Monday, 22 September 2014

Atomic Pizza

This past weekend Paul and I finally got round to visiting our friends in Oxford. It's been a long time coming and we had the best time. We enjoyed good food, good company and finally got to meet their cat Luna! Claire made us a wonderful dinner Friday of Macaroni cheese! Yum! Followed by avocado chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries which was amazing!!

On Saturday Claire & Mark took us to one of their favourite places to eat in Oxford called Atomic Pizza. This place was perfect for my husband Paul, as it was full of comic & movie memorabilia. Did you know I first met Paul in a comic book store :) We both opted for 'The Bandit' veggie burger and sweet potato fries with a peanut butter shake.

Afterwards we headed to a coffee place called Joseph Perks which our friends have been raving about the last couple of weeks. The coffee is delightful, the decor is super stylish and it also turns into a bar at night. We had such a lovely time and can't wait to visit again very soon.

 What did you get up this weekend?

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Things I Love - Picks Of The Week

I'm such a girly girl and love eyeing a bargain or two... or three! I'm forever looking on Modcloth adding pieces to my wish list. For my picks this week I gathered together a few dresses that would look good on any pin up gal on a budget and what's even better is that they're all on sale!


My favourites have got to be the little red number & the bottom blue dress! Both could be dressed up or down with a cute cream cardigan and a pair of Baits Iones!

Check out the sale of up to 70% off and grab yourself a pretty dress!

What ones would you purchase?

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

I Confess... I'm A Luxulite Hoarder!

I thought I'd share with you my ever growing collection of brooches and confess (if you didn't know already) I'm officially a Luxulite hoarder! I don't think I leave the house without wearing a brooch of some kind (I have loads!) and recently it's always a Luxulite brooch. If you follow me on Instagram you'll possibly know how much I love them. They're each individually hand made and crafted by the ever so lovely & talented Katy who is... Luxulite!

I first came across Katy's brooches on Etsy whilst searching for some newbies and then saw that Modern June Cleaver (Amanda) was wearing one in one of her posts on IG. I knew then I just had to purchase one and I haven't looked back since! Each brooch comes perfectly wrapped in tissue paper & twine and sealed with the Luxulite approval sticker in a small brown box. Each brooch is slightly different making them unique and only a handful of the same kind are made. I love to add a bit of sparkle to any outfit so most of my collection has a dose of confetti & glitter.

My most recent purchase is this giant 'Georgia Peach' which is even more amazing in real life! I was ecstatic when I managed to snag one of these hot cakes (or rather hot peaches) as I missed out on the first batch and I was gutted to say the least. Katy then told me she was making a few more so I kinda stalked her Etsy & IG page like a hawk to make sure I didn't miss out the second time around. I also snagged the huge autumn acorn that my sweet husband got me, as he knows how much I love anything to do with Autumn! How fricking awesome is the 'Pumpkin Pie' Halloween inspired one AND the gorgeous sparkly 'Witching Hour' number!! Katy truly is the lucite brooch queen!

Do you have a favourite brooch by Luxulite or which one are you dying to purchase?

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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Outfit Of The Day - Fairest Of Them All

Oh how 'd love to have 3 day weekends! Ha! I've enjoyed catching up on house chores, tv shows and writing down 'to do' lists for the next month. Today we had beautiful weather which was a total surprise after our heavy downpour last night. I find the last few weekends have been surprising me lately with warm Sundays. My husband and I went on a Starbucks date, enjoyed a pumpkin spice iced latte and shared a slice of pumpkin & sunflower cake whilst sitting outside in the shade. Perfection!

I don't know why but I kinda like the last photo even though the lighting is pretty poor. I love going for walks and seeing all the leaves change colour, it gives me a warm feeling inside.

What have you ladies been up to today? I'd love to see your OOTD's! :)

Outfit Details
Dress - Vintage from The Lovely Closet
Belt - Modcloth
Shoes - Ione in burgundy by Bait Footwear
Wedding rings - Bloody Mary Metal
Pearl & Skull ring - Deer Heart
'Fairest of them all' Necklace - Disney Couture
Lipstick - Red Velvet by Lime Crime

(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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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Things I Love - Picks Of The Week!

Happy weekend everyone! I know I've said about it already but who's excited that Autumn is just around the corner!? I'm starting to transition into wearing cardigans and tights more. Though to be honest with you I need to purchase a few more items of clothing to get me through the colder weather that's coming. Any recommendations on where to purchase cute blouses and a warm coat?

Tomorrow Paul & I are going on our traditional Starbucks Sunday date as we've found out that they have bought PSL back earlier than usual in the UK due to high demand! Yes!! I currently have the halloween Candy Corn Yankee Candle going that I managed to snag last year in the sale. If you haven't smelt it before I highly recommend that you do... its amazing!! Here are the things I love this week :)






1. Amazing print on this tote by The Crave Yard and they sell super cute brooches too!
2. My favourite magazine lately for any vintage loving gal! The Vintage Life Magazine
3. How can my picks of the week not include a stunning Luxulite set!
4. Ever since I came across Hey Viv! on Instagram I've been eyeing up SO many items including this dress! Perfect for Autumn!
5. Pin Up Girl sure know how to make fricking awesome handbags! Love this!

What are your favourites this week?

(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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