Friday, 28 February 2014

Got me Faded

Dress - Closet // Bag - River Island // Shoes - Primark

Hey dolls, 

I got this super cute shift dress before Christmas as a starter item for my S/S14 wardrobe, so thought I would pull it out for a new post. It is from 'Closet' which if you haven't heard of before is a London based company selling high quality dresses that I think are perfect for christenings, weddings etc. They have a large range of dresses and from all the ones I have seen the quality of the fabric is always on form. My dress doesn't seem to be on there but there is a similar peplum style one HERE that I think is super cute! 

My mum came to Manchester the other weekend and she treat me to these gladiator style sandals which I fell in love with when I saw the Primark S/S14 shoe campaign on line! They have SO many nice and super affordable shoes coming in so I am constantly keeping my eye out for my faves! They are perfect for everyday and would be ideal for taking with you on holiday - I love them! 

I hope every one is having a good week! Mine has been a good one based on the fact I got the opportunity to go and see the queen again (Beyonce) with my little sisters who couldn't have been more excited! We had such a good night and Beyonce was, of course, incredible in every way! 

Did anyone else go and see Queen Bey? 
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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Spring Wishlist

Hey Dolls, 

Happy Sunday :) ! I'm having such a lazy weekend and it is much needed - I'm constantly tired all the time...Zzzz. I have put myself on a shopping ban at the moment *WAHHHH* so I have been trying to be really good with my money so I can plan lots of fun things this Summer. However, being the shopaholic that I am, I obviously want to buy everything more than ever and I have been creating a mental note of everything I am lusting over at the moment. 

I am especially loving new pretty Spring pieces from Miss Guided, Pretty Little Thing & River Island, which is what my wish list above is made up of. I definitely feel more comfortable dressing for Spring/Summer than winter, hello pastels! I am obsessing over the River Island bikini collection at the moment too - I can't wait to get my hands on some of the new printed ones - they are TOO pretty. Every time I walk in that store, I feel like a fat kid in a sweet shop - they are so bang on with everything, from the bikinis to the shoes to the jewellery - I want it all!  

I know that Winter is over but it's still pretty cold at the minute so I think this nude pink faux fur jacket is perfect for right now with it being on trend colour wise but still cosy! I have the same one in black and I have wore it loads since I got it last Christmas time. 

Where have you been shopping lately? My money is burning a hole in my pocket!
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Friday, 7 February 2014

Drunk in Love

 Dress - PrettyLittleThing // Heels - River Island // Hoops - Topshop

Hey Dolls,

I picked this dress up from work the other day, which is now unfortunately out of stock but you can buy this from Pretty Little Thing for £18, which is a bargain for such a nice LBD. I have been after a black dress for a while now and fell in love with this one. It's perfect for day to night wear and I love the subtle cut out back feature. 

I ended up wearing this for a recent flat warming at my new flat but I had a bit too much to drink (oops) so pictures were limited and I decided to re-shoot the dress again. Speaking of drinks I was very kindly sent this AMAZING wine to try from Gallo Family Vineyards. I have to say, I am partial to some vino and I am usually a rose kinda girl, so it was nice to get the chance to try a white wine for a change. Now usually when I have white wine I have to add a bit of lemonade to get rid of the dry taste as I have a bit of a sweet tooth! So, before I opened the wine I went to the shop to grab a bottle of lemonade to make it a bit sweeter - even when a wine says 'sweet' I still never think it's that sweet to be honest. I have to say though, I didn't touch the lemonade all night - this super sweet and fruity wine was so easy to drink and it even reminded me of the 'shloer' non alcoholic drinks...but nicer! 

The Gallo Moscato is described as a,"White Californian Wine Our Gallo Moscato is a lusciously sweet wine with flavours of tropical fruit such as pineapple and peach. Hints of orange blossoms and honey complement the fruity, yet refreshing finish." - This couldn't be a better description and I couldn't recommend this wine enough! Even my friends were taking pictures of the bottle so they can remember to buy it when they are next shopping. I will definitely be stocking up for Summer, it is THE perfect drink for a Summers day! I was also given this Spiced Orange Blossom Punch to make using the Gallo Moscato which I cannot wait to have a go at! I've put it under here if you fancy a go ;) You can buy this wine for £6.99 from most Supermarkets.

You'll need:
  • 2 bottles of Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato
  • Half a lemon, half an orange & 4 kumquats
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of orange blossom water
  • 80g sugar
  • 6 whole allspice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Twist of orange zest and physalis

How to:
  • Thinly slice the lemon, orange and kumquats, discarding any seeds. Quarter the orange slices.
  • Put the fruit into a pan and add honey, sugar, orange blossom and allspice. 
  • With a knife, cut the cinnamon sticks lengthwise into thinner strips & add to the pan.
  • Add two cups of water to the pan, bring to boil over high heat then reduce heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes
  • Pour both bottles of Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato into the hot citrus base and heat until steaming for about 8 minutes
  • Pour into martini glasses with a twist of orange zest and a physalis for garnish.

I can't even explain how nice this wine is! I can't wait to have a go at this cocktail! I insist you give it a try if you are a wine fiend like me :)

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