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Get Physical !

As previously mentioned I wrote an article about ‘Eat well, Be well’ where I discussed about looking after your body on the inside as it will reflect on the outside. A great way to do this is too do excerise. Exercise will not only enhance your physical body, but will motivate you to eat well and will also improve you mood.

Even if you just go for a small twenty minute walk when you can it improve your well being as it clears you mind, and releases those little happy hormones, endorphins. A great way to help you get motivated is to get your self some exercise gear (and you will feel guilty if you don’t us it). There is also this great little app called myFitnesspal which monitors how much you eat in comparison to how much exercise you do.

So as Olivia Newton-John said, “Let’s get physical.”

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Eat well, be well

The best thing for you to treat yourself is to eat well and be well. This also happens to the motto for food chain Iku, an wholemeal restaurant. There are a few located around Sydney so I’m sure you’ll definitely find one around.

To eat well ,is to look after yourself which your body will thank you for. By taking care of your inside, it will reflect on your outside. This includes your skin improving, a more rejuvenated look and you will definitely smile more.

Iku is by far one of my favourite places to eat as it always has consistent little snacks like rice balls or brown rice sushi or their main meals that change daily. Here are an example of a chic pea, coriander and sweet potatoe casserole and a vegetarian lasagne [from my instragram – liiv_grace).

It’s affordable and delicious. If you’re trying to attempt a health kick or just trying to lose a few extra kilos this is definitely a place worth trying and you could always try these recipes at home.

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Flower power

floEvery Wednesday, also my payday, I will always pick up a bunch of flowers for my room. It’s an expensive routine but it always gives my mood that little pick me up after a long day of work or uni. A little bit of colour, that is different every week evokes a rejuvenating feel so why not add some floral to your wardrobe. Adding a bit of floral to your outfit with definitely give you a refreshing and chic look. Remember, unless you’re wearing one neutral block colour (black, white or cream) keep your remaining outfit very simple.

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1) Lover red skirt 2) Etsy floral headpiece 3) White Shakuhachi playsuit 4) Etsy floral head piece 5) Daisy perfume by Marc Jacobs

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Pulp fiction

Don’t you just love it when you’re watching a great film and not only is the writing exceptional, the cinematic style is engaging and the style is not only spot on for to suit the theme of the movie, but is also trendy. This is the case for Uma Thurman’s brief style in pulp fiction. I know she is in limited scenes, but Uma Thurman’s outfit is the perfect correlation between casual yet classy, comfortable yet classic, sassy yet sophisticated. Pulp fiction is one of my favourite films which I was happy to watch over and over again to try get these film stills to demonstrate her style. If you haven’t already seen the film, watch it. However, if Quentin Tarantino isn’t your cup of tea, at least watch the screen with Uma Thurman in it, who plays a gangster’s wife. It is one of the best dance scenes ever, and you still get enriched in the films essence without all the violence. Here are just a few stills to demonstrate her style to allow you to adapt your wardrobe into this pulp fiction outfit.

A few things to pick up on her outfit – Her hair, her shirt, her nails, her pants and her coat.

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1) Gucci grey jacket 2) Balmain white shirt 3) The hair 4) Witchery gold shoes 5) Skyfall purple nail-polish 6) Joseph black trousers

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A Cool Change

As our wardrobe tends be seasonal, wearing cozy knits and boots in winter to living in a bikini and cute floral dresses in summer, it would be only appropriate to write an entry about a few basic neccesities I like to purchase for Autumn. As you slowly adapt your summer wardrobe, wearing a sweater over your dress, you will definitely need more layers as the sun starts to rise later and it becomes cooler.

This necessities are perfect for tying over your summer wardrobe over those Autumn months before it’s gets to winter.

1) A new novel. A novel is a great excuse to spend those lazy afternoons in bed with snacks

2) A knitted sweater. A sweater will be always be handy to keep in your bag when the unexpected cool change occurs.

3) A new pair of pyjamas. To keep you that little bit warmer in bed.

4) A paris of socks. A little pair of socks can do miracles, whether it’s wearing it with you boots keeping your feet that extra bit warm or whether it’s wearing them in bed, socks are suitable for any occasion.

5) A pair of boots. These ankle boots are great to replace your thongs or sandals with as they look great with dresses and will keep your toes warm.

6) A new accessory. A new accessory is always great to rejuvenate your wardrobe. Today I have chosen a new cover for my iPad, just in case it gets cold, or maybe even rained on.

7) A little pouch. This little pouches will keep all you your small bits and pieces all together in your bigger bag, and will often save embarrassment when a cute pink pouch falls out of your bag rather than your tampons.

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1) The Freudian Slip novel 2) Black Witchery knitted jumper 3) Peter Alexander pyjamas pants 4) Country road pok-a-dot socks 5) Winsdor smith black boots 6) Pink Marc Jacobs iPad cover 7) Cheap monday pink pouch

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Oh La Lace

Oh La Lace, as my name suggests, lace is the rare fabric that can make you look like a million dollars if you get right. Lace is the perfect correlation between looking sexy and sophisticated. Here are a three golden rules to remember when wearing lace –

1) When wearing lace keep it simple either make it a statement piece with something basic accompanying it or make it very subtle
2)When wearing lace it is always essential to wear an appropriate colour, keep to neutral tones or black and white otherwise it can appear tacky.
3) Lace is a very delicate fabric so be careful where you stand near, or what jewellery you wear with it otherwise it could tear.

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1) Black Lover dress 2) Red Elle Macpherson bra 3) Cream Maje dress 4) Black Oscar De La Ranta Dress 5) Elle Macpherson underwear 6) White Lover dress

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