#stayathome #coronavirus #ootd daily outfit, lydia millen, life & style diaries

Hello, and how are you? Last night (ok, late last night!) I wrote a blog post which was basically a bit of a ‘clearing the fog’ from my brain and got me realising how much I’ve been missing blogging. Sometimes it takes a bit of a break to appreciate how much you need something in your life, so here I am again today, having a chat with you all over a cup of tea (hopefully you’ve got a cuppa with you as you read this, I’m sipping away as I type).

So as of last night, we are now officially in lockdown here in the UK; actually it’s probably more accurate to say it’s a lock-in as the flights have not yet been officially stopped, but effectively, and finally, the PM has realised that asking the general public to be sensible and responsible about the real threat of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) is like asking a four-year-old to not eat the ice-cream in his hand. People don’t seem to be able to understand the very simple instruction #StayAtHome and everyone’s interpretation of what is deemed necessary travel and outings is obviously vastly different. He made it clearer, yet the language used was still somewhat wishy-washy so the tube trains were full of people travelling to work this morning. It beggars belief.

Meanwhile, we’ve had the first day of the children being schooled at home and so far so good…but we have a long way to go. I have to say, knowing you can’t go out really focusses the mind. I’ve never seen my middle child be so productive in one day – just listening to her list of achievements yesterday left me exhausted!

Meanwhile, I’ve been just as productive, managing to get started on a little project which I can’t wait to announce (but can’t yet – sorry, I hate to be that person but I have no choice), and I’m continuing to do the daily #KitchenCurves LIVE WORKOUTS on Instagram (follow me HERE and join in at 2pm every day or catch up in the 24 hours after).

I’ve been following my own advice (HERE) and making sure I get dressed every day in proper attire and not just slouching around in a sweatshirt and leggings. I have to tell you, it makes such a difference to the mindset. Not least because I’m making a point of taking a pic of what I’m wearing everyday and sharing it with you as self-motivation to do so.

Shopping the wardrobe as is the plan, today I wore a pair of loose leather trousers which are buttery soft – you really do get what you pay for and these are undoubtedly an investment piece, but I’ll get so much wear out of this classic style. The jumper is an old one too and every time I wear it I get so many messages on Instagram, but alas, it’s more than a few years old so you can’t even buy it in the sales. (I’ll try to link something similar if I can find it.) And in case you’re wondering why I’m wearing heels… well, it just makes me feel like I can take on the world and honestly, they’re so comfortable I almost forget I’m wearing the. (For a close up of the shoes and bag, CLICK HERE )

A slick of concealer and lipstick is about as far as the make-up has gone so far but that’s just because I still have some lash extensions in, which are fast falling, so at that point, there’ll be a daily application of mascara too.

How did your first day of lockdown / lock in go? Do you think you’ll stay the ground?  How are you keeping yourself motivated? Do you plan out your week and day ahead or are you just winging it day by day? I’d love to know – let’s chat in the comments below.

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Jumper: LINK

Trousers: LINK

Shoes: LINK


Lipstick & Lipliner: LINK & LINK

(aff links)


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