Affordable, Adorable Accessories for your Wardrobe*

Hey lovelies! 

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As soon as the seasons begin to change, it seems, we all start rummaging through those closets and daydreaming about the new wardrobe we’d buy if we had infinite money. Those pieces we’d just love to have, that accessory to finish off the perfect outfit, those shoes that we saw in the shop window.



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Unfortunately, for most of us, a season change just means pulling out all our clothes from last year and throwing them back in the drawer, because affordable fashion is hard to come by. When you’re trying to save, or overrun with bills, buying new clothes, especially if they aren’t essential, just isn’t a thing, you know?

Lucky for you, you can jazz up your wardrobe no matter what the season, with just a few simple little affordable accessories to breathe new life into your outfits. Small pieces accentuate your already awesome style, making them seem new again and making you feel fabulous. Here’s a few of our best suggestions:

A bright, colorful scarf or shawl

In the cooler months, and even in Spring, a bright scarf, shawl or pashmina can make any outfit look polished, vibrant and adorable. If you’re a crafty person, why not knit or crochet your own using one of the many adorable patterns online? If that’s not your thing, don’t worry: you can find really cute, well-made scarves and other accessories at most stores for very reasonable prices. Find the perfect one for you, the one that goes with every outfit, in your favorite color, and let it become the epitome of you!

A great pair of shoes

Shoes. Who doesn’t love shoes?

Whether you’re only comfortable in six inch heels, like rocking it grunge style in a pair of Chucks or Doc Martens, or prefer a pair of comfy and functional trainers with your leggings, affordable shoes make a great accessory for any outfit. And you never have to feel guilty for buying a good pair of trainers. After all, they’re kind of a necessity, aren’t they?

Find cheap trainers at Footasylum and other great stores, or purchase that pair of vintage pumps you’ve been eyeing. Whatever your style is, you can find affordable and durable kicks that will put a spring in your step and accent any outfit.

A conversation piece

Love cameo necklaces? Feel most comfortable in a pair of huge sunglasses? Enjoy wearing your grandmother’s heirloom costume brooches? No matter what your particular style is, find those accent pieces like jewelry, glasses, watches and other accessories that will bedazzle, and complete your overall look. Cute jewelry and eyewear need not be affordable; many stores carry costume pieces that look like the real thing that are super budget-friendly. An added bonus is that you won’t have to worry about losing anything, because it was cheap!

Affordable, super-cute sunglasses are always a sophisticated, quirky look. Find your best pair online!

These are just a few ideas for how you can accessorize your wardrobe while still saving money. A few cheap, trendy pieces can really tie an entire look together without breaking the bank. All it takes is a little practice.

Thanks for reading. 
Leah xoxo

Sick of feeling sluggish? Read this!*

Hey loveys,

This is a collaborative post (not written by me).

Carrying that sluggish feeling around with you is the absolute worst. But all you have to do is talk to a room full of people to find out that everyone is probably feeling the same way that you do. We put it down to life and the fact that we have to get up and go to work five days a week. Or perhaps you’re a health worker doing shift work, then you’ll definitely have a reason to moan. But carrying that sluggish feeling around every single day is not normal. It’s about time that something was done to make sure that we actually feel alive again. Do you remember the times of being a child and just having boundless amounts of energy? No? Well then, it’s time to make a difference in your life. We want to show you that a few changes to how you treat your body and how you’re living your life, will make all the difference to that sluggish feeling you’re carrying around with you.



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Take Away The Mental Stress

Mental stress is something that so many people have to deal with in life. It’s now more common than ever to find people with mental health problems. But that’s only because we let all of this stress pile up on top of us. Think about how many times you’ve taken on someone’s stress by listening to their story. Or, think about how many times you’ve gone home and locked a thought away in your mind, rather than tackling it then and there? We take on all of the mental pressure that life throws at us, but forget to let it all out. Simply talking to someone you love might be enough. Or, give yourself an outlet in life that allows you to forget. Pick up a hobby and focus your mind on something positive, rather than the normal life that you’re used to.

Try Some New Health Alternatives

New health alternatives are all the rage at the minute. You’ve got the elderly generation who refuses to take tablets in case they cause too much harm. Then you’ve got the younger generation who is willing to try everything. It’s leading to new healthy alternatives that the world is loving, such as CBD. It’s not a psychedelic drug, although it does derive from the same plant. CBD oil, in particular, has become more popular. It can now be used as a drip or a spray under the tongue, and it’s said to have so many different healing properties, including getting rid of that sluggish feeling. There are many more healthy alternatives out there to try, just do a quick Google search!

A Trip To The Doctors

If you really do try everything in your power to shift the feeling, and you still feel like you can’t, it might be time to take a trip to the doctors. It could be that you have a minor vitamin deficiency that’s stopping your body from functioning how it should be.

Thanks for reading.
Leah xoxo

Spotting The Signs Of A Crumbling Relationship*

Hello loveys!

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The relationships which people share with one another are one of the most beautiful parts of humanity. Some people show their love through grand gestures, while others are much more subtle, but anyone will admit that the idea of a couple in love is something to cherish. Of course, though, it isn’t always easy to keep the spark alive in a relationship. Some couples will last for a very long time before they fall apart, while others will only make it a few months. In any case, spotting the signs of a dying relationship can make the collapse a lot easier to bear, and that is what this post is here to help you with.

Feelings & Time

Most people will know the feeling when you first get into a relationship; you won’t want to spend time away from your partner. As time goes on, though, this feeling will often fade, and some people find themselves dreading seeing the person they care about. Whether this is thanks to arguments, past bitterness, or simply because you’ve grown bored of one another, it can be hard to live with, and is something you should always be looking out for. Even if you’ve been with someone for years, it’s not worth sticking with them if you simply don’t want to spend time with them.

Shared Experiences

Being in a relationship opens a lot of doors, with one of the biggest being the opportunity to share experiences with your partner. While you probably won’t be going on weekly dates like you were in the early days, you should still be spending quality time with your partner every few days. This can be watching a movie together, playing video games, or just about anything else which you both enjoy. If you’re not able to find common interests which work for this, it’s likely that the relationship you’re in isn’t the right one. Family solicitors can often help you to figure out why these cracks are forming in your relationships.

Arguments

Every couple has arguments from time to time. This can be a healthy way to express your emotions, and most couples will find themselves making up very quickly. If you find yourself arguing each and every day, though, there is probably something wrong. It should be rare that you fight with the person you love, and constant disagreements can be a sign that you’re not meant for one another. Of course, though, as time goes on, you may be able to mend these scars, but this will often take one side of the couple dropping the things which make them angry.

While this may sound a little doom and gloomy, it’s crucial that you consider the state of your relationship from time to time. The earlier you can spot the problems forming in a relationship, the quicker you can work to remedy them, and this is something which far too many people ignore. The end of one relationship is always the doorway to a new one, and you can always make loss into a positive experience.

Thanks for reading. Leah xoxo