Of course, you've seen the scheduled posts rolling through my various platforms but its been so lovely to just be myself again and have time. Oh sweet time, how I've missed using you to binge watch Netflix and read blogs for hours. And, as I know many of you are also uni students or in need of some time out, I thought I'd share some things I've been doing to de-stress.
Switching off from Social Media.
Okay, so this kind of happened. I scheduled my posts for twitter/instagram and ignored my phone for a few days without having the pressures of posting a perfect image (post coming soon about this). I can't tell you how difficult this was, but it was so worth it.
For months my alarm clock has been set between 6:30am and 8am, feeling guilty if it was any later. The last week I've just let myself sleep whether its until 9am or lunch time, giving myself a much needed catch up.
Taking long baths.
The last time I had a bath? Before Christmas, when dissertation and final project hadn't been started. Nothing feels better than crushing up a Lush bath bomb and lying in a hot bath with the sweetest smells, its so relaxing and lets you forget everything for a while.
Spending time with friends.
As any student or busy-body would know, finding time to cook dinner is hard enough, let alone time to socialise and remember what your friends look like. Even though the financial side of being a student is still real, just sitting around drinking coffee or watching movies with friends is still an option. Char and I have been seeing each other a lot and using our time to make money, not spend it (you'll find out more soon..).
This past week is the laziest that I've been in years and I've enjoyed every second. Let me know any tips you've got for de-stressing and letting go!
WHAT IM WEARING
Now the weather is warming up, blazers are taking the place of my heavy coats and allow me to stye up so many different outfits. This is actually an oldie from Lavish Alice and its been hiding in my wardrobe waiting to be worn - I've linked a similar one from Oasis below.
The rest of the outfit is quite smart-casual, wearing my favourite Zara cropped flares and dressing them down with a plain tee and some brogues. In honesty, just switching up the blazer can give this outfit a whole new vibe.
Tuxedo Blazer // Lavish Alice (similar)
Cropped Flares // Zara (similar)