Sunday, 28 September 2014

Lazy days.

Weekend's here...
and nearly done again but we can still keep those feel good vibes going. 
The sun has been shining here in London even though it's late September. 
I've created a playlist of some feel good tunes to keep you going through the week.
Stay strong!

1.Washed Out- Feel It All (Toro Y Moi Remix) 

2. alt-J- Every Other Freckle 

3. Amy Winehouse- He Can hold Her

4. Tame Impala- Mind Mischief (Ducktails Remix)

5.Disclosure- F For You ft. Mary J. Blige

6. Toro Y Moi- You Hid

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


Hello All,
I'm a green tea junkie. I've been shopping around found this at Whittard, I wanted something with an asian influence. I've used it once but I want small teacups to go with it. 
Heres where I need your help. If anyone knows of anywhere I can get it, let me know. A trip to China town in Central London may be necessary. 

Also, let me know where you get your tea, coffee or hot chocolates from. Autumn is upon us and its the season of jumpers and hot drinks. 
So whats your favourite comfort drink? 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

New addition to the bookcase

I've been revamping my room recently and interior blogs have been giving me so much inspiration. I went shopping yesterday and found this little gem. It's great, the guidance in collaboration with heavy visuals works well. 

Want one? 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Clothes Alterations: The Basics

Hidden deep in your cupboard is that item of clothing you fell in love with. The one you tried on and didn't quite fit, so you promised yourself that you would take on the role of domestic goddess and fix it yourself, well it's time to resurrect them!

Most of the time small alterations can easily be made with some basic stitching and creativity.
 Firstly look at the item and figure out why it doesn't fit you; is it too big, where exactly could you take it in to fix that. It's important to know initially what flatters you and what doesn't so your adjusting it to best suit you. These things can be done with items you'll have lying around at home.
If you've never stitched before here's some help.

The usual problems are that it's...

Too Long
Try the item on and fold it to find a length that suits you. Mark with a pen, remove and cut. Depending on the material you won't need to stitch once cut. I usually use this on t-shirts.

Too Revealing
Find a piece of fabric (lace is usually nice) to slot under your top.
Your local fabric shop will always have left over cuts of fabric you can get for free if you ask nicely. Once your happy with that pin it in place and stitch.

Too High Cut
I often use this on tshirts that I want for casual wear (primark mens sections is the best)
Lay out the top and cut along the collar, never cut straight across as it usually takes off too much. It's better to take off too little rather than too much.

Give it a go and let me know how it went!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A Work In Progress...

Never pass up a deal. 
( a genuine one) 
That's one of my mottos don't be put off if they don't have your size or you buy it and it's not the right fit. Most of the time it just needs adjusting to your body with a pin here or there. I'll be doing a post on basic clothes alterations soon!

Whilst shopping I happened across this Kimchi blue Victoriana Maxi Sundress at Urban Outfitters. 
Like most of you out there, my size varies from shop to shop and so I was a little weary about getting the right one. 
When it arrived I realised that due to my 'travel size' stature, the dress was too long. 
So, I'll be taking it up (I love this dress, so I'll be praying for a steady hand). 

I won't be showing the adjustment in this post (sorry).
I got the dress in the post today and was too excited about it not to share
but I promise you'll see it soon!

 But until then here is a song to keep you going...

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

I'm In Love...

I'm a sucker for all things art. I've been trying to exercise those drawing muscles (they're a bit rusty) and  watched a review by Will Terrell on drawing supplies and decided to get the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen and it's the best thing I've ever (not really ever ever) done!  

The ink, control and flow of the pen is instant. It makes anything look amazing. 

Before I found this Sharpe could do no wrong for me personally but I have seen the light and it lets me draw pretty, pretty things. Mmmmmm

I'd say it's worth EVERY penny.