1 October 2014

Hello October

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Hello October

Gosh, where has this year gone? I can't believe that we're in the tenth month already, it seems like just yesterday that I was so hungover on New Years Day that it felt like my eyeballs were trying to crawl out of their sockets (no but seriously guys, I chipped a TOOTH. Drinking prosecco out of the BOTTLE.) It has to be said, whilst I do love sitting out in a park with a cool drink during the height of summer, at heart I'm a bit of a winter baby. I can't help it - winter means Christmas, and that's the most wonderful time of the year! I feel like I've got a lot to look forward to this month, so I thought I'd pop a little post up here:

Moving in with Sean:
It's now under two weeks until we (fingers crossed) set foot into our new little flat that we will be calling home for the next six months. I honestly can't wait to come home from work and cuddle up on the sofa with a cup of tea and the next episode of Elementary. Now I just need to stop myself from buying everything I see in TK Maxx home...I really don't need a decorative silver candle snuffer.

Autumn/Winter clothes:
Cold weather clothes are the best kind of clothes. Think about it - over the knee boots, faux fur coats, beanie hats with pompoms on, giant blanket scarves...I can't wait until the weather finally gets cold enough to wear them! Enough with the current thing of being windy and cold when I leave for work and then already unbearably humid by the time I arrive in London.

Spa Day:
My sister turns 21 this month and we're paying a visit to a spa for the day to celebrate. Believe it or not, I've never actually been to a spa before so I'm pretty excited to chill out in the jacuzzi with my new book and to have someone else wash my face for me in a posh way (that's basically what a facial is right?)

Getting back on the blogging scene:
Since I started working in London I've found it a bit difficult keeping on top of blogging - sometimes I'm so tired by the weekend that I just want to slob out in my tracksuit bottoms and a topknot. In fact, I frequently do do that. This month I'm making more of an effort because I do love my blog and I want it to do well! I'm also going to get back into making YouTube videos once we move into the flat - I've already planned the little space I'm going to film in. I've also got a couple of events coming up so I'm excited to see some of my blogging pals again - its been months since I last saw anyone!

30 September 2014

Madison Avenue

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Cardigan: Vintage
Dress: Chi Chi*
Watch: Olivia Burton
Biker Boots: Shoezone*

What's a girl to do when she has a lovely new dress that she wants to wear during the day but its just that little bit too princess-y? Well today when I was desperate to finally wear my beautiful new Chi Chi Madison dress I simply whipped out a layer of the netted petticoat and dressed it down with flat biker boots, black tights and a long black cardigan. Isn't the colour of this dress gorgeous? I love a deep royal blue and along with the eyelash lace detailing on the bodice this really is a special dress. 

If you are like me and totally in love with Chi Chi as a brand you'll no doubt be thrilled to hear that whilst they are carrying on doing what they do best - making pretty frocks obvz - they are also branching out into jumpsuits and separates...next stop taking over every girls' wardrobe completely eh?

I'm already eyeing up the New In section of the website keeping a look out for the perfect outfit to wear to a wedding I'm going to in November with Sean. It'll be the first time I've met a lot of that side of the family (only took half a decade) so I want to make a good impression. I'm thinking that this dress might be the one - and it was clearly named after me too!

29 September 2014

A Moving Out Wishlist

New Flat home decoration wishlist
Bedside Lamp: George at Asda
Pillowcases: Old English Company via notonthehighstreet
Jewellery Box: Oliver Bonas
Bird Storage Tins: Oliver Bonas
Owl Vase: George at Asda
Mother of Pearl Tray: Zara

You may or may not have caught on Twitter over the last week or so that I am officially moving in with my main man (lol) Sean in the next couple of weeks. Even though we've almost been together six years we've never actually lived together up until this point - when we were at uni we wanted to be able to live with our respective pals and not be in each other's pockets all the time and since then we've been long distance. However - time, finances, location and other boring necessities have now conspired to make it possible for us to finally give the whole cohabiting thing a go and its now a countdown until we move in to the little flat we've found in London which we will be making our home for the next six months. 

Something that I'm not quite sure Sean quite gets is the whole concept of decor...when I've visited the various flats/hotels he's been living in over the last two years I've mainly been confronted by unpacked suitcases, beach towels being used as bathroom towels and stacks of unsorted papers housing such treasures as a two year old boarding pass and a squashed spider. So when I say he will have little to no say on how the flat is decorated please don't think that I'm being a bossy bee-atch, I simply have no wish to live somewhere that will remind me of student accommodation. 

The flat we're moving into comes fully furnished so we don't really have to take anything with us bar clothes, shoes and other such items, but that hasn't stopped me from browsing the internet for little knick-knacks that I can purchase that will make the space more 'me'. Um, I mean 'us'...
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