Sunday, 22 June 2014

CLASHING PRINTS & JOLLY JELLIES.





Tartan Blazer: Charity Shop 
Leopard Print Trapeze Dress: missguided
Panel Leggings: Primark 
Red Jelly Sandals: Birthday Present - New Look  - 
Bag: Tesco 

My favourite outfit from the month of April.
I'm so in love with my Jelly Sandals I was lucky enough to get three pairs for my birthday. I find these red ones go great with anything and bring out the red in my Blazer. I only really get to experiment with my wardrobe at the weekends as I have a uniform during the week (which is a good thing as I get covered in all sorts being a nursery nurse.)
So Saturday's & Sunday's for me a fancy fun days where I dive into my wardrobe's and try to make use of my hoards of second hand and new purchases. Don't you love it when you can team a second hand beauty with a new season item and then re wear them differently over the year. I'm a sucker for keeping things and pulling them out in whatever seasons, I'm not one of these girls who has a wardrobe for each season I dress for my mood and days events.

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend, I went car booting today but didn't make much money, however it was a lovely sunny day and I made a few sneaky purchases sssssh!!

Don't forget you can see my #ootd's over on my Instagram. Come say Hi I love new followers with the same passion as me.

Love Lucy 
xoxo


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

BIRTHDAY BLUES.





Top: New Look
Skirt: New Look
Shoes: Irregular Choice 


On April 22nd I turned 28 and had lots of lovely celebrations. 
With my group of girlfriends I hosted a Mad Hatters Tea Party and this was my outfit of choice. 
I adore my Irregular Choice shoes and like to save them for special occasions so I planned my outfit around the shoes.
 I kept it dainty and delicate with a tea party edge.

I also showcased my hair to my friends for the first time as they didn't know I'd had the big chop! They all loved it which helped as trying to style it for the first time when I was getting ready was a drama. 

I decorated the table with flower filled tea pots, sweets, treats and jars for drinking. We had a lovely time chatting, eating and sipping through our candy striped straws. 

When the evening arrived we all got changed into our party outfits had some wine, listened to my birthday playlist and stepped into the Mad Hatters photo booth I had created with my Alice in Wonderland obsessed mind and for party fun off course 

 I love hosting events and gatherings and at 28 I'm very much ready to have a home of my own where I can forever be hosting and planning events, especially of the tea party variety.

One day.








Love Lucy 
xoxo 




Wednesday, 21 May 2014

TARTAN DRESS & A THRIFTY JUMPER.

 
 

 



Do you ever take loads of blog photos and hate every single one??
These were taken in March as I have a back log on my laptop, I had just started feeling slightly more human after a bad lapse with my CFS/ME symptoms, I was ready to go shopping for my good friend Carly's birthday but would unfortunately not be able to go out dancing and drinking, one of my sacrifices when I started my new diet and health regime to try and banish the horrible symptoms I had been experiencing.
Overall I felt quite good this day It doesn't show in the photos I look quite bloated and chubby, Ha! Ok that's enough  self destructive talk, bad me!
 
My dress was a Christmas gift from my BFF Jenna and my little cropped gold stripped jumper was a little charity shop find from back in my college years. I'm a massive advocate for keeping golden buys and finds and will not throw or sell any bargain second hand gems!!!
I layered the two pieces wondering what the print clash outcome would be, to which I liked and by clinching the waist with a thick high wasted New Look belt it made the outfit more girly and wearable for the figure.
I have some awesome gold rings on from H&M another Christmas present and the rope gold chain bracelet was also a Christmas treasure.
I love to team my Chuck Taylors with casual day dresses very Lily Allen circa 2006 especially with the gold hoop touch I can't help but love the Chav Chic look.

p.s This was before I had all my hair chopped off!!!!! ahhhhh !
 
 
Love Lucy
xoxo

Friday, 2 May 2014

BLACK TIED.

 
I was lucky enough to receive a lovely generous bloggers discount from one of my new go to jewellery store's  Black Tied .
Black Tied is an independent jewellery store based in Ireland.
I first found them over on Instagram and instantly loved there unique quirky pieces.
When I noticed they offered a bloggers discount I soon got in contact. After having to carefully choose only two items (because that's what I allowed myself) I decided on this gorgeous Silver Isis Pendant Necklace  and the Pack of two Sterling Silver Above Knuckle Rings which by the way I thought were great value for money.
 I've always been a big ring fanatic so these fit perfectly into my collection and was hugely drawn to the necklace because I have always been a fan of Egyptian symbols (I have an Ankh Tattoo) and mostly because I love that Isis was the goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility which greatly satisfies my spiritual side. I also love Rihanna's tattoo she has of the Goddess Isis across her rib cage, I don't think I could ever pull one like that off but it really suits her and goes with her image.  
 
So if your like me and love unique meaningful jewellery pieces and dainty rings then go and check out Black Tied I'm sure you will find a piece that suits your everyday fashion savvy  needs.
 
I hope your all well, I have just celebrated my 28th birthday and have lots to share but need to catch up with my back log of things I have been meaning to post! I'm utterly useless lately and determined to get back into the swing of things.
 
Lots of Love
Lucy
xoxo

Monday, 10 March 2014

MINDFUL MONDAYS #2



My Monday life quote. I found this whilst trailing through Instagram and decided this would be a great one to post. 

I have spent a lot of my past worrying about the silliest things that at the time seemed like the world was going to end. I'm happy to say I have put a lot of my old worrying habits behind me and I find it easier to leave things and not dwell so much. 

Due to my recent anixetys following being unwell with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME I noticed little patterns of my worrying coming back. I often think I'm lucky with stuff that happened to me in the past because it has taught me to see the signs and watch myself from slipping into an unhealthy dark place. If you can focus your energy on putting the worrys to one side and seing the better part of a situation then your half way there. People are always going to worry at some point it's just teaching yourself what's important and what in te grand scheme of life will pass by and be forgotten... 

HAPPY MONDAY 
LOVE LUCY 
XXXXXXX

Monday, 24 February 2014

MINDFUL MONDAYS.


Good evening everyone :) so I'm laying in bed thinking up blog ideas and ways to make my blog more Mindfull, Meaningful & Motivational! 

I love giving good advice from past experience's and I'm always learning new things about myself daily. Finding good quotes to express how I'm feeling or to help someone think differently about a situation is something I enjoy doing. I treasure the people in my heart and I love to help them in any way I can.

So why not share these words of wisdom to strangers?! People I have never met? One sentence one paragraph one word can change someone's view even lift their mood and maybe just maybe change someone's outlook on life in a positive more healthy way.

The above quote is one I found on Instagram tonight, this is starting my Mindful Mondays off! 

It's true "YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT" I'm know angel when it comes to food, I have an unhealthy relationship with carbs and sweet things. 
My body needs a lot of TLC as I suffer from an underactive thyroid, IBS & most recently I have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, I also have a history of depression and anxiety. I'm 27 and I want to feel healthy and happy, this will start with my relationship with food. So Tuesday is calling and my journey is beginning, I must not loose track of the healthy road ahead for my mind, body 
and soul. 

I go through stages of being healthy and then loosing the motivation because il have a low day with fatigue or anxiety or bad ibs! This is when I want to binge as the initial feeling is exilirating, however this doesn't last and I then feel worse and my body suffers. The trick is to completely change your lifestyle choices and the way you think about food! 

This isn't easy for me but I'm willing to try! 
You can come too :) 

Love Lucy
Xoxo 

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

NEW *BEAUTY* BUYS.

 
1. Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
2. Mud Mask by Superdrug
3. Maybelline Falsies Mascara
 
I've been wanting to try the new Baby Skin Primer as I've read some great reviews about it over the blogosphere, I also am yet to find a primer I like or that I think works for me. I always seem to have lost my makeup base by mid day. I work with children so it can be stressful and tiresome which is why I like my face to stay fresh looking, which never seems to happen. I got some Benefit makeup for Christmas which I've been using but still have to top up the powder mid day, I'm hoping this primer works for me.  It was by 1 get 2nd half price in Superdrug on the Maybelline products so after much deliberation decided to try the Falsies mascara I'm still deciding if I made the right choice as I love the look of the new Big Eyes Mascara .
Annoyingly I always forget I have sensitive skin, especially on my face so when I brought the mud mask I was so excited as I really want to reduce the redness on my skin when not wearing makeup. I tried this in the bath a couple of nights ago and it instantly started burning my skin. It smelt delicious though.

Would love to hear if any of you have tried the Baby Skin Primer and what you thought? or if any of you could recommend a great primer and something to help reduce the redness I get around my nose?
 
 
Love Lucy
xoxo