Sunday, 23 November 2014


Dress c/o Poppy Lux
Clutch bag - Primark 
Bracelet - Made by Ali
Earrings - Accessorize
Shoes - Boutique in Islington 

Earlier this week I stepped out in this gorgeous dress. It was so lovely to wear something so pretty after weeks of feeling worse health wise and wearing PJs more often than I would like to admit. I'm so excited to add this to my wardrobe, especially with the festive season coming up. It might not surprise you that 80% of my wardrobe is filled up with dresses, I currently own a shameful amount of them. About a year ago the figure stood at 65, I have since deliberately lost count, I mention this because I can't think of many dresses out of my personal collection or hoard if you will, that are as versatile as this one. When my Pandora shift dress by Poppy Lux, sister to Sugarhill Boutique, arrived I was so impressed as I realised it's potential. I can see myself happily wearing this for all accessions over the festive period and into the new year be it casual or smart. The fit is amazing, I feel balanced out with my hips and it fits my small waist perfectly. I kept this outfit simple to let the bold pattern standout and also to keep it more smart casual. I've teamed it with my beloved John Lewis 60's inspired coat which I've had for 6 years now, it's even been taken in when I lost weight as I couldn't bare to part with it! 

This beautiful bracelet was made by my online spoonie friend Ali. My glittery fairy. Recently, M&S have run an amazing campaign on twitter posing as The Two Faires, they have been granting wishes and spreading happiness across the land without letting on who they were for the first few weeks. After finding out I requested some joy for my mum, dear Ali asked if she could make my mum a bracelet to cheer her up. I was so touched by this and excited to see my mums face that when I opened the parcel to find not only a stunning bracelet for my mum but one for me too, I was so over joyed! - so was my mum! We've both been wearing them all week, I knew I had to incorporate it into this outfit and I think it goes so well especially with the sparkle of this amazing jewelled faux velvet clutch by Primark. 

Emma Xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Autumn Tag

Autumn might be starting to fade but I'll be holding on until the bitter end, which is why when I found out the lovely Ali from Being Mummy with ME tagged me in this autumn tag I wanted to give it a go. Autumn along with spring and summer is one of my favourite time of year. Cut out months of winter, leaving maybe two weeks of it, just enough to cover Christmas and I believe I would have the perfect set of seasons! The colourful months always make me feel happy when I open my blind in the morning. So what better way to spend a little time than to answer questions on such a beautiful time of year?

1. Favourite Starbucks drink

Since being ill I've always had freezing cold hands so I can't think of a better way to warm up while having a catch up with a friend than clutching a mug of tasty goodness. I usually go for a green tea or peppermint tea but I think next time I'm going to have to try one of their seasonal spiced extra yummy sounding drinks.

2. Favourite music to listen to
There's a few songs that I associate with Autumn and tend to go back to them every time the leaves turn colour. A few of those being Diamonds by Ben Howard, Autumn by Paolo Nutini, New Heights by A Fine Frenzy.
Recently I've been listening a lot to Samantha Crain, Ed Sheeran and Simon and Garfunkel. 

3. Autumn scent
I love the smell of the woods this time of year, the leaves make it musty and the air make it smell fresh, a perfect combination. 
Perfume wise I'll wear the same ones I love all year, my latest favourite being Daisy Delight by Marc Jacobs which is very floral and fresh. 

4. Favourite Autumn lip product
What would I do without lip barm? My lips suffer a lot in the colder weather so I turn to one of many of my lip balms, my current favourite is a calippo flavoured one my best friend got me to cheer me up when I was having a relapse and had to cancel plans with for her birthday.  
I love wearing orangey red lipstick in autumn too.

5. What do you love most about Autumn?
I love the colourful leaves in autumn, I used to go to the woods and crunch and kick them up in the air but these days I see them more from my house or car windows. They make the dullest day seem brighter. I also love that Christmas is just around the corner which outweighs the on coming winter.

6. Go to Autumn accessories
So many people will have said this - scarves. I love a nice scarf and have a box load. I recently purchased an amazingly warm cosy double sided one from TU at sainsbury's. It's tartan one side and black and white checks the other, it's also almost big enough to be used as a blanket wrap.

7. Favourite Halloween movie
Sleepy hollow although I've not seen that for a very long time! It leaves me half scared and creeped out which I don't really like. I'm not much of a scary film fan but I do think this one is great.

8. Favourite Autumn nail polish
Orange with an Opel top coat has been my favourite this seasons, it seems to remind me of the leaves.

9. What are you most looking forward to this Autumn?
Being creative in my art classes is one of my favourite things that I've been looking forward to since early this summer. Without this class I feel a little empty, I think being creative out of my home with like minded people is really good for me particularly as my chronic illness is very restricting on my day to say activities and social life. It's nice just for a few hours to step away from it and just be me with out the ME.

Thank you Ali for tagging me to do this tag, it's been lots of fun. If anyone else would like to join in your welcome to copy the questions for your own blog.
I hope you're all having a sunny fresh autumnal day!

Emma Xx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Cat Lady Outfit

Cat Ears - Crown And Glory (similar here)
Dress - Topshop via ebay
Necklace - Ladybirdlikes
Bag - Ebay
Shoes - old M&S

Surprise surprise, the crazy cat girl is now dressing like a cat! I promise it's not a regular thing, just some fun to brighten my day a few weeks ago. When I visited Bath in September I saw the most amazing novelty cat bag which my inner child was stamping her feet to get hold of, it cost around £30, so she didn't get her way. Not until I got home anyway, I found the very same bag on eBay for under a fiver with shipping included. A few weeks later and daa daa here we are! I've had to hide it away for now as my cat Pixie is scared of it! My mum got hold of the bag and while Pixie was on my bed my mum creeped up to her holding it, I've never seen a cat jump backwards at the sight of a handbag!
For this post I couldn't resist wearing my Crown and Glory cat ears to transform myself into a feline, another sight Pixie isn't so sure of!

I'm so happy that I have finally managed to share this post with you, I planned to do so a few weeks ago but I just didn't have the energy to put it together and it's been playing on my mind ever since. I've got so much planned for the next few weeks, so fingers crossed my health will be on my side.

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.

Emma Xx