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Thursday, 30 October 2014

A Handmade Christmas Laura Ashley event

A couple of weeks ago I popped by the gorgeous Laura Ashley Handmade Christmas event. Held in Homemade London in Marylebone the event was so gorgeously cute and Christmassy with vintage makeovers upstairs and lots of crafty activities downstairs plus a selection of Laura Ashleys Christmas ranges on display.
 I embellished my own fabric stocking whilst nibbling on a mince pie biscuit and having a lovely catch up with some other bloggers and the team from Laura Ashley. I love events when there is something to do or make, I wish more were like this.
The event has made me feel suitably festive and I cant wait to get my Christmas tree out now especially after seeing some of the amazing decorations Laura Ashley have including some pretty glass baubles. I love the palettes of red and gold and white and silver that their ranges come in too. I think now we've redecorated our downstairs we will be having silver and white this year so I found lots of inspiration for our house. Thanks so much to Laura Ashley for inviting me.
Are you excited for Christmas?? Or is it too far away for you??

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Autumn Essentials - Feat F&F

Leopard Coat - F&F (Sold out - similar here)
Wedges - Primark

I am so flippin excited that I managed to get my hands on this beauty of a leopard fur coat from F&F. Its sadly sold out now online as its been used in so much of their promo material but I nabbed the last one in my local store and I'm so glad I did. I've worn my Boohoo one to death over the last four years and this one is a longer length and is so lush. Plus it was a bargain at £39!!!
The lovely ladies at F&F asked me to style up some pieces from the AW14 Collection and I knew I had to get this coat in the post as well, even though sadly you cant get it anymore. However there are so many around on the High Street including a lovely New Look one which I've linked above.
I picked this cute high neck shell top and mini box bag in a stunning burgundy colour from F&F. They're both great Autumn essentials, especially the bag as burgundy is such a big colour for AW14.
I  love this outfit  and its most definitely appropriate for the approaching Halloween, especially with a dark burgundy lip and nail colour. Plus we even shot it in a graveyard right near where I work, as the light and the leaves that day were stunning but that's made it even more halloween themed without even meaning to! The leather pencil skirt is another great staple piece, its from Missguided and its goes so well with a chunky jumper and boots too so no doubt that outfit will be appearing on here too!
I'm working on Dracula this week to at the theatre where I work so you couldn't get more appropriate for Halloween! I even have a little Dracula costume for Eddie my dog (Yes I am one of those people that dresses up their dog!!)
What are you all up to for Halloween?? And do you like a bit of leopard for Autumn??

Friday, 24 October 2014

Winter Pink Outfit Post

Jeans - Matalan jeggings with diy rip (Similar here)
Boots - Missguided*
Phone case - Henry Holland

Despite having an array of coats for this Winter I had to snap up this pink beauty from Missguided. Its actually a kind of salmon pink rather than baby but has the loveliest shearling collar and is fast becoming my new favourite. Teamed with my La Vie Belle vest from River island which had lots of admirers over on my instagram , this has been my go to Autumn outfit recently. I'm actually kind of loving Autumn this year ( I was so sad to see summer go last year) and I'm looking forward to Winter and lots of velvet, fur, sequins and sparkles - is that really sad??
My week has been full of preparing for a weekend of work on a film as Makeup Designer, and has been pretty flippin hectic. Usually I say I can't wait for the weekend as I get to chill out and relax but none of that this time as we're filming 7am Saturday through to Monday evening. Then I have to leave and come back to my day job as my show Dracula opens on Thursday!!! So wish me luck and see you on the other side!!!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Ask Her Friends - October Panel picks

These are my picks for the Ask Her Friends blogger panel, a website designed to help find special gifts for her. Every month me and several other bloggers select our top picks from the site on a theme and this month its Autumn is Coming.
My picks are on a cream and metallics theme and include this luxurious cream pashmina, pretty Teacup necklace  and stunning Charlotte Tillbury makeup set

If you love mine I'd appreciate a vote xxx

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Autumn Fluffy Knits Outfit Post


This is the perfect way to wear my beloved culottes in this colder weather, with a snuggly fluffy jumper. I love the print on this Henry Holland one, it has a kinda christmas jumper feel about it but that's what I like about it. Plus it goes with my new burgundy fedora. I'm sad I cant wear this more, but I can't really wear a hat to work. However despite that I am thinking of buying a dark blue one too, I think its  a great colour for winter.
This week is going to be such a busy week for me. I am working on a short film at the weekend as a makeup designer. Not alot of you may know I am a trained makeup artist too but dont often get time to do any work outside my full time theatre job, but I decided to accept this job. Its a horror comedy film so I'm spending my week making gory prosthetics and prepping ready for the weekend. Plus its the last week of rehearsals of my show at work too so all in all a VERY busy week.
I've got lots of posts planned though including a slightly gothic look for Halloween and a perfectly pink coat in a Missguided outfit post.
Also I have a really cool competition running to win a Brand New Samsung microwave thanks to Birds Eye. All you need to do is play the Steamfresh game on Facebook and create your own steamfresh selection and name it. Tweet me your name and the hashtag #Birdseyesteamfresh to be entered.

Good luck xx

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