Instant Goddess is fighting fit…

Call me old fashioned but given it’s the first blog of 2015, Instant Goddess is going to have to touch on work-out gear…yes, yes, I know, but it’s probably the only time of the year that we will talk about sportswear, so bear with me and best foot forward Goddesses!

For basics in Hong Kong you can’t go wrong with Cotton On and if you subscribe to their mailing list you currently get 30% off your first online order. Shipping is free over $800. Nike and Addidas brands are available on ASOS and Next which means you can get hold of often hard-to-come-by trainers in larger sizes (up to a UK 9). Shipping on both ASOS and Next is free but Next deliver quicker in only 4 working days as opposed to 10 days with ASOS. House of Fraser have a cracking selection of sportswear and a new favourite is Lorna Jane an Aussie brand with its catchy slogans and vibrant use of colour. Shipping costs approx. $120 and takes up to 10 days with House of Fraser. Limited items by Lorna Jane are also available on Zalora. Another brand that caught the Instant Goddess roving eye is Phat Budda available on Shopbop for its quirky but practical designs.

Collage 1Left: Lorna Jane Pria Excel Zip Through £59 (approx. $690), top right: Lorna Jane Wake Up and Run Tank £29 (approx.$340) both House of Fraser and bottom right: Pink/Navy Kanadia Trainers $734 from Next

Collage 2Left: Addidas Originals Zebra Leggings $379, top right: Nike Just Do It leggings $454.55 both from ASOS and Active Zip Thru Jacket $229 Cotton On

Collage 3From left to right: Lincoln Square Work Out Leggings $684.42, War Horse Work Out Leggings $764.94 and Amsterdam Work Out Leggings $628.05 all from Shopbop

Collage 4From left to right: Nike boyfriend sweatshirt $575.76 ASOS, Lorna Jane Fit Tank £29 (approx. $340) and Lorna Jane Animania Sweat Tank £49 (approx. $573)

Grey Days

Amazingly, Instant Goddess is still nursing a wee bit of a shopping hangover after over doing it on Black Friday and Cyber Monday but if one were to throw shopping caution to the wind for those grey days these would hit the old shopping trolley:

Collage 5From left to right: Grey leather look faux fur gilet £60 and grey leather stud fringed tote bag £100 both River Island and Grey boots reduced to $999, Zara

Daytime Posh

And if you’re all for being super-duper organised and have a summer wedding coming up or are just looking for a bit of daytime posh to spruce up your wardrobe then maybe these might tickle your fancy.

Collage 6Left: ASOS Premium Jacquard Pep Hem With Embellishment $1515.17 and Needle and Thread Embellished Grid Mesh skirt $1439.31 and matching top $1666.69 all from ASOS

Collage 7Left: ASOS Premium Embellished Floral Tank $1818.20 and Needle and Thread Tulle Midi Skirt $833.34 and Matching Embellished Locket top $1287.89 all from ASOS

Midweek Meal Inspiration

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Obviously, with all the workout gear above and with most of us feeling the strain of all that festive gluttony it just HAS to be something relatively healthy this week. So, Instant Goddess is very much liking the look and taste of this Roast Salmon with Pesto Sauce and Beetroot Slaw over on BBC GoodFood.

Yogi tea saying of the week: “Loving someone never goes to waste”.

Instant Goddess saying of the week: “Hold your nerve”.

Until next time Goddesses and remember you are ALWAYS, ALWAYS worth it XX

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About instantgoddess

Living in Hong Kong with its dearth of affordable high street fashion, Instant Goddess was born. The challenge being to find cheap but chic, fash for less cash week-in week-out. Whether its whizzing down the online aisles or pounding the HK streets, Instant Goddess gives you the shortcuts to make you look and feel good with the least amount of energy required. All you have to do is sit back and be open to shopping suggestion and temptation. Instant Goddess words to live by: Everyone deserves to look good. Money can't buy style. It's not what you wear but how you wear it. And remember you are ALWAYS, ALWAYS worth it. The author behind Instant Goddess is Katie Kay a self confessed jewel junkie, with a keen eye for stylish clothes that scream glamour without the hefty designer price tag.
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