Monday, 25 November 2013

Gifts for Him

Keyring ♦ Chocolate road signs ♦ Watch ♦ Rockers ♦ Hip flask
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Guys are awkward to buy for. Whether it's your dad, your brother or your boyfriend, you might struggle to find a suitable pressie, so I've picked out a few stocking fillers for the guy or guys in your life. 

I know it's a little cheesy, but I think this keyring is such a cute idea! Definitely a daddy or a boyfriend present, you can choose a significant date and caption it underneath the calendar. This would make a sweet stocking filler for a long term boyfriend.

Everyone loves chocolate, so these novelty choccies would be the perfect present for the guy in your life who loves his cars. What's nifty about this gift is that after you eaten all the treats you can use to bucket style container as storage for all your bits and bobs, it would actually look pretty cool in a garage. I'd get this for either of my two brothers or my dad.

This wicked watch is the perfect pressie for a younger bro or a style conscious boyfriend. It's not too pricey either which is a bonus. I'd actually wear this watch myself - it could even make a unisex present for a girl who likes bold accessories.

All men like a drop of whiskey, so these rockers would suit any of the boys in your life (as long as they're of age!). I think these look so fun and they are practically unspillable, which is great for a clumsy dad. Apparently, these wobbly glasses were designed for use on ships to combat the motion of the waves! 

Another booze related pressie! The flask comes in a padded wooden display case, so you can either store it away safely when finished with it or keep it in pristine condition and display it as a piece of memorabilia. But let's face it, it's more fun to drink from then to look at!

Hope you found my stocking filler ideas somewhat inspiring, good luck buying for the guys! 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Christmas Decor Wishlist

Photo Frames ♦ Lantern ♦ Lights ♦ Deer ornaments ♦ Bambi Lamp
Photo credit: Littlewoods, IKEA, Cable & Cotton, Candy Candy Jewellery

I know it's only November, but Christmas doesn't feel far away at all! I'm such a homeware fanatic and I think one of the most wonderful things about crimbo is the decoration, so I've been trawling the internet, picking out my favourite Christmassy pieces for the house. 

These baroque style photo frames would make such unique tree decorations. I'd add pictures of my family and friends so that I could use them throughout the year. I think they're too pretty to save just for Christmas!

IKEA is literally my heaven for homeware; I love a good pointless item that's only purpose is to look pretty in a room and IKEA is full of them! I actually own a red version of this lantern, but I think this silver would make a beautiful centre piece at Christmas Dinner.

 I've long been a fan of Cable & Cotton's beautiful lights; you can choose between their pre-selected designs or create your own like I did. I thought this icy inspired string of lights would look great draped around a mirror or above the mantelpiece during the countdown to Christmas.

Candy Candy Jewellery  always have the cutest pieces. I know the Bambi light isn't really festive, but I adore it! It goes so perfectly with the fawn ornaments. I think this is a bit of a Marmite item, you either love it or hate it and as you can tell, it's totally my thing. Bambi is one of my favourite Disney characters - this rule of thumb with me is if it's got Bambi on it, I want it.

Have you started decorating your house for the Season? 

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Casual heels

Coat - Peacocks ♦ Jeans - River Island ♦ Tee - Miss Selfridge ♦ Boots - Topshop ♦ 

Headband - Claires ♦ Skull bracelet - Charity shop ♦ Black star bracelet - a gift ♦ Necklace - a gift 

Hey guys! Wow, my hair looks so red on the ends here. I have weird hair - it looks a completely different colour in varying lights. A quick flick through my blog posts and you'll see that, it's really odd. Do I look like I'm wearing a bandage round my head? If it does, I still like it. This OOTD actually is something that's got me thinking.. what's the protocol on wearing heels casually? I often see girls who confidently strut around town in heeled shoes, but I myself have always felt overdressed. I'm currently trying to overcome this for three main reasons 1. I've always loved the look, 2. I'm a short-arse and 3. I've been inspired by one of my favourite vloggers/bloggers Sammi (aka Beautycrush) If you aren't already subscribed to her Youtube or read her blog please do, she's such an inspiration both fashion and life wise.

Anyway, what's your opinion on wearing heeled boots or shoes for everyday? I'm really curious what your thoughts on this are - are heels something that should be left for the night time or is it okay for us girls to wear them out for lectures? I say if it makes you feel good, wear it whatever anyone else thinks!
 Let me know what you think

Monday, 11 November 2013

Happy 21st Birthday Jack ♥

Jack's (and a bit of his nan's) birthday cake 

Jacket - Sack Sale ♦ Dress - Forever 21 ♦ Shoes - Deena & Ozzy ♦ 

♦ Heart necklace - a gift ♦ Wonderland necklace - Fallen Saint

Thumb ring - Claire's Accessories ♦ Midi rings - New Look ♦ Bracelet - Pandora  Emerald ring - a gift

This weekend we went out with Jack's family for his 21st birthday, which is on the 13th of November. We had reservations at an Indian restaurant called Regards. I'd never been there before and I've got to say, I was pretty impressed. I don't normally eat Indian food but when I do I opt for a dhansak or a malaya (I'm a fan of pineapple) but this time I chose to be boring and had a vegetable Korma. I have to say it was delicious, honestly one of the best I've had. The service was really speedy too which I appreciated as I was starving. The birthday boy of course had a jalfrezi, which makes a change from his ordinary vindaloo. Kudos to him for not sweating throughout the whole meal due to the heat. 

How amazing is Jack's mountain bike themed cake? He wanted to save it for his actual birthday; it took all our restraint to not scoff it all then and there. Although it's almost to lovely to eat, don't you think? Unfortunately I don't have a picture of Jack and I together, he's not really one for taking pictures. Maybe I'll be able to trick him and nab one for you on his actual birthday ... stay tuned.

Happy 21st Birthday to Jack! (for Wednesday)

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Bonfire Night! ✴

Hope you had a great bonfire night! Instead of going to an organised firework display, this year we stayed at home and set off some rockets in our garden. And when we ran out of fireworks, we could even see the local pub's display from over the treetops.

 I had such a great time, it reminded me of being a child again; although back then, I used to be frightened of sparklers and the loud bangs seemed a lot scarier! We spent the evening eating veggie burgers and jacket potatoes round the fire while the boys attempted to set up fireworks without getting blown up. 

How did you spend Bonfire Night?

Tuesday, 5 November 2013


All photographs by Ivory Jar

As you know, I'm a huge fan of independent brands, mainly because I find they're often much more unique and interesting than your regular high street names. And I promise you, they don't get more unusual than Ivory Jar.

Ivory Jar is a clothing brand for all those who like a little of the darkside. The tops and sweaters are to die for; my favourite shirt has to be the controversial Beyond Christ, it would like amazing with a silver pleated skirt and ankle boots! If, like me, your wardrobe is pretty much black and white, this brand is for you. With a few pasty lavender and pink colours thrown in, the clothing mostly consists of dark and light, which is perfect for the girl (or guy) or prefers neutral colours with bold accessories. And boy, are these accessories bold. 

What makes Ivory Jar so different - apart from the witchy designs - is their jewellery range. In addition to jagged rock pendants and heavy chains, the range also includes an array of accessories featuring hand-cast resin bone designs. My personal highlight is the Deer Jaw necklace, complete with gold teeth! It's completely crazy, yet somehow it just works.

If you're into Ivory Jar's dark designs, check out their website by clicking below ♣ 

 Ivory Jar 

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Bonfire Night Nails ✴

Saffron London in Colour 10 Sure Promise nail stripers Rimmel London Nail Treat top & base coat

Chipped polish, sorry!

This nail look is inspired by carnivals and fireworks. I'm going to be wearing this design for bonfire night and firework displays this November. You can do this easy design on all of your nails but I think it makes the most impact when it's just on the thumb. What will you being doing on the 5th of November? 
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