Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Life Lately.

 1. The X-ray of my broken Humerus bone :( 
2. The stupid shoulder / arm brace I have to wear to support my arm, getting dressed is proving to be very difficult unless I own size 20 baggy tops!
3. Beautiful flowers from my mumma to cheer me up and brighten up the room.
4. Tulips from my darlin friend Charley all the way in Guernsey and cards.
 5. My new sheepskin rug from Ikea arrived! Its ridiculously snug and fab to snuggle my feet into!
6. Lots of time at home resting doing nothing calls for lots of magazines and creme eggs. (I had 5 last week - woops!)
7. Gorgeous blogging goodies I received from Glamorous UK, including a canary yellow knit, white sandals & sleeveless high neck denim dress.
8. Mid-week I was feeling down, mum made me some lovely carrot, leek, celery and onion soup with garlic bread :)
 9. Starting to gather a collection of easter eggs, especially from Thorntons!
10. Decided to make some yummy pancakes with honey, banana and strawberries. YUM!
11. Tea and chunky chocolate biscuits to help me get through the long days.
12. Have been very bored so attempted some one-armed decorating with wooden heart bunting.
13. Sporting my new Glamorous yellow knit - one item I'm actually able to fit over my arm!
14. My sunny garden yesterday.
15. I've been chosen as the blogger to represent Charmed Ivy Jewellery and got sent these beautiful necklaces to blog.
16. Going a bit stir crazy with cabin fever so mum took me out and treated me to a Costas: Brie and Bacon Panini with Peach Icy Lemonade. 

xo. 

Friday, 11 April 2014

COMPANY Blogger Style Awards: Long-line Duster Coat & Tartan Check Trousers

Black Long-line Duster Coat: Marks & Spencers
Black Knit: H&M
Tartan Checkered Cigarette Trousers: Topshop
Black & Cork Contrast Wedges: New Look

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Once again the ugly broken arm and sling is out..
I'd like to think I'm here showcasing my unique personal style (definitely unique considering I'm modelling a broken arm) in aid of the Company Style Blogger Awards so I can get your votes!
I manage to hide the majority of my big arm and shoulder brace under jumpers, however the big pink thing around my neck somehow I can't seem to disguise.
This means my outfit posts are going to be rather limited to what I can showcase on my top half.
I might start dressing it up with a necklace or its own neck scarf...? ha!

I had to share with you this amazing coat my mum only went and gave to me recently!
This beautiful long-line duster coat is from Marks and Spencers so I can only imagine that it was quite expensive. Thanks mummy :)!
And great timing as these long-line duster coats seem to be an up and coming trend, I've seen a lot similar to this over on ASOS which I'm loving too.
I love the length of it, at first I wasn't too keen, and thought I'd look like some dude from the Matrix with my garms trail-blazing behind me as I walk, but I'll admit, its super chic. 
I thought I'd spruce up this otherwise rather black outfit with my amazing tartan checked cigarette pants and these cute new cork wedges I nabbed over at New Look.
Who would have thought I'd be going near any shoes remotely resembling a heel after my fall and *ahem* the injury I'm sporting above! 
Don't worry, that's why I've opted for the smallest of small 'safer' heels. 

Don't forget, if you'd like to vote for me in the Company Blogger Style Awards under 'Best Personal Style' here
Every vote counts and could mend the small gap between deciding entries! 
Thanks!

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Have a lovely weekend!
xo. 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sporting A Fashionable Broken Arm!

Limited Edition Wide-Brimmed Fedora Hat - River Island
Canary Yellow Knit Jumper - Glamorous (*)
MOM Style Vintage Levi's - Brag Vintage (*)
Pointy Flats - Dorothy Perkins

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So today was the first day I thought, right I'm going to get some clothes on and get outside.. even if it was only to blog an outfit post and then clamber back into my snug pajamas!
Even so, it was quite impressive with the awkwardness of my broken arm.. 
I was quite impressed I managed to get these jeans on, all this sitting around has made me comfort eat and I know I've gained a little weight round my middle, through over indulging with my best friends ice-cream and chocolate.
I really wanted to share with you this gorgeous canary yellow knit jumper I got my hands on from Glamorous :)
So thought I'd be able to get it on, while looking like a bit of a divvy with one arm missing!

Anyway if you like my individual style.. broken arm incorporated or not,
I'd be eternally grateful if you could vote for my blog under the 'Best Personal Style' Category in the Company Style Blogging Awards in association with Missguided.
If you'd like to do so you can here
Also if you do happen to vote for me, do let me know, so I can thank you endlessly :)

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Over and out.
xo. 

Monday, 7 April 2014

A Little Peek Inside My Bedroom.

Heart Bunting - Sainsburys 
Heart Fairy Lights - Cargo 
Photoframe - Paperchase
Postcards in Photoframe - Paperchase 
Wicker Basket - Wilkinson
Wicker Heart - Primark Home
Candle Holders - Primark
Striped Duvet and Pillow Set - NEXT
Sheepskin Rug - Ikea £30
Mule Slippers - Primark 
Wicker Heart Candle Holder - Sainsburys


Bunny Ring Holder - ASOS
Home Sign - Primark Home
Teacup and Saucer - Vintage
Fig Candle - HomeBlanc (*)
Photoframe - Paperchase
Handmade Candle Holder - Vintage 
Owl - Gift 
Flowers and Glass Bottle - Vintage
Wicker Basket - HomeBlanc (*) 
Bulldog Doorstop - House of Fraser (Gift from boyfriend)
Pig Speaker - Play.com (Gift from boyfriend)

As you've probably seen from my posts on Instagram, 
I've been lucky enough to have moved bedrooms in my parents house 
and now have my very own kingsize bed.. and a much bigger room!
Thank god, I was starting to get a little claustrophobic in my old room.. it was far too small for everything I owned (mainly my clothing collection)
But mainly due to the fact I've always had a single bed and this has always proved difficult for me and Alex who have been together for over 4 years and lived together last year.. 
So this new found space and bed is heaven for us and suits us perfectly on our lazy weekends together.
The curtains are still to go up...helps me get up in the mornings though..

It's come at quite a good time to be honest as I broke my humerus bone in my arm just under two weeks ago and have endless resting recovery to do, which is seriously boring and depressing!
So having a new, fresh, bright hang out zone has really helped my current mind-space.
The comfy bed and mattress has been devine too.
I've been waiting for this transition to take place since summer, so the anticipated arrival has been building for months!
I've been collecting decorative bits for ages and buying as I go, with most items featured from Home sections in Primark, Paperchase and Sainsburys!
These are such great places to look for affordable home decor pieces. 
Not that this is going to stop me looking.. 
even more inclined to buy now :)
Bored, bored, bored.
Arm still broken!
xo. 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Perfect Case For Your iPad Mini



Since I got my hands on a gorgeous iPad Mini for my birthday, I've been searching high and low for the perfect case that will keep my tech safe and sound, free from scratches, and most of all something that will keep it looking uber cute and fashionable!

Call me impractical, but I know your all secretly looking for the same thing!
I got the standard crazy pink Apple Smart Cover, which looks great, however the back of my iPad isn't protected. As soon as I'm wanting to head off on an adventure and slot little mini into my handbag; which is full of various other impractical things, its very likely to get scratched.

I was really disappointed with my high street finds, I knew exactly what I wanted but nothing seemed to match up. 
Everything on sale was boring, full of plain bog standard colours and designs, and lacked any kind of cute adorning animal on the front. 
And most of all, for what I could get, they were all so darn expensive!
I wasn't willing to settle and prolonged my search in the hope that I would stumble across something exquisite online. 
I asked around on Twitter and it seemed like a lot were in search of the same thing.

That's when I stumbled across the utterly adorable designs by Handmade Berlin over on Etsy.
I couldn't believe my luck, endless cute handmade designs, for a more than affordable price.
Handmade in Germany, 'Handmade Berlin' really do create an eco-friendly and cosy home for your electronic device, and that being exactly what I wanted!
There's even a pocket at the front where you can slot in your headphones.

Not only do they offer iPad cases, laptop sleeves, kindle cases and e-readers too, they can also cater for custom orders, i.e. I got mine so it would fit my iPad mini with its apple smart cover intact!

I was so pleased with what I received after finding so much crap on the high street, and now I have my own little eco-friendly smiley owl on soft fabric made from all organic products, including natural wood button and yarn. 

I was desperate to share my find with you all!

There's 15% off all orders at the moment which means the prices are even more dreamy and you should all definitely get your hands on one!

Find them on Etsy here...

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As some of you may know, on the weekend after my graduation, I happened to loose my footing in some new heels and fell down some stairs, so I have now broken my arm!
Such an inconvenience, I'm stuck at home with nothing to do but sit still and rest my bones, so I can try and help them mend.
Still unsure as to whether I need an operation or not..
I've broken my left arm, which happens to be my writing hand, boohoooo.
However, I am now attempting to write this post with my right, fingers slamming the keys one at a time, as you can imagine I'm very slow. 
I'm going to post as of when I can, as I'm going to be bored out of my mind and who knows how long this process could take! 
Outfit posts will have to take a back seat, as I can hardly move etc. 
What great timing when my job hunt is meant to be underway..

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xo. 

Monday, 24 March 2014

Festival Season is Coming!


// Wide Brim Fedora Hat: River Island //
// Round Sunglasses: ASOS //
// Oversized Button Down T-Shirt Dress: H&M //
// Sleeveless Crochet Fringe Vest: Primark //
// Sharks Tooth Necklace: H&M //
// Leather Tan Lace up Ankle Boots: Topshop //

I'm so excited for the festival season this summer! 
I've got my festival gear at the ready, and you can see its that time of year again where I'm donning my rather round spectacles. 

I found this beautiful frayed sleeveless crochet fringe vest in Primark, what a little steal!
Don't you think its perfect for the summer season?
It's going to be my essential layering item. 

Look out for me this summer..
I'll be by the side of the indie tent, cider in hand, 
twirling on my heels, dancing, 
and waving my frayed crochet fringe vest, basking in the sun! 

Ah bliss! 
xo. 

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Friday, 21 March 2014

Grand National Ladies Day Outfit Challenge

// Wide Brim Fedora Hat: River Island //
// Circle Sunglasses: ASOS //
// Two-tone Heels with Gold Buckle Strap: Primark //

I've been offered the chance to enter a competition with Ladbrokes.. 
by putting together my own outfit post as to what I would wear for 'Ladies Day' at The Grand National. 
The lucky winner of the competition (whoever gathers the most likes for their submitted outfit) wins two tickets to Ladies Day at The Grand National!
What fun that would be! And a great excuse to get all dressed up and wear my favourite wide-brimmed hat.

So I have put together this outfit, which I thought would be rather fitting for a day out at the races..
Featuring this gorgeous Daisy Collar Shift Dress by 'Glamorous' sent to me by My Style Union. 
Its ever so eye-catching and has a pretty 'glam' feel to it (see what I did there), especially with the collar which I think makes the dress look rather slick and sharp. 
I don't own any collar dresses so this was a welcome addition to my wardrobe!

And of course, any outfit to the races wouldn't be complete without essential accessories, in my case, my favourite River Island wide-brimmed fedora and my perfectly rounded oversized ASOS sunnies! The heels added some extra 'glamp' to my look, these are great to trot around and feel instantly fabulous in.

Anyway, I'd love for you guys to help a sista out and get voting for me :)
If you'd like to, you can vote for me directly via the competition page here;
The comp closes on Friday 28th March @ 12pm. 

Hope you guys like my outfit.
xo.