Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Flappy Bird

On the weekend I thought I was a bird. After dreaming that I was flying above the clouds, I woke up craving worm-like strawberry laces. I cheeped to myself wondering how I was going to get my fix of some sweet, sweet laces and after realising I was going to have to leave my nest, I got out of bed with a flap. 
Although a bright day with a blue sky and a happy sun, it was cold. Very bloody cold. I had to add on some extra feathers. I reached for this Urbancode coat. 

I went with my instincts and started to search the ground for something delicious to eat. 

As you can imagine I felt quite silly when I remembered I'd last bought a packet of strawberry laces from Tesco. 

After chirping to myself about what a silly billy I was, I decided to take off to Tesco. 

No matter how determined I was, I just couldn't get me feet off the floor. These ASOS over the knee boots must have been weighing me down, the sexy idiots. 

I gave them a good telling off. 

All that flapping got me feeling flustered so I flung off my extra layer. It's not because I wanted to show off my sparkling Sister Jane skirt to attract a mysterious magpie or anything...

Turns out no magpie could resist that shine. One soon came swooping down with his chest puffed up and started being very flirty. He even took these photos for me, tried on my ASOS hat and gave my New Look jumper a little stroke. 

I had to put my coat back on before another chap cooed at me and made my heart flutter. 

Turns out my magpie had already got me a packet of strawberry laces in my advent calendar. I'm such a lucky bird. 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Pastel Prints

Hello one and all and welcome to December! Tis officially the season to be jolly and I'm pretty darn excited, especially how this year instead of popping a little chocolate in my mouth every morning, my chap has made me an advent calendar and I get to unwrap a pressie each morning! Ain't I lucky? THANKS JAMES. 

Anyway, enough of the Christmas boasting and on to a different kind of boasting. You may be aware of the fact that I'm a freelance copywriter at my favourite place on planet Earth, ASOS, and when I was last there it was sample sale day. What a glorious occasion it was. I got a rather large armful of things for a rather small amount of money and look at one of the dresses I scooped up. 

This little honey had been sitting in my over-flowing saved items list for a long ol' time but I'm glad I left her getting dusty in the virtual world as she got to come home with me for a measly £2. Patience is key my friends. 

She's perfect for any occasion, a night on the razz with your gal pals, a Christmas party or maybe a day of shopping and kicking around some crispy Autumn leaves. 

You can guess which activity she assisted me on. 

The thing is, she's a bit of a diva and insists you only wear things to compliment her exquisite colour scheme. (Her words, not mine). Even my lips had to be the perfect shade of purple. She bullied me until I cried and caved in. 

She made me feel so vulnerable, although I finally managed to convince her that my DM's looked fabulous as a companion instead of a pair of lilac loafers or purple pumps. 

After she apologised for being so bloody bossy, we were back on speaking terms and I agreed to wear this ASOS coat and River Island fluffy bag. Aren't they a match made in heaven?

She couldn't stop rubbing her smooth, scuba-like skin all over his fluffy body. It was enough to make me blush and I had to look away. 

After splitting up the star-crossed lovers, she decided it was her time to shine and she didn't want her warm, lilac companion any longer. 

After I started to turn a similar shade of purple from the icy wind, I decided enough was enough and covered the little show-off up again.

Guess who's on the naughty step this evening?

Until next time folks!xxx


Monday, 10 November 2014


Even though Halloween has been and gone, things got a little bit spooky in this set of outfit pictures. 

Shirt dress - Girls On Film
Faux fur lapel - ASOS
Slip - ASOS 
Boots - Dr Martens
Sunglasses - MinkPink

There's an abandoned piano in my car port at home. Sometimes at night when the moon is at its brightest and fullest, if you listen really carefully, you can hear a strange being tickling the ivories. Legend has it, if you stop him from playing his sweet, sweet, music your heart stops beating. 

"You stop my choonz, and I stop you," he snarls at you. Apparently his most requested song is 'Superbass' by Nicki Minaj. Now can you see why I was so terrified?

Not really, I laugh in the face of danger...

Not only do we have old pianos strewn across our property, we also have my Dad's old Land Rover which he used to ride across the Peruvian desert. It has a much less exciting existence now, rusting away in the UK. It makes a great climbing frame, however. 

After I had my fun climbing all over a vehicle, my nephew came running over wanting to take photos of me and the man behind the lens, James. 

"Look threatening," Raul instructed. 

We tried and failed. 

"Look happy and loving," he insisted. 

We tried and failed. 

Just kidding, there's no denying how adorable we are...

And finally "Gaze into the horizon as if it's your future."

Do you know what we saw in our future? 

A lot of pizza and ice cream. 


Monday, 3 November 2014

Attacked again

Mother Nature is a cheeky old gal, she makes everything look all warm and inviting when you gaze out of the window. She flirts with you, lures you outside to enjoy her goods. Well aware of the temptress and her naughty ways, I went out cautiously draped in faux fur.

Faux fur stole - ASOS
Shirt dress - Noisy May 
Slip skirt - ASOS
Shoes - ASOS (£2 from the sample sale!!)

Things started off smoothly, a little tickle here, a gentle stroke there. She even gave a me a bit of a Beyonce moment, whipping my hair around like a diva. 

Then she decided to turn on me for some reason. She knocked me back and my hair flipping was less Beyonce, more Willow Smith on something illegal. 

She ain't having the last laugh though. I picked up my sorry ass and made the most of this situation. I bloody flew!

Well I thought I was going to take off but she dragged me back to earth with a big thud. 

I can't believe what a steal these shoes were from ASOS. When I was working there a couple of weeks a go I went to their weekly sample sale for staff and it was amazing. Everything varies from £1 to £2 pounds. I spent £15 pounds in total and came out with so much loot. 

Another little munchkin decided to try and defy gravity, except Mother Nature tried to claim her as her own. I had to grab her dinky little ankle and tug her back down as if she was a runaway balloon. 

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Eye Eye!

Happy humpday! The humpday before Halloween, what a spooktacular humpday indeed. This post, however, has nothing to do with Halloween so if that was what you were expecting you can ghoul away... 

Just kidding, come back, I love you. 

This is what I was going to wear the night I went out with one of my honeyz but I wore this instead, remember? Although, I did end up wearing this on the journey to her crib (minus the mules, plus a pair of Dr Martens). 

Let's have a look, shall we?

Shirt dress - The Ragged Priest 
Skirt - Cheap Monday 
Belt - ASOS 
Mules - Truffle 

I love the print of this shirt dress, it can literally go with anything and be worn done up like I have here or undone. We're coming in to the winter months now and although it's tempting to go scurrying off to the dark side of the wardrobe, I'm trying to stay as colourful as possible. Today I went to work in head to toe pink and it's so funny when the middle aged commuters in their grey and black suits can't handle a bright hue. 

I paraded my cracked heels in these baby mules the other night, and although they pinched my piggies, they apologised sweetly in the morning and we're friends again now. I might even allow them to escort me on 'ween. 

Ta ta for now m'dears. 


Sunday, 26 October 2014

Teddy Bear

When I was a puny child I was obsessed with stuffed animals, what kid isn't? As an adult I'm not ashamed to admit that I am still obsessed with them, although nowadays I can't get away with dragging my beloved bear around with me so I settled for the next best thing. I bought a coat that makes me look like a bloody teddy bear! A genius idea if I do say so myself. 

I am aware it appears as though I'm naked underneath the snuggly little fellow...

Maybe I should call it my flasher coat instead of my teddy bear coat. Rest assured though, I am fully clothed underneath the marvellous fluff. 

See I told you. 

I also look moody but I had just lost a battle against the ferocious wind. Here's the evidence. 

Sunglasses - MinkPink
Coat - Monki
Dress - The Fifth 
Socks - ASOS 
Shoes - Dr Marten

These Dr Marten's are excellent for frolicking around an apple tree. 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Ying Yang

My first ever blog post mentioned my love of a strong, independent woman in my life. A blonde bombshell with a butt that won't quit. With the locks of Rapunzel and the feet of a barbarian (don't be mad, you know my gappy claws aren't much better) she's been next to me from the spotty, puberty days to the more recent panicked I'm-an-adult-now stage. This is the ying to my yang, the Tammy to my Girl and the verruca to my toe. This is Amy Kelly, the girl who once signed me up to do shot put at an athletics competition so I could miss double science one afternoon. You've always had my back sister. 

The weekend just gone I went to stay with my baby gal for big ol' catch up and to relive our youth of drinking cocktails of cheap vodka and a mixer that's more acceptable at a child's birthday party, Lilt. 

We decided to swap attire for the night...

She in my ASOS top and cheap Monday skirt...

And I in her gloriously embellished shorts. 

These emerald green shorts of perfection were one of her finds at the carboot. Carboot Queen at her finest. Let's take a closer peek. 

Now I know these weren't the conventional, posey blog shots you normally lay your weary eyes on but girls just wanna have fun. Cyndi'll tell ya. 


Thursday, 2 October 2014

All Pink Err'thang with Chroma

Stationery. I bloody love a good bit of stationery. I'm forever perusing the shelves of places like TK Maxx perving on all the cute little mismatched notebooks, diaries and scrapbooks. There's something so satisfying about opening the page of brand new notebook, making the first crease in the pristine spine and inhaling that new notebook smell. It's almost daunting to first introduce your pen to the clean sheet in front of you. All that clean, white space waiting for you to spill your thoughts, class notes or to-do lists on to them.

It's the beginning of Autumn which means a new school, college, uni, or in us graduates cases, new job year. It's the time where you want everything to be a fresh start, like the trees shedding their summer leaves, you too are shedding all your old battered stationery. As I mentioned in my last post, I'm now a freelancer at ASOS, I've also just got another job as a PR intern (yay, money finally!). With a new job there's always new things to learn and I always need a trusty notebook nearby to jot down passwords, names, ways of doing things and the occasional reminder, so when Gabi from Chroma contacted me to send me one of her notebooks from her new range I was so excited. Let me show you why...

It comes to you all snugly wrapped in tissue paper...

Then, when you start to strip the little fellow, there's a hand written card inside. On the back of the card is the Chroma story....

"Chroma Stationery was born after years of trying to find a good quality notebook that wouldn’t break the bank but came in the exact colour we wanted. We were looking for a simple, no-fuss notebook that did exactly what it said on the tin. Most importantly we were looking for the colours we loved and a notebook we could make my own.

Chroma Stationery is a brand all about colour. Colour triggers emotions - it can remind you of people, places and moments in life. The colours that people surround themselves with are very personal and reflect personality, mood and individuality. The Chroma range is currently available in 20 different colours, each has its own name and personality. Every colour in the range is named after an important person or figure in our lives that the colour reminds us of. Each of our Chroma ranges is named after a place where we have lived or is important to us.

We offer a free embossing service where you can choose exactly what to put on your notebook, in your chosen font and size, whether that be your name, initials, a message or logo - allowing you to really make your notebook your own. All our embossing is available in gold or silver. We then gift wrap your notebook, again at no extra cost, because we think everyone deserves a lovely package to open.

Chroma Stationery values the environment and keeping things British - that is why all Chroma products are made in the UK.

Chroma reflects the simplicity and purity of colour."

How cute is that?

So if you fully rip the little guy from his wrapping you see him in all his glory in front of you...

How beautiful! I went with the silver embossing on the 'Elizabeth' colour. I hate to be a walking, talking cliche, but pink is my favourite colour. I was even wearing a lotta pink today, but more of that in a bit. 

It's so cute that I have a notebook with my little blog name on it! Now I have a space to plan any bloggy ideas. I'l probably take it to work too and show it off at any chance I get. 

You can choose to have it with plain paper or lined. Being the wordsmith that I am (LOL) I went for lined. But you more sketchy types (I don't mean that in a mean way) can go freestyle with plain paper. 

Now, not only are these books available for you to purchase (just think how snazzy you'll look showing up to your new year at school or uni or your new job or even job interviews with your own personalised book) but you can also help to keep this adorable little business going. Gabi has joined a Kickstarter programme in order to help her start up her business and spread the stationery joy. This is how:

  • You can go to her Kickstarter page here and check out all the different ways you can help. You can pledge any amount you want to help, anything from £1 upwards would be amazing!
  • Head over to their Facebook page and like and share your little heart out, here.

The more you put in to spreading the word, the more you also get out of it, including free notebooks! What are you waiting for? She's just over halfway to her target and has 17 days to go.

If you want to be extra smarmy with your personalised notebook then you can be like me and go out all matching. 

And as some sort of stroke of fate, my little niece came trotting around the corner dressed head to toe in her pink slobbies after her horsey ride. I think she wants a notebook for herself, she just learnt how to write her name. 

Dress - Motel Rocks
Kimono - Vintage Reclaimed
Shoes - ASOS

Dreamy McDreamerson. 


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