Dry shampoo, baby wipes, a little bit of sea-salt spray, loads of anti-bacterial stuff and a little bit of Avene Eau Thermale is the perfect festival survival kit. Forget the tent, I just need my Toni & Guy Sea-Salt Spray! Sporks have been my favourite piece of cutlery ever since I was in the cadets and doing Duke of Edinburgh, they’re an ingenious bit of kit that house a spoon, fork and a serrated edge for choppin’ and cuttin’!
After 3 days of DIY and a whole load of paint we’ve finally finished decorating our guest room! It looks cosmetically lovely now, if you don’t look at the floor or into the corners too closely. I live in a really old house and it was pretty run down when we took it on so this is as good as we can get it as we also rent! But, I think it looks quite lovely now and I’d be happy to have people to stay whereas before I wouldn’t have even slept in there myself by choice!
Boots always send the most beautiful packages and their most recent release which is full of best-sellers from the Boots website, #LovedByYouBoots is no exception. It’s jam packed full of incredible products, some I’ve tried, some I love and some I’ve wanted to try for ages so I feel super lucky to have this land on my doorstep.
Here are a few pieces that I really want to get my hands on, not the most summery outfit but I’ve been wanting a pair of grey skinnies for a while and these Topshop Jamie ripped knees ones are just beautiful. I’ve also just bought these Dune Espadrilles, they crept their way into my wardrobe just before payday because they were too cute and too much of a bargain in the sale to resist. I normally despise Missguided but as I have to look on their site quite a lot for work sometimes I come across a piece that I actually like and it surprises me! I really like this slouchy bag, I think it’s lovely and simple. Paired with this grey top from Warehouse, which hopefully won’t make me look like a dental nurse, I think I’ve got a nice little outfit here. Excuse me while I go shopping…
Today I’m reviewing a little place that I’ve wanted to go for a while now as I’ve always loved the way that it looked and the branding and the general feel of the place looked great so at the weekend I ventured along with the intention of doing a little review to see if it was up to scratch to recommend on next week’s Grazia regional blogger feature – #WhatToDoThisWeek, where I give people the heads up about somewhere fab to go in Nottingham for the coming week.
This week I’ve gone for an old favourite of mine for Grazia’s #WhatToDoThisWeek feature, The Boilermaker cocktail bar in the Hockley area of Nottingham. This place is awesome. The cocktails are so original and the service is lovely and the whole place is just super cool as you go through what looks essentially like a boiler repair shop through a fake toilet into a really chilled atmosphere that serve amazing drinks. I’d definitely recommend it! My favourite is the Edison Medicine!
I know, I know, it’s the middle of summer but my brain is already on AW14 and Clarks have just made this heat even more unbearable, I just want to wear these beautiful loafers every day! These are the latest addition to my shoe wardrobe and I am loving them so much. I’ve been after the perfect pair of black loafers for years and these have really hit the nail on the head. They’re chunky, without being overly Doc Marten about it, which isn’t my style and they’re boyish without looking like you’ve borrowed your dad’s shoes. They’re shiny and beautiful, sturdy and amazing quality. These are a surefire winner in my AW wardrobe, I just know it. I know they’ll look fab with trousers, jeans and also with little 60s style dresses and tights which is a favourite look of mine for the winter time. They also come in a tan leather and a patent green leather which are also gorgeous. Perfect, personified in loafers, that’s what these are. I just need to break them in.
This week on Grazia’s #WhatToDoThisWeek feature I’ve recommended the super cool Sobar in Nottingham. It’s a completely 0% alcohol establishment and is run 100% not for profit. All of their profits go to drink and drug related charities around Nottingham and I think that pretty sweet! They also so amazing milkshakes so it’s become a weekend stop-off for Luke and I when we’re in town! You can check out the Grazia post and what all the other regional bloggers have been recommending here.
Thinking about Christmas in July is a bit mind boggling, but when Paperchase invite you to see some of their lovely goodies, you can only say yes! I went on behalf of UNiDAYS and you can read the full post about the collection here! I thought I’d just share some of my favourite snaps of the day that I took. Remember if you’re a student you can grab 10% off all full priced goodies with Paperchase & UNiDAYS.
Just a little bit of exciting news on the blog today. I now have a weekly blogger feature on Grazia sharing my knowledge of my city and what to do for the week & the weekend coming up! This week I featured Suede Bar, an awesome Pizza place just off the Lace Market in Nottingham. You can check them out here and you can check out the post and see what the other bloggers are suggesting from their cities here!