Whilst at the Amazon Christmas Wishlist Press Event last week, I picked up one of the top female presents for women this Christmas and it happened to be Calvin Klein's Eternity Moment. I don't really wear perfume very often, but I have to say that I was converted! I love the summery and beautiful flowery smell of this perfume and it made me feel happy smelling it. I know, I know, that does sound like a rather random thing to say, but I never realised what joy could come from lovely smells! I guess if I was to get all poetic about it, it was like walking into a gorgeous field of fantastically coloured flowers and table of gorgeous fruit near by. I want to start wearing a perfume, and what better way to start? Isn't it so true that when you hug someone you love, you can't help but recognise the smell they have straight away? Well today's post was inspired by my lovely Uncle David who always smells delightful and puts a smile on my face like you wouldn't believe! Do any of you have your favourite perfume? Let me know what it is please! Buy Calvin Klien products HERE from Amazon.
In LOVE with these adorable little Clarks shoes. I was walking round Saffron Walden recently and spotted these little beauties in the corner and they instantly stood out to me. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough money to buy them at the time...anything over £20 is out of the question for me right now, so I had to put them to the back of my mind and pretend that I had never seen them. However, it seems unfair to not share them with the rest of the world. I know lots of people are wearing these at the moment; i'm sure I'm a little bit behind the times! Since coming back from travelling, I find it hard to wear anything but flip flops as I feel so restricted in other shoes. These are so light and made me feel like a little girl dressed up as a princess in mums shoes! Do you have a pair similar? Any equivalent brand I could go for?
I was recently shopping the amazing ASOS Sale and spotted these little gold sandals for only £15. When I think about the weather recently, I realise that they wouldn't come in much use; but I can't help but wish for better weather where I would be able to wear them! If I had the money to buy them then I would match them with my new ZARA White Jeans and a cute block coloured top. What do you think of these beauties? Could you imagine yourself in them? What would you match them with?
I spotted this adorable outfit on the New Look website and instantly fell in love with it. After being away in Australia, I fell in love with brightly coloured statement tops which you can chuck on and still look nice. I have also put on a little bit of weight around my hips so this lose fitting top would flatter that very nicely. Whilst I was away travelling, I had to quickly grab some items from home to change my outfit up from day to night after work so I could go out and have a lovely time with friends so below I have selected two looks.
For the day, I am in love with this Birkenstock style of slider sandals, I saw some on a market stall the other day and regret not buying them so much! These are perfect with lightly painted toe nails and turned up jeans. I've also added this structured white backpack to carry all my bits and bobs around in. Whilst I was away I loved carrying a little backpack everywhere, as I was often out from dusk till dawn, but this one is definitely more appealing!
For the night, I love these black heels and a rectangle box bag in white, black and silver. I think the block colour of the top is enough colour for this outfit so adding some monochrome accessories definitely creates a sophisticated look. Also, although this heels look rather clumpy, they will help to elongate your legs and I don't know about you, but I certainly feel more attractive when wearing heels. I find myself walking taller and having a much better posture when I walk into a room, an air of confidence about me. This cute little clutch bag is adorable, just big enough to fit your essentials in it and very understated, meaning it won't take the attention away from your clothes.
What do you think of these looks, do you prefer night or day?
After watching the beautiful Zoella's video on how to do a Milk Maid Braid, I thought I would give it a try. After numerous attempts, this is the best I seem to be able to do! Unfortunately I don't have lovely long luscious locks like Zoe does, so I have made do with my shorter thin hair, but here is still proof that it can be done! I am very glad to know, as Zoe states in her video, that she had issues hiding her hair clips for her first few attempts. I am definitely at that stage at the moment, but I really like this style so hopefully I will be able to perfect it the next time. This is definitely a style for when you can't be bothered to wash your hair, its all clipped back off your face but still looks interesting! Opinions?
Whilst in Australia I came across the amazing brand Rubi Shoes which is part of Cotton On. I bought these shoes whilst it was still hot in Melbourne and loved wearing them everywhere. They are so practical for day and night and go perfectly with everything in my wardrobe. I especially liked wearing them with cute little dresses to add a more grungy look to the whole outfit. What do you think?
Check out their other shoes on http://shop.cottonon.com/shop/rubi/.
I don't know if I have ever told you all before, but the website notonthehighstreet is my ALL TIME favourite website. I buy everything from card sets, presents, pretty things for the home and even for pets! The person behind that website is a genius and it should simply be advertised as 'buy anything from here and your girlfriend/wife/sister/mother/grandma etc will be happy'. Anyway, with the most romantic day of the year looming, I thought I would show you some of my favourite Valentines day cards that I would love to send/be sent! Unfortunately my boyfriend and I won't be together this year, but i'm sure we will make up for it another day soon. Like one of these cards says 'i love you 365 days of the year, not just on valentines day' :)
Now I don't know about you, but being especially patriotic to my great homeland of England, means that I love everything special to the country. Of course, top of that list is the roast dinner. What more could you ask for? The perfect mix of meat, potatoes and a hell of a lot of vegetables that normally you don't have at any other time of the week (or year). If it was up to me, every single Sunday of the year would be spent eating roast dinners and because of this, my aim is to be able to make the perfect roast.Now, I ask you...what makes the perfect roast dinner?
Are you a 'lots of meat and no veg' type, or do you go for a vegetarian option? Do you love adding in unusual vegetables or cook them in a different way? Or do you add sauces that are typically associated with that type of meat? Tell me all!
Tweet me at @Pippa_ctx with your answers too as I would love to know.
Recently I watched the stunning 'Julie and Julia' and it put me in such a good mood; I felt so inspired after watching it and it really made me want to get out there and do something fun! I thought it very appropriate to share a particular moment with you all because it made me happy and proud to have a blog :) ”You’re not a writer unless someone publishes you. See, that’s what’s so great about blogs. You don’t have to be published. You can just go online, press enter and there it is, out there.”
I may not blog all the time, but when I do, it's because I have something I believe is worth sharing. I hope you all agree! Blogging enables you to say what you think, when you want to write it and simply let people read it if they choose to do so! What could be better :) So I guess in a sense, this is a strange form of apology for not blogging more often, but sometimes a girl just has to have some fun!