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“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” - Marilyn Monroe

Thursday, 9 December 2010

It's my Birthday........

Today is my birthday .... yay!

I will do a better post in a few days, as I will be partying on Saturday night, however I wanted to just quickly introduce you all to my birthday boots :)

Lace up ankle high brogues - River Island

Lovely aren't they!!!! 


Friday, 3 December 2010

Pink christmas

Last year I hunted down little feather birds for my christmas tree, and by the time I had found them, the tree I wanted had sold out  :(

So I made sure this year that I got my hands on my pretty tree to put the little birdys on.
My tree is pride of place on my windowsill and it makes me smile :)

:) x

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snowy snow day 3......

  • Beret - H&M
  • Cashmere scarf - Gift from Australia
  • Flying jacket -Vintage Primark
  • Floral skinny jean - Topshop
  • Gloves - F&F
  • Welllies - Primark

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Another snow day

It took me an hour and a half to attempt to drive to work yesterday morning before I gave up and came home. This morning, I couldn't even get off the drive way. So I went for a little wander with my camera and very shivery hands.

8.30am - The field opposite my house.

8.30 am - The sea wall  (How cold does the sea look...brrrr..)

8.30 am - I love the icecles hanging from the garage roof :)

Tuesday, 30 November 2010


 I have an undying love for red shoes, even more so after I tried the pair with bows on (below) while wearing my red winter coat :)

H&M have the most beautiful winter collection of reds at the moment, You just want to try every single dress on. Plus their shops looks so very christmasy!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Dear Santa.....

.....A pair of boots like these are on my wish list this year :)

 That is unless I give in to temptation and buy them before Santa gets a chance hehe


Monday, 8 November 2010

The Yummiest cookies :)

In my attempts to find the perfect soft cookie recipe I found this one. I have made them a few times now and they are lovely :)

  • 100g (4 oz) porridge oats
  • 125g (5 oz) plain flour
  • 2.5ml (½ teaspoon) bicarbonate of soda
  • 2.5ml (½ teaspoon) baking powder
  • 2.5ml (½ teaspoon) salt
  • 50g (2oz) bar milk chocolate, finely grated
  • 100g (4 oz) butter at room temperature
  • 100g (4 oz) dark brown sugar
  • 100g (4oz) caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2.5ml (½ teaspoon) vanilla essence
  • 115g (4½ oz) chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5
  2. Put the oats into a food processor and whizz to a fine powder 
  3. Add flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt and mix together 
  4. Add grated chocolate
  5. Put both sugars into a large bowl with the butter
  6. Cream them until fluffy
  7. Beat the egg and vanilla together in a cup  
  8. Beat this into the creamed butter mixture
  9. Add chocolate chips and dry ingredients, mix well with a spoon until everything is mixed in and you have a dough
  10. Use your hands to roll into balls the size of ping-pong balls and put them, 5cm apart, on a baking tray.
  11. Bake for about ten minutes. They should have a golden colour, but still look a little underdone. If you like them crisp, keep them in a bit longer
They really are yummy cookies, but I'll admit I have tweeked it a little to make it my own......but I can't go letting out my baking secrets now can I ;) 


Sunday, 7 November 2010

Saturday, 30 October 2010

HaPpy HaLlOwEen...mwhaha

I love Halloween! There is something so wonderful about it to me.
I will be dressing up tomorrow night, as I do every year, only I always like to be something a little different....not a witch or devil....too boring.

3 years ago I dressed up as a naughty fairy with ripped tights and massive black wings, 2 years ago I was Princess Peaches with a frilly dress and tiara, last year I was an evil bunny rabbit complete with crooked ears, hehe.....this year I choose.....a broken pocelain doll, just to be extra creepy.

I'll be wearing a 50's style dress with a black sash and bow around my waist, ankle socks and mary-janes and a big black bow in my hair. Plus I will paint cracks on my face, massice lashes and maybe I'll carry a sad looking teddy bear.

I will post a photo on Monday for you to have a nose.....but what do you think? Any ideas to make it better?

:) x

Thursday, 21 October 2010

I got Hyped!

I'm so excited I decided to blog it....

I got my first LookBook Hype! For my look entitled 'I'm on my way to believing..'

There is a button on my blog somewhere if you fancy a nose :)

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Captured forever...

“ Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. ” Aaron Siskind

The most perfect description of why I am never without my camera, I want to remember it all, good and bad, happy and sad


Monday, 18 October 2010

My new 'Monroe' hair

I finally got courage to do something drastic with my hair the other day and I love it.

I call it my brunette Monroe hair :)

It was so scary watching my longer hair get cut off, but I am really pleased with it.

Plus I now understand why Betty Boop pushes her hair up all the time, it just goes with the hair style :)

What do you all think?


Thursday, 14 October 2010

apologies dear friends

I am sending my apologies to my loyal followers for my blogging disappearence recently. I have been a very busy bee, not that it feels like much came of my busy-ness.

I'm off on a photographic adventure tomorrow with my new slave flash, because although I work in a studio, taking photos of babies and families only goes so far to fulfilling your artistic nature :)

So new photos coming very soon ♥ x

Saturday, 25 September 2010

If the kimono coat is out...winter is here....

Better photo on its way :)

As the title of this post says, winter is here, and I know this because as I left for work this morning I was wearing my bright red 'Kimono' coat from Topshop.

I adore this coat, and bought it in January this year in the post Christmas sales, ready for winter '10 in replacement of my very old black wool jacket.

I can literally wear it with anything but looks at it's best with a dress, and I don't care that it is last winters style, because I can latch it onto a winter '10 style easily with a good blagging session, such as 'it falls in to the bold colours range, or dress coats'....sorted :)

So if I can do it girls you can to, don't buy a NEW coat for the new season, use last years and dress it up to fit in....if you must - why not just be different :)

Add a waist belt, or put large buttons on it instead, and if it's a lovely black coat just wear a bold coloured or printed scarf to jazz it up.

 What I wore (Better photo coming tomorrow,my battery died) -
Red Kimono coat - Topshop
Black body con skirt - H&M
Swallow Brooch - Miss.Selfidge 

:) x

Thursday, 23 September 2010

...and so to bed

Everyday on my way home from work, next to the traffic lights that I always get stuck in is the beautiful bed shop, And So To Bed.

And everyday I stare lustingly at the beds, furniture and linen in through the window while I wait for the ever so tardy green light and dream of how beautiful they would look in my dream house....

However, this evening the green light was particularly sleepy and I got to have a really good nose through the window and instantly fell in love!

This is quite possibly the most beautiful bed I have ever seen, and far surpasses the slay bed I put in my dream house while wondering a dept. store in the late winter with a fellow window shopper.

The killer to dreamer like myself is the £8-9000 a bed like this would set you back.

But a girl can dream
:) x

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Last bumblebee of summer...

I just wanted to share with you all what may be the last glimpse of a bumblebee this year

:) x

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

One off denim shorts and jackets for sale!

After a fair few hours of snipping, ripping, sewing, bleaching and fraying, I'm finally happy with my new denim shorts, which were a pair of yucky 90's 3/4 lengths yesterday :)

So, after much practice in the art of making the perfect shorts and the best bleaching techniques, I would now like to announce that I am now offering hand customised, one off denim shorts and denim jackets made to order as part of ReLoved clothing.

If this is something your interested in, just comment on this post.

:) x

Monday, 13 September 2010

Country Girl

Looking like you have just strolled out of the country side has never looked better this winter.

Team cable knits with check skirts, wolly tights and chelsea boots or wellies for a great day look, or a twin set and pearls with jobhers and brogues for work :)

What about a coat? I hear you cry.......barbour, harris tweed, flying, parker and faux fur are the coats to be seen in to match your classic outfit on a breezy day next season.

It's time to take the classic good girl look and shake it up a bit.....

How gald I am that I bought my flying jacket years ago and my new fur jacket just arrived...now all I need are new wellies, maybe some chelsea boots and to steal my mums barbour...... :P


Thursday, 9 September 2010

Browns, berets, boots and blushing

I have a real thing for Autumn fashion, it is by far my favourite month of the year.

I can still wear my pretty dresses, but now with my favourite wool tights and giant knitted black scarf that almost reaches the floor :)

My military boots are back out on form and my berets are slowing creeping to the front of my wardrobe again.

Oh the joy! Can't it stay Autumn? Warm enough to still show what dress you have on under your coat without freezing to death, yet cold enough to pull off faux fur fancies and knitted loveliness without looking crazy.

Doesn't all these snuggled thoughts scream romanticism? Cuddles in front of the fire while it rains outside, not forgetting a good English cup of tea :)


Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Chanel Desires

One of my favourite things to do on lazy evenings is ponder over Chanel's beautiful accessories.

I love everything Chanel and would actually kill for a Classic 2.55 handbag, how I stared and lusted over one in the Chanel Boutique in Florence, Italy earlier this year.

Today I really searched the website for something new and adventurous by Chanel to lust for, and boy did I find it. Chanel Sports!

By this I do not mean shorts and trainers embellished with CC, but something far more lustful.

Surfboards, boats, rugby balls and tennis rackets to name a few that amused and pleased me.

But my favourites by far are two accessories I just wish to possess.

A beautiful Chanel bicycle! I want one so so much! All it needs is the little basket on the front for a little Scottie dog...... ♥


To think I wasted time on wanting a pink fishing rod, this suits me far better...lust ♥

Thankfully there is no price available, which aids my Chanel desires greatly.

How terrible I would be if I had money.



Monday, 30 August 2010

Autumn loves geeks

I have always had a bit of a thing for looking smart. I adore suit jackets, dress coats, high waist skirts and tailored trousers with heels....and in my opinion a man in a well made suit is to die for.

So how happy I am to announce that casual dress is a thing of the past and finally being a bit geeky makes you a fashion icon.

Men, the suit is back. I know it's been in fashion for a while, but it is an Autumn '10 must have. Were not talking James Bond here, but a good charcoal suit will never let you down if twinned with the right shirt and tie. Even bows ties and braces are being seen on the catwalk if your feel adventurous, so get raiding your Grandads tie rack boys :)

And ladies the rules are bent a little for us. You can choose one of two ways to fulfill your geeky desires.

One: Be lady like. By this I mean think very 30's/40's styling. There are so many lace shift dresses and lovely cropped suit jackets about at the moment, as well as high waist skirts and retro twin sets just begging to be finished with your Grandmas pearls....the choices are endless, but you don't have to look like your playing dress up, just keep hem lines either very short or very long, and add statement lipstick or killer heels to feel more glam.

Two: Wear the trousers. This style is so versatile and easy to do. So many designers have shown elements of masculinity in there autumn ranges that must be inspired by the men's suit craze and this summers geek chic.
Tailored trousers, baggy shirts, boyfriend blazers, trilby's and even bow toes have been thrown our way ladies. Just make sure you team your masculine outfit with strong make up, and chunky bangles to girlie it up. Wear brogues in the day with trousers rolled up and killer heels at night. Who says geeks aren't sexy?

Personally I like to blend the two and make up my own wacky styles...but I guess thats why I was a geek before it was cool
:) x

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Never Neverland....

I have a love for two fantasy worlds. One being Wonderland and the other is Neverland.

Today while the rain poured outside and I could smell jam being made in the kitchen Finding Neverland came on tv.

A beautiful film that makes me cry everytime.


Chocolate nails

Scrambling around in my nail varnish box, unable to find my normal bright red bottle I come across a little bottle of chocolate coloured nail varnish I have never used.

Turns out I rather like it. Other than making me think of chocolate buttons on a regular basis it also completed my outfit yesterday by going perfectly with my vintage camel mac.

Nail varnish is a new found love for me, as I bite my nails up until recently, and now I adore painted nails, cant go a day unpainted as odd as that may sound.

However, as much as I love painted nails and trying out new colours, is it just me or is this a little over the top, if not fasinating....

:) x

Saturday, 14 August 2010

The perfect black trousers...

I start my new job next week and so have been searching for a pair of perfect black trousers, as well as them being a winter wardrobe must have, especially for geek chic like Alexa Chung (left).

So far I have been unsuccessful in finding a pair that fit me right. Being 'boy shaped' I have barely any hips and therefore find that trousers hang funny on me, so the search continues.

However I thought I would post a little guide to finding a pair of perfectly fitting trousers for anyone else who is on the look out...

Want slimmer thighs?

Look for boot cut trousers which will balance out your thighs.

Want to look taller?
Choose a trouser with a crease down the front to add height and if worn a tiny bit too long so they graze the floor, they'll make your legs look longer.

Avoid straight leg or tapered trousers because they'll make your hips look bigger.

You can choose high waist trousers as they compliment your shape, but ensure that the length is perfect for you or it may look like your trousers shrunk in the wash

Personally for my body shape I love peg-leg trousers and own a pair in grey. So I am tempted to buy another pair in black, like these from ASOS (left).

Not sure If you could pull them off with my uniform at work, but it's a great excuse to buy a new pair :)

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

maxi dress and converse!!!

This is possibly my favourite fashion alert this season because I wear this myself so often, but alway thought it made me a bit of an art geek in doing so.

I love it! and will be wearing my striped maxi and black converse much much more often this late summer/autumn......how I adore my geekiness :)

What I own:

New Look maxi-dress in black and grey stripes and my very old yet comfy converse all stars......and yes, I do own geek glasses :) x

I ♥ Newquay!

Oh what a terrible blogger I have been but I have been sunny myself in good old Newquay!

It was brilliant...!!

Yes, we had some rain or should I say hair frizzing dampness......hat weather.

We had a mega heat wave in which my feet fell victim to burning, leaving 'ban the bomb' shaped tan lines from my jellies :)

I visited the rainforest, played with Midge Fragnets and saw a giant bumble bee......all in one day at the Eden project :)

Made funny shaped sandcastles,

Guarded my chips from evil seagulls, who also gave a wonderful 5am wake up call,

Nearly lost my bikini on Porth beach due to a huge wave I failed to see,

Turned people into sand mermaids,

Mourned the loss of Shelia the pink spade,

Took every freebie offered to me at Boardmasters festival,

Drank my first bottle of Mountin Dew, it was quite yummy,

And came home with half of the beach in my posession, be it shell bracelets or sand in my bag.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Spa Day

Today I went on a spa day with my Mum.

The day was a 21st birthday present, which I know was months ago, but this was as soon as I could book the appointments.

We indulged in a body polish, eye treatment and facial....which was very very relaxing, then had a 3 course lunch, (not amazing but quite tasty hehe).

We then relaxed in the aromatherapy room until we were too hot, got scared of the very dark and very hot steam room, went for a little swim, sat in the bubbles :) and finished off having our nails done.

Over all a very lovely day, I nearly nodded off in thecar on the way home Im so relaxed, which is very welcome after a lot of stress lately.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Check out my ebay shop and see if you can find something to ReLove.

Including vintage labels such as Laura Ashley, John Rocha and Mango.......

x x x

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course

♥ Marilyn Monroe ♥

'I'm selfish, impaitent and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle, but if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.'

'I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Nature Photography

Just a few of my latest nature photographs :)