A unique collaboration between Art and Fitness

So today’s post is something rather unusual and different to my usual style of posts, it’s all about a unique collaboration between art and fitness.

If you haven’t already heard of Artbeep and you’re a fan of art, then you should certainly go and check them out and sign up for a free account. (If you sign up, you are able to see the prices of all the art they have for sale – it doesn’t cost anything to sign up).

Code TOULA2017 will get you money off until the end of this campaign.

They basically select an amazing array of artists from around the world and offer you to buy unique one off pieces from these artists for a great price. There is truly something for everyone on there. I love just spending time browsing their site and getting to know the artists and the work that they create.

Art is such a fascinating thing to me and I can’t wait to invest in some great pieces in the future when I own my first home and will be for sure checking out Artbeep for those extra special pieces!

Anyway more to the point…

Artbeep have collaborated with the social fitness platform inKin for the ‘one million steps to art challenge’ taking place from the 14th February to the 14th May.

The concept of the challenge is you have to walk on average 11,111 steps per day for over 90 days to get a unique chance to win an original piece of art!

I absolutely love this concept of encouraging fitness and motivating people to walk more in order to win a piece of art!

So for your chance to win a beautiful piece of valuable art and support this unique collaboration with art and fitness, JOIN THE CHALLENGE.

I also have a discount code TOULA2017 which will get you money off any art pieces that take your fancy (valid until the end of the campaign)

The perfect Weekend bag – Bella Mia Boutique

weekend bag So I have been hunting for the perfect weekend bag in so long and I think I may have finally found it!

This bag is by a lovely brand called Zohara, which I got from Bella Mia Boutique.

Bella Mia Boutique stocks a variety of great jewellery and accessory brands from Daniel Wellington watches and Links of London jewellery to smaller brands you might not have heard of such as Zohara!

weekend bag

The looks quite small in photos but it honestly fits so much in, it’s absolutely perfect for a one or two nights stay.

grey leather weekend bag

As a blogger I’m travelling a lot and often get hotels for the night so love using this bag when I go away as it’s easy to carry, light-weight and not to mention super stylish!

Made from a lovely grey soft pebbled leather the bag has an adjustable strap, and multiple inner compartments.

perfect weekend bag

Shop the bag > here or click directly on the bag below 🙂

At the moment Bella Mia have an offer if you buy any Zohara bag you will receive a matching purse for free!

Easy Date Night Dressing with PrettyLittleThing

black lace up body con dress

Once again it’s that time of year and Valentines day is right round the corner. For many people, it’s a date to look forward to and for others it’s a dreaded day. I personally think people get too obsessed over it, if you have someone to celebrate it with, then great! If you are single, then so what?! Celebrate being single and independent! As long as you are happy in yourself then Valentines day is all what you make it!

Today’s post is all about easy date night dressing in collaboration with the absolutely babes PrettyLittleThing.

Whether you’re dressing up for a date with a partner, or a date with your mum, there’s no excuse to not slay your outfit! 😉 I always say I don’t dress up or do make-up or anything for anyone else – it’s all about feeling happy and confident with yourself when you look in the mirror.

rose gold heels

How adorable are these rose gold beauties?  They have a slight foil effect to them, which is unusual as I have no other heels like it. I love shoes with a thick heel like this as firstly it makes them more stable and supportive when you wear them, and also makes them more versatile as they aren’t super delicate but not too chunky if you know what I mean..

crystal choker

crystal choker

I’m not afraid to say it but I am the QUEEN of chokers. I think I probably wear them 99% of the time, I have so many it’s ridiculous & this beautiful crystal choker is by far my favourite I have ever owned!

It pretty much speaks for itself as you can see. I loved to pair it with this dress as it really makes it quite formal, however I would also wear this choker with a big oversized jumper or something, it doesn’t just need to be worn with something smart.

Shop it > here

date night dress

As most girls will agree, you just cannot go wrong with an LBD. I love these bodycon dress as it really enhances your shape and I was really surprised with the quality of the material as the dress was only £45! Shop it > here 

Now I’ve just got to say, even though I am sure I have mentioned several times on my blog that I absolutely LOVE PrettyLittleThing. They are one of my absolute go-tos for everything from dresses for a night out, for shoes or even lingerie! See below a few of my favourite lingerie picks at the moment.

And shop my outfit I’m wearing below

Athletic Accents – The January edit with John Lewis

So this January, just like pretty much everyone else – I have been getting my athletic gear on and working out more! I’m working towards getting super fit and healthy again as I feel I have slacked a bit over the last few months!

John Lewis have put together a beautiful January Edit of ‘Athletic Accents’, basically a collection of some of the best work out gear alongside trendy pieces which have a sporty/luxe vibe to them.

calvin klein jumper

athletic sporty style

I picked out a couple of pieces from Calvin Klein including this comfortable sweater. It is nice and light so great to wear when I’m heading to the gym but also perfect for a casual day-wear outfit. I find that when you really just don’t feel like dressing up and want to be comfortable, that opting for something a bit athletic like some gym leggings and a sweatshirt just hits the spot!

I adore their sports bras and underwear too as they are so comfortable I tend to wear them all the time not even just when I’m working out!

calvin klein underwear

Shop the bra > here

Shop the pants > here

I’ve put together a few more bits from my favourites of their edit below

athletic trainers

What I’m loving – Lace up T-shirts and dresses

denim jacket style I have been absolutely loving lace up t-shirts and dresses recently. Especially printed tees like a lace up band tee or one like this tiger dress I’m wearing.

Again I think it’s down to the contrast as it’s almost like it shouldn’t be there! (if you read my previous posts you know I love the whole opposites and contrasting in clothing such as mixing casual with dressy) & I personally think the same goes for these popular lace up t-shirts and dresses that are in fashion at the moment. A printed T-shirt is something that is traditionally quite casual, but when you cut it down low to reveal cleavage and add a corset style sexy lace up details it totally changes the look and dresses it up.

lace up dress

I’m a little bit obsessed with these boots at the moment. They are beautiful & I love that they actually fit my legs and don’t fall down! (Nearly all high boots I buy are usually really baggy on my legs but these are just perfect!)

lace up tee

I know I look like I’m asleep in the above picture but I promise you I’m not haha.

If you like the bits I’m wearing you can shop my post below & don’t forget I regularly update the shop page at the top of my blog with all my instagram looks so you can shop them too!

My lace up t-shirt is from Lasula Boutique > here 

You can get 24% off with my code TOULA24 (valid until the end of Jan)

Shop my boots > here 

I’m currently in bed after a pretty restful weekend and am preparing for a busy week ahead! Tomorrow (Monday) is the only day I actually have to work at home as Tuesday-Friday I am in London every day for meetings and events so I need to get a restful sleep tonight and prepare for the non-stop!

Would you guys be interested in a day to day vlog or post on a typical day of mine? Comment below if so 🙂

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