Monday, 28 May 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

The lovely Dannii of Madame Squirrel. Danni's blog is always fun to read (an excellent combo of clothes, makeup, food & fun!) even if I do get very jealous of her recent holiday photos, so definitely check her out, ok? Good!
Here are my 7 random facts about me:

1. I have 4 tattoos, but they can all be hidden pretty easily ;) Sneaky!

2. I make up songs to my everyday life! A bit like Jess from New Girl but not as good.

3. I took ballet lessons and danced in shows (including the Young Royal Ballet- smug much haha) from 6 - 18 years old!

4. I hate garden strimmers! Ever since the little plastic bit flew off and hit my sister when we were small.

5. I love South Park, this isn't really an amazingly 'random' fact but I don't think enough people (especially girls :P) appreciate the topical stuff they talk about through hilarious humour.

6. I lived and studied in Vancouver for 5 months last year!

7. It's my birthday in less than a month (25th June) and I still haven't made a birthday list, ooops! Actually I might get started on it now...

And my 5 nominated bloggers:

1. Lazy to Lovely
5. What Catrin Did Next
3. Good Morning Angel
4. Fashion Well Done
5. Silverlining

Hope you have enjoyed my silly little facts :P And make sure you check out the five amazing bloggers I have nominated :)

bakes x

Sunday, 27 May 2012

OOTD- Summer Loving!


Along with every other blogger and person in the UK I imagine I am definitely loving and appreciating this glorious hot spell we are currently in! Because I have no lectures and only a few shifts at work I have been spending my days at the park, hanging out with friends and reading my kindle no end, pub lunches and general relaxing :)

Today me and the boyf decided to go to Delapre Abbey, which is a Abbey (durr) with woods, gardens, a beautiful lake and a tearoom. We sunbathed by the lake, watching the masses of swans and geese, someone water-boarding and some people swimming in it too (not sure I would!). After we headed through the woods to the tearoom for a drink and a slice of cake- nom nom.

Here are a few photos and what I wore:
Pretty simple outfit, didn't want to wear too many things and overheat!
Topshop Top- £14    Vintage Levis Ebay- £20    Havaiana Fipflops- Gift

Grumpy Jon! 
Made a handy bandana out of my top! 
Geese & Bubbas 
Jon getting in on my macro shot!
What have you been up to this weekend? Hope you have been able to enjoy the sun :)

bakes x

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Jewellery Haul!

While my friends were visiting we did a little bit of shopping and I somehow managed to buy masses of jewellery! I think everything I got was in the sale and mostly half price and then I had a 15% student discount on top! Here's they are (but without the student discount prices cos I couldn't be bothered to work that part out haha):

Cross Bracelet- Dorothy Perkins- £2

Circle & Star Necklace- £2

Multiple Cross Necklace- Dorothy Perkins- £3
Feather Earcuff- Dorothy Perkins- £2 

Ring & Bracelet Chain- Dorothy Perkins- £3
Earrings- Accessorize- £3
Triangle Ring- Dorothy Perkins- £1.50

So there you have it! I was really impressed with Dorothy Perkins, but I guess they are owned by the same company as Topshop. For example I'm pretty sure I've seen that cross necklace in Topshop for around £12 and even at full price at DP it was £6! So if you see some jewellery you like in Topshop check out Dorothy Perkins and see if they have it cheaper!

Have any of you got any nice pieces recently?

bakes x

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

OOTN- Weekend Of Fun!

This past weekend has been uber busy with lots of friends coming up to visit and an amazing end of university party! I lived with Verity for 3 years at university, lived next door to Megan for 2 years and had lectures with Alice. We didn't get home till 6am on Sunday morning and I still feel tired today haha, but I've had such a great weekend and Verity is only going home this eve!

I decided to wear my new playsuit from this post, and I just paired it with white lace ankle socks and my ever faithful vans. Alice styled my hair, I wish I could do it curly :( it looks so cool!

Collection of food & drink for the night!
Alice, Me (chubby face!) & Verity
Alice, Me, Verity & Megan

As you can see Megan was on crutches after having a piece of glass removed from her foot. But she still wore heels (on one foot anyway)- that's dedication!
Me & Verity

Deffo fave photo :D
bakes x

P.S. I also brought a shed load of jewellery while out shopping with my pal Verity, so look out for a post just about that haha!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Shopping Spree!

Since I've finished uni I haven't had much to do, so on Tuesday I met a friend for a tasty breakfast at our fave cafe Wolfies (if you are ever in Northampton and in need of a slap up breakfast go there!)
This is a small breakfast haha!
Then we headed into town so see what goodies we could find!

2 nail varnishes from H&M- 99p and £1.99
Purple Glitter- purple base with gold glitter.
Disney Kiss Goodnight- black base with silver glitter.
Lush Angels On Bare Skin Cleanser- £5.95

H&M Uber Cute Playsuit- £12.99

Heart back detail!

H&M 90's Style Summer Dress- £7.99

Dress detail

Topshop Skeleton Croptop- £14
LOVE the cutout sleeves!

Topshop Arm Cuff- £2.50 (sale)

A pretty successful shop if I do say so myself! I am loving my Lush cleanser I have used it everyday! I can believe I used to think Lush only stocked soap and bath bombs! What a mistake-a to make-a!
And I am going to wear my new playsuit to a massive house party tonight, I predict it will be HEAVY! haha :P

Brought anything good this week? And I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend :)

bakes x

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Krisp Clothing Lovlies

A couple weeks ago I was contacted by Krisp Clothing to see if I'd like to review some of their pieces and I jumped at the chance! I decided to challenge myself by choosing two pieces that out of the three I wouldn't usually choose and style them up!

1. Colour Block Apricot Jeans- £24.99
I've always loved coloured jeans from afar but was never really sure I could pull them off. But I love this pair and they are really comfy :) (I only had to roll them up as my legs were being short haha)
The best way to do double denim is with colourful jeans!

Topshop shirt    Accessorise belt    Topshop brogues
Primark shirt    Topshop bralet    Topshop brogues

2. Peplum Zip Back Dress in Coral- £19.99
After seeing the peplum tops and dresses everywhere I thought it was about time I tried out the trend and this dress seemed perfect and a bit of zip detail always makes me happy. And it moves from daytime to evening effortlessly.

H&M wedges    Ebay necklace
ASOS ear feathers
3. American Flag Jumper- £19.99
This was my comfort piece but I just couldn't not try it on! So comfy and lovely and goes with pretty much everything I own haha!

Vintage Levi shorts    New Look socks    Underground Creepers

I loved trying on these pieces and it really showed me that I can wear things that I wouldn't usually wear :) Krisp offers a brilliant range of clothes and there's something for everyone and prices are very reasonable and since I'm a student prices definitely need to be good!
Krisp's Website
Krisp Twitter

bakes x