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Thursday, 11 September 2014

If you go down in the woods'll find the Midnight Tree Dress

I thought I'd have a bit of fun with this new AW14 Midnight Tree Dress by Sugarhill Boutique. They have broken away from their traditional quirky/cutesy style in favour of a striking shift dress with a bold image of a wood on the front.
For me, it's a Marmite dress. You either love it or you hate it.
I like the fact that it is so simple. The cut of the dress, the colours and the photo are all kept very simplistic without spoiling it with any quirky cut outs or prints. The style is flattering, but quite clingy. I would certainly recommend opting for a larger size as not only is it quite snug, it is also rather short, as many of the Sugarhill dresses are. I think it goes great with thick black tights and chunky black boots.

It felt only fitting to show this off in a "wood" which is actually the bottom of my garden (sorry if I've spoilt any illusions!) It was actually a little bit of a stressful photo session as the sun was starting to set after a sunny day, which meant that it was approaching Scarlett's bedtime and she wanted to sit and watch Pepper Pig, but being the kind of child who simply cannot bear to miss ANYTHING she had had to join us outside, much to her dislike. She whined and moaned throughout. We tried to bribe with Kinder Eggs, but she was not a happy bunny. So although the photos are not meant to be chirpy, and instead slightly more dark, the stressed look on my face is probably caused by the crying in the back ground and the pulling on my leg!

What do you think of the dress? Is it a yay or a nay???

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Bike print dress, sun, ice-cream and of course Scarlett

Countryside "the land and scenery of a rural area."

We made the most of probably one of the last days of summer. My mum, Scarlett and myself were asked to do the cover of a local tourist magazine, showing 3 generations enjoying the different activities that the Ribble Valley has to offer. It was a nice excuse to spend some time with the girls team and the weather was super kind to us. The sun shone brightly, if felt more like July than early September. The village we live in and the surrounding villages looked even more beautiful. I love where we live, I feel so lucky. I am not a "country girl" by any means. I love the hustle and bustle of the cities, adore shopping and like eating out, but when you have a little one the open space is so important. This little area in North West England suites me just fine.

I wore this beautiful Emily and Fin Bike Print Dress. It has a traditional, feminine, English feel to it. I love the bright blue colour and the full A line skirt.The bike print symbolises the British summer time, even more so this year with the Tour de France starting in Yorkshire, where I am originally from.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

It's all in the pout

Show me your best pout

I can't believe that I have never actually written a post on my obsession with lipstick before. It is a running joke amongst my friends, my love affair with lip gloss. I think I may have some kind of buying lip stick disorder. I literally have to buy one (at least!) every time I go shopping. I'm not sure why, I think I just love colour and it's such an easy way to totally transform your look. My lipstick reflects my mood. I generally go bright, but if I have tan I may opt for a gold/brown colour. So I thought I would show you a few of my favourites at the moment, it changes week to week!

 I was bought a set of Laura Mercier lip glosses. They are super shiny and glossy, very glam. My set was 5 shades of pink. Camellia is a pale sugar sweet pink, very cute, very girly.

Poppy by Laura Mercier is part of the same set. Again, very shiny. This fire engine red is as Jessica rabbit as they come. The ultimate evening look.

PINK, PINK and more PINK. This little number by Smash Box is as the name suggests is bright pink. I like all of the smash box lip sticks, I have a few. They are quite matt, but stay put. They are all strong in colour which I like and not wishy washy and off within 5 minutes.

Lush lip colours are multi purpose. They can be used anywhere on the face, but I prefer them firmly attached to my lips. They are quite powdery and I would imagine would feel drying if you have dry lips. They are more of a stain, again I like them cos they stay put!

Just a quick post, but hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into my ridiculously huge lipstick collection!

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