June 2nd, 2013
For a while now I have followed this brand on Instagram loving their imagery and design work in the pics. I was excited to hear their new collection was launching and even more excited to hear about their online store!
Fabric of Humanity support the work of Vision Rescue a non profit charity working to eradicate poverty in Mumbai. Their vision statement is small but a pretty powerful one:
“Empower people to find their purpose, enjoy their rights and live with dignity.”
The Fabric of Humanity online store has just launched an their range of graphic T Shirts are a cut above the norm the designs and images will definitely grab people’s attention.
What I like about the website is that it details where the money goes and what it can do!
For example one of the Tee’s below can provide one of the following
• 38 nutritious meals
• 18 plates to serve the meals
• One day of non-formal education and food for 8 children
• Educational supplies for 43 children
• A ticket to send a destitute on street back to his/her hometown
• One months vocational training material for one women/girl
From the look of it they will also be selling framed artwork I will be really interested in that for my new house!
Have a look into Vision Rescue although their website is small it gives you a good idea of the work they carry out. Then definitely stop by Fabric of Humanity website and check out their Tee’s.
Here are a couple of them to whet your appetite!!! (images http://www.fabricofhumanity.co.uk/)
You can follow them on twitter at @fabric_humanity And they are on Instagram at @fabric_of_himanity too!
May 31st, 2013
If you are in London and between the ages of 21-28 website Stylavie will be giving £25 to females between the age of 21-28 to talk to them about their love/hate for fashion, their shopping problems and how they get around these problems.
Stylavie is an online fashion directory I’ve just been browsing their “summer holiday” section under styles for events and saw quite a few things I’m interested in!!! Anyway back to business lol ….
Each person should go with a friend, to make it more interesting and help them ease into the discussion. Otherwise they will be paired with another female.
The discussions will take place in their offices in Euston , near the UCL London campus.
Their first interview will take place on the 4th and 5th of June, and will be done every week for the next 3 weeks. It will start at 6.30pm, and last for an hour, but can amend slightly to suit participants.
I’d love to do this alas I’m a wee bit old (ssshhhhh!!!) and in Newcastle not London lol
Anyway check it out if its something you’re interested in and you might make a quick buck too!!!
May 22nd, 2013
Early April I eventually noticed some bricks on the actual plot of my apartment so started taking a few snaps every few weeks!
I’m really excited now, next month I will have my deposit saved and a small amount of savings to go towards furniture along with some gift vouchers for IKEA and B&Q! From now on the savings can go toward interior and now that I’ve paid Arnold Clark an extortionate amount of money for my car service and MOT (no dealers for me anymore!) we are all go on the purchasing front!
Anyway here are a few of the pics of the journey so far!
May 17th, 2013
Nails Inc have this amazing Glitter Bomb set. While stocks last.
The Glitters always go quickly and to be getting a set for £12 is a huge bargain.
Check it out here.
March 22nd, 2013
Today only a Friday Frenzy at Nails Inc check out the amazing deals below.
Pretty in Pink collection £8
A Touch of Sparkle £8
Midnight Metallics £14
I have these colours in a box I originally bought in Debenhams I searched high and low for Franklins Row it’s an amazing colour.
Serpentine Road is a fab colour too so I definitely recommend this one but hurry the price is a huge bargain!
Splash of Colour £14
Check out these offers and maybe use it as an opportunity to stock up!!!
February 22nd, 2013
Nails Inc are offering another great deal today – it’s a lucky dip of seven polishes for a bargain price of £18!
Even better you can choose between, special effects, metallics or gloss colours so you can steer the choices a little.
February 21st, 2013
So Christmas was an ideal opportunity to get some additions for my new home. The IKEA sale was top of my list.
I would love to share with you some of the fab things I got as gifts and then my IKEA bargain.
The dinnerware is from House of Fraser it’s a Kenneth Cole set New York to China. The set was reduced in House of Fraser because it was being discontinued and wasn’t available in full sets but my fab parents bought me one of everything!
This piece will be for my feature wall in the sitting room. A friend design and makes these by hand. Her Facebook page is called “Sweet Nothing’s” it’s definitely worth a look.
My dining room table was on my list for the IKEA sale and I’m really pleased to say it featured in their selection. I headed up Boxing Day morning to find it. After a long time looking we were told it was on the computer but no where to be found so to call them in the morning! Bright and early the next day we called, sure enough they had some but only one – this is where I find out IKEA stores do not reserve or hold for you to pick up! I raced up to IKEA and managed to get the table – not the one they had mentioned on the phone but a one that had just been returned by someone who had bought it the day before and got the wrong colour.
Anyway the table is black ash and comes with four chairs – the set was reduced to £70. It really is ideal for an apartment as it has two folding leaves and the chairs fold and can be stored underneath! I don’t have many photos of this as its currently still boxed in my mums sitting room bless her!!!
February 15th, 2013
So Saturday was the day I visited the options centre for my new home!
I had already envisioned the colour scheme for my lounge thinking of grey and purple. I had researched interior design sites about painting and colour schemes around a house.
I picked grey as a colour that would be a constant throughout the house in varying shades so went with that in mind.
The options centre was fab I could choose anything I wanted standard are as upgrade and the best thing was it wasn’t a hard sell, some things were mentioned if the lady heard my plans she would say I think we have that available but I’d need to get a price.
The tiles for the wall are all on sliding frames to make choosing easier, the cupboard doors and worktops can be switched around too. Although you aren’t allowed to take a copy away there are obviously scaled plans of your apartment (I stole a sneaky photo of mine as there was an alcove shape in one room I wasn’t aware of.
As well as clear options on my kitchen and bathroom I came away having switched my interior paint to white rather than soft white, upgrading to a double dimmer switch in my kitchen / lounge and having the space for a dishwasher made into a cupboard. I also have several prices coming back to me regarding flooring.
Here are a few snaps of my day.
My chosen kitchen option is below
And these beauties are the tiles I’ve upgraded to in the bathroom. I don’t get all of the walls done but if the price is reasonable enough I may extend it to another whole wall as I just love the look!
Loving that I can now choose paint and furnishings. My plan is price them and choose them – write a huge list then prioritise and work out how to split them between now and Octobers pay packet! Wish me luck I will keep you updated on the progress!
February 9th, 2013
Well hello there long time no speak! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying 2013 so far.
I am not getting the time to blog as much as I would like to at the moment my job is pretty full on and I am rather busy with a pretty mint life I have to say! … Including… the small matter of purchasing my very own, brand spanking new apartment!
Yes by the end of 2013 all things going well I shall be moving out of my parents home and away from the town I have lived all of my life to an area 20/25 minutes away on a new build estate.
I am really excited as you can imagine and although I haven’t quite exchanged contracts yet and I have just found out there is a slight delay so I may not move in until November, I have spent hours on Pinterest and google finding inspiration
Today I’ve had the meeting at the options centre so technically now is the time I know my colours and can start planning the interior! (I say technically as to be honest on my sketch pads and Pinterest boards and in my head I’ve practically finished!)
I thought although this is a fashion blog I would really like to share the journey and let you all be part of what I do with my bachelorette pad!!!
I will pop up some pictures of things I’ve collected so far and the choices and when there’s more to share you can keep up to date and maybe help out with some of my choices (current one being hallway carpet or laminate?)
Anyway hope you enjoy the slightly off topic posts I’m excited for styling the interior I’m being rather fussy an precise over it, funny how buying a house turns me into some kind of interior designer!
December 2nd, 2012
Just after our fab 20% off Karen Millen coats Monday 3rd December you can get 20% off Full Price garments at Karen Millen.
Just enter 20MONDAY at the checkout – it is not available with any other offers on the site.
Check out some of my favourites from the “New In” section.
1) 3D Flower Dress
2) Animal & Print T Shirt
3) Zippy Knit Texture Dress
4) Cotton Sateen Dress
5) Knit Poncho