Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Coat: Primark   Jumper: H&M   Jeans: H&M   Plimsols: Office   Bag: Primark   Necklace: Primark

You know when you just have one of those days?! Ones that you wish you could just rewind? Up till this afternoon was feeling quite pleased with myself, sorted a load of jobs out, went shopping and got most of the Christmas presents I wanted, was loving this outfit (is basic but feels good) and then only went and dented all the side of my car in :( (hence why I am not smiling greatly in these photos!!!)

As my mum said though (when I rang her straight after in a mixture of sobs and swearing!), "at least you/anyone wasn't hurt, it's only a possession!" And it's true, it's hard to take sometimes when something you own gets damaged (mainly coz I feel pretty stupid about it all, no comments about women drivers please!) but when you and the people you love are ok you just have to look at the bigger picture! 

Monday, 17 November 2014


Shoes: Irregular Choice

HELLO!!! I will post more often, I swear I must as I miss it! Have been crazy busy with work, (and is only going to get busier I'm sure!!!). Have moved where I am for work so getting bit more used to that recently. But in other news…look at these shoes!!!!!!!! I GOT SOME! I missed the original 'Eternal Friend' unicorn shoes that were originally released by Irregular Choice but then the 'Trixy' version came out in gold and was even better!!!

You may notice that there are no photos of them actually on my feet as these ones I bought online and got a size too small :( (does anyone else struggle with like half size feet?!) so they have had to go back but then realised there were some in Schuh and, although I love the turquoise colour as a colour, I think the peach ones, here, actually worked best with the gold unicorn. Either way the heel's a unicorn, just amazing!!! You know my love of Irregular Choice as they are based in my home town and were debating them for bridesmaids shoes for the wedding posted about before! Just all greatly original!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Top image: River Island
Second image: Urban Outfitters
Third image: Primark
Fourth image: H&M
Last image: Topshop

Ok so it's a bit premature but have been doing some present hunting today and came across a few goodies that I wanted to share! I love this time of year and being able to think up different presents that (hopefully) people will enjoy! I'm not one particularly to own all the traditional Christmas pieces (I'm thinking penguin jumpers, bobble headed Father Christmas' and light up reindeers) but I do love some of the more subtle pieces and the traditional things you do around this time of year, like having an advent calendar, stockings, decorating the tree etc. 

I came across the first top though and thought maybe I am a bit more predictable than I realise though as this would be my ideal Christmas list!!! The last one, of the advent calendar from Topshop, is an idea I'd not seen before of a jewellery advent calendar. Have seen ones with things other than chocolate (Lego one was a good one!) but thought that was a nifty idea! Would still have a chocolate one too though!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Texture…and print

Jumper: Primark   Jeans: H&M   Plimsols: Office   Rings: Various   Watch: River Island
OMG how much do I love this jumper! Possibly the softest thing I have ever worn, can't help but stroke it (which looks a bit weird sometimes when I'm just walking down the street!). Need to try and glam it up a bit though, maybe with a leather skirt and some ankle boots for the now autumn feeling?

I've said before how much I quite like this time of year, when you can break out jumpers and wrap up a bit more (maybe with someone!) but it does feel kind of like the calm before the storm, when you have gone past the crazy days of summer and now just waiting for the festivities of Christmas. That and my birthday, eeee!!! 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Big Bell…wedding '14

So am back on again, after a long break, of much moving about the country (and Ireland) and much preparation for this amazing wedding that took place over the weekend. The bride and groom, some of our best friends, finally tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony that just needed to be documented on here! So here's a brief overview of it all:

The Make-up - by Christina Gill and Anna Shorrock

 The Hair - by Victoria Sukonik

The Hair Pieces - by Rachel Gaw @ Rachels Wonders Jewellery

 The Flowers - by Lisa Evans

 The Cakes - by Edwina Charlton-Molloy 

The Venue - Bowdon Rooms

The Couple -  Gemma and Tim

So as you can see from the above photos, this wedding was nothing short of sheer glamour. Based around the theme of peacock colours, and Gemma and Tim's own artistic vision, they came up with a stunning interpretation with help from numerous friends and work colleagues to bring it all together. I first met this couple through my sister. At the time, with me having only just started university and them all being a bit older, didn't quite get them, (at the time they were all playing a pub quiz where the winners won the contents of each others pockets?!!!) But after many years and many unique experiences with them I have come to realise they, and their gorgeous daughter, are people that I love spending time with the most.

Tim, a fellow blogger at Animated Review, is quiet (has to be with Gemma around) but ridiculously funny and straight talking and would do absolutely anything for anyone if ever asked. Gemma, who has introduced me to just how loud Northerners can be, is just a natural mother. She might not think in the conventional way but will look out for you and spend her precious time looking after everyone in her special ways and just be there for you whatever is needed. She has helped me in many valuable ways, particularly the last couple of years, and I can't thank her enough for her time and her love. Both of them are complete opposites in personality (and voice level!) but just work and shows you how LOVE can be! Congratulations MR and MRS BELL!

(oh and special photo credit thanks to Claire Johnstone, Callum Johnstone, Lynda Whitmore, Lucy Swindle, Rachel Gaw, David Edwards and Victoria Sukonik - as some of yours were a lot better than some of mine!)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

If I…could

Jumper: H&M   Skirt: H&M   Shoes: Primark   Watch: River Island

So, unfortunately, I didn't get down to London this LFW. Am currently sat looking at the £10 left in my purse and wondering how I can make this last till payday?! My fault, choice of going for some sun this week instead! Definitely want to go in February then, just for a chance to get some street style snaps as I think is some of the best style you see from all the fashion weeks (not being biased at all in any way!). 

Been having a look through some of the street snaps and shall post up some of my faves soon, in the meantime this was something I thought of wearing down if I did go, shall do a couple more posts this week with some other options I might have gone with too. DO love these shoes but knowing me would probably have opted for some ankle boots in the end instead (I know am a wimp!). Currently sat getting ready to watch the Topshop Unique show, watch it live here, too!

Saturday, 13 September 2014


T-shirt: Topshop   Waistcoat: Primark   Jeans: H&M   Plimsols: Primark

Am back this weekend after a few days away to one of my favourite places, (you've probably seen from past posts on here over the past couple of years). Went back to Ibiza just to relax and sit in some sun, before the dreaded Christmas rush commences! Felt so good just to chill away from everything, (and to get a bit browner again!).

Have come back on the day LFW all kicks of and part of the reason for this holiday week was to go down and shoot some street style snaps, still really want to do but funds may be an issue! Shall keep you up to date if do, so far though some of the pics of this seasons shows look really fun! Will do a round up of favourite looks if don't end up going tomorrow!