Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Blog Faves!

 So I love these kind of posts, I  love making them and reading them and I haven't done one in such a long time (see my other faces here & here) so I thought it was about time to share some blogger love with some of my FAVE blogs at the moment!
Shot From The Street
First up we have Lizzie, who I actually met recently at the French Connection #NeverMissATrickEvent and what a gorgeous lady she is both inside and out! Her blog is impeccable, with the most stunning photography and beautifully classic and simplistic style! Lizzie's blog is an ultimate favourite of mine and one I check for updates on a daily basis!

CassiusRose
Next we have Jen from CassiusRose and oh how I love her style; I think we have similar style and I love seeing how she rocks the latest trends in her own unique way! She's an ultimate babe and there is really nothing she can't pull off! Jen's wardrobe is one that I am absolutely DYING to take a nosey in...just where do you put it all!?!?
CharissaRae
And Charissa; I'm sure a firm favourite to many of your blog feeds but oh what a babe she is. Such a sweet girl with the most stunning style. She's upped her game lately when it comes to blog photos and as if her blog wasn't good enough before ...pfft it's even better now and deserves all the praise in the world!
Ce Qui Suit
And last but by no means least, Portia! This girl is such a sweetheart and has kindly taken a few snaps of me before which you may have seen on my blog. Her photography is simply stunning and her blog is filled to the brim with incredible shots of herself and others that she has so skilfully taken! A must read for you photography lovers out there!

So they're my faves of the moment, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I'd also love to add some new blogs to my feed so do leave your links and those who you're loving in the comments below and i'll definitely have a nosey!

x M

Sunday, 17 August 2014

A Flat Tour

The Living Room.

Prints & Frames- Ikea, Globe Fairy Lights- c/o Urban Outfitters
Lamp- ASDA, 60s Book- TK Maxx, Tray- Home Sense, Type-Writer Frame- c/o Urban Outfitters, Swinging Cat Clock- c/o Urban Outfitters
Door Mat- c/o Urban Outfitters
Crosley- c/o Urban Outfitters, Keaton Henson 7inch Single- Rough Trade, Dusty Springfield 7inch Single- Portobello Market, Rug- c/o Urban Outfitters
Ladder Unit- Home Sense

Stag Hanger- c/o Urban Outfitters, Diana Camera- Urban Outfitters, Metal Sign- Camden Market
Key holder- c/o Urban Outfitters, Retro Cereal Tins- BHS, Mac n Cheese Cook Book- Urban Outfitters, Sergeant Pepper Grinder- eBay, Chalk Boar- c/o Urban Outfitters,  Foral Tin- M&S, Stacked Skeleton Cups- c/o Natural History Museum
Rug- c/o Urban Outfitters
Stacked Skeleton Espresso Cups- c/o Natural History Museum
Chopping Board- Debenhams
Bedding- c/o Urban Outfitters, Cushions- Ikea, Throw- c/o Urban Outfitters.
Flowers & Milk Bottle Vase- Ikea
Pineapple Dish- Debenhams 

Jewellery Box- Home Sense, Vases- Antique Fair
Frame- Home Sense, Book Ends- Debenhams
Flowers & Vase- BHS, French Bull Dog- Debenhams
So as some of you may already know, I recently took the plunge and moved to London from Manchester after finishing university in Huddersfield and bagging myself a job at ASOS...whoop whoop. Myself and my boyfriend have moved down here to better our careers with my gorgeous little sister who is doing a placement year as a buyer at ASOS also.
I was SO excited to begin gathering pieces for our flat; once we'd eventually found a flat after a hellish day of hunting...eurgh, and with a little help from some of my favourite stores I think we're just about getting there.

The living room is a super bright and open space and we've filled it with the most colourful pieces that we could find. Going for a somewhat retro vibe and channelling our love of the 1960s i'm really loving the overall vibe of this room, combining masculinity with some cute feminine touches....perfect!
The AMAZING bunch over at Urban Outfitters kindly sent across a number of goodies (honestly it was like christmas when everything arrived) to make our new flat into a home and I don't know what I would have done without them.
Urban Outfitters stock the most incredible home-wear and i'm forever eyeing up they're incredible goodies, wishing I could bring everything home with me, so I can't thank UO enough for being so bladdy generous...dream come true alert!

Onto the kitchen which is, again, a very retro affair. I've had so much fun gathering little novelty goodies to deck out the surfaces and make it look a little bit more exciting than your average kitchen-living-area. Natural History Museum sent over these utterly incredible stacked coffee cups with the most amazing skeleton design; Will thinks it is the best thing i've ever been sent...thats boys for you ey. The NHM have the most amazing array of home wear & gifts that i'm absolutely dying to get my hands on to deck out the flat further.

And finally our bedroom, a tranquil room of blues, whites and dusty pinks, our bedroom literally has the most beautiful natural light in the world,  I just love it! We've tried to keep the decor very simple and minimal, however with some clashing prints on the bed, with the duvet cover & throw from Urban Outfitters teamed with the cushions by Ikea. This is probably a little girlier than Will would like, and he's getting a little weirded out by all my pineapple pieces, but hey, i've got to have my little space don't I.

It's been 3 months since we moved down here and I couldn't be happier. I hope you enjoyed a little sneak into our flat and do let me know if you'd like to see more of these kind of posts in the future with other bits and bobs that I pick out for out flat.

x M

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Oh London...











Jacket- c/o House of Trendella, Tshirt- c/o Missguided, Jeans- ASOS, Socks- ASOS, Shoes- c/o Pretty Little Thing
I've been in London now for around three months and I am seriously loving it. In the past when i've been in London interning for three months at a time i've found the whole experience seriously lonely, so I was more than dubious when ASOS came-a-knocking and I just couldn't say no to upping sticks and moving to the capital.
Thankfully my amazing boyfriend got a job the day after I got the okay from ASOS and he came along with me. We have a seriously cute flat (flat tour coming soon) and my beautiful sister Faye is staying with us for the year while she interns as a buyer at ASOS also...how perfect has this all worked out!?

Living in North London is beyond perfect, we're just so well connected to everything and I couldn't be happier; but when i'm feeling a little bit lost or homesick I like to walk up to the Archway bridge and just take in the amazing view. I can see all of The City; The Gherkin, The Shard and it's a nice reminder that i'm in one of the most exciting cities in the world and I am truly, truly thankful to be here doing what i'm doing.

x M

A night with Motel Vintage




Last night was one of the best events i've been to as a blogger to date! I was invited by the lovely team at Motel Rocks to head to their showroom in central London for an evening of Motel Vintage goodies, food, cocktails and the ultimate in blogger babes!
We were greeted with a drink, rails of clothing and big cuddles from all the lovely Motel team who allowed us to browse the Motel Vintage collection and choose a look to rock for the evening.

Motel Vintage is the sister brand to Motel Rocks; a collection of the most amazing pieces inspired by cult trends and created from original vintage garms. Taking inspiration from 90s grunge, 80s music culture and Japanese street-style the Motel Vintage collection is truly incredible; I just love the idea that each piece has a story behind it.

Once we were all suited & booted in some incredible vintage get-ups we headed to  south London to thee most amazing bar i've ever seen! The Grand Union in Brixton hosts an outdoor space filled with the cutest tiki huts, kitted out in the most fabulous of wallpaper...truly incredible! The perfect setting to grab some nibbles and a couple of cocktails and get to know the beautiful Lucy, Sarah, Daniella & Yasmin.

I went for an Elderflower Fizz cocktail; a beautifully refreshing summery cocktail with my tipple of choice...gin! Followed by a deliciously fruity Strawberry Daiquiri and nibbled on nachos, fries and a number of yummy goodies.

I had the best evening with some fabulous company and feel truly inspired by the amazing Motel Vintage collection! I can't thank you enough for the incredible goodie bag and the amazing dolly illustration of me by the very talented Holly Woulddublin...how cute! Thanks so much for having me.

x M

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Customised









Sunglasses- c/o Red Hot Sunglasses, Jacket- ASOS, Tshirt- c/o Rock On Ruby, Trousers- The Kooples via TK Maxx, Trainers- Adidas Stan Smiths via Schuh
A sunday afternoon getting lost in London; now thats what I call a good day out! Will and I headed to Notting Hill for a day of coffees, food and bargain hunting last Sunday and we had one of the best days we'd had in a long while.
My job at ASOS is sometimes quite unsociable and I have to work some weekends which is a bit of a bummer so when I get a weekend off we like to make the most of it!
A day exploring calls for my trusty and most comfortable trainers...my beloved Stan Smiths. Teamed with an oldie but a goodie, my Kooples trousers, a bargainous TK Maxx find...RESULT! And a slouchy tee, which I designed myself, you likey? I'm a massive Alexa Chung obsessive fan so it was only natural to include my favourite quote that just so happens to have been said by Chung herself. You can purchase my tee or design your own here at Rock n Ruby, as so many uhhhmazing bloggers before me have done.

x M