Friday, 22 May 2015

Those Striped Palazzo Trousers.....

Remember the blog post of me pining for some? If not the link is HERE!

Well I finally got my mitts on some! Thankyou River Island! Be prepared for me to be wearing these all over my instagram with every top and shoe going!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Lace up shoes!

Whilst this post make look like I am being endorsed by Next, I can assure you I'm not! It's just ordering quickly with them, when I'm in need of a wardrobe pick me up is pretty easy.

I needed shoes, I live in and love my ankle boots but for all day they're beginning to become a bit hot and hey I'm not going to complain on the rise of temperature!

I came across these awesome shoes and oh my "G" they're so comfy. I want them in grey too. I have had so many compliments on them, that I had to share here! Forty squids and you can wear them with like....everything!

Go forth and buy! LINK HERE :)

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Mothers Day with Next

It's amazing how fast time will fly. Before you know it, weeks have passed before you last saw your loved ones. Life becomes crazy. Unbelievably for myself this very thing has happened to me and I have not seen my Mum since before I was in New Zealand. Life quite literally has gotten crazy and I am almost done with playing catch up.

Just before I went away England celebrated Mothers Day and Next contacted me with the most amazing treat. A beautiful bunch of flowers for my Mum, a beautiful hamper for me and a Afternoon Treat for us both with thanks to the Red Letter Day vouchers that they feature- something I had no idea they did and will be sure to remember for the future when I have zero time to plan a pressy! I booked something a bit different to the usual and found La Suite West, a vegan offering in Bayswater.

My beautiful mother received her beautiful flowers, I received my amazing hamper and we got Afternoon Tea booked. Fast forward a few weeks to today and ironically it's Mothers Day in the USA and therefore was the perfect day to have our belated day together.

With the weather finally picking up, West London was in fine form today and we had such a lovely, much needed catch up. For me my mother is my best friend, my inspiration and I always say "if I am half the woman that she is, I will be a happy girl" so I can't think of  a better person to have shared today with.

Thankyou Next for our fantastic treat and thankyou Mum for the brilliant company. My jumpsuit can be found HERE, bag HERE and necklace HERE. Ironically my mother wore a Next jumpsuit of her own accord without her knowing I was wearing mine, hers can be found HERE. She looks pretty damn hot if I say so myself!

You can find the gift experience with Next HERE

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Busy Mama

I've completely slacked on the blogging front and the truth be told, it's because I've been crazy busy.

I've not long been back from New Zealand. Yup that's right-the other side of the world. Why? Work.

I know right, its crazy. But yet I'm feeling pretty proud of myself right now, so much opportunity that I'm snapping up.

Whilst these past few weeks have been crazy-I've managed to get some super family time in. Brighton and Framlingham Castle included!

Now that Spring and Summer are showing their faces, the English Heritage membership is coming into it's own. I can't wait to dive into more photography in the fresh air.

Life has certainly picked up pace for us all and sometimes it's stressful. But you know what, most of the time it's not. I'm the world's worst for not chilling the hell out when I need to ie; right now the girls are still not asleep and shouting downstairs about nonsense. Or when I've asked for school shoes to be put on for the 5th time.

However I'm trying to remember that they're just kids and I'm not perfect either. I shout when I'm frustrated too. On the plus side, I enjoy what I do and I can't wait to see this next year unfold.

In the meantime if anyone has any tips on dealing with a "tween" I'm all ears.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

A funky tee

Monogrammed t-shirts are everywhere right now, whether it be a saying, monogram or a animal you don't need to look far! My faves right now are these beauts! Worn with ripped up jeans and a biker you have a edgy look sussed...

This little cutie is from House Of Fraser- Dickens and Jones  The great thing about this one is that it is a really great material that you know will wash well over and over, so if it becomes the "fave" tshirt of a time, then all is good!

and this lovely is a self grown Cordelia Hearts option....

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Sleeveless Topshop Duster

If you are a follower of mine on instagram, this blog post will be of no suprise to you! If not, you're already missing out on my most fave item of clothing-possibly ever- I am O B S E S S E D. I have wanted one of these for an age and Mothers Day was the perfect excuse for me to grab one. So what have I worn with it? Literally everything! I kid you not I have worn it everyday this week-no shame.

Dressed down or up, it is all kinds of awesomeness! Grab one for yourself HERE ....but be quick they are selling quick!

I make no apologies for this first photo, all I will say is that every mummy needs a night off!

Topshop Lace Dress, Topshop Duster, Topshop Necklace and ASH Boots

Topshop Duster, Whistles Denim Dress and Next Shoes

Topshop Duster, TheLBrand Tshirt, H&M Bag and Topshop Leggings

Topshop Joni Jeans, Topshop Top, Topshop Duster, Annie Haak Necklaces and Next Shoes

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Beauty is skin deep.... Multi-Vit Q10 Day and Night Set

I will be the first to admit that my routine of late has meant that my skin has taken a hit. Too little sleep, kids on full steam, work on full steam and wine in the mix has not been great. I have however for the last two weeks been reviewing a new day and night cream. I was dubious on these from the get go as my skin is sensitive and stroppy, if it doesn't like what I feed it, it kicks off!

So what is the cream? It's a fancy doo dah Q10 jobby (yep my experience on skin care is thin on the ground), to be exact a Multi Vit Q10 Day and Night Set.  The below extract gives you some idea of the benefits to using the creams and why I thought I would give it a go.

So what did I think?  Well first off my skin agreed, so already I knew that I was on to something good for myself. There were no strong notes of fragrances which meant nothing was going to irritate me and make me look like I have hives. My make up sits nicely on the Day Cream and I have no oily issues. I have lost "dry patches" so that in itself makes my make up look a tad better too! In terms of the collagen, have I noticed that the "I've hit the 30s catergory" lines setting in have plumped? Uhmm not especially, as I have been too busy to study my face BUT now I come to think of it, actually yes slightly so, my skin certainly looks and feels better.

So would I recommend the set? Yes absolutely.

At £25.90 for the two creams, you are on par for other Q10 products and I have only just seemed to scratch the surface of the product so this is going to last for a while.

Q10 Day and Night Cream Set from Pharma Nord provides a complete 24 hour moisturising treatment. Q10 Skincare set includes the Q10 Revitalizing Day Cream and the Q10 Revitalizing Night Cream.
Skin consists of billions of cells that require oxygen and nutrients in order to thrive. Appearance and condition of the skin depends largely on the health of skin cells. Skin is exposed daily to adverse environmental effects - pollution, chemicals, harsh weather and UV radiation - all causes of premature ageing.
Q10 Revitalizing Day Cream (50ml) is a skin care cream specifically formulated to address the problems of dry skin and loss of collagen with a targeted approach that delivers intense moisturisation.
Q10 Revitalizing Night Cream (50ml) helps intensively moisturise and regenerate skin overnight, looking refreshed and feeling soft in the morning.
Why Pharma Nord Q10 Day and Night Cream Set:
  • 24 hour moisturising treatment.
  • Natural, PARABEN FREE moisturising creams.
  • Promotes natural skin repair.
  • Suitable for all skin types.