Black and white printed sports tights, H&M £19.99

Contrast waistband gym leggings, Missguided £15

Essential accessories:

ASOS Leopard holdall, £18

Primark sports bands, £4

Sweaty Betty illuminate water bottle, £5

Primark yoga mat, £5

Now there are some stylish and great finds out there at bargain prices we can all say hello to that summer body!

Love Leeanna xo

#FridayFavourites: Tactile textures

Whenever I’m shopping I can’t help but touch and stroke bags and fabrics that look like they have a unique texture and for this Spring/Summer season shops are full of them.

Tactile textures like leather, creamy suede, tassels and fringing have the ability transform your look from biker gal, to hippy chick right through to rocking up at a Great Gatsby party! They are a great asset to any fashionista’s wardrobe.

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Fringe has always been one of the most steady and never changing fashion trends of almost any season, always coming up with some new interpretations and design combinations- some made with interesting textures like suede or leather on shoes tops and bags! Fringe detailing is even more powerful this season- bringing a boho/wild west style to any outfit.

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Apart from the season’s hottest trend of using fringe details, flirty and playful tassels also add fab detailing to spice up and glam up even the simplest pieces. So if it’s not fringe, then it’s tassels, and you are going to see a lot of creative interpretations of the tassel trend this Spring- as you have on the Spring/Summer 2015 catwalks!

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Leather is amazing- It can be worn as just a small accent to make any off-duty minimalist outfits look spectacular, or be the centerpiece fabric to create a statement-outfit.

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The tactile fabric has been spotted in the major fashion capitals during the recent fashion weeks too- so get some of it in your wardrobe for this Spring/Summer 2015! The classy trend- sold both in the traditional shades and bright hues for attracting extra attention- is a must-have for the fans of the luxury and the classy style.

My favourite faux leather picks are:

Leather pocket A Line skirt- Warehouse £65

Playful square neck shift dress- Missguided £25

Sagittarius platform shoes- Topshop £58

Compete with Kim and Rita with your own take on pink latex with this PU salmon mini dress from Missguided at £35. Who wears the look best now?

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Forever Unique Nell faux trousers in red- Van Mildert £35

Mint velvet bluebell faux biker jacket- House of Frazer £129

Rose gold metallic leather skirt- River Island £12

Go for a bold statement outfit by mixing the leather and tassel trends together. I love this faux leather tassel waterfall jacket from Missguided at £40. Such a bargain!

Suede

Pieces with suede textures are by far one of the trendiest and catchiest looks this season. Whether the tactile fabric is on outerwear like biker jackets and tailored coats, or basic garments like mini skirts and shoes, it creates a chic statement look.

In the shops there are lots of subtle suede garments in brown shades and creamy pastel colours- perfect for this time of year, while bright red and orange tones are also on offer to create bold statement looks.

Get some suede in your wardrobe with some inspiration from my favourite finds:

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Orange shift dress- Topshop £60

70s’ patchwork zip mini skirt- ASOS £45

Pastel pink shearling coat- Missguided £20

Bring the tassel and suede trends together with this grey duffle bag from Warehouse at £40– perfect for holding all your key essentials and rocking a hot summers day at a festival.

Casalnuoyo ankle boots- Aldo £88

Mint suede heels- Piperlime £200

Tassel clutch- Topshop £40

On my daily commutes to work and whenever i’ve been out shopping I’ve seen so many amazing tasseled bags and been dying to know where they’re from. I think a tasseled bag is definitely an essential for your wardrobe especially as you can rock the style every season!

Here are my top 5 picks to add to your handbag collection for any season and event:

For the jet setter: Love this travel bag’s turquoise colour and summery aztec pattern. Perfect for holiday trips to the beach too. Aspiga £72 

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To hold the the key essentials: This bang-on trend fringe tassel rucksack looks great for spicing up an off-duty look. Boohoo £18

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For festivals: This convertible cross body bag is so stylish for the Spring/Summer season and will add some boho chic and bring some hippie vibes to your festival looks. Nordstrom £39.32

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For glamming things up: This Lolita fringe cross body will take your outfit from off-duty chic straight to a Great Gatsby party statement piece. A fab accessory to add to you outfits for nights out and glamorous parties. Macy’s £61.88

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The shopper’s tote: I love this statement black fringe bag. I am a shopaholic so tote bags are must-have accessories for my everyday outfits. You just never know when you are going to spot a bargain so this great Spring/Summer 2015 bag is a great partner for any spontaneous shopping sprees. Elvi £45

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Happy Friday everyone!

Love Leeanna xo

Beat the January blues with some bargain buys

It’s that time again… you’ve finished off every box of mince pies in the house, stuffed yourself with chocolate and drank enough alcohol to still feel hungover when you woke up for work yesterday morning. This can only mean one thing… the January blues have arrived and it’s back to hearing that early morning alarm and joining the dreaded commute to work.

But the start to 2015 doesn’t have to be as miserable as the weather and neither does your wardrobe!

At this time of year all I want to do is get away to somewhere hot- a tropical island like St. Barts would do great! Unfortunately my purse can’t stretch that far… but it can stretch to some great bargains I’ve found in the January sales. Buying new clothes will always brighten my day no matter how dull and rainy the weather is.

If you haven’t shopped the January sales yet, here some great bargains I have picked out:

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Light orange cross strap platform sandals River Island £55- £25

Lace bralet comes in black, green and burgandy Topshop £22- £10

Biker coat in wool blend H&M £34.99- £20 

Metalic textured co-ordinate outfit Missguided Bralet £14.99- £6  Skirt £19.99- £15.99

Floral bodycon midi dress Boohoo £22- £12

Pink wrap skort New Look £18- £13

Leather Chelsea ankle boots ASOS £60- £30

I don’t know about you but whenever I shop in the sale I can tend to get very carried away and sometimes end up buying things I don’t even need just because “it’s only a fiver”. My wardrobe is already stuffed to the brim so I decided this New Year I would keep these tips in the back of my mind to make sure I don’t go crazy on every shopping spree…

Tips for shopping the sale:

  1. Know what gaps need to filled in your wardrobe.
  2. Think ahead and plan outfits for upcoming occasions and events.
  3. Ask yourself, would I buy this if it wasn’t on sale?
  4. Always try the items on in store to save the hassle of exchanging/credit notes.
  5. Invest in items you know you will wear again and again.

Happy sales shopping and Happy New Year!

Love Leeanna xo

Do Secret Santa under a tenner

Housemates, workplaces and friends all over the country partake in Secret Santa, which means the gift for your selected buddy needs to be perfect for them without you having to break the budget.

So whether you are aiming to make someone laugh, suit the needs of a gadget lover or find something pretty and cute, here are some ideas for all under a tenner.

1. For the chocoholics– Give them brownies every month with this Brownie Club subscription.

£9.75 notonthehighstreet.com

£9.75 notonthehighstreet.com

2. For the beauty queens– Give them some sparkle with these glitsy nail varnishes perfect for Christmas parties.

£2.99 Barry M

£2.99 Barry M

3. For the ‘adults’/alcoholics–  A pop up wine glass, especially perfect for work colleagues who feel the same stress as you. At such a bargain price, you should even be able to stretch your pocket to a fiver bottle of blossom hill from Tesco.

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£4.94 A1gifts.co.uk

4. For the selfie addictsInstagram Mini Prints. Inkifi allows you to upload images from your friends’ social media accounts and turns them into classic polaroid snapshots. Write your own captions and notes to your favourite memories.

Christmas Jumpers: The novelty, the funny and the ugly

Christmas jumpers are one of my favourite things this time of year along with sparkly decorations, mulled wine and of course my chocolate advent calendar!

Christmas jumpers are everywhere at the moment from novelty designs with flashing lights and all the trimmings, to subtle Fair Isle patterns that look pretty and perfect for this season.

If you haven’t got yours yet, I have selected a few that will definitely keep you feeling cosy and looking festive for when you’re snuggled on the sofa watching Elf.

 

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Ruby reindeer jumper: £20 at Boohoo.com

Blue candy cane and bauble print jumper: £25 from H&M

Conversational gingerbread and candy cane print jumper: £24 at Missguided.com

Fair Isle pattern Trainee Elf slogan jumper: £35 at ASOS.com

Fluffy I’m on the naughty list slogan crop jumper: £19.99 at Missguided.com

Novelty reindeer jumper: £20 from House of Fraser

And who says novelty knits can’t work after hours too… combine your knits with sequins, leather and killer heels for a festive-party look.

Fair Isle print jumper: Boohoo £15

Fair Isle print jumper: Boohoo £15

Outfit: New Look, Jumper £18.50

Outfit: New Look, Jumper £18.50

Christmas jumpers are a perfect gift for friends and family, a great way to bring some festive cheer to work and a fun way to keep cosy on cold winter nights.

Love Leeanna xo

Friday Favourites- Co-ordinates

Friday Favourites- Co-ordinates
Since booking  holidays for this summer, I have been dreaming of the perfect outfit to match some sun instead of the not-so-gorgeous English weather we are currently having over hear. Turkey and America sounds to me like I need an outfit for some hot hot hot weather and  I thought the matchy matchy tend would be the key to what I NEED.
All three outfits I put together are great looks the summer- day to night. The Boohoo red and white floral co-ordinates is also perfect for workday wear, paired with white peep toe heels and subtle rings.
My favourite look is the bright and colourful Topshop co-ords which would look great with the top tucked into the high waisted and belted with a pastel ASOS belt (which even more fab because it is on sale at under a fiver!)
I am loving all off the shoulder looks at the moment, I just bought a grey ASOS off the shoulder top and I’ve been trying it on with different looks to get its full use.  This blue and white co-ords number is from Motel and I think it is one of those looks that would look casual for a summers day by pairing it with a floaty hat (to protect any head sun burn- not just to look stylish) but can be glammed up for the evening with a clutch, heels and a statement necklace.
If you’re loving the co-ords look, get shopping!
Love Leeanna xo

Topshop pink tee
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Motel off shoulder top
$82 – motelrocks.com

Boohoo woven top
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Topshop wrap skirt
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Stiletto shoes
$42 – newlook.com

River Island hat
$47 – riverisland.com

Asos belt
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#As Seen On Me Outfit

#As Seen On Me Outfit

I love this new red cut-out dress I ordered from ASOS. At £12.50 I just could not resist buying it straight away and it’s petite so it’s the perfect length for a shortie like me! I’m normally always wearing LBD’s whenever I go out but I decided to have a change and choose a brighter and bolder colour that would also looks nice against my blonde hair. (I get really worried sometimes that being blonde only looks nice with certain coloured clothes).

Here is the outfit I put together- perfect for a night out to bars and clubs. Now that I have a lush outfit sorted, I have an excuse to get out and experience the night life in my new home- London.

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I am addicted to statement necklaces so most of my outfits tend to involve one! I chose my Topshop black and gold necklace to match nicely with the bold red. This necklace was such a great purchase- It’s great to wear over a collared shirt at work, a chunky jumper for a casual day out and to glam up a dress for the evening.

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Whenever I go out I will always bring a clutch bag with me, just to hold the essential phone, I.D and money. I chose this Primark cream clutch to brighten up the outfit and with the gold-plaited buckle it matches perfectly with my necklace. This cream clutch gives the outfit an all-season approval- great for the summer and for the winter.

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A couple of weeks ago I bought a pair of black heels for £20 at New Look, what a bargain! Chunky heels and wedges are my favourite style of shoe and I was desperate to find a new pair of black ones because they are timeless through every season and always look good with any colour outfit. These ones from New Look are very comfy and at a very attractive price!

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For the single ladies who are hitting the town for Valentines- this red dress would be be a great outfit to stand out in the crowd, grab one on ASOS now for just £12.50 in the sale! Quick quick!

I hope you like my #AsSeenOnMe outfit!

Love Leeanna xx