Welcome to our latest Monsoon Motivation post! We spoke to some of our blogger friends, to find out what they’ve been up to, their favourite at-home trends and to talk us through their Monsoon edits, next up is @dayinthelifeof_laura, get ready to be inspired!
How have you been spending your time at home?
It’s been a busy old-time juggling work and home-schooling. However, I have managed to take up gardening. We had our garden landscaped just before lockdown and for the first time ever I have raised beds. I’ve planted lots of flowers and they are looking so healthy and happy. We’re over the moon with our garden now, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the sunshine reading books.
I’ve also finally managed to launch my blog which has been very exciting! I’ve had some lovely feedback so far, it’s been very rewarding. My blog is a mix of fashion, lifestyle and interiors. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but I’ve never got round to perfecting it. To see it live is a real achievement for me.
Can you take us through your top ten picks from Monsoon and why you picked them?
The handkerchief hem is so different and such a gorgeous shade of blue.
Adore the colour of this dress, a little different from everything else I own. It’s a standout shape and is a very easy to wear summer dress.
A soft and comfortable wrap dress, if you’re looking for that really easy-to-wear summer dress, this is the one for you.
Dede daisy dress
I have this one, the pattern is so pretty. A simple shape to suit all shapes, this dress is the perfect transition piece between day and night. Simply add a pair of heels for a totally glamorous look.
The perfect summer bag, big enough to even carry your beach towel! With a beautiful design featured on one side, it’s a must-have!
Such an intricate design with a little drawstring inside, this design is such a classic piece. Perfect for day to night looks too!
The colour is just perfection! A must-have swimsuit for the summer.
This season’s must-have is the puff-sleeve! Featuring buttons down the front and my favourite a waist tie for the most flattering look.
My most favourite pair of skinny jeans. I wear these at every available opportunity. The fit is spot on and they’re hugging in all of the right places.
Samia spot blouse
Such a classic blouse, it would look adorable teamed with a pair of white skinny jeans and a straw bag!
Trends have taken a bit of a turn during this time at home, what would you say your favourite trend is right now?
For me, the one trend that is really shining through right now has to be the puff-sleeve. They started to see a revival last year but this year they’re everywhere! Not all shapes suit everyone so it’s about finding the right look for you. I’m very curvaceous so I opt for a low-key puff-sleeve, there seem to be more and more shirred puff-sleeve dresses and blouses coming into play each day! I can’t get enough of the puff!
How do you boost your mood and stay positive while indoors?
Each day our family does a Joe Wicks workout together, even my three-year-old boy Archie joins too! It’s been great to get fit again and also to have the time to work out as a family.
We go on daily walks and have explored so many areas of Cheltenham we didn’t know existed! We have found so many new walks and all near our house, it’s been a real tonic for us all. I have found myself getting up and getting dressed just for our walk together each day.
Can you give us your favourite motivational quote that helps you feel inspired?
“If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.”
I remember hearing this quote and feeling so inspired to never give up. Always keep going, however tough it may seem. I’m watching the Michael Jordan documentary at the moment and I’m hooked! He’s one of the greatest basketball players of all time, his work ethic was unbelievable.