J. CREW and New Balance Collection

lottie j crew x new balance

There’s a hot new collaboration that has hit the high street and you’ll know all about it if you attended my Pilates and cocktails event last week which is still giving me a buzz when I think about it. It was so lovely to meet lots of you, teach you Pilates and introduce you to this stylish collection. J. Crew and New Balance have teamed up and created activewear to die for. The colours pop, the designs are arty and the cuts are stylish. I’m in love and my Christmas wish list is filling up with it… 

5 Tips To Yoga Studio Confidence

Vaara Active Wear Yoga Pilates Lottie Murphy

As someone who has spent the majority of her life in either a dance, yoga or Pilates studio, I forget that it can actually be quite an intimidating space for people who are new to exercise and this sometimes cliquey environment. Remember that everyone is there with the same goal in mind, to feel good and do something for themselves. Whether there’s a group of giggly work friends or the bendiest girl on Instagram in your class, here’s my 5 tips to feel confident in a yoga or Pilates studio…

Get Yourself A Backpack Baby

This is the first year I’ve had a backpack since I was about 6 and I love it. Backpacks are so fun and I’ve been loving the benefits, especially having free hands to swing around. I have to carry around so much with me and my shoulders and neck were really starting to get tense towards the end of last year. With a backpack the weight is evenly distributed across the body and the strongest muscles in the body, the abdominals and the back support the backpack. Just be aware that you are not leaning forwards to counteract the weight of the pack as this can lead to posture problems!  My nice handbags were also getting ruined from being carried around all day and I also fill them up with healthy snacks so I thought right new year, new me, new backpack!

I love adding a bit of colour with accessories and bags as I’m not so daring with the colours I wear so I bought this New Balance Red Check one and I love it! In my latest video I show you it in more detail and all the things I carry in it! I thought it might be interesting to see what a Pilates instructor and healthy lifestyle blogger carries with her day to day and you might be surprised by a few unusual items. Check out my video here! I’ve also picked my favourite four backpacks from ASOS which you can see below. I love the metallic one the best and think I might get that for Spring time…

My Favorite Dresses from Girl Meets Dress

Are you one of the those girls who buys an amazing dress for a special occasion claiming you’ll get loads of wear out of it, wear it once then let it sit glumly in your wardrobe dying for a night on the town? I came across the company Girl Meets Dress a few years back when hunting for a prom dress and think it’s an amazing idea perfect for any girl with an eye for a gorgeous designer gown!

Girl Meets Dress is an online designer rental shop allowing you to try on the most stunning dresses and wear for any occasion throughout the year. They are “making women look fabulous nationwide” www.girlmeetsdress.com.

From Forever Unique to Beulah, there range of brands is incredible and whether you want to dazzle on a birthday night out or at the annual Summer ball, they’ll have the dress for you. Definitely have a little browse and let me know you’re favorite dresses/designers are by leaving me a comment below. Check out my favorites in this little video I did for Girl Meets Dress. P.S you don’t even have to worry about the dry cleaning!

The New Winter Coat

I was holding off buying a warm coat before Christmas because I just didn’t think it was cold enough but gawd almighty it’s getting pretty chilly now so I thought right get your booty out to the shops and find a warm coat. I think January and February are the coldest months so a well lined and long lengthed coat is definitely necessary.

Mango Duck Feather Parka

Fashion Post- LBLD!

LBLD is the little black leather dress! My go to outfit is always black. You’ll know by my wardrobe as I own 3 black leather jackets and 5 pairs of skinny black jeans. I think you can’t go wrong with a LBD and leather is everywhere at the moment. With a LBLD you’ll feel safe, sophisticated but on trend as well. Here’s a few of my favorites on the high street at the moment.