L the Hero

Necklace c/o Olly M Jewellery
Jeans from Next
Converse via Sarenza
I’m having a jewellery moment so when Olly M Jewellery got in touch saying they’d like to send me a piece I was super excited especially having seen what they sell on other bloggers (and a lengthy browse on their website). I was sent this initial necklace which is so perfectly my style, it arrived just before my birthday too so it felt like an extra special gift. I’ve already been telling people about Olly M and how I’ll be shopping there for special gifts in the future. They aren’t limited to necklaces either, next on my shopping list is one of the stunning friendship bracelets.
I’ve avoided slogan tees for as long as possible, as soon as I saw this over sized Hero one from Own the Runway I wanted it! I like the bold statement, a bit more serious than “YOLO” or “Geek” that seems to be everywhere at the moment and I love the pastel shade. Perfect for a casual Saturday shopping in Cardiff with my best friend.
I’ve literally just got back from London which was amazing! We travelled up yesterday and explored M&M world (a.k.a. heaven) before heading for dinner and the theatre- if you get the chance to see Mama Mia you really should, such a feel good dance and sing-a-long fest!
Today we did Covent Garden and Oxford street before collapsing in a tired heap on the train home. I did so much walking, talking and shopping it’ll take a while to recover but Mum and I have wanted to do this for years and now was the perfect time. I must spend more time in the Capital, there are so many people I want to meet and things I want to do,
I need to seriously save some cash first though!
What are your favourite things to do in London? Anyone else an M&M world fan?

Sarenza shoe of the week- Mad for Melissa

It’s my 26th Birthday today so I think I’m allowed to want these Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Lady Dragon shoes in two colours, right? At £125.70 a pair they aren’t cheap but from what I have heard they are worth the money and they sure look pretty. With the recent summery weather I’m finally thinking it might be time to pack away the boots and bring out the sandals and a pair of these might just have to be added.
Which colour do you prefer?
Seeing as it’s my Birthday I’ve decided to make a few resolutions for the year ahead. Spring seems a much better time to resolve to make positive change right?
1. Gain a bit more weight so I have more energy and really fit my clothes…I’ve come a long, long way in recovery from anorexia but there is still room for improvement and I just want to be the healthiest and happiest version of myself I can possibly be
2. Drink less coffee and more tea…my coffee consumption is getting stupidly bad
3. Live in the moment and not worry about what may or may not lie ahead
4. Learn to take a deep breath, cast fear aside and just get ahead and do what I want to do 
5. Cook and bake more
6. Learn to do something new
7. Explore and have adventures
And now I’m off to eat a birthday breakfast and spend the day with the people who matter most.
P.S.  I’m off to London tomorrow for the night with my Mum, hello theater and shopping! Expect a probable return to daily blogging when I get back as I have a massive list of posts to share and no doubt there will be many more to come.

sunshine and smiles

Necklace c/o Kittenish Behaviour
Tee: Topshop
Skirt: H&M
Boots c/o Shoe Zone
I can’t get over how stunning this necklace from Sian at Kittenish Behaviour is, I posted about her shop when it launched not all that long ago and she is now branching out in to one of a kind necklaces like this one which will retail at £25.
I wore mine to work on Tuesday and got so many compliments, I love something a bit unique and this fits the bill perfectly. They aren’t on the website yet but watch this space- I’ll let you know when they are!
The rest of this outfit was made up out of odds and ends. A tee I had forgotten about, it’s an odd cut and doesn’t really go with much so it gets neglected. This skirt was a bargain at £3 in the H&M sale some time ago. The boots have fast become a new favourite.
How has your week been? I can’t believe it is Saturday. I had the first day of my birthday weekend yesterday and it was pretty brilliant. Coffee with the best friend, a chilled afternoon with the boy and then dinner and drinks with a group of my school friends who met the boy for the first time. I’m not much of a drinker but got talked in to a Mojito and declare myself a convert. Roll on long summer days!
I’m off to Cardiff shopping with the best friend today. After three consecutive years of Birthdays I’d rather forget I’m all for celebrating this one for as long as possible! I’m getting really excited for my overnight London trip with Mum on Monday/Tuesday. Any recommendations of places to visit near Oxford Street? I already plan to detour to M&M world just because my inner five year old says I must!
I hope the sun is shining for you, for once it is here and that makes me extra happy.

Don’t Play with your Food!

One thing I’ve learnt over the last few years is that food can be fun, so when Find Me A Gift got in touch offering me a product to review I was instantly drawn to Magic Choc- flexible chocolate that you can make in to edible models.
I was curious as to how it could possibly work, in my excitment I kind of forgot how utterly un-artistic I am and thus my creations look more like something a five year old could have crafted, but it was good fun and wonderful novelty value (wonderful value too at £5.99)
These were meant to be a bunny and a penguin but look somewhat deformed, oops!
The chocolate comes in sachets- milk, white and dark in the form of little discs which are simply warmed in your hands and then shaped. It’s super easy to work with and would make a fantastic gift for adults or kids. I still have some left and look forward to playing around with it, perhaps trying to hone my technique somewhat.
As for the taste, well, it’s not high quality chocolate so probably not one for a chocolate snob, but it’s not inedible and this is a product produced more for the novelty value than food factor and it does the job just fine. At that kind of price and for the fun it brings I’m not going to knock it and I will be purchasing this as a gift or for myself again in the future.
Have you ever tried magic chocolate? What would you create?

fringe fest

Vest: Heart by Nana Judy (c/o)
Jeans: Bershka
Converse via Sarenza
Something a little different from me today as I don’t think I have ever owned a top like this before. It was gifted to me by hot Australian brand Heart by Nana Judy who have just landed in the UK in time to launch their AW13 collection. With the sun having just shown it’s face on this side of the world it may seem a tad unseasonable to be mentioning six months down the line, but one look at what’s in store and you’ll be able to see why I was itching to share!
Below are my favourites from the Look Book I was sent…
New to the UK for AW13- Heart by Nana Judy

Can’t get enough of these Heart by Nana Judy metallic trousers!
The Heart aesthetic is all about mixing edgy rock with femininity and it’s already a big success in Australia. I can’t wait to see how the UK reacts to it’s arrival and I hope to add more pieces to my wardrobe to brighten up the colder weather blues (er, I really shouldn’t be thinking quite that far ahead!)
What do you think?