18 Aug 2015

Santorini- outfit one

 I am suffering from the holiday blues- big time! Its raining outside, I'm in winter PJ's and the view out of my window just isn't quite Santorini. If you follow me on instagram you will have seen that last week I traveled to Santorini, it was the most amazing place and I will have to do an in depth guide to the island as I have a million photos but for now I thought I would share my first holiday outfit post. This rust colour dress is from Primark and has to be my favourite dress at the moment, its slouchy and lose, perfect for hot summer days, but paired with some tights the colour is perfect for autumn. I know the colour is kinda the same as my hair but I love the contrast in the photos against the white buildings
What do you think to this dress? and make sure to follow me on instagram to see my santorini snaps!
Much love Natasha

28 Jun 2015

Ootd: "I tell you all the time, Heaven is a place on earth with you"

 
Its been a while since I did an outfit post, mainly due to unpredictable weather, broken down cars and the fact I have a viral infection, meaning I'm covered in a rash! However this delay in a way was a blessing, as yesterday was the most glorious day, and we took a trip to a local stately home for their nostalgic weekend, so we got to wander the beautiful gardens providing the perfect back drop for outfit photos. This beautiful dress I am wearing was sent to me from the ever so lovely ladies at Sugarhill Boutique. Its called the Hope Stamp print midi dress and really reminded me of all the beautiful Mediterranean prints I'm a little bit obsessed with at the moment! Not only do I love the pattern on this dress but the shape is really flattering on me even if I am only short! Sugarhill are now stocking sizes 6's so I was keen to see what the fit was like, and it was perfect! I teamed mine with my wrap headband to create a retro feel, and obviously flats as I was walking around gardens, but a pair of pointed heels would make this a perfect dress for popping a bar on a warm summer night!
What do you think to this style of dress? Is it something you would wear?
Much Love
Natasha x

25 Jun 2015

#PawHumour: The many faces of Jacob

As you all know I am a little crazy about the little man I have in my life. His short legs, his massive ears, his baggy skin, the salvia all over me and every single thing I own. No I'm not talking about Nathan, I'm talking about Jacob my 4 year old Basset Hound. I love Jacob more then anything in the world, it is like having a toddler, hes nothing like a dog. This is why I make sure to have Jacob insured, because you never know what could happen, and well Jacob trips over his ears ALL the time and often ends up with a split lip. RSPCA pet insurance offers great deals for insuring your furry friends, you can even insure dogs and cats on the same policy. Thats not even the best part, your policy means £20 will go directly to RSPCA. RSPCA do an amazing job, I know from personal experience with our rescue dog Bessy, and they are completely funded by donations only, so not only will you be keeping your pet safe, but you will also be helping those furry creatures who have been neglected. To celebrate this, I thought I would share a little bit of #Pawhumour, presenting the many faces of Jacob!

"Hi I'm Jacob, nice to meet you"  face
Its too windy face
 Saturday morning face
 "Im sleeping, go away" face
 WAAAAAAAAASSSUUUPPPPPPPP - face
 I is so sad face
 ADVENTURE! - face
 so what if I ripped everything up when you was at work face.

"And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. Baby I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake
Shake it off. Shake it off" - face
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate
Baby I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake
Shake it off. Shake it off

 
SQUIRREL! - face

Basset hounds have a lot of faces, thats all I can say, which is your favourite? And dont forget to check out MORE TH>N insurance and do a good deed whilst looking after your furry friend! 
 Much Love
Natasha & Jacob x

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21 Jun 2015

DIY: mediterranean "tiled" Dressing table and a look at my new room decor


 It has been a while since I did a DIY which makes me very sad, but I have come back with the BEST DIY that I have ever done on my blog. One night whilst on pinterest, I came across a bohemian/ meditterranean/ morrocan inspired bedroom and that was it,  I was in love so the next day I painted my room white, got a light coloured carpet, and completely re bought all my accessories and bedding.
All I needed was a more authentic feature in  my room, like a tiled dressing table!
My dressing table before I tiled it. 


 
Did you really think I tiled? I mean I know I can do a lot of DIY projects but tiling is another level. So here comes my secret, vinyl tile decals from Snazzy Decals. These amazing tile decals are perfect for sticking over existing tiles in kitchens and bathrooms as well as using on staircases, or in my case to jazz up a dressing table and mirror. It means you dont have to re-tile and can get a beautiful new look, and save a fortune, as tiles, even wallpaper in this type of design, are normally designer ranges or vintage and the prices are really really high.

 The vinyl tiles peel away from the backing easily
 
    Line the tile decal up as to where you would like it with only a little bit of the backing peeled back
 
 Once you have it where you would like it, pull the rest of the back off and smooth the decal down

 And it is that easy!

 I have a glass top on my dresser but the decals are actually waterproof, scratch resistant and protected from fading in the sun. I also put the tiles around my mirror which hid unsightly holes as well as making the space look even more amazing.

 Bright and bold accessories to contrast with the blue and white.
 
 Beautiful tiled bedding to match




 I am so pleased with how my dressing table looks, the lovely lady who runs Snazzy Decals Pauline, is so helpful, she helps with choosing a design and making them to custom fit. She also offers an amazing service were you can send a photo, for example a photo of the area at the back of your kitchen sink, and she will mock up an image so you can see how it will look before you buy. I highly recommend these vinyl tile decals for an easy update to your home. 
What do you think to the new look in my room, and these tile decals?
Much Love
Natasha





17 May 2015

 Do you know what? I find it hard to do serious faces, I mean smiling is sooooo much easier, we must take 3647236273 photos to get a few "serious face" blog photos, were I don't look like there is a an angry wasp on my face or someone has just told me they ate all my chocolate. Well moving on from my face issues, how about a bohemian outfit? This black shoulder-less crochet dress is from my faves again Ark, they are totally hitting the boho look this season with their Hearts and Bows collection. I love this dress because on the more chilly days its great for throwing a jacket over and putting your boots on with but would make the perfect night time dress for on holiday. I teamed mine with layered jewellery from Wild Inanda but even a delicate chain would have worked. I am really loving these shoulder-less dresses Ark have at the moment, it adds that extra detail as well as being super flattering.
What do you think about the shoulder-less dress trend? 
Much Love
Natasha


11 May 2015

My top 5 views in Paris with Air France

As you all know I am in love with Paris, so when I was asked to write a post for Air France to celebrate their new Manchester to Paris flights I jumped at the chance! I thought one thing I havent shared on here is my top places to view Paris, yes we all know the Eiffel Tower has amazing views, but you can't see the Eiffel Tower in all its glory if your stood up it!
My first spot is from the Pont Alexandre III bridge, now this bridge deserves a post in itself, it is beautiful, but we're not here to look at what we're standing on but what we are looking at! This bridge is my favourite place to capture the sunset in Paris, the reflections of the sky in the water is amazing, this sunset was taken on New Years day, but whether I've been there in winter or summer this sunset view never fails.
 This second view is one of my favourites as it's kind of unexpected. This photo was taken from inside the department Store Galeries Lafayette (the one on the Grand Boulevards) This department store has a roof terrace where you can see for miles, with the Eiffel Tower in the distance, however this view was taken from the toy floor (which in itself makes for a fun half hour) I always love how white the city looks at this view, and whats even better is you can eat in their restaurant and enjoy the views. The restaurant isn't expensive, its a canteen self serving style and I always go and just get cake!
 Ahhh another sunset, but this one is over the rooftops! And nothing beats a sunset over the rooftops of Paris. This view of the Eiffel Tower is from Montmartre. The front of the Sacre Coeur has an amazing view but if you walk right to that view and look through the fencing (you'll probably spot some tourists trying to climb up for a better view) you will get this amazing rooftop view, I always love this view on misty rainy days.
 Tour Montparnasse is the large tower that runs opposite to the Eiffel Tower, it is 689 ft tall and offers the best panoramic view of Paris. Now I dont really find sky scrapers all that nice to look at, so I much prefer to go to the top of this and view the Eiffel Tower! The lift (which is the fastest in Europe) takes you to the 56th floor, which may be higher then the eiffel tower but its on the inside so might not be as frightening if you have a fear of heights like the lifts are in the Eiffel Tower. Apparently it does get busy in the day but not as much as the Eiffel Tower but we went just before sunset so we could see the city light up, and qued for 10 minutes. I have to say this is the best view I have had of Paris, watching the rivers of light flow through the streets and the tower glitter on the hour, it really is a magical experience.
This last view is from Parc des Buttes Chaumont which I think is the most beautiful park in Paris, it has a waterfall, yep a waterfall and is a relaxing walk away from the busy streets. The highest point in the park offers amazing views of the Sacre Coeur, its somewhere to go if you want to get away from the tourist heavy spots but still have your breath taken away!


This map created by Air France shows where to find all my best views! and if your from the north remember to check out their new flights from Manchester airport (ps hotels are waaaaaay cheaper in august if your fancying a few days away) 

Much Love
Natasha x

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5 May 2015

Ootd: "I've been out on that open road"

 I LOVE this outfit! Its the perfect bohemian carefree dress. It was sent from my faves over at Ark and from their ever growing Hearts & Bows collection. I love everything about this dress, the bohemian pattern, the flash of shoulder, the light weight material and the lose fit of it. The fit of the dress meant that not wearing a bra looked fine and this also meant no straps on show! I really like the lace edge to add a little more length, as well as making it a little more girly! I teamed it with a raw amethyst slice necklace from *ahem* a fab little jewellery store called Wild Inanda, and some simple white sandals from Primark to finish the bohemian look. I will definetly be taking this dress with me when I go on holiday to Santorini, in fact Im pretty sure my suitcase will just be full of Hearts & Bows
 Have you started buying your holiday wardrobe yet?
Much Love
Natasha x

26 Apr 2015

OOTD: Fat Face

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Fat Face to see if I was interested in the challenge of styling an outfit, now I have to be honest, I did think, hmm Fat Face? I thought Fat Face was for people going surfing or something?! But then I had a look at their website! I was amazed, the Fat Face logo has changed from how I remember it and the clothing is really pretty! Its solved my main problem when I go adventuring in the countryside, how to look fashionable whilst being practical! I chose this white sleeveless shirt and this beautiful midi skirt to create a 60's vibe. I love the material of the clothing, it's made to be worn, but at the same time really soft and comfortable. It's the kind of outfit I would put on to go have a picnic and not worry about sitting on the floor in it! I love so many items on their site that I think I may have to invest in a little Fat Face wardrobe for my miniadventures in the moors!
What do you think to my cute outfit?
Much Love
Natasha x