Current Favourite Instagrammers

Instagram is hands down my favourite app at the moment as I think is the same for most people especially in the blogging world.

To be honest, there's only 2 types of Instagram accounts I follow; fashion and food because really those are the most important, right?!

Here are some of my faves:

Fashion



@happyilygrey



@anitadacosta



@meganellaby


Food



@vegancommunity



@leahitsines



@womenshealthuk


Comment below your favourite Instagrammers so I can check them out!  My handle is @wonky_lauren, what's yours?

Lauren xx

Black and Khaki




Images via Pinterest

I'm loving this colour combo lately.  What do you think about it?  I think it will be a great one for autumn and I particularly love the first outfit ;)

Lauren xx

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5 Things Caffeine Does To Your Body

I've never been much of a coffee addict, preferring only to have it when I meet with friends at the weekend rather than every day.  I do, however, love an energy drink until I read about the nasty side effects of coffee.  Now I prefer to have a Berocca or a multivitamin tablet in my water to give me a boost and here's why...





1.  It gives you insomnia

2.  It can make you nervous or anxious

3.  It can cause an upset stomach

4.  It speeds up your heartbeat

5.  It can cause headaches



Do you get any bad side effects from too much caffeine?  I definitely experienced anxiety and that's when I knew I had to give it up!

Lauren xx

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Pink

I was never a girly girl and still aren't really but recently I can't get enough of the colour pink!  I try to wear it in a less girly way and only a pop of it but here are some latest looks where I've incorporated different shades of pink!

Top from ASOS
Shoes from Primark

Jumper from ASOS

Boots from Office

Can you tell my favourite shade of pink??

Lauren xx

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Blue Denim and Stripes

This is my new favourite combo!







What do you think?

Lauren xx

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Outfits Of The Week

1. Shorts - New Look
2. Shirt - Primark, Shoes - New Look
1. Shirt - New Look, Trousers - Zara
2. Skirt - HM, Trainers - New Look

1. Top - Pull & Bear, Leggings - HM, Trainers - Nike
2. Dress - New Look

Top - ASOS
Overalls - Levi
Trainers - Lacoste

Which is your fave?

Lauren xx

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What's In My Handbag

I haven't done one of these in ages so here is an updated version!  My handbag is the Mulberry Alexa in navy suede.




iPhone
Purse
Kindle
Pressed powder
Mascara
Compact mirror
Keys
Train ticket
Umbrella
Sunglasses (this is London, gotta be prepared for all weather types!)
Pens
Hand cream
Reusable plastic bag
Portable battery charger
Tissues


What do you like to carry in your bag?  Is there anything I'm missing?

Lauren xx

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Brunch

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to try the new restaurant/bar in Streatham called The Mere Scribbler where I had possibly the best avocado toast of my life.. bold statement right there!  They have a really great menu with your typical pub grub but also a mixture of other cuisines and most importantly they cater for vegans!

The bar staff are super friendly and accomodating.  They even allow dogs in there.  They also have a lovely beer garden out the back for when the weather finally warms up in London!

I would definitely recommend trying this place if you haven't already.  They have TVs showing the football and a great cocktail menu, you honestly can't fault it.  The decor is really trendy with a slight vintage feel and you see people in there working on laptops (myself included!) or mum's catching up over coffee.




Definitely check it out if you're in the Streatham Common area!

Can you recommend any other good places in London for brunch?

Lauren xx

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Off The Shoulder

I'm so happy that the off the shoulder trend is still around this year, I've seen so many nice versions of these style tops around and it's had me super excited for summer.  Speaking of summer, how nice has the weather been in London lately?  Praying it stays like this now until September.. too much to ask?!

Anyway, here are some of my favourite off the shoulder tops and dresses at the moment:

ASOS

Boohoo

Zara

What do you think of the off the shoulder trend?

Lauren xx

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Trainers To Add To Your Wardrobe This Spring

I used to be such a heels girls and would wear them at every opportunity I got and although I still love them (check out my shoe wall to see more) for the last year or so I have been gravitating towards trainers and more casual shoes like Converse.  Before, these were only reserved for running errands or at the gym but now I even pair them with dresses and wear them to the pub!

Here are some of my recent purchases:
Vans - Office

New Look

And here I'm some on my wishlist:

Kurt Keiger
New Look

How do you feel about trainers for spring?

Lauren xx

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Makeup Tips Every Woman Should Know

Always use a primer

I know a lot of people skip this step and I always used to as I didn’t think it would make much of a difference but if you get the right one it’s can really help your makeup last and stop is getting too oily.  For my dry skin I love using illuminating primers such as this one by Sleek.

Dampen your beauty blender

Sounds really obvious but you’d be surprised the amount of people that use a dry sponge to apply their makeup, I’ve caught so many of my friends doing this!  Using it damp will smoothen your foundation and concealer out, creating an airbrushed finish and overall give a more natural look.

Curl your lashes

I’m not really a fan of false lashes as I’m quite lucky to have pretty long lashes but I do find that they don’t always curl upwards and instead go straight out.  By using a lash curler before your mascara it will really add volume and length which I also love on days when I don’t want any mascara but still a little something.

Lipliner as a lipstick

I find lipliners have more staying power than most lipsticks and if I really want them to last the whole day or night I’ll just put one all of my lips and then either add a lippie on top or stop just there.  They also give a great matte finish if you like that look, which I do!

Setting spray


Like the primer I never thought this was something I needed and then I bought one and now I use it every single day!  It’s hold your makeup in place and stops it looking too powdery.  I also love the cooling effect when I’m in a rush in the mornings.  I use this one from Makeup Revolution.




Do you have any makeup tips to add?

Lauren xx

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Floral Dress and Flats

The sun is out in London, like properly out this time and hopefully for the foreseeable near future and I couldn't be happier about it.  So this obviously means all the cliches; florals, floaty dresses and flat shoes.

Eyewear - Celine
Dress - Glamorous
Dress - H&M
Flatforms - Topshop



Playsuit - ASOS
Converse - Office

Which is your favourite floral look?

Lauren xx

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Outfits Of The Week

Vest and trainers - Vans
Jeans - New Look

Jacket - New Look
Top - Missguided
Jeans - Sainsburys

1. Dress - Armani, Shoes - Next
2. Shirt - New Look, Boots - Topshop

Jacket - Miss Selfridge
Jeans - Levi
Shoes - Ego
Bag - YSL

1. Shirt - ASOS, Trousers - Tesco
2. Jacket and shoes - Next

Which is your fave?

Lauren xx

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What I Ate Today

Breakfast

2 slices of toast; one with peanut butter, one with vegan chocolate spread
Water with half a squeezed lemon

Lunch

Rice with homemade ratatouille
Water




Dinner

Avocado on sweet potato
Squash




Snacks

1 apple, 1 banana


What did you have today?

Lauren xx

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May Style Tips

May generally kicks off the warmer weather here in the UK and with it comes lighter, brighter and less clothing.  Florals are obviously still a big statement for spring as always but one print that I have been seeing over and over again is gingham.  Gingham is such a cute and girly print, it always reminds me of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz!




Lastly, I've seen a lot of blush coloured pieces around.  I was never much of a pink girl but this subtle shade of pink is perfect for even the most tomboys of us!  I first spotted it at Fashion Week earlier this year and ended up buying a faux leather jacket in blush which I can't put down.


Images via Pinterest

Lauren xx

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5 Tees With An Empowering Message

ASOS - £12


New Look - £8


Topshop - £15


Missguided - £12


Boohoo - £8

Would you wear these slogan tees?

Lauren xx

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