Pinspiration For The Home

I live in rented accommodation so I can’t paint the walls or do anything drastic to change my flat. But, a girl can dream! Pinterest has become a new source of inspiration for homeware, home decor and general interior design for me. I usually don’t know where to start, but I’ve learned a few things about what I really like in a home. ‘Pinspiration for the…’ will be a series where I share some of the posts, ideas and products that have been inspiring me from Pinterest. Pinspiration for the Home (episode one) looks at the three main styles that I’ve developed after some long hard hours spent pinning.

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Top tips for new runners

According to social media, a lot of people have started running for their government allocated exercise of the day. It’s a great way to get cardio in, but my friends and I keep having the same conversation: it’s so hard. Going from someone who never runs to ‘a runner’ is never a smooth transition. When you start, you feel too self conscious, you keep having to stop to catch your breath, or you’re never motivated to go out for a run in the first place. So, I went to the fountain of running wisdom: my mother, a four time marathon runner. She did one for each kid she had. I asked her for her top tips for new runners, and this is what she sent me…

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La vie en rose

arcticsabrina - how to start wearing more colour

Pink is the new black in my world. It started by finding little ways to include it in my wardrobe: a pink lip here, a raspberry beret there. Going to Tallinn, a city that wears colour like it’s nobodies business, solidified my obsession. I used to wonder how to start wearing more colour, and then it happened so naturally!

Since I’m stuck indoors 23 out of 24 hours in the day, I’ve been trying to find ways to bring spring indoors. Most days I’m living in loungewear, but I’ve found wearing cute outfits are a great way to punch some brightness and positivity into the day! And, I’ve discovered that wearing pink makes me feel feminine and soft and sweet and happy. I was a serial beige, black and white wearer. White shirt and blue jeans are my go-to. So, here’s how I starting bringing pink into the mix, and how to start wearing more colour in general…

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Monthly Memo – I’m officially unemployed

Well, this is an awkward one. I bet you thought this monthly memo would be just another life update from quarantine, but really it’s a ‘my first month as an unemployed person’ on top of that! Oh, the joys. Life is weird right now. I’m making noodles to eat while I write this because I have such a hard time wrapping my head around all the little things I need to say. Snacks make it easier. This is your 1 minute warning, if you don’t have a snack, go get one! Then, read on.

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Best Edinburgh clothes shops

Photo by treen

Local Edinburgh clothes shops you should know

The best Edinburgh clothes shops aren’t the River Islands or the H&Ms of Princes St. Edinburgh’s smaller fashion boutiques are infinitely more fun to browse and are owned, operated and curated by locals with an eye for style. Edinburgh’s best local clothes shops are treen, Biscuit, Frontiers and Walker Slater.

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Monthly Memo – A new normal

Monthly Memo - arcticsabrina in Tallinn

Hello everyone, happy April! March was a weird one, wasn’t it? Weirdly, this monthly memo is pretty tame! We started the month with an exciting weekend getaway to Northern Europe. A week after we got back to Edinburgh, we were working from home and in isolation. It’s not that I didn’t see it coming… It’s more that I didn’t expect the UK to take it as seriously as it should (and now kind of has). Here’s what in March, and what my goals are for April.

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