The Walls Came Crumbling Down

Bank Holiday weekend and it’s sunny, who could believe it! What else to do but head out with my boys for a walk and even a bit of history. We took a mini road trip to The Falkirk Wheel. We quickly headed up to the Antonine Wall walk, an excitable Labrador and bank holiday crowds aren’t the best combination. The Antonine Wall is one of those built by the Romans, probably to hide from us savage Celts. 

Where we joined the walk there is the site of a Roman fort. The Fort and Wall are no longer standing of course, the ditch in front if the wall and foundations of the Fort can still be seen though. It was interesting wandering around the site and reading the history of it. Seb had a ball exploring a new place and even getting to play in the stream. 

Does this outfit still count as Sports Luxe when the trainers are two years old rather than brand new Nike Free’s? Well, I hope it does as the man asked if we were going to play tennis when he saw it, so I’m there on sports feel regardless of the trainers. He is right, as much as it pains me to admit it, even the double stripes and bright yellow tee don’t distract from it. 

 

Tee – Polo Ralph Lauren

Shorts – Zara 

Jumper (round waist) – ASOS

Bangle – Gift

Bag – Forever 21

 

 

Pompeii – Bastille

 

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Original Pirate Material

According to my sister these boots have a pirate feel to them, I was hoping for sixties but figured let’s go with it and take the photos on this model ship. The ship with all it’s ropes and ties was the perfect backdrop to this stripey dress. I picked this up in the ASOS sale, it was only £15 which in my book is a bargain. What else does a pirate need? A furry clutch of course, here’s one I made earlier.

We got these just as the sun was going down, it was such a beautiful evening and we had such a laugh. A perfect start to the bank holiday weekend. Enjoy your weekend I hope you all have some time off work.

 

 

Dress - Vero Moda via ASOS

Boots – Kurt Geiger

Sunglasses – Chane

Clutch - DIY

Bangle – H&M

 

 

Has it Come to This – The Streets

 

 

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Got Them Gazing at my Necklace

I saw this awesome necklace while browsing Look magazine a few weeks ago. Much as I loved it I though £18 was a but steep for effectively a gold plated necklace and some embroidery thread. So I thought I put one together myself.

All you need is:

Gold necklace – I got mine for £2 in Primark

Glue – I only had PVC to hand but you’d be better with superglue

Embroidery thread

Jump rings

I started by wrapping the black thread around the top of the chain in the middle section. I used a little dot of glue to hold it in place to start and finish.

I made my tassels using a pretty convoluted method. There’s a much better one here, just add the jump ring instead of a pencil. I then attached a jump ring to my chain and the tasselled jump ring to that. Ta Da!

Oh I almost forgot I loosened all the threads in my tassels to make them, let’s say fluffier.

 

Pass Out – Tinie Tempah

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I Put My New Shoes On

When’s someone asks me if I’d like a new pair of shoes, it doesn’t take much thought to come up with the answer. Then I discovered the shoes were to be from Clarks and I did wonder if I’d find anything I liked. Clarks to me has always meant old lady and school shoes. It appears though they’ve had a little overhaul, you may have have about their collaboration with the fabulous Orla Kelly.

I won’t lie there is still a large selection of comfortable shoes, imagine the thought! I picked up these beauties though. I’ve been swithering over the brogues trend for a while now but I simple couldn’t resist gorgeous patent ones. They got a massive selection of brogues, you can view them all here. Obviously the quality and fit are top notch, my mum always said Clarks school shoes last all year.

Oh and as a bonus I got my half size! My feet are rather awkwardly not only massive but different sizes, 7 and 7.5. I never get half sizes and always have to go for and 8. These beauties are 7.5 and quite possibly the best fitting shoes I’ve had since my mum got me some from a catalogue, the less said about that the better.

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Jacket – Very
Trousers – Zara
Shirt – Armani
Brogues – Clarks
Necklace – Primark
Cuff – H&M
Ring -Ursula’s Treasures

New Shoes – Paulo Nutini

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The Leaves are Shining in the Sun

You know how we all thought it was spring? It’s still bloody freezing in Glasgow, can someone tell Mother Nature please. Anyway I thought I’d bring some spring to my nails with this little cherry blossom pattern. When I was a kid there was some at the bottom of my street. I always loved how pretty the cherry blossoms were and how they covered the ground like confetti. I only wished they lasted longer, quite a short lived blossom from what I recall.

Anyway, back to the nails. I had to mix up a light blue by adding white to the royal blue I have. The design was Super easy, I drew the branches free hand and added the petals with my dotter. After a few days looking at these I wish I’d added some more petals, I have this noted for next time.

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Hard Times are Over – John Lennon

Smokestacks

Layla formerly known as Jose Vanders, has been around for a little while. Her previous tracks, Oh My Love, Tease, are sweet melody filled loveliness leaving you with a warm feeling inside. I’m not complaining, I really liked them. 

Her new track Smokestacks really grabbed my attention though with as it has a very different feel. It begins slowly with simple piano but as soon as Layla’s vocals creep in you know it’s something special. It builds into a massive track with layers of percusion and harmonies. I love the sound of Layla’s voice, her tone and the emphasis placed on certain lyrics. Her vocals are so filled with emotion they create an eerie feeling. The track is captivating and instead of leaving you with a warm feeling inside it leaves you tingling. 

I’m looking forward to the release of her new EP, Black Mud, out on the 28th April. 

 http://youtu.be/zvY0ol-KSHk

Lush – Spring to Skin

Last Thursday evening the fabulous Miss West End Girl invited me along to a little blogger event she helped organise at Lush on Sauchiehall St. I’ve not had much experience of Lush and was more than pleasantly surprised. I never realised that Lush are entirely handmade in the UK, cruelty free, completely vegetarian and lots are even vegan friendly.

On the night we were told about about the fancy skincare products on offer. I always had Lush down as a bath bombs and bubbles kinda store. I hadn’t realised they offered fresh face masks, which are kept on ice, and specialist facial cleansers and toners. We had a little go at making some fresh ‘cupcake’ face masks on the night. It felt and smelt a bit like baking but I suspect wouldn’t have tasted like it. I’m planning trying mine out this weekend, look out for that instagram pick. Next we were talked through all the facial cleansers, the girls suggested I try out Let the Good Times Roll as its best for dry skin and helps with blackheads. I’ve been using it all week and seen a noticeable difference in my skin.

The girls that took the event were all about Lush. They clearly love working for the store and have a wealth of information. They were very excited to take us through some new Lush products about to be released like Sakura the new spring bath bomb and  Ice Blue a peppermint soap perfect for awakening you in the morning. They also told us all about the new Lush Kitchen, an interactive kitchen in Dorset making different limited edition products everyday, exciting stuff!

We got an amazing goodie bag and I’m well and truely a Lush convert now. I even tried out my first ever bath bomb last weekend.

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