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22.5.15

10 Things I'm Loving This Week #1

fresh flowers home decor

1. Fresh flowers

This week Alex bought me home these beautiful flowers as he knew my old tulips needed a freshen up. Since moving house I've been scattering fresh (and fake) flowers all around the house, I'm obsessed! Especially yellow and white tones; they really brighten up any home ready for the summer!

A fresh manicure shellac extensions
2. A fresh manicure

A few weeks back I finally used my birthday nails voucher from my parents (my birthday was over 6 months ago!), I'm really not very girly when it comes to beauty and makeup, I'm pretty clueless, and have never used a nail-file ha.. so had to seek my sisters advice for what to get done. I thought I'd go all out for once, and decided on gel extensions with a shellac finish. The colour I chose was called 'mint convertible'. 

Having extensions at first took a little getting used to, I was paranoid I was going to break them by putting on my socks or even pulling my jeans but they were absolutely fine; I'll admit it was a great excuse at first for avoiding the washing up, but eventually Alex cottoned on.. 
And 3 weeks later here I am, going back today for my infill's, with no chips at all; pretty impressive! Only issue will be the upkeep every 3 weeks and the toll it will take on my bank balance. For now I'm going to see how it goes and try out a few more colours until I get bored :)

new bedding home

3. New bedding

I bought these cushions covers and their infill's from IKEA in Croydon last week. I wanted some big pillows to place at the back of our pillows, more for show during the day when the bed is made so it looks pretty and super squish. 

denim dress trend summer
4. Denim dresses

Denim dresses, denim skirts and double denim are all on trend this season. Personally, I'm loving denim dresses and pinafores, especially this Anita & Green dress sent to me from Brand Attic this week, looking forward to styling this up in a fashion post soon!

alska swedish cider
5. Alska swedish cider

This week I've been trying out these new Alska swedish ciders available in Aldi. Last night I had the nordic berries flavour, which was definitely my favourite. It tastes very similar to kopperberg and rekordalig berry cider flavours, however, Alska cider is gluten free which is definitely an added bonus! I definitely didn't get that horrible bloated feeling after having a bottle. Looking forward to trying to other flavours! 

HPsprout by HP collaboration

6. My HPsprout

I'm currently collaborating with HP and trialling out their new HPSprout computer for the next couple of months. It features an inbuilt scanner and is definitely the bees knees for any creative savvy! I'll have some posts coming soon talking about my thoughts on the tech and a creative fashion project I'll be putting together with the design software. 

homemade lemonade kit by sophie conran
7. Make your own lemonade kit

I was recently looking to get my hands on a big ice-bucket for the coming summer months; perfect for bbq's and drinks with friends. I came across this huge one in TKmaxx, for only £10, complete with homeade lemonade kit by Sophie Conran. It comes complete with 4 x vintage glass jars, stripey straws, funnel and filter, plus some recipes to get you started. I'm looking forward to trying the homemade elderflower fizz!

say it with brownies package thank you
8. Special thank-you's!

The other day I received a special delivery at work, a 'Say it with brownies' package it was completely unexpected and I had no idea as to who would be saying thank you. Turns out it was from someone I had given some blog advice to at work; a friend of my bosses. Unexpected gifts are the best, especially when they are a tray of freshly baked brownies. Such a great idea if your wanting to send someone a little edible gift! 

sushi and naked superfood smoothie
9. Sushi and NAKED superfood smoothies

Last week was the first time I had EVER tried Sushi. Can you believe it? No me neither!
For some reason I had it in my head that sushi was made up completely of fish and was just a complete fishy mess.
 (I apologise for how wrong that sounds!) 

Don't get me wrong I like most fish; I'm just not keen on the overly smelly stuff! Oh boy was I wrong, that stuff is great; seaweed, rice, tuna, smoked salmon, cucumber, you name it; its now a staple to my weekly diet. 
Also NAKED superfood smoothies - these are just amazing, plus there even packed with 74 blueberries - insane! 

pineapple home decor
10. Pineapple home decor

Last of all, I bought this amazing pineapple ornament from TKmaxx for £6.99. There was one left on the shelf! I've gone pineapple crazy and suddenly want to stock my house out with all things pineapple shaped and coloured. 
Strange. 
I'll never understand the fruit hype (pineapple, watermelons) in home decor and fashion, but whoever did it; its pure genius because we are all clearly going mad for it. 

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I really enjoyed writing this 'things I'm loving this week' post and I'm going to try and keep up by writing one every week. 


What have you been loving this week?

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21.5.15

Fringe Vest For The Festival Season.

topshop contrast red black fedora

right up my street fashionblog
festival fringe vest

festival look fringe vest

asos ridley ripped jeans
bohemian style
Contrast Fedora - Topshop
High-neck Top - Miss Selfridge
Fringe Vest - Primark

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Are you fashion ready for the festival season?

I've put together a little look featuring this bohemian fringe vest; perfect for the festival season. 

Key pieces to deck out your 'fringe wardrobe' are circulating all over the high-street and online. From fringed shorts, to fringed tops, to fringe jackets, we're spoilt for choice at the moment with what to wear for the upcoming summer of festivals. 

Personally, I've tamed this festival outfit down, to suit the current weather situation, which seems to be all over the place. 

If I was to attend a festival this week, I'd probably throw on my favourite pair of ridley ripped jeans from ASOS, paired with some open sandals and a sleeveless high neck top; that way I've got my various 'bare all' points; knees, feet and arms; to keep me cool if it suddenly does decide to heat up during the day! 

Alternatively, if it was hot, I'd likely be showing my knees with this a-line skirt and fringed top combo, or going full boho with this gorgeous thigh split maxi

This outfit is simple, yet bold with key statement pieces; my two-tone contrast fedora, fringe vest and ripped knee jeans. Easily, not over-doing a look, but keeping modern and on-trend with my styling. 

I'd love to know what you will be wearing this festival season? 

xo. 

18.5.15

Summer Styling With Fat Face Clothing

styling fat face clothing

fat face mint pastel cardigan

fat face three quarter trousers

wearing pastel colours summer

right up my street fashion

pool sliders primark

summer styling with fat face
High neck top - Miss Selfridge
Nautical Sliders - Primark

With summer on its way I was recently asked by Fat Face Clothing to style up a summer look incorporating some key, on trend items from their latest holiday shop. So me being me, I picked out the brightest colours I could find, strongly sticking by the pastel coloured, oh-I-do-like-to-be-beside-the-seaside look!

Naturally when I think of Fat Face Clothing, I always think of the beach; largely pastel and nautical tones and anything featuring bold blue and white stripes. (I'm obsessed with stripes!)

Naturally I was drawn towards choosing these two pieces; the annie cardigan in sugar green paired with some chalky chino crops; both versatile pieces for any summer look! I didn't own a pair of chino's until now, and I'm so glad I picked the chalky colour, granted, I'll have to be careful where I place my precious derriere, but white looks so pure and fresh in any outfit.

For me; this screams the perfect casual holiday beaching look; chino crops paired with lazy pool sliders; I can just imagine me sitting comfortably a beach sipping on a pina colada!

Check out another casual beach look of mine!

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