With A Spring In My Step.


Cherry Blossoms have begun precariously blooming here and there around London, unsure, much like myself if we’ve *actually* entered spring yet, or if there is still more snow, sleet and sharp winds to come. Regardless, there are vibrant yellow daffodils, deep purple crocuses and pretty little snowdrops all rising from the earth, turning their faces towards the sun, expectant for warmer weather and spring showers. I feel a little bit like a flower at the moment, I'm also turning my face to the sky expectant for spring, eagerly awaiting the sun on my skin, a glass of wine in my hands and a loose sundress on my body. Bliss. With the apparent impending arrival of warmer weather, I've entered my yearly "Sade vs Self Improvement" phase, writing lists of what I'm doing well at the moment, and areas in which I can improve. Some are health-related, others are more life in general related but either way, ya girl on a mission to do better and be better in all things, here are a few things on that list of mine...
Explore more parts of London: Every year I swear that I’ll make a conscious effort to get myself down to east and south London more often - and every year I fail miserably. We, humans, are creatures of habit and for me, if it’s not Central or North West London - I don’t want it. I mentally calculate how long it’ll take me from NW Zone 6 to SE - wherever and I'm tired already before the journey has even begun. But seriously I’ve been meaning to get myself to Peckham, Hackney and Islington in the warmer months. If you’re a Londoner, let me know your recommendations for hidden gems in the city! 
Dedicate a solid amount of time spending with friends and family: Getting work-life balance in check is a tricky one for me as I have some many different spheres colliding that I need to try and cater to, and very little time to do so. During the working week, I try not to stretch myself too thin so I can continue to work to the best of my ability. Keeping an old school week to diary has helped me work out gaps in my schedule, multitasking on the go has also become a go-to for me. For example, most of this blog post was actually penned in an email to myself on my phone the other morning on my commute to work! 

Work on my health & fitness: I will find absolutely any excuse not to exercise, but with each passing year I’m reminded that youth is fleeting and I should probably try to get into some sort of solid running or gym routine especially because most of my day requires me to be sitting at a desk drawing construction details, or on-site monitoring the building process (it's a lot more exciting than it sounds!). It’s so easy to get stuck in the Routine of wake up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, go to bed and repeat the next day, my conundrum is finding the energy to do such (any other fellow late twenty-somethings who are feeling more like eighty-somethings out there? I can’t be the only one exhausted 24/7?!), with the clocks having gone forward now, the days will be lighter and brighter so it means I can squeeze in a 15 minute jog after work or a 30 minute HIIT workout without it feeling like it's too late in the day. I'm also doing the Daniel Fast at the moment (which means I'm vegan, no coffee, tea, no sugars or sweeteners and no bread or products with yeast included in them), which has had a huge effect on my energy levels and weight (I've lost a whopping ten pounds so far and still have 27 more days to go) Although the fast is for spiritual purposes, I've been enjoying making a conscious effort to eat more fruits and vegetables. 

What are your plans for the spring and summer months?

What I Wore...

JUMPSUIT* - roman originals | SUNGLASSES* - &Otherstories | TRAINERS - new look | BASKET BAG - lekki market 



  1. Such a lovely look, love the goals for the new season too!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  2. There's something about spring that's so rejuvenating! I guess it's that sense of life that's coming back. I think that I'll probably have to wait another week or two for it to start feeling that spring warmth--it can't come soon enough! // Yes to exploring! I want to explore more of my city as well. I'm a senior in college now, so I definitely want to do more exploring before I move away! // Your jumpsuit is so flattering and your bag is cute too! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  3. Wow, you're glowing in these pictures Sade! You look so beautiful and the jumpsuit is super cute. I'm trying to work on my health and fitness as well. I used to be quite committed but I've fallen off track and I'm trying to get back to where I was. Good luck with all your goals and plans! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

  4. i always say im going to explore london more and then get put off by the gloomy, rainy weather! theres a few vegan restaurants i want to visit in hackney. fitness is definitely one of my goals hoping to get back on track too. april 1st tomorrow so heres to a new month filled with goal smashin! -x

    Lavinya Royes - Fashion & Lifestyle Blog


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