Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey


Last night, Mum and I went to the cinema to see a preview of the beautiful "The Hundred-Foot Journey." I cannot say how much I enjoyed the film, it had the stunning scenery of a small French town, with wit and gorgeous Indian food thrown in. It made me very happy once again to be living in Leeds, where I can get a decent curry! So tonight, I made a yummy Aloo Gobi curry. 




Top: Joules
Cords: White Stuff
Boots: White Stuff
Necklace: Avon (present from my big sis)
Book: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (amazing!)



Monday, 1 September 2014

Wildlife and Cake


On Saturday, Mum and I went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, which is one of my new favourite places. It's not a zoo but more of a wildlife park. They rescue zoo animals that are either being mistreated or would have been killed, as many zoos do!! We had a fantastic time and I loved being up close to so many happy and well-looked after animals.






Giraffes are one of my favourite animals (I have a lot of favourite animals!) and would
love to be a giraffe in my next life!




Cardigan: Yumi
Vest: Primark
Jeans: Primark
Pumps: Primark
Satchel: Accessorize
Necklace: Free


Over the last few days, I've been feeling a little down and part of me wanted to slump into my depression. But thanks to all the hard work I've put in over the last few months, I went to the Wildlife Park and then on Sunday, did lots of baking, which I find very therapeutic! I'm really enjoying experimenting with vegan and raw cakes that are super yummy but also super good for my depression and overall health!

Raw Grasshopper Bars with coconut and avocado & raw chocolate.
Vegan Red Velvet Cookies with beetroot rather than red food colouring, which often has cochineal in! Eww!
Dress: Zara (via Ebay)
Sandals: Primark
Apron: Wild Oats!!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Pug-Tastic


Another day, another pug themed outfit. Another day, another hair colour. You may notice (especially if you're more observant than my dad!) that my hair has changed colour...But don't get too attached. This is just a semi-permanent base before putting a permanent dye on. It's so complicated...if I only hadn't dyed my hair purple 10 years ago!

Now on to the outfit, I wanted something simple for the hairdressers so that I wouldn't be too upset if I got hair dye on it. Also, if you wear anything knitted, you end up with sharp ends of hair cutting into you for days after! So, a nice simple denim shirt dress with a pug scarf to jazz it up!




Dress: Next (via Salvation Army)
Scarf: Primark
Boots: Primark

I thought I'd feature my little sister's cute top from Tee Fury featuring a Dr. Who/Disney cross-over! 


Thursday, 28 August 2014

A Whale of a Time


I couldn't resist a whale-themed pun and this gorgeous whale-print cardigan is definitely worth one! My nephew loves a good whale print and being the style icon that he is, I had to follow his lead. I've tried to give the cardi a vintage feel with a lacy top and brogues.






Cardigan: Yumi
Top: New Look
Skirt: Primark
Brogues: New Look
Necklace: White Stuff (matching bracelet)

Of course, I couldn't resist featuring my nephew in his stylish whale print hat!


Vest: H & M
Skirt: White Stuff

Hat: Primark

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Pugs


As most people who come into contact with me know, I love animals but I especially love pugs. More than anything! My room is dotted with pug themed presents that lovely friends have bought me and my wardrobe is stuffed with pug-tastic clothes like this gorgeous dress!





 Dress: ASOS (via Ebay)
Cardigan: Joules
Tights: Primark
Boots: Primark


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

A Weekend Away


I went away for the Bank Holiday Weekend with my parents to a gorgeous Yorkshire village called Slingsby. We were in the caravan and situated by lots of lovely farms and countryside. I got to meet lots of horses, dogs and other animals including this beauty!

Hoodie: H&M
Jumper: River Island
Leggings: Next
Wellies: Joules (Similar)

The label on my skirt: very true!

Mum enjoying a latte!




Matching gilets, wine and smiles!
On the Saturday morning, Dad woke up super early and went for a cycle. Mum & I slowly woke up and drove into the nearby town Helmsley for coffee and then onto the gorgeous Yorkshire Lavender! The smell was divine and there were lots of bees and butterflies flying around.

Cardigan: White Stuff
Top: Sweaty Betty
Skirt: Yumi
Wellies: Joules (similar)

Mum
Jumper: Monsoon
Shirt: Fat Face





On Sunday, we went for a walk and (surprise!) I made friends with a gorgeous horse. In the afternoon, Dad and I went off for a cycle ride, where I rode 9 miles! It was lots of fun even if I came back a bit muddy and sore!

Gilet: Fat Face
Jumper: Joules
Skirt: Primark
Necklace: Free with a magazine


On our final full day, we had a gorgeous pub lunch! Goats cheese veggie lasagne and strawberry cheesecake for afterwards. I fell into a food coma afterwards. But a well-deserved one as I'm back in my old jeans size!

Cardigan: White Stuff
Blouse: White Stuff
Vest: H&M
Jeans: Primark
Boots: River Island
Scarf: Peony




Friday, 22 August 2014

Purring Cats


What a perfect way to start a blog post! With a reluctant cat! I think Zorro needs to work on his modelling skills. He's not really a people cat but I thought he had to be included in a cat themed post.

This will be the last post for a few days as I'm going away for the Bank Holiday weekend. I'll be back on Tuesday with a bumper blog post of outfits.






Both earrings were presents: the cat face from the lush Sally and the cat from my grande soeur, Lucy!

Jumper: River Island (via Ebay)
Leggings: Next
Boots: River Island