27 May 2014

Summer Essentials: Print Dresses

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6
I might have mentioned this before, I almost exclusively only wear black and burgundy during the winter, however, in the Summer I always try and pick colourful or white clothing to set the mood for lighter, warmer days. Printed summer dresses never fail to brighten my days which is probably why I love them so much. I adore the Cath Kidston floral prints but I am similarly into a slightly more plain dress with a more subtle pattern such as the Hobbs dress in #3. My absolute favourite is the sundress in #2 as I love the pastel colours and that cute garden print.

26 May 2014

Office Rugs

1 Black & White // 2 Dark // 3 Classic // 4 Geometric // 5 Light // 6 Floral
I am currently trying to convince Joe to paint at least one wall of our future office in the second bedroom in a very, very light blush pink and although he is not totally against it, I still have a lot of persuasion work ahead of me. In the meantime, I have been searching for rugs to decorate the floor with and found quite a few concepts that could work.

23 May 2014

Summer Stripes


I love stripes. No matter how many striped dresses, jumpers, bags etc I have, I could constantly add more to my wardrobe. And while they go all year round, striped clothing and accessories are particularly great during the summer. They give me a feeling of being at the seaside, summer holidays, having picnics with great summer food and so much more. Joe sometimes comments that I am only missing a bunch of onions to be the perfect French man, but I don't care. I just love stripes.

22 May 2014

Banana Republic x Marimekko

I love everything patterned (there is a post coming on this tomorrow as well), however, when I got an email from Banana Republic a couple of days ago announcing their collaboration with Marimekko I was thrilled. Their patterns are gorgeous! Although I find the collection a little underwhelming, I love this huge skirt, these shorts and this cute dress.

Chocolate Raspberry "Cup" Cake



Remember when I posted the recipe for this 2-Minute-Chocolate Cake? Last weekend I had a bit of a craving for something sweet and had just about enough ingredients left to make this cake, plus an additional batch of raspberries which I added to the mixture before microwaving it. Next time I'll try mini marshmallows or maybe crushed nuts.



21 May 2014

May Beauty Favourites

1) This eye roll-on literally saves me every morning but particularly after a night out. The cooling effect when using the product under my eyes is a gift in itself but, as promised on the packaging, I also find that it reduces puffiness and general morning soreness.
2) Wherever I go, this lip balm comes with me. I love the texture, it is not too greasy but keeps my lips moisturised for hours. On top of that, the packaging is cute, too. Note: this lip balm does not colour your lips visibly.
3) A couple of weeks ago, I totally splurged on a whole load of MAC make up products (which I am sure I'll do a post on soon). The one product which has really wowed me though is this concealer. I apply it on blemishes, the sides of my nose and under my eyes and not only does it cover thoroughly, it also stays put for hours. My shade is NW20.
4) For many of you this will sound all too familiar, I am plagued with nasty blemishes on my chin and along my jawline once a month. Using this spot remover doesn't provide me with an overnight cure but it helps reduce redness and shrinks the infection to a minimum within a couple of days.

20 May 2014

Summer Essentials: Bikinis

1 top & bottoms // 2 top & bottoms // 3 top & bottoms // 4 bikini set // 5 top & bottoms // 6 top & bottoms
The summer holidays are only a few weeks away and anyone who wants to stand a chance of wowing the beach with a pretty bikini needs to start searching now before all the right sizes are sold out. Above are my current favourites. This season I am well into prints and patterns, I love the sportier approach of #1 and #6, I have my fingers crossed that I can pull off the colour of #5 (but remain doubtful) and the geometric pattern of #3 is perfect if you want to stay in line with the current SS14 trend of all things geometric and neon on black.