Saturday, 26 September 2015

5 ways to help you become a morning person

The idea of being a morning person has always intrigued me, yet, for some reason (aka laziness) I have never quite been able to make the commitment of becoming an early riser. 

As I think I've said many times before I love sleep, but I hate the fact that it means you end up wasting half the day away when you have a lay in - especially my kind of lay in which normally ends at around 12am (although I have been know to sleep into about 2pm before, please tell me I'm not the only one!?) So if anyone else suffers from the horrible 'I can't get out of bed in the morning' problem, we can go on this trip of recovery together - this is how to become a morning person..

1. Let's all be serious, if your currently waking up at 9am and above your not going to be able to function suddenly waking up at 6:30am - honestly it would be like one of those out of body moments... (Not a pretty sight either) so the best thing to do is slowly start setting your alarm clock 15 minutes earlier everyday. This will help you to slowly but surely get used to early morning but at a steady pace. 

2. This next tip is SO important - honestly it might be the only thing keeping me from pressing the snooze button and relapsing back to my lay-in ways. Put your alarm clock/phone further than arms reach when your laying in bed as it means you have to get out of bed in order to turn it off which therefore means you will be less inclined to press snooze and snuggle back into bed. 

3. STRETCH. Jump around a little, just wake your body up a bit; again it will prevent you from falling asleep quite so easily. 

4. Let's back track a little... Go to sleep earlier !! If you are staying up till 2 or 3 the morning of course your going to need a lay-in as your body needs at least 7 hours of sleep per night. So the earlier you go to sleep the easier it will for you to wake up in the morning. It's simple, really. 

5. Find a reason to wake up early. For me, scheduling out my day makes me feel 10X more productive. Something about having a routine always tends to get me up and running. Try and encourage yourself to get out of bed, as silly as that sounds. 

This is just some ways that I have found have helped me to slowly depart from my lay-in days, and hopefully they will be able to help you too. But hey, remember, a cheeky lay-in every now and then never hurt nobody. 

Maija Lily Xx 

LFW SS16 Roundup

It's been a bittersweet week you could say. Don't get me wrong, my excitement over all the new SS16 collections has been at a whole new level, but what really sucks is that this week has been London Fashion Week, meaning the shows have been happening here in London, meaning I'm in a reachable distance to them all. It's like knowing there's a slice of chocolate cake in the fridge but being on an intense diet... Good comparison? Maybe not, haha. 

So other the the fact that this entire week has been filled with me contemplating breaking into a fashion show, I did manage to find a way to 'sort of' be there by following lots and lots of bloggers on Instagram as well as on snapchat - almost like a like feed!

(get ready for yet another picture heavy post)

Julien MacDonald 

The first show that I immediately fell in love with was the Julien MacDonald SS16 collection. The show represented all things glitz and glam as well as with some pastel tones.

David Koma

The David Koma show had a mix of simple nudes and some detailing like small embellishments, zips and belts. Love.


The Topshop show is always an interesting one to see (online through photos that is, haha) I find that there is always a very bold and 'out there' vibe. In this SS16 collection I've noticed a lot of strong colours and prints. 

Temperley London

From the photos I can see that the Temperley London show had a lot of 'flowy' pieces which I can already imagine being worn on a summer getaway. The pieces were also very patterned and detailed. 

Markus Lupfer

I love both the way the Markus Lupfer SS16 collection was showcased and the pieces. I especially love the dark more gothic pieces that have floral details making them just that bit more girly and spring ready.

Peter Pilotto

Frills. Frills. And more frills. The Peter Pilotto show was very vibrant and different and definitely caught my attention. 


I always get so excited to see the Burberry show - not only for the amazing fashion yet also for the always amazing set up - this show didn't disappoint. I noticed a lot of lace and both pastel colours and some dark tones as well. 

(okay this was from the mens collection but I'm kind of obsessed with it anyway !!)


The Erdem pieces were again very 'flowy' and patterned, perfect for spring.

What was your favourite show from London Fashion Week? Next up is Milan Fashion Week. 

Maija Lily Xx 

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