Self Care - Take Care Sunday

15 March 2020

Hi everyone, 

I hope you are all well and looking after yourself during this uncertain season,

I have heard so many news stories everyday about the Corona Virus and as a public health professional it is quite unsettling not knowing exactly what to say to people. I have found that the best thing to recommend is washing your hands and using anti bacterial hand gels when you are unable to do so. I would definitely say that practicing self care wouldn't do any harm. 

My tips for self care follow :

1. Eating Healthier, research recipes and plan meals to include more vegetables that are high in Vitamin C such as Spinach, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, and Cauliflower into your diet. 

2. Getting involved in physical activity, I currently play semi professional football / soccer which I hope to talk about more but I know how I feel when I play or do something active. I feel so much better, I feel that I am able to leave all my stress and worries on the pitch and I feel so much lighter after I have played.

3. Reading an enriching book by someone who inspires you or an inspiring topic, I find that reading novels which themes of strong women where I feel that can lose myself in a book, I'm currently reading Under the Udala Trees which is one of my favourite books based in Nigeria, Igboland.

4. DECLUTTER, removing old papers, old clothes and cleaning is really good for a healthy mindset and I find that I can think better even by tidying up my bed before work and coming hime to a clean room.

5. Have a nap, I am the queen of naps as I find them refreshing and calming. I am able to think better and plan my life after I have rested rather than when I feel that everything is chaotic.

I really hope you all look after yourself and loved ones during this period as we really don't understand the extent of this virus.

Keep safe,

Ese x

Photos by Lucy Creative 

My London Workwear Edit

8 March 2020

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone is well,

I'm not even going to say that I am back to blogging as that will be the 100th time I have said that but we move. I have recently been considering what my work - wear style is. I like many different styles of clothing but I have often struggled to find out what is stylish in my eyes but also suits my body shape. My body is definitely a work in progress and I have accepted that but I still need to feel comfortable in what I am wearing. I want my work - wear style to be an expression of my personal self and feel comfortable in my own skin. I would say that I love all Parisian style basics such as the striped top, great jeans, trench coat and blazers however, I do adore the classic all black outfit. I would say that finding your style means experimenting a great deal and figuring out what works for you rather than your favourite instagrammer or blogger. However, I find that workwear is definitely where I have found my safe space and I will list some great options that definitely work for most body shapes. My key essentials are black blazer, black jumper, camel coat, loafers and white shirt. These pieces can be used to make many different outfits. I would recommend shops such as M&S, Zara, & Other Stories and ASOS for work wear that is stylish, good quality and affordable.

1. The all black outfit :

Blazer - Zara
Jumper - New Look
Trousers - ASOS
Loafers - & Other Stories

2. The camel coat outfit

Coat - Zara
White Shirt - ASOS
Trousers - ASOS
Loafers - & Other Stories
Bag - Chloe

Lots of Love,

Ese x

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