Thursday, 30 April 2015

Ways to wear with Crown and Glory!

In my last post I talked about teaming up with Crown and Glory to help their customers with inspiration and ideas for styling their monthly subscription box of hair accessories. Our box turned up in the post last week, and Sarah and I finally got round to taking photos after lots of uni deadlines and work.

April's box had an easter theme and in the box were a lovely set of hair accessories including Glitter Bunny Ears and a Not a Lotta Rosie headband. I've uploaded my vlog of Sarah and I unboxing the box at the bottom of this post so you can see properly what was in it.





As soon as I knew we would be receiving a pair of bunny ears, I was all over them. Luckily enough too, they came in my favourite colour. I achieved my hair-do above by separating my hair into two sections, twisting one so that it reached the other side of my head and then the same with the other section. I then put them into a pony tail that I folded over on itself and secured with a bobble. From working earlier that day, I had previously tied a small section of my hair in a plait so that it wouldn't be in my face all day and so I just slotted the bunny ears through the top when the hair style was secured.



With this hair do, I separated the hair into two sections again, and tied them into plaits with my small side plait in one of the plaits. Then the bunny ears added on top, sliding again through the side plait.



This is my do from working earlier in the day, as I said, to keep my hair out of my face. A small half french plait down one side of my head and secured at the back with a bobby pin.

All hair accessories C/O Crown and Glory
Excuse the face I'm pulling in this photo, but I love it even if I do look a bit silly. Sarah will also be writing about what hair styles she did using her Not a Lotta Rosie hairband, so keep an eye out for it.

Hope you enjoy my first ever vlog! 

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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Gone Fishin'











DRESS - CATH KIDSTON | CARDIGAN - PRIMARK | NECKLACE - FAT FACE | SHOES - FOREVER 21
Recently I've been so busy that these photos taken of me (by the lovely Sarah) were actually after I'd done two photoshoots for my lookbook project at uni. I'd already done two shoots that week and was beginning to get tired and stressed and needed a break! While we were out, Sarah took the opportunity to take these lovely photos of me for my blog to show you what I was wearing that day.

I recently picked up this lovely dress from Cath Kidston that I'd fallen in love with ever since I first knew about it and decided to take it out for a spin whilst the sun was out. It's such a good fit and the colours on it are amazing. It can be pretty much worn with anything. This dress is definitely something that can be worn all summer long and I think I'm going to take advantage of this by wearing it now for as long as I can.

FUN FACT: If you've seen some of my other posts, you may see that sometimes may hair is curly, and other times, it's straight. Well, this is my natural hair. It had gotten a bit wild by the time these photos were taken, so please excuse the extra frizziness. If anybody could recommend any products for taming it, I'd really be interested!

I've also got some big news too! Sarah and I have been given the opportunity to work for the lovely Sophie at Crown and Glory, reviewing and helping give inspiration and ideas to their Glitterati subscribers, which is so exciting! I've known about them for a while now and absolutely love everything that they make. I especially love that everything is handmade and in Cornwall might I add. I've filmed the video of Sarah and I unboxing our first subscription to the Glitterati (which we receive every month) and it will be uploaded very soon (as soon as it's been edited), as my first ever blog so you guys can watch, hopefully followed by a 'how to wear...' post.

Have you bought any summer outfits recently?


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Friday, 17 April 2015

Date Day

The boyfriend and I have been so busy recently that we haven't been able to spend much time with each other, so we set up a date day. We started off by walking along the river path from our house, leading all the way into town, where we quickly visited Sarah about some exciting news (more about that soon!), then wondering around the shops before heading for food.

One of my favourite places to eat in Bath has to be Grillstock. When I first went for a meal there, I didn't expect to like it at all, and because I'm a fussy eater too, I also didn't think I would find something I like. But, oh my gosh, it serves such good food! If you are ever in Bath, or Bristol for that matter, I would definitely recommend. It's not a place for veggies unfortunately, but it's such quick service and pretty cheap too. It's set in the Vaults in Bath, next to the train station, so the place already has a bit of an eery look and feel to it. But on the inside is a denim sofa made from shorts and jeans and 'hillbilly' posters all around.

After stuffing our faces with food, we decided on a trip to Alexandra Park. I'd been looking around online about different places to explore in Bath, as I don't seem to go anywhere other than the usual string of places, so we thought it would be something different. I want to do the Bath Skyline tour at some point before I graduate, but at the moment, I have so much work to do. You may just have to keep watching this space!

It turns out that Alexandra Park is actually quite hard to get to (in terms of walking). It's guarded by a HUGE amount of steps that lead all the way up to the edge of the park, which of course, the boy and I didn't know about before encountering it. If we had known about the steps, we would have found another way into the park. If you happen to be around and want to go and have a look around this park, I would definitely recommend taking a car and driving - so much quicker and easier. Unless you want to climb up the steps. They're pretty tricky on the way back down too. However, once you're up those steps, it's worth it. The view from the park is amazing! You can see the whole of Bath.




I never knew that these types of houses existed in Bath! They almost look like they belong in America. They are incredibly pretty though.



CARDIGAN - FOREVER 21 | DRESS - BOOHOO | LEGGINGS - PRIMARK | BAG - CATH KIDSTON | SHOES - FOREVER 21


At some point ( I don't know why), I thought it would be a good idea to throw a stick. Cue, action shot.



As mentioned previously, there is a crazy amount of steps to climb to get to this park and the image above shows this. The steps in some places don't have a rail on the side to help you up, or down and so it can be a bit tricky, so you need to be careful. Some of them are also a LOT bigger than others; it's actually a massive work out. We rounded off the day by walking back into town and picking up a bit of shopping for ourselves.

Are there any interesting parks near you?
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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Fairground Fun

After a bit of a rubbish start, I thought today was going to be a bad day, but it actually turned out to be the opposite. Sarah and I started off at university, trying to do work and after about 2 hours there, we were both losing focus and hunger was starting to get to us, so we headed home and decided to take a stroll in the sunshine to Royal Victoria Park.

At the moment, the funfair is in Victoria Park, attracting all the locals. Sarah had been wanting to go to the fair since we'd seen the posters for them and today was the perfect opportunity as the sun was shining - so much that it almost felt like a summers day. George joined us as well, as a small distraction from university work and also because he's headed home at the weekend for a few days. He brought along his new toy(s) of which are two (what I like to call) mini skateboards - see the images below. Whilst Sarah and are were wondering around the fair, George would be off skating somewhere around the park.












Action shot of George with his new toy!
Whilst at the fair, George and Sarah had a game of darts to try and win a prize. Needless to say, we didn't win. But it was good fun. We also had candyfloss and turned my fingers sugary and pink, as well as burgers and chips from the local burger van (had to be done!).

We came across a few balloons being set off from the park too! It was a lovely surprise for me as I had never seen one set off before from the ground, I had only ever seen it from my window. If you happen to live in Bath, you will always see a hot air balloon somewhere in the sky, and at the height of summer, there's a balloon festival in Bristol which I've heard is great. I haven't been yet but 'm hoping to this summer. 






DRESS - CATH KIDSTON | CARDIGAN - JACK WILLS | SHOES - ASOS | BAG - ASOS 









Just have to say that I love this photo of us! 
Sarah had to help me out with these photos of me. Unfortunately, we just couldn't figure out my boyfriend's camera and so she took the photos of me (and us) on her camera, hence why the quality is better.

On the way home, we watched George narrowly avoid cars driving through the park whilst he was skateboarding and grabbed food for the walk home.

How have you spent the day in the sun?
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