Fashion,  Lifestyle

Awesome April!

Hi, my beauties hope all is well. How are we nearly halfway through the year already? April was by far the busiest month of the year to date as we finally moved house, i took on extra responsibility at work and got back into blogging. Instead of doing monthly favourites where I just talk about material things such as fashion, beauty & lifestyle favourites I thought I’d also share my feelings the good the bad and the ugly. So without further ado let’s talk about my Awesome April.

The Good

At the beginning of April, we finally moved house after two years of looking. Moving house has been on my list of goals to achieve since 2017 so to finally move and tick it off the goals list feels like a massive accomplishment and a huge stress relief. Don’t get me wrong it’s been super stressful at times (flat-packed furniture anyone?) and we hit various speed bumps along the way but we’re finally in and it feels like home.

The Bad

The stress that can come with moving house like the decluttering especially the wardrobe as I was downsizing from a two rail walk-in wardrobe to just a standard double. I got there in the end I mean its still not quite Marie kondo but its a start. The stress of flat pack furniture luckily family helped put most of it up as it took me longer than I care to admit just to assemble a bathroom cabinet that was still wrong.

The ugly

Anxiety reared it’s ugly head a bit last month particularly when it was time to go back to work after the Easter break. I think it was purely down to having received some constructive criticism mainly negative. Even though I don’t normally care what people think about me in terms of looks or style but I guess when it comes to my work I’m a bit of a people pleaser and I do take it quite personally.

Fashion Favourites

A Charity Shop Find

Awesome April - Blazer

I’ve been on the hunt for a blazer for a while and wasn’t willing to fork out £30+ for one when I wasn’t sure if I would wear it that much. So after visiting the local charity shop for a few weeks & trying on various blazers that just wasn’t me. I finally came across this beauty, a Navy Velvet blazer with Silver military Button details. It was a very me blazer as it was different from your standard blazer on the high street and was a standout piece without being too in your face. My outfit formula at the moment consists of this blazer, skinny jeans and a t. Shirt and ankle boots. This blazer was only £6 and is A Balser blazer and to my shock, their jackets range from £185+ and the jacket was like brand new so such a bargain. You can buy similar here but i suggest if you want one off pieces visit your local charity shop cuz you never know what bargain is in store.

Accessories

Last month was all about the accessories for me I just think accessories can really make or break an outfit. By adding accessories to an outfit can give it a new lease of life. Hair accessories are really having a moment at the minute, from pearl, slogans and butterfly clips to scrunchies and bows my social media feeds have been full of them. Also on vogue at the moment are raffia accessories from handbags, hats and jewellery, another jewellery trend is the beach from shells to seahorses. George@Asda are killing it at the moment with their accessories range. How cute are the Seahorse Earrings?

Awesome April - Accsessories

  • Straw Hat – Primark
  • Shell Hair Grips – Primark
  • Straw Bag – Primark
  • Sunglasses – Primark
  • Oval & Circle Pearl Hair slides – George@Asda
  • Gold shell choker necklace – George@Asda
  • Assorted Shell Earrings – George@Asda
  • Seahorse Earrings – George@Asda
  • Pearl Hair Clip – George@Asda

Can’t find links to the jewellery online but check your local Asda as the jewellery in store at the moment is lit!!

Lifestyle favourites

Podcasts

How have I only just discovered the magic that is Podcasts I bloody love them. Not only can you listen to them anywhere & at any time, but there is also loads of different variety and the best thing is most are completely free. I personally like to listen to health & lifestyle Podcasts. I’m lucky enough in my line of work that I can just put my headphones in & listen to a podcast. It makes the work feel less like work and before I know it it’s time for home. The Podcasts I’ve been listening too are on the line by Estee Lalonde & Happy place by Fearne Cotton.

On the Line

I love this podcast and love Estees interviewing style and she’s not afraid to ask the nitty-gritty questions and nothing is too personal. In this podcast, she interviews a range of empowering women from a range of backgrounds from skincare to sex experts, to fashion & beauty influencers. They also give followers a chance to ask Estee and the experts a question. I learned a lot from listening to this podcast about a variety of subjects from contraception to beauty. After listening to this podcast I felt motivated to be a Girl Boss.

Happy Place by Fearne Cotton

In this podcast Fearne Cotton interviews incredible people from all walks of life from fitness expert Chessie King, YouTube superstar Zoella & Russel brand to discuss life, love, loss and what happiness means to them. I enjoyed listening to this podcast as it discusses mental health and how people overcome stress, depression & anxiety. It also helps you gain insight into people’s life’s & learn more about them. It’s also relatively easy listening.

T.V Shows

The Office (American)

I’ll be honest when we first started watching this back in January I didn’t have high hopes for it because let’s be honest some of the US remakes of our cult TV programmes have been well, shit. But I was wrong were now on the 9th Season. Its more hilarious and cringe than the UK version and the love story is better. Every character in the TV series is brilliant and you will all know someone like them. It’s easy viewing and guaranteed to make you laugh or cringe. I LOVE IT plus can we talk about how hot Jim is?

Reality TV

One of my biggest guilty pleasures is watching reality TV shows like real housewives, The Only Way Is Essex, & Made In Chelsea. Their just lighthearted, drama-filled programmes that I can just watch while either blogging or doing the ironing.

Homeware

With recently moving last month I enjoyed homeware shopping. My favourite places to shop were Home Bargains, The Range & George@Asda.

Bedroom

Awesome April - Bed

Living Room

Awesome April - Homeware

  • Metal Circle Wooden Shelf unit – The Range
  • Jewelled Candle Votive Set of 4 – The Range
  • Cactus in Pot – The Range
  • Botanic Plant Candle in Concrete Pot – Home Bargains
  • Small Hexagon Wooden Side Table – LOFT RANGE
  • Black Mesh LCD Lantern – Home Bargains
  • Rose Gold Faux Plant – Primark
  • Gold Ornate Photo Frame – Gift
  • Mary Poppins Coasters – Primark

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Thanks for reading

Nicolle 💋

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