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Outfit Post – Time for Spring Fashion

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We were away for 2 weeks holidaying in London and Essex. The Kiddies were on holiday and we decided to make the most of the time we had. It was a fantastic holiday. We did all sorts of things and I am only just recovering from all the fun and excitement, which is why I have not been posting as often as I usually do. Entertaining 2 very busy children is a full-time job. I hardly had time to do anything else.

The holiday is over now, and the twins are back in school, so it is business as usual for me now. I took these outfit photos last week in Essex. The weather was good and I had a lovely garden to make use off. So I made the most of it. Time for some spring fashion photos.

 

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The Cream Metallic Stripe Shirt

The cream metallic stripe shirt I have on is a new wardrobe addition. I got it some months ago but only just the chance to wear it, thanks to the warmer weather we are experiencing on and off. I like the top a lot. It is so my style. Easy to wear and style up or down. Everything else I have on is an “oldie”. I really like the pair of jeans I have. It works great with the cream metallic stripe shirt. It also fits like a glove which is just how I like my jeans.

 

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I am excited spring is here at last. The weather is starting to warm up, and the days are now longer. I have many spring outfits styled in my head, and I can’t wait to really take off these layers and style them in real life. How is the weather at your end? Are you excited for spring fashion?

 

WHAT I WORE

Mango Cream Metallic Stripe Shirt – c/o BlackBetty

Peach Ripped Jeans – River Island

Shoes – Stella McCartney

Blue Bag – Hugo Boss

Pink Watch – Apple Watch

White Gold Earrings – Dubai Gold Souk

 

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Style tips for dressing your age

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Fashion and style is a very personal thing. We all have our own individual sense of style, which usually changes with age and lifestyle situations. I am all for dressing your age. The whole style/fashion has no age doesn’t really make sense to me. I believe both women and men should dress appropriately for the event and their stage in life. A 30-year-old would look ridiculous wearing Jojo Siwa Bows, but the Bows would look great on a 5-year-old.

 

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Here are some top style tips for dressing your age –

 

Leave a lot to the imagination

There is a thin line between looking sexy and looking trashy. I usually stay off revealing clothing. It has never really been my style, and as I grow older, I find myself staying away from clothing that reveal too much flesh. A bit of legs and shoulders here and there is all good, as far as they are not both on display at the same time. Some women like revealing cleavage too! That works if it is done tastefully. The rule says do not display your cleavage and legs at the same time. So before you leave the house, take a final look at your outfit to ensure you leave a bit more to the imagination.

 

Pay attention to your colours

I like to wear colours every now and again, especially in the spring/summer months. However, the more I grow, the more I stay away from a rocking a bright outfit. I like to inject some colour in my outfit with colourful accessories, that way the overall look of the outfit is balanced out.

 

Confidence

Being confident is very important. I like to feel comfortable in my outfit as comfort helps me stay confident. Age has made me more confident, and dressing appropriately helps me feel better about myself.

 

Do you have any style tips for dressing your age? Please share.

 

 

 

How to keep a healthy lifestyle when you travel for work

What if I told you that the quality of your life drops when you travel for work?

I was completely taken aback when I came across a study that people who travel often end up with symptoms of anxiety, depression, obesity and high blood pressure.

As a frequent traveller, I must admit that there is a tendency to slack on my healthy lifestyle when I travel. Just like many people who travel for work, it can be a challenge to do simple healthy activities like exercising and making better choices with your meals. Of course, the change of time zones destabilizes me leaving me sleep deprived.

What I observed is that when you make the decision to make healthier choices irrespective of which country you find yourself in, it’s extremely possible to keep a healthy lifestyle when you travel for work.

 

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Here are some healthy and simple lifestyle choices you can make when you travel for work.

 

Switch your means of transportation

It’s so much more convenient to move around a new country or city in a car or taxi. However, convenience doesn’t always guarantee a healthy lifestyle.

Instead of hailing for a cab or renting a car, why not start walking to your destination? Walking is a healthy physical activity that will keep you fit while you’re in another country. The best part about taking a walk is that you get to soak in the scenery and explore the city you’re in.

 

Be conscious about what you eat

There is a tendency to be a little lax in your choice of food when you travel. And it’s understandable. You won’t be able to cook your own meals and since you’ll only be staying for a short time it won’t hurt eating poorly for a couple of days.

But those are just excuses. You should be as conscious about what you eat when you travel as you are when you’re home. Take time to carefully examine what’s available to eat. Choose food that is balanced and not too fatty.

Another tip is to practice intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting has a lot of health benefits and it’s perhaps one of the most ideal steps to take when you want to stay healthy.

 

 

 

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Don’t stay stuck in a gym

Although it’s great to know that most hotels have gyms now, there’s nothing spectacular about working out in one. I’m not saying that gyms are bad. It’s just that all you’ll see are big equipment, weights and sweaty people.

However, you’ll get to enjoy the full benefit of your travel when you do your workout outside. Take a jog in the nearby park, cycle through the neighbourhood, or do some other outdoor sports. This way you not only give yourself a good workout, you also get to appreciate your new environment.

 

Get creative with your happy hours

There’s nothing like unwinding after a long day of work. You could go for a drink with some of your colleagues at a local bar or eat out at some restaurant.

But what if you think differently and add some culture to your hangouts? Instead of grabbing some drinks after work, why not go to the museum with your colleagues. This would not only help you get to know the culture of place you’re in, it also helps you relax and stimulate your mind as you learn new things.

 

How do you stay healthy when you travel for work?

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