Mini bank holiday haul

Happy bank holiday! So excited for this to be my first post on my own domain and on my shiney new blog design.

Today I wanted to share with you my little haul I had this weekend. 

I have a bbq and drinks to go to today so while I was out and about this weekend I picked up some new summery shoes and a cute, folksy white top.

I seem to see these tops EVERYWHERE, at the moment. This embroided style blouse from  the Falmer Heritage collection at Matalan is gorgeous. At at £20 it’s an absolute steal. 

I’m just going to pair this top with some simple rose gold jewellery, my Olivia Burton watch (you can see it on my Instagram) and the chunky white shoes pictured above, also from Matalan. 

These shoes are going to be my new fave, I can already tell. Again at only £20 I am thrilled with them. I’m sure they are going to be really comfy, for a day filled with non stop dancing and gin drinking. 

Last in my haul are two hair products, if anyone has met me or flicked through my pictures you can see I have an insane amount of hair. 

Trying to maintain it, is a full time job. I’m going to straighten and curl the ends of my hair for the party. So first of all I will be prepping my roots with some of this new Elvive Clay Dry Shampoo. It makes my hair tacky enough to get some oomph into and curl it nicely.

It’s not the cheapest by any means at £3.99 but the smell is to die for, most dry shampoos smell quite chemical but this is flowery and musky. Which is right up my street. 

Before I apply any heat styling to my hair, I will give it a once over with a product I have used time and time again Vo5 Smoothly Does It, Tame & Shine spray.

This for me is a god send, smooths down my flyaways while protecting my hair from heat styling. It also gives my barnet a really nice sheen without leaving lots of residue.

There you are, that’s my mini bank holiday haul. 

Please comment and let me know anything that you’ve picked up this weekend that you are excited about…

Libby xo

(The girl who never wears white) 

Back to work…

I know everyone is doing back to school/uni posts but after being unemployed due to redundancy, I’m finally back to work! Yay me.👏🏼

After 3 months of being out of my routine, I’ve found some things hard to adjust back into so I wanted to write a post on going into a new job and getting back into a routine. Here’s my 5 top tips. 

1. Be prepared to learn. Whether you are starting a new job in a new industry like me or going into a job you are completely experienced in, for me, every job and work place is different. Buy a cute notebook grab some pens and be prepared to take lots of notes. 

2. Get more sleep. Duh?! I know it sounds silly but a change to your routine and learning new stuff all day will take it’s toll on your brain. Treat yourself to some bedtime bits, new pj’s maybe? Myself, I would go for this pillow mist to guarantee a relaxing good nights sleep.


3. Treat yourself. What ever your bliss is, indulge it. Don’t go mad on the plastic but buy something to congratulate yourself I needed some new work wear for the office so I bought a few staples for my work A/W wardrobe. I love my new brogue patent heels from Matalan.


4. Be open to criticism. I know it sounds strange for a positive post but you may get things wrong in your new job or your new routine. I know make a mistake, how could you? Relax, you’re human, so if you do receive criticism take it on the chin and try and improve on it. 

5. Don’t give up things that make you happy. Try and make time for the things you love, for me it’s cooking, I love a home cooked dinner or a well made cake. I might be shattered when I get in but I always try and find the time and energy to make a nice dinner for me and James. Healthy body, healthy mind and all that. 

I hope you liked this post lovelies, have you got a new job or had to go through a change in your routine lately? Let me know, I would love to hear from you. 

Libby xo

(the girl who never wears white)