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28.2.15

Faux Fur Hooded Jacket

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Plain White Tshirt - New Look
Ridley Ripped Jeans - Asos
Tan Leather Boots - Topshop
Faux Fur Jacket  - Celeblook (*)

Today I'm wearing the ultimate faux fur coat.

I look and feel like a teddy bear when I'm wearing this. Everyone at work keeps calling me Shirley Bassey when I wear this... if there referring to her when she was a young diva, I'll take that.

I was a bit dubious about what the quality was going to be like, but I was so wrong to even question. Since the weathers taken a turn for the worst, I've been snuggling inside this jacket day and night, and its kept me so warm. I've even been caught out in the rain once or twice, but luckily it didn't ruin the faux fur - which is always good to know.

The fur hood is the best, I always find coat hoods can be too short and never fully cover my head.. or my large quantity of hair, after all that's what I want a hood to do! As you can see in the first pic, this coat features an over-sized hood which is exactly how I like them.

I've matched up a plain white tee with my asos ripped ridley jeans, simple fashion is where its at today on this rainy Saturday morning.

I'm officially on holiday now for 9 days, so I think I'll go grab a blanket, some nibbles and a dvd and just stay put on the sofa today.. ahh bliss.

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25.2.15

Red Shirt & Chunky Open Toe Heels.

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Red Shirt - Primark
Skinny Jeans - Topshop

I'm back, with some fashion this time! 

Have you noticed my blog's had a makeover?

This template design is by the lovely Kotryna Bass, my previous simple, sleek blog design was also with her. Shes got some fabulous designs at such affordable prices and also sends across everything you'll need for an easy installation. I know a little bit about tech and html code as I work in digital marketing, however I'm no expert, but this was so simple to install and Kotryna is ever so helpful along the way, if you ever need to ask a quick question, or three!

If your looking for a new blog design, I highly recommend you check out her beautiful selection of blogger and wordpress templates.

In this latest post I've resorted to my kitchen again so I do apologise for the lighting. I'm struggling to get hold of any natural light, as you've probably noticed from the lack of fashion outfit posts recently. I seem to be at work from dusk till dawn these days, but I am noticing its getting lighter every day!

I'm on holiday all next week (only two more days at work!) and I'm super duper excited because I've been invited along to Bluestones national park in Wales to review a little lodge in the middle of the Pembrokeshire countryside, for 4 nights. Nothing pleases me more, to get away and escape to the country, do absolutely nothing, & set my mind free for a little while.. this is such a dreamy thought right now.

&&&... there will be all that open space and natural light where I can take hopefully snap some wonderful fashion style posts for you - watch this space!

Today I was just rummaging through my wardrobe and came across my selection of hats, popped on this asos navy fedora (one of my fav's) and knew I would have to take a couple of snaps in appreciation of my love for it. I'm totally crushing on the colour combo red, white and black right now.

What can I say about these white chunky heels? Pretty dreamy right.. and surprisingly so easy to walk in - don't let their height deceive you! 

Ever since I broke my arm, I'm really not one to clobber around in stupid heels I'm likely to crash and burn in, these are likely to be the only exception.

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New Modern Budget Tune Hotel in Canary Wharf, London

Tune Hotel - London, Canary Wharf Review

21 Hertsmere Road West
London
E14 4BF
United Kingdom
Nearest Tube: Canary Wharf Tube / Canary Wharf DLR
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Calling all savvy travellers - want the five star experience without the price tag?

Tune Hotel in the heart of Canary Wharf recently opened beginning of February and I was asked to be one of the first to stay and review my experience. The hotel experience offered is aimed at those looking for modern, high quality accommodation at the fraction of the price.

If I said you could enjoy double rooms, featuring five star hypnos beds with 250 thread count sheets & power showers for a mere £40 a night, central London - would you believe me?

Probably not! 

Regular London visitor and intrigued? I may have found just what your looking for.. 

I already had some plans that evening in London, so reviewing a central London hotel, was both timely and exciting! It was Alex's birthday weekend, so I decided what better way to treat ourselves than an overnight stay with some London frolics thrown in. I decided to take the day off work and make the most of my stay by heading down into London a little earlier, & familiarizing myself with the local area.

I soon arrived, I admit, I did have trouble finding my way, more so locating the Canary Wharf DLR station, as I had chosen to use this as my landmark pointer, as its located at about 500 metres from the hotel. I knew once I'd found this, I was unlikely to get lost. Do bear in mind the DLR station is poorly sign-posted and rather confusing - alternatively I found the hotel much easier to locate through a mix of following signs to the London Docklands museum and using trusty google maps. 

Check-in was prompt, just what I needed after lugging a heavy bag around London. I was ready to crash, settle into my room and watch some TV before meeting Alex later on. Oh what an exciting life I lead!

Upon entering the room I felt like I'd walked into a space pod - that's the best way I can think to describe it. It was a very modern, space efficient room featuring all the high quality basics I needed for my stay - en-suite bathroom, super fast wifi and five star hypnos bed! 

Tune hotels pride themselves on a "no frills, only pay for what you need" basis. So if you wanted an even cheaper stay - i.e. your not bothered about comfort package add-on's like Wifi, hairdryer, TV, safe etc.. then you are exactly the type of traveller they can cater for. 

Then again if you'd like to add these on, its probably going to add about £10 onto your stay, so that's still only a total of £50 for an overnight stay; perfect! 

Already with four well-established hotels in the capital including Westminster, Liverpool Street, Paddington and Kings Cross, Tune Hotels really are staying in key with the budget conscious, savvy travellers across the UK looking for convenient, central locations to stay.

I'm really glad I've discovered the concept of Tune Hotels and will definitely be using them again in the future!

I'll finish off this post with a picture of the birthday boy from the weekend. On Saturday morning once we'd checked out (we were given complimentary late check-out until 1pm also!) we headed on over to Tom's Kitchen in Canary Wharf for a birthday breakfast. It was literally a two minute walk from the hotel and I'd already researched the menu the night before. 

I was desperately craving pancakes.. or shall I say the singular 'pancake' as that is really what I received in every sense of the word! 

One bloomin' huge pancake!

I did wonder, at the steep old price of £9.50 if I would be up to my eyes in a pancake stack, drizzled in maple syrup - however this was the alternative, & and it was a bloody good alternative; oozing with juicy blueberries and doused in maple syrup, I was in pancake heaven. 
A great choice for anyone pondering the Tom's Kitchen brunch menu.   

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