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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

LIFESTYLE | Life according to Instagram

I quite enjoy doing diddy little posts like this.

Although I am conscious not to share my whole life on my blog, as I do feel there is a line, sometimes it's really useful to do a little catch up post especially if I want to recommended a place or  share my thoughts on something and when a full post about each simply isn't possible.

And, of course, we all love a good nosey at a lifestyle post ;)

Here's what I've been up to sort of lately or at least what I've been sharing on Instagram and Snapchat.

Oh, and by the way, you can find me on Instagram at Louise_Joy_!

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Around a month or so ago, I spent the weekend catching up with the girls from H&M. It's rare that we do get together as we're all so busy now (and out of 'the girls' there's only actually two out of around seven of us who are actually still working at H&M) but when we do it's ever so lovely and I find we often have really nice chilled, chic evenings out. The first two pictures are of our food and drink after our evening out in St Albans. The first photo shows a portabello mushroom, halloumi, red pepper hummus burger with a side order of halloumi fries at The Beech House, and it was all ever so yummy (and healthy, too). The delicious looking cocktails in the second photo were taken at The Brickyard, which actually turns out to be that famous bar that went viral for having the 'bad Tinder date' sign in the bathroom.

I really, really loved this bar and found it was right up my street. Not only did it have an extensive list of yummy tasting and sophisticated cocktails, but the bar itself was just lovely with fairy lights, tall wobbly wooden stalls, little curtains you could pull across if you want to drink in peace and a really down to earth team of staff. 

Me and the girls can't wait to go back.

The second two photos were taken on a day out in London with my brother and sister. The first was a cocktail and cake from The House of Time and Wonder, which saw this old townhouse in Spitalfields transformed in a topsy-turvy house to help promote the new Alice in Wonderland film. It was really quirky and fun!

And, the next photo is just of my delicious bacon, pancakes and syrup food at The Breakfast Club. SO GOOD.

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These photos speak for themselves, really. A visually pleasing (and visually tasty) lunch at work the other week, my gym kit, as blogged about, a pair of really cute unicorn shoes I just HAD to get from ASOS, and me posing like a loser after I got my hair cut/went a bit blonder. I needed it short for holiday as I can't stand it being long.

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Another selfie from me here, but a personal favourite of mine, looking festivally with my pink-tipped hair, glitter under my eyes (style tip - if you're tired at a festival and have bags under your eyes, glitter covers them up excellently), and bubbles at Lost Village Festival.

Followed by a new bed set from Primark which is so cute, a quick lunch when shopping this weekend just gone and a new playsuit I tried on and promptly purchased from Topshop.

I spent way too much money holiday shopping.

Well, that's it and that's what I've been up to lately. I'm off on holiday this Sunday and I'm currently busy scheduling blogposts for while I'm away. In between temporarily moving into my nans, working full time and trying to get everything ready for holiday, this week has flown by so far and I've got my fingers crossed that I managed to get everything sorted blogwise..

Wish me luck and do let me know what you've been up to lately!

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  1. hope you enjoyed your holiday :)
    I have just come back from a trip myself, but life is ticking over for me thanks :)

  2. Good luck. I love the flats in your feed. So pretty.

  3. Good luck with the move and lovely round up post

  4. Your food pictures have made me so hungry! I have just come back from 10 days in Mallorca, I hope you have a great holiday! xx

  5. I love those unicorn shoes. Absolutely adorable.

  6. The unicorn shoes are too cute. How can I have a pair of it?

  7. Ah, you've reminded me what it's like to not have children, and to be able to buy cute, fun things for myself. I miss that SO MUCH... ;) x

  8. Lovely pictures! And I'm now wondering if i can get away with glitter under the eyes to cover up my bags on ordianary days?!

  9. Loving your Insta snaps - off to follow you now! I am definitely an over-sharer and probably shouldn't share as much of my life on my blog and social media as I do. Oops!

    Louise x

  10. Some lovely pics, those unicorn shoes are so cute! My instagram is filled with cocktails too haha.

  11. Mm all those foodie posts look divine! Though those unicorn shoes are so unique - love them!


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