Spring OOTD ft. Joy The Store

Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2016

You have no idea how much out of my comfort zone this outfit is, I mean, there are three colours and bright colours at that - the brightest colour I wear is denim...However one of my new year's resolutions was to wear more colour and it is spring *apparently* so it seems like a great time to add  some colour to my wardrobe.

I was kindly sent a couple of items from the lovely people at Joy The Store and I'm SO happy with them. I chose the *Brave Soul Alisha Smock Dress (£25) in a size Small which is just the style of dress that I love! The smock style is floaty, summery but it's still flattering and perfect for concealing food babies, yes, this is a thing I think about them choosing dresses...

I love the print, it is different to anything else I have in my wardrobe and it will be perfect for a summer holiday as it's lightweight and airy. I'm really petite but the dress is a good length on me as it falls just above my knees. The overall size is perfect too and I'd definitely recommend this dress!
I also received the adorable *Louche Ives Cardigan (£30) in a gorgeous sunshine yellow shade that is so far out of my grey, black and navy comfort zone but I love it! I think the, please excuse this phrase, pop of colour is perfect paired with a relatively neutral outfit. The cardigan is so soft, it's perfect for spring in England were it's sunny but still a little chilly *whenever you want to warm up, English weather, whenever you want!*.

The cardigan has adorable bows over the poppers, the poppers are so much better than the fiddly tiny buttons on the other cardigans I have. It is a little short and I usually go for longer cardigans, but this will be perfect for spring/summer.

Overall, I'm really happy with both of the items from Joy The Store, I can't recommend them enough! Here's my mini wish list:

What do you think of my outfit? Have you bought anything from Joy The Store? 

Unique Gift Ideas ft. I Just Love It

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016

Unique Gift Ideas ft. I Just Love It
When it comes to giving gifts, I always want to give something unique, personalised or something that they don't have or don't expect and I Just Love It is perfect to find such gifts. They have a personalised children santa book that I had when I was a child and I loved it, they also have gorgeous engraved gifts and amazing wedding gifts.

I was very kindly asked if I wanted to review some of their gifts and I am so happy with the products I chose, some are for family and others are for me...The first its I am reviewing is my favourite item, it was a close call though and it's the *LED Ampersand Wall Light (£28.99) which if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you will have seen it already as it is a perfect blogger gift and it's perfect as a photograph background prop - #BloggerProblems thinking about things like this all of the time!

To me, it looks like a carnival/circus light which I adore and it looks amazing in blog photographs and next to my rose gold Crosley cruiser record player; everyone seems to love it and I think the ampersand or initials would make a lovely and unique gift. I cannot recommend it enough and I love mine!
Unique Gift Ideas ft. I Just Love It
I also have the *Treemendous Card (£6.99) which is probably, actually not probably, it is the most unusual birthday card idea ever! Yes, it's a greetings card *of sorts* but inside is a live and ready to plant tree...a tree. The tree is a Scots Pine and it looks so cute; I need to plant it ASAP. I just thought this was the most unique card I've ever seen and it would be perfect for green fingered friends or family or if you just wanted to completely surprise someone.

I chose a cute personalised gift next for my sister, the *Engraved Wooden Mixing Spoon (£7.99). Pretty much everyone in my family and all of my friends love cooking and baking so this would be the perfect gift for anyone I know. It's not the most practical personalised gift as the lettering will be covered and maybe worn away as it is being used but it's so cute!

Last but not least, another amazing and unique gift idea, a *Victorian Newspaper (£20) which is the perfect gift for me as I adore history and historical items. You can choose a year and you will be sent an ORIGINAL newspaper from that year which is amazing; I chose 1888 as I hoped that I would get a newspaper featuring or mentioning Jack the Ripper but sadly not; however it is still so interesting and I received The Times newspaper from February 1888.
Overall, I adore all of the gifts I choose and I'm really grateful to receive and review them; I know my sister will love the gift I chose for her. I don't think I need to rave about the gorgeous ampersand light more but, I adore it and you will continue to see it in all of my instagram and blog photos!

What do you think of the gifts I chose? Have you checked out I Just Love It? 

Gift Ideas: Keith Brymer Jones Mugs

Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2016

Gift Ideas: Keith Brymer Jones Mugs
I have quite a few family and friends birthdays coming up, not to mention that mine is fast approaching *I'm already dreading august when I turn 24, I'll have to fully adult and I don't know how to do that!*. I love buying gifts for other people, apart from my dad as he is the worst person I know to buy for.

I'm a little addicted to buying mugs and obviously I want to share that addiction with others, so mugs are always a valid and safe gift option; so these are just perfect and they appeal to my love of minimal design. I have the *Keith Brymer Jones His and Hers Mug Set (£20) from The Hut. They also have a Mr and Mrs mug set as well as other gorgeous homeware items!
Gift Ideas: Keith Brymer Jones Mugs
The mugs are made of porcelain, they are dishwasher and microwave safe and they have a capacity of 380ml. The mugs have 'his' and 'her's on the front which I love - it is simplistic but I love the design; also because it is so minimal, it will be a safe gift. The mugs are quite short but they hold more than an average mug and they're nice to hold. I think they would make lovely gift for couples or as part of a wedding gift! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

What do you think of these mugs? Have you bought anything from The Hut?