Sunday, 27 July 2014

OOTD: Stolen from my mum's wardrobe

Culottes Stolen from my mum's wardrobe
Sandals Primark
Locket Vintage

"Have you got any cool clothes from the 90s in your wardrobe in France?" I asked my mum last week before visiting the parents at our house in Normandy. She claimed she hadn't, but I'm glad I looked anyway as I found these beauties! I've been wanting some culottes recently so was mega pleased to find them, and I think they look fresh and summery teamed with white. 

I had a peaceful, relaxing break in France with nothing but my family and the cows for company. I love the French countryside and the way of life, it's a complete contrast to London and how busy everything is. However by day 4 I was gagging for a bit of WiFi and the latest episode of TOWIE. I kinda wish that wasn't true but hey, that's the 21st century I guess! I must be a city girl at heart.

Faye x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Lately #4

Wearing, doing, nail-painting...

My nails match my ring! Nails Inc navy and Ted Baker gold glitter

Ted Baker cami, Primark skirt

Ted Baker top, Topshop skirt and bow

Ted Baker dress, Zara shoes

ASOS cami, Ted Baker skirt

Vintage jumper, Ted Baker Skirt, New Look boots

Models Own nails- LOVE this

Super old Topshop dress, River Island boots, H&M hat

Baby shower for my friend Kellie- I made the nail varnish favour tags. She's now had her baby and I can't wait to meet her!

This is what I wore to a wedding. Dress from Primark in the sale :)

Faye x

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

OOTD: Summery Thrifty Outfit

Jacket Vintage
T-Shirt Costco
Denim Shorts Vintage Levis
Sandals Primark
Sunglasses Primark

This whole outfit cost me about a £20 (not included the bag although that was a gift so technically it was free). This jacket/blazer thing is a size 18 and came with comedy power shoulders, I want to get it sewn but as I don't know how to do that, for the moment I've just safety pinned them in place. Clever no? 

This past week I have mostly been doing the following:
  1. Super boring life admin such as closing accounts, trying to sort out the mountain of crap stuff in my room in preparation of my move to Dubai. 
  2. Watching Breaking Bad. I've seen up to the end of season 4 and am desperate to start watching season 5 but I'm gonna try and get it for my holiday and watch it with my sister. 
  3. Eating a load of old crap. I really need to stop this. (I've just come back from Nandos)
  4. Listening to Mariah Carey's new album which is called 'Me...I am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse'. This title is hilarious. Mariah Carey in general is hilarious. I'll leave you with this, which says it all:

Faye x


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Inspiring Blogger Award

Nail guru, book lover and all round babe Christa nominated me for the Inspiring Blogger award and it made my day! Christa's is a lifestyle blog discussing all manner of topics from hula hooping to book reviews with a bit of exercise and baking in between, all written in an amusing and I-totally-feel-you-gurrrrlll kinda way. We've been internet pals via social media for a good few years now so do check out her blog and spread the love! Thanks for the nomination beaut :)

Here are the rules of the award:
  • Thank and link to the person who nominated you
  • List the rules and display the award
  • Share seven facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated
  • Optional: display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you
Seven facts about me:

  • I love cats. Like seriously love them. Sometimes I can't cope with how much I love them and I want to squeeze them too hard. In case you're wondering, I also like otters and whales.

  • When I was 6 I lived in France for a year. My family still have a house there and I am actually visiting for the first time in about 4 years next week. It's in the middle of nowhere, has no internet or TV and you have to turn the water on via a hole underground. So yeah it's not fancy. It's surrounded by cows who I used to think were my pets.

  • I'm a vegetarian. FAQs: Since I was 6, because I don't like the texture of meat, no I don't miss bacon. 

  • Going to weddings makes me cry every time. As does The Little Princess especially the scene when her dad doesn't recognise her. It's making me almost well up now. 

  • Fruit is my favourite food group. I could genuinely eat about 15 portions a day. Top 5 not in order: cherries, Granny Smith apples, passion fruit, peaches and raspberries. 

  •  When me and my friend Ellie were younger we learned the whole closing dance in Everybody (Backstreet's Back) by Backstreet Boys. There was no YouTube to follow so we recorded the video on tape and watched it back multiple times. (I just checked and yes I still know it. Haters gon' hate. Right Nick?)

  • The first concert I went to was Craig David in 2000 (Born To do It is such an underrated album). I wore pedal pushers, a sky blue puffa gilet, deely boppers and copious amounts of silver eyeshadow. Me and my friends waiting at the stage door for Craig but as he did not emerge we asked his backing singer to sign our poster. He was called Wayne.

The 15 lovely ladies I nominate are:

  • Cow Biscuits- SJ is a Cardiff based lifestyle blogger. I love her fun jewellery finds and beautiful cat!
  • Xen's Imagination - Firstly, how cool is the name Xenia? She has the kind of laid back, effortless style I love. And gives me serious short hair envy.
  •  The Little Plum- Chloe is such a babe and her writing style cracks me up! She's the sass queen. 
  • The Little London Girl - Ellan is super cute and seems so chatty and personable- I love her lists and what-I've-been-up-to posts.
  • The Fashion is Mine- I get so many DIY tips from Gwen's blog- it makes me wonder why I've never thought of them! She is also a photography pro and has excellent tips.
  • Sophia Stancer - I followed Sophia on Tumblr for ages before she started her blog and love to read her thoughts on fashion and life in general. We share a love of Chanel and Paris!
  • Salt and Chic- Amy can pull off anything and I want her shoe collection! 
  •  Rose Keats- I love Roisin's long, talky posts where she really goes right into a subject. Her restaurant reviews are also top notch.
  • Rose and Vintage- Ellie is only 16 but is wise beyond her years and has an original style, she reminds me of Tavi- which is of course a huge compliment!
  • Taylor Gymer - I get so much style inspiration from this lady's blog. She really rocks a midi skirt and has a way with colour matching. Plus she's so smiley! 
  • Jazz Lips and Tulips- I particularly love Eloise's photography style and the graphics she uses on her blog. They make me happy. She makes everything fun. 
  • The Style Rawr - Tara and Jade are fellow Bristol girls with a fun take on fashion and beauty. Their wishlists are totally enabling! 
  • Make Me Glossy- This is my gorgeous friend Becky's funny and totally relate-able blog, who writes about style and beauty through the eyes of a fashion journalist. 
  • Daniela Scribbles - I wrote about Daniela in my favourite beauty bloggers post. Visit her blog for great, helpful reviews, face of the days and  new product launches.
  • Pierre Le Cat- Helen's sweet, laid back style and jewellery finds make me want to go on a major shopping spree!

Thanks again to Christa for nominating me, I had a lot more fun than I imagined writing this post- maybe I'm much more vain that I thought haha (I woke up like dis). Please do click on all of the above blogs because they're all banging and will improve your life immensely and instantly. All the Is. I really am rambling absolute nonsense now. Anyhoo I'm off to buy safety pins. Peace.

Faye x

Sunday, 29 June 2014

OOTD: Company Rising Stars Event

Top Ted Baker
Dungarees Internacionale (Similar here)
Bag Mistella
Shoes New Look

Last week I went to the Company Rising Stars event. I have now fallen in love with Laurel who was one of the ladies who performed, her voice is so lovely! I would describe her as a mix between Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding- listen to the song To The Hills and you will see what I mean. 

I love these dungarees because they're easy to chuck on but make a bit of a statement. This Ted Baker top jazzes them up (mum phrase alert!) a bit, and it has a collar so I was pretty much sold on sight. 

I had my hair did in a cute french plait which I have always wanted to try, I think it made me look a bit bald but I think that was because I just wasn't used to it! 

Faye x

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Inspiration #4 Ancient Greek Sandals

I have developed a strong lust for Ancient Greek Sandals. They look so clean and simple and I especially love the ones with the wings at the back, what a dream. I don't know why but I am drawn to things with wings on, I have a cream Topshop vest with black wings stitched onto the back which is oooooold but I still love it to this day.

 Sadly I cannot afford a pair so for now I will just look at these like the emoticon with hearts in its eyes.

I love that most styles you can get in a rainbow of different styles. You can even get some monogrammed! How cute? 

The above high leg sandals are part of a collaboration with Marios Schwab. Love the fringing. 

Are you a fan?

Faye x

Monday, 23 June 2014

OOTD: A Cute Co-ord

Jacket and Shorts Primark
Top Internacionale
Sandals Primark

I wore this outfit to my friend's baby shower which was a super cute day. She's having a girl next month and I can't wait to meet her! I'm loving this co-ord which I've had for ages but have been cracking out more and more recently, it's a lovely smart but not too dressy option. 

Also some big news in my life- I'm moving to Dubai eek! It's exciting but I've got so much to do beforehand so I feel a bit overwhelmed at the moment. Making lists is my new best friend. If anyone knows of any good Dubai fashion blogs I need to know about please pop them below. 

Faye x