Thursday, 29 September 2011

Recent bakes

The Great British Bake Off has reignited my baking bug. My baking tends not to be beautiful, but they do taste good!

Marble cake with milk chocolate melted on topWhoopie pies
Chocolate chunk cookiesCheese and Chive Soda Bread(i cheated and used a packet mix)Chocolate loaf cake with white chocolate melted on top
What have you been baking?

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Three outfits

Arggh my laptop died earlier this week! Flashing screen and weird noises ahoy!
Amazingly i managed to save it by doing a complete system restore and then downloading firefox i am now back online.
Apart from that the week has been good, trips to the library, baking whoopie pies and shopping in a very sunny Leeds have all featured.
Heres my outfits for the last 3 days. I have been trying the self timer, but it seems so hard so there is a mix of photos here.

Cream lace dress-Primark, Leopard skinny belt-Matalan, Black opqaues
Self timed photo!Horrible self timed photo, minus make up

Green dress with cream detailing-Primark, Coral cardi with cream lace-H&M, Black leggings- c/o Matalan
Todays outfit
Aztec print mini dress-Matalan, Black leggings-Matalan
Owl necklace-Accessorise~(love him, he jangles when i move)
I'm going to keep practising with the self timing.
In other news, i ordered the 30 day shred DVD this week!

One year to go...

until i get married!

Dress shopping on Sunday was lots of fun, and i found a beautiful dress which i am in love with, although its totally different from my original idea and around 3 times over budget. As the shop make all of the dresses by hand, i need to decided ASAP.

Heres a sneaky photo i took of some of the dresses i tried on, aren't they just gorgeous! Theres something so magical about wedding dresses.



Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Nail of the day

My newest addition. Boots 17, shade Exquisite.

Gorgeous colour, but its a bit patchy even after 3 coats.

Whats on your nails today? xxx

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Ins and Outs


  • New blog layout. I thought it was time for a change, i hope you like it. To honest, i've been finding my blog a bit boring recently(a bit like my wardrobe) my aim is to liven it up again including better outfits(and photos) as i used to do some fab outfits and recently i've been a bit samey.

  • Chanel Mat Lumiere foundation. I used it for the first time in ages last week and remembered how much i loved it.

  • Dark vampy nails. Its the time of year for the rich nail shades to come out.

  • Baking. The Great British Bake Off has been inspiring me to bake again.

  • Planning Sebs first birthday! Only 2 months until he is 1, the time is flying. We have all of his presents and card, just need wrapping. I'm really not sure what to do for it. Current idea is a pirate themed tea party at our house. Any more exciting ideas? Let me know!

  • Christmas is coming. Not long to go, i am so excited for it this year!


  • Bills. All of the household bills are due in October. Booooo.

  • Being cold. It seems to be freeeezing!

What are your ins and outs?

I've got an appointment at a bridal shop today to try some dresses on. So nervouse/excited!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Leopard and florals, a couple of outfits

A quick post with a couple of outfits from the last week.

Firstly what i wore out for lunch with Phils grandma. Shes very elderly, deaf and i'm sure she doesn't like me!

Leopard wrap dress-Topshop, Black opaques

Peeptoe bow flats-Ebay- why do my tights collect fluff?

And this just for a day at home.

Navy floral tunic dress-Vila, Black leggings-Matalan, Black cardi-La Redoute, Key necklace-Matalan

I hope everyone has a good weekend planned. What are you upto?


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Recent buys

Pink circle skirt dress-Dorothy Perkins

Pretty cup-Asda
Hello Kitty Notepad- Sainsburys

Faux fur snood- Primark

17 nail polish and free eye dazzle

What have you been buying?


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A leopard never changes its spots

An outfit from last weeks trip to the library.

Red ruffle front dress-Primark, Leopard cashmere cardi-c/o Pure Collection, Leggings-c/o Matalan

Vintage necklace
Black pumps-Topshop

I am so in love with this cardi, its unreal.


Monday, 19 September 2011

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside

Last week we headed to Bridlington for Sebs first trip to the seaside. We went with Phils parents and dispite my initial misgivings we had a lovely day.
The weather was gorgeous, we played on the beach, ate fish and chips on the seafront and explored the town.
My favourite thing was these fab beach huts, they're so kitsch!

Obligitary beach shot

Seb wasn't impressed by the taste of sand

Rolling around in it is much more fun

Building sandcastles with grandad

I only had time for a really quick outfit photo

Floral dress-Dorothy Perkins, Cardi-Primark, White vest(underneath)-Topshop, Leggings-Matalan


Sunday, 18 September 2011

How was it for you?

This weekend has been rather lovely!
Last night i went out on what i would call a proper night out, i got drunk for the first time in 19 months, i danced and generally had a good time. It was very weird(and a wee bit scary) to be out there again after so long but after wine and vodka all weirdness was forgotton. I stayed at my parents house as it was closer to where we went out and it was lovely to be woken up with a cup of tea and a bacon sandwich.

Posing with Seb before i went out, he refused to play ball

Today me, my mum and Phils mum went to a wedding fayre, i wasn't sure what to expect but it was really lovely, we chatted to loads of people, got free cake and gawped at some beautiful(and some hideous) wedding dresses.
Then me and my mum popped to the shops where i managed to buy......NOTHING!! My mum however managed to get two tops in New Look.

Now i'm home, Seb is in bed, Phil is out playing football and i get to blog :)

So, how was it for you? xx

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Nail of the day


This is a really pretty cornflower blue.

Whats on your nails?


Monday, 12 September 2011


after these Chanel shoes.

I really can't remember where i took this picture from, if its yours let me know and i will link back to you.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Lady in red

Earlier this week we went to our reception venue for another look around and to have a chat about food, music etc. We also popped into a local cupcake shop, i've been wanting to go for ages and for once we had the time to go!
I wore my new dress and necklace yay!

Red dress-Primark, Black opaques, Black cardigan-La Redoute
Stag necklace-Primark
Patant loafers-c/o Matalan
And our stunning cupcakes in French Vanilla(mine) and Mint Chocolate(Phils)
Hope everyones had a fab weekend :)

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Pure and Simple

Pure Collection is a quality clothing retailer founded in 2002. They pride themselves on their quality goods in contemporary designs and especially on their cashmere range.

I was recently sent the details of its Autumn and Winter range which launched on the 24th August and asked if i would like to review a product from the new range. After browsing the various gorgeous items i chose this gorgeous cashmere leopard print cardigan. As Pure is a new company to me, i was interested to see what the quality would be like.
The cardigan arrived beautifully packaged wrapped in tissue paper and properly folded, i always love a nice packaged product!

The cardigan itself is stunning, the cashmere is super soft and the cardigan fits perfectly and its going to be worn with pretty much everything in my wardrobe.

I have actually recommended Pure to my mum as she loves cashmere so I'm sure she'll be placing an order at some point!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Nail of the day

I was very excited when i realised i could order George cosmetics with my online grocery shop, they have some fab nail colours.

The first one i ordered was Shipwrecked

Its a nice creamy polish and had lasted a few days now, not bad for £1.75.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

A very quiet weekend

Its been a few days since my last post purely because not much has been going on! I went shopping with my mum on Thursday and we had a look at wedding dresses and various other weddingy things.

We went to Meadowhall and it was packed, i'd forgotton it was the last week of summer holidays. We both ended up buying loads for Seb, he has so many clothes its ridiculous but i just love buying him things, i might do a post with some of his new stuff as its soo cute!

My mum got a gorgeous blouse in Wallis(they really have some nice things at the moment) and i just got a couple of bits.

I got this fab stag necklace in Primark to add to my quirky necklace collection. They aren't being worn too much at the moment as Seb just grabs them but i want them for when he is safe in him pushchair and hopefully he'll soon be past this stage!

I also got this red ruffle front dress, again in Primark

In BHS i got these earrings, its always worth looking in BHS even though its reputation is a bit old ladyish they have gorgeous homewear, tights and the jewellery section has the odd gem.

Just a quick basic outfit for a basic day, playing and going to the park.
Oversize striped tee-H&M, Black leggings-H&M

Clock necklace-Wallis
Today i'm waiting for the shopping to be delivered(exciting) and looking forward to the next two weeks as Phil has two WHOLE weeks off!
What have you been upto this weekend? xx