Wednesday, 22 May 2013

My Plain White T

Good morning you gorgeous lot! It's not the most inspirational of days today, weather wise is it?
 It's days like this, I just want a simple outfit to throw on, and what's more perfect than just a plain white T and your favourite jeans?

White T - H&M / Jeans - Leigh at Topshop / Cardi - Topshop / Necklace - Claire's Accessories 

But with this horribly English weather, I wouldn't recommend leaving the house without some form of cover-up. My Topshop skull print cardi is a nice little piece to throw on for that little extra warmth.. 
(pleaase excuse the bog eye- allergy season is the worst!)

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Knot So Simple

I LOVE the easysness of throwing a knot in an old maxi skirt to give it a new lease of life! 
I've had this skirt for years, and for a while now it's not really hung right at my ankles, most of the time making it too short to wear as a maxi, but being too long to wear as a midi. So it was retired to a life in the back of my wardrobe, until this was thought of!

Leather Jacket - Topshop / Vest Top - Primark / Maxi Skirt - Marks & Spencer / Wedges - Bertie / Necklace - Dorothy Perkins

It's the easiest mini customisation possible, and the really good part is that you can place your knot wherever you fancy, high, low, central or to the side. I have a feeling a lot of the longer skirts in my wardrobe are going to get a little knotting action this Spring!


How'd you like the simple knot idea? Something you'll be trying out?

Friday, 17 May 2013

A Very Special Day

Yesterday I had a beautiful day with my boy, celebrating 3 fantastic years together! 
I'm a huge lovey, dovey, hopeless romantic, so I love those special days throughout the year, especially anniversaries. I love the memories that are made, celebrating the love two people have for each other. 
I'm grateful for my boyfriend every day of the year, I truly am, but it's definitely nice to dress up and make that extra effort to show him how much I appreciate everything he does for me.
 Plus after all, he is the beauty behind the camera, and without his patience and support, I probably wouldn't LOVE this blog as much as I do right now. 
I'm sorry ladies, but I snapped up the best!

 Here's a little sneak into how we spent our day..

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

My Little Sanctuary

As the weather has been completely and utterly horrible outside the past few days, I've skipped the outfit posts, and thought it'd be nice to show you lovely lot my little sanctuary (inside in the warm!)
I still live at home with my parents, but here is where I can get away and get creative! So here we go, a mini tour of Hollie's bedroom..

I have the most awkwardly shaped bedroom on the planet. So, things aren't as I dream them to be in my room, but I think over time I've definitely made the most of it, to get things as close as possible to how I'd like them to be!
It really has become the perfect place for me to wind down.

I'd always had a vision of a feature wall full of random photo frames.. I've still got a way to go, but I love it. It's always something that people love to see when they come visit.
My obsession with Paris started so very long ago, and shows no sign of dwindling.. 

Classic Hollie... I started customising this bedside table that got passed on to me, and only got this far. Once it's completely covered I'm hoping it'll fit in with the rest of the room a little better!
Now this  was a complete bargain buy, I spotted this shelf unit in a cheap home wear store. I think it was something like £15! It's a nice way to have my little bits and pieces on show, like the corks me and my boyfriend have collected from special occasions through the years..
One of my favourite things in my bedroom has to be my steel Eiffel Tower wall hanging! Another bargain buy at TK Maxx years ago. It'll definitely be coming with me any time I move house!

So there you have it, a little tour of my boudoir! It may not be perfect but its perfect for me..  

OH! And in other news.. I GOT CORNROWS!
I've been dying to try these out for so long! So when it finally came round to it I was so excited!
My boyfriend's mum did them for me in all of 10 minutes.. she truly is a pro!

What do you think? Like the new look?

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Bank Holiday

What a GORGEOUS Bank Holiday we had this week! I was determined to make the most of this one, seeing as I've been working every bank holiday there has been for around the last 4 years.. booo!
Especially with the weather forecast predicting temperatures that could reach 19 degrees!

It really was a day to be out enjoying the sun, and when the weather is like this I love taking a trip to the Liverpool Docks..


Its funny how a little sun can brighten up a city, I'm extremely proud to be a Liverpudlian, and day like this just bring out even more of Liverpool's charm..

So after spending a good few hours blissfully relaxing, and soaking up Liverpool's loveliness, me and my man grabbed some fish'n'chips, and headed to the park to enjoy the last of the nice weather and watch the sun go down..


All in all it was a glorious day, spent in great company.. much better than being in work! I'm looking forward to more days like this, summer I'm ready for you!

How was your bank holiday weekend?

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Sunny Morning Stroll

Sometimes, a morning stroll through the park can be a lovely way to start your day.

After all, from the words of Mr Lagerfeld. ; The morning is the most beautiful time.

Leopard Shirt - Primark / Jeans - GAP / Shoes - Office / Bag - Primark 

I've gone a little rose gold mad!

Necklace - Dorothy Perkins / Watch - Michael Kors / Bracelet - Claire's Accessories / Heart Ring - eBay / Skull Mid Ring - River Island  

Have a gorgeous day lovelies!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Miami Sun

I'm still not convinced I'm cool enough to pull off this Miami shirt from Primark. But I'm giving it a whirl anyway. It's SOO comfortable, loose & lightweight, the perfect top to be wearing out in this  gorgeous weather.

Is this the start of being able to leave the house without any form of jacket?! Pease please please!

Miami Shirt - Primark / Jeans - GAP / Nike Air Max - Office / Watch - Michael Kors