#AFTERHOURS - Brixton Beach Boulevard

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I’m constantly keeping a look out for new and exciting places to venture to after work. My friend Jen is the queen of pop ups in London and is always the first to know about a new and exciting place to go. Whether it’s a new exhibition, a restaurant or cocktail bar, if I’m ever in doubt, Jen is the first person I ask! 

A couple of weeks ago, Jen asked if I wanted to check out the new Brixton Beach Boulevard, a pop up in Brixton (obvs) with food stalls, cocktails, a fake beach and DJ. What more could you want? 

 A couple of Fridays ago I met Jen after work at a little bar around the corner from Brixton station, where we enjoyed a quick bottle of champs (to toast our birthdays and new houses!), before heading inside.


The rooftop beach (only in London would those two words be used together!) was lined with different food and cocktail stalls, so we did what ultimate foodies do, and that is start at the beginning and work our way through them all!


First up, skinny fries topped with the most perfectly cooked steak and drizzled in béarnaise sauce. Incredible.


Jen wore: chloe shirt | I wore: Zara top | ASOS skirt | Zara rucksack 


We shuffled down to the next food stall, which had caught my eye from the moment I entered, and that's Mac to the Future! Serving all different types of Mac n Cheese. The dream. 

I opted for a huge bowl of the classic stuff, no fuss. Just creamy, cheesy pasta with a spoonful of breadcrumbs on top. Amazing!

We watched as the chef stirred in the cheese, which was strangely satisfying!...


The finished product...


I have to be honest, it wasn't the best Mac n Cheese I've ever had in my life, but it was still yummy. 

Food down, it was time to sample the drinks, so we made our way over to a little bar serving up frozen cocktails. I had one of my ultimate Summer favourites, a frozen daiquiri, and Jen had the pineapple version.


We sampled the rest of the cocktail menu one by one as we listened to the DJ playing funky 80's music! 

A Friday evening very well spent. I highly recommend for after work food and drinks, especially when the weather is warm. Head over to their website (click here), to check out their upcoming events and to buy tickets! Have fun!
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13 Summer Workwear Accessories

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Finally! Just when I was about to give up, it appears that Summer has arrived in the UK and the forecasts tell me we will be experiencing a mini heatwave this week. I'm so happy to finally leave my umbrella at home and step into the heat as I leave for work in the mornings! 

Warm weather just puts everyone in such a good mood!

When the weather is hot and sticky, I tend to throw on something simple for work and let the accessories do the talking. A floaty Little Black Dress is my item of choice even on the hottest of days, and then I can add whatever colour accessories I wish. 

I've chosen 13 of my favourite workwear accessories which will effortlessly transform your workwear outfit. 

Have a fabulous week!

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Weekly Workwear Picks

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Happy Tuesday! 

The shops are bursting with sales, in an attempt to make room for the Autumn/Winter stock. Although this is a depressing thought considering it doesn't feel like we've even had a Summer in London yet, on the other hand this is excellent news for savvy shoppers to get their hands on some bargains. This is the perfect time to stock up on investment pieces from higher end shops such as Reiss and Whistles, where you can pick up items for over half price, and they will see you through the next few years due to the higher quality. 

I've chosen my favourite pieces for the office at the moment. I've already snapped up the navy skirt above, which I cannot wait to wear with a cream blouse. Gingham is still major at the moment (although lets be honest, when it is ever not major) and the pencil dress above ticks all the boxes for professional chic. Grab it whilst you can though, as there are only a few sizes left.

Happy shopping, and have a fabulous week!

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Finding Your Motivation - 10 Tips

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There comes a time when we all hit a wall where motivation is concerned and need the occasional boost to get us back on track. I recently hit this wall after a long period in and out of the office travelling both on business and pleasure, and finding myself returning to work with a million and one things to catch up on.

The following 10 tips helped me to find my motivation which in turn improved my productivity and focus. 

1. Find your Mantra

Research inspirational quotations and write down your favourites. At the beginning of each day, pick one and repeat it back to yourself before you start the day, or if you're feeling like you need a boost throughout the day. 

2. Give yourself time

Rushing and running late will only leave yourself feeling stressed and negative. Get up early and give yourself time to have a coffee/some breakfast and clear your head before you begin the day. 

3. Get active

I wasn't always an active person, but I joined the gym a couple of years ago and noticed a huge difference in my mood and energy levels when I got into a routine. Even if it's short bursts of exercise every couple of days, you'll begin feeling much more energised, refreshed and motivated. 

4. Look after yourself

No matter how busy you are, you should always make sure you look after yourself. Take regular breaks, even if it's just going for a quick walk, you'll be surprised how refreshed you feel afterwards. Get a good nights sleep, eat healthy food and exercise when you can. I always find that I'm most motivated when I'm feeling good about myself and fully refuelled. 

5. Think positively

Positive thinking is more powerful than I ever imagined! I read the book 'The Secret' last year and I honestly believe that since then my life has changed for the better, all through the power of positive thinking. Instead of focusing on why you don't want to go to work and other negatives in your life, be grateful for what you do have. Wake up each day and be grateful for the fact you're alive and have a job. Thinking positively throughout the day and focusing on your goals and ambitions will in turn attract good energy into your life. Believe me, it works!

6. Make things easy for yourself

When you're feeling demotivated, the worst thing to do is make life harder for yourself. Keep your diary relatively clear by making sure any complex meetings etc are scheduled for later in the week when you're feeling more uplifted. Delegate some work to your colleagues to help clear your to do list. Just little things like this will make your day that little bit easier. 

7. Remember your motivated moments

Think back to the times you felt happiest and most motivated about your goals, and how amazing that felt. Use this as fuel to get yourself back into that mindset! 

8. Be confident

Put on your favourite outfit. This sounds ridiculous, I know! And I've mentioned it in one of my previous posts, but honestly this works for me. If I wake up feeling low, demotivated and not looking forward to going into work, I put on my best outfit and instantly feel better about myself. Feeling confident leads to a spike in motivation. Try it and see if it works for you too!

9. Get your head down

Personally, when I know I have a crazy busy day ahead, I start to feel slightly anxious. Instead of letting this anxiety lead to a drop in motivation, I make sure I start my day off correctly (getting in early, favourite outfit on, fuelled on coffee), and knuckle down. I keep interactions low, don't let myself get distracted, put on my headphones and work my way through my to-do-list. I reward myself with a lunch away from my desk before knuckling down again. On these particular days, I'm left feeling my most motivated as I realise how much work I've got done. I wake up the following day feeling motivated too, as I know there isn't a backlog of work to catch up on.

10. Don't let one thing ruin your day

This connects with my tip about positive thinking. It's so easy to let one negative thing change your attitude for the entire day which leads to a motivational slump. For example, if you miss the train for work, then it starts raining and you realise you've left your umbrella at home, 95% of people will then have a bad day. If you train yourself to continue feeling positive despite the odd downfall, you'll notice a huge difference in your attitude and realise that it's not all that bad!
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GIVEAWAY - Jose Eber Digital Straightening Brush

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Newly released Digital Straightening Brush

Be one of the first people to get your hands on Jose Eber's latest innovative product, the digital straightening brush! I received this exciting product a few days ago and I am already obsessed! It makes getting ready in the mornings so much easier and quicker. 

I have naturally straight hair, but after blowdrying I have to apply extra heat in order to smooth my hair and tame the fly aways. Usually, I use my Jose Eber curling wand each morning or the vibrating flat iron but now I have an even quicker option for those mornings when I'm rushing out the door! 

The digital straightening brush has anti-static ceramic bristles which heat up to whatever temperature you set it to. Simply brush through your hair slowly, leaving it smooth, sleek and shiny! Each heated bristle has a silicone tip which guards your scalp and helps the brush glide effortless through your hair. 

Straightening time is halved and you're ready to roll within minutes! 

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I'll be running a new giveaway each month exclusive to my email subscribers. All you need to do is sign up once and you'll be automatically included in each monthly draw. 

Thank you to Jose Eber for supporting this giveaway! Don't forget to check out all their  amazing products over on their website here, and remember you can get 20% off everything using code SHEGOESWEAR. 

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Beach Beauty Essentials

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When travelling to a hot and sunny destination, it's crucial to pack a few essential items to keep your hair and skin looking fabulous after a day in the sun. 

I wanted to share with you my beauty kit that came with me to St Lucia in May. These products remained in my beach bag for the entire holiday, and without them I dread to think what my skin and hair would have looked like by the end of the 10 days! 

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For my hair, I used Philip Kingsley elasticizer every day. I lathered it on either around the pool or beach when my hair was wet and kept it on for a few hours, or for 10 minutes before I showered in the evening. I can't even describe how soft and silky it makes my hair feel!

2. 
After I've washed my hair, I apply the L'Oreal oil on wet hair and also when it's dry after styling too. I only need about 2 pumps and it gives my hair a gorgeous shiny, healthy look. 

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My all time favourite product at the moment is the gold Carita oil. It's such a luxury product, both the bottle and product itself! I apply it on my chest, arms and legs after a shower, leaving my skin silky soft, and run the excess through the ends of my hair. It leaves a very subtle shimmer which is perfect for Summer evenings on holiday. 

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Finally, the most important product of them all! During the day, I use the SkinCeuticals SPF 50 on my face and neck without fail. It's made from 100% mineral filters so feels completely weightless on your skin. It's so important to product your skin from sun damage, and this product does just that. It's also a tinted moisturiser with a very slight colour to it, so it evens out my skin tone too. Win win! 

A popular misconception about high SPF sun screens is that they don't allow you to get a colour. This is so untrue and irritates me when people say this! I got a lovely colour on my face despite wearing SPF 50. The only thing it didn't allow my skin to do is burn, which is absolutely terrible for your skin if this happens. 

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Workwear Picks

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The colour palette for this week’s workwear picks bears a resemblance to the weather in London right now…grey and gloomy! However, who says you can’t wear grey in the Summer?!

My workwear wardrobe’s colour palette rarely changes from Winter to Summer, and I still love to rock lots of grey and black even when the sun is shining.

There are some fabulous pieces for the office available on the rails at the moment, such as the waistcoat dress featured in my picks above. Worn with black block heels and you’re good to go. I love simple, single items that can just be thrown on effortlessly in the morning and look instantly chic, and that’s what every one of the picks above will do.

Have an amazing week, and happy shopping!

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New Direction

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When She Goes Wear first began in July 2013, it started as a very general lifestyle and fashion blog, where I posted photos and spoke about my adventures, travels and what I wore along the way.

As my career in London evolved, I began to think about the direction I wanted my blog to take. I decided to focus on transforming She Goes Wear into the ultimate workwear and lifestyle destination for women to come to for inspiration across all categories relating to our working life. From fashion to travel to beauty and even lifestyle outside of our working hours.

I feel passionate about inspiring other working women like myself, who are looking to build the perfect working wardrobe, as well as tips on making our 9 to 5 as fabulous as possible.

I’m excited for this change, and I hope you are too! Please leave me a comment below if there is anything you specifically want to see going forward, I would love to hear from you!

As a thank you for sticking around, I will also be introducing monthly giveaways exclusive to the lovely people who subscribe to my mailing list. It’s completely free to join and will feature some pretty exclusive content such as promotion codes that you can’t get anywhere else! 

Being subscribed to my mailing list means you will be automatically in the draw for my giveaway each month, with some fabulous prizes to be won.

It’s completely FREE to join and only takes a few seconds, just use the form below to join!

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