Wednesday, 27 August 2014

New In: Gold Jewellery

Recently I have purchased these two foxy little numbers:

This necklace was about 6 pounds (for some inexplicable reason my pound key is displaying a hashtag) in the sale at The Dubai Mall. I've had my beady eye on this for ages- it has been adorning my Pinterest board for about 4 months, so I was chuffed to find this reduced by so much. It is crying out to be worn with a crisp white collar! Side note: My boyfriend says this is Rose Gold. He's totally colour blind right? 

I picked up these earrings in H&M when I was still in London. I'm getting more and more into earrings and especially hoops. They are a bit gaudy but that's how I like an earring. My boyfriend said I looked like a 'hoochie mama', which I'm gonna take as a compliment. Ha. Here is a pic of me wearing them whilst enjoying a refreshing green juice.

In other news, I have been having blog-related stress recently. I don't have a DSLR camera, I can't afford to buy a new outfit every week (seriously how do so many bloggers constantly have new things?) and my blog layout is pretty basic. But I really do enjoy blogging. It's fun, I love writing and fashion and I love having a visual diary of things I've done. So I have decided not to worry too much about it. Yes I wish I did have the things listed above but they will come in time, so I will be patient and carry on blogging because I like it. Emotional outpouring over. TTFN. 

Faye x

Sunday, 24 August 2014

OOTD: Welcome to The Jungle

Dress Ted Baker 
Shoes Forever 21
Sunglasses Primark

So, it's really hard to blog when your internet is so slow it's pretty much non-existent 75% of the time. 

Anyway, I wore this dress on the way back from a trip to the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa in Abu Dhabi. The hotel was pure luxury and the food was amazing- It was the best breakfast I've ever had. Made-to-order pancakes/french toast (I chose the former and smothered them in chocolate sauce and chocolate and toffee curls), a selection of freshly squeezed juices and an extensive bakery selection including cronuts. They taste like a deep fried croissant FYI, which in my book is bloody delicious. 

The breakfast of dreams- so light and fluffy.

Honey from an ACTUAL honeycomb! 

The infinity pool looked out over the Eastern Mangroves (hence the name of the hotel). I didn't know this but apparently they are like inlets of water you get in a jungle/swamp. 

It's been a weird few weeks, what with no job I've just been in a cycle of job-applying, sun-bathing and binge-watching Netflix/BBC iPlayer. I've finished Breaking Bad (last person in the world I know) and am now contemplating beginning Orange is The New Black whilst I finish catching up with Don't Tell the Bride and The Great British Bake-Off. I really miss Geordie Shore. Anyone know where I can watch it? 

I've also become ridiculously obsessed with an iPhone game called Covet Fashion, you basically dress a model for various different 'events', rate other players' efforts and if you score highly enough you win a particular item of clothing/footwear etc. It's bloody addictive, to the point where I actually bought some 'diamonds' (used to buy currency) with actual real-life money because I needed some particular boots. My boyfriend was not impressed. 

Hope everyone has a lovely bank holiday weekend over in sunny/rainy/hurricane-y England. 

Faye x

Monday, 18 August 2014

The British Tag!

I was tagged by the ever so lovely Daniela to do this tag. As I'm currently living abroad and already miss the UK like crazy, what better time to do the British Tag!

1. How many cups of tea do you have and how many sugars?

I actually don't like normal tea! The only teas I drink are herbal, and I'm particularly partial to a green tea with lemon. I used to get worried whenever someone would ask for a cup of tea, as I didn't have a clue how to make a 'good cup'. How embarrassing, I shouldn't be British at all. Working as a receptionist/part-time tea maker soon sorted that out though. I now feel confident in my tea-making abilities.

2. What is your favourite part of roast dinners?

Although I'm vegetarian I do still love a good roast, just without the meat. I'd say my favourite bits would have to be the roast potatoes and the gravy. If there's not enough gravy just forget it. Me and My sister used to have a roast dinner at our nan's house every Monday after school and she would always wind me up, saying she could see meat floating in my gravy. Sisters eh?!?

3. What's your favourite dunking biscuit?

Again, as a non-tea drinker I don't dunk. Obvs I love a biscuit though I'm still a human. Hobnobs all day erry day. The only way to improve a Hobnob- chocolate Hobnob.

4. Favourite British past time?

I like typically British Summer past times like going to fĂȘtes: coconut shys, guess the name of the rabbit and buying cakes for 20p each. I also love a good car boot/jumble sale. 

5. What is your favourite sweet?

I just love pic and mix in general, I really shouldn't eat it due to the gelatine content but sometimes I can't help myself. My favourites are sour cherries, foam bananas and does anyone remember white chocolate skulls with red stuff in the middle? I never see them any more- the youth of today are missing out!

 6. Who is your favourite British person?

I'm having 3- Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson and David Attenborough. Pretty self explanatory. I still sometimes read Jacqueline Wilson books on my Kindle in secret. 

7. What is your favourite shop and restaurant?

I'm struggling with this question. I love Topshop for obvious reasons, but if we're talking a real British institution I'd have to say John Lewis. It's just such a pleasant shopping environment! Woah I'm old. My favourite restaurant has got to be a good old' chippie. Give me fat chips drowned in salt and vinegar with a pickled egg and a buttered roll and I'm well happy.

8. What British song pops into your head?

It's probably The Spice Girls- Wannabe but I think that's because I've watched a few of these tags on YouTube and that's what they've all said so it's programmed into my brain. I bloody loved the Spice Girls though- my 10 year old self thought they were the prettiest people I had ever seen in my life. Mel B was always my fave. 

9. Marmite?

Marmite for the win!  I'm definitely late to the party however- I only discovered Marmite on buttery toast with about 4 years ago when one of my fellow Topshop VMs made it for me one break time. I'm weird with butter- I love it on its own but can't have it in sandwiches mixing around with the mayonnaise or pickle- VOM. In other marmite related news- bring back marmite rice cakes. They were such a dream with a bit of cheese. 

All pics found on Google

I tag all readers who aren't British- what do you think about all things UK? 

Faye x

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Summer Accessory Faves

Moving to a different country means being VERY selective with what you take. My suitcase was 10kg overweight when I weighed it at home which meant I had to remove a lot of stuff. That wasn't fun I can tell ya! I've ended up with what I like to call a curated, boutique (tiny) wardrobe. As one can imagine, accessories, particularly jewellery, can take up a lot of space and weight.

These are some of my favourites which made the cut:

1. The Necklace

I acquired this vintage locket when it was left on my bed at home in Bristol. My dad said he had been sorting some stuff out and he found it, a long ago gift from my nan. I have yet to pop a photo inside so it's just decorative at the moment but I think it's lovely and dainty. 

2. The Bracelet 

I just bloody love this Marc Jacobs bracelet. It was given to me when I left an old job and as a big fan of chain type jewellery, it is right up my street (always to be said in a Cheryl Cole accent). 

3. The Sunglasses 

These are bog standard Topshop sunglasses but I always tend to get compliments on them. I like big sunglasses as I think I have a big round face, so wearing Rayban Wayfarer types do not suit me.

4. The Watch

I like that this New Look watch is different and isn't trying to be a copy of a Michael Kors. I appreciate its sporty feel. The only downside to this watch is that I can't really tell the time on it all that well. What are iPhones for eh?

Faye x

Sunday, 3 August 2014

The Shoe Diaries #1: Leopard Print Skater Shoes

Skater Shoes Primark

I am definitely a shoe person. I'm not really a fan of fashion clichés, but I do think most women fall into either the shoe or bag person camp. Buying new shoes makes me happier than any other sartorial purchase! I saw these Primark skater shoes on my friend, had extreme shoe envy and knew they had to be mine.

They are totes comfortable because they are made from really soft material and didn't hurt even when I wore them for the first time (unlike the Topshop ones-ouchie!). They also go with loads due to their monochrome loveliness and to sum up, I heart them.

Faye x

Sunday, 27 July 2014

OOTD: Stolen from my mum's wardrobe

Culottes Stolen from my mum's wardrobe
Sandals Primark
Locket Vintage

"Have you got any cool clothes from the 90s in your wardrobe in France?" I asked my mum last week before visiting the parents at our house in Normandy. She claimed she hadn't, but I'm glad I looked anyway as I found these beauties! I've been wanting some culottes recently so was mega pleased to find them, and I think they look fresh and summery teamed with white. 

I had a peaceful, relaxing break in France with nothing but my family and the cows for company. I love the French countryside and the way of life, it's a complete contrast to London and how busy everything is. However by day 4 I was gagging for a bit of WiFi and the latest episode of TOWIE. I kinda wish that wasn't true but hey, that's the 21st century I guess! I must be a city girl at heart.

Faye x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Lately #4

Wearing, doing, nail-painting...

My nails match my ring! Nails Inc navy and Ted Baker gold glitter

Ted Baker cami, Primark skirt

Ted Baker top, Topshop skirt and bow

Ted Baker dress, Zara shoes

ASOS cami, Ted Baker skirt

Vintage jumper, Ted Baker Skirt, New Look boots

Models Own nails- LOVE this

Super old Topshop dress, River Island boots, H&M hat

Baby shower for my friend Kellie- I made the nail varnish favour tags. She's now had her baby and I can't wait to meet her!

This is what I wore to a wedding. Dress from Primark in the sale :)

Faye x