Gym Look Book – The Black and Pinks

I am a sucker when it comes to cute gym clothes! I just can’t get enough of them! I am always adding new bits and pieces to my collection so I thought that I would finally share that collection with you today! This is the first look book that I have photographed by myself, on myself so please bare with me as the image quality isn’t amazing as I am still experimenting on how to get the best shot!

I find that wearing the right gym clothes can really help to motivate me in the gym. I love putting on the clothes and to be able to do that I have to be going to the gym so it can help make me go more often! Also by having cute outfits I am more confident wearing them out and about when I am planning on going to the gym after whatever I am up to that day, so it becomes a win win situation.

Look 1.

I love the simplicity yet stylish look of this outfit. The leggings have a great fit, giving me both comfort and shape while I work out. I also adore the pattern on them, fun yet not too over the top! The top I have paired with them is a pale pink t-shirt that I tie at the front to give more shape and effect. The sports bra ia my go to sports bra. Although it isn’t underwired like some, it has a decent amount of padding and good coverage, making it the perfect support for me.

(Top and leggings are from New Look, sports bra New balance, Nike trainers and then my wireless Beat headphones)

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Look 2 .

This new look is an all Primark outfit! Showing you that you don’t have to pay a lot for cute gym clothes! The sports bra and leggings are a matching set and with the detail only at the bottom of the leggings, it means that the two pieces are easy to wear together. I don’t find the sports bra to have the best fit for me, so I tend to only wear it when I know I wont be doing any intense cardio. On top of the set I have thrown on this cropped hoodie and a matching cap!

(Jumper, hat, bra and leggings from Primark, Nike trainers)

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Look 3.

My final look features my favourite pair of leggings that I own. These are from Sweaty Betty and are the softest, comfiest pair on leggings I have ever felt. although they are expensive you can easily see the quality that you are paying for! I have had these for around a year and a half now and they are yet to show any signs of wear and tear! Again I have paired them with my grey sports bra and then on top I have put on a lightweight charcoal jacket!

(Jacket from H&M, leggings are Sweaty Betty, Spots bra from New Balance, Nike trainers)

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I hope that you have enjoyed having a look at a few of my gym outfits and that you are inspired to give you workout a fashion kick! These are just a few of my workout items, I have a few brighter coloured pieces that I have also done a look book for and will be sharing with you soon!

Dont forget I am doing a Q&A next month so leave your questions below!

Yours Truly,

Emma x

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An Ikea Idea

A new trend has recently emerged in the mens fashion industry… Ikea bag clothing! I wasn’t sure how  felt about this new trend when I first saw the idea emerge but after my boyfriend asked me to hep him customise a jumper of his own, the trend began to grow on me! Ikea styled jumpers and tops already out them with designer labels on them, can cost a fortune, so after a quick trip to a nearby Ikea store and a stop off at Primark, this jumper only cost approximately £8!

I set about creating the jumper by first measuring out how long the sleeves, before cutting the straps off an Ikea bag. Once I had the straps ready to go, I unpicked a small section on the arm hole to create an opening for the strap to attach into and then did the same down at the cuff. All I needed to do after that was to pin and then sew a line of stitching down each side of the strap… and Voila I had a contemporary mens fashion jumper!

As a new trend it can be scary to fork out on expensive items so I wanted to show to you that it can be easy to experiment and try things at an affordable price! All it takes is a bit of imagination and a few skills! And if you don’t have those skills, then after a bit of googling or reading book that you will soon develop many new skill sets!

What is your opinion on the Ikea trend? Let me know below!

Yours Truly,

Emma x

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(apologies for the poor image backgrounds. The background on the images was not the best and didn’t do the best job when chaging it to white as I was on the train while doing so!)

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Primark Nails

Before I write this post I want to do a quick side note apology for the lack of a post last Wednesday! I have been trying to post every Wednesday but due to deadlines piling in at uni I didn’t get a chance to write last weeks! I was pushed to finish one deadline for Wednesday morning before travelling to Bristol for a photoshoot on Thursday!
Due to this I was also not able to do my normal monthly update, so March will have to be combined with April!

I am going away to Wales with my famil for the week on Thursday but will be sceduling a post for next Wendsay and hopefully will be able to follow that up with some photographs from my trip! Anyway back to my weekly post… Primark Nails!

Am I the only girl out ther who cannot stand painting their nails?! The time it takes to sit and litrally watch paint dry… only for it to then chip off a few days later! It has always fustrated me until I found a better alternative! Fake nails! I have never wanted to pay to go and get my nails done professionally. As a student, its not something that really fits into my budget, but after hearing that primark nails are great and cheap and there being a big store just down the road from me I decided to check them out and haven’t looked back since.

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There was a large range when I went in and I now have a growing collection! My favourite are these neutral coloured ones in Stone Cold. They are perfect to wear with anything and I found them to stay on for over two weeks! Pretty impressive for only paying £1. They do take a while to apply though. With doing an art subject, I need to be able to use my hands easily for all the pratical tasks, making, sewing ect. and becuase of this i struggle with having long nails, meaning I cut and file each nail once applied. But the extra time taken to do this is definitly worth it for how long they stay on for! Especially, like I said, when I do a lot of pratical work with my hands! Imagine if I wasn’t doing any of this, how long they would stay on for!

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I recently added a couple of new styles to my collection. The ‘Rose Gold’ and the ‘Frosted Rose’ nails. I wore the ‘Rose Chrome’ into uni and must have got 3 or 4 compliments that day of people asking where I get my nails done! Only to be greeted with shocked faces when I said they were Pirmark £.150 fake nails! I am ye to try the ‘Rose Chrome’ but am very excited to!

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What do you guys like to do with you nails? Paint them? Get them done? I would love to hear all your thoughts!

Yours Truly

Emma x

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Spring Clothing Haul

The start of spring means having tha chance to do a bit of shopping for some new wardrobe pieces and during a trip to Birmingham this is exactly what I did!

The first stop was Primark where I picked up a few cute tops! The first was this off the shoulder, blue and white pinstripe top! (Top variation as link) I thought that this would be a great summary top to throw on with a pair of jeans or shorts, great for a casual trip into town and for me great for going to work. Next I found two t-shirts with 3/4 length sleeves that have a frill section at the end of them. As such cute tops I decided to get two! one in a mauve pink and the other navy.

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Next stop was New Look where I grabbed myself a pair of the comfiest trackies for only £9.99! These light grey joggers were just what I had been looking for on those lazy days where I was to be comfy without staying in my pjs all day! They came in other colours to and I am of course tempted to go back and get another pair!

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I then found myself in Forever 21 a shop that I have a bit of a love hate relationship with. Sometimes I will find the best bargains in there and other times I hate everything! There were quite a few bits that I liked in the Birmingham store but sadly they didn’t have my size in a lot of the items. But one that they did have my size in was this gorgeous pink shirt. I love shirts and find them such an easy go to option which you can dress up or down. I think this one will look great with black jeans and black boots for a casual yet smart evening look.

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Finally I went to my current favourite shop… Zara where I picked up two great items. The first was a black leather skirt with panel detail. I have needed a classy black skirt for a while now. I have always worn the cheap jersey ones that slowly ride up as you walk and drive me crazy! So I decided that I was finally time to invest in a proper skirt and went with this one from zara. The second item was a pale pink top. In a way similar to the primark ones but instead of a t-shirt material, a shirt material giving it looser and more dressy fit.

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A few days before going to Birmingham I had also brought a pair of jeans from Bershka so thought I’d add them onto the haul for you to see. They are a pair of slim fit jeans, in dark navy, that sit on your hips. Although just a standard pair of jeans, I can struggle to find a pair that fit me. These are a great fit tho, sitting tightly against my body and giving me the perfect shape!

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This is the first haul post that I have done on my blog and although loving it, I did struggle to take pictures of the items! So I have tried to link you to clothes as best as possible! Also let me know if you would like to see a spring look book as this may be something easier to photograph!

Yours Truly,

Emma x

 

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