Friday, 29 September 2017

Autumn Wardrobe Wishlist

With October rapidly approaching, I'm thinking about my autumn wardrobe and all the gaps that need filling. Autumn is my favourite time of year to shop for - all the layering, chunky knits and different textures - it's so fun to change up my usual style and have a play with new season pieces. Autumn Wishlist - jumper, skirt, jumper
Here's just a couple of things I've spotted recently, all relatively affordable with the most expensive item being the beaut Burgundy Suede Jacket from River Island. I have been after a jacket like this for years, and I really do mean years, the only probably was, it didn't exist anymore. I'd seen designer versions for over a thousand pounds and an old season Missguided one that was perfect, but alas they no longer sold it in that colour. With suede jackets being a huge trend this A/W it's good to see brands are catching on and hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on the jacket of dreams.  

I've got my eye on all the slouchy jumpers. Oversized, knitted, chunky and comfy - the usual criteria. I'm particularly loving the ASOS Twisted Back Jumper to give a simple outfit a subtle sexy edge and the La Redoute Oversized Cable Knit Jumper for when I all I want is effortless comfort. (I actually had my eye on this last year after spotting it on The Frugality, so think it might be time to bite the bullet - especially with the current 20% off!) 

I seem to have worn out every practical pair of boots I own, so a major shoe haul is needed. I'm on the look out for a stylish but practical pair, with a heel that isn't too high, a pointed toe and to come up to just above my ankle, so I don't ask for much...! This pair from TU at Sainsbury's are pretty perfect. 

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What's on your Autumn Lust List?

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Q&A

As I hit 2000 subscribers last week, I wanted to do a chatty get to know me video! I'd love to do a Q&A but thought I'd find a random questions tag online and answers those (and when I say random, I mean random!) Chatty videos are my fave as I can just put them on in the background and get on with other things whilst I listen. I can also talk for England so they're fun to film too! 

Enjoy! Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss my new vlog on Sunday! 

xxxx
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Friday, 15 September 2017

Seaside Guide: Polzeath, Cornwall

This time two weeks ago I was enjoying a beach bbq, complete with slightly burnt sausages and toasted marshmallows, the most beautiful sunset, great company and, thankfully, a big thick jumper (1st September evening beach BBQ's aren't that warm, just fyi.) 

The perfect final evening of our week long holiday in Polzeath, Cornwall.

I completely fell in love with this little seaside town, so thought I'd write up a Seaside Guide - similar to my St Ives one, with my top places to stay, eat and this time, surf. It's a mix of camera photos and personal phone photos as I wasn't concentrating on it too much, I just wanted to enjoy quality time with the family (and if I'm honest lifting anything heavier than a feather hurts after surfing for 6 days straight soooo...)


S T A Y 

We stayed in Drumfish, (found on Latitude 50) for a week and it was perfect for our family of 6. You can admire the beautiful sea view, with the most wonderful view of the sunset on the large balcony. It's got three double bedrooms and a lovely upstairs open kitchen/dining/lounge space. It's in a really practical place to pop back and forth from the beach too. 


We witnessed some serious sunsets during out stay, it was hard to pick just one photo! Every night we'd rush outside to capture the sun at different points as it disappeared and left behind pink/grey fluffy clouds and an orange glow. 


F O O D  &  D R I N K 

Surfside - I had the Lobster Mac & Cheese and Heirloom Tomato salad. If I could relive this meal every day, I would. All the fish dishes were amazing, but the tomato salad was the stuff of DREAMS.
The Cracking Crab - Delicious fish dishes alongside some crazy dressing up costumes - which of course, my family ended up wearing!
Rum Bar - absolute hidden GEM. If rum cocktails, palm trees and gypsy kings sound like your kind thing you'll fit right in here. The best on a sunny day - as there's little shelter for rain! - you'll feel like you've just landed on a tropical island. 
Cone Zone - Perfect beach pit stop for smoothies, ice creams and pasties!


S U R F

Surf's Up Surf School
There's plenty of choice when it comes to surfs schools in Polzeath, but if you want one with a team of absolute babe instructors who are there to help with anything and everything, then there's really no other than Surf's Up. From booking lessons and picking out your wetsuits to popping up on your board in the water and providing you with photo evidence, they've got you covered. Friendly and fun, these guys really are awesome and I really hope I'll get to learn with them again.

Big thanks to Nisha, Goose and Harry for all the help and to Ryan Perring for these awesome photos!

Already excited for another visit to beautiful Polzeath. 

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Autumn Primark Haul

Each year I find that Primark absolutely nail Autumn/Winter trends so I got in there early to kick of the wardrobe transition with some key pieces. I absolutely love the things I picked up... 


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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

August Favourites

It's that time again, when I reel off what I've been loving throughout the previous month! There's a little bit of everything - lifestyle, beauty, style, tv & music.


There's a vlog coming on Sunday so make sure you're subscribed to my channel!

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Monday, 4 September 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week { 04.09.17 }


A rainy, yet very productive Monday. 

Today felt like the perfect time to get back into the swing of things on my blog. It's been more of a struggle than I'd probably like to admit to keep up a schedule with my blog and YouTube channel recently. Work life blew up a bit throughout the Summer and with that and spending time with friends and family, everything slipped a little bit. With September giving everyone that 'back to school' feeling (do you ever really shake that?) it's the perfect time to get my routine back.
Desk Space
Editing, Editing, Editing. 
I'm kicking off September with one of my favourite blog posts, filling you in on 10 things that have made me happy recently. It always feels like these posts are a little like a life update, but with appreciation for the smaller things in life too. 

1. I've just got home from a wonderful week in Polzeath, Cornwall with my boyfriend and family. We had surf lessons everyday with the most incredible team of surfing instructors and had such a happy week. A seaside guide to Polzeath will be up on Friday so keep an eye out.
2. The last few days of late summer, leading in to beautiful Autumn. 
3. A beautiful Himalayan Salt Lamp I picked up last month. 
4. Celebrating my Grandpa's 90th Birthday and Granny and Grandpa's 60th wedding anniversary yesterday. Without a doubt the luckiest family in the world to have these two heroes leading the way. 
5. One Second Every Day app. After seeing Zoella's video I really wanted to give it a go myself. I've managed to piece together clips from before I bought the app from vlogs and have done it consistently since then. Lots of happy memories! 
6. Autumn/Winter TV is back. Doctor Foster, Great British Bake Off, Cold Feet, Strictly... just so much cosy night in viewing! 
7. Collecting up the fresh plums, tomatoes and strawberries in the garden whilst house-sitting for Dad last week. Like finding hidden treasure! 
8. Henry's curly beach hair. MY HEART. 
9. The thought of the next few month, my absolute favourite months of the year! 
10. Planning and pinning Autumn style ideas on Pinterest. All the chunky knits, mini skirts and boots.

What's made you happy recently? 
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