Friday, 22 March 2013

Friday Fancies: wishing for Spring

I am sat here, daydreaming of sunnier days, where I can wear a cute little shirt dress and sandals, just like below. 

As I look out the window, this is unfortunately not the case today. 

The wind is blowing, the rain is pouring down, and there is even threat of more snow on the way. 

Good old British weather, always keeping us on our toes!

Spring is (sort of) on its way!

This is typically not the colours I usually go for, but as this week's Friday Fancies theme is Hello Spring, then I wanted to create an outfit that would make me smile and skip around fields surrounded by beautiful flowers. 

A girl can dream!


Thursday, 21 March 2013

Celia Birtwell for Uniqlo

I'm always excited when a high street brand collaborates with a well known designer, and Uniqlo are renowned for doing this (and doing this well, I might add). 

This time around, they're collaborating with a famous textile designer, Celia Birtwell.  I adore her prints, so was very excited to see how she transferred her creativeness into adorable, wearable clothes. 

There are many items available to purchase from today, ranging from t-shirts to tunics, leggings to culottes.  Here are a few of my favourite items, and ones that I've got eye on (roll on pay day...)

~ V neck t-shirts are so handy for a casual weekend look  Thrown together with jeans and sandals, you can't go wrong!  Here are two of my choices...

~ Tunics are also another handy wardrobe staple item.  I tend to wear these with leggings (only if they're long though...nobody wants to see a lady's bum through leggings now do they!)

~ I'm also partial to a blouse, and have many in my wardrobe.  I would love to add this adorable one to my collection...

~  Printed trousers are not normally something I go for....but I can't resist these red polka dots / star ones!

Can you tell I have a thing for polka dots yet?

There are many more items for sale on the Uniqlo website, so take a wander over here if you're interested in what Celia has to offer.


Monday, 18 March 2013

My instagram life

Is Spring (dare I say it) finally on its way here?

The blossoms are starting to grow on the trees, and the sight of daffodils dancing in the parks are certainly putting a 'spring' in my step.

As well as enjoying the little spring delights outside, here's a little recap of my last few days via instagram...

(instagram name: angie_peanuts_pearls)

~ Lena behaving (sometimes) during puppy class

~ A sweet gift from my husband.  Is this a hint to cook more maybe?

~ Talking of husbands, while he was out enjoying Wales win at the rugby on Saturday night...I treated myself to a massive bag of peanut M&M's whilst catching up on some youtube favourites (bliss)

~ Daffodils!  My favourite flowers, they make me smile.

~ Spot the happy running beagle...

How was your weekend?


Monday, 11 March 2013

Spring fashion wishlist - H&M

H&M is by far one of the my favourite high street shops.  It has everything a girl needs, and is so reasonably priced too!

I've been drooling over their website over the last few days, and have created a little wishlist of the things I want to buy for my Spring wardrobe...

H&M spring wishlist

1) Black, cropped leather jacket.  I need this in my life, pronto.
2) A classic denim jacket to throw over a dress on a breezier day.
3) Converse style trainers, for walks with my puppy of course.
4) Gold bangles.  Who doesn't need these?
5) Pink pumps, just because.
6) Leopard print scarf.  I already have one of these, but this is a different I definitely need two, right?
7) Mint coloured jumper, so cute with skinny jeans and flats!

H&M...I'm coming for you!


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

How to cheer yourself up when feeling down...

I spent the majority of last week feeling pretty rubbish, suffering from a sore throat and a cough.  I was however, determined to cheer myself up and stop feeling sorry for myself.

Here's a little recap of what I usually do to turn that frown upside down...

(instagram name: angie_peanuts_pearls)

1)  Spend time relaxing on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea (of course)

2)  'Bake' yourself better!  See what I did there? Here are my banana and nutella muffins

3)  Get some fresh air! We headed down to to Dunraven Bay for a walk...

4)  Cuddle time is most important, especially with a clingy beagle pup...

5)  Plus...don't forget your vitamins...Vitamin C all the way!

...and voila! 

I'm feeling much better already.


Monday, 4 March 2013

Currently loving...March

Reading...  I'm still reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (and loving it) 
Watching... Black Mirror, a television drama series by Charlie Brooker.  I missed the last series, but I'm loving this one so much that I have to get the first one on DVD somehow!

Buying... bits and bobs for my best friends upcoming hen party at the end of the month.  Has anyone got any good ideas for party games or outfit ideas?
Loving... baking.  This weekend I made banana and nutella muffins, thanks to this delicious recipe I saw on The Londoner's blog ...
Wanting... to get fit! I may have to dig out my 30 Day Shred DVD once again...
                                                        What are you loving this month?