Wednesday, 26 November 2014

New In; George @ Home




Blue Cushion, Hashtag Cushion, Faux Fur Throw, Lamp, Candles- c/o George @ ASDA
Following on from my latest home ware post, many of you mentioned how you'd love to see any new additions to my home, so here we have it, this time thanks to George @ Asda.
Thats one thing I miss about living in London, GIANT supermarkets that house the most beautiful and pocket friendly home ware pieces, thank God for the internet ey?

The latest alterations and additions to our flat came in the form of living room essentials, starting with soft furnishings. As I mentioned last time soft furnishings are a MUST at this time of year for adding some warmth and depth to a room. I opted for this rather luxe and regal looking blue cushion and more of a novelty piece with the #hashtag beauty; personally I feel they've worked wonders to add style, warmth and interest to our sofas whilst matching our colour scheme oh so perfectly!
Continuing with soft furnishings I've also added this beautifully soft and oh so fluffy, faux fur throw, perfect for those Winter nights in on the sofa with a good film and a glass of red... Ahhhh!

In addition to soft furnishings the next MUST for a winter ready living room is lighting. I'm a sucker for lamps and cosy lit rooms so this incredibly retro and rustic lamp from George is the perfect addition to our living room. And if lamps weren't enough (and trust me... They're not) I just had to indulge in some new winter scents by Yankee Candle, Christmas Baking and Toasted Marshmallow, simply good enough to eat!

So they're my latest additions to our living room, what do you think? I'd seriously recommend checking our your local Asda for some great home ware finds, or if, like me you're stuck in central London, then check our their website here.

x M

Monday, 24 November 2014

Little Boy.







Coat- c/o Glamorous.com, Shirt- Uniqlo, Jumper- Wood Wood c/o Coggles, Jeans- ASOS, Shoes- ASOS

I'm a sucker for combining masculine with feminine to create a boy meets girl kinda vibe, and this look is the epitome of just that! The colour palette of royal blue and yellow combined with the pointed leopard print heels creates that vibe that I love oh so dearly.

Wood Wood are one of those brands that I feel combine masculine shapes with feminine touches oh so well! This gorgeous jumper is from online retailer Coggles and i've not taken it off since it arrived 2 weeks ago, the perfect partner for this Alexa Chung-esque patent pea coat by Glamorous.com. This is the kinda look that i'd be rocking this weekend had it not been relentlessly raining and i'd not been in my pyjamas all day, oh November why must you do this to us?

x M

Sunday, 23 November 2014

#AnthroDinnerParty COMPETITION!

Shirt, Trousers, Bag, Shoes, Earrings, Watch- All Anthropologie
Anthropologie is a brand that I have only recently (I know SHOCKER) taken any notice of. Will and I were wandering up Regents Street when we stumbled upon their store, and the rest, as they say, is history! I'm beyond obsessed! Regularly checking their website for the latest clothes, accessories and home-ware goodies, so when they challenged me to create my own perfect Dinner Party I jumped at the chance! So read on to hear more about my ideal dinner party and for the chance to win £100 worth of Anthropologie Vouchers!

So first up (above) we have what I would wear; as it's a dinner party i've gone for a smart casual vibe, a simple ombre denim shirt teamed with leather trousers, a combo that I seriously adore at this time of year. Topped off with some embroidered heels, a great way to add some colour to my look and complimenting my slim line watch of choice perfectly. As we're so close to Christmas I thought i'd get into the festive spirit with these statement earrings and must have accessory of the season with this faux fur handbag. This look is the perfect balance of smart/casual, the perfect hosting look, super cool yet rather comfortable and relaxed.

Table Cloth, Pie Dish, Plates, Vase, Goblets, Tumbler, Napkins, Table Runner- All Anthropologie
So for the dinner, I would set my table using a variety of textures, colours and prints to create a really fun and bright setting. If you have seen my flat tour post, you'll know that I like clashing colours and textures to create a really homely feel and thats exactly what I would do for my dinner party. I really love using a mix of crockery pieces so these plates are right up my street, I just adore the nature references and the super cute animal drawings. Sticking with the whole clashing vibe i've gone for a monochrome table cloth with a gorgeous crochet table runner and colourful patchwork napkins, just gorgeous!
I would serve a delicious, warming and hearty pie (one of my favourite foods in all the land) and serve it with a variety of seasonal greens and gravy. Red wine would be on tap and served into these gorgeous coloured glass goblets.

Initial Cushions, Fur Cushions, Tassle Cushions, Sofa, Throw, Initial Mugs, Floral Mugs, Lantern, Gold Candles, Coloured Candles, Initial Decorations, Pug Bauble, China Decorations- All Anthropologie
Similarly to my table settings my living room area is also awash with the most amazing textures and colours. After dinner I would bring my guests into the living room for after dinner coffees and chocolates whilst we lounged on the most beautiful sofa, scattered with a mix of cushions and a chunky throw. The room would be elegantly decorated with Christmas decorations and lit by the most beautifully smelling candles (if you've ever been inside an Anthropologie store, you'll know exactly what i'm talking about) The perfect ambiance and setting to chat, gossip and have a laugh with my nearest and dearest.


So thats my dream dinner party using a whole host of incredible Anthropologie pieces; what do you think? I hope i've inspired you with each of my mood boards, but thats not quite it... You can win £100 worth of Anthropologie vouchers by voting for my dinner party over on Twitter. All you have to do is tweet me @meganellaby or my blog name using the hashtag #AnthroDinnerParty to be voted into this exciting competition.

Good Luck

x M

Friday, 21 November 2014

A skin care product that you NEED!


So it's not often that I get THIS excited about a skin care product, but honestly i'm amazed. Since moving to London (coincidence or not I don't know) my skin has been playing havoc on my self esteem and confidence, just what I need when both of my jobs entail taking photographs of myself... Not cool.

My chin area has always been my problem area, and many people say this is hormonal, but honestly i'm not so sure. I've experienced a fair amount of stress and that, to me, is the only thing that has changed in the past 6 months of London living, but hey, who knows what's going on in there.

I've tried every lotion and every potion out there for combatting unruly skin but nothing has worked at getting rid of the pesky little sods for good... Until now.

Introducing Foreo, a deep, yet gentle cleansing tool that simply vibrates across your skin, freeing it of dirt, oil and makeup residue, it's that simple. After just one use my sister couldn't believe how clean my skin looked and within a week those spots on my chin had almost disappeared.
Now after 3 weeks of use, I cannot believe the transformation, my skin looks and feels incredible, much clearer, brighter and healthier and of course spot free.

I use the Foreo mini and find it so super easy to use; with just a squirt of my fave cleanser and some water the Foreo glides across my face, cleaning my pores of impurities to reduce blemishes. They're not exactly cheap, with the lowest price for the Foreo mini being £99, but as Christmas is coming up, if you suffer with troublesome skin I would deffo recommend dropping some not so subtle hints about this baby, I can honestly say that I would repurchase in a heartbeat!


Thank you Foreo, THANK YOU!

x M




Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Leo








Fedora- Topshop similar here & here, Jumper- c/o Boohoo, Necklace- c/o Mona Mara, Skirt- c/o Cow Vintage, Boots- ASOS similar here & here
On a freakishly warm October morning, that just so happened to be Will's 23rd birthday, we headed into central London for a day of fun. We ate, we shopped and we LOL'd in the sunshine, supping on some seriously great gins and just had an all round delightful day.

A day of frolicking, and the fact it was super duper warm for the final day of October, I opted for one last bare legged look for the year and naturally gravitated to this incredible A-line, leopard print skirt by the huns at Cow Vintage. It's such a great piece that looks brand spanking new; Oh how i'd love to know the story of it's previous owner(s)
Not wanting to be too silly, I teamed it with this super simple, yet super versatile fishermans knit by Boohoo and my trusty fedora and Chelsea boots... Purrrrfect.

x M

P.S apologies for how late this post is in comparison to when these were shot, I completely forgot about them... My baaad!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Wardrobe Staples with McArthurGlen


In addition to the uhhhmazing pieces that I purchased at Cheshire Oaks c/o McArthurGlen last week, I also indulged in some absolute essential staples with these super cool, minimal and down right comfortable Calvin's.

There's something really luxurious about slipping into a pair of simple undies, making you feel like you can take on the world, and who better than Mr Calvin Klein himself to make you feel amazing?

The fact I left the UHHHMAZING Calvin Klein outlet with only these pieces makes me feel rather proud, honestly, my mother had to physically restrain me from buying the whole shop!

x M
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