Saturday, 21 March 2015

Blue Eyes ft Forever21, Romwe, Oasap, Wholesale7 & T K Maxx

Shearling Coat (similar) - Romwe
Stripe Dress - Forever21
Desert Boots - TK Maxx

Happy Saturday!
This dress has become my new favourite for everyday. For only £7 at Forever21 I was almost tempted to buy one in each colour! It's amazing quality, a gorgeous colour and an amazing fit! I meant it - go grab one now for spring! It was super windy here so I layered up with this awesome denim shirt-jacket from Wholesale7 (free trial win!) and my trusty shearling coat I nabbed in the Romwe sale last year!
Enjoy your weekend guys!
I'm off to eat a delicious baguette and listen to some classic 80s hits..


Thursday, 12 March 2015

Mothers Day #cakebypost with BakerDays!

The new way to celebrate - petite and personalised cakes  delivering perfectly fresh and delicious cake through the letterbox from just £14.99
You can’t always be there to share a special occasion with a friend or loved one.  But you can let them know you’re thinking of them by sending something which is personalised and therefore unique.

So what can you get as a surprise for the mum you think has everything?? A personalised cake is something I had never thought of before being contacted by BakerDays! When they asked me if i'#d like to review one of their cakes I jumped at the chance!
I must admit I was a bit sceptical, a cake - in the post?? Really?? But how wrong was I to even think for a second that it wouldn't be a delicious and fantastic experience!

It arrived in the post in a normal looking white cardboard box.. straight through the letterbox too so no need to even panic about not being in when it's delivered! Upon opening I found a beautiful pale blue tin with wording details, a blank gift card to write a message in and also a little treat tube of love hearts - I thought the way it could be personalised was perfect for any recipient and I know my mum would absolutely love one!

I opted for the 'to the moon & back' design and it looked even more vibrant and amazing in real life than it did in the picture online.. I am still amazed by the graphic detail that goes into the design! The flavour of the cake in question was chocolate chip sponge and it tasted as amazing as it sounds! I was worried that it might be a little dry as it had been i the post but the tin definitely kept it fresh - it's the perfecta accompaniment for tea and coffee! It could very comfortably serve 3-4 people (up to 8 in smaller slices) as an afternoon treat and that's what makes it so perfect as a gift as it isn't so gigantic that you cannot possibly enjoy it all.

I would definitely recommend the BakerDays website as they have a cake for almost every occasion and with a price tag of £14.99 it's the perfect thoughtful gift and many of the variations can be personalised too!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Pistol Queen ft. Forever21, Topshop, Primark, SpyLoveBuy

Black Draped Blouse - Forever21
Tartan Shorts - Forever21
Studded Clutch Bag (Found a listing!) - Originally Topshop
Barred Platform Boots - SpyLoveBuy

Hi There! Happy Friday!
Sorry it's been a while since last posting but I've had one of those sneeze-a-thousand-times-a-minute kinds of colds for the past few days! I'm heading out for breakfast with my parents this morning and hoping the sun will be shining!

This outfit is quite a powerful one for me; i've always loved anything Tartan, Studded, Platformed.. tick there to all 3 in this one! Forever21 is one of my favourite shops and getting these shorts for £13.50 full price was just amazing! Grab some while you still can! This top is also a F21 bargain and I think is my favourite buy this year so far! I can dress it up or down with skirts, shorts, layered over a dress.. the possibilities are endless! It has that feminine and classic touch that I love so much..
The boots you have probably already seen and will definitely be seeing more of due to the sheer platform of awesomeness mixed with the total comfort these still provide! Put together with the beyond awesome clutch bag from Topshop that my sister gifted me for Christmas (Thankyou Leanne!) and the most comfortable leggings I've ever bought from Oasap (complete with a 'heel anchor' that makes them stay put on your feet they are the perfect tights-leggings combination!
Please note, I am not wearing this out for breakfast with my parents, but looking at the powerful nature of it gives me that Friday Feeling! I hope you all have it too!


Saturday, 28 February 2015

Reading Challenge! 25 Books every smart women should read by ELLE Magazine

I found this list whilst browsing the internet the other day and thought it was a very interesting concept.. I like to think as myself as a 'smart women' and I love to learn and indulge myself in knowledge.
I have decided to set myself a challenge to try to read all of these before the end of 2015!
I thought it might be something a little different and something to get me motivated to read more as I have been slacking over the past few years although I do really enjoying settling down with a good book and at times could happily read for hours on end!
I will be keeping you updated on my progress month by month and fingers crossed i'll make it through!
Wish me luck!

1. Just Kids by Patti Smith
2. Heart Burn by Nora Ephron
3. The Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath
4. Backlash by Susan Faludi
5. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
6. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
7. On Writing by Stephen King
8. The Establishment by Owen Jones
9. A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil McGregor
10. Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay by John Lanchester
11. Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth
12. The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison
13. How To Be Both by Ali Smith
14. Frances and Bernard by Carlene Bauer
15. I Am An Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler
16. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
17. Middlemarch by George Eliot
18. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
19. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
20. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
21. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
22. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
23. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
24. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
25. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


Friday, 20 February 2015

KID ROCK ft. La Redoute, Forever21, Converse & Jack Willis

Bandana - Forever21
Batman Tee -
Leather Trousers - La Redoute
Pink Converse - Amazon
Hoodie - Jack Willis

What better way to rock a Friday than leather trousers, a bandana and a pair of awesome coloured Converse hi tops? Three of my favourite things! The leather trousers are probably down to the Billy Idol autobiography i've been reading.. it's an awesome insight into his life (if you're interested, check it out here!)
As i'm only 5"3 finding leather trousers that don't look make my legs look (too much of) a wrinked mess isn't easy, but for an amazing prize these are perfect and they don't seem to bring the heat with them that the usual ones do - still perfect for keeping you cosy though! Total bargain buy of 2014.
My trusty Converse hi-tops will be a wardrobe staple all year round now I have some in a bright colour! The batman tee was an essential as I love how the back has the Joker print and the front has the postmark of Arkham City.. how i'd love a Bat-Mobile! 
I'm feeling focused and slightly invincible today - Happy Friday!


Sunday, 15 February 2015

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Bras Galore win and Freya review

Beautiful underwear is a must for all women - they make you feel beautiful no-matter what you are wearing and I think they can really give you a big confidence boost when you need one! New and beautiful looking garments can make a day feel instantly better..

A gigantic thankyou to Rock and Roll Pussycat's blog for picking me as the winner for a Bras Galore gift voucher!

The underwear I picked came packaged discreetly (which I always think is a bonus) and folded in a beautiful printed crepe-paper that made them look like gorgeous gifts! With my £25 voucher I managed to get 2 pairs of beautiful bottoms from the Freya brand and they look even better than on the website!

Freya Fancies Brazilian
The pink is slightly brighter than on the site but are still a deep colour which the white waistband compliments perfectly! They are a fab fit, super comfortable and the lace feels of an amazing quality. They sit slightly below the hips and I think I could wear them underneath anything - leggings, jeans, dresses etc. They make me feel like a princess!

Freya Deco Darling Thong
The design of these is simply stunning. The lace panel is a pale pink which the picture really doesn't do justice! The material has a soft almost-satin feel and this is probably the most comfortable one that I own! The small gem detailing on the front just adds that little extra something and the rose pictured lace detailing makes them look like a small masterpiece. These sit quite high on the hips so i'd probably wear these more under dresses rather than jeans (unless i'm wearing a long top or a high-waisted variety!) But I would still definitely recommend these very highly.

*All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way or been asked to do this review