Dear followers – I’ve been a bad blogger of late. Sporadic posts, no comments, absent from all your lovely blogs… I can only apologise. Sometimes, life gets in the way!
The Bank Holiday weekend gave me time to clear my schedule, so hopefully normal service will resume this week. And I’m starting with a belated Sunday Smile bumper edition – enjoy!
Thrifted jumper, Primark striped long sleeve tee, Topshop jeans, Fat Face socks, thrifted necklace
I picked this delightful cropped jumper up at my favourite charity shop yesterday. It’s vintage Gap, in an oh-so soft wool/silk mix. It’s the perfect shade of tawny grey and is just right for a lazy day spent in my favourite armchair. The patchwork blanket was actually from Primark (and for £15!) and the ever-present guitar is my boyfriend’s.
A new hairstyle makes every outfit seem fresh and new. My cute barn owl fringe and cropped bob were snipped into shape by Lara, my fab hairdresser who was recommended to me by the lovely Victoria of Lily Loves Lola.
I made these too-cute-to-eat (although we did manage it eventually!) cupcakes for my family and friends. I used the vanilla cupcakes recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook, with cream cheese frosting tinted pastel yellow. I bought the fluffy chicks from the Pound Shop and used Cadbury’s Mini Eggs to finish. Yum!
A trip to see my mum ended up with a two hour rooting session in my old childhood bedroom. Along with an antique mirror, a Gustav Klimt print and bags of old clothes, I found my Beatrix Potter books. They’re a little battered and most have the dust covers missing and my name written in shaky writing on the first page, but I have the whole set. I wouldn’t sell them for the world, although they’re worth quite a bit now.
A little bit of chocolate…
The lovely people at Clothing at Tesco
sent me this fashionable fancy to celebrate the F+F Couture range. An edible dress? Now you’re spoiling me! It’s almost too pretty to eat (I said almost!).
What are you smiling about today? A shiny bag full of new purchases? Something delicious baked by your very own hand? Or a set of nails painted just perfectly? I’d love to know!