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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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Lucky Dip Club Unboxing #3

Happy Wednesday everyone! I've been so excited about receiving my Lucky Dip Club box for the month of November and couldn't wait to share my unboxing with you all! The theme for this month was 'Circus' but without the scary clowns! (Phew as I have a phobia of clowns and shit scared of them) It was an array of pretty harlequin and old school circus prints galore.

Here's what was inside..

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I love nothing more than opening a box full of surprises and this was such a treat to open. I smiled like a goof when I read this months moto 'Smile More' which everyone should do more often! :)


Personalised harlequin initial keyring which I've now added to my collection on my keys. I love it! Awesome washi tape with positive quotes to add to pen pal packages or my letters. I'm going to using this a ton this month!


I'm kinda obsessed with the note pad and wrapping paper because its harlequin print duh! The super cute old circus animal postcards are adorable! I've already used the note pad and sent a couple of postcards to friends already!


Lastly a thank you card set and a Japanese colourful fan which will make any grey day a brighter one. The one thing I look out for in the boxes is a certain item that maybe a part of the raffle that Leona adds to each month. I checked Instagram and seen that the fan was the raffle gift so I was happy I had one in my box! Overall this months theme was awesome and possibly my favourite so far! For anyone that loves old school circus this is a box for you!

Here the full details of what was inside this month-
  • Wooden circus letter keyring featuring your initial
  • Harlequin letter set
  • Pom Pom DIY gift tag kit
  • Circus animal postcard set
  • Happy motto washi tape
  • Harlequin paper for wrapping or crafting
  • Balloon thank you greetings card
Not forgetting the colourful Japanese fan that was the free gift for the 'Circus' box raffle. I was thrilled to see on the Lucky Dip Club email that this months theme is 'Festive of Fun' that will drop through the door on the 15th! Excited is an understatement as I bloody love Christmas!!

If you haven't already and want to subscribe to the Lucky Dip Club you can do here. There is the option to just test it out by purchasing a one off box to see if its for you. If you love super cute stuff and want a surprise of fun stationary each month get yourself the monthly subscription!!

If you're new to my blog and don't know what I'm going on about go to my first unboxing here to find out all the details. In the mean time have a fabulous week and roll on the next unboxing!

(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, 5 October 2014

Outfit Of The Day - Floral & Mint

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a fabulous weekend and now relaxing on this rather chilly Sunday evening! Depending on what side of the world you are, I hear from a few friends across the pond its still in the 60s! I don't deal with hot heat very well and tend to stay out of direct sun so these sunny cooler days are perfect for me

A few weeks ago I purchased some new Bait Footwear from Modcloth and I was so excited to receive them on Friday. I chose some new autumn coloured emerald green Idas & a pair of Irella in black from Baits new Autumn collection. They're definitely my favourite brand of footwear to wear these days, as they go with my style and are perfect with everything! I highly recommend any 40 - 50's loving ladies to purchases a pair! They only thing I would consider when buying these is to check out the feedback on the Modcloth or Bait Footwear website. For my particular size I go up half a size due to having small wide feet to a 4.5, as they do come up a little narrow but after a few wears they break in and become super comfy to wear all day!


Today Paul & I ventured down to Starbucks for our weekly Sunday date for a seasonal PSL. I love our little traditions and I would like to make a few more in the new year. One thing I know I plan on changing slightly is how I structure my work days around blogging.

I find it hard some days and because I suffer from anxiety I don't put too much pressure on myself to do daily blogging. I'm also in the process of looking to update my blog design, I feel a change is needed to suit my style and be more me. Any recommendations on affordable blog designers?

Outfit Details
Floral Dress Primark a few years ago
Black Cardigan Primark
Shoes Bait Footwear
Belt Primark
Kitty Necklace A gift from my friend Claire
Sparkly Mint Brooch Luxulite

 Do you own any Baits? If so which ones do you own or plan on purchasing?

(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, 30 September 2014

Lucky Dip Club Monthly Box #2

It was happy post day on Sunday for me (I was at my parents on Saturday when it arrived), as its that time of month when my Lucky Dip Club box arrives! If you don't know what it is check out my first review about this pretty awesome monthly box subscription here!

Many of you on my Instagram agreed with me to do a monthly unboxing of the treats we get inside and this months theme was Magic Forest 'Woodland Wonder'. Here's what was inside and I apologise for the shitty lighting... the sun couldn't decide whether it wanted to be in or out!


The first thing I love seeing as you open the box is a mantra for the month which is 'Make Magic'. This was a shortening for Lucky Dip Clubs monthly motivational quotes via IG - *Magic is something you make* I can totally agree with that, as I'm a very positive person who tries to live life to the fullest. I love how you always get a little personalised message on the back too :)


Pretty autumnal coloured & lovingly wrapped treats. I like to save the tissue paper and re-use it to send treats to my pen pals :) The first thing I opened is this darling personalised owl brooch!! OMG! Its so darn cute with its little googly eyes!! Going to love wearing this on my winter cardigan.


I'm obsessed with all things woodland so the baby fawn jewellery holder & fox mask DIY kit are amazing! I look forward to making the mask one evening, I love that it comes complete with everything you need plus step by step instructions.


You can never have to many 'to-do' lists which comes in an adorable little envelope. I'd love to know where those are from... The postcard reminds me of a cartoon I use to watch as a kid growing up called The Animals of Farthing Wood. Anyone remember that or even watched it? I think that's where my love for woodland animals came about. It's actually what inspired me to get my lucky 3 tailed fox and albino squirrel tattooed on my arm surrounded by autumn leaves. I'm looking forward to finding the perfect spot to put this up in our home.

I was intrigued to see a piece of a puzzle in my box and noticed a few of my friends on IG had a piece too. Each month Leona pops something in random boxes where you could win a little extra treat. Lucky Dip Club then posts on Instagram & Facebook what it could be. This time I didn't win anything with the puzzle piece I had but its such a fantastic idea.


Sookie approves of this months box and wanted to be in every photo! Ha! My thoughts on this months theme was that I loved everything! No surprise there! I'm a sucker for anything to do with Autumn (as you may already know!) so all the treats in the box are awesome. This may only be my second box but I feel like there's always something new and nothing repeats its self. I adore the fact we get something personalised & unique each month, whether its a brooch or a necklace. It makes you feel special knowing its handmade and has your initial on it! Here are the full details of what we got this month-
  • A personalised owl brooch with googly eye & your initial on his belly.
  • A wooden fawn jewellery hanger to display your fave necklaces.
  • An adorable fox sleep mask DIY kit for Autumnal afternoon snoozes.
  • A toadstool to-do memo pad to prioritise your day.
  • Woodland scene postcard to share the cute with your bestie.
As always we get told at the bottom of the content card what the next months theme will be which is Lucky Diner! I don't know about you but I love 50s style diners and EVERYTHING about them! Whoop! Whoop!

If you haven't already and want to subscribe to the Lucky Dip Club you can do here. There is also the option to just test it out by purchasing a one off box to see if its for you. If you love super cute stuff and want a surprise each month get yourself the monthly subscription!!

I hope you enjoyed my unboxing and look forward to next month! Happy Tuesday 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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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Outfit Of The Day - Dancing Horses & Chai

Happy Sunday everyone! Whoa its been a busy weekend and I woke up this morning with a sore throat which means I'm coming down with something but it hasn't ruined my mood... not yet anyway! Today Paul & I strolled down to Starbucks for our weekly Sunday date where we enjoyed a Buy one, Get one Free on PSL's! Whoop!

We also did a bit of food shopping before walking home through the park to take in the last bit of the sunny weather. This also meant we had an opportunity to take some photos for today's post.


Outfit details -

Top H&M (From  couple of years ago)
Dancing Horse Circle skirt Pin Up Girl Clothing
Shoes Chai Ida's Bait Footwear
Brooch Luxulite
Pastel Macaroon Bracelet Handmade by Jenny of She Loves Crafty
Custom Wedding Rings Bloody Mary Metal
Glasses Gok Wan range from Specsavers (Bought 2 years ago)

The fourth photo down of me is me looking up at the squirrels in the tree, as conkers started falling on me! Ha!

What did you get up to this weekend?

(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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