Thursday, 16 April 2015

A Casual Affair @ Ox Pasture Hall

Here are a few more snaps from my recent trip to Ox Pasture Hall with my wonderful boyfriend!



He took these pictures and I loved them. The bath was probably the nicest bath I have ever taken and I'm one of those people that constantly takes baths when I'm staying in a hotel and I wasn't dissapointed.. such a dream!









We then headed out to check the grounds of the hotel after breakfast and they were just so serene and beautiful. I wore a very standard outfit (this was back in February - so when it was colder!) of jeans, boots and a boyfriend coat but I just loved what Duncan was able to capture.








These boots are one of my absolute staples in my a/w wardrobe and i wore them pretty religiously last year! They add something a little different to an otherwise boring outfit, and they are super flattering and very 'on trend'

The rest of the outfit is a little bit 'normal' for my every day photos but as it was a relaxing weekend I didn't want to fuss too much with what I was wearing and what I would look like. As a fashion blogger i do feel like I put pressure on myself to always try and look fashionable as I feel when I tell people my job and I'm not *looking* good, they are almost judging me for not being what 'fashionable' should be! Does anyone else get this kind of pressure?

Thanks so much to Ox Pasture Hall for having me and showing me a wonderful weekend away!
My question to you guys is what do you wear on a more countryside relaxed getaway?

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Valentines @ Ox Pasture Hall

For valentines day I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to stay up in Scarborough at the Ox Pasture Hall. As myself and my boyfriend Duncan weren't really sure what we were doing as we had been so so busy, I felt incredibly grateful to be given a chance to stay here (especially around valentines day!) and we headed to Scarborough to have a lovely night away from the hustle and bustle of city life!!



We arrived to a beautiful hotel, which was honestly breathtaking! We were lucky enough to get one of their suites which has a lovely view over the gardens, a gorgeous sofa, double bed and amazing bathroom/shower all in one. I could have definitely seen myself staying her for more than one night - I felt right at home!








We then headed to complimentary afternoon tea and cakes which were UNREAL. It was such a lovely atmosphere, where a wedding actually took place whilst we were there and I can understand why - it's such a wonderful place to have a wedding and the staff were some of the friendliest I've encountered!







After the afternoon tea we relaxed in the hotel watching a film and just chilling until it was time to head over for the main bit : dinner! It was a set menu so I was slightly worried they wouldn't be able to cater to my fussy vegetarian ways but it was unreal!













I opted for the veggie option as I'm a vegetarian (5 years running!) and Duncan had the steak which he said was one of the best hes ever had! I had this lovely Ratatouille and large onion and vegetable mix and it was unreal!
We then decided to share our desserts with each other and the chocolate pudding I had was just so delicious. I can honestly say this food was unbelievable (and this is coming from a super picky eater!)

I had such a wonderful time at Ox Pasture Hall and thank them endlessly for such a wonderful stay!
I would recommend 100000x over, but if not here then just staying at a hotel for a weekend away. We got to head over to Bridlington during the day, somewhere I used to visit often as a child and show Duncan around and pretty much just waste our money away in the arcades and bowling!

Have you ever had a lovely trip to a hotel just to get away, and which places would you recommend?
Let me know!




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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Lomography Cameras: The Diana, Fish Eye and LA Sardina.. + Giveaway!

For the longest time I wanted a Lomo camera. I had seen them pop up all over pinterest and tumblr, and for the first time a few years ago I got my hands on one on a bloggers trip away in Barcelona. Not a bad freebie on an already amazing trip, right?




Ever since then I've been itching to get my hands on a few more Lomo cameras, and when Lomography got in touch to ask if I wanted to give one away I was of course going to say yes! Not only was I given a Fish eye and La Sardina but I am now allowed to give a La Sardina away to one of you guys!











The LA Sardina comes with a customisable front so you can do what you like to really make it your own, and it also comes with some colour filters to pop over the flash to add something a little different to the photos. Genuinely, one of the coolest lomo cams (I did try and pick one of the best!) so I really am wishing you all the best of luck!






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It's open internationally too :)

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Forever 21 : The Spring Collection


I've always been a massive fan of forever21. Not only for the clothing being incredibly affordable, but completely on point 100% of the time. Its just one of those stores you go into and just cannot only buy just one thing.. it always gets me!

I was lucky enough to grab a few of my favourite pieces from their new Spring Collection and put together an outfit and I must say.. this completely screams festival fashion that I just want to jump on the next plane to L.A and experience Coachella all over again!













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I am really into the whole ethnic/tribal print thing this season and I'm not kidding, Forever 21 is absolutely amazing and spot on for this. Particularly this dress which I am still waiting to be restocked.. It's the kind of thing you would find from free people but so so so much cheaper!

I decided to grab a pretty pair of patterned flares (which are ridiculously comfortable) and pair it with an oversized crochet top and some wooden style wedges. This screams boho chic to me and is something I feel Vanessa Hudgens would wear on an every day basis (I wish I was as cool as Vanessa to just look badass 24/7) and I decided that a dark brown fedora would fit quite nicely. Obviously any excuse to grab another fedora in another colour.. right? Well, this one gives off the right kind of boho and almost midwestern vibez (slightly Indiana Jones-y if I do say so myself) which is perfect for festivals too for you know.. when you haven't got time to wash your hair?!


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All items, Forever 21*

I'm definitely looking forward to being able to rock the boho look this Spring, and I genuinely have just fallen for forever21 all over again that I am not excited to look at how much my total basket price comes too right now (clue: it's a lot!)

I genuinely think out of all the affordable brands similar to Forever 21, they are the most on point this season and have so many pieces that just look SO much more expensive. The perfect thing about Forever 21 is that it's one of those stores that not every single person is wearing (I'm looking at you topshop & primark) so you don't feel like you're just wearing what everyone else is wearing!





Oh and did I mention this whole outfit came under £100? I know, crazy!
Have you spotted anything in Forever 21's new Spring collection that has caught your eye? I'd love to hear what you've been loving (which may add more to my basket but it's worth it.. right?)


Photos by Duncan Philpott. Shot with a Canon 5d Mark III and an 85mm 1.8 lense / Sigma 35mm 1.4 lense and edited in Adobe lightroom.

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