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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Bedroom Details: Customising On A Budget

I have recently become obsessed with interior shopping... I cannot stop browsing Pinterest and day dreaming about how my home will look when I'm older. For now though it is simply customising bits and pieces where I can. I have recently moved down south for the summer renting a room back in my old home town, having just finished a year at uni I am pretty strapped for cash but I wanted to make this room feel as homely and as 'me' as possible while I am living here for the next 4 months or so. I thought I would put together a post on the little details I have added to make this room my own...
Notice Boards
This was actually a present that I made for my boyfriend a year or so again for his travelling trip, but we decided to put it in here so we can get planning on all the places we would like to go once I have graduated... although that is a long time away I am so excited for when I can put all the pins up of the countries we visit! I actually purchased this old fashioned map from Paperchase and made all the little labels along the side - something very cheap and easy to put together!

 Jewellery Wall
This was an idea that spontaneously came to me yesterday... as this room has very high ceilings there is a lot of wall space that could do with being filled. I have quite a large necklace collection so I had the idea to display these on the wall as a piece of wall art as well as an easy way to see which necklaces I have because they are usually tangled up in a pile! I really loved how this turned out. 
 Ornaments, Shelves and Candles
A few of the obvious bits and bobs you use to customise your room but things that I love to look at. We purchased a cheap shelf from B&Q that is actually up over the bed, a mattress on the floor is the current bed situation but to be honest buying a bed frame is not something I have the bank balance for - I have decided it adds to my 'hippy/bohemian' vibe! There are a few bits I already had in my room at uni, all things that were either gifts or pretty cheap to buy. I think fairy lights are a must in any bedroom and I love these Moroccan lantern style fairy lights from Wilkinsons.  
 Fake Flowers
Fake flowers are always part of a bloggers photographic props, but they can also look great in your room as well. I popped these in a jam jar glass with some little fairy lights, so they look nice in the evenings as well. I would definitely like to buy some more flowers to brighten up the room! 
 Postcards
I 100% have a total obsession with buying postcards at the moment. Pretty much all of these were from Paperchase, they're something I just love collecting and after finding this Heart Garland with pegs attached at The Range, I thought it would be perfect for hanging these on. This is hung over the side of my bed which again is just a great way of filling the wall space. 
Cushions
Of course a selection of colourful cushions can brighten up any room. These were actually cushion covers I had already so I just bought some cheap £1 cushions from Wilkinson's to fill these. This was an old sofa that was already here which is an off beige colour and not something that I really wanted on show - so I decided to cover it with a few throws and a load of cushions and it's definitely seems a good temporary fix! 
Life is Lovely Wall Hanging - £1.50
I found these 2 a few days ago from Primark and they were such cheap ways to customise a wall! They had SO many amazing wall hangings that I could of so easily of bought more but I was desperately trying to be good and not spend money, although at £1.50 each I am regretting that slightly. I paired these next to my travelling board which I thought tied in nicely. 

All in all I have managed to make my temporary room cosy and homely, as well as adding a little bit of character with all my various bits and pieces. It's definitely made me love working on interiors more and I can't wait for the day I have a whole house to decorate myself!
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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Berry Red



An all berry ensemble for today's look. These items were all purchased at very different times but after browsing my wardrobe I decided they made a perfect co-ord inspired look. I fell in love with this cardigan in the H&M sale about a month or so ago and as it was priced at £7, I had to buy. Although maroon is essentially more of a wintery colour, I still think it can be carried on into the spring months with something like this light weight cardigan.

Trousers - ASOS (similar here) / Top - New Look / Cardigan - H&M / 
 Bag - New Look / Shoes - New Look / Necklace - Empty Casket

Secondly I am too aware that I have absolutely rubbish at posting this month - well pretty much non-existent. At the beginning of the month I was finishing off my first year of university so I had loads of work to get done and straight after that I then made the move back down south for summer to my original home town, so I have basically been settling in and getting organised! I am now really motivated to put all my energy into my blog whilst I have the summer of for uni so I am going to be working a lot harder than I have been...
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Sunday, 1 May 2016

The Jumper Dress



The perfect dress for this in between weather - when it's getting warmer outside but it's still not warm enough to get your arms or legs completely out, a jumper dress is the answer!
This one was a total bargain from the H&M sale for just £15, it was a little different from something I would usually wear but I've been trying to be a bit braver with my wardrobe recently so I thought I would branch out! It's so comfortable and cosy. I paired it with these heeled sandals for a slightly more dressy look but I've previously worn it with a pair of white nikes for a more casual look which I love as well. I've put together a little selection of jumper dresses below that I thought would be great for this weather...

Dress - H&M
Belt - Primark
Sandals - Public Desire

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Photos taken by Ella Rinder
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Monday, 18 April 2016

How To Style Graphic Stripes SS16

For Spring/Summer 16, we all saw a variety of bold and graphic stripes grace the catwalks at Fashion Week. As seen on Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Versace runways, this look is definitely a bold statement from the usual subtle stripes we have seen in the past. As a lover of everything striped when it come's to my own wardrobe, I couldn't resist putting together a few looks with this bright and brave concept. Here I have sourced all my items from Farfetch, something a little different from my usual high street posts, and although these items are a long way from my normal price range - a girl can dream can't she!?


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Here is the first look I have put together, I have centred this look around this statement MSGM stripe knit top. I loved the bold colours in this top, after all that is everything that this SS16 trend is about. I went with more of a boy meets girl look for this and paired it with some Akris high waisted wide leg trousers and this beautiful 3.1 Phillip Lim layered bomber jacket, because the top speaks for itself I thought it went best with a few darker colours. I bought back a pop of the royal blue with these Bally slip on sneakers, I think this will make the colours in the top stand out even more by carrying it on into the footwear. Last but not least this adorable little Fendi light bulb back pack, which I put in firstly because I just absolutely love it and secondly I felt the pink within bag actually links in with the pink within the top. A co-ordinated but varied outfit in my opinion!


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Here is the second look I came up with when styling graphic stripes. I actually paired together a sort of co-ord within this out of two separate items. The first item I chose were these amazing Salvatore Ferragamo striped wide leg trousers, I just loved the colour palette within these and wanted to base my whole look around that. I then came across this cross strap top, again from MSGM, and actually thought it paired really well with the trousers, a sort of mix between a co-ordinate and a clashing of prints. A really interesting combination I thought. As these two together make such a statement I went for all an all black colour scheme with the jacket, bag and the footwear. This cold shoulder Vera Wang blazer totally caught my eye when browsing the website  - such a perfect jacket for spring/summer! I then went with a Givenchy classic backpack and fringed brogues. I really loved this look I came up with and it is definitely something I would wear myself if I had the budget!

So, this sum's up my two spring/summer looks when styling the newest graphic stripes trend! 

What's your favourite trend for SS16?

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