4.3.15

Denim Delight OOTD

I wore this outfit at the weekend.
It was just a quick throw on of some clothes before going for lunch, nothing to special.
 



Dress - Simply Be
Leggings - Evans
Cardigan - Tesco via Rachel
Pumps - Primark


On my face is a bunch of make up, but special mention goes to Make Up Revolution lipstick in the colour Luscious.
It's the perfect peachy nude. 






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2.3.15

Ebay Wishlist #6

I'm back with another ebay basket wishlist and this time I have some corkers!



I have always wanted one of these rockabilly style cardigans, but never liked the print on them, till I happened upon this sugar skull goodness!

Opium was a fave scent of mine growing up as my mom used to wear it, so when I saw that they'd revamped and bought a new perfume I knew I needed to try it, and Im glad I did, its so gorgeous. It's a bold statement smell, just the kind I like!

As we all know, I'm a phone case fiend, so when I saw this cutie, I knew I had to get it asap!
I'm gonna wait for a few more china post items to fill my basket till I order it.

The Lime Crime Velvetine Lipsticks just look good, can you blame me for wanting one?

This lil backpack doubles as a standard handbag and a backpack so naturally I love it, plus its tan coloured and I do LOVE a tan bag! This is another one I'll be keeping in my basket for a china post order soon.

Okay, just stop right now and look at these slippers, how can you not NEED them?
They're the cutest ever!

I have a few jackets now with fur hoods, but I really wanna bring the fur off into my normal wardrobe like over a blazer, so I've decided I'm going to get a lush fur stole and make this happen!
Then come summer, I can store it away for another winter to come.

Finally, these cutsie vans, I love vans and specially with it being wet recently, it's always good to have a spare pair of trainers handy. These are just sweet and hello, its animal print AND hello kitty. Need I say more?


That's it for my wishlist, what are you currently coveting?

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28.2.15

An Italian Affair with Piccolino

At the weekend we decided to go for a nice meal for lunch.

We are pretty picky as a family when it comes to eating out because we have ran our own food restaurant before so we have a certain standard we expect.
But we certainly don't mind paying for that standard.

So we went to Sheffield city centre, went for a nice walk through town and through the Winter Gardens and when we came out we stumbled upon Piccolino.

Its an authentic Italian joint, this is made very clear by the smells as you walk into the place, and the old style bread cutting machine, olives being handed out and the charming Italian waiters walking around humming and being jolly.


The Iconic Sheffield Silver balls just out the front of this place help top add a special touch to the look of this place.



The place is very open and bright which is always great, the huge floor to ceiling windows catch the light of the sun so wonderfully.




We got a bowl of fresh cut rustic bread, it was still warm from the oven, it smelt delicious, covered in herbs. There's a little bowl ready for your olive oil and balsamic vinegar, I couldn't wait to dig in and get dipping.  I love anything that gets dipped in balsamic vinegar so this ticked the boxes for me!



We ordered a table starter of Calamari which we ate so fast I didnt get time to take a decent pic.
It came with about 10 rings, which is surprising. We all chomped away whilst talking to one of the waiters about Italy and the village he grew up in.

For mains I had a chicken dish called Pollo Alla Valdostana.
It's Chicken breast with Prosciutto and Fontina Cheese, battered in breadcrumbs and friend in light butter. It was served on a bed of peppers, tomato and onions with capers and a pesto sauce.

It was sublime!


Dad had a steak and Mom had a veal cutlet.

For dessert I had a Coppa Di Ciocolata which is a Sundae really. 
Made with a mix of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, hazelnuts and chocolate sauce with champaign infused pears and biscotti.

I love hazelnuts so this was a nice treat for me. The pears were a surprise, I didn't realise they had champaign in them but it really worked well with all the flavours.




Some more of the interior.


I am so happy to have found this place.
It cost just shy of £100.00 including a tip but its so worth it for the exceptional service and hospitality shown. AND to finally find somewhere that serves Veal.  I know it's not everyone's cuppa tea, almost everyone in this country does not agree with veal at all, but for us veal is a firm fave.

I think we will definitely return here.




Have you found any new hidden gems of the food world?


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26.2.15

Dancing Queens in Leeds

A few weeks ago it was my partner in crime Rachel's birthday so naturally we had to go out with all the lashes on and dance the night away in our special primark dancing shoes!
I wore a simple Black tunic with some nifty leather and mesh cut out on the top.
It has pocket ok people, pockets. This is NOT A DRILL! POCKETS!
We all know I'm fond of a pocketed dress! I got this dress a while back but never really wore it, so this night was the perfect night to crack it out.
Dress - Simply Be
Blazer - New Look

Rachel looked cute as always in this swing dress.


As always we did a pre dance selfie.


We spent some time in The Viaduct Showbar where we gatecrashed a couples night out.

 (still relatively cognitive state of mind)


The bar was selling slushies, so we each got a "sex on the beach" slushie but I got extra vodka in them. I was on a mission that night.
The slushies were amazing, I could have drank them ALL night long!


Hi new friend =D




I think these bottled shots were where it all went terribly wrong (right).
I just got sozzly from here on out to the point where I think Rachel danced herself sober and I just kept getting sozzlier.


Hi other new friend.


I just love this pic of Rachel and some of me. This just sums the night up in one image!


(that cognitive state of mind... GONE, along with my inhibitions!)

I had such a great night with Rach.

I slept well even though Rachel hogged the covers, I snuggled up to the sheet from the single bunk bed above us. Thanks Rach... love you :)

The next day I wore a pair of jeans... YES JEANS!
I have become so enamoured with these Rosie Skinny Jeans from Simply Be.


Rachel's Mr came the next morning to pick up his wives and we went to Five Guys for burgers and grape fantas.

Its hands down the BEST burger I have ever eaten!

I always enjoy our nights dancing till the sun comes up and I specially loved that Rachel got to see drunk Lisa again. It was a special Birthday treat for you!
Can't wait for our next boogy to our bestest favouritest!
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24.2.15

From The Changing Room of New Look

I popped into my local New Look last weekend and to my surprise, they had a large Inspire section so I decided to take a look around, only to find a massive sales section.



Should have got this peplum top but it was one of the full priced items,
But isnt it so cute?!


I'm loving boxy tops atm too, this was a nice silky material but I could feel it would cling like a bitch in summer. 



Loved these next two blazers, I've spotted them online and there's a discount code floating about so I'm thinking I needa get them!



Have you had a successful shopping trip recently?


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22.2.15

Hello Sailor Rosie OOTD

A quick work OOTD.
I'm wore this on Friday for a full days work. 
I love these Rosie Skinny's from Simply Be, so much that I got them in all 3 colours.
I'm thinking I needa repurchase the dark blue ones because I wear them so much!
I wanted to keep the outfit comfortable but still smart casual ish.

Jeans - Simply Be
Top - Yours Clothing
Blazer - New Look
Pumps - Asda


It was normally quite rare to see me in jeans but now its become a regular thing.
I'm just so glad I finally found some jeans I can feel comfortable in.


I first saw these on Rachel and popped into my local Simply Be for a quick try on session and fell inlove. I bought them there and then.


Arent they just perfect?
They fit tight to my legs and really create that skinny jean look without hurting me, and theyre super stretchy. I can actually wear them like old granny style right over my belly and not feel like they dig in.
PERFECT!



Here's my little try on sesh pics, I was particularly pleased at how lovely they looked on my bum!





I've worn these on a more relaxed look with a baseball t and trainers. 

Here's the light acid wash ones too.

I haven't worn these as much, yet as I got them ordered with the pink ones after I got the indigo ones, but I can definitely say they're going to make a few appearances each week. These jeans are so versatile!



Have you fallen inlove with these jeans too?
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