Showing posts from May, 2017

Style | Stuck in a rut

Hi! I've definitely been stuck in a bit of a style rut with my work outfits recently. I keep reaching for the same things and I'm getting a little bit bored to be completely honest. It sounds kind of weird but I find that if I feel good in my outfit it makes me feel a bit better about the day ahead. I purchased this dress from ASOS months ago. I liked the colour, the style and it was on sale but it was too cold to wear it at the time. I popped it in the back of my wardrobe and then completely forgot about it. Last weekend I having a good old root through my wardrobe, trying to gain some inspiration for work outfits, when I found this dress. It is quite casual but I think the addition of a belt and my favourite shoes made it a little bit smarter for work.

Lifestyle | Deaf Awareness Week

Hi! There is going to be a long intro to this but, bear with me, I do get to the main point of post very soon! Back in 2006 I set myself up with a dating profile on, internet dating was still relatively 'new' in those days. I had no idea what to expect, I wasn't hoping to meet Mr Right (or Mr Wrong!). After 2 weeks  I went on my first date, describing himself as tall, dark, handsome and 25 I remained hopefull even though his picture was a little fuzzy. My hopes were crushed faster than Usain Bolt running the 100 metres, not only was he not tall, he was actually 20 and still at Uni, ughhh. I almost gave up after this but then I gave Mr C a wink and 2 weeks later we were off on our first date! Now, I'm not a believer in love at first sight, unless I'm looking at handbags or dogs! But over our first meal Mr C gazed into my eyes with such an intensity I was a little overwhelmed so I just assumed he must have fallen in love with me after a 2 hour

Lifestyle | Saint Pauls House Review

Hi! Back in March, Mr C and I travelled to Birmingham for the Style XL awards. We decided to make the most of the weekend so we stayed Saturday and Sunday night, mainly so that we could chill out. The weeks leading up to the weekend had been manic so a weekend of reading, eating and having fun seemed very appealing. Choosing a hotel was a bit of a nightmare to be honest. We wanted to find somewhere with on-site parking (Mr C is very protective of where he parks his car) that wasn't too far from the venue and, in the end, we decided on Saint Pauls House in Saint Pauls Square. It is conveniently located about 5 minute drive from where the awards venue was. The reviews were very very mixed but it looked nice and ticked all the boxes so we decided to book it. I was very nearly going to change my mind and book somewhere else, but Mr C persuaded me to stick with it! We arrived around 13.45 and got a decent car parking space. It was very easy to get to, only taking us just unde

Style | The Breakfast Outfit

Hi! Earlier this week I posted my review about our visit to the Hayloft Restaurant, you can read about it here . I wanted to post about my outfit but didn't want to make it too long so I thought that I would do a separate post! I've written so many times now about how I love Sainsburys clothes that you've probably had enough of me saying it! Anyway, I went in there a few weeks ago to buy a few bits of food and came out with a new skirt (as per usual). This was a last minute outfit that I threw together for breakfast and, as we had the camera with us, I asked Mr C to take a few pictures as I loved how it all came together! I wouldn't have usually put trainers with the skirt but I've seen a lot of people doing this recently and I love how it looks. T-Shirt - ASOS Skirt - Tu at Sainsburys (available in store) Coatigan - New Look (Old) Trainers - Nike - ASOS Bag - Boutique (old) Much Love Natalie x

Lifestyle | Breakfast Time at The Hayloft Restaurant

Hi! Mr C and I love nothing better than finding new places for a good Saturday morning breakfast, recently we've found a couple of really places in the Buckingham and Brackley areas. If it's good then we are prepared to travel a little bit to get there! A few weeks ago we headed to one of our favourite places in Buckingham only to find that it was closed, cue a majorly disappointed face from Mr C! I immediately got my phone out and tried to find somewhere not too far away and with good reviews. One of the first places to pop up was the Hayloft Resturant at Boycott Farm, coming up as only being less than a 10 minute drive away from where we were. We headed back to the car, set the sat nav up, and drove straight there. Set off the beaten track we drove into a large courtyard space and was greeted by the beautiful display of flowers and the smell of food! Inside was just as lovely, it looks as though it's a converted barn, the downstairs is a farmshop and upstai