Fashion Inspo : Ali Krieger

Ali Krieger is a defender for the USWNT and Orlando pride. Last season she played every minute of Orlando's season and was solid in the defence leading the Pride to the playoffs. Know as the warrior Ali is not only a great defender but she also has great fashion sense. She can rock a dress and heels whilst on the red carpet but her casual style is what I really love.  So here are some of the casual outfits Ali wears that I love and will be looking to incorporate into my own wardrobe at times....

I really need to treat myself to a nice denim jacket. At the moment I only have one with jersey sleeves however I really want a full denim one. Team this up with a printed t-shirt (a bit like the one Ali has on in the image) and some leggings /skinny jeans and hi-tops you have the perfect outfit.

I also love the whole dark skinny jeans and light denim shirt look. Ali pulls this off so well whilst wearing the shirt undone with a nice printed top underneath. This could be accessorised with a beanie in colder weather or snap back in warmer weather and some nice sunglasses. Add in a good pair of trainers or vans and you have my perfect outfit. If anyone sees a nice denim shirt whilst out and about in the UK please let me know I can't seem to find one.

Another outfit I love that Ali pulls off really well is the simple plain t-shirt, skinny jeans and trainers look. I can't wait to get to a size where clothes fit me correctly. At the moment all my t-shirts are either too big or far too tight, there just doesn't seem to be an in between. It is the same with my jeans too, I just want some clothes that finally fit me right. Luckily the items I have been buying lately are actually fitting but as I am continuing to loose weight, they don't seem to last long. The good thing is my trainer collection is slowly growing again.

Now this image is more gym fashion. I can't wait to be comfortable wearing a vest top in the gym and some gym leggings. Nike do some really nice items in their latest ranges and Ali always looks great in what she wears. I want to get to the stage where I aren't just wearing mix match football kits whilst working out, I want to wear vest tops / nice fitting tops and shorts that fit nice or workout pants. It would be great to have an outfit that matched because surely if you feel confident in what you wear then the workout will greater and more beneficial. 

What is your favourite look from the post? Let me know in the comments.

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Huge Haul

I have gone a little crazy spending wise this month. I spent an absolute fortune at the wrestling and after it. Finally I have also managed to get some clothing that actually fits me and fits my style. I still have quite a bit I am wanting to get my hand on but that is seriously going to wait until after Christmas. Instead of getting Christmas presents I seem to have treated myself and here are some of the things I have treated myself too...

Nike hoodie
I got myself a Nike hoodie after a long time of searching. It is a simple grey hoodie with a small Nike logo and nice big neck. I will be doing a post on how I style this soon so keep an eye out for that. I have worn it a few times now and it is so soft and definitely keeps me nice and warm.

Superdry coat
I can finally say I have a coat that fits. After so long it is so nice to finally wear a goat and be nice and warm especially in the weather the UK is having lately. I will also be doing a post on this soon so I wont go into too much detail on which I got, you will have to wait and see. All I can say it is the best £80.00 I have spent in a while.

 Grey Nike Trainers
I seem to be getting back into wearing a lot more. I have only really worn Converse and Vans for a while but I fancied a bit of a change. I recently went to a Nike outlet store and these grey and red trainers were only £25.00 so there was no way I was leaving those behind. 

Nike SB trainers
I managed to pick these up at a different Nike outlet for just £20.00 so again I wasn't leaving these behind. These are a bit of a smarter type of trainer and they are super comfy. I am hoping they last a while too.

North Face Polo
Who would have thought going to Costco would end with me getting a North Face top. At only £17 I was surprised to see them. I wear polo shirts for work all the time but I absolutely love the North Face one as it looks simple but smart and will be great for a smart casual outfit. 

 Tobin Heath Jersey
 I have said in the past how I am in love with the USWNT and Liam been amazing as he is got me a Tobin Heath jersey I have been after for a while. He also got me the shorts so I can finally wear shorts to the gym. The jersey came really quickly and is great quality. Now that I know all this I think I am going to buy even more. Question is do I get Krieger or O'Hara? 

R + Co Thickening Spray
I recently had my hair cut and styled just like Ashlyn Harris, I watched a video where Kyle Krieger did Ashlyn's hair and he used this product so I thought I would give it a try. So far it is a great product to use. I will do a full review once I have had more experience with it.

Becky Lynch T-shirt
I have wanted one of these for ages, Becky is definitely my favourite female wrestler at the moment. This is a t-shirt I got when at the WWE live and was a bargain price of £10 which surprised me as I was expecting it to be at least £25. 

Seth Rollins T-shirt
Seth is one of my favourite male wrestlers at the moment and I had said for ages I would get one of his tops if they had them at the live event. As soon as I saw it I knew I had made the right choice I love it.

AJ Styles T-shirt
The phenomenal one for sure I absolutely love AJ Styles. The way the crowd reacts when his entrance music comes on and the way he wrestles is just amazing. I was so glad I could get one of these tops from the live show. 

Official WWE Programme
There was no way I was coming home without a programme from the WWE. Granted it is just a book full of pictures but it is a book full of my favourite people.

I also managed to get a pair of the AJ Styles gloves and Becky Lynch goggles. My parents don't understand why I even thought I needed these but they are great.

I even managed to find 3 WWE pop figures which I haven't seen around before.  So now I have added Sasha, Finn and Roman to my growing collection. I am trying to collect all of the WWE ones so I really need to keep an eye out.

Taylor Swift Reputation
As soon as Taylor announced she had a new album coming out I knew it would be added into my CD collection. I have loved Taylor from the first album and haven't missed an album. I absolutely love the direction she is going in.

12 rounds, 12 rounds 2 & 3 
Films staring WWE stars have become something I am watching more and more. If it stars John Cena you can guarantee I will get it. It is also great when the sequels involve other WWE superstars.

I really should stop spending and get some Christmas shopping sorted. But a trip to Manchester is in order out some clothes that will actually fit me.

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Albums I am loving lately

I have spent a lot of time lately whilst blogging and gaming just having music on in the background. I will have Fifa on low with my iPod playing over it, or whilst I am blogging I will have the music on just to add a little background noise. So here are the 3 albums I have been listening to over and over for the past few weeks. 

This is definitely an album I can see myself listening to a lot longer without getting sick of it. There are so many great and catchy songs on this album. I first heard Bad at love whilst watching an Ashlyn Harris video on YouTube, it was only on in the background but as soon as I listened properly I was hooked. I loved Halsey's debut album Badlands, so it was a no brainer that I was going to be getting Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. I can honestly say I haven't been disappointed and I already can't wait for album 3. I really hope Halsey comes back to the UK soon too.

I first heard of Alex Lahey whilst at the Tegan and Sara gigs in Feb this year. As soon as I heard her I was hooked. So when I saw that I love you like a brother was coming out I knew I would have to get it. Now I won't go into this too much as I do have a review post planned for this, but just like Halsey I am hooked each song is catchy and it is such easy listening. Alex was recently on in Leeds and I was gutted I couldn't make it, roll on her next UK tour.

Now this isn't exactly an album but it is something I can't stop listening too. I am hooked on listening to the WWE wrestlers entrance music. I have a lot of them downloaded on my Google Play Music account but I also listen to a lot through YouTube. Some of my favourites lately are Randy Orton, Naomi and Bobby Roode. As much as I love them they do get in my head a lot so I usually find myself singing them all day.

So there you have it that is what I have been listening to at the moment. What have you all been listening to?

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WWE Live In Leeds

I finally got to see the WWE Live. I used to watch the wrestling all the time with my cousin whilst growing up and have got back into it this year. I have seen quite a few local events and when I saw that WWE was coming to Leeds, I just knew we had to get tickets.

Most of my favourite wrestlers are on the Raw roster however Leeds got the Smackdown roster. Granted I was a little disappointed I wasn't going to see Finn, Dean or Seth but I have realised I like a lot more of the Smackdown roster than I thought. 

We arrived at the venue once the doors opened so we had plenty of time to get merchandise and get settled (they even threw in some top 10 countdowns), but the best part was when a woman who worked at the arena came up and asked if we wanted a seating upgrade. We chose to buy tickets on level 2 originally and the view was still great however when she said we could go sit in level 1 we gladly accepted. The view was fantastic we could see everything.

The show kicked off with Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler, they really got the crowd going and set up for a brilliant night. I now love Bobby Roode and can't get his entrance theme out of my head.

The Usos

I would go as far as saying the Usos are my favourite tag team from both Smackdown and Raw. I was hoping to see them against the new day however seeing them against the likes of Breezango was also brilliant. Jimmy and Jay are brilliant wrestlers and to see them live was fantastic.

Randy Orton

I didn't like Randy Orton before seeing him live (I heard his entrance music and thought oh no here we go). He never really appealed to me however he is a brilliant wrestler and that became apparent watching him. He came up against Rusev and the match was great, the crowd was brilliant in this too getting behind Randy chanting RKO. Granted Rusev is one of the wrestlers I really don't like however Randy really made the match worth paying attention to. Seeing him hit and DDT and RKO was great and I have to admit I am now beginning to like him and won't be skipping over his matches in the future when watching on the network.

Now the women's Smackdown division is definitely my favourite, I love them all. I was worried I would only get to see a few of them wrestling live but was pleasantly surprised when they all came out for a 4 on 3 match. It was Naomi, Charlotte and Becky vs Lana, Natalya, Tamina and Carmella. It was a fantastic match.  I absolutely love Becky Lynch she is fantastic, if I had to pick a favourite out of the Women it would definitely be her. As soon as her entrance hit the crowd were going crazy so when she won it was brilliant. 

Not only did we get that match but we also got to see the whole of the women's division team up against James Ellesworth (seriously that guy irritates me just looking at him), so obviously it was fantastic when Becky Lynch hit him with a stone cold stunner. It just summed up a perfect match.

My final favourite was the triple threat match for the title between new champion AJ Styles, Jinder Mahal and Shinsuke Nakamura. I hate Jinder so was so glad when he lost the title the previous night, Shinsuke was just like Randy I didn't like him until I saw him live but wow AJ Styles..... he really is the phenomenal one. He is a brilliant wrestler and really has the crowd behind him. They were in the match with the title on the line but I was so glad to see AJ keep hold of it. AJ is a deserving champion and I just really hope he keeps hold of it so he can face off against Brock Lesnar at survivor series.

Obviously there were more matches on the card than this but these were my standout ones. I even spent an absolute fortune on merchandise (post coming up soon) and overall had a fantastic night. I am even looking for tickets to go see it again next year.

Have you ever seen the WWE Live? What did you think to it? Let me know

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Week #14

This week has been a great one. I have had 3 days off work and seen Liam for 6 days straight. The 3 days off work included an overnight stay in Leeds after watching the WWE Live for the first time. I won't go into it much as I am going to do a whole post about it soon, but all I will say for now is it is so great to see your favourites live instead of just highlights or TV matches. We did a spot of shopping the day after but honestly we just wanted to head back as it was chaos. Since then it has been a nice relaxed weekend of blogging and gaming, we really haven't ventured out apart from watching the football on Saturday. So here is what I have been up to this week....

Been watching : I have watched a few football matches. However the week has mainly consisted of me watching old wrestling PPV's. Having the WWE network is brilliant as I can watch not only recent PPV's but also those from a while back. I am also hoping to watch quite a few of the collections they have available. 

Been playing : Fifa has been the main game I have been playing lately, more of my season and plenty more women's tournaments. I also played a little bit more life is strange before the storm (really don't want to complete chapter 2 so quickly) and have even started on Dragonball Xenoverse at long last.

Been reading : I was going to complete Abby Wambach's book this week however I have just stuck to catching up on blogs.

Been listening to : Halsey and WWE themes are the big 2 that I have been listening to this week. I can't get enough of Randy Orton's entrance theme, it really does get stuck in my head.

Bought : Again I won't go into this too much as I have a post coming up however I have got a lot more new WWE merchandise to add to my collection.

So there you have it that was my week. What have you guys been up to?

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Top 5 Current USWNT Players

It is no secret that I am hooked on women's football. It is also no secret that I prefer to follow and watch the USWNT more than I do England (although I do tune into every England game). Women's football is continually growing and we are getting more access to games making viewing a lot better. Not only do I watch a lot of international games but I also watch the FAWSL snd NWSL. So here are my current top 5 USWNT players...

Ali Krieger is a world class right back who deserves much more credit. She was solid in defence for her club Orlando Pride last season and played every single minute. For some reason however she really isn't getting the recognition she deserves and is getting left out of the current USWNT roster selections. I honestly can't understand why Jill would rather play players out of position rather than give Ali the call ups she deserves. Especially as she is only 2 caps short of 100. She has also bounced back from so many injuries over the years but is still a player of great standard she is a true inspiration to someone struggling through a current injury.

 Tobin Heath is a brilliant midfielder. She plays in the same position as me and is one of the reasons I continue to play. She is a player I have looked up to for a very long time and think I always will. She has had to sit out of most of this year due to injury however she has bounced back and won the playoffs with the Thorns this season. Tobin is one of those players you get excited to watch due to her pure skill and talent. I am looking forward to watching her play for many years to come.

Kelley O'Hara aka the squirrel, Kelley is a fantastic player and gives 100%  in which ever position she plays whether it be defence, midfield or as a forward. She also scored a great goal against Germany in the 2015 world cup which I honestly believe won them the whole tournament. Kelley has recently achieved 100 caps and I can't wait to see her achieve so many more.

Christen Press is yet another underrated player within the USWNT. I don't understand why she doesn't get more starts within the squad she is a great player with fantastic attacking ability. She really does deserve more of a chance when it comes to international games. However at only 28 years old I honestly do believe she has a lot more game time and a lot more goals in her and hopefully she will win another world cup.

Now my favourite of them all Ashlyn Harris. Never gets enough game time for the USWNT but when she does she is absolutely amazing and her performances are always 100%. Ashlyn is great at reading the situation in front of goal and is great at commanding her back line. I really hope she gets the time she deserves soon as she can add so much more to the starting 11. Unfortunately she did suffer a quad injury earlier this year but since then she has bounced right back and is looking promising in all the games she plays once more.

So there you have it those are my top 5 players currently playing for the USWNT. I can't wait to watch more of their games and even hopefully see them play over here in the UK one day. 

Do you have any favourite women's football players? Let me know in the comments below.

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Christmas Clothing Wishlist

This Christmas I have been asking for clothing when people have asked me what gifts I want. This is mainly due to me beginning to loose the weight I have wanted to shift for a long time, at the moment getting ready on a morning is a bit of a challenge as items are either too big or still that little bit too tight. These are items I have wanted for a while but even if they fit now will be ok if I loose more weight in the future as I plan.

Nike Windrunner - £90.00

This is a jacket/ hoodie I have been after for a while now. It is a pricey item however when I do loose that extra weight it will still be ok for a while because to me the baggier the hoodie the better it is. I love Nike items as they last a long time and are great quality. I saw this one when Tobin Heath wore something just like it (could even be the exact same one). 

Umbro logo sleeve t-shirt - £8.00

I am loving that ASDA do Umbro clothing these days. I already have a retro jacket on its way however I can't wait to get my hands on one of these t-shirts. I love that Umbro is slowly making a comeback and Ashlyn Harris is even bringing out her own Umbro collaboration. This t-shirt is so simple yet such good quality and will be perfect for those casual days out.

 Nicce Light grey hoody - £50.00

I saw Fran Kirby wearing one of these hoodies a while back and it looked great. Since then I have been on the lookout for one that fits me just as well. This hoodie looks so comfortable and so simple. Perfect for layering or wearing on those days that aren't freezing but aren't warm enough to just wear a t-shirt.

U.S flash jersey - £35.00

I am hooked on everything USWNT at the moment. Liam has recently got me a Tobin Heath jersey and shorts, but I am in love with this jersey that the women wear as a training jersey. At only £35.00 and available in the UK I think it is a real steal. I usually wear the jerseys for games but this would also be great for heading to the gym in.

So these are the items I have asked my family for however I m hoping to get most of them after Christmas when the sales roll around.  What clothing items would you ask for?

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Fashion Inspo : Meghan Klingenberg

If you don't know who Meghan Klingenberg is she is a defender for the USWNT and the Portland Thorns. She was part of the 2015 world cup winning brick wall and the 2017 playoff winning Portland Thorns defence. Not only do I love Meghan as a player but I also love her simple yet brilliant fashion sense. Her short hair always looks well styled too. Her style is pretty androgynous yet feminine. So here are a few of my favourite looks of hers....

I have always loved long coats. Meghan herself is not the tallest of people just like myself so seeing her pull of the long coat gives me a little hope that I can too. Wearing this open but layering up is one of the looks I could really see myself going for. Teamed up with ripped skinny jeans and trainers this is the perfect outfit for shopping or a smart casual event. Add in the watch and the outfit is really topped off with a smart vibe.

Meghan's hair is brilliant in this image. To me having your hair look good really does add to making the rest of your outfit look good.  I have been on the look out for one of these long sleeve tops with buttons for a while now so hopefully I will find one soon. I love how they look when they fit correctly. The necklace just adds a bit of something extra to the outfit team this up with a leather jacket some skinny jeans and trainers or Chelsea boots the whole outfit would look great.

Another look I love that Meghan pulls off really well is the layering up look. A plain t-shirt, hoody and denim jacket. Not only does this look good but it also keeps you nice and warm. It isn't too bulky either but would go well for a casual day out, shopping, or even a casual event. Again Meghan teams this up well with some skinny black jeans and pumps. This is one of the looks I am hopefully going to get pieces for in the near future.

My final favourite look of Meghan's is one that I seem to create every single time I go out lately. Plain t-shirt, blazer, skinny jeans and converse. This is one of my favourites as it isn't too smart and is casual for the sort of events I attend. It is also super comfortable making the time wearing this type of outfit a lot more enjoyable. I am hoping that in the near future I can move on from round neck t-shirts and move on to V neck ones. Once my confidence has grown as I aren't too keen on my skin.

Now that I am loosing weight and need to get buying clothes again that actually fit I am hoping to get the items to create these looks as they will do for different occasions as well as hopefully been pretty cheap to recreate.

What are some of your favourite looks to pull off? Let me know in the comments.
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October Favourites

October favourites

October was a fun month, we went to see a local wrestling show once again and there were plenty of Women's football matches to tune into. I got plenty of new football items and I have noticed weight slowly dropping off me. So here are a few of my favourites....

I have reviewed the L'oreal mens expert tattoo reviver previously so you can check out that review here. The moisturiser has found its way back into my favourites due to the change in the weather lately and my skin needing that little bit more TLC. The Lynx you which I have also previously reviewed is also in my favourites this month. I just can't get enough of it, the smell is gorgeous the cans don't stick around for long on average a can will last me a few weeks. The T-Zone black cleansing wipes have also been a favourite addition into my skincare routine. I didn't hold out much hope for these however I will be repurchasing them again as my skin does seem to be easing up after using these.

I haven't had many fashion favourites this month however my Michael Kors watch has become a daily accessory piece adding a smarter element to my daily clothing. My grey converse have also been worn daily throughout the month as they literally go with anything.

I have loved planning things out in October and becoming a lot more organised, it is helping in so many aspects meaning blog planning is a lot easier and I am hoping to get more posts up from now on. Another favourite has been whisky, I never used to drink it but in October it is what I drunk the most of, my grandad is happy about this too as it means he has someone to talk about whisky to for a change. My final lifestyle favourite of the month has definitely been women's football, the NWSL finished and Portland Thorns won the playoffs which I was happy about as they are my 2nd team. Also Man City women are doing really well in the league so that has been an added bonus.

What was you loving in October? Let me know in the comments below.

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