17 Nov 2014

DIY Christmas wool cone tree

ITS CHRISTMASSSSSS!! Well it is in my little bubble! I am so excited for all the christmas crafts I have planned, this christmas is going to be fully hands on! This weekend me and Nathan (yes I did force him) sat and did some christmas crafting whilst listening to christmas songs and eating snow bites.   This first craft idea is for the easy peasy wool christmas tree cone above, which will be sat next to the fire place come christmas, it's quite a large cone, the bauble next to it is massive I can't even get both my hands around it.

 You will need:-
PVA Glue
An applicator
Wool or twine
Paper Mache Cone (HobbyCraft £3)
 I chose this beautiful wool because the colours are the exact colours in our lounge, and they gradually blend into each other, plus the gold specks add that christmas sparkle. Remember though, if you are a little messy with crafts, go for a thicker wool, this way your less likely to have gaps, when you wrap the  wool around the cone.
Start by putting some glue on the cone, really drag it out so the layer is thin and tacky, the first bit will seem the most tricky, but wrap the start of your wool around the bottom and make sure it stays in place, DON'T CUT THE WOOL AT ANY POINT.

I found it easier to wrap it round a few times then push down the wool to make it tighter and even, rather then trying to get the wool tight (no gaps) whilst wrapping it. 

Every now and again put the cone on the table and check that its even all the way round, and that not one side is higher then the other.

Just carry it on until you get to the top! Mine took me an hour and half, but Nathans took him 40 minutes as his wool was a lot thicker!

This tree cone is really good because you can get any colour you want, it can match your christmas scheme or your room colour scheme, you could keep it modern and do it in a white wool, or go rustic with twine! And the best thing is, it looks totally professional! 
Are you going to give it a go?
I'd love to see the results
Much Love

9 Nov 2014

The great british dress off

 I think I have the dress of blogger dreams here? I mean Im not one for a cup of tea but I sure do love cupcakes and cookies, and we can pretend its hot chocolate, right?  I had this whole idea of sitting on some steps outside of pastel coloured buildings, eating a cupcake, acting all cute but the weather RUINED my little cupcake dream, and this post had to be done in 10 minutes between down pours just before it got dark, so apologies for the low light! This totally amazing dress was sent to me from Lady Vintage an online store based in London, that designs and has all their dresses made in the UK. They constantly change up the prints they use and have a tonne of different vintage style cuts to suit everyone. I chose the "Tea" cut as being short its the perfect length for me, and really suits my petite frame, my only wish is that the under skirt I own had been the same length so I could have it all plumped out! I just love this fun print, and ladies, I think this is a dress you all need to hint about to your other halves for christmas. I mean do you really need another cupcake recipe book? Wouldn't you prefer to be wearing a cupcake dress?

Much Love
Natasha x

Something handmade beautiful

An underwear post is something I said I would never do, I could never stand taking photos in my underwear to put all over the internet, it's just not me, but when I was contacted by Camden Town and saw this beautiful handmade bralette; I kinda changed my mind. Camden Town promotes unique and independent designers, and as a designer I fully appreciate something handmade. This dark Purple bralette is stunning, it has been made by a designer called Sasha Jane and fits perfectly, and it is so comfortable but yet very pretty. Who could say no to hand made underwear?! I was also sent some illustrated transfer tattoos from Pepper Ink, another one of their listed designers. My top style of illustration has to be the old botanical drawings you get on vintage cigarette cards and these beautiful transfer tattoos remind me of them (they kind of make me hate my actual tattoo) Camden Town is perfect for christmas if you are looking for something that has had a little more thought and a little more love put into it. Now I took the photos of me wearing the bra in the most discreet way possible, and on my phone (yes I put the dslr down for once) but I kinda like the limitations I had, the low light and the intimacy a phone photo can get that my big bulky camera cant.

Will you be buying handmade this year? 
Much Love
Natasha x

5 Nov 2014

dusty pink & fur

I love that in autumn you can get the faux fur out, and this amazing dusty pink fur gilet was sent to me from Celeblook I havent owned a fur gilet for years ( I think I use to wear one with furry boots, yikes!) When I saw this I knew I had to pick this, it looks really high end. The quality is really good, and its all fleecy inside to add extra warmth. I also love the dusty pink colour, I haven't seen any this colour anywhere else, and I think teaming it with pale jeans and a cream jumper is a great way to get away from the rich berry colours in autumn. I've added a simple necklace amethyst triangle necklace from my own Wild Inanda jewellery range. I have to say, when I put on gilet, the dog did think I'd become a giant teddy for him to chase around the house!

Amethyst triangle necklace from Wild Inanda

What do you think to the dusty pink?
Much Love
Natasha x

3 Nov 2014

Take me to work with you? OOTD - Blue Vanilla

This dress was sent to me from the same people who sent me my beautiful baroque skirt- Blue Vanilla. I've been living in this dress for work (Jacob hates it when I leave him to goto work, until I give him a good bye biscuit) As you know I love a collar on a dress, and this one has not only a collar, but a bit of a good old jazzy collar, with jewelled brooch like embellishments. The beautiful rich colours are perfect for autumn and its the perfect dress to take you from work to date night! 

What do you wear to work?
Much Love
Natasha x

2 Nov 2014

"Done my hair up real big beauty queen style. High heels off, I'm feeling alive" ootd- Chi Chi London

Its getting closer to that party season again which means its time for show stopping dresses! This beautiful Melissa dress was sent to me from my favourite people for extra special party dresses Chi Chi Clothing  I chose this blue dress as I think blue really compliments my hair and skin tone, I also chose it because of the amazing beautiful beading detail on it. it's enough detail to make it sparkle but not look tacky! I love the tulle skirt, it has so much movement to it, and makes it feel you're wearing something a little bit extra special. Chi Chi would be my top choice for picking the perfect dress for a special occasion, and I definitely have my eye on this one or maybe this one for the christmas season!

Have you started to think about the christmas season yet?
Much Love
Natasha x

31 Oct 2014

Out of my comfort zone with some goth vibes for halloween

 Happy Halloween!! I know I'm not super scary but its hard to be when you are wearing such lovely clothes, but I've tried to add a bit of a spooky vibe?!  This outfit was sent to me from my pals over at Ark to have some fun with for halloween. The dress is velvet with a mesh area on the chest and arms, and its a great dress to take you from the gothic look to the christmas look by adding a gold bag and heels! The coat, now lets talk about this amazing coat, it has a baby pink fur collar! baby pink! and another good thing is that it also comes off which is perfect for me as I HATE wearing fur when it rains, its like having a wet dog around my neck. So this obviously isn't my normal look but I kind of loved rocking the goth vibe it totally embraces my red hair and pale skin (not that you can tell my hair is red with my super amaze spooky colour editing) I thought I'd also share with you a funny little story, that when we went to the nature reserve to shoot this, some men passing could see me through the trees and all we could hear was them saying "look a deer, is it a deer? I think its a deer, be really quiet" for them to then slowly move closer and closer with massive binoculars for a better look, he ended up about 10m away before realising it was "kids taking photos" Now I don't know about you but I've never seen a deer wearing a black coat with a pink collar?

29 Oct 2014

N. Yorkshire Moors with Craghoppers and nike courtesy of Get the Label

On sunday I made my way, along with my Mum and basset hound, Jacob, to a log cabin in Wrelton on the North Yorkshire Moors. I love the country and going in Autumn was the most amazing time to pick. The colours were beautiful, and the hill tops were lost to the mist, it really was something spectacular. On the first day we were walking through the woods (which Jacob being a hound dog loved so much, his nose was constantly following scents) we stumbled upon two families of deer, leaping through the trees and plants, it was stunning to see them in the woods in such large groups, this was my highlight of the trip! A few weeks before the trip I was lucky to get contacted by an online store called Get The Label and asked if I'd like to pick a few items I liked. Instead of going for a dress I thought I would go for some outdoor gear for my trip! Get The Label sell branded and designer items at discount prices, so its really good if your looking for chritmas presents! My boyfriend was very jealous when my items came and asked me why I didn't pick guy items, silly question right? I chose a Craghoppers coat, which has a fleece attached inside, and it literally saved me! It was so cold on the moors but I didn't feel it at all in this coat compared to when I put my winter parka on to goto the Pub. I also chose some Nike trainers for when we went walking on land a little less muddy, they were so comfortable to slip on after wearing my heavy walking boots for 5 hours on the moors (the colour also matched my coat obviously). They sell so many brands from Converse and Ralph Lauren to Ax Paris and Levis, its a great site if you are after outdoor clothing or fashion clothing, it has something for everyone!  
Seriously considering ditching all "fashion" coats for this one 
(ps this is at the log cabin) 
I tried a bit of long exposure with my camera
 I need this to be my every day (without the seat gripping, breath holding 30% up hill drive)

Jacob was really tired from all the walking, he actually refused to move at one point

I think you can see from the photos how stunning the moors are, and also how much Jacob enjoyed himself on his little adventure! 
Have you been to the Moors?
Much Love 
Natasha x