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Anna’s Edit – The Self Love Gift Guide

At the very heart of my business is the belief that style is a form of self care. That paying attention to what we way dress, ensuring it flatters us and makes us look and FEEL great, is so important. 

Showing ourselves love, talking to ourselves kindly and allowing ourselves time and headspace to put together outfits that make us smile is, to me, just as important eating a balanced diet, getting out in the fresh and indulging in an at-home spa night every now and again.

I came across a lovely idea on Instagram just before Christmas where somebody I follow posted about the fact that each year she puts a little money aside to buy herself a Christmas gift. I thought this was a lovely concept – we are happy to buy our loved ones beautiful gifts to show them how we feel about them, so why not do the same for ourselves every now and again?

With this in mind I have put together a ‘to me, from me’ gift guide to encourage you to do the same – there’s something to suit every budget and I hope it inspires you to indulge yourself a little tomorrow, because I am sure you deserve it!

Until next time,

Anna xo

To Me, From Me

I love fashion and lifestyle vlogs and particularly love Lydia Millen’s stunning countryside home and feel-good vlogs. Like me, she loves listening to books on Audible & recently mentioned how much she was enjoying Roxie Nafousi‘s book ‘Manifest’.

Needless to say, I immediately downloaded it and listened to it within a few days. I’ve now bought a physical copy of the book to make notes in and gifted one to a friend.

Roxie talks a lot about self love and self worth and for the first time I have a clear understanding of what the word ‘manifest’ actually means. It’s a great self-care read that I’ve been recommending to anyone who will listen!

Link to shop the book here.

Watch Lydia’s vlog here.

Spa Restore

My days of partying into the small hours are long gone (I tried it the other weekend and it took my almost a full week to recover!)

My idea of the perfect night is now a good book, a face mask and a gorgeous bubble bath.

The Spa Restore Collection from The White Company smells like actual heaven, I have diffusers all over our house and love nothing more than sinking into a bubble bath with a good book – it feels so indulgent and relaxing, the perfect act of self-love.

Image credit – The White Company

Link to Spa Restore Collection here.

Accessories – So Much More Than A Bit Of Bling

My clients and followers will know by now that I love accessories and wear them every day – if I don’t jingle when I walk then I’m not wearing enough.

It’s not just that jewellery finishes off my outfit though, it’s the stories behind each piece – whether it’s a gift from a loved one, a momento from a special trip, or a gift to myself.

Gold, intricate and stacked is generally my go-to and Monica Vinader is one of my favourite brands; wear your chosen piece every day to remind you of just how bloody fabulous you.

Shop the Monica Vindar range here (affiliate link) and use code INSIDERLOVE-7430 for 20% off your purchase.

I Love Choo

You know why I love shoes? They always fit. No matter what kind of day your shoes will always be there, ready to be worn, ready to make you smile.

Now of course you don’t have to go for Jimmy Choos but I just had to share these beauties anyway.

I mean, just how pretty?!

Shop the Choos here.