Friday, 17 April 2015
Thursday, 9 April 2015
For the last 6 months or so, I’ve been on a real health kick. It actually started about a year ago but I’ve been really into nutrition and exercise over the last few months. I used to have an awful diet, everything that’s bad in spades with a touch of fresh food here and there. That’s all a distant memory now, replaced with a mainly cooked from scratch regime - I’m on first name terms with my butcher, fishmonger and greengrocer as I pop in so frequently. I’m not super strict and still eat burgers and pizzas but they’re a treat rather than being a regular food group!
The one thing I hadn’t cracked was dessert. Sugar cravings can be curbed with fruit (hello, fructose) but sometimes you just need a chocolate or a cake. My friend Dena always opts for Green & Blacks, as they’re not actually that bad for you. Due to their high cocoa content, they have an intense flavour without artificial additives or sugars and they’re also organic which is a huge bonus, she only has a couple of squares rather than indulging in a whole bar as the flavours are so rich.
A couple of weeks ago, I had a chocolate craving so I treated myself to a couple of bars of THINS as well as a cup of green tea and one of my favourite fashion books. To my surprise, I didn't devour the whole bar in one sitting. he bars lasted me a good couple of weeks and a few squares here and there were able to keep me satisfied. I've learnt that everything is fine in moderation and I've got a feeling that Green & Blacks THINS are going to become my favourite little treat.
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Today, I'm bidding a very sad farewell to Vietnam after spending my last night in Ho Chi Minh City. I'm hopping back to Singapore as I had so much fun on the way here then back to London. Check out my travel pics on Instagram.
Sunday, 5 April 2015
There are so many great prints, from the Valentino butterfly print pair that stole my heart to Dolce & Gabbana's gorgeous baroque print and Stella McCartney's leopard print pair. I also love a little bit of delicate lace like the sunny yellow Tory Burch pair and Jimmy Choo's classic denim blue suede pair with the side cut out.
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
I’ve never really understood the appeal of espadrilles. They aren’t unforgivable like Crocs or FitFlops but I’ve never felt the need to own a pair, I guess there’s not much need for flat raffia and canvas shoes in London – it just never gets hot enough! Even on holiday, I’m a sandals or sliders kind of girl. I think most fashion girls wrote them off until Karl Lagerfeld debuted the ultra-covetable Chanel espadrilles in SS12 – suddenly the easy, breezy summer shoes were on the top of every editor and blogger’s wishlist. Fast forward three years and every high end designer is offering their own incantation of the humble espadrille, from Celine to Valentino.
I’ve been super eager to wear my lovely Valentino shoes, although the weather hasn’t been overly cooperative, you wouldn’t know that spring has supposedly sprung in London! For now, I’ve been wearing my espadrilles with my trusty jeans all around town but I can’t wait to wear them with more summery looks when the weather decides to play ball. I love Karolina Kurkova’s decidedly South of France take with cropped white jeans as well as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s understated chic look.
Keep your eyes peeled for my next post, I’ll be sharing my top five espadrilles to get you summer ready.