12 February 2016

Style // Blush Pink and Pale Grey

Nobody's Child Long Knit Cardigan Clearly I'm feeling in the Valentine's mood with pale pinks and soft grey. I have been leaning towards softer, paler colours revently, huntng out the baby blues, whites, greys and blush pinks in my wardrobe. I'm definitely not quite ready to say goodbye to the black (obviously!) but it is nice to lighten things up a little. Maybe this is Spring in the air? No? Too soon.
I have been living in this cardigan this winter. It is ridiculously cosy, I love the length and it gives that perfect amount of fuzziness. So glad I found Nobody's Child, I feel a good 50% of my wardrobe will end up being from them soon! ripped denim and longline cardigan Cosy knit and pink clutchBlush Pink Fedora and Grey Knit blush pink and grey knit
Wearing- Cardigan: Nobody's Child; Boots and Hat: Coggles; jeans, tee and belt: Charity Shop; Clutch: Kurt Keiger (old)

07 February 2016

This Week // #41

Kendra Dandy Valentine's Artwork
The cutest Valentine's day artwork. Just click for the source (it is downloadable for your phone too!)


Doing: 

Learning something new. My sister taught herself to crotchet before Christmas and has made some totally gorgeous things. I laughed at her lots of being a nana with her ball of wool on her lap all the time and now I need to eat my words. It is pretty addictive and my mind is full of pictures of giant crotchet blankets and thick wool scarves. I haven't felt like sewing in a while (I think the whole making my own wedding dress thing has fulfilled my sewing quota for a bit) and this is a nice change.


Loving: 

Catching up. I have been loving some time with my friends. One of my really good friends came to stay last week and I spent yesterday afternoon putting the world to rights with the girls from my old job, who are fab and I miss like crazy. Work takes up so much time and weekends are that precious chance to catch up with the people you can't see every day. It is good for the soul to spend time with great people.


Wearing: 

Heeled boots. All day every day. I've found my sweet spot with heel height finally (1 1/2 inches just so ya' know) and can finally manage a day in them. So of course, they are all I'm wearing. Something about a little bit of heel makes everything look so much more flattering!


Daydreaming:

About some downtime. I am feeling pretty tired at the moment (I think it is just that time of the year) and a few days of dong absolutely nothing, without having to tidy up or go shopping or run errands, sound like utter bliss right now. It isn't going to happen, but it is nice to daydream. For now, I'll just enjoy some quiet evenings on the sofa and maybe a few good long baths when I can!

 

Links of the Week: 

Love some of these designers. Always fun seeing what people are doing to make ethical fashion an actual *thing* 

Laura from Lola & Behold has been asking a lot of twitter questions recently and she has written this post about blogging from the results. SO interesting and a great read for any bloggers or brands working with bloggers.

It is almost Valentine's Day. Love it or hate it, there are always some great features around. I love these DIY Rap Lyric cards and I am downloading all of these tech backgrounds because they are ridiculously cute.

Thought this was a really interesting article. Lots of people find my ethical fashion pledge... well, a bit weird. And that's interesting considering how much more accepting we are of things like Veganism and buying only Cruelty Free make up. Why do people not like it when you buy ethical fashion?

Annnnnd just Matthew Lewis being a babe because every Sunday can do with a little bit of Matthew Lewis eye candy...

Catch up with Chambray & Curls:



      

04 February 2016

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Alternative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas Whilst I am never going to turn my nose up at a box of chocolates and a bunch of flowers, I have to admit that I love a special gift that is just a little bit different. I love knick knacks, beauty treats and I will always be a sucker for a good accessory. So, I thought I would gather together some of the things that I adore and think would make the most amazing gifts this Valentine's day. Go on, time to get hinting...

Treat You Self Print by Cat Coquillette 1. Treat Yo Self Print by Cat Coquillette £24.00
Parks and Rec forever. I adore Cat Coquillette's prints and this one never fails to make me smile. Her shop is full of gorgeous prints with quotes to make you happy and I reckon anyone would love to have one of these to keep.

Umbra Giraffe Ring Holder 2. Giraffe Ring Holder by Umbra £8.75
Because what girl doesn't love a trinket holder? The whole range of these sweet animal ring holders are too cute to believe and make the perfect little gift. They have elephants and bunnies too and I want them all!

The Workshop Ring Box
3. The Workshop Ring Box £95.00
I actually won this in a twitter competition and I am so impressed by it. Basically, it is everything you need to carve and shape your perfect ring out of wax. Then you send it back to The Workshop and they cast a solid silver or gold ring from your design. I absolutely cannot wait to recieve mine back and I can't image a better romantic guesture. They also do workshops you can attend if you prefer a little more guidance whilst you learn how to make your own ring. I am so in love with this whole company!

Lookfantastic #LFLOVES Beauty Box 4. The Lookfantastic Beauty Box #LFLOVES Edit £15.00
The best kind of present for a beauty fanatic. The February #LFBEAUTYBOX makes me smile every time I look at it, That box! The magazine! The contents! I think these make such a good present and this one is just too perfect for Valentine's day.

Jo Malone Bath Oil and Cologne 5. Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil and Blush Suede and Peony Cologne £54.00 and £42.00
Jo Malone will forever be my favourite. The Pomegranate Noir I wore on my wedding day and I just adore it. Whether it be a bath oil, a candle, or a cologne, nothing feels like more of a treat. Total luxury.

For the real big spenders out there, I really think that nothing is better than a gorgeous bag. Especially if it is a ridiculously cute mini cross body bag with gold hardware. I honestly love this bag far more than I should and I don't think I am the only one that would feel like that. Guaranteed to earn months and months of brownie points!

Will any of these going on your wishlist? Or are you a traditional card and flowers kind of person? Either way, I hope you have a wonderful galentine/valentine/me time day!
xxx