Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Geo Sweater

Sweater: Forever 21  |  Hat: Next (similar)Boots: old (similar)  |  Sunglasses: Michael Kors

I freaking love jumpers and boots. When they arrive in store, I end up wanting sooo many of them! I instantly loved this one from Forever 21, it's super thick, long, cotton and tribal. I bought it in the amazing four story store in Liverpool when I went to see my bestie, along with a red plaid flannel shirt and chunky grey jumper. It was warm and sunny today but I was determined to wear it, so braved it with bare legs (and a dress underneath) and it was perfect :) I'm 5'4 and got the size XS, for sizing reference. I'm excited to wear it with black jeans and boots when it gets colder!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Blossom Jumper

Pink jumper: American Apparel  |  Skirt: H&M  |  Sandals: Ipanema

Just a little outfit I wore in Tournai, Belgium. I've had this jumper for years now and it's still perfect, I love American Apparel knitwear, the 100% cotton ones last forever! And I'm back in Devon again after traveling around Europe in the van, it was really fun at times, but I just felt a bit useless and it's time to finish writing my business plan, for reals this time!

Monday, 7 September 2015

My Go To Autumn Look

I went to an awesome zoo for the last four days! It was sooo pretty and like walking through a movie set! THEY HAD PANDAS! I genuinely almost cried when I saw one, it was amaaaazing. They are the cutest things ever, so zen and fluffy and adorable, real life cuddley toys. It is now cold and rainy in Belgium, just like the UK, so I wore my go to autumn outfit, jeans, shirt, jacket and boots. Casual and boring :P As always, jeans from H&M, shirt from New Look and boots and jacket from River Island, all super old! I've actually had these boots for the last 5 or 6 years, they are serving me well :P

Sunday, 16 August 2015

My Van Conversion

Hi guys! It's been a long time coming, but finally, the van conversion is complete! Transformed from a semi-habitable, ugly and dark van, to a bright, white, small mobile flat complete with beautiful furnishings in just three weeks! Matthew did most of the work back in Cornwall at his parents place with his dad's tools, inserting a wooden ceiling, fitting the units and counter top, installing the tap/water system, insulating like a mad man, making the double seat (that sneakily houses the toilet) among many many other little jobs! And I made the cushion for the seat from an old mattress topper, sewed the curtains and helped with the painting, but mostly I got to do the fun bit, decorate!

Way back in February 2014 George at Asda got in touch with me about collaborating on an interior design blog post, gifting me £400 to spend at George Home to do up a room of my choice. But, since I'm never in one place for any length of time, I deliberated for a long time what kind of room I would do up, at one point I thought it would be cool to create a mini design studio in my families spare room but I didn't know if I'd even be there to enjoy it in a months time! And then in September 2014, I moved to Switzerland on a whim, randomly met Matthew, moved in with him and in April, he bought us a van and voila! A project was born!

There are so many aspects of the van I love, but my favourite space is the mini seating/dining area. It's soooo comfy and the yellow and pink jumbo cord cushions and grey chevron cushion are so cute and add a such fun pop of colour and pattern. I am proud of my hand painted table top design too! The table itself can be completely removed and hidden away, leaving only the metal insert in the floor, perfect for pulling up to a beautiful location, opening the door and enjoying the uninterrupted view.

I also love the bright pink, floral floor cushion for chilling outside and all the small finishing touches such as the polka dot tea towels, clock, vanilla frosting reed diffuser (which smells amazing), dream catcher, 12 piece spring meadow dinner set, cutlery, mugs and my little towel stack in the wall unit comprising of a stripey blue and white towel, 100% Egyptian cotton white towel, this pink towel and a beach towel.

The bed concertinas up to form a sofa in the daytime, and pulls out at night, making the space multi-functional. We got all the bedding including the 3-in-1 all seasons duvet, pillows, incredibly soft duvet cover and silver throw. Obviously, storage is a big concern when it comes to campervans and as well as the floor units, which we got from B&Q, we got these very cute stripey drawers, which are incredibly useful! Behind them is the gas bottle for the stove, hence the hole in the counter top for the cable. Asda has a ton of cute storage solutions, I got some tiny cardboard drawers for make-up/jewellery etc and this woven felt basket for laundry.

So are you wondering what the before photo's look like? Lol at the toilet strapped to the wall!

And finally! Some before and afters :)

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

La Lune et Le Soleil

I got this skirt in the H&M sale for £2 in Plymouth! I love the print and the button detail at the front. I paired it with this cool tank from Newdress, which I got in a size M, I love the way it drapes, the fabric is soft and tucks into skirts really nicely, you know when you get the perfect amount of poufy-ness over the top of the waistband? lol :) It also looks awesome worn with shorts or jeans. The sweater is very thin and not made from hoody material as I had hoped, but I actually really like the fit and the bold graphic!