Friday, 18 April 2014

Highlander

I just got back from filming in the most incredible location, which hopefully I'll show more of when I can. It was a large 'tower' with a moat, beautiful huge rooms, and full of oddities and antiques. In each of the guest bedrooms and bathrooms were stacks of vintage magazines and in a bit of down time I had a sneaky look through a couple of 1970's 80's and 90's editions of Tatler.One of the 90's editions threw out this gem of an editorial, 90's highland chic; perfect tartans, perfect hair, perfect tailoring, ruffles and pearls... 





C

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

All That Glitters Is Not Gold


I didn't realise quite how warm it was in the sun when I opted for the black jumpsuit. However this metallic jersey bomber jacket from ASOS is the perfect spring jacket. It's a few seasons old now unfortunately but I've seen so many gorgeous bombers around this season. I've got my eye on a tropical number, I just need to decide which colour palette to go for. 

These flat-forms are also old now but I picked them up in a River Island sale as my 'summer sandals' a couple of years ago. Of course my mum, who I was with, insisted that they were impractical and would end up in the bottom of my wardrobe but boy have I proved her wrong. I'm just sad that one of the buckles has given up on life already. That's what happens when you buy cheap though. 


Lady Danger by MAC has become my go to red. It's from their matte range; applied alone it doesn't move around which is perfect for work, I don't find it too drying either. Sometimes I'll apply it over balm for a slighty shinier look or if my lips are feeling parched.  


T-Shirt by Glamorous | Necklace from Accessorize  



M.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Apparently I need to iron | new uniforms

(Cos cocoon jacket, Carhartt T-shirt, Gianni dress and Massimo Dutti cashmere jumper via local charity shop.)

As the title of this post and the photos above suggest, I noticed after taking these images that I really need to iron my clothes (!!) I think I link ironing to my job and to being a grown up and so it's sort of a last attempt at rebellion to wear crumpled clothing - However clothes do look 99% better when freshly pressed so I think it's something i definitely need to do... In fact I feel rather ashamed that I may have worn them in their current state.....

But anyway these are the items that have been on a continuous rotation for the last month or so and thus have become my current uniform


This bad boy that you can see hanging behind the clothing above (so I thought I should show it) is a 1970's knitted cycling jersey I found in a vintage shop in Brighton. I don't really know why I bought it other than I really loved the colours and details and can pass it off as a work expense - maybe I can style it in to a film or promo sometime (?!) 

And one final note - you can probably tell i've been at the VSCOcam filters, you have to admit that they do make my shoddy attempts at photographing so much prettier! 

C

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Fitness On A Budget




I've never been one to go out of my way to exercise, however it dawned on me recently that I'm almost half way out of my twenties and so I should probably try and make some effort to get fit so I don't just crumble and fall apart later in life! 

On this note I'm going to take this opportunity to say that clearly I am no expert on this, however I've found it easier than I thought to get in to a little routine and on relatively little dollar, so I thought I would share! 

The Gear



So I either exercise just before bed or first thing in the morning in the comfort of my own home. This means that my 'gym wear' doubles as sleep wear. This works for me because I really like sleeping and exercising  in leggings and a T Shirt. You really don't have to fork out on Nike runners and professional gym wear to complete a successful work out. 

I picked up some extra pairs of leggings and some handy leggings shorts in H&M for less than a tenner. One thing I will add in here is that if you're going to move your exercise out of your own 4 walls I would consider finding out how see through they are. I generally just wear any old Tee I've got lying around, most of mine are from H&M too so they seem to be winning here ! 



I find that putting on a pair of crips white socks and my trainers gives me more of an 'exercise' mind set. They may not be the prettiest but they sure do the job. Anyone else having flash backs to P.E? I picked these little uglies up in TKMaxx for around £20, a mere snip compared to some of the higher end brands around. If you're going to get serious about your fitness regime then it's probably best to invest at some point, but for testing the waters there's no need to splash out in my opinion. Although on the flip side I wouldn't go for a pair of Primark's foam trainers either because that's just asking for a sprained ankle.



Creating a space for your workout is important but also super easy. All you need is a yoga matt rolled out on a reasonable bit of floor space, in the living room or by your bed for example, and you're good to go. Of course being my favourite colour I went for the pink version but there is a black one too for just £6.99 from Sports Direct.



The Workout


I tried a few different exercises out but found that I lacked any strength in my core to support me while doing them. So that is where I have started ! 


I did a little clicking around youtube to find an instructor I liked and made a playlist of my favourites. Core strengthening is working your torso muscles I believe, so your stomach and back. (I've thrown in some butt work outs too just for good measure)



  


I try to keep up with the instructors but I listen to my body so as not to over do it. I generally do about 10 minutes every day but am hoping to build it up once I find a good routine.  I'm slowly increasing my reps for each move so it's all very gradual. In my first week however I've gone from being able to do 3 push ups to 5, so although a small achievement I still feel like a champ ! 

Do you have a work out routine?
Let me know what you think below :)

M.

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Fresh




I just thought I'd write a quick post to address a couple of changes here. 

1. We both felt that we weren't 100% happy with all of our older content so we have reverted the old posts to drafts. 

2. Originally we left content from before christmas live but due to technical difficulties (aka Molly being ridiculous) every single photo from every single post has been lost in the ether.

3. We are both back from our unplanned blogging hiatus so stay tuned for lots more posts from us. Neither of us are in any way inclined to keep some kind of schedule and it would be rude to pretend there will be one so although we'll try and keep things regular there will be no rhyme or rhythm. 

4. Let's get this show back on the road ! 


M.