Take me back to Thailand!

It’s been almost two years since my husband and I went to Thailand for our friends wedding! I loved it so much, I want to go back!

I thought I’d share with you a little snippet of our holiday and some of the reasons I want to go back so much!

We went for 2 weeks at the start of December 2014. As soon as we got out of the airport at Phuket, the warmth hit you. We stayed at the Airport hotel for one night and accidentally slept in which meant we missed our coach to the port for the ferry to Koh Samui! We had to get a taxi to the ferry port instead which took us an hour and cost us about 5000THB!

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Koh Samui!

We stayed here for 4 nights of our trip in a small resort in Mae Nam on the beach, close enough to Chewang so there was plenty of chance to go exploring! The night life here was vibrant plenty of things to do and see. We explored the area most evenings, finding somewhere different each time to sit down and have a drink and something to eat. On our final evening we found an Ice Bar, which was a welcome treat from the heat!

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We could see Koh Phangan from the beach at our hotel, knowing we were going there next, the weather did not look too great!!

Koh Phangan!

We wanted to go to Koh Phangan because its the home of the Full Moon Party! We booked a room at the opposite side of the island to Haad Rin at Ao Thong Nai Pan Yai beach for a few days relaxing before we hit the Full Moon Party.

Although it was really cloudy here, it was still so warm. We spent all our time relaxing and reading on the beach.

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Footwear Wishlist!

Like pretty much every girl that I know, I LOVE shoes. Today I though I would share with you what I have been looking at recently and bring you this footwear wishlist!

EmmaEllisNewLookI clearly love black shoes, looking through the New Look website, I couldn’t seem to tear myself away from the colour! I think it’s because black goes with everything. I have been trying lately to wear heels so the Sandals which are in the sale seemed perfect for day to day wear. I loved both pairs of T bar shoes, the ones in the middle are similar to a pair I had a while back from Primark which I loved. The brogues on the end would be perfect for work!

EmmaEllisASOSI always find that shoes from ASOS are so comfortable, and great value for money! I loved so many, but I narrowed it down to three choices to share with you. I chose the first two to complement my work outfits! I love the first pair because they have a small heel, adding a feminine touch to your work trousers. The heart print pointed heels are great statement heels, I see myself wearing them as the focal point of your outfit on a night out, wearing them with a LBD! The middle pair I see as a wardrobe essential and would be incredibly comfortable.

And if you’re really thinking of splurging ….

EmmaEllisOfficeI’m loving pretty much all that Vagabond are offering at the moment, they are so on trend! I love these buckle shoes for autumn as opposed to boots. They are super feminine and would also add a lot of height to my short frame. Kickers are another brand I am loving at the moment, they come in so many amazing styles at the moment, I love these Kopey T Bar shoes which are currently in the sale! Finally we come to Irregular Choice. I have loved this brand for years however they are incredibly out of my price range. I adore these Pearly Girly shoes, they have a gold glitter heel and pearls at the front. They would be an amazing statement piece on a night out or even with a shorter length wedding dress!

Do you like any of my picks? Where do you like to shop for your footwear?

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Outfit August! Pop of Colour!

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Hello everyone, I know I haven’t posted for a few days, I got incredibly sun burnt on Saturday which meant I felt ill all day Sunday and I just did not feel like sitting at the computer, but here I am for another Outfit August post.

Today was the last day of my holiday from work, so I decided to head into leeds for a few bits for my little one, she needed some clothes because I seem to seriously underestimate how fast they grow!  It was a grey and rainy day so I wanted to bring some vibrancy to it with my outfit! It did brighten up later on and I was able to go outside and snap some photos.

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I wore a really cute grey Pussy Bow blouse from TU at Sainsbury’s. It’s quite old, I bought it for a Job interview last year, but I love it. You can’t really see the pattern from the photos, but it has little white flowers on! I chose to wear this wine coloured skater skirt, to add a pop of colour!

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The skirt is alot brighter in person, for some reason the photos haven’t quite captured it right, plus its a lot redder and I think these photos make it look purple! I do wear this skirt quite a bit. I wear it out but it’s easily dressed down for a day look, the material is so light and floaty. I got it in Primark a few months ago, I think I spotted them in the sale today and they come in a big range of colours.

My shoes I have featured a lot, they are from ASOS, I believe you can’t go wrong with a good patent shoe!

I would love it if you would check out all the other lovely ladies taking part in Outfit August below 🙂

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Outfit August! Delightful Denim

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Hello everyone, I hope you’re enjoying your start to the weekend!

I have had such a nice week off work, so today we just relaxed and because it was such a nice afternoon we went for a walk in the woods!

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I wore this delightful denim dress from Simply be, I have had it a while but it is perfect on a sunny day. I wore it with my Primark Gladiator sandals, which I have had for a couple of years now. I very rarely have my legs out, but it was a must on this gorgeous day!

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Beauty on a Budget – Pound Picks!

If you regularly read my blog, you will no doubt know that I am obsessed with budget beauty buys, showing that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get products that leave you feeling amazing. In this addition to my Beauty on a Budget posts, I share with you my pound picks!

I thought I would set myself a little task. I took out £15, and went to three high street pound shops to see what I could get for my money and I am pretty pleased with myself!

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Macadamia Oil Extract hair treatment
Nivea Soft Rose Lip Balm
Rimmel London Nail Polish in Lemon Drop
Garnier Skin Naturals Pimple Relief Roll on

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Garnier Skin Naturals Oil Control Complete
Original Source Coconut Shower Gel
Impulse Tease
Impulse Into Glamour

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Herbal Essences Bee Strong Shampoo
Herbal Essences Bee Strong Conditioner
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Fuschia Bling Bling
Sally Hansen Insta Dry in Pronto Purple
Montagne Jeunesse Face Pack x2

In total on all the products I spent £12.96! A quick scout around other stores showed that I could have paid near to £40 for all these products!!  It’s amazing what brands you can find when you have a little snoop in the pound shops. Some lines have been discontinued, but who cares, you may find something you have been missing for a few years. I have even spotted some Calvin Klein make up floating around before. I have to mention again though not all of them stock the same thing, so you may not get exactly what I have but it is definitely worth having a good old snoop!

Some of the things I bought, I have never used before so I am looking forward to trying those out and letting you know how they are.

Do you get any beauty products from the Pound shops? What are your best buys?

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Outfit August! Little black dress!


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Hello everyone, today I thought i’d share an outfit from a while back that I never actually posted on the blog.

Everyone has at least one item of clothing that makes them feel amazing and everyone knows the importance of the Little Black Dress! This is my offering, where the two go hand in hand!

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This lace dress is by Ax Paris Curve, I got it from Simply Be just after christmas last year. I love the style, with tonnes of petticoats underneath it is just so beautiful on. The arms are a bonus for me and the split at the front accentuates your curves without having too much flesh on show.

I wore thick black tights and a pair of cute lace detail peeptoe heels from George at Asda, which matched  the print of the dress.

The photos were taken on New Years Eve. James and I went to a party at the TA Centre with friends and it was honestly the best NYE I’ve ever had 🙂

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I hope I get a chance to wear it in the future, as it truly made me feel a million dollars!

I would love it if you could check out the other ladies taking part in Outfit August using the links below 🙂

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New Look Wishlist!

I have been loving the Inspire range lately, here are some of my faves!

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I’ve been wanting some high waisted Jeans for a while, these look right up my street. I noticed this top as well, which I think would look great on its own, styled with a cardigan or under a lovely coloured chunky knit for the coming autumn. You can’t go wrong with ankle boots and these would certainly keep my feet dry in the coming months!

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I love these Layered cami tops. They come in a great range of colours, these are my favourites. They can be dressed up or worn with jeans for a more casual look. I’d use them for work, teamed with a nice tailored jacket, as it’s still a little bit warm at the moment.

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My God these shoes! I loved the last range of Wide Fit platform sandals that New look did, and these look equally as comfortable. I love the white, perfect at this time of year, oh and did I mention they come in other colours – Purple and Mint Green (which are both in the sale at the moment for £11)

I know New Look have recently removed the plus size line from alot of their stores, this is baffling to me and its definitely a step in the wrong direction in my eyes. But, on the other hand, I feel like for me personally, there aren’t many choices for fashionable plus size clothing that suit my personal style!

Do you shop at New Look? What are your favourite pieces at the moment?

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Outfit August! Pretty in Paisley

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Hello everybody, sorry i’m a bit late in posting this! I have just got in after catching up with some friends I haven’t seen for a while, don’t you just love holidays from work?

So today I wore this beautiful paisley print number by Alice and You!

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I have had it a long time and never got around to wearing it! I think it’s a little bit more daring on the print side than I would normally wear, but I actually love how it looks and feel pretty in it! (hence the title)

I wore my vintage denim jacket with it and a pair of extremely old suede brogues which are from ASOS!

I would love it if you could check out all the other awesome ladies (linked below) who are taking part in outfit august! If you’re not involved it’s not too late, hit up the lovely Leah below and get your name on the list!!

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Outfit August! Saturday is a shirt day!

OUTFIT AUGUST 500 WIDEHappy August everybody! I can’t quite believe we have already reached the 8th month of the year! I’m excited to be taking part in Outfit August, organised by the lovely Leah of Just Me Leah!

I’m trying to post some sort of post every day this month, sadly they won’t all be outfits but I have lots of things scheduled so make sure you keep checking back to see what is new!

So, today we did nothing much, so I just thought i’d share a lovely shirt that I often like to wear with you all instead of a full outfit!

I love this simple shirt, I bought it in Sainsbury’s a while back now. I’ve worn it on a few occasions, both casual and more formal. I love the lace detail, which goes all across the top at the back also.

I’ve worn it not only as a shirt but also as a little cover up aswell whilst on a night out. In this picture I was wearing it with Jeans, but it looks great tucked into a skater skirt or with a tube skirt as well!

You can leave the collar open for a more casual look or wear it with a statement necklace like i did, the one i’m wearing is from Topshop.

Hopefully I will have a full outfit for you in a couple of days! I’ve literally been enjoying the first day of my holiday’s from work and just chillaxing whilst doing some chores in between.

There are lots of awesome babes taking part in Outfit August as well, please do check them out using the links below 🙂 If you have Instagram or Twitter check out  #OutfitAugust2015

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The Body Jewellery Shop

SAM_0987If you’re like me and you love ear piercingsthen this is definitely post for you. I was recently sent three beautiful pieces from The Body Jewellery Shop, and I have to say I am in love!

The first piece, was this silver and steel lobe/tragus bar.

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3 Star Silver and Steel Lobe/ Tragus Bar* – £3.95

I love how cute this is, its so easy to put in as well. The star detail is silver and the bar and ball are surgical steel. I chose to wear it in my Helix, but it is suitable for most piercings in your ears. I like this style for the helix, because they are comfortable and if you’re leaving them in there is no butterfly holding it in irritating your neck if you lay on it.

Next up, we have something a tiny little bit different.  Two ear cuffs, which are from the non piercing jewellery range.

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Silver Star Ear Cuff* – £2.49

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