I’ve been living in midi dresses so far this summer as they are comfortable and practical yet still flattering. I prefer the bodycon style however there are so many other options available to suit everyone.
Mom Style Jeans
Tight, uncomfortable skinny jeans are finally becoming a thing of the past and once you start wearing a looser option you definitely wont look back. I prefer the fit of the mom style high waisted jeans from Primark as they are really affordable and flattering on a range of different figures.
An oversized shacket is the perfect thing to throw over any summer outfit as they wont make you too warm and are definitely on trend at the moment. H&M and Newlook have some great options that wont break the bank.
I’ve been absolutely loving chunky trainers lately as they go with anything from dresses to jeans and are so comfortable for everyday wear. My favourites are these Puma ones I recently bought and they’re on sale now too!
Graphic t-shirts are everywhere at the minute and will look great layered with a midi dress or knotted up at the front with a pair of high waisted jeans. There are endless options so it shouldn’t be hard to find one that suits your style; my favourite is this one I got from Topshop a few months ago.
I’ve been giving my kitchen a spring clean and organise recently and came across some brilliant storage ideas I thought I would share with you.
I was looking online for a better way to store dry items such as pasta and rice as they always look so messy lying in the cupboard and came across these lovely glass jars with wooden lids from Eden and Willow. They would look great out on display and are airtight so keep everything fresh.
RRP: The price varies from £2.50 for 0.35L to £5.95 for 2L.
Another part of the kitchen which always looks unruly is the spice cupboard. While looking for the other storage I came across this matching spice rack which looks great out on the bench and keeps everything tidy and organised.
RRP: £21.95 for a 8 jar rack.
This three tiered storage unit from Sainsbury’s is brilliant for tins as it allows you to see everything without having to stack them up.
Wilko have some great ideas for keeping cupboards tidy. I got this plate storage rack and two tier rotating shelf organiser which is perfect for storing condiments.
RRP: £3.50 for the plate rack and £4 for the shelf organiser.
I’m a huge fan of Aldi’s home fragrance range (many of which are Jo Malone dupes!) so thought I would share with you a few of my favourite scents!
The sweet almond and macaroon candle is definitely my most purchased; it’s a lovely warming sweet smell without being sickly. I also love the reed diffuser which lasts for months.
Honey and nectarine is one of the newest scents in the range but is already a firm favourite. I’ve only tried the diffuser up to now as my shop never seems to have any of the candles but I will definitely be repurchasing when I run out!
The pomegranate scent was the first one I ever tried and I like how subtle it is. The range also includes hand wash so is perfect for use in the kitchen as you can layer it up with the diffuser and candle.
Have you tried anything from Aldi’s home fragrance range?
With renovations finally complete it’s time to add the finishing touches to my house. I’ve seen quite a few bits that would go great in my space and am hopefully going to get my hands on some of them.
I’ve been eyeing this mirror up from Next for weeks now, it would fit perfectly in my hallway and bring in a lot of light. RRP £150.
This Made.com sofa bed is so chic and would be a great addition to my spare room/dressing room. RRP £299
The colours on this print from Habitat would look amazing in my living room above the sofa. RRP £55.
This chair from Homebase is a bargain at £60 and would go in pretty much any room.
I’ve been meaning to turn the smallest room in my house into a walk in wardrobe but just haven’t got around to it. My plan is to design my own wardrobe with the Ikea PAX system so that it fits all of my clothes, shoes and coats.
I love this runner from Next for my hallway. RRP:£60
Furniture can be really expensive and when you move into your first home you definitely don’t have the money to waste. Some things are worth investing a little bit more money into such as your sofa and bed but others can definitely be bought on a budget. This is where amazon came in handy, there are so many stylish pieces at affordable prices.
The first item I wanted to mention was this industrial style Songmics shelf I’ve got in my living room. It’s a great place to store books and DVD’s or even just decorative bits and was a steal at £45.
Another item in my living room is this navy knitted pouffe footstool that adds a little bit of style and extra comfort. It was slightly expensive at £40 but is definitely cheaper than some of the other ones I’ve seen.
After buying my dining table from Next I was stuck for chairs and just wanted something affordable and modern. I looked for quite a while before coming across these grey plastic ones with black metal legs. They came really quickly and are great quality, especially for the price at £44.95.
This Songmics side table I found matches the shelving unit perfectly, is a great place to store a few magazines and adds to the industrial theme throughout my house. It was a great price at £34.99.
With January blues well underway and everywhere still looking bare post Christmas decorations, I thought it would be the perfect time to add a few new bits to breathe some life into my house in time for spring.
Adding some new prints, cushions or a new plant can make a huge difference to your space and the way it feels. I recently ordered this circular shelving unit from Rxhome and thought it was a great way to display some succulents and nick knacks. It would also look great with some tiny wire fairy lights wrapped around.
I also brightened up my fireplace area; which was looking particularly plain; with a yellow patterned vase and this lantern which came with a battery powered candle inside. It adds a really cosy vibe on these horrible dark evenings.
Another update I’m doing throughout the house is filling plain glass vases with fairy lights to brighten up my bathroom and hallway in the evenings since its dark at 4pm! I’ve also ordered this patterned yellow throw to replace the plain navy one on my settee and inject a bit of colour into the room.
I recently moved into my first house and thought I would share with you some of my top picks from IKEA to help you furnish your home on a budget.
This sleek three drawer Hemnes unit is great for storing clothes and is a steel at £115. There are other sizes available too if you need slightly more or less storage.
Hemnes dressing table
I’ve never owned a dressing table before and didn’t want to spend a fortune so decided to go for the matching Hemnes one for £125 (usually £150 but was discounted with my IKEA family card). I also got the matching ‘tinius’ stool for £20.
Hovslund rugThis grey printed rug for £55 is definitely on my wish list. It would go perfectly under our dining table and add more texture to a plain room.
Brunsta pendant lamp shade
I got the large version of this lampshade for £18 for our hallway and the smaller one for £12 for our upstairs landing; I love how modern and affordable they are.
Fasalt swivel armchair
Mustard yellow features a lot in our house and this swivel armchair would add a great pop of colour to the living room. It retails at £450 which is quite pricey compared to the other items but is such a statement piece.
This sideboard would be perfect in a hallway or dining room and looks a lot more expensive than it is at £350.