Thursday, 2 July 2015

ULLR & SKADE











Ullr & Skade Applique Letter Sweater | Levi Vintage Jeans | Asos Healed Sandals (silimar) | Missguided Kloe Coat
 
 
First off, how nice is this sweater? Very weather inappropriate right now, but I have always been one for layers.
I’m a sucker for a sweater with a bit of bold font to... why? I do not know, but there’s something Moschino-esque mixed with Tokyo street style which draws me in. So when I came across this Ullr & Skade appliqué jumper, I was all over it. 
Intrigued by the name and slogan plastered across my front, I read into the brand. The name itself is taken from Norse Mythology; Ullr, the God of the winter games and Skade Godess of ski hunting. The idea behind the brand is to combine Nordic beliefs with British street and urbanwear. Sad as it is admit, I was a bit of a Greek mythology geek at school, I couldn’t get enough of Jason and the arganaughts and the Minotaur. So this strikes a bit of a cord with my inner child and I love the fact that this story is the foundation for each piece, giving the garments and indentity and resulting in a casual chic look.  
The brand is ever expanding, now stocking jewellery in the form of this beaut silver embossed unity cuff & arrow pendant necklace . I spoke to Nick the brands creative director, who I have to say is not only super innovative and brimming with ideas, but an immensely nice guy. He rightfully has high hopes for Ullr & Skade. He plans to not only keep the brand small & chic stocking in independent boutiques, but also aiming to produce collections for fashion week. At the moment all the garments and accessories are unisex, but the idea is to branch off into sub brands like ULLR (mens) and SKADE (womens).
There's something really engaging about Alexander McQueen-esque about this brand, and it's definitely one to keep an eye on. To view the whole range simple visit the website right here.
 
Over & Out
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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

ASOS SALE PICKS



 
Aside from Christmas & my birthday, my favourite occasion arrived yesterday... the Asos summer sale. I'm actually moving out next month and need to save all my pennies like crazy, so scrolling through and picking out these bits nearly killed me. I want it all and I feel like I need these goodies so much more because I know I'm not allowed to shop. It's that old forbidden fruit thing isn't it. I actually added quite a few bits to my basket on several occasions yesterday and got so near to clicking the old 'place order' button., but guilt took over. It's bound to happen sooner or later, especially if a bit of wine gets involved at the weekend. Josh if you're reading this I would mostly like the tasselled bag. Thank you.
 
 
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Thursday, 25 June 2015

ICONEMESIS



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am not one for technology. Sometimes I feel as though I should have been born into an Amish community where I could sit in the garden milking goats and making jam all day. I am however, one for decorating any form of technology I own. So when the lovely peeps at Iconemesis  sent me this gorgeous case, I couldn't wait to put it on. They stock cases by several designers, including the very cute Fifi Lapin  and Gemma Correll, whose designs include pug and unicorn illustrations. What's not to love there?!
 
 
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Monday, 22 June 2015

CITIZENM : LONDON BANKSIDE










 


Living about an hour from London, it's quite easy to pop there for a weekend now and then. I've stayed in many a hotel, mostly good and one particularly bad which we wont go in to, but it did involve some questionable stains. After seeing Megan from Pages By Megan 's post on the CitizenM Hotel last year I've been an eager beaver to go and stay there. Josh & I have really been needing a break together recently, so we booked up last minute and went this weekend for a couple of nights, and we were not disappointed.
It's nothing like any of the hotels I've stayed in before. Dare I say, quite a lot of the more famous London hotels or hotel chains can be very dated with patterned carpets, metal filigree taps and tea and coffee with those weird little milks that don't have to go in the fridge (suspicious in itself.) There was not of that at the CitizenM.
When you arrive at the reception, you are greeted by casual and friendly staff who help you check in by computer. There's mismatching and quirky décor everywhere, from cow print chairs and masses of paper lampshades to old vogue magazines and vintage china ornaments.
The rooms are incredible to, hence why most of our photos are of us eating/chilling out/watching TV in bed... it's the place we spent most of our time. It is no doubt the biggest bed I have ever had the pleasure of sleeping in. I actually did full on stretched out arm and leg rolls from one end to the other one night, I thought it would be rude not to.
The other part of the stay which had us sold, was the very important tablet you get given... which I clearly couldn't put down from the photos. It controls everything in the room. The temperature, the blinds and most importantly the colour of the lights, which is of course a massive novelty that didn't wear off. Who doesn't love having a blue shower? The tablet also controls the TV above the bed, and has a number of films to pick from to watch. It was the perfect getaway to relax, snuggle down in a massive bed and watch movie after movie with take away sushi.
We will most definitely be back and I cant wait.

To find out more or book your stay, you can visit the website right here.
 
P.s, massive shout out to Josh for the weirdest breakfast concoction... who knew croissants and sausages were such a good match?  
 
 
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Sunday, 14 June 2015

JUNE WISH LIST



 
It appears my love for grey is still going strong from this months lustings.
 
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