Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

With Mothers Day nearly upon us (30th March), I thought I'd put together a few gift ideas which are perfect for the occasion - and all within a reasonable price too!

1) Lush 'Bunty Pink' Bath Gift Set - In my opinion, you can never go wrong with some bath goodies, and this box from Lush appears to be great for a mothers day prezzie! Already wrapped, it contains four bath fizzers: The Comforter; a Creamy Candle Bubble Bar; a Thick Pink bath bomb; the sweet and fruity Space Girl bath bomb.

2) Cath Kidston Assorted Mugs - Who isn't a fan of Cath Kidston these days? Not many people, that's for sure! Cath Kidston have some adorable designs, and these four work a treat together; they're 100% china too.

3) Marc Jacobs - Daisy - This perfume in particular often catches my eye when strolling down the perfume aisle in Boots. It's something about the thick glass bottle and the pretty daisies decorating the rich gold lid and the fresh, floral, yet slightly sweet scent that makes this perfume stand out so much.

The Body Shop - Mango Shower, Scrub and Moisture set - I actually received this exact set for my birthday  last year from a friend and I loved it! The scent was just gorgeous and worked really well with making my skin softer - definitely great for a mothers day gift!

Me To You Figurine - A couple of times before, my brother and I have given one of these Me To You, Tatty Teddy figurines to our mum and they do decorate the shelves nicely. They're extremely cute and there is a wide range to chose from too.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

New Look Haul

Although I am trying to be good this month, who can resist a pop to New Look after strolling past it every day on the way college? Not me, that's for sure!

 I'm completely loving floral print for SS14 and I do enjoy a patterned tube skirt, so this is one I could not resist trying on! I love the spring pinks, blues and whites against the sophistication of the black background and how an overall pattern is created through the repetition of a small area of distributed flowers. I've been styling this skirt with my vans, a pink embellished jumper, and of course a collared top underneath. In the summer, I think that this will look perfect with a plain, coloured cami top.
Although I do love this purchase, I decided to go back and change it for a size bigger as the fitting is quite small.

Pink Blazer (Generation 915)

I have to say, I'm not usually one for sporting a blazer, but being on the reduced to clear rack, I just had to at least try it on, and surprisingly, I loved it! I think that it'll be perfect for later on in the spring when it gets that little bit warmer, teamed with a pair of jeans and a patterned tee! The sleeves are a summery 3/4 length, as well as the general length of the blazer being longer than expected. I love the brightness of the colour, practically screaming summer, however, the sizing is a little misleading. Normally, I would buy aged 14-15 tops in the Generation 915 section, but this one fits perfectly at age 10-11!

Gingham is pretty much everywhere this season and, being a huge monochrome fan, I do love it. I'm also always on the lookout for little crop tops like these as I find them perfect for pairing with skater skirts, skorts and high wasted jeans, and I think that this one will add an edgy urban twist to the outfit. It's also great for wearing with a plain, yet chunky statement necklace. I did also try on the matching skirt in the Generation 915 section, but was put off by the fact that it was actually pretty see through!

A-Line Tartan Skirt (Generation 915)

Urban returns to the sixties with this tartan A-line skirt and I love it! I like the cute appearance of the A-line style with the artificial zip pockets and how the tartan twist adds a sophisticated style to this. There's a hidden zip down the back of it, giving it a nice and secure structure. I tend to team this with a burgundy jumper (accompanied by a collar of course) and my cutout boots.