Wednesday, 20 May 2015

7 things I want you to know

Hey Lovers,
I am back with another post and this time I am doing something a little different. I have picked 7 things that I am in to or loving right now. Instead of doing several different posts I am combining them and giving you a snapshot of each.

I am considering making this a series, so let me know what you think.

Rooster Teeth

1. Rwby anime series. RWBY  is an American anime inspired web series which was created by the incrediably talented Monty Oum (who tragically passed away earlier this year) for Rooster Teeth Productions.
The show is essentially about team RWBY. Which consists of Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long . The story is set the fictional world of Remnant, where all four young women have have supernatural talents are training to make them better. The series follows he adventures all four women have, their trials and tribulations.

 I was absolutely obsessed with this series last year and I await the third volume eagerly. I won't put any spoilers in but I will say that, I like that there is room for improvement and it was just a group of people getting together to share and create something they enjoyed. Check it out.

London Apollo Victoria Theatre

2.wicked.  I went to see this last month with  friends and had the BEST seats. We were 9 rows from the front and the view and acoustics were spot on. This was my third time seeing Wicked as I never tire of it. it is also great seeing it from different seating positions.
I got a deal on and DAMN they hooked me up.

3. Tyrell crisps are giving me Life! These are some of my fav crisps and I was sent three packs after tweeting them about a bag full of air I had bought. literally there was a half a third of a bag! Happily they were right on it. Worked quickly and efficiently and hooked me up as an apology - very nice!

Victoria Aveyard

4. Red Queen, I really enjoyed reading this and felt the female character wasn't the usual slightly wet young female antagonist. There is still room for improvement but as this is the first in the series I look forward to seeing what will be done with these characters. I am pretty new to the Young adult books, so I am dipping my toe in. I didn't read them much as a teenager, as they just did not interest me at all but there is some really excellent stuff out there if you look. The next book isn't scheduled to come out until 2016 I believe so I have a long wait ahead of me! WAAAH.

Matalan initial mug

5. New initials mug. A staple of every blogger. My friend dropped my fav  initial cup and all that remains is the handle (mystery solved ). I found this simple and cute one in Matalan, which you will have seen in my homeware haul for a steal of £2.

Freshly peeled Pomelo

6. Pomelo, hailed a citrus super fruit. The grandfather of the grapefruit is frankly too sexy for words! I have been devouring these like there is no tomorrow for the last few months. There in abundance between January and April and can be found in your local middle eastern or oriental shop. I usually cut them up and freeze them in little bags so I have a supply for a while. Do try smaller green grocers  too if your in London. I would also suggest staying away from super markets as some of their prices are extortionate!!
 Peeling them can be time consuming as you have to remove the outer membrane of each segment before eating it but so WORTH it!
  They are amazing by themselves and are equally tasty in salads, with seafood and meats (think north Africa or Asian style) as well as goats cheese. So get experimental, I have.

A small selection taken from our group chat

7. Foodgawker. My friends and I spend a ridiculous amount of time sending each other pictures of food and recipes. As you can see from one session above. This doesn't just include food we are making,or made but future meals, things we will be ordering in restaurants, food porn and general Internet dream eats. Foodgawker is a "network of curated, blogger submitted photo gallery website". They showcase a range of food and drink recipes as well as photography. I love it it is not only a great site for drooling over food but for expanding your repetoire. I enjoy creating dishes as much as I enjoy eating them so this is right up my street.

These are my 7 things I wanted you to know.
until next time.......

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Friday, 15 May 2015

Kimono calling

Last Spring, Summer and Autumn I lived in kimonos, it was the year of the kimono for me!  
They just made everything sexy, glamorous, edgy, carefree and chill without even trying. 
I wore them everywhere. EVERYWHERE lol.

The love affair with kimonos continues and I am always looking to add to my collection.
 Kimonos just change the dimensions of an outfit and elevate the whole look.
They are dramatic, elegant and so diverse.
Which is why I have a collection, options are needed!

The whole spend less idea is working so far but when I saw these two and I couldn't resist.
Plus they were bargains!

Far Eastern Vibes

Vintage Asian kimono sourced by Miss Pigeons Wardrobe. £18 

This shop is a recent discovery for me and I am so happy I found it. 
It is so important to support small businesses and the individuality they bring. My kimono was in excellent condition and smelt good - key with vintage . Very quick delivery etc. They have some really nice one off pieces and the photography is beauts! I will be heading back when the bank allows.

This piece really caught my eye.
The flowers against that black and silvery white background is so eye cathing and gorgeous. This definitely is staple piece. It can be dressed up for dinner with heels and LBD or down with ripped jeans and a tank top.
 It could even be worn as a wrap around dress with a belt, as it is a little over sized.
 This type of kimono is a very bold piece. Let this and confidence be your main accessories!

Laid back fringe 

Liquorish Geometric Kimono with Fringing - Black/white / One Size £11 (sold out at asos)

Oh Asos sizzle sizzle how you take my money! 
Must resist  temptation.
I adore fringing and have been looking for one in monochrome. This links in nicely with the re-emergence of the 70's trend and gives me the option of sticking my toe in without going all out, hippy dippy fringe swinging in the sun vibe.
Instead this is a modern take which can be dressed up or down and will look amazing with a splash of colour and suede ankle boots .

I am always on the look out for kimonos and beach cover ups ( which i use as kimonos) and tend to get some great deals out of season.

Where is your favourite kimono from?

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Collective Homeware Haul SS14

Hi Lovers,

Homeware is my weakness right now! 
Homeware haul vlogs, blogs, websites mmmhhh it's just making me very excited atm!

Accessories in particular are a firm fav of mine as I am mainly buying for my room.
 So here are a few things I have picked up in the last few months.

Phrenology bust TK Maxx £5.99. I have always been obsessed with phrenology busts and had a poster when I was younger. I have even incorporated a custom design bust for a pitch at work! When I saw this I just had to have it! This is the medium , I wanted the bigger one but I couldn't find one that didn't have blemishes so I got this one which fits perfectly on my shelf.

I was actually,  reminded of my love for them when reading The Mesmerist by Barbara Ewing. Which I picked up a few years back in Poundland 2 for 1 sale. It's a very good read too!

Tesco tea light candle holders £1 each aka my new whiskey tumblers. I actually saw these ages ago in the clearance section but didn't get them and they had gone by the time I returned a week later. Luckily after checking their Homeware section there were a few in stock and I bagged 4.

Primark red berry and jasmine tealights £1.50. I do like a scented candle and these Berry & Jasmine candles are lovely and fragrant. I also picked up some pineapple & Ginger ones for 50p! Very exciting times as they are my fav autumn/winter primark candles.

D.I.Y tip: The Ginger and pineapple ones don't have that much of a scent when burning but smell incredibly pungent when they are not burning. So if you break them up and  leave them in draws or your closet they do give a nice fragrant and long lasting scent.

Primark home throw £4. I actually bought this months ago and I am in love with this minty teal tone. It is perfect for spring when it is still a little chilly at night. Throws are an easy way to change up the style of your space without changing your whole scheme.

Ikea SNABBVINGE cushion case £4
I originally bought this to trial in our 
living room but decided to use it as an accent cushion in my room. The colour and design really work well with my spring\summer bed linens but are will equally work well all year round. I also picked up a pillow which I folded in half and inserted a old cushion pillow in the middle. I like to pile my pillows high at night and require a certain level of firmness hence using 2 different fillers. It adds a really calming and sophisticated playfulness to the overall look of my room.

Last but not least, my Matalan initial mug. That every Blogger accessory necessity! I have had a few initial mugs over the years but my fav one was broken in a very mysterious event (Twas all very lemony snickets)! I always find something good in Matalan and headed over there to see what I could find. This is smaller than I would usually go for. I prefer my mugs to be a little bigger or oversized but you can't go wrong with monochrome and at £2 it is an undeniable bargain. I do like a mug and this is a nice addition to the collection.

And that's it guys.
Have  you got the homeware bug and what are you buying?

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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