Friday, 13 March 2015

Coordinating Casual

Doesn't Friday come around quickly?! This is made more noticeable by partaking in Fashion Friday posts...and this week, well we haven't been anywhere that requires dressing to impress...
 but here is our favourite 'laid back' look of the week.   

Coordinating Casual

Out of all of his little outfits, one of my absolute favourites has so far been his denim shirt ( everyone loves a cowboy!) Unfortunately however in the last week, his trusty tiny denim, has become a little tight (time is going too fast) so I couldn't help but pick up another (or 2) from Florence and Fred at Tesco for spring. 
The new ones however are short sleeved, and although the weather is on the turn, and spring is on it's way, it wasn't quite warm enough to wear it on it's own. 
So we teamed it with a coral red long sleeved vest. 

The motorcycle print joggers are a new purchase too (also from Tesco), and they will look great with his leather jacket (featured last week) amongst many other suits. 
The cap is from H&M.

 For my outfit, I opted for a comfy lightweight extra long line cardigan (Florence and Fred @ Tesco)  with acid wash jeggings (we love comfort in our house - Joggers & Jeggings)

The Top was a Primark purchase a while back, but I thought the red star complimented little T's outfit perfectly... and he gets dressed first!
(If you didn't know already, I am a die-hard Dolly Parton fan!)

I completed the look with Coral Red lips for clumsy kisses

I hope you like our choices this week! Let us know what you think 
x Ciao for now

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Mirror Mirror on the wall, I wish I could afford you all!

So this weeks 'want's' list, again comes from Dunelm... somewhere different next week I promise!

After a joyous peruse though the catalogue, and around the store.. it is safe to say I am mad about the place!

Spring is definitely on it's way, bringing with it the annual (probably tri-annual) 'itchy feet.'
I just can't help it, a season changes, and I need to move a sofa, paint a wall, or buy a dresser... I'm sure some of you know how it goes!? (Please tell me I'm not the only one!)
Winter is of course excluded from this, as it's 'normal' to completely rearrange for Christmas! 

Well after being completely bowled over by the beautiful and glamorous mirrors, dressing tables and linens in Dunelm... I've decided maybe the bedroom needs a subtle sprinkle of summer.

I love colour, and my lounge shouts that fact loudly, yet my bedroom is much more serene. The room was  based predominately around a restored vintage quilt I bought, in shades of Olive and Terracotta, a sort of paisley print,  yet the rest of the room is very neutral. I have the white IKEA HEMNES furniture, and off white/cream walls, with the wall behind the bed as a feature, in a pale olive meets Cotswold green.

Now don't get me wrong I like the room as it is, yet there is no harm injecting a little freshness, romance and glamour surely?

In honesty I am not a huge fan of butterflies, yet the bedspread above looks so fresh and feminine, and I think it would work very well with some vintage glamour/boudoir accessories.
I also like that this bedspread/duvet set, is so different in colour and style from what I have already, yet the subtle green tones, would compliment everything that is already in place . 

I love cushions  and this little fringed beauty is no exception!

I have always been a lover of 'fancy' gilded frames, and I love the modern twist you get with this one, its sort of 'aged turquoise,' a little distressed, but very glam.  I am currently very taken with everything turquoise, (If you watch my baby clothes haul, you will see!)

Duck Egg Beautiful Birds Bedlinen Collection

This is another bedspread that I like, and it is extremely reasonable too...too many choices!

Did someone say cushion? I love this satin round cushion, it would look fabulous with any colour scheme, and just adds a little touch of class, I think this would work in the middle of the bed, or in front of a pillow either side... pile them up I say!

And last but not least a dressing table! I have promised myself one every year to no avail. but I am glad I have waited... just look at these beauties! White, Gold, Antique Silver and Black... the only trouble is which to choose!?

Toulouse White Bedroom Furniture CollectionToulouse Black Bedroom Furniture Collection
Toulouse Gold Bedroom CollectionToulouse Silver Bedroom Collection

Friday, 6 March 2015

Rock Chic and Chap #fashionfriday

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Ok, so far my blogging hasn't had much structure in regards to when and what, therefore I thought along with trying to organise my life, it would be good to organise my blog... And who knows, it might even organise my thoughts a little!

My blog is broad in it's topic terms, so much so that I could have daily topics... But baby steps...(I don't want to scare myself!)

Firstly along with my 'What I want Wednesday' I have decided to do a 'Fashion Friday' post.  I am pretty sure this title has been taken 10 times over, but it fits. The plan is over the course of the week, to decide on my ( and little T's) favourite outfit - we have worn during the last 7 days; then take a few pictures and let you know where they are from etc.

Here is this weeks outfit from a Birthday Party we attended:

THE LOOK - Rock Chic

I say rock 'chic' rather than 'chick' as I'm not sporting a leather. For this look I teamed a black swing dress (£12.00 Boohoo) with a Photo printed duster jacket (£25.00 Boohoo)

Bold Red lips anyone?

Photo galaxy print jacket

As much as I love my necklaces, and I did think one would set this look off perfectly, I was spending the night holding little T, therefore I thought better of it... Little hands get everywhere... As well as hair! I opted instead for long wing earrings... 'pull-able' as they are! (Please excuse my potential addition to the dictionary) These were a gift from my mum, bought from a craft fair, but you will find similar ones around.

The bracelet is Prunella, and I love the way it hangs down your hand with chained fringing, this was about £40, bought whilst I was on holiday some years ago. I love it. The only snag... (I feel a horrible pun coming...) is that it frequently 'snags' - catches on the clothes I am wearing.

Tingy's outfit was also rock inspired with the leather jacket, I actually bought it before he was born, in fact it was the first baby item I ever bought, before even knowing his gender... (Totally practical of course!) It was a total bargain at £12.00 ( half price) from the Next outlet. I am so glad I didn't pass it up!

I teamed it with a pale blue striped shirt from Mothercare, and some navy chinos/jeans from Florence and Fred at Tesco.

The cutest little tan boots were also Florence and Fred, and unfortunately are not going to last very long, as they only just fit comfortably... But at £1.50 in the sale... How can I complain!?!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

What I Want Wednesday! - Vintage Nautical Nursrey | Dunelm

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So today was my very first time encountering Dunelm Mill! My mum mentioned she had heard great things about it last week, and then out of the blue... one popped up out of nowhere - at a business park local to me...... So it was only right to go and see for myself what it was all about...and guess what... I'm sold!

Miles of aisles of home-ware heaven.

Now it would be so easy to just post pages upon pages of home inspiration... but that's what Pinterest is for right?

Therefore this post for my new 'What I Want Wednesday' features the items I would like to eventually purchase for little T's Nursery... so bye bye bank balance....

Dorma Kids Vintage Plane Collection

Although his bedroom is Nautical in style, with little vintage boats scattered around, vintage seaside themed curtains and a seaside patchwork cot quilt etc, I am seriously considering this gorgeous vintage plane duvet set for the day bed. I am currently sleeping on the single day bed, and temporarily the bed and cot have been moved together (for the meanwhile whilst we try to get the sleeping 'sorted;') yet I had not chosen the quilt cover for the room, as nothing had really taken my fancy... until now! 

This is the print of the flat sheet... how cute is it please!?

Although I hadn't originally planned to includes planes in the theme for the room, I feel the vintage look will fit perfectly, with his globe and map printed lampshade.... I've even seen a ceiling hanging vintage wooden plane in TK Maxx ... Plane to Neverland anyone?

This rug is just the cutest and reasonable too at just £12.99 

Now I'm sure I don't need any more cushions, but eventually I'd like to have the day bed visually more like a couch (if that makes sense?) therefore I'd like to cover the whole back in them eventually! So here are my Dunhelm favourite cushions for Tingy's room...

I just think they are all so gorgeous in their own right, and would look lovely together, alongside his others .

Well there you have it, these are my Wednesday wants!

There were so many things I loved in store... I might think I will end up doing this for every room...! 

All pictures posted are from Dunelm, I have NOT been sponsored for this post, I just honestly thought it wonderful, a true home-ware haul heaven.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

New Look Blog

So, if you are new here, great! If you have been here before you will notice some changes. Unfortunately my original Website/Blog I created was not compatible with certain sites including Mumsnet Bloggers, Bloglovin etc, therefore I have had to start entirely from scratch!  I wasn't entirely sure what I was doing when I started (not that I do now...) and some money down the drain later, here I am on Blogger, a free blogging platform, I wish someone had told me; but new year, fresh start, I'm being positive about it! I am yet to change my domain name over, here's hoping I can do that!

So with this new blog, comes a plan, and a structure (who'd have thought!?) I don't want to have put my energies in to it without purpose. I intend to join up with some Linky's on Fashion, Food, Parenting and more, so hopefully I will have a few posts weekly.
Linky's are something I read about all the time on twitter, but in honesty I do not know where to start or how to join them! But watch this space _____!

Also regarding Youtube, I am still finding my feet, but expect some new Vlogs, ( I feel I have been getting a bit lackadaisical in filming him recently, and I don't want to forget a thing!) as well as some Hauls and favourites videos!

Let me know what you think of my new look blog and If you have any tips on what could improve it!
I am always open to blog post and video ideas too, so don't be shy :)