Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Introducing Chroma Stationery

Notebooks are my thang. When I was at school, I would go on a school trip and return with a notepad and pen EVERYTIME. As a blogger I am always writing lists, jotting down ideas or just doodling while trying to be productive. Today I want to introduce to you a new company that produces personalised notebooks for a really reasonable price. Say hello to Chroma Stationery

The brainchild behind it all is Gabi, after spending too much time looking for a good quality notebook, in the exact colour she wanted, which wouldn't cost the earth, she took matters into her own hands and created Chromas Stationery. The range is all about colour & the way colour effects our emotions. playing host to 20 different options you are bound to find one to suit you. 
Each shade is named after someone important in her life. I chose 'Doris' which is named after her Nan ; Being a fan of the colour lilac it was only fitting! If you look on Chroma's homepage you will see all the names and explanations behind each one.  

Each notebook retails for £7.50, which included in the price you can also have personalised. As you can see I opted to have my post signature put onto the front in Gold. You have the option of either Gold or Silver embossing. Whether it be your initials, your blog name, a slogan or even a logo. You can have it embossed on the front of your notebook. This is why I really wanted to share this brand with you as I know us bloggers do love a bit of personalisation, especially when it comes to our stationery!

When you receive your notebook in the post, it comes gift wrapped up in white tissue paper & a branded sticker holding everything in place. Along with a hand written postcard. This is a really nice touch, as it's always nice to feel like you are getting something special when you order something online! This also works particularly well if you want to buy a Chroma Stationery notebook as a gift for someone and have it delivered directly to their house! With Christmas coming up it could make the perfect gift for a blogging pal, friend or family member!

So what are you waiting for, get onto their website.. workout which colour you are going to go for and get one ordered! Let me know in the comments what colour you would choose & what you would have embossed on the front.

You can follow Chroma Stationery on Twitter here.

Much love, 

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Currently Loving : Plaid & Stripes

 Shirt | Scarf | Top | Dress | Cape | Boots 

If you spend a considerable amount of time browsing boards on pinterest, it's a given that you will start putting together a bit of a wishlist of items you would like. It happens to all of us! After having a look for some A/W style inspiration, it became apparent that combining stripes and plaid was a combination I quite liked! My wardrobe is quite plain at the moment, I went through a phase of only purchasing the basics. Which even though makes everything pretty versatile it means I cant really experiment too much. I've had a little bit of a browse online and found a few items which I think would be a welcome addition to my wardrobe to channel my Plaid & stripes vision!

The most popular arrangement seems to be stripes as a base, and then adding the plaid pieces on top when layering. I do love dressing for this time of year over S/S because Layering is my friend! Even  though this would probably be the way I would introduce this style to my wardrobe, it would be interesting to see if  the patterns reversed would work as well.  There's something about this combination that makes the outfits look put together and polished with that hint of laid back effort. 

Are you a fan of the Plaid and Stripes combination?

Much Love, 

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Holiday Round up.

For the last two weeks (well it was for 10 nights if you want to be technically correct) I have been away on holiday. I really hope you enjoyed the Blog posts from the guest posters while I was away. Perhaps you even discovered some new bloggers to follow. If you haven't read the posts head, head over to the archives and it will be all the posts for September so far!

For our 'Sunshine Holiday' this year Tom and I went to Sharm El Sheik in Egypt with fellow blogger Charli & her boyfriend Matt. It was just what Tom and I needed, as we had a bit of stress leading up to our departure date with issues arising about our move into our new home and moving out of our flat, but I wont bore you with those details! We stayed at the Reef Oasis Senses Resort in Sharm, which was about a 20 min drive from the airport. Apart from a minor issue with our air con we had a brilliant time. I thought I would do a little round up post and share a few snaps I took on my phone with you. 

 The perks of having short legs. Trousers from here | One of the many pools | Towel Art | Beach! 

 Boat Trip | Legs & Mocktails | Our Resort | Poolside outfit, Dress* from here 

Massive Cacti | Pizza Pringles | Cami from here, Skirt from here | Palm Trees!

More towel art | Giving Snorkling a go | pretty lights | Beautiful Scenery.  

 A Primark outfit | Pizza & Chips, my fave! | More palm Trees | Playsuit* from here

I didn't really take that many photos while we were away, it was definitely a chilled out holiday, where I didn't really want to do too much. A highlight of the holiday would be conquering snorkling as I was adamant that I would not be able to do it. But I faced a fear and managed it, which I am very pleased about. This was also one of the first holidays where I have come back with a tan and didn't get burnt at all. I didn't even go red, I put this down to being sensible with the factors in my suntan lotion plus using the Elemis tan accelerator before we left - Something I will be picking up for future holidays that's for sure.

Technically I am currently homeless so living with my Gran and her partner, so I am not sure how regimented my posting will be for the next couple of months. Hopefully there wont be too much of an affect to my posting, but I thought I would give you the heads up!

Oh and today is my blogs 4th birthday! Happy Birthday blog, and it is also Mine and Toms 8 year anniversary! :-)

Much Love,

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