H&M Haul

Fashion, Lifestyle, London, Me time, Mummy life, mums

I had a shopping day at Westfeilds, Shepherds Bush, London with my friends and we had a really good day! We met at the school gates, as our children are in the same class and then we headed straight there.

We did some window shopping at the Village and then had cake and coffee at the Caffe Concerto. The gentleman that served us there was so lovely and friendly so much so that we received complimentary macaroons from him before we left which was nice.

After that we popped into New Look, Zara etc and finally ended up in my fave shop H&M!

What I bought:

I am loving my jumper dresses at the moment, I find them so easy to wear with my tights and boots, it’s a quick outfit to put together and instantly makes me feel good so I was looking for more.

I found 3 in H&M. 2 for myself and 1 for my Leshay!

I love this dress on my little princess!!

Prices:

  • The grey dress was £34.99
  • The black dress was £29.99
  • Leshays dress was £8.99!

I don’t usually go for dresses that are as fitted as these are, as like so many other mums, I am quite conscious of my mummy tummy, however I did really like these 2 dresses and know that they’ll be nice to wear in spring too with my strappy over body bag and my converse, so I thought that I would just go for it and up my “breathe my tummy in as I go” game 😜 so no slouching allowed for me this year lol

Here is the video of my shopping day:

What is your favourite easy to wear – go to outfit for the day? Do you like any of the dresses that I bought? What is your favourite shop? I’d love to hear from you so be sure to comment below.

Thanks for reading,

Layonie x

Lemon and Ginger Tea

Blog, Health, Healthy Drink, Layonie Jae, London, Me time

It is just so cold outside!

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..And I am not made for winter! It isn’t too bad now that I have my new winter coats but still as much as I love wearing them, I cant wait for the warm sunny days to arrive when no coats are even needed!

I eat my vegetables often, but tend to struggle to eat fruit at this time of year. I feel happier within myself if I drink lots of water and have recently started drinking lots of hot boiled water. And after being given the advice from a friend, I have been drinking lots of hot lemon and ginger water too!

How I make mine:


  • I dice a piece of fresh ginger into small peices and place into a cup
  • then I slice a piece of fresh lemon and add that to my cup of ginger
  • I then pour over it with freshly boiled water and leave it to infuse for a few minutes before drinking it.

I love it! And I feel so much better for drinking it rather than drinking too many cups of coffee and english tea all day (with milk and one sugar) for me this is a nice, cosy, warming and relaxing drink to enjoy during our wintery days.

The benefits to this drink:

  • It’s healthy
  • Rich in vitamins C and B
  • Prevents colds and flu
  • Great for your hair and skin
  • Full of anti oxidants
  • Great for stimulating digestion
  • Provides protection against the development of cancer cells and polyps
  • Builds up the immune system
  • Cost effective
  • Quick and easy to make
  • Basically it’s great!! Lol

I tried to get my children to drink it too but they wasn’t too keen, they have one or two sips to make me happy but then the rest is left and I hate waste so I tend to make it just for myself now and encourage them to drink plenty of plain water instead!

Have you tried drinking this before? Is there another drink that I could try along with this? I’d love to hear from you so be sure to comment down below.

Wishing you a happy Monday and a positive week ahead!

Layonie Jae x