I really wasn't sure what to expect with this month's Lucky Dip Club theme; whereas the previous themes have been right up my alley this was the first one I wasn't entirely sure about, so it was a pleasant surprise to find that this is the box I've loved the most so far! The unicorn brooch is far too cute and will be a staple of many future outfits, and I can't wait to try out my nail stickers. The PJ bag(?) is going to come in really useful for travelling, and the necklace is something I would definitely wear. So, overall, not one bad thing in this box whereas with the others I've been shaky on at least one item. I can't wait for next month's biscuit theme.
one. busy b 2016 to do diary / two. kate spade watch / three. simply be tweed coat / four. hedgehog chopping block / five. octopus night light / six. instax filter lenses
This month is particularly exciting to me, as in a year today I'll be getting married to J! An exciting (and scary!) though there, I know a year will go by so quickly. In the meantime though, as well as picking up things for the wedding I couldn't resist doing a little online window shopping. Busy B is a range I've gotten super into lately, and though J has bought me a gorgeous daisy filofax this to do diary is too cute to not lust after. I'm not a watch wearer as my fitbit takes up that space, but the pink and gold on this kate spade metro watch is just so sweet, even if it is pricey. Last year's parka will be coming out of the closet again for the cold weather, but despite the impracticality of a non-waterproof winter coat in the UK I'm drawn to this tweed and faux fur coat, it looks so cosy. J is a massive fan of hedgehogs, hence this cute hedgehog chopping board, and I thought these octopus night lights were just too kawaii to miss out. Finally, I thought these filter lenses were a great idea for instax cameras, to create more artsy photography.
- posted on Thursday, October 01, 2015
dress: simply be / cardi: h&m / leggings: magisculpt / socks: next / shoes: rocket dog c/o spartoo / brooch: lucky dip club
Do you ever find one particular shape or style you love so much you just want to wear it all the time? This dress is that for me at the moment. I own it in about four prints, and it's the comfiest thing to wear ever for work. I tend to flip between this floral or the leopard print one I have being my favourite, but I love this cardi/dress combo for lazy-outfit days. These boots that I picked up from Spartoo last winter finish off my ultimate work-comfort outfit; when combined with slouchy socks they're too cute, not to mention Rocket Dog are one of my favourite shoe brands.
So you’re looking for a beautiful bouquet to help you say what you otherwise can’t. Whether it’s a symbol of your congratulations or condolences, a celebration of a new baby born, a birthday or a graduation, it’s easy for a novice to get lost in a floral minefield. From carnations and hydrangeas to roses and tulips, there are so many variations that you're mind may feel well and truly boggled when it comes to picking the right one. We’ve compiled this helpful guide to help you choose the perfect arrangement for every occasion.
When graduation ceremony time comes around, sending flowers is an easy way to congratulate the graduate when you can’t be there in person. Colourful flowers with bring even more cheer to their day. Make their day even more cheerful by sending a bouquet of sunshine. Orchids and lilies in the graduate’s school colors are personal favorites!
When it comes to celebrating anniversaries, a bouquet of beautiful flowers should be first on your list. Although temporary in nature, a beautiful and tasteful bouquet will last in her memory long after the actual flowers have faded. Traditional roses symbolise passion and a deep lasting love. Orchids are a symbol of love, sensuality, beauty, seduction, and strength. Lilies symbolize magnificence, devotion, beauty and growth, an apt description for a beautiful marriage.
It’s not always easy to know what to say to a person who has lost a loved one, so sending flowers is an expression of thoughtfulness that brings both comfort and beauty to a sad occasion. When choosing your bouquet, it’s best to stick to freshly cut white flowers. They signify purity, peace and love. You should stick to simple flowers like lilies, white roses, orchids and irises in your sympathy bouquet.
Sunflowers are enough to brighten anyone’s day, making them a wonderful birthday floral present. Send a bouquet of these larger-than life beauties as a thoughtful and meaningful birthday gift. Sunflowers represent pure love so this floral present is appropriate not just for those whom you have a romantic love for but also for friends or family members you cherish.
So the next time you’re wandering through a flower store staring aimlessly at an array of florals in every color you could possibly imagine, just remember these simple pointers and you’re well on your way to floral success.
You might have noticed that 70s is kind of a big deal in fashion at the moment. Flares, suede and retro florals are all over the high street at the moment, and whilst I've not fully embraced the current trend (I'm more of a classic 50s floral kind of girl, but I'm not adverse to a bit of orange and cute capes!), my mum is really in her element. I was recently asked to style up a fringe bag by New Look, and when I received my over-the-shoulder bag I was stumped on how to style it. My wardrobe is not super suited to match this bag, so I decided to style it on my mum instead! Her house is full to bursting with 70s things (even more so now it's fashionable and easy to get ahold of!) and this gorgeous suede bag fits right into her aesthetic. This particular bag costs £49.99 and it plenty roomy for everyday use, not to mention amazingly soft!
dress: dorothy perkins / tights: george / shoes: swedish hasbeens / bag: c/o new look
- posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015