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Ok, it’s 5:08am as I start this post; why?! Because I am awake and have time to sit and blog!
This week has been one of those crazy chaotic weeks and I’m not complaining because it has been quite wonderful when you take out the fact I have a doctors appointment at 8:30 this morning and I’m wondering why on earth I agreed to such an un-friendly time!

Please do accept my extended (and probably needless) apologies for not having commented on your blogs this week…Sunday I will finally have the chance to sit down and do so…I’m not used to being this busy for several days in a row…tomorrow I’m hopefully going shopping with Mum to spend some birthday money! We did shopping round one on Wednesday and it’s left me with the bug!

And on the birthday subject…seriously guys, thank you for the lovely wishes. Each and every one was appreciated. Am I overly soppy, yes? But I honestly held no expectations for this year and was for once in my life happy to be proved wrong.

I thought I’d share with you a few of my main gifts. It would be impossible to post them all as I was spoiled rotten by friends and family with gorgeous trinkets that you will no doubt see in up-coming posts! There are some pretty awesome pairs of tights to be modelled, and jewellery galore!

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This suitcase was from my parents. An odd choice of gift perhaps? Not when you know you have a hospital admission looming..and plans for travelling and visiting friends once you’ve got yourself back on track!
They were also kind enough to gift me with money, to spoil myself, as well as my much coveted eyeshadows from the MAC give me liberty range
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My grandparents are the most generous people I know. From them I recieved this Moomin wallet (remember them?!) and the locket you see in the second photo from Me and Zena

The silver bracelet I bought myself on the shopping spree!

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My best friend/sister Trudi knows me too damn well and solved my dilemna of which Alice in Wonderland OPI polish to buy, I can’t wait to rock these, maybe all at once?!

[and now everyone will realise what a spoiled brat I am!]

No birthday outfit photo, I totally forgot to take any photos, but here’s what I wore yesterday!

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And before I go start getting myself sorted for my early start, the most important part of this post is…

The Winner of the Karma Cards Giveaway!

Congratulations Vicki!
I will be in touch shortly.

Back to regular blogging and commenting on Sunday…see you then!

xxx

Another Year


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I just wanted to post with a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has wished me a Happy Birthday today.
This year especially, it means a lot to have so many people care and be kind when truly I did not feel like celebrating.
So thank you, for helping me put aside everything else and enjoy the day (though it’s not over yet)

I’ve got a really hectic few days coming up, I will try and post on Friday and will catch up fully with blog comments when I get some time to breathe on Sunday…I don’t want anyone to feel neglected!

Don’t forget to enter the Karma Cards giveaway if you haven’t already, it ends tomorrow! The winner will be selected and announced on Friday’s post.Comments disabled as this is all about me.

xxx

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Black Milk part three and ecosystem

Hello, I hope your week has kicked off with a bang. You get a double post from me today; an outfit AND a review, to make up for what might be a lack of posting and commenting from tomorrow as my week gets hectic with Birthday (non) celebrations spending time with my family, and then a flurry of appointments.
Hopefully by the weekend I’ll be back with you 100% ;)

So firstly, I know that like me a lot of you are suckers for gorgeous stationary. Well, look at these beauties:

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Are they not the most bright and cheerful notebooks ever?
Not only do they LOOK gorgeous, these books by ecosystem are totally environmentally sound, too.
The lovely Ivy was kind enough to send me three of their Author journals (in watermelon, clementine and kiwi) so I could see for myself.
The books are also available in several other vibrant colours and styles including blank, architect and advisor making them perfect for all your fashion musings.

Here’s some information for you:
“Like all of us, each ecosystem has a unique past, present and future. From the packaging to the paper, the book’s past brings together recycled parts to create a new chapter in the life of each component. Every ecosystem product is made from 100-percent post-consumer recycled materials using low-impact processes that are environmentally savvy and responsible. Made entirely in compliance with U.S. Fair Trade standards, ecosystem moves notebooks forward.

Want the full story? Just register your ecosystem online (www.ecosystemlife.com) using its unique ID number to learn the origin of every component in your book and the innovative way it was constructed and if your ecosystem become separated, we’ve got a way to reunite the two of you.”

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Like I said above, the books are so bright and cheerful and I just love that you can register and learn about exactly where your book came from! The quality is just fantastic and you can order inserts to extend the capabilities of your book such as a to-do list or calendar.

Check out the website for more information, stockists or order online!

Phew, this is turning in to a longer post than I anticipated! But I have to show you the third pair of leggings sent to me by James at Black Milk! I apologise now as the photos DO NOT do these babies justice, un-cooperative lighting and camera frustrate me!

This is the teardrop laces (side) style, available here. It was a bit chilly here yesterday so I added pink tights under mine for additional warmth and a cool contrast.

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I have one more pair to share with you, but that will have to wait!
And well,
if you made it through this entire post then you deserve a cookie/cupcake/slice of birthday cake!

I’ll be updating and commenting when life allows me too! Stay safe and have fun!

xxx

Maxi

I spent a long time lusting after a jersey maxi dress, and what seemed like an eternity searching for one that met my needs AND budget. As ever it was New Look that came up trumps with this one pictured below, priced at £15…I also took advantage of a 20% off voucher making it a very affordable £12.

I’ve had it about a month now, hanging in my wardrobe waiting for the weather to improve. With yesterday promised as the warmest day so far I decided it was time and teamed it with a nude lace vest and my grey jersey blazer.

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I love the floaty feeling you get from wearing a long dress, and the fact it’s jersey means it’s comfortable enough to want to live in.
Totally a summer essential in my eyes!

Are you having a good weekend so far? The weather has taken a turn for the worse today; grey skies and rain which is just no good! Thankfully it is set to be lovely again from tomorrow which is just as well as I have a busy week full of appointments and my birthday on Wednesday.

What have you got planned?

Don’t forget you have until Thursday for my giveaway and this week will also bring more outfit posts and an eco-friendly review.

xxx

two outfits

Happy Friday! Weekend time again, and it looks set to be a gorgeous one weather wise! What are your plans? I’m catching up with a friend today, visiting grandparents tomorrow and chilling out Sunday.

Here are a couple of outfits that I’ve worn this week, the first one is from Wednesday; I dont often wear jeans but had a strange desire to do so for whatever reason. This top was passed along to me by a friend and it had been lingering in my drawer for far too long so I decided to give it an airing too.

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And this would be today’s outfit. For some reason (perhaps because of the pale colour and my tendency to spill things) I rarely wear this dress, I do love it though!

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Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for your chance to spread some karma!

xxx