Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A farewell weekend full of cake

As Jack is officially moving away to Cambridge next week to start his new journey at university, the weekend just gone was our weekend dedicated to squeezing in as much us time as we could, with me going back to classes this week as well, everything in my life is happening at once. 

It happens every September for me. Life throws things at me to test my mental strength and without Jack at my side these past few weeks, I would have been an even more emotional mess. 
For anyone who follows me on twitter, may know. I've had an influx of job interviews recently, and  one straight after running from college the other day, I found out I got it! so my new job starts in a few weeks, i'm back at my old favourite company which I temporarily worked for last year, so happy to go back! 

As I said, It's all happening at once for me. Jack's moving away to study, I'm knuckling down for second year and I'm starting a new job. I also found out I achieved double distinction*'s on my first year, so so happy!
It's a lot to take on with my M.E right now and even though I hide my illness, I'm finding it increasingly hard to manage.  I've not been too well with it all, but I'm trying to squeeze it all in and resting as much as possible (easier said than done) 

Back to our weekend! this is actually part two of our weekend, because all my photos are on film or my phone from the first part. I will try to get it up soon!

One of my favourite things to do is cook for Jack so I decided to do a Sunday roast, but on a Saturday. While everything was simmering away, we decided to bake a cake together, which actually turned out incredibly well, and really yummy. W.I will hate us because we added buttercream, but it tastes so good with it!

Bearing in mind, I left the flour in the shop on the self serve till, I saved the day with some bicarb, phew. It all went rather smoothly. Apart from the fact we got covered in flour. 

It was such a lovely weekend, one of those you sit and realise just how blissful it was and want to repeat. You can't really go wrong with films, your boyfriend, a roast and cake? am I right? 

Hope you all had a lovely and relaxing weekend!
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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Lace and lace // What I wore

Just a casual outfit from the bank holiday weekend. I've been wearing this cardigan/kimono non-stop last week since I picked it up. It's a nice little throw on and your done cardigan, while also adding a little edge, I love it! 
Paired with my new favourite bag from LYDC, which is just the perfect shoulder bag and size. It's ideal for college coming up soon and I just know i'm going to be using it constantly! 
LYDC are actually my favourite go-to bag company. They are just such good quality for a decent price, I also love how my bags (now have two from them, and growing no doubt!) have always come with a dust bag which keeps it lovely and clean when not in use. They have such a collection on their website, you will no doubt find your perfect bag for any occasion and use, would highly recommend checking them out. Even my mum loves them, and she's a fussy bag lady!

Vest - Primark, Jeans - Topshop, Shoes - Ebay, Cardigan & hat - Primark, Bag* - LYDC

I also saw this cardigan/kimono (?) on someone's IG last month and loved it, after seeing it in Primark I thought It would make a nice outfit cherry topper, or just a casual cover up. I'm often tagged as the 'pale, goth' girl by friends because I'm pretty much a dark clothes wearer and my natural pale skin, yeah. This probably doesn't help it, but I've really been loving it and wearing it so much!

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Monday, 1 September 2014

Sea of red poppies

When the first few poppies were laid I really wanted to make sure I made time to go and see it. 
For anyone who hasn't heard about it, it's to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 and paying memorial to the fallen soldiers. 
I think I read that there's around 800,000+ poppies, each one representing each soldier. 

It was quite a beautiful sight to see a sea of red poppies spread around the Tower of London, and nice to just stand and admire and think of the brave soldiers who spared their life.  
It was really busy of people taking photo's of course, but plenty of room around the tower to find a gap to fit in!

Once they are taken away in November, each poppy will be sold with the proceeds going to charity. We have pre-registed to *hopefully* be able to buy our very own ceramic poppy! 

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Friday, 29 August 2014

Current bargain heel favourites

After having a big old browse in Primark the other day, I spotted these little beauties and decided to try them on! I was after a pair of simple black go to heels that (for once) were not platforms, all the ones I have already are platform or a thick block heel. I wanted more of a simple but elegant heel that fit's nearly all occasions, from dresses to jeans. 

I think these bad boys tick the boxes. The two textured heel grabbed my eye and I picked them up. They also have them in cream and also silver. They seemed popular by a lot of people judging by the shelf and the fact a lot kept picking them up.
I'm not surprised, at £12! it's a deal, steal and a beautiful one at that. 

Heels - Primark £12

As I said, I'm use to the ease of walking in platform heels being one height and wasn't sure of how simple the adjustment to these heels would be. These are nice and half easy to walk in, all depends on how you are personally walking in heels!

Do you like these? Have you seen anything in Primark recently that took your eye?

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