Sunday, 18 September 2016

I am back with a New Dressing Table tour!

Hi everyone

I am backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!

After a long absence from blogging and a lot of thinking I  have made the decision that I wanted to carry on with the blog. I had literally run out of ideas but now I am trying to come up with some new ones and I have really missed blogging! 

I am going to carry on with the haul posts and I have quite a few coming up.

I have a homeware haul, charity shop haul, an autumn haul and maybe a couple of others.  I bought a lot over summer which I may put in a blog post too.  I am going to try and do some more outfit posts too.

We have done a lot to the house over the summer, we decorated our hallway, spare room and kitchen and I am really into 'Cath Kidston' style accessories.  So if you like CK then stay tuned.

Please let me know if there is anything you would like to see on the blog and I will try and make it happen.

Anyway onto my post which is about my lovely new dressing table.  Like I mentioned we redecorated the spare room recently and I have wanted a white dressing table for while.  I saw one on Dunelm which was £169 but when I saw this one from Tesco Direct at only £79.99 thought it looked nicer.  I am so impressed with this, my husband put it together for me and its perfect.  I love the fact it has little drawers you can put your hair slides/jewellery in.










The two drawers at the front I have all my hair accessories.  Underneath the large pack of pins and slides I have an ASOS jewellery box full with hair slides!




In the other drawer I keep my face wipes, a few make up items that I don't carry around and moisturiser.



In the small drawers I have my earrings in one and the other has bracelets and watches.

I have my favourite scent on one side which is The Body Shop British Rose and my Cath Kidston pot which holds my make up brushes.



The other sides has my Cath Kidston floral tumbler with some pink fake roses I got from Ebay.



Underneath the shelf I have 2 pandora boxes with rings in and Mike's nans vintage brush and mirror set which was handed down to me. I love this set and its true vintage!



I also have my DKNY watch and my Clogau Locket necklace Mike bought me for Christmas a couple of years ago.

The only thing I am not 100% sure about was the stool covering as it does not really match the room, however I am going to get some (preferable Cath Kidston style) fabric and cover this.


Anyway hope you like my little tour and don't forget please let me know of anything you would like to see on the blog.

Lisa-Jane
xx


Monday, 30 May 2016

Disney and Charity Shop/Ebay purchases ♥

Hiya everyone

I cannot believe its nearly June and we are off on holiday in a few weeks, we are only going to Devon this year but I personally love Devon & Cornwall.

Two weeks ago we booked a pretty big holiday and I am so excited.  We have booked to go to Disney World in Florida next May staying at the Disney Beach Club hotel which is a Deluxe Disney Hotel.   To say I am looking forward to it is an understatement.  We went to Disney about 10 years ago and stayed in a Villa and hired a car.  I have wanted to go back for a while and wanted to stay at a Disney Hotel.  We were going to stay at the Grand Floridian Spa which looks amazing and is the Disney's flagship hotel, however its quite a distance from the theme parks (except Magic Kingdom)  and we wanted something that was closer.  We chose the Beach House as its has the best pool of any Disney hotel and its within walking distance of Epcot and Hollywood Studios and you can get the ferry boat to places.  Plus its near the Broadwalk and the Swan and Dolphin hotels so plenty of places to eat within walking distance.  The hotel we are staying at looks gorgeous the pool has a sand bottom and Stormalong river slide.






Anyway with that in mind I have been purchasing a few summer items for this year and for Orlando which I shall show you in a separate post.

Today though I wanted to show you my Charity Shop bargains I have recently purchased.

Firstly my most favourite item was a complete bargain I got this Johann Earl dress for £4.00 and it was brand new with tags.  I love Johann Earl their items seem very vintage looking and they usually cost upwards of £50 so I was so happy when i saw this.  I think the Charity Shop obviously never realised how expensive their dresses are! 






Model photo


I also got this Louche Bow Print dress for £4.50, I love Louche dresses but they are so dear! What annoys me is they are mainly polyester which annoys the hell out of me as they cling to you like clingfilm, however I purchased a non cling slip from BHS and that really helps.  Considering this dress was about £45.00 this is a bargain. 





Then I got this Kimchi Blue at Urban Outfitters cream dress, this was about £4.50 and again Kimchi Blue dresses retail at £40 upwards.  




Topshop Floral Print Dress - I had this dress before but it got torn so I threw it out however I saw it on Ebay in a smaller size and got it for just £3.99.



Lastly I got this Select Floral Tea Dress for £2.50 (its brand new with tags) I used to have this dress in a size 12 but managed to get it in a size 8.  




I love charity shop bargains and as I now have to try and stop spending as this holiday cost a small fortune I may need to go into them more! 

Lisa-Jane
xx


Sunday, 24 April 2016

BIG ASOS SPRING HAUL

Hello everyone

Lately I feel the high street has not had much to offer I mean where are all the pastels and pretty dresses?  I feel online you can get better bargains and discounts and lately I have started to become a bit obsessed with Asos.  I joined their Premier service and must say its well worth £9.95 a year for unlimited next day delivery.

I have seen loads of things on there I want, some in the sale and some non sale and I ended up ordering quite a lot!  I ordered about 12 items in total but sent some back.

Anyway these are the items I loved and was definitely keeping.

Missguided Ribbed Wrap Dress


This dress was £22 and I think its sold out now.  I just love everything about this dress, its a lovely dusky pink colour, the style is very flattering and I do not have anything like this in my wardrobe.


Asos Tea Dress with Ruffle Detail 



When I saw this online at full price of £35 I loved it but was worried about the ruffle part on my bust. However when I saw it reduced to £21 I thought I would order it.  I originally ordered a size 10 but it was massive on me so I re-ordered the size 8.  Its a gorgeous dress and the ruffle does not make my chest appear bigger which is what I wanted. 


Style London Dress with Contrast Hem and Belted Waist



This dress was £52 reduced to £20 and its gorgeous.  I ordered a Small but wish I had got the XS as I think it may have been better but again this is gorgeous and looks really classy. 

Monki Embroidered Button Front Dress




This was another sale item it was £30 reduced to £10 and well worth the money.  I love broderie anglais its so feminine and girly and this dress is so pretty. 


Asos Shirt Dress with Scallop Hem




This was not in the sale it did cost me £30 however I am 'scallop' mad haha!  I bought a couple of 'scallop' items in H&M the other day too.  I love this its like a thick ponte material.  Its nicely fitted and looks lovely with a tan waist belt and tan shoes.  I actually think the model does not do this dress justice. 

Asos Empire Washed Skater Dress with Lace Bib



This is a sale item it was £28 reduced to £7.00.  High necklines don't tend to suit me too well as I am busty however I love this dress and its pretty.  Its worth £7 but I will probably wear a vest top under to spare my blushes! :) 


Asos Lullaby Pointed Ballet Flats



I really wanted some nice flat tan shoes that were a bit more superior to Primark flats.  I love tan shoes/boots and much prefer wearing tan to black.   These look lovely with or without opaques tights so I am hoping these will last a while! 

What do you think of my items?  Are you obsessed with ASOS?

Take care

Lisa-Jane
xx



Monday, 11 April 2016

Online purchases


Hi lovelies 

I thought I would do an Online haul post. These are items I have bought over the past few months.

♥FOREVER 21♥

Usually I buy loads from Forever 21 but lately I have been rather unimpressed.  I did purchase this gorgeous Floral Lace Up Dress though.  I love this its stunning and I love the cream lace at the back and lace up part.





♥ASOS♥

I signed up to ASOS Premier and since then its been great ordering things knowing you will get them the next day.  To be honest most of the things I have ordered have gone back apart from this gorgeous little Lola May Lace Blouse I got in the sale which was £25 reduced to £6.00.  I also bought a nice dress from ASOS which I shall keep for my 'Dress haul' coming soon!





These Cath Kidston Ditsy PJ bottoms were in the sale reduced from £25 to £8.00.




♥DOROTHY PERKINS♥


Taupe ankle Boots.  I have these boots in tan too I love them as they are so comfy and look nice with dresses.





 This Denim Pinny Dress is from the petite range and it looks massive in the photo but its actually a size 8.  I really love this dress.





♥NEW LOOK♥

I actually purchased this Trolley bag back in January.  It was in the January sales and was reduced to £9...total bargain.





Peach longline cardi, I love the colour of this its really pretty for spring.




Ditsy Bardot top. I love this its really stretchy and it looks lovely under my denim pinafore dress or worn with jeggings.



This cream ribbed cardigan is gorgeous its from the Teen range 915 but its one of my favourite cardigans, its so comfy and a lovely soft stretchy materal.




♥BOOHOO♥


I got this gorgeous lace dress in the sale which was reduced to £8.  You cannot tell from the picture but its a-line and very flattering.  Its a really nice thick material too such a bargain for that price.  I don't tend to buy much in Boohoo but this is so lovely.





I have also had some great bargains from Charity Shops and Ebay of late, will show you these in a seperate haul.

Take care

Lisa-Jane
xx


Sunday, 3 April 2016

High Street Haul - Primark, H&M, Peacocks, Accessorize


Hello lovelies

Well I have not done a haul post since the 3rd January!!  I literally have tonnes of new stuff I have bought since then but most of it was online.  I thought I would kick off with the High Street Haul as this is smaller than the amount of items I have bought online! 

I took a trip to Primark about 6 weeks ago and then took another trip over the Easter weekend.

Here is what I bought:

Primark

This blue daisy print tea dress is lovely.  I like the lace up bit at the front and it's a nice length so I can also wear this to work.  Sorry the photo is not that good!




Faux Suede Stone Boots, I loved these when I bought them but have sort of gone off them...not sure why though!  I am sure I will wear them with bare legs and little dresses when the weather is warmer.



Taupe lace-up ballet flats, oh gosh totally love these.  I love the cut out design of them too.





Nude Lazer Cut Ballet Flats - these were only £6 and too cute to refuse.





Sunglasses case


Hairslides




Candles




Fairy Lights, I love having these pretty little lights around our headboard.



Then in H&M I purchased the following:

I bought these gorgeous rosey pink faux suede ballet pumps...I really love the colour of these.



Navy blue floral top, this was reduced to just £2.00




H&M Treggings, I adore these they are the best denim jeggings I have.  They are super flattering and a lovely shade.




In Peacocks about 6 weeks ago I picked up these tan boots.  They were reduced to £15 and I really love them.  I had some vouchers so these came in handy.




Lastly in Accessorize I bought this pretty purse.





Online I have purchased many items since January from Asos, Superdry, Motel, Dorothy Perkins, Forever 21, New Look, H&M and Joy (to name but a few!!!).  I  will do these in a seperate post as there is just too much!

Have you been buying much lately?

Lisa-Jane
xx