Top picks: Nike.


I receive loads of comments about my Nike trainers (this pair!), and quite right because they're very pretty, but sadly the sizes are running low on Sarenza which is where I ordered mine from (with one of my ambassador codes).

So, I thought I would share some other styles that I've had my beady eye on. Nike trainers seem to fit me really well and always come in the nicest colours/patterns so they're always the brand I check first for trainers.

I really want my next pair to be black as I have recently discovered a fondness for jazzy sports leggings and sometimes feel a bit OTT in my pink pair. I love the black pair below with a hint of white and lilac. They come in pink too if you prefer brighter colours.

Send me your links to pretty trainers! I think I have a new obsession :)

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I'm mad on wearing trainers at the moment. I love to feel comfortable, and on a weekend can often be found in jeans and a t shirt, so trainers have become my "go to" footwear of choice.

When I spotted these pink and cream suede numbers from Nike (the Bruin Lite style to be precise) I was all over them in a flash! I do love my Converse but fancied a change and these fit the bill nicely.

The best thing is they're now in the sale so they're a huge bargain and there's loads of sizes left. If you like these you may also like to know that Nike are on top form and have plenty of others to choose from. You also like this pair, this pair and this pair (I know I do!)

Nike trainers c/o Sarenza

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5 good things (and a few more Florida holiday pics thrown in for good measure!)


Having had a difficult couple of weeks, but feeling refreshed after my trip to the Isle of Man, I thought it might be therapeutic to put together a "5 good things" post to remind myself that things ain't so bad after all!

1) Making more time for the cinema. We recently watched the new X-Men film followed by Maleficent and we loved them both. Maleficent was a fantastic film, right up my street. Angelina Jolie was perfection. As Jonathan gets half price cinema tickets through his new job there are no excuses now!

2) Starting a new exercise regime. Apart from my personal training sessions before Florida I have been a bit lazy with working out but I was keen to get into something fresh and new and structured. I recently bought the Bikini Body Guide from Kayla Itsines who I found through Instagram and started it on Monday. It's tough but manageable and I ache from head to toe so it must be doing something right! Follow my Instagram account (@lilyloveslola) for updates.

3) This post by Sam at Sunshine Sam. What a sweetie saying such nice things about my blog! Other things I'm loving in the world of social media right now are this makeup tutorial, awesome Disney vlogs by Joe & Ashley, recipes on Nics Nutrition, and my email pal Steph's blog LittleMsTitch. Go check 'em all out!

4) Planning 2015 holidays. It has to be done! Potentially visiting Prague, France and... Florida! Just need to tell Jonathan about that last one ;)

5) Trashy telly. I came back from America with an addiction to Say Yes to the Dress, Honey Boo Boo and a whole host of other nonsense. Not to mention my sister has me hooked on Ex on the Beach. Awful! (but I secretly love it).

What are your 5 good things?

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Isle of Man photo diary 2.


I am home sweet home now but have got a few more photos to share with you from my trip. I had such a great time - lots of fresh air, nice food and time spent with my sister who I don't get to see very often. Hopefully I will be able to visit again soon!

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Isle of Man photo diary.


I'm blogging all the way from the Isle of Man tonight, as I've been here since Thursday morning and don't head home until tomorrow night. I've been visiting my sister (who lives over here) to keep her company while her husband is away on a golfing trip.

Aside from drinking a million cups of tea and watching episodes of Say Yes to the Dress, we have also been quite productive and have filled our time with fabric shopping, getting crafty with said fabric and a sewing machine, going on long hikes with her dogs, going to the gym, and a shopping trip. We even managed to fit in afternoon tea on Friday, a cheeky Dominos takeaway last night and shed loads of films!
She has been looking after me well, making us homemade soup, pancakes, courgette spaghetti bolognaise, and even whipped up some cinnamon whirl banana bread. Yum!
The views on our walks have been stunning so I took my camera along on a couple of them to capture the scenery. They are so lucky to have such picturesque places to take the dogs for a walk (not that Lily and Lola's little legs would make it that far!)
I thought I would share a few photos with you while I put my feet up watching Don't Tell The Bride. It's surprising what a few days off work can do for your levels of relaxation!

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Orlando, Florida - Disney's Hollywood Studios & Animal Kingdom.


This will be my last Florida post as it's far too depressing to talk about it anymore - to read my other posts click > here! :)

Disney's Hollywood Studios is a firm favourite thanks to it being the home of my favourite ride, the Hollywood Tower of Terror! It fills me with fear but I ride it, and love it, every time.

This year it was the nemesis for Jonathan who has a slightly more apprehensive approach to rides, especially when they're in the dark / inside and he can't see what's going to happen. We had a Fast Pass for this which was great as the line was around 40 minutes long, so luckily he didn't have long to ponder his doom for too long. Turns out he loved it and it's now his favourite too!

Hollywood Studios is home to other delights such as the Aerosmith Rock n Roller Coaster, Star Tours (a Star Wars simulator which has been updated since our last visit and is now a hundred times better - so fun!), the Backlot Tour and some great shows such as "Lights, Motor, Action!", Beauty & the Beast, and an Indiana Jones stunt show.

We also took a ride on The Great Movie Ride with the most lackluster driver ever who provided us with a few chuckles for the rest of that day. It's still worth a go though, especially as there are two versions to experience!

Sadly, just like our last trip in 2009, we couldn't get on Toy Story Midway Mania as we've never managed to see the queue less than 60 minutes and all of the Fast Passes went like hot cakes. Even though we got to the park early and headed there first it seems everyone else had the same idea. Next time we visit I am determined to ride it (and that "next time" might not be too far away as I think we may be planning a trip back!)

We also spent a full day at Animal Kingdom which is home to Expedition Everest - a forwards/backwards adventure to hunt for a yeti! Definitely a favourite for all six of us.

Other attractions we visited were Dinosaur, the Kali River Rapids where there is absolutely no seat that doesn't get soaked, the 3D "It's a Bug's Life" show and the safari jeep tour which takes you round the grounds of Animal Kingdom and gets you up close and personal with the beautiful animals.

I hope you have enjoyed having a sneak peek at some of my holiday photos! We also visited the two Disney water parks but I didn't take a camera so I only have one or two shots from there, but I'll probably include them in a future post if you'd like a nosy.

I wish I could go every year! If you've got any plans to go for the first time and you've got any questions don't hesitate to ask below.

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