Friday, 29 April 2016

Instagram Update #9



 
I'm not sure how I've managed to rack up nine of these Instagram updates, by now I'm probably so repetitive in what I type in them but oh well, blogging is a personal diary and I love to note what I've Instagrammed - so here has been my life on Instagram over the past few months... enjoy!
 
 
FIRST LINE: Zara - Forever damaging my bank account | Blossom | #OOTD to go to Chester
 
SECOND LINE: Being a little obsessed with Waitrose flowers | Al fresco dining | Day out in Betws y Coed
 
THIRD LINE: #OOTD | Crying at the beauty of my Valentino shoes | Saturday Selfie

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Recently in my Wardrobe no.2

[ABOVE: Zara: Blue Top | Patterned Blouse | Shorts]
[BELOW: Hobbs: Trench Coat]
 
As mentioned in my previous post, I went shopping over the weekend and whenever I am near nice shops, damage is done.. what can I say, I'm a good shopper hahaha ~angel face emoji~
I first waltzed into Zara and actually didn't go as crazy as I usually do, ok yes I still picked up three things, but I was actually (and quite badly) surprised when I went to the till, because the total of the three items wasn't triple figures (usually I'm well into the three digits) - Am I maturing? - its probably because I had the Trench coat below on top of my list.. now that was in the triple figures!
 
In Zara, I picked up some spring like pieces that will work well now as well as on holiday in a few months time. The blue fringe-like top is something I instantly fell for when I saw it in all its glory on the hanger - its very reminiscent of pieces from  the Alexa Chung for Marks & Spencer line (or whatever the tag line for that collection was!) Its very frilly and quite stiff in structure, but I actually love it! I also picked up a light, patterned blouse which goes extremely well with the shorts. I tried these two on together and they're both comfortable and airy for the season ahead!
 
Lastly, I picked up what can only be described as thee most stunning coat I think I have ever come across. I've been toying with the idea of buying a trench for a long time because they're so timeless and elegant. I can't really imagine much that isn't going to go with this. I (again) waltzed into Hobbs, spotted it and waltzed out with it all wrapped in fancy tissue paper and a even more stunning bag and I was one very happy bunny..
 
Like I said, I do know how to do this retail therapy malarkey.
 
 
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Monday, 25 April 2016

Seen It All Before

 [Coat: Pull & Bear | Top: River Island (similar) | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Valentino | Sunglasses: Prada | Bag: Lulu Guinness]

I've named this post 'seen it all before' because that kind of describes this outfit, the style is my go to combination. The Topshop Leigh jeans are lived in, the Prada sunglasses have been glued to my face (when the sun is actually out) and well, those bloody Valentino's - for the record, this isn't the first or the last time I will shoot an #ootd in these beauties.. besides I do kinda need to get my monies worth hahaha!
Anyway, this was my outfit for a lovely day out in Chester to visit my cousin (she lives in Liverpool, so Chester by train is sort of a halfway meeting point!) We shopped, we caught up on everything and I ~obviously~ spent more then I should have on very little, oh well, I now have some more spring-appropriate clothes in my wardrobe, included the most gorgeous of gorgeous trench coats (come back on Wednesday to have a look!) from Hobbs and obviously some Zara bits. To top it off it was a beautiful sunny day and my with it being my first full day out in my Valentino's, they showed their worth and I came home will no blisters of aches.. bingo!

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Friday, 22 April 2016

Blog Motivation

 
 Blogging is difficult ~ AM I RIGHT, EVERYONE?!
In theory, whether its writing, picturing, producing, promoting, whatever you want to call it, the whole process of successfully managing a blog can be challenging on whatever end of the spectrum you are. For me, I simply blog because I enjoy the process. I love having something to do on a weekend, I love planning what a photo may look like or what I'm going to wear out and picture it. It gives me a life away from work, 9-to-5 office work can seriously stress me out (I nearly cried because I nearly lost paperwork the other day #stresshead) so personally, blog is an escape and something to focus my mind to.
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

My Dressing Table


Its not very often I do beauty posts of any kind, if I'm honest, the main reason is that I don't know enough about makeup, I literally do my makeup everyday and only buy a new items it my previous one has run out.. that's not really #beautyblogger is it.. that's mainly why I leave it to the more abled. BUT, for this post I thought I'd talk through the products on my dressing table, the items I use mostly on a daily basis and trust the most. With these items, I am aware not all are cruelty-free, but as noted in my BUNNY-FREE blog post, I'm trying to use up all the items that aren't cruelty free, not repurchasing them again.. I thought that would be worth noting!*
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Monday, 18 April 2016

Attempting the Playsuit & Tights Combo

[Playsuit: Boutique of Molly | Jacket: Next | Tights: Next | Bag: Cambridge Satchel Company (similar) | Shoes: Fat Face]

Well well well, its been a long while since I've even dared wear a playsuit, I'd almost forgotten what it felt like to be in an all-in-one. I'm thinking the last time was last summer, in the sun, catching some rays in Cyprus.. ah what does that feel like again?! - Anyway, over the weekend I had some well needed family time, mooching around shops, going for lunch and actually being out in the sunshine, all in a said playsuit. As it is now starting to look up in terms of weather and temperature (well its at least a little above 5 degrees now..) I thought it would be the perfect time to debut this absolutely gorgeous playsuit from a little brand I found through twitter; Boutique of Molly. I think its absolutely great to support small brands, so I quickly snapped up and bought this paisley patterned playsuit, its so vibrant and although its going to look perfect when I'm on holiday (70 or so days to go, AH!) I thought I'd wear it over the weekend - toning it down with casual grey jacket and tights.. after all it wasn't actually appropriate to donning the sandals and bear legs, there are just a few more months until that fateful day.

Talking, of new discovery's, or actually discovering old treasures, I found my satchel from the Cambridge Satchel Company. I bought it literally about 4/5 years ago - the same time they had that Google advert (anyone remember it?!) Well, I was looking in my draws and did the whole 'OMG I TOTALLY FORGOT I OWNED THIS!!' - Well, that got its welcome return and its back for good, I actually remember it being quite expensive for me at the time and saving all my money from my Saturday night job to buy it... aw sorry satchel for neglecting you, welcome back in my life oxoxo

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Friday, 15 April 2016

Suffering The Typical Wanderlust..

 Recently, I've been suffering from a little case of wanderlust. You know, that word that's used on Instagram a lot, that thing of wanting to travel lots.. well that's me right now. I think its the fact I work Monday to Friday in a office all day, you see the same four walls for five days a week, eight hours a day. Don't get me wrong I actually love my job, but it makes you think about the outside world, the things that I haven't seen yet.
I've been lucky enough to have been on lots of holidays since I was little, family holiday to places like Majorca, Cyprus, Egypt, Dominican Republic and even Disneyland Florida when I was 7. As amazing as these have been, I honestly cannot remember the things I've seen, the views, the food, because really I've basically spend the majority of my family holidays in the swimming pool, burning my shoulders and having abroad/ weird tasting chicken nuggets for tea.
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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Minimalist

[Top: Zara | Scarf: Debenhams | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Valentino]
 
As briefly mentioned in my previous post, I went out for some food on Saturday with my mum, initially we went to a pub nearby to meet her friend on a hen do. Needless to say, it was packed, I felt so uncomfortable I literally wanted to cry - why am I so bad in those environments?! - ah well, we left half an hour later and went for food.. ok anyway now you've had a back story as to why I wore this outfit, I'll explain (I've just re-read that paragraph and that might just be the most mundane thing I've ever read hahaha #soz)
 
ANYWAY, as it was a casual evening, I didn't go wearing anything too fancy. I decided to kind of jump on the whole, neck scarf bandwagon, you know, the style currently of wearing thin scarfs tied tight around your neck, with one piece hanging down - well I didn't have a thin one, but thought I'd be all Parisian and wear my regular in that way.. yeah Lisa SO Parisian!
As well, I obviously wore my new Valentino's, I'll start by saying, if you want to start a drinking game from this blog, take a drink every time I mention my new shoes.. you'll be drunk in no time! - I don't ever drink, but I'm all up for people having a good time!
So here was this weekends casual and quite minimal outfit - hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!
 
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Monday, 11 April 2016

VALENTINO


 
So, if you follow me on Twitter you may or may not know, I finally plucked up the courage and bought some Valentino Rockstuds - something I've literally been debating about for around a year (well it feels like a year HAHA) - I may just add I'm not bragging etc, I'm just really really exited that I finally saved enough money to but these beauties! - to be honest, most people would feel uncomfortable paying so much for shoes, but my justification is, whilst I have no bills/ mortgage to pay, I can be a little reckless with my money hahaha is that enough of a justification?!
 
Anyway, THE SHOES; I purchased the nude/ mauve coloured ballerina flats, as I thought they'd both be practical, at least I can wear them more than if I'd purchased heels! - plus, this colour is so versatile, I can't imagine much that won't work with them. Size-wise, I bought them in 5 (38 European size) because there is isn't really any other size that I go to, so the fit is perfect. Sometimes, you find you have to go up or down a size in certain styles for them to fit, but I bought them in a 5 and they fit my size 5 feet, perfect (and no confusion!)
Overall, I can honestly say I've never loved a pair of shoes so much, I wore them for the first time on Saturday night (dinner out with my mum - post coming on Wednesday!) and I have to add that the soles have absolutely no grip, they are literally so smooth, almost too beautifully smooth to want to walk in them, but as I walked over gravel etc, they soon gained grip! I have to add that I wore them and literally couldn't stop staring at the beauty of them, its one of those surreal moments were you've pined for something for so long, you can't quite believe they're yours.. The quote by Carrie Bradshaw comes to mind..
 
'I like my money right where I can see it - hanging in my closet'
 
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Friday, 8 April 2016

Hello There


 ~ Hello, It's Me ~
 
You'd be lying if you say you didn't sing Adele when you read that then HAHA.
Anyway, I thought I'd do a little post today about, well, me, a few facts about yours truly, because I feel I bang on about clothes, style and things I've gotten up to, but you may not really know anything about me. I'm a bit of a nosey person and love to read these 'Random Facts About Me' posts/videos, so here's my two pence... 
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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Wardrobe Staples on Hold.


 
So, it seems hear in Britain, as soon as you get you're hopes up that Spring/Summer/ just general warm weather has arrived, it disappears in a blink of an eye and you're back to wrapping up in blankets and praying its stop raining for just an hour at least.
Well, take last (Easter) Sunday for example, here on Anglesey, we had Sunshine, Torrential Rain, Sleet AND a Thunder Storm (with lightening) all within one day.. #ClimateChange
 
Anyway, back to the actually point of the post (I'm really not educated enough to lecture you all on the rising temperate of the plant etc.. I'll leave that to the professionals) - Fashion staples that have been temporarily put on hold for me, and *hopefully* be resurrected asap when the weather does actually get its arse in gear..
 
The first being, short sleeve and cropped tops. For example in the top photo
(or on me here last summer for reference) I've very much worn this top to death in the summer months, but as of now, its a little bit too summery and well, cold. It actually sits just in the middle of my belly button, meaning it does show a little bit of flesh, so really with the way spring is as the mo, doooesn't really fit in!
Second, are skirts, skirts with thick black tights don't really scream Springtime, but its too cold to wear nude tights either.. I always find this transitional period of season weird, I've sported this Topshop mini, scalloped skirt last August and back then it was warm.
So skirt with nude tights or bare legs are just going to have to
 wait just a few more weeks/months!
Finally are dolly shoes/ ballerina flats, whatever you want to call them. I honestly, don't think I've worn ballerina shoes this year yet, because boots have basically been strapped to my feet. And even if I have, my feet have ended up hypothermic or completely sodden. I just really really want it to brighten up so I can leave the house and not worry my feet will freeze because I don't have socks on.. PLEASE GOD, PLEASE.
 
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Monday, 4 April 2016

Back in 1992.

[Rollneck: River Island | Jeans: Forever21 (similar) | Belt: Redherring (similar) | Shoes: Next]
 

Before I start, please forgive me that the photo on the left is blurry ok, thanks.
So this weekend consisted of very little for me, basically lounging about, drinking coffee, eating big amazing Sunday dinner.. oh and dressing like a mum stuck in 1992. I can't exactly pinpoint why this outfit looks so 90's, but it somehow does and I somehow like it. Is it the roll neck? Is it the whitewash denim? Who knows, but on Saturday night I did watch Pretty Women for the first time, so maybe Julia Roberts somehow influenced my wardrobe choices!
Anyway, my very casual outfit of choice this weekend was three pieces I've more than rocked before on this blog, oh how I wish I could be one of those people who has a completely new outfit everyday! - but for now here's my '90 inspired look., ladies & gents..
 
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Friday, 1 April 2016

Click Click | How I Take My Photos

 So a few weeks (maybe months) ago, the ever so wonderful Lily (aka bestbloggerbestieevaaa) commented on a post and suggested I show how I take my pictures. Well, since I'm kinda running low on blogging inspiration at the moment, I thought this would be a fun post to put together. So, I thought I'd talk through, what/ how/ where I take my photos..
To be perfectly honest, my photos aren't anything spectacular, there isn't really a trick because I'm literally the biggest novice going..
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