Thursday, 29 October 2015

These are a few of my favourite things - October Favourites

I actually can not believe we are so close to the end of the year already, it's literally flew by! 
Halloween is this weekend, then Christmas! ahh! 

Anyway, I thought I would post about a few things I have been loving this month.
First up, THESE Topshop bargains!
Last week I went out for a little afternoon shop, not for anything in particular (you know those day's that turn into you seeing all sorts you don't need& before you know if your hands are full&bank balance ran dry..) but Topshop was having a huge mid-season sale so I thought why not take a peek. 
I spotted these pink beauties and felt like it was shoe fate when they were actually my size! 
Wait for the best bit.. These only cost me £10!! Such a great bargain.

Next, Alexa Chung app - Villoid! 
Now of course anything Alexa does is pretty much perfect but her app, I honestly can't explain my love for it. 
Super simple to use & gives me so much inspiration for outfits in no time at all. 
If you don't know what Villoid is yet, imagine Pinterest and Polyvore tied together/ if those two websites had a child.. 

Basically you create boards with images, clothing items, accessories etc. and then save them to your personal profile which other users can see& you can also share them via. twitter, instagram etc. 

Here's a couple of style boards I have created so far.. 

You can also buy the exact items directly through the app, so if you're anything like me be sure to keep your bank card out of reach.. 
...There's only so many times I can swoon over Shrimps fur before I crumble!
Also I tweeted about putting together this post& Alexa favourited it, how amazing!? 
I feel like my 14 year old self would be dying over it nevermind me right now at 22!

Moving on, a shop I have been loving this month is Paperchase, seriously from their Christmas decorations to cute funny postcards, Paperchase is like heaven at the minute! I picked up these three decorations last week.. a pineapple, a Christmas ostrich and angel sausage dog, halo included of course! All their Christmas decorations are on 3 for 2 also which basically means you get a free one so why not buy more.. 
(that's a question I'm asking myself at the moment, as I'm sure I'll be heading back soon). 
I also have a photo wall in my bedroom which has lots of mix matched frames filled with photo's, quotes etc. so I wanted to find some quirky little postcards that I could pop into a few empty frames I had.. Ta Daa! 
Literally the coolest postcards ever, &they are super cheap too!
"you looked taller on tinder"
"real unicorns have curves"

My very last favourite for this month is my Alex Monroe Bumble Bee Necklace, this is very much a favourite for me every single day not just this month. I bought it at the very beginning of the year using money I got as Christmas gifts from family. I went for the rose gold version just so it could suit my everyday jewellery a bit more, so far the chain has started to go a bit dis-coloured, but after almost a year of wearing it every single day I can't really complain. 
I love how the little bee adds just enough dainty detail to any outfit! 

Have you found something new that you're particularly loving this month? Or even an old fave? 
Let me know, I hope you're all well. 

Saturday, 24 October 2015

OOTD; You Can't Beat A Jumpsuit

jumpsuit | ASOS | £60
shoes | old | ASOS sale
necklace | alex monroe 
watch | olivia burton 

Jumpsuit's are literally the most easy of outfits to put together, (not so easy when going the loo, but none the less easy to style). Pop on a pair of shoes and your outfit is pretty much done. 

I spotted this one online last month and after taking a bit of length of the hem (it was way to long), I was good to go. 
I even bought another jumpsuit the week after because well, I pretty much can't get enough of them at the moment.. 

Is there any particular item you're loving at the moment? Especially with the change of season? 
Hope you're all well.


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Let's have a catch up..

"Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans" - John Lennon 

Here we are, pretty much a whole month since my last blog post. I don't want to keep saying sorry for breaks in blogging because I think it's just one of those things that can happen from time to time. But I'm back and kind of feel like I have the blogging 'bug' back & have plenty of idea's for posts too. 

I just thought it could be a good idea to let you know what I've been up to since my last post.

one - work, jobs, intern
The past three months I was completing a design internship with a jewellery and accessories brand, I seriously loved my time there but as it was located about three hours away from my house, I decided to turn down a job opportunity there when they offered me it. For me this was a huge decision because it was a job I loved but I just wasn't ready to move from home yet, plus a lot of other reasons to however moving was the main one. 

After saying no I thought I was going to have to start all over in a new place, interviews etc. 
But luckily for me the company offered for me to work from home a few days a week! I honestly can't say how happy I was and just how much I'm loving the job role. It's a lot of social media, PR design and even blogging too, so right up my street! 
I'm planning on doing a post all about working from home& how to keep motivated etc. 

I really do believe it's so so important to be in a job which you love, no matter what that job is or how you find it, just try!

two - a shop : no frills, just fluff

Working with an accessories company obviously inspires me a lot & although I love working for somebody else, I'm not quite ready to let go of all my uni experience and own individual work just yet.. hence No Frills, Just Fluff

For my final collection in university I created a collection based on Granny Chic.. think all things fluff, faux fur and pastel colours. With the collection I made bags, shoes and accessories to match, I also made a few pairs of fluffly earrings for myself late last year. When I posted a image of myself wearing them on Instagram I got so many comments saying about selling them/making them for other but at the time I wasn't to sure. Cut the long story short.. it's happened and I'm happy to say pom pom earrings have been introduced to my little Etsy shop.

If you fancy taking a peek you can shop the earrings here
or follow the No Frills Just Fluff instagram account here

three - life

The thing is life doesn't stop and wait for anyone, some days really great things will happen and other days you'll hate every second. You just have to keep going I guess.. 

I hope you're all well, &let me know if you have bee up to anything exciting recently? 
I also have a Instagram and Twitter account for Bird Bloom now after feeling slightly guilty about spamming my friends none stop with blog pictures on my personal account haha.. 

Look out for a outfit post later this week too!