Every year when Wimbledon comes along and my mates are sipping champagne and eating strawberries on centre court, I am out in the shops searching for a new tennis racquet to buy, "this is my year to take up tennis" I tell myself, "I am never too old to be a champion", after all Serena is a good 5 years older than me *straight face*. This year at the ripe age of 25, I decided to give up my dreams of becoming a champion and focus on practicing my centre court style for the year I will finally purchase a ticket to see the tennis action in SW19. I decided to break out the good old shirt dress for this practice run. The shirt dress has been solving women's fashion dilemmas since 1892. The shirt dress is an absolute classic, if you don't have one of these in your wardrobe, please invest in one. There are countless styles and countless ways to wear them. My look below is a simple look, you know that "I just hammered look", "I hammered and I am rich so I can't be bothered look" lol. Boat hat- Camden town £10 Sunglasses- Asos £10 Shirt dress- TK maxx £24.99 Watch - Nixon £100 Leather shorts-Asos £34.99 Shoes - just fab £35 Bag- Primark £6 There are so many styles of shirt dresses to choose from, I hope this helps you make your decision easy. THE PRINT SHIRT DRESS THE DEMIN GANG THE MAXI SHORT DRESS SAFARI TINS THE CHECKS THE ASYMETRIC SHIRT DRESS THE STRIPE LOVERS TAKE IT BACK TO THE 50's If you want to know more about where to get these shirt dresses let me know I will dig deeper for sites and prices. In the mean time decide on your weapon. You will be wearing this for ages year after year. Until next time buttercups. Muah.
Have you ever missed a workout or a gym class due to lack of "something new" to wear to the gym? Have you planned your gym outfit the day before? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we are not here judge you, we accept you as you are. You are a fitness fashionista. Before I start, please don't think gym/fitness fashion is ONLY for people who are trying to impress people of the opposite sex. Wrong! It is simply to make you feel good about yourself the way a new pair of jeans makes you feel. If you are single then by all means shop according to your goals (employ my styling services for guaranteed introduction in December and native law in April) I am serious like that, results guaranteed. So how did I discover the world of fitness wear I hear you say? Sit back let me tell you. When I was a member of a leisure centre gym a few months ago, I wore anything to the gym, black leggings and a black top usually, all black err-thang to show my fat that I am not there to play games. It worked for me until I joined another gym which is more of a "club" than a gym. My first gym class I felt like I was on some Nike runway show, colourful leggings, ripped half tops, even gym jewellery, na wa. People even changed trainers to match their outfits (hmmmm). I admitted my crimes and jejely handed myself in to the gym fashion police for a life in fashion prison with hard labour. Lucky for me the judge granted me bail so I decided to go shopping for gym wear with immediate effect and alacrity. I was met with series of hard truths, the first being, GYM CLOTHES ARE NOT CHEAP. Nike leggings start from about £35-£40, and tops start from £30. Na wa oh, spend £70 on an outfit just to go and sweat in it? I wasn't having that so I started looking for alternatives. I discovered most high street shops had some kind of fitness range. So for example Tesco or Newlook will do one or two gym leggings and other cheaper online shops like misguided also do a range. I found TK maxx especially good for fitness wear also at very reasonable prices. Now these are my little tricks ( thank me later and support that thanks with a Cheque with plenty zeros lol). You know I cannot let you carry last (God forbid) so let me teach you everything I know from several hours of online trolling. Tip number one, Every top you get should be able to go with every bottom you get. Three tops and three bottoms, you have nine outfits already. If you gym three times a week, you won't repeat outfits for 3 weeks GBAM! (I feel like writing a parable about my wisdom mehn, I am too much lol). Tip number two, get loads of plain tops from places like Primark if you are the type that likes colourful leggings, a plain top will go with all your print leggings, matching dilemma over. Tip number three, if your abs cannot be used to chop onions, or fried rice ingredients, forget about half tops or bra tops, you are allowed to think it but then let the thoughts float away like a nice fluffy cloud. Lol. Here is one outfit I threw together after my shopping spree ( I will show them pepper in that gym, a whole me, Iye Jax of Trofani lol), do they know who I am? I think not. Some stretching and Yoga before hitting the tracks. Here are some of my favourite tops out there at the moment are these ones with the fancy straps. There are so many different designs. For those of us that don't want to flaunt our mid sections of steel (it's not fair to the others) then these loose tops will look great and achieve full coverage. Print leggings are what I live for. I love them with just plain tops. I have a few different colours and patterns. They are a real must haves. Note please avoid certain prints if you are not as skinny as these ladies on the photo, prints can make you look bigger. For those of you that don't love colours and prints ( what kind of monster are you? 😩😂😂😂) then plain colour block leggings may be the way to go. Cut outs are super cute too. Nike, Adidas, Puma and even Gola are doing some nice designs of trainers these days. But plain colours in pastel colours are cute too. Check out my favs below. Let's not forget our Gym bags. I love metallics at the moment also stripes are super cute. Final last words form Aunty Alero, the Buttercup Wan of Cricklewood. Step up you gym game, dress up, feel awesome, don't forget to work out oh. Lol, look at you pipo. Until next time folks, Buziaki.