Sunday, 17 August 2014

TAG: My Furry Friend #1

It's been ages since I've posted, and I guess I don't really have any good excuses. I've been out and about recently, travelling to Norfolk and London in the last few months but honestly, I just haven't felt incredibly inspired. However, I decided to post something a little bit different today and do the Furry Friend tag! Because I have two dogs and three cats I've decided to split this tag up into five posts, so hopefully you'll look forward to seeing those. So without further ado, let's jump in!

What is your pet's name?

What kind of pet is he and what breed?
He's a doggy and is a working type English Springer Spaniel

How long have you had your pet friend?
Last July.

How did you get your pet friend?
He's actually my boyfriend Jack's dog. He had a lovely old Springer Spaniel called Taz who sadly passed away. A few years later, Jack decided it was time to fill the puppy sized hole in his life. So we got on the net and bought Rudy from a local reputable breeder. His mother was a stunning black and white roan spaniel called Meg and he had a black cocker spaniel Auntie Winnie who was sad to see the puppies go!

How old is your pet?
He's one year and two months old.

Baby Rude
What are some quirky traits your pet has?
This little pooch is one of the funniest creatures I've ever met! When he was a tiny puppy, he had a very distinctive heart marking on his back, which is what made me notice him straight away in the litter. As he's grown, it's become a little more blurred, but it's still there! He also has a little Cavalier King Charles friend called Bo who he's happy to let boss him about - when they play tug of war, Rudy purposely lets him win! And instead of chewing his toys, he likes to suck them. Oh, and dislikes muddy water and absolutely loves to have a bath. Go figure.

Rudy after his first ever bath
What does your relationship with your pet mean to you?
Until Rudy, I've only ever had cats and wasn't sure how I feel around a dog. I've always wanted one, but they are quite different to the moggies I'm used to. Rudy has helped me feel so much more comfortable around dogs and never fails to me to make me smile. He loves nothing more than to cuddle up close and be with his family. 

What are some of your favourite pastimes with your pet?
As he's a spaniel, Rudy loves long walks so we often take him for picnics to the beach, through the forest or just the local park. Afterwards, we'll head home and he'll sit underneath the sofa sucking his favorite teddy bear.

And his nicknames?
 Rude, Rude Boy, Doody, Officer Doody and Officer Rudolph Rudius Doody.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post; I'll have a few more coming where I'll be introducing my other furry friends. If you're not really a pet person, they'll be plenty of my regular fashion, beauty and entertainment related posts so never fear! Oh, and if you do have a pet, furry or otherwise, write up this tag and leave me your link below, I'd love to check them out. See you guys on the flipside.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Quilted Sweater & Crochet Shorts

Hat - Peacocks ♦ Jumper - Monki ♦ Shorts - eBay ♦ Trainers - Sainsbury's ♦ Glasses - Replay

This hat has caused such a stir at my boyfriend's house. His nan couldn't get over it, she thought it was so lovely and wanted pictures of me in it! I hope these ones will do, after all the praise I'm so glad I bought it, and for a mere seven pounds, I could hardly pass it up. I'd also purchased a £25 hat from River Island but it did not live up to expectations at all. I'd foolishly ordered it online and in real life it was cheap looking and too big so was promptly returned. 

I definitely think hats need to be worn more. I'm on the look out for another casual hat but so far have found nothing suitable. It doesn't help that my head is rather small. Anyone else have this issue or is it just me? I'm away for a week so won't be blogging until I'm back but I'll catch up with you all when I return

Have a great week 

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Let's go Disco

Shirt - Missguided Jeans - Topshop Shoes - Monki ♦ Ring - Pandora ♦ Lips - Smitten, Accessorize

Getting these shoes in the sale was one of the best decisions I've made recently. I wasn't sure how they'd look but at a mere £18, I couldn't pass it up. I'm so glad I picked them up, they are my new favourites! I don't think they are to everyone's taste, they're a little 70's disco, but I think  they add a much-needed edge to a simple outfit like this one.

Speaking of clothing I love, these jeans are the absolute perfect fit. They are from Topshop and were supposed to be ankle-grazing but because I'm such a short-arse, they come up as normal length. I had a disastrous incident where I accidentally tore the pocket and although I wasn't able to get it fixed perfectly, I hope think the frayed look matches the tear in the knee. I do however wish I'd thought to iron my shirt, I didn't realise how offensive the creases would look on camera. The terrible truth is I avoid ironing at all costs. 

Anyone else as bad as me?

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Are those your boyfriend's jeans?

Cardie - Layers ♦ Tee - H&M ♦ Jeans - Forever 21 ♦ Boots - New Look ♦ Belt - not sure, sorry!

Nah these aren't my boyfriend's jeans, they're mine from many moons ago. I stopped wearing them as they are a little big for me, but after discovering them at the bottom of my drawer, I grabbed a belt, tried them on and fell in love. When rocking the boyfriend cut, it's important to keep the rest of the look feminine, which is why I picked out a cropped tee and heeled boots to accompany. 

We took Rudy and Alfie for a walk in Litchfield today which was nice, however there was an incident where my camera ended up on the floor. It was quite a terrifying moment but it must be made of strong stuff because it's absolutely fine. Safe to say, I was very very very lucky.

What do you think of boyfriend jeans?

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Little Lilac Dress

Gold chain - my Grandma's ♦ Heart necklace - a gift ♦ Heart & Amethyst necklace - By Francis Frank

Rose quartz - a giftEye bracelet - holidayEmerald ring - a gift Charm bracelet - Pandora Black beads - holiday Rose & heart ring - Pandora

Dress - Missguided ♦ Shoes - Primark ♦ Bow (in hair) - Rowfers ♦ Glasses - Replay ♦ Camera -  Fujifilm Instax 8 
I love everything about this dress, the subtle colour, the length, the shape - it's just perfect for Summer. Despite the fact Jack thought it resembled a chef's whites (he doesn't understand my fashion choices), I feel so sophisticated in this minimalistic dress, I kind of feel like it's an less expensive version of something Louise from Made in Chelsea might wear. I've been trying to inject colour into my wardrobe, black and white can only get you so far. This little Missguided number is such a delicate shade of lilac and not in your face at all, so colour-phobes can easily be converted to the light side!

The weather is amazing at the moment and I just really hope it sticks around. In regular English weather, outfit shooting is such a chore; I usually rush outside and run through it as quickly as in can. But with the lovely sun, I'm enjoying posing by my pond, which I think makes a really interesting and pretty background, what do you reckon? 

Enjoy the weather while it lasts

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Disney Goes FASHION

I am a huge art fan, fashion freak and what girl doesn't love a bit of Disney? Combine all three and I'm pretty much sold! I recently came across this amazing work by artist Sashiiko-Anti, or Sasha. She has imagined amazing couture style outfits inspired by Disney Princesses and Villains. The illustrations are so detailed and the thought that has gone into each design is meticulous from the shape of the dresses to the added embellishments, you can see that she has studied each character carefully in order to represent their personalities and original costumes. 

You have to view this image in full size to get the full impact of the delicate brush strokes and careful detail. I'm not sure I could pick a favourite but if I was pressed to choose a few I'd have to say I really love Ursula, Shan Yu, Ariel and Aurora, purely because of how creative the artist has been with the characters. The blended pink and blue of the Aurora dress is spot on, and the shape of the necklace is very similar to the classic. Just stunning!

Which is your favourite Disney couture design? 

Check out the artist's work here 

Friday, 16 May 2014

My 21st Birthday

It seems like only yesterday I was a fresh-faced seventeen year old anxiously awaiting my eighteenth birthday. Fast forward a few years (very quickly, I might add) and I've just turned twenty one. Oh my gosh, you guys do not even know how fast the time has gone, it is actually truly frightening. In recent years, I haven't really enjoyed my birthdays much, Don't get me wrong, I've loved spending time with my friends and family and I've been incredibly grateful for my gifts and money, it's just the thought of growing up was a pretty scary concept to come to grips with. Now I'm graduating from university, the reality that I'm no longer a girl but a woman is dawning on me. But this time, I felt positive from the start of the day until the end and can say without a doubt, my 21st was one of the best birthdays I've had. It may not be the typical wild night you'd expect from a twenty one year old, but it was perfect for me. Lets jump in!

Derren Brown

For the first part of my birthday treat, I went to see Derren Brown's latest show, Infamous. You guys know I'm the biggest fangirl of this guy you'll ever meet, and just like Svengali, the show did not disappoint. We're sworn to secrecy so as not to spoil the show, but I will say both Jack and his friend participated in some way - and it was truly the most bizarre thing I'd ever seen in my life, and made the night even better! You need to see this show, as always, this man continues to blow my mind with his brilliant brain. A serious hero of mine, I'm giving good old Derren a huge thumbs up!

The Big Day
On the 9th May (the big day itself), I had a lovely relaxing day which consisted of playing with my puppy and cats, visiting my Grandma and enjoying the company of family members who came to wish me a happy birthday. Later, we ate dinner at one of my favourite restaurants, The Spode Cottage. I ordered a Vegas Spicy Bean burger (which is topped with cheese, pineapple and sweet chilli sauce), my favourite!

Spicy bean burger topped with cheese, sweet chilli sauce & pineapple with salad, coleslaw & chips - delicious!

My 'blowing out candles' face 

Jack & I 

My brothers & sister; William, Edward, Rosie and I

I've received so many lovely things, including a beautiful gold bangle from my parents, Pandora charms, an Instax Polaroid camera, a Pandora ring and a golden chain belonging to my Grandma. Here's some pictures of a few of my presents.

Today, I finished university. I handed in my last assignment at nine o'clock, grabbed a bus home, took a shower and fell straight to sleep. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster, but surprisingly, the third year has been the calmest for me. Was it a good experience? Hmm, it was mixed. I've met some wonderful people and worked pretty hard but of course, the end of my studies have left me questioning my future. Next week I have work experience at a prestigious paper and I'm hoping it will help put all the little thoughts whizzing round my head into some order.

Here's to the next step.

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