Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Feeling Festive with George Home.


So now it's well and truly Autumn/Winter I thought it would be okay for me to mention all things festive and there is nothing I love more than to dress up my bedroom with a few seasonal trinkets. George Home has a massive array of goodies to behold this winter and one piece I know I'll definitely get my hands on if I can is the adorable Bambi cushion, though I'll probably have this out all year round. I absolutely love Bambi and deer figurines, in fact it's a bit of an obsession so this would be just perfect for me..*hint hint Santa!* The Let It Snow cushions also being equally as lovely and something that would bring some festive cheer without being OTT. The Hand Mirror ad Rocking Horse ornament are the sweetest things and would look perfect on my bookshelf to keep my deer and other treasures company.

Of course I just HAD to include the Christmas One Direction Duvet Cover how could I not! I may be a 21 year old but I'd still happily have this on my bed this year just for a good giggle! (And let's be honest there could be worse things than lying in bed with 1D!)

Have you seen anything that's taken your fancy in prep for the holiday season?

Sunday, 26 October 2014

All of these stars will guide us home. - Dear Kate Review.




Top: Matalan. Knickers and Bralet c/o Dear Kate.
  
Dear Kate are made by women for women, they are a new kind of underwear with a built-in breathable panel that will give women the confidence to take on the world! I love these, not only are they the most perfect colour but with the pretty lace detailing on the top but they also fit well, I'm wearing an XL which I would say certainly wouldn't fit anyone bigger than a UK 18/20 on the bottom as they're snug on me, however they do also have a plus size line which is called Queen Size (which I love by the way!) the Lookbook for this range is also fabulous I just love how they were shot and wish I could capture similar snaps! I was also sent the Ada Bralet which is utterly wonderful but far to low cut for me to be able to wear, however I've passed this onto a much smaller busted friend and she utterly loves it! The fabric is smooth and comfortable to the touch and doesn't irritate the skin at all (like a number of fabrics can.)

Another thing I LOVE about Dear Kate is their packaging! It's to die for! So quirky and adorable something I find makes the item extra special is when the packaging has been really thought out. As they say it's the little things. I finished the look with an over sized cute top and a lovely coral lip which is a little different to my usual red.
 What gives you the confidence to take on the world?

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Dahlia Walk - Biddulph Grange Gardens.






A week or so ago my parents dragged me out of the house on a dreary Sunday afternoon to one of the more local National Trust places not far from where I live and normally I'd be getting my folks to snap an outfit shot or two of me while we're wandering around the array of themed gardens I just wasn't in the mood alas I'd had some sad news only a day before and I just wasn't in the frame of mind. However when we got to the Dahlia Walk I couldn't resist capturing a number of the flowers, the colours and shapes genuinely brightened me up a little and gave me some inspiration for creating skirts like the petals etc.

These were the last bloom for the flowers before Autmn and Winter truly decended and as you can see they're a little past their prime but still powering through as best they could. I do realise how deep and quite frankly emo that sounded, I feel like I've gone back in time to when I was 14 and oh so misunderstood! Anyway I'm hoping to get some more posts up shortly as I know I've been far to quiet in the last few months!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Do You Want Curves With That?!





                  "Do you want curves with that?" tee: Nicky Rockets. Bra: Elomi Bijou c/o Bras Galore.
                        Bottoms: Elomi Bijou Shorts c/o Bras Galore. (all available in nude and pansy)

In the past few years I've began to feel comfortable with who I am, mostly thanks to finding the world of blogging and discovering an array of clothing and discovering my personal style. Of course I still have my hiccups from time to time particularly when it comes to feeling like I'm okay in swimwear or underwear but I'm now a little older and (sometimes) wiser I'm finally beginning to feel good in all aspects of my style and shape. So I'm hoping to get more posts up like this as I think well fitting foundations can completely change the shape of a garment you're wearing.

I was lucky enough to be contacted by Bras Garlore who were sweet enough to ask if I'd like to review anything from the site and of course I was completely spoilt for choice! I decided to go for something that I new I needed in my wardrobe which was a classic black bra. I choose this piece from Elomi not only because I know how fabulous there lingerie is already but also because it is functional as well as having pretty details like the bows and trim. I ordered a size 38E and a UK20 in the briefs and they all fit wonderfully!  The core sits flush against my chest in the right place and they're is no gaping on the cups but I also don't over spill them.I'd always recommend being fitted by someone prior to ordering online or having a go yourself so you can get the perfect style and shape for you. In the past I've found the ladies in Debenhems to be fabulous for fittings and listening properly to what you'd like. Ordering from Bras Galore was as easy as 1,2,3 as they're site has clear images along with it being relatively simply to navigate, they're also super helpful if you have any questions just pop them a tweet at @brasgalore and they'll be happy to help you!

I just wanted to quickly mention how FABULOUS Nicky Rockets tee's are! I now own four which I simply love to wear, this is one of the newer prints which I LOVE and thought would look awesome with this lingerie set. I finished the look with a slick of deep pink lip colour and a matching butterfly hair slide. I'd love to know what you think of the pieces and what are your favourites!