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Sportswear Wishlist

Being into my sports and fitness, sportswear is my weakness, I’m constantly on the look out for new running gear, which my bank account doesn’t really appreciate. There is a lot out at the moment that I quite like the look of, but I’m having to be very careful with my money, therefore I thought I would create a little wish list of sportswear that I currently love, and can come back to when I have the chance to have a little splurge!

GYMSHARK

I feel like I’m probably the worst excuse for a fitness enthusiast because I don’t own even 1 item from Gymshark. I’ve toyed with the idea of making an order for a while now, but every time I add things to my basket the price always stops me, although its not too overpriced, its quite expensive on a student budget! There’s a set that I have wanted for a while now, and it’s the light grey with pink highlights set. Something I love about the Gymshark work out gear is how well it fits, it always looks so figure hugging, but in a very flattering way. On my wish list I opted for the cropped top, as I much prefer cropped tops to longer fitting ones, and I tend to struggle to find cropped sportswear.

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LEGGINGS

There are also a couple of pairs of leggings that I have had my eye on for a while now too, both being from Nike, and basically being the same legging, but different. My Mum would tell me that I don’t need both as they are so similar, but I’m too indecisive to decide which ones I prefer. They are both black and full length, so perfect for winter, with the only difference of course being the logo size. For some people the ones with Nike going the whole way down the leg might be a bit too much and in your face, but I quite like it.

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TOPS

One of these is technically a jacket, but I didn’t want to add another category. So, basically I have been using my Mums cycling jacket to run in for the longest time now, its bright yellow, you can’t miss me. But I recently came across this peach one and absolutely love it. Such a gorgeous colour and SO cheap, which is rare because often running/sportswear jackets are mega expensive.

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Lastly the cut out burgundy top, which admittedly wouldn’t really be great for winter, but it is a really pretty style. Its also slightly different to anything that I’ve got in my sportswear collection, so that makes me feel a bit better about spending more money!

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I’m sure you can expect to see many more sportswear wish lists from me as I am constantly on the look out for new bits! Where is your favorite place to shop for sportswear?

All my love,

Han xx

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Autumn Wishlist

I hold my hands up to it, I am a major shopaholic, I own more winter boots that I care to admit, coats for that matter also. But with autumn well and truly underway, surely thats an excuse to do some more shopping, right?

This autumn I have already been crushing on some incredibly beautiful pieces, I’m in awe of the colour scheme that most of the shops have opted for. Mustard, burgundy, and burnt oranges, are the colours that I currently drawing me in; I’m sure when autumn comes to an end, my wardrobe will be bursting with garments fitting in with this colour scheme.

  1. Superdry Puffle Jacket 

This is something very adventurous for me, as I tend to stick to quite smart, slim fitting duster coats during winter, but when I recently saw this in Superdry, I fell in love with it. Not only is it in one of my favourite colours, but it also looks super warm, perfect if you live in the UK!

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2. Vans 

Now, I know winter is the prime time for cute boots, but I have enough of them, my bank account really doesn’t need the burden of another pair of Doc Martens. I recently found out that Vans do a slip on shoe?! Apparently I’m the only one who didn’t know this, but I’ve fallen in love with the all black sliders – also think they would go really well with the puffle jacket!

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3. Faux Fur Coat

Another coat, I know, I’m sorry, but its an addiction that can’t be tamed. I never really had a thing for faux fur coats, that was until I saw this little number hanging up in New Look. Unlike some faux fur coats this one looks quite stylish, also in a very versatile colour.

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4. Embroidered Checkered Shirt 

Checkered shirts are so easy to layer up with during winter; what drew me into this one was the bottle green colour scheme, and also the lovely embroidered detail. I’m sure you’re all aware of the whole embroidery trend, and I won’t lie I was reluctant to jump on the bandwagon, but I’ve finally accepted it. This shirt adds the perfect girly touch to something sometimes seen as slightly manly.

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5. Velvet Burgundy Skirt

Velvet and burgundy, need I say no more? Perfect for the festive period, especially work christmas parties, or even just day trips out. Pairing it with either a nice blouse for a christmas party, or a high neck and a pair of docs for general day to day wear.

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6. Embroidered Mesh Shirt

For what feels live forever now, I have been looking for the perfect mesh shirt, every one that I have come across has always looked rather tacky, but when I saw this one, I was SO excited! Not only does it have an element of class to it, but it also looks as if you have really made an effort with your outfit, but in reality you haven’t. Also paired with the burgundy skirt; now that would be a perfect autumnal outfit!

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I’m sure you can expect another seasonal wishlist soon, as there are SO many lovely pieces flooding the shops at the moment. I do need to have some self restraint though, fellow university students will be able to relate, but my budget doesn’t cover the my shopping addiction!

I hope to see you all in my next post!

All my love,

Han xx

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My Tattoo Experience

Normally when people turn 18 they are most excited to legally be able to buy alcohol, but nope, not me. I’d been planning my tattoo for at least a year now, and as soon as I turned 18, it is the first thing I got done. Quiet literally, I was being tattooed at 10 am on my 18th birthday!

Designing

We’ll start off with the design, I’ve always been into my drawing and art, so I wanted to get something tattooed on me that I had drawn/designed, something that was meaningful to me. The first thing that I decided was that I wanted a dot work lotus flower, probably on my rib cage. So I spent countless evenings over the past year, drawing and designing and abundance of lotus flowers, until I came up with the one that I thought was perfect. A lot of people often go straight to places like Pinterest and pick a design from there, which theres nothing wrong with, I just wanted to get something done that I knew no one else would have on them.

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Getting the Tattoo

Prior to getting the tattoo, all of my friends had shaken me up about the experience. Being the last of all my friends to turn 18, a lot of them already have tattoos, and they were all keen to tell me how much it was going to hurt, especially because I was getting it on my rib cage. Even one of the tattoo artists in the parlour said that she wasn’t brave enough to get one done on her ribs, and she was covered in them! Despite this I wasn’t nervous about the pain at all, I think where it was something that I had wanted to get done for a long time, the pain was kind of irrelevant.

Walking into the shop on my birthday I wasn’t nervous in the slightest, and this was making me nervous. I was nervous about the fact I was so calm about getting it done! I chose to get my tattoo done at Skinned Alive, located in Brighton as it is where my Mum got her tattoo, so I trust them to do a good job on mine! Walking in they were all incredibly friendly, and made sure to put me at ease.

Lets move onto getting the actual tattoo itself, because I’m sure thats what you all clicked on here for. I’m sure the one thing you all want to know is, did it hurt? And well  if I give you the honest truth, I’d have to say no, it didn’t! After all the hype of being told how much it was going to hurt, I didn’t think it hurt at all. You have to remember when getting a tattoo, that everyones pain threshold is different, so because it didn’t hurt for me, doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t hut for you either. It took about an hour and a half to complete, and towards the end it did start to feel quiet sore, it did start to burn a bit, but aside from that there was no pain. I actually found the sensation of getting my tattoo quiet therapeutic, as I was lying down to get it done, I did nearly drift off to sleep!

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Overall I am SO glad that I spent so much time and effort designing my tattoo, because it is perfect.  My tattoo artist has done the best job of it, I would highly recommend Skinned Alive Brighton. Also SO glad I didn’t listen to my friends when they were telling m how much it was going to hurt, because I took the ‘pain’ like a champ! If your thinking of getting a tattoo, my advice would be to just go for it, don’t let the prospect of pain put you off.

All my love,

Han xx