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  1. Blog Giveaway – Win a beautiful paisley print circle towel by Femme Luxe

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    Unique ways to use a boho circle towel and a giveaway

    I was very kindly sent these beautiful paisley print and boho style beach ‘towels’ to try from online fashion retailer Femme Luxe.  The prints are absolutely stunning and they are the perfect accessory to take to the pool, beach and in fact a lot of other places as I will share with you below!  Read on to discover some unique ways to use a paisley print circle towel from Femme Luxe and I have a giveaway.

    The first thing to note is that these are not made from towelling.  Though they are called ‘towel’ they are actually a thin, lightweight silky material.  This makes them the perfect beach accessory and they fold up ever so small to be able to carry around easily, but they will not replace your actual beach towel for being able to dry you!  Because they are not actually towel material means they have lots more uses than just sitting on. And, of course, they’re also perfect for beautiful summer Instagram photos!

    Blog Giveaway – Win a beautiful paisley print circle towel by Femme Luxe

    Blue Paisley Print Circle Beach Towel - Lindsey

    Here are some of the many ways you can use one of these beautiful circle towels:

    On the beach

    These will be great for stopping you getting covered in sand; something beautiful to sit on at the beach if, like me, you hate getting sandy bits, especially if you won’t be hopping in the sea that day.

    For a picnic

    The prettiest picnic around!  Perfect for sitting on, but also a beautiful way to display and lay out the picnic food.

    At a festival

    I’ll be off to a festival this weekend and I’ll be carrying both in my bag!  Perfect for when we want to take a break and sit down, but don’t want to sit on the grass.  These will be so great for any situation where we need to sit on a floor or grass but want something a little protective to sit on.

    To pretty up your bed

    These make an excellent addition to a bedspread, as a sort of throw over the top, which will add more interesting textile and pattern to your bedroom.

    As table decoration

    Yep, forget dull or uninspiring table cloths and use this as a beautiful centrepiece for your dining table.

    I bet there are so many more ways I haven’t even thought of, but these pretty towels will be a staple piece in my handbag throughout the summer for sitting on at parks and festivals.

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    Purple Paisley Print Circle Beach Towel - Lindsey

    Giveaway – win a purple paisley print for yourself!

    I also have two to giveaway!  Today I’ll be giving away the beautiful purple colour and pop back to my giveaway section next week for a chance to win the blue version too! 

    Don’t bin it!

    I really hope you’ll love your new towel for years to come, but if you ever get bored of it, please don’t throw it away.  Landfills are too full of things that can be reused, reworn and recycled.  For inspiration on what to do with your worn out or unwanted clothes and textiles, please read my blog post: 13 ways to get rid of unwanted clothes (without binning them)

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  2. How thigh saver shorts can save you in the summer

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    The weather of the past few days has been more comparable to the British summers we know, but it’s still thankfully been very warm.  Before the past few days we were perhaps having the longest heatwave I can remember since being a child; temperatures in the top twenties and even thirties for weeks on end.  Bliss!  I live for the summer and long to wear lightweight clothing with fewer layers; however as a female that doesn’t come without its difficulties.  Today I’m going to share with you a female fashion item that is great for the summer and for so many reasons.  This confidence boosting summer fashion item is the thigh saver shorts which you can find at online intimates store Knix.  These lightweight innovative shorts are a staple piece for any female’s wardrobe.

    Here are 5 reasons thigh saver shorts can save you in the summer:

    How thigh saver shorts can save you in the summer

    Photo by Allef Vinicius 

    Stay dry

    Ever got up off a plastic chair on a hot summer’s day and left a sweat patch?  I have.  I’ll tell you the last time I did it too – at the hairdressers.  A warm environment anyway and it was during a heatwave so I was quite literally dripping  Embarrasing.  These thigh saver shorts are great for absorbing sweat and preventing such sweaty situations.

    No VPL

    Visible panty lines, also known as VPLs, can be banished with thigh saver shorts without having to resort to uncomfortable G-string style pants.  OK you may be a fan of the thong, but not me.  It’s uncomfortable and too revealing for me so it doesn’t make me feel confident or protected.  Previously it was the only option to stop knicker lines through tight clothing, but thigh savers are like a second skin that start high and finish on the leg, preventing any visible panty lines.

    Prevent chaffing

    No more painful chaffing or rashes when your thighs rub together as a thigh slip will provide a protective barrier.  There are powders and creams and all sorts of magical potions that promise to prevent ‘chub rub’, but thigh savers are reusable and provide so many other benefits making them a cost effective choice.

    No getting stuck to chairs

    Never mind sweating on chairs, but what about getting stuck to them?  Bare thighs and faux leather sofas or plastic patio chairs can be a nightmare combination in hot weather, but not when you’re wearing your thigh slips.

    No flashing

    Ooze confidence on hot sunny days when wearing short skirts or dresses without fear a gust of wind will flash your private parts to passers-by!  Thigh shorts will provide an extra layer of security between your most intimate parts and your clothes ensuring nothing is ever revealed.  Protect your modesty with ease.

    Whilst we all look forward to summer, it can also be a season us females dread with embarrassing body situations.  Luckily there are some great fashion products available to boost our body confidence whilst allowing us to still be comfortable whilst wearing them.  If you’re comfortable, then you’ll be confident and happy.

     

    If you want to check out my style and ‘mum fashion’ then click to follow me on Instagram where I share regular outfit posts. 

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    How to get the perfect summer look

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    Find your perfect slimming swimsuit at Fashion World with Magisculpt

    13 ways to get rid of unwanted clothes (without binning them)

    How to shop more ethically and sustainably for clothing

     How thigh saver shorts can save you in the summer

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  3. How to shop more ethically and sustainably for clothing

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    In a previous blog post I looked at 13 ways to get rid of unwanted clothing without sending them to landfill.  I was shocked after reading 300,000 tonnes of clothing went to landfill in 2016 when they all cold have been repurposed, reused or recycled.  So now you know what to do when your clothes are worn out or unwanted, but perhaps you are wondering how to shop more sustainably or ethically for your clothes in the first place.  This is something that is quite new to me too and naturally feels like the next chapter for me to explore in my healthy living and living more sustainably journey.  Over the past few years I have changed all beauty and household products to natural where possible, changed all the food that we can to organic, become more conscious about plastic use and the amount of landfill waste in our home and made several other changes which you can read in my blog post 15 eco-friendly things I do on a regular basis.

    In this blog post I am going to explore some of the ways you can shop more consciously for your clothing:

    Fair Wear Foundation

    The fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit organisation that seeks to improve working conditions in 11 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa.  They keep track of the changes the companies implement to ensure workplace conditions are improved.  They help to ensure there is no child labour, a fair wage is paid, conditions are safe and work hours are reasonable as well as setting many other fair working standards.  They currently have 80 companies signed up which represent over 120 brands including, for example, engelbert strauss who are a German workwear company who also sell amazing all weather protective kids footwear, perfect for outdoor loving families.  Simply go to the FWF website and search the brands that are signed up.  You can check out their reports and be sure that these brands are working with the FWF to improve labour conditions where the clothes are produced.

    How to shop more ethically and sustainably for clothing

    Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 

    Organic cotton

    Chemical pesticides and fertilisers are so destructive to the planet, wildlife, our water supply and our own health.  We are a living experiment for the routine use of these chemicals and I’m sure all their devastating health consequences are not yet fully known.  We know we are suffering from soil erosion which is having an impact on food production and its mineral content is reducing.  The best way to make a stand against chemical farming is to choose organic instead.  Yes you can choose to eat organic food, but you can also choose to buy organic clothing which is made from organic cotton.  This is much kinder to the environment and in my experience the clothes are of a higher standard, softer and last longer.

    Sustainable brands

    Buying sustainably doesn’t always mean giving up the brands you love.  Even popular High Street brands such as ASOS, H&M and Urban Outfitters have green, conscious and upcycled ranges.  You can still shop in some of the stores you love whilst making a more planet friendly choice.  Before shopping with a brand have a look in the footer of their website to see if they have any information on their sustainability efforts.  Just dig a little deeper before choosing a brand to make sure they are taking responsibility for their clothing production and to ensure their vision aligns with yours.

    Buy second hand

    So many people give away perfectly wearable items to charity stores or even sell them on eBay.  Perhaps the fit was not right for them, they’ve not worn as much as intended or they have worn the item but no longer require it.  Either way, there are plenty of second hand clothing items for you to snap up!  Buying second hand is cheaper than buying a brand new item, plus it prevents the planet damaging production of a new item for you.  If you buy from charity shops you are also supporting a worthwhile cause.  It’s also exciting to rummage through rails in thrift stores as you’ll never know what you’ll find.

    Opt for a capsule wardrobe

    Far too many of us have far too many clothes in the first place.  There’s no need for this over consumption and throwaway fashion culture that we have been used to.  I’ve been working on reducing my capsule wardrobe to around 50 pieces of clothing only.  Count your clothes and you may be surprised at how many you own in total.  By starting a capsule wardrobe you will automatically become more conscious when clothes shopping as you’ll need to ensure the piece can mix’n’match with several of your other clothing items, as well as ensuring it’s a staple piece that you’ll wear time and time again.  I saw an article once say to follow the rule of 30 – if you won’t wear it at least 30 times then don’t buy it.  I’d like to disagree.  I think 30 is still too little and you should go for a rule of 100 at least!  I have several items of clothing I have had for several years and work them on a weekly basis, if not a few times per week.  This is what we should all be striving for to drastically reduce the unnecessary clothing production, pollution and waste.  We need to get it out of our heads that we can’t be seen in the same outfit more than once and this is something the celebrity world needs to adopt and encourage.

    Hopefully we can all start to make a change in the way clothing is produced and instead choose recycled, organic and repurposed clothing as our first choice.

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     How to shop more ethically and sustainably for clothing