Sweaty Betty SS17 Wish List

Another season, another Sweaty Betty Wish List! With bold prints inspired by North African Nomads and Moroccan Souks, and with beautiful textures and styles, the Spring Summer collections from SB is stunning this year!

As always, I’ve got my eyes on so many things, mentally spent over and beyond my allocated Ambassador allowance, and can’t wait to be teaching in all these jewel-like colours and fabrics.

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  1. Merino British Knit Escape Jumper – Although I wouldn’t wear it to teach, this lovely merino knit is stylish and easy to wear with both jeans and sportswear.
  2. Thermodynamic Run Leggings – Now I’ve started teaching a couple of classes outdoors, thermal leggings are a must! I love the bold geometric print of these, and the brushed fleece lining is seriously cosy.
  3. All Sport Tote – I do not need another bag. But this one’s such a gorgeous colour!!
  4. Hamsa Fashion Sweat – I love a Hamsa Hand. Since a visit to Tunisia in my early 20s, this symbol of protection has a certain pull for me. I love this sloppy sweater, it’s the sort of thing I’ll live in.
  5. Insulate Down Gilet – Again for training outside, this is something I can wear throughout the end of winter and into spring.
  6. Fleece Tech Workout Pullover – How stunning is this teal colour? With a high neck, and cosy fleece feel, I can imagine wearing this with the gilet above!
  7. Urdhva Reversible Yoga Leggings – Urdhva leggings are my favourite, I buy them every season. Being reversible, you get two pairs in one, and they are always super soft.
  8. Zero Gravity Run Leggings – You may have seen these appear on my instagram in a lovely black and red pattern, but I love these vibrant blue ones as well. SB’s infamous bum sculpting leggings, they hug everything in the right places.

 

Head to Sweaty Betty to check everything out, and let me know what’s on your wish list!

I am a Sweaty Betty Ambassador, and receive an allowance for clothing. I promote the brand as part of this role, however all opinions are my own.

Yoga Retreat Wish List

I am off on Adam Husler‘s yoga retreat in just 10 days and I’m finding it hard to contain my excitement. A holiday itself, is exciting, but including some beautiful moments of zen in the Spanish sunshine is exactly what I need at the moment. I’m planning on pretty much only taking yoga gear, bikinis and a sun dress or two, and although I don’t particularly need any extras, here’s what I’m dreaming appears in my suitcase.

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  1. Sweaty Betty Wave Break Bikini – I like a bikini that isn’t going to ride up places it shouldn’t, but still looks cute. This one from Sweaty Betty’s summer range is in their Brazil inspired print and looks perfect.
  2. Sweaty Betty Poise Retreat Vest & Navasana 3/4 Leggings – This outfit is just asking to be worn for an early morning yoga session. The top features an open back for hot Spanish mornings, and the leggings are reversible – 2-pairs in-1!
  3. Shadi Activewear Paisley Blue Kayla Leggings – I love how bright and vibrant all Shadi’s leggings are, but this paisley blue is just beautiful. My orchid and leopard print leggings are already in the pile to be packed.
  4. Accessorize Maxi Dress – I always forget about Accessorize for holiday clothing, this maxi dress would be lovely for a nice holiday dinner.
  5. Yoga Rebel | Spiritual Gangster Coachella Tank – I love Spiritual Gangster, their tops are always so soft. With cutaway sides, this would look super cute with a bikini or yoga bra underneath.
  6. Asos | South Beach Striped Bag – Water bottle, book, towel, yoga mat, sunscreen. I think that’ll all fit perfectly in a bag like this!
  7. Havaianas – Inspired by the artists of Bhutan, and known to be super comfy, I love a pretty new pair of flip flops.
  8. H&M Loose Fit Trousers – I’m thinking for the flight, or on a cool evening walk. I love the pattern and the warm, sunny colours.

 

Stay tuned for more retreat themed posts including what I’m actually packing, and what to expect in your first ever yoga retreat. I apologise now for what will be sunny yoga spam, I just can’t help myself!

Have you been on a yoga retreat before? Any words of wisdom?

My Winter Wish List

You’ve seen my Wellness Gift Guide, now it’s time for me to share what’s on my very own wish list this festive season. I’m lucky enough to have already received a Lululemon voucher from my wonderful boss, so taking that into account, here’s what I’m hoping Santa will bring me this year…I’ve been a good girl!

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1. Lululemon Passage To Prana Jumper
How cosy is this? I can imagine wearing this on Christmas Day visiting relatives or on Boxing Day tucking into leftovers. I love the wine colour (it even matches the bag above) and it’s firmly on my wish list. At £138 it’s most certainly a big treat.

2. Lululemon Follow Your Bliss Bag
I am constantly searching for the perfect bag, and short of designing one myself, I just keep buying them until I cover every possible scenario! I’m particularly after something that includes a yoga mat carrier, and can carry my laptop safely for those days where I need my entire life with me. This nice, roomy bag has a padded laptop pocket and loops for my yoga mat. Plus it’s smart enough for the days where I’m not head-to-toe in lycra. At £98, I’ve got my eye on it for when I spend my gift card!

3. Bose Soundlink Colour
A bluetooth speaker is really handy when it comes to teaching my non-studio clients. Going into a client’s house, I need to provide some music for the session, but not be carrying around something that weighs a tonne. This cute speaker comes in a range of colours and is £119.

4. Cuisinart Waffle Maker
As if my kitchen doesn’t have enough gadgets in it! I do love a waffle though and I think this Cuisinart one, at £54, would be perfect for making Sunday morning treats. Made with buckwheat and topped with fruit of course….not a jar of nutella in sight…hmm?

5. The Happiness Planner
Each year I try to keep a journal for gratitude or happiness but I never succeed. I lose my focus, forget to allow the extra 15 minutes at the start of my day and it ends up collecting dust in my room. This year is no different, I want to begin 2016 with The Happiness Planner and aim to keep up with it. Let’s see what happens! At £25, this is a little cheaper than some of the other books.

6. Topshop Midi Dress
Who said it all needed to be fitness related? My mum and I go to the ballet every Christmas, and have done since I was 6 or 7. I always try to find a new outfit for the occasion and, although unusual for me to choose orange, I love the style and colour of this dress.

So there you have my Winter Wish List! I’m ignoring the realistic option of admitting that I really need a new laptop…perhaps save that for my 30th Birthday Wish List in April!

What are you longing for under the tree this Christmas?

Birthday Wish List!

Happy Birthday to me!! No, this is no April Fool, I turn 29 today! It wouldn’t be a birthday without a little wish list, so here’s what my ideal birthday list would consist of. Note: I definitely DON’T expect to get so many treats, I’d be a very lucky lady!

Lululemon ‘The Mat’ – I think I’m becoming a mat collector, I’m rather fussy and I hate the feeling of sliding around in class. The Lululemon mat is the best I’ve tried recently and I’d love to own one.

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La Vie Boheme Mat – Oh look, another mat! These are just so beautiful, I’d probably never practice on it.

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Lucas Hugh Core Performance Leggings – Amazing colour! For me, at £150 these are over budget for what I’d pay for leggings, but they’re so pretty!

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SS15 Sweaty Betty – This could be a blog post of its own! The new season from SB is full of cute butterfly prints and summery colours. My favourites are these 3/4 Halasana Leggings, Patterned Athlete Vest and Breathe Yoga Vest.

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Nike Dunk Sky Trainers – Comfortable, stylish and just cool. These I’ve ID’d with just a little bit of teal colouring.

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GymTote Sophia – Such a beautiful and useful bag, a GymTote bag always features on my wish list. It has 20% off right now, but can I justify it? I’m just not sure!

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Yogasphere Shard View Class – I keep seeing events and amazing photos from yoga classes from The View From The Shard, it looks incredible, and I’d love to go to a class up there!

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Yoga Retreat – I’m genuinely looking at these for my 30th next year. Sun, sea, sand and yoga…what more could you want?!

Note: Since drafting this post, just two days ago…I’ve only gone and bought the Halasana leggings and Breathe Yoga Vest!

Here’s to another year being me, and another year of writing this blog, and generally living a fit, healthy life!!