Arriving in Val D'Isere

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A quick flight to Geneva followed by a 3 hour transfer, and we had arrived in Val D'Isere! I stared out the window during our transfer, searching for some snow to confirm we were close. As we turned a corner, this stunning view appeared...


So pretty!

We are staying at the Albaron apartments (booked via Mountain Rooms), which is conveniently located only a few minutes walk from the high street and a just hop and skip from the lifts. As I'm new to walking in ski boots, I'm thankful each and every morning for the short walk to the slopes. Walking in those boots is a workout in itself!

As we walked into our apartment, I was immediately taken back by the stunning view overlooking the ski lifts and mountains.  

We instantly felt at home in the cosy wood panelled apartment, complete with fur throws and wooden furniture that gives a winter chalet vibe. 


As we walked through the door we instantly stepped foot in the large, spacious kitchen that overlooks the living/dining room that can be accessed down a few steps. 

There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and another with a bunk bed. The bathroom holds a huge, deep bath, perfect for a boiling hot dip after a cold afternoon of skiing. 

I don't think I'll ever get used to this beautiful view...


After unpacking, we wrapped up and took a stroll over to Snowberry shop to get kitted out with our ski gear. 


I left Snowberry with my boots, skis, poles and helmet, all ready for the morning and the rest of the week!

We quickly dropped our stuff back to the lockers at the bottom of our apartment, then headed out for something to eat. 

After our early start and a day of travelling, we were exhausted by the time we got back to our apartment so ended our day with a cup of tea in bed! Very rock and roll! 

The following morning, I was woken bright and early for my first day at ski school! I'm the only beginner in our group so ski school is the perfect place for me to learn. I booked 5 morning sessions with Evolution2, 3 hours each morning from 9am-12. I missed the first day as we were travelling, but this worked our perfectly because I had already learnt the core basics at a lesson back in the UK.  


I met our instructor and the rest of the group at the meeting point, and we headed straight over to the Nursary slope to practice. 

After my lesson, I met my boyfriend at The Sun bar for some lunch and to catch some rays. The weather was incredible, bright blue skies and boiling hot sunshine. It was quite surreal sitting amongst the snow without my ski jacket and gloves on, and still feeling hot! 


We munched on our burgers as we watched the colourful skiers head up on the ski lift, and brave paraglider's glide past us in the sky. 


After a couple of hours in the sun, we headed back to our apartment to relax. Taking those tight ski boots off was the best feeling in the world! 

We freshened up, put on some warm clothes and went out for a stroll in the search of somewhere cosy to enjoy a well earned bottle of red wine. 

This was also a good opportunity to explore Val D'Isere and take in the pretty views which were everywhere I looked. 


Wearing: snow boots (similar here) | thick leggings | black roll neck | fringe wrap | faux fur coat (sold out but similar here)

I could spend hours walking around Val D'Isere, dipping in and out of the shops and bars.


We stumbled upon the Avenue Lodge which we remembered was actually recommended to us. The stylish bar looked similar to Gauchos, with low lighting, leopard fur chairs and candles flickering on each table. 

We slumped into the deep chairs and relaxed with a bottle of wine. It took us a while to gather the strength to move out of our warm seats and back out into the cold air! We could have easily stayed there all evening!


Back at the apartment, we fell into bed and was asleep within minutes. I've recently discovered that a day of skiing, sun and red wine tends to have this effect on us! 

I'll update you on more of my adventures in my next post! See you then!
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Monochrome

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If I was to describe my perfect, ideal dress to wear to work, this would be it. Firstly, it's black and white (as you all know, the two colours I practically live in). Secondly, it's cut in all the right places to enhance my waist and make my legs appear longer. Every girls dream. 

Thirdly, it has pockets! I am obsessed with pockets. I mean, without pockets, where do you put your hands when you're waiting by the printer? Without pockets, it just feels unnatural to me! I go all weird and don't know what to do with my hands. Please somebody tell me I'm not the only one?!

So, if I could wear this dress every day I would. I can throw it on in the morning and be ready for whatever the day throws at me, whether it's a last minute client meeting or drinks after work. 

To top it off, it's now over half price in the sale. I know. I've linked it >here< and below, along with similar alternatives in case you're looking to add some monochrome to your working wardrobe.

Have a fabulous week!

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Smooth Hollywood Waves

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This is one of my favourite hairstyles. In under 20 minutes, this classic and timeless style can be created. 

You'll be surprised how easy it is too! All you'll need is the Jose Eber 25mm curling wand, 1 hair clip, a big hair brush and some hair oil. 

I have the Jose Eber trio curler, which is really handy as it comes with 3 different sizes you can easily clip on and off. It includes the 19mm, 25mm and 32mm. 

For the smooth and shiny effect, hair oil is essential. It helps to smooth the waves into place too! I used Aussie oil, but anything with Argon Oil in it will be perfect. I swear by Argon Oil for healthy, thick and undamaged hair. 

Jose Eber are currently offering 20% off everything on their website using code "SHEGOESWEAR". 

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please let me know if you recreate this look yourself, I'd love to see some photos! 
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Little Red Dress

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I walked into work the other day, plonked my bag on my desk, took off my coat and proceeded to hang it up, when I noticed several of my team members were staring at me with a confused expression, as though they were waiting for an explanation. 

"You're wearing colour!!"

It was at that moment when I realised just how much black I must wear to work for a pop of colour to gain so much attention!

As soon as I saw this shirt dress hanging on the rail, I knew it had to be mine. I was instantly drawn to it, and that doesn't happen very often as I am the fussiest shopper known to man. 

It was the print. I said to my boyfriend at the time "it's so DVF!" I almost thought we had walked into the wrong store!

It comes with a silk belt that wraps around the waist, just like the iconic DVF wrap dress. I also like to style it with a black western belt around my waist, as shown in the photos above!

I've linked all the items below, along with similar alternatives. 

Have a fabulous week!

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Mauritius Travel Vlog

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If you were reading my blog last year, you may remember my posts in April from our trip to Mauritius. As well as snapping away with my camera throughout the two weeks we were there, I also took a lot of video clips too. 

The lovely couple we met whilst we were there had a go-pro with them, which we stole a couple of times, especially during our trip to swim with wild dolphins (you'll see the incredible under water footage in the video). 

I'd been meaning to put them all into one big video, but life just got in the way and before I knew it, almost a year had past and they were still sitting unappreciated in the files on my laptop! 

After the festive period is over and a brand new year has begun, January is the month that has everyone wanting to book a holiday to have something to look forward. Just the mere thought of being in the sun gets everyone through the month! It was whilst I was daydreaming of Summer the other day and looking back at photos of Mauritius that reminded me how much I wanted to finish editing the video. It'll be amazing in years to come to look back, watch our adventures and have all those memories instantly come flooding back. 

So, it may be 9 months late, but here is it! I've crammed two weeks of memories into a 6 minute video. From walking with lions to swimming with wild dolphins, Mauritius really was the holiday of a lifetime and if anyone is thinking about visiting, I highly recommend. I would return in a heartbeat! 

We stayed at LUX* Grand Gaube, a resort I would describe as perfect. The wonderful staff couldn't do more for us, going above and beyond to make our stay the best we have ever experienced. Once again, I highly recommend if you're looking to visit Mauritius. 

I hope you enjoy my video! Do you enjoy watching travel type vlogs? 
I'm looking at producing more in the future, the first being in a couple of weeks on my skiing trip to Val D-Isere. We bought our own go-pro at the weekend and we cannot wait to test it out! Hopefully it won't just contain clips of me falling over every two minutes...!

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay updated on all future videos. 
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Instagram Catch Up

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Whether it's workwear inspiration you're looking for, your weekly dose of Coco (my extremely cute Shih Tzu if I do say so myself) or a motivational pick me up, it's all over on my Instagram page, plus more! 

I love Instagram. There's something so addictive about having a small window into people's lives, thoughts and adventures. It's your own space where you can be as creative as you want. 

One of the first things I do when I wake up in the morning is check social media, the first platform being Instagram. I'm sure I'm not the only one, so I like to post lots of motivational quotes to help everyone start the day with a positive outlook. 

Follow me over on @shegoeswear and leave your Instagram handles in the comments below so I can check out your pages too!

I'm also on Snapchat (username shegoeswear), where snippets of life between what you see on Instagram and my blog will go! Think behind the scenes access, but extremely less interesting than how I just made it sound. See you soon! 
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Winter Plaid

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Good morning! Winter is finally here and it was made official this weekend as I stepped out the door and felt the cold wind hit my face. 

I've decided. My outfits for work this week will consist of roll necks, tights and a big cosy coat wrapped around my waist! 

I wanted to share one of my favourite workwear outfits at the moment. Plaid was featured all over the A/W 15 runways and is one of the biggest trends this season. This A-line skirt is the perfect addition to my working wardrobe, being both fashionable and appropriate for the office (when worn with tights). I pair it with a white blouse when the weather is a little warmer, or a roll neck for those chilly mornings into work. 

I finished the look off with my Mulberry oversized Alexa which is my go-to bag for the office, and a pair of high ankle boots. 

Have a fabulous week! 

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Weekly Workwear Picks

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Hello Monday! It's the start of a brand new week of a brand new year. What better time to set some goals and get motivated. 

Going back to work after Christmas doesn't have to be a negative thing, like I saw all over social media at the weekend. Starting the day with a negative mindset will only bring negative results. 

If you change your way of thinking and actually look forward to getting back into work,  back into the swing of things, working hard towards your goals with a positive outlook each day, you will notice a huge difference in your life.  

Along with a positive outlook, a killer working wardrobe helps, and I've rounded up my favourite picks from the high street this week. The majority are in the sale too!

My ultimate favourite is the black and white striped dress. I'm actually wearing it today! It fits like a dream and can see me through Winter paired with tights and into the Spring too. 

Wishing you an amazing first week back at work! I'm going to be writing a separate blog post about positive thinking as I could ramble on forever about how important it is and how it has helped changed my way of thinking for the better. So stay tuned for that!  

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