Saturday, 24 December 2016

You Are Not Alone...[12 Days of Blogmas!]

Hello lovelies,

I just wanted to take time to wish you all the happiest Christmas that you can manage.

I know 2016 has been a right horrid time for all of us. I really do care so much about everyone I interact with here on the blog, and over on twitter and instagram. So if you're reading this, know that I care about you, and I want to help you through.

I know Christmas can be really, really hard to get through, so as per tradition, I wanted to share with you some numbers and places to contact, if you need to chat to someone.

If you are not in the UK, you can try any of these wonderful international mental health organisations

Please know that if you can't face calling a number, I'd be happy to chat over on twitter - I'll be popping in and out and I'm online for work too. Drop me a tweet or a message, if you need help, or just if you're feeling lonely. And please don't hesitate to call 999 if you are unsafe at any time.

You are not alone,

Take care lovelies.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Book & a Brew Unboxing! December 2016 [12 Days of Blogmas!]

Hello lovelies,

On the 8th day of blogmas, I give to you an unboxing!

The Book and a Brew December box arrived today which I've been eagerly awaiting as I was promised a Christmassy book and you know I've been loving Christmassy books this month!

For those who don't know, Book & a Brew are a monthly subscription box service which includes a pretty hardback book and a cosy, fancy tea for the grand total of £12.99. I think this is an excellent price point as a lot of bookish subscription boxes are upwards of £20!

These boxes are perfect for those who prefer to keep their subscription boxes simple, it's a book and a tea and nothing more - exactly what it says on the tin (or box!).

So let's see what was in this month's box, drum roll please...

2A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas tells the story of three very different characters throughout Philadelphia who are all searching for love, music and hope in time for Christmas, could it all be found at the legendary Cat's Pajamas?

Monday, 19 December 2016

Plus Size Party Dresses with Lovedrobe! [12 Days of Blogmas!]

Hello lovelies,

The wonderful team at Lovedrobe recently got in touch to ask if I would like to try out one of the dresses from their fantastic dress collection and I jumped at the chance!

I haven't tried Lovedrobe before now, and I'm always on the look out for amazing new plus size brands, especially when those brands have a huge range of dresses to choose from in sizes 14 to 32 (Yay for plus size inclusion!)

The dress I chose is this gorgeous Jacquard Detail Midi Dress in gold and black. I felt like this is the perfect dress to look and feel gorgeous in, without being overdone. Also, I knew I would feel comfortable in this type of dress!

I really do think that the dress is cut well, it has a deep V neckline while still being modest, the length is not too long for a midi either - I often find (as I'm only 5ft 3) that midi dresses come up far too long, but this falls to just below the knee which is a flattering length on me. I love the defined waist too - I'm a huge fan of a nipped in waist!