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Coffeeshop dates

August 16, 2017

We’ve had such a lovely lazy Saturday, enjoying a restful morning lie-in, followed by a little tidy up of the flat then an afternoon lounging in our favourite coffee shop to do some blogging. It’s been so nice, just taking it easy and slowing down the pace.

Dave did some work on his Mac while I read this months issue of Marie Claire, getting lots of inspiration from their ‘In the night garden’ shoot. It combines lots of clashing floaty floral fabrics, you can see a peek of it in the very last photo of this post.

We drank coffee and eat pain au chocolate while Coco enjoyed his favourite treat – a chewy stick. I love having such a relaxing local coffee shop where we can hang out and take our pooch too. I’m appreciating living in such a dog friendly area.

Photos by Shooting Dave & myself.

Wedding Inspiration

August 11, 2017

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 Just incase ya’ll don’t know,  back in November my partner Dave asked me to marry him – I’m so happy and see my response to his proposal  here. Is that not the biggest grin ever?!?

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Mellow Yellow

August 6, 2017

I’ve had the busiest day helping decorate my best friends wedding venue and it’s so nice to sit down to write this with a nice cold glasses of  JD and coke.
We snapped these pictures on a rare sunny afternoon, its been so rainy here in London. I’ve been wearing this outfit quite a lot recently but not managed to capture it – mainly due to the rain! Feels good to finally share my look with you. It’s one of those dresses you just feel good in and not have to worry about what your wearing. I feel as its a dark floral it works well with a leather jacket, keeping that grungy vibe I have going. Ankle boots and my fedora hat are the obvious accessory choices and to brighten up the look I’ve added my current favourite bag. I hope your not sick of seeing it yet? I’m just so in love with the colour!

Just a quick post today as I’ve got lots of pampering to do before my bridesmaid duitties kick in tomorrow!


What I’m wearing –
Dress – Oasis
Bag – Topshop
Boots c/o Just Fab
Fedora Hat – urban Outfitters
Leather Jacket c/o ASOS

Photos – Shooting Dave

Rush Hair Salon Review

July 31, 2017

I was in need of a spot of relaxation and pampering, when an invite to pop along to the the brand new chic and modern hair salon, Rush Shepherds Bush arrived. I had a good chat with my lovely stylist Shianne, who wanted to know all about how I like to wear my hair and my styling routine; it was all about me.  Rush understands the importance of trust between client and stylist, I like that.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve had some awful hairdressing  experiences in my time, so for me, there’s always an element of risk when visiting a new salon, hoping that the stylist will understand my vision and do what I want with my hair.  I was in good hands, Shianne really got my vision, we chatted easily about my plans to keep it long, but more importantly ensure it’s healthy and in top condition for my upcoming wedding  (which is only 9 months away. I will share more deets soon!)

At Rush, the clients needs come first, Shianne really listened and understood exactly what I asked for, offering some helpful hair care advice too.  I liked her suggestions about adding some shape to  the sides and front to suit my face shape.

It was time to hit the basin, this is my favourite part of the whole  salon experience and wow, that head massage was blissful. I opted to pay  little extra for a deep conditioning treatment as my hair desperately needed it, my hair looks glossy and it feels light and soft.

 

With my hair washed and prepped, it was time to get cutting.  I hadn’t appreciated how long my hair has grown until I looked at these snaps.  Shianne had to repeatedly lower the chair in order to snip the ends of my locks.  I decided against anything too drastic, we agreed on a good tidy up, with blunt ends at the back, leading to a slightly rounded effect and feathering at the front for that softer look.

Having been trimmed to perfection, next up was a fancy blow-dry. Oh how I love a blow-dry, having such thick long hair, it’s a treat to have someone else blow dry my mane.  As you can see, Shianne did a wonderful job and the range of products Rush use are high quality, leaving my hair feeling  like pure silk; it looks stunning and is 100 times better for the Rush attention.

I’m really pleased with my shiny, gorgeous new hair style, I keep swishing, which is always a good sign.  I must say a huge thank you for welcoming me like an old friend and for my delightful hair cut. I highly recommend visiting Rush Shepherds Bush, do ask for Shianne if you pop along to get your barnet preened and pampered.

If you are quick, for a limited time only there is an introductory offer of 50% off, just claim the code from their website.  For links to Rush salons in Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith, Kensington and Earls Court, just click here.


Photos – Shooting Dave

Little Yellow Bag

July 29, 2017


This yellow bag has fast become one of my favourites, I love the vibrancy colour pop it adds to outfits but if truth be told it doesn’t fit a lot in. I guess just the bare essentials, like house keys, bank cards, Oyster card, my lip stick, powder, conceal, perfume, shades – although the last couple of days in England has been a wash out, so much rain! I guess in away its good to declutter all the ‘stuff’ I carry around with me and take just the essentials I need for that day.

Sunday’s Girl

July 26, 2017


Although these are recent purchases, I had considered saving this outfit for a special occasion or a nice day out,  but as I was feeling low this weekend (though i’m not 100% sure why), I decided dust myself down and try to pick myself up, I thought to myself, why not get dressed up in my  new red outfit… those colours will surely cheer me up?

Oh boy! It really did the trick.  It’s so true, sometimes just getting dressed up and wearing something nice cheers me up.  I still plan to wear this outfit to a nice event or day trip, I just don’t have any outings planned currently, but who knows what’s around the corner?
I am presently enjoying a love affair with the colour red. It’s a recent thing and started when I was holiday shopping wardrobe looks for Florida. I guess my inspirational muse was Miss Minnie Mouse and Disney, rekindling my love for all things red. Since then, I have added complementary pieces to build up a new collection,  working well with my red themed items; working beautifully together.
Look at this little pop of yellow sunshine – let’s say ‘hello!’ to my dreamy Topshop bag – I’ve been wanting to team it up with something red for a wee while, I guess the classic ketchup and mustard colour combo really appeals to me.  I find it  satisfying the way these colours  pop off one another. I find it appealing how this lil’ bag picks up on shades of yellow in the skirt print. Whilst on the subject, what a right old bargain this skirt was.  I was wandering around Sainsbury’s doing a spot of food shopping and snooped this gorgeous print in the distance.  Isn’t it the perfect summer skirt?  It would be a great piece for holiday or a scorching hot day like today.  It’s lightweight cotton and has wonderfully deep pockets (I love a skirt with pockets). This look gives me a bohemian washer-woman vibe and I dig it.

I was on a roll and decided to try something new with my hair.  I often wear it in a ponytail while I’m busy around the house and  have debated  how to wear this skull scarf tied around a ponytail for sometime.  I think I found just the right up-do look to complete my outfit. What do you think?

What I’m wearing –
Top – M&S
Skirt – Sainsburys
Bag & Scarf – Topshop
Shoes – Zara
Sunglasses c/o The Goods Agency

Photos – Shooting Dave

Floral Utility

July 20, 2017

Casual little floral dresses are key for easy breezy summer style.  Although the weather today is a bit dull and grey, it’s still fairly warm. So this ditsy floral lace number is one of those easy throw on and go kind of dresses, plus it feels great to wear.  I picked it up from Oasis and am very happy with it.

Dave and I spent most of the day chilling out,  tidying the flat and  watching some telly.  Later we had some errands to run, so I popped on my Vans old skool classics,  but I think this dress looks equally good with ankle boots. To keep the look dressed down I added my khaki Superdry jacket, this was the perfect Sunday run around outfit.

What I’m wearing –
Dress – Oasis
Bag – Warehouse
Jacket c/o Superdry
Trainers – Vans
Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters
Socks – Topshop
Sunglasses c/o  The Goods Agency


Photos – Shooting Dave