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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Three ways to wear a Shirt dress - Look one, keep it casual

I have a deep appreciation for items of clothing that have more than one use. Especially when they are not advertised! Versatility is a must when everyone and their granny is trying to streamline their wardrobes & shop more economically, so let me introduce you to the shirt dress! Yes I know you have all heard of her before and I know lot's of you probably own one or two of her kind but have you ever thought of not wearing her as a dress? The amount of things you can do with this little miracle of design is not quite limitless but you will be able to wear it more than once a week and I bet no one will be any the wiser!

There is something so timeless about jeans and a pair of cons, add in a long shirt and you'll have a classic outfit with a twist. I am all for an elongated shirt and they seem to be all over the high street at the moment, tuck the front into your jeans but let the rest hang loose and it'll create a really nice drape at the front. Don't forget to pop a belt on, this vintage baby is one of my favourites and it makes a real statement. 

Now we all know the star of this show is the cat bag, you can't deny it, she's frigging adorable! I walked past her in Tesco with my shopping and I couldn't leave her there, so I brought her home & called her Amelia the pink sparkly kitty bag. You all know my love for weird overly cute bags and this little baby is my favourite by far. Plus is makes the outfit just a little more fun, and thats the whole point right?

Dress - Tesco
Cat bag - Tesco Kids
Jeans - River Island
Belt - Vintage
Converse - USC

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Things I love - July 15 edition

This may well be the cutest 'things I love' post I have ever written. I mean, just look how adorable everything looks! I am definitely feeling a little jaded with the world right now and there's nothing like a visual pick me up to help brighten the day. 

Now I know that Aww Sam isn't a thing...she's actually an adorable human who has the cutest blog and I totally want her to be in my girl gang! Aww Sam is full of amazing DIY and is basically a big injection of visual happiness. I totally want to make the mini doughnut hamburgers, they look good enough not to eat.


Who doesn't like candy floss? I have been obsessed with Every Day is a Holiday ever since I stumbled upon their instagram last year. Their artwork is a must have for any cake loving gal. Can I just decorate my house with everything now please?

Nikki McWilliams is one of my favourite Scottish designers, she makes the most amazing biscuit cushions, but she also makes adorable stationary! This biscuit tape will liven up any wrapping and you can use it for pretty much anything, pop some Polaroid's up, use it to seal your biscuit tin, even mend your broken glasses with it....the list is endless! 


Bunting is always adorable, even when it's swearing at you. You can get this cute phone case from Dolls Kill & let everyone know that you don't want to talk to them in the nicest way possible, don't shout it, say it with bunting!


I'm sure you are all aware of my obsession with Luna on the Moon, from eyeball bags to flying pigs this girl has got the cutest handbags in town, but this time she has out done herself! The cream of the crop is definitely this little slice of heaven (see what I did there?). The cake slice clutch is everything you could want and more. 

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Olaplex; the gel, the myth, the legend.

I'm not exaggerating when I say my hair was ruined. The ends were split, it was dry and unless styled within an inch of it's life it resembled candyfloss more than hair. It may have looked ok but it felt pretty gross. I'm here to tell you to believe the hype, Olaplex is amazing. 

If you've not heard of this wondrous stuff (where have you been?! seriously tho, did you miss Kim K's hair transformation? HOW? Well this is how her hair didn't fall apart!) let me break it down, basically your stylist will add Olaplex when bleaching your hair to protect your hair from the damaging effects of the bleach, it won't stop all the damage because you are still bleaching your hair after all! After the bleach is shampoo'd out & you have had your final colour you get another treatment to repair the broken bonds in your hair, basically this gets rid of some of the damages to your hair and let me tell you the results are insane! No longer will my baby pink hair resemble candyfloss but it will be forever a sleek, soft, shower of pink delight. I'm not joking, it's that good! My favourite salon in Glasgow (Blow incase you have been living under a rock) is offering the treatment in two forms, add it to your dye for only £50 extra or have it as a stand alone treatment for £25 if you think your hair is just in need of some serious TLC.

I'm sure I'll still have bad hair days but no longer will I have visions of my hair all snapping off, or god forbid having to dye it brown! All Hail Olaplex.

Shirt - Tesco
Jeans - Tesco
Bag - Accessorise
Shoes - Debenhams
Super soft amazing non candyfloss hair - Blow

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Indoor picnic's and perfect dresses

There's something so romantic about picnics. It's a combination of the cute mini finger food, the hint to a lost era and the tea dresses! One of the most romantic things that ever happened to me was a surprise moonlit picnic, I still remember how cold it was but I also remember being snuggled up, wrapped in the blanket we were meant to be sitting on and sharing tea and triangle sandwiches. Perfect.

I arranged to have a picnic with my best girl but the weather gods were not on our side so we opted for an indoor picnic/tea party.

How awesome is the flamingo candle holder? I think it's the main attraction, apart from all the cake obviously. The crockery is all from the Butterfly range by Matthew Williamson, it matches my mint room perfectly don't you think? And I'm so in love with the wicker picnic basket, I love the vintage fold opening and the fact it fits everything plus the kitchen sink!

We decided since we were stuck indoors we would use flowers and candles to make it a little more fragrant, after all fragrance can evoke memories & spark emotions. As Elizabeth Taylor said "The beauty of fragrance is that it speaks to your heart". With that in mind I picked scents and flowers I love, Roses, watermelon and coconut all take centre stage, what better scents to transport you to a garden paradise?

A picnic is never complete without the right dress. I opted for full on strawberry dream in a classic halterneck shape. The attention to detail on the dress is so perfect, the front can either be folded down to create a two tone effect or it can be left up, it also has a cute little structured belt and a full underskirt. Nikki went for the classic little black dress with a twist, off the shoulder and super figure hugging, like they say; don't fix it if it aint broken!

This was the perfect date with my best girl, cocktails, cake, pretty dresses and all of the laughs. I thoroughly recommend doing something a little different like a picnic or a tea party, it's much more intimate than a night out and your pretty dress will still be seen by the only people who's opinion on your outfit matters! Just don't spill the sugar. 

Clothing - Collectif
Shoes - Sophia Webster & Melissa
Candles - Shearer candles
Crockery & Table decorations - Debenhams
Flowers - Ginger & Lime 
Photography by Tub Of Jelly 

Friday, 17 July 2015

The ultimate colour repair from Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell products are an essential part of my hair care, I have been using Hot off the Press for as long as I can remember and I'm pretty sure it's the only reason my hair is not irreversibly heat damaged, plus it smells awesome and holds in curls perfectly. Plus they are totally cruelty free! But we're not here to talk about that, we are here to talk about their brand new Colour repair range

Made with Quinoa (who doesn't love this little miracle grain?!) is basically repairs damage caused by dying, and holds your colour in longer. For me the colour didn't hold any longer than usual, but I dye my hair with a conditioner mixture so it tends to fade no matter what. I did find that my hair felt amazing! Even after the first wash I noticed my hair was a little sleeker, 4 washes in and it feels silky and not like the candyfloss broken days of old! I used the shampoo, followed by conditioner, which I left in for 5 minutes each time to allow it to do it's stuff. Then comes the rescue, pop it on towel dried hair and comb through, it gets rid of tangles too! The only down side to this is the smell, my other half loves it (of course I let him use my shampoo!) but it reminds me of a perfume I hate, although that won't put me off buying it again, that's how amazing it made my hair feel!

Will you be trying some?

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