Getting Cosy

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Dress - Topshop
Boots - New Look (last year)

This weekend's miserable weather has made me realise that my wardrobe isn't quite ready for summer to end just yet.  I'm not stocked up on jumpers and I could definitely do with a couple more packs of tights.  Today I paired one of my favourite dresses that I wore in Spain with tights and chunky boots.  That's my staple outfit formula for our silly changeable days.  

Finding cosy designer clothing in the UK is easy with retail parks up and down the country.  I'm planning a trip to my local IKEA, the Wembley store.  I need to find storage for my winter woollies.  (The old Primark bag at the back of my wardrobe just isn't cutting it).  The London Designer Outlet is really close by, so I'm hoping to pop by and find some knitwear in the Gap outlet shop in time for the cooler weather.

I hope this isn't the end of our British summer.  But I have to admit that an afternoon of snuggling up with new addition Luna in front of a Disney film sounds amazing!  That's if I can tempt her to stop climbing the curtains first!
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Essential Wedding Guest Accessories

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Wedding Occasion Jewellery Bracelet Sparkle Crystal Glitzy Secrets

When it comes to accessories, I like to keep it simple. This is ideal for weddings and makes outfit planning that little bit less stressful. In my eyes there are three essentials; the fancy jewellery, the black bag and the red nails.

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I don't wear a lot of jewellery on a day-to-day basis so find bracelets the easiest things to wear when the occasion calls for some extra sparkle.  This stunning crystal bracelet from Glitzy Secrets is the perfect retro inspired piece.  It certainly wouldn't look out of place on the bride either!

A simple clutch is all you need.  This textured one from H&M is just the right size for my phone, my powder and lippie - not forgetting the all-important packet of tissues.

Red nails are your classic, sophisticated manicure choice.  I like to use Hip Hop from Kate's Rimmel Salon Pro range.  It's more of an orangey red, giving a more youthful finish.  The formula is fab so you don't need to worry about chips on the big day.

So, that's it.  Wedding accessorising done.  Glass of champers anyone?!
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A Week in the Costa Blanca, Spain

Thursday, 31 July 2014

What to do in the costa blanca spain torrevieja

Today, I've been wishing I was back in Spain. Sat on the beach with churros, fresh watermelon and a Pina Colada, to be precise. I spent a girly week on the Costa Blanca with my Mum and sister at the beginning of the month. We had the best time snorkelling at La Zenia beach and exploring both Torrevieja and Alicante in our hired Fiat 500. It was such a chilled out week - just what we all needed.

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I personally preferred Torrevieja. The tiled benches and flower beds were a lovely touch and everything just seemed friendlier. We enjoyed an amazing sharing platter of fishy tapas at Tasca Nueva Bahia, followed by a tub the best cookie ice cream at a nearby heladerĂ­a. The walk along the promenade offered sea views aplenty and I managed to spot some rocks with cheeky faces! I'm a bit gutted I didn't get more photos of the graffiti I saw in Spain; it's so vibrant and playful.

What to do in the costa blanca spain torrevieja What to do in the costa blanca spain torrevieja We made it to one street market while we were there, in the town of San Miguel de Salinas. We snapped up some local peaches, cherries and olives for lunch that day. I was really sad that I couldn't bring home any of the baby succulents that were calling my name! I really like the area we stayed in. A drive to the lilac salt lakes at Torrevieja and the Pedrera reservoir are both musts. La Zenia Boulevard is also a great place for eating, shopping and evening entertainment. If you visit, Miss Coffee does fantastic ice cream - oh and ice cream cocktails. Need I say more!