A panic attack is an intense and frightening experience. To help you through one, here are my top 5 steps to stop a panic attack.
A few years ago I was someone who didn’t drink much water — granted, I’ve always been a big tea drinker and drank a few glasses when I was thirsty, but I never made hydration a big priority. Now that I’m a bit older and wiser, I have come to realise the importance of keeping hydrated. Our bodies need water to function properly, and drinking enough water also does wonders for your skin. I try to drink at least 2 litres of water per day, and more if I’m exercising.
1. INFUSE + ADD COLOUR
To make drinking water less boring, one of my favourite things to do is infuse the water with citrus and berries. It sounds fancy, but it’s really just popping some of your favourite fruit in a glass and filling it with water. The fruit makes the water taste better and also look more visually appealing, which is perfect for encouragement.
2. USE A CARAFE
Another tip I have is to drink from a water filter jug or carafe. I’ve been trialling the BRITA Fill & Serve water filter carafe and pouring the filtered water into a jar with berries and lemon. I keep it full at my desk while I’m working from home and love how its minimalist design fits seamlessly into my workspace. Using a carafe is another excellent way to reduce costs of continually buying bottled water. The filtered water tastes better too, making it much more enjoyable to drink and stay hydrated.
3. EXPERIMENT WITH TEA
My last tip is to try different teas! There are countless varieties of teas out there to try, both hot and iced. I would definitely recommend giving licorice tea, green tea with jasmine, and white + peach tea a go.
I hope this has helped!
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A look closely inspired by Caroline’s outfit on carolinesmode. Love the vintage leather Burberry coat with the striped knit.
I’ve had my eye out for a black sheer maxi skirt for over six months now, but prices are absolutely ridiculous for what seems like a bit of fabric with an elastic waistband. Thus, my desire to sew my own sheer maxi skirt commenced, and after waiting for the right (and on-sale) sewing machine and some courage, I made one! I’m really happy I had a go; there is something very special about making your own clothes.
So here it is:
It really is just a huge bit of fabric sewn together at one back seam and an inserted length of elastic for the waistband, but it took me a fair while because, as usual, I over complicated the process.
So here are the steps to create your own maxi skirt.
- First of all, buy 2 metres of black chiffon material. If you don’t want to use chiffon, use any material you desire.
The 2 metres is the side for the waist band, not the actual length of the skirt. It sounds like a lot, but remember you’re gathering the fabric at the waist and you want your maxi skirt to be really flowy. A tip: If you know exactly where you want your skirt to go to (below your ankle, above your ankle, etc.), ask the fabric cutter to cut it to this length (keeping in mind you need extra inches for the hem) because cutting this fabric is an absolute pain.
- Second, sew the short sides (the length of fabric that goes does down your leg) together to make the single seam in the skirt.
- Then, from the edge of the long side of your fabric (that is, the waistband), leave a space of the width of your elastic (I used 3cm elastic) and lay the elastic next to this space.
- Fold this panel (the space of your elastic that you left on the edge of your fabric) over the elastic.
- Pin the waist panel to the fabric (don’t pin the elastic to the fabric – it must sit free from its band)
- Now, sew a line along this waist band, gathering and pleating as you go.
- Lastly, hem the bottom of your skirt, turn the whole skirt inside out so all the seams and stitches are on the inside, and there you have your skirt!
I’m wearing a simple black body con dress underneath but you can wear it a tight-fitting skirt or a bodysuit/leotard.
Chloé cotton jacket, Thom browne, Acne shirt, Michael kors pants, Rag & Bone black wide leg pants, Acne skinny leg jeans, Acne suede shorts, Cable socks, Cable knit socks, Wedge heel shoes, Acne bootie shoes, Mimi Loves Jimi wingtip oxford shoes
Striking and boyish looks are everywhere lately. Boyfriend blazers, white collared shirts, fresh & bear faces, bushy eyebrows, slicked back hair – it’s a pandemic. And a nice, refreshing one at that.
Lately a favourite outfit of mine has been wearing a button up collared shirt with black rolled-up jeans and chelsea boots. In addition, for the first time in my whole life, I’ve stopped freaking out that my eyebrows are too thick (and consequently seriously over-plucked, ew) and have let them do their own thing. I’ve also started filling out the gaps in my eyebrows with a dark brown powder to create that bold look.
I think the key with getting the androgynous look is not to completely become absorbed in looking like a boy, but embracing key aspects and letting your natural femininity shine through.
Obviously, no girl was honestly thinking about trying to grow a beard, but I think it’s really important that you let your true gentle features show among the overall masculine feel.
How to get this look
Make-up: Earthy, brown colours for eyeshadow and face contouring work great with this bold look. Use a brown mascara for a more natural look. Don’t over-do the foundation. Let your freckles be seen! For a dewy finish, spray a natural toner over your face. This will help set your make-up too.
Eye-brows: Let your eyebrows run wild for about 4 weeks. From there, use your preferred hair removal method and just ‘tidy’ up stray hairs (and monobrow if that’s the result of your going wild). Remember to create only a tiny arch and leave your eyebrows nice and elongated. To finish off this look, use an eyebrow pencil, powder or eyebrow kit and fill in any gaps you may have in your eyebrows.
Hair: A slicked-back pony will look amazing, but if you want to keep it natural and slightly more feminine, leave it out and messy it up a bit.
Clothing: It’s very much about the ‘boyfriend’ named clothing items here. If you see any boyfriend jeans, boyfriend blazers – you’ve got the right idea. If you can afford the items from designers like Acne, Chloe, Michael Kors, etc. good on you! But for the majority of us, check out your local thrift/op shop. They have stacks of button up collared shirts, blazers, and baggy mum jeans. Any old black denim jeans rolled up a little will work well too.
Shoes: I think shoes is where you can really experiment with the end result look. Wear your look with platform wedges to up the sophistication, black boots/chelsea boots to give it a grunge feel, and good ol’ brogues to keep it simple.