Enjoying Quarantine Lifestyle

haul, Mummy life

No stressful commute to and from work, spending quality time with my cats and my children, the ability to work from home and have extra time to relax in the evenings.. these are just a few reasons why I am enjoying my quarantine lifestyle.

I understand that it isn’t easy for everyone and that some people have really struggled during this time but fortunately my children and I feel safe, secure and happy at home. I have been working on my youtube channel, keeping on top of my home organisation and yes ok, maybe I have been guilty of a little online shopping.. there is an ASOS haul up on my channel now full of summer dresses if your interested?

What have you been doing to keep yourself safe and sane during quarantine? Have you enjoyed this extra time spent at home?

If I could give anyone 3 tips on how to stay positive and enjoy their quarantine lifestyle, I would say:

  • Avoid watching the news everyday!
  • Pursue those hobbies or that passion project that you never usually have the time to start
  • Go for a walk at least 3 times a week!

I am strict about the amount of news that I consume and I allow myself to watch only a couple of short clips of it on YouTube that give a quick debriefing of any covid-19 updates, anymore than that and it can make me feel anxious and upset. I use most of my free time and days off from work to work on my passion projects AND I have never been one for exercising but I now have a new exercise routine!!!

I power walk around my local park 3 mornings a week and oh do I feel so much better for it!! And then on the other 4 mornings in the week I practise yoga! I know I know, you can’t be bothered with all of that and honestly I felt the same way BUT what can I say, quarantine has changed me and I actually enjoy it now and you may do too!! You should give it a try..

I hope you found this blog post helpful? 🥰 Or I at least hope it put a smile on your face?

Thank you so much for reading & stay home – stay safe!

Layonie xx

The Power Of A Dress

Fashion, H&M, Mindset, shopping

I recently had abit of retail therapy at H&M and I treated myself to a couple of dresses (and some jumpers and jewellery but you can see more of them over on my H&M Haul & Try On video) but what I really wanted to talk about in this post is my dresses.

It is amazing how fabulous you can feel, by simply wearing a dress! I have never had a long shirt dress before (I don’t think that I have anyway…) but I had been having a browse through Pinterest and noticed how I had added many long dresses to my ‘Love The Look’ board that I decided to buy some for myself.

This dress makes me feel elegant, pretty and happy!

This dress makes me feel strong, powerful and sexy!

And it goes so nicely with my new Teddy Coat that I got from Marks and Spencer!! (I was merrily window shopping when I took this pic by the way, I can’t say that I actually own this bag…. oh how I wish I did though!!)

This dress makes me feel successful, powerful and in control!

Do you think that this is silly? I mean.. can a dress really make you feel this way.. hmm the truth is that they have made me feel this way or maybe I felt that way already or these dresses just gave me some kind of permission to embrace my alter ego a little...

Is there a type of dress that you ever wear that gives you that ego boost and has you feeling a certain way?

Do you agree that as women we should celebrate ourselves every now and again instead of always having to be modest and play our feelings down?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below and as always thank you to anyone who has passed through and read this blog post. I intend to post a lot more on here from now 🥰

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Layonie Jae x