02 August 2015

This Week // #31

Otis, Black and white cat Doing: A lot of crying. It has been a tough week over here, full of difficult decisions. You might have seen me explain on instagram, but our sweet little adopted kitty was really struggling adjusting to our flat, even 3 months down the line, to the point that he was getting stressed and sick. After lots of discussion with our vets and the RSPCA, he is being found a new home. Definitely one of the most grown up decisions we've had to make, and it was pretty heartbreaking, Our flat is feeling pretty lonesome without this little one chasing around and giving us cuddles in the evening, but we've been told he already has the full run of his foster house. We know that this whole experience will help them find the right place for his forever home, it is just pretty gutting that we couldn't be it... How is it we can fall so in love with our pets? It is such a wrench to say goodbye.
Loving: Sleep. All that emotion is exhausting and I've been totally wiped out this week. 9pm bedtimes all round! I'm looking forward to feeling a little refreshed and life getting going again.
Wearing: All of my autumn clothes, it feels like. The constant grey skies and drizzle have not helped recently and I'm feeling more than a little fed up of staring at a wardrobe of clothes I can't wear! Jeans and jumpers all day every day right now... so uninspiring!
Daydreaming: Of the sunshine. We've just booked all the final details for our honeymoon, at the end of this month. I cannot wait to be in the sunshine, exploring new places and generally adventuring with my love. Bring on the prosecco, olives and gelato! (Psst if anyone has any suggestions of what to do or places to go in the south east of Sicily, let me know!)

Links of the week:
Despite things not going as planned with Otis, we are still major supporters of the RSPCA and pet adoption. We are going to wait until we have a bigger home, in a year or two, but we will adopt again and I totally encourage anyone wanting a pet, to look at adoption first. Just look at all these sweet babies needing a home! Adopt, don't buy.

I love Rianna Phillips' work (this clutch is such a fave) and her blog has been especially great reading recently, talking about her new collection and her studio space. Why is it that the behind the scenes stuff is so interesting? I love hearing about the thought processes behind, and the work involved in making the pieces I adore. Bonus points for her being a ridiculously cool Manchester gal!

Catch up with Chambray and Curls
// Lace up Skirt //       

22 July 2015

Style // lace up skirt

sports luxe leather mini skirt Yes. Those are my legs. They don't get seen much round here! I am so guilty of reaching for my jeans every day - sometimes I feel a little allergic to skirts, especially ones that show my knees but I can make an exception for this skirt. Leather panels, curved hem and a lace up front. Yes please!
I love that this skirt can go one of two ways- a little bit boho, or a little bit sports luxe, depending on what you pair it with. The slides and simple accessories are my attempt at the latter but if you follow me on Instagram you'll know I've found the boho top of dreams from a vintage shop which I cannot wait to pair this with! Pass me some gladiators and all the necklaces please! So yes, you might just see my knees again this year- you lucky people you!

leather lace front skirt with adidas slides and loose knit jumper lace up front leather skirt
wearing - Skirt and jumper: eBay; Slides: Adidas; Bag: Grace Gordon London



19 July 2015

This Week // #30

in the sea
{I got to see the sea last weekend and I can't wait for summer swims. Image source unknown, let me know if you know where it is from!}

Doing: a lot of catching up! I headed down to Brighton last weekend for my big sister's birthday celebrations which gave me the chance to really spend some nice time with her and my mum too. Before heading back, I was able to squeeze in a coffee with the lovely Lauren from Belle Du Brighton (and her gorgeous babies! I could cuddle Arlo all day if he'd let me!) and chat about life since the last time we were able to see each other. Back up in Manchester, I've been loving exploring new parts of Manchester with my friend Lola- an afternoon spent in HOME, having lunch and then vintage shopping is my idea of a great afternoon! Time with friends and family is so good for the soul.

Loving: my new camera. I bit the bullet and got a shiny new Nikon D5300 after my old camera bit the dust and it is so. cool. I plumped for this one because of the WIFI and the adjustable screen (sucker for the new tech!). Already, it has been so much fun and allowed me to play around with shots so much more than before. Here's hoping this one can last me as well as my old one!

Wearing: All black, or all white. I seem to have lots the ability to wear ANY colour recently! I can't help it, I just really like black and white...

about winning the lottery. A bit of a randome one I know, but I watched that doc on BBC Iplayer about the 17 year old who won £1m and I've found mysekf thinking what I would do with that cash if it were me... It seems funny, money can solve a few problems but really I don't know if it would change all that much. £1m might barely get you a family home in London... what a strange old world. Anyway, seeing as I don't even play the lottery, I'm 100% certain the daydreaming is very much in vain!

Links of the week:

I'm gently obsessed with this DIY fringe clutch and I think I'm going to have to make one of my own. So perfect for summer!

Seeing Rosie's wedding snaps has made me all sentimental for my wedding day. I fricking love weddings! So much happiness and love makes me all weepy in a good way. Yes, I am officially the soppiest.

I've been windowshopping lots over the last few weeks and I would very much like everything from Suite Hazen to transfer itself into my home and my wardrobe please. So gorgeous!

Having received a lot of questions about being married at 26 (hardly a teen bride...!) I found this article In Defence of Marrying Young really interesting. Why does so much of society believe marriage before your thirties, before babies and mortgages means that you must be missing out, or that you will grow apart?

I'm always on the lookout for pretty fonts and Ami has put together such a gorgeous selection!

I can't stop thinking about this gorgeous dress by Reclaimed Vintage on ASOS. Sure, I'd be able to wear it on about 2 days a year in England, but it is SO damn pretty.

Catch up with Chambray and Curls:

// Slides // Twinface Jewellery //

How about you? How has your week been? Anything fun or exciting? I'd love to know!