This year is very most likely the year where I finally move out of my parent’s home (I can hear their party plans already!) and set up a home of my own. This has sent me in to a kind of frenzy involving all things interiors; I’m obsessing over bowls, browsing sofas and storage and looking for quirky little accessories. All this and I have no solid plans yet!
I was recently sent this gorgeous vintage inspired birdcage lantern from hanging lanterns
and although I have set it up to take photos for this post it has since been safely stored away ready for when I do fly the nest. I’ve always had a bit of a thing for candles, lanterns and all things glowy and this is simply beautiful. Powered by a teeny tiny button light this lantern is easy to assemble and adds a soft glow to any room- it can even be hung outside in the summer, I can imagine these being perfect at a laid back BBQ or even an outdoors wedding party. Although the lantern
is made of paper it’s a sturdy little thing and I envisage it lasting quite some time, you can even purchase additional lights for it to prolong the life and usage.
I may not know where I’ll end up living yet but I do know that this lantern will have pride of place in the bedroom or living room, and by then I’ll probably have added to my collection.
Talk to me of your interior obsessions and of moving out of the family home.
Well, here’s my first real foray in to the trend for all things pink. It’s probably the only trend I’ve really taken notice of lately and one that you can’t avoid no matter how hard you try. It’s also my first time wearing super skinny jeans, it’s not the best week for me to make comment on how I feel about those, I’ll leave judgement down to those with better perspective. I’m not sure where this week has gone, one day it was Monday and there was an endless expanse of time to fill, the next minute it’s Friday and I don’t appear to have done anything of value. Next week is my last week off work post-op though and all being well I shall be back on a phased return and actually doing something with my lazy self.
Tee: New Look | Jeans: c/o Missguided | Boots: c/o Sarenza
These Miista boots had been on my wishlist for SO long and last month I was finally able to make them mine. Miista is one of my favourite shoe brands ever- such innovative and quirky designs. The top was an impulse buy from New Look, I shouldn’t be shopping at all really but I couldn’t leave this behind and I *do* need more basic tops in my wardrobe. I like how the loose fitting cropped style contrasts with the high waisted, tight fitting jeans and tones in perfectly with the colours in the boots. The jeans themselves I love, acid wash is one of my favourite looks for denim. Like I said at the start of the post, this hasn’t been the greatest week for body image so I reserve judgement on how I look in this outfit, but I love all of the elements of it in general.
What trends are you most enjoying for Spring?
I’m still working on getting properly back in to music. Since being with Ben I’ve rediscovered the joys of it and also become a fan of many new artists. Most days you’ll find me with Spotify open and yet another new album playing, mostly on my iPad, so when I was offered a trial of a UE MINI BOOM
portable Bluetooth speaker I was totally up for it.
The speaker itself looks quite unassuming due to it’s small size, but don’t be fooled. This can really pack a punch with the clearest sound I’ve ever heard from a bluetooth speaker. The design is great, so minimal and bold with it’s colour combinations (there are five to choose from). The compact design and easy to use controls makes this the perfect travel buddy, whether you’re taking it to a party of much, much further afield. I think it’d make the perfect festival friend myself. It boasts a ten hour battery life and a 50ft wireless radius, as well as being able to be paired with two devices at any one time. Genius. Speakers can be stacked together for more of an impact and there is a handy App available for more cool features.
Overall this is hands down the best bluetooth speaker I have tried (at least three others spring to mind) and at £79 it’s an affordable investment. Music lovers, give your sound some style! (Did I mention it also provides a crystal clear speakerphone too?!)
It’s a little known fact that once upon a time I used to do some social media for jewellery mega site MyFlashTrash.
This was way back in the days when the site was in it’s infancy and founder Amber Atherton hadn’t yet made her debut on Made in Chelsea (life before MIC? really?!)
Since then I’ve followed the site
closely, watching it grow from strength to strength with a few new looks along the way. Last week the website was officially relaunched with an amazing new look and I have to say I’m in awe. There’s a fresh new look, trends galore and the most amazing array of jewellery from the affordable house brand “Flash Trash Girl” to the “in my dreams only” selection of the most unique and independent designers out there. I love discovering fresh jewellery talent and this is the place to see it at it’s best.
caged armour ring by Flash Trash Girl
Double chain ring by Flash Trash Girl
Muru elephant studs.
Ship in a bottle by Bark
I’ve popped a little selection of my favourite products in to the post- hover over them to find out who they’re by so you can shop them for yourself. I was also very kindly sent a Flash Trash Girl necklace of my own which was instant love. Delicate layered chain with a teeny little sparkle and a cute little charm. It’s probably never going to be far from my neck over the summer, I love delicate gold jewellery against slightly tanned skin.
I highly recommend you take a look at the site for yourself- fellow jewellery addicts you know you want to! It’s amazing to see how something can grow over the years and it’s strange to think that way, way back I was a very small part of that.