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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A Trip to Bistol

Doing a creative course at university has opened up a whole new range of opportunities for me! I touched on this in my recent post ‘Who am I?’, but I thought I’d share a bit more with you about a trip we took to Bristol. A lot of the work we do is based within the uni or around the city, so when the opportunity arose to travel to do a photo shoot to Bristol, I was excited. I was a great day and gave me the chance to experiment with some photography.  I enlisted the help of Holly, my friend and author of ‘Good Golly Miss Holly‘, to be my model and we worked together, creating some good images ready to be the starting point of our communication module. As the shirt was inspired by transport we picked locations that would fit into this, including car garages and a railway style bridge. I really enjoyed being given the opportunity to create these images and has helped to boost my confidence in photography!

What sort of photography do you like? Let me know 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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New Blog Design

Hey Everyone!

So I have a quick little extra post for you all today to let you know that I have updated my blog! I was quickly growing bored with my theme so decided to have a change. I have spent the last couple of days having a play around with different themes and layouts and have landed with this one! I am so happy with the overall look of my blog now. I am hoping that this little refresh to my blog will help me stay motivated to keep on posting and working away!

I have a few things left to do on the new theme still. I have the ‘Food’ section of the menu bar up and running but still need to put in the posts to the other pages so please bare with me while I get this done.

Let me know what you think of the theme!

Yours Truly,

Emma x

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Berlin – Premium Fashion Week

Berlin in January, a hub of activity for the fashion industry with trade shows and events popping up all over the city. Bloggers, freelance designers and buying from all over travel into the city to become a part of the bustling fashion week.

When first signing up for my Berlin trip I made sure to look into the different events that were on and signed into the Premium events as a blogger. I was nervous at first with this being the first big fashion event that I have ever attended but as soon as my ticket came through a wave of excitement washed over me!

We visited the premium events across two days, making sure we allowed time to visit and discover what was at each one. Tuesday was the first day of fashion week so we visited the main attraction – Premium event. It was here where a range of contemporary designers showcased their new collections ready for going into the shops Spring/Summer this year. This was an amazing event yet slightly over powering, never the less I had a great experience.

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After Premium we were able to catch a shuttle bus to where Show and Order was being held. This is probably the smallest out of the events and had a more of a secluded feminine atmosphere. It was calmer here with less to view, but I really enjoyed seeing the more elegant styles that designers produce.

 

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The following day, Wednesday we spent the whole day at the final two shows. The first was Ethical and Green showroom, which I can happily say was my favourite out of all the events we visited. Each brand had a unique story to tell and I soon found myself absorbed in conversations with designer and makers from the brands, my mind spinning with the experiences that they were telling me about! I also loved where this event was based with it being in contemporary warehouse yet still keeping a clear ethical theme. Spending even just a few hours here has really inspired me to be more ethical with the way that I work and has open up a whole new range of ideas and opportunities.

 

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Finally was the Bright and Seek show, a more urban edgy scene. Here graffiti was being painted live, while displays showed off skate and street styles. I was intrigued by a couple of stands including the DJinns and Hype as both brands I had spent time researching into during my summer internship. I was sad leaving as this was the last Premium event that we has to visit but I still had Panorama the next day to visit (to be featured in another blog post soon!) so there was still that bit of excitement in me!

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I hope that my trips to Berlin week have inspired you as much as they have inspired me! I would love to know which cities fashion weeks you would like to visit? Let me know it the comments below.

Yours Truly,

Emma x