Sunday, 28 June 2015

Life: June Loves 2015

This isn't much of a summery selection, I feel like there has been much summer style that has caught my attention this season. We've started getting all the Autumn tones in at work; berry, camel and dark green pieces.
  1. Local Heroes iPhone case, £15, This phone case is awesome. No more words needed.
  2. New Look Mermaid Clutch, £9.99, I love a clutch for a night out and my love for mermaid inspired products is still going strong plus this beauty is less than a tenner!
  3. River Island Tube Pants, £38, My tube pants from work are my favourite pair of jeans that I own! I've definitely worn them to death though and I need to invest in a new pair.
  4. Mango Aviators, £8, Seeing as I can';t find the oversized YSL style sunglasses I'm after I've resorted to hunting down some over-sized mirrored avaitors and these seem ideal.
  5. Grey Vans Slip Ons, £55, My black lace up Vans are probably my favourite pair of flats but I think these pale grey slip on Vans will be perf for the up and coming cooler months.
  6. H&M Studded Jacket, £39.99, I saw this in the Oxford Street store- they have the best stuff in that store- I'm not sure I really need another denim jacket but I love this one.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Life: Venice Vacation 2015

I decided to take Mitch to Venice for his birthday and it was AWESOME.
  • This is just a mini round up of our trip and some tips and tricks for those thinking of going.
  • I booked with EasyJet and the organisation and prepping itself was fine the flight however was not. We were joined by a criminal who decided to scream and cry through a great deal of the flight. I have since contacted Easy Jet but have received little response. Just a heads up to be careful when booking your flight!
  • When we arrived we were both completely blown away. Venice is like a magical kingdom you read about in fairytales and only see in fantasy movies. It is completely mesmerizing.
  • We found our hotel relatively easily, we had a great location that was just a few minutes walk from the Strada Nova- the main strip full of little shops, ice cream parlours and classic Italian restaurants.
  • We grabbed a slice of pizza and some ice cream, I chose pistachio, the start of something for sure, I ended up eating so much pistachio flavoured stuff as it was so divine!
  • We managed to visit nearly all of the areas, we didn't venture out to the Lido, Murano or other islands as we were only there four four days.
  • If you want to be with easy access of the lively areas of Venice I would suggest staying in the Cannaregio sector but if you want to be further away from it all go for Dorsoduro.
  • I managed to eat pizza everyday and nearly gain half a stone!! Still trying to exercise those extra pounds off but it was totally worth it.
  • We bought these city passes from VeneziaUnica which meant we could visit loads of the historical and religious sites often without queuing and paying on the day. If you're visiting Venice to gain some insight into the place as well as its history etc I would highly recommend purchasing one.
  • To be honest you don;t necessarily need to visit those places, me and Mitch think we'll go back at some point for a mini break where we can do some creative thinking and writing- it is definitely an inspirational place.
  • I loved all of the places we visited but eating pizza and drink a beer right by the ocean was a highlight as was the Museo Correr in particular the enchanting ballroom, see below images:
  • We of course visited Saint Marks square and although extremely pricey the rest of Venice is not, I wouldn't say it is any more expensive then London, Paris or Barcelona.
  • As with all places there are pros and cons of visiting Venice and the pros most certainly outweigh the cons!
  • Venice has beautiful scenery, delicious food, culture variation, secluded but interesting location, lively history and some glorious architecture

Go explore!!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Life: May 2015 Round Up

May just sped by. It was a pretty chill month -prepping for Summer!!
  1. I took Mitch to Venice for his birthday and it was awesome! We've wanted to head over their for sometime so I figured his birthday was the perfect opportunity to do so. It was supposed to be a surprise but I blurted it out by accident, I guess it meant he had some time to save some money! I did a little blog post on our trip that you can check out here
  2. I worked for the rest of the month and as our store manager was on holiday we were doing a couple of extra hours.
  3. It was time to select our uniform for this season, you can check out my picks here
  4. I went to Giraffe one evening with Lauren and Neda who I work with as well as Hazelle and Millie who used to work with us but both left for other fashion retailers a few months back
  5. I love the food and Giraffe it always feel so fresh and healthy-even if it's not! It was great to catch up and they have a 2for1 offers on cocktails as well. I had a Pina Colada and a Strawberry Mule, although I must add make sure you definitely order them before 7pm because we had some issues with that!
  6. My Uncle Martin came down to visit and we headed out to Nandos with him, my sister, my dad and my dads girlfriend. I tried Sangria for the first time! It's delicious!
  7. I received a Save The Date from my best friend for her wedding!! So excited seeing as I'm Maid of Honor and all!! :D
  8. Me and my mate from work, Tony-who is currently in the process of having a Harry Potter tattoo sleeve done might I add-decided to have a joint Disney themed party in August!
  9. Speaking of, I've started reading the Harry Potter books again and am just about to start Order of the Phoenix which, hilariously, has 'Emily-Rose Vierke 9HM' hand written on the first page. Oh so many moons ago!
  10. I also had my hair cut and darkened just before we went on a big night out with everyone from work. It was so much fun!! We just headed to Kingston for one of the best nights, it was Lisa's birthday and Chantelle's leaving do so they had a joint bash and everyone had loads of fun, I was severely hung over the next day! My sister made me veggie toad in the hole, mash and peas though followed by crumble- I wasn't entirely convinced it would stay down....

I'm really excited about the Summer, do you have much planned?

Fashion: Work Uniform May'15 - August '15

I felt like this set came around really quickly! Again, as always I struggled with what to buy because I see so much stuff come in at work. Sometimes I'll love it and then when I try it on it looks awful. 
I also bought a gold choker and the black tassel camisole is part of River Island's Perfect Pieces range, that features must have products, definitely worth checking out.

Head over to River Island to buy these products.

Music: May 2015 Playlist

I totally forgot to post this! I'll be creating a new one for June soon but oh well, new music is always a good idea.
  1. Sleeping With Sirens - The Strays
  2. Charli XCX - London Queen
  3. Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar - Bad Blood
  4. Jason Derulo - Want You To Want Me
  5. Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth - See You Again
  6. Omi - Cheerleader
  7. Britney Spears feat. Iggy Azalea - Pretty Girls
  8. Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You