Saturday, 5 April 2014

Gingham, Organza, Rosebuds & Lace

Headband~Topshop/Top~The Real McCoy/Skirt~Matalan/Shoes~Office

Hello sweeties,

Oh my what a lovely week it has been. I started off the week feeling groggy and unwell, picking up a sick note from the Doctor and climbing into fresh sheets, with snacks and a bottle of water to hand. However, by Wednesday my energy had rejuvenated and I was really in the mood for a big Spring clean. Meaning I bagged up all the clothes I haven't worn for a few months, photographed them and will be putting them up in a blog sale in the next few days. 
I hadn't really felt myself the past week or so, due to illness and the like, so I decided to dress up in an outfit that made me feel like me again (hence the bundle of images above).
How sweet is this skirt from Matalan? The gingham print and panel of organza is just so pretty and I love the length. I love having a good look around Matalan, especially the Home section, but when I spotted this pinky delight I skipped right up to the tills to purchase it. I think it is going to be one of my statement wardrobe pieces this summer. 

What item is going to be essential to you in the coming warmer season?

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

DIY: Jazz Up Your Jellies!

Silver Flat Jellies~Primark/ Pink JuJu Jellies~Ebay

Hey my dears,
After months and months of promising a DIY post, I finally had the chance to do one. Now, I am a big fan of Jelly shoes, they are so comfy and perfect for Spring/Summer. I have been style watching recently, especially customers at work and it seems everyone has jumped on the Jellly wagon. Which is lovely! So I decided to do a bit of a makeshift thing and decorate my Jellies, to give them a bit of individuality whilst they perch on my feet. It is really easy and can be done using any bits and bobs of pretty things you have laying around. 
What you need
Bits of lace, Trim, Stickers or Flowers
Glue Gun
Jelly Shoes

Step One
Place flowers or stickers in place at the front of the shoe. Once you are happy with the placing, glue them on.

Step Two
Measure the trimming down the center of the shoe and cut to size.Then simply glue into place.

Step Three
Cut trimming evenly into two strips. Wrap around the center, underneath the strap and make a bow. Try and make sure it's even on both sides. 

Step Four
That's about it, oh so simple :) Now style with your favourite Spring outfit and enjoy the sun in your jazzy jellies.

I hope you liked this little DIY, would love to know what you think.If any of you decide to do the same to your Jellies then link me with your own creations below. 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Hearts & Hats

Hat~Ebay/Dress~Beyond Retro/ Shoes~Topshop

Well hello there you lovely lot,

What a lovely but very humid weekend we have had here in London. My hair suffered drastically, as those fellow curly haired girls will understand, in this weather our hair just turns to frizz! I felt like Monica in FRIENDS, in the episode where they go to Barbados and her hair goes absolutely mental and she screams 'IT'S THE HUMIDITY'.
So I hid my mental barnet under my new straw hat and cycled down to my sister's for a day of sushi and chat.

This poofy red number is the second of my dresses I picked up last weekend at Beyond Retro. I am so in love with it, I want to wear it everyday forever, even if it is incredibly tight on the torso. I just adore the heart print and cute heart trim around the collar, sleeves and front. The lining of the netted skirt even has little hearts on it. This is one of my favourite vintage finds to date and is going straight on my summer wardrobe rail.

My sister's garden is full of so many little nooks and corners of overgrown ivy and shrubs, it was nice to get some photos in amongst the Spring nature. 

Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend and have lots to look forward to in the coming week.

Have you picked up any vintage delights recently?

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Weekend Cycle

Dress~Beyond Retro/ Jelly Shoes~Primark/Bike~Halfords

Hello my loves, hope you are all having a lovely weekend. 
Finally I managed to go for a cycle today on my beautiful bike I got for Christmas. I had been walking past it in my bathroom for months and felt really sad that I couldn't ride it earlier, due to the typical British weather. So I was chuffed to bits that I could cycle through the town to my sister's, helmet and knee pads intact ( I am ridiculously accident prone). It felt great to have the wind in my hair and all of my worldly possessions in one wicker basket.
I also did a spot of shopping this morning and managed to pick up this cute as a button blue dress from Beyond Retro. With its layers of frills and pastel like coat I feel like it's a cross between Alice in Wonderland and Belle from Beauty and The Beast. I was also pleased to find these sparkly little Jelly numbers, they were only £4 as well, good old Primark.
I decided to try my hand at editing my pictures a bit more this time, so please excuse if some of them are a bit off colour and don't quite match. But hopefully it's something I can improve on.  

Hope you have all had a lovely week, will be doing a blog sale very soon so will let you know about that as soon as I have photographed my baskets of garments.

How are you spending your weekend?

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Blossom & Pepper

Hair clip~Crown & Glory/Dress~The White Pepper/Socks~Topshop/Shoes~Clarks

Happy Weekend my loves,

What glorious weather we are having, especially in the big old city. I have been trying to spend every moment out of work, in the sun and on the green green grass. Spring really is beautiful. My sister and I went for a brisk walk in the park this morning and I couldn't help but get some snaps next to all the lovely blossoming trees. I wore my new smock dress from The White Pepper, I love anything with gingham and the lose fit is perfect in this season. I teamed it with this sweet little heart clip I picked up from Crown & Glory, around Valentines Day and have been popping in my hair daily ever since.

I can't wait to start having picnics and being able to ride my bike to work.

What do you guys like to do in Spring time?
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