19 Oct 2014

Wild Inanda - my new adventure

I mentioned last week in my outfit post that the necklace I was wearing was one I had made from my jewellery brand, Wild Inanda. If you can remember a few months ago I started making crystal jewellery under the name of Native Wolf, however I changed the name to something more unique as googling Native Wolf just brought up a lot of stuff about wolves (surprisingly). I got the name from doing my family tree a few years ago, Inanda was my Great x3 Gran's name who was Nordic. I've also found out it means beauty in Zulu so thought it was very fitting for the type of items I sell. So a new name and some new branding later, I have a new adventure. A new name isn't a new adventure you may be thinking, however this time I have started my own website along side Etsy, as well as a few new surprises. I'm so excited, nervous and scared! I've bought so many crystals for the wire wrap jewellery I make myself, as well as the new side of sourcing beautiful silver pieces of jewellery and crystals for the home from around the world to sell alongside my handmade stuff. It's only been a week since I launched my website and the response from people has been great. It's early days, and I know global domination isn't going to happen over night, being a new brand is really hard, you have no following as people don't know you and they have no loyalty to you- but I am going to work so hard to get this going and let my little adventure become a success! 
Please check out my website here, I'd love to know what you think?
You can also find me on twitter and instagram  

 Much Love
Natasha x

13 Oct 2014

M&S A/W14 60's vibes

M&S have some brand spanking new adverts on the go at the moment, and they really do make you stop and watch! For years I never would have stepped in M&S, thinking it was more for older women, but hello have you seen the advert below! These women look amazing and what they are wearing is even more amazing. I was totally drawn in by the 60's vibe going on and you all know I love the 60's. I put together some of my favourite picks from the website on the 60's theme but I could have done so many moodboard- I was really drawn to all their products that have an earthy bohemian feel to them, but no, I had to focus myself and stick to the task in hand. I love the bright bold colours, and I think its great to stand out in autumn whilst everyone else is wearing black. I love the yellow mini skirt and polo neck combination as well as sticking on those over the knee boots (Ariana Grande style), it just screams 60' chic. The blue coat is perfect for a clashing colour with the yellow and the shape is really flattering. If the over the knee boots are too much for you, I'd team the look with another block colour with the red chelsea boots. For an elegant touch I've added some leather gloves to wear when it gets chilly as well as the black bag with that strip of colour on. I love this whole outfit, and I am really impressed with M&S, there is so much that would appeal to my age, and within my budget. I would highly recommend looking at their coats, wether you are looking for oversized, pastel, fur, you name it they have it. I would go as far as saying they have the best selection I have seen on the high street this season.
Don't forget to check out the advert below, I'm sure there will be some style inspo in there for you all! 
Do you shop at M&S and have you checked out the new season? I'd love to hear from you! 

Much love
Natasha x

**Promotional post**

11 Oct 2014

"yeah my boyfriends pretty cool, but he's not as cool as me" -the boyfriend jean

Todays outfit is a little different to the normal outfits I post, but you cant be running around in a 60's style dress everyday, sometimes you need a casual day off! These boyfriend jeans were sent to me by my faves over at Ark. I love the high waist on them and the fit, being small this type would normally swamp me, but these fit and look really good! Ark also sent me the amazing lace shoulder jumper which I just adore, the quality of this top is really good, its comfortable and has a slight bohemian feel to it. I teamed the outfit with my favourite boots from Primark but it could also work with some pointed heels. Im also wearing one of my own necklaces that I make and sell, if you can remember I had a shop on Etsy called Native Wolf, but after realising there were a few other shops with the same name I rebranded to Wild Inanda, and launched my own website alongside Etsy. I will post later in the week more details about it but I would love if you could check my website out here there are some pieces I have lovingly made as well as beautiful agate crystal silver pieces I've sourced from around the world. I'm very excited about my new adventure, and cant wait to share my journey with you!  

Much Love
Natasha x

5 Oct 2014

Those who inspire me

I thought I would start doing posts now and again on bloggers, instagramers, crafters or designers who inspire me. I mean there is plenty of people who I fan girl over every day on instagram, but I never share them on my blog.And what a better person to start with then Me and Orla Sara's blog is filled with beautiful photography, with walks in the Yorkshire country side and stunning photos with her little girl Orla. I found Sarah through instagram here Sara's instagram is the most perfect account I have ever seen, and with nearly 40k followers I guess Im not the only one who thinks so! Her photos taken in her dreamy home in the middle of the Yorkshire countryside are so inspiring and the photos with her litte girl, Orla, are the most adorable Mum and daughter photos ever! Not only does Sara have the perfect instagram and blog, she's also one of those people who even though has thousands of followers, actually replies to your comments and has a little chat! I mean imagine that, someone who replies! 
Lovely person with an even lovelier account!  

Much Love
Natasha x

27 Sep 2014

OOTD: gothic and baroque lace

Im not one to usually wear black, but lately I've been a little bit obsessed looking at girls wearing black dresses in the snow on pinterest ( yeah I'm so ready for winter). Now I know I don't have any snow, but I do have this delicate black lace top that I'd never worn and this beautiful tulle skirt, that was sent to me from Blue Vanilla. I love the combination of the gold and black, it feels very baroque, and I think it makes my auburn hair seem more vivid. I think teaming it with this top was a great idea. Its a very texture heavy outfit, which is great for autumn. I feel if you threw on a pair of heels this would the perfect a/w night look. I took these photos around the marina area of Hull which is always a beautiful little walk, it has a lot of money being thrown into it soon as well, so Im very excited to see it
 get even better! 

Much Love
Natasha x

20 Sep 2014

OOTD: blue suede shoes

Do you have the line "put on my blue suede shoes and I, boarded the plane" in your head now? if you didn't I bet you do now! Autumn was showing itself today, it was damp, misty and dull but I didn't mind as it meant I got to wear my lovely new coat from Primark and my amazing Clarks blue suede boots that Cloggs had sent me a few weeks ago. I have never had navy boots so these were a great change and I love the burgundy panel, it makes them a little bit different. I'm very picky about boots, I hate it when they have really rubbish soles that are a thin strip down the middle of the boot, so that when you step on wet floor you end up absorbing the water. These boots however have a great sole and a small heel, so I wont be having no wet toes! I teamed my boots with my trusty blue jeans and my new coat which I love, the shape and the fur is just amazing! I also thought it would be a good time to pop my perfume bottle bag into a post, just because I need an excuse to wear it! I love this outfit, I think it's really casual but still sophisticated. 

Much Love
Natasha x

14 Sep 2014

Autumn decor inspirtion with George Home

Its no secret I love Autumn, and what I love even more is all the autumn themed items coming into all the Home stores. George Home at Asda offer an impressive range to kit out your bedroom . The rich colours and natural textures really bring the outside in to your room. I am IN LOVE with the deer lampshade as well as the adorable forest animal cushions - Great British wildlife in your home, yes please! I think this whole style is beautiful, it makes me want to sit in front a fire, under a blanket, after a long crisp walk through the woods. 
What do you think to the George Home range
Much Love
Natasha x

promotional post
all inspiration images can be found on my pinterest with original links

7 Sep 2014

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.”

5 points if you know where I got my title from! This weekend I visited the yorkshire moors with my Mum and Jacob, it was peaceful and beautiful. I walked along picking brambles and eating them ( as did Jacob) and I was really captivated by the colours. It seemed autumn had arrived in the moors and the mix of the golden leaves with the heather was the most beautiful colour palette I'd ever seen.

Are you excited for autumn? I think its the most beautiful season of the year.
Much Love
Natasha x

1 Sep 2014

OOTD : The mint jumpsuit

This isn't my normal style of outfit post, you know I'm normally off in some woods or in a church window but I thought I would show you this mint jumpsuit sent to me from WalG as I wore it to go out for a meal and mocktails with Nathan on date night, a bit more "real life" if that makes sense! I love this jumpsuit for date night, I love the high waist line which makes my legs look so long (and trust me they are very short) and the colour is perfect; I always think mint suits my pale skin. I also think wide leg jumpsuits are really flattering for a lot of women, the wide legs make your waist look smaller. So tiny waist, long legs what could be better in a jumpsuit?

do you like the wide leg?
Much Love 
Natasha x

31 Aug 2014

DIY Gold plastic animal photo holders

I love animals, and always have and I love crafting so this DIY was very fun to do! It's also dirt cheap, easy and a great gift idea (The big C word will be here in 3 months) These gold animal photo holders only take about 30 minutes to do.

 You will need:
1) plastic animals- I got mine from wilkinsons and pound shop, the cheaper animals are better as they are easier to put holes in, it doesn't matter if they look a bit rubbish because you will be spraying them.
2) Spray Paint- I got these smalls cans from wilkinsons and chose to use the gold
3) Gold wire
4) A pin
5) Wire cutters and pliers 

1) Pop the pin in the back of your animal were you would like to put your wire later and spray your first layer of paint, thin layers are better then one thick layer. Make sure to wait between coats so that it dries properly. 

 I sprayed mine in a shoe box in the garden

2) Cut a piece of wire and loop the end round a few times, this will be to slot your photo in

3) Hold your wire ex to your animal to how long you want it to be trim your piece of wire to where the bottom of the animal is, you will need to push the wire right in to make it more sturdy.

4) I pushed the pin around the edge of the hole created by the pin to make the hole bigger for the wire to fit in. Once you have a big enough hole push the wire all the way in.

I think these look really good on my shelf, even without making them into photo holders, they would have just looked great for decoration. These would make great presents for people, not only will you be able to use their favourite animal but it will also have that handmade touch and be totally unique! 
Let me know if you have a go and don't forget to tweet me the photo! 
Much Love
Natasha x