Fashion/ Outfit
May 21, 2015

Wardrobe Details: Fenn Wright Manson, New Look and Lotus Shoes

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My relationship with clothing has changed dramatically over the years. When I lived in Leeds I would stop by my favourite clothes shops frequently, on route to Jumbo Records, and end up picking up two or three items of clothing that I would wear once or twice, and then forget about. You know how that goes.

Nowadays when I buy clothing I really have to LOVE it. It has to be something that makes me feel great, that I will get constant wear out of, again and again; even if the price tag is higher. That’s why I have a super happy relationship with high-waisted jeans, colourful dresses, crop trousers, Breton tops, denim jackets and dungarees. Oh, and brogues, loafers and ballet pumps of course!

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But of course trends do pop up on my radar (I’m in a jumpsuit-quandary at the moment) and my eyes begin to wander. Lately I’ve been coveting shirt dresses and my friends over at Fenn Wright Manson kindly sent me this delicious dress for me to try (and fall in love with).

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Pieris Shirt Dress c/o Fenn Wright Manson | Breton, Jeans  and Bag via New Look | White Loafers c/o Lotus

Sheer sleeves, silk trim fabric and pockets (hurrah!) make this dress a new wardrobe favourite, and because it’s a really versatile piece I’ll get lots of outfits out of it too.

Here I’m wearing it as a jacket alternative for lazy sunny evening jaunts, transforming a casual outfit into something smarter for the evening. To finish it off, I teamed the shirt dress, jeans and top with my white loafers and black tote bag to give it a fresh and modern feel, perfect for weekend pottering. How many days till the Bank Holiday?!

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 How would you style the Pieris Shirt Dress?

At Home
May 20, 2015

At Home: Bathroom Details

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Our bathroom is the smallest part of the house so we keep it pretty simple in terms of decor. Plants and wooden accents fill this small space but I think there’s room for a little more greenage. Time to invest in a few hanging planters perhaps?

Our latest addition to the bathroom is the Dallas Cabinet Mirror from Pebble Grey which we love.  Pebble Grey offer a wide range of illuminated and non-illuminated mirrors but I think this simple and clean cabinet is perfect for our small and modern space.

The OH is getting pretty handy with the drill now; it only took us a mere 20 mins to install this (and a bit longer to fill it with lotions and potions!). Sometimes small DIY projects make the most impact I think, do you like?

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The OH has his heart set on installing fountain taps, ever since we visited Ox Pasture Hall Hotel and one day, once we have saved a few pennies, I’d love new flooring and a fancy shower (separate shower is behind me in these pics); things to add to the never-ending DIY list!

Have you done any small DIYs at home lately?

Disclosure: In collaboration with Pebble Grey

Lately
May 15, 2015

Lately: Brighton, Gigs and Spring Nails

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Hello! How are we all on this jolly Friday? After what was a pretty manic week the week before, I’m happy to say this one was more to my liking. Probably because there was a lot of biscuits, music and films involved!

So what have I been up to? I went to a hen do in Brighton a couple of weeks ago which was fun, fun, fun and I got to spend a little time on the beach which put a MASSIVE smile on my face. So much so it gave me an idea for future adventures. More on that soon!

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I promised myself to go to more gigs this year (my happy place) and over the past week we’ve seen Super Furry Animals and Belle and Sebastian at Manchester Albert Hall. I love that venue and the SFA gig reaffirmed my love of Gruff. Mmm Gruff. Now I’m counting the days till Glastonbury Festival – just 6 weeks to go!

In memory of the blossom falling from the trees Just My Look treated me to the SS15 OPI collection and I’m loving my new blossom pink nails! There’s also a bright coral, purple and fresh mint green to try (c/o Just My Look); a nice change from my usual red or black shades.

Hmm, what else? My week has included cinema screening days with work (love my job), a hair cut, a long walk, signing petitions, reading lots of post election articles and blog planning. I’ve eaten biscuits sent from my friends at Carpetright to celebrate their new website and I’ve been wearing dungarees a lot. I think I’m ready for another pair!

What have you been up to lately?

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