Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Treats!

Why is it the day after bank holiday weekend its sunny?!
As you'll know I'm from Newcastle and the weather has been awful at the moment, its rain and windy alllll  of the time and its hugely annoying! However today the weather has started to cheer up a little today which is nice and filling me a little with hope for the upcoming summer.


(Umbrella:Raindrops. Leather jacket: Rick Owens. Lilac dress: Mdcloth. Rayban style sunglasses: H&M. Biker wellies: All Saints.)

I love the mix of girly with the hard lines of leather jackets, hopefully this summer I will conquer this look! :)
I included an umbrella because, well we're in Britain of course it'll rain this summer! xx

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!

...however if Adam decides to let me have his new pocket watch I doubt I will ever be late again!
I mean seriously, how beautiful is this watch?! I neeeeed it! I hope Adam will let me share it at the very least!
Its so cute that it even has to be wound for it to work! No more batteries to be bought!
Ahhhh, Adam, you beautiful thing, when you read this please let me at least share this watch! xx

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Guest Post: Emily & the Royal Wedding.

I watched the Royal Wedding like millions of other people and yes I was caught up in the romance and festivity of the occasion. I daydreamed about finding my own Prince Charming and a grand state-wedding but when the Royal Rolls-Royce rolled up, all that daydreaming was instantly whisked away and my mind focused on one intense thought.

What is she wearing?

Not a snide, OMG! What is she wearing?! But one of pure interest, anticipated jealousy and curiosity.

It seems silly now, looking back on the Medias nearly hysterical obsession with the ‘Royal Fashion Parade’. After all, the occasion is for the bride and groom to enjoy, do we have the right to analyse and speculate over every item of clothing they’re wearing. What designer is it, how does this reflect on Lady Diana, who is she emulating, what implications does this have for the High-Street (and where can I get something similar). The first copycat-dress was produced 24hours by a boutique Wedding Dress makers in Scotland, and more of varying budgets and qualities are sure to follow. Aren’t we devaluing the couple’s day when we look down our noses and sneer when we don’t agree with what Princess Anne is wearing or that Lemon isn’t a suitable colour for the Queen? We all think the Royal’s live a very-privileged life, which of course they do, but this is also their curse, they don’t have the same freedom that everyone else enjoys. Every action must be planned and every spoken sentence thought about and apparently, whatever whims of style they want to enjoy, they must endure the criticism of people who don’t agree, but these opinions are bandied out to millions of people via highly-influential people.
I would be lying if I said I didn’t self-analyse Kate’s (sorry Catherine’s) dress, even her engagement dress and the following race to get it into the retailers. Yes, I did raise an eyebrow at some extravagant outfits and gossip about it with my family and friends. I guess there’s some hypocrisy there but hey, I’m only human.

Whether it’s right or not, we all indulge in it but we should step-back and take a look at ourselves sometimes, if Her Grace chooses to wear such-and-such because she likes it, good for her I say and everyone else can be damned.
Another thing, I would just like to include a little plug! You'll be able to find all the celebrities fashion replica's as well as all the big and independent brands at ShopAlike

This post was written by Emily Patterson at Webzone1

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lunctime Love.

As I am on placement at the moment I find that I am taking a packlunch in everyday. I am one of those people that hate packlunches and I love the allure of fancy food, mostly fatty food, and how much I would like it instead of my bland sandwiches!
However, I have found that since my newest purchase (oh, eBay how I love you) lunchtimes have become slightly more exciting.
Meet my burger lunchbox!

It's based on a Bento box so has many compartments in which I can have little delights of many foods. Currently I have been having salad in the top compartment with something more hearty in the main, bottom compartment. Lately it has either been rice and ham, like the photos, or noodles with some lovely concoction.

As I have posted earlier I now have bamboo steamers so I feel that I can totally explore some delicious pathways in which I can totally enjoy lunchbox lunches. I feel that I may try steamed salmon with ginger and chilli. How exciting! What do you have in your lunchbox? xx

Also, coming tomorrow I have a guest blog from the lovely Emily who is from A.N.D.R.E.I design as well as Emily's fashion blog. She has some lovely posts and I am excited to be posting her wedding post here tomorrow! So I guess this is me saying, I am now open to Guest Posts! :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cupcake Heaven

A couple of posts ago I had banged around the idea of making cupcakes. Alas this has not happened yet but I do hope it will...this weekend hopefully! I have been lusting over photos of cupcakes (again on Pinterest) and my mind is flying all over the place thinking 'oh I could do that, bang tidy'. I don't feel like I will have much talent at first but I am going to perfect this art as they look so delicious!

Don't they look absolutely gorgeous! NOMMMM :) xx

Thursday, May 19, 2011

How to Make a House a Home.

I've recently been invited to Pinterest (I have some extra invites if some people are interested) and I love how many beautiful photos I look at on a daily basis. One area I seem to be focusing on more so would be the home photos which look so comfortable. Ahhhh, if only I could afford to do this!

Also the fact that I spend most of my time in my bedroom so its more like a living room/bedroom I find I am unable to have an all white bedset as I tend to be messy! Ahhh, I cannot wait to get my own home so I can maybe have a white bedroom! xx

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I know I said...

BRB, but I didn't mean for this amount of time! I am so sorry for being absent for so long.
However I do have a very good reason behind it! Adam and I had food poisoning from undercooked chicken, which resulted in both of us being laid up in bed for just under a week! On top of this I have now started my second and final placement of my first year, so again that has been incredibly hectic.

However the few days in which I have felt okay, I have made the most of it!

 Lemonade at the Tyneside with my Mum :)
Chinese Bamboo steamer with noodles before and after, with some steamed mange toit, they were actually delicious! Really enjoyed it. I hope to make some lovely, sweer goodies this weekend and if I do, I promise to keep you informed! Hope you are all well xx