Sunday, 20 October 2013

A Little Update

Hello my lovelies, 

Wow its been a while since I last did a post.. The past few months have been manic. Honestly have no idea where September went and that October is nearly over! I'm ever so sorry for just disappearing but so many things have been going on I need to just focus on getting them sorted. It's been a bit of a stressful time lately and its been hard work! 

At the start of September I turned 20 yes the big 20.. I didn't think much of turning 20 but all of a sudden I was being asked by everyone what I wanted to do or what was I even doing and I just didn't know how to answer. It was like I should have some sort of idea of where I wanted to go or be or do, I still didn't know which lead to a mad panic of trying to work out what I wanted from my life and feeling ashamed of not having a clue, lets say there was many melt downs and tears over the last month over it.. 
I did fashion and textiles at college and absolutely loved it but once I finished I completely just abandoned it going straight into working full time and earning a living. That was the main focus for me to save money for a while then decide to possibly travel or what not but after a year and a half working in the same place I still haven't done anything I set out to do. Although I do enjoy where I work and the people I work with it had just gotten to a point where I was there every day. I just started dreading going to work and doing exactly the same routine every day I was getting so fed up of things and became very unhappy. 
As much as I loved textiles and creating things I came to the conclusion that since I left last year it hasn't been something I wanted to continue but I have enjoyed working in retail and seeing the fashion trends come in and being more aware of fashion.


I decided to look back into uni and what I could possible do fashion wise with a textiles background. Lets say its was difficult to find one that didn't have need creative portfolio or included making clothes as that was one of my worst projects at college, Me and pattern cutting just don't mix well. After spending hours looking and researching I have found a course that I have fell in love with and I'm determined to get onto it but there was a downfall in my plan. I needed my gcse in maths and at school I didn't exactly do that well when in came to maths one subject I just didn't like. As it was the middle of September by this point all current gcse courses had started so I was in a bit of a pickle I had every grade possible to get in but this so I thought that my plan of going to uni next year was in tatters. I frantically called the uni I want to go to and spoke to a lovely guy in admissions and was told that I could also have a key skills or function skills in the subject and I'd still be accepted onto the course. So after hours of calling places that do this maths course I managed to get on to one and have been doing so for the last few weeks, fingers crossed all goes well in the exam! 

Whilst all that was going on I was finding it hard trying to juggle working full time and going to these classes, revising and any work I need to do. Sometimes I'd be out of the house for 15 hours a day and I was exhausted! Then having to get up again for work the next day was starting to drain any energy I had left. I felt like I had no time on my hands for anything not even a few hours to just do nothing on a lazy Sunday afternoon!

After weeks of this I've finally sorted a plan out with my manager and things are looking up. So I am ever ever so sorry to of just vanished but now things have calmed down I can be back to posting a lot regular again (: I've got a sort of idea what I'd like to do and hopefully everything with go to plan! "fingers and toes and everything crossed."

Hope your all having a lovely day and see you all again soon! 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Little Tea Dress

Hello My Lovelies!

How are you all doing? I've been up to all sorts lately why lack of posts but I currently have a week off which has been bliss so far! A few weeks ago I was going to the races near me with my family and I didn't actually know what to wear for it. So I popped into Primark with my friend Katie (far from uniform) and spotted this tea dress I fell in love straight away and it only being £8 made it even better! All low and behold it being primark it didn't have my size I was determined not to leave the shop without it so I managed to find it in a size 10! I simply love this dress, the pattern and the colours to the shape. For that evening I teamed a white shirt also from Primark underneath and some little brown slipper shoes. Now its turning autumn I'm just imagining wearing this with some little boots my leather jacket. I so hope they have some others in store cause I'll definitely be picking some more up!

Hope your all having a lovely week! 

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Baroque Print

Hello Lovelies, 

Hope your all enjoying the bank holiday weekend! I know its been while since my last posts, I apologies I needed a bit of a break from everything all I seem to do is work and not much else at the moment which means I haven't seen much of the summer but that hasn't stopped me shopping which hasn't been to good for my bank account. Ooops.. I picked up these trousers from work in the sale for £7! I love the baroque print and the autumn colours even though its still august..It's just around the corner so it's fine! For now I've teamed them with a basic black t shirt and some pumps and when the weather starts changing I'm thinking of putting these with a knitted jumper, leather jacket and some boots for a lovely autumn look. I've brought a fair bit lately so there shall be many outfit post coming over the next few weeks! 

Hope you all are having a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

One Today!

Blimey where has this year gone! This time last year rainy day & Cups of tea only just started life in this big blogosphere and over the last year my lil blog has grown into a lot more than I imagined and even though it still its early stages I can't imagine my life without it. I want to say a massive thank you to all you lovely lot for following, leaving the nicest comments and generally making me smile! I honestly can't believe I've been blogging for a year all ready its gone by so quickly, I'm so glad I jumped in and created my lil blog and have got to know some you lovely lot over the last year! So thank you all so so so much for being so wonderful and roll on the next year! 

Monday, 22 July 2013

A Little Look At My Week #9


Hello My lovelies!

Gosh its been awhile I do apologies, doing 39 hours a week has worn me out lately! Hope you all have been out enjoying this gorgeous weather this past week. Here are a few snaps of what I've been up to:

Finding some amusing mirrors in a lil shop in Norwich. Came home to find a massive tub of happy cherries left for me after a long day at work! Afternoon tea at biddy's tea room- Such a cute little place and was all soo scrummy! Having a relaxed day of in the sunshine. 

Haven't really done to many exciting thing over the last week with work and everything but its been nice to relax a little and be able to write some post up for the next week or two.

Hope you've all have a wonderful day.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Boyfriend Blazer

Hello lovelies, 

Hope your all enjoying this lovely weather we're having lately! This outfit was from last week when the weather wasn't as nice as its been over the last few days. I popped into the city to meet my friend Katie for lunch and a catch up. This boyfriend style blazer has finally seen the light of day after many years in the back of my wardrobe. I love this is such a staple piece which I teamed with a white chiffon shirt and my jeans. This is a kinda go to easy outfit for me, however to add a bit of colour I chose this yellow neon and gold chain necklace I got from primark for a measly £3, complete bargain! I also popped on my beloved leopard print shoes from next. On my nails I have my trusty models own beach party, and on my lips a new Bourjois lipstick in rouge buzz I picked up this up the other day even though I should be saving.. but I absolutely love it! 

Sunday, 30 June 2013


Hello Lovelies, 

Just a little post to say you can also follow me on Bloglovin if you don't already would love if you would take a lil moment to have a ponder over! 

Hope your all having a wonderful day

Friday, 21 June 2013

Black and Blue


Hello lovelies! 

Today was the day I finally got my hair cut after a year.. yes I know a year is a long time but I've had some horrendous trips to the hair dressers over the last three years so I haven't been one to go regularly. Especially after having a horrible boy short hair a few years back.. lets just say that it didn't look good what so ever! I didn't have too much of the length and just had it shaped a bit more round my face and layered as it was very flat and lifeless really but I really like it, one of the nicest cuts I've had it years. Also today I'm sporting some of my amazing sale finds from work (h&m), our sale launched last week and I have been slowly putting pieces aside in the hold cupboard. One was this amazing jacket for £15 from £30 which I simply love! Its such a statement piece with such a gorgeous print that can up lift the basic of outfits. I teamed it with this black chiffon tunic I also got in the sale for £7 which I think can easily be worn day or night and especially with the jacket. I decided to tone down the outfit with these lovely sandals I also got from work for again £7, Its not the summery-est of outfits but I love all the pieces I got! I did get a few more bargains from the sale so you'll see them soon. Definitely go check your nearest H&M and see if you can find some bargains too!

Hope your all well and had a wonderful day.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Wish List

Hello Lovelies, 

There's no excuse to where I've been lately I'm so sorry! But today I have a small wish list for you, I've been eyeing up some things lately and hopefully I'll have more money to splurge out occasionally soon so here is what I hope to pick up, feel free to buy me them too.. The dress is so pretty for the summer well if we actually get one..but its out of stock everywhere as soon as its back I'm having it! I do love shirts and this one is so cute with the heart print, I think I could easily where it for any occasion. I've seen the cut out heel boots every where lately and I'm not one to wear heels being 5 ft 9or10 I don't need the extra hight but these cut out brogues I spotted on ASOS and immediately thought I need these! At work (h&m) we have been getting some lovely pieces of jewellery in lately this statement necklace is one, I love the mix of spikes with the gold and silver chain.

Hope your all having a wonderful day! 

Friday, 31 May 2013

A Quick Little Life Update

Hello Lovelies!

I'm sorry posts have been a bit sparse lately, I've recently been given a 35 hour contract at work so getting use to being full time. I have no idea where this month has gone its literally flown by! Feels like I've had no time to my self! 
But At the start of the month I went on a little trip to bath to visit my lovely friend Katie for a few days. Bath is such a lovely place very quaint. Here are a few pictures I took:

Cocktails at po na na's, cheese night is on of the best nights in the world! Dancing away to classics like s club 7 and destiny's child all night. We also went to this cute restaurant called the cosy club once I got to bath, if you ever see one go the food so yummy there. So wish there was one in Norwich!

Off to Bristol for a day of shopping. Their Primark was amazing! so clean and tidy and mahoosive. A mini haul shall be up soon!

I was sad to leave bath it was so nice to just get away for a weekend. Would definitely advise having a weekend break there! 

Also last weekend I went to Banham zoo! I hadn't been for years so was very excited to spend the afternoon with all animals.

I had such a nice afternoon pottering around the zoo dragging my friend round. Have decided that I want to go to Edinburgh zoo to see the pandas! 

I shall have many posts to catch up on to tomorrow night after work so shall be back to normal in the swing of things in no time. 

I hope you all had a lovely half term and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

In the morning light let my roots take flight

Hello beauts, 

Quick OOTD today was in a bit of a rush for work hence my dull expression.. my first day/afternoon back after 10 days off, was a struggle to get out of bed! I went for this bright neon pink light knitted jumper from H&M for £7,99. I just absolutely love this to add a bit of colour to my day as well its been quite cloudy and windy..summer where are you?! I teamed it with some ankle grazer jeans from forever 21 which are rolled up a lil' bit more and my beloved leopard print slipper shoes from next. Today has been a stress we're re-launching our h&m store in Norwich tomorrow and everyone's been trying to get everything perfect! If your in Norwich tomorrow get your selves down to Chapelfields to get a 25% off wrist band and a goodie bag for tomorrow only! 

Hope your all having a lovely day! 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Oh So Yellow

Hello lovelies! 

I thought I'd bring some sunshine into my day today as well its has been gloomy grey and rainy.. a far cry from last weekend! Summer please hurry up I need some sunshine. I picked this up from boots last week from miss sporty as it was 2 for £3 or something along those lines..With all the nail polish I have I don't actually own a yellow one so thought I'd take the opportunity to pick one up and I do actually really like this. Its a lovely bright pop of colour, I apply about two-three coats to get to this opaque. I wouldn't say the formula is amazing but it has isn't to bad for £1.99! Also it had lasted a fair amount of days with a top coat. My nails are so horribly short, I keep picking at them when I'm stressed which has been quite alot lately I just can't stop..If you know any good tips on stopping picking at your nails do share?! Mine are crying out for some help. 

Hope you've all had a lovely day! 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A Little Look At My Week(s)

Hello Lovelies, 

I hope you've all been enjoying the bank holiday and the beautiful weather we've been having! I can't remember the last time I did one of these lil' post of my week in photo, I've been so rubbish keeping up to date lately but I've sat down this evening and written up a few post for the next few days! So here are a few things I've been up to lately:

It was my sisters wedding a few weeks ago, was such a beautiful day! 

My two very smart and scrubbed up well brothers Daniel and Lucas and his girlfriend.

The most yummyest amazing white chocolate cheese cake that i could just eat every day topped with a cute little strawberry shaped into a rose!

The ladies in my family, All looked soo lovely!

Gambling the night away pretending to be in Vegas.

The gorgeous wedding cake made by my mum!

My first time eating at prezzo, was rather yummy! 

I'm in love with this pink cardigan, soo bright and summery! 

My little munchkin catching a few rays in the glorious weather we've been having!

In undecided on these polka dot jeans..

Lovely bright yellow polish for summer. 

Love this hair mask! Makes the ends of my hair feel soo soft!

I've set this out slightly differently then my usual weekly photos, is it better this way or smaller photos in a little grid? please let me know!  
Hope you've all had a wonderful day! 

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Perfectly Peach

Hello lovelies, 

Today's outfit is very simple.. I had a few things to do this morning so quickly put this together and even though the sun is shinning I'm not ready to show bare legs to the world just yet! Plus I'm in need of a spring/summer wardrobe most of my things are grey white or black. I did however pick up this really lovely peachy light weight jumper from work (H&M) the other day for only £9.99 well with my discount it was a lil cheaper but still a bargain! I chucked this on with my trusty h&m jeggings and my most loved/worn to death adorable cat pumps from daisy street, determined to keep wearing these till literally disintegrate.. I hope to catch up on posts today and decide what lil' series I would like to start on here plus going to make a scrummy brownie later lets hope this time it won't turn into one mushy chocolate mess!

Hope your all having a lovely day!