Monday, 22 April 2013

Instagram life...

Sometimes all you need for a perfect weekend is:
  • sunshine
  • good food
  • quality time with loved ones
  • curling up and watching a film with popcorn.  This weekend we watched The Descendants.  Oh George!
  • getting excited about researching your dream holiday...

(Instagram name: angie_peanuts_pearls)

~ walks with Lena in the spring sunshine

~ a naughty treat (for me only) after a walk

~ getting tips for my holiday.  I am counting down the weeks!

How was your weekend?


Friday, 19 April 2013

Friday Fancies: Neon

I have a love / hate relationship with neon colours. 

Is it mostly because I would never be cool enough to pull off a bright neon orange dress? 

It probably is!

But Spring and Summer seasons are the perfect time to wear strong colours with pride, especially if you're heading off to a festival.

So for this week's Friday Fancies I put aside my concerns about pulling off a bright shade, and made a compromise. 

Neon accessories!


Now the above bag is something I would love to own.

So the lesson here is, if you're scared to wear a certain trend / colour then start small, and stick with accessories!

                                     How do you feel about neon colours? 

Monday, 15 April 2013

J'adore Dior!

I'd been looking forward to the weekend just gone for ages, as my friend and I had planned a day trip to London, jampacked with things we wanted to see and do.

It all started when I saw that Dior were exhibiting some of their amazing gowns over the years, and you could go and see these in the flesh at Harrods

A chance to see in close detail a dress that Audrey Hepburn had actually worn?  Well I couldn't resist!

Here are some pics of my trip, along with a few others of my last few days via instagram...

(instagram name: angie_peanuts_pearls)

~ I think someone wants a walkies...

~ Pretty scenes on our walk

~ Mini Dior dresses on mannequins

~ Look at this beauty...a dress that Audrey Hepburn herself has worn!  I wanted to steal it (don't worry, I wouldn't do this) and prance about it in with glee.  OK, maybe I actually wouldn't be able to fit into it...

~ Pub grub to finish off a busy day.  I gobbled up this salmon burger in a flash.

                                              Did everyone have a nice weekend?


Friday, 12 April 2013

Friday Fancies: Spring shoes

Now that the weather is slowly getting warmer, it's time to dust away your pumps and sandals and pack away the chunky winter boots. 

Well...actually hold that thought... 

Maybe not pack away as such, because let's be honest...we're guaranteed to have a rainy day or two!

So, in the days where it will be gloriously sunny, here are the Spring shoes that I've got my eye on...

Spring shoes

Head over to Long Distance Loving's blog if you would like to drool over more delicious shoes. 

The only thing left now is to book a pedicure appointment!
                                                              Have a lovely weekend

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Pinterest loves #5

When you've been having a tough week, sometimes there is no better cure than looking at inspirational pictures or quotes to get you back smiling again.

Thanks to Pinterest, you can do this as many times as you need!

Here are some of the pictures that I've been loving this week, and have certainly given me a lift when I needed it the most...

~ Too true.  Thanks to Sprinkle of Glitter for this one...

~ When I grow up, I want to be as cool as this girl...

~ Dreaming of summer...

~ Pretty bathroom...

~ girl crushing on Elizabeth Olsen...

~ I need this for my kitchen...

Does anyone else love Pinterest as much as I do?

Friday, 5 April 2013

Friday fancies - project polka dot

It's time to go polka dot crazy over at Long Distance Loving's blog this Friday!

Now I was going to choose a slightly more subtle polka print, but then I saw this adorable Zara blouse below could not resist creating an outfit based around it. 

Girls, it's time to wear your polka dot prints loud and proud!

Mad for polka dots

I hope everyone has a nice weekend planned? 

Mine is going to be pretty relaxed, and I'm really looking forward to it.  The next few weekends for me are very busy, so it's nice to have some quiet time, watching films and eating good food with my husband and pup!


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Currently loving...April

Reading...  Just started The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Watching... Utopia.  Now this was on TV ages ago, but we've only just started to watch it.  It's dark, scary but also completely addictive viewing! 

Buying... I'm on the look out for the perfect chalk paint colour by Annie Sloan.  My very old dining room table is after a much needed makeover.
Loving... spending cold spring days walking along the beach with Lena.
Wanting...  to curl up, watch more Utopia and eat all my easter chocolate!
                                                        What are you loving this month?