Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Lifestyle: A Homeware Wishlist

H&M Copper Pot Trio / HomeSense Tortilla Holder / John Lewis Storage Boxes / HomeSense Horn Bowls / H&M Cushion / Kate Spade Journal / H&M Silver Pot / H&M Throw / HomeSense Horn Vase / Tom Dixon Candle / Made Marble Clock
*HomeSense items available in stores from the 13th July

One of my favourite things to do, mentally build my own Pinterest worthy house haha. I love picking bits and pieces for my shelves and desk area especially as I like to be surrounded by pretty things when I work (and browse Asos). As I grow older I get more excited over finding the perfect throw to match my bed linen than I do in Topshop. Who would have thought it.

So a small selection of what I've got my eye on, especially as I've just been paid wahoo! I'm going to treat myself to a few pieces to give my room a little refresh. I know it's a blogger cliché but I genuinely still really love copper. The trio of pots would look fab will little cacti in them on a windowsill don't you think?

Oh and I STILL don't own a Tom Dixon candle yet. I need to see to this.

I also wanted to bring your attention to a new charity range by my favourite home store HomeSense. Both TK Maxx and HomeSense will be selling a wide range of unique hand crafted homeware and locally farmed coffee sourced from remote communities in Western Uganda. The range is part of an initiative to help some of the most disadvantaged families increase their incomes so they can afford to send their children to school. If that's not a worthy reason to treat yourself to some of these lovely pieces then I don't know what is! I especially love that they have a few tortilla holders within the range, perfect for a guacamole and dorito lover like myself.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Outfit: #AsSeenOnMe

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A combination of my absolute favourite items at the moment. I'll start with my Asos pieces, I've put together a couple of looks to share via their new #asseenonme uploader! For those who used to use Asos fashion finder you may be aware that they've now integrated this platform into one big hub of inspiration and Asos outfits! I've been loving frayed denim and this cropped number sits perfectly amongst my monochrome wardrobe.

I've been after a suede tote for a while, I spotted this gorgeous neutral toned beauty on one of my mammoth Asos browses and had my eye on it since. It's the perfect size for shoving my camera in too which makes it perfect for taking out and about. Oh and another pair of cat eye frames, they're just my favourite! Asos seriously do THE best sunglasses. 

Now onto my shoes, the lovely Sophie from Label PR sent me over an email about one of Foot Asylums latest exclusive footwear collections from Ønsker. They're totally up my street! A minimal aesthetic with a sporty feel. I can honestly say they're also one of the comfiest pairs of shoes I own so I don't think I'll be removing them from my feet in a while.

I hope everyone has a nice rest of their Sunday! I'm off to watch the last episode of OITNB. Wahh.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Lifestyle: A Graduation BBQ!

So my graduation is almost upon me, eek! Three years of slaving is going to come to it's final end, goodbye student years. I'm going to be holding a graduation BBQ for family and friends so I've been prepping the garden with a little help from Lights4Fun and HomeSense!
lights4fun1 I wanted to create a snug feeling in the garden... lights4fun2 A lovely grey throw and cushion was the perfect solution and will keep guests warm in the evening. Both from HomeSense* lights4fun4 A nice candle to light, HomeSense is my ultimate destination for candles lights4fun5 I draped these cute roses and hearts Lights4Fun fairy lights across the back of the bench lights4fun3Solar powered lights - great for when the sun has set and environmentally friendly too! lights4fun6 A lit up heart wreath for those finishing touches
lights4fun7 I love these lanterns, perfect for indoor or outdoor use!

It's amazing how much difference fairy lights and lanterns can make to the general atmosphere, they're the perfect accessory for a garden party, bedroom or Uni halls! I've personally never lived in university halls but from what I've seen they would certainly offer much needed brightness! Wrap them around your bed frame to give a cosy feel, or around your mirror. As the majority of these lights are battery operated it makes them super easy to use, just pop them up et voila!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Outfit: Barbour Bison Shirt

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When you think of Barbour, I would place a bet that quilted jackets spring to mind. The Barbour jacket is a staple, a complete classic and found in many a countryside dwellers wardrobe. When I think of Barbour I think of quality, and I'm delighted to share with you a piece from their summer clothing range. It's not all about the jackets! I wasn't actually aware that Barbour offer such an extensive collection of dresses, skirts, shirts, accessories and more, not just the wellingtons and coats I had originally assumed. 

I can tell you this is a well made shirt, it's more fitted than my usual oversized shirt offerings but not in a way that makes me feel uncomfortable. The shirt is a lovely soft material and the shade fits in perfectly with my predominantly neutral wardrobe. A big thumbs up from me, and what's better? It's currently on sale! 

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