Saturday, 18 June 2016

DATE NIGHT









 
 
Josh and I went out for date night last night, although we live together we don't get a lot of time to do things as I usually work on his days off. Then in the evenings that we do have after work it's a case of shower, cook, clean, watch a bit of T.V and then I've usually nodded off before you know it! You working couples living together will probably know this routine all to well!
 
There appears to be a theme in my latest posts of white off the shoulder tops. This is not intentional, but seems to be one of the only things I'm into at the moment. If you follow me on Twitter you've probably seen (& got sick of) me wanging on about my lack of inspiration for my summer wardrobe at the moment. I just feel in such a style rut. I spend ages scrolling through Asos, Topshop & Zara on my laptop of an evening, but just cant find anything much that takes my fancy. The Topshop & Zara sales both started yesterday and I kid you not, the only thing I ordered was a belt. A boring old belt. I usually get this deflated feeling a bit at this time of year, because as I have mentioned before I 100% prefer winter clothes and layering. I'm a coat, knitwear and jacket gal through and through, I get a bit like a lost little lamb come Summer, but this year is particularly bad.
 
So if you guys have any favourite blogs please send me over the links, because I need some serious inspo to get my ass into gear! I can't live in white off the shoulders all summer long. Think of the horrendous straight tan line I will have across my chest. Help a sister out!
 
 
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Saturday, 11 June 2016

THE RETURN OF THE BOOB TUBE







 
 
I've had a week off work this week, although I have been working from home on my illustrations which has been nice. It's like "here's a taste of what full time self employment could look like... now go back to work". I love the people I work with though, so it's not all bad. Also, I'd probably end up weighing a ton and being broke because I've eaten, drank and online shopped way more than is acceptable this week. So it's probably just as well that I have the world of retail to keep me on the ol' straight and narrow. I could not have picked a better week to be on holiday though. It has probably been the hottest week of the year so far, and me being an absolute sun worshiper I have been soaking it up like it's going out of stock. I didn't think I had got much of a tan until I saw these photos, now I feel a little bit smug.
This top did have bell sleeves, but I have got quite a few off the shoulder tops now, so I unpicked the sleeves and wore it strapless. I was going out the other night and my bestie asked me what I was going to wear. I text back with a sentence I haven't used since the year 8 disco and never thought I would use again, "I might wear my white boob tube".
 
I will leave you with the words 'boob tube' and bid you a good day
 
 
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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

A PIGTASTIC DAY OUT AT WIMPOLE








 
 
 



 



 
 
 
Yesterday Josh and I had a rare day off together and it was super sunny, so we took a trip to Wimpole Hall Farm near Cambridge. We're both really animal obsessed... one time we went to a safari park and I got so excited that I got a migraine and we had to come home! Thankfully though, I managed to control my excitement at the farm. Although I nearly lost my shit when the pig jumped up to say hello. So this post is not very classy or chic, but I cant deny that we're both massive country bumpkins at heart. It was so beautiful walking round all the gardens in the sun, soaking up all the juicy vitamin D.
 
 
On the morning of what felt like the first proper Summers day, I came to the realisation (that I do most years) that I hate all my Summer wardrobe. I absolutely love the hot weather, but I 100% prefer dressing for winter. I love boots, and knitwear and layering. I somehow find myself quite lost at this time of the year. I wish my taste wouldn't change so quickly to, it's an expensive habit! So for our little trip I just threw on a trusty ol' pair of vintage levi's, a Zara basic and my neckerchief, which made me feel like a real farmer. So after this post, I will no doubt spend countless hours scrolling through Asos, Topshop & Zara desperately looking for some clothes for my Summer wardrobe that I cant afford. I majorly need some fashion inspo for the hot weather, so send your links my way!
 
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Monday, 23 May 2016

ROMWE OFF THE SHOULDER TOP











 
I used to be a massive fab of Romwe and featured them in quite a few of my wish list posts, but to be honest I was a little bit wary or ordering from them with the prices being so cheap and hearing various things about the quality. I got the chance to try out one of their products this week and opted for this off the shoulder bell sleeve top. I'm a massive fan of any Bardot style at the moment and the photo on the website looked right up my street. However, I wasn't sure what it would be like when it arrived (as I said, I've heard various horror stories about ordering from this kind of website) so didn't get my hopes up.
It popped through my letter box on Friday and I hurriedly ripped open the package, eager to see what was inside with a slight pang of apprehension! I was not disappointed though.
It's the nicest thick feeling cotton-esque fabric which it sits so nicely. I was also a bit worried how it would fit, as it only comes in one size, but with the elasticated bandeau top and arm cuffs it fits a dream. It is super simple, and doesn't have any fancy labels or anything, but I can tell I'm going to live in it this summer. It's perfect to channel the off the shoulder and the bell sleeve trend all in one, and thrown on with a pair of ripped jeans and sandals it's an effortless instant cool look.  
I've teamed it with my layered necklaces, which I spoke about in my last post. I literally haven't taken this Muru coin necklace from Tienne jewellery off since I got it. I've had so many lovely compliments about it to. Don't forget, it comes in silver and earing form to, you can visit their website here to view the whole range and all the other brands that they stock.
 
If you think you could be living in this top this season to, then you can snap it up here. 
It's certainly taken away all my fears about ordering from Romwe and I cant wait to have a good browse of the website today for more goodies to add to my Summer wardrobe!
 
 
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Sunday, 15 May 2016

MURU X TIENNE



 







 
 
I've mentioned my love for the Tienne Jewellery website before in this post, where I blogged about my gorgeous little Estella Bartlett rose gold wish bone necklace. Recently, I've become a little bit obsessed with jewellery layering. I've seen a few people doing it and I think it's just such a nice way to jazz up a basic outfit. Plus I'm a bit of a magpie when it comes to gold, so the more the merrier. Maybe I was a gypsy in a former life? Although probably not, I'm not a big fan of caravanning.
 
I wear my gold bar necklace all he time that Josh got me for my birthday a couple of years ago, I love it so much, but lately I've felt like it needs a little friend to join the party. I was searching for a pendant or coin necklace everywhere, as I thought it would sit well alongside the rectangular bar, but you would not believe how hard it is to find one. I checked on all your generic websites for the perfect little one for ages, but alas not luck. Then after a little chat with the very lovely Sally from Tienne, I found this Muru beauty. Muru is a brand I'd heard quite a bit about before and I know it's a bit of a blogger fave... but it actually didn't cross my mind to check it out for all my pendant needs. I'm so glad I did. It's perfect.
The ancient coin pendant is supposed to bring wealth and help you prosper, so having just started my illustration business this year it's definitely a little charm that I could do with to bring me some luck! If you're not a gold gal like me, it also comes in silver. You can  get matching earrings to for a bit of extra sass, but believe it or not I don't actually have my ears pieced! So I'll be sticking to stacking my necklaces for now.
 
To view the whole range of Muru and all the other fab brands that Tienne stocks, you can visit their website here. If you need to contact them for anything then don't hesitate, I can vouch that they are the nicest of people!
 
 
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