Fitness & Health, Life

So Your In Your Twenties. What Now?

Hola amigo.

So you’ve entered the dreaded ‘twenties’. People tell you these are the best years of your life, yet you are still waiting for one good thing to happen.

You are fresh out of college, have a job (that you probably hate), and still have no clue how to work the washing machine.

If this sounds like you, you are not alone my love. I am still in the early twenties phase, which means I am no expert on getting my life together, but I do have some advice to give those who are in need of some guidance. So if you are just after entering a ‘mini life crisis’ then sit down and read on sister!

#1 Just breath.

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The good thing about being in your twenties is that for the majority of us, we don’t have very much responsibility. We don’t have any children to mind, no mortgage to pay off and our health is at its peak.

So take the time to relax and unwind. You do not need to have your life in order right now so don’t sweat it. You are young, enjoy it!

#2 Get in shape – while you still can.

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Ok your body will never be as adaptive to change as it is right now. You are in your babe body element. Your body is just fueling with energy and your metabolism is just waiting to burn fat. Although you may not think it, your body is a machine just waiting to be fine tuned while you are in your twenties.

So get in shape while you still can. Work your ass off because believe me you will regret it when your body is slowing down and not as limber as you would like it be.

#3 Learn to be alone.

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Learn to trust yourself and you will be a very happy woman for the rest of your life. You do not need to rely on others anymore. You don’t need to go to the bathroom in groups of 5, do it alone. Who cares? Don’t spend your time worrying that you might look like a loner, nobody cares and it’s a waste of your valuable brain energy (and god knows we don’t need to waste any more of that).

So go to the beach alone, bring a book or your ipod and chill out. Grab a coffee alone, go to dinner, go to the movies. Being independent and confident is a good thing. So learn how to do it before it’s too late!

#4 Learn how to mind yourself.

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Finally learn how to use the washing machine, learn how to make a (healthy) meal, learn how to change a tyre. These are the things that are going to keep you sane during your twenties. Nobody likes calling for help every 2 seconds, so learn how to take care of things for yourself and you will be much happier.

#5 Get rid of negative people.

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Your twenties will be jam packed with new experiences and moments that you won’t want to forget, do not have them compromised by negative people in your life. Cut them off one by one and keep a small circle of close trustworthy friends. It is much better to have a handful of amazing friends than a lot of negative, untrustworthy ones.

Keep your distance from anyone that looks like trouble, you do not need that in your life and it will make it so much easier!

#6 Travel far.

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We have entered an era where travel is at our finger tips. You can make it half way across the world in less than 24 hours so why not make the most of it? What else will you be spending your money on? Save up every last penny and make your way across the globe one place at a time.

Create memories and experiences that will last a lifetime!

So to top it all off, I know that entering your twenties can be more damaging to you than good. I know what it feels like to be still living at home and hating yourself for not having your life together. Just remember that this is the time where you really become the person who you are meant to be. Enjoy it and relax. Everything always works out in the end, and if you work hard enough, the rewards are priceless.

Thanks for reading! x

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@franklynnblog

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Life, Travel

Flying Tips For The Travelling Lady!

Hey you.

Do you fear travelling like the plague? I as hell sure do.

Ugh, all that waiting around, security, smelly people, crying babies.

I cannot deal with it.

But in my last few years of extreme travelling, (Im talking 12 hour flights here, and 8 hour layovers) I have figured a few of my own tips and tricks for making my life easier when up in the air, and down on the ground too!

Number 1.

BE ORGANISED!

I honestly cannot stress this enough. Organisation is the key to a successful and smooth flight. I have a few tips on keeping organised that I use all the time!

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  • If you have a journal, write a list of must-haves in the back of it about 2 weeks before you go. Every now and then if you remember something, top it up to your list and a few days before you leave, make sure you have every single thing on that list.

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  • Keep all travelling documents and ID in a small bag and put that in an easy to reach part of your handbag, AND KEEP IT THERE! I cannot even count the amount of times I have wasted time stressing over looking for my passport and tickets up at the desk because when I was at security I just threw them back into my bag to rush off. DO NOT rush off, take the extra 5 seconds and put them back in the place they belong!

This one is important so listen carefully. 

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  • ALWAYS put the exact same name that is on your passport, onto your ticket when buying. I never knew this was an issue until I was about to put my shorter name on my ticket a few weeks back, only my mother spotted me doing it! I was very lucky to say the least! Security will not accept a passport and ticket with different names, no matter how small. John Paul Murphy is not the same as John Murphy in security’s eyes, and they won’t be long letting you know!

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  • Make sure you have no liquids over 100ml in your carry-on. That one’s easy.

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  • Always keep spare panties, comfortable sweats and socks in your carry-on. You never know if your flight will be delayed, and you don’t want to be forking out in duty free, or even worse, smelly!

Number 2.

KEEP YOUR WITS ABOUT YOU!

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Travelling for a long time can really play on your mind and you can begin to go a bit loopy. I was in Heathrow, London last year waiting 5 hours for my flight and I kept having to check the notice board to check what time my gate was opening, every 30 minutes because I was forgetting!

So don’t be me, the fool looking getting up to check the notice board every half hour, just write it down.

I honestly don’t know why I didn’t think of that at the time. *Face palm*

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If you have a layover, the minute you get into the terminal, find your gate or the general area of it. Believe me, you do not want to waste time in duty-free and when you realise you have 20 minutes to get to the gate, that you have to take a freaking bus to get there! You do not want to be that girl running for dear life through the terminal, shouldering innocent people and busting your bags off poor children.

Been there, done that. Again, *face palm*

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If you want to buy in duty-free, (who doesn’t?) just keep in mind the amount you are buying. Some airlines will be nice and let you on with 5 duty-free bags, some are mean. So be careful and stuff as much as you can into your carry-on, otherwise they will throw it in the under carriage with the luggage, and we all know that Chanel perfume you bought will get smashed. 😦

Number 3.

ON THE FLIGHT

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Planes are ALWAYS chilly. If you are feeling a little warm and sweaty on flight, it is probably because you are a little travel-sick. But for the most part, you will be a little on the chillier side, and if you are on a flight less than 3 hours long, there probably won’t be blankets provided, and even at that, the blankets only get washed when they look dirty.

Yeah, gross right?

So always throw an extra layer into your bag, or else wear it on. It is better to have a comfortable flight than to be shivering and uncomfortable.

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If you don’t mind heights, always get a window seat. The views are distracting and you can easily burn an hour just gazing out the window. It may be a pain if you need to get out to the toilet, but it’s better than staring at the seat in front of you for the whole flight!

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I always bring deodorant, a perfume sample, face wipes and moisturiser to freshen up before I land, no matter how long the flight is. There is something about flying that just makes you feel so yucky. Time yourself and get up about 45 minutes before you are scheduled to land. (They don’t let you up in the last 30 minutes) Spray some deodorant and perfume or brush your teeth and get back to your seat and cleanse your face  or apply make-up there.

Trust me, you will feel a million dollars when freshened up.

Quick tip: If you are on a long flight ( 6+ hours) bring an energy booster tablet, like the ones that fizzle and dissolve in water and drink it before you land. You will need the energy for custom lines and baggage claim!

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So those are all of my tips for now! Don’t worry, I have plenty more tips for packing, but that will come in a different post. 😉

I hope you got some help from this post, and if you are travelling anywhere this summer, I hope you have a fabulous trip!

Thanks for reading and join me on twitter, facebook and instagram!

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Fashion

Update Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe!

Greetings.

Is your wardrobe a little tired?

Has it seen little colour and life?

Have YOU seen little colour and life?

If you answered yes to any of these, you need to work on updating your wardrobe.

If you answered no to all of them, you need an excuse to go shopping, so read on sister.

One place I like to start when updating my wardrobe is my bag collection. Bags are a big part of an outfit and nobody likes seasoned handbags with a brand new in season outfit!

Floral prints are making their way onto handbags all over the nation and they are brighter and prettier than ever!

Here are a few of the latest and greatest new arrivals, so get your thinking caps on and get inspired!

Some are high end, some are budget priced, these were picked purely for inspiration purposes, do take lightly!

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1. Steve Madden canvas backpack – $54 nordstrom.com

2. Burton tri fold wallet – $30 zappos.com

3.Nicole Lee Florence floral patnet satchel – $58 overstock.com

4. Dolce & Gabana medium fabric bag – $525 thecorner.com

5. Dolce & Gabbana Mixed/Floral-Print Brocade Crossbody Bag – $895 saksfifthavenue.com

Hope you got some inspiration from this and do ask any questions if you need to!

Come join me on twitter and facebook too!

@rosyposyblog

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Tumblr – Watch out, I’m Coming!

Hi there cupcake face.

Tumblr never really appealed to me. It was just kind of confusing so I always strayed away, but my lovely (patient) friend explained it to me and now I’m hooked!

It is such a great way to portray your personality and style without using words. You can look at someone’s Tumblr and know in 2 seconds what they like and you get a great sense of who they are.

Some would say that’s creepy, but I like it.

I love getting to know people. Everyone has a story, a place they have been, someone they know. I love being inspired by other people’s style and interpretation of things, so Tumblr is just that!

Come join me over there and hey, maybe we can become Tumblr besties?

My tumblr is RosyPosyBlog so come find me and we can follow each other!

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Yay For Inspiration! Fashion Inspo For A Trendy Lady

Hello.

I love love love being inspired by other fashionistas. I believe inspiration keeps the world going around and therefore everyone should stare at other people on the street all the time.

I’m kidding.

But I really do love looking at other girls for inspiration. I do not condone coping, that’s bold. But being inspired and thinking,        ‘I never thought that would look nice that way! ‘ or ‘Wow, those colours look fab!’ is ok!

Pinterest is by far my favourite place to get inspiration. I get so much pictures from there, which ends up in my head so entirely stuffed with idea’s, that I go take a nap.

Really, that is how into it I get.

So with all that being said, here are some of my latest inspiration pictures so hopefully you will be inspired too!

(all are from Pinterest, all credit to the original fashionista) 

First up, this dress.

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This dress is fab! I love t-shirt dresses, so casual, so comfy and so cute! What inspired me is the colours. The dark with red pop is gorgeous with her hair colour, which is exactly like mine! Score!

These sunnies.

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I am in love with round sunnies lately. I think they are so flattering and really bring out the shape of the face!

Maybe it’s just me, but I love em!

This top and hat.

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This lady is genius. I would never have thought a backless top and a fedora would look so pretty! Thanks to her I will now try out those two together!

And finally, these casual outfits.

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I am a lover of jeans and cons kind of outfit. A comfy sweater and good pair of denims and I’m good for the day! I love the navy with the red, the two really compliment each other, while that grey and black jacket are so simple yet chic!

Well that is all I have for the moment, I am sure there will be plenty more to come! Be sure to keep an open mind when being inspired and make it your own!

Thanks for reading! x

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My Top 5 Spring/Summer Trends 2014

Hi.

So instead of having a long welcoming first post, I decided to jump right into it and what better way to kick it off than with some Spring/Summer trends! So lets get right into it, eh?

Number 5.

Cut-outs. Like come on, how freaking cute are these? Dresses are coming with all sorts of cuts outs this season, and the daintier and more unique, the better!

Just don’t stay out in the sun too long with these bad boys, crazy tan lines alert!

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Pastels are a BIG trend this S/S. They always make an appearance every year, but this year the emphasis is on baby pinks and purples. So pretty & girly!

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Number 3!

I love a good messy hairdo. Knots, plaits and lots of teasing are all in this season. Embrace your inner frizzy queen!

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Number 2.

Crop tops are the bomb.com! I love showing a bit of flesh, it’s modest yet girly and chic. These are oh so flattering and even more cute!

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My ultimate SS fav, number 1!

Winter is long gone and it has taken the dark colours with it! I am weak for bright coloured dresses, and they are all over the shops like it’s nobodies business! Neons and colour blocking work great with my fair/medium skin tone, which is why I am in love!

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So that is it for my top 5 Spring Summer trends for 2014! Hope you enjoyed and thanks for poping by!

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