Petite Lazy Girl’s Weight Loss Challenge

Petite Lazy Girl's #Weightloss Challenge

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I am a petite girl who stands just 5 feet as many of you would know. I used to be very skinny up till university and then I started gaining weight. I used to weigh 37 kg ( 81.57 pounds) and was underweight. When you are very skinny since childhood, your dream comes true when you start gaining weight. I started enjoying food more, thanks to my then boy friend and now husband(eating used to be a chore for me earlier). I remember my cousin and friends who saw me after a long time were so¬†thrilled to see some flesh on my body :P. Honestly, I used to wear 2 tights underneath my jeans to make my legs look fuller( not joking, I am serious), that how skinny I was and most people would think I am 13 when I was 21. Coming back to enjoying food I started enjoying food a bit too much that I couldn’t stop craving for more and more. Currently, I weigh 52.2 kg which is in the healthy weight range according to NHS, however my waist is 32.5 inches. Measuring myself was a shocker my waist used to 24 inches and I didn’t mind it going up to 26 but 32.5 for me is not acceptable especially because I am quite petite(short). I have started disliking the fact that my tummy is hanging out and my arms look huge in photos and the worst I don’t enjoy running or exercising at all. In short I have become a couch potato who loves doing nothing apart from browsing the internet for clothes, shoes and accessories. Also would I like to add that I keep moaning that I am not in shape ūüôĀ

It was time I started doing something about it. So I started joining dance classes as I used to enjoy dancing when I was in university however I quit after few sessions as it was too tiring for me, then I tried Zumba which I enjoyed initially and then left that after few sessions as well. Then in between tried yoga, hired personal trainer, tried the couch to 5k app from NHS but nothing kept me motivated to exercise. Just before my wedding I went on diet which helped me shed few pounds but after that I again started gaining weight. The worst part of being petite and not toned for me personally is I can’t wear dresses or skirts¬†as my tummy hangs out.

So this week I told myself it’s enough!!! ( pay attention to the exclamation marks, this tells me its a do or die situation:P) and I will create¬†a weight loss regime that suits me and I am not going to jump from one exercise workout to another.So when I sat down to create a weight loss program for me I started thinking what do I like doing currently. I know I love hiking outdoor especially in the countryside. Although I can’t go on a hike everyday so I thought if I ¬†could walk everyday for 30 mins and do ab exercises for 10 mins I will be able to stick to this program. So I started researching if you can lose weight by walking ( although I don’t need to lose weight, I just need to get rid of my tummy and improve my overall fitness). I found few resources which said you can improve your fitness by walking and shed few pounds if you brisk walk. So I decided I will go to the gym and do Hill¬†interval training on the Treadmill for 30 mins and do 10 mins of ab workout. This sounded like a plan. After researching about weight loss I know loosing weight depends 80% on nutrition and 20% on exercise so I am also going to control my food portions and try to cut out junk food as much as I can. I am not going to count calories but I will keep a check on the portion size.


I will follow this routine for 4 weeks and will report back each week with my progress on the blog, so look out for my posts each week. A quick snapshot of my weight loss plan is below

Week 1

30 mins hill interval training on the Treadmill. Level 2 at a speed of 2.9 mph

10 mins of ab workout. I am doing crunches. I found this website if you need instructions.

No chocolate, ice-cream, fizzy drinks and crisps.

Drink hot water with lemon in the morning

Weight Diary:

Weight:52.2 kg( healthy weight according to height)

Waist: 32.5 inch ( Measured around belly button)

Arms:10.5 inch

Thighs: 19 inch


If you enjoyed reading this post and want to join me in the weight loss challenge.Please tweet me or ask me questions via the comment section. Keep in touch with me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to check my progress. Send me your tips if you have any or motivate me. I love hearing from you.

Keep calm and carry on xx

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Snapped in Ilam Park: Petite Style Diary

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Happy Wednesday ladies! ¬†2 weeks ago I went to Peak District.¬†We went on a long drive, it was quite windy so I didn’t go hiking but we went to visit Ilam Park . It’s a beautiful country park with stately building, well manicured Italian garden, picturesque view. I would recommend going there if you live in England. It was a sudden plan so I paired my favourite Topshop jeans with sleeveless blouse and blazer. The look is effortless and comfortable. I have also posted some beautiful photos of Ilam Park for you guys to enjoy.

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Top: Primark, Jeans: Topshop Petite, Blazer: Camden Stables Market, Watch: Ebay, Sunglasses: M&S

Stay Elegantly Fashionable xx

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How To Make DIY Jewellery Organizer: Earring Edit

DIY Jewellery Organizer

DIY Jewellery Organizer

Do you love shopping bracelet, earrings and other jewellery but don’t know how to store them? Do you feel you keep them organised beginning of the week and then they end up in a big mess. I went through the same problem until I figured out a way to create a DIY jewellery organizer especially for my earrings. It’s very simple and cost-effective way to organise your earrings. I am not a big fan of busting my wallet and love to recycle and reuse stuff where I can. If you love DIY like me check out this board for amazing inspirations. I have pinned some beautiful easy to make DIY projects from Pinterest. I am in the process of using old jars and bottles as a vase or tea light candle holder. I will update you ladies on my progress.

How to make DIY Jewellery Organizer?

Here’s what you need:

1.  Thermocol Sheet ( I used the one which came with my kettle box package )

2. Printed Paper of your choice or gift wrapping paper.

3. Sticky tape/glue stick & scissors


1. Measure and cut the Thermocol accordingly.

2. Wrap the Thermocol piece with printed paper

4. Put sticky tape or glue to secure the paper ends.

5. Finished! Its ready to pin in your earrings.

Do you make DIY stuff ? Do share it with me. I love to hear about new DIY stuff.

Hope you liked the post. Stay Elegantly Fashionable xx

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What I Wore TO London Fashion Weekend: Petite Edit

Hello Ladies,

Happy Friday! London Fashion was back in February and all the buzz around it has faded away now. I was browsing my media library and I wanted to share with you lot, what I wore to London Fashion Weekend.

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Coat: Benetton Paris

Scarf: H&M Paris

Bag:  Benetton Paris

Shoes: Thanks to Petite Shoe Boutique.

It was really cold here so I decided to wear my petite coat( I wore a petite dress from Topshop [under the coat]) and petite shoes.  I love thecoat, I bought this from Benetton Paris while I was there for my birthday two years back. It fits me perfectly and falls just above my knee, what a blessing. I am sure you petite ladies would know what I am talking about. For us petites, a coat that falls just above the knee is a rare reality. I love this coat, most of my coats are from Paris. Paris is great place to shop for elegant clothes, you can also find petite clothing if you are searching well. My shoes are from Petite Shoes Boutique, do check them out if you have petite feet.

I went to London Fashion Weekend with my bloggy friends Jodie and Vicki, it was great to catch up with them. We attended the trend catwalk show and a session about blogging by remotely fashion blog. The talk was really inspiring for us bloggers. We also went to the marketplace designer outlets to check out their collection. It was a great day and I really enjoyed it.

Hope you liked my coat.

Stay Elegantly Fashionable xx

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Introducing Solillas Footwear Brand

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Hello Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the lovely sunshine. We have been blessed this week with great sunshine, fingers crossed it remains this way. Talking of sunshine I would like to introduce you to a footwear brand from The Balearics called Solillas. I was invited by Lucy Dartford PR to attend press launch of Solillas at Boxpark Mall in East London, last week.

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At the event, Solillas showcased their new SS14 collection designed for women, men and kids. Their range is colourful and fun which draws inspiration from the bohemian Balearic lifestyle. Their new Balearic sandal collection is also stocked at¬†Office stores ( UK footwear brand). Every pair of Solillas sandal is handmade in the small Menorcan town of Ferreries with highest quality materials supporting traditional craftsmanship skills and the local economy. The leather for Solillas is sourced from Spain and Italy, making sure only the finest quality ingredients are used. ¬†Solillas have also teamed up with great Balearic designers, artists and illustrators to produce their much awaited women’s clothing range. The event also marked the launch of their women’s clothing range along with live hand painting of a special edition of Solillas sandals by Emma Charlton who is a body painter based in Ibiza. I absolutely loved the sandals exclusively hand painted by Emma and they are among my favourite sandals.

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To be honest I am not huge fan of sandals but the sandals from Solillas have a good shape, apt for people who don’t want to show their toe nails too much like me. The sandals for women are priced between ¬£44 to ¬£52. You can have a look at their website for the full range. If you like to try out stuff before buying and do not prefer online shopping , then there is good news for you. l¬†is resident at Boxpark Mall for few months now, so you can now try out the sandals before your purchase. You can check out Boxpark Mall website for opening times and more information.

The starting size of Solillas sandal for women is 36 ( UK 3). I would suggest all you ladies to go and check out Solillas range, you will not be disappointed.

Did you know about Solillas? Do like sandals? Do share your thoughts with me.

Stay elegantly fashionable xx

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How to clean makeup sponge?


How to clean make up sponges

Hello ladies!

How was your weekend? I got a chance to go to Peak District this weekend and enjoyed great outdoors on a sunny day. How did you spend your weekend?

I am in the process of writing a series of posts called #beautytips. Each week I will share beauty tips with you. Look out for the #beautytips posts and feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Today I am going to show you how to clean makeup sponge? I have very oily and acne prone skin and I need to clean my sponge each time I use makeup. I used to apply mineral makeup however I don’t like the powdery finish. So I have started using liquid makeup since January and I love how I can achieve a flawless finish using sponge. I will soon do a review about the makeup sponge I use soon, ¬†be sure to look out for the post.

Here’s what you would need to clean your makeup sponge:

1. Any washing-up Liquid ( I use Fairy)

2. Olive Oil


1. Take 1 tablespoon of olive oil on your pal.

2.  Pour 1 tablespoon of washing-up liquid on to the oil on your palm.

3. Mix oil and liquid and swish the sponge around the liquid. Use your fingers to get the makeup out.

4. Under running tap water clean the sponge.

5. Pump out excess liquid.

6. I often cover the sponge with a clean towel and squeeze it to dry out the water.

7. Air dry on a clean towel.

Tip: Be sure to clean your sponge a day prior to your use. If you use make-up everyday like me, then clean the sponge the night before.

Hope this was helpful.Please do let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day ladies.

Stay Elegantly Fashionable xx

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Outfit Of The Week: Blue & Yellow

Outfit of the week


Dress: Dunnes Store £38

Shoes: Next  £30.00

¬†Earrings:What’s About Town? ¬£14.95

Clutch: Next  £24

Hello Everyone! The Racing season is around the corner, I have curated an elegantly fashionable look perfect for races or lunch with your girlies. Hope you guys liked it.Do you go to the races?  if yes which ones do you go to? Do let me know.

Stay Elegantly Fashionable


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Natural Beauty Product Review|U Little Beauty Vitamin C Serum

Natural Beauty ProducrU Little Beauty Vitamin C Serum: £13.50

Hell Everyone! How are you doing? Today I am going to be review the Vitamin C Serum from the Australian brand U Little Beauty. If you read my last post about the brand’s cleanser you would know I was quite happy with the cleanser.Just to let you know I did receive this product for trial and have not purchased it.

U Little Beauty is Australia’s number one natural beauty brand. I have been using the Vitamin C Serum for a month now and have been very pleased. Since I have very oil skin this is perfect for me to apply after cleansing my face with their foaming cleanser. However I do apply a sunscreen after that to protect my skin from harmful rays. The serum is filled with the goodness of the Kakadu Plum which is the richest source of vitamin C in the world, Aloe Vera, Licorice and Chamomile. This intoxicating mix helps to hydrate the skin while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines on your skin. For me, the wonder ingredient is Licorice which has been proven for its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing effect. Licorice has also been known for its ability to brighten or lighten the skin while preventing further hyper-pigmentation. So if you have acne prone skin and hyper-pigmentation like me, you should try using products with Licorice. Also the serum contains Calendula which promotes skin healing.

My verdict: 3.5 out of 5. The cost of the serum is normally ¬£15.95. But I just noticed there is a discount on the Mahi Naturals website and it’s selling for ¬£10 at the moment. The suggested use of ¬†this product is twice daily once in the morning and once in the evening after your cleansing ritual.I suggest you ladies to give this a try if you are looking vitamin c serum.

Are you using any other vitamin c serum? Do share it with me. I love to hear from you all.


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Out and About: Spaghetti Top & Blazer

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Petite Fashion BloggersBlazer:

  Spaghetti top: Primark

Shoes: Barratts

How are you ladies? Hope you are doing well. Last week we managed to get some sunshine here in the UK so we (me and my husband) headed towards the country side. I love going on a drive to the country side and enjoying¬†greenery. I am quite lucky living in UK we have beautiful countryside to enjoy. Last weekend we headed to White Horse Hill in Uffington,Oxfordshire. White Horse Hill is home to mysterious chalk hill figure from the bronze age and is internationally renowned scenic site. The area is of outstanding beauty and White Horse can be seen spreading miles across the lush green valley. It’s an ideal location for hike, if you are a beginner and want to go hiking do visit this place. I love hiking however I didn’t venture out hiking that day as it was quite windy. Be prepared to take your camera as you will get the opportunity take photos of scenic landscape. ¬†The hills are ideal for kite flying. So if you wanted to fly and kite with young children and were searching for a place do check out this place.

I learnt about the White Horse Hills on the National Trust website while I was browsing the internet sitting on the passenger seat. We were out on the road and I was trying to find a place to go. I am impulsive and just love going on road trips. Many a times I have decided where to go while we are already in the car. I love being spontaneous. Are you spontaneous? Do just head out without planning ahead of time.

For the drive I chose to wear a black¬†Spaghetti top pairing it with a nude blazer. I love comfortable clothes that’s why I always stick to my good old pair of jeans. I experiment with tops, blazers and blouses. One tip from me would be to have a few pair of¬†¬†spaghetti tops. You can pair different tops with the same blazer giving your outfit a new look without having to bust your wallet.¬†Spaghetti tops can be found for a fiver(¬£5) at Primark or you can also check out supermarket clothing sections. Hope you ladies, found my tip helpful.

Do you have a tip that you want to share. Please share it with us on the comments section.

Until next time stay elegantly fashionable xx

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