Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Guddi Jewellery

It's always nice as a blogger and general shopping addict when you make a new discovery, especially when the company is owned by an independent. I do get fed up of high street same same, so it's refreshing to find something that is not quite as main stream. Guddi is just that. Created by the lovely Inga who was inspired after travelling to India. The collections that Inga has chosen are bright and colourful and ooze Indian charm.

It was tough choosing which item I wanted to review. I generally stick to quite conservative jewellery when I'm at work, so it was nice to pick something which really made a statement and this beautiful chunky gold & pink necklace certainly does that!

I adore the bright pink collage of pinks and crystals, making it feel extremely feminine yet funky and chunky. This piece just makes an outfit. Wear with a LBD and the outfit is transformed. has a great collection of vintage/Indian inspired statement pieces, but also a rich collection of crystal collection at a very reasonable price, ideal of pressies.

Inga kindly also sent me this elegant duo, silver plated drop earrings and silver plated rose bangle I have actually worn these every day since I received them. Pretty and simple and ideal for every day.

Rose clasp bangle

Tear drop earrings

Take a look for yourself, I am sure that you will find plenty of parts that take your fancy, PLUS is offering free delivery on all orders over £20.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Longing to be a Gym Goddess

If you have been reading my blog for some time you'll know that I have always been into my workouts. Pre Scarlett I was a real "gym bunny", but the reality of a child, work, business, uni blah blah it is not easy fitting in the gym. I'm not making excuses, I am sure that I could make the effort to get my butt to a local gym a couple of times per week, but the reality is, I don't want to leave the precious hour or two that I get with Scarlett after work. So, I have invested in a treadmill, free weights, a Dyna Band and have a fab PT session every week with the lovely Simone. I also enjoy running, I won't lie post my half marathon in Birmingham I haven't had to the same drive to pound the streets, although I know I need to push myself to get back to it,

Whether it be training at home, gym or outdoors there has always been a distinct lack of fashionable (yet practical!) gym wear. So when I discovered Gym Goddess I was spoilt for choice for bright, colourful sports wear. I chose this simple Tank Top in lemon. It is fully fitted to keep your bust secure, but the quirky mess middle which means that you get alot of area to your body with exposing too much!

Check out their website if you want to grab some quirky gym pieces that your friends won't have:-)

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Pretty in Pink Dress

As soon as there is a glimmer of sunshine I head straight for my summer wardrobe. There is no doubt that I am a dress girl. I always have been. I guess I am just more comfortable when I'm dressed like a girl. That's not to say that I don't live in my PJs at home, but when I'm out and about, I prefer a dress.

Pretty detail
This Sugarhill Pretty in Pink shift dress is a holiday essential. It's super bright, almost neon pink colour is best worn with a tan. This sleeveless shift dress has a real sixties vibe to it. As the colour  makes such a statement, the style of dress remains simple and classic.
We have just booked our holiday to Menorca, but we don't go until September. I wanted a simple beach holiday with plenty of sun and entertainment for Scarlett. I have quite a few work trips to make over the Summer so I will get to see the sunshine, even if I'm not bathing in it. My trip started today as I write this post from my hotel room in Bologna.

Ciao Ciao!

Friday, 8 May 2015

Are you suffering with writer's block?

You read a lot of posts about finding inspiration for content for your blog. It is a fact that everyone struggles sometimes. I don’t believe that ANYONE is that exciting that they have a never ending fountain of useful information that needs to be shared with people. One thing is without a doubt, the best posts are the ones written with passion. Have you ever read a review of a product and you can tell that the writer really is not that impressed and they are just writing what they think the company wants them to write, or what they think the reader wants to read.   Why bother?
Not only is it dull for the reader it must be dull to write! I am sure you have all experienced that feeling when you find a topic that lights your fire and you literally can’t type quick enough because you feel if you don’t type it quickly you will forget all of your great points? On the other end of the scale when you are struggling to find a topic and you try to start to write your post and you just aren’t feeling it? I always find that if I am super enthusiastic about a post then I want to finish it all in one go, if I’m not feeling it I write a bit and leave it. In my drafts I have about 10 posts that I have started, but never finished. Sound similar?
So what to do?

  • Read, Read, Read
There is nothing better than noising your way through other people’s blogs. I really struggle with time, finding the time to have a good read, but it is so easy now to access them you can have a quick glance in the morning as you’re waking up, in the bath, on the transport on your way home from work…there aren’t really any excuses. You will find certain blogs that just inspire you. If you have been reading my blog recently you will see that I have been taking a huge amount of inspiration from a lady dedicated her life to clean eating. I have found a passion that I simply didn’t even know was there? Who knew how much I love cooking? Now I can’t get enough of these sites and every spare 5 minutes that I have I straight on looking for a new inspirational recipe of the day, or new ingredient that we fill me with energy that I have never ever heard of. Don’t worry if you think you’re copying, you’re not, “every poet is a thief” as they say. Generally, an inspiring post will get your juices flowing and you will simply take something from the post, not necessarily steal it.

  • Re invent yourself

When we start our blog, do we really know what we are doing? We have an idea or a passion and think, "I can write about that", but I don't know about you, but the more I write and read other blogs, the more I find that my style has changed. I originally wanted to write about Fashion. My love for fashion hasn't changed, but I have found a love for so many other things that I want to talk about. This is reflected in the layout of my blog as well. I was made up with my originally design, but now it is starting to annoy me and I want to go for a totally different look. I am currently in the process of having my blog re designed by the lovely Chaitra. I am so excited at the prospect of having a whole new look. It's almost like having a new hair do, you want to buy clothes to go with your new look. Having a new look on your blog inspires you to want to write. I simply can't wait to show off my new design:-)

  • Take a note book
I know that this has been said before, but it is vital. We find inspiration when we're not looking for it. It would be faux to take your laptop out an just start writing, about what? What we need is a journal of our thoughts, something we can reflect on and see what we thought about that day, what annoyed us, what made is joyful, maybe something that made us simply think about a topic that we have never really thought about before. If could be even as simple as something we saw or something we bought that day, but if you don't make notes you are likely to forget the important details that made you want to write about that subject in the first place.

  • Take photos
An important part of being a blogger is the art of taking a good photo. It is something many bloggers start off by being a total novice and develop a real skill for photography. The only way you can capture a moment is by taking plenty of photos. It seems like a bit of a bind at first and quite often you will find yourself taking pictures of very random things, but the best pictures come from a moment. It is so easy to take and delete pictures nowadays, there really is no excuse. Just flicking through your pics at the end of the day will spark an idea for a great post.

  • Take something from TED
Have you been on TED? It has a plethora (check me with the big words...) of great ideas. It is a site dedicated to people's opinions, thoughts, inspirations...what better to site to fill you with enthusiasm to write a great piece.

Well, I hope that you hope you feel inspired. I would love to hear your ideas of how to get over writer's block:-)

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

My Cactus Print Dress

I realised that I hadn't done  post about fashion for absolutely ages. When I started my blog my intention was to only talk about fashion (hence the name!), but as time has gone on I have found that I want to talk about other important aspects of my life; health, family life etc, However, fashion is still my passion and when the weather changed last week if filled me with excitement and made me want to dig out my Summer dresses and get my pasty legs out!

 This Sugarhill Cactus print dress is just the ticket. With capped sleeves you don't feel too exposed. I just adore the cute cactus print. It's so different and un-like anything I've really seen before. It is fitted just under the bust and almost resembles a tea dress with the quirky extras.

It has a cheeky peep hold back to add a Summer flair to it, just enough to flash a bit skin without going crazy. The dress buttons down the front and is longer at the rear.

It is certainly a great dress to start the Summer vibes.
Is it a YEY or a NAY???

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Grab yourself a free dress!!!

I haven't run a competition in ages! So I thought as Summer is quickly approaching, it is the perfect time to grab yourself a free dress from Scarlett Fashion. Just follow the rules above and I will be picking someone at random on Sunday 19th April.
I'd love to hear from more of you and I'd really like to know what you think of the website, any changes you think could be made. Your opinion REALLY matters.


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