Saturday, May 28, 2016

Summer Holiday Wishlist

Crochet Lace Up Cover Up/ Off The Shoulder Top/China Blue ShortsBlue Full Top / Flamingo Bag / Pom Pom Sandals / Pom Pom Playsuit / Straw HatTie Dye Bikini 


I seriously cannot get over how insanely fast this year has gone. It only felt like yesterday it was Christmas and now my summer holiday is only a month away! If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that I love going on a cruise, and this year I'm going on another cruise around the Mediterranean with Carnival which should be amazing! What comes with each cruise is the desire to change your outfit at least 5 times a day, so a girl gotta get some new trends for the occasion! 

There are so many nice things in the shops at the moment and unintentionally this wishlist post is very blue and white themed, there's just something classic and chic about these continental colours. This summer is big about off the shoulder and cold shoulder tops, as well as pom poms and blush - which are coincidentally all of my favourite things! Either way, I kinda need all of these things before I jet off to the sun. I'm still on the look out for some 'different' bikinis and swimsuits, so please tweet me or comment below if you know of any websites, or have any suggestions! 

I hope you're all having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend! Are you going on holiday soon? What do you think of my picks? Which is your favourite piece?

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

OOTD | Blush Love

Coat* - Closet London
Top - Zara
Jeans - Topshop
Brogues - Dune
Bag - Kate Spade
Sunglasses - Zara

The weather seems to have taken a few steps back this week, and my new wool coat from Closet London was warmly welcomed, despite the horrid weather I was kinda happy that I got to wear it for a couple of days! Of course it was going to blush! I'm so happy I now have a pink coat to add to my collection, the quality of the wool mix fabric is second to none, and the silky lining makes it so soft and warm on my skin. I love the slouchy/oversized look of the coat which looks amazing with more tailored looking clothes underneath like these white skinny jeans. I set the look off with some classic stripes (my second love!) and some blush details to finish!

I also got to take my new John Lennon esque sunnies from Zara for an outing, I love the round shape of them, and they were a fraction of the price of the Rayban ones that I've been lusting after, they'll probably only last for a season, but I won't feel so bad about them if I end up losing or breaking them!

I'm off to London tomorrow for something SUPER exciting (I'll be sharing it all on my social media and my blog afterwards!), and I'm then staying around until bank holiday Monday for shopping, sightseeing and hopefully enjoying the sun! 

What do you think of this outfit? Do you like this coat? Have you heard of Closet London before?

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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Monday, May 16, 2016

OOTD | Asos Africa X Chichia

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Shirt - New Look
Skirt* - Asos
Sandals* - Asos
Watch - Olivia Burton (own strap)

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, the weather in Plymouth was beautiful and I finally braved bare legs and didn't feel cold, does that mean it's finally summer? I sure do hope the better weather is here to stay! A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to finally be picked for one of the AccessAllAsos insider campaigns, I'd been a member for over 2 years and this was the first time I got picked to collaborate so I was super excited! The campaign I got picked for was to style one of the pieces from the new Asos Africa x Chichia range which boasts a heavily printed collection of clothing which has all been made in Africa in collaboration with Chichia and their partner SOKO Kenya. As if that wasn't amazing enough, they also gave me an Asos voucher so I could style the rest of the outfit up!

The skirt I picked is literally print and pastel perfection, it's a really busy skirt that as you can see will become the main focal point of any outfit. I kept the rest of my outfit relatively simple and pattern free with a casual white shirt, (I will definitely be wearing this look to work!) and those perfect every day tassle sandals that I wore in my latest outfit post! I am seriously loving this outfit, and it's a different look to my usual stripes and pastel style. If you like busy patterns and show stopping items of clothing the Asos Africa collection is for you, they have so many amazing pieces like this that are perfect for boho and festival style looks!

What do you think of this outfit? Do you like the Asos Africa range? Are you an AccessAllAsos insider?


*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been sent to me for review. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Alice In Wonderland Themed Plymouth Blog Meet - The Orangery Mount Edgecumbe

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On Saturday I had the pleasure of popping across the water for the day to spend my afternoon at an Alice In Wonderland themed Plymouth blog meet. It was destined to be a super special event, which was organised again by the amazing LittleEllieMae, for only an 18 year old Ellie seriously amazes me with how much hard work she has put in for all of the events, and how each and every event has always been amazing, and this one definitely didn't disappoint! The event was held in the most perfect picturesque setting for the Alice In Wonderland theme which was situated in the heart of Mount Edgecumbe, Cornwall, in The Orangery Cafe. With Canapes to hand, a selection of some lovely brands on hand to help, and about 40 lovely bloggers to mingle with, the event was a hit all round!
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Mount Edgecumbe is seriously one of my favourite places, and I couldn't have been happier when Ellie confirmed this was going to be the location. Mount Edgecumbe can easily be driven to by road from Plymouth, but I prefer taking the much more traditional ferry across which takes around 10 minutes - it's always one of my favourite things to do! I met up with Beth and Hannah going across on the ferry, and we were getting on like a house on fire from the word go. It's always nice to go into the event knowing someone beforehand!
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We really couldn't have asked for better weather on Saturday, and the rich green gardens in Mount Edgecumbe were looking as gorgeous as ever. We had about half an hour to spare before the event so we headed for a look around the gardens..
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The gardens really could be the perfect setting for an Alice In Wonderland film, all the greenery is so perfectly manicured and rich in colour. Mount Edgecumbe really is a must see place if you're ever in the area of Plymouth or Cornwall. 
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After taking in the beautiful sights, and basking in the sun, we headed down for the event due to start at 1pm!
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The Orangery Cafe is situated in the heart of Mount Edgecumbe and is a lovely place to come and admire the views of the garden and indulge in a slice of cake or two... It was the perfect place for such an event to be held, and we were greeted with some of the most beautifully dressed tables, and oh so appropriate for the event. With quirky teapot flower pots, with sequins and keys galore. The pastel themed colour scheme obviously won me over straight away too!
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Even the napkins were Alice In Wonderland themed - I didn't even want to use mine it was so perfect!
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The tables quickly filled out with lots of lovely bloggers, some which had travelled further afield than Plymouth. I already knew a selection of bloggers from the Plymouth area from previous events, but it was super lovely to meet some more like minded individual creatives - I love getting to hear about other peoples blogs and the successes they have achieved. A noisy room of bloggers was quickly hushed by the arrival of beautiful canapes, with photographing and eating that ensued! 
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After clearing our plates of canapes, it was time for some more mingling and circulating the room to talk to some more bloggers. I couldn't not get a picture of Ellie from the day, how beautiful did she look?! She's such an inspiration, and an asset to the Plymouth blogging community, she will definitely be missed when she heads off to University in September!
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The lovely Hannah, Emily and Sally - loving their take on the Alice In Wonderland theme!
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Ellie even managed to get some amazing brands on-board for the day who were on hand to tell us all about their fantastic products, and provide some guidance and mini skin care consultations.
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I am a major fan of Origins, and a prolific user of their out of trouble face mask, which is errr-mazing!! I've never tried anything else from their range so it was nice to be introduced to their other products in more detail, and on a first hand basis. I got to take away a few lovely samples of their face masks too, which I'm certain I am going to love!
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No7 were also there at the event and on hand with their drool-worthy collection of cosmetics. I didn't get too much of a chance to see what was going on here, but as I went to the No7 beauty event last year and learnt all about their products then I wasn't too fussed!
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It was then time for some heart felt speeches and a range of giveaways!
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Did someone say cake?
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After the series of prizes were drawn for a few lucky bloggers, Ellie ended it with a rather lovely speech. I'm so proud of what Ellie has put together for us over the last year and the air was filled with rounds of applause and joy!
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With a list as long as my arm of blogs, twiiter handles and names, I felt that we carved an even bigger space for bloggers in Devon and Cornwall, and I was overjoyed to meet more new bloggers that are local to the area, like every event I ever go to, everyone was so lovely! It was fast approaching 4pm without even realising, and it was sadly time for us to depart. We even left with the most adorable goody bags, again with the most perfect Alice graphics printed on the front - I'm never going to be able to chuck away this beautiful paper bag! 
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I then had my cake and ate it! I had the most wonderful day I could have asked for, meeting a bunch of pretty amazing bloggers, indulging in some yummy foods whilst soaking up the atmosphere in The Orangery! I just want to say another big thank you to Ellie for organising the event and letting me be a part of the event, it was one of the best, and biggest events in Plymouth yet, and that is definitely something to be proud of!

Did you go to this event? Have you been to any blogger events recently?

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