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My Autumn Fashion Wishlist

Posted on September 22, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Did you know Autumn is officially upon us as of tomorrow? (according to Google anyway) It’s suddenly turned super cold here, resulting in me living in jogging bottoms, my other half’s chunky socks and my red blanket – what a great look hey!

Because of the sudden cold turn in the weather, I’ve also been considering what to update in my wardrobe. On one hand I want to wait till I’ve lost more weight before buying anything new, but on the other hand I love A/W fashion and I JUST WANT TO BUY ALL THE THINGS!

So, out with my beloved yet flimsy (only because they’re made of fabric) Schuh flats I’ve been loving all summer, and in with some sturdy shoes and boots I think! I also really want to get a cape or a wrap of some sort. I’m not sure which though yet, but I think worn right they can look really smart and chic.

Sticking with a seasonal palette of browns, greys and neutrals – with some gold jewellery of course, I’ve put together my top Autumn picks from some of my favourite fashion stores –

  1. Avelon Skinny Fit Trousers from Farfetch
  2. Chronicle Ring Set from Nasty Gal
  3. Givenchy Three Row Bracelet from Selfridges
  4. Vivien Westwood Primrose Zip Tote Bag from Daniel Footwear
  5. Moschino Bear Earrings from Selfridges
  6. Label Lab Lightweight Side Split Dress from House of Fraser
  7. Roll Neck Poncho from Esprit
  8. Matisse Nugent Ponyhair Ankle Boot from Nasty Gal

I’d love to hear if any of these take your fancy?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Posted on June 9, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Father’s day is on the horizon (Sunday June 21st in case you didn’t know) so if you’re looking for some inspiration I’ve put together a little tongue in cheek gift guide, including a range of cheap and cheerful to more expensive goodies. Hopefully there’ll be something here to suit a variety of budgets and please all Dads no matter what they’re into!

Anchorman Hip Flask (£9.99) Every Dad should own a hip flask for ’emergencies’. Printed with ‘I love Scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes, down into my belly,‘ this Ron Burgundy stainless steel hip flask would make the perfect gift for any Anchorman fan. Maybe buy a bottle of whiskey to go with it if you’re feeling generous!

Scaramouche & Fandango Bath Set (£13.50) Dads can often get sweaty when they’re out and about doing manly things like painting fences, press ups and DIY. Help your Dad stay smelling sweet with this handy set from Scaramouche & Fandango. Containing a 200ml shampoo and 200ml body wash, the shampoo includes detoxing shea butter and black quinoa to remove excess oils and dirt from the hair, while Keravis protein helps keep hair strong and healthy, protecting against day-to-day pollution. The body wash contains Brazilian Papaya, to remineralise the skin, and Vitamin E to provide anti-inflammatory and protective benefits to the skin.

Fred Perry Marl Crew Neck Knit (£49.00) Every Dad should own a smart fine knit jumper, and this one by Fred Perry is perfect, it’s grey, which is a favourite colour of Dad’s because it reminds them of battleships and metal tools, and it’s also in the sale, so you’ll have money left over to buy your lovely Dad some extra gifts too.

Champion Dad Trophy (£3.50) Make your Dad feel like the champion he is with this high quality real plastic gold tone trophy. All the other Dads will be jealous when they see your Dad got a trophy for Father’s day!

For All Mankind Army Green Jumper (£59.98) And something for the trendy Dad, this army green jumper would be perfect for a smart / casual look with jeans. Dads famously hate clothes shopping, so why not give him a helping hand and snap this up for him!

N.10 Corkscrew knife (£26.50) I mean what could be more ‘Dadly’ than a pocket knife? With a corkscrew!? This is a basic Dad-gadget that every Dad should own. This fancy one has a nice wooden handle. Dads will appreciate the craftsmanship on this beauty.

Barbour Heritage Olive Brown Sweatshirt (£59.50) A jumper for the country Dad. If your Dad likes to romp around in the sticks, maybe with a rifle and wax jacket, he’ll be thrilled with this Barbour sweatshirt. It’s smart yet practical, definitely a staple for any Dads wardrobe.

Holkham Country Fair Tickets (from £15.00) If you fancy getting your Dad something a little different for Father’s Day, what about Holkham Country Fair tickets? I think this is a great idea, the Holkham Country Fair is a magnet for Dads, with over 200 trade, fine food and craft stands showcasing rural crafts and country pursuits, as well as stunt men, clay pigeon shooting, fishing and target golf. Your Dad would be thrilled to receive tickets for this event.

Neal & Wolf Sculpt & Style Duo (£20.95) Does your Dad like to style his hair? If he doesn’t have a balding bonce like my Dad, your should treat him to some fancy hair products from Neal & Wolf. The Sculpt & Style Duo contains Form Sculpting Lotion which has been designed to help shape and hold the look you want with added benefit of head-turning texture and stunning shine. And Shape Pliable Paste which is as texturing paste that gives an outstanding strong hold that improves definition and is perfect for shorter styles.

I hope this has given you some inspiration and raised a smile! xxx

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The Weekly Top 5 #8

Posted on May 31, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a great weekend? Today’s weekly top 5 is a little different to usual, basically I was supposed to put together an outfit post showing you what I wore for the wedding I went to last Friday, but after a series of unfortunate events including forgetting my camera when we went to the wedding, then being really ill – which still hasn’t gone away properly, so I’m just not up to having my taken right now, I’ve decided to include my outfit in today’s post instead!

I’m a massive fan of vintage clothes (I actually used to run a vintage clothing store a few years ago) and my favourite eras are definitely the 50’s and 80’s. From the 50’s I love pretty prom style dresses with full circle skirts and petticoats, and I love anything loud and brash from the 80’s like bright prints and gold jewellery – I also collect 80’s jewellery too 🙂

So for the wedding I went with this beautiful Lindy Bop Ella dress from Lucy Loves Vintage. This style of dress really suits my shape as I have a larger bottom half, so it skims over that and emphasises my smaller waist which is ideal! The Ella dress comes in plus sizes too which is fantastic, and it’s also available in a range of different colours. I went for this gorgeous turquoise / teal shade (called slate) which I obviously have a thing for as my mum pointed out it’s the exact same shade as the vintage dress I wore for my wedding reception (you can check that out here)

I wore a plain black Short Sleeve Shrug (£15) over the top to cover my shoulders and arms, and for undies, I wore some big pants to suck everything in, and this super pretty Heidi Klum Intimates Amelia Underwired Bra, which is currently in the sale at House of Fraser. It was £38, and is now £30.40.

I’ve slightly embellished in this post because I don’t actually have the gorgeous shoes and bag I’ve included. I just wore some very non-exciting plain black shoes, and ended up taking a big ‘practical’ bag for all Fred’s necessities like wipes, toys and juice. If I had my way though I’d definitely wear these beautiful Lotus Isabelle Peep Toe Heels (was £59.99, now £41.99) partly because they’re so pretty and a great alternative to black shoes, but also because Lotus offer half sizes, which is perfect for me as I’m dead on a 5.5! I also included this stunning Phase Eight Rita Jewelled Box Clutch (was £79, now £63.20) just because it’s so pretty and finishes off the outfit really well!

I’d love to hear what you think of my outfit? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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My Top 10 Summer Accessories Wish List

Posted on May 13, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I had planned to start this post with the phrase ‘Summer is officially on it’s way…’ as it’s been quite nice here lately, but it’s actually chucking it down right now! Nevertheless, I can’t wait till the warmer weather arrives, I’m hoping to bust out the fake tan very soon! It’s also now officially less than a month till my birthday too – June 12th in case you want to add that to your diary – oh and chocolate would be very nice thank you 🙂 It’s my son’s birthday on the same day too so I’m now starting to get excited and make plans for both of us! I’ve put together a little wish list today with some gorgeous golden and metallic accessories that I’ve had my eye on lately. I love warm gold tones for summer so hopefully I’ll be able to snap some of these up when I get paid, and pop a few of them on my birthday list too!

    • Semi Precious Torque Collar (£15) from Topshop
    • Quay Modern Love Sunglasses (£29.63) from Nasty Gal
    • Hipanema Bonnie Bracelet (£79.31) from Revolve
    • Small Punk Skull Necklace (£260) by Alexander McQueen at Selfridges
    • Gold Plated Hoop Earrings by Eddie Borgo (£115) at Net-a-Porter
    • The Stud Out Mini Bucket Bag (29.63) from Nasty Gal
    • Frends Laya Rose Gold Headphones (£140) from Avenue 32
    • Holographic Robot Watch (£18) from ASOS
    • Ultra Mini Tre Pearl Band Ring ($365) from Vita Fede
    • Metallic Leather Sandal (£28) from Espirit

I hope you enjoyed my wish list! I’d love to hear if you love any of these accessories as much as I do?

A Home Accessories Wish List With Achica

Posted on May 6, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Ever since becoming a homeowner for the very first time a few years ago, I’ve become a little bit obsessed with homewares and accessories. Give me fun cushions, rugs, artwork, hooks and hangers, storage boxes, accessories and candles – you name it, I want it all! I love anything that’s colourful, fun and a bit quirky, so with that in mind I’ve put together a little wish list of some fab products that have caught my eye from Achica.

If you’re not familiar with Achica, it’s basically a members-only online home and lifestyle store. They have a massive range of products on offer to suit even the most eclectic tastes, so whether you’re into modern minimalism or countryside chic, you’ll be sure to find something perfect for your home. Achica works by offering curated flash sales of furniture, homewares, fashion accessories, beauty products, children’s wear and much more, with each sale offering some fantastic discounts and lasting for a very limited time only. So you have to get in there quick if you want to snap something up!

These are the items I added to my wish list –

  • Green Chair with Wooden Legs (£65) from Contemporary Living
  • You Mean The World To Me Unframed Print (£18.00) from Karin Akesson
  • Set of 6 Bug Magnets (£6.50) from Pullmann & The Zoo
  • Antique Silver Finish Desk Lamp (£125) from Industrial Spotlight
  • Round Candle Holder (£8.00) from Modern Mix
  • Bobby The Bear Cushion (£14.00) from Sass & Belle
  • Pink Dear Deer Coat Hook (£8.50) from Pullmann & The Zoo
  • Set of 3 Glass Tapas Jars (£6.50) from Garden Trading: Kitchen
  • Turquoise Countryside Table (£249) from Scandi Cabin
  • Borosilicato Yellow HourGlass (£20) from Bitossi
  • You Are Awesoms Cushion (£12.00) from Sass & Belle

I’d love to hear what you think of my picks and if you’d choose any of these for your home? Don’t forget to sign up to Achica to check out their deals!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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The Weekly Top 5 #3

Posted on April 26, 2015

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Hi Guys!

It’s the end of another week already, and I can’t believe this is my third Weekly Top 5! This week I’ve been on a complete health kick, I’m feeling positive and focussed and I’ve been eating well and exercising ALL WEEK. Unfortunately I haven’t seen any weight come off yet, which is a bit disappointing, so I’m just assuming I’m putting on muscle! Here’s the run down of this week’s favourites –

Beautylab Instant Renewal Eye Complex (£28.00) – I’ve just started using this new eye cream from Beauty Lab with the hope that it will improve the general appearance of my eye area. It promises to lift and restore the delicate eye area, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkes. Luckily I don’t have any actual wrinkles as yet, but the fine lines are just starting to appear, as well as puffy eye bags which I’ve suffered from for a long time, so I’m hoping this product will tackle them too. It’s too early for results to show as yet, but time will tell!

NYX Butter Lip Glosses (£5.00) I have a few Butter Glosses which I’ve had for a while, but I’ve found myself reaching for the Apple Strudel shade quite a lot this week. It’s such a pretty spring peach that’s easy to wear and helps brighten the complexion. I love peaches and corals for spring so I’ll hopefully be featuring some more of these shades on the blog soon.

Years & Years. Since being lucky enough to get Saturday tickets to Radio One’s One Big Weekend in Norwich, I’ve been looking into which bands are playing. I’m so out of the loop with music at the moment I literally have no clue about who’s who, so I’ve been browsing youtube looking up all the acts so I at least have some sort of idea, and I’ve decided that Years & Years are officially my new favourite band! Check them out on Youtube, and you can also pre-order their album which is out in June.

Double Chocolate Virtue Bars (£8.99 per box) I’ve been really focussing on fitness and eating well this week and I have a few food bits from My Protien to help me on my way. I’ve been absolutely loving their Double Chocolate Virtue Bars, they’re basically a quick and convenient snack bar that’s high in protein and fibre and less than 95 calories per bar. It’s a great way to satisfy my chocolate craving without undoing the good work I’ve done so far.

Boujies Candle in Pink Pomelo (£16.00) – This sweet little candle arrived last week too, and I’ve been lighting it every day since. Boujies create 100% natural wax candles, blended with their unique blend of essential oils and fine fragrances. This one – Pink Pomelo is a clean and crisp citrus blend, described as ‘a sparkling and uplifting citrus fragrance with top notes of yuzu, grapefruit, sweet lemon and effervescent pink pomelo. Lifting from a bright floral heart of jasmine blossom, elderflower and muguet, gently resting on a musky base of amber infused with a twist of white tea’. This fragrance is light, bright and beautifully refreshing.

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Festival Fashion Inspiration with Lyst.co.uk

Posted on April 25, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I have to admit, I an officially the queen of procrastination. I can while away hours on Pinterest looking at pretty pictures and tutorials and pinning until the early hours, if you’ve used the site you’ll know the addiction is very real. But I’ve now discovered a brand new distraction site – Lyst.co.uk. It basically offers a unique shopping experience where you can create wish lists (or lysts) for anything and everything where it comes to fashion and accessories.

So how does it work? Well you might want to make a lyst to plan an outfit if you have something particular mind, so you just search for what you’re looking for and start adding the items you like to your lysts, it’s as simple as that! Or if you’re like me, you might just like looking at gorgeous clothes and accessories and creating wish lists! It’s also worth mentioning that the site coveres a whole range of brands, from high end designers like Burberry and Valentino, to easily accessible high street brands such as ASOS and Topshop.

I’ve been playing around with the site for a little while and used it to come up with a ‘Festival Fashion’ lyst. I’m in love with the beautiful Diane von Furstenberg Pink Ombre Silk Kaftan and the Madewell Arrow Flip Necklace especially, and both are included in the image above. DVF is a bit out of my price range unfortunately, but the Madewell necklace is well within what I can afford at only £36, and I never would have come across it if it wasn’t for this site!

What I love is that Lyst.co.uk has made me aware of so many more brands and companies than I ever knew existed, and one of the best things is if you add something to one of your lysts and it’s out of stock, you will also be alerted via email when that item comes back in stock, or even if one of your choices goes on sale – which is super handy if you have your eye on something specific.

If you love fashion and discovering new things, I’d highly recommend you check out Lyst.co.uk!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post is in collaboration with Lyst.co.uk.