Thursday, 31 May 2012

Cloud nine

I recently stumbled across Courtney's blog and after seeing the phrase above it really struck me. She wrote "Summer itself is such an important time to practice this, collecting moments & memories with the people around you and not stocking up on the things in life that don't carry meaning." and I don't think I could agree more! 

This summer i'm definitely be going to try and make the most of making memories and doing lots of fun things... especially since this little fella has finally come along. Meet my little nephew George... Isn't he the cutest. (not that i'm biased!)

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Style Paparazzi Twenty Seven

Following the recent heatwave we've been having, my inspiration is still well and truly gearing towards how to stay cool in this weather! Like many girls, there are parts of my body I like to keep hidden (even in the heat!) and my legs are my pet hate so i'll be choosing a maxi skirt to cover them up! I love this polka dot one paired with a basic white tee to keep it casual. I'd probably swap the chunky boots and pirate headband and throw on some tan gladiators and ballerina bun. 

What's inspiring you this week?

Sunday, 27 May 2012

little numbers

How glorious has the weather been this week. I spent this weekend on the common and filling myself with ice lollies and strawberry cider... yum. If only I didn't have to go to back to work tomorrow!
With the re-emergence of the sun, I can't stop listening to this track from the French duo BOY - it screams summer!

Oh and in other news... my sister has finally given birth to a gorgeous little boy. I can't wait to meet the little fella!

Friday, 25 May 2012

Summer heights high

Judging by the sun currently drenching most of the country, it appears that Summer is most definitely here (well for a few more days at least!) and it's definitely long over due! 

I can't wait until I go on holiday - not that i've booked anything... yet! So after being smitten with these images from italian brand Vivetta, it's just making me itch to jump on a plane! Their latest collection from would be the perfect summer wardrobe. I'm in love with pretty much every piece from the lookbook. Gingham.. check. Retro pastels... check. Quirky watermelon and cloud prints... erm.. check. 

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Olé Olé Olé

As soon as I saw these yummy piñata cookies I was desperate to try them! The cute striped cookies have a hidden surprise centre which you can fill with your favourite sweets. That way, when you break it open, the sweets come spilling out - just like a real piñata!
Now to brush up on my baking skills...

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Style Paparazzi twenty six

The re-emergence of the sun has definitely eased me back into the week nicely... hopefully it sticks around! So with that firmly in the front of my mind, this weeks post has me coveting summery prints and this little lady's blouse hits the spot. I love the vintage feel to the florals and they sit perfectly with the sunny yellow hue of her jeans - and how about those sunnies! 

What's inspiring you this week?

Monday, 21 May 2012

I scream for Ice Cream

I love this editorial from Vogue Nippon - just can't get enough of all those pastel ice cream colours! If I was brave enough I'd definitely be toying with the idea of dying my hair that gorgeous lilac shade. 

Friday, 18 May 2012

grease lightning

I'm a huge fan of Angus and Julia Stone, their voices are just perfect together. So I was pleasantly surprised to hear the mesmerising tones of Julia on the latest Sky advert. Following in the footsteps of James Vincent McMorrow (another firm artist on my current playlist!) and his cover of the 80's pop song Higher Love being used on the LoveFilm advert, and now Ms Stone can be heard covering the classic finale track from Grease. Just beautiful. 


Thursday, 17 May 2012

Time for Tea

Mr Teacup knows just how to make his point, by saying it on a mug of course... and teapots. Each item is handpainted using ceramic ink and features quirky quotes and lyrics. My favourite is the Lionel Richie teapot... it would definitely cheer up that daily cup of tea (or two!)

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Style Paparazzi twenty five

I've had this snap in my inspiration for a while and I still love it as just as much as when I first saw her. I love the mix of the two prints with the navy, red and white to create an american flag feel. She's also made me crave a nude pair of courts - how ladylike! 

What's inspiring you this week?

Monday, 14 May 2012

Snap Happy

I'm wouldn't necessarily call myself a photographer, but I do like taking the odd snap (abeit usually with my iPhone)  but I've fallen in love with these La Sardina cameras from Lomography. Each one is wrapped in a unique, colourful stripey design which reminds me of exotic deck chairs. Perfect for summer! 

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Tiger Tiger

I recently stumbled across the gorgeous Tiger magazine, and although I can't read a word of it (it's all in Spanish!) I was drawn in by this stunning editorial. I love the vintage tone to the images and the retro styling looks like she's just stepped right out of the 1960's. Oh and how perfect is the models hair! 

Friday, 4 May 2012

Take flight

I can't get enough of Swedish electro duo, Niki and the Dove at the moment. With a little taste of the likes of Bat for Lashed and Karen O, I'm totally digging lead singer Malin. Press play and get ready for summer!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Hip Hip Hooray...

So a celebration is in order. It was my birthday over the weekend, and after a few cocktail and wine fuelled nights dancing with the girls (along with a hilarious evening spent at a roller disco) I made the journey home to see my parents (and Twin sister... after all it was her birthday too!) to blow out some more candles and inevitably eat more cake. 

What I wasn't expecting was this little beauty waiting for me....

I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!

Oh and how cute are these cupcakes my lovely housemates made for me...