Wishlist!

Recently I had the joy of spending some of a Saturday afternoon with a beautiful friend of mine that I don’t get to see as often as I would like. After catching up over a Starbucks we decided to have a mooch around the shops, our setting was Whiteley a lovely little outdoor shopping centre just off the M27 in Hampshire. With a range of high street stores, coffee shops, restaurants, a cinema and free parking for 4 hours you can’t go wrong!

We haven’t shopped together for a LOOOOOOONG time and it was lovely to (for me) do some window shopping! However, it mean that I have ended up with a wish list as long as my arm of things that I want need to spend money (that I dont have) on!

So, I thought I would share with my current wish list, because it will continue to grow haha!

Recipe Book – Paperchase £6 – It’s perfect, it has space for the ingredients, the method and any notes you want to make, like its your partners favourite or if it was good to make when you had friends over!

Winter Coat – River Island £115 – I don’t need a winter coat, I need a transitional coat. BUT when I saw this my heart just skipped a beat it is BEAUTIFUL! However the price tag is slightly out of my league, that didn’t stop me trying it on & honestly if you need a new winter coat BUY IT.

Denim Pinafore – Topshop £36 – I have one similar from Primark in Black, but there is something about this one that I love and I feel its perfect for all seasons! I have never been a lover of Topshop as I have always felt too large for their clothes, but I would definitely consider making this purchase!

Chevron Leather Skirt – Marks & Spencer £27.50 – I love a skirt at winter, teamed up with tights boots and a nice top and this is perfect for that. I dont often shop at M&S for anything other than undies and good food, but perhaps I need to check them out more often!

It’s just a small list, but an expensive one! I doubt I will get any of these items – but a girl can dream right?

What have you got your eye on in the shops at the moment?

Emma xx

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A Flamboyance…..    

It’s not very often that I am bang on trend, in fact I don’t think I would ever class myself as being “trendy”! However, the stars seemed to have aligned this spring/summer as I have become fascinated by anything with a Flamingo on it and guess what?! Apparently so are all the designers! So why not get some lovely Flamingo themed goodies together for you, so you can all be trendy too!

I have seen this reusable bubble bar from Lush on Instagram & Pinterest recently, I have tried to find it on their website but couldn’t see anything.

Lush Flamingo

I did find a blog dedicated to this bubble bar in particular! Here is the link http://allthingslushuk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/pink-flamingo-reusable-bubble-bar.html

While on the subject of bathrooms, how lovely is this shower curtain from George at Asda?

flamingo shower curtain

It’s just £5! It’s sold out online, but there were still some in store at my local shop so head down there quick!

This gorgeous bedding set is from Homebase, a steal at £19.99 for a double set.

Flamingo Bedding

Unfortunately my room is Grey & Purple so a pink and green bed set would look awful!

Something else that has caught my eye, this time in IKEA is these cute Flamingo tumblers, at just 50p a tumbler you can’t go wrong!

flamingo tumbler

Is it wrong to want one of these? Even if it’s just for the summer?? They are £5.99 at Dunelm Mill!

Flamingo Doormat

These Pjs from Next are lovely, I never normally buy things from next apart from Kids clothes as I think it’s quite expensive, these are a bit pricey at £25 but if the quality is like the kids clothes, then they will be worth it!

Flamingo Pjs

So apparently, Kate Spade is also on the Flamingo band wagon and has these gorgeous products out, a bit pricier than the other bits, but the purse would go fantastically with my Kate Spade Bag!

So join the flamboyance and get hunting for those Flamingo goodies in all your favourite high street stores!

Review Of 2014

Wow, I can’t believe we are already in 2015! 2014 went super quick and soo much happened. I went a week without technology, had & threw up afternoon tea at The Ritz, saw a fashion show at London Fashion Week, Milked A Cow, went on a road trip to Ohio, went to a Rodeo in Ohio (in a maxi dress!), had a photo shoot with my mum, went on a spa weekend with Hayley and finally made my own Christmas cards!

As well as all of that I had 2 holidays, brought a new car, broke my foot, went to the grand national, reunited with old friends, lost new friends and caught lightening bugs in America. To say it has been a quiet year would be a bit of an understatement. However, for some reason whenever anyone says to me “oh what have you been up to?” I never seem have much to report back, which in actual fact is a LIE!

I cant really say what my favourite thing of 2014 was as I have a lot of happy memories and ones that I will treasure forever. There have been some sad times as well, Matt & I know people that have ended relationships, lost family members and experienced a lot of sadness this year.

I am really excited to see what 2015 has in store for me, I know that one thing is for sure I am fly to VEGAS in April! I cannot wait, I am sooo excited! I have also started number 24 – its a bit hard to find something to take a picture of everyday, but I am excited to look back on them in a years time! There are 2 more things that I would like to cross of this year, but I am going to keep them for myself and surprise you all when I announce them! People often ask each other, what New Year’s resolutions they are making; I cant help but feel that you are setting yourself up for failure, especially if they are diet or fitness related. I have made 3 resolutions for this year, but these are things I started doing at the beginning of December:

Be Kinder To Myself – dont put too much pressure on myself to hit certain goals, just enjoy life

Make More Effort With Those That Make The Effort With Me – I am not great at texting people back or calling people, but I am concious that I dont want to lose friendships that I have, so I am going to make the effort more, especially with those that always make an effort to reach out to me.

Save At Least 12k By The End Of The Year – I already have about a 3rd of this saved, so its a reasonable goal, but one that I want to achieve to get my own home!

Have you made any resolutions for the new year? what were your favourite things of 2014?

xxxx

RandomTag: Questions and Answers

So I have been browsing the web to do another tag questions for you all and I found this one on Zoella’s blog, here is the linke http://www.zoella.co.uk/2009/04/tag-questions-and-answers.html so I thought I would share with you all my answers!

What is your current fashion obsession? – Jeans And Baggy Jumpers

What is your current makeup obsession? – I don’t often wear make-up, I wish I could do mine properly

What are you wearing today? – it was a work day, so boring black trousers, a leopard print top and boots

Hair? – straight

Do you nap a lot? Not really, I tend to only nap if I am really over worked.

Why is today special? Its bonfire night and normally I would be watching local fireworks with my man, but tonight because of his work we can’t go.

What would you like to learn to do? My make up properly

What’s for dinner today? – Ooo, I had Quorn Sausages, Wholemeal Pasta, Peas, Sweetcorn & Butternut Squash

What are you listening to right now? – Not listening to anything, but watching Jodie Marsh on…..Virgins that I recorded the other night!

What is your favorite weather?– Cold!

What’s the last thing you bought? – One of my boyfriend’s Christmas presents

What are your essentials when traveling? – Clean underwear, Mascara, Make-Up Remover, My Kindle

What’s your style?– I don’t really have a style, I tend to just wear what I like and what I feel suits me.

What is your most challenging goal right now? – To be healthy and get my PCOS under control

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? -Somewhere close to family and friends, that has a wraparound porch with a big garden and a cosy fireplace

Favorite vacation spot? – I loved Cuba, but I want so badly to explore more of America

Name the things you cannot live without? – My Family, My Boyfriend & My Friends

How was your childhood? – Was carefree, fun and fully of The Spice Girls and Barbies!

What would you like to have in your hands right now? – Keys to my own home

What would you like to get rid of? – Negativity – its soo demoralising and I cant understand why people are like it

What are you most excited for? – Christmas! I cant wait!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? – My godparents front porch

Which countries have you visited? – Cuba, America, Morocco, Fueteventura, Croatia

Why don’t you tell me somethings we might not know about you!

Have a lovely evening

xxx

It’s Not All About The Shopping!

18. Be In the Audience Of A TV Show

18. Go To The Mall Of America

I have my first replacement, it has taken me a while and I know some of you will be thinking that I am replacing something for just a shopping centre, but do you know what

I don’t care!

I have been wanting to go for some time and its not just shopping, there is a whole theme park within the shopping centre! What also draws me in is the fact that it is another place to cross off to say that I have been to & in reality I could team it up with another city in the states, so I could 2 for the price of 1. In my research, I have been basing it on going back and staying with my godparents, but I have been looking and I could pair it up with a week in Texas or maybe go an hang on the beach in South Carolina or visit Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. For me, America is 100% the land of hopes and dreams, there is so many different things you can do in 1 country – it is insane!

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So that is another change down – I just need to think about when its going to happen!

Seasonal Shop AW14

Hello All,

For the past few weeks I have been pinning idea’s to a new board on Pinterest ready for my next big shopping sesh with my bestie in October.

We arent going too far, but I know we will be out all day & I will end the day shattered and out of money! Here are a few things I have seen online that I really like!

Autumn-Winter

I have realised that I am loving burgundy and I really hope that I can get a few of these when we go shopping in a few weeks time. The bed spread is just phenomenal, but its completely out of my price range. I put back a winter bedspread last year and I am completely not going to make that mistake again this year! And I think some of you will say it looks rubbish, but I am loving tartan at the moment for bed clothes and the nightshirt looks sooo cosy, I cant wait to buy it and sit on my bed in the tartan nightshirt with a yummy hot chocolate watching a romantic movie with some candles on and it raining outside! Oh I cant wait for autumn/winter – we seem to be having an indian summer at the moment on the south coast, but I am hoping the weather will turn soon and I can start wearing some boots and cosy jumpers!

If you would like to check out my pinboard here is the link http://uk.pinterest.com/princessepink/autumn-winter-wishlist-2014

I will share with you my purchases in a few weeks time!

Revisiting Number 20

20. Experience Christmas In New York

As you know when I came back from New York this year, I was in 2 minds as to whether I wanted to go back again, I felt that I had done everything I wanted to do in new York and that the only reason I wanted to go back is to see the Rockefeller Tree at Christmas. Now it got me thinking, is that a good enough reason to spend potentially £800+ for a long weekend in New York?? Each time I ask that question, I have 2 little people on each shoulder, 1 saying “yeah go for it, you only live once” and the other says “ you have been to New York 4 times now, do you really need to go again?!” Even now as I am writing this I am thinking I am going to keep it in the list! But it’s a no from me, yes I want to travel, but I don’t want to keep going back to the same place all the time.

20. Have A Make Over At A Makeup Counter & Buy The Right Make Up For Me.

So this is a bit of an unusual one, I am not a big make up wearer and the make-up I do have has been recommended to me by Steph (My Bestie). So I know I wear good products and I pretty much can make a bottle of foundation last a year. But I have no clue what I am doing, I don’t know how to work out what the right colour is for me, I don’t know what brushes to buy, what eye shadow will compliment my eyes and my skin tone. Don’t even get me started on what Primer is and when is the best time to apply it. When I put make up, it’s literally foundation bit of powder, bronzer or blush, eye liner, maybe some eye shadow and then mascara – and that’s if I am going out! If it’s just a normal day, I chuck on some mascara and that’s me done! But I would really like to have a box full of make-up that I know A) how to apply & B) suits me! So I am going to do some research on quality make up brands that you can find in department stores or Boots that offer make up sessions etc. There are 2 that have caught my eye so far, MAC and Benefit, I don’t know too much about them so I am going to do a bit of research and see what I can find out.