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When the sun finally comes out i like to switch out my faithful winter beauty items for something a bit lighter.  Most are drugstore products and available in Boots & Superdrug stores.

1. Garnier Micellar Water - gentle on my skin but removes all traces of make up and grime.

2. Percy & Reed Oil - a light oil that helps my hair stay smooth after blow drying.

3. Body Shop Peppermint Foot Lotion - a lifetime summer staple and has always been in my bathroom to give my feet that smooth look. The smell always reminds me of home as my mum has always used it too, family tradition.

4. Bourjois CC Cream - during the warmer months i tend to trade in my foundation for something lighter and currently i am loving this CC cream from Bourjois. It offers great coverage and SPF protection but is also lovely and lightweight as well as a great colour match on my skin.

5. Nivea Shower Gel - powerfruit delight. Picked this up on offer in boots and love it. Great smell as well as nourishing on my skin.

6. Bastise Dry Shampoo - the holy grail of dry shampoo, this stuff needs no introduction! Gives me a great hair refresh, smells amazing and no white patches. I love the variety of scents available, my favourite is the summer floral essences.

7. Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream - a pricey product but well worth it. Got a tub in My Little Box subscription and had to re-buy, leaves my skin soft in the morning and has helped to reduce my spots which is a bonus. 

8. Garnier Summer Body - i don't tan particularly well but this gives me a great bronzed glow, as well as leaving my skin feeling soft all day. It doesn't smell like fake tan and or leave my sheets orange - big bonus.

Finally when it comes to summer nails (in fact any time) it has to be Essie, it is just the perfect consistency, goes on smoothly, lasts and comes in amazing array of shades - i can't use anything else. These are my current favourite shades, all great for the summer.
Do you have any go to summer beauty favourites?

Summer Beauty Favourites


When the sun finally comes out i like to switch out my faithful winter beauty items for something a bit lighter.  Most are drugstore products and available in Boots & Superdrug stores.

1. Garnier Micellar Water - gentle on my skin but removes all traces of make up and grime.

2. Percy & Reed Oil - a light oil that helps my hair stay smooth after blow drying.

3. Body Shop Peppermint Foot Lotion - a lifetime summer staple and has always been in my bathroom to give my feet that smooth look. The smell always reminds me of home as my mum has always used it too, family tradition.

4. Bourjois CC Cream - during the warmer months i tend to trade in my foundation for something lighter and currently i am loving this CC cream from Bourjois. It offers great coverage and SPF protection but is also lovely and lightweight as well as a great colour match on my skin.

5. Nivea Shower Gel - powerfruit delight. Picked this up on offer in boots and love it. Great smell as well as nourishing on my skin.

6. Bastise Dry Shampoo - the holy grail of dry shampoo, this stuff needs no introduction! Gives me a great hair refresh, smells amazing and no white patches. I love the variety of scents available, my favourite is the summer floral essences.

7. Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream - a pricey product but well worth it. Got a tub in My Little Box subscription and had to re-buy, leaves my skin soft in the morning and has helped to reduce my spots which is a bonus. 

8. Garnier Summer Body - i don't tan particularly well but this gives me a great bronzed glow, as well as leaving my skin feeling soft all day. It doesn't smell like fake tan and or leave my sheets orange - big bonus.

Finally when it comes to summer nails (in fact any time) it has to be Essie, it is just the perfect consistency, goes on smoothly, lasts and comes in amazing array of shades - i can't use anything else. These are my current favourite shades, all great for the summer.
Do you have any go to summer beauty favourites?

There is just something about Primark homeware that I can't resist, maybe it's the cute & quirky touches or maybe it's just the value for money -since it launched I have not managed to visit a store and not leave with at least a candle (so now I have a vast collection).  Especially impressed with the bedding sets, i now have 4 in varying prints/colours and they have lasted ages and wash well (not all cheap bedding does) and for under £15 for a set you can't go wrong - even my mum has a couple! I am sometime dubious about the quality of the clothing (too many incidences of shrinkage or holes) but so far i have been pleasantly surprised with the quality across the department. 

The new styles arriving in store at the moment are gorgeous, with several great collections - something for every taste. I can feel a home haul coming on....


1. Raccoon cushion £3.  2. Duvet set double £11 & king £13. 3. Reversible cushion £7. 
4. Retro towel bath £3 & XL £5.80. 5. Artwork from £2.50.  6. Duvet set double £11 & king £13
7. Hello cushion £5.  8. Travel mug £3.50, Candle £3

Although you still can't buy Primark online, their new updated website does now show you a selection of products and is a great way to see what's new - Primark.com

If i do end up doing a spot of shopping, would you like to see a haul video?


Primark Home

There is just something about Primark homeware that I can't resist, maybe it's the cute & quirky touches or maybe it's just the value for money -since it launched I have not managed to visit a store and not leave with at least a candle (so now I have a vast collection).  Especially impressed with the bedding sets, i now have 4 in varying prints/colours and they have lasted ages and wash well (not all cheap bedding does) and for under £15 for a set you can't go wrong - even my mum has a couple! I am sometime dubious about the quality of the clothing (too many incidences of shrinkage or holes) but so far i have been pleasantly surprised with the quality across the department. 

The new styles arriving in store at the moment are gorgeous, with several great collections - something for every taste. I can feel a home haul coming on....


1. Raccoon cushion £3.  2. Duvet set double £11 & king £13. 3. Reversible cushion £7. 
4. Retro towel bath £3 & XL £5.80. 5. Artwork from £2.50.  6. Duvet set double £11 & king £13
7. Hello cushion £5.  8. Travel mug £3.50, Candle £3

Although you still can't buy Primark online, their new updated website does now show you a selection of products and is a great way to see what's new - Primark.com

If i do end up doing a spot of shopping, would you like to see a haul video?



The marmite colour of the fashion world that has fashionista's divided - some will avoid at all costs while others like myself want to embrace their inner barbie and add a splash to brighten up an outfit. 


Some of the images above are very bold and would take a very confident lady to pull off - i particularly like the bright trouser and tweed jacket combo (very Elle Woods) it would definitely turn heads in any workplace. I also really like the simplistic sundress with print clutch look, something i could see myself wearing on holiday.

Fuchsia/neon shades can be a little overwhelming especially to a novice so my advice would be start small, a bold pair of heels, bag or statement necklace - i started with a huge Carrie Bradshaw corsage, that looks great pinned to a striped blazer and i still break it out when i need that extra flash of colour. However you choose to add to your wardrobe wear with pride, no longer is this colour seen as just one for a little girl, but for a modern woman and according to UK Vogue will be all over the highstreet this Autumn.


How to Wear: Bright Pink


The marmite colour of the fashion world that has fashionista's divided - some will avoid at all costs while others like myself want to embrace their inner barbie and add a splash to brighten up an outfit. 


Some of the images above are very bold and would take a very confident lady to pull off - i particularly like the bright trouser and tweed jacket combo (very Elle Woods) it would definitely turn heads in any workplace. I also really like the simplistic sundress with print clutch look, something i could see myself wearing on holiday.

Fuchsia/neon shades can be a little overwhelming especially to a novice so my advice would be start small, a bold pair of heels, bag or statement necklace - i started with a huge Carrie Bradshaw corsage, that looks great pinned to a striped blazer and i still break it out when i need that extra flash of colour. However you choose to add to your wardrobe wear with pride, no longer is this colour seen as just one for a little girl, but for a modern woman and according to UK Vogue will be all over the highstreet this Autumn.


There's a new Fashionista in town.....


With fashion being such a big part of the world we live in, i think it is great when designers give back to the world - I loved the designer Pusey Bear auction for Children in Need a couple of years ago (read more Designer Pudsey ), so I was so excited when I saw the latest fundraising event for Save the Children....designer My little pony!! The event happened in June and i even shared this picture from the event on Facebook as my niece and i share a My Little Pony obsession - not realising the designer ponies were part of it.


"Internationally recognized, ‘My Little Pony’ is undoubtedly the most collected children’s toy in existence. Since first released in 1983, more than one hundred million models have been sold. For Firenze4Ever 11th Edition – Over the Rainbow, a number of top international fashion designers have personally customized a giant ‘My Little Pony’, transforming the iconic character into a magical and unique work of art. The one-of-a-kind pieces are up for auction on eBay, with all proceeds going to SAVE THE CHILDREN in support of children effected by the devastation of the recent earthquake in Nepal." 
- Firenze official site

Some cute, some wacky, some downright bizarre but all for charity this collection is amazing and raised a lot of money for the cause - with each pony going for around €800.








The two that I would have loved to bid on are the elephant from Missoni (not sure why they chose to change the pony into an elephant!) covered in an archived brand print and a braided mane. Also the one by Emilio Pucci, i love her cute scarf and the printed wings, again in archive prints - a very boho kinda look but actually very subtle compared to some of the others.


Check out the rest of the ponies here....Firenze
If money were no object which pony would you have bid on?

Designer Pony

There's a new Fashionista in town.....


With fashion being such a big part of the world we live in, i think it is great when designers give back to the world - I loved the designer Pusey Bear auction for Children in Need a couple of years ago (read more Designer Pudsey ), so I was so excited when I saw the latest fundraising event for Save the Children....designer My little pony!! The event happened in June and i even shared this picture from the event on Facebook as my niece and i share a My Little Pony obsession - not realising the designer ponies were part of it.


"Internationally recognized, ‘My Little Pony’ is undoubtedly the most collected children’s toy in existence. Since first released in 1983, more than one hundred million models have been sold. For Firenze4Ever 11th Edition – Over the Rainbow, a number of top international fashion designers have personally customized a giant ‘My Little Pony’, transforming the iconic character into a magical and unique work of art. The one-of-a-kind pieces are up for auction on eBay, with all proceeds going to SAVE THE CHILDREN in support of children effected by the devastation of the recent earthquake in Nepal." 
- Firenze official site

Some cute, some wacky, some downright bizarre but all for charity this collection is amazing and raised a lot of money for the cause - with each pony going for around €800.








The two that I would have loved to bid on are the elephant from Missoni (not sure why they chose to change the pony into an elephant!) covered in an archived brand print and a braided mane. Also the one by Emilio Pucci, i love her cute scarf and the printed wings, again in archive prints - a very boho kinda look but actually very subtle compared to some of the others.


Check out the rest of the ponies here....Firenze
If money were no object which pony would you have bid on?

"Life is like a Roadtrip, enjoy each day."

So pleased with the July box - a great theme, with the perfect selection of lifestyle and beauty items. I think this is now one of my favourite boxes so far - a well thought out selection, all of which I will use (my one bug bare of monthly boxes is getting items that are useless). Shame this didn't arrive before my holiday, would have all been very useful.


CONTENTS
My little world magazine, with beauty and fashion tips/interviews
Another beautiful illustration by Kanako
My Little Beauty Summer Sorbet - After sun body gel
Garnier Micellar cleansing water 125ml £1.99
Essie Nail Polish - Ruffles & feathers £7.99
DCER Temporary tattoo set £3.50
My little Box Postcard notebook & Pen
My Little Corner Travel Organiser


Although still not a fan of the fold out My Little World magazine, i really love this month's photography on the poster - a beautiful almost romantic quality to the shots. 



After a random mix of items the last few months I did have reservations about the lifestyle items that could fit into a Roadtrip theme, happily all are cute and useful. The postcard note book and pen are a great size for an everyday/holiday bag although think I will just use a notebook rather than sending to someone. The travel organiser is a very useful item, the pockets are big enough for tickets, passports and cards plus the zipped pocket would accommodate all other paperwork easily - only downside no fastening but once full I suppose it may not need it. Last up the temporary festival tattoos - love them and can't wait to use however I need to use trusty google translate first as the instructions are only in French! not so helpful....but never the less a nice selection of symbols.


The best selection of beauty products yet in this months little drawstring bag - the Micellar cleansing water is my go to cleanser, so gentle but amazing at removing the daily grime of life plus loving the travel size. Essie is the only nail polish brand I use so very impressed to find a full sized bottle inside, only downside not a wonderful colour - not my usual and way too similar to last months shade but i will give it a go as I know the it will be a good consistency and last me a week without chips. The My little beauty item this time is gorgeous - summer sorbet, a simple after sun gel with the most amazing almost bubblegum scent, such a yummy smell plus cute packaging, I can't wait to use after my shower to hydrate my skin.

Tell me what you think of this month’s box below, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

My Little Roadtrip

"Life is like a Roadtrip, enjoy each day."

So pleased with the July box - a great theme, with the perfect selection of lifestyle and beauty items. I think this is now one of my favourite boxes so far - a well thought out selection, all of which I will use (my one bug bare of monthly boxes is getting items that are useless). Shame this didn't arrive before my holiday, would have all been very useful.


CONTENTS
My little world magazine, with beauty and fashion tips/interviews
Another beautiful illustration by Kanako
My Little Beauty Summer Sorbet - After sun body gel
Garnier Micellar cleansing water 125ml £1.99
Essie Nail Polish - Ruffles & feathers £7.99
DCER Temporary tattoo set £3.50
My little Box Postcard notebook & Pen
My Little Corner Travel Organiser


Although still not a fan of the fold out My Little World magazine, i really love this month's photography on the poster - a beautiful almost romantic quality to the shots. 



After a random mix of items the last few months I did have reservations about the lifestyle items that could fit into a Roadtrip theme, happily all are cute and useful. The postcard note book and pen are a great size for an everyday/holiday bag although think I will just use a notebook rather than sending to someone. The travel organiser is a very useful item, the pockets are big enough for tickets, passports and cards plus the zipped pocket would accommodate all other paperwork easily - only downside no fastening but once full I suppose it may not need it. Last up the temporary festival tattoos - love them and can't wait to use however I need to use trusty google translate first as the instructions are only in French! not so helpful....but never the less a nice selection of symbols.


The best selection of beauty products yet in this months little drawstring bag - the Micellar cleansing water is my go to cleanser, so gentle but amazing at removing the daily grime of life plus loving the travel size. Essie is the only nail polish brand I use so very impressed to find a full sized bottle inside, only downside not a wonderful colour - not my usual and way too similar to last months shade but i will give it a go as I know the it will be a good consistency and last me a week without chips. The My little beauty item this time is gorgeous - summer sorbet, a simple after sun gel with the most amazing almost bubblegum scent, such a yummy smell plus cute packaging, I can't wait to use after my shower to hydrate my skin.

Tell me what you think of this month’s box below, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

I love this time of year, that time of limbo between seasons. Spring/Summer collections are done and Autumn/Winter are just arriving in store - i love seeing whats new and the creative campaigns that accompany the styles/collections. For the last few years i have waited with anticipation for the new Mulberry ad campaign shots to arrive online - already up to speed with the direction of the collection and the pieces i already covet, the campaign shots are the signal that all the new beautiful pieces are/will now be online.

For some reason this year i feel like i have been waiting forever, but finally on Monday they appeared on Mulberry.com - i clicked on the new season link and was met by an edgy Seventies-style campaign shot on the streets of London. Again featuring Georgia Jagger this seasons hots have a more grown up yet edgy vibe to them, being described as "Having long championed nostalgic British style, the edgier new shots fuse Mulberry’s playful aesthetic with a sharper, more stylistic energy."

The Shots......






While i do like the vibe and the simplicity of the shots, i was disappointed by the lack of variety - 2 shots are just a black&white versions. Shooting in London there are so many great locations that could have been used within this seventies theme that would have showcased more of the collection. I do however like that the bags have regained focus and that the Roxette (my new lust item) has been used.

The Video......

All images & video from Mulberry.com


AW15 Mulberry Campaign

I love this time of year, that time of limbo between seasons. Spring/Summer collections are done and Autumn/Winter are just arriving in store - i love seeing whats new and the creative campaigns that accompany the styles/collections. For the last few years i have waited with anticipation for the new Mulberry ad campaign shots to arrive online - already up to speed with the direction of the collection and the pieces i already covet, the campaign shots are the signal that all the new beautiful pieces are/will now be online.

For some reason this year i feel like i have been waiting forever, but finally on Monday they appeared on Mulberry.com - i clicked on the new season link and was met by an edgy Seventies-style campaign shot on the streets of London. Again featuring Georgia Jagger this seasons hots have a more grown up yet edgy vibe to them, being described as "Having long championed nostalgic British style, the edgier new shots fuse Mulberry’s playful aesthetic with a sharper, more stylistic energy."

The Shots......






While i do like the vibe and the simplicity of the shots, i was disappointed by the lack of variety - 2 shots are just a black&white versions. Shooting in London there are so many great locations that could have been used within this seventies theme that would have showcased more of the collection. I do however like that the bags have regained focus and that the Roxette (my new lust item) has been used.

The Video......

All images & video from Mulberry.com


I still remember the 1st time i saw the iconic lips clutch - the traditional red featured in Vogue magazine, this was my introduction to Lulu Guinness. Always in the back of my mind but only recently has this gorgeous brand really regained my attention - after the Comic Relief tote bag collaboration with Sainsbury's (a good cause and you get a cute bag!).

I love the iconic styles but also that this brand has stepped up and moved into other areas like travel but kept to its core values. When i think of Lulu the things that immediately come to mind are lips, monochrome and just a touch of whimsical. One of the great things about this brand is Lulu herself and the positive role model she is for businesswomen - even receiving an OBE from the Queen along with many awards within the industry, not bad going for a woman with no formal design training!

After a good few hours browsing on the website, i fell in love - here are the items on my wishlist:

The Edie satchel is my current obsession, a great classic bag but still with the whimsical touch that you expect from Lulu products with the gold lips magnetic fastening. You would defiantly not loose this suitcase on the luggage carousel - the fantastic bright pink and embossed lips make this a statement travel item and a good size for all the essentials us girls need on holiday.
Finally no list would be complete without the iconic lips clutch and i couldn't choose just one so went for my top four colours.

Check it out for yourself luluguinness.com - where the summer sale is on so bag a bargain now.

Loving Lulu

I still remember the 1st time i saw the iconic lips clutch - the traditional red featured in Vogue magazine, this was my introduction to Lulu Guinness. Always in the back of my mind but only recently has this gorgeous brand really regained my attention - after the Comic Relief tote bag collaboration with Sainsbury's (a good cause and you get a cute bag!).

I love the iconic styles but also that this brand has stepped up and moved into other areas like travel but kept to its core values. When i think of Lulu the things that immediately come to mind are lips, monochrome and just a touch of whimsical. One of the great things about this brand is Lulu herself and the positive role model she is for businesswomen - even receiving an OBE from the Queen along with many awards within the industry, not bad going for a woman with no formal design training!

After a good few hours browsing on the website, i fell in love - here are the items on my wishlist:

The Edie satchel is my current obsession, a great classic bag but still with the whimsical touch that you expect from Lulu products with the gold lips magnetic fastening. You would defiantly not loose this suitcase on the luggage carousel - the fantastic bright pink and embossed lips make this a statement travel item and a good size for all the essentials us girls need on holiday.
Finally no list would be complete without the iconic lips clutch and i couldn't choose just one so went for my top four colours.

Check it out for yourself luluguinness.com - where the summer sale is on so bag a bargain now.

An edit of my favourites in the Summer sale - a mix of highstreet and high end goodies. Some are styles i have seen full price others are new discoveries. I love a good sale bargain and it's a great time to buy into something more expensive, especially new brands or classic staples as well giving into the more seasonal temptations that are simply pretty.

All amazing items but I think my absolute favourite would have to be the Sophia Webster jelly heels - cute girly colours with a great heel height and the perfect touch of quirky, my perfect summer shoe. The J Crew trousers too are gorgeous, I love the bold pansie print and the summery peach base colour. 
1. Shooting Star Necklace - Tatty Devine was £75 now £45
2. Falling pansies pant - J Crew was £110 now £77
3. Tessie Satchel - Mulberry was £495 now £396
4. Asymmetric skirt - Topshop was £60 now £25
5. Grid print midi skirt - Topshop was £55 now £20
6. Splash out sunglasses clutch - Kate Spade was £228 now £137
7. Rosa Jelly shoe - Sophia Webster was £210 now £105
8. Lyla weekender - Kate Spade was £268 now £177

* All available and prices correct when published.

TGF Edit: Summer Sale

An edit of my favourites in the Summer sale - a mix of highstreet and high end goodies. Some are styles i have seen full price others are new discoveries. I love a good sale bargain and it's a great time to buy into something more expensive, especially new brands or classic staples as well giving into the more seasonal temptations that are simply pretty.

All amazing items but I think my absolute favourite would have to be the Sophia Webster jelly heels - cute girly colours with a great heel height and the perfect touch of quirky, my perfect summer shoe. The J Crew trousers too are gorgeous, I love the bold pansie print and the summery peach base colour. 
1. Shooting Star Necklace - Tatty Devine was £75 now £45
2. Falling pansies pant - J Crew was £110 now £77
3. Tessie Satchel - Mulberry was £495 now £396
4. Asymmetric skirt - Topshop was £60 now £25
5. Grid print midi skirt - Topshop was £55 now £20
6. Splash out sunglasses clutch - Kate Spade was £228 now £137
7. Rosa Jelly shoe - Sophia Webster was £210 now £105
8. Lyla weekender - Kate Spade was £268 now £177

* All available and prices correct when published.


The amazing author of fashion and lifestyle blog Cupcakes and Cashmere - Emily Schuman has been an inspiration for me since i discovered her blog back in 2012 (if you haven't read it yet make sure you do). A fabulous lady who has developed her own style and makes effortless look easy - with a foundation of great basics topped off with amazing finishing touches she has created a perfect site for style inspiration. Whether she is in jeans and tee or a cute little dress, she always looks so polished and well put together, i think this woman could even make a bin bag look chic - she is definitely my real life style icon. I also find her blog great for advice, her posts on motherhood and relationships are very down to earth and real, personal insights are great and help the writer to connect with their audience which i think Emily does really well, making this blog about so much more than just fashion.

Here are a few of my favourite looks from the blog, all very different but still very girly and put together - she even makes pregnancy look good (hope when i have a baby i can still look as stylish). I love that she uses colour to add a pop to black/white/grey staples and a faithful stripe.


Soon after starting to religiously follow the blog, Emily announced a book - Cupcakes & Cashmere: A guide for defining your style, reinventing your space and entertaining with ease. After what seemed like ages (took forever to get to the UK) i finally got my copy and again was so inspired, it was the perfect extension of her blog with some really helpful tips - a mix of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. A second book soon followed in 2014 - Cupcakes & Cashmere at Home, but i am yet to purchase as this is solely focused on the home and its the fashion element that i love most about her blog but i may add it to my Christmas list.

Now Emily has done the one thing i was hoping for - a C&C fashion line, and the previews on the blog are amazing, the floral collared dress below is stunning and i cannot wait for it to come out - for more info see Emily's new post: Cupcakes and Cashmere fall 2015.
The one thing that did worry me was if this fabulous collection would be available in the UK? Luckily as it has been picked up by shopbop.com i can shop the pieces i love and not worry about expensive international delivery.


With most pieces coming in under £100 (only a couple over) they are definitely worth the investment plus the imagery is amazing, i am in love with the oversized cardigan and at £75 i will be investigating. Head over to shopbop.com to see more.... plus if you want to see the gorgeous lookbook that accompanies this clothing line check it out below - so chic and well put together, really gives a sense of the collection and the designer (plus i love the wallpaper in Emily's bathroom!)


With around 60 pieces in the collection, spread out over three drops i will definitely be bookmarking Shopbop.com and waiting for the Floral collar dress to appear!

Which pieces have caught your eye??

* All images and video taken from Cupcakes&Cashmere.com


My favourite Blogger


The amazing author of fashion and lifestyle blog Cupcakes and Cashmere - Emily Schuman has been an inspiration for me since i discovered her blog back in 2012 (if you haven't read it yet make sure you do). A fabulous lady who has developed her own style and makes effortless look easy - with a foundation of great basics topped off with amazing finishing touches she has created a perfect site for style inspiration. Whether she is in jeans and tee or a cute little dress, she always looks so polished and well put together, i think this woman could even make a bin bag look chic - she is definitely my real life style icon. I also find her blog great for advice, her posts on motherhood and relationships are very down to earth and real, personal insights are great and help the writer to connect with their audience which i think Emily does really well, making this blog about so much more than just fashion.

Here are a few of my favourite looks from the blog, all very different but still very girly and put together - she even makes pregnancy look good (hope when i have a baby i can still look as stylish). I love that she uses colour to add a pop to black/white/grey staples and a faithful stripe.


Soon after starting to religiously follow the blog, Emily announced a book - Cupcakes & Cashmere: A guide for defining your style, reinventing your space and entertaining with ease. After what seemed like ages (took forever to get to the UK) i finally got my copy and again was so inspired, it was the perfect extension of her blog with some really helpful tips - a mix of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. A second book soon followed in 2014 - Cupcakes & Cashmere at Home, but i am yet to purchase as this is solely focused on the home and its the fashion element that i love most about her blog but i may add it to my Christmas list.

Now Emily has done the one thing i was hoping for - a C&C fashion line, and the previews on the blog are amazing, the floral collared dress below is stunning and i cannot wait for it to come out - for more info see Emily's new post: Cupcakes and Cashmere fall 2015.
The one thing that did worry me was if this fabulous collection would be available in the UK? Luckily as it has been picked up by shopbop.com i can shop the pieces i love and not worry about expensive international delivery.


With most pieces coming in under £100 (only a couple over) they are definitely worth the investment plus the imagery is amazing, i am in love with the oversized cardigan and at £75 i will be investigating. Head over to shopbop.com to see more.... plus if you want to see the gorgeous lookbook that accompanies this clothing line check it out below - so chic and well put together, really gives a sense of the collection and the designer (plus i love the wallpaper in Emily's bathroom!)


With around 60 pieces in the collection, spread out over three drops i will definitely be bookmarking Shopbop.com and waiting for the Floral collar dress to appear!

Which pieces have caught your eye??

* All images and video taken from Cupcakes&Cashmere.com



"Eventually all the pieces fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment and know everything happens for a reason."


* Have had a surge of new found blog energy and have been spending a lot of time this month working on content and generally upping my game, including investing in some gorgeous business cards from moo.com. * Fresh perspective means a fresh new look, wanted something a little cleaner and minimal but also a bit more grown up with more functionality. I love the end result - what do you think? Would love to hear all your thoughts and feedback. * This months blog posts: Summer wedding outfits, How to wear: Chambray shirt, a peek into What's on my phone and my Holiday essentials - I am sure you have already seen them but if not check them out and please leave me comments. * Planning essentials on a Sunday afternoon - chilled out and organised. * My favourite flowers peonies are finally in season, one of the best bits of summer and a lovely wedding anniversary reminder, I had them in my bridal bouquet. * A spot of old school inspiration collection, before Pinterest there was magazine collages - I like to still collect images and stick them in my scrapbook. * My first YouTube video in a while, my favourite # a Primark haul - head over to my channel to see what i got. * Loving the new Tatty Devine collection, celebrating all things Minion!!


 * Embracing my inner Carrie Bradshaw and adding a much needed pop of colour to a simple monochrome outfit with my vintage oversized corsage. * Gorgeous new shoes, stripes and a point - amazing and only £20 from ASOS. A great alternative to the traditional ballet pump. * Cutest image in a magazine, love a floral two piece from the gorgeous Alice Temperley. * Need this necklace - oversized and inspired by pink peony petals, just wish it didn't come with a hefty price attached - Tatty Devine (definitely on my sale wish list). * A Zara geometric beauty perfectly styled with a chambray shirt, simple but impactful and also now in the sale. * Have a bit of a weakness for Accessorize jewellery and this set of pink bracelets was no acception, love the coin and tassel detailing and a fabulous neon pink shade perfect compliment to a tan. * Always loosing my car keys in the depths of my bag, but this cute little panda from H&M should help. * Enjoying the sunshine, rocking a lot of gorgeous pink items. * New vintage print dress from ASOS, this layered style is great and fits like a glove (also comes in solids too). * Lust item from the Lulu Guinness sale - the Edie. Perfection in black leather with iconic gold lips as the fastener. * Beautiful floral bag with an equally beautiful neon striped tee from Joules.


* The final piece to complete my lounge, this vintage Parisian clock is hug and looks amazing above my TV, just the perfect finishing touch. * Cactus party happening in the Next men's department, random but kinda cool. * Mad five minutes in Primark with my little sister, embracing the weird and wacky sunglasses - ice lollies and doughnuts. * Hummingbird wall stickers for my bathroom, a gorgeous mix of purple and teal.  A great way to add colour to a small space and easily removed/re-positioned (without leaving marks) from good old Next home. * Selection of pics from my Greek cruise, head over to my Instagram to see more. * I am not a massive fan of flying but I do love being able to buy beauty at 40,000 feet! something oddly soothing about it. This frisky six from Benefit has some great miniatures - a couple of favourites along with some new ones to try, and all perfect travel sized. * Hubby and I in the mountains of Crete, perfecting our selfie stick photography in the sunshine. * After the mountains came a traditional snack - mountain tea with biscuits and cheese, yum yum.

Cannot believe June is over, I have been back from my holiday a whole month which is sad..

My June


"Eventually all the pieces fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment and know everything happens for a reason."


* Have had a surge of new found blog energy and have been spending a lot of time this month working on content and generally upping my game, including investing in some gorgeous business cards from moo.com. * Fresh perspective means a fresh new look, wanted something a little cleaner and minimal but also a bit more grown up with more functionality. I love the end result - what do you think? Would love to hear all your thoughts and feedback. * This months blog posts: Summer wedding outfits, How to wear: Chambray shirt, a peek into What's on my phone and my Holiday essentials - I am sure you have already seen them but if not check them out and please leave me comments. * Planning essentials on a Sunday afternoon - chilled out and organised. * My favourite flowers peonies are finally in season, one of the best bits of summer and a lovely wedding anniversary reminder, I had them in my bridal bouquet. * A spot of old school inspiration collection, before Pinterest there was magazine collages - I like to still collect images and stick them in my scrapbook. * My first YouTube video in a while, my favourite # a Primark haul - head over to my channel to see what i got. * Loving the new Tatty Devine collection, celebrating all things Minion!!


 * Embracing my inner Carrie Bradshaw and adding a much needed pop of colour to a simple monochrome outfit with my vintage oversized corsage. * Gorgeous new shoes, stripes and a point - amazing and only £20 from ASOS. A great alternative to the traditional ballet pump. * Cutest image in a magazine, love a floral two piece from the gorgeous Alice Temperley. * Need this necklace - oversized and inspired by pink peony petals, just wish it didn't come with a hefty price attached - Tatty Devine (definitely on my sale wish list). * A Zara geometric beauty perfectly styled with a chambray shirt, simple but impactful and also now in the sale. * Have a bit of a weakness for Accessorize jewellery and this set of pink bracelets was no acception, love the coin and tassel detailing and a fabulous neon pink shade perfect compliment to a tan. * Always loosing my car keys in the depths of my bag, but this cute little panda from H&M should help. * Enjoying the sunshine, rocking a lot of gorgeous pink items. * New vintage print dress from ASOS, this layered style is great and fits like a glove (also comes in solids too). * Lust item from the Lulu Guinness sale - the Edie. Perfection in black leather with iconic gold lips as the fastener. * Beautiful floral bag with an equally beautiful neon striped tee from Joules.


* The final piece to complete my lounge, this vintage Parisian clock is hug and looks amazing above my TV, just the perfect finishing touch. * Cactus party happening in the Next men's department, random but kinda cool. * Mad five minutes in Primark with my little sister, embracing the weird and wacky sunglasses - ice lollies and doughnuts. * Hummingbird wall stickers for my bathroom, a gorgeous mix of purple and teal.  A great way to add colour to a small space and easily removed/re-positioned (without leaving marks) from good old Next home. * Selection of pics from my Greek cruise, head over to my Instagram to see more. * I am not a massive fan of flying but I do love being able to buy beauty at 40,000 feet! something oddly soothing about it. This frisky six from Benefit has some great miniatures - a couple of favourites along with some new ones to try, and all perfect travel sized. * Hubby and I in the mountains of Crete, perfecting our selfie stick photography in the sunshine. * After the mountains came a traditional snack - mountain tea with biscuits and cheese, yum yum.

Cannot believe June is over, I have been back from my holiday a whole month which is sad..

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