I love a good dose of happiness, who doesn’t? So I thought I would do a little post for you guys getting back to my mindfulness roots with a few of my top tips to create little habits that will bring you more happiness in everyday life, I call them the happiness habits! Speak the Lingo I am SO guilty of this! Using passive words, like ‘I wish‘ or ‘I should‘ or ‘I might‘, passive words! Use active words, next time you find yourself saying ‘I should do this‘ turn it into ‘I will do this‘. I used to always say ‘I wish I was a big fashion blogger like We Wore What, I love her appartment and her wardrobe looks amazing’ now I say ‘I can’t wait till I’m as successful as her and have a wardrobe like that!’ some people see it as arrogance, I see it as determination!! Don’t be a yes man I am 100% not guilty of this! I used to be before I learnt not to be. There is a huge sense of freedom to saying no when you don’t want to do something. Why should you say yes just because you’re free? If you don’t want to do something then don’t. Laugh Your Way To Happiness I’m reading a book called Laugh your way to happiness at the minute and the science behind laughter is pretty incredible! It’s the same with smiling, with laughing you can fake it and still reap the benefits. Forcing yourself to smile will still instantly lift your mood as will faking a laugh! Forcing yourself to laugh also makes spontaneous laughter come more easily! Spread Kindness A small act of kindness can make a huge impact on someone else’s day and let’s be honest, it makes you feel pretty damn good about yourself too! Now I’m not saying you should only do these things to make yourself feel good but . . well why not if it’s helping someone else out as well? Even just letting someone go before you in the queue or carrying someones suitcase up a set of stairs, every little helps! I once gave an old lady that had hurt her ankle a lift back to her car when I saw her limping up the road, I buzzed off that good deed for a good week or so! Listen I’m the worst for this one, I can’t focus on what someone’s saying for more than 5 minutes before I’m thinking about what I’ve got to do later on. 10 minutes later I’ll tune back in and think, shit.. just nod and smile. It’s almost like another good deed really because lets face it, you can tell the difference when someones actually listening to you and when someone does it gives you a true sense of worth. Showing genuine interest in someone and what they’re saying doesn’t take any extra time than day dreaming about what you’re going to eat for tea but it does make a difference to the speaker! Let…

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Grey Tones X Suede Jacket // Part 2

*Jacket : Your Shores// Jumper : Zara (sold out) // Jeans : H&M // Boots : Public Desire // Bag : Zara Suede Lovin’ I thought today would be a great day to share the second instalment of my love for leather jackets, and the second jacket that was sent to me by the lovely people over at Your Shores. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll remember my beige/camel coloured suede jacket (which I still very much love, it’s just been side lined a bit for the winter) that is super old and I could never find a link to. Well people, here it is in grey! I was so shocked when I saw it on the site and couldn’t resist getting it in another colour to add to my ever growing jacket collection! I thought I’d go for a tonal look with the grey jacket – I don’t have grey shoes or bag but blacks close enough isn’t it? These are super old jeans from H&M, if you can call them jeans. . they’re jeggings which I never would have thought I’d be wearing but I think it’s ok because; one, they’re jeany material and two, I would never wear them so you could see the fastening, or lack of! I actually got this jumper in the Zara black Friday sale and it’s fast becoming a firm favourite alongside the good old rust one. I purposely got it because it’s a similar shape and thought the other one could do with a bit of a rest! Texture I love the details in this picture! you can really see all of the different grey tones and the textures together look pretty damn great if I do say so myself! Also, can we just appreciate how much I love the below picture? Showing that boot heel off to it’s full potential! Let me know what you think to a tonal look! I feel like because I wear so many neutrals it was only a matter of time before this happened!!! Also don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ so you never miss a post! And make a little old blogger very happy (thats me) you can follow me here! All photography by Kirk Schwarz you can find his website here and his instagram here! Shop The Look See part one of this set of posts about my love for leather here!

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Love for the Choker

I’m not sure if what I’m talking about is actually a choker, I guess a choker’s just a tight necklace of some kind so yes, yes it is! I never really saw myself as a chocker lover and when the trend came out I have to say I put it down to a trend for teenage girls and thought nothing more of it. The constant girl crush that is Danielle Bernstein has brought it back to my attention recently through the gift that is instagram and I have to say, I’m liking it. Maybe it’s just the way she wears it, maybe it’s just the way she wears anything? Firstly, I love the choker from Rumi Neely’s brand AREYOUAMI and I’m pretty sure thats the one I’ve got my heart set on, but I also love the velvet ones. Either way my favourites are definitely the ones that tie in a bow – it makes it less harsh and they also look great layered a la Danielle Bernstein.Photos taken from Danielle Bernstein’s Instagram Account ‘weworewhat’ I’ve linked some of my favourites below that I would buy if I had the money, however money is becoming an issue since I’ve booked travelling and then my car insurance decided to come out the week I didn’t get paid so I’m contemplating a homemade one. I mean how hard could it be? If a ribbon would work then I may be able to steal some from my sisters workshop whilst she’s sleeping (unless she’s reading this) if not, leather from a haberdashery shop? Watch this space! Don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ to make sure you never miss a post! And of course if I do find a DIY alternative I will share it with you guys!  

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Feeling Beige

*Jumper : Sheinside// Jeans : Next// Scarf : Zara// *Boots : Public Desire I always debate outfits like this for the blog and try to make them a bit more interesting but hey, this is a personal style blog isn’t it? Well then this is what I like to wear! In my opinion there’s nothing better than a good chunky knit and a pair of jeans. These ones are slightly too big and I’m not sure if they look scruffy and need throwing out, or good in that cool oversized kinda way?? Thoughts would be appreciated! Although this may be a basic look I think you can dress it up with a nice scarf and heeled boots, boots were always going to be my beloved Public Desire ones of course! I love love love the knit of this jumper, I’m not sure if it’s fisherman knit or waffle? I think fisherman is the really chunky one? Either way I love a good bit of texture, particularly on a plain colour like this beige! I’m also a fan of this kind of neckline this winter, I sometimes feel suffocated in a polo neck but I love the high neck. I’ve been told it’s called a turtle neck. Did you see the article that I was featured in by Shop Style? In the article they tip me for success in 2016 and I’m still in shock that a company like Shop Style would find my little blog and see such potential in it! If you haven’t already then read it here! And don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ to stay up to date, I will be doing big things in 2016 after all and you wouldn’t want to miss out now would you! Shop the Look Photography by Alexandra Wallace who’s new site will be launching very soon, until then you can find her on Instagram Here!

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Love Style Mindfulness // Instagram Roundup 2015

I’m sorry about the bad quality of this image!!! I’m pretty awful on the computer and had to paste them all into word and screenshot it! Definitely not the best way! Anyway, I wanted to do a quick roundup – I’ve been super sly though and only started from when I started with the ‘theme’ of my instagram because otherwise it just wouldn’t go. If you’re an instagram OCD like me you’ll sympathise! I can’t wait to share more moments with you guys, I’m trying to put more everyday posts up but I find it hard to remember to take pictures ( which I guess is good because it means I’m enjoying life?) and to be honest the lighting is awful at the moment. Lets all take a minute to pray for summer! If you’re not already then make sure you’re following me on Instagram and Bloglovin’ so you can keep up to date with my goings on!

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