Category: Fitness

Ted Baker launches activewear collection

ted bakerTed Baker has announced it is getting all sporty by introducing an activewear collection.

The ten-piece collection, which is available now, is based around maroon/rose tones and floral patterns. It is made from special sports fabrications, so it is actually useful on a run, or down the gym!

Featured in the collection, is leggings, sports vests and sports bras that will all help you look fabulous whilst working up a sweat.

Check out the collection on the Ted Baker website here.


Fashion post: So I’m currently sports obsessed

my nikesSo the title speaks for itself really, I am currently obsessed with buying and wearing sportswear.

It all started when I got a new pair of Nike trainers for the gym. At the same time, I also bought a sports luxe blazer that I happened to stumble on in Primark too. Those two combined started this dangerous new fixation with all these sports.

For the first time ever, instead of Topshop and Asos, I was scanning the online stores of Nike and Adidas religiously and I still am a few weeks on!

Today I bought some Nike Air Force 1’s from Schuh (see right) as well as some hi tops off Ebay, however it hasn’t stopped my craving. As soon as I got home I went on the Adidas website, adding about five pairs of shoes to my ‘shopping cart’ as well as some cute jackets. I just can’t stop myself!

Luckily, I didn’t actually purchase these latter items that I put in my bag, otherwise I really would be broke. Instead I decided to write this blogpost to share my new found sporty favourites with you and lust in them online, rather than raid my purse again.

At least buying sports items are practical I guess, especially as this time of year as trainers are always good for festivals and outdoor stuff, as are jackets when it gets cold in the evening.

Anyway, check out my favourite must-have sports items below and know that if you buy any I will be immensely jealous!

Much love,

Sam x

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(L-R) Adidas Supergirl Hip-Hop Track Jacket – £60, Nike Dunk Sky Hi Print – £71.89, Adidas Chiffon Flower Jacket – £37.

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(L-R) Nike Blazer Mid iD – £90, Colorado Windbreaker – £23, Adidas ZX 700 Shoes – £65


Spring walk along Portsdown Hill

p hill 5Now that the temperature is finally warming up, it’s actually possible to take evening walks without freezing to death!

This is great news for me because it means I can spend less time in the gym and more time exercising outside. You see, you may not think that walking is a great exercise, but I have to tell you that after I had walked up, along and down this hill the other day I was more achy than I had been in ages!

Living in Farlington, just outside Portsmouth, I am lucky in that I am close to the town but also have the countryside near to be as well. To make the most of this, I decided to walk up Portsdown Hill nearby the other day.

Now if you live in Hampshire, you may know this hill as the home of ‘Mick’s Burger Van’ –  a food van which is famous for its huge, but yummy burgers. Luckily, I’d already had a Nandos this evening so I didn’t indulge and could concentrate on the exercise!

I started at the right-hand base of the hill, with an opening just at the Tesco Express in Farlington. I like entering here as halfway up the hill there are ponies in the fields and I always give them a little wave on my way up. I then walked all away along the top and then back down to Cosham before I headed home.

Overall, my walk took me about 1 hour & 15 minutes, which definitely stretched my legs out and made me sleep well that night!

If you have any fields or countryside near you, I would definitely recommend you make the most of it while its warm as it’s such relaxing and more strenuous that you would think. If you live in Hampshire definitely try doing this walk or head up the hill at night where the views are amazing – overlooking the whole of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

I’ve included some pictures of my walk below…

Sam x

Topshop teaming up with Adidas on new sports collection!

addidasFed up of wearing those unattractive tracksuit bottoms to the gym?

Well then you’re in luck Topshop has announced it is collaborating with Adidas on a brand sports collection!

According to, the 20-piece will contain the likes of tailored tracksuit bottoms, complete with the iconic Adidas triple stripe, as well as logo hoodies, scoop neck vests and floral shorts. Sounds amazing, right?!

According to,  Topshop’s creative director, Kate Phelan said the line is supposed to reflect femininity and fashion, as well as being suitable for fitness performance.

As well as clothes, there will also be shoe line too, so you’ll even be able to get yourself decked out with some cute new kicks.

I’ve got to say, I am actually really excited about this news, as I love both brands so much. I’ve recently just started going to the gym a lot more too & have been struggling to find some cute gymwear, so it literally feels like my fashion prayers have been answered!

The collection will be in stores from March 20.

I literally can’t wait!

Sam x