Style | New Kicks

Sunday, 30 October 2016 | No comments


Hi,

I've been wanting to buy a new pair of trainers for a while now but nothing seemed to catch my eye. I wanted a pair that were stylish, simple and most importantly comfortable. I'd been everywhere, trying on Skechers, Adidas, Puma and lots of different Nikes, then I finally stumbled upon this pair whilst placing another ASOS order (my last one, for now!).


I find it ever so risky buying shoes online, I like to go into a store, grab a few pairs, try on with the right socks, have a wander round the store and then put them all back, seriously, shoe shopping is not a favourite thing of mine.




I've only worn these a couple of times but I already know they are a great buy, ticking all the boxes as I mentioned previously. I wore them for a day of shopping and then for a long walk by the beach and my feet did not hurt once, success! I normally suffer quite badly with sore feet, toes and cramp in my shins when I wear ill fitting shoes. The key to the walking on air feeling is the inner sole, the only way I can describe it! The gel inside really moulds to your foot, providing good support and comfort. I tend to walk on the edges of my heel, the edges of my shoes wear down so quickly that finding good supportive shoes and trainers is so important for me.

 
 
The quality of the trainers did not disappoint either, I always find Nikes pretty tough and hard wearing. These are canvas with a suede trim and the swoosh is leather. I will be investing in some protection for these, they are too nice to ruin in this wet horrible weather!


 
I would highly recommend these, even after a handful of outings I know that I will be getting a lot of wear out of them.

Trainers - Nike Via ASOS (sold out - Similar)
 
Much Love
 
Natalie
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Lifestyle | Home Haul

Thursday, 27 October 2016 | No comments

 
Hi!
 
I've spent so much time in TK Maxx and Homesense recently that I almost feel like I should work there or live there, one of the two would be fine with me!
 
I've picked up a few nice things recently so thought that I would share what I had bought. I completely forget to keep the price tags for everything so I will be giving all items a rough guess on pricing, sorry! All of the items should still be in store so if you like it, run to your nearest one soon!



Cushion - Around £12.99 - This is going in my little office space, I'm going to have a gold, silver, cream, white theme (ish). I'm liking all those colours at the moment so I'm going to find a way to make them all work together and this cushion is a starting point for inspiration!
  

 
Candle - Around £9.99 - This was originally for my office space but it was too big so, I decided to put it on the dining room table and use it as part of Autumn table decoration.
 


 
 
Pumpkins - £12.99 - I had seen these a couple of times and then I knew when I saw them the third time I had to have them. They are so cute! I had to refrain from buying the larger pumpkins as I wasn't sure where I would put them!


 
 
Emma Bridgewater Mouse Mat/Note pad - £2.99. I also got this notepad/mouse mat, I don't need another notepad but I did need a mouse mat for work and it works well to keep me organised during the day!

 
Moving away from my favourite shops, we then decided to look for some plants especially for the dining room. I'd always wanted some greenery in the house but Mr C was not a fan, however now we have them he really likes it! If you are looking for plants for the house do some research, we had to look for ones that were suitable for shady areas as our dining room gets very little light.

A few favourites that we managed to find are:


Kentia Palm - AKA as Frank (it was my idea to name them, I know, weird!)

 
  
Cheese Plant - Kevin
 Yukka Plant - Bob
  

 
  
Money Plant - Dave (do you see a theme with the names here!)


These were priced from £6 - £30. Some plants can be expensive but they have definitely made a difference to the dining room and its coming together nicely!

And last of all I got two things from Primark for my office space. I had seen some really nice items on their Instagram so I hotfooted it down to our local store to find everything I'd seen only to be left disappointed by what was on offer, hence only two items were purchased!

Mug - I'm not a huge fan of marble but I did like the quotation and the gold lettering so in my basket it went! This was £2.50 I believe, but no more than £3.


Giant Peg - £2 - I'd seen this quite a few times, in various blog and Instagram posts. Its great for notes, pictures or on its own.




So that is everything that I purchased. We are doing a lot of redecorating to the house so expect to see a few more posts. Also I've set up another Instagram account just for home stuff, so if you like all of that please give it a follow - home_with_the_coopers

 
Much Love
 
Natalie
 
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Style | All Wrapped Up

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 | 1 comment

Hi,

I suddenly decided at the end of September that I needed a new Winter coat and so the search began! It's never an easy process for me, I need to find one that's the right length, colour, fit and of course, comfort, a super important factor for me.

Along with Mr C's help I choose this one from ASOS, this was from a big order, I don't spend all my time on that site!


I always tend to go for a black or blue coat so that they will go with everything but this year I fancied a change. I would have dismissed this one if it wasn't for Mr C persuading me try something different. I'm glad I took his advice and purchased this one.


 
Its the Boyfriend fit Cocoon coat, I've never tried a boyfriend or cocoon fit before so I wasn't sure how it would look  on me. I originally ordered a 22 but, once again the sizing was off, fitting perfectly up top but too small over the hips. I exchanged and got a 24, its a little too big across the shoulders but that doesn't bother me as I would rather the extra room for layering up when the weather gets really cold. The 24 fits perfectly over my hips, allowing me to move around and sit comfortably without the feeling that buttons might pop open or fly off. The sleeves are quite long but I only need roll them up a little bit which I think looks really nice on this jacket.





Another great purchase from ASOS. It kept me so warm during a recent trip up north and walking along the coastline which you can see from these pictures, if I'm going to recommend something like this then I want to make sure I give it a good test! I'm still after a warm casual parka jacket but without the fur (fake of course) trim on, help!!
 
Coat - ASOS
Scarf - Gap
Chinos - ASOS
Trainers - Nike - ASOS
Bag - Radley
 
 
Much Love
 
Natalie
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Beauty | Goodbye, My Little Box?

Sunday, 23 October 2016 | 1 comment

Hi,

If you remember my last My Little Box review you may recall that I said it would be my last one, I wasn't overly impressed with the contents and, was a little annoyed that the parcel was delivered and left on the door step in the middle of the day!  Well it turns that I'm pretty rubbish at remembering to cancel the subscription and lo and behold another box arrived mid September, luckily someone was at home this time so no chance of it getting left out in the cold!

Cue another month and I have received another one! However this box was slightly better so I may give it until Christmas and make a firm decision before the end of the year!


October Box
 
 

















So, not a bad box hey! I'm quite glad that I forgot to cancel the subscription and received this one. Everything is usable which makes a nice change. The mug is quite small, two sips and you'd be done so I'm going to use this for make up brushes or pens.
 
Much Love
 
Natalie
 
x





Style | Last drops of Summer

Thursday, 20 October 2016 | No comments

Hello,

Autumn is definitely my most favourite season of all. I love the changing colours of the trees, cooler mornings and the anticipation of Christmas! However, there is still a small part of me clinging onto Summer. I'm still going bared legged, forever forgetting to bring a jacket to work and basically still dressing like its July/August.
 
One new addition to my wardrobe to help me transition slowly from Summer to Autumn are these culottes.

 
 
As soon as I saw these I knew I wanted them, they reminded me of a pair I had when I was a child. The youthful me had bright red ones which were worn at every opportunity I could. A vivid memory is of me pairing them with a blue spotty shirt and navy blue knee high socks, I'll leave you to picture that in your heads!
 

 
 
 
These are from ASOS, I got them about a month ago along with a few other items. I'm wearing a size 24 here but wish I had gone for a 22. The jersey material starts to stretch after a couple of wears, making them slightly baggy around the waist and thighs. This hasn't stopped me wearing them though, more for casual wear rather than work. I am on the hunt for a smarter pair for work so if you have tried any please let me know!


 
 
 
T-Shirt - Sainsburys
Culottes - ASOS Curve
Shoes - George at Asda
Necklace - Forever 21 (old)
 
Much Love
 
Natalie
 
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