Friday, 13 January 2017

FIVE REASONS TO VISIT COPENHAGEN


*Before I start off properly, I just want to say sorry for the poor quality photos... I took my tiny (and pretty rubbish!) point and shoot camera to save on luggage space and weight! This WILL be the year I pick up an Olympus Pen E-PL7/8!*

Nyhavn: This is the place where every tourist comes to take a photo, and we were no different! Although a blue sky would have set off the colourful canal beautifully, it was just as perfect lined with Christmas lights instead! While we were there, the cobbled canal was pretty crowded with the festive market and it's customers, but thankfully we managed to find a little warm haven in one of the pubs with a hot glass of Gløgg! A must if visiting in winter and in need a little pick me up!




Fashion: Whilst I know I didn't dress warm enough for the icy wind of Copenhagen's winter weather, nothing I'd have worn would've meant I'd have been cool enough to fit in with how incredibly well dressed everyone was! Honestly, if you need some inspiration for how to dress Scandi-Chic, just have a wander down Strøget... Picture it, Brittany Bathgate's sense of style but on EVERYONE *heart eye emoji*

Outfit:
Topshop Camel Coat (similar here), Marks and Spencer Checked Scarf, Warehouse Knitted Jumper Dress (similar here), Marks and Spencer Knot Detail Shopper, New Balance ML373 Trainers*



Food: My friend I was travelling with is vegan, so we kind of had to pre-plan where we could eat to accommodate this. There were definitely three stand out places we ate at, first being 42 Raw. We went here late morning, so I was in between wanting breakfast and lunch before we got there. As soon as I stepped inside though, their huge bowls of fresh, seasonal salads won me over and I got a mix of two with added avocado. Another place I loved was Mad & Kaffe, which did the most amazing breakfast - allowing you to choose each element of your breakfast. I went for the 5 plate option, which was more than enough... and the smoked salmon was some of the best I've ever had! Last but by no means least, Copenhagen Street Food on Paper Island is a MUST visit. Although it was too dark for decent photos, there was definitely something for everyone - from sushi to falafel, cheesecake to traditional danish open sandwiches. I went for pulled duck chips from Duck It and a pulled pork and pickle sandwich from Oink Oink - and they were both f***ing AMAZING! To add to that, we had some of the biggest and tastiest Gin Cocktails we've ever had from Cocktailbaren... and left very merry!



Shopping: Not necessarily a place a lot of people would think to come as a shopping destination, but I found it had every shop and brand I'd want to visit in London and more. Acne? Check! Wood Wood? Check! Monki? Check! Even Topshop? Check! Not only were fashion stores covered, but the Beauty Halls in the Department Stores were just amazing too - selling everything from Sephora to Kat Von D, Aesop to Anastasia Beverly Hills. All brands and budgets are covered! Or if you're more in to Homeware, the only place you need to visit is Hay - the most beautiful, contemporary Scandi inspired furniture and accessories store there is!



Tivoli Gardens: One of the oldest and most popular seasonal amusement parks in the World, Tivoli is a must visit during the Christmas period and so was top of our list to visit while in the city. It looked absolutely amazing at night, with nearly every inch of the park covered in lights and decorations - from the trees to the roller coaster tracks to the giant trogan style reindeer! It is almost impossible to visit the park without leaving feeling festive. I know, I know, Christmas is only just over... But if you're wanting to book a festive get a way - Copenhagen and Tivoli Gardens has to be top of your list!



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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

HOW TO WEAR WHITE DENIM IN WINTER




Okay, so how is Christmas over? And how has it been three weeks since my last post? Crazy! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I'm not one for making proper resolutions, but (as I always say) I really want to get in to this blog, and be a bit more consistent with it this year... and as with most bloggers nowadays - maybe even branch in to Youtube!? Did you make any kind of resolutions for the year ahead?
Anyway, on to the outfit! I only got these jeans right at the end of last summer and didn't get the chance to wear them while the sun was still shining. I've been itching to wear these but wasn't sure if I could pull them off during winter... So I was totally inspired to whip out the white after seeing both Kat and Georgia styling up their own pairs quite recently.
Once I'd paired the denim with ALL the black, it did help to make the jeans much more winter appropriate... well, apart from the sting of the cold wind blowing at my ankles! Eep! They were freezing! Thankfully my top half was nice and snug, with the PVC panels basically acting as a blocker to all the elements. I'd forgotten I even had this coat, but after Alexa released her latest M&S Archive collection and debuted her PVC Briggate Trench - that just about every other blogger bought! - my mind was given a little nudge and I found it in the mess that is my coat wardrobe. Though not quite as cool as Alexa's trench, I like that this is a slightly more subtle nod to the high shine trend.

Outfit:
Topshop PVC Panel Coat (I could only find the coat on eBay, but slightly similar here), Whistles Logo Sweatshirt, Monki Semi Circle Bag (similar here and here), Topshop White Mom Jeans, Nike SB Trainers






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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

DIY CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS #2



How is it less than a week until Christmas? This month has flown by and I've really struggled to keep up with posts having taken up a little Christmas job... however, I've FINALLY got my act together and so here is the second installment of my DIY gift wrap ideas... Enjoy!

DIY 1: Christmas Newspaper Bunting
Difficulty: 4/5
Time: 20 minutes per present
You will need: Newspaper, Alphabet Stamps, Ink Pad, Two Colour Twine, Scissors, Brown Paper, Glue Stick


Step 1: Wrap present in brown paper
Step 2: Wrap twine around present 4 times and knot on underside



Step 3: Cut newspaper in to strips approx 1cm wide by 4cm long
Step 4: Using the alphabet stamps (or feel free to write by hand if you have nice hand writing!), stamp your Christmassy word across the lower half of the newspaper strips and allow to dry



Step 5: Slide newspaper strip under the twine, fold in half and stick in place using glue stick. Repeat for every strip making sure you put the letters in the correct order!


Step 6: Once glue has dried, cut a shallow triangle out of the bottom of each of the newspaper strips as shown, and that's the first DIY complete!


DIY 2: Washi Tape Gift Tags
Difficulty: 1/5
Time: Under 5 minutes per tag
You Will Need: Brown Paper, Two Coloured Twine, Mini Plain Gift Tags, Washi Tape, Mini Pegs



Step 1: Wrap your present in brown paper and tie a cross with the coloured twine
Step 2: On one side of your gift tag, write your message
Step 3: On the other side, stick strips of washi tape



Step 4: Cut off the string from the gift tag and peg it on to twine already tied in the present... and that's the most simple Christmas gift tag DIY done!


I hope you liked this post and let me know if you do either of these DIYs or the two from my previous post!

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

WINTER WISHLIST | PARTYWEAR



Wishlist: Gold Pleat Midi Dress (also available on ASOS), Floral Embroidered Box Bag, Floral Jacquard Heels, Velvet Blazer, Sequin Wrap Dress, Jacquard Box Bag, Black Tie Up Heels, Star Embroidered Bag, Jewelled Choker

The Christmas Party Season is upon us and whilst last year I was all about silver for Christmas nights out, this year I have been loving all things gold. Since falling for pleats (as seen in my my last post!) this gold midi dress from Oasis has had a little hold on my heart. The muted matte of the gold gives it a good bit of glitz for the festive season without feeling too over the top, and would work as well for a Party as it would for a Winter Wedding (which I am considering it for!)
I've also been loving box clutches, especially ones adorned with ALL the embroidery! They give something extra to a plain outfit, and are just a hint towards the trend of embroidered clothing... And you can wear one again and again without the worry of being an obvious repeat outfit offender unlike an embroidered dress! Although that being said, THIS dress is an absolute utter dream and I would buy it in a heartbeat if my pennies stretched to it!

What will you be wearing for this party season? Are you a gold or a silver girl? Let me know in the comments!

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Friday, 2 December 2016

HOW TO WEAR METALLICS IN THE DAY TIME





If you've followed this blog for a little while you'll have noticed that I don't wear skirts much. I'm definitely more of a trousers and jeans kinda gal! But seeing the likes of Olivia and Charlotte styling out some pleated ones recently, I kinda just fell totally in love with the trend and got myself one in the form of this metallic number. I liked that it was a darker silver than other ones I've seen about, and felt this would make it wearable for both day and night. And now it's officially the build up to Christmas (having opened the first of the advent calendar doors!) I feel like metallic in the day is not just acceptable but basically a must, and has given me all the festive feels.
So, how to style a metallic skirt for the day? That's simple, add knitwear and ankle boots! While I love the look of leaving a slouchy knit untucked over a skirt, it made my middle look even wider than usual so a loose tuck in was definitely needed for me! And to give just the little bit of height needed with a midi skirt (and because NO ONE likes cold feet) I added these contrast section ankle boots. They've been basically a god send this season, and even though I don't think they've debuted on the blog before I have been wearing them non stop... and what's even better is that they still look brand new and cost just under £30! BARGAIN.

Outfit:
Topshop Faux Leather Jacket (similar here), Pandora Silver Necklace (similar here), H&M Turtle Neck Jumper (similar here), Warehouse Metallic Pleated Skirt (similar here), Monki Semi-Circle Bag, Zara Contrast Ankle Boots








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Monday, 28 November 2016

DIY CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS #1



Having started my Christmas shopping, of course the next thing to do is wrap the presents up! I've always loved looking through Pinterest for ideas of festive wrapping, but I've never actually got round to trying them out... So having a little more time this year has given me the chance to have a go and share them with you too! I've got a part two (and maybe three!) to come too, including DIY gift tags, so make sure to follow and check back again soon for more!

DIY 1: Holly Berries and Hessian
Difficulty: 1/5
Time: 5-10 minutes per present
You will need: Scissors, Brown Paper, Hessian Jute Roll, Two Colour Twine, Holly Bush Branch


Step 1: Wrap present in brown paper
Step 2: Wrap hessian jute roll around present twice
Step 3: Cut hessian length from roll with both ends meeting at the underside of the present, and tape in place.


Step 4: Cut a length of twine long enough to wrap around present at least twice, leaving excess to tie knot.
Step 5: Lay Holly bush branch in place on top of present and wrap twine around holding the branch in place, knot at underside of present and you're done!


DIY 2: Graphic Washi Tapes
Difficulty: 1/5
Time: 5 minutes per present
You will need: Scissors, Brown Paper, Washi Tapes (4 minimum), Dymo Label Maker



Step 1: Wrap present in brown paper
Step 2: Wrap first tape around present, with both ends meeting at the underside of the present
Step 3: Wrap second tape around present, so that it crosses the first tape (as shown below)


Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3, offsetting the tape to one side of the first crossed tape by about 5mm



Step 5: Using Dymo label maker, spell out name of who the present is for and print
Step 6: Peel off label backing and stick in place next to washi tape, and that's DIY 2 complete!



Let me know if you give either of these DIYs a go! And like I said, I've got a second gift wrapping DIY to come so keep an eye out for that!

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