Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Wednesday Wish List

Another week, another Wednesday Wish List...

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I love these sweetheart-neckline swing dresses from Lady Vintage. Not keen on the bows? That's okay; they're detachable!

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I'd love to add these three navy Dorothy Perkins dresses to my wardrobe. I have a real thing for navy clothes at the moment.

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Dorothy Perkins also have the prettiest pastel sleepwear right now.

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And another bunch of clothes from Dotty P's- last one today, I swear! Just look at these gorgeous colours! I'm particularly taken with the yellow scallop-edge jacket, and the black heart-print shorts.

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Yours Clothing have a fantastic selection of leggings at the moment, and these colourful cropped ones have particularly caught my eye. I think they'd all look great with my yellow polka dot dress, as well as with a bunch of other dresses in my wardrobe. They'd make a fun alternative to black. I also discovered that Yours sell legging shorts, which I want to get my hands on to wear under dresses this Summer, so I can work on baring my legs in public with a little more security. I think they'd help  to prevent chafing, too.

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I wish I could wear heels because all of these colourful New Look wide-fit heels are gorgeous. All that colour makes me happy.

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These wide-fit sandals from New Look are lovely. I only wish New Look sold wide fit shoes in EEE width, too, because I can't always get their sandals on my horrible, monstrous wide feet

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I've fallen in love with an Etsy brand called DesignosaurYEAH who make the most amazing, quirky laser-cut jewellery, and accessories. They have a big selection of dinosaur pieces which come in a rainbow of colours, and these are just some of my favourites. I can't decide which I like best, but I'd love to get my hands on a plesiosaur piece, and the black glitter triceratops is pretty damn awesome.

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DesignosaurYEAH also have the funkiest animal pieces. I adore the sloth, koala, whale, and elephant.

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And last but not least, I'm loving these stunning circle skirts from The Oblong Box Shop. Aren't the prints amazing?!

What's on your wish list this week?

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Colourful Collage: Yellow

This week's colourful flatlay is dedicated to all things yellow; one of my favourite colours.

1. 642 Things To Draw book. A book full of drawing prompts, and plain paper to draw on.
2. Original Source Quench pineapple body lotion. The scent is to die for!
3. Waikiki Melon Yankee Candle.
4. Neal's Yard Bee Lovely To Your Hands hand cream.
5. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk.
6. Pretty mustard-yellow rose hair clips,
7. Honey Mania lip butter from The Body Shop.
8. A River Island clutch I've had since at least 2003. I think it may actually be the oldest bag I own!
9. A "currently loving" piece of journaling paper from a La De Dah pad.
10. A pack of lemon Lockets cough sweets.
11. Carmex lip balm.
12. A pair of false eyelashes I'm saving for the right occasion.
13. A Cath Kidston canape flag. 
14. Lemon yellow Inglot eyeshadow.
15. Sunshine yellow Inglot eyeshadow.
16. A Project Life card.
17. Burt's Bees replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil.
18. Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express waterproof mascara. One of the best mascaras I've ever tried!
19. A little wooden elephant, which my parents brought me back from a trip to Sri Lanka.
20. A length of lemon and white gingham ribbon. It didn't want to cooperate with the camera.
21. A nail art dotting tool.
22. An Indian bangle which I bought, along with about a hundred others, during a holiday to France about a decade ago.
23. A Hobbycraft rosette embellishment thing-a-ma-jig for crafting.
24. Lemon yellow Sally Hansen nail polish in Yellow Kitty.
25. Three random yellow buttons.

And it was all yellow.

Do you have a lot of yellow things, or is it not the colour palette for you?

Other posts in my rainbow flatlay series: 

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Sunday Favourites #135

Here are some of my favourites from the past week.

These birthday cake truffles look amazing.

This is awesome.

I'm in love with this tattoo of daffodils and forget-me-nots from Sasha Unisex.

These DIY cacti and succulents from Think Make Share are adorable.

I'm loving these photoreal mountain boxes from Oh Happy Day. There's a printable, too!

So many pretty things!

These fruity balloons are so cute.

I don't know what or where these buildings are, but they're two of the coolest buildings I've ever seen.

This street art looks amazing.

An artist called Hot Tea transformed this New York pool in to a work of art with 120 gallons of colourful paint. Doesn't it look amazing?

A happy little otter.

Owlets or Furbies?

Louise's Lovely Links

♥ Sophia wrote a great post about the unspoken blogging rules everyone's talking about.

♥ Chastity shared her back smoothing techniques, using different bras and shapewear. 

♥ Kaylah's photos of animals are so beautiful.

♥ Both Rachel and Vicky look stunning in plus size separates.

♥ Comparison, the thief of joy by The Agoraphobic Fashionista.

♥ A lady battling breast cancer posted a photo of her breasts online to show others what to look for, and it went viral. Definitely worth checking out; it might just save your life.

♥ I'd rather have cancer than chronic fatigue syndrome, explains a CFS sufferer and cancer survivor.

20 reasons it sucks to be an Introvert.  I could relate to almost all of them, but at the end of the day, being an introvert doesn't suck that bad.

and, finally,

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

It's The Little Things

I've not had a lot of fun or excitement in my life for a while, but I've still had a few reasons to smile lately. I think the little things in life are often even better than the big things, anyway. Anyone agree? Either way, the little things make me smile, and here are three which recently left me beaming.

Last week, my best friend sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers, which totally took me by surprise- particularly because there was nothing to tell me who had sent them. I never get sent flowers, so I was completely baffled for hours until my bestie confirmed they were from her. I had a hunch. She'd sent them as an apology for not being in touch for a while, which of course wasn't even necessary. You know how life gets. It's not always easy to catch up regularly as adults, especially when you currently live 150 miles from each other, and one of you is a single Mum (her, not me!). I definitely didn't deserve a bouquet of flowers, but I was touched by the gesture, and the flowers definitely brightened my day. The white roses and lilac freesias are gorgeous, and they're still looking great over a week later. 

Last Saturday, another surprise landed on the doormat; a box of mini American chocolates from Dandy Candy. This parcel was also anonymous, which had me confused again. Had I won it? Had I been sent it for review or something? I wasn't sure. My first thought was to check with the bestie again, and yep, she'd sent me the chocolates, as well as the flowers! She sure did spoil me last week!

I love American sweets and I'm looking forward to working my way through these. There are several I've never tried before, and a few I love- Butterfingers, Baby Ruth bars, and peanut butter cups. Nom!

And last, but not least... a month or so ago, my sister and I stopped off for a drink at a riverside country pub. It was the first hot day of Spring, so we both grabbed a pint...of coke...(how exciting are we?!), and sat outside in the sunshine by the river. There were only a handful of people in the beer garden with us, and it was so peaceful. 

Just across the river from us was a beautiful brown and white horse. She was galloping around her paddock at lightning speed, rolling around on her back, demanding attention from everybody who walked past, and whinnying as happy as can be. I don't think I've ever seen a horse look so happy!  I don't think anybody else had, either, because she had the whole beer garden transfixed and smiling! It was really lovely to watch. 

This is how domesticated horses should be able to live; not raced and whipped to death for sport. In my opinion, it's far more entertaining watching a horse enjoying life out in the country than being forced to race around a race track. I could've sat there watching her all day. 

What little things have made you smile lately?

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Wednesday Wish List

It's wish list day and this week I've got lots of lovely things to share with you.

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I know I've featured a lot of Lady Vintage dresses in the last few weeks, but the gorgeous dresses just keep on coming. These newcomers are all to die for! I'm still besotted with the kingfisher print fabric, and I really, really, really need one of the kingfisher frocks in my collection. Really, really. Damn you, bank balance.

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I'm loving Lindy Bop's newest petticoats; so many pretty colours. They come in three different lengths. I've linked back to the 30", but they also come in 26" and 28", and also in lots of other colours.

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These lacy Lindy Bop dresses are all stunning. I personally think that the gorgeous dark hues seem better suited for Autumn and Winter, but they're so beautiful, so who cares? I'd wear them, anyway.

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These cat-shaped bags from Topshop are adorable. 

This lemon cross-body-bag from George at ASDA is the perfect Summer day bag.

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I don't need a new make up bag, but these narwhal and panda cases are the cutest.

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How awesome are these clutch bags from Matalan?! I love the watermelon and lemon designs, and they're all budget friendly, too. Thanks to Lucy for the tip off! You are my enabler!

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These necklaces from N2 by Les Nereides are amazing- especially the Alice in Wonderland themed charm necklace. Where's a spare £125 when you need it?

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I'm loving these hair bands from Designsix.

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Call me crazy, but I really like these fringe boots from Minnetonka. Whether I could get my ugly wide feet in them is a different matter altogether, but this is only a wish list, so who cares?

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I adore ASOS Curve's star print festival leggings. I think they'd look awesome worn with lots of cobalt blue.

I'm also pretty smitten with that stunning red and pink embroidered dress from Chi Chi London. I sadly don't have anywhere to wear a dress that formal, but it would be perfect if you've got a wedding, prom, or a day at the races coming up.

What's on your wish list this week? Which of these do you like best?

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