Easter egg hunt, more bikinis and feeling poorly….

So last week I was looking for some brogues and I can confidently say that I have found a really great pair for a really great price! I ended up in Dune, not a shop that I usually go to but I will be going back for sure! The shoes are really reasonable and can look pretty damn high end. The brogues that I bought are white (for the summer!), although they have a greyish pinky tinge to them, and are made of super soft leather. They will be perfect with trousers, shorts, skirts and dresses! They cost £99 and are called Helen.

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As my holiday is drawing near I am still searching for a few extra additions to my swim wear wardrobe! I’m a sucker for swim wear, to me your bikini is your day outfit so I like to have a different one each day! Here are some of my fab finds….

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Sirena wrap top & Antibes ruched hipster. $94 (top) $85 (bottoms) by Vitamin A

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Tunnels Top $110 by Acacia

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Adriana €160

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Last Tuesday night Nicky and I attended the Baileys Easter Egg Hunt at Harvey Nichols. The launch for the world-first immersive theatre performance and dining experience. The audience will be immersed into a witty and playful world where they will join, follow and interact with a stellar cast, each on their own beguiling search for a Baileys Chocolate Luxe Easter Egg. We drank the new Baileys drink which was delicious but I could only manage a few sips as it was quite rich and chocolately! We caught up with our dear friend Brix Smith-Start who was looking fab as always!

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Other guests included Helen Flanagan, Pixie Lott and Olivia Inge.

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I have been really suffering with my Lupus this week. My joints have been hurting so bad and I am suffering from extreme fatigue. Its horrible to wake up in the morning, after eight or nine hours sleep and still feel exhausted! I am really struggling to work in the salon and do my clients, I just feel like laying in bed all day. Its so miserable, I can’t tell you. Nothing that I do seems to help. When the pain is there I just have to ride it and hope that it goes away. I swim as I feel that will keep my joints supple and also keeps me a little fit. I would love to go to one of these crazy boot camps, that are all of the rage, but I just know that my joints would not be able to cope. Even just ten lunges on each leg leaves me in pain the following day. One of the hardest things to sea with is the fact that I look fine. I guess it’s a blessing as I would rather look well that sick, but sometimes, when i’m hurting all over I wish I didn’t look so healthy! It sounds a strange thing to say but people look at me with that “theres nothing wrong with you!” type of look because, quite frankly, I look fine. Anybody with Lupus will know exactly what I am saying here! No one but Nicky and my family see me struggling to get out of bed in the mornings or not being able to brush my hair as my fingers are too swollen to hold a hair brush. This disease completely sucks and it frustrates me that there is no cure. I have been thinking of some other ‘alternative’ help that I can take to relieve some pain and deal with some of the other symptoms, such as depression and fatigue. I was thinking of reflexology? A friend of mine has recently been having some health problems and she has found great relief in this. It has helped her immensely. Has anybody with Lupus tried this approach before? If so I would love to hear from you! Give me all of your reflexology stories!

I am so looking forward to my holiday, I think my body is telling me that I need a rest! In less than two weeks I will be writing my blog from a warm beach in Antigua!! Cannot wait! I will be sure to show you some of the gorgeous new bikinis that I have brought too!

Until next time, have a lovely, hoppy Easter! I hope the Easter Bunny is good to you and try not to eat too many eggs!

Big love,

Kelly x

t: @kelly_simpkin

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