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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Luxemme - Ruched two piece






Ruched two piece - Luxemme
Heels - Missguided (similar)

Where did summer go?! As were slowly transitioning into fall it's the perfect time to wear pieces that would have been to fussy and sticky to wear during the warmer days.  This midi skirt and crop top set tick all the boxes.  With it's super soft fabric, this skirt hugs you in all the right places, mind you it might not be too forgiving after a hearty meal!

I straightened my hair recently and have noticed a bit of a growth sprout.  I'm about two years natural now and I'm really thinking about doing a mini chop and saying goodbye to my dry coloured ends. There is a saying that says 'health over length', but boy do I love my length! watch this space.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Why I love to Travel


 


Good morning guys, its been such a long week I'm so glad its Friday tomorrow.  If you have followed my blog for a while you know I love to travel, I have travelled to 15 countries in the last couple of years and I'm looking forward to travelling a lot next year now that the massive wedding expense is behind me.
       
This post in association with loveholidays.com on why us Brits love to go abroad, I wanted to write about what motivates me to go abroad.   Loveholidays.com sent me this cool scratch offworld map.  It was really fun scratching off the countries I have visited, I also realised how much more of the world I have yet to see!
I love going abroad so I'm always motivated to travel anyway, I love learning about new cultures, admiring architecture and learning about the story behind them, tasting new cuisines and as my photography interests are growing every day (thanks to blogging) I enjoy taking photographs of picture perfect scenery.
Another reason why I like to travel is to have a break from work, especially because I work in an office so I spend 8 hours of my day sitting in front of a computer screen, it becomes very routine and boring.  It’s also a great time for me and Lewis to spend some quality time together exploring and enjoying each other away from every day distractions.
As a Brit the main reason I go away is to get away from the British weather! We haven’t had much of a summer this year.  When researching where to travel the weather is normally the deciding factor for me, as you can see on the map the countries I have been to are normally scorching hot.  I have never really thought about getting out of my comfort zone and going to a colder climate but I would love to try skiing.
When it comes to preparing for my flight I normally try to have my suitcase packed at least two days before I fly, but I leave my suitcase open until travel day just in case I have extra items to throw in!  I have learnt the hard way when it comes to toiletries, it really hurts when airport security throw away your expensive shampoos and creams without even a flinch of guilt! Arrgh. So now I make sure to pack all my toiletries in miniature bottles (you can also buy mini versions from boots or Superdrug).
A trick I have learnt when I run out of space in my suit case or reached my baggage allowance is to take a mini suitcase as hand baggage.  I use to take a regular handbag enough to fit my passport, wallet and a book to read, but I soon realised I wasn't taking advantage of the extra items I could bring with me, but I only do this for longer holidays.  In this case I would take a small clutch bag so I can access my passport and cash quickly.

What do you enjoy about travelling? Do you have any tips to make travelling easier? I would love to hear them.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Links of London





Hey guys, I hope you had a good bank holiday weekend.  I stayed at home and used the extra day to catch up with myself.  I watched the Nottinghill Carnival one TV, despite the rain all weekend I really considered going out and enjoying the festivities! I haven't been to Carnival for 15 years, so its definitely on my 'to do' list for next year.

I thought I would do a separate post on my Links of London Bracelet.  I love it when I receive an item in beautiful packaging almost to the point that I don't want to open it and just leave it looking pretty ha ha, I hope I'm not the only one that's like that!

I'm really into minimal jewellery right now, so this bracelet fits right in with my little growing collection of jewellery.