Monday, 25 August 2014

Outfit of The Day - Flamingos & Sparkles



This is a day late outfit of the day but I loved my outfit from yesterday and even though it wasn't that sunny it brightened up my day. It took me ages to choose what brooch to wear though and thank you to the ladies on IG who helped me decide! :) Happy Monday everyone!

Outfit details

Dress - Hell Bunny
Cardigan - Primark
Brooch - Luxulite on Etsy
Shoes - Bait footwear
Hair flower - Cant remember! Oops!

(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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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Lucky Dip Club - My First Box!!

Yesterday I received my first 'Lucky Dip Club' package and I have been extremely excited about it arriving! I'd been waiting patiently for our post lady in the morning and I squealed with delight when it dropped through the letterbox! I'd been wanting to subscribe for a couple of months and was SO happy when I was able to sign up last month. I did however have a mare trying to complete my registration form due to my iPad being a pain in the butt! I got there in the end with the help of the lovely lady herself Leona via Twitter! Thank you! :)

If you don't know what this in tales its a monthly subscription where you get a package filled with a custom handmade necklace or brooch with your name on it, something vintage inspired and super cute stationary with a different theme each month. This months theme was 'Think Happy Ice Cream Parlour' so just by the name you know its going to be wonderful!

Sookie was intrigued when I started to open up my package and I smiled seeing the 'Think Happy' card. Its the little things that can put a smile on your face and the sweet little note on the back can make any grey day a happy one.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I'm obsessed with anything pastel so this ice cream sundae brooch ticked all the boxes for me! Plus its another cute brooch to add to my collection whoop! Can we just take a second to appreciate how fricking cool the ice cream custom name necklace is! OMG!
I was only telling my husband the other day how much I needed a new pad to note down ideas for my blog. The 'Think Happy' note pad and pencil is just what I needed! Bonus points for being pastel of course haha!
An adorable make up/stationary bag is the perfect size for travelling in your handbag and Sookie approved too. I couldn't help but add an out take of her wanting to get involved!
My first impressions of the box is amazing and definitely worth every penny. It will make any grey day a happy one. The idea of getting super cute treats through the post is awesome. Here are the full details of what we got this month-

  • Handmade Summer necklace with your name on it
  • A soft scoop sundae enamel brooch in dreamy pastels (Perfect!!)
  • A 'Think Happy' positive pencil in candy pink
  • A Sundae Girl travel pouch for make-up or stationary
  • A DIY ribbon & button kit to pimp up your pouch or jazz up your cardigan
You also get told on the note what the theme for next month is which is Magic Forest and I'm pretty excited for it already! I highly recommend to sign yourself up for the monthly subscription or if you just want to try it out get a one off box. To find out more and what the different box options are check it out here. I think I may start doing a monthly post of my un-boxing to show you ladies what the surprises are. What do you think?

I hope you're all having a wonderful bank holiday weekend everyone!

(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, 23 August 2014

Things I Love - Picks Of The Week

It's been a while since I last did a 'Things I Love - Picks of the Week' and thought this weekend would be a good time to show what I'm loving at the moment.  I'm having to log out of my favourite Online Stores to just window shopping, as we have a holiday coming up this November so time to save the spending money! Here are my picks this week!

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1 & 2. Cute bunny detail on this pale pink jumper. Perfect for autumn! Gingham red & white flared dress that would look lovely teamed with a cardigan for the cooler weather coming our way. Both by Collectif.
3. I love love LOVE Bait footwear and there new Autumn collection is amazing! These sweet candy apple flats really caught my eye!
4. Are you a brooch fan? I love a good brooch and these custom balloons by Lucky Dip Club are so fricking cute! (Keep your eyes peeled for my review on my first Lucky Dip Club package!)
5. Loving this gorgeous lavender & purple flower hair pin by NicCoCo Creations on Etsy.
6.Purrrfect kitty bag over on my favourite online shop Modcloth!
7. My beautiful friend Chloe is an amazing painter and recently added these cameo necklaces of her paintings to her shop. Check them out as they're currently on sale!!

What are your favourites this week? Link below so I can see!

(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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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Lady Dinahs Cat Cafe & Rainbow Cake!

I don't know about you but I LOVE cats and love being a cat Mama to my Sookie. For some time now I've wanted to visit the cat cafe in London that opened earlier in the year. Paul and I went to the first ever cat cafe in London called Lady Dinah's on Wednesday though Sookie wasn't too happy about us visiting as it was her birthday on Wednesday too!

I'd been so excited about going as we had been waiting over 3 months to finally visit! The waiting list is around 2 months in advance depending on what day you want to go but it's super easy to book online and really inexpensive costing £5 per person which goes towards the well being of the cats. All 11 cats have two floors to roam around with plenty of toys and places to climb & relax. The staff are also super friendly which is always a bonus!

Love this!
 Just look at Donnies cute face!!
 Pretty Mue spying on the pigeons that were flying around outside.

For afternoon tea they had a selection of teas/coffees & soft drinks, sandwiches/bagels t choose from. We both decided to have salmon cream cheese bagels for lunch & later enjoyed sharing a huge slice of rainbow cake which was possibly the best cake I've ever eaten!! They had so many home-made cakes to choose from but I'd heard good things about the rainbow cake so couldn't say no to that. Once our food settled we had a play with the cats and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and with our new furry friends!

Adamska or Loki we couldn't tell?! Loved playing with the feathers!
 Everyone's favourite Wookie!
 Sleepy Petra on top of this awesome book case for the cats.

We had a wonderful couple of hours and are definitely going back when possible. I highly recommend anyone who is a cat lover to visit Lady Dinah's as they have free spaces come available weekly so if you're in London, go!

Are you a cat lover? I'd love to know if you have cats!

My outfit details-
Black sheer top from H&M
Full circle skirt from Pin Up Girl Clothing
Sandals from Primark
Shell bag from Asos
Pastel brooch from Luxulite
Hair flower from H&M

(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, 12 August 2014

Birthday Adventures & A Squirrel Dress

As some of you may know if you follow me on Instagram, it was my 28th birthday a couple of weeks ago so my husband Paul and I ventured outta town for the night to Birmingham. We took the train after work the day before to go stay at this really cute eclectic hotel called Nite Nite. All of the rooms are in 6.8 square meters and consist all of this! I was totally blown away by how quirky the hotel was and loved the cosy little room we had. Yes that really is a floating bed frame used as a chandelier in the hotel lobby! Amazing!


After dropping off our suitcase we went for dinner at Five Guys which does the BEST grilled cheese and cajun fries!! I used the app whilst on the train to place our order so all we had to do was pick up our order and sit down. It reminded me so much of In-N-Out in the states complete with diner d├ęcor. They had the craziest drinks machine called Coca-cola freestyle that had over 100 different flavoured fizzy drinks and I think we drank about 2-3 each. My favourites were the strawberry and vanilla sprite and I highly recommend trying them out!

Sooooo many fries!!

I'm not even kidding when I say our bed was super comfy and I slept like a baby. I was asleep by 10pm and didn't wake up until 9am the morning of my birthday! I woke to a surprise birthday package by my long term pen pal and sweetest friend ever Madlyn. Paul managed to sneak it into the suitcase without me seeing and I was so happy to open all the little treats. She gifted me the cutest banner, birthday balloon, a map telling me all the places to visit at Disneyland and a hand made card complete with Sleeping Beauty's castle! I hope one day to spend a whole day eating doll whip and seeing everything possible on the map with M!


My birthday treats from Paul were two dresses from the amazing Pin Up Girl clothing that I said about in my Sunday post here and this is my squirrel print dress I was talking about. (If you love the squirrel print as much as I do, a similar one can be found on PUG here.)


Urmmm...Hello?! Amazing fricking awesome libray in the hotel lobby!! I'd like one in my next house please!


Trying my first ever bubble tea and I choose chai iced latte with original tapioca pearls. For those who don't know they are small marble sized balls which have a similar texture of a gummy bear. I loved it even though it made me chuckle every time I sucked through the fat straw! It was very weird but in a really good way and I cannot wait to go back :)


We ate a delicious lunch at Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurant with a surprise bottle of bubbly and epic chocolate brownie as a birthday treat. They also made me go bright red in the face when all the waiter staff started singing Happy Birthday (whilst everyone watched) and presenting me with a candle in my brownie! 

Have you ever tried a bubble tea before? What flavour is your favourite?


(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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