The Practical Jumper Round-Up

When it comes to my A/W wardrobe all I want is practical and long-lasting pieces. I went through my teenage years not ever dressing for the weather and frankly, I cannot be bothered to do that anymore. And one area that I struggle to find items that are really fit for purpose is knitwear. Everything seems to either be cropped or so thin that you can see through it which irks me no end. I shared my struggle on Instagram and asked for your best knitwear recommendations and as so many others share my struggle here are the brilliant recommendations people sent it in as well as my favourite pieces.

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Rebecca WarrinerStyle
6 Of The Best Books I've Read In The Last 6 Years

Reading is something I’ve struggled with this year, I’m not sure why because it’s hands down one of my favourite things to do but sitting down and feeling mentally calm enough to get through a book has been a rarity. So I thought to try and kick start my love for reading again I’d share some of books that have made a serious lasting impression in recent years and whenever someone asks me for a book recommendation I always point them in the way of these wonderful reads.

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Rebecca WarrinerLifestyle
The Best Swipe & Go Shadows

For years I’ve swiped on my most loved champagne shades and never felt the need to push the boundaries, I was quite content with my predictable shadow choice. But as I’m a certified lazy girl when it comes to my beauty routine something I am a big fan of is finding the products that give me maximum outcome with minimum effort and I think I’ve found the epitome of those products. So I present to you the best swipe & go shadows for neutral lovers.

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Rebecca WarrinerBeauty
What Living With OCD Looks Like For Me

When I took these photographs last week in front of the glorious log stacks that have appeared again I didn’t exactly have a post in mind. But when looking through my archives I realised the last time I shared images in front of log stacks it was when I finally felt brave enough to open up about my long battle with OCD. And this year has probably been one of my best in terms of how I’ve been coping so I thought I’d share a little update today. As always please be mindful this is just my journey and I have no right to speak for anyone who also struggles with OCD, what has worked for me might not work for somebody else.

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Rebecca WarrinerPersonal
A Big Beauty Declutter; What I'm Getting Rid Of & why

You know how I’ve been harping on about how much I love decluttering? Well, I finally did the declutter that I’ve been putting off for the longest time and that was my beauty stash. I know I hold onto products for far too long because I get so attached to them and then when they’re PR samples I get worried that I seem ungrateful if I pass them along to somebody else. But what is the point of holding onto something I’m no longer using? There isn’t, so here is probably the biggest, most ruthless declutter I have ever done. And don’t worry, this post isn’t going to take you hours to read, I’m going to keep it short and snappy (as possible)…

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Rebecca WarrinerBeauty
A/W Capsule Wardrobe Plans

When I wake up with the dogs I can feel Autumn in the air, it quickly burns off and it's nice 16 degrees most days right now but the cooler season is most definitely upon us. Although I'm not so excited for the lack of light something I am pretty excited about is to start dressing for cool, crisp days and as I've already shared the pieces that I want to pull out again. I thought today I would share some of the things that I'm looking into purchasing. I love writing posts like this as they keep me accountable and I think maybe in a couple of months I will do a follow up to show what I've bought and what I decided against.

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Rebecca WarrinerStyle
How To Have Fresh Start This September

September is the new January for me. And this year especially I've felt the need for a fresh start after an odd summer, the heatwave, to begin with, was glorious but it turns out even I, a serious sun lover needs a little bit of rain now and again. So now the weather has finally gone back to what we all expect it to be for September I've got that back to school feeling and here are few ways to really embrace a fresh start this September.

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Rebecca WarrinerLifestyle
Let's Talk: Having Children

Something that has been on my mind, almost daily for the last two years is the thought of having children. I'm getting closer and closer to 30 and that is generally the time where people start to get married and have children. And getting married is something that I could do tomorrow and not think twice about it but the thought of having children terrifies me. But to say that out loud sounds awful [in my mind], there is a lot of pressure to have a family and when people say that perhaps that isn't for them it's always generally met with the same answer. It's something that I don't find is spoken about enough and not wanting children is just as normal as wanting them but we need more of a conversation about it.

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The Bathroom Renovation Diaries #1

Ok, so when writing this post I found out that our builder decided he wasn't able to complete our bathroom when work was due to begin on Tuesday. So now we've taken a huge step back in our renovation process and have a spare room full of everything we that we need for said bathroom and I wasn't sure what to do about this post. As obviously I was writing it in anticipation with the finished result being posted a couple of weeks later. But I suppose this is more of an honest portrayal of what a renovation can be like. And our bathroom will still be hopefully done this year and this is everything that has inspired us for our first proper renovation. 

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Rebecca WarrinerInterior
A Trip Down Beauty Memory Lane

I've been buying beauty products for a long time, but I've not always bought high-end. That wasn't something that I became interested in until I was in my twenties, but still, that's a good eight years perusing the beauty halls and wandering into Space NK. I've been clearing out a lot of things lately which led to me to the idea of this post, it made me think about what all my first high-end items were, whether I'd go back to them and what I prefer now. So here's a little trip down beauty product memory lane...

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Rebecca WarrinerBeauty
A Few Things To Do To Boost Your Motivation & Inspiration

This time of year is always a little strange, it's probably the years of being in the education system that has taught me August is a time to be slow and enjoy the summer but once you're launched into the adult world at full speed those slow hazy Augusts are no more. However, we're approaching September, which is my favourite time of year as it's still warm but you can feel Autumn in the air. Because of those years in the school system, it has always symbolised a fresh start for me, far more than the new year ever does. I've been lacking a little bit of motivation lately so in order to put the pep back in my step and feel inspired once again here is what I've been doing.

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Rebecca WarrinerLifestyle