We wore: Urban Outfitters Underwear

21.10.14

Boobs. Or breasticles as one likes to call them, are thought about daily, especially when there's no better feeling than taking your bra off at the end of the day (or within seconds of closing the front door - true story!). With only hand sized breasticles I want to say that it's not a struggle buying bras compared to some ladies, however in the last year or so I am a completely unknown cup. I'm not as small as an A, nor as big as a C and B's? They don't fit right either. Until I got one of the Triangl bra's in an XS, and well, it was like a match made in heaven.
BUT one bra isn't enough.. I mean, I'm a girl with two underwear drawers (yes, I have those pants that I never ever wear, but y'know, you just don't know when you may need them. For safekeeping. Although you will NEVER wear them. ever.) and so I set out looking for something new. And Urban Outfitters made my dreams come true.
During the opening of their latest store in Leicester, I spent a fair few hours debating whether an unpadded bra would do the trick. After a few nibbles (yes food, not nipples) and browsing through the rails, armed with an array of bra's, I headed for the changing rooms. Quite literally within minutes of trying on this bralet, my prayers had been made and my breasticles were dancing, especially considering I'd been after a bralet for ten hundred years that didn't have wires, making sitting down a difficult task. Not this one - it was comfortable. With a capital C.
The fit is absolutely perfect with the beautiful lace detailing and the flattering long line structure. There is underwire to keep everything in place and no flapping about with fastenings, making this bralet easy on (or off) in one swift movement (unless you just can't do sexy undressing like yours truly...!).
So thank you Urban Outfitters, I think it's fair to say that you have converted me to the world of unpadded bralets and beautifully laced designs. And my breasticles are certainly pleased about this too.

We did: Floristry workshop

19.10.14

Like a lot of people (I was incredibly surprised that many others feel like this..), I'm currently at that 'OHGAWD, where do I go with my life from here' stage. My papa always told me to try something, and if I didn't like it, try something else. That's pretty much been my motto in life - with jobs piling up on my CV and a variety of experiences and skills under my waisted belt, however I hadn't quite found that one thing. That one thing that you crave to be doing day and night, feeling creative towards it and wishing for that one thing to never end. Until I booked onto a floristry workshop at the beginning of October with my chum Claire. And since then, I cannot explain just how incredible that afternoon was. And so utterly inspiring.
I've always been a fan of flowers (who isn't?) and have spent many (really, many!) years declaring that this is the year I will work in a florist shop. We pulled up outside this quaint little cottage in Melton and were greeted by a wonderful lady called Susan. She welcomed us in and within minutes we felt completely at home drinking perfectly brewed tea with a drop of local milk and eating some tasty biscuits on the table.
After an introduction on flower arranging, a list of suppliers and another good brew, we popped on our aprons (the excitement was too much!) and were presented with some flowers, foliage and our resources. We'd opted to take the Vintage Table Centre Workshop which was most definitely up our alley and even got a sweet rustic pot to arrange with!
I cannot quite explain how lovely the afternoon was, and have quickly discovered that flower arranging is incredibly theraputic and most certainly calming. We learnt the best way to wet an Oasis, that messy hessian is best and just how soft Eucalyptus smells. Susan reassured us that there is never a right or wrong way to arrange.
The dreamboat Claire had chatted to Susan prior to our workshop about colours we liked for our bouquets, and with her describing my house as very 'neutral', Susan did a perfect job of choosing these beautiful white roses. I was in utter heaven (and she even let us take our leftovers home - win!).
The afternoon was spent talking about quite literally everything, and from only knowing Susan for a few hours, Claire and myself left her company realising that there is always something out there for everyone. As we were told "If you're lost, you'll never quite be lost forever. You will always find your way back". There has never been a truer saying than that. She is so right. Plus, a lady who has two cats that are over 18 years old, must be doing something right huh?
After nearly four hours of arranging, plenty of sweet tea and lots of laughter and chatting, our centrepieces were complete and we honestly couldn't have been happier. From such a calming course with a lovely atmosphere, we literally beamed from ear to ear. Whilst we added finishing touches and tidied up after ourselves, Susan was busy in her kitchen creating a spectacular afternoon tea - think the biggest cream cakes and tasty homemade brownie you have ever seen! And although we most definitely outstayed our welcome (we couldn't help it, we were having the best time!), Susan was the perfect host and has definitely left a huge impact on how both myself and Claire feel about the future.
Who knew that booking a florist course would have us rethinking huge life changes?

We liked: Mornings with John Lewis

16.10.14

If there's one thing that everybody in the world has in common, it's our love of sleep (apart from the small minority out there, I'm sure!) and if some of us had our way, we'd spend our days in bed. But with jobs, busy plans and basically just life, we don't tend to sleep as much, and appreciate those extra few hours in bed - unless it's a clock change, then we're all for it! These last few weeks however, Little B and I have made the effort to not make plans (I know, it sounds weird huh?) and just grab an early nights sleep, potter about the house and enjoy lazy breakfasts. And actually, it's been bliss.
One morning we made ourselves a sweet coffee and poured Orange juice into these adorable cups, chopped up some melon and added in a dash of grapes, took a handful of blueberries and headed up to the spare room for a lazy and content morning. Some people may find this perculiar that we like to relax in the spare room, but there's just something so relaxing and calming that makes us retreat that grey and fresh room. And it's had some extra additions thanks to John Lewis.

Our Spotify playlists vary on a daily basis with songs being repeated until it gets too much. We currently have a mixture of James Bay and Daughter on repeat with their incredibly beautiful vocals and words. And although we've embraced the lazy mornings, spending it in our comfortable pyjamas and foot duvets (yes, such thing and an amazing creation!) that keep our toes warm, we'll still always be sure that by late morning we're dressed and ready to make the most of the day.
For the best nights sleep, we take simple pleasure of running a relaxing bath with some calming bath salts and having fresh pyjamas waiting for when you get out. Jumping into our heavenly bedsheets (we're more in love than we ever thought possible..), lighting a lavender scented candle and snuggling down with our favourite or current read really does make us feel relaxed and like we've slept better than we've ever slept before. And there is nothing quite like getting into bed early and snuggling under the duvet during the cold Winter months. As if we really needed an excuse..
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