Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Blue Jeans, White Shirt

Shirt: Saba | Jeans: Zara | Shoes: Top End | Bracelet: Veronica B | Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Deep Freeze' in Black
All Images © Copyright Sara Mole

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Getting There

So I have put on 4kg since I stopped exercising in early September due to my surgery.

I went back to the gym three weeks ago but caused myself some issues with my incisions so had to rest up again. I was back there twice this week and so far, so good. Just light exercise that involves no upper-body movement.

Obviously, the last thing I wanted pre-Summer is to gain weight after working so hard to get down to 75kg this year and maintaining it longer than I ever have. But, I guess I just have to be patient and do what I can.

So, outfit posts might be a little light over the coming couple of months. My clothes are fitting, but not flattering in many cases! I will do what I can. x

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Country Road's New Jewellery Line

Launched online a couple of weeks ago, the new Country Road jewellery collection finally arrived in my local store on Saturday. And it's lovely. A well-balanced mix of chunky and fine, silver and gold, enamel and leather, this is a well-thought-out modern and minimalist collection. I added this ring (one pinky size and one larger), this bangle, this ring and this necklace to my growing collection of gold jewellery. Well done, CR.

T Bar Bracelet

Leather Bangle

Metal Cuff

Solid Disc Necklace

Knuckle Ring

Hoop Earrings

Geometric Bangle Set

Beaded Ball Necklace

Rope Enamel Necklace

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

New Gym Gear

I am already discovering how much more flexibility a smaller bust brings. A couple of weeks back I spent some time in my local Nike store with the aim of kitting myself out in all new gym gear. My old gear has served me well for a couple of years so I thought I'd start from scratch.

And what a positive experience it was.

I'm carrying some extra weight thanks to not being allowed to exercise for two months. I've gained about 3kg (all around the middle it seems), and I still have water retention issues post-surgery. So I'm not feeling that sexy. Despite this, it was a joy to be able to purchase a normal sports bra for only $50 and finally... finally... a tank top! With a larger bust, I was self-conscious in tight-fitting tanks. So I would just wear loose tshirts which get in the way (and also get caught up in some equipment from time to time!).

The staff at Nike in Newmarket were really helpful, especially when I told them about my recent surgery and the unchartered waters of normal sports bras! They were knowledgeable and supportive (excuse the pun). Here is what I bought:

Nike Pro Bra $50.00 | Nike Zoom Fit Agiility Trainer $180 | Nike Stretch 3/4 Leggings $60.00 

Nike Dri-Fit Knitted Tank $80.00

Monday, 3 November 2014

More Beauty Experiments

So I decided to try another hair treatment. This time, an avocado/banana/honey/coconut oil mask. Easy to prepare, but oh so messy to apply. I washed my hair, slathered it on then wandered around with it on my hair for about half an hour hoping a swarm of flies wouldn't follow me. I then rinsed it out in the shower. Problem: it didn't rinse out entirely and my hair felt heavy and 'big'. So unfortunately, I had to re-wash it and apply some conditioner as it was by then a tangled, matted mess! So much for avoiding commercial shampoo and conditioner...

I air-dried my hair as blow-drying adds to the frizz. It actually dried really nicely, not too frizzy. Styling was about the same effort as usual. My GHD straighteners working about the same as normal.

I'll admit that my hair does feel softer and looks shinier and sleeker today. So maybe this treatment is one that might be worth using once in a while.