Monday, 8 February 2016

What I've been up to: 2016 so far...

The Ivy, Chelsea Gardens review
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This week’s post is just a quick update and a little review of somewhere I’ve been that I thought lots of you would enjoy too, I know I’ve not blogged for a while but there’s more on that later…
Something I'm focusing on this year is growing my Instagram, this might sound odd but as an ex-photography student I miss taking photos all of the time. Whilst blogging recently has taken a bit of a back seat, despite saying at the start of this year I wouldn't let it, I’ve found it easy to update my Instagram. I've mentioned it before and I know a few of you agree but managing a full time job, a social life, a relationship and a blog is hard work! I want to make sure I'm posting content because I want to and it's something I genuinely want to share, I don’t want to blog for the sake of blogging. Even though I’m a small blog I still feel an element of pressure to make sure I have a blog post up each week and sometimes I just can’t do that. Which brings me back to the theme of this post, Instagram, it’s something I love doing and updating, so I thought I'd share a few photos from 2016 so far.
One of my favourite restaurants I’ve visited this year so far is The Ivy, Chelsea Gardens London (picture number 3), I’ve wanted to visit here ever since it opened and one Sunday we popped in and managed to get a table right away. The interior decor is so beautiful and feels so luxurious in comparison to the trend of exposed bricks, copper lights fixtures and wooden benches that seems to be in most cafes at the moment. Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of copper but it’s nice to have some of luxury every now and again. I’ll definitely be coming back and having a few cocktails at their wonderful bar or trying the chocolate bombe I’ve heard so much about. January has meant a month of eating lots of delicious food, taking trips to the cinema and making sure I spend lots of time relaxing! I’d love to know what you’ve been up to.

Monday, 25 January 2016

BB Bakery Bus Tour

I started off the year with the best intentions, I decided that this year I wanted to make sure I blogged every week and made the best content I possibly could. However one rainy weekend made it very hard to take outfit photos and the next I was extremely poorly, meaning I couldn't do anything but lie in bed and hope I'd get better soon. Whilst transferring some photos from an old phone I spotted these images I'd taken from my BB Bakery bus tour a while ago and forgotten to post them. So I thought that there really couldn't be a better time to put them all together in a blog post! 

Afternoon tea in London
London bus afternoon tea
BB Bakery London bus afternoon tea
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If you're looking for something special to do in London then this it! I'd never been for an afternoon tea before this and I think a few months on and couple of afternoon teas later, this is still my favourite. The BB Bakery also offer vegetarian, gluten free and halal options! As I'm a vegetarian I tucked into a few of their mushroom quiches and sandwiches I didn't feel like I missed out anything at all, which is so nice as often veggie alternatives can be pretty horrible. As I'm sure you can tell from the photos above that the cakes were incredible, I couldn't help but try every single one of them (a couple of times too), the Lemon meringue tartlets and Raspberry macarons were my favourite! If that wasn't enough, there was also a selection of scones, cream and the cutest little jam pots I've ever seen. Sipping on delicious teas, eating yummy cakes whilst being driven around all of London's most popular tourist spots in a big red bus, I really couldn't think of any better way to spend my time! 

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Winter fashion picks from Topshop!

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It would seem that every time I visit the Topshop website, I find another thing I add to my ever growing wishlist. To make myself feel a little less guilty about wanting to buy everything I thought I would share a lot of the pieces I am lusting after and turn it into a blog post. January seems to be a bit of a difficult month for everyone, we all finally accept Christmas is over, our bank balances are struggling along with our will power to persist with new years resolutions. So perhaps instead of having a mid month splurge, I thought I'd put this list together of a few of my favourite picks from the shop to make things a little easier. I love the variety that Topshop has at the moment as a few months ago I struggling to find anything I'd like at all. I'm obsessed with the puffa jacket after trying it on in store and haven't stopped thinking about it since. These navy blue (or leopard print) shoes are also rather special and I think they'd look great on everyone! I'd love to know which of the below has caught your eye, or if there's something else you think I'd like. 
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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

How I style my Adidas Gazelle's!

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Blue Adidas gazelle outfitblack bow dungaree dress
Blue Adidas gazelle outfitBlack dungaree dress ASOS
Indigo Adidas GazelleBlue Adidas gazelle outfit
A little while a go I posted a photo of me wearing a very similar outfit to this one on my Instagram and quite a few people seemed to like it! So I thought for my second post of 2016 I'd put a ootd blog post together so you can see the full look. These photos were taken last weekend on a very chilly Kings Road, I love spending my weekends there as they have a few of my favourite shops including Brandy Melville, Lush and Anthropologie, not forgetting the amazing food shop/deli Partridges. It's super easy to get to from my house so my boyfriend and I thought we should make the most of our weekend and made the short journey there, instead of doing what we do most weekend which is watching New Girl and eating our body weight in crisps. 

This is the sort of outfit I tend to wear on a more day to day basis and I always want to try and make the outfits I post on here more realistic, but I'm not sure if anyone would find that interesting. If you'd like to see more casual outfits please do let me know, as I'm more than happy to pose up a storm in a pair of jeans and trainers!

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