Sunday, 22 February 2015

Outfit Of The Day - Lilac & Hearts

This is actually an outfit from last weekend and the weather was glorious which was a great opportunity to take some photos outside in our tiny courtyard. We actually had a cinema date that afternoon and I wanted to dress up for the occasion.

I absolutely love Pinup Girl Clothing so as I was going for a pastel outfit I had to wear my lavender jenny dress teamed with my jumbo heart brooch by Luxulite. I love jenny dresses so much because they are super comfortable to wear I just had to do a little twirl!

I was super excited to see that Pinup Girl revealed the new Mary Blair collection along with the new designs for the Fairytale Fantasy both coming soon!! I can't wait to own a piece or two that I've added to my wish list!

Outfit Details
Jenny dress in lavender (no longer available) Purple version Pinup Girl Clothing
Cardigan Primark
Belt Hell Bunny
Brooch Luxulite
Mary Janes (no longer available) Topshop
Hair flower H&M

Do you own any PUG? Who's excited for the new Mary Blair and Fairytale Fantasy Spring collection?

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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Lucky Dip Club Unboxing #5

Hello everyone! How is it February already!? The past few weeks I've been on the hunt for a new blog design and really wanted it done before I started posting again but time has got the better of me! I'm still in search for the perfect design and hope to find one soon that looks more... well me. Any recommendations?

Tonight I'm doing my un-boxing of the fabulous Lucky Dip Club and although I say this every month this is the best box so far!!! The months theme for January was 'Valley of the Unicorns' and just saying that brings excitement to mind! I love anything and everything pastel and to have unicorns as well gosh it's just a dream combo in my eyes. January seemed to drag on forever and I totally forgot we had our December boxes early in time for Christmas but that meant waiting 6 long weeks for our next one. I squealed with glee when I got home from work as I noticed my box on the floor.

Here is what I got inside -

Ok so anyone that knows me or is a regular reader will know how much I love pastel AND unicorns so I jumped up like a 5 year old when I first saw the I Love Crafty brooch!!! I've been a huge fan of Laura's amazing creations on Etsy so I'm happy to have my first piece<3 To mark the un-boxing of this months theme I wore my sparkle nail polish from Topshop called Unicorn ;)

Fabulous personalised 'Lulu' unicorn necklace that I cannot wait to wear a ton this year! Mini note pads for doodles & dreams. Mine will include writing a wish list to visit Disney for my birthday next year and hang out with all my Instagram ladies who love it too! Maybe it will come true and if it does who's coming? A pretty illustrated unicorn postcard that I'm going to frame and a fun sticker sheet. The sticker sheet includes pastel flags & unicorns to turn into cake toppers. Yep. Day made.

Here is the full details of what was inside -

  • I Love Crafty unicorn brooch
  • Personalised 'Lulu' unicorn necklace
  • Unicorn postcard
  • Unicorn sticker sheet
  • Doodle & dreams note pad
  • Zine letter that can also be used as wrapping paper or a poster
I felt like a kid at Disneyland opening this box as everything inside was a delight to open. My favourite item would have to be between the unicorn brooch and the necklace. I wore my brooch on a trip to Liverpool last weekend and got a few compliments from some sweet ladies. I also love the new zine letter that's now featured in each box. It tells you all about the contents of the box, who's contributed, give-away's, fantastic ideas on what to do with your content and a little blurb from the lady herself.

Lovely Leona of LDC frequently holds a competitions on Instagram to win some goodies and this year started the chance to win a mega box for this months theme which is Love Hearts and Lipstick. I was SUPER excited and happy to find out I won on the train home the other day!! I can't wait to see what's inside! This means not only will I be un-boxing my February box for you but also my mega box! Whoop!!! Thank you Leona if your reading this!!! :)

If you're new to my blog or just missed any previous LDC posts and don't know what I'm going on about go to my first un-boxing here to find out all the details. If you love cute stationary, kitsch personalised accessories, overall cute stuff and want a surprise of goodies every month get yourself a box!! I highly recommend getting the monthly subscription so you don't miss out. Set your alarm for 7am on the 1st of every month to get your box!!!

In the mean time check out Sookie enjoying my box... or rather taking over as always and posing!!!

(I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies or designers to make this post, unless I state C/O. The views in this post are strictly my own and I am not affiliated with any of these companies.)

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Easy DIY Christmas Peppermint Bark

As its Christmas Eve eve I thought I'd show you a super easy last minute sweet treat idea for your loved ones. These are really delicious and will be gone within minutes! Here's what you will need...

200g White chocolate
200g Milk chocolate
6 Peppermint candy canes (or which ever ones you prefer)
Festive sprinkles
Clear cellophane self-seal bags
Greaseproof paper

Makes approx 8 bags
Time: 1 hour

Firstly break the milk chocolate into small pieces and add to a heatproof bowl. Add a little boiling water to a saucepan and heat until simmering. Suspend the bowl over the simmering water, but don't allow the base of the bowl to touch the water. Heat the chocolate, stirring regularly, until almost completely melted, then remove from the heat; the residual heat of the bowl will melt any remaining lumps so it doesn't burn. Leave to cool for 5 minutes.

Next place the greaseproof paper onto a flat baking sheet and carefully pour the melted milk chocolate onto the baking sheet. Using a spatula spread the chocolate evenly over the baking sheet and pop into the fridge to set for about 15-20 minutes.

Repeat the first process to melt the white chocolate. Once the milk chocolate has hardened remove from the fridge. Pour the white chocolate on top on the milk chocolate and smooth evenly to cover the bottom.

Next place the candy canes in a food bag and cover with a tea towel. Crush the candy canes with a rolling pin until they're the size you want them. Sprinkle the candy canes pieces and the festive sprinkles over the chocolate. Place back in the fridge to set for a further 15-20 minutes.

Once its set remove from the fridge and break up into pieces. Don't worry if they're not all perfect as we don't want them to be all the same size! Divide 3-4 pieces into the cellophane bags and seal. I added twine onto each one to make it more special. Enjoy!

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Lucky Dip Club Unboxing #4

For the last Lucky Dip Club box of the year its truly a special one for sure. It felt like Christmas came a week early when this came through the post. This months theme is 'Festive of Fun' and came with an array of festive treats!

Here's what's inside..

Sweet Christmas themed fawn and red tissue paper to open up to that instantly makes it feel all Christmassy! It's no surprise that seeing the cute cards when you first open the box makes you smile :)

'Lets go on an adventure' card wallet for my oyster card & a white as snow bow decoration which I hung on my tree.

Fabulous DIY mini bunting kit for Christmas and New Years Eve. I added some photos to show you where I placed mine.

A stunning sequin bow that I'm going to turn into a hair clip, a weekly to-do list which are always useful (plus its PASTEL!!) and a sparkly heart brooch.

Here is the full details of what was inside -
  • Pretty pastel desk planner
  • Have Fun 'Lets go on an adventure' wallet for cards & I.D
  • Sparkle pop love heart brooch
  • Razzle dazzle 'Good Times' mini bunting
  • Bambi motif 'Merry Kitchmas' mini bunting
  • Snowy white 'Bow Belle' decoration
To spread Christmas cheer for the end of year box Leona of Lucky Dip Club gave everyone a sparkly sequin bow for the monthly the raffle this month so everyone won! I cannot wait for what Lucky Dip Club has in store for 2015 but I just know they're going to be a fricking awesome!!

If you're new to my blog or just missed any previous LDC posts and don't know what I'm going on about go to my first unboxing here to find out all the details. If you love super cute stuff and want a surprise of fun items each month get yourself the monthly subscription!!

Happy holidays!!

(I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies or designers to make this post, unless I state C/O. The views in this post are strictly my own and I am not affiliated with any of these companies.)

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Things I Love - Picks Of The Week

TGIF everyone! I hope all my American readers had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your friends and family! Did you buy any good bargains in the Black Friday sale? I went a little mad and managed to get all of my current wish list from Pin Up Girl Clothing as it was up to 70% off! 

For this weeks 'Picks of the week' I've chosen a few pieces from one of my favourite clothing brands Lindy Bop that would be ideal for the festive celebrations coming up. I love wearing warmer tones in Autumn/Winter from my usual pastel or light colour pieces and these are definitely on my wish list to add to my closet.

Firstly how amazing are all of these dresses? I have a couple of Lindy Bop dresses and love wearing them. The fabrics are good quality for the small price you pay and they've even got a sale on so you can grab yourself a bargain in time for your Christmas do!

I thought I'd give you an idea of how I would style each outfit. The first 3 dresses I would add a black fitted 3/4 length cardigan, nude seamed stockings, a Luxulite brooch to add some sparkle and the Irella heels in black to complete each outfit. The last two dresses I would team with a dark green fitted cardigan instead and wear the emerald green Idas.

Emerald green party dress

Ruby red swing dress

Mocha polka dot swing dress

Mustard yellow swing dress

Floral beige jive dress

Are you all set for Christmas? Has anyone finished there gift shopping? I'm getting there with mine but still a few things to get online. I just hope I don't leave it too late for delivery!

(I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies or designers to make this post, unless I state C/O. The views in this post are strictly my own and I am not affiliated with any of these companies.)

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