Bank Holiday Blues

gap uk striped bardot top

Yes, the bank holiday is over. Now you have to wait another 13 days till the next one (to be fair, that's not too bad)!

But don't fret, I know it's hard, but we can get through this. That's why I'm giving you 3 little tips to help with the next 2 weeks. 

To me, the bank holiday has always been about relaxing, eating my ways through crazy amounts of food and drinking copious amount of gin & tonic. 

Obviously, my first tip is a way to conceal the over indulgence.
Now it's back to reality and I'm reaching for my favourite smock top to cover that food baby.
I've completely fell back in love with Gap and so glad I managed to find this absolute bargain (£17) smock top. It's loose on the tummy and long sleeved so hides all those shitty bits that I hate, but it's also a bardot top so shows off my shoulders and allows them to catch those sun rays. 

gap uk summer collection 17

My second tip? Treat yourself. Don't punish yourself for over indulging, but instead carry it on. Retail therapy has to be one of my biggest pick ups, so go take yourself on a long lunch break, tell yourself it's well deserving and get that item you love. 

Go rouge - Coach SS17 Rouge Bag
Coach UK Rogue Collection

Finally, put those memories onto paper. Sadly in the age of Instagram, we take so many pictures but discard 90% of them - the ones that don't make 'the cut'. Instead, try make it your mission to put those memories on paper. I've started making little books every year of my memories and will continue to do it in the future. 
You can either get artsy and make a scrapbook yourself or take the lazy route and get a website to print it for you. 
In the past I've used Artifact Uprising (the guys who created VSCOcam) OR ChatBooks.

If none of these tips help you get over the bank holiday blues, then just remember you've only got another 4 day week!!

PSSSSST: The bag I'm wearing is the new Coach Rogue collection which was kindly gifted to me. However, you can purchase it here 

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