Thursday, 18 December 2014

Fluffy Bomber Jacket.

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 Fedora - ASOS

Fluffy Bomber Jacket - TheDesignStudio

Dreamcatcher Necklace - Trinket Avenue (*)

Skinny Jeans - Topshop

Heeled Chelsea Boots - Missguided


You know when you discover a new awesome brand, their talents hidden amongst the depths of the deep, dark internet?

You just want to give a little song a dance about it and share it with all of your fashionista followers?

Cause you know your doing a good deed, right? Helping others to spend their cash on items you know they will love!

Thanks to the super-famous, photo sharing app, Instagram (a clear favourite of mine - I'm obsessed!), I discovered this exclusive, unique clothing company, The Design Studio, a while back. 
I've been following the mother and daughter design duo, stroke trend setters for a while now, constantly lusting over their new design creations..

If you like oversized fluffy knits and faux fur bombers.. you'll be hooked. They're currently very in demand and selling exclusively via their Instagram account (from my research anyway), I think a website is to come soon. I ordered the fluffy knit (above) via a comibination of Instagram and email, simply requesting via the comments sections and liasing with the team behind The Design Studio as to which design I wanted to buy.

I had to share with you a piece I picked up myself, I finally caved. I'll be honest, the items can be a little pricey, and at £40+ for a cardigan / bomber its definitely a lot more cash that I would usually part ways with, however, designed and hand-made to order, by a single person, what do you expect? 
I'm now the proud owner! :)

I've even seen Suki Waterhouse sporting one of their latest faux fur creations on her Instagram! Slightly annoying now I'm desperate for a faux fur bomber myself - they all look bloomin' marvelous. 
Sigh - better get saving. 

One thing I love about social media and blogging is discovering new niche fashion brands, and if I can do my bit, sharing the love and appreciation for the talent and hard work behind these brands, I'm a happy little blogger! 

I hope you enjoying their creations as much as I do!

If you'd like to see more follow their Instagram @thedesignstudiohawarden

Don't forget to give me a little follow me too - @rightupmystreet

xo. 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Treat Yourself!

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ASOS Treats

Typography Oversized Blazer - Vero Moda @ ASOS

Backpack with Chunky Zip - ASOS

Knitted Hat - Vintage

Polo Neck - HM 

Skinny Jeans - Topshop

Chelsea Platforms - Missguided


Every once in a while its good to treat yourself! 

Especially if its something that doesn't break the bank.
Recently my treat to myself came in the form of this beautiful typography over-sized blazer from La Moda at ASOS. Its actually part of a two-piece with a matching skirt, but you can buy each separately. It's a pretty bold pattern, maybe a tad risky, but I thought it would give a sharp edge to any work outfit. 

The blazer features an over-sized fit, with a breathable woven fabric. Its fab quality and is more like a jacket coat, which I'm really happy with because now I can mix and match the two pieces as I like, creating lots of different statement outfits as I please. 

This typography blazer was originally £50 - so I'm counting my lucky stars that I've got my hands on this while its a mere £14. 
That's a treat well worth sharing! So for both jacket and skirt its only £20. 

Another ASOS treat, came in the form of an early Christmas present. My sisters heading away this Christmas skiing with her boyfriend, so this will be my first alone at home, without her. 
It will definitely feel very strange :(! 
We exchanged gifts this weekend and she surprised me with this gorgeous burgundy Asos backpack with chunky zip. 
It's just what I was after 
*I've actually asked for a similar River Island one on my christmas list*
Check out another favourite rucksack of mine I've featured previously from MyGreenBag. 

Sorry I've been absent posting, there's been a very hectic rush in the office on the run up to Xmas! I'm so excited for my last day next Tuesday, this will be my first Christmas holiday since schoool! I've got a few more scheduled posts on the cards so hope you'll stick around to catch some more!

xo.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The best Sunday Roast in London

The Happenstance Bar


No.1a Ludgate Hill
London
EC4M 7AA

Nearest Tube: St Pauls / City Thameslink

I was invited to experience what was on offer at The Happenstance Bar in central St Pauls. Living south of London close to the countryside there's lots of pubs at hand to offer a scrumptious Sunday lunch, so really there's no need venture anywhere else. 
To mix things up a little bit I decided to head down to London one Sunday and see what culinary experience the city could offer me, in comparison to the hearty roasts of the south...

Here's how my Sunday lunch experience at the Happenstance panned out...
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The vibe at The Happenstance Bar was really welcoming. As soon as we arrived I noticed how bright and airy the decor was, this spacey cocktail bar and restaurant features bold lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows and an uncovered industrial style roof. This place really has some personality. We started off by exploring the 'sip menu' and the mixology orientated concoctions on offer.. I must say as soon as I spotted 'goldfish in a bag' I knew this was going to be 'an experience'. 

'Here at The Happenstance, its customary to start your Sunday lunch with a light nibble...'

duck flatbread nibbles sharing board

We were offered a small sharing flat bread to fire up our taste-buds. We went for duck flat bread with hoisin sauce, spring and red onions and cucumber. Duck and hoisin is always a favourite combination of mine, so I was eager for it to please, and it really did.

The hoisin sauce was surprising light and it proved the perfect appetizer before our rather large Sunday roast (little did we know). It was a great suggestion from the staff. 

'Washed down with some quirky cocktails..'


We were then prompted to select some cocktails from the sip menu. For me cocktails and a Sunday roast is not generally something I combine, it was a very new experience, however one I was not going to turn down! 

Alex tried the 'Tales of the Unexpected'(above), this rocked up in a classic golden syrup tin. This cocktail was a mix of beer, gin, wine and elderflower and it was bloomin' marvelous! 
For me its always about the experience factor, if my food can be enjoyable and also involves an element of interaction or quirky design.. I'm sold! Its the thought and creativity behind the presentation of the food and drink which really adds an excitement value. 
(Or maybe I just get far too excited eating). 
Anyway.. I would have never have thought to put these 4 ingredients together and was pleasantly surprised. 

I on the other hand, went for the 'All that Glitters is Gold' cocktail, which arrived with its very own pouring teapot. You definitely feel like your getting your money's worth in portion size with this cocktail! It was delicious, and frankly I thought it tasted like ginger beer.. I told the waiter who I think was a bit confused by my judgement on the cocktail.. 
(Sorry if I have interpreted the mixology wrong!) 
It contained cloudy apple and ginger so I guess I'm not too far off!
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After nibbling on our flat breads and being wowed over by the innovative cocktails we were ready for the main event..

'Bring on The Sunday Roast'


As you can see, our roast portion was in abundance.. plates filled to the brim with thick slices of beef (it could have easily been steak), piled high with a huge fluffy yorkshire and melt-in-your-mouth potatoes. 
If this wasn't enough, we had a side array of veggies. This was seriously delicious and great value for money. Sitting in central London devouring a huge roast, you really can't go wrong paying £12.95 each. I'd be worried if you weren't impressed!
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As you can see, the roast was huge and packed to the brim with colourful goodness. 

'Experiencing the Sip Menu here, there and in-between'


Next, it was time to sample some more cocktails. 
After having a rather disappointing run in with a rather rubbish Pornstar Martini at TGI Fridays I was keen to revive my 'Pornstar' experience (hehe). I choose a 'Skinny Pornstar Martini' from the classic collection. Not only was it 105 calories, it was easily the best Pornstar Martini I have ever had,(no exaggeration). 
The vanilla vokda really came through and I definitely drank this far too quickly. 

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There was no stopping me, I was on a roll. Already very impressed with the two cocktails I had tried, I'd be silly to reject a third. 
This time I choose a Pudding cocktail, the 'Tiramisu Martini', I may as well have been eating a Tiramisu - it was THAT good. 

'And to finish.. Baked Alaska Pudding'


We really don't know when to stop.
I think me and Alex were enjoying our experience far too much that Alex wanted to top off the afternoon (we peaked too early!) with Baked Alaska Pudding which arrived quite literally.. in flames. 

It was smooth, and scrummy and tasted of marshmellows. I've never had a Baked Alaska before, only relation I can make is to the Ben and Jerry's ice-cream and it tasted pretty similar. 
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All in all we had a fab afternoon - a very different Sunday experience, but one I would definitely repeat. 
The food and drinks on offer were delectable and the individual experience factor of each really added the extra finishing touches. 

I wouldn't hesitate to suggest you visit the Happenstance bar..
You won't be disappointed. 

Why not check out the other sisters bars across London, each has it's own unique personality and charm 
(if this place is anything to go by!)


(I know friends who have visited the Folly and rave about it!)
There's more than this, I just picked a few I've heard about and would like to visit.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review as much as I enjoyed writing and re-living this culinary experience.

If you'd like to find out more about the story behind The Happenstance Bar and the Drake and Morgan Group visit the website here
xo. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas / New Year Dress Wishlist

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Christmas Outfit Wishlist


White Feather Slip Dress - Topshop

Blue Embellished Dress - George at Asda

Pink Backless Flare Dress - She Inside

Bandeau Plunge Wide Leg Jumpsuit - Boohoo

Vila Embellished Beaded Dress - ASOS

*This is a sponsored post that contains an affiliate link.

Today I've put together a Christmas Dress Wishlist 
(including a lush jumpsuit thats sneaked in there too!)
I got thinking.. 'I need to plan what I'm going to wear for New Year', which then led me to browsing the internet for ideas. 

Using my trusty polyvore collage tool I created a board of outfit styles I could see myself wearing this party season.  
I've included some of my favourite spots of the moment (there's definitely a lot more out there) but this is just an initial indicator of what's out there! 

My absolute favourite find is the Bandeau wide leg jumpsuit with plunge front, I've pretty much decided I'm buying this as soon as payday hits, its definitely has Christmas party / NY style potential! 
So its made it into my shortlist..
The plunge feature adds a statement to this simple, chic look. I'm also in love with this alternative embellished jumpsuit option from Boohoo which I've already seen Zoella featuring in a style edit of her fav Boohoo picks. 

I'm also quite obsessed with most dresses either embellished or beaded, these beauties are catching my eye everywhere. Especially this unusual blue patterned embellished dress from George at ASDA.. I love the sleeveless look, plus its super cheap find at only £15! 
See more of their bargain dresses suitable for all occasions. 

Finally - I'm all about the colour block, I think these light pastel pink heels would look fab with the plunge bandeau jumpsuit. Throw in the Micheal Kors clutch and you've got the ultimate pastel colour block. Maybe this will be a colour pairing I will consider this New Year.. 

Which of these picks is your favourite?
I'd love to find out whats going to be your go-to look for the coming party season?
xo.

 *I received compensation in exchange for featuring an item of my choice in this wishlist. [Although this post is sponsored, all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.]*

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Faux Fur

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Faux fur Collar



Skinny Jeans - Topshop


Faux fur collars, coats, scarfs, its all the rage at the moment. 
With a chill upon us, it's pretty much certain were all running to our nearest high-street store to get our latest fur fix.

Its time to invest, fur is this season's instant glamour hit and it's certain nothing is going to keep you warmer! With this outfit I've kept my colour palette fairly monochrome, which proves the perfect backdrop for my bold orange striped faux fur collar.
It's a shame this piece is currently out of stock on the ASOS website, let's hope they stock back up soon - so you guys can get your hands on it!  

As soon as I saw these statement collars making their way onto the scene, I knew I had to have one. It's just a tough job picking your favourite when there are so many out there to choose from. 

ASOS have a pretty lustful collection, with my other favourite being this Fur Grid Collar, (which is in stock btw!) with other online fashion retailers like Missguided featuring a pretty tasteful collection also, this grey fur collar being my fave, and a little less pricer than the ASOS one.

Next on my fur grab list is a shaggy fur gillet, I know, I'm surprised I don't own one yet either!
xo. 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Colours of Winter.

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Snug in my TeaCosy.


Wool Hat - Thrifted

Multi Knit - ASOS

Skinny Jeans - Topshop


Today I'm sharing with you a beautiful multi knit, a bargain sneaky asos sale find. It must have cost me less than a tenner. 
I'm all for a thrifty find, similarly like this 'worn to the death' tea-cosy wool hat which has to be my favourite hat ever. 

It just sits on my head perfectly, like it has it's own throne, once its there it just sits tight, it was definitely made for my head :)
I'm a sucker for these thrown on wool hats as they're fab when suffering from a bad hair day, or one of those 'I forgot to spritz with dry shampoo this morning' - it acts as the perfect cover up! 

I apologise with the overload of pictures, this jumper just clearly photographs too well, and looks great against the contrasting dull colours of winter infiltrating my garden! 

I think you're probably starting to notice a pattern here?
Yup - I'm a knit hoarder.
Let's just be thankful I can't knit myself :)
xo. 


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Cable Knit

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The Cable Knit



Grey Roll Neck Cable Knit Crop - Missguided


Skinny Jeans - Topshop


Zip up Front Heels - Primark



This super snug roll neck jumper is one of the newest additions to my winter wardrobe, not only can I bury my face in it, its cropped and features a cable knit style. My fav!
There's also a matching cable knit skirt too if you'd like to complete this cosy look even further. 

This is exactly the kind of jumper I crave on an evening like tonight, I throw it straight on after work and I'm as snug as a bug...
You're probably thinking I have an over the top obsession with roll necks, polo necks, turtle necks, you name it, that's all I seem to wear, but I really don't think you can go wrong with something thats comfortable, warm and fashionable all at the same time?

If you going to buy any jumper this winter, I'd definitely recommend this one! It's so thick and even though its cropped it provides me with just as much warmth, or probably more than my other knits, it's definitely a fail-safe option. 

I've paired with my trusty black skinnies which hardly ever leave my legs. OH and these lush zip up front heels from Primark I found a couple of months ago in Selfridges.. they really are an ideal casual heel, and they work so well with this casual cosied up look too!

Happy winter jumper shopping :)
xo.