Thursday, 22 February 2018

Luxurious Lifestyle: How You Can Get It Without Spending A Fortune*

Many of us dream of a luxurious lifestyle. We long for a wardrobes filled with designer items, a home that exudes luxury, and a lifestyle that will have everyone envious of. The truth is, unless you win the lottery not all of us can afford that sort of lifestyle, but it doesn’t mean we have to be without. I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can get the luxurious lifestyle without spending a fortune. Here are my top tips.

Don’t spend what you don’t have

It may seem tempting to put what you want ton to credit or spend money because it is there, but honestly, spending what you don’t have could put you into a worse situation. Workout your budget, spend time to organise your finances like researching online loans for poor credit or consolidating credit card balances into one. Knowing what you have as a disposable income means you always stay within your means for clothing and home accessories. Helping you to afford what you want.

Using YouTube tutorial videos to replicate looks

We often see people looking a certain way or a home appearing in some way that we want to replicate, but analysing your finances may mean that you don’t have the money to buy everything that is needed. This is when YouTube could really help. So many people share tutorials on things like make up, putting outfits together and accessorising your home and picking up different tips may mean you can replicate looks for a fraction of the price.

Search out blogs that compare high street versus luxury

Most of the time, you find in magazines or on TV that certain high end products and items have been used, but there are many blogs out there that research and even compare high end with high streetaltertaibve. These people, such as myself, have done all the hard work for you. Enabling you to make more affordable choices for that luxury look you are hoping to achieve.

Capsule wardrobes are the way forward

As much as we would like, we can’t always completely change our wardrobe as often as the seasons, so this is when a capsule wardrobe can really help you. Enabling you to look like you are creating new outfits, without needing to buy multiple items. This mentality has you investing in key pieces that can be easily mixed with each other and other items you already own. Helping you to achieve seasonal trends and look the part without spending a fortune.

Minimal homes look expensive

Finally, when a home appears clinical, clean and minimal, it can often give off the impression of luxury and expensive. You see the trick to this is less is more, and your home could really benefit from a luxury look by going more minimal. You could use this to get rid of any unwanted things in your home and focus on just the things you love. A luxurious look, less of a price tag, and some unwanted items that you could sell online or donate. Sounds like a win to me.

I hope that this has inspired you to create a luxurious lifestyle without the price tag.


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Muggle Musings | The Big Comfy Book Shop | Coventry

Welcome fellow potter heads, now if you're not familiar with the chocolate frogs and the hippogriffs of the wizarding world, then what on earth do you watch for a magical movie marathon. I've recently started reading the books as I never got around to it and just fell in love. They are miles better than the films and I can see why everyone was complaining. At the time I was like 'oh just enjoy the film'. Now I am there with you, wand in hand demanding extended cut scenes.

My friend Amy who writes over at the fabulous Writing into the Ether set up a Harry Potter discussion group, I was very anxious and kept trying to talk myself out of going but I grabbed my lady balls, did my make up and went. I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb a bit as I didn't think and was pretty much the only one not rocking Harry potter related clothing but I will certainly be wearing it next time. 

The Big Comfy bookshop is certainly my teenage selfs dream place, I wish it was around when I was younger. I can see myself going here a lot more. It has piles and piles of books for sale in a quaint shop with a lot of character. The food and drink from what I had were lovely but everything looked amazing. If you are in Coventry or visit, you should certainly go there for an afternoon. You wouldn't be disappointed. 

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Backhaus&Co Comedy Night | Coventry

I was very looking forward to the comedy night at Backhaus&Co in Coventry. I don't get out as much since having Lily, which is completely fine but it's a real nice treat when going out now. I enjoy everything so much more. I have never been to a comedy show and a local one would never have crossed my mind.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Self Care & How I Am Going To Practice It

Self care is a big thing at the moment and it couldn't be more important. I'm so glad people are more and focusing on self awareness and mindfulness. Looking after yourself is so important. Since being a mum I have certainly put my needs to one side because my brain would just be 100% on Lily and what she needs. As important as it is to look after my little angel, I also need to look after myself. You would always be a much better parent when you are positive and in the right mindset.

Self care is different for everyone. You might need a self care day where you sit on the sofa while its raining with a glass of wine or a big hot chocolate and just watch Netflix. Maybe even watch a sad film because you need a good cry. It also could be getting dressed up, going on a night out and just dancing the night away. It is whatever you need it to be.
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