Monday, 29 December 2014

Christmas 2014

Hello lovelies, how was your Christmas?
 
Mine was amazing, but went waaaaay too fast. Can we just start December all over again please? I wanted to do a general life catch up over the last few weeks as I haven't posted, but I'm going to do that later this week. For now.. let's enjoy the three most important days of last week.
 
Christmas Eve
 
It's tradition for myself & James to go to the panto every year on Christmas eve & this year, it was Cinderella, one of my absolute favourites. With the addition of two adorable little ponies, plus a big sparkly dress, you can't go wrong. After panto, we travelled down to James' mum's to spend Christmas eve with her side of the family, which included a lot of champagne & port, dancing to French songs in the kitchen & the tradition of opening a present at midnight.
 
Christmas Day
 
Christmas Day morning, we woke up (slightly worse for wear) at Valerie's with a cooked breakfast, before heading to my grandparents for Christmas Day lunch. We had the biggest feast, followed by a chocolate yule log, more champagne & tea.
 
 
We then travelled home to my parents' early evening, for more presents & stocking opening! Even Honey had presents, look at her eating her mince pie! (don't worry, it was a dog friendly one!)
 
Boxing Day
 
Christmas morning, we woke up at my parents' & headed to Kym & Gus' house for Boxing Day with James' Dad's family. We had another amazing feast of curry, with a massive trifle & cheese & biscuits. Safe to say, I've eaten my body weight in food this week..
 
How was your Christmas? Please send me links to all your festive posts! : )
 

Monday, 15 December 2014

Life At The Moment #68

 
Ah December is going by so quick!
 
Let's start with my work Christmas meal with my box office ladies. I obviously had to go for a roast, nothing beats a bit of turkey in December! We did a Secret Santa which went well, it was so hard to find a pressie suitable for all ages..  but I loved mine, thankyou Lisa!
 
Last Friday, myself & my manager Nigel organised staff to take part in Christmas jumper day! Although we are a small theatre & cinema, we managed to make a grand total of £42, getting people to donate towards wearing their jumpers for the day & taking part in a Snow Sweepstake. Was such a fun day.
 
Oh & look who else was wearing her jumper all day on Friday.. we match!
 
Last week, I managed to meet up for brunch with the girls. Nothing beats a full English.
 
Just look how festive Logan is right now! Incase you didn't know, Logan is my car & just like every other thing I own, I had to make him pink & Christmassy! 
 
Last night, myself & my tea ladies went for our Christmas meal at Bills. Was such a lovely evening catching up with them all, especially my girl Lorna. We've both been through so much this past year, it's just made us even stronger & I'm so proud of her.
 
& finally, my tree is now up, my house is decorated & my bedroom looks like the home of a million fairies. I simply adore Christmas & everything looks so beautiful & festive right now!
 
What are your plans for Christmas this year? : )
 

Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas Jumper Wishlist 2014

In honour of Christmas Jumper Day, I thought it was only appropriate to do a Christmas jumper wishlist! So here we go..
 
 
1 Nothing beats the traditional Christmas jumper. This one is a total bargain on Ebay.
 
2 If your not really into the 'over-the-top' designs this Christmas, this simple but cute one from Topshop would be ideal. I love the forest green colour.
 
3 I couldn't resist including this one from New Look (not sure if it's from the teenage section or not) but it just looks so soft & warm!
 
4 Another simple but gorgeous number from Topshop.
 
5 I've had my eye on this one from Select Fashion for a while now but just haven't been able to get it in my size. The little snowman's nose & snowballs on the jumper are 3D which just adds to it's overall character.
 
6 & finally this cute polar bear jumper from New Look. Such a sweet design.
 
Have you got your Christmas jumper on today?
 
I think it's such a good charity to raise money & awareness for, I've got my whole workplace involved this year! Make sure you check out #XMASJUMPERDAY on Twitter & Instagram & head over to Save The Children UK to donate!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide For Your Four-Legged Best Friend

Morning lovelies!
 
Christmas for me is all about spoiling my family & if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter or even my blog for a while, you'll know I have two very special doggies in my life who are a massive part of our family. Firstly is a Lurcher called Harvey, who is our family dog & second is my own gorgeous baby girl, called Honey & she is a Mini Dachshund. We spoil them all year round (probably more than most pooches!) but at Christmas, we always like to get them something extra. I've put together a few items that I thought were adorable for our four legged family members, so here we go!
 
 
Mum has actually bought this & given it to Harvey already! I've posted a picture of him wearing it here. It is the most beautiful collar, hand-made & this particular design is especially for Greyhounds & Lurchers. If you know these breeds or have been in contact with them, you'll know they are serious walkers & slippery characters.. spotting a deer or a squirrel can result in serious pulling on the lead & having such small necks, it's easy for them to slither out of their collars.. This one is absolutely stunning, made from a strong material but covered in velvet for an extra soft Christmasy feel.
 
How adorable is this? I'm sure after a while, hearing Jingle Bells from this little chap would get slightly annoying, but as long as he only comes out at Christmas, I think we'll cope!
 
This just looks so comfy, I would sleep in this if I could fit! So perfect for Honey, but I'm sure Harvey would try to squeeze in as well..
 
Again, this one is for Honey. I like buying her cosy jumpers in the Winter, as she's only a small dog, she does tend to get extremely chilly very easily. We have a range of coats for her, some hand-made because of her size, but this one actually looks the perfect fit! 
 
A standard bone, but a classic. Definitely one for Harvey.. I doubt Honey could even drag this along.. 
 
Perfect for those Winter outings to see friends & family. We always take the dogs out on extendable leads when going for a 'proper' walk, but when visiting my grandparents, the special leads seem to make an appearance. This one is too cute not to buy!
 
Do you have any pets you buy for at Christmas? Would love to see some pictures! : )
 

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Life At The Moment #67


Hello lovelies,
 
Can't believe we're in December! Myself & Honey have been getting so excited for Christmas! She's been helping me deliver cards & presents this week, she's like my own little elf, so adorable.
 
A few weeks back, my best friend announced she was getting engaged after her boyfriend proposed in Rome! So exciting! The four of us have been friends since we started secondary school together in 2002 & she's the first of us to get engaged so we're all buzzing right now!
 
I went up to visit James at the end of last week & (forcefully) we went Christmas shopping. I'm so happy to say I'm nearly finished! With only two days off in December before Christmas, I don't have much time to go shopping. I love how festive & pretty all the shopping centres become at this time of year : )
 
Myself & James took a trip out to Bourton-On-The-Water last weekend for the day. I did a full post here so you can read all about our adventure, but it was such a beautiful place.
 
Monday was our 2 year anniversary. Because of me working & James being 3 hours away at uni, we couldn't see each other on the day, but had a lovely weekend celebrating regardless.
 
Like I mentioned before hand, our family is getting extremely excited for Christmas! Harvey has already started to get festive in his new Winter collar & I started decorating the house yesterday.. so it's starting to look a lot more Christmassy.
 
& finally on Thursday I met up with my girl Lorna in town for tea & cake & for a final bit of Christmas shopping. So pleased with everything I've got this year!

Have you put up your tree yet? Hopefully ours will be going up sooooon!
 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Nails #18

 
Barry M - Black & Nails Inc - Lancelot Place
My absolutely favourite nail combo at the moment! I wore these around the time of the fireworks at the beginning of November. They were a devil to get off, but just look at that glitter top coat! I managed to get it for a complete steal in TK Maxx.
 
H & M - Turquoise
One of my classic shades I've had for years, it just never gets old!
 
Models Own - Magenta Pearl & Poundland - Rio
You've probably seen a lot of bloggers rocking a similar combo on their nails around this time of year. The dark reds & glitter top coats are always a gorgeous look for A/W.
 
Primark - (no name sorry) & Poundland - Pink
& finally, it wouldn't be me if I didn't include a pink nail art design. Again, I got this glitter top coat for £1 in Poundland & it's one of my favourites. It comes off a lot easier than some of my others (cough, Nails Inc!)
 
What nail art designs have you been rocking this year? I was looking back at my previous nail art posts & found my Christmas design from last year! Can't wait to start getting creative..
 

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Bourton-On-The-Water

Evening lovelies,
 
James & I are celebrating our 2 year anniversary on Monday, but with him living at uni & me working all day, it's not possible for us to be with each other on the actual day, so we decided to celebrate this weekend.
 
Today we took a trip to Bourton-On-The-Water. It's a beautiful village filled with tea rooms, rural pubs, gift shops & not forgetting the most idyllic river that runs through the centre, surrounded by trees & bridges.
 
 
After a walk along side the river, we decided to stop for lunch at a restaurant called The Croft. They serve hot food, teas & coffees with a mixture of cakes & scones. I had ham, egg & chips with earl grey tea & James had the burger, chips & salad with a coke.
 
 
I can't stress to you how beautiful this place is. As well as having all the little shops & restaurants, there is a bird sanctuary & a maze (which insists it isn't just for kids!) so there's plenty to do!
 
We're now back at James' about to cook dinner & write a few Christmas cards while streaming the X Factor! Hope you're having a fab weekend lovelies : )
 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Life At The Moment #66


Hello lovelies,

Did you see my post about Northern Lights last week? As soon as it starts to get colder, I crave baths. Usually in Summer, I'm in & out of the shower as quick as a flash & out the door. But in Winter, I adore a good long soak in the bath! & of course, who can resist Lush at this time of year, with all their beautiful Autumnal & Christmas products!

As well as loving baths, who else has been loving the TV at the moment? The Apprentice, I'm A Celeb, Strictly, The X Factor, Life is Toff.. my life revolves around them! So sad I know, but this time of year just makes me want to hibernate in my cosy Christmas leggings with a cup of tea in front of the tv. & if I get the odd night where nothing good is on, I find myself snuggled up in bed with my fairy lights & pug duvet, watching YouTube. Life is good!

Myself, James, Alex (James' brother) & Flo (Alex's girlfriend) went to Nandos yesterday for lunch before watching Hunger Games. Being the only one that hadn't read the books, I was sitting there on the edge of my seat.. definitely recommend seeing it.

If you follow me on Twitter & Instagram, you'll know that today was a big family party, where we celebrated my Mum's 60th birthday, my Grandad's 87th birthday & my Auntie's 50th birthday, which are all spread out between October - December this year. We had a buffet lunch, complete with champagne & a massive handbag cake! Look how amazing it was!

Hope you've had a lovely weekend lovelies : )

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Winter Wishlist

 
 
I'm am in love with these boots. I'm not the tallest of people so I love a bit of heel & this is the perfect height. I can just see myself wearing these with jeans & a tee with a long trench coat. Outfit sorted!

How cosy does this jacket look? I'm drawn to anything that's fluffy & snug at the moment, mixed with a bit of leather, you can't go wrong.
 
Such a sweet little clutch & perfect for the up & coming party season.
 
Every year, I seem to become obsessed with hats when we reach A/W. This one is just too adorable, shame about the price though..
 
My bargain of the wishlist. This dress can you believe, is £9.99. Yes.. under a tenner! I couldn't believe it when one of my ladies at work pointed it out to me. Shame the black is sold out already.. but I can work with this colour! : )

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Northern Lights

Morning lovelies!
 
Let me introduce you to my new favourite bath bomb. Yes, I know that is a bold statement to make, but it's true. This is Northern Lights.
 




Northern Lights - Lush
First of all.. look at it! Already it's screaming at me to pick it up. A purple, blue stick, covered with stars. And the smell.. (I'm awful at describing scents so just go smell it & see what I mean) but it's beautiful.
 
Because I'm one of those people that likes to save things, I cut the stick up into 5 pieces. Why have one epic bath when you can have 5? I did however use two pieces for these photos & although they aren't the best quality, I think you get the general hyperness of this bomb. As soon as you put it in your bath, it starts fizzing around in a circle, then braches out making small trails as it whizzes around the top of the water. As well as looking beautiful, it does give off a gorgeous scent & leaves your skin feeling extra soft & moisturised.
 
I'm sad to hear rumours this bomb isn't continuing till Christmas, however I can't wait to get my hands on this little guy & try out the sparkler stick as well. 
 
Have you tried any of the Lush Christmas range this year? What's your favourite?
 


Monday, 10 November 2014

Life At The Moment #65

 
Morning lovelies,
 
How was your Halloween? Myself & James got to dress up for work. The one day a year he lets me decorate his face with makeup & I loved it! We managed to scare a lot of children as it was half term & busy at the theatre.. mission accomplished! ; )
 
Have you been to see any fireworks this year? James & I went to our local village display last weekend, which was lovely. The smell of all the food makes me hungry just thinking about it!
 
I met up with Gemma last week for a late lunch, just look at my stack of pancakes! Yum : )
 
Elisa, Cathy & I went Christmas shopping on Saturday & of course, we had to make a pit stop at Costa to try out the new Christmas range of drinks & snacks. I had the salted caramel yule log & the orange hot chocolate & oh my goodness, I've never tasted anything so nice!
 
I decided to paint my nails firework themed this week (mainly for Char's birthday & to wear for the second display we went to this weekend) which was one of the best in the country. Seriously, I've never seen fireworks like these.. 
 
& finally, yesterday marked the 100th anniversary since the start of the first world war as I'm sure you all know. I've been wearing my poppy at work & we've had so many people coming in to buy poppies, it's been lovely to see.
 
Hope you're all having a fabulous Monday : )
 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Dynamite Designs Jewellery


 



 
Hello lovelies,
 
I wanted to show you this gorgeous jewellery I picked up a few weeks back from Dynamite Designs Jewellery. Myself & my friend Cathy went to Newbury showground & this lovely jewellery stand caught our eye.
 
I couldn't resist picking up the set, which included the necklace, earrings & bracelet. I could just see myself sitting at dinner with a little black dress on & simply accessorizing with these gorgeous pieces to complete the look.
 
 Please check out the lovely Di Hodge's website, she sells the most beautiful items : )
 
*Please note, I was not sponsored to write this post, these are all my own opinions & I bought the items, they weren't gifted to me*

Monday, 3 November 2014

Nails #17

 
Barry M - Black & Nail Art Pen in silver
These nails were done especially for a black & white themed party - my girl Elisa turned 21 in August (seems so long ago now!) so these nails were done in her honour!
 
Orly - Harmonious Mess
This shade is one of my all time favourites which I picked up a few weeks back. Just look at that colour!
 
Models Own - Magenta Pearl
Perfect Autumnal colour. I always love this time of year for the A/W shades complete with snuggly jumpers!
 
Barry M - Black, Barry M - Bright red, Barbara Daly - Snow, OMG London Cosmetics - Tangerine & Models Own Nail Art Pens in black & white
& finally my Halloween nails for this year! I couldn't decide which design to do, so did all three! Which is your favourite?
 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Life At The Moment #64

 
Morning lovelies,
 
Let's start right at the beginning of the month when myself Cathy, Jo & Kym went to see The Dreamboys. For those of you who don't know, The Dreamboys are a group of men who dance around in their underwear to music & take off their clothes. Sounds terrible I know.. but seriously, I never laugh so much as I do when we see that show! Perfect girls night out as well!
 
It was Honey's 5th birthday on the 12th, can't believe I've had her 5 years in December! She still seems like a baby to me.. but I think she always will be!
 
I saw my girl Lorna a few weeks back & she introduced me to this gorgeous tea room in our local town. I can't believe I'd never been before, it's so pink! We had the best catch-up accompanied by the richest hot chocolate I've had in years.
 
My mum celebrated her 60th birthday on 22nd October - I did a full post on our celebrations during the day & a full outfit post as well. Check them out if you haven't already, my mum's cake was amazing!
 
I went to visit James at uni last weekend to see his new accommodation. We visited beautiful touristy villages - complete with rivers running through them & adorable little tea rooms. We also went shopping on the Friday & had dinner out on the Saturday evening.
 
Monday, myself & Mils made the trip up to London to visit our friend Charlotte, who started uni in September. We literally had to rush around the shops at lightning speed, had a quick visit to Primark & of course, a trip to Nandos for lunch, before heading back for work in the evening! You can imagine how dead we felt..
 
Ah & look who popped into work for their pre-panto shoot.. Not going to lie, these two seriously scare me..
 
& finally, tomorrow is Halloween! I painted my nails last night but couldn't decide which design to go for so just went for all three.. Haha! How are you celebrating this year?
 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

OOTD - Wine & Dine



 
Leather jacket & hat - Select / Scarf - Poundland / Jeans & top - Primark / Boots - New Look

This was my outfit for my Mum's birthday last Wednesday.
 
You have no idea how excited I was when this hat & leather jacket arrived in the post earlier this week. Select have the most beautiful items in stock at the moment, bang on for A/W. You might recognise this hat from my recent wishlist, I'm so tempted to get it in the black & pink as well!
 
Also, my trusty Primark jeans made an appearance. I rarely wear jeans nowadays, I'm usually too uncomfortable (& mostly lazy) to wear anything other than leggings (as I've put on a small amount of weight around my middle.. gym starts soon I promise!) Jeans tend to rub on my hips as well, but I actually forgot how much I loved these ones. (once I got them on..)
 
& how's that scarf for a bargain? £1. Yes, a pound. Paired with my gorgeous New Look boots, this made for a perfect casual outfit.
 
If you want to see what my Mum & I got up to on her birthday, there's a full post here. : )

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Mum's 60th Birthday!

 
Today was my Mum's 60th birthday!
 
I booked the day off work & we had a lovely chilled morning, going to our local nursery to have tea, coffee & scones, while looking round the Christmas section. We also went to visit my grandparents' this afternoon, where we had more tea!
 
& just look at that amazing cake, one of my best girls made it for my Mum.
It's so beautiful & tastes absolutely amazing, thankyou so much again Elisa. : )
 
On another completely different note, has anyone started their Christmas shopping yet?
I really want to get mine done & dusted super early this year! Hate it when you go out shopping the week before & just pick any old thing because you have too. Any cute little websites you could recommend with unique gifts for people? : )

Monday, 20 October 2014

Autumnal Wishlist



Everyone needs a tartan scarf come Autumn / Winter. This one caught my eye because of the blue mixed with the classic red. So adorable.
 
This coat. Need I say more? I'm really into anything fluffy this year + this just looks so warm for the Winter.

This hat is actually on it's way to me! (YAY) I have to say, I used to be a bowler hat kinda girl, but recently I've been loving the fedora trend.

How perfect are these boots? Burgundy really comes into it's element in Autumn. Paired with a dress, black tights & a hat, outfit sorted.

Finally, this watch from Ever Ours caught my eye. I'm so drawn to everything pink & fluffy, but there is something so beautiful about the simplicity of this watch, I just had to add it to the list.
 
What have you all been luting after this Autumn? : )

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Life At The Moment #63

 
Hello lovelies!
 
A few weeks ago, my parents went away for a long weekend to Exmoor, so myself, James & Honey were left to look after all our farm yard animals. We have a mixture of chickens, pheasants, peacocks, ducks & a few other random ones! This is Paintbox (he's a relative of our first ornamental pheasant which I named when I was 3!) so the name has carried on through the generations! We also got time to go on some walks, which ended up in us all being very soggy, much to Honey's annoyance.. 
 
Myself & Cathy went to Newbury Show at the end of September where we exhibit our chickens. Freda, our little Black Rosecomb, won Best True Bantam - you can see her there with her rosette : )
 
I said goodbye to my girl Char again this week as she headed back off to uni, so our Tuesday night was spent with a Nandos, followed by a cup of tea at hers, a good gossip & playing with her fish.. Seriously miss her when she goes to London. : (
 
I've recently been training a lady on box office at work & last Saturday she came in with a card & some chocolates to say thankyou! Now.. I either talk waaaaay too much about pugs & the colour pink, or it was a lucky guess on her part! But how lovely is that! : )
 
I met the girls for brunch & shopping the end of last week. We usually go to a small café at the top of one of our local bookstores, but we decided to go to Bills restaurant instead. I love it there, I know I've mentioned it in previous posts, but the food is just amazing. They do breakfast, lunch, dinner & afternoon tea. (which is the best thing since sliced bread) In the evening, we met Boop & Seb's new family members, these two adorable kittens, Pippin & Merry. (I can see all you LOTR fans squee-ing right now!) Aren't they just adorable?
 
& finally, I wanted to include this picture I took on a walk with Honey. This week I was brave enough to do something I didn't think I had the courage to do & although I didn't do as well as I wanted too, I still accomplished it. This picture just makes me think, why stress about that stuff when the world is so beautiful & by worrying about these things, it makes us bypass the beauty of the sun setting in the evening. Or the owls hooting outside my window at night. Or the simplicity of the leaves falling from the trees on a sunny Autumn day. Saying all of this, the small stuff will always effect me because the way I am as a person, but learning to come out the other side & the relief of accomplishing it, is worth every stressful moment.
 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Inspirational Blogs

Morning lovelies!
 
I wanted to blog about something different today. Life is so hectic at the moment, it's a rare moment for me to actually blog, let alone sit & read all of your wonderful words as well. Which makes me sad, because you ladies are who inspire me the most. Anyway, I wanted to include a few posts that I've read this week that have made me smile.
 
Katy @ Little Winter - We liked: This weeks favourites
Katy posts about the most exciting adventures, beautiful outfits & delicious food. This recent post was a catch up of all her favourites from this week & you should have seen my face light up when I saw her new chalk board. I need this in my life. I love being organised, but actually getting organised is a whole other ball game. Dinner time is especially difficult for me as I work half the week till 6pm & the other half till 8.30pm. Planning ahead week by week would be so useful for me!
 
Jennie @ Sailboat - You
This post had me nodding the whole way through. It's so simple but effective & I know a lot of people can relate to it.
 
I've recently discovered Megan & her blog & as someone who isn't over weight, but isn't happy with their current weight (I could definitely do with swapping that occasional Mars Bar with an apple!) her blog drew me in. I'm excited to see more of her weight loss posts for inspiration!
 
Abi @ My World My View - Autumn Leaves
I'm really starting to feel Autumnal now & Abi's beautiful pictures of her walk the other day made me feel so cosy inside. Check out her blog, it's adorable!
 
Cat @ What Cat Says - What Cat wore - Lilac check
This gorgeous girl always has the most beautiful style, but this lilac shirt caught my eye this week! The way she's styled it is perfect - total inspiration for getting the last use out of my lilac items before they get shoved to the back of the wardrobe till next Spring!
 
Which bloggers have you loved this week?
Leave me your links to your blogs below as well! I'd love to have a read : )

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Recent Purchases


Chunky Heeled Sandals - BooHoo
Ah, my new favourite shoes! I simply adore these sandals! I picked them up from BooHoo a few weeks back. I sadly didn't get to take them on holiday but I have managed to wear them out a few times before saying goodbye to them till next Spring. They'll be a full post on them soon!

Pug Pillow - Tesco
A pug. With a bow tie. On a pillow. Need I say more? I just had to have it!

One Tree Hill Complete Box Set - Amazon
Ok, hands up who used to watch this? I thought buying the box set was a brilliant idea now James has gone back to uni.. I need something to watch in my spare time!

Vanilla Body Butter - Boots
I took this to Greece with me & now every time I use it now I'm home, it just brings back all the memories of an amazing holiday. Such a gorgeous scent.

Orly Nail Varnishes - TK Max
These Orly nail varnishes have to be my find of the month. The beautiful blue polish is stunning on the nails but I found the glitter top coat quite runny, but in proportion they are both amazing. I think I got them for around £3.99 as opposed to around £10 in TK Max.

Nail Art Pens - Ebay
Such a bargain! I bought these a few weeks ago & have yet to use them but they were between £1-2 from Ebay. Perfect for adding those intricate details to your nail art.

Express Nail Polish Remover - Boots
I'm actually so excited to try this. I wear a lot of glitter top coats on my nails & scrubbing them with nail varnish remover & a cotton pad doesn't exactly do them much good. I bought it in the Boots clearance section & have seriously high hopes for it.

Strawberry & Pomegranate Shower Gel - TK Max
Another Summery scent, but this shower gel doubles up as a bubble bath. The only down side is it doesn't foam up very much, but I'm loving the pump feature. 

Mango & Mandarin Candle - Matalan
Summer is almost over & as we're coming into Autumn, I'm finding it very hard to let go of the sunshine & holiday spirit. This candle is all about the memories. It was around £4 in Matalan, total bargain.
 
Wella Hairspray - Boots
I remember using this hairspray before I went on to L'Oreal a few years ago, but as it was on offer & I needed one for holiday, I picked it up. It's ok, but does set your hair if not sprayed very finely & away from your head.

What have you bought recently? Any bargains? : )

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Greece In Outfits!

Hello lovelies! Hope you're all well.
 
I thought I'd show you what I wore in Greece!
 
 
Left: Sunnies, Top, Shorts, Rucksack - Primark / Kimono - Select Fashion
Right - Sunnies & Skirt - Primark / Kimono - New Look / Top - Brighton (shop unknown)
 
These two outfits were perfect for days out exploring the island. Comfort was extremely important when your in the heat & kimonos were a life saver for when we had the random downpours!
 
 
Left: Co-ord - BooHoo
Right: Playsuit - New Look
 
This co-ord from BooHoo was my favourite outfit of the holiday. It was perfect for a beach cover up & taking walks on the sea front. And this New Look playsuit I bought last year & totally forgot I had was ideal for our boat trip.
 
 
Left: Kimono - New Look / Bikini - Dorothy Perkins
Right - Kimono - New Look / Bikini - Primark
 
This kimono was another holiday favourite. Such a bargain from New Look.
 
 
Left: Dress - So In Fashion
Right: Dress - H & M
 
& finally a few evening outfits. I saved these two for last! The white laced H & M dress got so many compliments. I absolutely adore it! Such a steal from a high-street store.
 
If you haven't seen already, I've blogged about our Greek adventures in two parts, you can read them here (Part 1) & here (Part 2). All these snaps were taken on my iPhone & edited on Instagram - make sure you check out my other pictures on there as I post most days!
 
Have you been on holiday this year?
Comment links to your holiday posts below! I'd love to read them : )
 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Greece! Part 2

Hello lovelies! Hope you're all well.

Here we go with part 2! If you haven't seen my Greece part 1 post, you can read that here : )
 



 
 
On Thursday, we headed to Egremni beach. It was so beautiful, there are no words to describe the colour of the sea. Well, as Julie kept shouting every time she saw it "LES YEUX!" It was a nightmare to get to though. 250 steep steps + hairpin bends to park on. Totally worth it though. You can see the boys chilling after a game of beach ball. : ) We also went for a meal in the evening which was lovely at one of our local Tavernas.
 



 
On Friday, we decided to hire our own boat & head out to sea. We visited all the places Steve suggested & had lunch at a beautiful Taverna. James was constantly in the sea - such a water baby!
 
 



 
On our final day, I did something I thought I'd never be brave enough to do.. I went parasailing! Oh my goodness. You can see I had to have a cocktail first to calm my nerves.. but I'm so glad I did it! Allan & Julie went up as well & here we are at the end all smiles! : ) They were also brave enough to do the chair ride, which wasn't my thing but look at them all waving!
 

 
& for our final night, we went to a Greek restaurant that promised the 'best Greek entertainment in town' which it certainly lived up too. Not only had I done parasailing that day, I was then pulled up with the girls to dance infront of a full restaurant. Oh my god, the embarrassment. I'm not sure if the wine helped or made me feel more sick.. hahaha.
 
& finally, a few random ones that I wanted to include. : )
 
 





 
I can't thank James' family enough for letting me come with them - it was such a fantastic holiday! : )
 
Make sure you check out part 1 if you enjoyed this post & prepare yourself for Greece OOTD's coming soon! : )